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A Bleeding Stars Standalone Novel

"PURE BEAUTY IN WORDS. Stand shatters and SINGS to the SOUL, making the heart both soar and bleed." ~Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog

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
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411 pages
Published May 22nd 2017 by A.L. Jackson Books Inc. (first published May 20th 2017)
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Karen Mc
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing


Have you ever wondered if each day of our lives is purposed? If every step we take is exactly where we're supposed to be?


Have you ever read a story or series that means more than you can ever pen into words? It's almost as if fate had a hand in matching you to the perfect story...YOUR perfect story or series. It's as if those words are meant for you. Every feel from every word...YOURS.

You don’t have to look hard to see the beauty that bleeds into A.L. Jackson’s words, so wondrous...so WOW.
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A.L. Jackson
Mar 31, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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This is the final book in the Bleeding Stars Series. It can be read as a stand-alone.

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Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
I always wondered what Zachary "Zee" Kennedy's story was. He's been the quietest, most reserved rock star I've ever read about up until this book. He took his deceased brothers spot in his brothers band Sunder. And as we got the real story, he took his spot in much more than just his band. If you've read the 5 books prior in this series, you've seen a lot of Zee in them. I had a lot of assumptions as to 'what' happened. Yeah I guessed wrong...

I'm going to say this, I liked Zee, I loved Alexis,
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Paige
4.5 "Starshine" Stars

I can't believe this is the end of the Sunder boys. I'm so ridiculously happy and so sad at the same time because one of my favorite series has come to a conclusion. But in her beautiful, lyrical fashion, AL Jackson ended this series with an emotional bang in Zee and Alexis and brought it full circle in the most heartfelt way possible.

Zee has been the quiet and steady member of the band since his brother died. From the start he's been the one trying to keep the band togethe
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The End! ☹
The last book in the series. Zee.
I loved it.
It was adorable & moving & sexy & sad & suspensy & exciting & mysterious ... just beautiful.

BUT - just like with all the books in this series, I kinda hate the writing. Not all of it, and I think it's just the author's writing style, but for me it's all written way too poetic and long. And what I really hate about the writing is the way A.L. Jackson makes the guys talk. They all leave out the I's or the THE's or whate
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J. Grayland
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In book six of the bleeding stars series we follow the secrets, regrets and torment of Zachary Kennedy, the younger brother of rock band Saunder drummer Mark Kennedy. Zachary better known as Zee takes on the responsibilities of Marks mistakes when Marks life is sadly cut short from an overdose, always the protector and fixer Zee put his own life on hold for his late brother, even when he meets Alexis Kensington who becomes his biggest temptation but also his biggest salvation.
Loved it, total pur
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Katy Loves Romance ❤️
5 "No fear, just life" Stars

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This book is beautiful, I was mesmerised by it all from get go and it's the kind of read for me where I just needed the time to savour the words. I'm not too sure how to review this epic conclusion to the bleeding stars series but I'm going to try my best, but apologies if I don't make a great amount of sense.

"First time I came here, I knew it. Knew you were different. Knew I wasn't ever gonna be the same."

This story is about two souls that truly need to believe
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Michelle
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Stand by A.L. Jackson is a breathtaking symphony of visceral words and raw emotions. Jackson has readers like myself going down the proverbial rabbit hole where we must surrender to the onslaught of beauty, understanding, pain, love, and the union of two souls destined to have their lives intertwined.

 photo 897263c585c1a257281918c78bb2e1_zpsiwwwiwrh.gif Standing there, I knew this would cost me. Everything important in our lives did. Nothing was free and every action came with a consequence.
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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Stars

‘Agony cut through me. A dull, bitter blade. The desperation to save someone who didn’t want to be saved.’


The beauty of AL Jackson’s words shone through this highly emotional and passionate romance which had our hearts breaking and our eyes welling up throughout. The writing was flawless and we felt every single word. Stand is the last book in the Bleeding Stars series and can be read as a standalone. This is a series that has stolen our book reading hearts.

‘Every inch of the man was a
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Brigid Brown
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Stand is the final book of the Bleeding Stars series and it was A-MAZ-ING!!!! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars.

This is the story of Zee, the drummer for Sunder, and Alexis, the girl who crosses paths with Zee one fateful night. Their story is both heartbreaking and breathtaking. Their connection immediate, their chemistry hot AF. As I have read each book of this series, I didn't think AL Jackson could top the previous book, but once again she has proven me wrong and out done herself, I
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Courtney
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This is Amy at her finest and best yet!! This book wrecked me completely. Emotions everywhere and kept me on edge the whole time. WOW!! The best book to end one hell of an amazing series.

I have been waiting to read Zee's book for quite some time and Amy gave us more than what I had anticipated. Zee stepped up to take his brother's place as Sunder's drummer when he passed away seven years ago. The men of Sunder took him in like he always belonged but Zee always kept himself tucked away in the sha
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Betul
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
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"An angel. The brightest light in the midst of my darkness."

It has been more than two years since the first book in the Bleeding Stars series A Stone in the Sea released. It is always difficult to say goodbye to characters that you have spent so many hours with. I love the Sunder boys, they are such complex and intriguing guys and all of them except Zee had found their HEA. I wanted to know more about Zee, just like with the other guys there was s
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Susan Staudinger
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 BEAUTIFULLY BRILLIANT BLEEDING STARS

**Spoiler-Free Review**


“‘Do you feel it?’ The words were a pant, as if he were captured. Removed. Lost in a place that for a time only belonged to me and to him. ‘It’s alive.’ A light shining somewhere in space, just waiting for us to harness it. To capture it. To give it voice and life.”

In this final installment to her Bleeding Stars series, AL Jackson manages to do just that—she harnesses the light, captures it, and gives voice and life to Zee and Alexis
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MJ
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-books, arc
Smiling through my tears, I am completely floored by Stand. AL Jackson has written one of the finest conclusions to a series I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The boys of Sunder have held my heart from the very start and now that their journey is over I am sitting here feeling so very privileged to have been able to be a part of their world. The outpouring of support, of love and of true brotherhood is never more apparent with these bandmates than it is with Zee's story. The way they all ...more
Lee Lowerre
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***SPOILER ALERT***

EXPLOSIVE** 5 STAR**HEART SHATTERING**MASTERPIECE

STAND is truly a harmonious masterpiece by AL Jackson. This story "wrecked" me in the most beautiful way, I laughed, cried my eyes out, smiled, and most of all I fell in love over and over again....as I read I thought my soul was going to explode for this final book of the Bleeding Stars series.... what a way to leave us "Bleeding" with Zachary "Zee" Kennedy, Sunder's single, sexy and only eligible bachelor.....who has always ch
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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Stars

‘Agony cut through me. A dull, bitter blade. The desperation to save someone who didn’t want to be saved.’


The beauty of AL Jackson’s words shone through this highly emotional and passionate romance which had our hearts breaking and our eyes welling up throughout. The writing was flawless and we felt every single word. Stand is the last book in the Bleeding Stars series and can be read as a standalone. This is a series that has stolen our book reading hearts.

‘Every inch of the man was a
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Amanda Howard
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes it's the quite ones that have the most to say. Not once the whole time I was reading this series did I ever dream the secrets Zee had been hiding. A. L. Jackson once again ripped my heart to shreds and then pasted them back together in a way no other author has ever been able to do. Her writing had a way of sucking you into the story and never wanting it to end. With each book and each character of this series you end thinking, "Ok, there is no way the next book can out do or make me l ...more
Molly McAdams
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An unbelievably perfect ending to this addicting series.
Priscilla Slone
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Zee Kennedy has intrigued me throughout the entire Bleeding Star series. He may be the youngest member of Sunder but he is the most responsible one at times, and seems to be the stitch that holds it all together. Zee did not start out from the beginning with Sunder. Originally his brother Mark was the drummer, his battle with drugs pulled him under. That left Zee trying his best to honor his brother and hold Sunder together. At a very young age, Zee discovered he was musically gifted and his hea ...more
AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)
WOW! I am sad that Stand is the last book of A.L. Jackson’s Bleeding Stars series. It’s hard to say goodbye but I cannot wait to see what is next. Stand is heartbreakingly beautiful though. I was always intrigued by Zee. There is something mysterious about him and I suspect he has a past. Zee, although a little broken, is our true hero. The first-time Zee meets Alexis he saves her life from a dangerous man. Unfortunately, the man got away that night so Zee is determined to keep Alexis close desp ...more
Kelli Jo
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with the Bleeding Stars series and A.L. Jackson's writing with the 1st book and that love grew to an obsession with each new book and couple she introduced! This is the final book in the series and Amy delivered nothing short of a masterpiece with Zee and Alexis's story. The instant connection between this couple is raw, dynamic and real. You can't help but fall for the man in the shadows, Zee. I have to admit his character always intrigued me in the other books, but Amy blew my e ...more
Anne Milne
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After reading this I was a broken sweaty emotional crying mess, the author took my heart gave it a shake and cracked it wide open. I knew this was going to be a hard book as it's the last in the series but I never could have imagined the story the author gave us.
This is Zee's story the drummer who took his brothers spot in the band and Alexis the girl who he meets when he comes to her rescue one night. I never could have imagined the heartache that Zee is hiding from everyone his pain leaps fro
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Anna
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sunder Forever!!! 5 stars !!!!

I loved this series so much and am so sad to see it end ! Every character was so unique and touched my heart in many different ways ! You know a series is phenomenal when you finish the last book in the series and then you immediately start doing an epic reread binge !!! I have read every book from this amazing author and she never disappoints ! Another fabulous 5 star book !!!
Red Cheeks Reads
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW! Every book I read by A.L. Jackson has me completely blown away with her ability to transform words into powerful feelings. Zee and Alexis’ relationship starts off with Zee (a man who makes it his mission to stay below the stardom radar) saving Alexis from a horrifying event. He knows he should distance himself from her and any publicity that might come from what happened but there is something about Alexis that he cannot stay away from. He starts visiting and getting to know her and finds h ...more
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5 Starshine Crowns

A.L. Jackson has one again delivered a story that hits all the emotions. It is heart-wrenching and suspenseful, and yet it is also a story of the healing powers of real and familial love, creating the perfect conclusion for my favorite rock-star romance series to date.

Zee has been the quiet drummer of Sunder for the majority of series. Always content to be in the background , he has been the silent supporter of all of the men. In Stand, though,
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Imani (Enamored Reads)
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5+ "No fear, Just life" Stars!

Man was this book not only perfection, but it was bittersweet. This was the perfect conclusion to my favorite series and I'll be forever ruined now that it has come to an end. But oh my goodness are Zee and Alexis EVERYTHING! I'm so happy Zee finally got the story he deserved. The grief, the guilt, the love, and the passion in the final novel of the Bleeding Stars Series lit up the darkness in these characters worlds and I couldn't help but feel the light in my own
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Carol
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2017-favorites
STANDing Ovation!

Zee and Alexia (hand over heart) what an incredible story you both have. This book was filled with so much passion and anguish. My heart was all over the place. The emotions evoked are why I read in the first place. The world gets blurry around me and I just get lost in the pages. A.L. Jackson poured her heart and soul into this book. You feel so invested in these characters and want the best for them. We’ve watched them grow, get married, have children, and find peace. The aut
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Tia Louise
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Intense, heartbreaking, and ultimately beautiful...

This book is so good--the emotions so visceral. It's a definite MUST-read.

I loved the parallels in both Zee and Alex's lives of wanting to help someone who refuses to be helped and the survivor guilt it leaves behind. These characters are unforgettable.

Don't miss this amazing series~
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deb22luvsbooks
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
Oh Zee, we waited so long for your story.....and what a story it was!

How do you truly live, when for the last seven years you have lived your life for someone else? How can you love, when you have condemned yourself to a loveless life to atone for your sins? Zee, who was Mark’s little brother and best friend has a boulder on his shoulders that only he knows about. Taking over his brother's spot as Drummer for the band Sunder was something he felt was his obligation and his atonement for a sin he
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