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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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Dracula . . . oh my . . .

“DRACULA”

thoughts . . .

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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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.

There are five more free copies available of the two books.

Just follow this link to Goodreads

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

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

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

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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”

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

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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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Review of “Charmeine” the 1st book in “The Light-Bearer Series” by Author Jemima Pett

During my illness this summer.  I was unable to see all my fellow Author blog posts and like I usually TRY to do.  This review was virtually unseen by me.  I was stunned to find it on a Google search of all things . . .

WOW!

I was dancing around my living room last night like a crazy person.  What a surge to know that an Author you respect and admire has reviewed your book and didn’t throw it in the rubbish bin!

“Charmeine” along with the other books in “The Light-Bearer Series” has been revised and re-edited.  I am so glad that my Indie Authors and Published Authors respect that.  THANK YOU!

 

Book Review: Charmeine by Emily Guido

August 22, 2013 · by 

This isn’t my usual sort of book.  It is a YA/Adult Fantasy story with powerfully written paranormal romance and action sequences.  But it is well constructed, with a well-thought out backstory and world mythology, and it kept me interested.

1 CharmeineCharmeine is the first in the Lightbearer series.  Emily Guido introduces us first to the origins of the  Light-Bearers and Blood-Hunters, with some mythology in their original world, then we find Tabbruis on his own, trying to make sense of the earth. Blood-Hunters live here, encouraged by their Elder Council to make the most of the blood provided by the population of humans that spawns everywhere.  Tabbruis and some friends decide that humans are, for them, off-limits, which is a slight relief if the reader’s stomach is not up to the bloodthirstiness of their usual lifestyle.

Charleen (who we discover is really Charmeine) and her friend Shane are woven into the story deftly.  Two lost souls who ended up caring for each other as they grew up in an orphanage, Shane gets a job to drive Tabbruis around New York City while he’s visiting.  It’s fortunate that Tab has felt the need to be there, as Char has been singled out for an attack by other Blood-Hunters, who envisage a very nasty end for her indeed.  Tab fights them off, with Char discovering her own amazing powers that assist in very special ways.  And then Tab and Char realise their mutual attraction, against all Tab’s instincts as a Blood-Hunter – since he realises that Char is a Light-Bearer.

The rest of the story covers a few more attacks and how they grow to understand each other better.  There are plenty of loose ends to be followed up in the rest of series.

1 Charmeine Back CoverOn the whole I felt the story was well written, fast-moving and full of excellent imagery.  I cared what was happening to the characters; I wanted to know how it would be resolved.  I found the typesetting confusing since sometimes italics was used for thoughts, and other times it may have been used for intensity or emphasis, but there was no clear distinction.  I wondered if they thought-read at one stage, and thought that would be a nice power, but I think I was wrong.

I felt it was an excellent introduction to a story and a world with new rules. If it’s your sort of thing, I think you’ll be driven very quickly to the second in the series.  It’s exciting, pacy and thought-provoking, with delightful characterisation.  Well done Ms Guido!

http://jemimapett.com/2013/08/22/book-review-charmeine-by-emily-guido/

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LOVE, this song!

I think of Tab and Char . . . “I Melt With You”

AND IT IS ONE OF MY

ALL TIME FAVORITE SONGS EVER!!!!

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Now I am PAYING IT FORWARD

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