16 Apr 2014 3 Comments
Ancient myths, superheroes, vampires… Forget everything you’ve heard.
For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who almost hunted them to extinction. Now, one rogue wants the world to know they exist.
Victoria doesn’t want any of it; she just wants to live in peace without men–humans or creatus–messing with her head. When the rogue decides he wants her to join him, though, only one person is close enough to help her. Only problem, he’s her prisoner, and if he escapes, she’s supposed to kill him.
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…
“Can we trust you? Will you keep our secret?”
One of the things I love most about this series is that Carmen DeSousa takes all the stereotypes and tosses them in the trash. This is paranormal romantic suspense, absent the weak-kneed female falling at the dominant vampire’s feet. Another thing I love is that she allows her characters to poke fun at those stereotypes with a subtle humor that had me giggling in the mist of the suspense.
While Derrick and Kristina, the stars of Creatus, still play a big role here, other characters step out and take the lead. I loved learning more about Victoria. She’s a fascinating character with a lot of depth. And I was pleasantly surprised by Reece’s larger role. We’re given enough closure to feel satisfied at the end, but we’re also left with tantalizing pieces that have me waiting anxiously for book #3.
If you have not read Creatus, the first book in this series, you could still read this one. DeSousa did a great job weaving past information into this story, giving new readers background while not boring readers who’d read the first book. Still, I think the series is more enjoyable if read in order so that you have a full understanding of the characters’ journeys. Plus, they’re just really great books!
“I’m a cop. They say the closest thing to a criminal is a cop. We have to think like the proverbial bad guys think, be able to lie as easily as they do. But don’t worry,” he leaned forward and brushed his lips across hers, “I’ll never lie to you.”
You can learn more about Carmen and her writing on her website: www.carmendesousa.com
I hope you’ll take the time to connect with Carmen and explore her fictional world.
Thanks for reading.