Happy Wednesday and thank you for joining me for What to Read Wednesday. Today I’d love it if you’d help me welcome Heather Van Fleet to the blog. She wrote a wonderful post about changing from an introvert to an extrovert. She’s also sharing her latest release WHEN IT’S LEAST EXPECTED, the first book in her Perfect Timing Series
Take it away Heather…
I’m a loner – an introvert is the better word for it I suppose. I don’t like to go to parties of any sort. I don’t go out of my way to talk to people either. And I would much rather stay at home with my Kindle, than face the world. And you know what? I’m okay with that! I love my family. My husband and my three little ladies are my rock. I’ve got a great set of parents, and a family that a lot of people would be envious of. I’m not an unhappy person by any means, just more of a keep to myself kind instead!
But then I turned thirty, got my very first laptop, and discovered the world of writing. That was also when something changed inside of me – something clicked is a better description for it. That was when I finally found a way to become that extrovert kind of person, without having to change who I really was.
I had officially discovered my characters!
And like a lot of authors I’m sure, I seriously grew addicted to characterizations and creating alter egos. Now . . . I’m not saying I want to be a seventeen year old girl again . . . I’ve already been there, done that, lived through it, and never ever want to go back. But what I do love is creating these characters – creating their lives and molding them all into people who I admire, but don’t necessarily want to be. I love developing their personalities. I love creating conflicts and figuring out how in the world they’re going to get out of said conflicts. And the one thing I love most of all? Having them fall in love for that very first time. Because to me, there is nothing better to than reading about and experiencing that swoon worthy, young love, between my hero and heroine – especially in YA romances.
Creating fictional book characters has been one of the greatest experiences of my life, and the best thing I can possibly hope for now that When It’s Least Expected has been released, is that other people out there will fall as much in love with Harley and Mason, as I did.
WHEN IT’S LEAST EXPECTED
BY HEATHER VAN FLEET
Moving on after a tragedy can be impossible – especially when you’ve been dealing with those tragedies for over two years. But it’s her senior year, and Harley Anderson is more than ready to do just that, even though the skeletons in her closet can’t exactly be hidden.
Enter Mason Daniel, the egotistical, sexy, surfer boy from California – a boy with his own hidden demons, and even bigger secret agenda.
Mason isn’t right for Harley. He knows this better than anyone. He’s the epitome of a runner–a guy who takes what he can get, only to split a short while later. But he can’t deny the emotions that Harley brings out of him, so he’s going to break his rules for once.
He should have known what it would lead to… Two kindred souls – both lost and then found. Will they fail, once again, in their search for contentment and happiness, or will they finally find true love, when it’s least expected?
About the Author:
Heather Van Fleet currently resides in northern Illinois, with her three daughters, Kelsey, Emma, and Isabella, and her fabulous hubby (and high school sweetheart) Chris, with whom she’s been blissfully married to now for ten plus years. She’s a stay at home mom by day, and an avid and completely obsessive writer and reader by night.