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Creatus (They Exist) (Creatus Series) [Kindle Edition]

Carmen DeSousa
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Book Description

Start the Creatus Series here! In every myth, there’s a modicum of truth.

For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Unwittingly, one creatus will endanger them all...

As with most of his family, Derrick Ashton knows his future and what position he's destined to fill within his unique society. Everything changes, however, when he breaks one of his family's strictest laws and falls in love--with a human.

In his quest to protect the woman he can never have, a twist of faith propels him into a new role that will cause dissension among his family and endanger the anonymity that they've strived for thousands of years to protect.

Now, he will risk everything to save the girl from humans and his own kind. The one thing he can't save her from, herself.

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

Note: The events in Creatus (They Exist) start fourteen years prior to the events in Creatus. I highly recommend you read this novella before Creatus so you can get a look into the characters' lives leading up to the full story. Only the last chapter and first chapter overlap, and they are from a different point of view. Since it's a prequel, the current situation is resolved with a tiny cliffhanger so that the next stage of the Creatus Series can begin. Happy Reading!

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From the Author

This prequel starts fourteen years before the events in Creatus Book One. I highly recommend you read this prequel first so you can get a look into the characters' lives leading up to the full story. Prepare yourself for a cliffhanger ending, though. 

Rating note: Although this story would probably receive a PG-13 rating, the content is appropriate for ages sixteen and older due to alcohol and drug use. Neither, however, is ever glorified. There are also some scenes of driving under the influence. Please know that I do not condone these actions; they are only used to display the character's state at the time.

About the Author

Although all of Carmen's stories have a common thread--romance, mystery, and suspense--not all of her novels are supernatural. Her first five books are romantic-suspense whodunits. They are all stand-alone novels; however, she does link each of her stories with a little surprise. She also has a series of mysteries with a ghostly edge. Please look for all of her books on her Amazon author page.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2086 KB
  • Print Length: 152 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,104 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect beginning to a wonderful series April 28, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I finished book 1, CREATUS, and had just started book 2, when CREATUS (THEY EXIST) came out. So I paused my reading and grabbed this one instead.

So glad I did!

Book 1 starts pretty late in the game, leaving many questions as to how the characters got to the point they are when we meet them. Creatus (They Exist)covers these holes. Unlike most stories, this one was probably pretty tricky to write, simply because anyone who has read book 1 already knows the outcome. With that in mind, Carmen still creates a story with all the tension and unexpected twists and turns needed to keep a reader's attention.

New aspects are brought into the characters' backgrounds, which really deepens the understanding of their later actions as well as adds a new insight into their personalities. I felt as if I were getting to know the characters all over again.

The pacing is great, always introducing new aspects that I didn't see coming. I read this in two sittings and had trouble putting it down after the 1st one (but we all need our sleep). I still found myself fevering for the main character's safety although I knew she'd be okay, since I'd read book 1.

Summed up, Carmen DeSousa did a great job in filling in the information that I really felt was missing in book 1 and accomplished it while still adding new bits, twists and turns. I really recommend this to anyone who has already read the other books in this series as well as to anyone who is just starting with it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good series! July 20, 2014
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I was reading Creatus when my Kindle notified me of this prequel. I had already read the first 20% so reading this went over the same time period but with a different perspective. I am so glad I did. It was an interesting experience. The note from the author at the end cracked me up. So, back to book one - feeling excited!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Repeat of info in first book May 7, 2014
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This prequel only gives a little bit more information than is given in the first book. Not really necessary to purchase
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great start to the series! June 29, 2014
By Tina
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I read this after reading the first two, but I'd highly recommend reading it first. It explains a lot about the set up for the first book and gives you a good understanding of the characters' histories.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Beginning October 30, 2014
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The Beginning: Creatus ( they exists) The Prequel By Carmen Desousa

I've read every book in this series, it's one of my favorite series. I like that Carmen wrote a prequel it gives me more insight about the characters beginnings. If you haven't read any of this series, this is a great one to start with. Strong characters that are consistent through the whole series. The author writes flawlessly from one book to the next. I believe there could be Creatus out there, you'll see what I mean when you read this series. The characters are so real, the settings are clear in your mind, you feel like you get a feel for Boston. I highly recommend this series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent December 7, 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed this well written and intriguing prequel to the Creatus series - so much that I bought the box set...I need to know what happens next.

This tale was cleverly done, with just the right amount of mystery to keep me reading. I loved the concept and look forward to the interesting mix of fantasy, science fiction and 'reality'.

I have kept this vague because I don't give spoilers.

Overall, a great read with an interesting 'something different'.

Recommended if you are prepared to want more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It! April 29, 2014
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I love that Carmen DeSousa has written a prequel to this series that I've quickly grown to love. The insight here adds clarity to the relationships of the characters in the first book. But it's definitely not all background and fill-in material. This story has tension and build-up that makes you want to keep turning pages.

If you have already read the first two books in the Creatus Series, this is a fun addition taking us back to how it all began. If you haven't read the series yet, this is the perfect place to start.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good story and worth reading. March 1, 2015
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An interesting story of an ill-fated romance and a vow to protect a child until she reaches adulthood. Other than these interesting facets of the storyline little can be understood of the Creatus except that they are not human (though they appear to be), do not age as humans and possess some superhuman qualities. Truthfully, I was a little disappointed that in this first book of the series we learn so little about the beings the series is named for. Still, a good story and worth reading.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Incomplete
I loved book one of this series, so I was excited to get the prequel and learn more about the characters. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Mrs. G
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Great book. Wonderful series. Very different and catching.
Published 5 days ago by Momo
4.0 out of 5 stars Mystery, Romance with a good dash of paranormal/suspense and I'm...
I would recommend that you read this book first as well as getting the rest of the Creatus Series. Carmen DeSousa is one of my favorite authors. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Flamingcrystal
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
Loved the imagination to come up with this kind of paranormal with mystery and romance. Keeping you on the edge of your seat and keeping you reading till the finish.
Published 9 days ago by Kimberly Key
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable
this is an interesting and enjoyable story, a prequel for a series I haven't read. it begins as a romance between a possibly supernatural and definitely immortal man and a human... Read more
Published 28 days ago by KrasneTigritsa
4.0 out of 5 stars Great intro
Unlike a lot of other reviewers I actually started reading this series with the prequel. I thought it was a great introduction to a different type of story and makes me very... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Crazie Betty
4.0 out of 5 stars Intrigued by the mystery
I was very curious as to what who was behind the protection and watchful eye of the train wreck of girl.
Published 1 month ago by Cheryl
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Offered free from Amazon. Sounded good. Took a chance. Really enjoyed it. Intend to read more books from this series.
Published 3 months ago by Janet Glaze
5.0 out of 5 stars Creatus do exist.
I very much enjoyed the book. I got hooked once I read it. Normally, I would not buy books with romance, but I was curious about what a creatus is. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Joey Yagin
5.0 out of 5 stars They Exist
Awesome book! I couldn't put this book down, it caught my attention from the very start. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
Published 5 months ago by Karen Flynn
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More About the Author

A romantic-suspense writer, my stories overflow with romance, mystery, suspense, a hint of paranormal sometimes, and of course, tragedy. After all, what would a great story be without a tragic event setting the stage? All of my novels are sensual, but not erotic, gripping but not graphic and will make you cry, laugh, love, and hope. Although some of my titles clearly include supernatural or ghostly beings, my writing dances on the edge of the paranormal, in a genre referred to as magical realism. My hope is that as you read my stories, you'll wonder, "Hmmm...what if?"

As most authors, I blame my leap into a full-time career as a professional writer on my love of reading. Reading has always been an escape for me. When life was rough as a child, I could always disappear into a book. But I found something else too... I discovered that writing out my thoughts was healing. Not only could I create hope for my protagonists, but I could do away with the antagonists--legally.

When I penned my first novel, 'She Belongs to Me', I allowed only my cousin and best friend to read it. They are the reason I write. They pushed me to publish, as they felt my stories would give others who've experienced tragedies hope. So now, even though I still write for me, I mainly write for my readers who continually encourage me that my words touched their soul.

Most of my novels share some of my favorite hobbies, mostly, anything to do with the great outdoors. I rarely spend my days off at a movie theatre or the mall. In fact, I hate shopping, and my hubby would prefer to do anything other than take me to a movie that I'd already read the book. :) Also, we both would rather read a book on the beach--or a coffee shop if it's raining--and if the weather is really nice, we love to go kayaking and hiking.


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