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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  125 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Can romance develop between a Heavenly Light-Bearer and a Hellish Vampire Blood-Hunter?

Tabbruis is an extremely attractive Blood-Hunter who has reconciled himself to be alone forever. Over millennia Tabbruis has wandered the Earth alone, aimlessly living through many historical events.

Charleen (aka Charmeine) was found in 1997 as a teenager, unable to remember where she
Kindle Edition, First , 200 pages
Published January 12th 2012 by PDMI Publishing, LLC (first published 2012)
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Lady Raven RAVE!
Apr 22, 2012 rated it really liked it

Both Charmeine and Tabbruis descended to earth not remembering who they really are. Charmeine grew up in an orphanage and Tabbruis has been walking the earth for centuries as a blood hunter/ vampire. With a chance meeting, both will uncover secrets about themselves that will lead them to constantly fight to save their new but somewhat old discovered loved.


This was an appealing story that has caught me off guard in a surprising way. I would s
Emily Guido
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: favorites
Notes to Reviewers and Readers:
First, the Blood-Hunter race or Elders have been on Earth for thousands of years. Because of this, they do not use contractions like I'm, don't or can't. They communicate in a more refined way because of their age.

Second, there are several OLD editions out in circulation of my books. Please leave a review on the current edition. Please feel free to contact me, Emily, at to check the edition you have is the recent edition.
Carly Wallace
Apr 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Hea y'all Anne here and I want to tell y'all about Charmeine by Emily Guido. First off I read this book blind to what to expect, I hadn't read any reviews or breakdowns. This book was utterly amazing. Emily has created a story that will invade your mind and touch your soul. It's a sweet romance with no erotica which I happen to like, it allows the reader to follow the story baseline and not get distracted by heavy sex scenes. When I first started this book I noted that the start of the story bri ...more
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Move over Edward, there’s a new player in town called Tabbruis.

Emily Guido, a new Paranormal / vampire Author. She discovered me on wordblogg and I followed her on wordblogg, twitter, facebook you name it. She wrote a 100.000! word novel in 1 week!!!! Called Charmeine. I read her book in 1 week!!!

At first a little skeptical, an Angel as vampire? But that also intrigued me. I’m a sucker for original vampire love stories. And I must say I absoluty loved it!!!!!

Combine Angel from Buffy the Vampi
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
OH MY WOW !!!!
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 .. And all I can say is that book didnt disappoint at all !

Tabbrius is a blood hunter , and has been a loner like forever , thats until Charlene/Charmeine walks into his life - first in his dreams and everywhere he looks then for real .
Charmeine is an orphan who cant remember anything about her past . What she does know is that she has recen
Mar 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I adored this book! Loved it!

A few weeks ago, I received a message from one of my reviewer friends saying that I HAD to check out this book. I read the book without really knowing much about it, and without reading any reviews, which was unlike me. I fell in love!

Charmeine was an absolutely breathtaking book! The story is unbelievable. It's unique, it's powerful, it's romantic and it's beautiful! The novel is rather long, but it's a fast read because it's addictive and hard to put down for even
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful new series! Charmeine is an innocent, selfless, generous heroine who only wants what’s best for herself and her best friend Shane. Our hero, Tabburis is kind of tired and lonely until they meet, then, he’s very interested! This book not only has excitement to spare, but our author, Ms. Guido takes the time to build a wonderful foundation for her series in-between all the excitement. Ms. Guido has a very original story line, the twists and turns in this book! I am counting on Ms. ...more
Susan Ashcraft
May 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
I started following 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. Char
Melanie Adkins
Apr 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
We all know God created someone for everyone. Tabbruis and Charmenine were two such people. Actually Angels. Tabbruis was the Angel of Self Determination in the 4th choir of Angels. Charmeine was the Angel of Harmony in the 9th choir of Angels. They were the yin to each others yang. Their family was happy and doing well until they were ripped apart by a mistake. A miscalculation. For centuries they were each alone. Feeling as if something was missing but not sure what. Tabbruis, Tab Hunter, had ...more
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Angel and Vampire Lovers
Shelves: must-read, vampire, angels
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!

OMGosh I am loving this first installment immensely! Emily has created a world of LOVE going so deep, the hardcore romantic within me can totally feel the characters emotions.Thank you Emily Guido for following your heart and writing his beautiful story and for allowing me the privilege to Read~N~Review it.

This book spans from Heaven to Romania, it is filled with emotions that will make you laugh, cry, and feel all of it right along with the characters. I was so upset at one point I wanted to th
Apr 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This was an interesting read that will take you on a journey from Heaven to Earth. The story starts off in Heaven with the angels where we are introduced to Tabbruis who is the Angel of Self-Determination and Charmeine who is the Angel of Harmony. They are happily married but a great battle occurs between Lucifer and the other angels. Tabbruis and Charmeine wake-up on Earth not knowing who or what they are. Tabbruis wakes up a Blood-Hunter,someone who needs blood to live and Charmeine wake up a ...more
Carol Fitzpatrick
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I thought "Charmeine" offered so much!

It was a great love story and a lot of action. I was sure in the beginning that these heavenly and earthly beings would not survive. Charmeine was the heroine and so loved by Tabbruis. Their love was undying and how the author wove in all the characters to be a family which Charmeine was determined to do, and above all keep them safe. Of course, I was happy with the ending and how Shane fared. Shane was one the characters I liked so much. I felt his pain wh
Nicole Hill
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book draws you in from the first page. It starts off with preparations for a great battle in heaven and continues completely through with battles on earth. Charmeine and Tabbruis were made for each other in heaven and when they are separated for hundreds of years, with no memory of who or what they are, their mission looks pretty grim. But you will learn that where there is love, there is always the strength to go on.There is no down time in this story. There are no long bouts of filler inf ...more
Misty Harvey
Apr 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really like this book and I cannot wait for the second one. I am one that loves a strong female lead as well as a male. I had only read the small overview for the book before beginning it, and let me tell you, I was in lust.

Tabbruis grabbed a hold of me by my collar and pulled me through the book. It wasn’t many pages into it and I was hooked on the story. I wanted to know more about this blood hunter and the mysterious face he saw.

The more I read the more I loved this book. The emotion that
Steph at  Starry Night Book Reviews
Charmeine was amazing, this book is filled with love, devotion, pain, loss and will leave you with a rollercoaster of emotions. The characters were well developed as well as the story line. I really can’t wait for book 2!

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. Little does he know Charleen is the one he’s been se
Kathleen Burns
May 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

A real page turner:

"Charmeine" is a paranormal romance that is filled with, mystery, action, adventure,glimpes of hystory, spiraling plot points, solid backstory and wonderful intimate romance at its best.

Charmeine and Tabbrius are a couple who, against all odds, have found each other again after being separated.

This novel is much more than a book about Vampires and Angels, it was an adventure!

Charmeine and Tabbruis at their first time meeting was so poignant that I felt like a teenager again
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for Booked Up . Stay tuned for the review to be posted on Booked Up's goodreads account and the Blog ...more
Apr 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wow what a great read!! I was hooked!!!!!!!!;);)
M. Gwedo
May 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing

5 out 5 Star Review for "Charmeine"

I am not a big reader, so when I read books they have to be really good.

I read "Charmeine" because the wife said to. I am glad I did because I got into the story. "Charmeine" was a compelling book that I could not put down once I started it.

It had action in it and warped into something unexpected to me because it is pegged as a Paranormal Romance but it really had a lot more to offer.

My favorite part of the book is the historical mythology that the author cre
Law Reigns
May 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Tabbruis is a blood-hunter, vampire, but the author neveruses that word once in the novel and brings a refreshing twist to the vampirelore.

Charmeine (Charleen) is a powerhouse light-bearer, angel, who is beautiful, determinedand loves Tabbruis and her family very much.

Tabbruis and Charmeine are total opposites. When they meet, the sparks fly! However,light-bearers and blood-hunters are mortal enemies of each other. Because Tabbruis refuses to bend to theblood-hunter Elder Council to kill Charme
Sherry Fundin
As Tabbrius held Charmeine, he asked her if she thought the Prophecy would be revealed today.

Charmeine - Angel of Harmony

Tabbrius - Angel of Self Determination

Charmeine (The Light-Bearer, #1)

Tabbrius had fed from the stag and was ready for a hot shower. He hopped in his Dodge Charger SRT8 and drove to the hotel.

After his shower, he looked in the mirror and saw her. She appeared in the steam, a vision to behold. He knew it wasn't real, but he couldn't forget her.

For some reason, he felt an urgent
I realize I’m in the minority but I can’t get higher than 2.5stars here. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

The conceit of having the star couple (Tabbrius & Charmeine/Charleen) be “mortal” enemies is a well used saw and the journey to having them find their way to each other and ultimately impact each other’s lives was fine in the abstract. I had issues with the execution of it. I’m very sorry to say, this was disappointing. Not the storyline so much but the punctuation an
Mar 28, 2012 rated it liked it
The premise for Charmeine is not one that I've read before; an Angel cast out of Heaven by God along with Lucifer by mistake, leaving behind his wife and their child. His wife, unable to contemplate an existence without her husband, leaves Heaven to be with him on Earth. Although, I have to be honest and say that the Christian in me keeps whispering that God doesn't make mistakes.

I find the premise of this book to be rather unique as it's not one that I've encountered before in a market saturat
Dec 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
There are very small sections on by bookshelf and on my kindle which are dedicated to the DNF books. The reason that they are small is because I love to read and it is very rare for me not to finish the book, however trying in some cases it may be, mainly due to the respect for the author’s effort. Unfortunately, Charmeine will become the latest addition to this section as 3/4 through the book I just could not force myself to continue.
Writing a negative revue is not easy, especially for the boo
Jemima Pett
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ya
Charmeine is the first in the Lightbearer series. Emily Guido introduces us first to the origins of the Light-Bearers and Blood-Hunters, with some mythology in their original world, then we find Tabbruis on his own, trying to make sense of the earth. Blood-Hunters live here, encouraged by their Elder Council to make the most of the blood provided by the population of humans that spawns everywhere. Tabbruis and some friends decide that humans are, for them, off-limits, which is a slight relief if ...more
Mar 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, nook
Branching out into another genre that I haven’t spent many hours in, I was totally taken away with Charmeine. I couldn’t wait to get back into the mystery and the romance that awaited me inside my Nook and I wondered just how long this sensuous world would hold out before it came crushing down before them. Tabbruis, although he is over 8,000 years old is one hot guy who has just learned exactly who he is. A Blood-Hunter who has switched his thirst from humans to animals, he feels a calling to go ...more
Toni Jarvison Young Adult Paranormal Reviews

I think I found a new series that I am in love with...The Light-Bearer Series!

WOW! Blown away from the first book. I had an old edition but the author gave me the new edition and that is what I am reviewing.

This is going to be a great series, because I was up all night reading it on my iPad and could not put it down.

Why did I like it so much? Well, first and foremost, the author explains each character and doesn't introduce a lot of new characters at once. I was taken in by Tabbruis' violent tr
Victoria Danann
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
You should get in on the start of Emily Guido's career and stand back. Few young authors have the talent to draw attention to their first works. The fact that E.G. has already been recognized for her contribution in the new author category is so impressive.

This book deals surrounds the dark with light. It is written with youthful innocence and exuberance leaving the reader satisfied with an overall hopeful, optimistic outlook. I would especially recommend this series for YA or "smart 12's" and u
Sue Morris
Sep 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-challenge
Can light and dark live together? This is the question asked over and over in this book and many books thoughout time.
I started out not liking the book much. The male main character was questioning why was he here and kept "dreaming" of a face. The female main character is wondering why she was always alone and never "in love"... A story line I have read many times....
But as I kept reading I found myself drawn more and more into the story and wanting to know what happens next.

I really liked
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Emily Guido is a Published writer under Invictus/PDMI Publishing and Emily Guido Publishing, US. She is a Young Adult, Paranormal Romance Author. Inspiration to write The Light-Bearer Series came from a premise of light and dark characters who have an epic romance. Emily has published four novels, Charmeine, Mactus, Accendo, Seditious. She is working on more novels in The Light-Bearer Series Rans ...more

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The Light-Bearer (5 books)
  • Mactus (The Light-Bearer, #2)
  • Accendo (The Light-Bearer, #3)
  • Seditious (The Light-Bearer, #4)
  • Ransom (The Light-Bearer, #5)

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