Leanne Banks was born on 14 May 1959 in Roanoke, Virginia, USA. She holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology, which she claims she can only use on fictional characters. When her first book was published in 1991, she used the money from her advance to take her family to Disney World. She is known for telling a story with strong emotion, characters with whom everyone can relate, a kick of hot sensuality, and a feel-good ending that lingers. She believes in creating stories for her readers that will allow them to escape into a place filled fun, emotion and sensuality. She believes that she has the best readers in the world because they understand that love is the greatest miracle of all. She is the recipient of Romantic Times Magazine's career-achievement awards in Series Sensuality and Love and Laughter, and her books have been recognized by the Award of Excellence Contest, the Romance Writers of America RITA Award contest and the National Readers' Choice Awards. She is grateful for awards and reviews and was particularly moved by a letter from a reader remarking that Leanne's book got her through a chemotherapy session. The reader's letter inspired a favorite turn of phrase: Never underestimate the power of a romance novel.
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A DADDY FOR HER LITTLE PRINCE? Fredericka Devereaux is no pushover princess. She's determined to provide the best life possible for her infant son, Leo. So when her brother, the ruler of Chantaine, insists that she and her hearing-disabled son need a protector, Ericka objects. But her new bodyg...
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A MAVERICK MAKEOVER RUST CREEK RAMBLINGS Nick Pritchett, that hunky blond carpenter from Thunder Canyon, has been doing his share to put the town back together after the Great Flood. He's great with a hammer and popular with the ladies. Maybe a bit too popular, if you ask his best bud, Cece...
The Ex-Wife Megan McNeil is genuinely happy to escort her little girls to their father's wedding in Kauai, Hawaii--even though she feels like a third wheel. One gorgeous groomsman definitely disagrees. But are they both carrying too much baggage to begin a new romance? The Best Man Devlin M...
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Lullabies…and cowboys? USA TODAY bestselling author Leanne Banks kicks off the new Fortunes of Texas continuity with a story of a single mom and the sexy rancher who sweeps her off her feet! As she rings in the new year in Horseback Hollow, Texas, single mom Stacey Fortune Jones tries to coun...
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USA TODAY bestselling author Leanne Banks returns to Rust Creek Falls, the setting for the popular Montana Mavericks: Rust Creek Cowboys, where a cowboy is sure to find love -- when he least expects it! Rust Creek Ramblings Ever since volunteer coordinator Lissa Roarke rolled into town wi...
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THE RELUCTANT ROYAL Ever-practical Maxwell Carter was used to designing highways and streets for VIP motorcades-not waving from the head limo! So when he discovered he was actually a prince of Chantaine by birth, he wasn't impressed-or interested in getting to know his royal family. But his ass...
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THUNDER CANYON NUGGET A SEASON OF THANKS AND GIVING Next time you pass Major Forrest Traub on the street, make sure you give him a real Thunder Canyon- style welcome. The handsome soldier hasn't smiled much since moving here from Rust Creek Falls, but this hasn't deterred our favorite do-goode...
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"HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE A PRINCESS?" Coco Jordan wished she knew the answer. Discovering she was the illegitimate daughter of the prince of Chantaine took some getting used to--especially when she was working as a nanny on a Texas ranch As much as she tried to focus on caring for baby Emma, her...
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PRINCESS PIPPA'S FORBIDDEN ROMANCE The shy, studious one among the royal Devereaux family of Chantaine, Pippa wasn't known for controversy. So her brief romance with Texas tycoon Nic Lafitte -- of the detested-by-the-Devereaux Lafittes -- had to end. Too bad Pippa couldn't get the darkly handsom...
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THUNDER CANYON NUGGET HOT OFF THE PRESSES: Thunder Canyon's Most Upstanding Citizen Has Finally Found His Ms. Right...And She Isn't Letting Him Get Away! The rumors have been confirmed: Abigail Cates is wildly in love with Hollis "Cade" Pritchett. But the honorable second Pritchett brother barely ...
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HER LIFE WAS NO FAIRY TALE Princess Bridget Devereaux's entire life had been prescribed by duty and obligation. Now, tasked with recruiting doctors for her little country, she's encountered an obstacle. Sexy resident advisor Ryder McCall was the key to accomplishing her mission, but as instant fath...
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THE PRINCE AND THE COMMONER When Eve Jackson was offered her dream job -- stable master for the tiny Mediterranean kingdom of Chantaine -- it was an opportunity she couldn't pass up. The horses were as gorgeous as the scenery, but there was one problem: her handsome but infuriating boss, Prince St...
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The princess is pregnant! Is the daddy a Texas tycoon? Valentina Deveraux was still in shock. She had always been the good girl, the model princess -- not the one getting mixed up in tabloid scandals. But one carefree night burning the bedsheets with charming Texan Zachary Logan had changed everyt...
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Maddox Communications was his life -- until he allowed a woman to come between him and his business. CEO Brock Maddox had been betrayed by his lover...his own secretary. And when he finally confronted Elle Linton, he discovered she'd been keeping an even bigger secret. Elle was carrying his baby. ...
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Success was one thing...acceptance, another. All his life, Leonardo Grant had yearned to be more than his rough beginnings had allowed. Now, after making millions, he believed marriage to the right woman could secure him the respect no amount of money could. When Leo spotted Calista French, he k...
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He'd never met a woman he couldn't have. When Michael Medici spotted the beautiful cocktail waitress, he made his move. One extraordinary night later, he knew he wanted more from Bella St. Clair. Too bad he'd just acquired her family's business -- and she despised him. The word no wasn't in the M...
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Mr. January: Rafe Medici, extremely eligible millionaire Status: Power is his only partner Situation: He's a papa, and the last to know Fatherhood was not on his agenda. Yet once Rafe learned he had an heir, he was determined to get the child under his roof. Only the boy's guardian, Nicole Livings...
Mr. May: Damien Medici, uberbillionaire Mission: Revenge...through any means Method: Seduction, of course! Finally he could avenge his family. And the key to achieving all Damien desired lay in the hands of his sweet new secretary, Emma Weatherfield. She could reveal the privileged information he ...
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Heiress Lori Granger looks like a million bucks-and is famous for giving much of her fabulous fortune away. But her generosity has outstripped her checkbook, and not even her glamorous image and come-hither eyes can save her now. Certainly not with Jackson James in the picture...Hired by her dad's ...
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Years after she'd fled Hollywood, former actress Gwen McCord now faced her toughest role. Film industry big shot Luc Hudson--a man she had never met before--had announced to the world that they were engaged! What was worse, he was moving in. Forced into the charade to protect her troubled sister, G...
Beware of Billionaires Marry Alex Megalos? Though tempted by the Greek billionaire, Mallory James knew his exploits were legendary. Involving herself with a man like Megalos could only lead to heartbreak. But she hadn't counted on Alex's determination to bed--and wed--the one woman he couldn't hav...
BOUND TO THE BILLIONAIRE Duty demanded Max DeLuca take care of pretty and very pregnant Lilli McCall. She was carrying his late brother's baby, and every DeLuca instinct cried out for Max to protect her unborn child. But the cost of bringing Lilli under his roof was Max's carefully controlled em...
Think working for a leading international shoe company sounds like a dream job? Not if you're Amelia Parker, an overworked, downtrodden temp working for Bellagio, Inc.'s grande dame, Lillian Bellagio. But things are looking up for Amelia. She's just been given the assignment of accompanying Ms. Bel...
Another flirty tale of fun and fabulous footwear from the gals of Bellagio, Inc.! Bellagio, Inc. public relations genius Trina Roberts had been a bad, bad girl when she'd gone to bed with a recently jilted groom and wound up pregnant. She knew Walker Gordon wasn't looking for forever -- at least n...
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Gannon Elliott never expected to become a father just to hire an editor for his magazine. But the billionaire had been bred to compete and win, like all in the Elliott dynasty, and now to win a challenge, he needed the best -- his ex-lover Erika Layven. More than anything, Erika wanted a baby, ...
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE SHOES! Designing footwear is Jenny Prillaman's life, so getting the plum assignment to create a socialite's wedding shoes is a dream come true. Dealing with the heiress is another story. So is staying away from her dreamy new boss, a man too hot to deny for long, despite Jenny's...
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SECRET LOVE CHILD Nicola Granville was an independent woman. But it was as Abe Danforth's campaign manager that she achieved ultimate success -- and ultimate pleasure. For months her affair with the aspiring senator was conducted in secret, their professional courtesy by day giving way to intima...
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Bound by a promise made to a fallen comrade, retired marine Brock Armstrong had no choice but to seek out the man's widow. Past conversations and shared letters had given Brock great insight into Callie Newton; he knew her every like and dislike, her every dream...and her every desire. Arriving on ...
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Thanks to her mother, who raised hell, and her father, who preached against it, Delilah Montague has a body to die for and a work ethic that won't quit. In a well-manicured snap, she's gone from shampoo girl to director of Houston's most exclusive spa. But this self-made woman is about to come undo...
Romance and happily-ever-after arent on Faith Donners Christmas list. But when a handsome oil mogul responds to her childrens plea for a new daddy, this top chef at the Mission Creek Cafe can't bring herself to turn him away....
SO NEAR... The minute he saw the raven-haired beauty who'd crashed into his barn, rancher Jared McNeil knew he was in trouble. Because she didn't have insurance, Mimi Deerman would work off her debt by caring for his nieces. Jared sensed she had secrets, but Mimi's luscious curves drove him crazy....
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"You want me to find a husband for your daughter?" As personal assistant to the rich and eccentric, Katie Collins thought she'd heard it all. Now to keep her job she has to play matchmaker for her boss's only child. With her shapeless clothes and prim appearance, Katie has not had much experience w...
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FROM CONFIRMED BACHELOR TO BEFUDDLED DAD Boston hunk Nicholas Barone could hardly believe one-year-old Molly was his daughter. The sexy businessman was committed only to his extended Italian family, to their business -- Baronessa Gelati -- and to short-term relationships with gorgeous socialites...
This Christmas, spirited schoolteacher Amy Winslow was sharing a home with a ruggedly handsome rancher! Now if only she could teach tight-lipped Lucas Bennett that the holidays were meant to be merry. And that he was made for love!...
"Being engaged is the perfect way to avoid getting married." -- Prince Nicholas Dumont Prince Nicholas Dumont's royal relations were forever trying to marry him off to this princess or that heiress. But their latest choice -- a shy, awkward American billionaire's daughter, more interested in co...
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He stood before Erin Lawrence -- bare-chested, sleep-tousled, and sexy as sin. Could this be Daniel Connelly, the new king of Altaria? Erin knew she'd have her hands full teaching the American businessman royal etiquette -- and avoiding falling under his sensual spell. Son of a former princess, ...
When Maggie Gillian met Prince Michel Phillipe, his aura of command emanated from him like heat from the sun. His seeming perfection annoyed Maggie. Teaching His Majesty's young son was the reason she was in his kingdom, not the boy's surprisingly sexy single father. But she found herself wanting t...
MEMORY LOST...LOVE REGAINED? Handsome Dylan Barrows made having amnesia much easier for Alisa Jennings! She remembered very little about herself, but the sexy executive made her feel whole again. Dylan said they were just friends, but instinct told her that wasn't the full story.... Dylan's o...
Millionaire Justin Langdon had sworn off marriage... it could only cost him money. Until the day preschool teacher Amy Monroe literally saved his life. She was a woman with sunshine eyes and dangerous curves -- and, even more dangerous, dependents! So why was Justin getting an inexplicable urge to ...
"YOU'RE NO LONGER MY ASSISTANT. YOU'RE GOING TO BE MY WIFE!" CEO Michael Hawkins had made an executive decision. After making his secretary, Kate Adams, pregnant in an unexpected night of passion, Michael asked for her hand. Kate didn't want to be viewed as just another business interest. Could ...
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HIS PERFECT MATCH... Larger-than-life magnate Jason Fortune didn't have time for matters of the heart -- until he was forced to work with Adele O'Neil. And though Jason couldn't deny that the fiercely independent redhead had gotten under his skin, he thought he could satisfy his curiosity and ...
INTERLUDE WITH AMOROUS ENEMY... Martina Logan dangerously shared a passionate affair with her family's nemesis, handsome Noah Coltrane. But when she became pregnant, Martina was determined to have the baby alone. So, armed with baby booties, she stood her ground. CAN LEAD TO LOVE! Seeing...
DARE 'EM Pediatric cardiologist Tyler Logan always rounded up what he wanted -- such as Jill Hershey's fund-raising expertise to build a children's hospital wing. When she refused, he lassoed the sultry businesswoman with his stethoscope, DARING her to help. But now something was daring HIM --...
"Telling a Logan he can't do something is a surefire invitation for him to prove he can." -- Brock Logan, irresistibly rugged ranch owner All single dad, ranch owner, Brock Logan wants is peace. When Manhattan heiress, Felicity Chambeau, shows up on his doorstep, Brock might as well kiss his pe...
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Fortune's Children: The Brides Meet the Fortune Brides - six special women who perpetuate a family legacy greater than mere riches! THE CINDERELLA ASSIGNMENT When Jack Fortune's motherless daughter moved in with him, this ever-so-competent CEO needed Amanda Corbain, his faithful assistant, t...
THE MAN OF HER DREAMS... The moment young Nick Nolan had rescued her from her bully brother, Olivia Polnecek knew he was destined to be a true-blue hero--and the man she would always love. But over the years Nick's knight-in-shining-armor nature never seemed to include whisking her away to becom...
The bad boy: Ben Palmer was tall, dark and very dangerous to a woman like Amelia Russell--a prim, proper teacher. For the tough, strong loner awakened feelings Amelia didn't even know she had. Her whole life changed during one unexpected night with him. And though she knew Ben desired her, the bull...
MILLIONAIRE BACHELOR EXPECTING! Joe Caruthers had it all: success, piles of money, dangerous good looks. Now, after a night of passion, he was faced with the one thing he'd never expected -- a woman pregnant with his child. As much as Joe longed for lovely Marley Fuller in his bed, having a b...
A Prince in Wolf's Clothing Jenna Jean Anderson wasn't falling tug that "marry a nice doctor" routine. Dr. Stan Michaels was not husband material. She knew him when he was one of the bad boys in town, and Jenna prided herself on being very, very good. But that didn't mean she hadn't noticed his ...
WOULD HER PRINCE EVER COME? Forget the prince--pregnant Maddie Palmer needed an M.D.! But since she was stuck in a traffic jam--about to give birth!--the handsome cowboy up ahead would have to do.... Joshua Blackwell knew Maddie was trouble the moment she hijacked him for a high-speed trip to...
EVERY GIRL DREAMS OF MARRYING A PRINCE.... Just when Emily St. Clair was about to march down the aisle, she discovered that her "perfect" groom was a complete toad! Well, she'd just forget about happily-ever-after. From now on, Miss Prim-and-Proper was gonna live footloose and fancy-free! Off...
His smile said come and get me if you dare... . Troy Pendleton was too big, too rugged, and well over six feet of unapologetic masculinity. on a mission. He'd followed Senada Calhoun all the way to Texas, and he didn't plan on leaving without her--or the truth! A seductress whose grin could temp...
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BABY ON THE WAY! In one shocking night, Glory Danson and Caleb Masters made a baby! Now Glory was in real trouble. Caleb was a brilliant -- and brooding -- scientist bent on saving the world -- certainly not father material! Could ten tiny fingers and ten chubby toes turn this confirmed bach...
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SHE WAS THE MARRYING KIND... Ridge Jackson's plan was simple: protect lovely Dara Seabrook and get revenge on her godfather at the same time. Ridge was professional; he knew the dangers of mixing business with pleasure. How then had the voluptuous brunette gotten under his skin? BUT HE WASN'T...
IS HE DR. DREAMDATE? Congratulations, Andie Reynolds! You know why the local kids call your neighbor Dr. Frankenstein. He never emerges from his big old house and spends his time concocting explosive experiments. When-you went to visit, you half expected to be greeted by a mad scientist. Instead...
BRICK--A Passionate Man of Action... He couldn't get enough of feeling her skin next to his or of watching her eyes go dark with explosive need, but Brick Pendleton was stunned when Lisa Ransom made love to him like a wild woman, then sent him away for keeps! He knew her heart's desire and cared...
DANIEL--A Heartbreaker Whose Violet Eyes and Bad-Boy Grin Dared Her to Be His... She haunted his dreams dressed in a red slip, tormenting him with visions of passion he'd never known, and when Daniel Pendleton awoke, he vowed he'd pursue Sara Kingston until the lady shared his bed for real! Dani...
GARTH--An Irresistible Bad Boy Who Was Definitely Out of Her League... Everything about Garth Pendleton was a dare, from the gaze that warned Erin Lindsey not to play with his fire to the soft, sexy voice that mesmerized her senses and tempted her to walk on the wild side! His touch made her si...
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ALEX--A Dashing Prince Who Was an Expert on Sin... He swept into her peaceful life like a swashbuckling pirate, confidently expecting Katherine Kendall to let him spend a month at her island camp-never confessing the secret of his birth to the sweet and tender lady who made him want to break all...
RUSS -- A FLIRT WHO KEPT HIS HEART UNDER LOCK AND KEY.... He'd always been like a brother to her, but Russ Bradford had plans for Carly Pendleton that would transform his favorite pal into his partner in passion! He'd waited long enough to take the violet-eyed riverboat captain in his arms and ...
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TRACE--100% All-American Male, His Smile a Lethal Weapon... He'd been the star of a thousand teenage daydreams, but when Trace Barringer insisted on joining her charity committee, Talia McKenzie did her best to dissuade him! It wasn't just the bad blood between his family and hers that made spendi...
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TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT When Jake Slater came face to face with his new business partner, he couldn't believe his eyes. With long blond hair and curves in all the right places, Chelsea Collins was not your average building contractor. She was the kind of woman who opened doors with a smile, the ki...
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ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID... When Joshua Daniels agreed to be in his friend's wedding, he had no idea he'd be paired off with a blue-eyed, golden-haired beauty. But Cassie Warner was every guy's dream come true: bright, clever, and sweet ecstasy in his arms. Now that he was moving his business to St. ...