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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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DmitriDimitri, one of Tabbruis’s BloodHunter brothers, loyal, knowledgeable because he’s the oldest of them, also very handsome.

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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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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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Buy links for the AMARANTHINE SERIES:

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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

dracula2No television show is like this new show “Dracula.”

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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In celebration of “Dracula” it’s GIVEAWAY TIME!

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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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It’s here!

My favorite

Holiday of the Year!

VALENTINE’S DAY!

AND 

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SMOKIN’ HOT

VALENTINE’S DAY

Snippet from

“The Light-Bearer Series”

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.” 

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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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write me at guido.emily@gmail.com,

put the word “Light-Bearer” in the subject line,

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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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Are reviews the only thing to consider?

reader's favoriteI really do not like qualifying “The Light-Bearer Series” by the star rating.

What I do tell people is that “The Light-Bearer Series” is a very sweet Romance with Adventure in the Paranormal.

If or when you read “The Light-Bearer Series,” you will say the same. It’s really about the story, not the ratings.

I perceive that the real reason for review is to provide the other readers out there with the information needed to reach a decision. The review could also help the author on how he/she can strengthen their book.

However, I received this great review from a very well-respected blogger, and I treasure his thoughts. He has read Charmeine and Mactus all with reviews also.

I tell everyone the three books were written as one book and to judge them on just the first book devalues “The Light-Bearer Series.”

So, I am not surprised when a reviewer’s opinion goes up exponentially as they read deeper into “The Light-Bearer Series.”

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The third book in “The Light-Bearer Series” gets a FIVE STAR review!

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/736288274?book_show_action=false

Accendo is the third book in the Light-Bearer series written by Emily Guido, and the final part of the first trilogy. I think the best way to call it is the “Elder Council Trilogy” as from the first book, Charmeine, it is obvious that the Elder Council have a hatred of Light-Bearers, and Accendo explains why this is.

This is a religious book, but please do not let that discourage you. I have read several books with religion being one of the main factors and they have turned out to be very good books.

There is just the right amount of action and paced well, with the lead up to it has you on the edge of your seat, and it does not disappoint.

We learn more about the main characters through the author’s unique style of writing, and she does not go into too much detail with the supporting characters, just enough to learn who they are.

Emily’s descriptions give you a mental image of the surroundings, and I am very impressed that she has not shied away from same sex relationships.

This is, in my opinion, the best book of the series so far.

Well done Emily, I look forward to the release of your next book.

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I had to end with this Book Trailer, it is my favorite!


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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Love him, love her, love someone… today!

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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!

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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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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.

*****

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

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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…

 


PAY IT FORWARD FRIDAY – with Author Bernadette Marie and her book “LOVE SONGS” GIVEAWAY!

Love Songs

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Love Songs

by Author Bernadette Marie 

Warner Wright is looking for that big break into country music, but the reputation of his ex-stepmother is getting doors slammed in his face. But when he hears the angelic voice of Clara Keller—he knows she’ll be his ticket. 

When the talented Clara Keller and the sometimes awkward Warner Wright get together there is a spark even bigger than Nashville. Opportunity is going to knock on their door, but fame can be a tricky bedfellow.

Making beautiful music will be the easy part.  Facing Warner’s past might corrupt them both.

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Bio of Bernadette Marie 

Berndette Marie photo copyrighted300dpiBernadette Marie has been an avid writer since the early age of 13, when she’d fill notebook after notebook with stories that she’d share with her friends. Her journey into novel writing started the summer before eighth grade when her father gave her an old typewriter. At all times of the day and night you would find her on the back porch penning her first work, which she would continue to write for the next 22 years.

In 2007—after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial needs, and having five children—Bernadette began to write seriously with the goal of being published. That year she wrote 12 books. In 2009 she was contracted for her first trilogy and the published author was born. In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that she is) opened her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, and has released her own contemporary titles. She also quickly began the process of taking on other authors in other genres.

In 2012 Bernadette Marie began to find herself on the bestsellers lists of iTunes, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble to name a few. She has held the #1 positions on Amazon and iTunes for Romance, Contemporary Romance, and all eBooks.

Bernadette spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events—usually hockey. She is also an accomplished martial artist with a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. An avid reader, she enjoys contemporary romances with humor and happily ever afters.

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Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary

Release Date: October 3, 2013

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Excerpt of Love Songs:

Could the sun possibly be any hotter, or brighter, or…

Warner’s brakes screeched as he came to a stop at the stoplight he’d nearly run though. The glare from the hood of his Ford was blinding. The sweat on his neck was annoying. And the fact that he’d just been told he had no talent, well that was pissing him off.

He had talent. He had a butt-load of talent. Warner Wright had performed on every stage in Nashville. Oh, he’d performed with some of the biggest names when they were begging for a job.

He let out a breath. So why had he been passed up?

Oh he knew why!

The reputation of his family came long before he started trying to sell his songs. One thing about being the ex-stepson of Patricia Little, was all of Nashville knew she was trouble. And even if you were a thirty year old man, and you hadn’t had the woman in your life since your own father committed suicide when you were twelve, those things stick in the minds of some. It didn’t help that after his father’s death, she married a little bigger—a little richer—and soon she’d made it into the bed of The Ox, Harley Oxbury. The only problem was he was Nashville royalty—and married to Nashville royalty. The legend was when Christine Eaden found out about Harley and Patricia she put a shotgun to his head and threatened to dis-“member” him.

Did it matter to the world that his ex-stepmother took down one of Nashville’s icons? Oh, yeah. The Ox lost his career. Record companies didn’t want him anymore. The public didn’t want to see his shows. There wasn’t a product willing to put his name out front. Patricia Little had ruined the icon and her reputation, twenty years later, she was tarnishing his.

Perhaps he needed to change his name.

That was stupid. His name was fine. The woman was only his step mother for two years. By now the town should have forgotten the men she left in her path. Well they probably would have if she hadn’t gone on TV and done one of those reality shows where Warner’s picture was prominently displayed on her mantel as some kind of trophy of the husbands and “other’s” children she left in her wake. And hadn’t he asked the producers to take that down? Only a million times.

Well, some people were meant to be on stage and some in the behind the scenes. The guitar on the passenger seat was a reminder that he was one of them.

Although Jordan Farr, the head of Master Records, told him if he could get a voice to back up his music, maybe the world would start to see past his relation to Patricia Little. That had been the most positive feedback he’d received yet.

nashvilleThe light turned green and Warner eased off the clutch and onto the gas. The truck hiccupped and then picked up speed.

But in Nashville afternoon traffic, he didn’t make it far. Warner eased to a stop at the next light.

He could hear the music which the city had been built on. It poured out of the stores and the bars. But this music was closer and the voice wasn’t Carrie Underwood’s or Miranda Lambert’s. No this was fresh, sweet, original, and very close.

Warner turned his head to the right and spotted a woman in a Jeep tapping her fingers on the steering wheel. The song wasn’t one he’d heard on the radio. It wasn’t a karaoke cut either. No, she was singing to someone’s music, and she was magnificent.

She turned her head as if she might have felt his stare. Her dark hair was pulled back in a ponytail. The aviator glasses shielding her eyes reflected his beat-up blue pickup truck.

She stopped singing and smiled. And it wasn’t just any smile. It was the kind that came with a wink, if he could have seen her eyes.

That moment nearly stopped his heart, just as her voice had. If he had her by his side then the doors of this town would open up to him.

The woman eased through the intersection and turned right at the next light.

He had to follow.

Warner checked his mirrors and quickly changed lanes. It was a close call with a Mustang, of all things, and the driver flipped him the middle finger. But he had to keep her in his sight.

He made a right, but her Jeep wasn’t on the street.

“Damn!” He smacked the steering wheel.

But just then he saw the Jeep. The woman was climbing out of it.

Warner made a U-turn, again causing a car to blare its horn at him and a driver to flip him off. The heat must be getting to everyone. They were all in such a nasty mood.

She’d parked in front of a theater and was jogging up the steps.

Warner screeched to a halt in the middle of the street and pulled his brake. The woman turned around on the steps of the theater and stopped.

He climbed across the bench seat to the passenger door and hung his head out the window.

“Hey,” he yelled like some back woods yokel.

“Hey, yourself.” She had an accent. She was native and that might be iffy. If she grew up in Nashville then she knew all about the shame of his family. But he’d let that find its own moment. This one was his.

“I’m not stalking you. I swear.”

“If you say so,” she said slowly, but she didn’t make a move toward the street and he didn’t blame her.

“I heard you singing. You’re freaking amazing.”

She laughed and her ponytail waved behind her. “I appreciate that.”

“No, really. I know what I’m talking about.” He tried to open the door, but it wasn’t going so well.

She’d taken another step toward the door. He was losing her.

“Wait. I want to talk to you.” Finally he managed the handle and nearly fell out of the truck, which he’d left running

The woman had made it to the top of the steps and gripped the knob on the front door of the theater.

“I’m not crazy. Please hear me out,” he was begging, but at least common sense had kicked in enough and he stopped moving toward her. “I’m a song writer. I’m looking for a voice.”

The woman nodded slowly, but she didn’t make any more moves to run away. That was a positive sign, wasn’t it?

“What’s your name?” she called down to him.

“Warner. Warner Wright.”

“Warner Wright the song writer? Cute.”

“No, that’s really my name.” He took one step further toward the curb. “You have an amazing voice.”

She looked at the watch on her wrist then back up at him. “You gathered that from hearing me in my truck?”

“Yes.”

Again, she nodded slowly. “Listen, I’m going to be late. If you want to come in and sit that’s fine. But I’m out of time for talking on the street.”

She opened the door to the theater and walked inside.

Warner started for the door and then the grumbling of his truck caught his attention. God, was he this desperate?

He hurried back to the truck, climbed in, and parked it down the street.

Clara locked her purse up in her aunt’s office and headed for rehearsal. The man in the street had scared the hell out of her at first, but she’d lived in Nashville her whole life. Every song writer thought they had what it took to make it big. Some of them got desperate enough to hunt down talent. But she’d never heard of this approach.

He hadn’t come inside. Perhaps he’d given up. All the same, she had her cell phone in her pocket. The theater had once been gutted by fire because of a psycho man. She didn’t care to see that repeated.

On the stage was a small ensemble waiting for her arrival. Behind them, the set to West Side Story was being repositioned for the weekend’s production.

“Thought you gave up on us,” Duke shouted from the piano. “You only have four shows left. Don’t give up now,” he laughed.

“The only reason I wouldn’t show up is because it’s too damn hot in here,” she said as she made it to the side of the stage. She walked up the stairs and joined the others.

Duke gave her a nod. “Let’s just take it from the top and work the songs. Arianna wants these last four shows to be sharp.”

They had only started the first song when the door opened and Warner walked into the theater. Why she thought he might be a threat she didn’t know because looking at him now she thought he looked like the biggest nerd she’d ever seen.

His jeans were worn, his shirt was untucked, and his thick blond hair was messed up something awful. More than likely he’d been driving all day with his windows down.

He’d helped himself to a seat in the back and just listened as they practiced. Well, she thought, if he liked what he heard in the car wait till he heard her sing as Maria.

Warner wondered how long he’d sat in that theater, alone. He was familiar with the musical—very familiar. They’d just finished the number Somewhere. Damn, he’d listened to nearly the entire musical. But that voice. She had the goods!

“She’s something, huh?”

Warner jumped in his seat and looked at the man next to him. Quickly he got to his feet. “Um, yes. She’s amazing.”

“That’s my niece.”

“She has a fantastic voice.” Warner turned to the man and held out his hand. He didn’t want this man to think he was crazy. “I’m Warner Wright. I’m a song writer. I heard her sing in the street and wanted to talk to her.”

The man nodded. “John Forrester.” He turned and looked at the woman he’d followed into the theater. “She doesn’t know you?”

“No, sir. But I’m not stalking her. I just wanted to talk to her about singing.”

John nodded slowly again and pulled his hand back. “She’s trained with a gun.”

Warner swallowed hard. “Most women in Tennessee are, sir.”

That made John laugh. “True enough.” He patted Warner on the shoulder. “She’s almost through.”

He gave him a smile and then looked toward the stage and gave his niece a glance. A million words were said between them in that moment, he wondered what they were.

Warner sat back down in his seat and listened as they finished the rest of the show.

To say he was moved would be an understatement. A piano and a dozen voices could do amazing things.

When the group stood up they all began to talk. This was a family, a musical family. One brought together by a common love and the current show they produced together.

It had been years since Warner was in musical theater, but you never forgot the feeling.

The woman he’d followed walked away from the group and was headed toward him. Her thumbs were tucked into the front pockets of her cutoff jeans.

The eyes that had hid behind the shiny aviators, which were now hung from the front of her tank top, were dark brown.

Warner quickly stood.

“You followed me all the way in here and listened to rehearsal?” Her accent was drawn out.

“Yes. I have to say, you’re amazing.”

The woman nodded slowly, just as her uncle had done. “You’ve said that, but thank you.” She looked down at her bare toes in the sandals she wore and wiggled them. The middle ones had rings on them. “Is that all you wanted to tell me?”

“Yes. No. I—is there somewhere we can talk?”

She looked around. “What’s wrong with here?”

“Right. Listen, I’m a song writer and I’m looking for a voice to demo my work.”

“And you’re looking for lessons?”

Warner raked his fingers through his hair. It was getting much too long. He looked down at his attire. God, she must think I’m a hobo.

“No. I’m not looking for lessons. I’m looking for someone to do the vocals.”

“And you want me to do that?”

He smiled. Finally they were on the same page. “Yes.”

“I see. Mr. Wright, I’m very busy with the theater right now. I just don’t…”

“Would you just look at them?” He was so desperate he was hunting down strangers to sing his songs. This was embarrassing. “Please. Maybe just a few hours with me and you could see what you think.”

“You don’t even know my name.”

He dropped his shoulders. He was desperate.

He held out his hand to shake hers. “Again, I’m Warner Wright.”

She smiled and took his hand. Her grip was firm. There was no messing around with this one. “Clara Keller.”

“Ms. Keller, I would appreciate a moment of your time to show you my work.”

She pulled her hand back, tucked it into her back pocket and gave him a regarding look.

“Do you know where the Riverside Building is?”

He raised his eyebrow. “Doesn’t everyone? This is Nashville.”

She chuckled. “There is a Starbucks on the main floor. I’ll meet you there tomorrow at ten.”

“Tomorrow at ten. Starbucks. Riverside Building.”

“Will that work?”

He nodded. “Thank you. Can I take you out for a drink tonight? No business, just get to know you?”

Clara pulled her phone out of her back pocket. “Thanks, but I have one guilty pleasure and its on TV tonight.”

A bead of sweat rolled down the back of his neck. He forced a smile. “What might that be?”

nashville (1)“Reality TV at its worst. Every heard of Nashville Ex-wives Club?”

He knew the blood had just drained out of his head. Damn if he fainted this would be over.

“I’ve heard of it.”

“Never miss a one. That Little woman is such trash she makes me laugh. But I’ll see you tomorrow. Ten.”

He only nodded as Clara left the theater.

Well, this was over. Once Clara found out about his connection with Patricia Little she too would exit stage left.

Warner left the theater just in time to see a tow truck drive away with his pickup.

It was official—Nashville hated him.

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Love SongsFor the GIVEAWAY

Bernadette is offering an ebook of

“LOVE SONGS”

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“What love song is your favorite and why?”

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The Prophecy . . . an excerpt from “MACTUS” from the 2nd book of “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido

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Charmeine’s arms extended and her feet came off the ground. She looked like a large electric butterfly.

Everyone gasped with astonishment.

She flew over them going to one end of the terrace and back about twenty feet off the ground. Her butterfly arms lit up with a bright white light. In a big booming voice from Heaven she exclaimed, “I am God’s Holy Instrument, a Light-Bearer! I am on Earth to fight for justice and send Lucifer’s children to Hell! No shadows will ever block the Son!” 

A crackle of thunder boomed, making each person jump.

Charmeine made lightning come down from the sky surrounding the terrace, like an electrical jail. The smell of electric current blew through the air. She started to float down slowly.

With a flash of lightning, Charmeine and Sandra became normal. They looked at each other stunned. Then, they hugged while laughing.

The men stood in awe.

DmitriDmitri’s eyes were wide with excitement, and he shouted with great joy, “Thank God! The Prophecy is fulfilled! I see it all now! The Prophecy of God . . . is upon Charmeine!” 

Everyone looked at Dmitri in puzzlement.

However, Tabbruis was not looking at Dmitri. His heart was racing, and he gazed at Charmeine with fear and anxiety.

Dmitri cried out, “The Prophecy says the Queen of Light will sit on the throne, the King of Night will fight as her Champion, and their family will rule the Elders with truth, wisdom and justice!”

tumblr_m5vv7z80Mv1qg9gt6o1_250“No! Dmitri! It cannot be . . . She cannot not the Queen of Light!” 

“Tabbruis, God’s will be done, not yours.” Dmitri bowed in front of Charmeine.

It seemed the air was knocked out of Tabbruis’ lungs, and he tried to control the absolute dread in his heart. He thought, The Prophecy is to be carried out by my family? Charmeine is supposed to fight Evil? His head was spinning. For in his heart, he knew what Dmitri said was true. He was overwhelmed with fear and dread. Charmeine is the Queen of Light, and I am the King of Darkness and Night, he thought, It cannot be.

Dmitri held up his hands and yelled, “Praise Be to God! Finally the Elder Council will be destroyed!” All of sudden, his face went black with foreboding, and he said, “Oh my children, the Prophecy says there will be great suffering, and a battle which will be tragic and bloody.” He turned slowly and went up the stairs leading to the Ball Room.

Everyone was baffled and tried to process the last few minutes.

However, Tabbruis felt like his shoulders had a thousand pound weight on them. His wife was the Queen of Light. His charge was to Champion and support her.    

Then Dmitri turned around and said in a commanding voice, “Practice to do battle with the Elder Council begins tonight on the lawn at sunset. I suggest everyone rest,” looking at Charmeine and Sandra, “you will need it.”

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Always remember you are never alone.

Whatever religion you are or what your situation is . . .

I believe there are Gaurdians there with you.

Angels or Spirits or whatever

Love this song, and I think of Charmeine’s Battle cry when I hear it!

Lots of love and peace, Emily


Honeymoon with love and danger… snippet from “MACTUS” the 2nd book from “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido

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

Tabbruis laughed, “I would like nothing better, but I would make one correction.”

“Oh yeah? This beach is about as perfect as they come and the cabanas are like apartments.”

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

“I take it you have a problem with my wardrobe?”

“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.

Fountains_of_Wayne-Fountains_of_Wayne_(album_cover)“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?”

Tabbruis 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 big arms and began to dance her around the room.

She blushed all over her body.

He whispered in her ear, “While I listened to this song, I decided to go to the concert where we met. This is the song 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.

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

Charmeine and Tabbruis 1When 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.”

Tabbruis nodded, “Of course.”

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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NO ONE knows this . . .

When I got the idea of this story,

I was listening to this song.

I always loved Billy Joel.

Matter of fact, this song is not my favorite of his, but this song described Charmeine to a tee in her love, honesty, devotion and complete fierceness to protect her family. 

So folks, “The Light-Bearer Series” and Charmeine and Tabbruis

came to life in my head with this song . . .

Enjoy!

Lots of love and peace, Emily


TWO Five Star Reviews for “CHARMEINE” and “MACTUS” first two books in “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido

Okay, I’m sorry for this display of self-promotion, but Lord . . .

these reviews were, for me, a shot in arm . . . a dead Author’s arm! 

So, I’m shamelessly letting you see these reviews of the NEWLY RE-EDITED editions.

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Review of “CHARMEINE” the 1st Book in “The Light-Bearer Series”

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I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.

Firstly I would like to thank Emily Guido, author of Charmeine, for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book.

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

Tabbruis is to die for handsome and a blood hunter vampire whereas we have Charleen who is a light bearer angel and guess what they fall in love when they meet while Tabbruis saves Charleen from other blood hunters who attacked her.

Yup you guessed it right, both of the blood hunters and light bearers are enemies and want to destroy each other whereas here we have our hero and heroine who enter the world of forbidden love and will struggle against their own to have one another and save their love.

Where ever there is forbidden love you’ll find me there, just kidding! I love reading books regarding true love and the fight to save it well if you are in my team then this is the ‘IT’ book for you.

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Review of “MACTUS” the 2nd Book in “The Light-Bearer Series”

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I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.

Firstly I would like to thank Emily Guido, author of Mactus, for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this fabulous book.

WOW! What a great read.

Charmeine was intriguing and now Mactus really changed the meaning of intriguing to me it was freakishly intriguing and exciting with more dark secrets, power-packed fighting scenes, passionate true love, heart touching family bonding, dangerous enemies craving blood and destruction.

I really fell in love with this book and you’ll too when you read it. It’s a total page turner and I completed it in one sitting! The story brings back the wondrous magic of Emily Guido and we are taken back to the life of Charleen and Tabbruis where they slowly get glimpses of their long lost love through dreams and as a special treat we get to see Shane in love as well.

The Elder Council and the blood hunters posses threats all over again and this time the fight is not only for the couple but also for their family as well where loyalty, love, affection, dedication are all put through dangerous tests and love is at stake again!

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

A thrilling and gripping read for ya all and I’m sure that You’ll love it as I did!

Great job Emily, you rock! Now I’m anxious waiting for the next and upcoming installments!

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Love, love this song and I think of Tab and Char . . . don’t know why, just do

ENJOY!  

Lots of love, Emily

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Dream of Horror… excerpt from “MACTUS” the 2nd book of “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido

 

 

136515432424157204_9ePWhm6G_fAs Charmeine appeared in Tabbruis’ dream, she was being carried away in darkness. 

He saw her being tortured on the ‘Altar of Judgment’ lying helpless and defenseless.

Tabbruis was being held by the Elder Temple Guards doing everything he could to get to her.

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He screamed in horror as the Elder walked over to her with his fangs exposed and leaned down . . .

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Tabbruis tossed his head back and forth, roused himself out of sleep and ran to the bathroom to check on Charmeine, but she was gone. He looked around and saw her clothes were on the bathroom floor with a used bath towel. The shoes she wore were gone. His throat tightened, and he became very alarmed. Quickly, he ran out the bedroom and down the hallway.

stock-footage-man-runs-into-the-dark-concrete-tunnel-from-the-glowing-endHe opened the door to their castle wing and stood on the front entry staircase landing. He reached out with his senses and felt her heart beating which made him instantly relieved.

Very soft music was coming from the Grand Hall downstairs. As he started down the steps, Tabbruis heard Dmitri whisper, “Charmeine is in the Grand Hall playing the piano.” He saw Dmitri standing by the door to his wing of the castle.

He nodded and began to head down the stairs.

Dmitri whispered, “Charmeine will surrender, Brother. I am sorry. She will not fight.”

Tabbruis’ heart erupted in pain! He felt like a two ton truck had hit him. “Charmeine is strong. We will be a family as God intended us to be. She will fight for our family.”

john_abraham-27“Ah yes, your family is set as God planned it to be on the dreadful day of the battle in Heaven. However, Charmeine is a Light-Bearer; she is a light of God. This woman is like the Son. She will sacrifice herself for her family. Tabbruis, my brother, look into your heart. Do you believe she will let you suffer for her? Do you believe she will let anyone suffer for her? The love in her heart is too strong.” 

Tabbruis hung his head and replied with despair, “Dear God, how could you do this to my family again? I just found Charmeine, and you want to take her away from me and our son?”

He could hear music from the Grand Hall, and it was so beautiful.

Thoughts of Charmeine’s tortured face from his nightmare raced in his memory, and he began to tear hiding it from Dmitri. No way could he survive losing her all over again.

tumblr_m565e8km6p1rxtnc6o1_500Sitting on the stair with his head in his hands, he whispered, “I have seen it Dmitri. I know what you say is true. I cannot bear to go on without her. I would rather die with her than to be without her. I have waited eight thousand years for Charmeine and God be damned if she will be taken away from me again.”  

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I always loved this song

always . . .

It shows the strength that a pure love has.

And the lyrics and voice are haunting!

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