Bestselling author Tina Leonard decided to become a writer when her grandmother told her she should be the next writer in the family. Fifty projects later, Tina writes what she loves with humor, sexiness, and fun. With over two million books sold, Tina plans to keep writing the books her readers enjoy.
Tina received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee. Wtih two children in college, Tina is fighting off the urge to go back for a master’s degree. Happily, her writing schedule keeps her busy with independent, adventurous heroines and heroes in the truest sense of the word.
When not writing, cooking or working out, Tina loves going out with friends, reading, and spending time with her family. After livinig in many states over the years, Tina calls Texas home.
A young veterinarian and a difficult man have been circling each other for over a decade. Under the southwestern sky, and with everything they hold dear in the balance, it’s finally time for one of them to make a move.
Ever since graduation, when Santana Dark leaned over and kissed the brainy and shy Emma Glass, she has been smitten with the dark, brooding hunk. She thought about him while he served overseas, while she stayed home in Star Canyon, New Mexico and tended to its animals. Now he is back, ready to retake his place with his three brothers and his spitfire of a sister at the family ranch. He’ll have to be the man of his family now, as his father died in a mysterious fire that the police are still investigating.
Nick Marshall comes to town, a cousin to the Dark family, though they’ve never met this wealthy stranger, and he claims to hold the legal title to the family ranch. Turns out Dad had more than a few gambling debts, including to the uncle his children didn’t know that they had. With his world spiraling out, Santana finds solace and comfort in Emma’s arms, and she finds heat and passion in his. Santana and Emma finally have ignited the spark that has always existed between them. Now the trick will be to keep the flame from consuming them both.
HER HOMETOWN SEAL
When Daisy Donovan roars into town on the back of John "Squint" Mathison's motorcycle, the people of Bridesmaids Creek start buzzing like bees in mating season! The former bad girl is finally home where she belongs, ready to win over her Texas town—and the hunky former SEAL who is the father of her soon-to-be baby boys.
Although he just had the most passionate time of his life with the woman he adores, John's after a prize he thought couldn't be his. He never had a real home, growing up in a family who traveled from rodeo to rodeo. But now he's determined to show Daisy that he's ready to settle down and be the new favorite son of Bridesmaids Creek—by getting Daisy to the altar before their triplets are born!
BREAKING ALL THE RULES
Suz Hawthorne was always a rebel. But falling for Navy SEAL Cisco Grant—when Bridesmaids Creek legend already chose him as destined for another woman—borders on sedition. For a small Texas town that depends on its romantic reputation, flouting local lore is disastrous. Now, Suz's renegade heart could cost her the family ranch, and the town its livelihood.
Cisco knows he and Suz are meant for each other, and the twin babies they're expecting are the only kind of magic he cares about. No one ever tried to cheat the Bridesmaids Creek charm before, but Cisco believes in doing things the old-fashioned way…his way. Can he preserve the town's fabled tradition and still win the woman he loves?
Perfection takes time, but desire waits for no man. Or woman…
With more than one skeleton rattling in her closet, Sugar Cassevechia hopes “The Most Honest Town in Texas” will be the perfect place to start an online business. As soon as her mother remembers the family recipe that’ll get hotterthanhellnuts.com off the ground.
In the meantime, no way is Sugar letting their new landlord get away with renting them a run-down house that’s decorated like a rich widow’s orgasm. Even if he’s the biggest hunk of hot she’s ever laid eyes on.
Jake Bentley would love to do nothing but sit back and be amused as the Cassevechia women unwittingly stir up trouble in his uptight town. But something about them thaws out his frozen rescue complex. Especially Sugar’s long, chestnut hair and sassy mouth.
Right about the time Sugar figures one steamy night in Jake’s bed won’t hurt, another skeleton joins the party in the form of a dead body in the “Belle Watling” room. And Sugar must decide if her family’s reputation—and her own heart—are safe with Jake.
Warning: No sex in this book. Nope. None. Nada. Honest. Now, if you believe that, the author has an iceberg in Texas to sell you. Better hurry before there’s none left to cool the fevered dreams generated by this book.
A Callahan And A Cash—Forever?
Sawyer Cash pregnant? With twins? The fiery-haired bodyguard who had secretly shared Jace Callahan's bed just rocked his world. The only solution is a quickie Vegas wedding. Then it's back to Rancho Diablo, where Jace can keep an eagle eye on his bride and babies-to-be while waging war against the Callahan nemesis hell-bent on stealing his land.
Jace knows Sawyer thinks she's only brought him trouble. She wanted to catch a Callahan and now she and their baby boy and girl are right in the line of fire. But doesn't Sawyer know she's the only woman for him, even if her family might be in the enemy camp? With things reaching a boiling point, Jace vows to fight for his family's future as only a Callahan can!
She's about to make things rough for a smooth-talking man.
Let a lavender-haired city slicker use his ranch for a movie set? Cody Aguillar has an answer for her: It’ll be a cold day in hell. But he can’t deny Stormy Nixon is too cute for words, and though he had no intention of giving her what she wants, her determination is beginning to earn his admiration—and wear down his resistance.
Soon he can’t get her out of his mind. When the set lights go hot, Stormy won’t be the only one calling “Action.” But when it’s time to call “That’s a wrap,” will their attraction grow cold…or will something permanent be branded on their hearts?
This Retro Romance was previously published by London Bridge in 1998.
Warning: Contains a bad boy rancher who never thought he’d be any city girl’s hero, and an unconventional heroine who’s acquiring a taste for lariats and leather.
TO LOVE, HONOR…AND MULTIPLY!
Becoming a husband and family man in the middle of a raging land feud wasn't the destiny Galen Callahan saw for himself. But once he laid eyes on Rose Carstairs, he knew the bouncy blonde with the warrior heart was his future. Now, with Rancho Diablo under siege, the eldest Callahan sibling will do whatever it takes to protect his new wife and triplets.
Except Rose refuses to be protected! No husband of hers can stop her from fighting by his side while keeping their newborn sons out of the line of fire. With Callahan lives and legacy on the line, Galen has a new mission: to vanquish a dangerous enemy and bring his family together in time for Christmas!
Even a frozen heart can melt in holiday heat.
Dustin Reed has enough on his plate trying to run his ranch while raising his young son alone. The last thing he needs is for his new housekeeper to show up with a tiny baby in her arms.
Jill McCall was all set to make a good first impression on her new boss. But the moment she sets foot on the porch with the infant she discovers on Dustin’s doorstep, the misunderstandings begin. It’s not her baby—someone left it there for him.
Dustin can’t find it in his embittered heart to turn either the child or soft, pretty Jill away. And as they settle in, Dustin finds himself envisioning a future with her, the kind of future he stopped hoping for a long time ago. But ranch life is rough, and the fight Dustin faces to keep his own child is about to get even rougher…challenging the notion that Christmas is a season of miracles.
This Retro Romance reprint was originally published in January 1997 by Scarlet Books.
Warning: Contains a hard-hearted rancher, two cute kids, and a feisty woman who melts his heart.
She’s not about to go down easy…
It’s crunch time for Zach Rayez. He’s four weeks away from marrying his fianceé and taking the reins of her father’s company. And one piece of land away from closing the biggest development deal of his career.
When his partner drops the ball, Zach finds himself on the way to Desperado, Texas, to clear the acquisition off his plate and calm his fiancée’s pre-wedding jitters. He never expected to run into a brick wall named Annie Aguillar.
Descendent of a Spanish grandmother and Comanche grandfather, Annie is holding on tenaciously to the last hundred acres of her family’s vast holdings. The last thing she needs is a sexy stranger showing up on her porch, trying to sweet talk her out of her daughter’s legacy.
Neither saw their powerful mutual attraction coming. And when an untimely emergency draws them closer, Zach must choose which to defend: his plans for the future, or Annie and her dream.
This Retro Romance was previously published by Scarlet Books in 1996.
Warning: Contains a city slicker hero who fast-talks his way into a corner, and a proud Texan heroine who doesn’t let go of her heart so easily. Get ready for some dust to fly!
His Callahan Destiny?
Tighe Callahan is wild and free as the wind, until he starts chasing the beautiful River Martin. After he catches her—in a midnight seduction he'll never forget—Tighe learns he's about to become a daddy…three times over! Not even an ornery bull can stop him from making River and their babies-to-be his.
Standing down isn't in River's vocabulary. Tighe can insist on doing the honorable thing all he wants—she isn't tying the knot until the cowboy says he loves her. Only, now her wounded warrior's on some dangerous, life-changing quest.
Tighe's finally ready to heed the message of his ancestors: defend his land and claim his woman. Because it's never too late to become the Callahan he was destined to be!
Settle Down, Cowboy!
Marriage isn't in Dante Callahan's short-term plans. But Ana St. John is! After the gorgeous nanny bodyguard—and woman of his fantasies—turns the tables and seduces him, Dante is suddenly corralling his inner wild man. Now Ana is having his baby…and refusing to say "I do!"
There's no denying Ana's powerful feelings for Dante. But is the footloose rancher—and the hottest cowboy in New Mexico—ready to hang up his spurs for married life? According to the legend of the magic wedding dress, he's not.
Dante's not one to fool with family lore. But he's got to provide a major Cinderella moment to win over his prospective bride. He may be crazy for pulling out all the stops to get Ana to marry him—but that's part of the fun of being a Callahan!
His Callahan Bride's Baby
"Marry Me, Taylor."
Those aren't the three little words Taylor Waters longs to hear from her crush, Falcon Chacon Callahan. The whole town knows the soldier-turned-rancher just needs a bride in order to inherit the coveted spread north of Rancho Diablo. Taylor wants more-even if Falcon is the hottest cowboy this side of the New Mexico border, which he proves one crazy, passionate night!
Family has always come first for Falcon, so when he finds out Taylor is pregnant with his baby, he declares a brand-new mission: to stand and fight for what's his. It will take maneuvering through some dangerous situations-and that legendary Callahan charm-to make Diablo's best girl fall in love with him. But to have his ranch at stake is one thing...what about his heart?
She’s sinfully sweet. And he has a taste for sin…
Monet Goody is keeping the spiciest secret in town. When the proper daughter of the town sheriff isn’t working at her tame librarian job, she writes a sex advice blog under the name “Allure Crimson”.
There’s something about the Harley-riding new guy in town, Elijah Stone, that makes her want to let her flirtatious alter ego out to play. But there’s something else about the bad boy that seems too good to be true.
Elijah is finding his latest undercover job almost too easy. Too easy to keep his eyes on the woman he’s been secretly hired to protect from a stalker. Too easy to discover what she does during her off hours. And too easy to succumb to her sweet seduction.
But when the job is done, Elijah finds it’s not as easy as he thought it’d be to put the Harley in gear and hit the road.
Warning: Contains a motorcycle bad boy with a bad case of wanderlust. And a secretly lusty good girl who might just get him to put his kickstand down for good.
A Lonesome Cowboy Finds His Destiny
Former Navy SEAL Sloan Callahan lives by his own rules, free and alone. But now urgent family business brings Sloan and his brothers and sister to New Mexico-and the cousins he'd never met. That isn't all he finds on Rancho Diablo, where a petite blonde is about to completely upend Sloan's world.
As the liaison between the two branches of the Callahan clan, Kendall Phillips's job description doesn't include being bossed around by one ex-military cowboy. It's hard enough to concentrate with the sparks she and Sloan are creating together. Now the sexy rebel has two more lives to safeguard: the baby boys Kendall's carrying.
No way is Sloan allowing danger to touch Kendall and the twins. His new mission: to protect his loved ones as he gets ready to change the course of Callahan destiny forever!
Christmas in Texas
A Change Of Hart
After years of tearing up the rodeo circuit-and shirking his family duties-Colton Hart shouldn't be surprised that his return to Thunder Ranch has been a bit thorny. His plan to put the Harts' prize stallion, Midnight, back into dangerous rodeo competition doesn't help.
Colt's stirring up trouble off the ranch as well, especially in Leah Stockton's heart. Recently divorced, Leah is determined to make a new life for her two kids. The last thing she needs is a man who acts like a child himself.
And Leah doesn't even know about the biggest mistake of Colt's life. When his shameful secret is revealed, she'll never look at him the same again. But Colt also realizes it's past time he acts like the man Leah deserves...whether she wants him or not.
Soldier. Cowboy. Father. Husband?
Hired to work the Callahan brothers' New Mexico spread, Shaman Phillips doesn't know what to do about the stunning blonde he finds on his porch...except haul her into his arms. Turns out Tempest Thornbury wants to share more than just the returning soldier's out-of-this-world kisses. She wants to have Shaman's baby!
Tempest came home to turn her not-so-hot past into a better future. The sexy, broody military man's bringing that dream one step closer to reality-she's got twin boys on the way. At Shaman's insistence, she agrees to marry him...and remain his lawful wife for one year after their sons are born.
But once he's officially a father, Shaman can't let Tempest head back to Hollywood. It's time for this lonesome cowboy to join the ranks of those Callahan cowboys-and open a new chapter in all their lives!
The Renegade Cowboy Returns
"If You're Selling Something, I'm Not Buying, Cowboy."
They weren't the warmest words of welcome for Gage Phillips, who's just been named overseer of Dark Diablo ranch. On top of that, the Texas rover recently found out he's a father. The last thing he needs is a woman ordering him around, not to mention driving him crazy with desire...especially now that he's thinking about mending his footloose ways.
Ireland seems a long way from Chelsea's new life on the Callahans' New Mexico spread-which now includes a teenage girl and her father: a raffish Texas cowboy with a slow, easy grin who's throwing temptation squarely in Chelsea's path!
But a proposal? Gage surprises even himself with that one. It's strictly business-so Chelsea can get her citizenship. Or maybe not. Because as far as Gage is concerned she's already hooked one ready and willing renegade!
“Holy Smokes. I’m A Father.”
Sabrina McKinley broke Jonas’s heart when she left him for another man. Then the eldest Callahan brother gets the surprise of his life when he sees her again…holding his son. Even at six months, his bouncing baby boy was wearing the legendary Callahan smile!
Which means Sabrina has got to marry him, even if Jonas has to drag her to the altar.
Sabrina’s been head over heels for the hunky cowboy doctor since the day she first came to Rancho Diablo; it’s always been Jonas Keeping her at arm’s length. She won’t settle for anything less than the real deal–the love and happiness that Jonas’s five brothers have found.
But when a revelation about a family secret comes out, Sabrina can see Jonas is ready to look toward the future. He won’t be the last bachelor on the ranch. After all, He’s a Callahan!
You could knock Rafe Callahan over with a feather. He and the very prim, very proper Judge Julie Jenkins are having triplets! Rafe doesn't expect their precious news to end the bad blood between the Callahans and Jenkinses. And as for saving his family's New Mexico ranch, with three brothers married off, Rafe's in fourth place. But that doesn't stop the die-hard bachelor from proposing—feud or no feud.
Julie always had a soft spot for the long, lean cowboy. But Rafe's still a Callahan, and if she says "I do," she'll be dealing with an army of bad-tempered in-laws and out-laws. Rafe's promised her it wouldn't be forever—just until their baby girls are born. That doesn't stop the mother-to-be from dreaming of a future at Rancho Diablo—with Rafe as the happy father!
The Sheriff Who Found Christmas by Marie Ferrarella
Now that Sheriff Garrett Tanner is guardian of his niece, Lani Chisholm is more determined than ever to get the sexy Scrooge into the holiday spirit. With a heart the size of Texas, the ex-big-city cop has more than enough love for Garrett and his little girl. And with some unexpected help from a tree hunt and a missing angel, a certain Western lawman just may discover his own Christmas miracle….
A Rancho Diablo Christmas by Tina Leonard
Trading kisses under the mistletoe is not what brought Johnny Donovan to Rancho Diablo. After all, he's a diehard bachelor—and Jess St. John's the most undomesticated woman in New Mexico. Then why does the petite horse trainer fill Johnny with such heart-soaring holiday spirit? The plan was to outsmart the Callahan matchmakers. Only, now it's Johnny who's hankering to get Jess to say yes. What's a love-charmed Santa to do?
Callahan Cowboys are bachelors for life!
That is, until Pete Callahan's wily aunt delivers her ultimatum. The first Callahan to marry and have children—the more kids the better—wins the family ranch.
Like his five brothers, Pete never considered himself the marrying kind. And that's just fine with Jackie Samuels, a hardworking nurse who seems perfectly happy with her and Pete's Saturday-night arrangement. Until she realizes she wants something more from the hunky, footloose rancher. Like a father for the triplets she just found out she's having.
Pete couldn't be more delighted. He's suddenly got an instant family. Jackie's the only obstacle to their happy ending—she refuses to marry him. But maybe she knows the best way to land a cowboy is playing hard to get!
No woman's going to hog-tie Creed Callahan into getting hitched. Even if it means losing his claim on Rancho Diablo, the New Mexico spread that one of six brothers will inherit— whoever marries and has the most children. Come hell or high water, Creed plans to be the last single man standing. Until sweet temptation comes knocking….
Preacher Aberdeen Donovan is just fine tending her flock and getting ready to adopt her three nieces. Her job description does not include saving some incorrigible cowboy from himself. But there's something about a little competition that makes the devil-may-care bachelor change his mind about needing a wife. And marriage would help Aberdeen provide a home for the little girls. Not to mention, for the little secret that's on the way….