She’s got the moves. He’s got the heat. Will their hearts catch the rhythm?
Rachel Taylor’s manager has to be kidding. A porn star dancing beside her in her next music video? She didn’t claw her way back from near obscurity in the pop music world only to become a laughingstock all over again.
Yet the moment she meets Lee, a.k.a. the infamous Buck Harder, their chemistry sizzles. There’s much more to the man behind the stage name than the obvious attributes that make him so successful, and soon she’s fantasizing about sharing more than just a stage.
In only a few steps, they find a perfect, dance-floor groove hot enough to melt the camera lens. But when the video’s release blows up in their faces, her record label exercises an obscure but ironclad clause—stay away from each other. Or else.
Meeting in secret seems the most delicious solution. But they can’t hide this kind of heat for long…and when the paparazzi sniff them out, she realizes choosing to stay with the man she’s fallen for could cause her to fall off the pop music map—permanently.
Warning: Let’s just say there’s a reason Buck Harder went into his line of work, and it ain’t his pretty smile. Wink wink.
Sometimes your last nerve is the strongest link to forever.
Amy Dover’s dream to become a professional horse trainer hasn’t come without a price. Career pressure, combined with a difficult marriage to an oppressive husband, has sucked away every last bit of joy the horses used to bring her.
At her husband’s untimely death, she packs her truck, heads over the Cascade Mountains, and takes a job as a farmhand. Yet even in the presence of the creatures she loves the most, her emotional wounds are too deep and wide to recapture what she’s lost.
Dustin King senses there’s something off about his new farmhand. She’s undeniably attractive, but for someone who knows her way around a barn, she’s unnervingly indifferent toward horses. Especially the pair of Tennessee Walkers he’s just rescued. Instinct tells him that no matter how hard she tries not to care, the horses and the woman need each other.
As Amy and Dustin bond with the traumatized horses, something unexpected happens. The sparks between them ignite into a night of stormy passion. As Amy’s soul comes back to life, though, she feels the pull to return to her old life. She just hadn’t planned on having someone to leave behind.
Warning: Contains two people who set the sheets on fire every chance they get… well, except when they don’t get anywhere near a bed. Which is more often than not, because, hey, when you want it, you want it. Book also contains a lot of lost souls, four-legged and two-legged alike, who made the author cry a few times, and seriously, she doesn’t do that. Like, ever. You’ve been warned.
2nd Place, Rainbow Award
After her divorce, Carmen James is still trying to get back on her feet when fate pulls the rug out from under her. She’s pregnant—and she’s not sure who’s the father. Just one more thing for her impossible-to-please family to worry about. On the bright side, there are only two candidates: her best friend, Donovan, and Isaac. His boyfriend.
A little too much wine and the desire to comfort lead Donovan and Isaac to a night they both hope Carmen doesn’t regret. When she drops the bomb, though, Donovan’s plate, already crowded with a teenage son and a disapproving father, gets fuller. And Isaac, who’s still coming to terms with his bisexuality, wonders how he’ll handle fatherhood at forty.
Above all, both men worry that whatever the answer to the ultimate question—which of them got her pregnant—it will forever alter their longstanding friendship with Carmen. While they’re waiting for that answer, though, continuing their casual sexual relationship with her feels natural. But when emotions get involved, the cracks in their logic begin to drive Isaac, Don and Carmen apart just when they need each other the most.
Warning: This book contains three people in one hell of a pickle (anyone have any ice cream?), parents who suck at parenthood, parents-to-be who think they’ll suck at parenthood, a relationship-friendship-sexual-kind-of-thing that keeps getting more complicated, and a Chuck Norris joke.
"A perfect escape for those who question their sexuality, or for those who are already quite happy with love outside conventional boundaries. " Judy Garner, Library Journal Reviews
"This is clearly going to be one of the best ménage books released this year and is highly likely one of the best of all times and I’m glad I had a chance to review this book as it is a very emotional, immersive read." -- Confessions from Romaholics, 5 out of 5 couples
"Who’s Your Daddy is a story that makes you believe that love conquers all. [...] I’ve read many books by Lauren Gallagher over the years, but in my opinion this is a defining moment in her career. " Slick Reads, Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews, 5 STAR RATING
3rd Place - 2012 Passionate Plume Award,
The more time she spends with him, the more she realizes she and Sabian have more in common than she thought. She’s a single mom, he’s a prostitute, and when it comes to dating, they’re both damaged goods. To most potential mates, Jocelyn and Sabian are in a category akin to dented soup cans, but if the two of them can look past each other’s respective dents, they just might find something they’ve both been missing.
But even if they do find that something, how on earth can she make a relationship work with a man who sleeps with other women for a living?
"DAMAGED GOODS is a solid five star read. It's chocked full of the emotion you long for when reading a great romance and the steam you expect from any naughty little erotica." The Romance Reviews, 5 stars
"Once again, Gallagher has hit it out of the park. [...] [She] takes the reader on an emotional journey and also fills the pages with hot erotica that leaves you breathless and panting for more." -- Clare, The Romance Studio, 5 out of 5 hearts
"If you’re looking for an erotic romance that’s a little different, I’d say check this title out." - Whipped Cream Erotic Romance Reviews, 4.5 out of 5 cherries
Who Compels My Strength
Total-E-Bound - November 2012
'Can switching roles restore their confidence in their Dom/sub relationship, or are these doubts happening for a reason?
After some seemingly open-minded friends turn up their noses at Bridget and Ian's kinky lifestyle, both start having doubts of their own. Ian wonders if he truly is mistreating his wife, and Bridget can't shake her friend's accusation that she's a wimp and a doormat for letting her husband beat her.
To put their worries to bed, Bridget and Ian switch roles. Tonight, she's in charge, and they're each walking in the other's shoes.
But what happens if those shoes don't fit?
Reader Advisory: This book contains Dominance/submission, pain play (nipple clamps, flogger)
A BDSM Anthology
Total-E-Bound - September 2012
6 Stories, 77,000 Words
Who Compels My Strength
Available individually Nov '12
With stories by Desiree Holt, Lisabet Sarai, Elizabeth Coldwell, Wendi Zwaduk, Amy Valenti, and Lauren Gallagher.
Blurbs for all stories available on the Total-E-Bound website.
"I found this collection to be a whole lot of fun and a worthy investment of my time. The array of stories was entertaining and if you are looking for a different set of scenarios from the usual BDSM erotic romance, then you may just enjoy this book."
Master of Mine
Evernight Publishing - May 2011
9 stories, 65,000 Words
Includes stories by Jenika Snow, Alexandra O'Hurley,
Pepper Anthony, Rachel Clark, Ashlynn Monroe,
London Saint James, Angelina Rain, and Lauren Gallagher.
Pleasure is just a smack and gasp away, as men and women push their boundaries for sexual satisfaction in ways many can only dream of fulfilling.
A collection of BDSM short stories, Master of Mine will take you on an erotic escape with characters you won’t soon forget. From forced seduction to the tried and true, let the authors of this anthology take you on a ride screaming with pain and pleasure.
I have to say each of these authors complimented each other in this book. [...] There isn't one story where it slowed down—it was one continuous hot sexual tension-filled book. - Happily Ever After Reviews, 5 out of 5 Teacups