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REVIEW TIME!

As always, these reviews have not been solicited.

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5 Star Review of

CHARMEINE

the 1st Book in

The Light-Bearer Series

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

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.

david_gandy_main1Tabbruis is to die for handsome and a Blood-Hunter vampire.

101587531Whereas, we have Charleen who is a Light-Bearer angel.

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.

11-5-2013-9-31-32-am1Whereas, 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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*****

5 Star Review of

MACTUS

the 2nd Book in 

The Light-Bearer Series

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

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.

d6a10d4a_zpsa33c67c2WOW! 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!

5476_bigThe 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.

stuart7The Elder Council and the Blood-Hunters posses threats all over again.

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.

w-sensual-soft-kissing-couples-love-kisses-heartz_largeA thrilling and gripping read for ya all.

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!

I think of Tabbruis and Charmeine…

Lots of love, Emily

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Dracula Untold – thoughts and review, Oh My . . .

10616252_307722532746559_1630660148443650798_nOkay, I believe I’m a Paranormal Romance Connoisseur.

Others would say I’m freak about the genre.

However, I choose to believe that we all have little quirks. This is mine.

I love Paranormal Romance!

I religiously read novels, watch movies and TV, and even go to plays of the Paranormal Romance genre.

So, with that little bit of embarrassing fact being divulged, I’m going to share with you my experience from watching the new movie, DRACULA UNTOLD.

Art-Parkinson-Luke-Evans-Dracula-Untold-VladI really loved the premise of this movie. Instead of the regular, run of mill evil Dracula . . . this Dracula had a mammoth cause to conquer.

The relationship he has with his wife and child is loving and downright heartwarming.

dracula-untold-5Yes, and I was brought to welling up as the story developed between the family.

This story of Dracula was not of selfishness or wanton evil, it was about being able to protect your home and loved ones.

Being a hero!

I am always puzzled how villianized the Dracula story is, but this was a truly different take.

Okay, now I’m going to tell you the truth!

The main reason why I loved this movie is because of LUKE EVANS! Oh my . . .

tumblr_inline_n7wwnlD2jK1qfqrsnI mean, there are roles made for actors, and this was made for him.

He excelled at it. Not only being my perfect vision of Dracula, his speech, actions, and mannerisms were spot on how Dracula would be.

There is a character in The Light-Bearer Series, Dmitri, who the Dracul Legend was made from. Yes, I used the plot in my novels, but with a totally different twist.

Luke Evans would be an excellent Dmitri!

I was thinking during the movie, I wonder if he will play this role in my movie version of The Light-Bearer Series? Oh my . . .

Gary Shore, the Director did a fantastic job as the action was fast-paced and gripping.

The cinematography and special effects were unbelievably good! I know a lot of the effects were CGI, but I couldn’t tell it. Some of my favorite movies have cheesy CGI and/or special effects. It really detracts from the story, these did not. I was suckered into believing a million bats can wage war against a hoard.

The music by Ramin Djawdi is driving and compelled the scenes. It added to the artistry. Now, I watched this movie in IMAX with Surround sound. I realize that may have helped intensify the experience, but it was worth the money I laid down to watch it.

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For all this and more, I would say if you are a Paranormal fan, RUN, don’t walk to see this movie, DRACULA UNTOLD!

If you are an action and historical fan, you would like this movie also.

For my very, self-admitted addiction, I found this version of Dracula to be one of the best I’ve seen in a very long time!

I’m adding it to the list right with John Badham’s, Dracula, which is my all-time favorite movie!

See this movie before it leaves the theater, the small screen won’t give you the wonderful majesty this movie provides!

The Trailer is below, but it won’t do DRACULA UNTOLD justice. I don’t think any trailer could!

I will give this movie a rating of a 10 plus out of 10!

Lots of love, Emily

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Review of SEDITIOUS by Author and Reviewer Wendy Lovetiggi

This review is unsolicited.

Seditious 

will be out in pre-sales soon by PDMI Publishing

I gave it to a reviewer and Author Wendy Lovetiggi

Here it is!

4 Seditious Book Cover1I was given an e-copy of Seditious (The Light Bearer Series #4) by the author, Emily Guido, in exchange for an honest review.

Thank You Emily!!

Where to start?

This installment has a lot of emotions woven through the words, betrayal, love, evil, hurt, faith, trust, and sensuality.

Charmeine and Tabbruis are going through so much as their LOVE for each other is diabolically tested.

12006904_l 1It threw me for a loop to read along as they went through the heartfelt scenes that were depicted so clearly.

The twists and turns kept me up way into the night as I had to know what would happen next.

prawThe characters are awesome, personable, and lovable.

I adore this series.

Why?

Because it speaks to the hardcore romantic within me, it leaves the sensual scenes up to the readers imagination, and it so uniquely refreshing.

I recommend this series to all the YA Paranormal Readers out there.

Go Get Ya Some!

5 out of 5 Hearts
Lovetiggi’s Book Reviews

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/620205111

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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.

4 Seditious Book Cover1The Ultimate Seduction:

Seditious

The Light-Bearer Series

by Emily Guido

Family that fights together:

(Seduction at its finest)

by Purplerose123 Blog on WordPress.com

http://kimpitbull123.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/the-ultimate-seduction-seditious-the-light-bearer-series-by-emily-guido/

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!

Bathsheba

Bathsheba

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.

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Percival  –  Dimitri and Hera’s son

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Athena  –  Dmitri and Hera’s daughter

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, Tabbruis and Charmeine's Formidable Son

Shane, Tabbruis and Charmeine’s Formidable son

Sandra, Shane's Fireball wife

Sandra, Shane’s Fireball wife

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!!

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Emily Guido’s Vlog #1 – Challenges, Disappointments and Triumphs

 

 My first Vlog Folks!!!  

Come in my house for a few minutes and talk!!!

 


Review of “ACCENDO” Book 3 of “THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES” by Kim at Purplerose123 Book Review Blog

This is an unsolicited review

http://kimpitbull123.wordpress.com/?s=accendo

April 27, 2014 – LONG OVER DUE!!!

Lots of love, Emily

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imageJust have Faith:

ACCENDO

Third book in

“The Light-Bearer Series”

by Emily Guido

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COMING SOON FROM PDMI PUBLISHING….

The Fourth Novel

SEDITIOUS

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The Light-Bearer Series: Book Review by Mari Wells

This is an unsolicited book review.

Lots of love, Emily

Books 1 to 3

The Light-Bearer Series: Book Review by Mari Wells
 
Emily Guido has a series of Blood Hunters, because they drink blood, I’m going to review the three books I’ve read.

The Light-Bearer Series has a delightful array of angels and blood hunters.I really enjoyed the first three books in the series. I devoured (ha ha pun intended) them in 4 days.

The three novels I read tell us about some very damaged men, life sucks ( ha ha this pun was intended too) and these men know it. Most have lost their soul mates.

Tabbruis

Tabbruis Hunter

Dmitri

Dmitri Maximus

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Thomas Daskolas

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20130218-225718-1In Charmeine (book 1), we meet Tabbruis a wealthy man with an appetite for blood. We follow the story as he meets Charleen a teacher who feels like something is missing from her life.

Both meet at a Billy Joel concert. Neither wants to admit that the other causes them to feel feelings that they haven’t felt before. At the end of Charmeine they’re together.

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Charmeine and Tabbruis 1In Mactus (book 2), gives us Charmeine and Tabbruis together, loving each other and learning about each other’s past.

OMG! They were married thousands of years ago in heaven! I’m not saying anymore about that, if you want to know you’ll have to read it.

We’re also introduced to the other men in the castle.

How I said, these guys know just how much life can suck.

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gothicwallpaper1-11In Accendo (book 2), war is about to break out between the blood-hunters and a very old blood-hunter council. Charmeine and Tabbruis are married, this pisses off the council even more.

Why?

Because Charmeine is a Light-Bearer, basically she’s an angel. There’s a lot of fighting between newly weds.

There are some massive surprises in this novel.

I can’t wait to read the rest of this series, I really enjoyed it.

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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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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

FOR AUTHOR Juli D. Revezzo

“PASSION’S SACRED DANCE”

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FREE UNTIL TODAY UNTIL FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th

passiondancefreedaysban4Battling 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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5 Star Review of my 4th Novel, SEDITIOUS soon to be released!!!!

Okay I’m bragging…

I know I shouldn’t

but I’m just tickled pink! 

The reviews are coming in

for SEDITIOUS

and the people who have read it,

LOVE IT!

W.h. (Lovetiggi) Nielson‘s review

May 25, 13

5 of 5 stars

bookshelves: arc-for-review, dark-fantasyemily-guido,favoritespnr-or-romance

Read from May 24 to 25, 2013

4 Seditious Book CoverI was given an e-copy of Seditious (The Light Bearer Series #4) by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank You Emily!!

Where to start? This installment has a lot of emotions woven through the words, betrayal, love, evil, hurt, faith, trust, and sensuality.

Charmeine and Tabbruis are going through so much as their LOVE for each other is diabolically tested. It threw me for a loop to read along as they went through the heartfelt scenes that were depicted so clearly. The twists and turns kept me up way into the night as I had to know what would happen next. The characters are awesome, personable, and lovable.

I adore this series. Why? Because it speaks to the hardcore romantic within me, it leaves the sensual scenes up to the readers imagination, and it so uniquely refreshing.

I recommend this series to all the YA Paranormal Readers out there. Go Get Ya Some!

5 out of 5 Hearts
Lovetiggi’s Book Reviews

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