In the beginning of the 4th book, SEDITIOUS, you will read Charmeine and Tabbruis were settling down together. I love Charmeine’s bad jokes, it cracks me up. She knows Tabbruis is so serious. Making him laugh with silly jokes brings her joy.
Later in the night, after another bout of nausea, Charmeine came out of the bathroom. “I think we are going to have to buy a truckload of toothpaste,” she joked.
“Gel or paste?” Tabbruis inquired as he laid in the bed
“Paste, always paste,” she chuckled, as she took off her robe and slid under the covers.
“That might be a deal-breaker.” His eyes followed her. “You must be the most beautiful woman in the world.”
“I already won the argument, remember? Or do you need reminding again?”
He laughed. “Charmeine, rest is what I need, and you do too.” He held out his arm and patted his chest.
She snuggled next to him, laid her head on his chest and listened to his steady heartbeat.
He wrapped his arms securely around her.
“What did the pregnant Light-Bearer ask the Blood-Hunter?” she asked with a yawn.
“What?” His eyes half closed ready to doze off.
“Do you have storm insurance?”
Tabbruis’ eyes flew open, and he burst out laughing. “I cannot believe it. That joke is really awful and incredibly bad, Charmeine.”
“Ah, but you’re laughing, aren’t you?” She laid her head back down on his chest with a chuckle.
“I laugh always with you, Charmeine, my lovable, crazy, and precious wife.”
“What would you do without my bad jokes?”
“Sleep,” he answered with a sigh and laugh.
She rolled her eyes and snuggled onto his chest. His laugh was a great comfort to her.
Suddenly, Tabbruis felt Baby Hunter move against his side. “Charmeine, did you feel that?”
“Yes, little Baby Hunter here is very active and likes to hear you laugh. Every time you do, the baby kicks.”
“I do not believe that, Charmeine.” However, he smiled at the thought it was possible.
“Why wouldn’t Baby Hunter flip when you laugh? I do. I always have since the first day we met.”
He kissed her forehead. “Alright, my love, you can tell me bad jokes anytime. They seem the best for making me laugh.”
“Good, because that’s all I know,” she sighed with a smile.
He held her closer and put his hand on her belly to feel Baby Hunter move. He reached out with his Blood-Hunter senses, heard both her heartbeat and the baby’s, and beamed.
“Semper tuus ero, Charmeine.”
She whispered, “Semper tua ero, Tabbruis.”
(I am forever yours.)
This is the song that I think of when I read this passage.
I also love Phil Collins too!
Lots of love, Emily
September 16, 2014 | Categories: Paranormal Romance, Snippet, Uncategorized | Tags: Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Angels, Arts, Author, Blood, Blood-Hunter, Book, Books, Charmeine, Earth, Emily Guido, Facebook, Goodreads, light bearer, Literature, Love, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, PDMI Publishing, Romance, Seditious, Tabbruis, The Light-Bearer Series, Twitter, Vampire, Vampires, Young-adult fiction | 6 Comments
What’s an Author’s deepest fear?
Fear of writing a bad story? Fear that people won’t like the manuscript? Fear of losing ideas or momentum?
Simply, could it be fear of expressing your thoughts and exposing your subconscious?
What is going in the Author’s mind when they write?
I’ve got a movie in my head driving me to write and wonder all the time about the creative process.
I admit it.
I love my stories, even the ones that I have written outlines for on the back burner of a melting pot mind and computer . . . ALL DIFFERENT!
I’ve got a deep fear that I’m off the rails because my characters and story burn in my gut until I type it.
Right now, I’m working on Conundrum the sixth novel in The Light-Bearer Series, and re-editing Charmeine, Mactus, and Accendo.
PDMI Publishing will soon be releasing the fourth novel, Seditious! For more thrills, Ransom is coming in 2015.
My stories are ramblings of an intensely romantic and crazy mind. Can an Angelic Light-Bearer and Hellish Blood-Hunter who are total opposites, save the world with their love and acceptance?
When I began writing with Charmeine, I purposely wrote a ton of back-story in the beginning of it because I wanted to show how in the world these two really opposites could ever attract. They learn how to survive on their own but Tabbruis and Charmeine both know something is missing. Something is not right. They yearn for their mate but cannot even imagine anyone who could be for them.
I love my hero, Tabbruis Hunter, King of the Blood-Hunters. He is the perfect male. . . hubba, hubba. Tabbruis is a gorgeous goof – kind of inept… but loves Charrmeine dearly with all his heart. He’s an inhuman character with human frailties and flaws.
Charmeine Hunter, (aka Charleen), Queen of the Light-Bearers, is a spunky, plain speaking, wacky, and immensely accepting Angel. She’s talented and beautiful, but also with a depth of love which pours out of her heart.
My genre of Paranormal Romance with Vampires and Angles tends to not to follow the lore. The Light-Bearer Series is diverse and complicated. It engulfs many genres.
I don’t know what I could compare the series to, because I have never seen my kind of books before. It’s got dark and light characters in it with very human attributes.So human, that you get carried away and see the possibilities of a castle in Romania which has a loving family battling Evil. They make bad jokes and tease each other. However, the family at the Castle Charmeine are loving, humble, accepting, beautiful, and strong.
Most of my characters have gone through Earth’s history, and it is so interesting listening to their eye-witness encounters.
I’m amazed the way this family has grown on me! On us, my readers! The fact that the characters are so human in their in-humanness, make the books relatable.
What’s my deepest fear?
I’m worried I won’t be able to write all the magical and wonderful ramblings I have in my head.
I chose this song because this is what the stories in my mind do . . .
They chase me until I write them!
(Plus . . . I love the Beatles)
Lots of love, Emily
September 15, 2014 | Categories: Paranormal Romance, Uncategorized | Tags: Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Angels, Arts, Author, Blood, Blood-Hunter, Book, Books, Charmeine, Earth, Emily Guido, Facebook, Fear, Goodreads, light bearer, Light-Bearer Series, Literature, Love, Mind, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, PDMI Publishing, Rambling, Romance, Tabbruis, The Light-Bearer Series, Twitter, Vampire, Vampires, Young-adult fiction | 6 Comments