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A Steady Pulse (Pulse, book 1)
     

A Steady Pulse (Pulse, book 1)

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by Brenda Franklin
 

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Elizabeth just wanted to take a week off from life at her family’s cabin. Just one week to get herself back on her feet. Was that too much to ask for? Apparently, yes. The next thing she knows she’s neck deep in a Vampire--Yes, Vampire!--family feud where one side is trying to kill her and the other, led by Virgil--Mr. tall, dark, and irresistible--

Overview

Elizabeth just wanted to take a week off from life at her family’s cabin. Just one week to get herself back on her feet. Was that too much to ask for? Apparently, yes. The next thing she knows she’s neck deep in a Vampire--Yes, Vampire!--family feud where one side is trying to kill her and the other, led by Virgil--Mr. tall, dark, and irresistible-- wants to turn her! What’s a girl to do, other than have a panic attack and head for the hills?

The connection was instant. From the moment her thoughts entered his mind and his eyes locked onto hers, Virgil Hart knew he would never be able to be rid of her. And he didn’t want to. Elizabeth’s presence had awakened within him unfamiliar feelings. Was it love? Was it lust? Or could loneliness have finally driven him mad? Whatever the reason, Virgil won’t stand by and let Elizabeth be murdered by his brother. Now, if she would just calm down long enough to let him protect her then everything would go much smoother!

The Pulse Trilogy:

Book one: A Steady Pulse
Book two: Barely Beating
Book three: Flat Line

Excerpt:

“I must be crazy.” Virgil laughed. He had wanted to run into her ever since the car ride, but now that he was face to face with her he felt unable to do anything more than make her upset. How was he to save her if she wasn't even going to listen to him?

“You…you are…” She whispered weakly trying to gather the courage to say what she prayed wasn't true.

“Not going to harm you. Not going to drink your blood. I am not a monster. I am a vampire.” He assured her with the best smile he could muster under the circumstances.

“Yeah…” She let out a shaky breath. He understood why her eyes were still searching him. She was looking for anything to prove or disprove what he was saying. So Virgil leaned his head back and lowered his jaw. He extended his fangs out and pushed hard to darken his eyes. What more proof could he give her?

Elizabeth would have fallen to the floor if she hadn't already been sitting, but she stayed facing Virgil taking one deep breath after the other. He pulled back in his fangs and lowered his head. His eyes returned to normal and the space between them was tense.

“I saw a pair like that once.” She whispered releasing a shaky laugh. “It was at a gothic store in the mall…”

“These are--”

“Don’t say real!” She snapped. “They can’t be!”

Product Details

BN ID:
2940033128273
Publisher:
Brenda Franklin
Publication date:
12/05/2011
Series:
Pulse Trilogy
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
97,076
File size:
350 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Brenda Franklin was born and raised in Louisiana surrounded by fantasy, romance, and the paranormal. She's always had a love for writing, having written her first horror story before middle school about a monster that devoured people in the night-I believe they call him the Boogie Man. Brenda points the blame/thanks for her obsessive need to write and read about vampires to her father who had an old bookshelf in their living room when she was growing up. From top to bottom it was filled with combat related books, old westerns, books by Dean Koontz, Stephen King, and Brian Lumley, and many more fascinating reads. But the book Brenda remembers the most was ‘Interview with a Vampire’ by Anne Rice. After reading it, she's never been the same since. She's the author of paranormal romance books, The Pulse Trilogy: A Steady Pulse Barely Beating Flat Line

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A Steady Pulse 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book!! It's about your basic vampire and human love story, but this one involves a woman who has an odd ability to detect a person's 'Pulse'. That explains the title. :) You follow both Virgil and Elizabeth at times trying to stay alive against Virgil's evil brother and along the way you meet the oddest of people, but lovable. My favorite are the old guys, you'll know what I mean when you read it. Once you step over a few grammar errors and the fact that you're main characters fall in love very fast its a great read. I would recommend it to anyone who loves Twilight and the Vladimir Todd series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book and cannot wait to get my hands on the next one! I almost put this book down at the beginning, but after the second or third chapter i was hooked. Amazing if u love anything to do with vampires or revengful books. This book had so many different twists and turns right after another. This was definetly more a thriller romance story, but def worth the time to read ( it only took me 3 or 4 days). Excellent book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story but the mispellinng and gaps in sroryline took away from the authors story
Avid_ReaderCC More than 1 year ago
Brenda Franklin is a gifted storyteller who paints a picture using vivid, fresh prose that employs all six senses: “Fog held the woods around them captive…” “…pushing the palm of his hand into his silver eyes…” “…he was drawn into a motionless world that had no exact time.” “He could see the echoes of the world around him…” Well-developed characters—not an easy task with vampires—but Brenda Franklin does a commendable job of walking the line between paranormal and human qualities, including interspersing dashes of humor. Virgil and Elizabeth are interesting characters from the onset until the end and the minor characters add to the story. If you are looking for an entertaining read—whether you like vampires or not—“A Steady Pulse” will deliver and keep your pulse racing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The editing is so bad it is hugely distracting, but I love the story so I keep on going with it. I mean it is free...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyedvery much. Never boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book has no tone. There is no individuality between characters. The author badly needs an editor also. I was going to give 1* but the story got somewhat better at the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall this book was ok. At times the plot seemed rushed. Worst however, is the editing. It's awful! Lots of misspellings or the wrong spelling of the word ("his heart SORED" when it should have been SOARED) I was very noticable and really kept me distracted while reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a good book it's just there's a lot of typos in here. And it jumps sometimes without making sense. I love the plot it's just. . . Mmhhmm
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It's a good vampire and human love story that was a quick read and leaves you satisfied in the end. I can't wait to read what happens to the characters in the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story and character development. This author needs an editor and proof reader. The errors made the story disjointed and hard to read. Frustrating. The heroine whiny.
Raena More than 1 year ago
This was in need of some editing. I really liked the story and the beginning half wasn't too bad editing-wise. There was a point where it seemed no one bothered to read it over again for simple editing mistakes. "Her were friends" and other hiccups made it detach from the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You there baby
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Its boring. No characters have any development or individuality and gives the book a rather toneless vibe. Elizabeth ...... i just dont like her. She is way too underdeveloped in character and this book pretty much sucks. HOWEVER, the book got slightly better towards the end..... maybe because they got a different writer.
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Only read first part of book
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Ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a kind of short book its good