Monday, January 7, 2013

Pulse Tour by Kailin Gow

YA  Fantasy
Title: Pulse
Author: Kailin Gow
Date Published: 8/2010
17 year-old Kalina didn t know her boyfriend was a vampire until the night he died of a freak accident. She didn t know he came from a long line of vampires until the night she was visited by his half-brothers Jaegar and Stuart Greystone. There were a lot of secrets her boyfriend didn t tell her. Now she must discover them in order to keep alive. But having two half-brothers vampires around had just gotten interesting. 

·  Award-winning Finalist in Romance Fiction (2011 International Book Awards) 
·  Award-winning Finalist in Multicultural Fiction (2011 International Book Awards)

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Author Bio:
Kailin Gow has appeared on top national syndicated talk shows such as ABC Radio, Barbara Dooley show, Chat with Women on KKNW Seattle, Broadminded on Sirius Radio XM, and more as a leading authority on YA and women's issues including self-esteem, body image, dating and sexual relationships, abuse, and bullying. Kailin has been a published author for over 10 years with over 100 titles published under her name and under pen names.

She is the founder of the community social site, The Saving You Saving Me Project, which helps teens, young adults, and women deal with social issues like sexual abuse, self-esteem, body image, bullying, cutting, relationships, and more in a positive community environment. The Saving You Saving Me Project is an extention of her YA-mature fiction Saving You Saving Me.
Kailin Gow began writing books for tween girls to help them with self-confidence and self-esteem. Her book, Gifted Girls Activities Guide to 365 Days of the Week, became a reference book used in girls organizations across the U.S. As her tween fans grew to become teens and young adults, Kailin began writing engaging and entertaining young adult book series for them. The results are book series like the Frost Series, PULSE Series, Wicked Woods Series, Stoker Sisters, Phantom Diaries, The Fire Wars, FADE, DESIRE, and more.

All her books are inspired by personal experiences. Saving You Saving Me was inspired by her experience as a peer counselor for young women during college and from her psychology major college roommate's experience being in a relationship similar to the one portrayed by Sam and Collins in the book. Loving Summer was inspired by Kailin's experience growing up with a family consisting of a mother, two sons, and a daughter who went through a similar experience of tragedy in the book. Aunt Sookie is based on herself and some actor friends she knows. The Frost Series, Circus of Curiosities Series, and FADE Series came about through vivid dreams. Never Say Never was inspired by Kailin's experience as a radio host and working with and interviewing bands, as well as having college friends who were in bands. Kailin also played the drums and keyboard for a band she once started. A classically-trained musician, she was once led her school orchestra, playing first chair violin. Her experience in the music world and her love of Phantom of the Opera, inspired the Phantom Diaries. PULSE was inspired when Kailin was in the hospital suffering from heavy blood loss post surgery and needed several bags of blood to survive (like a vampire). Beautiful Beings was inspired by her college encounter with a young demon exorcist. A pastor once told her she had the gift of sight and that she was destined to become a prolific author, many times over.

She began taking her writing seriously when her daughter was diagnosed as being on the spectrum and her mother was fighting three types of cancer. Four years later, her daughter was no longer on the spectrum, and her mother became cancer free. Kailin believes in hope and miracles, after having been through several struggles and experiences herself. This is why she writes.
When not busy inhaling chocolate and drinking coffee by the gallon, Kailin makes time for writing fantasy books, blogging as an expert blogger for Fast Company, volunteering as an Emergency Responder and volunteering for battered women's shelters. For fun, she plays the electric violin, and puts together a music playlist for her radio and web shows.
Her Frost Series consisting of the Bitter Frost Series, The Wolf Fey Series, and the Fairy Rose Chronicles along with her other book series are being developed into worldwide MMORPG Games by SEE GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT, which is the world's leading game developer known for developing the top blockbuster films into games.

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My Review: 

Pulse was a great book. I really enjoyed it. It sucked me in from the very first page and kept me entertained and reading throughout the book. This book remined me a lot of the tv show The Vampire Diaries.  I would definitely recommend this book to everyone. Plus as soon as I finished the first I immediately had to buy the second book of the Pulse series and am currently reading it and very happy with this book as well.

17 year Kalina has just lost her boyfriend but due to having no evidence does not know the cause of death. She just believes it was alcohol since he did have a problem with it...or so she thinks it was alcohol. Then she meets his two brothers who have come to protect her due to her blood being powerful and wanted by many vampires.

Enters Jaegar and Stuart Greystone. Jaegar reminds me so much of Damon Salvatore. Bad boy image who loves being a vampire and what it means to be a vampire. Cocky and a smart ass who underneath it all does have a sensitive and caring side.

Stuart reminds me of Stefan. Hates being a vampire and wishes to be human and does all he can to control his vampire instincts.

Both brothers have a love for Kalina as she does with the both of them. But when she finds out her boyfriend is in fact alive and not dead, Kalina and the brothers are in a huge love triangle as they have to fight to keep Kalina safe and uncover the mystery surrounding the vampire that's after Kalina.

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