Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Feature & Giveaway: Charmaine

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!

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.

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! 

Here is an excerpt from book 1, Charmeine.

(Author’s Note: Charleen is really Charmeine… she just doesn’t know it yet)
Tabbruis stared at her mainly because he was bracing for a rejection.  He leaned on terrace doors with his arms crossed and took a big breath trying to figure out why he just made the admission to her. 

Tabbruis thought to himself, ‘We are so incompatible.  After she is safe, I should leave her and forget,’ but even so, he did not know if he could escape her magnetism.  It was as if she enchanted him by just one look at her beautiful face.   
Charleen took a deep breath trembling from the stare of his deep emerald-green eyes.  She, quite frankly, didn’t feel worthy of him.  She felt like she was a scared and lonely 15 year-old again wandering the streets outside Holbrook, Long Island, bereft of memories of friends and family… she was incredibly alone. 
Charleen wanted to run up to him and at the least, touch his troubled face before he would dismiss or reject her and send her to bed like a child.  However, she had no experience with relationships and blushed at even the thought of touching him. 
Charleen got up and walked over to the railing of the terrace looking at the New York Harbor, and her long golden blonde hair whipped around her shoulders.  Still keeping her eyes on the Harbor, she said quietly, “I was found only a few years ago, not having any memory before that.  However, I’ve been alone.” 
She turned looking at Tabbruis smiling with tears welling in her eyes and said, “I met Shane, but he was like a baby brother to me.  I took care of him,” she chuckled, “He was always getting into one mess after another.” 
Charleen wiped her eyes and turned away from Tabbruis sighed and lowered her head saying, “Loneliness… it is torture in a way.  No, it’s worse, because at the end of the torture, you have rest.” 
Charleen turned and with her tear-filled eyes looked at Tabbruis intently saying, “There is no rest from one minute of loneliness because it fills your being and wraps your heart so tight; it doesn’t want to beat because it just hurts too much to go on.” 
Not waiting for his reaction, Charleen turned toward the Harbor looking away from him.
Tabbruis closed his eyes and thought, ‘My God!  She has just described all the centuries I have been on Earth in that one sentence.’ 
Tabbruis lowered his head and put his hands up to his face while looking up thinking, ‘God, what do I do?  Please help me?’ 
Still facing the Harbor and not having the courage to turn and look at him, Charleen said wiping another tear away, “I know blood-hunters and light-bearers are supposed to destroy each other, but I am hopeful you and I are… unique.”

Now, Tabbruis is the one who looked at her intently and thought, ‘What is she saying?’ 
Charleen could feel Tabbruis' eyes on her, but she was afraid to look him in the eye. 
Keeping her head toward the Harbor, Charleen took a big breath saying, “A blood-hunter and a light-bearer we may be, but even if you do not want to admit it… there is a link between us." 

Tabbruis walked up beside her to look out at the Harbor also and put his hands out on the railing next to hers.  All of a sudden, he could feel a small current from her hand into his.  Tabbruis loved the feeling of it. 

Charleen looked down at her hand and thought, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe I’m doing that.’  Then resolutely she thought, ‘I don’t care, I am not ashamed.’ 

Still thinking Tabbruis was going to reject her, she kept her hand still and turned to look at the Harbor saying, “Like my hand sparking next to yours, I don’t know what it is.” 

Tabbruis looked at the Harbor also and said, “It would be easier to deny there is a link…” and he looked down at her hand while it sent waves of light over to his hand, “but I have to recognize there is a link between us and admit it.” 

Tabbruis could feel her energy surging into him and let his hand linger there next to hers while they looked out over the Harbor.  He wanted to tell her that all those centuries of emptiness were washed away when he laid his eyes on her. 

Steadying his nerves, Tabbruis reached over and picked up her right hand, and they turned to each other watching the streams of light dance around their two hands.  She began to smile and so did Tabbruis. 

Charleen said softly, “This has never happened to me before.” 

Tabbruis grinned saying, “Not with anyone else?” 

Charleen said, “I’ve never seen the light until tonight. Do you think it’s because of you; maybe?” 

Tabbruis was smiling because he was so happy, this never happened to anyone but him and it made him connect to her on a whole new level of closeness. 

She said, “Does it hurt?” 

Tabbruis sighed reveling in the sensation.  With a smile, he replied dreamily, “No, it feels like tingling warmth.  It is an excellent sensation.” 
Charleen smiled saying, “So it’s not a self-defense reaction.” and she smiled wide saying, “It must be because my light likes you!” 
Tabbruis repeated in head, ‘Because her light likes me?’  Wonderment filled Tabbruis and he smiled looking down at the twirling spirals of light.  Charleen put her left hand up and he put his other hand on it.  Her hand began to send tendrils of swirling light to his hand. 
Tabbruis said, “You cannot even imagine how good it feels.” 

Charleen said, “It really looks like it hurts you.” 

Tabbruis said, “But I only feel warmth and tenderness.” 

They stood watching their hands which were tenderly holding each other.  Their hands were doing what they wanted to do with their bodies, to be together, holding each other.

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