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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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Charmeine

The Scarlet Order

I have been following Emily Guido’s blog for some time and I’ve enjoyed the snippets she’s shared from her novels as well as her thoughts about her personal life journey and the writing process. So, I decided it was about time I read the first novel in her Light-Bearer series, Charmeine.

Charmeine

Charmeine opens in heaven, where we learn about two angels who are deeply in love. One is Tabbruis, Angel of Self-Determination. The other is Charmeine, Angel of Harmony. In chapter two, something has happened. Tabbruis and Charmeine have been separated by time and space. Tabbruis wakes up in the land of Canaan and befriends a shepherd boy named Joseph, wearing a colorful coat. When marauders break into the camp, Tabbruis tries to stop them. In the process, he discovers that he’s a fanged creature with a craving for blood. The centuries pass and Tabbruis doesn’t age. Eventually he meets…

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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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The 10 lessons I learned from being an Author . . .

Get-what-you-give-giving-back-picture-quote1. Be KIND . . .

If I am not kind, then I should expect to be treated badly.  It may not be today… but it may be a time when I really need it.

2. Don’t be HAUGHTY . . .

I am the first person to say that I am not the expert in anything.

3. Read other Author’s work without an AGENDA . . .

No one in the world wants to be pre-judged. You have a genre that you feel comfortable with, that’s great. However, branch out and test the waters with other genres without any judgement. You will be happy you did!

book-review-620x3304. Always read a book from COVER to COVER . . .

If you talk to a person, you don’t walk away during mid-sentence – that would be rude. Don’t do that to your fellow Authors!

5. Be good to YOURSELF . . .

You are important, if your brain isn’t rested and happy, then your work will be compromised. Use common sense. Take care of your best resource . . . yourself!

6. Take time for WRITING . . .

Shut out the world and sit down to write. It doesn’t take much time, if you are centered. I use earphones and listen to music. You may find sitting outside on your porch works or getting up in the middle of night? Find your niche.

7. Don’t get trapped into thinking every word that is written has to be PERFECT . . .

Perfection doesn’t exist. I have no doubt that every great Author has to re-write and/or edit. Don’t let your creativity be stifled by perfection.

29a31948. You have to be ENGAGED . . .

You need to educate yourself thoroughly about Social Media, and you can’t be afraid to put yourself and your work out there with WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.

9. BREATHE. . .

Rome wasn’t built in day, and neither is a career. You have to work, put in your dues and take your time. Don’t rush yourself. Know that being an Author is hard work. Give yourself time and relax to enjoy life.

10. This is the most important lesson I have learned . . . Karma is a Bitch!

It seems my first rule is like my 10th . . . huh . . . could be something to that, you know?  If you review, write or act like your work is perfect, you are wrong!  No one is perfect, and Karma will turn around bite you in the butt. Maybe it will be a chance of a lifetime that you will miss. All my fortunate circumstances have come from being humble and paying it forward.

Enjoy this song, it’s one that I listen to a lot when I work . . .

It is unbelievably accurate!

Lots of love, Emily

 

 


SEDITIOUS review by Mari Wells . . .

This Book Review is unsolicited.

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Seditious

the fourth novel in

The Light-Bearer Series

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4 Seditious Book Cover1The Blood-Hunters and Light-Bearers have returned to the Castle Charmeine.

Beaming with love and happiness, Charmeine anxiously awaits the birth of her child, and dreams of the other couples in the castle having babies too.

All the Castle Charmeine’s residents know another war waits for them, but they couldn’t have guessed what was in store for them.

       Bathsheba AKA Bath-Bitch

The Evil Bathsheba

Darkness waits in the shadows, by the name of Bathsheba.

A flutter of her eyelashes is able to make Tabbruis and Dmitri lose their minds.

Tabbruis defends Bathsheba and tries to attack Charmeine, and their unborn child.

Overwhelmed by jealousy and feelings betrayal Charmeine flees the castle.

Alone and without money, she does her best to protect and provide for her baby and prepare for upcoming war against Lord Cromwell.

Meanwhile, Tabbruis is at Castle Charmeine cooing over Bathsheba and fighting with Dmitri over who will have her heart.

Dmitri’s daughter tells them both Bathsheba belongs to Lucifer, and she threatened Charmeine’s baby.

Tabbrius realizes he's been clouded by Bathsheba's EVIL and DEADLY charms.

Tabbrius realizes he’s been clouded by Bathsheba’s EVIL and DEADLY charms.

Finally, Tabbruis realizes that he’s betrayed Charmiene.

Seditious is face-paced and full of heartbreak.

Charmeine is always under attack, either physically or emotionally.

Her enemies are those who she loves the most and those she hates the most.

Will Charmeine find happiness by the end of Seditious?

Read it to find out.

 

by Mari Wells  http://mariwells.wordpress.com/

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When I wrote SEDITIOUS,

I wrote it with the intention of portraying redemption.

Honesty by Billy Joel has pure lyrics from the heart.

Lots of love, Emily


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

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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!

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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!!!

 


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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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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Seditious is COMING SOON!!!!

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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.

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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

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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The Light-Bearer Series – SEDITIOUS – 4th book SMOKING HOT 5 STAR REVIEW!

4 Seditious Book Cover 1“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!

Slide1-1Life 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.

Lord Cromwell 1The 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.

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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.

gfd“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

 


SEDITIOUS 4th book “The Light-Bearer Series” another 5 Star Review & Why I Wrote it!

We, or I mean writers, all started as readers . . .

John Quinlan

John Quinlan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My first draw to reading was that I was fascinated by the Paranormal Romance. I’m sure my love for all things that are romance came from my ‘cookie-cutter’ image of my Prince Charming like in Sleeping Beauty.

However, the Paranormal came out of the feeling that there is something mystic out there in the universe.  I was born and raised Roman Catholic and went to Catholic school from K-12, so if you know anything about Catholicism, you know that transformation and God’s hand changes elements of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ.

So, from early on, I know there were other forces out there of Good and Evil.  When I became a fully human being meaning as I grew up.  I learned about Eastern Philosophy and Good Karma and Bad Karma.  What I give out to the world, is given back to me.  If I sow Bad Karma. . . I am sure to get it back 10 fold.

4 Seditious Book CoverWhy did I write, Seditious, the fourth novel in “The Light-Bearer Series”?  Because believe it or not, I wanted Charmeine and Tabbruis, my star-crossed lovers, to come against what we normal folks deal with from time to time.

I wanted my hero and heroine to have troubles with trust, money, disloyalty, separation, redemption and most of all, forgiving someone you love who has hurt you without conditions or ultimatums.  It seemed that I needed to portray my super-human lovers as a regular husband and wife.

I finished three Young Adult  books, Charmeine, Mactus and Accendo before this and I thought I could make “The Light-Bearer Series” last forever if I wished.  There seemed to be endless manuscripts for my head to conjure up.

I had to reassess my work and how I was going to progress forward. I write Paranormal Romance, because I love to read it.  So, with that notion in hand, I am forging more of “The Light-Bearer Series” because it seems to come naturally to me.

The Characters have become a family to me.  From what I hear from people who read past the first novel is that they are family to them also.  Don’t take it from me, just see the reviews.

Now that my passion or past-time is making my readers happy, there are plenty more on the horizon.

Anything to do with love, particularly forbidden love, I will almost go backward trying to make it work as a writer. I can pick and choose my villains and make them twist and turn.

John Quinlan

John Quinlan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Believe it or not, I write from Tabbruis’ point of view a lot.  I love getting into his complicated, dark and broody Blood-Hunter mind.  The doubting hero’s viewpoint is much more interesting.

In addition, I hate making women in my novels weak. . . Damsel in Distress has been done.  It is time to see some Take Charge and Kick ‘em in the Ass Heroines and that is why Charmeine is sweet, kind and loving, but vicious and brutal when you mess with her family!

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Here is another 5 star review of Seditious…

“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.

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.

6704372_l (1)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!

 By Polly Bennett, “The Light-Bearer Series” Reviewer

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Trailer for  SEDITOUS AND RANSOM


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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WOW! Got a 5 Star Rating for “SEDITIOUS” will be out in June!~

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Okay, I’m blowing my own horn, but this is a first for me.

My new book, “Seditious” will be out in June.

I gave it to a reviewer, and she read it in record time and has the review out.

I’m so happy!  Here it is!

W.h. (Lovetiggi) Nielson‘s review

May 25, 13

bookshelves: arc-for-reviewdark-fantasyemily-guido,favoritespnr-or-romance

Read from May 24 to 25, 2013

I 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

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

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BOOK TRAILER FOR SEDITIOUS AND RANSOM


Charmeine (The Light-Bearer #1) by Emily Guido – Review by Susan’s Book Reviews

Older Editions of "Charmeine"

Older Editions of “Charmeine”

Okay folks… I had to re-post this review because I wax poetic about this past year as life is a tornado with little reprieves to take a breath… and a major  birthday is coming.

Originally,I wrote the ONE big book “Charmeine”  and self-published in January 2012. I had no knowledge of Publishing and because of that, getting reviews, was very hard.  For all these reasons:

1. I didn’t know how to request reviews or where I should go.

2. My book “Charemine” was unedited and not formatted.

3. “Charmeine” was a monster book, 600 pages 150,000 words.

4. I had no publisher.

Since then, my publisher, PDMI Direct Publishing, split the book “Charmeine” into three = “Charmeine,” “Mactus,” and “Accendo.”

This review is one of the most important reviews I ever had.  It was by a reviewer who didn’t know me and read my unedited large book in its entirety.  

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Review by Susan’s Book Reviews

Originally reviewed in May, 2012

I started following https://emilyguido.com/

She is the author of “Charmeine,” the first book in the new “The Light Bearer Series.”

Everyday I would impatiently check my email waiting for another excerpt from her book “Charmeine.” When I found out that the next book in the series is going to be released soon, I decided that I needed to read the entire book, not just the snippets. So I purchased my copy (first book I’ve bought in ages) and started to read…

In Heaven, Charmeine and Tabbruis are worried. Charmeine, an Angel of Harmony, has a mission to provide harmony and peace in times of trouble. Lately she feels a serious drain on her power and her ability to provide harmony was lessening daily.

Tabbruis is the Angel of Self-Determination and is several levels higher than Charmeine. He allows us to use our free will and inspires us to think of new ways to do things. He must help an Archangel to have conviction in his beliefs and will therefore be unavailable to the family for most of the day. They are waiting to hear what the Prophecy will bring but neither believes it will be good news.

We then go back, back to a time before Tabbruis and Charmeine have met. When Tabbruis used another name and Charmeine had no idea who she really was or what her real name was. Back before love had finally made them complete.

Tabbruis is a Blood Drinker, a vampire. He believes his destiny is to walk earth always in need of blood. Human blood is best, but Tabbruis has learned to use wild animal blood instead to curb his craving. He can go out in sunlight, but prefers the darkness, he seldom sleeps, he is very wealthy and very handsome. People usually bend to his will with little or no problem. He prefers to be alone. The sound, the smell and the action of the sea calms him.

Charleen (aka Charmeine) has beautiful brown eyes and a very sweet nature. Summer is her favorite time of year, she loves the feel of sun on her skin. She learned Judo so she will never be a victim. She has never really dated and has never really been attracted to any man, and she has no interest in finding out why. She tries to tell herself she is happy but she knows that really she wants a man in her life, someone to share with. Charleen loves to go and watch the waves at the sea-shore. it’s very peaceful.

Tabbruis and Charleen meet. They stare deep into each others eyes, and they know. They have found the other half of themselves.

But will it be enough to overcome all the obstacles both known and unknown in their paths?

Can there be happiness between two such different creatures?

I am very satisfied with this story.

There were many things to like such as vampires, the supernatural, action scenes, good characters who throughout the book evolve and a very emotional romance involving two people of different races/cultures.

I did at times feel the writing was a little stilted (the kindle edition needs some editing) and that did affect the flow of the story.

Overall, this is a great read, and a terrific debut novel for Emily Guido!

I look forward to the next book in the series.

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