Charmeine (The Light-Bearer #1) by Emily Guido Review

February 21, 2013

Charmeine (The Light-Bearer, #1)

Originally reviewed in May, 2012

I started following http://emilyguido.com/ She is the author of Charmeine, the first book in the new Light Bearer Series. Everyday I would impatiently check my email waiting for another excerpt from her book Charmeine. When I found out that the next book in the series is going to be released soon, I decided that I needed to read the entire book, not just the snippets. So I purchased my copy (first book I’ve bought in ages) and started to read…

In Heaven, Charmeine and Tabbruis are worried. Charmeine, an Angel of Harmony, has a mission to provide harmony and peace in times of trouble. Lately she feels a serious drain on her power and her ability to provide harmony was lessening daily. Tabbruis is the Angel of Self-Determination and is several levels higher than Charmeine. He allows us to use our free will and inspires us to think of new ways to do things. He must help an Archangel to have conviction in his beliefs and will therefore be unavailable to the family for most of the day. They are waiting to hear what the Prophecy will bring but neither believes it will be good news.

We then go back, back to a time before Tabbruis and Charmeine have met. When Tabbruis used another name and Charmeine had no idea who she really was or what her real name was. Back before love had finally made them complete.Tabbruis is a Blood Drinker, a vampire. He believes his destiny is to walk earth always in need of blood. Human blood is best, but Tabbruis has learned to use wild animal blood instead to curb his craving. He can go out in sunlight, but prefers the darkness, he seldom sleeps, he is very wealthy and very handsome. People usually bend to his will with little or no problem. He prefers to be alone. The sound, the smell and the action of the sea calms him.

Charleen has beautiful brown eyes and a very sweet nature. Summer is her favorite time of year, she loves the feel of sun on her skin. She learned Judo so she will never be a victim. She has never really dated and has never really been attracted to any man, and she has no interest in finding out why. She tries to tell herself she is happy but she knows that really she wants a man in her life, someone to share with. Charleen loves to go and watch the waves at the sea-shore. it’s very peaceful.Tabbruis and Charleen meet. They stare deep into each others eyes and they know. They have found the other half of themselves.

But will it be enough to overcome all the obstacles both known and unknown in their paths? Can there be happiness between two such different creatures?I am very satisfied with this story. There were many things to like such as vampires, the supernatural, action scenes, good characters who throughout the book evolve and a very emotional romance involving two people of different races/cultures.

I did at times feel the writing was a little stilted (the kindle edition needs some editing) and that did affect the flow of the story.

Overall, this is a great read, and a terrific debut novel for Emily Guido!

I look forward to the next book in the series.

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4 Responses to “Charmeine (The Light-Bearer #1) by Emily Guido Review”


  1. Susan! I hope you don’t mind! I am putting this on my blog tomorrow! I would like to send you the books in print and autograph them for you! It’s been a really busy year. I have been editing and editing.

    I think of you as my friend and matter of fact your name is on the cover of Charmeine!!! Please email me at guido.emily@gmail.com and if you want give me your address. I won’t be able to send them until next week.

    Each edition is edited better and better with changes. You won’t believe how my original books, Charmeine and Ransom turned out.

    The publisher split them up Charmeine = 3 books…
    Charmeine, Mactus and Accendo

    Ransom = 2 books
    Seditious and Ransom

    The publisher only has released Charmeine, Mactus and Accendo. He’s scheduling release of Seditious and Ransom soon.

    The books have been added to, edited, and enhanced. The stories are a cleaner read. I taught myself in the year about editing…. a lot. I hired an English editor but not a content or context editor. I did all that by myself. It is very hard work. I’m working on Seditious.

    Take care and let me know! Lots of love, Emily


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