Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pulse of Heroes Blog Tour

Hi guys, Kathryn here!! We at TSK TSK What to Read  were very lucky to have the chance to interview the one and only Rion... And WOW, was it fun!!
So, I don't want to leave you guys hanging...Let's see how this interview went down....

TSK TSK ladies:  *giggling excitedly while comparing notes when Rion suddenly pops in*  

Rion: (very dignified and early to the interview. He’s wearing perfectly tailored black slacks and a green shirt tucked into them. The Green matches his eyes. He is very debonair and shakes everyone’s hands)

TSK TSK ladies:  *Kathryn and Shelley look to each with jaws dropped and share another giggle and eagerly shakes hands with Rion* Thank you so much for coming today and giving us a chance to know you a little better...let's go ahead and get started with our first question... 

 What do really think of Elliot? Of Michelle?

Rion thinks for a while and closed lip smile spreads on his face. His green eyes suddenly look playful “Well… I think a lot of things about Elliot. I have opinions if you’d like to hear those too. I have known that kid for a long time. I mean we were even family once, or twice. He’s also my best friend.
Elliot is a good man, but he’s an emotional wreck. He cares too damn much about things. He goes on these crazy crusades to prove what? That he can love? Big deal. That he will always honor his word? No one cares about honor anymore. Besides, he’s too pretty -he hates it when I say that to his face, and he uses that face of his against women, even against Michelle. He’s a player just like the rest of us, yet presents himself as Eros in love. He’s got that naive girl so wrapped around his finger that she actually thinks that he’s wrapped around hers, it’s beyond entertaining to me. Sometimes I think I should just tell her the truth just to piss him off of course.
You know what else? Elliot is arrogant, and he thinks he knows best when many times he has no idea what he’s talking about. I mean don’t get me wrong, the guy has a brain on him and he is much more educated that I am, but I think that all that information is just confusing him.
But another thing about Elliot is that I will fight by his side in any battle, anytime. From that aspect I would trust him with my life. He’s an amazing strategist especially naval, and he’s almost as good as I am with the sword…he’s got a good punch, trust me, I know, and that temper is, well, useful at times for battle and for entertainment.
Michelle who? Oh her…she’s as cute as a bug… but I think as she matures she’s going to be more of a hassle then we all think. Elliot is in for a surprise, if you ask me. He’s going to have to tame her, but I don’t think he has it in him.

TSK TSK ladies:  What is one of your secret indulgences?

You mean besides the obvious…what are you doing after this? (Raises his eyebrows) I guess you can call my car collection an indulgence.

TSK TSK ladies: *Kathryn squirms in her seat while feeling the blush on her face and Shelley attempts to stifle another giggle at viewing her friend's physical reaction* Ok, continuing on...

What would be your favorite song? Music genre? Group/singer?

Now that’s something that none of my kind can truly answer, because we’ve been around too long and have heard so many different types of music. Lately it’s been metal, but I also really enjoy classical. I’m not much of country music guy though. (he makes a face)

TSK TSK ladies: What is something that has been invented in the past 20 yrs you just can't live w/o now?

That would be the car. Anything else can come and go. I love the speed and the gear shifting. It’s like control paradise.

TSK TSK ladies: What is something you would like to do and haven't tried yet?

Hmmm… that’s an interesting question. I’ve done a lot in my lifetime. You know I’m kind of bored, I think all of us are, really. If I could return back from death, I am very curious as to what it feels like.
Shelley: *muttering under her breath* "Well that isn't creepy at all.."

TSK TSK ladies: What is one of your fondest memories/moments?

I have many good memories, but I will forever remember the first time I held my baby, right after my wife gave birth to him. He was perfect, and he cried like crazy in the nurses arms, but as soon as I held him his eyes opened and he looked at me with this awe on his face. He knew I was his father, and he stopped crying. (Rion suddenly straightens himself in the chair, obviously uncomfortable of what he had just shared) But then again there are all kind of memories…like we can make our own…. You know, pretend we’re making babies.

TSK TSK ladies: *gasp...coughing out the words while trying to maintain a sense of control of this interview*
Kathryn: Well you have certainly shed a bit of light on yourself and the way you see the world, Rion.  *clears throat* We so appreciate you...*Rion clasps both their hands with an unspoken promise and Shelley's knees buckle under his intense gaze*...coming by.  
Shelley:  Yes, it was a pleasure indeed.  Thank you!

And with that, Rion swwops out of the room as quickly as he came.  
*the girls share another look and giggle*
Shelley:  Well, he's not the least bit intense...
*the girls laugh out loud and make their own exit*

Enjoyed meeting RIon?  Well, get more of him as well as other great characters in the Pulse of Heroes series!  Look below to find about the books in the series and the fantastic author behind it all!!

A.Jacob Sweeny holds a degree in History with an emphasison Ancient Near East. Her immersion in world myths and her archaeologicalfieldwork provided the initial spark that led tothe development of ThePulse Myth series which is a trilogy that includes Pulse OfHeroes, Of Blood And Pulse, and soon to come PulseGenesis. Adding to this collection is a new series of novellas andshorts called- Pulse Historia. A Sword for- His Women available inkindle version is the first short. Besides writing, A. Jacob Sweeny lovesto cook and Italian and Indian foods are some of her favorite cuisines. Shehas always been immersed in the literary world and will read anything fromShakespearian plays, philosophy and spiritual books, to comedy and modernthought.  She is a strong advocate for the protection of women andchildren worldwide. And is active in animal rights groups. She suffers bouts ofwriter’s insomnia, and is delighted to share those hours with her pug and twocats.

Synopsis of Pulse of Heroes
WINNER OF 2011 INDIE BOOK OF THE YEAR!!!! At Paranormal Reads!
A suspenseful, passionate, paranormal romance that sweeps through the emotions of first love and heartache as it traverses centuries and continents.

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.

Synopsis of Of Blood and Pulse
Of Blood And Pulse picks up the story right where Pulse Of Heroes left off...

After a rocky start, Michelle and Elliot's relationship seems to be teetering on nothing but a few fraying strings, despite the great love that they both feel for one another.

Haunted and scarred by the events of the past year, they both suffer from traumatic consequences. To complicate things even further, someone who knows far too much about Elliot shows up unexpectedly, bringing revelations that even Elliot as a 4700 year-old immortal has a hard time grasping. This visitor’s mere presence adds yet another strain to the couple’s already fragile relationship.

However before Michelle and Elliot can remedy and mend their love, they must heal themselves, and that task will not be as easy, or as safe, as it seems. Join Michelle and Elliot on an epic life-and-death adventure that will take them to the four corners of the world in search of the key to their survival.

Where to find out more about The Pulse of Heroes series, plus links to where you can purchase these fabulous books!


Pulse of Heroes:
Of Blood & Pulse:
A Sword For His Women: (Pulse Historia)


Link that includes all works:
Pulse Of Heroes:
Of Blood & Pulse:
A Sword For His Women: (Pulse Historia)


Link for both:
Pulse Of Heroes:
Of Blood & Pulse:


  1. All I can say is wow! Rion is one interesting (hot) person...and we hardly even know him. More to come from him In Pulse Genesis!

    Thank you girls for hosting someone as volatile as him- it wasn't easy to convince him that he wouldn't be ruining his reputation by doing this interview

  2. Rion very interesting and TOTALLY HOT!!
    CANNOT wait until Pulse Genesis comes out!!

    It was defintely our pleasure being able to host and let everyone know about these fabulous books!!

  3. Oh i do love Rion!!!! Great interview!!!