Hi my hot cute girly and boy geeks of course. Today I have something special for you. Remember my author friend and also guest blogger Emily Guido? Her first novel Charmeine is free today on Smashwords. So I urge, no demand you all go over there, use the code below and pick up a copy of your own, of this marvelous and amazing book.
I got to know Emily when I just started blogging last year and we became good internet galpals. Because unfortunately she lives in the US and I’m stuck here in the Netherlands. But that isn’t a problem for an awesome friendship.
She asked me to read her first book Charmeine. Back then it was all her novels combined in one. And because she was a self publishing author (huge respect) it was also unedited. But even without proper editing I could see this book was a jewel. I read it within 4 days, skipping many hours of sleep to finish it.
Luckily a publisher also found her books worth printing and now her first book Charmeine, where it all began is split in multiple books. I am so happy for Emily that she is given the chance to fulfill this dream of hers. I mean, she wrote 100.000 words in under a week! She has a family, work, she studies. Talk about a powerful woman and an inspiration to many aspiring authors out there (including myself). She never gave up fighting for her baby to be published. Even throughout some nasty reviews or unsupporting people, she still continues and I count myself lucky to be one of her friends.
So when she asked me to help her promote her book Charmeine on my blog I didn’t have to think about it and I actually managed to find some other blogger friends who were happy to help as well. (Ah the wonderful book blogging community).
And doing this promo tour gave me a good excuse to finally delve into her first book again, now completely edited, revised and as it should be. And I still loved every second reading it. I will be adding a new review in this post, but first here is the promo tour with all the information you need to know, and more important, the link and code for a free copy on smashwords.
APRIL 19, 2013
The First Novel in
The Light-Bearer Series
Smashwords coupon: HB94P
Synopsis of “Charmeine”
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 and 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?
RAVE REVIEWS for “Charmeine” by Author Emily Guido
“Romance between a Vampire and a light bearer is something so new, I had to read this book to find out what the buzz and feel is all about …
All I can say is that book didn’t disappoint at all! A must read!”
“This is a great read, and a terrific debut novel!”
“The author’s story got me hooked. I think the readers will feel the same.”
“This story is a fantastically tender, romantic one of timeless love.
This story is well worth a read!”
“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
“Well done Emily, this is a great debut novel!”
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. 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 works at a College full time, and pursuing her Master of Business Administration.
YA, PNR, Paranormal Romance, Vampire, Angels, Action and Adventure, Historical
Where to find/follow Emily:
So here is my own revised review about the debut novel Charmeine by Emily Guido. To start off with my own words “Move over Edward, there’s a new player in town called Tabbruis.”
I am and always be a vampire girl; although I love a good werewolf novel, or some other supernatural creepy critters, vampires are and will forever be my favorite “monster”.
And I do love a story that isn’t the same as every other story out there. I mean, how many Dracula rip-offs can a girl read and still be enjoying herself. Let me tell you, not much.
I was so surprised by Charmeine. Angels who turn out to be vampires, who turn out to be angels? Talk about a surprising plot twist. The love couple of the century, forever soul mates, split up and doomed to roam the earth without each other. Until a strong urge and a Billy Joel concert brings them together, although they don’t know it.
I love how Charmeine is written. This lovely and sweet teacher. Without knowing her past, a good sense of right and wrong, but also carefree and living in the moment. Enjoying normal things like rose scented body lotion and a love for the ocean. She could be any of us girls. These little things make her that you can identify with a character. She isn’t flawed, she has doubts and quirks just like any of us, but that’s what makes her human.
And the beautiful and stunning Tabbruis. Living for decades, not knowing where he’s from. Waking up with a sudden urge for blood and for years take what you can get, not really caring for what happens after. Until, one day, he redeems himself and stops with the killing and murdering. Trying to do good. You feel for him, for his tiredness, not knowing his place in the world. Just a couple of friends and a code to live by, which he doesn’t agree on.
And the funny and young Shane. Working his ass of (excuse my language) to finally have enough money so he can ask his girl to marry him. Now that’s a proper gentleman. He wants to build a proper life and family of his own, growing up in a foster home with Charmeine looking after him as his big sister.
So what would you do if you find out that you walked into your soul mate, but he is supposed to be this big bad evil and you are on the side of the light? You are natural sworn enemies and supposed to kill each other. The saying love conquers all really does apply here, but also that you have to fight for that love, to keep and hold it.
The book is written in a fast pace, you will have trouble to put it down and go to sleep. It’s funny, thrilling, romantic and don’t we all wish we have our own Tabbruis in our lives? That tall dark mysterious stranger with a dark edge but a heart of gold?
This is definitely one of my favorite vampire / romance novels out there. And although a lot of supernatural romance novels feel like otherworldly and not gonna happen in a million years, this feels like there really can be a Tabbruis and Charmeine walking around. And like I said before, you need to read it. You have no excuse now to not read it, it’s free! All you need to do is click that link! And if you enjoyed it as much as I did. Go to Amazon, support this amazing author by buying her other novels, you won’t be disappointed, cause the story doesn’t end with Charmeine.
Thankfully not, because Charmeine leaves you craving for more!
Last time I gave it 4 out of 5 stars, this was due to the fact of the unedited process. Well, I don’t have that excuse any more. So I upped my rating to 5 out of 5 stars!
Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy.