Sep 23

Interview with Emily Guido, YA Paranormal Romance Author of the LIGHT BEARER SERIES

Emily Guido is a new Paranormal Romance Author. She was inspired to start writing “The Light-Bearer Series” because one day she got an idea of two characters that needed to have their story told. 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 "Charmeine," “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.

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Where were you born and where do you call home?

I’m glad you asked that question! I’m from Southern Indiana, but I came to New Jersey only 8 years ago. I really loved Indiana. It was a great life growing up there as a kid! I used to climb the dogwood tree beside my bedroom window and listen to the transistor radio while I read.

What or who inspired you to write?

I always wrote easily as a child and in college, and I loved Literature… British and American. I was never a writer per se. I was always a good at conveying my stories, reports or reviews on paper but I never wrote anything of the length of “Charmeine” originally was 140,000 words plus. However, my publisher split it up into “Charmeine,” “Mactus,” and “Accendo” because they said it was too long of a book for my genre. Writing “Charmeine” was out of left field for me. “The Light-Bearer Series” was just an obsession when I first started because I had to get the idea out of my head and on my laptop.

What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 30 or less words, what would you say?

My most recent book I’m working on is “Conundrum” and it is a continuation of the two ill-fated and totally opposite lovers, Tabbruis and Charmeine. They are battling evil once again and this Lucifer’s minion hits close to home endangering their family.

I love reading the warnings on the blurbs for many books. If you could write a warning label for yourself as a person or an author, what would it say?

That is a GOOD Question! I would definitely have a warning label that says, DO NOT READ if you don’t like Love, Angels, Vampires and Romance!”

What is the guided principle that governs your life?

I try to be nice to other people, not take myself too seriously, and always have a sense of humor. I love the concept of “Paying it Forward” too. I have to tell you that I believe every kindness bestowed on you should be given out in kind. I’m not a saint by any means but I try to make an extra effort to be kind.

Do your characters try to make like bunnies and create ever more convoluted plots for you? Or do you have to coax them out of your characters?

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“The Light-Bearer Series” is a love story about a sweet, innocent and somewhat playful romance between two star-crossed and totally different people, Tabbruis and Charmeine. During “Charmeine,” “Mactus,” and “Accendo” I wrote a lot of backstory and history which supports the other books coming up. Tabbruis and Charmeine meet in the first novel and sparks just fly!!!

I like to describe “The Light-Bearer Series” like building a Hot Fudge Sunday: ice cream (heaven), fudge (Tabbruis’ background), nuts (present day Tabbruis and Charmeine) and a cherry on top (their romance). I pile more of the romance, of course, but a lot more reveals about the supporting characters, and a lot more revealed about Tabbruis and Charmeine… I thought as I was writing it, “Whew, these kids never catch a break?”

What has been the toughest criticism you’ve been given as an author? What has been the best component?

My worst criticism is the editing! Editing is so hard to do yourself. However, I was an Independent Author starting out and didn’t have a publisher. Now that I have a publisher and editor, I don’t worry about it. However, I feel editing is such an easy fix; I do not take off stars for it. A star to me is the content and story! The best is the wonderful support that the author community has given me! I have made some wonderful friends and try to support them also!

Have you ever read a book more than once?

YES! Jane Austen books I read over and over again! I love
Brahm Stoker’s Dracula and read that over and over!

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Just to read this with no preconceived notions about Vampires and Angels… the book is not like a normal Paranormal Romance. The scenes that I have written from my head are not like anything I have ever read before. “The Light-Bearer Series” holds a lot of surprises and even when I wrote it, at one point I was up cheering in the middle of the night because I was so happy. You get really invested in these characters’ lives. I know your readers will enjoy the love, tears and humor.

CHARMEINE
The Light-Bearer Series, #1

PDMI Direct (September 2, 2012)

Available @ Amazon

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?

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"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!

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"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!

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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.

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“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 o
n 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!

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"Conundrum," the Sixth Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series.”

This novel is soon to be released in early 2013!

Undoubtedly, this novel will have more of Charmeine and Tabbruis’ adventures along with their family!

Follow Along With The Tour:

September 17 …Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews….Interview (Charmeine)
September 19 …Red Hot Books…..Review/Feature/Giveaway (Charmeine)
September 23 …House Millar….Review/Interview/Giveaway (Charmeine)
September 27 …Page Flipperz…Interview/Giveaway (Charmeine)
September 30 …House Millar Review/ Guest Post (Ransom)
October 1 …Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy Guest Post/Giveaway (Charmeine)
October 3 …The Bunny’s Reviews…Interview and Spot Light ( both books)
October 4 …Read 2 Review…Spot Light (both books)
October 5 …Reading Between the Lines Guest Post/Review/Giveaway (Charmeine)
October 7 …Page Flipperz .. Review/Giveaway (Ransom)
October 8 …Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy Interview/Giveaway (Ransom)
October 10 …Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm Review (Charmeine)
October 10 …Reading Between the Lines Guest Post (Ransom)
October 10 …Nette’s Bookshelf Reviews..Spotlight/ Giveaway
October 12 …Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm Review ( Ransom)

1 comment

  1. Fabulous! Each blurb is so intriguing. Excellent post.

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