Young Adult, Paranormal Romance


The Light-Bearer Series

TabbruisThe dark hero, Tabbruis, has wandered the Earth for 8000 years, living through many historical events.

CharmeineCharmeine appeared on Earth in 1997, unable to remember anything, she was diagnosed with amnesia and put into an orphanage.

Can romance develop between a heavenly Light-Bearer and a hellish Vampire Blood-Hunter?

When Tabbruis meets Charmeine the attraction is immediate, passionate and electric. Charmeine’s powers as a Light-Bearer, one who throws lightning, is triggered the night she meets Tabbruis and grows exponentially.

As polar opposites, Tabbruis and Charmeine finally come together with their extended family to fight the evil forces on Earth in a struggle between heaven and hell.

Will Charmeine and Tabbruis fulfill their destinies? Will they realize their importance in both the Blood-Hunter and Light-Bearer world?

The Light-Bearer Series, was released January 2012, and Published by PDMI under the Victus Label.

Charmeine, Vol. I

Mactus, Vol. II

Accendo, Vol, III

Seditious, Vol. IV

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Slide2Ransom, Vol. V and Conundrum, Vol. VI  have not yet released with no end in sight for The Light-Bearer Series!



RAVE REVIEWS for The Light-Bearer Series

“Romance between a Vampire and a light bearer is something so new, I had to read this book to find out what the buzz and feel is all about …

All I can say is that book didn’t disappoint at all! A must read!”

Fathima Amiruddin

“This is a great read, and a terrific debut novel!”

Susan Ashcraft

“The author’s story got me hooked. I think the readers will feel the same.”

Carol Fitzpatrick

“This story is a fantastically tender, romantic one of timeless love.

This story is well worth a read!”

Melanie Adkins

“The scenes were beautifully described and the plot is creative and intriguing.

The Light-Bearer Series is sure to be the next fabulous Angel series on your

“To-Read” shelf!”


“Well done Emily, this is a great debut novel!”

Samantha Adams

Emily Primo PicAbout the Author

Emily Guido was inspired to pen The Light-Bearer Series because one day she got an idea of two characters that needed to have their story told. Not ever dreaming a week later she would have over a 100,000 words written. When Emily writes, it is similar to watching a movie. She pictures the characters in her head going through vivid descriptions of each scene. There are so many nuances racing through her mind, she cannot type fast enough. The novels Charmeine, Mactus, Accendo, and Seditious are the continuation of the wonderful adventures of the inhabitants of The Castle Charmeine and available in all book venues. Emily is currently writing Ransom, and Conundrum, the fifth and sixth novels in The Light-Bearer Series.

Attracted to Fine Arts since she was little, Emily danced, studied violin, opera, musical theatre, acting, while being an avid reader. She has her graduate degree as a Master of Business Administration, and works for a Fortune 500 company near New York City.

The Light-Bearer Series is a Contemporary, Young Adult, and Paranormal Romance, with Vampires, Angels, Action, Historical Adventure and original struggles between Good and Evil.

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I thought the description said… romance?

HuntingHeroesIf you know me at all… you know that I am an avid reader. I read and listen to books every day without fail.

Even on the day I had my operation, I was reading hooked up to a morphine pump in the hospital room.

tumblr_inline_n7wwnlD2jK1qfqrsnYou know that I am a lover of Paranormal Romance, especially in the vampiric vein, so to speak.

Nothing gets my heart beating faster than a tall, dark vampire hero!

freedomOkay, before I get started with my post, I know those of you will vehemently disagree with me.

So, for the record, let me state this…

I definitely don’t begrudge anyone their 50 Shades of Grey.

That is not my vexation or angst.

My chagrin is that I have a policy to read a book cover to cover. The past several books I have started on my blessed Kindle, I have had to put down because the writing bothered me.

The story troubled me so much that this morning, after I closed my Kindle on yet another book characterized as a romance, I wanted to write why my coveted policy is being abandoned.

romanceI thought romance was attraction, friendship, wooing, a little intrigue, heroism (both hero and heroines) and danger in the mix, but most of all, in the end it was about… LOVE!

However, what I believe to be romance is not the case in all books classified as romance.

I feel some romance novels are based or about meanness, possession, domination, callousness… and then – oh by the way – I love you, if you obey me?

exsqueeze meWhat the heck? Exsqueeze me? Baking Powder? (borrowed phrases from one of my fav movies, Wayne’s World.)

This is my way of stating that I feel in my heart that romance is not a one-way street – my way or the highway, so to speak.

However, romance is different for all of us – some want friendship and romance that turns into love, and some want dominance and chains that melt into love.

Hmm, I was curious and looked to the definition of romance.This is what Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary stated:

d6a10d4a_zpsa33c67c2a (1) : a medieval tale based on legend, chivalric love and adventure, or the supernatural (2) : a prose narrative treating imaginary characters involved in events remote in time or place and usually heroic, adventurous, or mysterious (3) : a love story especially in the form of a novel

b : a class of such literature

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI am vexed – the books I have shut off my Kindle all have romance in the description. I am not saying that they are wrong.

I will just have to do more research before hitting the “Buy it in 1-click” button on Amazon. No one’s fault but my own.

I’m curious…

what’s your definition of romance?

Lots of love,


Love, Prejudice, Regrets, Birthdays, THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES and Thanks…

Let’s start with the LOVE…

6-1I love my husband. Yes, I know that’s cliché. And also, I really think my hubby is cute in a “Guido-Geeky” way.

My husband is not perfect. I based a lot of Tabbruis, my hero in THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES, after my husband. In my books, Tabbruis is not comfortable in social situations, and neither is my 150+ I.Q. MENSA husband.

However, Tabbruis loves Charmeine and his family so much, he would do anything to make them happy and protected. To be even more of a believable hero, at times Tabbruis lacks the art of finesse with his wife. He makes mistakes. What one of us can say that we don’t? We all go ‘off the reservation’ once in while.

Dealing with PREJUDICE

Ever since I was a toddler, I was taught no one is better than me, and I am no better than anyone else.

glassceilingI have dealt with prejudice on many levels… feeling it, seeing it, and fighting against it.

I had hopes that once I got my MBA, which I worked very hard for, I would get a better job… NOT! I found out the GLASS CEILING above my head has be to broken before I can even get a chance to put my MBA to use. It appears some corporate mentalities don’t want to give educated women a chance. That’s not guff, it’s the ‘Unspoken Prejudice’ of the corporate world. I am struggling to have one corporate executive see my potential and prove myself worthy in the Fortune 500 world.

A lot of REGRETS…

2813_imageI have so many regrets that the light from the ‘Planet Regrets’ can’t reach me.

Who of us don’t?

However, here’s where my hope and love will pull me through. If I pay Student Loans until I am 100 years old, and they give me a bill while I am going to the mortuary, I can’t regret my MBA Education. I am the first in my family to have a Graduate Degree, and that means something. I guess I will be buried with my degree in my casket tucked under my satin pillow.

Now onto dreaded BIRTHDAYS…

Argh! Birthdays suck. It’s mine March 2nd, and I am not at all happy about it…

I don’t feel my age

I don’t relate to my age

I can’t even tell you how I hate being labeled with the damaging prejudice of AGEISM. Especially now that I am trying to break the corporate GLASS CEILING mentality. Birthdays are the minefield of the struggling people of the corporate world.

THANKS and generosity of love…

I am so very thankful for my family, the Esparzas and Guidos. My mother and family taught me wonderful lessons in hospitality, hard work, and ethics, and I am ever thankful.

tumblr_m79qq0bPh81rziwwco1_500I am thankful to my PDMI Publishing family including TC and Nessa and all talented people there for taking such a chance on me and THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES.

I poured my heart out in THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES… the Tabbruis and Charmeine Hunter family made of Vampires and Angels fighting evil is now a part of my family. I am jubilant that I get to share my heart with the world – literally. I have fans all over the globe now because PDMI took a chance on me.

Last but never forgotten, I am thankful of YOU – My WordPress Blogging Family…

auto from EmilyI love you Jueseppi, Mendy, Kristina, Carly, Wendy, Jolene, David, Paula, Marilyn, Al, Val, Ch’Kara, Mari, Kim, Ella, Seamus, Juliette, Anthony, Laura, Sherry, Kimberly, Rebecca, Jennifer, Daven – AND all of you generous individuals I regularly am addicted to reading your blogs every day.

Lots of love, 



D is for DESERT

Thomas 2In THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES, Tabbruis awoke in the desert outside of Mt. Sinai. I picked this desolate place because so much history happened there. Again, I have my K-12 Catholic Education kicking in here. He was helped by a boy named Joseph… if you get it, you have had a little biblical instruction yourself!  Tabbruis was utterly alone and did not remember Heaven, Charmeine or anything. Can you imagine waking in a place and knowing nothing of your past or who you are?


HuntingHeroesOkay Tabbruis and all the Blood-Hunters in the series are rich beyond belief. Charmeine is not one who like excess. Does that seem weird? In today’s world, it does. Charmeine doesn’t mind the simple life. Her priceless things are the ocean and roses. She is not one to indulge. However, Tabbruis wants to spoil her. He wants to show her every wonder the world has to offer. I would call Charmeine “Low Maintenance,” courtesy of her humble upbringing.  In Tabbruis’ defense, wouldn’t you want to give the love of your life every happiness you could?


wpid-tumblr_mmqnf2cifu1qiu15uo7_500The forces against Charmeine and Tabbruis, and the rest of the gang at the Castle are deadly. I can’t explain how ugly and monstrous these creatures are. They have no sense of fair play. The Elder Council is beyond corrupt, they have Humans, Light-Bearers, and even their kin, the Blood-Hunters in a grasp of terror. It is Charmeine and Tabbruis’ task to rid the Earth of them. But how? How do you bring down a power-player who holds all the cards?

I hope you enjoyed this dalliance! I know that I did. I love to tell you about my passion.

Lots of love,




Love this song, kind of reminds me of the romances in THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES!


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Blake – Wikipedia

A is for ANGEL

Okay – How did I come up with those names…

Tabbruis, Charmeine, and Nemamiah?

That’s my K-12 Catholic Education at work.  I always loved these Angels and they are in THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES as I was taught. Tabbruis is the Angel of Self-Determination, Charmeine is the Angel of Harmony, and Nemamiah is the Angel of Just Causes and Discernment. So parents, watch what you teach your kids, it may come up in their writing!

100_0528B is for BEAUTY

All of the characters in THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES are beautiful and gorgeous. However, Charmeine is never convinced that she is beautiful. She thinks every wonder in the universe is more interesting and beautiful than her – the ocean, sunset, stars, and of course roses.


When Charmeine and Tabbruis first meet each other, they are content for the first time in their lives. Their draw, their appeal to each other is like a magnet. With each other, they feel whole. To be completely honest with you, I wrote Tabbruis and Charmeine’s relationship the way I feel around my hubby when we are relaxing and enjoying a cup of coffee on the couch snuggling… I feel whole.

chama24That’s it for now!  I wanted to give you a taste of these series of posts are about.

I will try to entertain and hopefully, you will get a better insight into my writing and myself. I am humbled that I have a chance to put my love out there. THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES is my labor of love.

Lots of love,





Okay I love this song! I know Tabbruis thinks of Charmeine this way!




Long before I wrote The Light-Bearer Series, I was an avid reader.

As a girl, I would climb the Dogwood Tree outside my bedroom window, read and listen to my transistor radio.

o-READING-PILE-OF-BOOKS-facebookMy penchant was for paranormal from the beginning… especially Dracula!

When I became older, I found Goodreads. I gave reviews on books that I liked and related to.

I would never publicly give a review on a book that I didn’t like. If I didn’t like the book, I would write the Author and comment. I never got a response that wasn’t welcomed. Many Authors like to talk to their readers. Unbeknownst to me, I would be an Author one day and think the same thing.

Facebook Emily (1)When I wrote The Light-Bearer Series, I couldn’t get anyone to read my books… not even family or friends… NO ONE!

I didn’t know about Social Media, i.e. blogs, Facebook Fan Page, Twitter, Tumbler… etc.

1-5029850-4334461A kind Angel (one of many Angels I will encounter as an Author) saw my personal Facebook post that I couldn’t get anyone to read my books, and she took pity on me. My books were unedited and rough. She became the Beta Reader every aspiring Author needs. She gave me great advice.

After that, The Light-Bearer Series started to be read, and I would devour all my reviews.

Naturally, I would get a dismayed when my books would be criticized. I’m talking about the good criticism. The reviewers who respected their position as critic and my position as writer. Don’t get me wrong, constructive criticism I will take in a heartbeat!

imagesHowever, when I would have a review that was unnecessarily harsh, derogatory and severe… it felt like someone stuck a knife in my belly and twisted it. The reviewers were operating more on the scale of cyber-bullying. Believe me, I have had them. Each one hurt me deeply because they ripped me up.

So, for my mental health and the good of my writing, I don’t read reviews anymore. Unless, it’s a Beta Reader with suggestions, corrections, and comments. The nasty, hateful and downright uncalled for reviewers, have made me quit reading reviews, period.

I do not want to become an Author who writes to suit the reviewers and not my story. When I write The Light-Bearer Series, I have to keep my vision clear.

dot_not_touchThere is a Cardinal Law in the Author playbook: NEVER RESPOND TO ANY REVIEWER! Under no circumstances, do I respond.

Quotation-Socrates-debate-Meetville-Quotes-208917If the review was Slander and Libelous, (which I have had, by the way) then I dial my Publisher, and he handles it!

I’m curious…

If you are an Author, how do you handle reviews?

If you are a reader, how do you write your reviews?

Lots of love, Emily

You are not to blame…


snippet from


4th book

imagesCAEZV1C1As Charmeine smiled, she wiped away a tear. “Tabbruis, did you say earlier you keep making mistakes? How your intent is good and didn’t know if our problems existed because you were alone so long?”

“Yes, you did not answer, so I felt like you agreed with my comment.” Tabbruis lowered his eyes and nodded. His hands went into fists, and then he unclenched them as he ran his hands through his hair in frustration.

She shook her head, got up and sat on the edge of the chaise lounge. Charmeine touched his cheek, and sweetly divulged, “No, I don’t agree. Quite frankly, I feel like I’m the problem, Tabbruis.” She turned away from him, put her hand over her eyes and chuckled, “It’s very hard to be a wife, mother, sister, aunt, Angel, Queen of the Light-Bearers, and battle Lucifer’s followers all at the same time. A lot of lines get blurred.” She turned and looked into his deep green eyes. “But Tabbruis, you have a tendency of coddling and shielding me.”

“Charmeine, I only want you and our baby to be healthy and happy.”

“Tabbruis, women have been having babies ever since Adam and Eve were turned out of Eden,” she quipped with a smile.

Tabbruis and Charmeine 15Immediately, he sat up, held her face and declared, “On Earth . . . not my woman,” and he kissed her deeply.

She pulled away from him. “You are not to blame Tab . . .”

He drew her up to him like she was a ragdoll and kissed her harder. In desperation, he pleaded, “Oh God, all I want is you and Baby Hunter to be safe, protected and loved. I need to know that you and all of our family is secure and happy.” He kissed her with the worry he felt. Tabbruis ran his fingers through her long blonde hair and wrapped his arms tightly around her.

Tabbruis never wanted to let Charmeine go.


Quite possibly one of the most liberating and telling songs about me, especially!


As always, these reviews have not been solicited.


5 Star Review of


the 1st Book in

The Light-Bearer Series

I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side. Firstly I would like to thank Emily Guido, author of Charmeine, for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book.


I loved it, totally! This story is great and will tempt any readers because this book has true love and the struggle to live with it which I think everyone likes.

david_gandy_main1Tabbruis is to die for handsome and a Blood-Hunter vampire.

101587531Whereas, we have Charleen who is a Light-Bearer angel.

Guess what?

They fall in love when they meet while Tabbruis saves Charleen from other Blood-Hunters who attacked her.

Yup, you guessed it right!

Both of the Blood-Hunters and Light-Bearers are enemies and want to destroy each other.

11-5-2013-9-31-32-am1Whereas, here we have our hero and heroine who enter the world of forbidden love and will struggle against their own to have one another and save their love.

Where ever there is forbidden love you’ll find me there, just kidding!

I love reading books regarding true love and the fight to save it.

Well, if you are in my team then this is the ‘IT’ book for you.



5 Star Review of


the 2nd Book in 

The Light-Bearer Series

I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side. Firstly, I would like to thank Emily Guido, author of Mactus, for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book.

d6a10d4a_zpsa33c67c2WOW! What a great read.

Charmeine was intriguing, and now Mactus really changed the meaning of intriguing to me.

It was freakishly intriguing and exciting with more dark secrets, power-packed fighting scenes, passionate true love, heart touching family bonding, dangerous enemies craving blood and destruction.

I really fell in love with this book, and you’ll too when you read it.

It’s a total page turner, and I completed it in one sitting!

5476_bigThe story brings back the wondrous magic of Emily Guido and we are taken back to the life of Charleen and Tabbruis where they slowly get glimpses of their long lost love through dreams, and as a special treat, we get to see Shane in love as well.

stuart7The Elder Council and the Blood-Hunters posses threats all over again.

This time, the fight is not only for the couple, but also for their family as well where loyalty, love, affection, dedication are all put through dangerous tests, and love is at stake again!

With unpredictable twists and turns, revelations of hidden secrets, increase in intensity of love we find ourselves to be on an roller coaster where you can’t even imagine what’s going to be served next.

w-sensual-soft-kissing-couples-love-kisses-heartz_largeA thrilling and gripping read for ya all.

I’m sure that you’ll love it as I did!

Great job Emily, you rock!

Now I’m anxious waiting for the next and upcoming installments!


Love, love this song!

I think of Tabbruis and Charmeine…

Lots of love, Emily



Bathsheba the wicked . . .

Small snippet from SEDITIOUS

287629_213334552052437_100001276809062_616250_6076118_oIn Romania, he paced in front of Bathsheba’s hospital bed, and doubted if he could pull his role off. Tabbruis was assigned to make her divulge information about Lord Cromwell while using sexual attraction and flirtation to get her defenses down.

Tabbruis could not understand how he was duped by the woman in front of him. She was not one tenth the beauty Charmeine was. His arms ached to hold his wife, touch her belly and feel Baby Hunter under his hand. He closed his eyes and whispered a prayer, “God please give me another chance with my wife. Our two hearts are lost and cannot resume beating unless we are together. I was a fool, Lord. She is the only woman I have ever loved.”

He opened his eyes and looked at Bathsheba. He thought, This was not love. I was never in love with her. Our relationship was something sick, dark and Evil, contrived by Lucifer himself!

All of a sudden, he felt a prick on his neck. He turned to find Bathsheba in front of him with her fangs exposed.

6704372_l (1)Bathsheba wiped her red lips with her tongue and smiled with a drop of blood dripping down the side of her mouth. She teased her thick French accent, “You must be getting slower in your reflexes during the years.” Her tongue slowly licked her lip to entice him.

Tabbruis wanted to kill her right where she stood!

His eyes became black on the outside with green pinpoints in the middle. The eye change was not from desire, but from anger! He took a breath and resigned himself with the task he must do to make sure his family was safe.

“Bathsheba, I cannot believe you are alive,” he whispered as he closed his eyes and hugged her. “Why are you here?” He held her face an inch away and trembled with fury. He used all his strength not to destroy her on the spot, and thought, Control Tabbruis, you have to get information from her.

perf5.500x8.500.indd“You have been a naughty boy, Tabbruis, shacking up with a Light-Bearer. The thought of that cow with you makes me sick. Really Tabbruis, you should have a modicum of respect for the Elders.” She flirted with slanted eyes and a smile.

He clenched his teeth and wanted to slap the smile off her face. With his composure recovered, he asked, “Are you hungry Bathsheba? You must be. Let us go and get some refreshment.”

“I would like you to come here.” She sat down on the bed, and patted a spot beside her. With a flip of her long black hair, she flirted, “Tell me what you have been up to, Tabbruis. Where is that fat woman? She was very impressive. The Witch held me without even touching me.”

“Yes, I know, but she is not here now. She became angry, because I stayed by your bedside waiting for you to awaken. You know the type, very jealous?” He was glad Bathsheba did not know about all of Charmeine’s powers. 


Bathsheba was pure evil…

a great character to write for! 


Blood-Hunters and Light-Bearers, oh my…

463475b7769391a38e68cff2685be507Charmeine handed Shane a cup of coffee. She placed her cup on the table and rubbed her head. Explaining Blood-Hunters and Light-Bearers existed was going to be a tough job.

Tabbruis looked into Shane’s eyes. “First thing you need to know is that our stories will sound strange, but listen to our explanations with a calm mind.” He took a deep breath. “I am an orphan, too. I woke up on a rock in the desert many centuries ago with only the knowledge of my name. I did not know where I was from or how I got there. Charleen understood because that is exactly how it happened to her. However, she cannot remember anything past 1997, except for a dream.”

Charmeine smiled at Shane and nodded her head.

Shane’s piercing blue eyes were suspicious, but when he looked at Charmeine, he acquiesced with a nod. She was not one to bend the truth. Deep in his heart, he knew however fantastic the information was, he could trust her with his life.

Tabbruis wiped his big hand through his dark chestnut hair, “When I woke up, I learned I was not a Human. I needed blood to live on.”

Shane took a quick breath of disgust, looked down and pounded the table. He thought, This is enough crap!

Gut Check“Look at me, Shane,” Charmeine ordered.

He saw her eyes as they flashed with intensity.

“Tab’s telling the truth. I told you he needed blood last night. I don’t lie, and I’m not lying about this.”

Shane crossed his arms in defiance and shook his head.

“You wanted to know what was going on. Now, you can either listen or leave, Shane. I will not tolerate your disrespect. If you want to know the truth, then get rid of the attitude, now.”

Shane noticed her hardened expression. When Char was this determined, she was not a woman to be trifled with. He knew she wasn’t going to take any of his back-talk. He sighed and drank almost all of his coffee. “Okay Tab, Char said something like that last night, but I can’t do this without more coffee.” He got up, poured himself another cup of coffee and sat down. “Go on and talk, man. I have to admit, Char never lies.”

wallstreet-041Tabbruis sighed with a little relief, “Just like your body runs on food. I run on blood. For a long time, I hunted humans to survive. I thought that was my destiny. However, I stopped. I could not inflict harm anymore. I made a conscious choice to only drink animal blood and/or human blood if it was donated.”

Shane opened his eyes wide.

Tabbruis and Charmeine could see his brain starting to process the information.


For some, belief in paranormal is laughable.

When I wrote this scene from


the 2nd novel in The Light-Bearer Series, I wondered…

How would you react if someone you trusted said they were paranormal?

How far down the Rabbit-Hole would you go?

Lots of love, Emily

Had to rock this one, enjoy the video!

Why do I write?

I couldn’t get this nagging story out of my head.

Books 1 to 3Weekend before Thanksgiving in 2011, I began to write and couldn’t stop. I didn’t sleep for 48 hours. In a week, I had over 100,000 words.

Not being a novelist or a writer, I asked my husband what qualified as a novel. He laughed, “Honey, you have yourself not only a novel, but a series of novels.”

The first three books, Charmeine, Mactus, and Accendo, were simple to write.

6 Conumdrum Book Cover5Ransomperf5.500x8.500.inddBelieve it or not . . .

Writing the next three novels in The Light-Bearer Series was pretty much the same way with Seditious, Ransom, and Conundrum.

People I meet, and my colleagues at work, can’t believe I’m a writer.  It doesn’t become real to them until they see my business card or the book I have handy.

If I could have a dime for all the times I’ve heard, “How did you come up with the idea?” I would be able to pay off my school loan!

But really, do you have to know?


You just have to make the story come to life for yourself and your readers.

It doesn’t matter a hill of beans to me that The Light-Bearer Series is Fantasy and Paranormal.

The characters are what mattered the most to me… Charmeine, Tabbruis, Shane, Dmitri, Neal Thomas etc., nothing else did. I wanted to do right by them. I wanted to give the reader an exact account of how moody Tabbruis can get, and how silly Charmeine’s jokes are.

11-5-2013-9-31-32-am1The Light-Bearer Series centers around two very star-crossed, opposites . . . Tabbruis is a Blood-Hunter who meets Charmeine, who is a Light-Bearer.

The two races are supposed to have a deep-seeded hatred of each other.

However, when Tabbruis and Charmeine meet, they are anything but repulsed and struggle to stay together.

I have to confess, there are two characters in The Light-Bearer Series which are very easy to write for because they are part of me — Charmeine, (heroine) for her faith, acceptance and kindness, and Tabbruis, (hero) for always looking on the darker side from years of being lonely and too much into his self. All the other characters have little aspects of my psyche and beliefs.

How do I make fantasy sound on the fringe of believable?

imagesCA5VWRBNSandraNo one is going to believe my fantasy world exists at the Castle Charmeine, if I don’t have an edge of common facts and beliefs.

Two of my characters are Shane and Sandra, who served in the US War in Iraq. The couple needed to have those skills and characteristics learned in the US Army and being in harm’s way for extended period.

I guess for me, being a fantasy writer is a joy, because the writing can go wherever your mind tells it to.

I do include Heavenly and Hellish aspects in my books. However, the novels are not about religion. It is about love . . . acceptance and steadfast.

I know that the genre of Paranormal Romance is not everyone’s cup of tea.

I’m not going to say I don’t care if people read my book or not.

However, it only takes one . . .

001ja1vCty6G2kGXfiH8bamp690_zps04dd8afcOne person to read The Light-Bearer Series

One person to like The Light-Bearer Series

One person to tell others how they enjoyed The Light-Bearer Series

One person to recommend The Light-Bearer Series.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’m always wondering what people think about my little Paranormal Family at the Castle Charmeine.

I don’t usually read reviews.

I just keep my head above water and use my friends for support.

YOU, MY FRIENDS, are my lifelines!

Lots of love, Emily


Our races are sworn enemies of each other…

From MACTUS, 2nd Book in The Light-Bearer Series

tumblr_m5dzodppYc1r08eawo1_500“Our races are sworn enemies of each other. The Blood-Hunters and Light-Bearers are ancient rivals. However, Tab and I have a special relationship. We are not enemies. We are connected by love.” Charmeine explained to Shane.

Tabbruis looked at her with surprise and his lips curled with a smile.

Charmeine hung her head thinking maybe she shouldn’t have said it, but it was how she felt. She turned and gazed in his eyes. “Yes, I said love and meant it, Tab.”

glowing-handsSmiling wide now, Tabbruis lovingly took her hand, kissed it, and enfolded his hands over hers. White sparks encircled their hands.

Then Tabbruis looked at Shane and pulled a hand away. His heart became heavy with what he was about to say. “It is true. My race is called Blood-Hunters or Elders. The Elders are run by an Elder Council. They have a prison secured by Elder Temple Guards. We are supposed to track, hunt and kill Light-Bearers. They are the only threat we have on Earth. Since Charleen is a Light-Bearer, she was probably going to be captured and sent to the Elder Temple to be put to death on the Altar of Judgment.”

Charmeine realized what danger she had been in. Her body shuttered thinking about it.

Shane’s mouth hung open in disbelief.

“Furthermore, the Elder Council monitors and polices the Blood-Hunters to make sure they do not cross the line with Humans. It is a horrible thing. I loathe this war between our races. However, I cannot and will not hurt her. I want to protect and love her always.” He kissed her hand again.

imagesCAGAPA85“What in the Hell are you talking about, man?” Shane uttered.

Tabbruis hung his head in disgust. “I have no words to tell you how this angers me. To be with her is to be condemned by my race, the Blood-Hunters.” He looked at her with pure love in his eyes, “But it seems little price to pay to love her.”

She welled in tears. They fell across her checks as he swept them away.

Tabbruis grabbed her sparking hand and cupped it close to his heart.

“I knew you two were crazy for each other, but I had no idea.” Shane put his head in his hands. “I guess I believe you. But Man, this is a trip. In all the years I have known Char, she has never lied to me. I’m shocked. This is really out there.” He ran his hand over his half-shaven beard and sighed, “But nothing else can explain your blood loss and the way you are healed today, Tab.”


Shane is shocked!

What would you say if your best friend said they were a Supernatural?

I’m awed because Tabbruis and Charmeine know they can be put to death for loving each other.

Forbidden Love…

Lots of love, Emily


Much_too_sillyThe last thing you all want to read about is someone else’s personal silliness!

However, some of you are like my family and at the very least… maybe friends?

So here goes folks…


paraorganizarte_keepcalmI can’t have sugar.

Now, that is a given since most of you know I’ve lost 150 pounds last year.

It’s Holiday Time…



Bah Humbug!

The following restrictions are making me want to pull my hair out by the roots:

  • 6a00e54ee846608833019b00fd202d970cI don’t have a lot of time for cooking! I work full-time for a Fortune 500 company by New York City, and I’m on the road at least 3 hours a day battling traffic. Let’s face it, I’m a fast cook. If I can’t have it ready in 20-30 minutes, I don’t fix it.

  • I don’t have a lot of money to go buy tons of sugar-free desserts for everyone either.

I have several Holiday Parties to go to. Some hosts have said, “Oh, bring a sugar-free dessert, so we can all try.”

imageHuh…? Exsqueeze me? Baking Powder?

(A quote from one of my all time fav movies, Wayne’s World)

Besides grabbing an apple or clementine from my fruit bowl, I’m stumped.

simple041810What is a sugar-free, tasty, cheap, and very simple dessert to make – like kid simple?


I hate the internet at times because when I Google…

Darn if it brings up all sorts of yummy, fattening, and time-consuming recipes.


This is just silly, and a pet peeve, but it’s MY silliness and MY pet peeve.

Can we skip the Holidays and go right straight into spring?


When I was kid,

I used to listen to the Eagles in my back yard Dogwood Tree

with a transistor radio in one hand and a book in the other.

Love this song!

Enjoy!  Lots of love, Emily

With or without you . . . from ACCENDO, the 3rd book in The Light-Bearer Series by Emily Guido


tumblr_m5vx1cY0yQ1qlnm34o2_250 11“I am sorry, Charmeine, for so many things it is hard to express them all, but I am going to try.”

He took a big breath, and looked in her eyes. “I am sorry for not supporting you. I am sorry for not believing in you. I am sorry for not having faith in you. I am sorrym Charmeine. If you let me show you, for the rest of my life until the end of time, I will never doubt you again.”

“Tabbruis, I can’t do this now.”

“Please let me finish.” He gently held her chin, looked into her eyes and declared, “Charmeine you are my life. You are my light. If you go back to Long Island…”

blonde-girl-at-the-beach-0bce43314f93973413977acb3324aef41She walked to the terrace stone wall. “Tabbruis, it isn’t so easy putting Jack and Jill back together again. I really need to be alone.”

“Look at me this time, Charmeine. I have to say my peace, and I will leave.” He stood beside her.

She turned and faced him with her hands defiantly across her chest and sighed.

iAtC2afkODS6U“If you go back to Long Island, I will accept it, but let me go and be near you. Let me live close to you. I can buy any kind of house or apartment you wish for your own privacy. You do not need to see me, just let me be proximate to you, for you are the center of my Earth. God knows I cannot live without you. However, you will never have to lay your eyes on me. This is what I ask. Nevertheless, please forgive me, Charmeine. Forgive me enough to let me just be close to you. If you abandon me, I will not survive. Wherever you go, I will go with you.  Whatever you want, I will give it to you.”

He unfolded her arms and took her hands which sparked. He unclenched her fists and drew them up in front of them, palm to palm. Her sparks began to go up and down their bodies, enveloping them with light.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Tabbruis, do you remember the first time this happened? You were trying to convince me not to leave and sacrifice myself to the Elder Council.”

“Yes, I remember, my love.” He drew nearer to her. “I know you cannot lie to me. So answer me this, do you have the strength to be without me?”


I love the part where Tabbruis says that he just wants to be near Charmeine.

It brings a tear to my eye today.

So much love…


Enjoy the video, it’s another song that makes me shiver.

Lots of love, Emily


helping-hand_gscsqoWhen I ask for help, it always comes with anxiety and even distress in some cases.

I’m not talking about help like asking hubby to take out the trash or asking for donations to a charity for a 5K walk/run.

Seditious Book Cover by Emily GuidoNo, the help I’m talking about is personal.

It is about my passion, my little shop in my brain.

I need to promote the pre-sale of Seditious my fourth book in The Light-Bearer Series.

So I have asked everyone I could think of to share Seditious.

I could hire a blog tour, but they are pricey.

tumblr_lnfo31Nfsj1qdvjx6Some friends that I contacted immediately said, YES!  

Their responses made my heart light and was warmed by their encouragement.

UJaB7bMSome friends did not answer.

Which is probably meant to say, no.

It made me wonder.

Like lightning, I realized that . . .

The help I am asking for has to matter to the person I asked.

That’s what eluded me during my sleepless night.

When I ask hubby to take out the trash, he does it, because he knows he’s a part of the family unit. Doing chores is part of being in a family.

When I ask for a donation for a 5K, that person does it with the hope a cure will be found.

So, what I have found is that my asking for help has to matter to you!

I will gladly feature your book or blog. This goes for everyone . . . even if you help me or not! Everyone is welcome. That’s what Pay it Forward Friday is for, to give to you some recognition for your passion!

beyouwings-1It’s sort of cool because it’s Karma.

And if you know me at all, I am a strong believer in Karma.

My mother used to say, “I cast a couple pieces of bread on the water and the waves bring me back a ham sandwich.”

Obviously, she wasn’t a philosopher, but she believed we are all dependent on the grace we give to each other!

We may not know it yet, but she was right. Everyone is equal.

Lots of love, Emily

Enjoy the video, one of my favs!





Originally posted on The Scarlet Order:

I have been following Emily Guido’s blog for some time and I’ve enjoyed the snippets she’s shared from her novels as well as her thoughts about her personal life journey and the writing process. So, I decided it was about time I read the first novel in her Light-Bearer series, Charmeine.


Charmeine opens in heaven, where we learn about two angels who are deeply in love. One is Tabbruis, Angel of Self-Determination. The other is Charmeine, Angel of Harmony. In chapter two, something has happened. Tabbruis and Charmeine have been separated by time and space. Tabbruis wakes up in the land of Canaan and befriends a shepherd boy named Joseph, wearing a colorful coat. When marauders break into the camp, Tabbruis tries to stop them. In the process, he discovers that he’s a fanged creature with a craving for blood. The centuries pass and Tabbruis doesn’t age. Eventually he meets…

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Dracula Untold – thoughts and review, Oh My . . .

10616252_307722532746559_1630660148443650798_nOkay, I believe I’m a Paranormal Romance Connoisseur.

Others would say I’m freak about the genre.

However, I choose to believe that we all have little quirks. This is mine.

I love Paranormal Romance!

I religiously read novels, watch movies and TV, and even go to plays of the Paranormal Romance genre.

So, with that little bit of embarrassing fact being divulged, I’m going to share with you my experience from watching the new movie, DRACULA UNTOLD.

Art-Parkinson-Luke-Evans-Dracula-Untold-VladI really loved the premise of this movie. Instead of the regular, run of mill evil Dracula . . . this Dracula had a mammoth cause to conquer.

The relationship he has with his wife and child is loving and downright heartwarming.

dracula-untold-5Yes, and I was brought to welling up as the story developed between the family.

This story of Dracula was not of selfishness or wanton evil, it was about being able to protect your home and loved ones.

Being a hero!

I am always puzzled how villianized the Dracula story is, but this was a truly different take.

Okay, now I’m going to tell you the truth!

The main reason why I loved this movie is because of LUKE EVANS! Oh my . . .

tumblr_inline_n7wwnlD2jK1qfqrsnI mean, there are roles made for actors, and this was made for him.

He excelled at it. Not only being my perfect vision of Dracula, his speech, actions, and mannerisms were spot on how Dracula would be.

There is a character in The Light-Bearer Series, Dmitri, who the Dracul Legend was made from. Yes, I used the plot in my novels, but with a totally different twist.

Luke Evans would be an excellent Dmitri!

I was thinking during the movie, I wonder if he will play this role in my movie version of The Light-Bearer Series? Oh my . . .

Gary Shore, the Director did a fantastic job as the action was fast-paced and gripping.

The cinematography and special effects were unbelievably good! I know a lot of the effects were CGI, but I couldn’t tell it. Some of my favorite movies have cheesy CGI and/or special effects. It really detracts from the story, these did not. I was suckered into believing a million bats can wage war against a hoard.

The music by Ramin Djawdi is driving and compelled the scenes. It added to the artistry. Now, I watched this movie in IMAX with Surround sound. I realize that may have helped intensify the experience, but it was worth the money I laid down to watch it.


For all this and more, I would say if you are a Paranormal fan, RUN, don’t walk to see this movie, DRACULA UNTOLD!

If you are an action and historical fan, you would like this movie also.

For my very, self-admitted addiction, I found this version of Dracula to be one of the best I’ve seen in a very long time!

I’m adding it to the list right with John Badham’s, Dracula, which is my all-time favorite movie!

See this movie before it leaves the theater, the small screen won’t give you the wonderful majesty this movie provides!

The Trailer is below, but it won’t do DRACULA UNTOLD justice. I don’t think any trailer could!

I will give this movie a rating of a 10 plus out of 10!

Lots of love, Emily



Review of SEDITIOUS by Author and Reviewer Wendy Lovetiggi

This review is unsolicited.


will be out in pre-sales soon by PDMI Publishing

I gave it to a reviewer and Author Wendy Lovetiggi

Here it is!

4 Seditious Book Cover1I was given an e-copy of Seditious (The Light Bearer Series #4) by the author, Emily Guido, in exchange for an honest review.

Thank You Emily!!

Where to start?

This installment has a lot of emotions woven through the words, betrayal, love, evil, hurt, faith, trust, and sensuality.

Charmeine and Tabbruis are going through so much as their LOVE for each other is diabolically tested.

12006904_l 1It threw me for a loop to read along as they went through the heartfelt scenes that were depicted so clearly.

The twists and turns kept me up way into the night as I had to know what would happen next.

prawThe characters are awesome, personable, and lovable.

I adore this series.


Because it speaks to the hardcore romantic within me, it leaves the sensual scenes up to the readers imagination, and it so uniquely refreshing.

I recommend this series to all the YA Paranormal Readers out there.

Go Get Ya Some!

5 out of 5 Hearts
Lovetiggi’s Book Reviews






Blood amour . . .


Tabbruis 6“I can heal the cut and bump on your head. Please, let me heal you.” Tabbruis gently touched her head.

“But, how?”

“Trust me, I will not hurt you,” he replied as he looked into her eyes.

Not knowing what to expect, she nodded.

Tabbruis took her head and leaned it over to him with her forehead on his chest.

All of a sudden, Charleen felt a warm, wet bolt of lightning going through her which did not hurt. She grabbed him around his waist and pulled him close to her.

Tabbruis did not know why but her blood was exquisite. He had never tasted someone’s blood which fired his passion and desire. He held her close.

hot2She could hear him softly growl as he licked the wound. The sounds didn’t scare her. It thrilled her. She moaned gently with feelings of sexual pleasure. Her chest swelled, and her heart raced.

He fought to keep his fangs in his gums. Her blood was like an answer to his hunger which had burned in him for centuries. Tabbruis felt her power in the blood. Her blood was intoxicating him with sexual want. His feelings of desire intensified. He could not control the urge to take her into his arms and never let her go until they both had sweet relief.

Charleen moaned louder. The sexual electricity was flying up and down her body. Her body hummed with desire. She dug her nails into his back to draw him closer to her.

Tabbruis knew she was as excited as he was…

Suddenly, his fangs appeared. Quickly, he moved away from her turning around and covering his mouth.

images (7)Charleen slowly opened her heavy-hooded eyes with a hunger she never had before. She felt a sexual need for this man in front of her. She asked breathlessly, “Why did you stop? What’s the matter? Have I done something wrong?”

“In my life, I have never tasted blood so powerful and intoxicating.”

“Powerful? Intoxicating?” Charleen gasped and felt like she was on fire with passion.


Passion is so underrated!

I love this song!

Lots of love, Emily 


Symbolism – do my readers get it?

6-1As an Author, I have hundreds of symbols in my novels, The Light-Bearer Series.

Symbolism isn’t a new concept.

However, if it is an inside symbol to the Author, it can be lost to the reader. Isn’t that the reason you write? To convey the picture you have in your head?

I recently read a novel by a talented Author, and symbolism was used a lot and the explanation wasn’t there. However, I knew it was a symbol for something, but I didn’t want or couldn’t decode it.

Symbols are used in The Light-Bearer Series such as the ocean being a calming influence on Tabbruis and Charmeine.

413678-1680x1050Charmeine loves roses, and her love is based on the purity, romance and delight roses are to the senses and heart.

images (22)The Castle Charmeine in Romania is not just a home. It is a symbol of security, unity, and comfort.

2012-dodge-charger-sxt-v6-photo-473495-s-1280x782The Dodge Charger that Tabbruis loves so much is a symbol of Tabbruis’ strength, power, and hard as nails attitude.

ShaneShane’s bright, red, long hair is a symbol of his vitality, love and laughter but with an ass-kicking personality.

Supreme+yellow+and+white+gold++engagment+ring+with+yellow+and+white+diamondsHaving a trigger in my books, like the diamond, citrine and onyx wedding ring given to Charmeine, is there for the reader to understand – there is always dark with the light.

I believe my readers get these symbols.

They understand and most importantly, relate to them.

Earlier, I said that I read a book where the Symbolism lost me. Maybe I wasn’t smart enough or engaged enough to figure it out?

I freely admit that I am not perfect. I give the benefit of the doubt to the Author, but it did stick with me so much that I wanted to write about it and ask . . .

Have you ever been lost reading a book with symbolism?


I love

The Police

This song is definitely in the symbolistic category!

Lots of love, Emily

The 10 lessons I learned from being an Author . . .

Get-what-you-give-giving-back-picture-quote1. Be KIND . . .

If I am not kind, then I should expect to be treated badly.  It may not be today… but it may be a time when I really need it.

2. Don’t be HAUGHTY . . .

I am the first person to say that I am not the expert in anything.

3. Read other Author’s work without an AGENDA . . .

No one in the world wants to be pre-judged. You have a genre that you feel comfortable with, that’s great. However, branch out and test the waters with other genres without any judgement. You will be happy you did!

book-review-620x3304. Always read a book from COVER to COVER . . .

If you talk to a person, you don’t walk away during mid-sentence – that would be rude. Don’t do that to your fellow Authors!

5. Be good to YOURSELF . . .

You are important, if your brain isn’t rested and happy, then your work will be compromised. Use common sense. Take care of your best resource . . . yourself!

6. Take time for WRITING . . .

Shut out the world and sit down to write. It doesn’t take much time, if you are centered. I use earphones and listen to music. You may find sitting outside on your porch works or getting up in the middle of night? Find your niche.

7. Don’t get trapped into thinking every word that is written has to be PERFECT . . .

Perfection doesn’t exist. I have no doubt that every great Author has to re-write and/or edit. Don’t let your creativity be stifled by perfection.

29a31948. You have to be ENGAGED . . .

You need to educate yourself thoroughly about Social Media, and you can’t be afraid to put yourself and your work out there with WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.

9. BREATHE. . .

Rome wasn’t built in day, and neither is a career. You have to work, put in your dues and take your time. Don’t rush yourself. Know that being an Author is hard work. Give yourself time and relax to enjoy life.

10. This is the most important lesson I have learned . . . Karma is a Bitch!

It seems my first rule is like my 10th . . . huh . . . could be something to that, you know?  If you review, write or act like your work is perfect, you are wrong!  No one is perfect, and Karma will turn around bite you in the butt. Maybe it will be a chance of a lifetime that you will miss. All my fortunate circumstances have come from being humble and paying it forward.

Enjoy this song, it’s one that I listen to a lot when I work . . .

It is unbelievably accurate!

Lots of love, Emily



Love lost . . .

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Dmitri saw the pain his brother, Nemamiah, was in. Nemamiah and Hameal were lovers since The Great Pyramids were built.

He thought, Love knows no race, sex, or boundaries . . .  it was just love.

As Dmitri’s heart was breaking for Nemamiah, he put his hand on his shoulder and counseled in a gentle voice, “When you are ready, Nemamiah, all has been prepared. Take as long as you need, Brother.”

sadness-and-fear_2471364Tabbrius and Dmitri stood far away to allow Nemamiah time to grieve over Hameal. He was growling and crying out to God while clutching Hameal close to his body.

“Dmitri, in all the millennia I have been on Earth, I have never loved.” Tabbrius admitted with his head hung low with shyness.

“You have never loved?” Dmitri was a little taken by surprise and raised his eyebrows.

Tabbrius kicked at the dirt and nervously whispered. “I have never had the desire to, Dmitri. I do not think I ever will.”

“Oh my . . . well, do not fret, Brother. God will bring you a mate in His time, and when He does . . . it shall be forever.” Dmitri smiled at the Heavens filled with bright stars. He thought about his love, Hera, and the first time he saw her beautiful face. She was his destiny, and Dmitri knew it the moment, he laid his eyes upon Hera.

1308801-bigthumbnail1Nemamiah stood up and took Hameal’s dead body over to the makeshift altar. He gently laid him on the funeral pyre.

Dmitri got Nemamiah’s okay and sparked the wood.

As the fire was burning Hameal’s body. Nemamiah turned away. Trembling with loss and sadness, he cried “My heart, my love, my Hameal is gone. I cannot bear it . . . ”

Dmitri hugged him tightly. “Nemamiah, my heart knows yours is broken, because I have been where you are now. The Elder Council killed my wife, son and daughter. I know well . . .  your pain.” He sighed heavily because his heart was breaking just like the night when they were savagely murdered.

vader_pyreThen, with resolve, Nemamiah turned to the fire, crossed his arms across his chest, and announced, “My name is now . . . Neal.”

“Why?” Dmitri asked softly as he wiped tears from his eyes.

“Neal is the first two letters in my name, and the last two letters of Hameal’s name.” As tears flowed in channels down his face he declared, “Nemamiah is in the fire lying next to his lover Hameal, dead.”


My heart broke as I wrote this passage in my book.

This song gave me comfort when I needed it as a child.

And it still does today . . .

Because it’s how we choose to remember loss which makes it

hard to cope


hopeful for the future.

Lots of love, Emily

Injudicious prejudice . . .

Almost before I could walk, my Mother taught me I wasn’t better than anyone else, period. As I wrote this passage, I could remember the newscaster saying Martin Luther King had died, Pope John was shot, or Nelson Mandela was still imprisoned. Injudicious prejudice. However, I wanted The Light-Bearer Series to reflect my mother’s philosophy . . . respect others like yourself.

Lots of love, Emily


david-gandy-15.jpg1The Elder Temple Guards brought in a beautiful young man whose light and life radiated throughout the stone building. The man’s hands were tied behind his back, his face was distorted from beatings and his neck had been ripped open by a Blood-Hunter’s fangs.

Tabbruis wanted to instantly help the man.

Dmitri gripped his arm firmly whispering very softly as others around them could not hear, “You cannot help this man, to do so would mean your death too.”

“Who or what is this man? He gives off a light like the sun. Is he a Light-Bearer?”


Tabbruis felt empathy for the condemned Light-Bearer and became angry.

“Light-Bearers are our opposites. Their mission from God is to eradicate us as our mission from the Elder Council is to eradicate them. The Elders believe the Earth is ours and not to be shared. You know and understand I do not share their beliefs, Tabbruis.”

“I do not either. The Earth can be shared as long as we let the humans live in peace. But Dmitri, we should help the Light-Bearer escape.”

“Hold on and think . . . we would condemn ourselves at the first step we take to the Altar of Judgment. There is a Prophecy the Elder Council will come to justice.” Dmitri exhaled and looked very angry.

john_abraham-27“Listen, Tabbruis, if I would have known of this man’s captivity beforehand, we could have covertly helped him escape without revealing our identities. Over the years I have helped many prisoners escape. Even though my heart breaks for this Light-Bearer, we cannot save him. Once they know of our covert treachery, we will surely die. If we are dead, how will the next condemned Light-Bearer or Blood-Hunter escape?”

Tabbruis felt disgust and hatred towards the Elder Council and began to understand Dmitri’s deep revulsion and abhorrence to them.

“Also, remember each species is repellent of the other. The Light-Bearers believe the light cannot have dark, and the Blood-Hunters believe the dark cannot have light!”

Thoughts of injudicious prejudice crashed on Tabbruis’ soul, Light cannot have dark, and the dark cannot have light.


This video reminds me of the gifts I have been given and to share . . .

Tough . . .

I’m a hard as nails person . . . okay, I’m a marshmallow when it comes to romance. I wanted my heroine to be tough, and she is. However, Charmeine has a heart of love so big it could fill oceans. I wish I was like that!

Lots of love, Emily


tumblr_m4qm5khdnd1rx0u6zo3_2501Tabbruis’ grasp on her shoulder was firm, but she could almost feel his concern. She turned and looked into his deep green eyes and melted. “I’m sorry, you are right. I’m mad because with all my training, I didn’t get to fight him. Damn it to Hell! I would have loved to have taken him down a notch or two.”

Tabbruis started to laugh, shook his head and smiled wide. He asked with his eyebrows up in a quizzical way, “Just a notch or two?”

91-dark-shadows-gloriaThey both burst out laughing.

He took her arm and asked, “May I?”

“Yes, okay.”

Tabbruis took her arm in his hands. It was warm and delicate. He wrapped it around his broad shoulder and neck. Then he smoothly lifted her legs up by the backs of her knees.

Charleen instantly felt safer in his arms. With a sweet and soft voice, she whispered, “Thank you, for rescuing me,” and she laid her head on his big, strong chest.

kissing-couples-wallpaper-love-coule in dark-love images download-romantic love images download-cute love images download-hot love images download-love-kiss-couple-cute couple-www.143loveu.blogspot.inTabbruis could not believe how beautiful this woman was. When her arm swiped his neck, his flesh became flushed. He had her in his arms, and his heart started to beat harder. He hoped upon hope the light he saw during the attack was indeed lightning.

His mind ran over the fact Light-Bearers and Blood-Hunters were enemies. Closing his eyes, Tabbruis prayed silently, God, please do not let her be a Light-Bearer.


I picked this video because it really makes me feel empowered, and it ROCKS! 

And once Tabbruis meets Charmeine . . .

A dear friend left this comment on a previous blog,

Daven Anderson, Author of Vampire Syndrome, (fantastic series)

“And once Tabbruis meets Charmeine…” so I thought, why not show you?

The attraction was magical, as their forbidden love blooms.

Thank you Daven and Lots of love, Emily


tumblr_m4331igFJG1ql3cv0o1_5001The man started to blink, revealing unfathomable green eyes. She sighed with relief when he opened his eyes. His brow was creased with questions as he looked at her. Feeling his pulse on his wrist was strong, she smiled in relief. “Oh, thank God. Are you okay? Can you hear me?”

Tabbruis thought he saw light coming from her hand into his, but the light did not hurt, it felt wonderful! As he struggled to get up off the pavement, she tried to help him.

She clumsily knocked herself over and fell beside him losing her balance.

On the pavement, they lay next to each other face to face. Tabbruis and Charleen looked at each other intently.

beautiful-couple-dark-follow-foolme-kiss-Favim_com-254908Weakly, almost willing the breath out of her lungs, she gasped, “I wanted to listen to Billy Joel under the stars . . . but I didn’t think I would be doing it lying on the parking lot.”

Tabbruis looked at her through his blurry eyes focusing on her beautiful face and half growled, “I came on a whim and did not expect to be lying in a parking lot listening to Billy Joel under the stars.”

He saw her smile and laugh rolling her eyes around in her head. He could tell she was in pain. He listened because her small laugh was like a balm on his soul. Coming to his senses, Tabbruis struggled to sit up. “As much fun as this has been, Miss, we cannot lie here all night looking at the stars and listening to music.”

She noticed his European accent right away and nodded while she held her head.

img233250191After struggling to get on his knees, Tabbruis turned and looked down at the face below him as if she were still a dream. She was magnificent! She had a round face with big bright brown eyes, tanned skin, a small nose. Her long hair looked like golden honey.

Hesitantly, Tabbruis extended his left hand to her, and put his right hand behind her head. Then he gently raised her into a sitting position. He saw she was starting to get up on her own, and took his hands off of her. Mostly because the more he touched her, the more he wanted to never let her go.


Connection out of loneliness . . .

Connections are tough.

We fill our lonely days and nights with friends, family, careers and hobbies.

Finding a true connection that captures those feelings beyond our normal hustle and bustle lives, is what I wanted to convey in this passage between

Charmeine and Tabbruis.

Lots of love, Emily


Tabbruis - 4Charmeine stood and walked past him to the railing of the terrace overlooking the harbor. Her long golden hair whipped around her shoulders. Keeping her eyes on the harbor she confided, “I was found in 1997 not having any memory before that. However, I’ve been alone.”

She smiled in remembrance. “I met Shane, but he was like a baby brother to me. I sort of took care of him.” Shaking her head, she smiled. “He was always getting into one mess after another.”

98525938E8BB48509D7C78A00DFA670DWiping her eyes, she slowly turned away from Tabbruis’ penetrating gaze, “Loneliness . . . it’s torture in a way. No. It’s worse, because at the end of the torture, you have rest.”

She rotated her body around to look him in the eyes and professed, There is no rest from one minute of loneliness because it fills your being and wraps your heart so tight; it doesn’t want to beat because it just hurts too much to go on.”

He closed his eyes and thought, My God! She has just described all the centuries I have been on Earth in that one sentence. He looked up at the moonlit, star-filled mosaic sky, and thought, God, what do I do? Please help me?

Her heart felt hopeful and professed, “I know Blood-Hunters and Light-Bearers are supposed to destroy each other, but I am hopeful you and I are . . . unique.”

-1He looked at her intently and thought, What is she saying?

She felt his stare and kept her head toward the harbor and declared, “A Blood-Hunter and a Light-Bearer we may be, but even if you do not want to admit it . . . there is a link between us.”


I LOVE Frank Sinatra – his voice mesmerizes me . . .

and this song is the one of my favorites!

Tabbruis the ultimate loner . . .

When I wrote the first book, Charmeine, I wanted to explain how frustrated and isolated Tabbruis was. He was a introvert. I guess we have all felt reclusive in a way. Maybe it gives our psyche time to recharge?

Lots of love, Emily


287629_213334552052437_100001276809062_616250_6076118_oFor eight centuries, Tabbruis was a private individual. Solitude was best for him as blood raced in his brain when he was around humans. The scent of blood and the rush it gave him to pierce the jugular was exquisite, but it was always with a price of a severe self-loathing and self-hatred. His determination to abstain was strong, and he vowed not to take another human life for the pleasure of their blood. He drank donated blood only when big game was unavailable to hunt.

“Why am I drawn to the United States? Why the East Coast?” he muttered. Tabbruis had just killed a big stag taking all the life from it and sat back looking at the night sky. Like a star crashing into the Earth, he had an empty and lost feeling. He had been isolated for so long by choice; he was unsure what to think of his recent compulsion to venture out to the United States. He looked at the moon and roared a guttural, “Why?” Desperation, which was an old friend, overtook him again and mumbled, “Where else do you want to go?”

2012-dodge-charger-sxt-v6-photo-473495-s-1280x782Feeling unfocused, Tabbruis wandered until it was close to dawn. He needed a shower and a change of clothes. With speed and accuracy, he found his car parked off US Interstate 80 in northwest New Jersey by the exit for Sparta. He looked around to make sure he was not being watched and walked up to his car. He took out of the passenger side a thin black leather jacket which he promptly put on over his blood-stained shirt. He cleaned his hands and face with a wet-nap, then kicked the mud and leaves from his shoes.

Tabbruis slid behind the wheel of his Dodge Charger SRT8 with a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine. His muscle car roared to life with a push of the ignition button. He enjoyed the luxury and power of 465 horses under his hands driving down the open road. This car was a joy to drive, and he freely admitted to being attached to the Charger. He babied and took care of it. In his mind, European sports cars had nothing over his monster Charger with a Hemi.

1174758_625646457467292_272020049_nThousands of years being on Earth with superpowers and skill made him independently wealthy. He had hidden money around the globe in all sorts of currency and commodities. Determined, if he was going to be alone, he would have stability. Usually, Tabbruis denied himself luxuries and roughed it. Unlike power-hungry men of the Earth, he had to stay out of the spotlight. He needed to be far from suspicion and very much under the radar of governments and media.


I love this video of HEART!

This song haunts me every time I listen to it . . .

Help others . . . help yourself!

This is a personal post . . .

I seem to be doing that a lot these days, but I’m trying to clear the cobwebs out of my mind – one of them is bothersome.

imagesHave you ever heard of Karma?

Let me make this perfectly clear, I am NOT a philosopher at all.

However, I believe Karma is circular.

If you want good things to happen, you make them happen by the good you give others.

If you want to be helped, you need to help others.

If you want to be happy, you need to make others happy.

So on and so forth . . .

I believe that there are some TREMENDOUSLY great Bloggers, Authors and awesome readers out there. So, let’s help each other out!

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Ask another blogger for a Guest Post

In other words, spread the word.  

There is enough good to go around.

Let’s all unite and bring our talents and work out to each other!

I have to say that there is one person who is constantly re-blogging and giving me words of encouragement even when I was sick or too busy to blog regularly.

Jueseppi even sent me emails and asked how I was doing.

I was truly touched!

Jueseppi The Obamacrat take a much needed virtual hug from me!

GOOD-KARMA-AD.-1aiI have up on my home page Pay it Forward Friday -and little response.

That makes me sad!

Paying it Forward is the best way to give.

You give and don’t care what that person does with the gift as long as he or she Pays it Forward.  


Let me close by saying one thing I believe with all my heart.

Karma can bite you in the butt . . .

If you aren’t willing to give love and hope to others freely.



Calm before the storm . . . SEDITIOUS is coming soon

In the beginning of the 4th book, SEDITIOUS, you will read Charmeine and Tabbruis were settling down together. I love Charmeine’s bad jokes, it cracks me up. She knows Tabbruis is so serious. Making him laugh with silly jokes brings her joy.


33 David Gandy picture 1Later in the night, after another bout of nausea, Charmeine came out of the bathroom. “I think we are going to have to buy a truckload of toothpaste,” she joked.

“Gel or paste?” Tabbruis inquired as he laid in the bed

“Paste, always paste,” she chuckled, as she took off her robe and slid under the covers.

“That might be a deal-breaker.” His eyes followed her. “You must be the most beautiful woman in the world.”

“I already won the argument, remember? Or do you need reminding again?”

pregnant%20-%20nightgown%20-%20squareHe laughed. “Charmeine, rest is what I need, and you do too.” He held out his arm and patted his chest.

She snuggled next to him, laid her head on his chest and listened to his steady heartbeat.

He wrapped his arms securely around her.

“What did the pregnant Light-Bearer ask the Blood-Hunter?” she asked with a yawn.

“What?” His eyes half closed ready to doze off.

“Do you have storm insurance?”

Tabbruis’ eyes flew open, and he burst out laughing. “I cannot believe it. That joke is really awful and incredibly bad, Charmeine.”

“Ah, but you’re laughing, aren’t you?” She laid her head back down on his chest with a chuckle.

“I laugh always with you, Charmeine, my lovable, crazy, and precious wife.”

“What would you do without my bad jokes?”

“Sleep,” he answered with a sigh and laugh.

She rolled her eyes and snuggled onto his chest. His laugh was a great comfort to her.

Suddenly, Tabbruis felt Baby Hunter move against his side. “Charmeine, did you feel that?”

babytalk_head“Yes, little Baby Hunter here is very active and likes to hear you laugh. Every time you do, the baby kicks.”

“I do not believe that, Charmeine.” However, he smiled at the thought it was possible.

“Why wouldn’t Baby Hunter flip when you laugh? I do. I always have since the first day we met.”

He kissed her forehead. “Alright, my love, you can tell me bad jokes anytime. They seem the best for making me laugh.”

“Good, because that’s all I know,” she sighed with a smile.

He held her closer and put his hand on her belly to feel Baby Hunter move. He reached out with his Blood-Hunter senses, heard both her heartbeat and the baby’s, and beamed.

“Semper tuus ero, Charmeine.”

She whispered, “Semper tua ero, Tabbruis.”

(I am forever yours.)


080 (2)This is the song that I think of when I read this passage.

I also love Phil Collins too!


Lots of love, Emily


Author – the Good, Bad and the Ugly…

Today, I write this blog post after taking a while to re-boot.

I feel that I have been to Hell. A deep place in my soul that has me guessing who are my friends and my foes. My writing career has left me a bit worse for wear and hesitant.


I think the problems revolve around the criminals out there.  Not the criminals that rob banks, murder and generally are no good.  These criminals are faceless and just like you and me, except they don’t mind cyber-stealing.


6-1You create a alternate universe in your head.

You write.

You pour your heart out on the computer keyboard.

You stay up late giving up time with your family.

Making sacrifices.

You read, edit and write better drafts.

You pay a lot of money.  Your money you would have used on a vacation or day out with the family.

You pay for the ownership of this creation… like copyrights, LLC, editing, and book covers.

You trust most people and believe that they will do the right thing.

That’s when life was good and you hoped for many good things to come.


just_say_no_to_ebook_piracyThen you wake up one morning and see that your heart, your hard work, your investment of time and money has been pirated. Even worse, the edition that you had before the edit, is the one that has been pirated.

To put the frosting on the cake, so to speak, those people who took it, review the unedited version.

I have heard stories like this – a very famous Author, wrote a book in the continuation of a series that was very well received even the movie version. However, her unedited version got pirated and she stopped writing the series… She said that the piracy took her heart out of the series.  She said that she will never write another book in the series.


pubishingSo, I have been hit many times. This last time, I felt psychologically raped of my ideas and creation.

I am not afraid that my life as a writer is going to be harder. It’s just that I am jaded now.

I don’t trust ANYONE!

I’m asking the universal powers out there… why and how do you cope?

“Lots of love” is my sign-off line – I still wish that for all of you…


Because in my soul I believe and trust a higher power… KARMA. 

So, all I have to say is – cyber pirates may try –  but I know that they will NEVER steal my Sunshine!

Lots of love, Emily


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