Toni Leland


Toni Leland has been writing for over 25 years. She is the author of eight equestrian novels, a paranormal romantic mystery, a Young Adult novel, and two juvenile chapter books. Her short stories have appeared in Arabella Romance Magazine, True Story, Bylines Writer’s Calendar, From the Heart anthologies, and Horse Tales for the Soul.

Toni has written weekly articles for international gardening site, Dave’s Garden (; as a spokesman for the Ohio State University Master Gardener program in Muskingum County, she produced the monthly newsletter Connections and has written a biweekly newspaper column on gardening; she writes feature articles for Grit magazine (, Over the Back Fence/OHIO regional magazine (, Country Living, and Romance Writers Report (trade publication for Romance Writers of America).

Where to find Toni Leland online

Where to buy in print


Unfinished Business (a Kovak & Quaid mystery, Book 3)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,180. Language: American English. Published: July 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Treacherous women, beautiful horses, and dangerous criminals confront Kovak & Quaid at every turn. Foals are dying of unknown causes at a large Arabian horse farm, sending ex-cop Kim Kovak and fraud investigator Garrett Quaid on a relentless search for answers, leading them to some dark corners of human nature, a brush with international crime, and a shocking discovery.
Balancing Act - a Kovak & Quaid Horse Mystery
Series: Kovak & Quaid Horse Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,100. Language: American English. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A nasty scheme for revenge takes Kovak & Quaid on a roller coaster ride through professional jealousy and love-hate relationships in the world of talented and valuable performing horses.
Historic Ohio – A Photographic & Narrative Visit to Some Unique Places
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,690. Language: American English. Published: May 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This 103-page collection of articles by freelance writer Toni Leland visits some of the fascinating historical places in Ohio. While the articles only touch on a small portion of Ohio's historic wealth, the ones chosen are true gems. Ride with the author as she travels the National Road from historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge at Bridgeport to the last important town before the Indiana border.
Gardening Can Be Fun
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,400. Language: American English. Published: February 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
This 30-page series of articles by seasoned garden writer Toni Leland take a lighter look at gardening. A mix of information about not-so-serious garden endeavors, a few one-liner jokes, an original humorous essay, and resources for more information in the author's other articles make for an interesting and entertaining read. Fully illustrated with vivid photographs taken by the author.
Gardening for the Novice
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
This 30-page series of articles by freelance writer and published author Toni Leland takes a look back at the food that shaped a nation and the traditions that endure to this day. Interesting facts about food history are combined with the thoughts and memories of the author's own life with comfort food, and supported by over two dozen family recipes that have stood the test of time. (6,313 wds)
Memories of the Heart: Comfort Food
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,460. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » History
This 30-page series of articles by freelance writer and published author Toni Leland takes a look back at the food that shaped a nation and the traditions that endure to this day. Comfort food is many things to many people, always different, but always the same. What follows are thoughts and memories of the author's own life with comfort food, supported by over two dozen proven family recipes.
The Christmas Surprise ~ A Very Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
(5.00 from 1 review)
A cherished Christmas memory of a special little girl, an important moment that was never captured on film.
Double Exposure - a Kovak & Quaid Horse Mystery
Series: Kovak & Quaid Horse Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,460. Language: American English. Published: November 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A champion show jumper is replaced by a ringer, but the switch isn't discovered for months. Safe in the world of equine photography, ex-cop Kim Kovak thinks she's moved past the terror of a routine patrol that changed her life forever. A simple photo shoot catapults her into the middle of a dangerous theft ring. Old habits die hard and Kim goes after the truth with a vengeance.
Rescue Me: a horse mystery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,780. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
Seattle socialite Julia Dorsey has it all—prestige, money, magnificent Morgan horses, and a powerful, brilliant husband. But Julia's life is a nightmare of abuse and terror, and only an act of courage can save her. Will the price be too high? Rescue Me involves two serious subjects: domestic violence and horse rescue.
Winning Ways: A Horse Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,530. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2009. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
Can Love Triumph Over Ambition? Ambition Overcome Prejudice? In the risky world of showing high-ticket Arabian Horses, two professionals with a great deal to lose find out the hard way. When circumstances force these two together, they learn that winning has many meanings.
Hearts Over Fences: A Romantic Horse Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,940. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2009. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Romance is the last thing on equestrienne Bethany Webb's mind as she gazes across the lush green fields of Highover Gate, her prestigious world-class training facility - the dream of a lifetime. Before the day is over, Beth's future is snatched right out from under her in one wet, terrifying instant.
Gambling With the Enemy: Horses - Mystery - Suspense
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,500. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2009. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
To life-long friends, Jessica Rayder and Faith Angelo, Easton Ridge Equestrian Center is more than a successful riding lesson business--it's a dream-come-true, one that the two young horse trainers have planned since childhood. Set in beautiful Connecticut, the training center seems the perfect set-up, but Fate has other plans.
Deadly Heritage: A Horse Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,060. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2009. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Horses and land hunger brew into a rip-roaring tale of depravity, deceit, and family tragedy. Somebody is stalking Quarter Horse breeder Kellie Sutton, and the one person who can protect her is the man whose heart she broke 15 years ago.

Toni Leland’s tag cloud

animal abuse    annuals and perennials    arabian horse    battered women    california    childhood wishes    christmas stories    comfort food    connecticut    crafts and ideas with pumpkins    domestic violence    easy to grow    equestrian fiction    equestrian romance    equine rescue    family recipes    family traditions    fiction    food traditions    garden books and magazines    growing and crafting gourds    hippotherapy    historic foods    historic ohio cemeteries    historic opera houses    horse fiction    horse mystery    horse rescue    horse riding    horses    howto    humor    indian burial mounds    insurance fraud    morgan horses    mothers and grandmothers    mothers love    mysteries and thrillers    mysteries and whodunnit    mystery    mystery romance    mystery series    mythical garden guardians    national road    new garden    nostalgia    ohio earthworks    ohio history landmarks    ohio travel    oklahoma    pinterest for ideas    private investigators    pruning trees and shrubs    retired police officers    romance    romance mystery    romance novel    romance thriller    romantic suspense    saving money    short stories    show horse    soil types    therapeutic horseback riding    thriller    thriller and suspense    thriller novel    topiary    veterinarian    women and horses    women police officers    women sleuths