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Reader Profile: First and foremost, I am a reader. From the moment I could hold a book, I've been fascinated by the written word. I enjoy almost everything but lean toward romantic-suspense and magical realism. If you're looking for bad reviews, you won't find them here. The reason...life's too short to read bad books. If a book isn't at least three stars halfway through, I stop reading, and therefore, don't feel as though I have the right to review it. That's my policy! Please don't send me requests, though. If you are one of my cyber friends, I will eventually find you. :)

Author Profile: A writer of modern-day fairy tales, I write stories that overflow with romance, mystery, suspense, a hint of paranormal sometimes, and of course, tragedy...more


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Carmen DeSousa Since the beginning of the written word, storytellers have shared myths about supernatural beings. However, over the centuries, these supernatural…moreSince the beginning of the written word, storytellers have shared myths about supernatural beings. However, over the centuries, these supernatural beings have morphed into tales of vampires, werewolves, and superheroes that are so outlandish I find it hard to pay attention, let alone believe.

Don’t get me wrong; I still enjoy a well-written story about vampires and mythical creatures, but I crave a reason to believe. I want some reasonable basis for the story.

The idea of a person shifting into an animal form that's ten times the size of its human form, or a person having the ability to fly without the required body mechanics, makes little sense to me. But, I can’t discount that since biblical days, stories have amassed about sentient beings with superhuman strength.

CREATUS, from the Latin word meaning 'created' are the reason we believe in fairy tales—and monsters. Superheroes didn't come about by being bitten by a vampire, a werewolf, or a spider. Instead, perhaps the same superior being who created us created them.

Maybe they still live among us, but know that they must hide their abilities, lest they become science experiments. And every once in a while, one will reveal himself to save the woman he loves.
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For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction.Now, one rogue creatus faction wants the world to know they exist.

This is an excerpt from Book Three in the Creatus Series, which is Coming Soon! If you'd like to start the series from the beginning, you can download the prequel, Creatus (They Exist), FREEhere.

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Carmen DeSousa is 47% done with Flat-Out Celeste: ...and I'm really enjoying it. I swear Jessica pulls a laugh out of me on every page, and I can't help but love Celeste. Some might say a little slow to get to the heart of the story, but I like when a novel takes me on a journey.
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A.R. Simmons Carmen:

Hi, Good to meet you on GR. I will follow as time permits.

AR Simmons


message 10: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)


Carmen DeSousa Harlequin Books wrote: "Hi Carmen, thanks for being a friend. I’m looking forward to getting to know you. I want you to know that if you ever have any questions about the books on my shelves or about eHarlequin.com, I wou..."

Thank you, Kim, and sorry it took me so long to reply. I just found this spot. :/


Carmen DeSousa P.J. wrote: "Thanks for the friendship!"

My pleasure, and sorry I didn't reply earlier. I just found this section on Goodreads. :/


Carmen DeSousa Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

My pleasure, and sorry I didn't reply earlier. I just found this spot. :/


Carmen DeSousa Buggy wrote: "Hi Carmen, thanks for the friendvite :) Yeah I really enjoyed Safe Haven, in fact one of the reasons I like Nicholas Sparks so much is because of the tragedy that usually ensues. Not sure what that..."

Oh, and sorry it took so long to reply; I just found this section of comments today. Now I must go apologize to people who left comments in the last year. I do see my mailbox though. Have a great day!


Carmen DeSousa Buggy wrote: "Hi Carmen, thanks for the friendvite :) Yeah I really enjoyed Safe Haven, in fact one of the reasons I like Nicholas Sparks so much is because of the tragedy that usually ensues. Not sure what that..."

I think it means you're a realist! Most of by books usually start with a tragedy, and though I usually have some form a tragedy in the end, I will always leave you with something to smile about. I books that make me happy and sad, because it's real. Mix that with a little make believe, and I'm all in. So you're not alone, my friend. And that is why Sparks sells so many books, but I'm doing my darndest to catch up to him. Wish me luck! :)


message 4: by Buggy

Buggy Hi Carmen, thanks for the friendvite :) Yeah I really enjoyed Safe Haven, in fact one of the reasons I like Nicholas Sparks so much is because of the tragedy that usually ensues. Not sure what that says about me?


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Harlequin Books Hi Carmen, thanks for being a friend. I’m looking forward to getting to know you. I want you to know that if you ever have any questions about the books on my shelves or about eHarlequin.com, I would be delighted to answer them. Also, I list as much eHarlequin news and author news as I can so be sure to watch for my updates.

Happy reading,
Kim S., Harlequin Books ambassador


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P.J. Thanks for the friendship!


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