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February 6, 2010,Snow and BOOKS!
You may be asking... WHERE HAS SHE BEEN? I've been writing a lot! 5 books will hit the stands in 2010, and I'm currently working on the October 2010 release. It's a Special Edition!
More currently, though, I have three exciting books coming out from Silhouette Desire January, February and March. FROM PLAYBOY TO PAPA! hit the stands in January, but you can still get it. This book was #1 on Border's Series Bestseller list and also made the USA Today Bestseller list! Surprised and delighted me.
Right now, THE PLAYBOY'S PROPOSITION is hitting the stands.
Right now, it's also snowing! HERE WE GO AGAIN! In central Virginia, we got hit with another snowstorm. This one isn’t as bad as last week (over a foot of snow last week!), but it’s bad enough. We’re not used to so much snow and the plows don’t even make it into my neighborhood. Oog! Even the dogs are tired of it! I’m sharing a pic of my Pom Bijou in the white stuff for your viewing pleasure along with a little background on the opening scene of my February Silhouette Desire THE PLAYBOY’S PROPOSITION!
The Playboy's Proposition opens with a snowstorm in Atlanta, GA, which doesn’t
happen very often, but when it does, let me tell you, it’s a mess! I was once
stranded in Atlanta for three days because the airport shut down due to snow! In my
book, hot hero Michael Medici offers to take waitress Bella St. Clair home. They
make a stop along the way and end up turning a cold, cold night into a scorcher!
Do you have a favorite snow story of your own or from a book? Share it with me! Here's Bijou.:)
Stay warm and stay tuned! I'm going to try to blog once a week!
August 12 update! New contest! New poll!
BILLIONAIRE'S MARRIAGE BARGAIN hits the stands today! I love this book -- loved both the hero and the shero. Please do let me know your thoughts on it!
I'm celebrating the publication of this book with some fun. I'll be joining other Silhouette authors tonight for a chat at 9pm et at www.writerspace.com
I plan to give away one of my previous titles in a drawing.
I'm holding a chat/party on Wednesday August 27 at 9pm ET at www.writerspace.com
where I will be holding a drawing every 15 minutes! FUN!
I'm running a bonus contest for the rest of August only. Name the car Alex Megalos of BILLIONAIRE'S MARRIAGE BARGAIN drives and you could win a prize pack of what every billionaire's girlfriend should have: a key ring to his car, a sterling silver anklet with a crystal studded star and sunglasses by designer Betsey Johnson.
Finally, I'm also holding a new poll on my message board. If you had billion dollars, what would you do with it? One of the responders will receive one of my previous books! FUN!:)
My apologies to those at RWA who expected to see me. There was a death in my family and I had to cancel at the last minute.
I've been super busy writing and helping to pull off my daughter's wedding. The good news is that starting with this past April's release "Bedded By The Billionaire", there will be FIVE Leanne Banks books out within 13 months! Woo-hoo! My next book, BILLIONAIRE'S MARRIAGE BARGAIN, will hit the stands on August 13. I hope you'll watch for it.
I'm also attending Romance Writers of America in San Francisco. If you are coming, please stop by and see me at the Literacy Signing on July 28 at 5:30 pm at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel. The first ten people who say to me, BILLIONAIRE'S MARRIAGE BARGAIN, will win a free Scandalicious t-shirt! Please also come see me during my workshop, "Got Problems? We've got Solutions!" with Rhonda Pollero at 4:30 pm on Thursday. This will be a fun and productive workshop. Plus Rhonda and I will hold drawing for cool prizes for the attendees.
And now, here are a couple pics from my daughter's wedding. These fab photos were shot by www.mccoolphoto.com
Happy Spring News!
How’s it going? Good, I hope! I’ve been writing like a beast. In fact, five Leanne Banks books will be published within 13 months starting in April 2008! I’m thrilled to announce that I’m launching a scandalicious new series from Silhouette Desire called “The Billionaire’s Club”. (Because a million just isn’t what it used to be.) The first title, BEDDED BY THE BILLIONAIRE, features a pregnant shero, a billionaire hero, secrets and forbidden passion. The book hits the stands April 8, so I hope you’ll read it and tell me what you think of it!
To celebrate the release of BEDDED BY THE BILLIONAIRE, I’m holding a Leanne Banks book and Godiva chocolate a day giveaway starting on April 1 (no fooling!). Isn’t that a great combination? Billionaires and chocolate? Don’t forget to enter. I’m also giving away a scandalicious t-shirt and Leanne Banks book for my monthly contest.
For those of you waiting for TROUBLE IN HIGH HEELS, I have more great news! I told you I’ve been working hard. I mailed the complete manuscript for this long-awaited book on December 31. Yes. New Year’s Eve. TROUBLE IN HIGH HEELS will hit the stands in March 2009. Before that, in August, another Billionaire’s Club story, THE BILLIONAIRE’S MARRIAGE BARGAIN, comes out in August 2008. In January, I’m launching a juicy multi-author continuity entitled The Hudsons of Beverly Hills. The third Billionaire’s Club book, BILLIONAIRE EXTRAORDINAIRE, will appear in May. Whew!
In other news,
*I wrote a special blog about Why I believe in love. You can read and even respond if you like at http://community.eharlequin.com/category/tags/blog-bash
*I’m holding a scandalicious chat where there will be a drawing every fifteen minutes on Sunday, April 13 at 9pm ET at http://writerspace.com/chat/
*I’m a guest author April 14, 15 and 16 on http://www.romancenovel.tv/forum/
*I’m blogging here at my own site at Leanne’s Love Shack and at http://www.babesinbookland.com/
Need some recommended reads? If you like funny mysteries, try KNOCK ‘EM DEAD by Rhonda Pollero http://www.rhondapollero.com/
Karen Kendall has a hot, romantic adventure, TAKE ME IF YOU CAN, hitting the stands right now! http://www.karenkendall.com/
Do you have someone in your life who enjoys a little paranormal mixed with their young adult stories? Try Traci Hall’s HER WICCAN WICCAN WAYS. http://www.tracihall.com/
While you’re here, I’d love your opinion on something. Do you think I should do a myspace page? Or do you think it will just be a time suck? Tell me your thoughts on my message board at http://www.leannebanks.com/
It’s VERY possible that I will draw a name and send an autographed book and scandalicious t-shirt to one of the people who give me their thoughts!
Be nice to yourself!
BEDDED BY THE BILLIONAIRE Available April 8!
What I did last summer!
Okay, just one of the things I did last summer...:)
Anyone who knows me has never called me an "athlete". I'm not a big fan of sweating. I always wanted to be able to do a sport well, but despite some sincere effort, I never pulled it off. Best I did was playing four-square at the neighborhood pool when I was a kid.
On my birthday last year, I decided I needed to exercise. I'd been sedentary too long. So I decided to sign up to WALK a half-marathon. Yes, I trained for it. The plan was to do two shortish walks during the week and a long walk on the weekend. Since I wanted to know how I would perform, I went ahead and walked the entire 13.1 miles during a training session. I did it on my treadmill as I watched The Sound Of Music. Thank goodness for super-long movies!:)
I'm pleased to report that I finished the marathon and got my little medal. It was an exhilarating experience. Here's a pic of me with my medal. Like my cover girl look?:)
My Smokin' Hot April Desire Cover!
I just received my Smokin' Hot April Desire Cover! Enjoy!:)