Hello good people of the book- I know I have been missing in action not only here but on my facebook and tweeter pages too.
So I'm apologizing because in all honesty I don't want to be away from you or my writing for this long. I don't feel balanced without weaving stories for you, without figuring out the workings of emotions and the inner minds of my characters. Those same characters that you enjoy getting to know. little pieces of them mirror little pieces of us and we don't have to be immortal to understand them. And we don't have to be Michelle to understand love.
Although I am working on two other projects outside the realm of The Pulse,
there is a new PULSE HISTORIA in the works. Immoral Machination - this novel will feature more than a couple of our beloved Immortals and will star none-other than our "hawt damn hawt" Hadeno & Rion! So keep your eyes open and your ears tuned for more info about this Pulse Historia tale #3
I have a new author page on facebook under A. Jacob Sweeny Author- so if you want to know about my other writing projects -come and join me there too- I will not disappoint! https://www.facebook.com/AJacobSweenysAuthor
If you have read my novels PLEASE leave a review! Anywhere!!! without your help in this I can't continue writing-because I can't spread the word and sell more novels-no novels old = I have to reduce my writing time to almost zero-so I can allocate time to another job.
Thanks <3 <3
SO you know you want one of these awesome Hekademos tanks before summer is over!
I am giving two of them away...here's how one can be yours.
A) If you read Pulse Genesis you send me the answers to the questions below the photos and the 1st to get them right wins!
B) You haven't read Pulse Genesis yet ;) but you have my other novels but have yet to post reviews. Post reviews on Amazon & Goodreads or B&N for two of my novels- send me the links and you will get one of these fabs!
Here I am wearing it with author Alexia Purdy
Pulse Genesis questions
Please send answers to me either here or Private Message them to me on facebook or Twitter.
1) How would you describe Elliot's and Michelle's first time making love?
A) Great B) Awful C) Out of this world D) Lets try again
2) Did Elliot finally come clean about him and Ruth?
A) Yes B) No
3) When Michelle and Elliot announced their wedding plans to her parents what upset Elliot the most?
A) Asking about their sex life B) accusing the ring to be a fake C) Not liking that he went to Hekademos D) Suspicious about his wealth
4) Who was Elliot's last living son?
5) Hadeno was obsessed with having a powerful son like who?
6) What did Jessica show Michelle from her and Elliot's past?
7 ) Opinion -Did Elliot do right or wrong by bringing Michelle back to life?
So I'm just going to be me- not the author, not my own PR agent, not multitask-er do it all business owner; nope just me, the person behind my eyes.
First thing I want to say is THANK YOU! you who have taken a chance on a complete unknown and plowed through my novels as if they were greeting card with 200,000 words each, and understood all that I have given them in my work. I want to THANK YOU universe, for allowing me to bleed out on the pages of my novels without reservations. The Pulse Myth Series is the universe that exists inside my head. I live in the past and in the future and in the present all at once. I feel so much that I usually hide from most people and keep to myself. When I started writing this story I truly had no idea that I would take the chance and expose my mind to so many strangers. If you have read some of my other interviews you already know that I had no intention of ever publishing Pulse of Heroes. I wrote it for my then sixteen year old cousin Jessica (she's 20 now) . It was her encouragement and that of my best friend that got me to semi-edit it and simply put it out there in the world. I SERIOUSLY thought that no one would ever find it between so many titles, let alone purchase it and read it. That someone actually understood my gibberish was the greatest gift that you my readers , can ever give to me. You loving my stories, and hence loving such a huge part of who I am, has left me humbled that I thought I was all alone out here all these years. Through my novels I have met some AMAZING and LOVELY individuals.
I want to thank the first book bloggers who read my work and saw what I had to give despite the editing issues and so on. Pulse of Heroes won awards the first year it was published! Thank to you spreading the word.
I don't know if I'll be able to produce something like The Pulse Myths again- this project had drained me and left me empty, completely publicly exposed, and it was you that filled me back up. My books take so long to write; unless I hit the jackpot and become a household name I will never be able to get even a penny per hour for my 12-16 hours days-writing and researching,editing, for years at a time. Once I started on this journey I simply had to finish no matter what. 2 hand surgeries later, chronic pain, and poorer than a beggar, I feel rich because of you! I have had a couple of scary ups and downs within these 3 years of writing The Pulse Myths, and at times I saw no other reason to hang in there, besides needing to finish the story for you-I couldn't leave you hanging. I even gave someone the notes of the last book so they can find someone who could write it down just in case something happened to me-obsession? I feel it more like love to you.
You ask if you can give me something in return for all I feel? Keep reading, keep exploring the many things I exposed in my books; they all are true! Keep seeing the beauty in this world, in nature, humanity, and God. And if you read any of my books- do enter a review-at the end of the day, it is the only true marketing that helps someone like me to get noticed. and remember
YOU HAVE THE PULSE!
<3 A. Jacob Sweeny
First of all wow!!! It's here and the first printing will be ordered Wednesday !!!
(if you want to get yours ASAP order no later than wed. June 5th @ 6 pm Pacific time- go to the tab that says Pulse Genesis)
I am SO very excited to announce the launch of my official Author Page on Facebook!!!Don't worry; The Pulse page will always stay as it's own thing, as I plan to continue updating The Pulse fans on news, events, giveaways, and upcoming Pulse Historia releases. (There might even be a Pulse Futurea coming up not too far from now ;)
My new author page will feature updates about all my other writing projects.
I will start with the announcement and introduction of my new novel in the works:
If you want to know more, head on over to the new page (https://www.facebook.com/AJacobSweenysAuthor?ref=tn_tnmn) where members can read the first rough intro into the life of twenty two-years old Clay Wilder. He's a charming young man, who must deal with the cards that life had dealt him.
(I can't wait to give you a sneak preview of the model that will represent Clay Wilder on the book covers ;)
Hey all ! This seems amazing! A great book and also great prizes which you can enter right below.
Writers Workshop Virtual Blog Tour
May 6th through May 20th
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WTF Are You Reading?
Jennifer Malone Wright
“Nothing fills a page faster than dialogue,” the writer said.
There it is, the blank page or screen, the intimidating and recurring challenge every writer must face. The temptation is to fill that page as quickly as possible, to advance the narrative however you can. Often the easiest way to do that, even for writers who are not masters of dialogue, is to get the characters talking. A few A few writers are even bold enough to begin novels or stories with a line of dialogue, something I don’t recommend unless you possess the skills of the early Robert A Heinlein, who began his story “Blowups Happen” with the suspenseful line: “Put down that wrench!” Orson Scott Card also opened his popular novel Ender’s Game with a piece of dialogue that immediately rouses the reader’s curiosity: “‘I’ve watched through his eyes, I’ve listened through his ears, and I tell you he’s the one.” Writing good and convincing dialogue is usually enough of a challenge without relying on it to hook a reader right at the beginning of one’s story. Writing dialogue, whatever the difficulties, is generally easier than, for example, crafting descriptive passages, offering insights into a character’s
psychology, creating vigorous and absorbing action scenes, or presenting necessary exposition in a graceful way.
Writers who harbor dreams of scriptwriting may be especially prone to fill pages with dialogue, but others also succumb, partly because dialogue is a shortcut and a very useful one. Sometimes a few well-chosen words of conversation can accomplish as much in a story as pages of description and exposition. There are also a fair number of readers who are more absorbed by stretches of repartee than by beautifully and poetically rendered descriptions. (Writers meet these people all the time; they’re the ones who tell you they skip all the dull parts, often meaning those carefully wrought passages that cost you so much effort.) Better just to cut to the chase, or in this case, drop in on the conversation.
The strength of dialogue—namely that it can be a useful shortcut—is also its weakness. Writers who rely too much on dialogue risk leaving too much out. The writer may hear the characters clearly and easily envision the scene, but that doesn’t mean that the reader will. (In a review of a novel some years back, Joanna Russ wrote that passages in that book seemed to be largely about names drinking cups of coffee, noticing the designs of ashtrays, or riffing on the furnishings in a room, the characters were so indistinguishable.) The beginning writer is likely to produce dialogue in which the reader will find it hard to tell one character from another. The useful shortcut can produce a story that is sketchy, in which too much has been left out
I wanted to be honest with you... It has been a struggle for me to finish writing the last installment in this series; Pulse Genesis. This is not due to any mysterious circumstances,but more likely due to the fact that this novel proved to be the most difficult to write. As you know The Pulse Myths series is a very complex piece of work. It's not a simple story of romance, nor just adventure, or even a straight coming of age story. It's all those things and more. When it came to writing the last novel I had to tie all loose ends and I also had to round up the deeper spiritual lesson that I instilled within the pages-this is something that should be easy for you to grasp after reading Pulse Genesis.
I believe that the other issue contributing to this difficulty, is that this story has proved to be very emotionally exhausting. All three books are fueled by real emotions that I feel through the characters, but Pulse Genesis takes it to a whole another level for me, and I know that it will for you too.
Lastly, yes I really mean it when I say that this is it for the series. Saying goodbye to characters that have lived in my head and took on their own reality, was and still is very difficult for me. I have lived with Michelle, and Elliot ,and yes even Hadeno's voices in my head for over three years now. Every day, almost 24 hours a day, these fully developed characters have been writing their stories for me, and I just struggle to transfer it all on paper for you to read. I don't want you to despair, there will be more Pulse Historia novels on the way that will reveal more and more about our heroes and their lovely and lovable antics.
As I write this the front cover for Pulse Genesis is being worked on, and I hope you like what I have come up with. Keep reviewing my books when ever and wherever you can, as this is the one way where you, the reader, can help me.
Also keep your eyes out for pirate copies of my books on the net and let me know. There has been way too many copies stolen not only from myself but from a large community of authors. As an indie author I work over 15 hours a day with no pay-that's right, I do it because I love to do it. I can only hope to make a little money from book sales at the end of the process. But will they ever pay for the work hours ; I doubt it, but writers write, and we can only hope that you appreciate enough what we do to buy our end product. I will keep you updated very soon about pre-orders of signed copies of Pulse Genesis. In the meantime, it's back to work for me. TTYL and KEEP THE PULSE STRONG-
(This is A. Jacob Sweeny and I approve of this message)
It's not that you're not on my mind, it's actually YOU; that is all I can think about. As I plot and write and lie awake at night working out the scenes in my mind, making Pulse Genesis what I think it should be. A grand ending to an amazing breath-taking adventure of love and life like no other.
A story like this deserves and end that will shake the core of your soul. The myth of The Pulse is not a story written to be forgotten once you put the last installment down like so many others. No! It was written so you will think about what those characters had to tell you. They were each thought of with delicate and complex intention. The Pulse was written so you will look at the world differently after you understand its secrets. The more you go back and re-read it, the more you will discover the different layers of narrative I spun for you. Why you ask? I have a simple answer:
I write because I cannot not write
I write because it flows out of me the way that air flows out of my lungs
I write because I feel things that overwhelm me and I need to release
I write because it gives me peace and gives me purpose
I write because I want to show you the world through my eyes
I write because I want you to feel the world through my senses
I write because it makes me feel less alone to know that I reach you
I write because I want to entertain you
I write because I want to teach you
I write because I want to change you
I write because I love this world and this life
I write because I love you
I write because I want you to love this world as I do
***If you miss our heroes you can always read about their exploits in the series named Pulse Historia, where I plan to keep writing about chapters of their lives***
SO NO!!! the world didn't end! And The Pulse continues to grow and the story meanders and entwines the reader all the most. And SO MUCH MORE IS COMING in PULSE GENESIS!
Did you know that The Pulse Myths has been nominated at Paranormal Book Club's Best of 2012 for Best YA Paranormal series? Voting is still going on!!!
Oh and I've also been nominated there for Best Indie Author AND our one AND ONLY Elliot De Costa is leading as best fictional boyfriend? Because really at the end of the day have you met anyone as complex, intense, passionate, and sexy as him in any other book? I say you haven't!
This year has been many things to me. But mostly it has been about change. Closing some doors and opening others.
Change hasn't always come easy in these past few months, but it has come with a fury. I met so many wonderful new people from going on The Pulse (little tour) journey.
Arizona Dreamin' and FandomFest in Kentucky were a dream come true! Thank you for all those who opened their hearts for me and let me into your "circle of trust" ! And Jennifer Malone Wright -author of The Vampire Hunter's Daughter was so much fun to get in trouble with. I am planning to be present at the Las Vegas RNC in August!! it should be a blast of luxury we all need (I know I do) and I will post links very very soon.
*I will also post other events as they come. But for most updates and daily snippets you can always find Pulse of Heroes on Facebook
I wanted to thank my readers and fans and of course my friends and family for following along and keeping THE PULSE as strong as ever! We also welcomed the spinoff series The Pulse Historia this past year! This is just the beginning as there are many many more adventures that our immortals have been on and they will make you see them in a whole new light.
I am wishing you a wonderful new year full of happiness and peace, love and hope xoxoxox
*keep helping us indie authors by reviewing our books where and when ever you can.
Book II in the Pulse Historia series is about to hit the internet on August 1st!!!
and this time we head East!
The word busy doesn't begin to describe my last 3 weeks or so.
And what an amazing month so far. Over 5000 downloads of Pulse Of Heroes Part I and in terms of E-books sales...I have sold over 200% what I do regularly.
Keep those reviews coming because you never know when you might get picked to receive a coveted hoodie, or a new pink Hekademos tank... ;)
-I have gone and returned from Fandom Fest which was AMAZING!
-I have finished Pulse Historia II ...still wanting a great title as what I have had all this time has been the 'working title'. I am now editing the story and it will be hot and ready for consuming on the 1st of the month!
-Finishing the cover design NOW!
-I also designed and took orders for a new batch of Hekademos Tank Tops-still waiting for them folks so be patient :)
-I am about to leave the state for a month and work on a new secret project! I will let you in on it in a few months.
-Pulse Genesis is churning in my mind- I will pick up that project very very soon. It's just that with The Pulse Myths series I give you the BEST of what I got and I never want to be distracted by anything else. So I need time and emotional space. Not that my other projects are any less important, but they are much simpler.
Do you feel excitement in the air? I do.
Keep The Pulse Strong my bright and shiny PULSERS!