Author: A. Jacob Sweeny
Released: 31st October 2010
Published by: Thalamas Press
Genre: Paranormal, YA
Blurb: 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: Wow! What can I say...this book seriously just blew my mind. When I saw that this book was in the Romancing your dark side tour, I seriously squealed lol, I've been dying to read this book for so long, with all the amazing reviews I've read. So many 5 star reviews and now I know why...
This story well and truly exceeded my expectations, it's so beautifully written, A. Jacob Sweeny has such a unique and refreshing writing style. One that'll seize the reader and have them glued to every page, each turn of the page brings something new and exciting. We delve into deep history that has so much depth and magnitism, it will captivate you. I was blown away by how much detail has gone into this book, I had a clear picture of everything in my mind while reading and it felt like I was there along for the ride.
Each character brings their own individual spark to the story.. The main characters Michelle and Elliot had me in an emotional wreck LOL one minute I was all gooey and weak in the knees *sigh* the next I was balling my eyes out (heart-breaking) then I was ready to jump in the book and kick some serious butt!
The secondary characters were so much fun to read, each one had their own adventurous story to tell, we get to experience several different POV's which was something new and exhilarating. This book has to be in my top 5 best stories I've read in 2011 or ever for that matter.
If your looking for something new and truly mind blowing, then I recommend you check out this book. Believe me, you won't be disappointed but left with a thirst for more.
BUY LINKS: You can get a signed PB/HB copy and also Kindle HERE or not signed at AMAZON & BARNES & NOBLE
A LITTLE NOTE: We would also like to say how sorry we are to author A. Jacob Sweeny for what's happened. Someone (she knows who) has been pirating Pulse Of Heroes after purchasing it from Smashwords (which it is no longer available) all the blood, sweat and tears that have gone into this story, it truly makes us sick that there are people out there that do this. If you see this story or others like it on websites for sale or to download for free PLEASE report it. These authors have worked their butts off to bring us these amazing stories and deserve to be treated with more respect. Thank you!
Onto the giveaway just leave us a comment, you can ask a question or tell us what you think about all this pirating going on, also your email addy so we can contact you. We'll pick one winner using Random.org from the comments and they'll win themselves an e-copy of Pulse Of Heroes, ends 9th September.