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Leanne Banks


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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.

Leanne lives in her native Virginia with her husband, two teenage children and a Pomeranian. She also has a little condo in South Carolina where she writes in the off-season. She loves music, chocolate, quotes, and new adventures.
 

Genres: Romance, Romantic Suspense
 
Series
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Rulebreakers
   1. Millionaire Dad (1998)
   2. The Lone Rider Takes a Bride (1998)
   3. Thirty-day Fiance (1998)
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Logans
   1. Her Forever Man (2000)
   2. The Doctor Wore Spurs (2000)
   3. Expecting His Child (2000)
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Royal Dumonts
   1. Royal Dad (2001)
   2. His Majesty, M.D. (2002)
   3. Princess in His Bed (2003)
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Sisters Trilogy
   1. Some Girls Do (2003)
   2. When She's Bad (2003)
   3. Trouble in High Heels (2005)
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Bellagio
   1. Feet First (2005)
   2. Underfoot (2006)
   3. Footloose (2006)
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Novels
   Where There's a Will (1991)
   Never a Bride (1991)
   Guardian Angel (1992)
   Hot Stuff (2007) (with Janet Evanovich)
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Collections
   Tall, Dark and Royal / Maternally Yours (2003) (with Kathie DeNosky)
   Home for the Holidays (2003) (with Dixie Browning and Kathie DeNosky)
   Red Hot Santa (2005) (with others)
   Daniel, Brett and Catherine (2007) (with Catherine Cross and Kathie DeNosky)
   Suddenly a Family (2021) (with Lois Faye Dyer)
     aka The Doctor Takes a Princess / Triple Trouble
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Non fiction
   Favorite Holiday Recipes (2018) (with others)
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Omnibus editions
   Love Song for a Raven / The Five-Minute Bride (2001) (with Elizabeth Lowell)
   Tempting the Boss (2001) (with Joan Hohl)
   Labor of Love (2001) (with Marie Ferrarella and Sharon Sala)
   Millionaire Bachelors (2002) (with Sheri Whitefeather)
   Millionaire Marriages (2002) (with Peggy Moreland)
   So This Is Christmas (2002) (with others)
   Royal Dad / Her Texan Tycoon (2003) (with Jan Hudson)
   His Pregnant Bride / Her Texan Tycoon (2003) (with Jan Hudson and Laurie Paige)
   His Majesty, MD / A Cowboy's Pursuit (2003) (with Anne McAllister)
   The Playboy and Plain Jane AND Sleeping Beauty's Billionaire (2003) (with Caroline Cross)
   Amber by Night / Princess in His Bed (2003) (with Sharon Sala)
   Almost to the Altar (2004) (with Christine Rimmer)
   Between Duty and Desire / Persuading the Playboy King (2004) (with Kristi Gold)
   Rancher in Her Stocking / Italian's Virgin Bride (2004) (with Trish Morey)
   Royal Dad / Unmasking the Maverick Prince (2004) (with Kristi Gold)
   Between Duty and Desire / Meeting at Midnight (2005) (with Eileen Wilks)
   Terms of Surrender / Shocking the Senator (2005) (with Shirley Rogers)
   Expecting Baby (2006) (with Janis Reams Hudson)
   Billionaire's Proposition / Taking Care of Business (2006) (with Brenda Jackson)
   The Barones: Nicholas, Colleen & Gina (2008) (with Caroline Cross and Sheri Whitefeather)
   One-Click Buy: April Silhouette Desire (2008) (with others)
   One-Click Buy: August Silhouette Desire (2008) (with others)
   One-Click Buy: January 2009 Silhouette Desire (2009) (with others)
   Bedded by the Billionaire / Tycoon's One-Night Revenge (2009) (with Bronwyn Jameson)
   Billionaire's Marriage Bargain / Rich Man's Fake Fiancee (2009) (with Catherine Mann)
   Dark, Devastating & Delicious! (2009) (with Dixie Browning and Christine Rimmer)
   One-Click Buy: January 2010 Silhouette Desire (2009) (with others)
   Moretti Hier / Billionaire Extrordinaire (2010) (with Katherine Garbera)
   From Playboy to Papa! / Tempting the Texas Tycoon (2010) (with Sara Orwig)
   The Desert Prince / The Playboy's Proposition (2011) (with Jennifer Lewis)
   Bachelors Bought Bride / CEO's Expectant Secretary (2011) (with Jennifer Lewis)
   Billionare, M.D. / Secrets of the Playboy's Bride (2011) (with Olivia Gates)
   Billionaire, M.D. / Secrets of the Playboy's Bride (2011) (with Olivia Gates)
   The Elliotts: Mixing Business with Pleasure (2011) (with Anna DePalo and Brenda Jackson)
   The Prince's Texas Bride / The Reluctant Princess (2012) (with Raye Morgan)
   The Doctor Takes a Princess / Pregnant with the Prince's Child (2012) (with Raye Morgan)
   The Princess and the Outlaw / Stand-In Wife (2012) (with Karina Bliss)
   A Home for Nobody's Princess / The Prince She Had to Marry (2013) (with Christine Rimmer)
   Billionaires Galore! (2013)
   How to Catch a Prince / Tammy and the Doctor (2013) (with Judy Duarte)
   The Maverick & the Manhattanite / A Very Special Delivery (2013) (with Brenda Harlen)
   Christmas Gifts (2013) (with others)
   A Maverick for Christmas / Her Montana Christmas Groom (2013) (with Teresa Southwick)
   Dark Fire / Expecting His Child (2013) (with Elizabeth Lowell)
   Happy New Year, Baby Fortune! / Bound by a Baby (2013) (with Kate Hardy)
   Cherish Collection January 2014 (2014) (with others)
   Harlequin Special Edition January 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Lilian Darcy and Tracy Madison)
   Island Promises (2014) (with Marie Ferrarella and RaeAnne Thayne)
   Flirting with Fortune (2014) (with others)
   Harlequin Special Edition September 2014 - Bundle 1 of 2 (2014) (with Helen Lacey and Karen Rose Smith)
   A Proposal at Christmas (2014) (with Cathy Gillen Thacker)
   A Royal Christmas Proposal / Meet Me Under the Mistletoe (2014) (with Cara Colter)
   Harlequin Special Edition December 2014 - Box Set 1 of 2 (2014) (with Stella Bagwell and RaeAnne Thayne)
   One Night with a Tempting Playboy (2015) (with Marie Ferrarella and Alison Roberts)
   One Night with Collection (2015) (with others)
   Mistress to the Magnate (2015) (with Michelle Celmer and Jennifer Lewis)
   Harlequin Special Ediition December Box Set 2 of 2 (2015) (with Christine Rimmer and Joanna Sims)
   A Princess Under the Mistletoe / Christmas Kisses with Her Boss (2015) (with Nina Milne)
   Fortune's Heart (2016) (with Marie Ferrarella and Cindy Kirk)
   Rags To Riches (2017) (with others)
   Harlequin Special Edition June 2017 Box Set 1 of 2 (2017) (with Allison Leigh and Vicki Lewis Thompson)
   The Italian Bachelors Collection (2017) (with others)
   Italian Bachelors: Brooding Billionaires (2017) (with Lynne Graham and Cathy Williams)
   A Marriage Worth Saving / Honeymoon Mountain Bride (2017) (with Therese Beharrie)
   Rags To Riches: At His Bidding: (2017) (with Brenda Harlen and Rebecca Winters)
   Italian Bachelors: Ruthless Propositions (2017) (with Fiona Harper and Cathy Williams)
   Royals: A Dutiful Princess (2017) (with others)
   Royals: Wed To The Prince (2018) (with Robyn Donald and Raye Morgan)
   Royal Weddings (2019) (with Kandy Shepherd and Annie West)
   The Royal Collection (2019) (with others)
   Royal Families Vs. Historicals (2019) (with others)
   Mistresses: Mistress Of Convenience (2020) (with Michelle Celmer and Chantelle Shaw)
   Dynasties Collection (2020) (with others)
   One Season And Dynasties Collection (2020) (with others)
   Mistresses And Midwives On Call Collection (2020) (with others)
   Royal Rebels: Forbidden To The Crown (2021) (with others)
   The Royal Rebels And After Hours Collection (2021) (with others)
   The Royal Rebels Collection (2021) (with others)
   Royal Weddings: The Prince Next Door (2022) (with Carol Marinelli and Scarlet Wilson)
   A Home with the Sheriff (2022) (with Patricia Thayer)
   Christmas Gifts Collection (2022) (with others)
   A Royal Christmas (2022) (with Jennifer Faye and Nina Singh)
   Royal Weddings Collection (2023) (with others)
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Unforgettables
   1. Unforgettable Romances (2017) (with others)
   2. Unforgettable Heroes (2017) (with others)
   4. Unforgettable Christmas Promises (2021) (with others)
   6. Unforgettable Blessings (2022) (with others)
   8. Unforgettable Christmas Miracles (2022) (with others)
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Leanne Banks recommends
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Love, Unexpectedly (2010)
(Wild Ride To Love, book 1)
Susan Fox
"Sexy, with intense emotional depth."
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Knock 'em Dead (2008)
(Finley Anderson Tanner Mystery, book 2)
Rhonda Pollero
"Rhonda Pollero delivers a snappy heroine who pops off the page and a clever mystery. Don't miss this great story!"

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