When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?Pretty much wrote my whole life but never seriously until November 2011.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?I write very fast and desperate to get the story on the laptop.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?That there was 10 % story-telling and 50% editing and 40% social media!
Where did you get ideas for your books?Just thought of it one day. Wanted to tell a true ill-fated love story where the characters were cursed from Heaven to Hell.
How many books have you written? Which is your favorite? Two and I think “Charmeine” my first is my baby, but “Ransom” is totally rocking. I think that is my favorite.
What do you think makes a good story?To everyone it’s different, but I LOVE heart-thumping romance. Gets me every time.
What songs do you think would be on the Soundtrack, if your books were made into a movie?
Tabbruis and Charmeine’s song is “She’s Got a Way” by Billy Joel. It was the song that convinced Tabbruis to go to the Billy Joel Concert where he saved Charmeine from the blood-hunter. It was song that was playing over the loud speaker when they first saw each other. It was also the song they danced to on their wedding night.
However, Tabbruis’ songs vary because he has lived so long on the Earth: Night of the Hunter” by This is War on 30 Seconds to Mars was his song before he met Charmeine.
When Tabbruis and Charmeine have problems, this song really brings it home about Tabbruis, “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” by Blake Shelton.
Tabbruis loves Charmeine so much, “Breathing” by Jason Derulo pretty much describes it. Tabbruis loves Charmeine so intensely that she is breath, his one and only love.
Could you give us a brief synopsis of the Light Bearer Series?
“The Light-Bearer Series,”is about love, angels, romance, vampires, and gorgeous hunks!
Notes from the Author:
I would like to share a couple excerpts but give you insights into them:
The first is from “Charmeine” while I was writing this snippet I wanted to show Tabbruis and Charmeine’s very complicated relationship even though they were total opposites of each other. Blood-Hunters and Light-Bearers typically hunt and kill each other. However, when Charmeine and Tabbruis meet, there is nothing like that going on in their mind at all… quite the opposite.
Excerpt from “Charmeine” the First Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series”
(Note: Charleen is Charmeine… she just hasn’t remembered it yet!)
Keeping her head toward the harbor, Charleen took a big breath and said, “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. He put his hands out on the railing next to hers.
All of a sudden, Tabbruis could feel a small current run from her hand into his. Tabbruis loved the feeling of it.
Still thinking he was going to reject her; Charleen kept her hand still and said, “Like my hand sparking next to yours, I don’t know what it is.”
Tabbruis sighed and said, “Yes; it would be easier to deny there is a link…” and he gazed at her hand while it sparked waves of light, “but I have to recognize there is a connection between us and admit it.” Tabbruis could feel her energy surging into him. He let his hand linger next to hers while they looked out over the harbor.
Tabbruis wanted to tell her all the centuries of emptiness he experienced were washed away when he laid his eyes on her.
Tabbruis picked up her right hand, and they turned to each other watching the streams of light dancing around their two hands. Charleen began to smile and so did Tabbruis. Softly she said, “This has never happened to me before.”
Tabbruis was surprised and hopeful when he asked, “Not with anyone else?”
Charleen answered, “I swear, I’ve never seen the light until tonight. Do you think it’s because of you; maybe?”
Tabbruis was smiling from ear to ear! He was overjoyed! The light never occurred with anyone else but him.
Because of this Tabbruis and Charleen connected on a whole new level of closeness.
She said, “Does it hurt?”
Tabbruis sighed with a smile and said dreamily, “No, it feels like tingling warmth. It is an excellent sensation.”
Thoughtfully Charleen said, “So it’s not a self-defense reaction.” Then she smiled wide and with excitement said, “It must be because my light likes you!”
Tabbruis repeated in in his thoughts over and over again, ‘…because her light likes me?’ Wonderment filled Tabbruis and he smiled looking down at the twirling ribbons of light. With her right hand resting on his, 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 too.
With both of his hands enfolded in light, Tabbruis said with a gentle voice, “You cannot even imagine how good it feels.”
Charleen quietly said, “The light really looks like it hurts you.”
Tabbruis shook his head, smiled and said, “I only feel warmth and tenderness.”
Tabbruis and Charleen stood watching their hands as they caressed and held each other. Their hands were doing what they wanted to do with their bodies, to touch, be together and hold each other.
The next excerpt is from “Ransom” the Second Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” and it is so emotional because just like in our relationships… life happens and Tabbruis and Charmeine love each other but they have trouble communicating, expressing how they feel and get their feelings hurt. They are not “perfect” like most romance authors would like you to realize they step on each other’s feelings a lot. I wanted to show them in a light that is truthful.
Excerpt from “Ransom” the Second Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series”
Tabbruis took Charmeine to the bedroom, threw her on the bed, and shouted, “Do you want me or him?”
Charmeine said with a furrowed brow, “What?”
Tabbruis walked to the dresser, leaned on it and yelled, “I will not play second fiddle to anyone! I will not have you unless I have all of you!”
Charmeine was infuriated, and she lunged at Tabbruis giving him a good push. They both fell back on the dresser knocking everything down crashing to the floor. She put her hands on his big shoulders and said with clinched teeth, “Tabbruis, you are not playing ‘second fiddle’ to anyone! I hate the son of a bitch! But I can’t help he was made to be put in the middle of us!” She ran her hands over his naked chest feeling his rippling muscles and abs.
Tabbruis moaned and closed his eyes enjoying her touch.
Charmeine said in a calm voice, “But he is in the middle, just like Bathsheba was also.” She ran her hands up his strong muscular back into his hair. Tabbruis growled and looked at her with eyes totally black now with desire. Charmeine’s eyes were sparkling and looked at him with want and desire.
Tabbruis began to kiss Charmeine deeply. Then he released her and said in a pant, “I waited for you Charmeine. I never was unfaithful to you.”
Charmeine’s eyes flew open; she broke away and walked across the room. She said, “Not physically, that is… right Tabbruis?”
Tabbruis put his hand up on his eyes and said, “I told you, I was in lust with her.”
Incensed, Charmeine threw a vase at him and he ducked with superhuman speed while she yelled, “You have no right to ask me about Cromwell when you, yourself had the same feelings!”
Tabbruis grabbed her and shouted, “Charmeine!” and she fought him.
Charmeine said with a bellow, “If I wanted that piece of trash, Cromwell, I would have left you to die.” She made him crash into a table and everything went off unto the floor. Tabbruis kept his grip on her. They both crashed into the wall making some pictures fall on the floor.
Tabbruis yelled, “Charmeine stop!” and pushed her up against the wall.
Then something in Charmeine snapped. The guilt she had been feeling over her encounter with Lord Cromwell enfolded her. Tears were pouring out of her eyes. She cried, “I’m sorry Tabbruis, I don’t know why I reacted to Cromwell like that?” Charmeine leaned into him burying her face in his neck.
Tabbruis warmed all over when he felt her hot breath and tears. He hugged her with his big muscular arms and said, “I am sorry too Charmeine; sorry because I could not help myself and acted like a lust-ridden fool.”
Tabbruis looked at her, put his hands on Charmeine’s cheeks and said with tenderness, “We both do not understand why we reacted the way we did, but Charmeine, the fact of the matter is that we did not succumb. We remained strong and true to ourselves and each other. My love, we do not know why these obstacles were put in front of us. Maybe God was testing our love in the fire to make sure we can overcome anything? But yet, my love, I… I should have told you about her. I should have told…”Charmeine stopped him in midsentence with her kiss.
He growled and said, “I need you. You are mine.”
Charmeine wrapped her legs around him. Tabbruis stopped, looked into her eyes and gently said, “I want you Charmeine. I want you to want me, only me.”
Charmeine smiled and said soft voice, “I don’t want anyone else, Tabbruis. I want only you.”
CHARMEINE” the First Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series”
Book Synopsis: “Charmeine” is the First Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series.” Can romance develop between a Heavenly Light-Bearer and a Hellish vampire Blood-Hunter? 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 (aka Charleen) just came to the Earth in 1997. Neither one remember Heaven or their past relationship.
When Tabbruis meets Charmeine the attraction is immediate and passionate. They are polar opposites, Light-Bearers and Blood-Hunters are mortal enemies. Tabbruis and Charmeine clash together in a strong romantic and dramatic way. Little did they know their destiny was to be the King of Darkness and Queen of Light? Once Tabbruis and Charmeine proclaim their love for one another, they have to battle their way to freedom from the Evil forces on Earth.
“RANSOM” the Second Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series”
Synopsis: “Ransom” is the Second Novel in “The Light-Bearer Series” which 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 the reality of ruling the Hellish Blood-Hunters through the assuming the Elder Council responsibilities hit them in the face. Then, as a one-two punch, Lord Cromwell, one of the most deadly and powerful Blood-Hunters on Earth has escaped the Elder Council Prison! Lord Cromwell sends a beautiful agent to cause trouble for Tabbruis and Charmeine! He also wants something that Tabbruis has desperately! Will these two star-crossed lovers ever be at rest? There are more surprises in store for the inhabitants of the ‘Castle Charmeine’. Could this mean the end of harmony for Tabbruis and Charmeine’s family?
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