Monday, December 16, 2013

Author, author... A Long Time Coming by Heather Van Fleet all about her!!

Woohoo, so excited to have you here.  Can you tell us a little about yourself...


Well, I’m all sorts of unexciting. I’m a mom of three little girls, a wife to my hubby and high school sweet heart, an obsessive White Chocolate Mocha/Crème Brulee drinker, an author of all things young adult and new adult, a blogger, and yes, of course a reader too.



What is your favorite childhood Christmas memory?


My favorite Christmas Memory was always Christmas Eve. My parents, brothers, and I would always go out for pizza and then Christmas light hunt. I remember doing that more than I do even any Christmas days to be honest.



Do you like to decorate your house?  Anything special that you do for your decorating?

I’m kind of a bah–humbug girl to be honest. But I have to try for my girls. We don’t do outside decorations, but we do, do the tree, and a few indoor knick knacks here and there.



Do you have any special tradition that your family celebrates for the Christmas Holiday?


We always have a big Christmas Eve with my hubby’s family and then on Christmas day we do my side of the family.



Are you the holiday cook or do you let someone else do the cooking?


I can cook one thing. Sugar cookies and that’s it. Unfortunately I don’t cook. My husband does all that. It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s just that I’m not very good at it. L



Do you like to be where there is snow for the holidays or are you (or want to be) a snowbird that likes to fly south for the winter?


I love snow…but after Christmas, it can all go away and I’d be fine with that. Definitely gets me in the Christmas mood though, so I suppose that’s a good thing.

As a reader, do you like to read Christmas stories?

Not particularly. Mainly because I’m not a huge fan of the holiday. (Gasp…I know. Sorry!!)



As a writer, do you like to write Christmas stories?

I did write a Christmas story once. It was published and everything, but the pub house shut down so it’s no longer out there. I enjoy writing that story. It was my first ‘sexy’ book too. But I don’t think I want to do it again.



Do you give the gift of reading for Christmas?

Oh yes, my girls get books every year. And for the first time ever, my mom wants me to buy her a book for Christmas this year. I was all like ‘yeah, thanks Mom, for finally reading my books,” and she’s like ‘no…I just want the last Hunger Games book so I don’t have to wait for the move.’ J Nothing like parental support, huh? Lol



For fun, I have a few personal questions, 

Your Favorite 5

1) Favorite Christmas song -

I don’t know the title. But I know it’s a duo. Maybe it’s called “Baby it’s Cold Outside.”

2) Favorite Christmas movie-

A Christmas Story of course.

3) Favorite Christmas story –

I don’t know any! Ah!! *runs and hides*

4) Favorite Christmas color-


5) Favorite Christmas food -

Ham and cheesy potatoes


And for a bonus, if you were given the gift of travel to anywhere for the holidays, where would you want to go???

Hawaii!!! Granted there wouldn’t be snow, but I could tolerate the beach just once if I had to. J



Where can our readers find you?? 




Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?

Well, my very first release, A Long Time Coming was my last book released. It’s a contemporary New Adult/Young Adult. You can find it here:

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…



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Excerpt :
She spun around, nibbling on her lip, grabbing both of his hands as she pulled him slowly along with her. Her eyes were so focused and shiny that he barely remembered his own name, let alone what he was about to say.
“No crutches, David.”
They made it to the edge of the floor, just as the tempo of the music slowed, to that of a seductive, rhythmic beat. She pulled his hands towards her, and he took that non–verbal command, wrapping his arms around her waist. His fingers knew just what to do, settling into the curves of her body right above her perfect ass. Those damn traitorous body parts had a mind of their own.
“I won’t let you fall…” she whispered in his ear, running her fingers through the back of his hair like a vixen who he wanted to steal away forever, only, though, so he could lock her up with him in the backseat of her car again.
Shit …it wasn’t the fear of falling that worried him. Oh no…it was the fear of never wanting to let her go again.
About the Author:
Midwestern native Heather Van Fleet lives in a small town on the Iowa/Illinois border. She’s a wife to her hubby--and high school sweet heart--Chris, as well as a mom to her three little girls, Kelsey, Emma and Bella. When she’s not obsessing over her fictional book characters, cooking dinner, or running around chasing her crazy kiddos, you can usually find her with her head stuck in her Kindle, sucking down White Chocolate Mochas like they're water.
Author Links:
Twitter @HLVanFleet
Giveaway:   Heather is doing a Tour wide giveaway of 5 ebooks of A Long Time Coming  and a $25 Amazon GC


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