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Bisexual, Heterosexual, and Lesbian Romance & Erotica
by Lauren Gallagher


NOW AVAILABLE 
      

Coming Soon
  

I'll Show You Mine 
* December 2014

Peer Review 
* TBA 2015

The Saint's Wife * TBA 2015


Novels & Novellas
   
       
          
             

Short Stories & Anthologies
           
 
 
Razor Wire
December 2014, Riptide Publishing
55,000 Words

Two women. One terrible crime. Zero allies.

After being raped by a superior officer, MA3 Kim Lockhoff wants to leave the whole thing in the past. A cop herself, she knows all too well that it’s her word—and slutty reputation—against that of a respected Navy officer.

MA2 Reese Marion, a tough cop hiding her own trauma behind a hard-as-nails exterior, has no patience for pretty little princesses who use their cleavage to win favor with the guys. But when Reese is partnered with Kim, she slowly realizes that reputations can lie. Kim is whip-smart, ambitious—and scared. The man who attacked her won’t let anything damage his career, least of all Kim . . . or the baby she’s carrying as a result.

Isolated on Okinawa, thousands of miles away from home, the two women lean hard on each other. But when Kim confides in Reese, she unwittingly puts her new lover—and both of their careers—in the line of fire. Now her attacker just might have the leverage he needs to keep her quiet for good. 

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I'll Show You Mine
December 2014, Samhain Publishing
55,000 Words

  • Samhain Publishing (Coming Soon)

 They could be each other’s second chance…unless their mistakes are too big to overlook.

When Alyssa Warren meets Shane McNeill at a wedding, sparks fly. Despite a litany of mistakes no one will let her forget, she can’t resist indulging in one hot night…one that leaves her hungry for more.

Alyssa’s not ready to let her past scare Shane off, though, so she proposes a casual arrangement—live in the moment, no discussing ancient history.

Shane’s on board with that. No-strings, kinky sex with a beautiful woman who has no interest in his past—and with a libido that matches his own? Hell yeah. If she knew about the monster mistakes he’s made, she’d run for the hills, so he’s all for enjoying this wild ride for as long as it lasts.

As they delve deeper into each other’s kinks, though, it’s only a matter of time before trust and intimacy start entangling their hearts. But before a future can take shape, they’ll have to come clean…and hope their confessions don’t drive them apart.

Warning: Contains a woman who knows what she wants in bed and isn’t afraid to demand it, and a man who’s more than happy to give—or take—anything her body desires. In between making deliciously dirty demands of his own, that is.

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Disengaged
January 2014
23,500 Words

Why are the good ones always taken?

The last thing Amber wants to think about is engagement rings or anything related to engagement rings, but they’re kind of hard to avoid when she makes her living in a jewelry store. Between her job and her last relationship, she’s getting more than a little bit jaded about romance. In fact, as her cynicism grows, she’s ready to change everything in her life… and a man is the last thing she wants.

When gorgeous bartender Jeremy wanders into her store, she’s willing to reconsider what she wants right now, but he’s off the menu—he’s here for an engagement ring.

But as Jeremy comes back again and again to look at the ring, Amber suspects it's not just the price that’s keeping him from taking it home.

She'd never dream of sabotaging someone's relationship, but is Jeremy about to make a huge mistake?

This book has been previously published.

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"This story earned its rating because of the author’s fluent writing style the fully rounded and likable characters, the conflicts and how the characters make logical assessments at critical stages in the tale and finally the ‘feel-good’ factor I came away with when I finished the book." -- Fennel, Long and Short Reviews, 5 out of 5 Books

  
 
Cold Feet in Hot Sand
 Fall 2014
30,000 Words


Coming Soon

When her sister is left at the altar at her destination wedding, Deanna Riley hunts down the groom – her long time friend Nick Wallace – to give him a piece of her mind. She has no idea what excuses or explanations to expect, but the last thing she expects is to sympathize with him once he tells his side of the story.

 Actually, no. The last thing she expects is for the conversation to turn into…more than a conversation. And if there’s anything the heartbroken, jilted bride doesn’t need, it’s a fling between her sister and would-be husband.

Now Nick and Deanna are desperate to atone for what they’ve done, but even as they struggle to patch things up with Deanna’s sister, they can’t deny that the unexpected night on the beach ignited a flame that refuses to die.

This book was previously published.

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The Next Move
January 2015
70,000 Words

COMING SOON


After a quiet evening of chess and wine turns into a sizzling hot night in the bedroom, Christian Bailey and Katrina Morgan think they’ve done irreparable damage to their longstanding friendship. When they sit down to talk things over, though, it isn’t long before they’re in bed again. The sexual chemistry is undeniable, but neither wants to risk their friendship with a relationship, so they agree to a casual arrangement as friends with benefits. The rules are simple: No lying, no strings, and nothing more than friends with benefits. 

What they don’t realize is that at least one of those rules may be harder to follow than they thought, and Chris and Kat may very well be putting their friendship in checkmate.
 

This book was previously published.

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"Ms Gallagher delivers realistic, likeable people whose yearning for one another that they won't admit out loud creates a tension that carries through the entire novel."

 
 
Wanting Moore
December 2013
209,000 Words Combined


Boxed Set Includes
Light Switch
Reconstructing Meredith

 

Kristen Locke is sexually frustrated and insatiably curious. Meredith Whitley is deeply traumatized and in search of a caring hand to help her heal.

Two very different women with two very different stories, but their answers both come in the form of Scott Moore, a snarky Dom with an impressive dungeon and a huge heart.

In Light Switch, Scott guides Kristen into the world of BDSM along with her voyeur neighbor, Matt Sommers. In Reconstructing Meredith, Scott’s ex-girlfriend returns with a heartbreaking story, far too many physical and emotional scars, and a desperate need to reclaim the sexuality that another man tried to crush.

Through two stories of self-discovery and rediscovery, exploring and healing, two women find love where they least expect it, and find themselves always wanting Moore…

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LIGHT SWITCH:

"It’s a novel that will have you reading it again and again and again. These are characters that stay with you, and this is a story that resonates on the deepest levels of your soul." -The Pagan & The Pen Book Reviews, Top Reviewer Pick Rating 

"Light Switch
 is a great book about Kristen's exodus from plain dry toast sex to drippy, gooey syrup coated French toast sex." -- Michele, The Romance Studio, 5 out of 5 hearts

RECONSTRUCTING MEREDITH:

"I’m not sure which two books I’m going to have to kick out of my top ten list in order to fit these [Light Switch & Reconstructing Meredith] in, but they’re up near the top." -- The Pagan & The Pen Book Reviews, "Reviewer Top Pick" Rating

"Two great main characters of Scott and Meredith with good side characters of Krissy and Matt. The story was brilliantly told from both sides and allowed us to really immerse ourselves in Scott and Meredith’s lives." -- I Like Romantic Stuff

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Underground Anthology
December 2013
54,000 Words



Contains stories by Maryn Blackburn, Karenna Colcroft, C.P. Foster, Lauren Gallagher, Erin Lark, Kate Lowell, Cleo Peitsche, and Jack L. Pyke. Edited by S.A. Laybourn and Kathleen Tudor.

Welcome to the Underground!

The erotica authors of the Absolute Write are taking you underground—sometimes literally, sometimes figuratively. Karenna Colcroft’s haunting story gives sex in public an unexpected twist, and Erin Lark makes waiting out a storm into something special—and hot!— before Kate Lowell draws you deep into a cave for a steamy encounter. Lauren Gallagher sends you back to the 1930s for some gambling, bootlegging, and a little forbidden ménage, while Maryn Blackburn brings two enemies together in the wintery depths of World War II.

If you’re in the mood for something extra spicy, you’ll love how C.P. Foster opens up a very new world for a curious barmaid. And stick around because Cleo Peitsche and Jack L. Pyke keep the kink coming.

Come join us—but fair warning. Once you go underground, you may never want to come back…

All proceeds from this anthology benefit the Absolute Write online community.

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World Enough and Time
October 2013
83,000 Words


This book was previously published
as
Until It's Over.


Just as dressage trainer Dani Blake decides the best kind of relationship is no relationship at all, along comes Connor Graham, and he's the perfect Mr. Right Now. Like Dani, he's newly single and not looking for any type of attachment…and the icing on the cake? He’s smoking hot in bed.

Best of all, he’s moving out of state in a few months, so there’s no pressure for – and no chance of – a long-term relationship. Even if Dani hadn’t already made the mistake of moving to another state for a man in the all too recent past, a mistake she’s not keen on repeating, she’s stuck in Seattle because she can’t afford to move her beloved horses again.

So she and Connor will just take advantage of the time they have and enjoy it until it’s over. It’s just enough time to have some fun, and not nearly enough time to fall in love with him.

Right?

"Like Gallagher’s previous novels, Between Brothers and The Next Move, [this book] is the perfect novel for a cold winter day spent snuggled up on the couch or a hot summer day on the beach. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a little more substance from their love story." -Happily Ever After Reviews, 4.5 out of 5 Teacups

"Gallagher captivated me from the first word and kept me through the last.  I didn’t want the story to end.  I can’t wait to read her next book."
-The Pagan & The Pen Book Reviews, "Reviewer Top Pick" Rating

 
 

NOTE: This is the sequel to 
Light Switch
but can be read as a standalone.   

Also available as part of the boxed set
Wanting Moore
along with Light Switch.
Reconstructing Meredith
95,000 Words


WINNER
2011 National Readers' Choice Award
Erotic Category

FINALIST

2012 National Leather Association 
Pauline Reage Novel Award
2012 EPIC eBook Awards - Erotica


 

“Scott, I need your help.”

 Five words from a woman he hasn’t seen in five years, and Scott Moore’s world is thrown off its axis. Ex-girlfriend Meredith has resurfaced with a past full of horrific abuse at the hands of a man who called himself a Dom, and she has the scars to prove it. Now she needs Scott’s help to reclaim her sexuality and put the past behind her.

 Scott is more than willing to help, but he has no idea the toll it will take on him, not to mention his other polyamourous relationships. What’s more, while Scott and Meredith face down her demons, their own past won’t be forgotten. Neither will Scott’s feelings for Meredith…

 Author's Note: This book contains references to sexual, physical, and psychological abuse that some may find disturbing.

This book was previously published.

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"I’m not sure which two books I’m going to have to kick out of my top ten list in order to fit these [Light Switch & Reconstructing Meredith] in, but they’re up near the top." -- The Pagan & The Pen Book Reviews, "Reviewer Top Pick" Rating

"Two great main characters of Scott and Meredith with good side characters of Krissy and Matt. The story was brilliantly told from both sides and allowed us to really immerse ourselves in Scott and Meredith’s lives." -- I Like Romantic Stuff

 
 
Also available as part of the boxed set
Wanting Moore
along with Reconstructing Meredith.
Light Switch
August 2013
115,000 Words


 

After far too much lackluster sex with her now-ex-boyfriend, Kristen Locke isn’t just  ready to try something new, she’s ready to try everything.  And as luck would have it, two of her good friends are more than willing to introduce her to the kinkier side of life: Experienced dominant Scott Moore wants to bring out the submissive in her. Neighbor and voyeur Matt Sommers quite literally sees the exhibitionist in her.

 Little by little, they open up a whole new world to her, and Kristen’s about to learn that love can be found in the most unusual places… 

This book was previously published.

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"It’s a novel that will have you reading it again and again and again. These are characters that stay with you, and this is a story that resonates on the deepest levels of your soul." -The Pagan & The Pen Book Reviews, Top Reviewer Pick Rating 

"I was completely entranced with Light Switch from the first chapter. There is nothing more exciting then starting a book that you hate to put down -- one that demands you finish it even if you have to give up a good night’s sleep to do it." - Whipped Cream Erotic Romance Reviews, 4.5 out of 5 Cherries
 

"I would recommend this book to those readers who love a wide range of fantasies and BDSM aspects, enjoy books with multiple partners, a heroine who is not shy in what she wants sexually, and are up for a little open-mindedness."
 - The Forbidden Bookshelf, 4.5 out of 5 books


"Light Switch
 is a great book about Kristen's exodus from plain dry toast sex to drippy, gooey syrup coated French toast sex." -- Michele, The Romance Studio, 5 out of 5 hearts


 

2011 EPIC Award Finalist
Between Brothers
August 2013
78,000 Words

There is no way people would go to the lengths they do to get sex if it was really this bad.

That’s what Marisa is thinking after yet another frustrating night. She doesn’t want a relationship. She doesn’t want love, at least not right now. What she does want is some of the hot sex that everyone else raves about…and she doesn’t know where to start.

Enter Darren Knight, Marisa’s best friend and longtime crush. Offering a casual sexual apprenticeship, he helps Marisa gain the confidence to ask for and get what she wants. A sizzling new world opens up for her, including BDSM, stripteases – and Darren’s sexy brother, Eric.

But can she take her newfound confidence to the next level and live out her ultimate fantasy?

This book was previously published.

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The Princess and the Porn Star
Samhain Publishing - May 2013
72,000 Words

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.

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All The King's Horses
Samhain Publishing - December 2012
90,000 Words

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.

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"If you love cowboys, this is the story to look into. I highly recommend [this book]!" -- Diana Coyle, Night Owl Reviews, Top Pick/5-stars

"This is an incredibly emotional story about two people who despite the odds and some pretty big differences manage to find common ground and a love that neither one expected or has ever experienced before. In All The King’s Horses, Lauren Gallagher gives us hope that no matter how insurmountable your problems may seem; faith, love, and distance can make a world of difference in emotional healing and finding the love of your life." -- Slick, Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews, 4.75 Stars

 
 

2nd Place, Rainbow Award
Bisexual/Transgender Fiction

Who's Your Daddy?
Samhain Publishing - August 2012
99,000 Words

Everyone’s bringing baggage to this baby shower.

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.

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"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,
Contemporary



Damaged Goods
Loose Id, LLC - June 2011
63,000 Words

Jocelyn Rhodes is a single mother with a demanding career and a long-neglected libido. Frustrated with the dating scene and way overdue for some satisfying sex, she takes a friend’s advice and hires Sabian, a deliciously sexy escort. He’s well worth the money, and the sheets haven’t even cooled off before she’s ready to call him again.

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?

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"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

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 Who Compels My Strength
Total-E-Bound - November 2012
10,000 Words
Also Available as part of the 
Switch Anthology

'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)

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Switch
A BDSM Anthology

Total-E-Bound - September 2012
6 Stories, 77,000 Words

Includes
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.

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Excerpts from all stories available here.


"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."

 -- Erzabet's Enchantments

 
 
Master of Mine
BDSM Anthology
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


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