Lucky 7 Snippet

I’ve never done one of these before, and thanks to Heather Van Fleet for tagging me, y’all get a sneak peak at my upcoming New Adult Romance…finishing up edits as we speak. Woot Woot! Anyway, the rules seem pretty straight forward. The rules are below:

Rules:

Go to page 7 or 77 in your current WIP.

Go to line 7

Post on your blog the next 7 sentence or 7 lines—as they are!

Tag 7 people and do the same

My 7 unlucky, I mean Lucky 7 friends are: Sunniva Dee, Laura Thalassa, Gabbie Duran, Lynn Vorman, Joanne Wadsworh, Julie Campbell, and AC Wilson!  Woot Woot!

 

Here are my Luck 7 Snippet Lines 🙂

Distraction

I watched her closely, wondering why the uncertainty in her voice. “No, not yet. I’ll wait until after I’ve talked to the coaches there. I still haven’t heard from them, officially anyway.”
“Oh.” Kellie perked up. “Maybe you should call them.”
“I will, but not right now. I’ve got some last minute studying to do before my finals next week.”
“Okay. Do you need help?” Kellie’s words sounded more like a purr. She moved closer, trailing her fingers down my chest.

 

And since Heather tagged me, I’ve added her 7 lines below for y’all to enjoy, too! Have a good day ❤

The Imperfect Try by Heather Van Fleet:

Resolved with the fact that he needed to apologize, he jumped up to follow her.

“Wait.” He cleared his throat, pulling her back around by the shoulder.

She stiffened under his touch but didn’t move away.

“Look, can we, I don’t know, start over or something? I mean, I know I was an ass this afternoon, but I wanna get to know you…” Touch you.

Oh hell. Where’d that shit come from?

“I…” Slowly, she lifted her chin, her lip pulled between her teeth as she met his gaze.

That’s when he saw it—the marring of her beautiful face. What the hell? “What the fuck happened to your eye?”

Book Review of: A Long Time Coming (Perfect Timing, #2) by Heather Van Fleet

A Long Time Coming (Perfect Timing, #2)

by

Heather Van Fleet

New Adult, Romance

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Blurb: 

Abigail Orson has a problem. A love problem to be precise; and she has absolutely no idea how to go about fixing it.

For years now, she has been chasing her best friend’s brother—demanding things from him that he’s never wanted to give. For one? A real relationship that surpasses well beyond that dreaded ‘just friends’ zone. You see, David Anderson is her idea of perfection to a T. The one and only guy who has ever had the ability to make her heart beat faster; make her toes curl with the simple blink of his long, girly lashes. But David is also a recovering amputee, and the only thing he really wants from Abigail is to be left alone. Abigail is a fighter though, and losing the one guy who has ruined her for every other is no longer an option.

A guy with one leg who has lost his motivation to live—to love—to actually be a man. David believes he’s a waste of space. If only the beautiful girl of his unattainable dreams would get that through her perfect, blonde, stubborn head! He’s not the right guy for Abigail. He’ll never be worthy of what she deserves. However, staying away is almost impossible, especially when he’s just as in love with her as she is with him. But Abigail has a life ahead of her, one that’s definitely livable without a nineteen–year–old gimp like him holding her down. What makes her want to stick around is beyond questionable to David’s mind.

Choices will be made. Lines will be drawn. And together, they will face challenges that nobody saw coming. David and Abigail may have had almost fourteen years to fall in love, but the thing is, timing and love have never exactly worked in their favor. 

It has been years in the making, and definitely A Long Time Coming for David and Abigail. Let’s hope they don’t screw it up before they actually have the chance to get it right.

Review:

Before we start, you need to listen to this song: All of You by John Legend. This song is PERFECT! Okay, now on to my review. 

A Long Time Coming is a great read! A push-pull relationship, A Long Time Coming ensures you a nice roller coaster of emotions….have a glass of wine and box of tissues handy 😉 

Abigail: Stubborn, honest, strong and completely in love with her best friends twin brother. Oh, she’s also a great gal. 

David: Stubborn, hot, stubborn, strong-willed ( needed a different word), STUBBORN (incase you missed it the first time), sweet and swoon worthy. 

Abigail is the girl next door, David’s twin sister’s best friend and both are head-over-heels in love with the other. One unforgettable night of passion changes their lives…forever. David lost his leg in a hurried attempt to save his twin sister…that night changed him. His life will never be the same. 

Close but still too far away explains these two perfectly. I yelled at the screen, begging them to open up and express how they felt to the other. UGH! Did I say David was a stubborn ass? Well, Abigail isn’t much better (making them a perfect pair) and her secret blows David’s stubbornness out of the water. However, the amazing author raises the element of emotion even higher…David’s mom. OH. My. Goodness. I lost it. Yup, I cried like a dang baby. 

Finally, bruised egos are mended and passion ensues (about damn time, right). Scorching, sensual and perfect bliss follows…enter my glass of wine…okay, it was near a bottle 😉 Just when you think the ride of emotion is over, the author pushes the envelope further and your heart aches. Then you scream, “how much more shit can these two take?” *sigh* 

The end

Just kidding 😉 Lessons are learned and life changes for everyone. David’s and Abigail’s long time coming finishes perfectly.

The End (for real)    

 

Wanna learn more about Heather? Follow the links below:

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorheatherpowell

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6870087.Heather_Van_Fleet?from_search=true

Website: http://www.heathervanfleet.com

 

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Winners Wahoooooooo

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas. My family is winding down (thank goodness) and we’ve certainly been blessed this season. This was my families first Christmas in our new home and I can’t get enough of all things Christmas…probably because I hate putting it all away and I’m now in ‘procrastination’ mode. 

Anyway, the winners have been picked for my Holiday E-book Giveaway and I want to say thanks so much to everyone who participated. I also want to thank all my super, awesome author friends who generously donated one or more of their books to my pile: Joanne Wadsworth, Laura Thalassa, Amy Jones, Katy O’Dowd, Julie Campbell, Sean Hayden, Jen Wylie, and Heather Van Fleet, thank you. This giveaway wouldn’t have been as great without you all. See below for a full list of WINNERS! Wahooooooo.  Off to bed now. Night 🙂

Lindsay Thibodaux

Ann Archambault Waters

Mark Bolles

Brittany Wendtland

Maari Krogfoss

Keisha Rector Carpenter,

Kim Baggett Light

Angela Nelson

Holly Letson

Csilla Kerekes

Sara Morrison

Congrats to you all 😀 Thanks everyone who entered. I’ll have more fun things to win in the new year. Merry Christmas 

Holiday E-book Giveaway Author Spotlight: Heather Van Fleet

Heather has entered two of her books for our giveaway: Resisting Fate (Predetermined, #1) and A Long Time Coming (Perfect Timing, #2). Resisting Fate is a Young Adult powerhouse with over 36 reviews on Goodreads. A Long Time Coming is a great, New Adult read with high emotion-filled situations. Heather’s characters certainly will  stick with you long after the story ends.

Sooooo, for those of you looking to unwind this holiday season with a great book written by a fabulous author, look no further! Be sure to enter for a chance to win one or BOTH of Heather’s books….you WON’T be disappointed! Now on to my interview with this kick a@@ author.

First off, let’s start with the basic info, can you tell us who Heather Van Fleet is?  

Well, let’s see. First and foremost, I’m a mom. That will always hold top reins over everything I do. I stay home during the day with my 3 y/o and watch my 2 y/o niece while my two older daughters (yeppers, all girls) are at school.  I’ve been married to my hubby for eleven years, but we’ve been together since he was fifteen and I was sixteen. Definite motivation when writing YA love stories, for sure. I am all for high school, happily ever after ☺

What did you do before you became an author? Or do you still have some other side job to writing? 

Before I put on the official author hat, I was simply a mom. One point in time I was a pre-k teacher too, but decided I wanted to be my girlies teacher more than everyone else’s ☺ 

How did your interest in writing start?

Cliché, I’m sure, but it started after I read the Twilight Series. I was on a book hangover for months with those things, reading them over and over. Then I started expanding my reading (which was a tragedy until I discovered that Twilight was not the only book for me) I started blogging/reviewing at a reviews site and said to myself ‘hey, you know what? This writing stuff doesn’t seem so hard.’ Hah! How wrong was I, lol. 

Can you tell us a little bit of your writing process?  Do you have to have music, coffee, tea, or simply meditate? 

I have a weird writing process to be honest. I can only write in certain places. Number one is Starbucks. When I can’t make the journey there, I sit at my kitchen table. I can’t sit in bed or on a couch to write because no matter what, I always fall asleep. I’m odd like that. I can’t listen to music anymore because I found myself writing the lyrics into my books as I listened to them. But the one necessity I have to have while I write, is…a straw. Yes. I may seem like a loon, but I have to be chewing on a straw. No shame ☺

Of all the characters in your books, who’s your favorite character to write, and why? 

That is THE toughest question yet. So how about I go with my three most favorite instead? ☺ One would be Emmy from Resisting Fate/Seizing Fate. She is so full of piss and vinegar and doesn’t take anybody’s crap. I love her like my daughter at times. I also love Mason from When It’s Least Expected. He’s such a smart mouth, but some of the swoony stuff that comes out of his lips makes me wish my hubby could take some lessons from him, lol. I have another new fave too. His name is Xavier. He’s absolutely deeeeelish. Not to forget mentioning that he calls his love interest, Deelish too. He’s from my latest super–secret mature YA novel entitled Taking a Chance. That boy makes me want to be eighteen again…for real. 

How do you come up with ideas for your books? 

A lot of the times, my girls are my inspiration. We have character naming days. The two oldest have picked almost all of my characters names to be honest. Then from there on out, the stories just come from me. I get ideas from movies, or commercials. When It’s Least Expected was born from a song to be honest. So basically wherever the idea hits, I’m there to catch it 

How long does it usually take you to write a book?

It honestly depends on how much time I have, as well as how much I want to tell the story. Taking a Chance was written in less than six weeks. But I was psychotically writing that book like it was my love slave, mainly because I was really feeling the characters and their story.  Typically though, first drafts usually take me about three months to get that rough draft out and ready to go. 

What is your favorite book/genre to read and why?  

As far as genres go, Young Adult books will always be my top choice. I love the idea of first love—the thrill of experiencing it for the first time. And yes, the heartbreak that goes along with it as well. It’s truly my most fave.

What do you love most about writing? 

I’m not going to lie. I love writing because it’s an escape from reality. Being a stay at home mom is hard, hard work. But knowing I can hang with my imaginary friends at night when the kiddos are asleep is truly a rewarding thing. 

What is the most difficult thing about writing? 

The most difficult thing is finding the time. Some weeks I write a ton, other weeks I barely write a few words. I wish that some nights I didn’t require sleep because when I can’t write, I get all sorts of anxious and I hate it. 

What is your favorite color?

Pink! 

Any last words?

Thank you for listening to me ramble on and on. I do it a lot. If you read my books, you’re awesome, if you don’t…you’re still awesome and I appreciate you taking the time to read my interview. 

 

And Angela, you rock for having me on your blog today. Thanks a million!

 

Thank you, Heather, for hanging out and adding to this great list of books 😀 

 

That’s it for now folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for another author feature.