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Creatus (Creatus Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Carmen DeSousa
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Creatus is the first novel in a planned eight-book paranormal romantic-suspense series. If you haven't read the prequel novella, CREATUS (They Exist), I recommend that you download it first. It doesn't give away any secrets of the creatus series, but it sets the stage for what's to come, and you will better understand the characters' actions in book one. And for a limited time, it's FREE.

Kristina knows he exists. She witnessed his supernatural strength when he saved her life and his sorrow when he failed to save her mother. She knows he watches over her from a distance. And she will do whatever it takes to get his attention, even throw herself off the highest bridge in Boston to force him out of the shadows.

Derrick is one of the creatus, created beings who have been on earth more than four thousand years. Many questions surround the origin of these sentient beings who are stronger than humans, eat differently, and live longer. But they were created just as we were, maybe even before us. It is from them we obtain our fairy tales--and our nightmares. They are the reason we believe in superheroes--and monsters. Because...they exist.

In the past, they kept the human race safe from an anonymous distance. But now Derrick must come out of the darkness to save a woman he has no business loving, even if doing so may threaten his entire race.

The Creatus Series is not your normal paranormal story...it's a realistic romantic mystery based on the myths you've heard your entire life. Prepare to believe...


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From the Author

Creatus is the first novel in a planned eight-book paranormal romantic-suspense series. If you haven't read the prequel novella, CREATUS (They Exist), I recommend that you download it first. It doesn't give away any secrets of the creatus series, but it sets the stage for what's to come, and you will better understand the characters' actions in book one. And for a limited time, it's FREE. Happy reading and imagining, my friends.

From the Inside Flap

As the sun's rays peeked above the horizon, lighting the abyss below her, she inhaled a deep breath, closed her eyes, and jumped. She didn't scream; she didn't look down. As much as she hated her life, she hoped it wouldn't end this way. She'd really like to see him one more time.

Her life didn't flash before her eyes as she'd always heard. Just an image of her mother covered in blood and her Dark Angel telling her he was sorry.

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  • Print Length: 332 pages
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  • Language: English
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting take on fairy tales September 2, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Ever wonder where the ancient ideas of supernatural creatures came from? How did the legends of beings among us who posses extraordinary strength and longevity begin? In this latest novel by Carmen DeSousa, those questions are answered in a very unique and interesting way.

One young woman, tormented by tragic events in her past, is about to be introduced to a world she never knew existed. A group of people who are the root of our fairy tales...and nightmares.

As you follow alongside Kris and her new romance with Derrick, one of the Creatus, you are mesmerized by the style and pace of the story. Full of romance, intrigue, suspense and the paranormal, this truly unique story will keep you glued to the pages as Kris and Derrick struggle with their relationship and all the problems that arise when an outsider is brought into the Creatus fold.

As Kris becomes a member, she soon discovers that, along with the good, comes evil. And not everyone is happy with her inclusion into their secret world.

A great read for anyone and a book I highly recommend.

*This book was provided for an honest review by the author.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A different kind of romance/mystery/suspense/thriller! September 3, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I always try to be honest in my reviews, and in the past 6 months to a year I have become online friends with the author. Otherwise I would probably never have picked up this book to read, as it isn't a genre I normally enjoy. I'm more mystery/suspense/thriller. I'm so glad I did. This book could easily classify itself as romance/mystery/suspense/thriller. An amazing read that keep me going, and feeling my heart sink when I reached the 90% on my Kindle because I never wanted it to end.

I'm not a big Twilight fan, but I did enjoy the first movie, although I didn't care for the actors. I found Creatus reminding me somewhat of Twilight, but with actors I loved. I truly enjoyed getting to know Derrick and Kris. Although the book has many characters I never found myself lost or having to go back to read something to see who someone was. Well written, with well developed characters.

Imagine knowing there is only one person in the world for you and without that person you are destined to live out your life in loneliness. Derrick found the love of his life when she was only eight years old. So he waited, and he watched over her, helpless to battle her self-destruction, but knowing if she died, he would die of a broken heart. A fateful moment as Kris, unable to stand the loneliness of her life, and wanting to see her "Dark Angel", decides to take matters into her own hands and attempts suicide. This moment begins a roller coaster ride of love, betrayal, and a plot to destroy mankind. Can Derrick save the woman he loves without destroying his own family?

Highly recommended to readers of all genres.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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When the book started off with a six page monologue by the heroine about how crappy she's made her life before she proceeds to throw herself off a bridge to get the hot-guy/paranormal heart-throb/stalker's attention, I almost stopped reading. The promises made in the premise and some of the unique elements kept me reading. Though the writing is good and there are some wonderful stylistic elements, I could never get a grasp on why Derrick was so enamored with Kris. There are some good twists, however, and interesting world-building. I just couldn't get a connection to the characters or really care about what happened to them.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars So disappointed! October 16, 2013
By Siadina
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really, really wanted to like this book, and decided to get it based on the reviews. I''m thinking at this point that most of the reviews must have been solicited, because they don't reflect the book I've been reading. Made it halfway through and couldn't continue.

The main characters, Kris and Derrick, are horribly one dimensional and you feel no connection to them whatsoever. Their sudden, soulmate relationship is forced and flat. The whole damsel in distress 'I'm going to throw myself off a bridge to get his attention' thing, just doesn't work, especially when the author then tries to convince us that this girl is so strong and so smart and so independent, just by saying it repeatedly.

The idea of the creatus is a bit new, but not enough to counter the rehashed ideas of vampire/superhero/angel in the plot. Halfway though a good book, I'm usually checking Amazon for the sequel, but there's nothing here to make me want to finish reading this one, let alone a series!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! September 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved this! Another Carmen DeSousa book I couldn't put down. The characters are flawed and wonderful, even the secondary characters. The plot was exciting and kept me guessing. The romance was sweet and you can still feel the heat between the characters, even with the love scenes behind closed doors. There are new supernatural creatures that I found very intriguing. I am so excited that this is the first of a series because I can't wait to read more! I highly recommend this, even if you're not normally a paranormal reader.
*I received a copy for my honest review.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down once it gets rolling! March 4, 2014
By Lornwal
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CREATUS by Carmen DeSousa is well-written, imaginative, and suspenseful, with appealing supernatural (and human) characters, all of whom have all-too-human flaws. The beginning of the story requires a bit of patience, but the story quickly kicks into high gear and becomes a real page-turner. CREATUS is more than just a paranormal roller coaster ride, though. It has real heart, and the characters face as much emotional peril as physical danger.

I enjoyed the wish-fulfillment aspect of a superhuman race committed not just to coexisting with humans, but to protecting them as well. Of course, something has to go wrong, and when it rains, it pours. But, as with all powers, the greatest is love, and in CREATUS, it is both heartwarming and passionate.

I'm not a fan of cliffhanger endings, so its non-ending is my only real quibble with CREATUS. Still, the TWILIGHT books and Sookie Stackhouse novels use the same technique. It certainly keeps readers hungry for more!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars O.K. but kind of boring.
The description of this book makes you think that its about vampires and other creatures. Its not. Its a love story with some action thrown in. Read more
Published 17 days ago by S. Mccullers
3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok ...
I think this book has potential to be popular but it just is not my type of book - too vampire/alien-ish for me. I also had a challenging time figuring out who was who. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sherry Keeley
5.0 out of 5 stars Creatus is that find you've been looking for
Amazing story. Pulls you in from the beginning until the end making you want more. And you will "Fall" for Derrick! Guaranteed! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Gloria Geiger
4.0 out of 5 stars what are you waiting for
great love story , seems like being patient things come together. true love wins at the end. must read today
Published 2 months ago by Hope
3.0 out of 5 stars couln't get into it
it starts out ok, then it starts dragging. just didn't hold my interest at all. deleted it after the fifth chapter
Published 2 months ago by tressia
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Premise
Creatus by Carmen DeSousa is the first book in the Creatus series. Have you ever wondered where all the stories and legends of super humans came from? Read more
Published 2 months ago by Cherese Vines
5.0 out of 5 stars More More More
Its a new way to look at an old story line, I like it updated so to speak and now, where is the next edition PLEASE
Published 2 months ago by Gilee Barton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Great read just suggested it to my twenty year old and his friends to read can't wait to start in "rouge"
Published 2 months ago by Barbara casler
4.0 out of 5 stars Improbable love story
Derrick and Kristina were meant for each other ever since the day he saved her from am attacker. The fact she was only 8 and her mother died in the attack did not deter Derrick... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jane BookerScrivens
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes you really think...
This series (well the first two books so far) are captivating. They give you a fantasy filed but fully thought provoking option to a certain paranormal/fantasy world that almost... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Trucker Daisy
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Ready for a realistic twist on an ancient myth? Creatus, the reason we believe in fairy tales--and monsters. Prepare to believe.

Creatus (They Exist), the prequel to the Creatus Series is absolutely FREE to all readers. And if you have Kindle Unlimited, you can download the rest of the books in the series FREE!

A romantic-suspense writer, Carmen writes novels that overflow with romance, mystery, suspense, a hint of paranormal sometimes, and of course--tragedy. After all, what would a great story be without a heartrending event setting the stage? Her sensual and gripping stories have earned bestseller status on three continents because of her ability to make readers love, laugh, cry, gasp, and hope.

Southern Suspense Series:

#1 She Belongs to Me (FREE)
#2 Split Decisions
#3 Land of the Noonday Sun
#4 Entangled Dreams
#5 When Noonday Ends


Creatus Series (Romantic-Suspense with a Paranormal Edge):

Creatus (They Exist) The Prequel
Creatus (Book One)
Creatus Rogue (Book Two)


Mystery Series with a Ghostly Edge:

The Pit Stop ~ FREE!
The Depot ~ FREE!
Follow-up Novel, The Library

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