WHERE LIGHTNING STRIKES
A Bleeding Stars Novel Book 3
By: AL Jackson
Release Day March 22
Do 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…
WHERE LIGHTNING STRIKES, a Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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
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Excerpt One – Short
Bright lights blinded from above and gleamed against the stark white floor. I hurtled down the narrow hall, desperate for escape.
With every pounding step, I felt the separation grow. A chasm rending and ripping until I felt myself splitting in two.
Gasping for breath, I stumbled out of the building and into the vacancy of the deep, deep night. Wind gusted, tumbling along the surface of the ground, a stir of agitation at my feet.
Above, the storm raged. Clouds dark and heavy and ominous.
Lightning struck. A crackle of energy shocked through the air. Wrapping me in coils of white-hot agony.
For a moment, I gave into it and let myself feel. I lifted my face to the tormented sky, hands gripping my hair as I screamed.
Screamed in anguish.
Screamed in regret.
Screamed loud enough I would never forget.
A crack of thunder opened the sky.
My hands fisted at my sides, and I buried the memory of the way he’d felt in my arms, the memory of his face, in the deepest part of me, sealed it off and cemented my heart.
My spirit grasped and wove with the promise I had made him.
I will never fall in love again.
Not ever again.
Not after tonight.
Review: Where Lightning Strikes (A Bleeding Stars Novel) By: A.L. Jackson
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I have always really enjoyed A.L’s stories, they are my little spot of pure escapism and with the previous two books in the Bleeding Stars series we have alpha males, the strong women who are their perfect partners for this crazy life they have and angst! Ohhh the angst (so good! I am an angst addict I think) the dramatic tension gets ratcheted up about 10 more levels to an incredible crescendo with Where Lightning Strikes. Like the crack of a thunderstorm in the south this book just conjures up this feeling of swirling emotions, uncertainty, tension in the air as two forces of nature come together and finally the calm after the storm.
Lyrik and Tamar are a little on the volatile side and it did take me a few chapters before I was like okay, so he’s more than he presents haha. Her, I loved! She takes no gruff off anyone, and I think tough female characters are some of my favorites to read. She has a fiery temper but it is definitely covering a fragile center and it could take a blustery, insanely cocky rock star to make her see that there is more to life than hiding and slinging drinks and eventually you have to stop hiding from the past and stand and face it.
What starts out as a gruff and snarky love story explodes and becomes so much more than your basic love story, this is a story about healing, a story about family (not just those we are born into but those we choose) and a story about finding what we desire in the most unlikely of places. There is some dark subject matter when dealing with Tamar’s past that may give some readers pause, but once you know that up front you can mentally prepare for it. Personally, I had to set my kindle down during a few parts and just take a pause, the story and characters are so amazing though that it makes you pick it right back up.