Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Book Tour for Laura's Light by Donna Gallagher (Promo & GIVEAWAY)

Those looking for a little steam to go with high drama will find exactly that in Laura's Light by Donna Gallagher.  Today you get a glimpse inside this book as well as the chance to win a gift card.  So get reading and see what makes this new release so special......

Forty-two- year- old single mother Laura Harris devoted more than half her life to raising her son. She remembered the concept of having sex but it had been aeons since she’s actually been a participant - especially with a real flesh-and-blood partner. But it’s time to reclaim her life. Her son is a man now. And the rising star of the Jets rugby league team. Their future is brighter than ever and, for the first time, financially secure. But Laura is starting to think agreeing to have dinner with Trevor Hughes could be biting off more than she can chew. Not that she can’t see herself taking a nice big chunk from the absolutely gorgeous thirty-four-year-old sports commentator’s rump, he’s one prime piece of masculinity! She just isn’t sure how or when the whole sex thing will become an issue. She can’t even get past the what-to-wear step. Let alone the when-to-take-it-off stage…
Trevor Hughes usually avoids the woman with substance - he has enough of his own demons to deal without trying to care for anyone else. But there’s something about the upbeat, sexy, one-woman-dynamo Laura Harris. The woman is pure sunshine and happiness. And that’s surprising when you look at what life has handed her. Nothing seemed to dampen Laura’s spirits and she quickly becomes someone Trevor needs in his life…Until misunderstandings come between them. Can Trevor put things right?


He dragged her roughly by the shoulders to her feet—too roughly, probably, but the need to kiss her robbed Trevor of rational thought.
Laura’s swollen, wet lips opened under his and their tongues duelled, competing in a dance of passion. They stood embracing, kissing, looking dishevelled. Trevor’s pants were around his ankles and his cock drooped, sated, from his body. Laura’s discarded underwear was strewn beside them and her dress was creased and rumpled. Trevor drew his lips from hers, leaned his forehead against hers.
“Wow, that was unbelievable. You are unbelievable. We are unbelievable together.”
His words came in a whisper, his emotions spinning out of control. Trevor did not want to scare her, did not want to come across too strong, but he could not stop himself. Laura filled a hole in his soul, made him feel complete. Touching her filled him with such a sense of contentment, a sensation that was so foreign to Trevor. In a moment of clarity so strong he could not ignore it, Trevor understood that Laura was the missing piece of the puzzle he had searched for his entire life.
And that thought scared the shit out of him. His life was not a life to share. It was a life that was not always easy to live. A life that had been filled with dark thoughts and, a short while ago, even darker days. It was not the sort of life he would wish upon anyone, least of all Laura.
Those dark days still haunted Trevor. He hadn’t realised at the time that depression was an illness, had thought that this latest bout of black moods and then decline into utter despair was due to the knee injury that had subsequently forced him into retirement. Just thinking back on those times made Trevor mentally shudder. It was still hard to put into words the depths of his struggle to regain some kind of perspective—sanity.
After months of counselling and with the help of prescription medication, Trevor now understood that he had been battling depression for a good chunk of his life. All those times when the world had seemed against him, it had felt as though he was being singled out, that people just didn’t understand him. Those times, when he’d just locked himself away, struggled to get out of bed because facing the world and all that was expected of him had been too daunting a task, had been as a result of his ongoing battle with the misunderstood disease.


Sydney-born Donna Gallagher decided at an early age that life needed be tackled head on.
Leaving home at 15 she supported herself through her teen years.
In her twenties she married a professional sportsman, her love of sport -- especially rugby league -- probably overriding her good sense.
The seven-year marriage was an adventure. There were the emotional ups and downs of having a husband with a public profile in a sometimes glamorous but always high-pressure field. There were always interesting characters to meet and observe and even the opportunity to live for a time in the UK.
Eventually Donna returned home a single woman, but she never lost her passion for watching sport, as well as the people in and around it.
Now happily re-married and with three sons Donna loves coffee mornings with her female friends, sorting through problems from the personal to the international. But she's on even footing with the keenest man when it comes to watching and talking rugby league.
Donna considers herself something of a black sheep in a family of high achievers. Her brother has a doctorate in mathematics and her sister is a well-known sports journalist.
An avid reader, especially of romance, Donna finally found she couldn't stop the characters residing in her imagination from spilling onto paper. Naturally rugby league is the backdrop to her League of Love Series, published through UK publisher Total-E-Bound, spicy tales of hunky heroes and spunky heroines overcoming adversity to eventually find true love.



Donna will be awarding a $50 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

-To be entered, leave a comment, along with your email addy.
-A winner will be chosen randomly from all comments made throughout the tour, so the more you comment the greater your chances of winning.  A list of all participating blogs can be found here.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 3/1.


  1. Morning Joder (or in my case with Australian time zone differences, Good evening!)

    Thank you for hosting my book blast and the lovely intro. I hope your followers enjoy reading about Laura and Trevor.


  2. Thanks for the chance to win!
    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  3. Hot excerpt, Laura and Trevor make a great couple, looking forward to read more about them.


  4. Good excerpt! I like how you mentioned that Trevor had been battling depression most of his adult life - I think it's important to point out that women aren't the only ones who get depressed and it's not something you get to see much of in erotic romance.

    Thanks for the giveaway

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

    1. Exactly Maria. That was the point to my story. Lots of readers, including myself, enjoy a flawed hero and this is his flaw. I also love a strong heroine and I think Laura is one.


  5. Wow, one hot excerpt after another. lol


  6. Thanks for the excerpt and the contest!

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  7. What does your family thinks about you becoming a writer, do they support you?

    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

    1. Lyra,

      My 3 sons alternate from being proud and slightly embarrassed. But they are supportive.

      Husband, well he likes to tell people I use him for research...yeah right!


  8. I really liked the excerpt. It's not often that an author has a character who has a disease like depression in a book. Good to see..


    1. Thank you :)

      Yes Mary, I agree - So I did it!


  9. Thanks for the giveaway!


  10. Nice excerpt


  11. What an interesting book! Enjoyed the excerpt. Nice to see an older woman as the main character. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds really good!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  13. Lol, it's great that your family is supportive of your career choice!

    moonsurfer123 AT gmail DOT com