Friday, September 2, 2011

Romancing your dark side tour: Book Review - Pulse Of Heroes by A. Jacob Sweeny w/ Giveaway

Title: Pulse Of Heroes
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 Rating:  A KEEPER!

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 from the comments and they'll win themselves an e-copy of Pulse Of Heroes, ends 9th September. 

Happy Reading!


  1. hmmmm interesting! well i would surely like to try it out! :) and i feel sorry for author...

    enter me:

  2. Couldn't find it at i-store on my phone. hopefully I can win a copy instead, otherwise I'll have to search it out at goodreads.

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  4. Just added it to my Wish List! It sounds great!!
    I can't believe some idiot thinks it's ok to pirate books. I'm glad she knows who it is so maybe she can put a stop to it.

  5. Hello and thank you to the beautiful review. Th pirating was tough but after a few days of shock and frustration I feel better. It's hard to see the sliver lining. I guess they loved the book- that's the only good thing I can gather.

    For those of you who are interested in reading it you can go directly to and click on the tab 'where to buy' in the upper right corner. I even sell autographed copies myself and they are the same price as Amazon. It is also available on Kindle (USA, UK, Canada, Germany) Thank you for all the support. Hopefully I can get a big publisher to pick it up and then it will be in all stores world wide........... may THE PULSE be with you ~A Jacob Sweeny~

  6. I am dying to read this book. After reading your review I am gonna go and buy this book right away!! :)

    I can't believe that someone thinks it's ok to pirate books. Authors work so hard to create a world that we can lose ourselves in, that help us to escape the stress and hardship of the real world and this is the thanks they get?! They put their heart and soul into their books and if people really appreciate what a great work of literature is, they would support the author and BUY their book.
    Ok that's my rant over ha :)

  7. I just wanted to add quickly that Kindle and the I-pad are now compatible!!!
    I am including a link that will give you all the details!!! just copy it. Basically Amazon has a free reading application for it!!! YAY!

  8. I have been looking for this book in iBooks. I will definitely have to check out Kindle.

    Please enter me.

  9. Im sorry to here about some on stealing your books. That really is awful. I'm glad your not letting it get you too down. Thanks for the great post!

  10. Wow, that's so horrible that someone would do that! I hope whoever did it, gets whats coming to them!

    Great post, here's my email:

  11. I think the pirating is horrible it is like stealing a baby! Someone put so much time and themself into writing the book it shouldn't be stolen like that! I've looked so forward to reading this book but would never want to under those circumstances!!

  12. Cant wait to read this sounds Amazing =D

  13. I think the pirating is just wrong. Anyone who performs a task expects to receive remuneration for their efforts and it should be the same for authors. I am sorry you had this difficulty and wish up much success. Thank you for the awesome giveaway opportunity.


  14. I have this book in my TBR stack :) I think I'll move it up a few spaces ;) lol Great review! Thank you.

  15. I absolutely LOVED this book. Reviewed on my site as well. Thanks for the great review. I too was sickened by the pirating.
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour


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