Please welcome author, Meredith Walters!
Favorite scene to write and why:
There were so many scenes that I loved in Reclaiming the Sand. My absolute favorite had to be Ellie and Flynn's first kiss. Ellie had been struggling with so many of her own demons. She's a girl who has been chewed up by the system. She's caught in this vicious cycle that she feels she deserves. Flynn offered her an escape in high school but she had resisted it. And now here he is all these years later, offering it again. She fights it. She almost destroys it. But in the end, their connection is too much to deny. The kiss is slow and tentative. It's not aggressive or sexy. But it's passionate. It's these two people finally connecting on a physical level and that's a scary thing for two people like Ellie and Flynn.
Reclaiming the Sand by A. Meredith Walters
Expected publication: March 17th 2014
Bully and victim.Tormenter and tormented.Villain and hero.
Ellie Mccallum was the bully. The Tormenter. The Villain. Taking what she wanted, stomping over anyone that got in her way. Feelings, futures, and relationships be damned. She felt no emotional 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.
Growing up, Flynn Hendrick was known only as “Freaky Flynn.” He 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 farther you try to run from yourself the closer you come to who you really are.
A. Meredith Walters Bio:
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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Cute cover, they are not facing each other, different. Deb PReplyDelete
Sounds like this is a different take on the Asperger's sufferer. He is the one to reach out to her. I'm intrigued.ReplyDelete
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