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About the Author
- ASIN : B01J0HT3Y2
- Publisher : Carmen DeSousa Books (October 11, 2016)
- Publication date : October 11, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 3316 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 284 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #687,055 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Author: Carmen DeSousa
Designation: Book Four of Series, Could Be Read As A Standalone But NOT Recommended, NO Cliffhanger
Reading Platform: Kindle Unlimited
My Rating: FIVE DIVINELY ENTERTAINING STARS*****
Loved, loved, loved it! I adore science fiction, completely smitten with mystery and suspense, totally infatuated with anything supernatural, fantasy or paranormal, and simply can't survive without a little romance, but give me the perfect combination of all seven elements and I'm in heaven! And that's exactly what Carmen DeSousa has delivered with Creatus! The Creatus Series was my first time reading the work of Carmen DeSousa but it certainly won't be my last. I began my adventure with DeSousa after downloading Creatus, the first book of the series, when it was offered as a free download on Amazon. I enjoy discovering new authors and what better way to discover new talent without breaking the bank than with a free read, right? I started reading on a Saturday morning and within five minutes, I knew I'd struck gold! I raced back to Amazon and discovered Books Two and Three, Creatus: Rogue and Creatus: Eidolon, had already been released. And the icing on the cake, they were both available under the Kindle Unlimited program. SWEET! By Sunday evening, I had devoured all three books of the series as well as the prequel novella, They Exist, which was included as a bonus with the first book. At the end of Creatus Eidolon, I discovered a short excerpt from the next book of the series, Creatus Animus releasing October 2016. I was so happy to learn the adventure would be continued, I almost wept with joy. No joke! And, folks, here's the real kicker, I loved this series so much, after receiving the first book free, then reading Books Two and Three under Kindle Unlimited, I actually went back to Amazon and purchased the box set containing the prequel and first three books for my permanent library. If that isn't a true recommendation, I don't know what is! Ready for a sweet surprise??? Desousa automatically updated the Box Set with Book Five: Creatus Animus, the final book of the series, as soon as Animus was released...which is now! So, if you bought the box set before the release date of Creatus Animus, all you have to do is contact Amazon customer service and they will replace your copy with the file that includes ALL FIVE BOOKS! Jackpot! So why am I telling you all this? Because you shouldn't really read Creatus Animus until you've read the other books of the series. Each release is a full-length novel but the series is actually more like a serial since the books should be read in sequence. The author does include a fair amount of backstory in each book and probably could be read as standalone, however, I highly recommend reading the books in order. Although each book primarily features a specific couple, there is an underlying interconnected story arc running through the entire series with a large recurring cast of characters. I found all of the books to be exciting, thrilling, imaginative, original, suspenseful, romantic, seductive, exceptionally well crafted and edited. The narratives are all beautifully written in the third person with multiple points of view. My favorite! The dialogue is smart, well executed and flows effortlessly. But my favorite component of this remarkable saga is the magnificent cast of characters. They are unique, intriguing, well developed, engaging, relatable and sexy as sin. I not only fell head over heels for the protagonists of each book but I also loved the masterfully depicted antagonists. Nothing is as it seems! Be very careful which antihero you choose to hate; he may very well turn out to be a hero in disguise! And vice versa, of course! Oh my! DeSousa demonstrates her talent as a gifted storyteller by skillfully combining every single one of these elements to craft a masterful supernatural saga filled to the brim with fantasy, danger, drama, action, betrayal, heartache, undeniable love, and enough spine-tingling suspense, shocking plot twists and perplexing mystery to blow your mind! And just when you think you have it all figured out -WHAM - DeSousa hits you with another surprising and totally unexpected piece of the puzzle. Folks, this definitely ISN'T your ordinary romance. This is an extraordinary, suspense filled whodunnit with a delicious side of tantalizing romance - without the calories! OMG! Who knew you could have a sexy romance without the sex? Obviously, Carmen DeSousa did since she just pulled it off magnificently! Once I started reading, I could not stop! I was immediately drawn into the story, glued to my seat, completely lost in time with the hours passing seemingly as minutes while my heart pounded in my chest. It was bloody brilliant! So sit back, my lovelies, get comfy and prepare to meet the Creatus, an alien species who have been living in plain sight among the humans of Earth for the past four thousand years. And you know all those supernatural beings based on myth, well, they just might be real and they may be creatus. Oh my!
This is NOT your typical supernatural/paranormal romance and is unlike anything I've ever read. This is not a book report nor do I give spoilers in my comments. What I attempt to do is give my humble opinion on the merits of the book itself. When rating and reviewing a book, I always ask myself several questions. First, what did I love about this story? As I stated earlier, all the books were beautifully written, well crafted and well edited with gorgeous covers. The world created by DeSousa for this series was imaginative as well as intelligent. It may have been fantasy but it was totally believable in the realms of science fiction and the supernatural. Oh, did I forget to mention the science fiction part? Well shucks, it's like Donnie and Marie Osmond with their little bit country and little bit rock 'n roll. This series is a little bit paranormal, little bit supernatural, little bit fantasy and a little bit science fiction. It's a divinely delicious all you eat buffet! And the characters were unlike anything I've ever experienced in a previous book. They were unique but fascinating, believable, and completely relatable. I cried for them, empathized with them and even laughed at some of their antics. The narratives of each book were fast-paced but comfortable. At no point in any of the books was I ever bored or distracted. The pages as well as the time literally flew. I was so engrossed in the story, I even refused to answer my phone. My second question is always, what didn't I like about this story? Truthfully, not a darn thing! Well, other than the fact I didn't want it to end but isn't that true with all great stories? I think so. Third, would I recommend this book? You bet and I am for a wide range of readers including young and mature adult readers. There are a few curse words which I could probably count on one hand for all three books. There is some violence but it's NOT graphically portrayed and has NO gory details. The book is romantic but not erotic. There are NO explicit sex scenes but there are dreamy love scenes. And this is one thing that really surprises me since I generally go for books with more erotic romance and often find myself bored out of my mind without at least a few steamy sex scenes but not so with this series. It never actually occurred to me until I began writing this re view. Fourth, will I read this author again? Abso-freakin-lutely! At the end of Book Three, the author offered a sneak peek at the fourth book of the series, Creatus: Animus which has since been released and is included in the new box set or available as a separate purchase. I could not wait to get Animus in my hot little hands and DeSousa didn't disappoint! She upped the anti and really kicked up the heat in Animus! It has more romance, more drama, more angst, more action, more suspense, and just more everything! Plus we get to hear from the characters introduced in the previous books! No spoilers from me but I will say that all will be revealed! DeSousa does an extraordinary job of tying all the plot threads together into a neat, tidy bow! We get answers for all those burning questions that kept popping up throughout the series! I'm a DeSousa fan for life! Please believe me when I say, I rushed to DeSousa's web page to sign up for her newsletter so I'll know every time she has a new release. And finally, was I entertained? Oh lawd, yes! I was completely captivated and totally entertained! Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read!
I do like the author so it's not a matter of the writing, more of a content and story development issue. The last couple, when Michael finds his love, seemed rushed and was very brief. Overall, I think the story could have benefitted from some additional character development as well as a focus on the couples we have met in previous books. Felt rushed to me, and I really hate that, especially when I have invested time and money into a series.
I have now read the series and it was worth every penny spent. The editing is good and DeSousa's writing is easy to read and keeps you on your toes. I would have liked a little more on the Creatus lives and how they live and more of the science fiction brought out in the final book. Maybe, someday, Ms. DeSousa will write more about the science fiction angle and everything that happened. I think it would be a great off-shoot of the Creatus series.
If you like romance, action, adventure, mystery, suspense you will enjoy this entire series. You must read them in order to understand what happens as the story continues. I recommend you start with book 1 "Creatus" today. Don't miss out on this series. You won't be able to put it down.
KUDOES MS. DESOUSA ON A SERIES WELL DONE.