Friday, November 23, 2012

When we Collide by A.L. Jackson - Giveaway

When We Collide
Romantic Thriller with Supernatural Twist
Title: When We Collide
Author: A. L. Jackson
Date to be Published: 11/2/12


From the bestselling author of Pulled and Take This Regret comes a gripping new tale of loss and love.

In a moment that will change his life forever, William comes face to face with the girl who, with one look, captured his heart. He is unable to ignore the buried desires and the hope for the future they’d once believed they’d have. 
Now William is ready to fight to take back what had been stolen from him six years before.
But he never imagined what that fight might cost him.  
A.L. Jackson gives you an intimate look into the lives of a family bound by an unseen connection in this romantic thriller with a supernatural twist.

A.L. Jackson

Author Bio
A.L. Jackson 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 beautiful children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves. 

Jen's Review

It was an emotional book.

When William returned home from collage for the summer, he and his brother went to a party. That's where he met Maggie.

He never believed in love at first sight, but he didn't know how else to explain it.

Maggie grew up in an abusive home. Life wasn't easy for her. She'd do anything for her sister and her mom. When she met Troy, she was grateful for the out. He was older, and had a temper, but he treated her nicely.

Until that night she met William. When Troy got a little rough with her, William stood up for her. No one had ever done that before. But Troy was really upset.

It killed William to see her with Troy all the time. It took all his strength not to beat him every time he saw him. He knew about Troy’s temper, but what could he do about it? It was Maggie's choice.

6 years later - William comes back from LA to be with his Aunt as she's dying. Sad news. He was scared to death to run into Maggie. Although he had been with Kristina for 6 years, his heart still belonged to only one person.

At the funeral, he saw him. The little boy that hunted his dreams. And once he saw him with his own eyes, he know only one thing was possible. It was his son. He followed him down and saw her. He followed her out to the car and asked her about his son. Of course Maggie denied it. She was still with Troy.

Maggie couldn't tell anyone the truth. No one knew what Troy was really like.

*sigh* the book was told as present day and 6 years earlier in both William's and Maggie's POV - The book really has you going from Awe, to WOW - to OMG -

Really a great book to read :)

For an eBook Copy. 

Short Excerpt 

I’d been in love once. It was that stupid kind of love that had kept me awake at night, wanting more. But she’d never really even been mine. I’d been young enough—foolish enough—to hope what we felt for each other could overcome her past, but not naïve enough to really believe it would ever work out.

Knowing that didn’t mean losing her hadn’t torn me apart. Even if she didn’t choose me, I’d been desperate to save her from that path. But some things had been so deeply embedded in her that I doubted she’d really ever had a chance of breaking free of them. It was so ingrained she believed it was the only way to live.

I rolled onto my other side and squeezed my eyes shut as I attempted to force the memory of her face from my mind, but it was just as vivid as the day she’d forced me out of her life.

She’d touched me deeper than anyone ever had—deeper than I’d believed anyone Pressing my face into my pillow, I allowed a glimmer of her presence to invade. That smile. . .so innocent and sweet. How she’d look at me with those warm brown eyes. The way her timid, trusting hands felt as they lightly skimmed over my skin. Even the memory stole my breath.

Sometimes I wished I could erase the mark she’d left on me, that I could finally be free of this ache. Another part of me held onto it because it was the only thing she’d left me with. The only thing I had to prove that what we’d shared had been real.

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