Author Bio:Leaona, also known as Lea, lives with her husband, cat and two dogs near Myrtle Beach. She was born and raised in WV by her parents whom she adores before attending Marshall University. A small business owner and mother of three, she enjoys Carolina Panthers and Marshall University Football, reading, writing, gardening, crafts, NASCAR, TWD, hot rods, and surf fishing.
Leaona was inspired to write while she raised her family, never dreaming one day, she would be published. While loving all genres of books, Lea writes contemporary romance stories that are not your everyday love stories. Gritty and true to life, she draws from her life and loves to create her characters.
Leaona’s debut novel will release June 7, 2016. Cherry Grove is the first in The Cove Series. She’s your everyday girl and lives to connect with her fans via social media. Leaona also doesn’t mind dishing about her favorite authors and their books. Beach, life, and love.
We spent some time getting to know the lovely Leaona Luxx!
Where are you from?
Southern WV…a small coal mining town called Man.
If you had to perform in a talent competition right now, what would your talent be?
Singing. I’ve visited four states singing.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I LOVE NASCAR!!! The feeling you get in the pit of your stomach as they fly by and the seat begins to vibrate. The wind from the cars as the race by, blowing your hair everywhere and leaving bits of rubber from the tires all over you. IT’S FREAKIN’ HOT!! And my hubby, LU, loves that I love it.
Who’s your favorite cover model?
Kay K Raine… my future daughter in law and model for U-Turn!!
Okay, back to books, what genres do you write?
Contemporary romance with a side of spice that’s been questioned if I’m more erotic than contemporary. I’m known as different, not a cookie cutter book and a hidden gem in the Indie world. My writing style is different and I’m okay with that.
What is your inspiration?
My life and family. Most don’t know but Cherry Grove was largely autobiographical.
Tell us about your latest book?
Collision; Book 3 in the Highway 17 Series.
It’s Walker Pennington’s story. He was also in Still Creek: Book 2 in The Cove Series and U-Turn: Book 2 in the Highway 17 Series.
Walker is an attorney moving back home after a brief move. He’s brooding and gorgeous, yet has a few things to work through.
Walker needs to be redeemed!!
He’s made a few mistakes and has a past that’s weighing on him. He’s capable of kicking his own ass enough for a hundred people but this one mistake has lead him to continue to make many.
Until he meets the right woman.
And we all know what the right woman can do for a good man. The only thing is…they’re pasts are about to collide in such a way, there may never be recovery.
Series: Highway 17 Series Book Two
Author: Leaona Luxx
Genre: Military Romance Stand alone
Release Date: May 22, 2017
Photographer: KK Raines
Cover Designer by: TE Black Designs
That’s all she is and all she’ll ever be.
What in the hell was I thinking getting involved with her?
Everyone knows her reputation precedes her.
But I’ll be damned if I don’t like it.
Hurricane Ava crashes to shore wreaking havoc, the beautiful disaster she is.
And I love it.
What’s worse, she does too.
So, why am I in love with her? Because, she loves me.
She just doesn’t know it yet.
I find myself halfway home when I do a U-turn. I hit the gas, speeding toward Myrtle Beach. My tears fall once again as I think of him leaving and I’m not the last person he sees. I need to be the last thing he sees. The fissure my heart has suffered begins to quake as I pray I make it back to him.
I park at the airport entrance, racing through every checkpoint I can before actually yelling, “He’s leaving. I have to tell him I love him.” The airport officials have mercy on me when I explain he’s a soldier and I’m crazy for him. “He may not make it back, he’s deploying.”
Pointed in the right direction, I sprint to his departure gate. His family standing close by the window, I know then he’s already boarded. I push past several onlookers to the wide expanse of glass standing between us.
I search, switching between his family and the plane, to gauge where he will be. My chest constricts as I get a glimpse of him for the first time in fatigues. He’s breathtaking. As my pride swells, I lay my hand on the window, reaching for him.
I begin to lose hope when his eyes suddenly dart to me. A smile growing on his face as I fight to dry mine. The plane begins to roll, and I follow it, never moving my hand from the clear barrier. When Riley raises his hand, pressing it against the glass, I fall to my knees.
My eyes never leave his face nor does my hand break our connection. I stay there as he taxi’s down the runway and lifts off. Leaving me. I push against the glass with both hands, hoping beyond all things I could break it and run after him.
I sit against the window, clutching my chest as if my heart has fallen from it until Walker picks me up from the floor. He carries me from the building, my life in ashes. Walker sits with me until I regain some semblance of composure. I’m not ever far from plummeting over the edge again.
What Others Are Saying:
“O.M.G., O.M.G.! Just finished U-Turn. Holy freaking sh*t, I don’t have words at the moment… or breath!!! So I’m pretty sure Leaona Luxx is getting to insert an evil laugh or two at this very moment…”
“I told Lea I wasn’t sure about this book. I wasn’t sure I could read a story about someone I hated sooo much. I should have had faith, she said it was going to be worth it. It was… And more so. I had tears just waterfalling down at the end.”
U-Turn: Highway 17 Book 2
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