Sunday, March 15, 2015

***Release Day Launch*** Pocket Full of Sand by M. Leighton

Pocketful of Sand M. Leighton

A story of heartbreak, loss, redemption and second chances: Pocketful of Sand from New York Times bestselling author M. Leighton
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“She’s beauty for my ashes. And I’m hope for her heartache.”—Cole Danzer

Pocketful-of-Sand250I don’t know what makes a great love story. Is it that instant attraction when boy meets girl? The passionate kisses and the fairy-tale ending? Or is it a lifetime of tragedy, paid in advance, for a few stolen moments of pure bliss? The pain and the suffering that, in the end, you can say are worth it for having found the missing piece of your soul?

The answer is: I don’t know. I don’t know what makes a great love story. I only know what makes my love story. I only know that finding Cole when I did, when Emmy and I were running from a nightmare, was the only thing that saved me. That saved us. He was more broken than I was, but somehow we took each other’s shattered pieces and made a whole. If that is what makes a great love story, if that is what makes an epic romance, then mine…ours is the greatest of them all.

Contains material that some may find disturbing. Not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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Sandy B's Review

Pocketful of WONDERFUL!
Full disclosure - I'm a blogger - so I read ALOT. There hasn't been one thing that M. Leighton has written that I didn't like and most I have loved. Pocketful of Sand is no exception. Ms. Leighton pushes the envelope here by doing something a little different at the end. No, I'm not telling you. You'll have to find out for yourself. She gives us an interesting cast of characters and her writing is spot on. You are drawn into this story and are kept wondering what happened to these two and how they arrived at this point. POS is the story of Eden, her little daughter Emmy and Cole. They meet one fateful day while taking a walk on the beach and fireworks go off like it's the 4th of July.
"I'm sure in another life or if I were someone else, I'd be very attracted to men. Or women. Not anymore. I'm not attracted to anyone anymore. So then why can't I breathe? Why do I feel like I just fell into a black whole that sucked all the air from the world and dropped hot boulders into my stomach."
All of my favorite things are represented here. It is romantic, it is angsty (I love the angst!), it is sexy, there is even an undercurrent of mystery here. These two beings are obviously broken and despite their undeniable chemistry, the question is will they allow each other to heal that brokenness.
How about this first kiss: "I feel it in the way his hand threads into my hair to hold me still for his plundering. He's capturing me. And I'm captured. He wants me. and I'm all his. And I love it. I love it all. More than I ever thought I could."
I laughed, I cried, I wanted to fling my Kindle! These characters wove themselves into my heart and still won't let go! There is something so beautiful about the human spirit being able to triumph after a devastation of the heart. THAT is what Ms. Leighton has captured here. She's done it seamlessly, believably and most of all unforgettably. I'm tearing up while typing this review because I don't want to let Cole, Eden and Emmy go.
I greatly admired Ms. Leighton already. POS has only made that admiration stronger. It is a privilege to watch authors over time grow and stretch in their talent. In my humble opinion, that is certainly the case here.
Are you wondering why my review is so vague? I think that POS should be experienced blind. I'd do you a disservice if I gave you more detail. Trust me on this one! It is my sincere hope that you will 1-Click and find out for yourself exactly what I mean.

About the Author
mleightonNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author M. Leighton is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.
Website: www.mleightonbooks.com

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