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Review Tour & Giveaway : Where Lighting Strikes by A.L. Jackson


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




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.

Rain poured.

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. 


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.
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***5 You sing my soul stars***

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of AL Jackson. I have read and loved all of her books. Her newest series-Bleeding Stars has quickly become my favorite by her. The first two in the series A Stone In The Sea, and Drowning To Breathe follows the same couple, Sebastian and Shea. The third book in the series, Where Lightning Strikes, can be read completely as a standalone. It is about a completely different couple. AL is the queen of writing angsty filled books. The push and pull between the characters Lyrik and Tamar is easily enjoyed and will bring a smile to your face.

First let me introduce Lyrik West . He is a member of the band Sunder. Sebastian that I spoke of in the first two books is the front guy for the band. These band mates, Sebastian~Lyrik~Ash~and Zee, have grew up together, formed a bond that has been tried and tested over the years. These boys are very loyal to each other. Sunder had survived a thousand controversies. outlived a million rumors. Made it through jail sentences and overdoses and the death of their drummer, Mark, which was a very painful experience for the band as a whole group. The members of Sunder like to appear as the bad boy image that the media has saddled them with. Lyrik is very good at fulfilling that image and fueling the media. There is a deeper layer to him than you would expect. There is a soft side, a very ferocious and protective side to him that covers anyone lucky enough to be in his very tight circle. You get the feeling that he has been badly burned, and he is punishing himself for something that happened in his past.

Tamar King slings drinks as a bartender at the local bar Charlie's in Savannah Georgia. She has been working at this bar for four years. She showed up at Charlie's one day looking for a job and a place to live. To Charlie, the owner, this girl had a haunted look in her eyes. She was on the run from someone but not willing to talk about her past. She had been burnt bad, and it showed by the way she did not trust anyone especially men. She had meet Lyrik earlier in the second book , just at the bar, but there was an instant attraction between the two. Lyrik basically spent a year being shot down by Tamar. This time when the band was back in town to have some rest and relax from LA, Tamar also known as Red, did not know how much longer she could deny the attraction she felt for Lyrik.

Lyrik was at a total loss for his feelings for Tamar, this was all new territory for him.

"She was like a red-headed siren, circling and circling and circling me on unsettled waters until I was trapped in some kind of vortex. It instantly flipped a switch in me."

Lyrik and Tamar come to an agreement. To just enjoy the two months that the band is in town for. No strings attached, just enjoy each others company. Tamar has not been with a man in four very long years. She feared getting to close to him, and was already worried about when he would leave to go back to LA.

"I wanted what he was willing to give, even though I had the sinking feeling it was never going to be enough. This boy was going to scar me in an entirely different way."

I feel in love with Lyrik and Tamar and found myself rooting for them to beat the odds and make it. For both of them to figure out how they truly felt, deep in their hearts. They are both damaged in two totally different ways. I wanted them to fight for each other, stand firm and face the feelings in their hearts.

This book will certainly not disappoint in any way. It does end with a HEA. I want everyone to experience it for what it truly is. It is an angsty, emotional, heart wrenching, painful ride that Mrs. Jackson takes us on with this very delightful book. I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes.

Tamar- "The last brittle band of my heart broke. I could feel the snap. A million pounds gone. The flood of emotion that swelled in my chest and spun in my spirit. The shout of my soul. Love.Love. Love"

REVIEWED BY : Priscilla S