thoughts . . .
I 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.
“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.
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!
The TV Series
No 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.
Series 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)
“Night of the Hunter”
I love this song!
Epitome of what I believe “Dracula” would feel like if he were walking around today!
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.
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!
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
Review of “CHARMEINE” the 1st Book in “The Light-Bearer Series”
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.
Review of “MACTUS” the 2nd Book in “The Light-Bearer Series”
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!
Love, love this song and I think of Tab and Char . . . don’t know why, just do
Lots of love, Emily
- “MACTUS” introducing Neal my fav character and GIVEAWAY (emilyguido.com)
- Dream of Horror… excerpt from “MACTUS” the 2nd book of “The Light-Bearer Series” by Emily Guido (emilyguido.com)
- “ACCENDO” – Emotional snippet from the 3rd book from “THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES” by Emily Guido (emilyguido.com)
- The truth comes out . . . “CHARMEINE” first book in “The Light-Bearer Series” (emilyguido.com)
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