Fellow New Jersey Romance Writers member Emily Guido is my guest today, sharing a peek into the world of her Light-Bearer series. Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win in her giveaway.
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I have been waiting for the interview for several days now. I didn’t know what to expect these gentlemen came in but I am pleasantly surprised to say the least… *swoon*…
Emily: Gentlemen Good Evening!
ALL: Good Evening.
Emily: Let me start out with a general question just to break the ice. Do all four of you live at the ‘Castle Charmeine’?
Emily: Now, who originally owed Castle Charmeine?
Tabbruis: I think Dmitri should answer that one.
Dmitri (in a thick Romanian accent): Oh my… Well, you see my dear; I came to Romania a long time ago, millennia as a matter of fact. (Chuckling) I had many experiences there and some of the folks used to make up a scary bedtime story about me… the “Red Dragon” is what they called me. But then Tabbruis came and we began to share the Castle…
Emily: Excuse me? (Wide open eyes) What do you mean by “Red Dragon”?
Dmitri: Oh my… Well my dear that is “Dracul” to you and I.
Dmitri: Well my love if you think that, that’s fine with me… (and smiled with bright white teeth and long eye-teeth)
Emily: Oh! Well that’s okay… (a little scared… turning to Tabbruis now…) Tabbruis please tell me about you?
Tabbruis (in a slight European accent): I… well I am just a happy man now that I have Charmeine. She lights up my life. Before I was…
Thomas: He was alone but not totally happy?
Tabbruis: Yes, quite right, not totally happy?
Emily: Well Thomas since you spoke up? How are you today?
Thomas: Yes, well… I’m fine. We are very busy at the Castle Charmeine. There are a lot of people there, and we constructing new rooms right now.
Neal (In a gruff African accent): My lover and husband, Hameal and I are constructing new additions to the Castle Charmeine… you three are trying not to get killed!
Tabbruis: That was Charmeine’s fault… she distracted me Neal.
Neal: That is no excuse for not paying attention; it was a power nail gun!
Emily (snickering): So I take it there was a mishap with a tool in the renovations?
Dmitri: Oh my… yes well, Tabbruis did not look where he was going and a nail shot Neal in the lower backside.
Thomas (laughing out loud): He shot him in the butt!
Dmitri: Oh my… yes but everything is fine. We, blood-hunters, heal very fast.
Tabbruis: Thank God for that!
Emily: So… on another subject… gentlemen, um tell me you are all so incredibly gorgeous, are all blood-hunters like you?
Dmitri: Oh my… well, I believe we are all classically handsome…
(giving a wink to EG… *she swoons*)
Tabbruis: Dmitri… I think she means that we are some sort of eye-candy for the ladies…
Dmitri: Oh my…
Thomas (Little squeak): I am… well yes ma’am… we are all… UGH!
Neal: Yes! I believe all blood-hunters are pretty good looking and incredibly gorgeous too!
Tabbruis: You would!!! Neal! (Rolling his eyes)
Emily: I’m getting something of an undercurrent to this question? Is there?
Dmitri: Oh well my love, we are all good-looking to the ladies… very much so.
Thomas: But we didn’t ask to be so good-looking… I guess it comes just natural?
Emily (fanning myself with my notebook): You all… I mean are all Blood-Hunters good-looking?
Tabbruis: Well women seem to be naturally attracted to us.
Emily (gets a drink of water… starting to get dizzy looking at these wowser men): How could women not be attracted?
Neal (gruffly): Don’t look!
Thomas: She is a human woman. She cannot help but be attracted. Neal, just because you are not attracted to her does not mean she cannot look.
Neal: Well, I am certainly no one’s eye candy!
Dmitri: Oh my…
Emily: Have you had women falling over you before?
Tabbruis: Many times… but I waited millennia for Charmeine, my love!
Thomas: I’ve… I’m taking the fifth on that!
Dmitri: Oh my!
Neal: Never, thank God!
Emily (pulling my hair up and taking a big gulp of water): Tabbruis, can you tell me your favorite pastime at the Castle Charmeine?
Tabbruis: That’s easy, spoiling my love, Charmeine. We have two horses, Tristan and Isolde, which we ride and go down to our private beach. Tabbruis smiled in revelry.
Emily: Private beach?
Dmitri: The Castle Charmeine has a beach flanking its property on one side, so we ride out there every chance we get.
Neal: Yes, Tabbruis and Charmeine are out there quite a lot.
Tabbruis: I will have to admit that Charmeine and I love the beach. I just want her to happy. I love Charmeine so much…
Thomas, Dmitri and Neal: We know!!!
Emily: Well, on that thought, (wetting my lips down and fanning myself) I will end this lovely interview. It certainly has been fun interviewing the “Hot Men From Castle Charmeine!”
“The Light-Bearer Series”
“Charmeine” First Novel
“Mactus” Second Novel
“Accendo” Third Novel
COMING IN JUNE…. “SEDITIOUS” Fourth Novel
Over eight millennia, Tabbruis (Tab-bree-us), a Blood-Hunter, has wandered the Earth alone aimlessly living through many historical events.
Unable to remember anything about her past, Charleen (aka Charmeine), a Light-Bearer, was found in 1997 as a teenager.
When they meet, the sparks fly among these polar opposites in a dramatic and passionate way. Will Charmeine and Tabbruis fulfill their destinies? Will they realize their importance in both the Blood-Hunter and Light-Bearer world?
Excerpt from “Charmeine”:
Charleen blushed at the thought of Tabbruis. She walked past him to the railing of the terrace overlooking the New York Harbor. Her long golden hair whipped around her shoulders. Keeping her eyes on the harbor she confided, “I was found in 1997 not having any memory before that. However, I’ve been alone.”
She smiled in remembrance. “I met Shane, but he was like a baby brother to me. I sort of took care of him.” Shaking her head, she smiled. “He was always getting into one mess after another.”
Wiping her eyes, she slowly turned away from Tabbruis’ penetrating gaze, “Loneliness…it’s torture in a way. No. It’s worse because at the end of the torture, you have rest.”
She rotated her body around to look him in the eyes and professed, “There is no rest from one minute of loneliness because it fills your being and wraps your heart so tight; it doesn’t want to beat because it just hurts too much to go on.”
He closed his eyes and thought, ‘My God! She has just described all the centuries I have been on Earth in that one sentence.’ He looked up at the moonlit, star-filled mosaic sky, and thought, ‘God, what do I do? Please help me?’
“I know Blood-Hunters and Light-Bearers are supposed to destroy each other, but I am hopeful you and I are…unique.”
He looked at her intently and thought, ‘What is she saying?’
She felt his stare and kept her head toward the harbor and declared, “A Blood-Hunter and a Light-Bearer we may be, but even if you do not want to admit it…there is a link between us.”
He walked beside her looking at the harbor also. He put his hands out on the railing next to hers. All of a sudden, Tabbruis could feel a small current run from her hand into his. He loved the feeling of it.
She looked down at her hand sparking to his and thought, ‘I don’t care. I am not ashamed.’ She knew he would reject her and kept her hand still. “Like my hand sparking next to yours, I don’t know what it is, but I can’t deny it.”
“Yes Charleen, it would be easier to negate our connection” and he gazed at her hand while it sparked waves of light to his, “However, I have to concede there is a bond between us.”
He could feel her energy surging into him. His hand lingered next to hers while they viewed the harbor.
Tabbruis wanted to tell her all the centuries of emptiness he experienced were washed away when he laid his eyes on her. With courage and intense need, he picked up her right hand.
They turned to each other watching the streams of light dance around their hands. They both smiled.
“This has never happened to me before,” she whispered.
“Not with anyone else?” Tabbruis was surprised and hopeful he was the only person on Earth she sparked for.
“I swear, I’ve never seen the light until tonight. Do you think it’s because of you?”
“Yes, I believe it is.” Tabbruis was smiling from ear to ear! He was overjoyed!
Because of this, Tabbruis and Charleen connected on a whole new level of closeness.
“Does it hurt?”
He sighed with a smile and dreamily replied, “No, it feels like tingling warmth. It is an excellent sensation.”
“So it’s not a self-defense reaction.” Then she smiled wide and with excitement. “It must be because my light likes you!”
He repeated in in his thoughts over and over again, ‘…because her light likes me.’ Wonderment filled Tabbruis. He smiled looking down at the twirling ribbons of light.
With her right hand resting on his, she put her left hand up, and he put his other hand on it. Her hand began to send tendrils of swirling light to his hand too.
With both of his hands enfolded in light, he whispered, “You cannot even imagine how good this feels.”
“The light really looks like it hurts you.”
“I only feel warmth and tenderness…your tenderness Charleen.”
They stood watching their hands as they caressed and held each other. Their hands were doing what they wanted to do with their bodies, to touch and hold each other.
A Giveaway! Emily will be giving a lucky commenter the first three ebooks of “The Light-Bearer Series” which are “Charmeine,” “Mactus,” and “Accendo.” Her question for you: Everyone is different, so what does romance mean to you?
About the Author:
Emily Guido is a new Paranormal Romance Author. She was inspired to start writing “Charmeine” because one day she got an idea of two characters that needed to have their 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 me 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. The novels “Mactus,” “Accendo,” “Seditious,” and “Ransom,” are the continuation of the wonderful adventures of the inhabitants of The Castle Charmeine!
Emily is currently writing “Conundrum” the Sixth Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” She is currently working at a College full time, and pursuing her Master of Business Administration.
“Charmeine” is listed number 1st out of 1961 books on Goodreads Best of Little Known Authors List, and 11th on The Best Independent Novels. She is with PDMI Direct Publishing.
Where to find/follow Emily:
“Charmeine” First Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0095B6IJC
“Mactus” Second Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009D6226M/
“Accendo” Third Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009J7P7E4/