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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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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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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.

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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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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

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

http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Earth-Lee-Ryder-ebook/dp/B00GDPOY5I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386299740&sr=8-1&keywords=Broken+Earth

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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pizap.com13907989144731SHATTERED HEARTS

Amazon :

http://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Hearts-Broken-Lee-Ryder-ebook/dp/B00IGVAC44/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1393216900&sr=8-13&keywords=shattered+hearts

Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shattered-hearts-lee-ryder/1118704162?ean=9781495398476

Kobo:

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/shattered-hearts

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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

 

4 Seditious Book Cover1SEDITIOUS

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.

4 Seditious Book Cover1The Ultimate Seduction:

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!

Bathsheba

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

SEDITIOUS

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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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498245-bigthumbnailCharmeine full of light, love and energy, literally, also a great sense of humor.

 

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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.

Tabbruis

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?

Tabbruis and Charmeine ~Can they be together?~

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!

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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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Children of Shadows Blog Tour – by AWESOME AUTHOR Joleen Naylor… Smexy Interview with a VAMP! ~~GIVEAWAY TOO!

blog_tour_bannerFirst I’d like to thank the ever amazing Emily Guido for hosting us on our Children of Shadows book tour.

Stick around after the interview to see how you can enter for a chance at an exclusive Amaranthine t-shirt and am Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card.

My name is Joleene Naylor, though you can call me Jo.

As you’ve guessed, I’m the author of the Amaranthine Vampire Series.

Emily and I thought it would be fun to interview one of the characters from the new book, Children of Shadows, and I let Facebook decide who the poor victim – I mean, the poor interviewee would be.

SassySue answered first and chose Verchiel, the redheaded thorn in Jorick’s side.

A fellow Executioner, Verchiel is always living dangerously, from acting a little too friendly with Jorick’s human lover Katelina, to always sticking his nose into everyone’s business.

Truth be told, I think he likes living on the edge.

Verchiel: There’s no fun without some risk

Jo: I’m not surprised you said that. But let’s move on. I actually have some questions for you from readers.

V: Readers? Oh, you mean those hot chicks, with the excellent, excellent taste in literature and men, who read the series so they can follow my twisty-turny story?

J: I hate to break this to you, but we have male readers, too, and you’re not the hero. Jorick is. You’re just a side character who won’t shut up.

V: That’s because I *should* be the hero. Can’t you picture it? Tales of Verchiel. Or better yet, The Vampire Stud and his Haram.

J: Not happening, slappy. Now let’s get on with this. Readers want to know, why do you act so annoying?

V: Annoying? Annoying? Pfft. I am not annoying. I’m fun. I’m entertaining. I’m amusing. But never annoying. Sure, sometimes grumpy boots Jorick and gloomy Gus Oren get annoyed, but they have no sense of humor.

J: In other words you have no common sense. Good answer. Next question, what is it you really want?

V: That’s pretty broad. Want in regards to what? What do I really want in a video game? In a life partner? In a pet?

J: I think she means in general. You know, like what do you want out of life?

V: Oh, that’s easy. I want to be entertained.

J: That’s all you got?

V: What? Did you expect wisdom? I thought you wanted the truth here?

J: Yeah, yeah, moving on. Which of the Executioners would you say you’re the closest to?

verchielV: I wouldn’t mind getting closer to a couple of them, if you get my meaning *waggles brows* but I’m going to guess she means on a more platonic level. Jamie’s the most likeable, I guess, though he kind of reminds me of Jorick sometimes. Truthfully the Executioners are an unfriendly, gloomy, over serious bunch. I like hanging out with the guards better.

J: Zuri seems okay.

V: Zuri’s all right. But he cheats at arm wrestling. And he and Beldren are kind of best buddies for some reason.

J: Moving on. What is your idea of the perfect date?

V: I’m easy to please, sweetheart. Anything that ends with a little nibble in the dark is fine with me.

J: Really? Are you trying to be a pig?

V: What? You asked. Okay, fine. Seriously I don’t know. Something fun. None of that boring candlelight dinners and uptight terrified dressy-up crap they show on TV. Bungee jumping could be fun. Hiding out in a graveyard scaring the local teens is another possibility.

J: You mean junior high dates?

V: Not sure what Junior High is, but I just mean something fun. If you can’t have fun with the girl – or guy – you’re dating, then why do it? Why go out to some boring thing you don’t really like? Just for the trip to the bedroom at the end? If that’s all you’re in it for, then why bother? I can get that somewhere else without all the fuss. Heck, there’s this legion of chicks at The Guild who are dying to bag an Executioner…

J: okay, okay. We get it. Moving on. What do you think of cats?

V: Well that’s an odd question. I think cats are fuzzy. And sharp. They’re like a yin-yang that purrs.

J: I see it. The next one’s even odder. Have you ever eaten a cat?

V: Not that I know of. I mean, I don’t remember anything from before I was turned, so I can’t guarantee it, but since I’ve been a vampire, no, I have not fed on cats. They’re sharp, remember? Besides, they taste like tuna.

J: If you haven’t fed on one how do you know that?

V: Just a hunch. Moving on.

J: If you ever leave the Executioners, where would you like to live?

V: Somewhere tropical, I think. Beaches, pristine coves, palm trees. That place we took our island vacation at in the beginning of Children of Shadows seemed like a good place. I really liked it there. And it had a hot tub.

J: Two more questions, and I saved the hardest for last. Number one, do you have any fledglings?

V: What an entertaining question! Do you see any?

J: That’s not what she asked.

V: Next question!

J: Fine. But only because this is running long. What is your deep dark secret?

V: It’s interesting that someone assumes I have a deep dark secret. Do I seem like the deep dark secret type?

J: Everyone has a deep dark secret.

V: Then what’s yours?

J: Like I’d tell you.

V: Come on. I’m your character. In some weird way I’m a part of your psyche. Your creation. If you can’t share with me, who can you share with?

J: I’m not the one being interviewed here. You are. Now answer the question.

V: You’d have to take me to dinner first. A man has to have some principles before he just lays it all out there. I’m a cheap date. Just a couple glasses of blood and I’ll start talking.

J: Oh forget it! A special thanks to everyone who sent me a questions, and to Emily for putting up with us. Now, please enjoy an excerpt from Children of Shadows

 Excerpt from Children of Shadows

CoS-thumbThe girl looked frightened and drew back, as if afraid of an immediate mental assault. Jorick made a dismissive gesture. “Her memories of him are foggy, no doubt from before she was turned. I only picked him out because of his ridiculous hair. The rest is more feeling than concrete.” He crossed his arms over his chest and surveyed her. “For what it’s worth, I believe she loves him.”

Ume’s head snapped up and her eyes burned with anger. “You should not speak about what you do not know, dream stealer.”

“He’s more than that, sweetie,” Micah said from the bed. “He’s the Goddamn Hand of Death.” The laughter that followed was coarse and earned him angry looks.

Ume’s face fell rigid and Jorick stepped back. “She doesn’t want to talk, and frankly I couldn’t care less about the idiot’s past relationships. What I want to know about are the Children of Shadows. You’re not a part of them?”

“No,” Ume said coldly.

“Were the others?”

Jorick’s calculated gaze said he was sifting through her thoughts. Ume winced and cringed then turned her face away and stared defiantly at the door. He nodded and said slowly, “I see.” He turned to Katelina. “Whether it’s the Children of Shadows or not, someone was at the marina before them. Someone killed the harbor master and the other people. I believe the first four we encountered were part of this group. She has memories of herself and others, part of the Black Vigil as Wolfe called them, chasing the perpetrators away. She and her partner circled back to check that the marina was clear. Obviously they’d missed a few, but we took care of them. The women arrived, found us, and assumed we were also part of the Children.” Jorick squinted at the girl and then said quietly, “There’s someone in her mind, one of the so-called children, who looks a lot like Cyprus.”

The name conjured burning fury. He was an Executioner sent with them to Munich by The Guild. It turned out he had an unhappy history with Sadihra and Wolfe. He was in love with the Scharfrichterin, and, in the Raven Queen’s temple, when he’d believed her dead, he’d betrayed them and joined Malick.

Jorick added, “I still can’t find anything in her mind associated with the name Malick.” He studied Ume a moment, then turned to Katelina. “We’re done for now. Come, little one.”

She hesitated, “How do you know Verchiel—or Aki, or whatever you called him?”

Ume glared defiantly and said, “Ask him.”

“Ha!” Micah spat out his toothpick. “Like you’ll get anything useful from that son of a bitch. Hey, Lunch, tell pipsqueak to bring me a new shirt. Unless you like the view.” He flexed his muscles and chortled.

Katelina’s answer was an eye roll as she followed Jorick out of the room.

Verchiel was still perched on the kitchenette countertop, his chin in his hands. Though Jorick walked past him without a word, Katelina stopped. “You’re sure you don’t know her?”

The redhead shrugged. “I don’t think so.”

“She called you Aki. Does that ring a bell?”

“I might’ve run into her after Kateesha left but before I landed in the U.S.”

“When was that?”

“Oh, anywhere from 1710 to 1920 or so.” Katelina gaped and he grinned and held out his hands in a gesture of helplessness. “You can’t expect me to remember everyone I met in those two hundred years.”

She wasn’t sure why, but she felt snippy. “Not even some poor idiotic girl who’s in love with you.”

Verchiel’s hands dropped slowly. “Says who?”

“Jorick.” She leaned close and dropped her voice to a threatening whisper. “I suggest you go in there and get your shit straightened out, Casanova.”

He blinked in surprise and muttered something about “guard duty”.

With a look of disgust, she shot off the word, “Coward,” and then stormed back to her seat.

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Bio of Author Joleene Naylor

joleene_naylor_Joleene Naylor is the author of Amaranthine, a paranormal series where vampires live in the shadows and don’t sparkle. She grew up in southwest Iowa surrounded by soybeans, corn and very little entertainment – so she made her own. She has been writing and drawing since she was a small child, with a particular leaning towards fantasy, horror and paranormal. It is this love of all that goes bump in the night that led her to write the Amaranthine series. 

In her spare time she is a freelance artist, book cover designer and photographer. Joleene maintains blogs full of odd ramblings and hopes to win the lottery. Until she does, she and her husband live near Bolivar Missouri with their miniature zoo. However, unless she starts buying tickets she won’t win anything.

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What is the AMARANTHINE SERIES all about?

The sixth installment of the Amaranthine series pulsates with the dark blood of vampire lore.

The Children of Shadows, a vampire cult not seen for hundreds of years, resurfaces to wage war on the vampire guilds. Led by a familiar face, the cult wreaks havoc while Katelina and Jorick are trapped in Munich. Ume, a mysterious vampiress, claims to know Verchiel and offers the help of her secret organization. But can they trust her?

As mysteries are solved, new ones appear. Why have the Children of Shadows returned, and is it really a former ally that leads them, or a look-alike?

Legends rise and secrets are revealed in a world where vampires walk, drenched in blood and shadows.

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Why are you writing? by Emily Guido Author of “The Light-Bearer Series”

Slide1-1For me, I had a story running through my mind and couldn’t get it out of my head. It was like you or me going to see a movie and someone asked us to tell them what went on in the movie.  I just took a shot and started writing. When I started writing I couldn’t stop. I didn’t sleep for 48 hours and 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 and he said, “Honey, you have yourself not only a novel, but a series.” By the time I was finally finished in a couple weeks, I had over 130,000 plus and wrote the first three books,“Charmeine,” “Mactus,” and “Accendo.” It was so simple.

It was pretty much the same way with the fourth novel “Seditious” and fifth novel “Ransom”, I had the continuation of the movie going, and I just kept writing and writing. The sixth novel would be simple for me to write, but I am always promoting the first three novel and gearing up for the fourth, so it doesn’t leave a lot of time for writing. Nevertheless, the movie is still playing in my head though and I’m itching to get it out. I wrote the first chapter to the sixth novel “Conundrum” and it scared me as I was writing it!

People ask me at work because they don’t know me to be a writer at all and say, “Emily, how in the heck did you come up with the idea?”  I just shrug my shoulders. But really, do you have to know? No. You just have to have the story come.

006“The Light-Bearer Series,” didn’t matter to me whether or not it was fantasy or non-fantasy. The characters are what mattered, and nothing else did. I do think of myself as a paranormal romance fan. I love the genre, so in that way, you could say that it was the easy for me to write in that realm. The action-packed and romantic movie in my head,“The Light-Bearer Series,” was between two souls who had to battle to love each other.

How, as writers, can we write about aspects we don’t at least know on a broad base level? In my humble opinion, we cannot. I have to confess, there are two characters in the “The Light-Bearer Series” novel 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. The other characters have all of little aspects of my psyche and beliefs.

HuntingHeroesHow do I make fantasy sound on the fringe of believable?  No one is going to believe my fantasy world exists, but you have to make it on the edge of common belief. Like a couple of my characters from “The Light-Bearer Series,” are Shane and Sandra. In the novels, they served in the US War in Iraq. I had to make sure they were on the fringe of believable.  They needed to have those skills and characteristics learned in the US Army and being in harm’s way for extended period of time. I guess for me, being a fantasy writer is a joy because the writing can go wherever your mind tells it to.

165409_617938921568330_1606546062_nReaders will never fade away. People like to escape in their minds to a world that is colored and framed by the author. Yes, I know there are tons of TV-aholics and Movie-aholics, so what?  The people who want to read are reading and the others can do as they wish. Naturally, I’m not going to sit here and say I don’t care if people read my book or not . . . that would be silly.  Of course, I want people to read my books. However, it only takes one; one 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,”and the news will grow.”  I am always in a twist wondering what people think about “Charmeine.”  However, I just keep my head above water and use my book friends for support and guidance.  They, my wonderful friends, are my lifeline and I love them to death!

 

photo (5)1About Emily Guido’s “The Light-Bearer Series”

“The Light-Bearer Series,” is a set of novels centering around two very star-crossed, hopelessly in love people, Tabbruis and Charmeine. They are total and complete opposites from one another.  Tabbruis is a blood-hunter who meets Charmeine who is a light-bearer.  Blood-hunters and light-bearers are supposed to kill each other because one is from Heaven and one is from Hell. However, when they meet, Tabbruis and Charmeine are anything but repulsed. They are such polar opposites that they attract like magnets! Once they find each other, they struggle to stay together. Also there are tons of twists and turns. Nothing is certain for their future accept that they love each other and their family! The series of novels I plan to write are about those struggles and how their love multiplies. Tabbruis and Charmeine create a family of love and acceptance for all, no matter how unconventional they may be, all while they battle the Evil minions of Lucifer on Earth. I do include Heavenly and Hellish aspects from modern religion however; the novels are not about religion. It is about love . . . pure, perfect and steadfast.

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I am sorry . . . “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido

-1“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 sorry, 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 . . .”

She 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.”

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

l4She turned and faced him with her hands defiantly across her chest and sighed.

“If you go back to Long Island, I will accept it, but let me go and be near you. Let me live near 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 near you, for you are the center of my Earth. God knows I cannot live without being near you. You never have to lay your eyes on me. I just need to be near you. That is what I ask. Nevertheless, please forgive me, Charmeine. Forgive me enough to let me just be near 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.

“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, do you have the strength to be without me either?”

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“How long have you been working on that speech Tabbruis?”

He nodded with a slight smile and said, “Well, I have to admit, I have been rehearsing it ever since we left Smith Point Beach.”

“You are not lying… I thought so,” and she chuckled.

Then his eyes became like pools of tears. “I am so afraid of what you are going to say, my heart feels like it has been incased in ice and cannot beat.”

She broke free from his hands and their circle of light was gone. She faced the Black Sea holding onto the stone wall, and breathed deeply. Not looking at him, she said, “Tabbruis let me say although I was heartbroken you did not have faith, trust and belief in me, I know you are truly sorry which has healed my heart.”

Tabbruis started to reach for her, but she held up her hands willing him to keep his place.

david-gandy-1Keeping her face to the sea, she said, “Reconciliation . . . seems like such a passé word but it’s really love. God knows I have so much love in my heart for you I cannot bear to be away from you also. I knew you came into my room and watched me sleep after I came back from Long Island. I could feel your presence, and then, I could sleep. One night, I was crying myself to sleep. You came over to the bed and held me. I wanted you so badly, but it was my foolishness. I am at fault here also. I should have forgiven you because God knows I love you Tabbruis. I see now we can’t be apart, because we are one.”

She turned to look at him. “Looking into your eyes, Tabbruis, my love, I can see eternity. It was over before it begun, our destinies are one, like it has been since God made us for each other in Heaven.”

With relief, joy and love, Tabbruis embraced Charmeine.  Ever so slowly and gently, he bent to kiss her soft lips. He caressed her body in his strong arms.

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This is one of my MOST favorite passages

in “The Light-Bearer Series”

because in the final analysis,

LOVE is what it all comes down to.

Lots of love, 

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This is one of my FAVORITE songs

Sung by one of my FAVORITE singer/songwriters

It brings a tear to my eye today….

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Dracula . . . oh my . . .

“DRACULA”

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6-1I wrote “The Light-Bearer Series,” with yes… a Blood-Hunter, Vampire. Furthermore, the Blood-Hunter, Tabbruis, is a GORGEOUS vamp!

Tabbruis, the Blood-Hunter, is MY Dracula. I wrote his character as a gorgeous, dark, brooding male with a cold and dispassionate heart . . . until this is . . . until he sees, Charmeine.

Tabbruis hates anyone or anything coming between him and Charmeine. He fights evil because of her.

Yes, he wants to save the world, blah, blah, blah, but he REALLY WANTS Charmeine all to himself. All this saving the world nonsense is just fluff for him.

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“Dracula” written by Bram Stoker was published in 1897.  Stoker researches his novel in great detail and especially loved the lore of “Vlad the Impaler” who was a vampiric character on the fifteenth century Wallacian warrior prince, Vlad Dracule.

“Dracula” is written in a diary format.  This is an ingenious tool to set up a half way believable story.

Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to set in order Count Dracula’s estate in England.  This part of the story I thought to be rather unconventional because why would someone travel hundreds of miles to set an estate in order in another country.  However, we would have never known of Dracula’s castle, the lack of mirrors in it and the Count not being seen during the day.  Three mysterious women make contact with Harker who cannot resist their spell.

Jonathan writes, “I could feel the soft, shivering touch of the lips on the super-sensitive skin of my throat, and the hard dents of two sharp teeth, just touching and pausing there. I closed my eyes in a languorous ecstasy and waited–waited with beating heart.” 

This in itself is suspenseful, horrible, and carnal.

tumblr_mqd3isaP151s6txn3o1_500 (1)Dracula comes to England and soon Lucy Van Helsing is his victim.  However, when he meets Mina Murray, who halfway in the story marries Harker, his cold stone heart turns.  She also is drawn to him.  Mina accepts him and even though she knows Dracula is death, she wants him!  A love that is desperate, provocative and timeless.  We learn that Dracula’s intentions are to propagate his race with Mina, his love.

My thoughts are Good vs. Evil is supposed to be the idea here.  However, I believe that Stoker thought in the Victorian age, who was really evil?  Was it the land owners and shopkeepers who forced their workers into slavery for mere survival?

Also, I believe that Stoker was also giving women a fair hand.  After all, the three vixens dominated Harker.  Mina, Dracula’s love was willful and headstrong.  I loved how he featured strength in women with intelligence! However, Mina wills herself to drag herself into the good.  She actually helps ambush Dracula in the end.  Something that is abhorrent to her but she is NOT a damsel-in-distress.  She is strong, independent and personally tough!

Okay, now you know in detail why I was drawn to Bram Stoker’s Dracula and the concepts and pretext why I wrote “The Light-Bearer Series.”

Always and forever will Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” be a horror treat and classic story with a five star rating!

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“DRACULA”

The TV Series

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All I have to say to you is . . .  OH MY!  Hotness on the tele!

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is DROP DEAD, pardon the pun, outstanding in this role. I love the premise and how it was started. I already have it on pre-order with Amazon.

32370Series introduces Dracula as he arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society.

In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier.

There’s only one circumstance that can potentially thwart his plan: Dracula falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. (IMBD)

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Dracula’s Song

“Night of the Hunter”

I love this song!

Epitome of what I believe “Dracula” would feel like if he were walking around today!

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“DRACULA”

The Movie

No movie, in my estimation has ever been able to compare to Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

However, for sheer sensuality and corporeal entertainment, my favorite movie is the 1979 version, “Dracula.”

It was directed by John Badham.  The cinematography was sublime.

Laurence Olivier gives a classic performance as Professor Van Helsing also.

In addition, the music was luscious as only John Williams could compose.

It starred then a gloriously handsome Frank Langella… OH MY!!!!

Langella at that time, was drop dead gorgeous!

Langella’s eyes were hypnotic on the screen.  His gait and stature were perfect and his voice was powerful and enticing.  In addition, his hands were so wonderful, I don’t know why but I just wanted him to possess me with his hands.

The whole movie, “Dracula,” was a sensual delight!

I had to throw this in my post because I love, love, love this movie!  Like I said, not like the book but oh my…. it is worth watching!

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Terror . . . “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido

VampireBiteThe man’s mouth nuzzled Charmeine’s neck as she felt his long fangs scrape against her skin. He hissed in an English accent, “I do not have long my sweet. This is a warning to the group of criminals living here. The Elder Council knows about this band of outlaws and everyone will end up on the Altar of Judgment. However, I have wanted you for a long time. I sent that inept Blood-Hunter to retrieve you. He was unable to complete his task. No matter, I want you . . . and I always get what I want,” he growled.

The breath was knocked out of Charmeine’s lungs, and she looked shocked and bewildered.

“Ah, my dear you are luscious. I could be persuaded to change the harsh punishment for your little band of insurrectionists if you come with me willingly to Athens? I will bargain their lives for yours. Think about it. No one has to die if you come with me now. The Elder Council will forget about everyone here, just submit to me, my sweet.” 

“NEVER!”

“My dear you are even more spirited and beautiful than the last time I saw you. I did not think it possible you would be this sensuous. Your body . . . oh, it will please me well.” He touched her arm.

She jerked it away, winced and with clenched teeth, “Get your hands off of me!”

He was still holding her wrists in a vice grip. The man leaned his head to her neck and inhaled and purred, “You smell so good.”

Charmeine sarcastically yelled, “It’s called ‘soap’! Haven’t you ever used it before? You filthy piece of . . .” 

The man growled and gripped her throat with his free hand, bearing his fangs.

Charmeine was terrified and remembered the Blood-Hunter who bit into her neck with barbarity and savagery. She whimpered when she felt his fang on the skin of her neck ready to pierce the jugular. His breath cooled her skin. She shivered and recoiled at the thought of his teeth sinking into her neck.

From out of nowhere, Sandra ran across the terrace and threw a full body kick to his head. “You pig! Get away from her!” 

He stumbled back releasing Charmeine.

Sandra placed a unison punch to his face and stomach. Before he had time to recover, she whipped around giving him a scissor kick to his mid-section.

Charmeine watched in awe while the petite Sandra jumped up and gave him a huge swiping kick to the jaw, smacking him hard into the terrace wall making the stone break. 

The man growled and lunged toward Sandra.

She threw herself in front of Sandra bearing her electrified hands in front of her.

1150037-1280x800-3459551Sandra’s hands began to fire with blue-hot flames and stepped beside her.

He gave Sandra a deadly glare and hissed angrily, “You are going to be sorry for that bitch!” The dark man growled deeply with his eyes turning completely black.

He looked at Charmeine’s sparking hands and composed himself, dressed down his jacket and said in a matter of fact way, “Another one. How delightful, the Elder Council will not have fight over you, Charmeine.”

She was taken-aback, and thought, How in the Hell do you know my name? Her eyes opened wide with curiosity.

“Oh, I see you still do not remember?” An obnoxious grin swept over his face. “What a shame, we could have reminisced. After all, we shared such a loving, intimate moment. Poor little Charmeine, so pitiful you cannot remember.” He stood very close to her looking like a cat ready to strike. He hissed, “My luscious Charmeine, let me introduce myself, I am Pascal.”

Charmeine’s face went white. “Pascal? As in Thomas’ Father . . . Pascal?” 

“Yes, my dear.”

Sandra and Charmeine both gasped.

pascal 123In a sing song voice, he mocked, “Tsk, tsk, Charmeine. We knew each other in a much different way. Your body against mine was divine. I have been waiting to see you again and renew our past acquaintance.”

Charmeine’s stomach was nauseous and her body started to shudder. She shook her head, and yelled, “NO!” White light amassed in her hands and wind started to stir around them.

Sandra’s hands fired blue flames at him.

He easily avoided the flames using superhuman speed.

Unbeknownst to Charmeine and Sandra . . . Tabbruis, Shane, Neal, Thomas and Dmitri had rushed into the doorway of the terrace. The men dove to attack Pascal, but Dmitri held all of them back. He saw the deadly electricity and wind flying around Charmeine and the lethal flames engulfing Sandra’s hands.

Tabbruis was still fighting to get lose.

Dmitri whispered, “Stay back, they will not die. Tabbruis believe.” 

Sandra gave Pascal massive side-kicking blow to the chin which swirled him around. Her hands burned with blue fire. “Let’s give him some serious damage, Mom!” 

As Pascal’s hand held his face, he raised his eyebrows and laughed, “Oh Mom? I did not notice a resemblance.”

Charmeine, too smart to give anything away, sarcastically said, “Not the brightest bulb in the package, huh?”

He growled at her.

x119057291She held one finger at him charged with a large electric current glowing so bright that it lit up the whole side of the castle. Wind rushed around them like a lazy tornado. She began to hover off of the ground.

Charmeine’s loud booming voice cracked with thunder, “One touch of my finger and you will die Pascal! Your arrogance will be your undoing! Go back to the Elder Council! I will bring ‘God’s Holy Altar of Righteous Judgment’ down upon you all! They will be with Lucifer chained in the Lake of Torment and Fire! Bide your time, you black devil, because you will suffer for eternity!”

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Hotness on the Beach . . . “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido

Gandy642x390Tabbruis and Charmeine held hands looking at the sky.

 “This is just Heaven.” Her hand was warm with white light. “I wish I could stay with you like this, just on this little beach until the end of time.”

 “I would like nothing better,” Tabbruis growled and whispered, “But, I would make one correction.”

“Oh yeah? This beach is about as perfect as they come and the cabana is like a house.”

Tabbruis turned on his side, felt the material of her swim suit and answered in a sultry low voice, “This should be outlawed, my love.”

“I take it you have a problem with my wardrobe?” She boiled with heat and not the kind of hotness from the sun.

“Actually, when I saw you walk out of the cabana, I was jealous of how it twisted around your body. . . ”  Then, he made sexy sigh, “You see . . . that is what I would like to do.”

Fire burned in her cheeks as they turned a deep red, and she began to breathe harder. “This is a beach,” and began to look around.

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With a look of unrestrained desire, “My love, it is a private beach.” His hand started to caress her shoulder and neck.

“Oh, really?” She smiled and said teasingly, “Well, the only thing missing from this wonderful beach is music. I don’t suppose you have any Blink-182, Fountains of Wayne, or Lady GaGa to listen to?”

He shook his head while chuckling, “You may think that is music but . . . NO!” 

“So Tabbruis, I see it all now. Not married a day and already putting down my peeps,” she teasingly smirked.

“I do have some music. I can let you listen to it while we eat.”

With a questioning look, she whispered “Intriguing.”

They walked into the Cabana and put on robes.

He opened Champagne. As they were enjoying a glass, he turned on the stereo system, put down their glasses and reached for her hand. Her sparks were flying up his arm.

She's got a wayShe’s Got a Way by Billy Joel started to play.

Tabbruis held Charmeine close while he drew her in his immense arms and began to dance her around the room.

She blushed all over her body while his hot breath swirled in her ear.

His head rested next to her ear and she shivered when he whispered in his deep sexy voice, “While I listened to this song, I decided to go to the concert where we met. This was performed when we were on the ground looking up at the stars recovering from the attack. This song is about you, Charmeine. You have a way of making me feel happy for the first time in my life.”

She was speechless and started to well in tears.

He held her tightly as they danced. They swayed back and forth to the music.

When the song was done, she looked up at him. “Let’s lay in the sun some more. Night will be upon us soon, and I want to soak up the day.” 

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“Of course, my love.”

She kissed him, turned to go out to the beach. “See you out there,” and left.

Keeping his eyes peeled on her as she went to the blanket to layout, he said, “How right you are, Charmeine. How right you are. Darkness and danger will be all around us . . . very soon.”

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When I wrote this I was reminded

of the first time I heard Billy Joel . . .

I was always eclectic in my taste in music.

Somehow, he touched the fun-loving part of me.

When I hear his classic songs,

I’m reminded of many joy, life and love!

Lots of love to you and yours, 

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VALENTINE GIVEAWAY and a Smexy, Romantic, and Loving snippet of “The Light-Bearer Series”

 

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VALENTINE’S DAY

Snippet from

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Tabbruis felt pain!

The poison coursed its way through his body. He tried to get up, and fell back.

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“Drink, Tabbruis.”

She showered him in kisses and everywhere she kissed him, her lips left pleasant signatures on his skin. He began to moan with low growls as her heartbeat called to him. His nose broadened to take in her rose scented skin.

Underneath her calmness, Charmeine was scared because he needed blood to heal, and fast!  Seductively, she whispered, “My love, remember how it made us feel?” She brought her hands up to his face, and her heart skipped a beat as she noticed his head was cold and clammy. Now, she was terrified! Charmeine saw sweat pour off him. His eyes were red and watery. “Semper tua ero, Tabbruis,” and kissed him passionately.

His Blood-Hunter instinct and sexual desire took control. In a low feral growl, he gently pushed her down against the ground. He began to kiss and lick her neck.

gfdCharmeine boiled with want and looked in his eyes. They were black with desire. “Yes, Tabbruis.” She panted with need as his hot, wet tongue ran from the bottom of her neck to her chin. She waited for him to take their union on a different plane of existence. Her skin heated with the feel of his fangs against her neck as his moist, hot mouth kissed her. She turned and touched her tongue to Tabbruis’ fangs, and her body went into a sexual body blush.

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Charmeine’s heartbeat was like an siren’s call to Tabbruis’ ear. He felt the blood rush through her veins. His desire overwhelmed him. He ran his hands up and down her body, and savored how she blushed wherever he touched her.

Finally, with a low feral growl, he slowly bit into her neck and relished the luscious taste of her transcendent, sanguine liquid.

Sexual heat traveled up and down both of their bodies.

Tabbruis’ growl resonated through Charmeine’s bones and flesh. Once she felt the prick, the warmth went down her body. The first pull he made on her blood, she moaned because it felt so sensuous.

They both were caught in the erotic pleasure of each other’s body. Wrapped in a white light, they were in a nest which separated them from the rest of the world.

Languorously, Tabbruis relished every drop rushing over his tongue. He growled louder with the want to possess all of her.

Pulling up his shirt so she could feel his gorgeous flesh under her fingertips, Charmeine moaned and couldn’t fight the desire she felt.

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Tabbruis pulled away from her and healed the wounds with a long lick of his tongue.

With his fangs exposed, she pulled him into a kiss.

Her tongue danced around his fangs, and it drove him crazy with desire.

Hungrily, she wanted to feel his skin next to hers.

His passion was in full gear. Charmeine’s golden hair tossed all around her head as he took off her top. He noticed her flesh was warm and electric.

Tabbruis and Charmeine were past the point of propriety and had no control over their immediate gratification. They wanted and needed each other.

As they dispatched their clothes, she smiled because he hungrily showered her body in kisses.

In a husky, low voice full of desire, he whispered, “From the first moment I saw you, I could have no one in my heart, but you, Charmeine. I will only want you for as long as I shall live. Our souls have been entwined.” 

Slide1-1Still in a cloud of white light, Tabbruis began to make love to Charmeine, as he stared into her eyes. He took her hands and put them palm to palm.

Their telepathic connection was sealed. As they continued to make love, tears ran down her face.

Are you hurt, my love? he asked in his thoughts.

These are not tears of hurt or pain, but tears of joy, Tabbruis.

He kissed her tears. You are my strength, light, and gift from God, Charmeine.

Tabbruis, you are my heart. I thank God He made me for you.

Always. I am forever yours, Charmeine!’

Suddenly, intense white light began to radiate from their union which lit up the trees around them.

It was at that moment in ecstasy, Tabbruis and Charmeine noticed their hearts started to beat in unison again.  

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Sacrifice . . . from ACCENDO 3rd novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” by Author Emily Guido

Tabbruis and Charmeine 23Tabbruis began to rub Charmeine’s back with the rose lotion she loved.

“That smells and feels like Heaven,” she sighed.

“Your Heaven?”

“Oh yes, my Heaven, Tabbruis.”

“We must be neighbors, Charmeine, because this is part of my Heaven too.” He whispered in her ear, “Now relax my love.  When you are rested, everything will come into focus. For right now, just feel at peace.” He kept on massaging her shoulders and could feel the tension. “Focus on being calm and breathe deep. I am here. I will be here always for you. Relax.”  He could not help himself from putting his hands on her.  Her body was perfect. Slowly he rubbed her neck, shoulders, and back until she was completely relaxed.

She closed her eyes and began to unwind.

Once he was done, Tabbruis laid her in the bed and turned off the lights. Moonlight illuminated the room in softness.

“Tabbruis, I want to sleep in your arms feeling your skin against me.” She yawned.

“I would like nothing better,” and with a wisp of a breeze, he was under the covers and patted his bare chest beckoning her to come to him.

“How can you always be this damn sexy, Tabbruis?”

“You have no idea how sexy you are,” he said with a low growl.

tumblr_m38p72ouNf1ql3cv0o1_500She slid next to him and wrapped herself around his body with her head resting on his chest. When she heard his heartbeat, her eyelids became heavy and yawned, “Good thing we are married. We are two peas in a pod who love each other, Tabbruis.”

“Two peas who need each other, Charmeine.”

“Two peas in a pod who would die for each other…” and she drifted off to sleep.

Tabbruis’ heart fell. 

She was saying in her sleep what had been on her mind all along. She was sure sacrificing herself was the only way to save her family.

Tabbruis would never let that happen to his beloved, Charmeine.

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Lots of love,

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Warmth . . . from “MACTUS” 2nd novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido

download (1)“You always could lighten any situation with humor,” Charmeine started to laugh.

Shane reached to hold her hand and with a sincere look in his blue eyes softly uttered, “I always knew there was something special about you from the very first moment I saw you in the orphanage. I didn’t realize it, but you always acted like a mom. You were continually helping  me with your love and support.”

“I have always loved you, Shane. You know that, don’t you?”

“Yep, even when you would make me see ‘the error of my ways’,” his eyes glinted with a mischievous look.

“Seriously Shane. I wasn’t that bad,” she replied with a smirk.

He reached to hug Charmeine tightly. He whispered, “Char, you were my salvation. I can’t imagine what would have happened to me if I never met you.” He sighed, smiled and shook his head. “Hey, I think the breakfast is cold but I could use some food . . . Mom? Wow, it’s going to be funny getting used to calling you that.”

“Well, get used to it my baby boy.” She handed him a plate of eggs, bacon, cut up fruit and toast. She made a plate of fruit and toast for herself. “I guess it’s going to be pretty hard to explain that I am your mom, and Tabbruis is your father to Sandra, huh? I mean we are all almost the same age.”

download (2)“Nope, not with that voodoo stare Dad has.” He shook his head while taking huge bites, “Uh, Tab, I mean Dad can convince anyone to do anything. Sort of like Obi-Wan Kenobi in Mos Eisley, when he stares down the Imperial Storm troopers to let them pass, you know? I would love to have that trick up my sleeve.” He mock stared at her grinning wide while he was gulping his food down.

While they were eating, Charmeine wondered why Shane had not inherited their powers. Nevertheless, she thought it was better he was a normal human being. Earth was his world since he was a baby. Her mind was flinging question after question one right after another as she was eating.

252834966550682232_qLjqE2rZ_cTabbruis came into the room rubbing his hands together and smiling. Her eyes were raking in every aspect of him. How could I ever think he was a man? He’s more of an Adonis, she thought.

He had already showered, shaved and changed.

Dressed in black jeans and boots, Tabbruis wore a tight fitted black T-shirt which accented his perfect muscles and abs.

His deep, emerald green eyes were deep and hypnotizing.

His dark chestnut hair fell on his forehead and the rest of his multicolored hair was combed back.

Charmeine warmed when his pure, manly scent caught in her nose. The warmth she felt was like an electric current running down her spine.

Tabbruis’ eyes flashed dark green as he noticed her melting with desire.

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As I wrote this,

I remembered all the times my mother and family

would comfort me.

We would joke around the kitchen table, all EIGHT of us!

We had each other, and I knew no different.

Families are rarely like that anymore.

Everyone is running to this lesson or that ball game.

But to this day . . .

I remember the family time, and I am warmed still

Lots of love,

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Their light… snippet from “MACTUS” 2nd novel in ‘The Light-Bearer Series’ by Emily Guido

imagesCAGAPA85Making a serious face, Shane sat on the floor by the couch holding her hand. “No Dad, I was always getting into trouble, and she was constantly bailing me out. No matter how hard I tried to lie, Char always knew when I was untruthful. So, it forced me to be honest with her.”

Shane’s face became filled with regret as he looked at his mom, Charmeine. “You see, Dad, I was caught with a bunch of the guys from the orphanage when we accidentally set fire to the tool shed. We were facing criminal charges of arson. The court was going to send us off to Westbury, Long Island Juvie prison. Char showed up at the Suffolk County Courthouse when we were sentenced. She insisted on speaking with the judge. The police had no evidence we set the fire intentionally. The gang went out to smoke in the tool shed because it was cold. But the cigarette butt wasn’t put out all the way, and it sparked a fire.”

JudgeShane shook his head, took a big breath. “She insisted all of us be given work detail and probation instead of serving time. Hell, she debated with the Judge! She argued that if the Prosecutor couldn’t show evidence of pre-meditation, no one got hurt, and the shed was valued at less than $1000, we weren’t guilty of a sentence which required jail time. 

“Well, even though the Judge was upset with her, he was thoroughly impressed by her argument. He made us serve our time at the orphanage doing year-round yard work. You name it. We did it. We raked leaves, shoveled snow, planted flowers, weeded and mowed. The custodians of the orphanage thought we were the best thing to come along since sliced bread because we did their work. To her credit, it kept us out of trouble and close to the orphanage.

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“The judge closed our records when we left the orphanage because she asked him to. She didn’t want us to start out with a scar on our permanent records, since we made amends.

“Char was . . . I mean Mom was the only light in my life as I grew up. It is appropriate Mom is a Light-Bearer. She was always my light.” He looked lovingly at her while tears fell down his cheeks. 

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As I thought about this snippet, 

I was moved by people who helped me in my life.

I loved John Denver, but this song is special to me.

I have people who have shined for me

when I needed them

This is my dedication to them  . . . to you . . .

You!

Lots of love, 

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Blood Lust . . . “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido

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Tears were pouring out of Charmeine’s eyes clouding her vision. Tabbruis’ pallor was almost white. Helplessness enveloped her. She screamed with all the fear she felt in her soul, “Damn It To Hell!”

In desperation, she cut her finger with the letter opener. She pushed her bleeding finger through his lips, and rested it on his tongue. “Taste my blood; you need to drink now, Tabbruis.” She whispered in his ear, “Drink . . .”

Tabbruis rolled his eyes. He could not believe it, but her voice was the same voice he heard eight thousand years ago telling him to ‘drink’ when he chose to only take the blood from animals instead of humans.

Charmeine saw there was no response from him. Still with her bathing top on, she unzipped her hoodie and took it off. While dripping blood on her neck, she pulled Tabbruis up into a sitting position and leaned his mouth against her neck rubbing her bloody finger against her jugular vein and his lips.

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Tears were rolling down Charmeine’s face. She said in his ear, “Hold on to me, Tabbruis, don’t leave me now. I’ve been searching for you my whole life. Semper . . . tua . . . ero . . . Tabbruis . . . I am forever yours.”

Finally, Charmeine felt a puncture in her neck and gasped at the pain, but was very relieved. Something strange happened when he began to pull on her blood. She felt a rush of warmth run through her body. When he pulled again on her blood, a shock of pleasure ran up and down her body. She laid back on the bed too weak to hold up his weight up anymore.

Going on Tabbruis’ basic instincts, he rested across the top of her with his mouth buried in her neck. He pulled on her sublime and sweet blood again. When he drank, an electric, sexual heat filled all his senses.

Charmeine did not know what was going on. She had never felt like this before. She pressed him against her body and whispered, “Hold me, Tabbruis. Hold me closer.”

With a low growl, he began to wrap his arms around her tightly.

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Tabbruis was not only reveling in her sweet and divine blood rushing over his tongue, but he was on fire with desire. His body had never experienced the feelings of pure want and sexual need which flowed through him.

Never had Tabbruis wanted anyone, but he craved Charmeine’s body and soul. He did not want to let go until they were both satisfied with the need they both were feeling.

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My Top Vampires for Halloween by Emily Guido

I am going from least to last

for MY Top Vampires!

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Interview with the vampire

by Author Anne Rice

The luscious character Armand is wonderful and so very damaged!  Love those men like that. The eyes, hair and accent send me rolling in my imagination as I read. 

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Edward

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Twilight

By Author Stephanie Meyer

I don’t want to anger ‘Edward Fans’ but I really liked his character.  He seemed very cool and still with a vulnerable streak.  I was fortunate to read the Edward Commentary that the author put out and it was interesting to read because Twilight was all in the prospective of Bella.  It really opened my eyes.

I was not a Twilight fan then, BUT after reading the Edward Commentary, I really got into it and ended up reading the whole series.

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Dragon’s Fall: Rise of the Scarlet Order

By Author David Lee Summers

WATCH OUT DRACULA! There’s a woman who can take you on and more! Excellent book! Loved it!

All I have to say is that this book does not disappoint. It starts with the most poignant comment that slavery or being owned was awful. The book is centered around a woman driven not to be owned or used. She was strong, noble, and kind, but she wanted to be free. She would use any means to be free. I loved her counterpart who was in David Lee Summer’s other book which I also love Demetrius. I hope I got the spelling right.

If you love Paranormal Vamps with a bite, you HAVE to race out and buy this book. It was fun, sexy, and adventurous at the same time.

It takes a lot to satisfy my hunger for good Vampire books and this one of my FAVORITES!

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Wrath

of the

Black Dagger Brotherhood Series

by Author JR Ward

I have read the whole series.

 Again those eyes, those sky blue eyes, which by the way is his only weakness, the bad guy, and brooding looks with long hair.  I know I would not stake him, that is for sure!

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Aaron’s Kiss Series

by Author Kathi S. Barton

I have read the whole series also. Aaron can be in lair any time. He is just as strong and handsome as you would expect.  However, I don’t have a lair. I will settle for his…

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Vampire Syndrome

by Author Daven Anderson

Jack is one of the best HERO vampires that I have read about.  He has Down’s Syndrome and his story as a newly formed vampire running for his life, literally had me spellbound.  I was cheering and sitting on the edge of my seat reading this intriguing and thought-provoking book.

I LOVED Vampire Syndrome!  If you haven’t read it, you really have to!

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Creatures of the Damned, The DeWinter Series

by Author Misty Harvey

His past his kind of a mess and he is a damaged child. I expected the same old creatures to come out of the wood work as the story developed. However, not so for this novel! It wasn’t that way at all. From the beginning, I was rooting for him.

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Legacy Forgotten

by Author Nicole Hill

I loved, loved Kenneth! What a twisted, messed up and downright awesome leading man/vampire! I enjoy and are addicted to flaws in characters like Kenneth, and then love comes to “bite” them into a different reality. Kenneth was drop-dead smexy! I really loved the way he was portrayed, and he sure kept my attention!

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Dracula

by Author Bram Stoker

Hot, sexy, vampire and ALMOST my favorite. He is bad, deliciously bad. I can write on and on about Dracula.  I have loved his character since I was a nine year old girl

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The Light-Bearer Series

by Emily Guido

Tabbruis is my FAVORITE VAMPIRE!  Aww shucks, you guessed that didn’t you? Why do I love him? I wrote him exactly like I want a vampire to be.  Dark, brooding, heroic, lustful, bashful at times, humorous, unbelievably charming, gallant, incredibly rich beyond belief and magnet for every woman who breathes.

Tabbruis is the Blood-Hunter, Vampire, of my series.  I am totally enamoured of him… much to the detriment of any other man in my life.

2013-Dodge-Charger-front-three-quarterTabbruis lives so much in my dreams that I bought his car, a 2013 Black Dodge Charger with a HEMI 8 valve 465 horsepower engine.  I wonder if I can get a vanity license plate for I LUV TAB?

Tabbruis was formed in Heaven and an Angel before he fell and became a Vampire… no wonder I love him, he’s good and bad all combined…. grrrr!

Pay it Forward Friday with Author Mike Wells and “Lust, Money and Murder” Series

Pay it Forward Friday

with

Author Mike Wells

11394006Born in the worst suburb in Pittsburgh, Elaine Brogan is bright, beautiful and bold. When her father is falsely arrested for passing counterfeit $100 bills, Elaine vows become a Secret Service agent and track down the man responsible. After barely surviving the arduous Secret Service Training Academy in Laurel, Maryland, she is transferred to bleak and blustery Great Falls, Montana. But things do not go as planned, and Elaine soon finds herself betrayed and thrown into an adventure that takes her halfway around the world, from dark and mysterious Sofia, Bulgaria, to Moscow Russia, and finally, to Milan, Italy. In the end, will Elaine find the love and happiness she truly seeks…or will she turn to a life of obscene wealth, power and corruption?

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Review of “Lust Money & Murder”

by Author Mike Wells

For those who are fans of the late Sidney Sheldon (in particular his latter works) then may I suggest Lust, Money & Murder – the first in a three part series written by Mike Wells? The novella possesses most of the components that made Sheldon’s books so captivating.  A fast plot. International intrigue. And a beautiful heroine with a troubled past who uses her inner resolve to climb her way to the top..Wells does his research…readers will get a detailed account of what it takes to join the secret service, how to detect counterfeit bills as well as what the reality of life is like for young women living in Bulgaria.

http://guardianlv.com/2013/01/book-review-lust-money-murder-book-1-by-mike-wells/

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Mike Wells is an American bestselling author of over 20 “unputdownable” thriller and suspense novels, including Lust, Money & Murder and Passion, Power & Sin.  He is also known for his young adult books, such as The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt KramerThe Wrong Side of the Tracks, and  Wild Child, which are used by English teachers in high schools and colleges worldwide.  Formerly a screenwriter, Wells has a fast-paced, cinematic writing style.  His work is often compared to that of the late Sidney Sheldon, with strong and inspiring female heroes, tightly-written scenes, engaging action/dialogue, and numerous plot twists.  He currently lives in Europe and teaches part-time in the Creative Writing program at the University of Oxford.

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Get to know the gang at The Castle Charmeine in “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido

 

Get to know the gang at The Castle Charmeine… 

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Tabbruis – (Tab-bree-us)

Drop Dead Gorgeous 

and Grecian living statue come to life

is Tabbruis!  

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Tabbruis is the man of my dreams!  He has deep, hypnotic green, emerald eyes that can make a girl melt.  Kind and honest to a fault, he is The King of the Blood-Hunters!

With a little hint of a Middle-East accent, Tabbruis has a lovely bass voice. However, he can speak almost any language even with the proper dialect.

He was a loner for thousands of years. Very wealthy and rich beyond anyone has a clue at, he usually doesn’t splurge on himself.

Tabbruis makes Charmeine heat up with just a look! Heck, I would too!  He is brave and bold, but shy too.  Ah, the sweetness…  He is a perfect gentleman, but somehow, he makes big mistakes.

He relishes having his Charmeine in his arms!  Now, he loves to spoil Charmeine rotten with any luxury he can think of.

2012-dodge-charger-sxt-v6-photo-473495-s-1280x782Tabbruis loves Charmeine and his family, but he’s a little soft for his muscle car… 2013 Dodge Charger SRT8, AWD with a Hemi Engine with 465 horses.

Tabbruis has a built in radar detector with his Blood-Hunter senses and can race through New York City without getting a ticket!

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However, Tabbruis also loves his horses, Tristan and Isolde too. Charmeine has fell in love with them as well!  Of course Tristan is the black horse that Tabbruis rides and Isolde is the white horse that Charmeine has.

Tristan is always itching to race, but Isolde won’t let him have the upper hand, so to speak! Tabbruis and Charmeine have a blast racing the beautiful animals across the countryside.

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Dmitri

One of my favorite to die for characters!

LongDarkStraightOMG!! Dmitri is just “Hotness on a stick!”

He is exact, bold and unbelievably sexy!  Dmitri is the one of the oldest of the Blood-Hunters in the world.

He is wise and helps Tabbruis and Charmeine with his knowledge.  He was named as the trusted ‘Advisor’ to Charmeine. He runs or is the Administrator of the “Castle Charmeine.”

On the other hand, Dmitri can come out with the funniest comments! He is known for his signature and snarky… ‘Oh my’His story really picks up with steamy scenes in the following novels!

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Hera is Dmitri’s beloved and gorgeous Grecian wife who comes back into his life and they mix it up!

Rrrrrrarrrr!

But Dmitri is also a family man who is devoted to his children, Percival and the darling Athena!

                  

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 Percival       Athena

(Dmitri and Hera’s Son)   (Dmitri and Hera’s Daughter)

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The lovely and strikingly beautiful young woman is a new addition to the members of Castle Charmeine.

Her powers with ESP and Telekinesis have qualified her to be a the resident Sorceress of the Castle Charmeine.

When she meets Percival, sparks fly…literally!

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Thomas

ThomasI love Thomas and his innocence, but truly, he is an Adonis.  Golden Brown hair and wonderful sky blue eyes…  ahh….

His mission is avenging the death of his precious Laura who was killed; get this…by his own Father, the evil Pascal, the Head of the Elder Council!

He is a very loving and faithful man.  He tries so hard to make up for the terrible Blood-Hunter father he had, Pascal, who is terrorizing and threatening the inhabitants of the “Castle Charmeine.”

Thomas is a very conservative and faithful Blood-Hunter and used to serve as a Deacon in the Catholic Church.

Nevertheless, Thomas has a deep secret he carries and when it is revealed… it will leave you reeling.

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Women-Long-Straight-Brown-HairstylesLaura

Laura is the smart, sassy and extremely intelligent Doctor of Castle Charmeine.  She is an extremely good physician but her bedside manner is not to be found when she is in an emergency!

Laura has been on the Earth for thousands of years as a Light-Bearer.  She has been taking care of people for as long as she has been on Earth. Sometimes with a snarky comment, her humor is always on the mark.

However, Laura has a dark and frightening past, and Thomas is her savior.

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(aka Nemamiah)

Neal (aka Nemamiah) is the wonderful HUGE Protector of the “Castle Charmeine!” Neal is from Africa and has a thick accent with a booming deep bass voice.

He is at least 7 foot tall and is just a cuddly teddy bear of the family but he can also rip your arm off yawning!  STRONG MAN!

His bald head and intimidating stature makes him a perfect military man.

He is incredibly gorgeous, but ladies… sorry, Neal has a love and his name is Hameal!  Murdered by the evil Elder Council, Hameal was Neal’s heart. So Neal is out to avenge his gorgeous lover’s death!

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OMG! What a hunk!

Hameal is from Egypt, and before he met his lover, Neal, he was a builder of the Pharaohs.

Now, he is a builder, architect and designer of the Castle Charmeine.

In addition, he is a wonderful friend to Charmeine, as they always have their heads together chatting about something… usually gossip.

Ladies, this is the man to have on your side when good times are to be had!

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Shane is just too yummy for words!

He is always cracking jokes and provides much comic relief but he is also built like a Viking Warrior!

He has long red hair, crystal clear blue eyes and built like a brick house! Shane has all the characteristics of his mother, Charmeine, a Light-Bearer and his father, Tabbruis, a Blood-Hunter.

He is strong in wisdom and is fiercely in love with his soul mate Sandra Gomez.

They are such a wonderful and dynamic couple!

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Shane’s fiancee and spunky spitfire!

Sandra Gomez is 100 pounds of dynamite! She can do almost anything and is afraid of nothing.

She grew up in the Bronx barely surviving and went into the Army where she was recruited into Special Ops. That is where she met her soul mate Shane. They fell instantly in love and care for each other deeply.

She is a Light-Bearer and a Flame-Bearer also.

Also, she has a ‘killing’ sense of humor all wrapped up in one hell of a Feisty woman.

The Men at the Castle Charmeine are truly amazed by this smart, beautiful and deadly adversary!

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Last but not least, CHARMEINE!

(aka Charleen, mild-mannered grade school teacher)

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When Charmeine meets Tabbruis, it is like two stars colliding. The scene is electric with desire, attraction and heat!

She is light, love, honesty, beauty and courage wrapped into one package. Also, she is hot-tempered, jealous and blows up at times.

Loving and accepting of all the family at the Castle Charmeine.  She draws them to her.  She is also fiercely protective of Tabbruis and her family.

When Charmeine realizes her role as the Queen of the Light-Bearers, she takes the responsibility of saving humankind from all of Lucifer’s minions on Earth!

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JUST FOR GOOD MEASURE….

Here are my trailers for all my books!

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GIVEAWAY and Pay it Forward Friday with Author Shehanne Moore’s novel “His Judas Bride”

GIVEAWAY and Pay it Forward Friday

with

Author Shehanne Moore

and her scorcing hot adventurous book

“His Judas Bride”

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To love, honor, and betray…

To get back her son, she will stop at nothing…
For five years Kara McGurkie has preferred to forget she’s a woman. So it’s no problem for her to swear to love and honor, to help destroy a clan, when it means getting back the son she lost. But when dire circumstances force her to seduce her fiancé’s brother on the eve of the wedding, will the dark secrets she holds and her greatest desire be enough to save her from his powerful allure?

To save his people, neither will he…
Callm McDunnagh, the Black Wolf of Lochalpin, ruthlessly guards heart and glen from dangerous intruders. But from the moment he first sees Kara he knows he must possess her, even though surrendering to his passion may prove the most dangerous risk of all.

She has nothing left to fear except love itself…
Now only Kara can decide what passion can save or destroy, and who will finally learn the truth of the words… Till death do us part.

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 5 Star Review of “His Judas Bride”

Darkness has long since blanketed Callm & Kara’s lives – five whole years in fact. Both characters are still wounded by the past, both begin the story fighting with everything they have at their disposal – Callm with his sword and daggers, ready and willing to slit Kara’s pretty little throat if need be; and Kara with her schemes, quick mind and unending determination.

After enduring more than anyone’s share of torture, Kara goes to marry a monster with a plan that not only risks her life but her future husband’s. I read this heart stopping book feeling every bit of strain of the choices she’s forced to make, the way she has to survive.

And Callm, with a dead heart and a soul he assumed he’d long since sold to the devil, is as terrifying as he is intriguing. A man who wouldn’t hesitate to kill, but also a man with a level of tenderness he had no idea he could even possess, quickly burrowed into my heart.

The author dragged me into a world where life isn’t lived, it’s a fight just to breathe for another day. The pain, torment, anguish and fire are real, gritty and put me through a whirlwind of emotions that left me raw at times, fulfilled to the point of bursting at others.

I can honestly say I’ve never read a story so deep, hot and dark that it dictated every feeling I had in a way that sucked me in and held me hostage.

His Judas Bride is a definite keeper, and much like the author’s debut, The Unraveling of Lady Fury, one I’ll read again and again. 

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/686398541

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Introducing Callm McDunnagh, the Black Wolf of Lochalpin by Author Shehanne Moore

Thanks for inviting me here today Emily.

Since you write paranormal I thought a spooky tale.

On Dartmoor in England, the notorious squire Cabell was said to have been a huntsman who sold his soul to the Devil. When he died in 1677, black hounds appeared around his burial chamber.  If you’ve guessed this is the story that inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to write The Hound of the Baskervilles, well done.

But there’s no need to be afraid just because it’s also said I’ve sold my own soul to the Devil, that he gave me a wolf pelt that day and it made me the most ferocious warrior in two glens. The kind to serve the throats of my enemies to them for supper. Make them eat it too. I’m actually a very nice guy. Law-abiding, the lot. I was anyway, everything going along just as it should for a chieftain’s elder son, until my wife was murdered.

So, if a few stories started up about me at that time, is it my fault I’ve been obliged to back them up, because I wasn’t for standing there and doing nothing, when all it took was that one spring afternoon to change my life? We were all fed up to our back teeth here in Lochaplin Glen of afternoons like that. It’s why I formed the Brotherhood of Wolves, to take care of things and we all live in caves like bandits, doing just that.

Anyway, I’m not the only one with a ransomed soul. Kara now, my brother’s fiancée, has made a worse pact. Of course they do say an empty  soul is worthless unless it’s been filled first. That’s why you have to hope, returning to Conan Doyle and his famous quote about the devil’s instruments that they better be of flesh and blood, otherwise that’s what’s going to be spilt.

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Bio for Author Shehanne Moore

Shehanne_MooreShehanne Moore writes gritty, witty, historical romance, set wherever takes her fancy.

What hasn’t she worked at while pursuing her dream of becoming a published author?

Shehanne still lives in Scotland,  with her husband Mr Shey. She has two daughters.

When not writing intriguing historical romance, where goals and desires of sassy, unconventional heroines and ruthless men, mean worlds collide, she plays the odd musical instrument and loves what in any other country, would not be defined, as hill-walking.

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Buy Links for “His Judas Bride” by Author Shehanne Moore

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EA44BUW – UK

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/his-judas-bride-shehanne-moore/1116288175?ean=2940148510079

Blog for Author Shehanne Moore

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7029905.Shehanne_Moore  – Goodreads

http://shehannemoore.wordpress.com/

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GIVEAWAY and ‘The Beach’ excerpt from “MACTUS” 2nd novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido

Charmeine sat up coughing the sea water trapped in her lungs. “Marriage is a three ring circus . . . engagement ring, wedding ring, and . . . suffering!” 

Tabbruis broke out with a booming laugh. He was tearing up from relief and happiness.

She laughed while coughing. He was smiling so much, it made her happy.

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“That joke was bad. I mean really awful, Charmeine.”

“If it was so ‘awful,’ why did you laugh? Huh?”

“You got me there.” His smile sparkled like his emerald eyes.

They both flopped back on the blanket laughing. Then, their laughs subsided.

Tabbruis reached for her hand.

They held hands looking at the sky.

 “This is just Heaven.” Her hand was warm with white light. “I wish I could stay with you like this, just on this little beach until the end of time.”

 “I would like nothing better,” Tabbruis growled and whispered, “But, I would make one correction.”

“Oh yeah? This beach is about as perfect as they come and the cabana is like a house.”

Tabbruis turned on his side, felt the material of her swim suit and answered in a sultry low voice, “This should be outlawed, my love.”

“I take it you have a problem with my wardrobe?” She boiled with heat and not the kind of hotness from the sun.

“Actually, when I saw you walk out of the cabana, I was jealous of how it twisted around your body. . . ”  Then, he made sexy sigh, “You see . . . that is what I would like to do.”

Fire burned in her cheeks as they turned a deep red, and she began to breathe harder. “This is a beach,” and began to look around.

With a look of unrestrained desire, “My love . . . it is a private beach.” His hand started to caress her shoulder and neck.

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This is typical of Charmeine’s lousy jokes

and Tabbruis’ sexy charms . . . very hot!

Love this video too!  Enjoy!

There are five free copies available of

“CHARMEINE” and “MACTUS”

Just follow this link to Goodreads

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1281228-arr-249—charmeine-mactus-the-light-bearer-1-2-by-emily-guido?order=a&page=1

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GIVEAWAY and a snippet – “A link between us” from “Charmeine” 1st book in “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido

imagesCAPK0H9BCharleen (aka Charmeine) 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.”

Wiping 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?

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

He 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 this scene because it haunts me…

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There are five free copies available of

“CHARMEINE” and “MACTUS”

Just follow this link to Goodreads

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1281228-arr-249—charmeine-mactus-the-light-bearer-1-2-by-emily-guido?order=a&page=1

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GIVEAWAY and The dream… snippet from “CHARMEINE” 1st book in “The Light-Bearer Series”

angels,couple,photography,love,angel,conceptual-88b727d55cab723aea5864a5db7c8dbb_hTabbruis was dreaming as he was looking down hovering over the scene of white. He saw Charleen, and she was surrounded by clouds of white, soft pinks and blues. In the dream, he had on a white robe, a breast plate of gold, and a sword holstered at his side. Charleen had a white robe on and her hair was gathered to one side in curls. She was talking to him. However, she was calling him ‘Tabbruis’, his given name, and his heart warmed. In the dream scene, he held her in his arms. “Charmeine, you are my light and my breath. God has given the gift of our love to our family. We are truly blessed.”

They kissed and held each other close.

She whispered in his ear, “Tabbruis, I love you.”

“Semper tuus ero, Charmeine.”

“Semper tua ero, Tabbruis.”

The dream faded into misty clouds of white.

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It was light outside when Charleen awoke. She felt Tabbruis’ chest under her head which comforted her immediately.

He opened his eyes, and felt her stir on his chest. He held her tightly.

She smiled and said with a whisper, “You’re here. You didn’t leave me.”

200245626-001“No, I did not leave you.” He smiled and tenderly stroked her hair, “Actually, for some reason, I was very relaxed and fell asleep. Usually, I do not sleep.”

“I’m glad you did.” She smiled and yawned.

“I also had a good dream, which is unusual.” He closed his eyes recollecting the wonderful dream.

“Don’t you ever have good dreams, Tab?”

“Usually, no,” he furrowed his eyebrows. Then his face changed, and began to smile, “Though you were in my dream last night, and it was very good.”

Putting her chin on his chest, she said with wide eyes, “I had a dream, and you were in my dream too.”

“Well it is understandable, Charleen. We have had some pretty intense hours since we met.” He remembered the dream and smiled.

“Yes, but in my dream you called me a different name, Tab.” She was trying to think, “Let me see, it wasn’t Charleen. It was Charm . . .  something?” Then she furrowed her brow. “Charm . . .  Charm . . . ”

“Charmeine?” he cut her off and was shaking to his core.

“Yes, Charmeine. That’s it.” Then she furrowed her brow and asked, “How did you know that?” Not waiting for him to answer, she inquired with a wondering look, “Is your real name . . . Tabbruis?”

Again taken aback, his eyes widened, and he nodded slowly.

Tabbruis and Charleen both bolted up and sat across from each other instantly knowing they had the same dream.

Tabbruis was stunned!

Charleen was reeling!

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For those of you that dream . . .

There are five free copies available of

“CHARMEINE” and “MACTUS”

Just follow this link to Goodreads

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1281228-arr-249—charmeine-mactus-the-light-bearer-1-2-by-emily-guido?order=a&page=1

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Pay it Forward Friday with Author Mary Banos

Pay it Forward Friday with

Author Mary Banos

and her LOVELY book

“Uplifting One Life at a Time: The Power of Encouragement”

Uplifting One LIFE at a Time     Regardless of your past, regardless of your obstacles, and regardless of what other people think–you can create your own path, and reach your goals and dreams in life. Your past does not have to dictate your future. You have power over your future and where you are going in your life.

     By encouraging yourself, choosing where to place your focus, you can change your life and the lives of those around you. By empowering yourself, you can then empower other people around you. When you accomplish dreams, you will feel empowered. People in your life can feel empowered by watching you reach those dreams. You and those around you can encourage each other. Around you day to day are people who you can encourage.

     Simply listening to someone who needs a person to hear them can lighten their day. To encourage someone is to nurture their hearts and spirits.

     How many people around you could feel inspired just by you noticing them, and taking a moment to uplift them? Take a moment to look around. You can make a difference.

     The opportunities are there. Do you see them?

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Excerpt from 

“Uplifting One Life at a Time: The Power of Encouragement”

by Author Mary Banos

     Singer Vivian Green said “Life is not about waiting for storms to pass… it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” (1)  It is not as much what happens in our lives which determines the person who we become as much as it is the ways in which we respond to those experiences and situations.  We are defined by how we respond to situations in our lives, what kind of person we will be, what kind of successes and failures we will have, and if we will have the strength to endure those hurdles and appreciate the happiness which comes from them.  It is in how we handle the aspects of life which exhibits our character, ethics, and morals. We determine the person which we will be and what we will do in our lives. Many people use negative experiences in life as excuses for bad choices and behaviors. Yes, those experiences affect us and to an extent shape us. However we have the power to decide in which direction those experiences will lead us. Life will bring storms. Will you allow the storms to beat you down? To make you live in fear? Or can you be strengthened by them and enjoy a dance in the rain? Can you arise above the clouds?

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Ralph Waldo Emerson, ca. 1857 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ralph Waldo Emerson said,What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us.  And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen.” 

     I would ask that you to stop and think about this for a few minutes. Read that quote again slowly, and then stop and think about the meaning behind the words. Think about the power in that statement. Where does it state that we can find power? It shows that the power is WITHIN US. In each of us is the ability to take the power from within and accomplish things in life. Your goals, dreams, hopes, and successes can become a reality. We are influenced by family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, experiences, and so much more. However we CHOOSE how those influences will affect us.

     At any moment, things can happen, words can be said, and experiences happen which affect us in either positive or negative ways. Every day we go out into the world not knowing what will come our way. We have limited control over things that others will say and do which may affect our lives.  One way we can have ‘some control’ in that area is to choose to spend time around positive people and to limit our time around negative people. However obstacles can still happen.  Sometimes words, actions, or situations will bring us to feelings such as hurt, sadness, anger, disappointment, fear, worry, etc.

How much will we CHOOSE to dwell on those negative feelings?

How much will we CHOOSE to allow those emotions to hold us back and drag us down?

Will we make the CHOICE to overcome? 

To heal? 

To become stronger?

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Bio of Author Mary Banos

Mary     My childhood was plagued with depression, and times of feeling suicidal. During my early adult years, I learned to receive encouragement from other people in my life, and to be able to empower myself. This included becoming able to verbalize my feelings, to acquire the ability to communicate with others about my childhood, and to receive assistance in obtaining inner healing.

     It then became my lifelong passion to encourage other people.  Over the years I have been fortunate to be able to encourage and help many individuals, partly through my work in higher education, as well as previously being a foster parent.  It has been an amazing journey of watching people to become empowered in their lives, to overcome adversities of life, and to reach their own personal lifelong goals and dreams.

    I am now taking that to another level, through my book and motivational speaking. It is my desire to encourage and inspire as many people around the world as possible, one life at a time. This is my number one lifelong passion.  Once I am able to do this full time, it will be the accomplishment of my ultimate dream in life.

     Outside of my full time employment, attending school, and promoting my book and speaking, I enjoy time with friends and daughters.  I believe that the expression, “Stop and smell the roses” represents 2 main points:

1) Stop and take the time to cherish those who are in your life who are dear to you, and be sure to express to them how greatly they are appreciated.

2) Stop and take the time to appreciate the positive aspects of your life. 

I live my life this way.  Life is more about our perspective and what happens in us more than what happens to us.

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“Uplifting One Life at a Time: The Power of Encouragement” 

by Author Mary Banos 
 http://amzn.com/0615773303

Uplifting One LIFE at a Time

GIVEAWAY and ‘She was life’.. excerpt from “CHARMEINE” the 1st Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido

tumblr_m3el35QLnb1ql3cv0o1_500Tabbruis stood looking at the New York harbor. Even though Charleen had been asleep for a couple of hours, he did not want to leave her. He paced up and down the terrace slowly thinking of her. He was going through all the memories and images from the moment he met her. While she was sleeping, he studied her sweet face. The apparitions he had of her before they met were nothing compared to real life.

He had to admit he was enthralled by her. He wanted to make her arms his permanent home. He reveled in the thought of being with her every day. Nevertheless, he could not see how they could be together, because they were opposites. He mumbled, “How can I even tell her how I feel? How can I have a relationship with her? How can I ever make this work?”

However, he knew eventually he would have to leave her, and it would be the right thing to leave her. If they were ever together, by some miracle, they would be chased and hunted down until the ends of the Earth by the Elder Council Temple Guards and sentenced to death.

Tabbruis hung his head and acquiesced to the fact he had to make sure she was safe, and then he must leave. His heart broke in two because nothing in the world had ever made him feel so alive, not even blood. She sparked to him and him only. He thought it must mean something. His eyes started to well with tears, and his heart ached thinking about leaving her.

Now, finally after eight thousand years, he knew peace with her. When he finally separated from her, Tabbruis knew he would be in great misery. His broken heart ached to be with her. To him, she was all he wanted . . . she was life.

All of sudden, he heard a heart-wrenching scream. With superhuman speed, he sat down beside her.

She was thrashing about.

 “Charleen, wake up. It is just a dream, wake up.” He grabbed her arms.

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She was still fighting in her dream. She was out of breath and sweat was pouring off of her face. Her hair was matted down to her neck with sweat.

He knew she was terrified. Her heart was practically beating out of her chest. Trying to soothe her he assured, “Charleen . . . Shh, it is only just a bad dream. Shh, everything is okay. Charleen!”

Slowly she started to come out of it. She gradually opened her eyes and focused on Tabbruis’ face above her. Immediately, she threw herself at him. She almost toppled him over. She was on his lap and hugging him so tightly, it took his breath away. Pressing her hand on his chest over and over again, she cried out, “Are you real? Are you here? Please don’t leave me!”

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I wanted a gift for Christmas so bad with all my  14 year old heart.

I was sure, without a doubt, I wasn’t going to get it!

Presents were scarce in a household with eight kids

We celebrated all the Holidays with food, games, and singing carols, NOT presents.

That’s what I thought about writing this . . .

 

(By the way, the Timex watch I wanted was tucked inside a branch of the Christmas Tree after all. I didn’t find it until late Christmas night. I still have it to this day!)

 

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There are five free copies available of

“CHARMEINE” and “MACTUS”

Just follow this link to Goodreads

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1281228-arr-249—charmeine-mactus-the-light-bearer-1-2-by-emily-guido?order=a&page=1

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I know nothing . . .

bright-light-feathers-blue1Did you ever feel dizzy where the room kept spinning around? 

To self-promote “The Light-Bearer Series,” feels that way.  It is unbelievable how much social media you really need to do! 

I learned very quickly to connect to other authors, God bless them all!  The best friends you will have as a newbie in this business are those who have walked in your worn and tattered shoes.

I never think of self-promotion as a sprint but a chance to run with the wind in my hair and see some spectacular sites a lot the way. 

images (1)Self-promotion is very hard and it is like a job for me. 

If there is anything I learned as an Author, even if you have a Publisher, is that YOU have to put yourself out there . . . everyday!

Now, I have had health issues and because of that, I wasn’t able to communicate on Social Media.

But I think the most important lesson I have learned in this experience is to carve out uninterrupted time to work on writing and editing.

I am working on editing and writing another novel in “The Light-Bearer Series.”

Do not multitask while writing!

You cannot think of deadlines, email, Facebook, a blog or Twitter.

In addition, take time out for yourself and get exercise.  I have to time manage everything so I can keep my head clear and focused.

BOOK REVIEWER-treasuredspotbookreviews-dotcom-resized-600To get reviews, I learned I had to be choosy.  You have to stick Blog and Reviewers with the nack for reviewing your Genre.  

As a writer, you cannot let Reviewers discourage your writing process.  If you get a bad review, you have to suck it up and hope you get something beneficial from it.  Never ever answer them back, NEVER!!!  Nothing good will come of it.  However, I cannot tell you how many times I BURNED to answer them.  Especially, when they take older editions of my book and review it, when the newer editions, are READILY AVAILABLE.

So, all in all, experience has taught me that I know very little . . . nothing really compared to my compadres . . .  YOU out there!

YOU are my support!  You are my rocks!  When I have bad days, you are the one to encourage me and pat me on the back!  For that and much more, I love all of you!

I am like Schultz in Hogan’s Heros . . . I know nothing

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There are five free copies available of

“CHARMEINE” and “MACTUS”

Just follow this link to Goodreads

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1281228-arr-249—charmeine-mactus-the-light-bearer-1-2-by-emily-guido?order=a&page=1

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Ambushed… snippet from “MACTUS” the 2nd book in “The Light-Bearer Series”

There are five free copies available of

“CHARMEINE” and “MACTUS”

Just follow this link to Goodreads

http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1281228-arr-249—charmeine-mactus-the-light-bearer-1-2-by-emily-guido?order=a&page=1

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tumblr_lbugygqnE51qb90czo1_500_thumb“Shane, I know Tabbruis was not telling us the truth,” she urgently looked him in eyes. “Something is not right. Whatever happens, you must take cover. Your father and I have powers and can protect ourselves and you. Do not interfere! Stay safe!”

Shane started to refuse.

“Promise me! I can’t lose you, Shane. Please promise me now!” 

“Yeah, I promise. Chill Char, it will be fine.” Shane rolled his eyes.

Neal slowly opened the door to the limo.

Suddenly, two Blood-Hunters came out of nowhere and began to attack.

Charmeine flew out of the limo to help. In a blink, the Blood-Hunter who attacked her before grabbed her. Now, there were three Blood-Hunters.

tumblr_lciiy2v5GP1qb90czo1_400_thumbShe surprised him with a rising knee strike aimed at his chest throwing him back. Her hands lit up with white electricity. “Touch me one more time, and you are dead!” She swung a swiping kick to his jaw, and it made the Blood-Hunter turn like a top.

At the worst time possible, Shane got out of the limo.

The Blood-Hunter ran and put him in a choke hold as Shane struggled to be released.

Neal and Tabbruis were still fighting the other two Blood-Hunters.

When Tabbruis saw Shane in the Blood-Hunter’s grasp, he screamed, “NO!”

Charmeine thought the only thing she could do was to get help. She threw a shock to the Blood-Hunter battling Tabbruis.

Then he bit into the attacker’s jugular. Blood poured out of him so fast they knew he would be dead in a minute.

Seeing this, the Blood-Hunter holding Shane became angry. He twisted Shane’s head back exposing his jugular ready to bite.

Tabbruis jumped high into the air landing his boot into his face.

He let Shane go reeling from the kick.

95898553-1“Now Charmeine!” Tabbruis yelled.

She threw a powerful strand of lightning at the Blood-Hunter.

He avoided it by jumping up out of the way.

Again, she threw another lightning shock and this time, it impacted him. The white lightning penetrated his body, and he lurched in pain as smoke arose from his charred clothes.

Shane started to attack him.

“Get on the plane now, Sergeant Kelly!”

He didn’t want to retreat, but he ran into the jet looking out of a window.

Neal, Tabbruis and Charmeine stood by the plane.

The two Blood-Hunters left started to laugh. The second Blood-Hunter got out a handgun and fired off two shots at Tabbruis and Neal. With superhuman speed, they ducked to avoid the shots. During the distraction, the Blood-Hunter who attacked Charmeine at Jones Beach seized her and sunk his long fangs in her neck.

Shane ran to save his mother.

193232640232024704_mPX7rwUg_fBut Neal stopped him. “We have to battle the other Blood-Hunter! You will be their next target! Get on the plane, Shane!”

Begrudgingly, he raced back up into the plane. Char was his responsibility and damned if he wasn’t going to help her.

Tabbruis stepped forward, but Neal held him back also.

The other Blood-Hunter walked to his friend whose teeth were still in Charmeine’s neck. Still brandishing the gun, he smiled as he bragged, “This was easier than I thought it would be, Brother.”

All of a sudden, a shot rang out. The Blood-Hunter with the gun had been shot with a bullet between the eyes. As he fell back, blood poured like a small fountain out of his head.

Neal and Tabbruis looked around and saw Shane behind them holding a large fifty caliber handgun like a sharpshooter.

All three ran to the Blood-Hunter holding Charmeine.

He lifted his mouth off of her neck. “If you walk another step near me, I will drink the last of her sweet blood.”

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I LOVE THIS SONG!

This is the Blood-Hunter Song

Vicious, Animal, Feral

while being capable

of great hate or love…

 

Emily Guido’s STREET TEAM for “The Light-Bearer Series” is up and running…

GETTING THE WORD OUT!!!

Hey everyone.  This is a personal post. I have a shameless self-promotion going on. I now have a STREET TEAM now for “The Light-Bearer Series”

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I threw in this Picture for effect… LOL!

Now, some of you may be saying, “What in the Hell is a Street Team, Emily?”

Well, I got this definition off of Wikipedia:

A street team is a term used in marketing to describe a group of people who ‘hit the streets’ promoting an event or a product. ‘Street Teams’ are promotional tools that have been adopted industry wide as a standard line item in marketing budgets by entertainment companies, record labels, the tech industry, corporate brand marketers, new media companies and direct marketers worldwide.

Most of the wonderful people who actually read this blog are my friends and fellow Authors.

Facebook Emily bookmarkWell, here is a way to help me get the word out about “The Light-Bearer Series”.

Please join the Street Team and if you haven’t joined my Fan Page either, I would be so happy to have you there.

Street Team:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/354103134725068/

Fan Page:  https://www.facebook.com/thelightbearernovelist

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