Pulse by Author HJ Daly
Available February 4th 2013
Esa is a street girl living in a post apocalyptic world. A world that left her with nothing except the physical and mental scars that drive her to the person she is becoming.
Whilst searching for shelter, she encounters a creature known as a spinner who pulls her onto a perilous path. Now with a horde of goblins close on their heels, they must work together and enter the magical realm in search of answers. Why can she sense magic and why is a powerful sorcerer determined to end her life?
This is an exciting story of power, friendship and secrets. Secrets that threaten to rip Esa’s world apart.
Pulse is aimed towards the young adult market. For those seeking adventure and magic with a futuristic edge. Most fantasy novels tend to hide the magical worlds or show as historic here I have tried to blend the worlds together
Guest post with Author HJ Daly
Hello to all those book lovers and thank you to Tammy for having me here. Everything
seems to be moving so fast recently, yet looking back I see that I first thought of an idea
and put pen to paper six years ago, yikes! Pulse hit the internet, I can’t really say shops,
can I, on the 4th February after all this time sat, in some guise or another, in a drawer.
I started to look back a little further, I know terrifying when you see how much time is
behind you, but I thought about all those books that I took to heart and decided to share
a few of my favourites.
The first one to stay with me was the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton. It was read to
me as a child and one I couldn’t wait to read myself. It captured my imagination, I even
managed to believe the tree in my garden held fairies.
I skip to my teens, with the Children of Morrow by H.M Hoover. In the 80’s, yes
I’m that old, there was a lot of talk about nuclear war and this book dealt with the
aftermath, painting a grizzly picture but still one of hope.
One that influenced me greatly was the Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret
Weiss and Tracy Hickman. The interplay between the main characters drew me in
completely. It may have been the first book for me that showed the huge flaws of the
so called heroes who could still work through them and save the day, regardless of the
consequences. And it wasn’t scared to kill off a main character or two, I have a dark side,
just so you know.
And now for a couple of classics, Harper Lee’s to kill a Mockingbird and Jane Austen’s
Persuasion. My own copies are a little worse for wear, well one of my copies, I seem to
have a few different versions of Jane Austen’s work. Although the writing itself may be
dated, they both know how to tell a story which still resonates with readers today.
With children, came a new found love of children’s literacy, namely Spiderwick
Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony Di’Terlizzi and Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy.
For younger readers they flow with such grace and style it carries you along with every
twist and turn, hopefully leading on to a love of reading.
The more recent ones and the ones I seem to be going back to time and again, at
the moment, will come as no surprise looking at the list of mainly fantasy books above.
The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer, yes I know there will be a groan from half of
you out there, but it’s in my list for the way she writes about the struggle that love has
to conquer, Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins for a fantastic, if not scary, look into life
after earth’s near destruction and Mortal Instruments for weaving a story with such
flare that I will be forever jealous.
I hope that some of these books hit a cord with you and remember that you are never
too old to pick up any type of book and get totally lost in its pages, wishing it would