Thursday, February 18, 2016

~*★Release Blitz with Review★*~ One Day Soon by A. Meredith Walters

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Synopsis


He found me in blood and tears. I stayed with him through darkness and fire. We loved each other in the moment between innocence and bitter truth. We were the kids easily ignored, who grew into adults we hardly knew. We weren’t meant to last forever. And we didn’t. He ran away. I tried to move on. Yet I never stopped thinking about the boy who had fought to keep me alive in a world that would have swallowed me whole. He was the past that I buried, but never forgot. Until the day I found him again, years after believing I had lost him forever. And in cold, resentful eyes, I saw the heart of the man who had been everything when I had nothing at all. So I vowed to hold onto the second chance that was stolen from the children we had been. Sometimes fate is ugly. Life can be twisted. And who we are can be ruined by who we once were. For two people who had survived so much, we would have to learn how to hold on before we were forced to let go.  

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Excerpt


      “Maybe I should tell you a story. It’s been a long time since I’ve done that. You always liked when I made up dumb stuff to get you to smile.” I chuckled. “The more improbable the better, right? So let me think of something completely unrealistic.” I sniffled, wiping my wet cheeks. I hadn’t realized I was crying. “Once upon a time there was a sad, lonely boy who was actually a forgotten prince. No one knew that he was rich and powerful and had a family that was searching for him.” I smiled sadly, wishing, more than anything, that this particular story had been true. “One day he met a girl who swore that she would help him get back home to the castle. They fell in love. The prince wanted her to come back to the castle with him so they could live there together. They fought dragons and defeated ogres. They ran from witches and swam through oceans. And finally they found the castle. The prince’s family welcomed him home and he married his princess. And they lived happily ever after.” I rested my forehead on the back of his hand, hating how cold his skin was. “You always loved your fairytales,” I mused, wishing he had been able to find his. The hand in mine stirred and I bolted upright. Yoss’s face was contorted in pain, his eyes fluttering. I got to my feet and reached for the call button so I could alert the nurse that something was wrong. Then he let out a breath and his eyes opened. They were clouded and confused as they darted around the room, taking everything in. I was rooted to the spot, not moving. He frowned and then winced when he tried to sit up. “Uh, you shouldn’t do that. Take it easy,” I instructed, my voice shaking. Then the wild, green eyes found me. There was no immediate recognition and I felt the crushing weight of disappointment. He doesn’t know who I am. His eyes were cold. So cold. Dead. He groaned as he lifted his hand to his face, touching the bandaged skin. “Let me call the nurse. Your doctor will want to see you now that you’re awake—” “Where am I?” he asked, his voice rough and hard. It was a voice I had heard a million times in my dreams. A voice I never thought I’d hear again. Not in real life. “You’re at Lupton Memorial Hospital. You were brought in last night.” I didn’t give him any more details. I wasn’t sure he was ready for all that. He had just gained consciousness after all. “The hospital,” he repeated. He struggled to sit up and hissed in pain at the effort. “Seriously, you should wait and let me call the nurse—” His eyes flashed in my direction and the cloud of confusion lifted as he speared me with a look that I felt in my bones. Recognition. His eyes widened and his mouth parted in disbelief. I wanted to say something—anything—but my tongue felt frozen behind my teeth. Yoss shook his head and closed his eyes. He let out a noise that sounded a lot like a sob and my heart knew the sound of pain when it heard it. When he opened his eyes again, they were wet. Long, dark lashes spikey with tears that refused to fall. A hundred memories arched between us. A thousand words spoken softly in the dark. A dozen promises never kept. His lips curved upwards into the shadow of a smile that I remembered and loved so much. “Imi,” he whispered. I nodded, still otherwise paralyzed. “Imi,” he said again, a tear traveled the length of his cheek and dripped off his chin. “It’s me, Yoss,” I said finally, forcing myself to speak. Our eyes met. They held. They clung and they devastated. Fifteen years had passed but none of that mattered. In that instant we were kids again. Remembering a time when, to each other, we were everything.

Title: One Day Soon
Author: A. Meredith Walters
Release Date: February 17, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★
Reviewer: Diane
"One Day Soon"

  99% of the time I read the epilogue halfway through the book.  Why?  It fuels my anticipation about a story.  This one was different even though I was tempted to, believe me but I resisted because if you read the acknowledgments you'll know why I'm saying this (I'm bragging).  I knew a little bit about this story that Meredith was working on.  I wanted to experience for a change not knowing the end.  So I stayed glued to my kindle way past my bedtime.  Let me tell you, this is one of the best stories I've ever read so far.  A skillfully gifted writer like Meredith is my sole reason why I love to read so much and praise great authors.  This story went above and beyond my expectations.  It goes way above 5 stars, more like 10.

                            “I promise"

  This is a beautiful, compelling and inspiring journey that stole my heart.  I couldn't truly understand pure unconditional love until I read this story.  It grabbed my undivided attention from the very first page to very last one, even hours after I was done reading because I get to write a review, hopefully worthy of this amazing story.

                             "We sobbed"
                             "We laughed"
                             "We promised"
                             "We fell apart"

  I've pretty much read everything that Meredith has written so far and I keep telling myself every time that it's  her best one yet but she always surpasses my expectations.  The author was invested and prepared with her researches in order to deliver one of the most memorable stories yet.

  “I won't leave you, Imi, not ever.  You and me, we're definite.  I don't have anything if I don't have you.  You have to believe that"

  I always keep my reviews spoiler free because I don't want to ruin this amazing journey and experience, a reader gets while reading a great story.

                            “One Day Soon"

  It involves a homeless boy named Yoss, a homeless girl named Imi that relied on him for survival.  Flash forward 15 years of separation, now Yoss needs Imi.  The story goes from the present to the past.  It's the story of two lost souls who found love and compassion even in darkness.  Their love story is intense and beautiful.  That's all I'm going to say about the blurb.  Trust me you don't want me to say more, it needs to be experienced at its fullest.

                            "Tell me a story Imi"

  It's not just another romantic, steamy novel.  It's so much more than that.  It's about respect, helping each other in a time of need without expecting anything in return.  People watching out for each other with selfless acts. This story is unique, sweet, gripping and raw.  It's one of my best roller coaster ride of emotions I've had the pleasure of experiencing.  This story broke my heart over and over again but to be put back together in order to leave me smiling every time.  Even writing this review, I can't stop myself from being emotional. It can be heartbreaking as well as heartwarming.

                         "One day soon"

  I've thought constantly about this story.  I guess it's called a book hangover.  The words, the storyline, the characters and the plot were seamless.  Even if the story was told in Imi's POV, I felt Yoss's pain, anguish, sadness and happiness.  I'm a huge Meredith fan because her stories have heart and compassion.  It's fiction but her stories deal with real life issues that just get to me.  The author grabbed me and I had no choice but to become emotionally invested in the story and especially the characters. She taps in to human emotions and feelings so profoundly.  Her characters are flawed, broken with real life issues which makes her writing matchless.

                         "I promise"

  I admire how Meredith insinuated events that happened on the streets in order to survive.  Kind of reading between the lines.  I don't think I could've stomached some descriptive details of some of these tragic events that occurred.

                      "One Day Soon"

  This is a standalone told in Imi's POV with one from Yoss at the end.  It as an HEA, but the prologue had me at the edge of my seat.  If someone's ask me for a recommendation, without hesitating I will recommend One Day Soon by A. Meredith Walters.  All her previous books are worth the reader’s time and money.  Trust me they are all good.  I'm anxious to see what comes next for this author because I will be at the forefront of her next book.

P.S.  Have plenty of Kleenex handy.
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About the Author

     

A.Meredith Walters

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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