Friday, October 7, 2011

Pulse of Heroes: Review and Giveaway

From Goodreads:
A suspenseful, passionate, paranormal romance that sweeps through the emotions of first love and heartache as it traverses centuries and continents.

Michelle used to feel like she was behind in everything, especially school and relationships. Her great aunt from the old country says she is like a bland meal, "no salt or pepper". But in junior year, everything changes. Her father takes a position on the Town Council, a popular boy in school becomes interested in her, and most importantly, the Hekademos Learning Center, a private school for 'troubled' students, moves into her quiet neighborhood amidst the protests of the entire town.

After an embarrassing fall over the school wall, Michelle meets Elliot and her ordinary ‘bland’ life changes its course forever.

Elliot is no ordinary human. In fact, no one at the Hekademos Learning Center is. Beautiful and fierce, they have survived throughout the millennia by weaving in and out of human events. Through them, Michelle learns that history and myths from around the world are dotted with references to their kind. Michelle falls madly in love with the ever-striking and mysterious Elliot and, as much as he tries to fight it, he develops strong feelings for her as well. 

Although Elliot carries numerous painful memories from his many pasts, he disregards his own better judgment and the advice of his friends, and finds himself falling for Michelle‘s offbeat personality. Their feelings grow in intensity, but when History catches up with them, the difference between their life paths threatens to destroy any future that they might have had together.

Michelle learns that there are infinite shades of gray between black and white, and has to deal with the bundle of contradictory emotions called love. She has to trust her intuition in order to face the danger and uncertainty of being drawn into Elliot’s wondrous world. Ultimately, it is up to Michelle to make the split-second, life-altering decision that will either tear them apart forever, or give them another chance.

My Review:
I really enjoyed this book-it was a PDF with just over 500 pages. Lenght=good. Because I really like reading! This was a really excellent book, with great characters and an excellent plot!

I loved Michelle, she was really mature, and she worked through the conflicts presented to her really well!

And Elliot? The things he went through, his past lives, really great! Loved how it shapped him, and how he was afterwards.

This was a really great book, so I hope you'll find a source to read it if you haven't!

Author: A. Jacob Sweeny
Series: The Pulse Myths #1
Read: October 5th-7th, 2011
Source: Virtual Book Cafe Review Book
Publisher: Thalamus Press
Published: October 31st 2010
4/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4/5 Stars

I hosting a giveaway of a calender of this book, Pulse of Heroes. It's a physical copy, and so it'll be International. I'll pick a winner via on October 14th so you have a week for you guys to enter. Sorry that the giveaway changed, but the book was pirated, so I hope that get's sorted out to A. Jacob Sweeny's satisfaction, as much as it can. My condolences go out.

To Enter:

In the comments, tell me something that you think you'd like about this book and your email.

For Bonus Entries, 1 each, (and if you've already done them for a previous giveaway, say that)

-follow this blog by GFC
-follow this blog by email
-follow me on twitter
-add this book on Goodreads

I have been writing and storytelling ever since I was able to hold a pen. When I spent time working as a teacher with children of varying ages I was fascinated by the awesome power of words to excite and inspire the young mind. The art of Storytelling is what makes a good teacher great.

My degree in History with an emphasis on Ancient Near East, and my personal interest in world myths, combined with my fieldwork in archaeology have inspired my research and development of many elements in the story.

I also remember what it was like to be a girl myself and have often wanted to share my own thoughts, fears and dreams during that age with others. I read many books during my teenage years and some of them were essential in helping me make it through that time, and helping me become the satisfied person that I am today. I want to be able to return that favor to all the readers out there.

Contact and Buy AKA Links:
Stops on the Tour:
August 5 - Kick Off Party & Giveaway at The Virtual Book Tour Cafe  
August 7 - 1 of 3 authors Spotlighted & Giveaway at Immortality and Beyond  
August 9 - Guest Blogging & Giveaway at Book Reader Addicts  
August 10 - Guest Blogging & Giveaway at My Home Away From Home  
August 12 - Interview & Giveaway at Taking It One Book At A Time  
August 14 - Interviewed by Kristie Cook at Authors By Authors
August 15 - Interviewing Jamie Magee at Authors By Authors
August 22 - Multiple Author Interview at Brenda Woody and Steve Tindle Author Interviews
August 24 - Guest Blogging & Giveaway at Hywela Lyn  
August 26 - Guest Blogging & Giveaway at Live to Read  
August 30 - Guest Blogging & Giveaway at J. A. Beard's Unnecessary Musings  
September 2 - Pulse of Heroes Review & Giveaway at Sassy Book Lovers  
September 8 - Inteview & Giveaway at Moonlight Beauty Books  
September 11 - Guest Blogging & Giveaway at AZ Publishing Services  
September 14 - Pulse of Heroes Review & Giveaway at The Wolfs Library  
September 15 - Interview at Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
September 16 - Pulse of Heroes Review & Giveaway at Bibrary Bookslut  
September 19 - Interview at Cate Masters
September 21 - Pulse of Heroes Review & Giveaway at Page Flipperz  
September 22 - Interview & Giveaway at Louisa Bacio  
September 26 - Interview/Review/Giveaway at Chaos and Insanity  
Septemeber 27 - Guest Blogging & Giveaway at Immortyl Revolution  
September 29 - Pulse of Heroes Review & Giveaway at Giveaway Blogdom  
October 1 - Guest Blogging & Giveaway at All Things Books  
October 4 - Interview BK Media & Entertainment Radio
October 5 - Pulse of Heroes Review & Giveaway at Whispered Thoughts  
October 7 - Pulse of Heroes Review & Giveaway at Words I Write Crazy  
October 11 - Interview/Review/Giveaway at Taking It One Book At A Time  
October 12 - Guest Blogging & Giveaway at Margaret West's Paranormal Romance  
October 14 - Pulse of Heroes Review & Giveaway at Reviewers Helping Authors  
October 16 - Guest Blogging & Giveaway at Lori's Reading Corner  
October 18 - Author Live Chat BK Media & Entertainment Radio
October 22 - Live Book Signing Virtual Barrista
October 27 - Interview & Giveaway at Sassy Book Lovers  
October 28 - Interview/Review/Giveaway at Carrie Ann Ryan's Blog  
ctober 30 - Pulse of Heroes Review & Giveaway at Alaskan Book Cafe
October 31 - Pulse of Heroes Review & Giveaway at Taking Time For Mommy

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of The Virtual Book Tour Cafe' and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by The Virtual Book Tour Cafe', no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely of my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*


  1. Thank you Louisa for having me and for a great review!!!! AJS

  2. What I like about the book, well lets just say the history and the story line ROCK!!;)))))))))) I cant wait for book 2!!

    I am also adding you everywhere!!


  3. I follow the blog, follow by email, I follow you on twitter and I added the book on Goodreads. I know what I like about this book! It was all around awesome! I prefer printed copies myself, but I tore through the PDF. Can't wait for the next one. Thanks for the chance at the calendar and another chance for the kindle!! Keep up the good work. I am loving this tour :-)
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour


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