Review of SEDITIOUS, Emily Guido’s 4th novel in The Light-Bearer Series, soon to be released by PDMI Publishing
This review was not solicited.
The Ultimate Seduction:
The Light-Bearer Series
by Emily Guido
Family that fights together:
(Seduction at its finest)
by Purplerose123 Blog on WordPress.com
First of all, let me say how excited I was to read The Light-Bearer Series again, this is the fourth book.
I love this series because it’s about “Family” whether it be real family or close friends . . . if you live at the Castle Charmeine, you are family!
We are introduced to Bathsheba in this book.
She has been seducing Tabbruis and Dimitri for centuries with her alluring looks.
I love the name Charmeine gave Bathsheba (Bath-Bitch, LOL).
Tabbruis and Dmitri thought Bathsheba was dead, until her visit to the Castle Charmeine.
What Tabbruis and Dimitri do when they see her just about destroys their families. I was really angry with them.
Percival and Athena, Dimitri and Hera’s children, are growing up. The family is wondering what kind of powers they have.
The family at Castle Charmiene need every ounce of power between them to beat the demon that’s after Charmeine and Baby Hunter.
Charmeine, the Queen of The Light-Bearers, wants the Blood-Hunters and Light-Bearers to come together to run the Elder Council and the Elder Council Prison.
Can this be done?
Shane, Charmeine and Tabbruis’ son, proves how awesome his power is. Sandra, his wife, is right by his side. Full of kick butt, power throwing Light-Bearers and Blood-Hunters.
I’m impressed with The Light-Bearer Series. The author does a awesome job from one book to the next by keeping her characters and the plot moving.
These characters have become part of me while reading, and I don’t want them to leave my head. I find myself fighting along side them, cheering them on. I get mad, sad, happy, and anxious to turn the page.
I definitely recommend this series!!
August 31, 2014 | Categories: Paranormal Romance, REVIEW, Uncategorized | Tags: Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Angel, Angels, Arts, Author, Blood, Blood-Hunter, Book, Books, Charmeine, Dmitri, Earth, Emily Guido, Facebook, God, Goodreads, Heaven, Hera, light bearer, Light-Bearer Series, Literature, Love, Lucifer, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, PDMI Publishing, Purplerose123 Blog, Review, Romance, Sandra, Seditious, Shane, Tabbruis, The Light-Bearer Series, Vampires, Young-adult fiction | 7 Comments
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 . . .
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!
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.
Charmeine 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.
On 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!
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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Battling mounting debt, Stacy Macken is determined not to lose her historic art gallery. When Aaron Fielding appears and offers to help, she fights to keep the attraction sizzling between them from clouding her judgment. He may be her savior in disguise–but can she trust him?
Aaron intrigues her with tales of the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors who protect humanity from the monsters seeking their destruction. If Aaron can prove what he claims, she would give up anything to help–even the gallery he claims is sacred ground. But with her property set to stage the next epic battle, she needs answers. An old family diary will confirm the ancient legend is true, if only they can find it in time.
If the battle is lost, the enemy will take control of Earth for the next five hundred years. Stacy and Aaron’s budding love might only complicate things.
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September 25, 2013 | Categories: FREE, GIVEAWAY, Paranormal Romance, REVIEW, Snippet, Uncategorized | Tags: Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Angels, Arts, Author, Author Jemima Pett, Blood, Blood-Hunter, Book, Books, Char, Charmeine, Emily Guido, Heaven, Jemima Pett, light bearer, Light-Bearer Series, Literature, Love, Lucifer, New York City, Paranormal Romance, Pay it Forward, Review, Romance, Shane, Tabbruis, The Light-Bearer Series, Vampire, Vampires, Young-adult fiction | 6 Comments
“Seditious” is the perfect title for this novel! Ms. Guido captured jealously, deceit, and restoration of love flawlessly.
This novel shows a side to Tabbruis and Charmeine’s relationship which will throw any reader of “The Light-Bearer Series” off kilter.
“Seditious” is the continuation of their romantic and turbulent love story and mission on Earth to battle Lucifer’s minions!
Life at the ‘Castle Charmeine’ is blissful until reality of the ruling the Elder Council of the Blood-Hunters causes decent.
This fourth novel also adds unexpected depth to both Tabbruis and Dmitri’s personalities, humanizing both men.
The devastatingly handsome Lord Cromwell is a lethal Blood-Hunter who has escaped the Elder Council Prison.
He sends his beautiful agent to cause destruction to those who live at the Castle Charmeine.
Bathsheba is a deadly, sexy, and vicious siren who threatens Charmeine and Baby Hunter. Not just with her present actions, but, with the past she shares with Tabbruis and Dmitri.
As Bathsheba lays injured, Tabbruis and Dmitri relive their agonizing and painful past with her. However, Charmeine is emotionally and physically threatened by Bathsheba and escapes to protect her unborn child.
This is the story of a family which works together to unravel Bathsheba’s deadly secrets. Just when you think they are in the clear, a more heinous and ominous villain waits in the wings to tear apart our ill-fated lovers, Charmeine and Tabbruis.
“Seditious” is a heart wrenching and exciting story of passion, betrayal, and redemption you will not want to miss!
FIVE STAR REVIEW By Polly Bennett, “The Light-Bearer Series” Reviewer
September 16, 2013 | Categories: Paranormal Romance, REVIEW, Uncategorized | Tags: Angel, Arts, Author Emily Guido, Bathsheba, Blood-Hunter, Charmeine, Earth, Emily Guido, Fiction, Five Star Review, Lord Cromwell, Lucifer, Seditious, Tabbruis, The Light-Bearer Series, Vampire, Vampires | 10 Comments