Saturday, August 3, 2013

Pulse Genesis - A Jacob Sweeny Book Review.


When a gorgeous immortal such as Elliot De Costa asks for a woman's hand in marriage, she never denies him. Michelle is ecstatic over the idea of being Mrs. De Costa, and the couple can't wait to put their troubled pasts behind them and begin their new life together, starting with their honeymoon.

But when a blood-soaked soap in the shape of a heart shows up as one of their wedding gifts, Michelle doesn't know whether it's just an immature prank, or something more serious. With no name attached to the gift, Michelle is determined to find out where it came from and the meaning behind it. Not knowing whom else to turn to, Michelle appeals to Elliot's ethereal twin sister for help, and a new dark and sinister mystery begins to unfold.

With Hadeno's daughter back in the picture, and with Jessica around, the past is never that far behind. It seems that an unexpected family reunion is destined to take place whether the newlyweds are ready or not. Join Michelle, Elliot, and the rest of the Hekademos crew in this astonishing, spellbinding, and illuminating tale of revelations that will push their world and everyone they know and love to their utmost limits, both physically and emotionally. Pulse Genesis is the gripping conclusion to A. Jacob Sweeny's award winning trilogy The Pulse Myths.

My Review

Along with page-turning suspense, UNPREDICTABLE plot and heartbreaking moments. A J Sweeny has ended this series with a bang. The storyline is filled with so many twists and turns you certainly won't see them coming.

Pulse Genesis is equal parts heartbreaking as it is heart-warming. I don’t think I have ever felt so torn before after reading a book. I had the plot all worked out - my happily ever after envisaged and it never happened. I think I was expecting a predictable ending and that certainly never did. ** which is great ** but NOT ! lol.

(( bawls in corner )) sniff sniff. lol.

Don’t get me wrong there was a wonderful Happily Ever After if you understand the storyline and thought process behind the story. With the Greek mythology entwined in this storyline you can certainly see that ray of sunshine for all. Every character got a HEA - if you can see it that way.

But me - being a reader, who had already predicted in her head what I wanted - never saw this coming. I was teary eyed, heartbroken and certainly gob smacked.

But also at times grinning like a Cheshire cat.

This story will fill you with many emotions, many thoughts and what if’s. Take your time when reading to absorb the inside of the story- the meaning behind the words and the mythology that Aj has so cleverly put through this story. It’s just amazing.

Also keep in mind you must read from book one to enjoy and understand the whole storyline.

A J certainly threw in a lot of twists, turns, suspense and with the Greek Mythology entwined within the storyline it made it food for thought.

A J Sweeny has truly crafted a unique, moving, and suspenseful and gripping will not be able to put it down until every aspect, thought and emotion as been revealed. You will turn that last page, heart aching- brain in top gear but also wandering.... for hours after.

Pulse Genesis demonstrates that A J Sweeny is one of the best writers of mythology and romance. She beautifully captures the atmosphere of Greek Mythology, the characters - there emotions, the turmoil the love, the romance - she skilfully describes the big and small moments in the lives of all the characters in her story.

In this unforgettable novel, A J Sweeny paints an indelible picture. We see all the highs and lows of being immortal and human and being in love. She has certainly given this story a lot of thought and time and research.

This by far is a book I will remember for a long time...

ps.. Elliot was intense and passionate as always... I so love his character! I will miss this series very much but I am hoping that A J gives us more .... :)


****  At the moment book two is this series is free. Grab it while you can its only available for another day. Click picture after author info. ***


A. Jacob Sweeny

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

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Patch Up - Stephanie Witter Cover Reveal

Genre: Contemporary New Adult novel with a slow building romance.

Due to some shocking scenes, this novel is not intended for readers under 18.

Length: over 85 000 words.


Skye followed her long time boyfriend to Seattle for their first year of college, but he dumped her after only a week. The relationship brought only pain and destruction in Skye's life, and yet, she can't bring herself to open up and live her life.

"What if I am already broken into pieces?"

She hates to be touched, hiding under her oversized shirts and behind her wild frizzy hair. Even her bubbly roommate can't reach her. And yet ...

"I'm the guy who knows how you can hurt so much that your insides feel like they're cut and bleeding."

The tall, handsome, and tattooed TA in her psychology class changes everything when he literally collides with her and confronts her. For the first time in a long time, she wants to try and open up to this guy whose dark, intense eyes can't hide his own pain despite his dazzling smile getting to her.

However, just when she's starting to live again, her ex-boyfriend comes back, breaking her time and time again, making it all the more complicated.

She wants to fight for herself and for this building thing with the TA, even when he pushes her away, but can two broken people patch each other up?

"I never thought colliding with someone could change lives, but it is possible."

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A little excerpt:

(The first meeting)
Without paying attention to my surroundings, I turn to my left to walk toward the row closer to the door where a seat is available. I take a step and collide with a hard body, almost toppling me over on the ground for the second time in less than an hour. A strong hand grips me firmly by the forearm. My body stiffens and my breath catches in my throat. It’s as if I can’t move besides yanking my arm free without looking up to see who I collided with.
“Are you all right?” he asks me in a deep and calm voice.
My eyes wander from my red Converse to his dark boots. I have to calm down. I’m being ridiculous. Calm down. I take a deep breath and look up slowly. Long, muscled legs in beat up dark blue jeans, an old black leather jacket open over a dark grey V-neck sweater that showcases an impressive tall body with broad shoulders and finally, longish and messy black hair, perfect straight nose, full lips, high cheekbones and expressive soft dark eyes that lock with my bluish-greyish ones. He looks older with his goatee perfectly trimmed. A perfect hot mess many girls would say. I’m just intimidated by this stranger, though.
“I’m fine,” I reply, my voice even. I push away some of my untamed locks and curse my auburn frizzy hair that is always all over the place.