Ann Gallagher on ALL THE WRONG PLACES ~ Interview Local Giveaway

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Author: Ann Gallagher
Publisher: Riptide
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Genre: Contemporary, Drama, New Adult, Romance
Release Date: 06/13/2016


Three cheating girlfriends in a row have given skateboarder Brennan Cross the same excuse: he wasn’t meeting their needs. Desperate and humiliated, he goes to the professionals at the local sex shop for advice.
Zafir Hamady, a sales clerk at Red Hot Bluewater, has an unusual theory: he doesn’t think Brennan is a bad lover. In fact, he doesn’t think Brennan is heterosexual. Or sexual at all, for that matter. He also can’t stop thinking about Brennan. But even if he’s right and Brennan really is asexual, that doesn’t mean Zafir has a chance. Brennan’s never dated a man, and Zafir’s never met anyone who’s game for a Muslim single father with a smart mouth and a GED.
Brennan’s always thought of himself as straight. But when sex is explicitly out of the mix, he finds himself drawn to Zafir for the qualities and interests they share. And Zafir can’t help enjoying Brennan’s company and the growing bond between Brennan and his son. They work well together, but with so many issues between them, doubts creep in, and Brennan’s struggle with his identity could push away the one person he didn’t know he could love.

Welcome to the Riptide Publishing/Ann Gallagher blog tour for All The Wrong Places!

Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a choice of two eBooks off my backlist (excluding All The Wrong Places, but including books written as L.A. Witt or Lauren Gallagher) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on June 20th, and winners will be announced on June 21st.  Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.

Recent Release Spotlight with Ann Gallagher

We are here today to talk about All The Wrong Places.  What can you tell us about it?

This is a Bluewater Bay story about a twenty-something guy figuring out he’s asexual at the same time he’s falling in love with a man.

Please tell us more about our main characters.

Brennan is a semi-pro skateboarder who thought he was heterosexual all this time, but after being cheated on one too many times, thinks he’s doing something wrong. He goes to Bluewater Bay’s local porn shop in search of advice, and meets Zafir, a single dad working two jobs and trying to keep his head above water.

What do you want to tell those who may be new to the series?

Bluewater Bay is a multi-author series, and the books can all be read as standalones!

What about All The Wrong Places makes you the proudest?

Just…Zafir. I adore him, and it was so much fun to write about him. I’m ridiculously proud of him.

What is next for these characters?  Is there more to this series?  If so who will we hear from next?

I’m not sure if Brennan and Zafir will show up in another book, but it’s entirely possible. I’m planning to write another Bluewater Bay book soon, so you never know!

What one story made you lose sleep as a kid?

Books didn’t usually make me lose sleep, but TV/movies could mess with my head and keep me up at night. Invaders From Mars traumatized me when I was like six, and I’m pretty sure The Outer Limits is responsible for several occasions of insomnia/terror. I watched one of the newer episodes when I was like 15, and it still messes with me.

What part of a new story comes to you first? Characters? Plot? A scene? A theme? Or does it vary from book to book?

It really depends on the book. Sometimes I’ll have a character stuck in my head, and need to figure out (and write) their story. Sometimes a title will fall out of the sky. Sometimes it’s a theme or a time period (“Mafia hitmen,” “Roman historical”). Just depends on what my brain is doing on a given Tuesday.

How important are secondary characters to your story telling? Do you actively try to have women characters in your M/M to balance the male focus of the MCs?

Secondary characters definitely depend on the story. I have some stories with very small casts because the focus is very intensely on the main characters, and others with larger casts or with a handful of secondary characters who have a lot of stage time. I do try to incorporate women into my books as much as possible, and without falling into the pattern of making all the women evil. Some of my characters definitely have exes, mothers, mothers-in-law, sisters, etc., who are awful, but I try to balance those with women who are, well, not awful.

If the world were going to end tomorrow, how would you spend your last night on earth?

I’d have to sit down and think it over, but there would be at least one bowl of Kraft Mac & Cheese.

If you could be one of your characters who would you be and why?

I would not want to be one of my characters. I’m a dick to my characters.

If you had to be a character in a Stephen King book – which one would you choose?

I always adored Nick Andros in The Stand. I don’t know if I’d want to be him because, I mean, things don’t exactly work out for the dude, but I liked him, so let’s go with him.

What are you reading right now and what is next on your to-be-read list?

A whole lotta non-fiction about a historical period that you’ll all just have to wait to find out. 😉

Rapid Fire Time (Note: Pick 8-10 of the following to answer)



Hawaii or Colorado? I have to choose???

hot air balloon or blimp? Helicopter

cinnamon or maple? Depends

Tropical island or snow covered mountain cabin? Tropical island because I don’t want to drive in the snow to get to the cabin

Mr. Bean or Leslie Nielsen? Nielsen, obviously.

Peanuts or Cashews? YES

Light saber or a Sonic screwdriver? Light saber

roller skates or ice skates? Not breaking bones

Rock or Country? Both

Cook or eat out? Eat out because I can’t cook

Favorite beverage? Dr Pepper

Tax Audit or Enema? Root canal

Porsche or Prius? Both


What are you working on?  What is next? Currently working on a new contemporary military series (Just Drive and Afraid to Fly are coming in late 2016 from Riptide). Tons of other stuff in the works, as usual!



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Local Giveaway

Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a choice of two eBooks off my backlist (excluding All The Wrong Places, but including books written as L.A. Witt or Lauren Gallagher) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on June 20th, and winners will be announced on June 21st.  Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.

About the Author

Ann Gallagher is the slightly more civilized alter ego of L.A. Witt, Lauren Gallagher, and Lori A. Witt. So she tells herself, anyway. When she isn’t wreaking havoc on Spain with her husband and trusty two-headed Brahma bull, she writes romances just like her wilder counterparts, but without all the heat. She is also far too mature to get involved in the petty battle between L.A. and Lauren, but she’s seriously going to get even with Lori for a certain incident that shall not be discussed publicly.


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13 thoughts on “Ann Gallagher on ALL THE WRONG PLACES ~ Interview Local Giveaway

  1. This sounds like another fantastic read. Yet to come across one I have not enjoyed! Congratulations on the release! Great interview and thanks for the chance to win! 😀

  2. Great interview. I’ve already own most of the books on Bluewater Bay series, but I haven’t get round to read any of them yet… I’ll add Ann’s one to my ever-growing pile!

  3. This sounds like such a great book! Asexuality isn’t addressed often in most of the books I tend to find so it’s exciting for an author to tackle that. Brennan and Zafir navigating their way through their feelings towards each other while Brennan is discovering he may be asexual and not straight? Yes, sounds like a very compelling read! Plus a great interview as well!

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