{eBook Tour} Review: CHARMEINE, MACTUS, & ACCENDO by Emily Guido

Today we have something a little unusual. I am reviewing the first three (yes I said 3) books in The Light-Bearer Series – Charmeine, Mactus, and Accendo!

Also, Emily is giving away an ecopy of “Charmeine” or “Mactus” to one lucky commenter (so leave her a note below Winking smile).

The Light-Bearer Series, #1

PDMI Direct (September 2, 2012)
YA, Paranormal, Christian, Romance

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?


"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!

I read these three as a back-to-back read and just WOW! The story is so compelling that you simply can’t stop reading. This is not your normal vampire / angel story! There is a heavy Christian influence to this story and yes, the angels are all Christian Angels. For me this was a deterrent BUT even with that I couldn’t put the books down.

The love between Char and Tab is so powerful and sweet that you are sucked right in (pun intended Winking smile). Then there are the wonderful support characters that make up their family, friends, brothers-at-arms, etc. Each is compellingly written and ‘real’ that you feel like you really know these people and cry, laugh, hope and hate for them as you travel with them through the story and events of Charmeine, Mactus, and Accendo.

These are a must read if you love paranormal romance, especially if you love fangs and light! A truly delicious read.

Note: This is a review of the first three books of the series.

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!


"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!

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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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. Oh My what a wonderful REVIEW… WOW! I am truly humbled and thankful. Sincerely, Emily

  2. The series sounds great. Thanks for the review. And best wishes to you Emily.

    • Maria D. on September 24th, 2012 at 10:08 am

    This sounds like a really different and interesting paranormal series – thanks for the reviews

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