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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Book Review: Seditious by Emily Guido



Seditious is the perfect title for the 4th book in The Light-Bearer Series. This book captures jealously, deceit, and restoration of love flawlessly. 
Life at the Castle Charmeine is blissful until reality of the ruling the Elder Council of the Blood-Hunters causes decent.  An unexpected depth to both Tabbruis and Dmitri's personalities humanizes both men. 
This novel shows a side to Tabbruis and Charmeine's relationship which will throw any reader of The Light-Bearer Series off kilter. Seditious is the continuation of their romantic and turbulent love story and mission on Earth to battle Lucifer's minions!
Lord Cromwell is a lethal Blood-Hunter who has escaped the Elder Council Prison. He sends his beautiful agent to cause destruction to those who live at the Castle Charmeine.  
Bathsheba is a deadly, sexy, and vicious siren who threatens Charmeine and Baby Hunter. Not just with her present actions, but, with the past she shares with Tabbruis and Dmitri. However, the family works together to unravel Bathsheba's deadly secrets. 
Just when you think they are in the clear, a more heinous and ominous villain waits in the wings to tear apart our ill-fated lovers, Charmeine and Tabbruis. 
Seditious is a heart wrenching and exciting story of passion, betrayal, and redemption you will not want to miss!

Excerpt from SEDITIOUS the Fourth Novel in The Light-Bearer Series
Charmeine knew this beautiful woman was a very powerful Blood-Hunter. She felt Baby Hunter kicking and fought to control her anxiety. 
“Ah, yes, very good gentlemen. We have her now.” The mysterious woman told the men in a thick, French accent. She gazed with wide spellbinding eyes at Charmeine. She looked like a cat ready to pounce on her prey. 
The man who held Charmeine pushed her to go out the terrace doors. 
She knew this was a kidnapping and worried for Baby Hunter. Charmeine struggled to gain some kind of fighting advantage. 
The Light-Bearers practiced their self-defense skills with her daughter, Sandra, and worked on how to get out these hand-binding holds. After Charmeine’s encounters with Pascal, she never wanted to feel helpless again. 
With speed and accuracy, Charmeine used her power to fly up backwards over the head of the Blood-Hunter. She broke out of his grip. Immediately, she leveled him with a powerful and fierce bolt of white electricity which stunned him into a stupor.  
Percival took this opportunity to sweep the legs of the man who held him. He stunned his assailant, and made him fall down in pain with a green charge which ran through his body.  
“Use your light for Athena!” Charmeine yelled to Percival. 
Percival threw a green lightning bolt at the man who held Athena. 
Within a second, the Blood-Hunter was on the ground. A green current cursed through him.  
 “Halt!” the Blood-Hunter woman demanded. 
Charmeine looked up and a hand gun was aimed at her belly.  
The woman widened her indigo eyes with her fangs exposed. She threatened, “You really never know where a bullet will go? Do you?” she laughed.
Her maniacal giggles curdled Charmeine’s blood. She could tell the Blood-Hunter woman was telling the truth. 
“Yes, the bullet could just land somewhere very unhealthy for your unborn spawn.” She circled Charmeine like a shark swimming around its prey. “Not that hurting spawn of this Light-Bearer scum would matter,” she quipped in a matter-of-fact way.   
Charmeine began to feel waves of nausea and fought the urge to be sick.
“The offspring is just a by-product.” With a sinister laugh the woman scoffed, “Yes, a by-product which should be tossed aside and thrown away like the trash it is . . . as soon as we cut it out of you!” 
She began to laugh with a vicious tone and stuck the gun in Charmeine’s belly ready to pull the trigger.

Author Emily Guido Bio

Emily Guido is Paranormal Romance Author. She was inspired to start writing The Light-Bearer Series because one day she got an idea of two star-crossed lovers which needed to have their story told. 
The Light-Bearer Series is Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, with Vampires, Angels, Action and Adventure.
The novels Charmeine, Mactus, Accendo, Seditious, Ransom and Conundrum are the continuation of the wonderful adventures of the inhabitants of The Castle Charmeine!
Emily is currently works for a Fortune 500 Company and has a Master of Business Administration.

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My Thoughts:  

This is a series that must be read in order and that’s because if you want to know who Charmeine and Tabbruis really are you have to start from the beginning.  Otherwise, you might feel like you’re missing something.  Their first scene at the beginning of this latest book should be further proof about going in order.

It’s a difficult book to put down but with each chapter having its own title may make it a little easier.  But if you fall under the spell of this book that just may not be true.  With the pictures this author paints, you will have no trouble understanding the emotions that come off the page.  Even though this story is a serious one, the author still has time to add in things that will lighten the mood and may even have you laughing. 

I have to say that I’m a little jealous about what these characters can accomplish with their special abilities – it’s just one reminder of my own humanity.  Faith seems to be one of the themes in this story.  Most people have faith in something but these people fight for what they believe in – would you be as willing?  Do you have faith in what you cannot see?  

This story will also remind you that you can’t always hide things from the children.  Protection seems to be another theme – something that is very important to teach in the times we currently live in.  There are biblical names here but this is not a religious story by any means except for the fact that this series is all about good vs evil - and we’re all still waiting to see who will win that one.  Our characters only judge those that need to be judged.

The reader will be able to see the great care this author goes to in blending this story between what we believe and what we question.  And if you have read all the books in this series, you come to care for Charmeine – like a friend – and just want her to be happy.  And no matter how much we love our family, or partner, they can still be real jerks every once in a while.  But we also have to know when to forgive.

This story is a great mix of adventure, suspense, and romance and one doesn’t overshadow the other.  It’s a story that grabs your attention until the very end.  It leaves you wanting more and looking forward to when book five comes out – I know I can’t wait.

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