Friday, October 12, 2012

Interview & Giveaway - Charmeine Blog Tour Emily Guido


Can romance develop between a Heavenly Light-Bearer and a Hellish Vampire Blood-Hunter?

"Charmeine" the First Novel in "The Light-Bearer Series," was released January 2012.

Tabbruis is a Blood-Hunter, he drinks blood to survive. Over millennia Tabbruis has wandered the Earth alone aimlessly living through many historical events.

Charmeine just came to the Earth in 1997, unable to remember anything.

When Tabbruis meets Charmeine the attraction is immediate and passionate. They are polar opposites and clash together in a strongly romantic and dramatic way. When she meets Tabbruis, Charmeine’s powers as a Light-Bearer, one who throws lightning, is triggered and grows exponentially.

Will Charmeine and Tabbruis fulfill their destinies?   Will they realize their importance in both the Blood-Hunter and Light-Bearer world? 

"Mactus" is the Second Novel in "The Light-Bearer Series."  The romance and action develop and deepens between our two ill-fated lovers, Tabbruis and Charmeine.

“Mactus” means well-done in Latin, and as our Tabbruis and Charmeine proclaim their love for one another, they are reminded of the daunting task before them.  However, their union is joyous and very romantic.  

Tabbruis and Charmeine’s love deepens and grows stronger.  However, they are both thrown when Charmeine is revealed to be the Queen of Light and Tabbruis is the King of Darkness!

Their son, Shane, brings an addition to the family, his fiancée, Sandra Gomez!  She bonds with Charmeine and Tabbruis instantly.  Can Charmeine and Sandra work together to defend themselves from the powerful Elder Council Blood-Hunter Pascal’s attack?

"Mactus" is a romantic and exciting book is a page turner from the beginning to end! 

"Accendo" is the Third Novel in "The Light-Bearer Series."  Reality knocks our two star-crossed lovers, Tabbruis and Charmeine into the now when they have to plan to battle the Evil Blood-Hunter Elder Council.

Charmeine is cut to the core because of Tabbruis’ lack of faith in her ability to lead.  Will their love survive?  Will their faith in each other be tested as they begin their new life together? 

Tabbruis and Charmeine find their close relationship is challenged with unbelief and lack of trust. 

The battle to freedom from the Dark and Evil forces which Lucifer has let loose on the Earth is harder than Tabbruis and Charmeine ever imagined.

Their family also suffers a serious loss.  Can they recover and pick up the pieces?   "Accendo" is a romantic and exciting book is a page turner from the beginning to end!


The Fourth Novel in "The Light-Bearer Series" is "Seditious."  This book is the continuation of Tabbruis and Charmeine's romantic and turbulent love story and mission on Earth to battle Lucifer's minions!

Tabbruis and Charmeine’s life at the ‘Castle Charmeine’ is blissful until reality of the ruling the Elder Council Blood-Hunters hits them in the face.

In "Seditious" Tabbruis and Charmeine find that their love is tested in the most heinous way possible. 

Then, as a one-two punch, Lord Cromwell, one of the most deadly and powerful Blood-Hunter ever has escaped the Elder Council Prison.  Lord Cromwell sends his beautiful agent to cause trouble for Tabbruis and Charmeine and wants something that they have!

Charmeine runs away from the 'Castle Charmeine' to forget the betrayal of her most beloved husband Tabbruis. 

Can Tabbruis win Charmeine back?  How can he make her understand?

Exciting all the way to the end!  "Seditious" will have you turning page after page in this story of passion, betrayal and seduction.

 “Seditious” the fourth novel, will have you riveted from the beginning.


“Ransom” is the Fifth Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” Can Tabbruis convince Charmeine, his love and soul-mate to take him back?  Will Charmeine be able to forget the pain of the past?

Tabbruis and Charmeine take their new family on a much needed and impromptu vacation; however, there is always a twist and turn for them to recover from.

The children of Dmitri are growing up fast and there is an addition to the 'Castle Charmeine'.

Lord Cromwell, plans a deadly attack on the 'Castle Charmeine' and he takes something precious to Charmeine.  However, he wants something in exchange.

Can Charmeine and her family battle this deadly adversary?

Tabbruis and Charmeine’s family bond together to fight Lord Cromwell and more surprises are in store for the star-crossed lovers, Tabbruis and Charmeine!

A must read for all who have read “Charmeine," "Mactus," "Accendo," and “Seditious” in “The Light-Bearer Series.” However, "Ransom" can be a stand-alone novel in its own right!

Charmeine woke up and the sun had set with a fireball moon rising outside of the picture window.
She noticed she was wearing a white silk camisole and most of all… smelled roses!  She put her arm up to her nose and smelled the wonderful scent of her rose lotion.  She deduced Tabbruis brought it with him.
Charmeine smiled and felt content.
Charmeine saw Tabbruis in the door way with his legs spread apart and his hands over his chest.  She loved seeing him like that.  He looked like more like a statue, a piece of art, than a man.  Tabbruis was exquisite and perfect, more so than any man she had ever seen in her life.
Tabbruis turned to look at her and saw she was awake.  Tabbruis whispered, “I am sorry Charmeine, you fell asleep.  I wanted you to be comfortable.  I brought you in and changed you out of the wet suit.”
Charmeine said with a smile, “Roses?”
Tabbruis furrowed his brow as he replied, “Yes… I brought a bottle with me.  I thought you would like it.”
Charmeine said inhaling the wonderful scent, “You have no idea how much I love it.”
Tabbruis sighed in relief.
Charmeine whispered, “What did the light-bearer say to the blood-hunter?”
Tabbruis replied in a whisper, “What?” as he walked over to the bed.
Charmeine whispered, “Kiss me.”
Tabbruis bent down and hovered over Charmeine holding her face looking her in the eyes until he kissed her.
The kiss was sweet but full of the longing he had for her and only her.
Charmeine saw his eyes were green pinpoints full of want and she melted into his arms.  She said, “Make love to me husband.”
Tabbruis started to shower Charmeine in kisses.  She began to dispatch her clothes.
Tabbruis held her hand and whispered, “I have all night to make love to you, wife, and I intend to do just that.”





Emily Guido is a very new Paranormal Romance Independent Author. She was inspired to start writing "The Light-Bearer Series" because one day she got an idea of two characters of light and dark that needed to have their epic romance story told. Not ever dreaming a week later she would have over a 100,000 words written. When Emily writes, it is similar to you or I watching a movie.  She pictures the characters in her head going through vivid descriptions of each scene.  There are so many nuances going through her mind that she cannot type fast enough.

Emily is has self-published “Charmeine” and “Ransom” within a five month period.  Currently she is writing the Third Novel in "The Light-Bearer Series," "Conundrum," and hopes to release in December 2012. Emily works at a College full time and is pursuing her MBA  degree full time also.

Interview with Emily Guido .

Ø Do you write under a pen name?

Ø I don’t write under a pen name for “The Light-Bearer Series.”  I think my family and friends are my very good support.  However, I feel if I had a choice again, I would have used a pen name.


Ø What day were you born?

Ø On a Saturday, March 2


Ø Do you have a nickname?

Ø Yes, I did in school, Twinkie!  I ate Twinkies and Chocolate Milk every day for lunch in high school.  Talk about the worst thing for you…. wow!


Ø Did you have a favorite toy as a child?

Ø I wanted a Baby Tender Love and never got one.  So, I will have to say that my favorite toy was never a toy.  It was the little two foot tall pool my family put in for us kids.  Believe me when you have 90 plus degree heat… a little two foot tall pool is a God Send for any kid!


Ø Do you ever write in your PJ’s?

Ø Always write in my ‘comfy’s.’  I can’t write in my street clothes.  I have three cats so as soon as I get home, I put my comfy’s on to avoid getting my street clothes covered in fur.


Ø If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?

Ø If I could know what I know now… I would go back to being a kid again.  I wish I had the chance to do it.  There is so much I would change!



Ø If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?

Ø I would love to talk to the original Queen Elizabeth I, Einstein, Beethoven, David Gandy, Tabbruis (the Hero of my books)


Ø If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

Ø Kindle with enough batteries to run on.  If not, Wuthering Heights, Asprin, and Antibiotics.


Ø What is one book everyone should read?

Ø Everyone should read Wuthering Heights, awesome book!


Ø If you were a superhero what would your name be?

Ø Music-woman! I love people but a lot of times when I work, I want music and peace and quiet.


Ø If you could have any superpower what would you choose?

Ø I would love to be able to help everybody!  I hate watching or standing by not being able to help.


Ø What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Ø Rocky Road


Ø If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?

Ø I would like to have met Leonardo Da Vinci.


Ø What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

Ø Bacon cooked exactly the way I like it!


Ø Night owl, or early bird?

Ø Both, I stay up late at night to write and get up early in the morning to write



Ø One food you would never eat?

Ø Sauerkraut!


Ø Pet Peeves?

Ø Not having enough time to do everything I want to get done.  Being interrupted constantly while I’m trying to concentrate. 


Ø Skittles or M&Ms?

Ø Always M&M’s mmmm chocolate… always!


Giveaway Time - One e  copy of the First book in the series is up for grabs just leave me a comment and your email addy. ;)

Taking Control Tour and Spotlight by Virginia Nelson

Looking for love…
When she got voted off "Find Your Hubby," a reality tv gameshow, Mellie gave up on finding love.
 In all the wrong places...
Everyone knows that you are more likely to get hit by lightning than find a husband once you're 40. Using the last of her winnings in a spur of the moment fling, she pays for a matchmaking service that offers you the perfect person-For One Night Only.
Can you buy passion?
When the 'perfect person' they find her is a woman, she first questions their selection service...Then her own desires.
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About the Author:
Virginia Nelson spends her days chasing three very active kids around.  When she is not doing this, or plotting taking over the world, she likes to write, play in the mud, drive far too fast and scream at inanimate objects.  She can often be found listening to music that is far too loud and typing her next fantastic tale of blood, sex and random acts of ineptitude.  Romance, in Ms. Nelson's opinion, is not about riding off into the sunset on the back of a horse with the knight in shining armor- it is about riding the dragon.  If the knight can keep up… well, that is love.
"Maybe dancing wasn't the best idea."
I knew it. She doesn't find me attractive. Damn it.
Not sure why the thought bothered her so, she shrugged and followed Alex out the front doors of the restaurant. The beach, painted in hues of violet and blue, emitted a whispering murmur of surf and night. Everything smelled fresh and alive, the air full of excitement.
Or maybe she reacted to the pulsing energy she longed to find an outlet for.
Going through a mental tally of reasons her date-her paid date-wouldn't like her. From the extra ten pounds she could never lose, to her lack of conversational skills, caused mostly by nerves, there were a thousand possible reasons Alex might not find her attractive.
Lost in thought, she wobbled when Alex spun her, pinned her to a wall, and closed hot lips over her own. Opening her mouth to seek out the other woman's tongue, she compared it to kissing a man. Similar, but at the same time, very different-softer, sweeter tasting. Unbelievably erotic.
The word blazed in her mind as Alex's body pressed hers against the wall, her lips both seducing and demanding response. Alex's tongue slid into the recesses of her mouth as if it belonged there, while she caught the hair at Mellie's nape and yanked her head to the side. Almost too much…but added up to just what she wanted.
The kiss took her breath away.
She couldn't think. So good. So right, somehow.
And then she surfaced, gasping, as Alex stepped back, licked her lips, and stuffed her hands in her pockets. Her mouth quirked into a cocky grin. "Been wanting to do that all night."
Mellie nodded, lifting one hand to her throat, fingertips pressing on the hyper-aware flesh. Swallowing, she tried to determine what she thought of the experience.
"Sorry. I mean, if I took you by surprise or whatever."
Mellie nodded again. Her body a furnace, need welled up like a fist to punch her in the gut. Possibilities stretched out, and she hungered to taste more-wanted to touch and be touched.
"Uh, so…if it made you uncomfortable…?"
She did not want to discuss it.
Live each day like it is your last.
Catching Alex's wrist, she tugged her closer and merged their mouths.