Sunday, April 22, 2012

Charmeine Blog Tour! Review and Guest post, Win $25-50 Amazon Gift Cards!

Charmeine, a new Paranormal Romance is now on tour! Author Emily Guido was kind enough to pick me, at Shadow Blog Tours to organize her tour and it has been a pleasure :) Read after my review and Emily's Steamy Guest Post below to see how you can win a $25-$50 Amazon Gift Card, a Signed Bookmark and free eBooks! That's amazing prizes, just for you!!!

Title: Charmeine
Series: The Light-Bearer Series
Author: Emily Guido
Published: 2012
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My Review:
Can romance develop between a heavenly Light-Bearer and a hellish vampire Blood-Hunter? 

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

 Charmeine just came to the Earth in 1997. Little did she know her destiny was to be Queen of all the Light-Bearers?

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.

Charmeine and Tabbruis soon find out they were made by God for each other; however, on the day God cast Lucifer out of Heaven, they were split up by some mistake. Charmeine sacrificed herself to save her Tabbruis but they were sent to Earth as total opposites and in different times. Tabbruis never remembered Heaven, Charmeine or their child. Until he met Charmeine, he did not know he was the King of Darkness and destined to be her Husband on Earth as he was in Heaven.

Once Tabbruis and Charmeine proclaim their love for one another, they have to battle their way to freedom from the evil forces on Earth.

Tabbruis knows there is something missing in his life; he always sees a face calling to him, but never knows what the face want’s from him. Tabbruis is a Bloodhunter, a fallen angel who wonders the earth and survives on blood. After he meets Charleen, he finally knows his purpose… love and protect her. 

Charleen can’t help the instant attraction she feels for the hunky and charming Tabbruis. She has never needed a man before, but she can’t help but connect to Tabbruis, and connect they do! 

Tabbruis and Charleen soon fall madly in love, but can love save them from the evil after their newly renewed family? 

Author, Emily Guido does a fabulous job of creating loveable and unforgettable characters. You can feel the love she put into the story behind every word. Tabbruis and Charleen (Charmeine) share a love that all of us dream about. The scenes were beautifully described and the plot is creative and intriguing. The Light-Bearer Series is sure to be the next fabulous Angel series on your “To-Read” shelf!

Favorite Quotes:

“Loneliness… it is torture in a way. No, it’s worse, because at the end of the torture, you have rest.”

" I… don’t know why but I’m drawn to you. You quiet me and stir my passion all at the same time.”

I love the cover of Charmeine! Not only does the couple look how I imagine Tabbruis and Charmeine would but the setting sun in the background really makes Charmeine's beautiful dress pop! I am giving this cover an A
I recommend this book to lovers of Paranormal Romance with a thing for angels and vampires. If you like this book keep a look out for book two in the series!

“Charmeine” the First Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” By Emily Guido

Interview with the HOT MEN of the Castle Charmeine

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*…

Gentlemen Good Evening!
ALL: Good Evening.

Let me start out with a general question just to break the ice. Do all four of you live at the Castle Charmeine?
ALL: Yes.

Now, who originally owed Castle Charmeine?
Tabbruis: I think Dmitri should answer that one.
Dmitri: Oh my… Well, you see my dear; I came to Romania a long time ago, millenia 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…

Excuse me. 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)

Oh well that’s okay… (Turning to Tabbruis), Tabbruis tell me about yourself?
Tabbruis: 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?

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 accent) I am constructing new rooms… 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!

(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!

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…
Tabbruis: Dmitri… I think she means that we are some sort of eye-candy for the ladies…
Dmitri: Oh my…
Thomas: Ugh… (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)

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?

(Fanning myself with my notebook) You all… all blood-hunters are this gorgeous?
Tabbruis: Well women seem to be naturally attracted to us.

(Getting a drink of water) How could women not be attracted?
Neal: (Gruffly) Don’t look!
Thomas: She’s a human woman, she’s attracted just because you aren’t attracted to her doesn’t mean she can’t look.
Neal: Well, I am certainly no one’s eye candy!
Dmitri: Oh my

Have you had women falling over you before?
Tabbruis: Many times… but I waited millennia for Charmeine!
Thomas: I’ve… I’m taking the fifth on that!
Dmitri: Oh my!
Neal: Never, thank God!

(Pulling her hair up and fanning myself) Tabbruis, can you tell me your favorite past time 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.

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 her so… Thomas, Dmitri and Neal: We know!!!

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!”

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 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 currently editing the second novel, in "The Light-Bearer Series," Ransom, soon to be published in May 2012. She is currently working at a College full time, and pursuing her Master of Business Administration.

Next Tour Stops
April 24-Makayla's Book ReviewsReview, Giveaway
April 25-Apparitions of TerrorGuest Post
April 26-Once Upon A BookReview, Interview, Giveaway
Visit HERE to view the full tour schedule and enter in more giveaways!

Grand Giveaway Time!
Want to win big? Emily is offering up some great prizes during the Charmeine Blog Tour! For her Grand Giveaway one winner will win a $50 Amazon Gift Card, Signed Bookmark and free Charmeine eBook! Two winners will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card, Signed Bookmark and free Charmeine eBook! Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter and tweet and follow for extra entries! Giveaway is US and International and you do not have to be a follower of this blog to enter, but as always, it is much appreciated, good luck!
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My Mini Giveaway!

Emily is letting me giveaway a Signed Bookmark and free eBook to one lucky winner in my own blog giveaway. Comment below to be entered and leave your name and email address. Giveaway is US and International. Good Luck!


bookdork79 said...

Great Interview with hawt men!!!!!

Carrieann said...

i want to move to Castle Charmeine! lol ;) great interview with the men!



Darling Nikki said...

Sexy Men always sell books! Yummy! Fab interview!

Bonnie Regan said...
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Ashley K. said...

Awesome!! :) I'm intrigued!

Mel B said...

WOW!! I just discovered Emily! I love it! With summer break coming in a few days, I will be doing lots of reading! Men of Castle Charmeine here I come!!
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Proserpine said...

Oh my! Look at these Hot Mem of the Castle Charmeine O.O Can I have one pleeeaase!!! LOL Nice review, I put this one on my TBR pile for sure, and will looking for the rest of this series too :)

Proserpine @ Proserpine Craving Books

bisublivinginvanillaworld said...

Your book is going to do great, who could pass up reading about these hotties ;)!

Rose Salvatore said...

Two giveaways in a row? Awesome! I'd like to win that book! :)

Rose Salvatore said...

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Diana said...

Men of the Castle Charmeine seem very very interesting! Thank you for the giveaway.

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June M. said...

This sounds like a great book. I am very interested in reading it.

LadyVampire2u said...

Awesome new author and book series for me to read. Thanks for the giveaway!
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jane appleton said...

Sounds an amazing book to read can't wait love the cover
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Kanya said...

Nice interview (I'm fanning myself with my keyboard right now!). I can't wait to read more about those guys. Thanks for entering me!
Kanya :)