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Charmeine (The Light-Bearer Series, #1)

Charmeine (The Light-Bearer Series, #1) by Emily Guido

 

 

 

I consider myself to be very lucky. As a book reviewer I am often asked by an author if I will give them an honest review of their book, usually in return for a copy of the book. I don’t often buy books anymore, I usually have a stack of to-reads waiting for me, although I never let my to-read list get so large that I can’t get to a book within 1 to 2 weeks.

 

 

 
I started following http://emilyguido.com  She is the author of Charmeine, the first book in the new 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 wealth 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 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. its 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 and it did effect the flow of the story. (I have the kindle edition from Amazon and like several kindle ebooks from Amazon that I have read there are many errors involving jumbled sentences, misspelled words and wrong punctuation. As I can’t be sure with whom the problem lies, I am not factoring those errors into my review).

 

 

 
This is a great read, and a terrific debut novel for Emily Guido! I look forward to the next book in the series. Check out some scenes from the book at http://emilyguido.com/


I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award

Special thank you goes out Emily Guido, author of thelightbearernovelist for nominating me.

Seven Things About Myself

1.)  I am married to a wonderful man and together we have 5 terrific children ranging in age from 29 to 16. My family is so incredibly important to me.

2.)  I read everyday. I always have a book, usually 2 or 3, at a time. I love to do reviews on the books and share my reviews with others.

3.)  I am a dog lover!  I have had a dog in my life since I was 5. My dog Simon is a mini dachshund and is my husband’s first experience with being a dog owner. Simon is quite the character, and is almost as stubborn as I.

4.) I love to read debut authors to get a sense of their style and skills.

5.)  When I review books, if I think the book is terrible, I will not bash everything about it. I will write down what I dislike, but always try to counter with something positive.  I always remember that the authors put so much effort and love into what they write, and even if I don’t care for a book, the next person may love it, and I wouldn’t want someone to pass up on a book simply on my say so.

6.)  I love to write and my blog is my way of doing so.

7.)  I don’t belong to any reading groups as I like to read what I want, when I want. I’ve tried over the years but as soon as I’m told what book to read, I no longer want to read it.  I just really don’t like to be told what to read.

I am nominating these 15 bloggers


1.)  Leighiandra Kasheen, she blogs and writes about children’s books. A great site to help you decide on books for your children.

Book Wormish

2.)  Meira Penterman, author/blogger with several helpful services on her site

meira@meirapentermann.com

3.) Lady Romp, a blogger for the Empowerment of Women. Great site with very positive, helpful links and comments.

LadyRomp

4.) Matthew D. Ryan, writer, philosopher, blogger. Interesting views on world events, with additional information about his books and short stories.

atoasttodragons.wordpress.com

5.)  Trevor Nagler blogs about movies. Great site with his view on movies you should see before you die.

filmphanatic

6.) This is a group of six who blog about books, events and their reviews. Great site with lots of information

Reflections of a Book Addict

7.) Poppy Lantern blogs about her thoughts, her feelings and about books she will read and has read.

poppylantern

8.) Cory, 25 years old, blogs about books, life and his writings

Ancient’s Writing Portfolio

9.)  A humorous blog about everything!

thescarletnumbers

10.)  Angela Wallace is a writer and sign language interpreter. Her blog is about her work and books she recommends for reading.

Angela Wallace ~ Elemental Magic

11.)  Stacy Mantle, her blog is an interesting mix of books and experiences

Life as a writer…

12.) Karen Payze, wife, mom, writer, artist, blogger. Her blog is a mix of everything she holds dear.

Drawing Room Days

13.) Laura blogs about books. Books she has read, books she has reviewed and books she would like to read.

fuonlyknew

14.) Dr. Anthony shares stories, thoughts and ideas on his blog. He is well-traveled and includes many photos

dranthonysblog

15.) H.N. Sieverding is an author. She blogs about her writings and others.

Inside the mind of a fantasy writer

Here are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Award:

VBA Rules

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award.

  •  Include a link to their blog.

  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.

  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award

  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

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