We are honored to turn the mic over to the amazing Heather Van Fleet for the cover reveal to her latest book, Reckless Hearts! Take a look at the inspiration behind some amazing characters and a stunning cover below! Reckless Hearts debuts February 7th, 2017!
A little over a year ago, I met a man named Collin. He was tall, blessed with the definition of a six pack, and had these clear, blue eyes that would sparkle my way every time I closed my own eyes.
Collin was a little broody, didn’t talk much, and for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why this was. So I did what every author does when bombarded with an unexpected face, voice, and figure in their head:
I started writing him into a book.
Soon after I began this new literary adventure, Collin’s voice flew out of me like the wind. Not a light breeze, mind you, but hurricane gusts which I couldn’t seem to stop no matter how many times I tried to pull my fingers away from the keyboard. Collin was angry at the world, angry at life, and he wanted me to know it. He also seemed to want me to fix it too, but I didn’t quite know how. I did know one thing about Collin: he loved his family, he loved his best friends like brothers, and most of all he loved his nine-month-old daughter, Chloe, like she was all he’d ever need to live for again.
A little over a year ago, I also met a woman named Addison. She was short, her skin tanned year-round like my oldest daughter, and she also had the very same smile as Shay Mitchell from Pretty Little Liars.
Addie was kind and generous, with an incredibly deep soul and a heart of pure gold that made me feel like I was on top of the world whenever I thought of her. She loved hard, she fought little, yet she had problems…the kind that were a bit too deep to flesh out in my head. So, like Collin, I included Addie in this story, and her voice unfolded in a way that was as natural to me as breathing.
Combining Collin and Addie was either the smartest thing I ever did, or the stupidest. At least that’s how I thought at first. Soon after, there was conflict to be had, incredibly steamy sex that I didn’t know I could write, and pages upon pages of bunting heads, banter, and stolen kisses. Collin and Addie were the most frustrating couple I’d ever written, yet at the same time, they gave me the best ride of my life with their overwhelming and all-consuming, love story.
My hope now is that you will all fall in love with them like I did. ♥