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Seditious is the perfect title for the 4th book in The Light-Bearer Series. This book captures jealousy, deceit, and restoration of love flawlessly.

Life at the Castle Charmeine is blissful until reality of the ruling the Elder Council of the Blood-Hunters causes dissent. An unexpected depth to both Tabbruis and Dmitri’s personalities humanizes both men.

This novel shows a side to Tabbruis and Charmeine’s relationship which will throw any reader of The Light-Bearer Series off kilter.

Seditious is the continuation of their romantic and turbulent love story and mission on Earth to battle Lucifer’s minions!

Lord Cromwell is a lethal Blood-Hunter who has escaped the Elder Council Prison. He sends his beautiful agent to cause destruction to those who live at the Castle Charmeine.

Bathsheba is a deadly, sexy, and vicious siren who threatens Charmeine and Baby Hunter. Not just with her present actions, but, with the past she shares with Tabbruis and Dmitri. However, the family works together to unravel Bathsheba’s deadly secrets.

Just when you think they are in the clear, a more heinous and ominous villain waits in the wings to tear apart our ill-fated lovers, Charmeine and Tabbruis.

Seditious is a heart wrenching and exciting story of passion, betrayal, and redemption you will not want to miss!

Reviewer Polly Bennett

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/424275533?book_show_action=false&page=1

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Excerpt from SEDITIOUS 

Charmeine knew this beautiful woman was a very powerful Blood-Hunter. She felt Baby Hunter kicking and fought to control her anxiety.

92747-230x338-longblackleather“Ah, yes, very good gentlemen. We have her now.” The mysterious woman told the men in a thick, French accent. She gazed with wide spellbinding eyes at Charmeine. She looked like a cat ready to pounce on her prey.

The man who held Charmeine pushed her to go out the terrace doors.

She knew this was a kidnapping and worried for Baby Hunter. Charmeine struggled to gain some kind of fighting advantage.

The Light-Bearers practiced their self-defense skills with her daughter, Sandra, and worked on how to get out these hand-binding holds. After Charmeine’s encounters with Pascal, she never wanted to feel helpless again.

With speed and accuracy, Charmeine used her power to fly up backwards over the head of the Blood-Hunter. She broke out of his grip. Immediately, she leveled him with a powerful and fierce bolt of white electricity which stunned him into a stupor.

280841726732729279_JGyWr6AN_fPercival took this opportunity to sweep the legs of the man who held him. He stunned his assailant, and made him fall down in pain with a green charge which ran through his body.

“Use your light for Athena!” Charmeine yelled to Percival.

Percival threw a green lightning bolt at the man who held Athena.

Within a second, the Blood-Hunter was on the ground. A green current cursed through him.

 “Halt!” the Blood-Hunter woman demanded.

Charmeine looked up and a hand gun was aimed at her belly.

imagesCAKL4X1Q.jpg1The woman widened her indigo eyes with her fangs exposed. She threatened, “You really never know where a bullet will go? Do you?” she laughed.

Her maniacal giggles curdled Charmeine’s blood. She could tell the Blood-Hunter woman was telling the truth.

6781575-mid-section-of-a-man-touching-the-tummy-of-his-pregnant-woman.jpg1“Yes, the bullet could just land somewhere very unhealthy for your unborn spawn.” She circled Charmeine like a shark swimming around its prey. “Not that hurting spawn of this Light-Bearer scum would matter,” she quipped in a matter-of-fact way.

Charmeine began to feel waves of nausea and fought the urge to be sick.

“The offspring is just a by-product.” With a sinister laugh the woman scoffed, “Yes, a by-product which should be tossed aside and thrown away like the trash it is . . . as soon as we cut it out of you!”

The Blood-Hunter woman began to laugh with a vicious tone and stuck the gun in Charmeine’s belly ready to pull the trigger.

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Author Emily Guido Bio

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEmily Guido is Paranormal Romance Author. She was inspired to start writing The Light-Bearer Series because one day she got an idea of two star-crossed lovers which needed to have their story told.

The Light-Bearer Series is Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, with Vampires, Angels, History, Action and Adventure. The novels Charmeine, Mactus, Accendo, Seditious, Ransom and Conundrum are the continuation of the wonderful adventures of the inhabitants of The Castle Charmeine!

Emily is currently works for a Fortune 500 Company and has a Master of Business Administration.

SEDITIOUS is her fourth novel in The Light-Bearer Series and is the perpetuation of Tabbruis and Charmeine’s love affair. They are enjoying life until the reality of ruling the Elder Council and Temple Guards come crashing down on them. A sexy, mysterious and gorgeous woman appears at the Castle Charmeine ready to take what she wants by orders of her Master, Lord Cromwell. Twists and turns, ups and downs are in in this novel of passion and redemption.

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Buy links 

CHARMEINE the First Novel in The Light-Bearer Series on Amazon

MACTUS the Second Novel in The Light-Bearer Series on Amazon

ACCENDO the Third Novel in The Light-Bearer Series on Amazon

SEDITIOUS the Fourth Novel in The Light-Bearer Series on Amazon

Coming Soon

RANSOM the Fifth Novel in The Light-Bearer Series

CONUNDRUM the Sixth Novel in The Light-Bearer Series

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Mom fly to the Angels when you are ready. . .

100_0450Mom has Alzheimer’s and in the final stage on Hospice.

Her death could be in 6 days or 6 months.

She is only on pain killers.

Mom was an Elected Democratic Precinct Committee Woman for 35 years! She worked for several Democratic city officials from Judges to Treasurer.

She and her children, me included, participated in peaceful African-American Marches and Protests.

She also marched with me in an AIDS rally when she was 70 years old!  What a spit-fire she was!

Mom believed in EQUAL RIGHTS for ALL!  

Mom taught her eight children that basic rule of life…  

We shall treat others with respect and others should treat us with respect… but no one was better than the other.

I saw her at Thanksgiving and made peace with God to take her when she’s ready.

100_0266I’m not religious in any way. I write about Angels but I certainly am not one!

However, I believe there has to be a place for brave and wonderful souls like Mom and Sis, Connie, who passed away of Leukemia at 16.

There just has to be!

Hold your loved ones tight tonight and tell them you love them.

Lots of love to you and yours,

Emily

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Mom loved gardening and growing things!

This song is her FAVORITE

Take a minute to rest and listen…

Personal Post… Violence is Violence

I rarely post personal thoughts.

family 1That being said, going home to visit family at Thanksgiving is a double trip as we visit my family, in Southern Indiana, and my husband’s family in Southern Illinois, (miles from Furgeson).

I don’t have an agenda with this post other than to say…

violenceI’m ashamed!

Violence is Violence!

I am passionate about Civil Rights.

I was raised by an AWESOME MOTHER who taught her children this important lesson, which I live by:

NO ONE is better than me, and I am NO BETTER than any one else

Period! All said in that one sentence!

marchonwashingtonWalking in protests as a kid with my Mom for equal rights in the 1960’s, I learned two very important things:

  1. Police are very well-trained in restraining unarmed people.

I also learned what Peaceful Demonstrations are.

However, Violence is Violence!

I’m praying for all involved that we keep in mind the lessons we learned in the 1960’s.

Blackout-Black-Friday-Social-Graphic-1-1-e1416958961766Also, I know we are in the 21st Century, and MONEY, as always, speaks volumes…

Don’t be fooled, if you BOYCOTT by not shopping, your voice and message will be heard.

I’m with my family today, we are watching on television the hordes of people shopping and the protesting miles away from our door step.

Time to turn off our televisions and computers and be with the people we love.

My prayers are with you my friends,

and I wish you…

Lots of Love,

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REVIEW TIME!

As always, these reviews have not been solicited.

*****

5 Star Review of

CHARMEINE

the 1st Book in

The Light-Bearer Series

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/728106958

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.

OH.MY.GOSH!

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.

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*****

5 Star Review of

MACTUS

the 2nd Book in 

The Light-Bearer Series

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/728115555

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!

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Love, love this song!

I think of Tabbruis and Charmeine…

Lots of love, Emily

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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. 

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Bathsheba was pure evil…

a great character to write for! 

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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.

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For some, belief in paranormal is laughable.

When I wrote this scene from

MACTUS,

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!

Pay it Forward Friday with Author Anthony Renfro!

Some Authors are great… and I’m lucky they are my friend too!  Anthony is both!  Enjoy!

Lots of love, Emily

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Are you a Jimmy Buffett fan?

Do you like Vampires?

Do you like Christmas?

This short story is about a Parrothead Vampire who uses his riches and Vampiric skills to bring joy to those in need during the holiday season.

AND

Need to Feed

A Western Short Story about one town fighting the good fight against Vampires and Werewolves. A new twist on a very old legend.

Noise Trade:

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Amazon:

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The Living Sand

By

Author Anthony Renfro

A Short Story about two boys who discover a hidden beach and the evil secrets that it holds.

Amazon:

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The IMP

By

Author Anthony Renfro

A short story about 5 students on Halloween night who discover the secrets of the town’s most infamous haunted house.

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JJMOW2C

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?

No.

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

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Pay it Forward Friday with VAMPIRES OF THE SCARLET ORDER by Author David Lee Summers

Such a Halloween Treat!  

Lots of love, Emily

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My Review 

Vampires of the Scarlet Order

Book 1 By Author David Lee Summers

David Lee Summers Vampire-Scarlet-Order-800x1190Soldiers of fortune and seekers of acceptance is the way I would describe the first book, Vampires of the Scarlet Order by Award Winning Author David Lee Summers.

The novel opens with an introduction to a young man wanting to obtain revenge and suffering from extreme loneliness. In the High Middle Ages, he meets Lord Draco, and is recruited to the Scarlet Order vampire mercenaries.

I was entranced with the history.  I felt like I was there.  Fear and honor ran through my fingertips as I read. It was strange, but the alliance with the Church, seemed to almost make sense. A great character and somewhat sad, Lord Draco endeared himself to my soul.

Quickly, I was whisked away from the Middle Ages to the Wild, Wild West in the United States. I felt like the shift happened flawlessly.  The real life characters were written so well, that I thought I was actually getting an eyewitness encounter with Billy the Kid!

Then to Modern Times we come to more characters which emerge and captured my attention. I loved the way Mr. Summers does not “villainize” the vampires. He makes me want to cheer for them and cry for their loneliness and heartbreaks.

Vampires of the Scarlet Order took me on a wild ride from year to year and century to century. I absolutely became enthralled with the characters. Desmond, Lord Draco being my favorite!  Even if you are not a fan of Paranormal, this novel should be on your list.

What got me is that even after reading it, I’m still wondering about the Vampires of the Scarlet Order. I love the cover too, it seems to leap at me!

For this, and so much more, I will have to rate this novel as FIVE STARS and must read for all!

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About

Vampires of the Scarlet Order:

Vampires of the Scarlet Order is an action-adventure novel about an elite cadre of vampire mercenaries who have worked throughout history as pinpoint assassins. Under the command of Desmond, Lord Draco, the Scarlet Order worked for the Spanish Inquisition, Napoleon, and helped to defeat the Ottoman Empire. Now, at the dawn of the 21st century, vampires are too expensive, too untrustworthy, and frankly, too passé for governments to employ any longer. Nanotechnology can be employed to engineer more reliable super soldiers. What’s a vampire got to do for job security?

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Excerpt from

Vampires of the Scarlet Order

From the journals of Dr. Jane Heckman:    Toward a Theory of Vampirism

I have been a vampire for just over a month now and I’m still sorting out what exactly it means to “be a vampire.” I am not aware of any formal, scientific study of vampires. It would appear that we are rare creatures. Classical studies such as Montague Summers’ The Vampire, His Kith and Kin and The Vampire in Europe do little more than survey vampire literature and relate second and third-hand accounts of vampire encounters. More recent studies do little more.

My own field is ballistic and explosive physics, not anthropology, biology or any other field of study that might be more relevant to the study of vampires, which are also known by such names as nosferatu, revenant, vrykolakas and so forth depending on the region of the vampire’s origin. This journal will endeavor to be a first-hand account of my observations. However, since the study of creatures such as vampires is outside my discipline, these notes may lack completeness.

I was born a human but became a vampire through a process of being attacked by a vampire that drank my blood. I, in turn, drank the blood of the attacking vampire. My attacker claims to be a 550-year-old vampire who calls himself Rudolfo.

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sendhil069wk2“For the record, my name is Rudolfo Jésus Juan Ramírez de Córdoba.” Rudolfo’s voice caused me to jump involuntarily.

“How long have you been looking over my shoulder?” I asked huffily laying my pen down.

“Only a few minutes. I saw the title and thought I’d do what I could to clear up any misconceptions you may give your poor readers about me or about vampires in general.” Rudolfo shrugged nonchalantly.

I took a deep breath then let it out slowly. “I’d rather you not stare over my shoulder.”

Rudolfo grinned. “What do I have better to do than watch a beautiful woman work? Besides, it’s interesting.”

I waved my hands at the older vampire. “You could go watch television or something. There’s lots of women to watch there.”

“I hate television,” said Rudolfo, wrinkling his nose. “The stories jump all around. Just as they get interesting, some shill comes on to sell me something I don’t need. It’s very annoying.”

“All right, all right,” I relented. “Get a chair or something, just don’t stand there. It makes me nervous.” I paused for a moment then looked at Rudolfo again, my brow furrowed. “Are you really a vampire named Jésus?”

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” he said, eyes twinkling as he pulled up a chair.

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blackandwhitephotographyfacefemalemirrorreflection-64898a07781698ac7d311da16306a8df_hAs a vampire, I find my outward appearance is very nearly the same as it was when I was human. At the time I became a vampire, I was a woman of 42. Admittedly, some of the changes I record are qualitative: My skin has become smoother and more taut, yet somewhat more pale, taking on something of an alabaster quality. My eye color seems more vivid. My lips seem fuller and a brighter shade of red.

My senses also seem to be improved. I can hear fainter sounds and see more distant objects. Looking up at the night sky, I am able to distinguish the rings of Saturn, something well beyond normal human ability. I should emphasize that my vision does not seem to magnify objects. I simply seem to have improved resolution, as though there are more rods and cones in my eyes. Perhaps an eye test with a qualified optometrist would be in order.

I appear to have acquired the ability to sense the thoughts of others and to project my own thoughts into the minds of others. Though various studies have been made, I know of no study that has definitively demonstrated the existence of telepathy in humans. I also know of no satisfactory hypothesis describing a mechanism for telepathy. Perhaps further study of this ability with vampires would yield better results than it has with humans.

I have become stronger. It is much easier for me to load my crossbow than before I became a vampire. I can now easily subdue and feed upon human males that I estimate to be two and a half times my weight. Because I was neither a violent person nor the subject of an attack prior to becoming a vampire, I do not know what I was capable of as a human. However, I strongly suspect I was not capable of such a feat of physical prowess.

More quantitatively: My canine teeth now extend approximately 0.125 inches below the neighboring teeth. In spite of what is shown in many vampire movies, my canine teeth do not retract, they are fixed much like those of a dog.

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“What an unflattering comparison,” muttered Rudolfo.

Turning around, I scowled at him. “What do you mean? Dogs have long canine teeth. It’s a reasonable comparison.”

“So do cats,” he said, grinning wistfully, displaying his own fangs. “And I would say you have feline grace and charm.”

“If you don’t stop interrupting, you’ll see what a bitch I can be,” I growled.

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Bio of Author David Lee Summers

David Lee SummersDavid Lee Summers is the author of eight novels and numerous short stories and poems.  His writing spans a wide range of the imaginative from science fiction to fantasy to horror.

David’s novels include The Solar Sea, which was selected as a Flamingnet Young Adult Top Choice, Dragon’s Fall: Rise of the Scarlet Order, which tells the story of a band of vampire mercenaries who fight evil, and Lightning Wolves, which is a wild west steampunk adventure.  His short stories and poems have appeared in such magazines and anthologies as Realms of Fantasy, Cemetery Dance, and Apocalypse 13.

In 2010, he was nominated for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Rhysling Award. 

In addition to writing, David edits the quarterly science fiction and fantasy magazine Tales of the Talisman and has edited three science fiction anthologies: A Kepler’s Dozen, Space Pirates and Space Horrors

When not working with the written word, David operates telescopes at Kitt Peak National Observatory.  Learn more about David at www.davidleesummers.com

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Follow David Lee Summers and the Scarlet Order vampires at:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ScarletOrder

Web: http://dlsummers.wordpress.com

Vampires of the Scarlet Order is available for 99 cents as an ebook at:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Scarlet-Order-ebook/dp/B0044R8ZCA/

All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-vampiresofthescarletorder-184717-348.html

Lachesis Publishing: http://lachesispublishing.com/?product=vampires-of-the-scarlet-order-by-david-lee-summers-e-book-and-print

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.”

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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

Pay it Forward Friday with Author Felipe Adan Lerma and his book, ONE NIGHT IN THE HILL COUNTRY!

 

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One Night in the Hill Country

By Felipe Adan Lerma

In One Night in the Hill Country, a suspense thriller, Sam (Samantha) takes four young cousins to the Texas Hill Country to search for a kitten, visit some vineyards, and enjoy a Saturday afternoon.

They encounter a mis-guided effort by brother and sister, Rolf and Tara, to use illegal immigrant children as bait to catch men who would abuse those children.

Cultures clash and mesh among the children, while the adults play for life and death.

Add note: While issues of abuse, immigration, and are integral to the story, emphasis is on trust and the meanings of family and friendship.

There is actually a nice alternation of action, suspense, humor, and tenderness.

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My thoughts about Samantha

by Author Felipe Adan Lerma

Sam is a complex character. Just the fact that she uses her shortened name is reflective of that. She can be casual, and she can much more.

Her Uncle, she tells the young cousins involved in the stories with her, raised her and her brother from a young age. And calling her Sam, was his affectionate coping way of raising a female child.

She hasn’t married, or had children, but there’s no indication in the stories that she’s adverse to that. In fact, the stories of her youth she tells the six young Texas cousins she’s befriended, after helping them solve a robbery, indicate she had typical infatuations and affections.

And of course, she goes out of her way to remain friends with the six children. Taking them places, telling them stories.

So I think she’s still very much revealing herself to me. Sometimes I wish I knew everything there was about her, but she just winks and goes about her business.

I’ve no doubt she will keep surprising me – and I try and capture some of that (smiles).

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adan at thompson park bridge DSCI4701Bio of Author Felipe Adan Lerma

I am a grandfather of five, dad of three, oldest of six, and have been married for 30+ years to a wonderful lady by the name of Sheila (smiles).

She and I are young seniors, and themes of family, the arts, and fitness, color nearly everything I write.

My reading interests for several years now, have veered toward mysteries, suspense, and thrillers. In my new novella, “One Night in the Hill Country,” I merge both my reading and creative interests.

In this particular work, as is my usual preference, much is suggested, without overt resort to graphic sex or violence. My wife says it’s my best work to-date. I hope you are able to give it a chance, and enjoy it also.

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Links for Author Felipe Adan Lerma

Amazon:

http://amzn.com/B00MXGMN68

Google+: 

https://plus.google.com/+AdanLerma/posts/bVv8yHN4ztY

Goodreads: 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23150209-one-night-in-the-hill-country

Twitter: 

https://twitter.com/FelipeAdanLerma/status/511383369666801664

WordPress Blog: 

http://felipeadanlerma.com/2014/10/19/one-night-in-the-hill-country-available/

Silly…

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…

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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…

Great…

Wonderful…

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?

Nothing!

I hate the internet at times because when I Google…

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

Grrr!

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?

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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?”

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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

Pay it Forward Friday with Author Joleene Naylor and her .99 Halloween Sale!

Some of my friends happen to be great Authors.

Joleene is one of them!  

The Halloween sale .99 each is an awesome buy!

Great reads and I recommend them highly!

Lots of love, Emily

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Amaranthine Series Synopsis:

Pulled into a world of darkness, Katelina’s fate becomes intertwined with that of Jorick, a dark, enigmatic vampire. To stay by his side, she must navigate intrigue, terror and bloodshed as they are drawn from one vampire war to another. Dreams of peace seem elusive, and complications abound in the form of mysterious vampires, old relics, and an ancient master. Join Katelina and Jorick in a world where vampires don’t sparkle and night is eternal.

“these books] are for adults… both the violence and the sex are not teenage stuff… and lurking behind the storyline is an adult theme.”

Steve Evans, author of Demented

“A dark PNR with ‘let me catch my breath’ action, a dark and violent vampire world and the “be still my heart” vampire Jorick… Joleene is a gifted writer. Her tight and vivid prose is a joy to read and the dialogue and situations the characters deal with are full of emotion”

Sharon S., reviewer for I Smell Sheep

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A discussion with Jorick

Jorick: Greetings.  Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jorick and I’m a helpless victim in Joleene Naylor’s Amaranthine series. She’s been abusing me for six books (seven if you count her short story collection). How much can one vampire take before he snaps? How many times can I be irritated by an idiot, thwarted by some ridiculous twist or lose someone I love before it’s too much and I go over the edge?

That was a rhetorical question. *takes a deep breath*  Worse, that author just left everything hanging at the end of the sixth book! She just cuts it off and – wham! We’re all left in a mess of emotional turmoil! Why would she do that?

*Jo cuts in.* I’m sorry if you object to the end of Children of Shadows, but I had to cut the story off or it would have gone for another three-hundred pages!

Jorick: You could have just given it a happy ending and left it there.

Jo: Happy ending? Please! You’d be bored senseless if I did that! You’re the one who can’t keep your nose out of things. Someone starts a war, and they make a muck up of it, and you run in and sort it out, all while grumbling that you have no choice.

Jorick: You’re the one who forces me into those situations, to “keep things interesting”. I’m not the one who scrolls through the manuscript and says, “Gee, it really needs some violence here. Who can we kill and how can we kill them?”

Jo: Of course not, because that would mean you were involved in the story, rather than just along for the ride.

Jorick: Ride? More like a nightmare trip from hell! And that redheaded idiot is the leader of the arch demons!

Jo: Are you talking about Verchiel? Arch demon is pretty harsh.

Jorick: You’re right, it’s too much for him. He’s more like a toe biting minion. If you have to keep torturing Katelina and I, the least you could do is kill the redheaded idiot. You want me to participate? I’ll set the scene for you. The sky is dark and strewn with diamond stars. The sandy beach stretches into the distance and the dark ocean rolls in and out, the waves playing a rhythmic night symphony. Suddenly, from the shadows leaps a furious vampire. His dark eyes blaze and his heroic muscles bulge as he leaps on his red-haired prey and knocks him to the ground. With a single swift motion he-

Jo: Whoa, wait a minute. First of all, we are NOT killing Verchiel. Second of all – Heroic muscles? If I wrote that I’d be laughed out of the book business.

Jorick: I’ve read your…work. Heroic muscles is an improvement. And why can’t we kill him? He serves no purpose except to irritate me, harass Katelina, and try to create the hint of a love triangle, which we clearly don’t need. Katelina and I are perfectly happy together and he is nothing more than in irritant!

Jo: And there’s the truth. You’re jealous! You’re afraid he’s going to get his triangle. Or that he’s going to turn her. Or link her. You know, I actually thought about that.

Jorick: WHAT?!

Jo: *shrugs* It was a passing thought. You’d be surprised how many interesting ideas I have that I don’t do anything with. Like a Katelina/Kateesha scene I abandoned. That’s really the hard part of being the author. Everything you write is canon. It’s not like some fanfic writer who can do outlandish things and then walk away, no harm done.

Jorick: Then why don’t you go write fanfic and leave us alone?

Jo: I’ve thought about it. Not leaving you alone, but writing my own fanfics. I could post them under a fake name and have all kinds of fun. Think of all the things we could do! I could kill you one by one and have no repercussions! I could send Katelina on a wild weekend with Micah-

Jorick: WHAT? Are you insane? She would never-

Jo: Hello! That’s the point of fan fiction. Never mind. I have too many things to do to listen to you complain. I just stopped in to say hello to Emily. I should also thank her for putting up with you.

Jorick: You should thank her for putting up with you and your inane idea of a guest post. This was really the best you could do?

Jo: *waves her magic writer’s wand* *Jorick disappears* Goodbye Jorick! Thanks for playing! As I was saying, thanks so much for having us over today. Sorry that Jorick complained so much, but you know how he is. He wouldn’t be happy if I stabbed him in the heart with a new stake!

If you’d like to learn more about Jorick, Verchiel and the rest of the chaotic cast you can check out my blog at http://JoleeneNaylor.wordpress.com or my website at http://JoleeneNaylor.com 

If you’d like to read Jorick and Katelina’s adventures, you can pick them up for only $.99 each until Halloween from:

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B00CIZQ70W/kindle/ref=sr_bookseriesnull_B00CIZQ70W

Smashwords:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/885

Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/amaranthine-joleene-naylor?store=allproducts&keyword=amaranthine+joleene+naylor

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joleene naylor 2BIO of Author Joleene Naylor:

Joleene Naylor is the author of the glitter-less Amaranthine series, a world where vampires aren’t for children. As a compliment to the novel series, she has also written several short stories, including the Vampire Morsels collection, and has plans for an Amaranthine Encyclopedia.

In her spare time, Joleene is a freelance book cover designer and for-fun photographer. She maintains several blogs full of odd ramblings, and occasionally updates her website at JoleeneNaylor.com. She and her husband live in Villisca, Iowa near the famous – and reportedly haunted – “axe murder” house. Though she enjoys the paranormal, she refuses to invite the ghosts for a visit. Between the cats, dogs, and turtles, her house is full enough.

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Help!

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!

 

 

 

Author S.L. Stacy’s Cover Reveal of RELAPSE – sequel to her debut novel REBORN

Cover Reveal

RELAPSE

by Author S.L. Stacy

Release Date: December 2, 2014

The genre is New Adult Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance.

relapsecoverSynopsis

Jasper might be gone for good, but Siobhan can’t escape the memory of him.

Or, rather, Psyche’s memories of him—memories of a kinder, gentler man, not the one who lied and manipulated her. She should have tried harder to reach him—to save Jasper from the darkness consuming him. Guilt—maybe that’s the reason why she still sees his face everywhere she turns. That, or she’s going crazy.

And Siobhan really doesn’t have time to lose her mind. Her best friend is in love with their enemy and is addicted to an alien drug. The Alpha Rhos blame her sorority for their sister’s death and take their quest for vengeance too far. Desperate, the Gamma Lambda Phis call on the help of the most deceitful Olympian of all, making her a promise they’re not even sure they can keep.

Once again, Siobhan finds herself not knowing who she can turn to or who she can trust. She comes to realize that her greatest enemy is the darkness within herself.

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Fun Fact #5:

Graphic designer and reknowned Author in her own right is H.N. Sieverding designed the covers for both REBORN and RELAPSE. As an author, she writes in a variety of genres, but sexy vampires are her specialty.

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S.L. Stacy’s Author Links

Blog: 

http://slstacy.wordpress.com/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheUrgeToWrite

Twitter:

@sstacy06

Reborn buy links: Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=reborn&sprefix=rebor%2Cdigital-text

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/reborn-s-l-stacy/1117341643?ean=2940045370745

Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/373602

Reborn on Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18747200-reborn

REBORN Book Trailer

RELAPSE Book Trailer

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Me (1)Author S.L. Stacy Bio

S.L. Stacy is a PhD student in environmental and public health and an independent author.

She loves reading and writing in the young/new adult, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and sci-fi genres.

When she’s not writing, Ms. Stacy likes to science, go to zumba, read, and watch Once Upon A Time and The Vampire Diaries.

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Below is a list of links to all of the participating in this Cover Reveal:

Inside the Mind of a Fantasy Writer

What a Nerd Girl Says

Shehanne Moore–Smexy Historical Romance

The Light-Bearer Series by Emily Guido

Book Junky Girls

Moonlight Reader

Shayna Varadeaux Books

Beckstar Reviews

Echoes of the Pen

Book Worm Brandy

Charmeine

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

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.

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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

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LIEBSTER AWARD – thank you . . .

Author Extraordinaire Author David Lee Summers has just nominated me for the Liebster Award.

liebster-award-mainHe is a Brilliant in being an accomplished Author and Astronomer. He is a scientist who studies celestial bodies such as black holes, moons, planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies, as well as Gamma-ray bursts and cosmic microwave background radiation. A related but distinct subject, cosmology, is concerned with studying the universe as a whole.

Go check his blog and most importantly, his books! Thank you David!  YOU ROCK!

Why do you blog?

I have learned that we are all connected; it is just that we don’t know each other yet. I want to know the amazing people in this media.

d651ea6dbcf90e27f1b86f09d01e05c6df73b326Who was your favorite teacher in school and why?

My favorite teacher was my Mother!  She taught me the most important lesson to BE KIND!  NO ONE IS BETTER THAN YOU and YOU ARE NO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE!

What is your favorite film?

Frank-Langella-DraculaOf course, it has to be the John Badham’s version of Dracula.  Yes, it was cheesy, but oh my . . . Frank Langella was at his prime good looks! I loved his hypnotic eyes and his hands were masterpieces that could direct symphonies!  Speaking of symphonies, John Williams wrote the best soundtrack ever!  The music added to the wonderful magnum opus of art!  As others wouldn’t think so, my version of art is different and this film was to me.  Call me crazy, but it was!  If you haven’t seen the film in a while, take another look at it.

water_waves_ocean_ripple_high_quality_animated_gifWhat is your favorite place you’ve visited and why?

I love the OCEAN – anywhere! Why? Because it makes me and my problems small in comparison to its majesty and vastness, I am humbled.

If given a choice, would you be a vampire? Why or why not?

I would love to be a vampire – oh my!  Why? To be an instrument of nature and have power to live many lives, would be a treasure to me.

dracula_book_cover_1902_doubleday_89What literary classic do you most want to read?

Oh well, you know . . . Brahms Stoker, Dracula. I’ve read about a hundred times! I have read Mary Shelley Wollstonecraft’s Frankenstein tons of times. Yes, I love the older horror writers. They are timeless, and I could read them over and over again.  One day, I biggest wish and hope is that someone out there enjoys The Light-Bearer Series like I enjoy those books!

If you could order anything to eat right now, what would it be?

WOW! I have lost 150 pounds to regain my health.  I haven’t had sugar in almost two years!  However, I don’t want sugar, if you can imagine that!  With my condition, I can’t eat a lot at a time. For once, I would love to have a Porterhouse Steak with a loaded baked potato, and eat it heartily!

Are you a day person or a night person?

Sort of both! I work during the day my job which pays the bills, and then I come home at night and play – writing my books or catching up reading the wonderful people’s post on the blogosphere!

What does writing mean to you?

034E V E R Y T H I N G!  I love letting the movie I have playing in my mind be typed out for people to read and enjoy! The art of writing is an outlet I treasure! It is my pleasure and joy to read and write. I know that people can get high on drugs . . . but lets just say this is my crack!

What’s your beverage of choice when writing?

I love, love, love COKE and COFFEE!  However, since I have been on a healthy trend trying to repair my body – I have been drinking Diet Cherry Zero and Green Tea. My characters get to eat or drink anything they want in The Light-Bearer Series, so I live through them!

What does this award mean to you?

We all love to tell other people about our work, hopes and dreams. I have given you a glimpse of mine!

wirbel01This Award is in the award is not meant to obligate anyone. It is intended as a tool to get to know others in the blogging community.  Someone you or your readers have never been exposed to. This lovely chance to spread the joy goes to:

  1. Paula Acton – lovely and inspirational person across the pond!

  2. Mendy Den Hollander – another person who inspires me, constantly and I love her!

  3. Wendy Lovetiggi – an Author who has given me a lot of good advice!

  4. Kristina Haecker This spunky gal has is always spot on with her reviews and I love reading them!

  5. Jen Dinn Jenn is a hot and spicy book reviewer of all sorts of paranormal activity.

The recommendations of this award are:

  • Thank your nominator and post a link to his/her blog.

  • Display the award on your blog.

  • Answer the 11 questions provided by the nominator.

  • Nominate 5-11 blogs.

  • Make up and post 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

  • Post these rules on your blog.

  • Again, this Award does not obligate anyone. It is given in respect and love!

My questions to these lovely bloggers are:

  1. Why do you blog? Do you have a purpose to fulfill?

  2. What kinds of physical activity do you like and why?

  3. What medium of entertainment do you like?

  4. If you could go anywhere, where would you go?

  5. Do you have a favorite meal?

  6. What piece of advice would you give to a new blogger?

  7. How did you choose the title of your blog?

  8. Who are your favorite Authors, Actors and/or Entertainers?

  9. If you had a year off to do anything, what would you do?

  10. What is a passion of yours?

  11. What does this award mean to you?

Review of SEDITIOUS by Author and Reviewer Wendy Lovetiggi

This review is unsolicited.

Seditious 

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.

Why?

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

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/620205111

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BOOK TRAILER FOR

SEDITIOUS

AND

RANSOM

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.

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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?

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I love

The Police

This song is definitely in the symbolistic category!

Lots of love, Emily

Pay it Forward Friday with H.D. Lynn and her soon to be released GOD’S PLAY

I love to do this! This is another novel that is just up my alley. I love the book cover too.

Enjoy and lots of love, Emily

 

GOD’s PLAY Synopsis

cover10006 (1)Sixteen-year old Toby was trained by a family of hunters to kill shape-shifters — but he has a unique weapon in his arsenal. With a touch of his hand, Toby can lift the magical protection shape-shifters use to disguise themselves as human. It’s an unusual skill for a hunter, and he prefers to kill monsters the old-fashioned way: with a blade.

Because of his special skill, Toby suspects he may be a monster himself. His suspicions deepen when William, a jackal-headed shape-shifter, saves him from an ambush where Toby’s the only survivor. And Toby doubts William helped him for purely altruistic reasons. With his list of allies running thin, Toby must reconcile his hatred of shifters and the damning truth that one saved his life. It’ll take both of them to track down the monster who ordered the ambush.

And Toby needs his unlikely ally because he has a vicious enemy — the infamous Circe, who has a vendetta to settle against the hunters. Toby has to unravel why his powers are important to Circe and the shape-shifters. And he has to do it on the run — before Circe finds him and twists him to her own ends.

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1291233_10152763158424992_7306724937967907691_oH.D. Lynn Bio:

H.D. Lynn is like Harry Potter in one way: she’s currently renting an apartment with a bedroom under her building’s stairs. Other than this, she explores fantasy worlds through storytelling like anyone else. She loves books with a mix of humor, adventure, and horror, and especially enjoys the urban fantasy genre. GOD’S PLAY is her first published novel.

When not writing, she enjoys hiking, climbing, and running. She’s a voracious reader, and has found listening to audiobooks while backpacking to be a perfect mix of two of her favorite things. She currently lives in Connecticut, but finds herself on the road often.

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God’s Play, is being released by Curiosity Quills Press.

GOD’S PLAY is a 82,000 word YA urban fantasy novel blending Egyptian mythology, The Odyssey, and Supernatural style monster hunting.

It should appeal to you if you like action-filled stories and have a wry sense of humor.

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cover10006 (1)Links for Author H.D. Lynn:

Amazon

H.D. Lynn’s Website: http://throwthisbookatme.com/my-books/

https://curiosityquills.com/news/cover-reveal-gods-play-by-h-d-lynn/

https://curiosityquills.com/authors/heather-lynn/

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.”

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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

or

hopeful for the future.

Lots of love, Emily

Pay it Forward Friday with new release, BLACK KAT – by Author H.N. Sieverding

Black Kat HN SieverdingBLACK KAT

By Author H.N. Sieverding

Release Date: September 24, 2014

Genre: Sports /Romance /Contemporary /YA

Gwen struggles to live up to her mother’s outrageous expectations of her as her mother pushes her daughter to pursue her dream to skate professionally.  Gwen has the talent, but her overbearing mother, and Gwen’s fear of failure, may ruin that dream.

Gwen starts a job at the rink, and her brother, Sam’s, best friend, Morgan, his first season playing for the Black Kats.  Sam’s relationship with Morgan is strained when Morgan gets into the Kats.  Sam begins to resent his friend’s new fame, something that begins to pull the boys apart.  But to make matters worse, Gwen has a crush on the newest Black Kat, despite Morgan being like her big brother.  But Morgan’s stubbornness, and her brother’s disapproval of their relationship, aren’t the only challenges that stand in her way.  She isn’t the only one with her eye on the star player of the Kats….

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Excerpt “The Race”

“So, seven laps. Starting at the south entrance.”

Gwen nodded, and they skated toward the south gate.

They were about to start, but a voice interrupted, “You boys ain’t playin’.” Morgan glared at Gwen. “This little brat is mine.”

Gwen’s chin was raised, an arrogance in her stance. She was extremely angry and wearing her tough girl face. She had not forgiven him for their fight earlier, and as stubborn as she was, it would take more than beating her in a race to get back in her good graces.

Black Kat 1“So, what’s the wager?” Morgan turned to Nate.

“A New Year’s kiss.” Gwen’s answer was snarky. “And if you lose, no Augusta State. You stay with the Kats next year.”

“You have to beat him, Gwen!” Nate shouted playfully. “He can’t abandon his Kats!”

“You know you’re gonna lose,” Gwen cooed in a husky voice. “I’ve beaten you before.”

“Like, when we were ten. And you cheated, anyway. You always cheat. So…when I win…” Morgan’s mood suddenly turned upbeat as he pointed to her. “I get those panties.” With his words, the boys all started laughing.

chama26Gwen’s draw dropped, and she stared at Morgan blankly. After taking a few seconds to recover her angry face, she grinded her steel toe into the ice in annoyance. Her long, black and red laces bounced as she spoke through gritted teeth, “Fine.” She spun sharply.

“Ten laps. No handicaps.”

Gwen shook her head, confusion in her eyes. “What?”

“Means I’ll check your hot, little ass if I catch up to you.” Morgan’s eyes narrowed. “Porky.”

“No way, Morgan. Checking is not allowed in a race.”

“It is in this one.” A devilish grin filled his lips as he raised his eyebrows.

“You’re bigger than me.” Gwen put her hands on her hips, shaking them to the left in frustration. “That is not fair.”

“So, you’re forfeiting?” Morgan punched his open palm, an excited look in his eyes.

“Well…” Gwen stumbled over her words. “No, but—”

“Awesome.” He reached over and tapped her shoulder. “Let’s race, Roberts.”

Holding up a fist, she glared at her adversary. “I’m gonna kick your ass, Tanner.”

Black Kat 3“I look forward to it.” He reached back and slapped her butt. Gwen retaliated, slapping at his shoulders.

“This race is gonna be awesome,” Nate whispered to Kingley, but Kingley wasn’t really laughing. Nate’s voice then rose, “So, who’s gonna judge it?”

Sam held up his hand. “I’ll do it.”

“You’re here, too?” Gwen glanced at her brother. She wanted to beat him as much as she did Morgan. Her eyes jumped to the sidelines, where Jenny and Anne were cheering her on.

“Yep,” Sam answered cheekily.

Gwen rolled her eyes then turned and readied herself to start. “Let’s just start already.”

Morgan stood next to her, whispering in her ear, “You’re gonna get your ass Tanned.” He stuck his tongue out at her playfully.

Gwen slapped him.

“On five!” Sam’s voice was loud as he raised his hand. He then started counting down.

Gwen’s breath was quick, her jaw stiff. Morgan, on the other hand, was pretty calm.

As soon as Sam yelled, “go,” Gwen took off. Morgan let her ahead for a lap, Gwen gathering more speed by the second. Thinking she was winning, Gwen smiled and glanced back. Her eyes widened when she saw Morgan barreling toward her.

Morgan shouted, “Check!” as he slammed her into the barrier. And it wasn’t a soft action, either. This was a competition, and he seemed determined to win it. Gwen tripped, but caught herself before she fell to the ice.

Morgan spun, skating backward a few lengths as he sent her a wicked grin. Gwen quickly regained her footing and took after him. Every time she tried to pass him, he’d shove her over a foot or two. Then, she started shoving back, but he barely budged.

Morgan was laughing hysterically, and even in plain clothes, he towered over the slender figure skater. Their speed slowed, and the race got heated. Gwen’s face was stressed as she tried to knock him over, her hands repeatedly pushing into him.

Ice-Skating-Stop“Move…you big…” She was speaking through gritted teeth, each failed attempt fueling her anger. “Ice prick!”

“Last lap!” Sam shouted.

Slamming into her, Morgan hooked her foot slightly and tripped her. Gwen fell to the ice and winced. It was cold against her bottom, but the sting only made her anger grow hotter. She sprang to her feet and came up on him from the rear. She shoved him from behind, but he didn’t fall, just stumbled a bit. They pushed each other the whole way to the home stretch.

About two feet from the finish line, Morgan shoved her hard, and she fell to the ice again. With an agape expression, Gwen watched him finish. She didn’t get up, her eyes narrowing on his form. He was laughing and pointing at her, which only made her scowl deepen.

“That was not fair!” Gwen kicked her feet, letting out a little whine as she balled her fists.

“Stop being a sore loser.” Morgan held out his hand and helped her up. The back of her skirt was wet, her stockings now speckled a brownish color. Leaning forward, he whispered in her ear, “I win, Porky.”

He watched her skate away angrily. “Gwenie!” There was an upbeat tone to his voice, though he was upset. “What about my prize?”

With a quick turn, she stopped and glared at him from several feet away. Reaching under her skirt, she shimmied down the boy shorts covering her panties then awkwardly pulled them over her skates. She then threw them on the ice. “I hate you, Morgan Tanner!” She skated away.

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Amazon

http://amzn.com/B00NUAFVK6

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Author H.N. Sieverding Bio:

H.N. Sieverding is best known for her dark paranormal romances and unique take on the modern vampire. She writes mainly in the Paranormal Romance and Horror genres, but also writes Contemporary Romance. She is known to favor her handsome villains, which is a trait that can be found in most of her books. Seeing her stories in print has been one of her greatest achievements besides her son, whom she is most proud of. Aside from writing, she’s an avid artist and award winning graphic designer.

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Author Links:

www.hnsieverding.com

https://www.facebook.com/hnsieverding

BLACK KAT Trailer

 Other published books:

Initiation (Christian’s Kisses #1)

Seed of the Master (Christian’s Kisses #2)

The Bloodlust Prince

Secret Scarlet

Blood Kisses (Nightwalkers #1)

Forever Black (Nightwalkers #2)

Blood War (Nightwalkers #3)

Check Mate

Forever Mine

The Doll Shoppe Murders

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

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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?”

“Yes.”

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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.”

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

and this song is the one of my favorites!

Pay it Forward Friday with Author Anthony Renfro and his new book!

A MUST READ!!!

A Zombie Holiday Trilogy

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A Zombie Thanksgiving

One woman risks life and limb in a Zombie Apocalypse to prepare a grand Thanksgiving feast.

A Zombie Christmas

In a Zombie Apocalypse, three men risk life and limb to bring happiness to surviving kids on Christmas morning.

A Zombie New Year

Separated in a Zombie Apocalypse, Becky and Joe risk life and limb in order to reunite on New Year’s Eve.

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Anthony has this Holiday Rocking set of books all set up for Pre-Order on the EBook side and it is now available in Print to purchase.

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Two of these stories in it are FREE

September 19, 2014

A Zombie Thanksgiving and A Zombie Christmas 

The link to the trilogy on Amazon is:

 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N3HM6C2  

published on October 10, 2014

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Author Anthony Renfro, Bio

Anthony likes to keep things short and sweet.  

He lives in Apex, North Carolina.

Anthony is a reader, writer, runner, music lover (heavy metal mostly), husband, father, and stay at home dad – one of the toughest jobs anyone could ever do!

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

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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.

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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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Tweet

Re-blog

Comment

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.  

GREAT CONCEPT!

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.

 

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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.

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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.)

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

I also love Phil Collins too!

Enjoy!

Lots of love, Emily

 

Deepest Fear . . .

 

images (3)What’s an Author’s deepest fear?

Fear of writing a bad story? Fear that people won’t like the manuscript? Fear of losing ideas or momentum?

Simply, could it be fear of expressing your thoughts and exposing your subconscious?

What is going in the Author’s mind when they write?

I’ve got a movie in my head driving me to write and wonder all the time about the creative process.

I admit it.

6 Conumdrum Book CoverI love my stories, even the ones that I have written outlines for on the back burner of a melting pot mind and computer . . . ALL DIFFERENT!

I’ve got a deep fear that I’m off the rails because my characters and story burn in my gut until I type it.

Right now, I’m working on Conundrum the sixth novel in The Light-Bearer Series, and re-editing Charmeine, Mactus, and Accendo.

PDMI Publishing will soon be releasing the fourth novel, Seditious!  For more thrills, Ransom is coming in 2015.

My stories are ramblings of an intensely romantic and crazy mind. Can an Angelic Light-Bearer and Hellish Blood-Hunter who are total opposites, save the world with their love and acceptance?

When I began writing with Charmeine, I purposely wrote a ton of back-story in the beginning of it because I wanted to show how in the world these two really opposites could ever attract. They learn how to survive on their own but Tabbruis and Charmeine both know something is missing. Something is not right. They yearn for their mate but cannot even imagine anyone who could be for them.

article-0-16837D8C000005DC-826_306x4591I love my hero, Tabbruis Hunter, King of the Blood-Hunters. He is the perfect male. . . hubba, hubba. Tabbruis is a gorgeous goof – kind of inept… but loves Charrmeine dearly with all his heart. He’s an inhuman character with human frailties and flaws.

9487147-portrait-of-a-woman-in-flowers-depicting-bible-woman-eva-with-snake-on-her-neck1 Charmeine Hunter, (aka Charleen), Queen of the Light-Bearers, is a spunky, plain speaking, wacky, and immensely accepting Angel. She’s talented and beautiful, but also with a depth of love which pours out of her heart.

My genre of Paranormal Romance with Vampires and Angles tends to not to follow the lore. The Light-Bearer Series is diverse and complicated. It engulfs many genres.

I don’t know what I could compare the series to, because I have never seen my kind of books before. It’s got dark and light characters in it with very human attributes.So human, that you get carried away and see the possibilities of a castle in Romania which has a loving family battling Evil. They make bad jokes and tease each other. However, the family at the Castle Charmeine are loving, humble, accepting, beautiful, and strong.

Most of my characters have gone through Earth’s history, and it is so interesting listening to their eye-witness encounters.

I’m amazed the way this family has grown on me! On us, my readers! The fact that the characters are so human in their in-humanness, make the books relatable.

fear-300x225What’s my deepest fear?

I’m worried I won’t be able to write all the magical and wonderful ramblings I have in my head.

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I chose this song because this is what the stories in my mind do . . .

They chase me until I write them!

(Plus . . .  I love the Beatles)

Lots of love, Emily

SEDITIOUS review by Mari Wells . . .

This Book Review is unsolicited.

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Seditious

the fourth novel in

The Light-Bearer Series

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4 Seditious Book Cover1The Blood-Hunters and Light-Bearers have returned to the Castle Charmeine.

Beaming with love and happiness, Charmeine anxiously awaits the birth of her child, and dreams of the other couples in the castle having babies too.

All the Castle Charmeine’s residents know another war waits for them, but they couldn’t have guessed what was in store for them.

       Bathsheba AKA Bath-Bitch

The Evil Bathsheba

Darkness waits in the shadows, by the name of Bathsheba.

A flutter of her eyelashes is able to make Tabbruis and Dmitri lose their minds.

Tabbruis defends Bathsheba and tries to attack Charmeine, and their unborn child.

Overwhelmed by jealousy and feelings betrayal Charmeine flees the castle.

Alone and without money, she does her best to protect and provide for her baby and prepare for upcoming war against Lord Cromwell.

Meanwhile, Tabbruis is at Castle Charmeine cooing over Bathsheba and fighting with Dmitri over who will have her heart.

Dmitri’s daughter tells them both Bathsheba belongs to Lucifer, and she threatened Charmeine’s baby.

Tabbrius realizes he's been clouded by Bathsheba's EVIL and DEADLY charms.

Tabbrius realizes he’s been clouded by Bathsheba’s EVIL and DEADLY charms.

Finally, Tabbruis realizes that he’s betrayed Charmiene.

Seditious is face-paced and full of heartbreak.

Charmeine is always under attack, either physically or emotionally.

Her enemies are those who she loves the most and those she hates the most.

Will Charmeine find happiness by the end of Seditious?

Read it to find out.

 

by Mari Wells  http://mariwells.wordpress.com/

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When I wrote SEDITIOUS,

I wrote it with the intention of portraying redemption.

Honesty by Billy Joel has pure lyrics from the heart.

Lots of love, Emily

Solace on 9/11 . . .

I woke up this morning with a sigh.

I wanted to shut my eyes and not remember the horrible pictures of death and destruction which had happened.  

I went to the coffee maker and made a cup of strong coffee.  As the day of the attack, I was at work and doing the same thing, trying to wake up.

I hung my head and a shed tear.

I thought about this passage in my novels, and it gave me solace and comfort.  

Let me say, I ‘m not a spiritual person.  I don’t think I have a Godly bone in my body. However, I know there’s a Higher Power and that helps me.

We may not know why this horrible thing happened on 9/11 . . . but to accept the good and evil.  

I thank God or the Higher Power for the great and good gifts given me everyday. That is reason I am comforted.  

I hope this brings some small bit of peace.

Lots of love, Emily

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“Better now?” Lord Cromwell patted Charmeine’s back.

She nodded.

He took the glass and put it on the coffee table.

Charmeine was in awe he was kind to her. “Uriel was good, and Cromwell, you are . . . evil.”

“That is where your black and white philosophy of the world fail you, Angel. What makes you think that my works have NOT created a higher consciousness in humanity?”

He moved the glass to the other side of the coffee table and sat directly in front of Charmeine looking her in the eyes. “Do humans not band together in times of need and strife? Does humanity not rise to overcome death and destruction? You do not realize the darkest times have brought God’s light and love to the forefront. God knows this. You said earlier, God knows everything, and I know He does, absolutely. But there is always free will.”

“Cromwell, you have caused so much death, destruction, pain and heartache . . .”

9-11 Tribute In Light Memorial“Yes Angel, but I am part of His design. How can you be so black and white in your thinking when you have witnessed one of the most hideous and insidious acts portrayed on humanity in millennia on 9/11?”

“You?” she asked with terror in her eyes.

“No! NEVER!” he vehemently replied. He looked hurt as he gazed into her eyes. He shook his head in disgust. “That act was senseless and horrible. Humanity all over the Earth came together and screamed to God in a shout of alarm. God heard their prayers, thoughts, fears and woes.”

He shook his head and ran his fingers back through his long blonde hair. “God is omnipotent, but there is a grand design which only God knows. No Angels, not even Archangels has knowledge of what God knows. We only know bits and pieces of God’s grand design. But you have to realize everything on Earth, Heaven and Hell are part of His design . . . even I have a purpose.”

“So, you didn’t?”

“No. Angel, that pointless deed was portrayed with free will,” he said as he gently touched her forearm.

Lord Cromwell touched her cheek and sighed at the feel of her skin under his fingers. “I have had a purpose all along. You, my Angel, only see the black in my assignment, but believe me, there are more shades of grey than you know in my mission. God knows all, and we may struggle to find the purpose, but we cannot.”

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Personal Post . . . violence is violence

Hello everyone,

This is a rather revealing and personal post.  I never would share this with the public, but I feel I need to reach out.

Domestic violence is different from any kind of violence known to us.Domestic Violence Month

It’s personal – deeply shocking – and extremely complicated.

I was a victim of Domestic Violence for several years.

I am not ashamed of it anymore. However, I was ashamed – very much so. I felt I was weak and not worthy of a good life. Victims often feel that way.  Victims feel that there is no way out. Victims feel powerless . . . HELPLESS!

Like I said, the psychology of Domestic Violence is complicated and intricate.

I won’t bore you about the facts of my situation.

download (1)However, I want to impart on you one thing – VIOLENCE is VIOLENCE – no matter how you stack it up.

More and more people want to turn their heads and stay out of people’s relationship because it is messy and uncomfortable.

If someone punches a stranger out – that someone is treated with the laws that govern our land.

Conversely, in a Domestic Violence case – it’s thorny, difficult and problematic.  Otherwise known as not something the Police, Courts, family and friends DO NOT want to get in the middle of.

I don’t know what it will take for people to understand.

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is

VIOLENCE

The song below LUKA gave me some solace when I was in therapy.  It touches on how Domestic Violence feels.

Reach out - someone you know is going through this right now.

Isn’t it time we all stop being scared of getting into other people’s lives?

Isn’t it time we stood up for those who can’t?

I know I wrote this with a pretty heavy heart. This is my way of reaching out.  If you are a victim or think you know of a victim there is a number for the National Domestic Violence hotline:

1-800-799-SAFE

Lots of love, Emily

Pay it Forward Friday… Featuring Author Lee Ryder of BROKEN EARTH and SHATTERED HEARTS – with GIVEAWAY!

Thank you Lee Ryder for being a guest on Pay it Forward Friday!

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992584_629737673704736_172728539_nSynopsis of BROKEN EARTH:

The world has changed. After an epidemic of biblical proportions takes her family. Jess and other survivors are left in a lawless world inhabited by children and ruled by violent street gangs.

Would you survive?

BROKEN EARTH Snippet:

His words woke something inside of me. Perhaps, it is a want or a need. I needed to believe him, and needed to be with him. He bends to kiss me gently on the lips. I kiss him back; putting everything, I have into it. My pain, my anguish, my loneliness, my entire soul. As we part, I look into his beautiful blue eyes. Had they always been this blue? Like two shining pools of clear water. I see tears running down his cheeks. Were they tears of joy or sadness?

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pizap.com13907989144731Synopsis of SHATTERED HEARTS:

Jess lost her family when the plagues came, but gained a new one when she married Ian. Pregnant with another man’s baby, Jess and her new family travel through the vast labyrinth of cemeteries searching for the Promised Land.

Surrounded by the unknown will they get there before the baby arrives?

SHATTERED HEARTS Snippet:

As we near the boardwalk, I can see the weathered buildings. The salt water has bleached the wood, which makes every building look white like the driftwood on the beach. The lights paint the buildings with a tie-dye effect. We see groups of survivors standing around the outside of several of them. Behind them, and in the center is a huge hotel. It looks as if this was once a resort. All eyes are on us as we approach them, and I am not sure if they are curious or hostile. We will find out soon enough.

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Tell us about the premise of your books?

If everyone you knew, everything you have, everything that was, is gone. No governments, no police, no adults. Think of yourself as a sixteen year old girl who has lost her family and is living alone in this world. That is the premise of the books Broken Earth and Shattered hearts.

Where did I find inspiration for these books that tell a true to life story of a viral apocalypse wiping out the human population?

I pulled from many things, my fascination with cemeteries, abandoned buildings that I saw on my travels, and a video by a good friend who’s a musician. Throw all of that into the mixing bowl and you have the world my characters live in.

How was this series created?

The story came to life in a dream I had after watching my good friend Doreen Taylor’s video for her song “Judgement Day.” I dream vividly, in full color and I remember my dreams.  When I woke up the next morning, I started writing and didn’t stop until book one, Broken Earth was done.

Judgement Day Video

Why cemeteries?

I’ve always had a fascination with old cemeteries. You can see how the headstones fill the yard, and how the new sections grew up as people died. I thought what if, the death industry grew so much that there was no room for anything but cemeteries. It was surreal.

Who would your dream cast be for this if it were made into a movie?

Jess would be played by Jennifer Lawrence

Ian would be played by Kevin Zegers

Lucie would be played by my daughter who was the inspiration for Lucie

Mollie would be played by Vanessa Stacey

Ash could be played by Jamie Campbell Bower or Jake Abel

Do you have any words for your fans?

I love each and every one of you, and I’m so honored you took the time to read my stories, I promise there is more to come and yes, I’m working on book three.

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GIVEAWAY – GET YA SOME!

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Lee is offering a set of pdf ebooks

Broken Earth

Shattered Hearts

and an ARC of

Irish eyes

Answer this question:  

What is your paranormal fascination?

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Lee Ryder’s Bio:

Lee Ryder is a mother of 3 children and one angel. She currently livDSCF2463es in New England. She started writing small works at an early age and was featured in local publications. She studied theater and vocal performance and was featured in several plays. She believes in love at first sight and married her soul mate at age 19. She also has read reviewed and edited other published works.

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Links for books:

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http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/broken-earth-lee-ryder/1117402921?ean=2940148840015

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/373402

https://www.createspace.com/4470170

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Amazon :

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Barnes and Noble:

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Kobo:

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Lee Ryder’s Stalker Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MsLeesFanfiction?ref=br_tf

Blog: http://leeryderabfa.blogspot.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lian14043

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/lian14043/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7339245.Lee_Ryder

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lee-Ryder/e/B00GER96DK/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1386299553&sr=8-1

 

 

 

Redemption…. review of SEDITIOUS from PDMI Publishing

This review was not solicited

 

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by Emily Guido

Review by Polly Bennett

Seditious is the perfect title for this novel!

Ms. Guido captured jealously, deceit, and restoration of love flawlessly.

This novel shows a side to Tabbruis and Charmeine’s relationship which will throw any reader of The Light-Bearer Series off kilter.

Seditious is the continuation of their romantic and turbulent love story and mission on Earth to battle Lucifer’s minions!

Life at the Castle Charmeine is blissful until reality of the ruling the Elder Council of the Blood-Hunters causes decent.

This fourth novel also adds unexpected depth to both Tabbruis and Dmitri’s personalities, humanizing both men.

Lord Cromwell

Lord Cromwell

Lord Cromwell is a lethal Blood-Hunter who has escaped the Elder Council Prison. He sends his beautiful agent to cause destruction to those who live at the Castle Charmeine.

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Bathsheba AKA by Charmeine Bath-Bitch

Bathsheba is a deadly, sexy, and vicious siren who threatens Charmeine and Baby Hunter. Not just with her present actions, but, with the past she shares with Tabbruis and Dmitri.

As Bathsheba lays injured, Tabbruis and Dmitri relive their agonizing and painful past with her. However, Charmeine is emotionally and physically threatened by Bathsheba and escapes to protect her unborn child.

This is the story of a family which works together to unravel Bathsheba’s deadly secrets. Just when you think they are in the clear, a more heinous and ominous villain waits in the wings to tear apart our ill-fated lovers, Charmeine and Tabbruis.

Seditious is a heart wrenching and exciting story of passion, betrayal, and redemption you will not want to miss!

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Hello Folks!

When I think of this book, I think of mistakes I’ve made in my past that I want to be redeemed from.

That’s what this book in The Light-Bearer Series is about, redemption . . .

Don’t we all need that?

Lots of love, Emily

Review of SEDITIOUS, Emily Guido’s 4th novel in The Light-Bearer Series, soon to be released by PDMI Publishing

This review was not solicited.

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Seditious

The Light-Bearer Series

by Emily Guido

Family that fights together:

(Seduction at its finest)

by Purplerose123 Blog on WordPress.com

http://kimpitbull123.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/the-ultimate-seduction-seditious-the-light-bearer-series-by-emily-guido/

First of all, let me say how excited I was to read The Light-Bearer Series again, this is the fourth book.

I love this series because it’s about “Family” whether it be real family or close friends . . . if you live at the Castle Charmeine, you are family!

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Bathsheba

We are introduced to Bathsheba in this book.

She has been seducing Tabbruis and Dimitri for centuries with her alluring looks.

I love the name Charmeine gave Bathsheba (Bath-Bitch, LOL).

Tabbruis and Dmitri thought Bathsheba was dead, until her visit to the Castle Charmeine.

What Tabbruis and Dimitri do when they see her just about destroys their families. I was really angry with them.

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Percival  –  Dimitri and Hera’s son

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Athena  –  Dmitri and Hera’s daughter

Percival and Athena, Dimitri and Hera’s children, are growing up. The family is wondering what kind of powers they have.

The family at Castle Charmiene need every ounce of power between them to beat the demon that’s after Charmeine and Baby Hunter.

Charmeine, the Queen of The Light-Bearers, wants the Blood-Hunters and Light-Bearers to come together to run the Elder Council and the Elder Council Prison.

Can this be done?

Shane, Tabbruis and Charmeine's Formidable Son

Shane, Tabbruis and Charmeine’s Formidable son

Sandra, Shane's Fireball wife

Sandra, Shane’s Fireball wife

Shane, Charmeine and Tabbruis’ son, proves how awesome his power is. Sandra, his wife, is right by his side. Full of kick butt, power throwing Light-Bearers and Blood-Hunters.

I’m impressed with The Light-Bearer Series. The author does a awesome job from one book to the next by keeping her characters and the plot moving.

These characters have become part of me while reading, and I don’t want them to leave my head. I find myself fighting along side them, cheering them on. I get mad, sad, happy, and anxious to turn the page.

I definitely recommend this series!!

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Review of “ACCENDO” Book 3 of “THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES” by Kim at Purplerose123 Book Review Blog

This is an unsolicited review

http://kimpitbull123.wordpress.com/?s=accendo

April 27, 2014 – LONG OVER DUE!!!

Lots of love, Emily

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ACCENDO

Third book in

“The Light-Bearer Series”

by Emily Guido

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COMING SOON FROM PDMI PUBLISHING….

The Fourth Novel

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The Light-Bearer Series: Book Review by Mari Wells

This is an unsolicited book review.

Lots of love, Emily

Books 1 to 3

The Light-Bearer Series: Book Review by Mari Wells
 
Emily Guido has a series of Blood Hunters, because they drink blood, I’m going to review the three books I’ve read.

The Light-Bearer Series has a delightful array of angels and blood hunters.I really enjoyed the first three books in the series. I devoured (ha ha pun intended) them in 4 days.

The three novels I read tell us about some very damaged men, life sucks ( ha ha this pun was intended too) and these men know it. Most have lost their soul mates.

Tabbruis

Tabbruis Hunter

Dmitri

Dmitri Maximus

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20130218-225718-1In Charmeine (book 1), we meet Tabbruis a wealthy man with an appetite for blood. We follow the story as he meets Charleen a teacher who feels like something is missing from her life.

Both meet at a Billy Joel concert. Neither wants to admit that the other causes them to feel feelings that they haven’t felt before. At the end of Charmeine they’re together.

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Charmeine and Tabbruis 1In Mactus (book 2), gives us Charmeine and Tabbruis together, loving each other and learning about each other’s past.

OMG! They were married thousands of years ago in heaven! I’m not saying anymore about that, if you want to know you’ll have to read it.

We’re also introduced to the other men in the castle.

How I said, these guys know just how much life can suck.

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gothicwallpaper1-11In Accendo (book 2), war is about to break out between the blood-hunters and a very old blood-hunter council. Charmeine and Tabbruis are married, this pisses off the council even more.

Why?

Because Charmeine is a Light-Bearer, basically she’s an angel. There’s a lot of fighting between newly weds.

There are some massive surprises in this novel.

I can’t wait to read the rest of this series, I really enjoyed it.

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A Purplerose Blog review of “MACTUS” #2 in The Light-Bearer Series

When I blog a review, it is unsolicited!

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‘Semper tua ero’ “Mactus” (LightBearers Series) #2 by Emily Guido

 

 

11-5-2013-9-31-32-amSo I read “Charmeine” the first book in this series, I fell in love with the story and the characters.

 

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20130218-225718-1Tabbruis, a 8,000 year old BloodHunter, turned good and fights for his kind who are like him, they only feed on animals, not humans. He’s dark, handsome, a vampire and loyal.

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Simply+RedShane, Charmeine’s friend since they were young.

 

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Dover-CastleThey are in Romania now, they had to leave NYC because a BloodHunter was after Charmeine. Tabbruis has his home there and feels they will be safe there with Dimitri. We meet new characters in this book that I also fell for.

A couple big secrets revealed throughout this book.

A family finally back together have to fight with their lives to stay that way.

Will they be strong enough to bring down the Elders?

Does bringing Charmeine to Romania bring her closer to death?

When I wasn’t reading, I was wondering what the characters were up to! The author does such a great job with personalities of the characters I get emotionally involved and can’t wait to get back to them.

Slide1-1Now I get to read the last book, I’m looking forward to it, also dreading it being the end of my time with all them.

One of my favorite quotes ’Semper tuus ero’, read the story to find out the definition! Hehe  :).

 

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A Purplerose Blog review of “CHARMEINE”

 

 

1 CharmeineA bright angel: “Charmeine” by Emily Guido

You can tell this author is romantic at heart, you can see it in her writing.

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Tabbruis

Tabbruis is a 8,000 year old Blood Hunter, at first he fed on humans, then something in him changed and he stopped feeding on humans, started feeding on animals.

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Dimitri Blood-Hunter Brother of Tabbruis

He thought he was the only one of his kind, then he met Dimitri, he was the same as Tabbruis, didn’t feed on humans. Their kind are suppose to feed on humans, most of their kind do.

The Elder counsel would have them die in front of their kind if they found out they don’t feed on humans. Dimitri explained to Tabbruis that there are other entities out there called Light Bearers. They are enemies, they kill each other, they hunt each other down.

Tabbruis stayed with Dimitri for awhile and learned things from him, they became as close as brothers. Dimitri told Tab he lost his family because of the Elder counsel, he can’t wait to get even with them. Tabbruis has never been in love, but he vows to help when the time comes.

rain-uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuSomething is pulling him to NYC, so he leaves and goes there, he can’t help himself, he’s being drawn there.

He meets Charmeine there, is she the reason he was drawn there?

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Tabbruis and Charmeine
~Can they be together?~

He goes to a concert and feels there’s a Blood Hunter stalking a human, Charmeine is the one the blood Hunter is stalking.

I really can’t say anymore, you’ll have to read it for yourself.

I’m reading the second book in this series now.

Stay tuned!

I love this story!

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Here is a video that I thought would fit with that great review!

Lots of love,

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My Writing Process – Blog Tour – by Author Emily Guido

 

This is a blog tour about how authors discover their writing process.

My wonderfully talented blogging friend David Lee Summers posted his post last week and you can see his incredible blog herehttp://dlsummers.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/my-writing-process-blog-tour/ 

Now onto My Writing Process:

4 Seditious Book Cover 1What am I working on?

I am in the final edits of Seditious, the 4th novel in The Light-Bearer Series. I have Ransom the 5th novel finished and doing preliminary edits. However, I am in the process of finishing Conundrum the 6th novel.

In Seditious, Tabbruis is tested with his dark past coming to haunt him called . . .  Bathsheba!  She is serious trouble. However, the most heinous threat comes from the Evil Lord Cromwell, a very powerful Blood-Hunter.

The team at the Castle Charmeine has its hands full in Ransom and it does not disappoint. As a matter of fact, I believe the series just keeps getting better and better. More Blood-Hunters, Light-Bearers, Angels, Demons, Witches and Warlocks to come.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Book loversMy writing is different because I never mentioned in any of The Light-Bearer Series that the Blood-Hunters are Vampires. I wanted my own definition of a vampire. So, I didn’t follow the lore that Bram Stoker, my very favorite Author, wrote Dracula.  My work is spiritual but The Light-Bearer Series is certainly is not a religious series per se. How can you mention Angels and Heaven, and not mention God? That would be very difficult.

Also, I concentrate on making my work a “believable-fantasy.” I mean, The Light-Bearer Series is set with the contemporary themes of our time. Yes, my characters do not exist, but I wanted to make the reader believe that they could be, just a little. I have a friend who is always telling me that my writing is “living ability,” and I always wondered what that meant. However, one day I was at a book signing and a fan told me that she read the books and thought I had been in Iraq or had a relative in the Army in Iraq.  I didn’t, but I did a lot of research.

ALL the history in the novels are true, and I have gone into great research to correctly portray the long 8000 year history of Tabbruis and his fellow Blood-Hunters and Light-Bearers.

Why do I write what I do?

11-5-2013-9-31-32-amI LOVE PARANORMAL and I LOVE ROMANCE!  It’s that simple . . .  Why would anyone write what they aren’t interested in?

I am an avid reader in my genre. I also am an avid reader of Independent Authors too. I love the unknown that you get with a Paranormal Genre. I am getting my MBA in August, 2014 and I use my writing as an outlet for all the wonderful scenes going on in my head.

Tabbruis is such a dark, luscious character to me. His head is always centered on one thing and one thing only . . . Charmeine!  She is his light in his dark world. Tabbruis is a hunk-a-hunk-a burning love, but he doesn’t have any purpose without Charmeine and her love. Saving the world is just a side-effect of being with Charmeine. He would be happy if the world went away and it was just them, all alone. He loves her with a determination and strength that is deep in his sole. Charmeine is his life and to him, nothing matters but the woman in his arms . . . Charmeine.

Yes, Charmeine loves Tabbruis right back; however, her love is a “special kind of love” she wants to accept everyone. She wants everyone to be supported and loved. She is a wonderful role model for us all. Her tolerance and acceptance of everyone, no matter what or who they are is something lacking in this world. Unless that person is a scumbag, like the dastardly, venomous Pascal or Bathsheba.

Why do I write? It’s clear, I write of things that make me excited, scared, romantic, and most of all happy!

How does your writing process work?

thursday14I spend no preparation time because I see the scenes in my head and write as I view them. I know, I know . . . a lot of writers would think I was crazy, but believe me, I can’t write off an outline. I have to let the story flow and evolve it the way.

I know in my heart that true fans of Paranormal reading will never fade away. They are the people who like to escape in their minds to a world that is colored and framed by the author. The people who want to read are reading and the others can do as they wish.

If one person likes “The Light-Bearer Series,” and that person to tells another how they enjoyed “The Light-Bearer Series,” one person to recommend “The Light-Bearer Series,” and the news will grow exponentially.

I try keep my head and use my author friends for support and guidance. They are my lifeline.

I love my fellow BLOGGERS and AUTHORS!

Thanks for stopping by. If you have a question about my process, feel free to ask down in the comments!

THIS LAST WEEK

Please visit the following blogs to learn about these wonderful authors.

J Alan Erwine – http://jalanerwine.blogspot.com/

J is a science-fiction writer, editor, and game designer. He has sold more than 40 short stories to a variety of markets, as well as three short story collections, and three novels. He is the co-designer of the Ephemeris Science Fiction Role Playing Game and the creator of the Battle for Turtle Island RPG. He has edited for ProMart Writing Lab, Sam’s Dot Publishing, and Nomadic Delirium Press, and he edits the magazines, The Fifth Di… and The Martian Wave for Nomadic Delirium Press. When not writing and such, J loves to spend time with his amazing wife, Rebecca, and their three lovely daughters, Eryn, Juliah, and Alexis.

Paige Addams – http://paigeaddams.wordpress.com/

Writing paranormal romance under her pen name, Paige Addams, she is currently preparing to release her first self-published book – Tales of Ejoma: Book One. “I love world-building – piecing together magic, history, and language – to try and create a fantasy world I hope readers will enjoy exploring.”

 Just because . . . This song inspired “The Light-Bearer Series” it’s one of my all-time favorite songs:

Charmeine by Emily Guido

"The Light-Bearer Series" Novelist, Emily Guido:

Out of the blue, it is a WONDERFUL review! WOW!

Originally posted on Jo's Random Book Reviews:

I’ve had this book for awhile and finally decided that was it, I was reading it – and I’m glad I did.

Tabbruis and Charmeine begin the book as angels, but something is going on in heaven. Something big. They part, both worried, and when Tabbrius wakes on earth he has no memory of who he is except a name. He quickly discovers that he’s become a Blood Hunter – similar to a vampire, but without the sunlight problem. As he fits into this new world, he learns about Light Bearers – Blood Hunter’s opposites and sworn enemies.

Lonely years pass, until the day Tabbrius sees the vision of a beautiful woman’s face. Who is she? Why does he feel a nagging pull to go to New York? Will she be there? Little does he know the woman he’s seeking – and will fall in love with – is a…

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