Spotlight Tour + Excerpt + Pavlina's Review: Reclaiming The Sand by A. Meredith Walters

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Bully and victim.

Tormenter and tormented.

Villain and hero.

Ellie McCallum was a bully. No connection to anyone or anything. A sad and lonely existence for a young woman who had come to expect nothing more for herself. Her only happiness coming from making others miserable.
Particularly Freaky Flynn.
Flynn Hendrick lived a life completely disconnected even as he struggled to become something more than that boy with Asperger's. He was taunted and teased, bearing the brunt of systematic and calculated cruelty, ultimately culminating in a catastrophic turn of events that brought Ellie and Flynn’s worlds crashing down.
But then Flynn and Ellie grew up.
And moved on.
Until years later when their paths unexpectedly cross again and the bully and the freak are face to face once more.
When labels come to define you, finding yourself feels impossible. Particularly for two people disconnected from the world who inexplicably find a connection in each other.
And out of the wreckage of their tragic beginnings, an unlikely love story unfolds.
But a painful past doesn’t always want to let go. And old wounds are never truly healed…and sometimes the further you try to run from yourself the closer you come to who you really are.



I had been right. What we shared was so much more than sex.It was an intimacy that came from baring your heart to someone you knew would take care of it.And he looked at me. Really looked at me. He didn't hide his face. Our eyes connected and clung to each other just as our bodies clenched together tightly. There was no disappearing. There was no denying what this was.
It was love.
Pure and simple and completely complicated love.
The need to tell him burned my throat; my eyes glassing over with unshed tears as he pressed into me.
But I kept silent. Because words weren't necessary. The truth was in the way we touched. The way we moved. The way our eyes never looked anywhere but at each other.
Speaking out loud would only encumber the honesty that couldn't be communicated with words.
"Flynn..." I said on a sigh, handing him my soul on the breath of his name. he rested his limps in the hollow of my throat, his hands gripping me tightly; sweat drying on our skin as we came back to earth.

I loved him.I did.I had never loved anyone before but now I loved with my whole being.
It split me open.
My guts spilled out on the floor at Flynn's feet.
He owned me. Completely.
There was no coming back from this.
Flynn had reclaimed me.

Pavlina's review:

+5 Beautiful,Emotional stars 

"We were a perfect,messed up pair,
Flynn and I."

Such a beautiful story! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars!! This book was perfection!
It was so intense, emotional, heartbreaking, captivating, sweet, beautiful, romantic, unique and realistic! There are so many words to describe how much I loved it!!! This book did something to my heart...really I couldn't stop crying! I decided that I like this author a lot! And after reading another book of hers I can say that she prefers to use anti heroe in her books and this is what makes them so realistic!
This story is about Flynn and Ellie...

"Bully and victim.


Flynn has Aspergers and people at school treat him bad because of this. Especially Ellie and her friends. But Ellie when she was alone she spent time with Flynn. Flynn thought Ellie was his friend...So you can understand how it was when you see someone you supposed to be your friend treat you bad...


After years they meet again...But now Ellie starts to see things different..and she wants to give more in her friendship with Flynn...

First of all I would like to say that at the beginning I hate Ellie's friends so much, they were so mean and bad..And sometimes I feel the same for Ellie. But the author managed to make me also feel sorry for her..And after some facts and after trying to know her more I can say that I forgave her in the end.. Omg my heart is bleeding for Flynn...poor Flynn..This moment I write my review I also cry...because I can't stop thinking how people treat him...
Sometimes I wonder...Are there really so mean people??And why twould they do this?

Their moments together were so cute and sweet and so innocent at the beginning.


"You want to be
with me and I want to be with you.
We belong together."

I'm not sure if my heart will recover soon...I finished yesterday and still thinking about this story....
Please give it a's so powerful, beautiful and unique!
And it could better to read this book when you are in a good place...because it will break your hearts...
You will need Kleenex!!!

Chasing The Tide is the sequel releasing on Dec 16:

***The powerful continuation of the story that began in Reclaiming the Sand- a tale of love and forgiveness and learning to move on from a past that has come to define you.***

Bully and Victim

Friend and Lover

Past and Future

Ellie McCallum and Flynn Hendrick’s story was as painful as it was devastating. But they were able to find within each other an unlikely yet beautiful love. Despite the obstacles that tried to keep them apart.

And together they rose out of the ashes of their tragic history.

Now years after their life changing reunion Ellie is back in Wellston, having just graduated from college and ready to start her future with the man who taught her how to love. However, returning to a town that held so much bitterness and anger was the last place she wanted to start over.

But for Flynn, who is now an art professor at the community college and firmly rooted in the place that gave them their beginning, she’d do just about anything.

Yet it’s difficult building a life when you’ve only just learned how to live.
And love, no matter how strong, doesn’t always conquer all.

Ellie and Flynn must learn how far they are willing to go to stay together. Or whether the ghosts of the past will consume them both.

Because finding a happily ever after is harder than it seems. Particularly when you’re fighting against the one thing that could destroy you.Yourself.

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Paranormal romance including The Find You in the Dark and Bad Rep series as well as the upcoming stand alone romance, Reclaiming the Sand, and a dark new adult series for Gallery Books.
A. Meredith spent ten years as a counselor for at risk teens and children. First working at a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program and then later a program for children with severe emotional and mental health issues. Her former clients and their stories continue to influence every aspect of her writing.
When not writing (or being tortured with all manner of beauty products at the hand of her very imaginative and extremely girly daughter), she is eating chocolate, watching reality television that could rot your brain and reading a smutty novel or two.
A. Meredith is represented by Michelle Johnson with the Inklings Literary Agency.

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