The cover for ‘Show me the Way’ by AL Jackson has Rex looking to find his way

 

Show Me the Way

The first stand-alone novel in A.L. Jackson’s brand-new Fight for Me series…

Coming October 2nd

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The first sexy, captivating, stand-alone novel in the brand-new FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .
Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful.
The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he’ll let into his heart is his little girl.
Rynna Dayne. As vulnerable as she is tempting.
She ran from Gingham Lakes when she was seventeen. She swore to herself she would never return. Then her grandmother passed away and left her the deed to the diner that she once loved.
When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he’s in trouble.
She’s gorgeous and sweet and everything he can’t trust.
Until she becomes the one thing he can’t resist.
One kiss sends them tumbling toward ecstasy.
But in a town this size, pasts are bound to collide. Caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and disloyalty, Rex must make a choice.
Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance . . .
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Review: ‘Drowning to Breathe’ by AL Jackson has Shea dealing with the demons of her past


Format: e-book, paper back 

Format read: e-book on Kindle Unlimited 

Series: book 2 of Bleeding Stars series

Rating: 18+ for sexual content, drug references, language

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Holy rock star! That is what Sebastian is. He is all protective alpha male that makes you fall more in love with him (if that’s even possible). He is not only trying to prevent anything from happening to Shea, but that absolutely nothing comes close to happening to Kallie. 

This book focuses more on Shea’s past and some things are a little hard to read. Especially the scenes with her mother (who I absolutely hate despite the fact she tries to redeem herself) and the scenes with Martin. You probably can figure out how Kallie was conceived but to read it and then read the after effects is not something I was prepared for. It’s a big twist and it may be hard for some people to read (though it flirts more on the PG-13 side).

The love scenes with Sebastian and Shea are beyond steamy. They step it up a notch and take it to a whole new level. Especially after their 4 weeks apart and their reunion short after. The passion between Baz and Shea goes beyond just feelings and words. It lives deep inside of them and you can feel it in the way that they talk to one another and the way they treat one another.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book, but there was one chapter I didn’t care for. I didn’t care for the chapter with Baz’s birthday because it felt a little too reckless for me and the scene where they decide not to use protection felt one-sided and not really a mutual decision. It made me look at Baz in a new light.

The story wraps up Sebastian’s and Shea’s story, so no cliffhanger. It does hint at the next book in the series so you can figure out who the next couple is going to be. 

Rating: B

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‘Stand’ by AL Jackson has Zee struggling between promises of his past and promises of his future

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6 Devastatingly Beautiful and Brilliant Bleeding Stars but Worth the
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I felt every burn…every blaze…every beautiful and brilliant word…I FELT IT ALL.
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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 seven 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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Guilt is a poison that consumes our body and never lets it go. It’s even worse when it’s survivors guilt after losing someone that you love. That is the struggle that Zee has throughout the whole book. His brother died seemingly of an OD and he feels guilty not only because he survived but because of what happened right before Marc died.

Alexis knows a thing or two about guilt. She is drowning in it as well as she watches her twin sister go down a road that can only lead to her death. She is connected to her sister and only wants what is best for her but how do you help them without putting yourself in danger? That is really the big question of the hour.

This book dives into those emotions that we feel when we have to say good bye to someone that we love and mourn the fact that they are no longer the people that we once knew. Zee and Alexis are two different heads of the same coin. They have a lot of similarities which makes sense that they would find solace in the other. What I love is that we see the struggle of wanting what they want and also making sure to keep promises that were made in the past.

There were times that Zee annoyed me, but in a good way. I always get frustrated when one of the people in the couple keeps pushing away the other because ‘its for their own good’. Zee thinks that Alexis deserves better than him but can’t seem to keep himself away. That’s why when they finally get together its one of those HALLELUJAH moments. There is a big build up before they get together and

Zee is that poor puppy dog that you just want to wrap up in a bubble and protect. He may be a man by age but he is still a lost boy who is trying to find his way in the world. I could feel everything that he was feeling as we go through the book and try to understand how he got to be a part of Sunder. I am glad and happy to see that he finally grew up to be a man and get his HEA.

Compared to the other books (because it’s hard not to when it’s a book series) is that it’s not my favorite of the series. I did enjoy reading it and liked it, but I think that the last book is still my favorite in the series.

Rating: A


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Alexis and Zee connect in ‘Stand’ by AL Jackson excerpt

STAND

A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel

Coming May 22nd

“Stand is a lyrical dream of power and strength that will steal your mind, body and soul…A mind blowing 10 stars!!!” Queen Zany Book Blog

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 seven 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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My hands lingered on the keys, and she reached out and set her hand on top of mine.
Warmth and light.
It invaded my senses. Clouded my judgment.
My hand flipped over, palm up, and she threaded her fingers through mine. Her head angled, so soft, this girl so fucking good.
“What is it you want, Zee? What is it you can’t have?
You.

Flames leapt into that space between us. Alive and dancing and inciting.

A siren’s call.
My tongue darted out to wet my lips, and I was shaking as I lifted our entwined hands. I brushed my knuckles along the silky flesh of her cheek. I swore I saw the trail of pink it left behind, the simplest touch affecting this girl.
She released a shuddered breath. It mingled with mine.
Our mouths were close—too close—and our noses just touched as we hovered in that space.
“I want things that will only ruin me, Alexis. But you…you make me want to wish for them anyway. Make me believe there’s a chance that maybe they could belong to me.”
Tension tethered us, this rigid band that had me rocking in indecision, every second getting closer and closer as I fought the foolish ideas that tried to take root.
Giving in would only destroy me. But none of that seemed to matter when I leaned in and brushed my lips at the corner of her mouth.
Her fucking delicious mouth.
Because fuck. I just needed a taste. Something to take with me. Something to tuck away, even when doing it felt like some kind of brutal tease.
Alexis gasped at the contact. I edged back the barest fraction, and she was panting these tiny breaths.
Breaths I was breathing.
Her eyes locked on mine. Hungry and pleading. Brimming with belief and hope.
I ran my thumb over the corner of her mouth where my lips had just been. “You are so beautiful. I’ve never met a girl quite like you.”
Something so genuine took hold of her expression. “I hardly know you…and somehow you make me feel like I am. Like when you look at me…you see the person I always hoped I’d become.”
Everything stilled at her words.
At her confession.
Because that’s what I wanted.
For this amazing girl to know the way I saw her. That in her space, I felt something different from all the bullshit I’d dealt with for all my life.
I felt like someone different. Someone better. Like the person I’d once hoped I’d become. I clutched her stunning face in my hands, searching for resolve. For that dedication that right then somehow felt out of reach.
“Zee,” she whispered.
That was all it took for that band to snap.
My hands drove into her hair. And my mouth? My mouth was devouring hers.
Frenzied in its demand. Pleading the same way as her eyes had been pleading with me. Saying all the things I couldn’t ever say.
Our tongues tangled, and my spirit coiled. Heat spread in a flashfire of need. Lust rose in the knitted air, like this intangible greed we both were grappling for, searching for the fastest way to get to the peak.
Our hands searched and clawed and explored. We were a mess of limbs as we struggled to get
closer to each other where we sat side by side on the bench.

“Zachary…Zachary,” she whimpered, grasping me by the back of the head. She crawled forward so she could straddle me.
Motherfuck.
My hands sank into her hips, and she edged up and pressed those gorgeous tits against the wild beat thundering in my chest. A groan rumbled out from somewhere in my soul. She felt so perfect. So good.
I wanted to touch her. Explore her. Claim her.
My dick raged against its confines, all that delicious heat at the apex of her thighs grinding against my jean-covered cock.
It’d been too long. Too damned long. I was going out of my mind.

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The cover for ‘Stand’ by AL Jackson will have you swooning

 STAND

A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel

Coming May 22nd

Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Models: Tyler Halligan & Madelyn DeSantis
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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Tingles rushed, my words nothing more than pants as he kissed down through the valley of my breasts. “Maybe you’re just remembering who you are. Who you were always supposed to be.”
I felt as if I was so close to knowing him. This boy who’s beauty had been muted.
He groaned, half pained, half demand. “You almost make me feel like him.”
Yanking me away from the railing, he hoisted me high. My legs were wrapped high around his chest as he carried me the rest of the way to the upper loft. To this magical place where twilight touched every corner, whispered its secrets and danced in its shadows.
He’d barely tossed me to the bed when he was over me, shoving up my dress and ripping it free, my fingers just as frantic as I tore his shirt over his head. I searched him, hands racing across his chest, feeling the wild beat of his conflicted heart, hearing the struggle that whimpered from his spirit.
He angled down and captured my mouth again. He kissed and bit and nipped as he held my face steady in the frame of his hands. Then he edged down, driving me wild with this murmurs of kisses at my jaw and ear and neck.
“Zachary…please.”
I writhed, dizziness rushing as I stared up at him towering over me.
His body was brimming with hard, cut muscle. Muscle that jumped and ticked and flexed, as if the desire thrumming in his veins stalked back and forth, a caged predator, searching for a way to be released.
My gaze traveled across the tattoo on his chest.
Relentless.
“Fight for me,” I begged.

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‘Stay’ by AL Jackson will hook you from page one and never let you go

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“Stay is a power, heart-wrenching story that will consume you heart and soul, leaving you utterly breathless days after the last page is read.” – Kelly Elliott New York Times bestselling author

Synopsis:

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

I’m Ash Evans. The life of the party. Hot. Rich. Charismatic. A tattooed rock star with the world at my feet. I burn through women faster than the strike of a match.

I’ve embraced my lifestyle and live it to the fullest. Until the day my lifestyle caught up to me.

Willow Langston found me at my lowest. Literally. Facedown in a puddle of my own blood.

I owe her my life and I have three months to repay that debt. What I never should have done was touch her. Kiss her. Take her to my bed.

Love wasn’t supposed to be a part of the equation. I gave up that nasty complication a long damned time ago. Now I want her more than my next breath. But she doesn’t know what I know.

Do I leave to protect her? Or can I face my demons and ask her to Stay?


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Review

It said that woman all want the chance to tame the bad boy. The player. The one that can’t be a one-lady kind of man. Well, that is likely true. In this case, that is not what attracts Willow to Ash. But the fact that there is just ‘something’ that draws her in.

We will come back to that later.

Ash is not someone who likes to live by the rules, and that is apparent right at the beginning of the book as he finds himself at the end of a big brawl. It takes the luck of someone kind to find him and save him. While he thinks that he’s just being nice to her and ‘pretending’ to help her ward off her old boyfriend but we all know. She is not like any of the other girls in his life. She is sweet, kind, hard working, and a little broken (though not to be mistaken as weak). It’s that ‘something’ that he can’t get past.

See we got back to that something.

The language in which AL Jackson writes is what I love most about her books. Especially in these books, she likes to write quick, short paragraphs that match the tempo of the scene. It not only brings you into the scene, but you start to feel the same way that the character is going through (in this case it’s mostly Ash). Whether it be panicky or worried or scared. It’s a clever way of drawing you in and I love it.

To the story of Ash and Willow there are really no words to describe how beautiful and tragic their love story is. It would give Romeo and Juliet a run for its money. Their connection runs beyond what’s on the surface and while they know that Ash may not be the best person for Willow, she knows that there is a good man underneath (despite what he thinks).

I can’t wait to see where this series is going to take us. There is nothing that AL Jackson could write that I wouldn’t read. Especially when it involves the boys of Sunder.

Rating: A+

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Ash struggles for control in ‘Stay’ by AL Jackson excerpt

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Blurb

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

I’m Ash Evans.
The life of the party.
Hot. Rich. Charismatic.
A tattooed rock star with the world at my feet.
I burn through women faster than the strike of a match.

I’ve embraced my lifestyle and live it to the fullest.
Until the day my lifestyle caught up to me.

Willow Langston found me at my lowest.
Literally.
Facedown in a puddle of my own blood.

I owe her my life and I have three months to repay that debt.
What I never should have done was touch her. Kiss her. Take her to my bed.

Love wasn’t supposed to be a part of the equation.
I gave up that nasty complication a long damned time ago.
Now I want her more than my next breath.
But she doesn’t know what I know.

Do I leave to protect her? Or can I face my demons and ask her to Stay?

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Excerpt

She stared back at me with big chocolate eyes.

Molten.

Her gaze washed over me like lava.

Burning up everything in its path.

“You are so beautiful,” she said, voice hoarse.

“Peaches,” I whispered as a warning. Wasn’t sure I trusted myself with her right then.

“You are. Did you know…did you know the first time I saw you…when you were lying covered in blood and you opened your eyes and looked at me, that I saw it? Something so beautiful and raw and powerful. Even when you’d been broken. The way you looked at me shook me straight to my bones. And then tonight…what you did for me…I don’t…”

I roughed a hand through my thrashing hair, a perfect mirror to my thrashing heart. “Peaches.”

Another warning.

I didn’t deserve the way she was looking at me. Like I was good and right when I was no better than the bastard we’d left lying back there on the floor.

So slowly, she reached out, shaking fingers gentle as she traced them along the scar that marked that night beneath my eye.

A tremble took me whole.

Energy pulsed and shivered and shook.

Shit.

I gripped her by the wrist and pressed the underside to my nose. “You’re killing me, darlin’.”

“And you’re saving me.”

A hard frown hit me. “It was you who did all the saving.”

Sitting back a fraction, she shook her head. “If it weren’t for you, I’d be home tonight, hiding in the dark.” Her tongue darted out to sweep across her lips. “I never would have been brave enough to go there or to stand up to him. To say those things.”

“But that’s where I think you’re wrong, darlin’.” This time it was my turn to reach out and touch her. I cupped the side of her face, glancing between her and the road. “I think you’re so much braver than you’ve been giving yourself credit for. I see it there. Feel it every time I look at you. You’re incredible, Willow. Every time you walk through my door, I know it. So good that I know I shouldn’t be doing whatever the fuck it is I think I’m doin’ with you.”

She was still panting those breathy pants, and she leaned into my touch.

“I…” she attempted before she looked down, averted her gaze. Even with her head downturned, there was no missing the blush creeping to her cheeks. She hesitated before she spoke. “When you kiss me…it doesn’t feel like pretending. It feels like the best thing I’ve ever felt.”

I swallowed hard, crossing a line. Pushing into the boundaries that should have been firmly set in place. “That’s because when I kiss you? It’s not pretend. When I tell you you’re gorgeous—the best thing I’ve ever seen? I mean it. And when I look at you…”

I touched the center of my chest, feeling ripped open wide. Exposed. Maybe telling her the truth when it wouldn’t do either of us any good was wrong. But there was no hiding when this girl was looking at me that way. “I feel it right here. We might be pretending, but you can’t fake this.”

Like she didn’t trust herself, she pressed farther against the door. “You make me want things…things I know I shouldn’t want.”

“And what is it you want, Peaches?” I prodded low, knowing full well I was pointing us in the direction of no return. “Told you when I came into your store that I’d give you anything.”

“I want…” She tucked her bottom lip between her teeth, nervous or unsure whether to give me the truth.

Blood pounded mercilessly through my veins. Thickened with lust. All of it clouded my judgment, knocking loose my center of gravity.

Because I knew the look on her face. Desire was written across her like a musical score.

The way her body rocked and trembled and silently pled.

Desperate to be played.

I knew I should close my mouth. Shut this down. Drop her at home. Instead, I let the words slide free. “Tell me, Peaches.”

The needy rasp fell from between her lips. “I want you to touch me.”

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