Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Romancing your dark side Tour Book Review - Pulse of Heroes By A Jacob Sweeny w Giveaway

Romancing Your Dark Side Tour.- Book Review - Pulse of Heroes by A Jacob Sweeny @ 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 Review

The cover is certainly mysterious !!! I Really love the cover those deep blue ocean eyes ... ** sigh **
Initially at first the story is slower to take off which is not a bad thing at all , its  building the storyline and progressing as the story goes along.  Believe me the momentum picks up, and I'm sure you wont be able to put it down.
 There are Moments where want to sob along with the characters, and me being an emotional reader (( sniff sniff )) felt the  pain with the characters. But saying this , I let the moment come and then go and then  continued on  friskily reading along to find out in-between what’s happening.
You can see during the read that alot research was put into this story , the history involved  throughout and  this is nice to know it wasn’t a wham bam thank you maim storyline, if you get my drift - time and a thought process was well put forth, of course making it an enjoyable read for the person on the other end of the book.  I enjoyed how Elliot told his stories to Michelle along the way, intriguing not only Michelle but myself with his history and past.
A great cast of supporting characters, all built along the way, giving the storyline some depth and also creating a memento along the read. Lovable secondary characters that certainly grow on you, and that you enjoy to read .
AJ has wonderfully written her descriptions like poetry, as characteristics are explained- detailed -  I felt I was there in the book. The color of Elliot's eyes, the surrounding, everything that could be explained and defined was done so magically. All emotions well portrayed, sending the reading into a ** sniff sniff * sigh moment along with the character and also the heartfelt moments as well. Even moments where you wanted to just jump in the book and kick some arse.
A smooth flowing storyline which only progresses at a rapid rate after the initial introduction , creating that vat that sucks you in and has you reading for days just to find out how it will end... and not until you have finished will that vat release you. Smooth flowing chapters that flow from one till the next and  A storyline unique of its own, this alone  I found  great, so many stories out there at the moment . To find a book that contains its own unique storyline, with an intriguing plot, great cast of characters, and an ending I’m sure will make you only want more.
The book is told in third person and contains several POVS but this was easily understood and not at all confusing at any time during the read.
I really enjoyed the main characters Michelle and Elliot their lives much in a turmoil, emotions created  that will have you melting one moment, (( at those big blue eyes ))  and sobbing the next. Michelle was a caring, soft centered soul, but when the time was right she knew just what to do. Her Strong character traits shone through in this book, she tended to be a very emotional person but this blended well throughout the read. Elliot was a slightly tortured soul if you may call him that, very confused, yet his caring side surfaced on more than one occasion even with his moods the attraction between the characters was slow and gradual and not instant which I enjoyed.  ** it wasn't  like she looked at him and wham they where together, this progresses along the read at a good rate leaving us in anticipation.  The romance was sweet, and caring and definelty made you heart flutter. ** swoon **
Pulse of Heroes is filled with romance, action, suspense, drama and traits of history = and elements of the Paranormal World.
A read I'm sure you will enjoy from beginning to end and have you eagerly anticipating book 2 !!!

I must say I read this book the first time and rated it 4 1/2 stars but after reading it a second time, finishing it today AGAIN !  !! I changed my mind !! There is nothing I could or would change I loved it !
Pulse Of Heroes can be found at  FACEBOOK PAGE , WEBSITE & BLOG

BUY LINKS: You can get a signed PB/HB copy and also Kindle HERE or not signed at AMAZON & BARNES & NOBLE

Today's giveaway is a 2012 Pulse of Heroes Magnetic Calender Thanks to AJ Just comment on my blog telling me what you like about the world of the paranormal ..