Cover Reveal: Stand by AL Jackson

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STAND

A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel

Coming May 22nd

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From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next seductive, unforgettable Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel…

Zachary Kennedy has never been known as a fighter, but he’ll never regret fighting for her…

 I’m Zee Kennedy.

Quiet. Reserved. Predictable.

When my brother died, everyone thought I was just the good guy who stepped up to take his place in the band.

 No one knew what I was hiding. The one thing I’ve been fighting for.

 For six years, I’ve never lost focus.

 Not until one chance encounter with Alexis Kensington.

 Now she’s become my greatest temptation.

I knew better than to touch her, but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t get enough.

Her kiss becomes my air. Her body my salvation.

She needed a savior and somehow she became mine.

Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything.

One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she’s worth the fight.

Will my past continue to keep me down or will I finally find the strength to pull myself up and Stand…

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Where Lightening Strikes by A.L. Jackson

We are so excited to bring you the Cover Reveal for AL Jackson’s upcoming WHERE LIGHTNING STRIKES releasing March 22, 2016. We can’t wait for you to fall into this sexy emotional novel!

 

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Where Lightening Strikes__ebooksmDo you know what it feels like right before lightning strikes? How you can feel the current running through your veins? The trembles of warning that ripple through the air? It was a thrill Tamar King chased all her life until it became the very thing she had to escape.

For the last four years, Tamar King has hidden herself in an isolated world she created. She was safe. No one could touch her. Until Lyrik West walked through her door.

He’s the lead guitarist for Sunder and everything she can never have. The dark and beautiful rock star becomes everything she craves.

Lyrik’s life has been devoted to his band and that success has cost him. Bitter, hard, and filled with regret, he refuses to lose himself again, but from the moment he sees her, he wants one night with Tamar King.

The gorgeous bartender is more than he bargained for. Their attraction is consuming. Their desire overpowering. With one touch, they ignite.

But is it worth the cost of getting burned?

She’s a gorgeous nightmare and he’s a wicked dream…

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aljacksonphotoA.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary and new adult romance.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children.

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My Reading Stack (#21)

reading stackWhat I Finished:

the play change of hart rock chick a stone in the sea

  • The Play by Karina Halle: Wow, I didn’t think I was going to love Lachlan as much as Bram. Wow, was I completely wrong! Bram is easily my favorite trailed right behind is Bram. Honestly, it wasn’t that hard to fall in love with Lachlan to be honest. I knew going in Kayla’s story was going to be interesting ever since she was introduced. I can’t get over how much I loved their story plus, can’t forget Scotland! The way it was described, it just sounds gorgeous!! By like 87% I got frustrated because I knew something was going to happen and I shed several big tears. I completely fell head over heels for Kayla and Lachlan’s story. Enough said. ;)
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Change of Hart by M.E. Carter: It was a cute, quick read. I don’t think I’ve read much or even any that was completely in the point of view of the male character which was a nice change. Usually you’d think it would be hard to connect, but surprisingly it wasn’t like that. olus, let me mention Jason Hart is a Dallas Cowboy. ;) My team and town where I am. Doesn’t get any better than that! It’s so cool to see different places mentioned that I know of! I loved Jason and Addison’s story and thought it was cute. Any guy who has that fatherly attitude like Jason does always wins my heart. Jaxon was a little cutie and couldn’t help but love him too! Though, this was a predictable read. I caught on quickly to the little twists, but that doesn’t take away from the story. Cute read!
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆½
  • Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley: I listened to this as an audiobook and I absolutely LOVED it! The narrator did a fantastic job with Indy’s character. Though, I was upset come the last chapter and thought I still had 30 more minutes left, nope… The rest was the preview to the second book. :(
    I do wish there was more to Indy and Lee’s story, but since there’s 8 books, I’m sure I’ll see more of them.
    This was my first KA book and I definitely understand now all the hype that goes around her books. After the first like 15 minutes of listening, I was completely hooked! I loved everything about this book and I’m DYING for the second, okay, every book. ;)
    If you have yet to start her books, you REALLY need to! You’ll fall in love with Lee, I mean, who wouldn’t!? Indy’s character is HI-LAR-IOUS! LOVED her character to pieces! I’m definitely a fan of her wardrobe that’s for sure! Love me some cowboy boots. ;)
    I cannot wait to continue this series, I know I’ll love Eddie and Jet just as much as well as the other characters to come! I’m also VERY excited for Aly’s story, but she is literally the LAST book in the series… :/

    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • A Stone in the Sea by A.L. Jackson: Umm, okay… WHAT?! Totally didn’t see that one coming. Just when things were starting to go better for Shea and Baz, this gets into the mix. Wow…. I should have suspected it when that little snippet was thrown out.. Nope. Totally didn’t see that coming at all! Wow… This sucks. I don’t have the 2nd book. To those that haven’t read this book, you will need the 2nd book immediately. Dang….
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆½

What I’m Currently Reading:

frenched harry potter and the order of the pheonix

I’m planning to have Frenched finished today and I only made it about 80 pages in Order of the Phoenix… My goal is still to finish the series before the end of the year… Wish me luck!

Because of my semester coming to an end after this coming week, I will be finishing up all my work for the classes this week. I don’t know how much reading I’ll get done. I also don’t know what audiobook I’m doing this week, but if you have me on Goodreads, you’ll see what I choose. Or you can just wait until next Sunday when I do my next update. :)

See you guys later! :)

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My Reading Stack (#20)

reading stackHey guys! So I completely forgot to do my weekly update on what I read, so I’m going to combine the 2 weeks into this post. Since my last post, I have finished 5 books and am going to finish another later today.

What I Finished:

the gathering of shadows a brutal betrayal the offer come to me quietly crashing souls

  • The Gathering of Shadows by J.D. Netto: A FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON BLOG THIS WEEK! Like the book and the plot through this sequel. It was a very quick read- I think it only took me maybe 3 hours to finish. Even though the plot and world continued, I still felt like I couldn’t fully connect. It’s like I could imagine the world, but some of it was still blurry. I felt I lost the connection with the characters and to be honest, I forgot a lot of what happened in the previous 2 and who some of the characters were. I also felt the action was too quick. It started then a few pages later the battle was over.
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆
  • A Brutal Betrayal by D.C. Renee: A FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON BLOG THIS WEEK! This was such an emotional, dark read. I did catch on towards the beginning what was going to happen later in the book but didn’t think it was actually going to happen. This was such a beautiful read despite what all these 2 characters have gone through in their lives. I did feel I couldn’t fully connect with the characters.
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆½
  • The Offer by Karina Halle: I listened to this as an audiobook. I very much enjoyed the audiobook, just not a fan of the lady who did Nicola, her dialogue for Eva and Kayla. Drove me crazy! I worry that with the way Kayla was portrayed and how her voice was in this audiobook, that when I read The Play I’ll be annoyed with her character because I’ll have that voice in my head. :( I hope that won’t be the case… I loved Nicola and Bram’s story 10x more than Steph and Linden. I felt I connected with their characters more. And, come on, any guy who treats little kids like Bram did completely wins my heart. Let’s be real. ;)
    Loved their story so so much. my heart broke a hundred times, especially for Eva.

    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Come To Me Quietly by A.L. Jackson: Wow, just… Wow. I’m at a lose for words at the moment. I was getting so frustrated come the halfway mark and not knowing about Jared’s past. It was literally driving me insane! You don’t find out until the last 100 pages or so and as soon as the truth comes out, it completely goes downhill from there. Holy crap, this book was nothing like I expected. My heart is completely shattered for Jared and knowing what happened in his past. I had an idea for what could have happened, but turned out to be completely off. I’m VERY happy the sequel follows them. I wouldn’t say it ends in a cliffhanger necessarily, but one where you need the need book immediately. Does that make sense? Well… of the million books I own, the sequel is not one of those. Dang.
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Crashing Souls by Cynthia A. Rodriguez: Okay, what kind of ending is that?! I don’t even know what to do right now, I’m still in shock. I had some speculations as to how it would end. but didn’t think it would actually end that way…. :( I think that I’m such a hard core romance kind of person that I have to have that H.E.A., this doesn’t have one… I will say the story was amazing. The ending, not too crazy for. Again, because of me being a romance addict… If you don’t mind not having an H.E.A, then I would recommend this book! I loved Dex and Noa, their characters were so interesting and I loved that the first half was Dex and second half was Noa. I did also have alot of confusion with the whole Grim Reaper portion…. I overall really enjoyed this book, but the ending wasn’t my biggest cup of tea. I would still recommend this to alot of people, but would warn of the loss of H.E.A… I’ll have more thoughts on a full review soon. I need time to process this book… (UPDATE: I did talk to the author shortly after and there will be a sequel, so I will update my review reflecting with that.)
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆

What I’m Currently Reading:

the play rock chick

I have about 10% left in the The Play and I’m seriously in love… I thought Bram was going to be my favorite and Lachlan has beaten that. I think it’s because of his personality… He’s such a complete sweetheart and my heart aches for him. Plus, the dogs.. I mean really!? I’m listening to Rock Chick as an audiobook and I’m obsessed! It’s a pretty long book, but I’m hoping to finish it by Thanksgiving. :) (It’s my first KA book!)

What’s on My Agenda:

a stone in the sea harry potter and the order of the pheonix

These are my next 2 books to read. I’m definitely going to try and read HP before the end of the week. I’ve got to finish the whole series before the end of the year. That’s my goal and I completely intend to do so! :)

See you guys next week!

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Release Day Blitz: Drowning to Breathe by A.L. Jackson

 

 

Drowning to Breathe-ebooklgThe danger in pretending is it becoming real…

Sebastian Stone, Sunder front man and guitarist with a rap sheet about ten miles long, escaped to Savannah, Georgia, to get away from the trouble he’d caused.
Not find more of it.

The moment he saw Shea Bentley, he saw beneath all her sweet and innocence to something that went deeper.

Darker.

Their relationship was built on secrets; their love built on lies.

Sebastian never imagined how deep her secrets went.

When the past and present collide, Sebastian and Shea find themselves fighting for a future neither believed they deserved. Their passion is consuming and their need unending.

Now, holding the truth in his hands, Sebastian is faced with sacrificing everything he’s come to love to protect Shea and his family.

Two pasts intertwined.

Two lives bound.

Will their demons drown them or will Shea and Sebastian finally learn to breathe?

 

Drowning to Breathe

A Bleeding Stars Novel, Book 2

 

 

 

 

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Lust and love fought for dominance in his expression when he tore himself away, and he slammed my door shut and ran around to his side. I didn’t hesitate to shift in my seat, my hand going to the flat, rigid planes of his abdomen as he shifted hard, tires squealing as he took to the street. I kissed at his neck and teased at his ear, fingers toying with the waistband of his jeans, while he groaned and tried to focus on the road.

“You tryin’ to kill me, Shea?”

I gasped when the car jerked and Sebastian made a sudden, sharp turn, and then another. He screeched to a stop on a deserted side street.

A fog of lust clouded my mind as I was yanked back onto his lap, my knees on either side of his legs, his needy cock grinding at the seam of my cut-off shorts as his mouth overtook mine.

Oh. God.

I moaned, fingers digging into his shoulders.

I arched up and pressed my breasts to his chest. They ached with just a glimmer of the need throbbing between my thighs.

Hot hands gripped the outside of my hips, forcing me back down on his dick that strained from his jeans.

I might have been on top, but he was definitely in control.

“Fuck, baby…what have you done to me…what have you done to me? Dying to be inside you. Have to feel you. Need you so bad.”

“You have me.”

 

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He wanted nothing at all…

Until he found she had everything to give…

Sunder lead singer and guitarist Sebastian Stone has

everything—fans, fame, and fortune. He also has a heart full of bitterness and

a reputation for a short-fused temper. But an outward reputation rarely reveals

the true man inside. Facing assault charges after trying to protect his younger

brother, Sebastian is sent to Savannah, Georgia to lie low until the dust

settles in L.A.

Shea Bentley is beautiful, kind, and hiding from the very

lifestyle Sebastian has always embraced.

When the mysterious, tattooed stranger begins hanging out at the

bar where she works, Shea is quick to recognize he is nothing but trouble, but

she’s helpless to the way her body lights up every time his intense gray eyes

tangle with hers.

They both soon find themselves drowning in a sea of desire and

passion that won’t let them up for air.

 

 

Sebastian knows firsthand secrets never die, and he’s not the only

one who’s hiding them.

Loving someone always comes with a price. But will it be Shea’s

past that costs them everything?

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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary and new adult romance.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college

student. She filled the journals she

carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the

difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends

and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel.

A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her

husband and three children.

Connect with A.L. Jackson online:www.aljacksonauthor.com

 

To stay up to date with important news on A.L. Jackson, including new releases, sales, and exclusive specials and

excerpts, text “jackson” to 96000 to subscribe!

 

 

Review: When We Met by A.L. Jackson, Tiffany King, Molly McAdams & Christina Lee

when we metWhen We Met by A.L. Jackson, Christina Lee, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King
Published by NAL on November 4th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 400
Source: Gifted
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Today’s premiere New Adult authors combine their talents to tell four original stories from inside one house.

When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it’s a year that will change the rest of their lives.

BEHIND HER EYES by A.L. Jackson
Unable to live down her ex-boyfriend’s deception, Misha is determined to avoid betrayal. When, the new guy next door, Darryn starts to get under her skin, her defenses start to crumble. But trusting Darryn seems impossible, especially if he’s not sure he can trust himself.

SAVING ME by Molly McAdams
On the outside, Indy is always ready for a party—but inside she’s breaking. Kier makes a weekly routine of saving the girl next door from herself on Saturday nights… but when will she be ready to remember him on Sunday morning?

FOULING OUT by Tiffany King
Working at a sports bar, Courtney has become a pro at sidestepping propositions from arrogant jocks—which makes her a more elusive catch for campus basketball star Dalton than he expected. But when he falls for the saucy waitress, Dalton will have to rethink his game plan to prove he’s not the jerk Courtney expects.

BENEATH YOUR LAYERS by Christina Lee
In order to ace her fashion internship, Chloe must team up with local college dropout and set builder, Blake—much to her chagrin. But after some “hands-on” experience, Chloe will have to ask herself if Blake factors into her carefully laid plans…

what i thought

 

This was my first time reading all 4 of these lovely authors’ books and I couldn’t be happier. I adored all 4 of these love stories!

My favorite would probably have to be Behind Her Eyes by A.L. Jackson. I was obsessed and in love immediately. Don’t get me wrong, I adored all 4 of these authors and I’m REALLY looking forward to their actual books, but A.L. Jackson is the one who stood out the most out of the 4 for me.

I loved each of the stories for different reasons.

Behind Her Eyes by A.L. Jackson: I loved the chemistry between Misha and Darryn, but I loved the writing the most. Misha’s past has put a strain on future relationships for her. She got close to her last boyfriend and gave up her most vulnerable side it have it completely destroyed when everyone sees. Hunter, the ex-boyfriend is a complete dbag. I hated his guts so much. Darryn is a complete sweetheart and of course, extremely swoon-worthy. Though he’s keeping a secret from Misha..

Saving Me by Molly McAdams: I’ll admit, I think this was probably my favorite romance.. Indy and Kier’s relationship was so sweet and so heart-breaking… They are completely 2 different people, Indy likes to party and drink, Kier is VERY quiet and doesn’t go to parties. They couldn’t be more different. But they both have terrible parents. Kier was always Indy’s safe haven no matter what happened, he was there for her even when she didn’t know it.

Fouling Out by Tiffany King: Okay, childhood friendships always get me. I have such a soft spot for these kinds of romances. You can’t not like them. Courtney and Dalton grew up together but one day Dalton’s basketball fame got the best of him and they lost their friendship.

Beneath Your Layers by Christina Lee: Chloe and Blake’s story was probably my least favorite though I loved the authors writing. I just didn’t feel completely the same as I did with the other 3. I loved the banter between the 2 because they are being forced to work together. Both have different parents, Blake wants to be noticed by his mother and Chloe wants nothing more than to be away from hers.

 

Loved all 4 of these stories! I’m super excited to see what else these authors have written. I definitely recommend this to new adult fans as well as those like me that have never read these 4 authors. It’s a good way to get a glimpse at whether you would like their books or not. :)

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“All this thing needs is a little TLC.” He eyed me seriously. “You can’t just leave stuff like this out to rot. It needs to be maintained. Taken care of.” Then he winked. “The way ever girl deserves to be.” –page 31

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“No matter what you think about yourself, I see differently. See, I don’t talk to people unless I want to give them my time. And, God, Indy, I want to give you my time. But I see people, and I sure as he’ll see you.”…. “And I’ll still be that guy. I’m still that safe place, and I’ll still be there ready to take care of you if you find you can’t handle whatever’s going on…” –page 148

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To say I had behaved like a dog in heat would have been putting it mildly. Sex-starved prisoner would have been more accurate. I had totally made Dalton my prisoner bitch. — page 246

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“What are you saying? We didn’t do anything besides kiss.” “But I went home knowing how your skin and your lips felt against mine and that… Almost satisfied my fantasies for the night.” A whimper burst from my lips. “You’re not the only one.” His eyes widened and he moved nearer. –page 331