Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Sword For His Women ~ Review

A Sword For His Women (The Pulse Historia, #1)
The Pulse Historia #1
WARNING:The author would like to add this light warning about "A Sword For His Women" & THE PULSE HISTORIA series as a whole: "In this series we follow real historical events, meaning certain facts are not sugarcoated. History is brutal and not always "politically correct". As a historian, I am presenting a narrative without concern as to what some people might think. In addition, as we are following more personal stories of our much loved heroes, remember that they are GROWN MEN and will be doing grown men things. Maybe a little steamier than the average YA narrative." -A. Jacob Sweeny

 THE PULSE HISTORIA is a series of short stories chronicling various episodes in the lives of A Jacob Sweeny’s beloved Immortals from the smash hit trilogy THE PULSE MYTHS. "A Sword For His Women" recounts how several of the immortal heroes first encountered one another while fighting alongside Vlad Dracul against the Ottoman Turks in the mid 1400’s.

Each PULSE HISTORIA narrative can be read and enjoyed on its own. But for a deeper understanding of what and who these characters are, check out PULSE OF HEROES, a 200,000 word epic paranormal romance set in modern day.
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My Review:
Amazing! More Please!!!, September 10, 2012
I was so thrilled to see the companion books to the Pulse series, & I have to say Sweeny did not disappoint!!! (As usual of course!!) After getting a bit attached to these guys from reading the whole series it was absolutely awesome to go back in time & learn more about them!! :) Just Amazing! Keep 'em coming please!! I'd love to read more about all of them! ;)

Pulse Genesis


~ A. Jacob Sweeny ~
My novels are long and complex, sweet and intense. They are mysterious and suspenseful Find out why the magic for yourself.
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. Books were essential to my development especially during my teenage years and helped me become the satisfied person that I am today.

When I think of authors from the past I get this picture in my head of the recluse. The either beautiful fragile soul that cannot communicate with the rest of society unless it is through beauty of prose, or perhaps the other type of recluse, the one that had given up on society, bitter and cynical, throwing words of what they consider truth on top of everyone's heads. Whatever the case, the author of yesterday was rarely seen, and rarely heard from, unless they were in the very comfortable circles of people whom they considered good friends.
To a degree the author of yesteryears was held up on a pedestal of an untouchable, unreachable, almost like a mad scientist (albeit a word scientist), and at the same way that they were kept low, as dangerous, and perhaps a little crazy. Maybe it's all true. But I don't think that these types of labels only fit authors, they fit most of the artist community, and even the scholarly one. Yet the word "recluse" still stood out for authors; not anymore.
This proudly worn title is no longer appropriate for us "authors." Society has voted and society wants free information; about everyone, including the people who weave the stories you love to read. Social media has exploded and continues to grow. With a press of one button anyone can reach the far corners of the world to see what people are doing, reading and writing about everywhere.
These days many readers want to reach the author. Whether be it for praise, a literary beating, a question, or just plain curiosity; we are now on display whether we like it or not. Our faces, our personas now present the books we write. It's no longer just the book cover. There is no more hiding in dark caves. You are either a hypocrite or you're not, based on what you write and what you say in public. I remember when that type of labeling was more for people in the performing arts, but perhaps authors have crossed over?
So what do we do? Well, at least for me the switch has been smooth. I am pretty much an open book; I have no dark secrets to hide, but there is a limitation to how much private information I am willing to share. I also happen to be fond of people in general and find a connection with most people I meet. For some, these social skill maybe outside their reach, maybe even just plain uncomfortable, but I don't see things turning back to the way they used to be. So I head straight on and introduce myself with a smile:
Here I am. A. Jacob Sweeny, author of an amazingly suspenseful, romantic, paranormal, and historical adventures... want to go on my ride?

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