Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Laura's Light SBB

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?


“I didn’t mean to fall asleep. I’m sorry… I should have left hours ago. This isn’t what is supposed to happen these days, I suspect.” Laura caught sight of the light shining from the corner of the closed drapes.

“The sun is up! I have no idea what time it is. What on earth is Mitchell
going to think?” Laura started to struggle in an attempt to free herself from Trevor’s hold, tried to remove herself from his arms, his bed. Then, realizing she was naked, she froze. How the hell was she going to make a gracious exit when she would have to hunt, completely naked in front of him, for her clothing? Any chance of her maturing body’s flaws remaining hidden in the room’s darkness was now fading as the sun rose. Not to mention the walk of shame she was facing, going home in the probably now rumpled clothing that she’d left home in last night. Laura groaned.

“Oh, this is so embarrassing. I’m not really up on the etiquette this sort of thing involves. You know, the morning after the night before. What the hell was I thinking?” Laura buried her face into the pillow, thinking that hiding from the world might magically make all her uncertainty and embarrassment go away.

She heard Trevor chuckling next to her, and anger was the first emotion to take hold.

“This might seem funny to you, but I’m not some young bunny that hops from bed to bed. This is my first one-night stand and I’m a mother, for goodness’ sake. What will I tell my son? ‘Yes, Mitchell, it’s okay for me to stay out all night without letting you know, but heaven help you if you do the same to me—I’m the only one allowed to worry in this family.’ Not to mention the fact I’ve never stayed away from home before. No, I’m sure Mitchell is feeling just fine that his accusations proved correct, that we did end up in bed together. My God, what must he think of me?” And if the embarrassment of admitting her lack of a sex life hadn’t been enough to completely humiliate her, then bursting into tears left her in no doubt.

Donna will be awarding a $50 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. So the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

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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.

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  1. Good morning Emily, or maybe good night?
    I see by the .au address you are in Australia :)
    Thank you for hosting my book blast tour. I hope your followers enjoy the excerpt. I'm having fun visiting all the wonderful websites.


  2. Hi Donna! Haven't read the other books in the series, but I'm glad I've been able to check you out! Looks steamy :D

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  3. Hallo Donna,
    what ispired you to write Laura's light?


  4. Hi Lena,

    To be honest I really wanted to do a story about mental health issues and my muse gave me the inspiration. I just wish a few more high profile people would speak out and help lift the stigma attached for those that struggle. Okay off my soap box now :)

    And I love writing about rugby league players.


  5. Lol! Love the excerpt - walk of shame....so true:) Thanks for the giveaway

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

  6. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you. Sounds like a good read.


  7. Thanks for the steamy excerpt and the contest!

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  8. Did you have to do a lot of research for this book?

    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

    1. Hi Lyra,

      No research but I do know a little about the issues involved.
      And I know a whole lot about footy players ;)


  9. I liked that the story felt natural and not at all artificial in the character interactions!


  10. Hi I really enjoyed the blast! :)
    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. Me too! Thanks for all your comments Andra. I've loved seeing all the blog sites.


  11. I've been to a couple of other stops on this tour already. And I look forward to finding out how these two get together & how things work out for them.


  12. Love the excerpt! I have this on my wishlist! I cant wait to read it! :)

  13. Your books sound great, do you have other books than romance and erotica?

    emiliana25(at)web dot de