Friday, March 14, 2014

The Writer's View: Tina Leonard


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Tina will be awarding a $50 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

At the moment, the view from my writing window is been snowy, but yet still very green in spots! We’ve lived in this house for five years and I always feel very refreshed by the plants and trees. The backyard is one of the reasons we bought the house. Four floor-to-ceiling window doors let in lots of light, and I write looking out on all this wonderful beauty. In the summer, it’s green, green and oh so pretty. Sometimes my son brings home friends from college and they sit around the fire ring and visit. Very often my Golden retriever Ranger rolls in the grass or munches a bone, even in the snow! I plant organic vegetables to the side of this photo—you can just see the beginning of the white picket fence. We also plant cyclamen and begonias, depending on the season. Taped to one of the long four windows I have a handwritten piece of paper taped that reads, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."-Aristotle This is where I dream dreams and stories, plot happy endings, envision heroines who overcome and heroes who conquer. As you can see, this view is my inspiration!

Perfection takes time, but desire waits for no man. Or woman…

Pecan Creek, Book 1

With more than one skeleton rattling in her closet, Sugar Cassavechia 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 Cassavechia 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.

Product Warnings

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.

About the Author: USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Tina Leonard has sold over 2.6 million copies of her titles. She has made the USA Today Bestseller, Waldenbooks, Bookscan, and Ingrambook lists, and has written and contracted seventy-one books and special projects. Her work has been published by Harlequin, Samhain Publishing, Robinson Scarlet, and most recently Random House Loveswept contracted for a single title trilogy project, Hell’s Outlaws. Leonard was chosen to be among the first authors published for Robinson’s Scarlet line, writing four single title novels for that imprint. Not long after, she sold on proposal to Harlequin American, where she has since written several popular series, most notably the Cowboys By The Dozen, Morgan Men, and Callahan Cowboys series. Her newest single title project, HOTTER THAN TEXAS, was published in March 2013. Leonard is known for her fun sense of humor, endearing communities, snappy dialogue, and memorable characters.

Join Tina at www.tinaleonard.com, Facebook, or Twitter

6 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Rita said...

Your backyard sounds very relaxing.

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Elise-Maria Barton said...

Tina judging by that cover I think it's safe for me to disregard your product warning... I think there's plenty of "Heat" in this book! Thanks for sharing

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MomJane said...

I loved your comments. This sounds like a fun story.

Mary Preston said...

The warning is a hoot I must say.

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Karen H in NC said...

Agreed! That warning is a Hoot!

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