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Carmen DeSousa

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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 with the written word. I enjoy almost everything, but lean toward romantic-suspense and magical realism. If you're looking for poor 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: I write stories that overflow with romance, mystery, suspense, a hint of paranormal sometimes, and of course, tragedy. After all, what would a great
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If publishing a book is like being pregnant, I'm in postpartum depression!

Picture "Publishing a book is like being pregnant. By the end, you're just ready to get that baby out!" Yep, I'm the one who said that! In fact, I've said it every time I've published a book. I haven't been around as long as Nicholas Sparks or Nora Roberts, but this isn't my first rodeo either. This is my (hang on while I take off my shoes to count) 21st novel (plus I've written four novellas).

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What a great ending to a wonderful series!!! I so enjoyed the chemistry between the main characters. I loved catching up with the Belgarde family. Carmen is a great author! I had a question on a previous book and she took the time to email " Read more of this review »
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It was a fun read... I do like good ol' country boys. Not sure if I'll run to the second one, though. ...more
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"These books are a bit “Hallmark Channel-ish” so if you don’t like Hallmark movies, skip these. If you like Hallmark Channel movies - give this series a try."
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If you like slow-burn suspense with a futuristic weapon and a rogue FBI agent, whose sole mission is to take it down, you will enjoy "The Silent Corner."

I've had "The Silent Corner" on my Kindle for what feels like forever. I started it several time
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Once I got into "The Chemist," I couldn't put it down!

I'll admit, it took me a long time to finally get into "The Chemist." I'm telling my avid-reading romantic suspense friends this, so they won't give up.

Ms. Meyers did A LOT of research, and I mean
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Ms. Brogan always writes touching small-town romance, so I was excited to start this new series.

As her previous books, the characters were interesting. You really feel as if you know each one, and there are always a few quirky individuals.

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“A great book increases my heartbeat as if I’m prey, melts my insides in anticipation of a first kiss, immerses me in its depths.”
Carmen DeSousa

“And they...LIVED! Life isn't always ‘Happily Ever After’, rather, loving FOREVER, regardless.”
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“Misunderstanding and distrust—the predominant elements of a novel. Without them, everyone lives happily from beginning.”
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“And they...LIVED! Life isn't always ‘Happily Ever After’, rather, loving FOREVER, regardless.”
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message 12: by Stanton

Stanton Swafford Thanks for being a friend Carmen.
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message 11: by A.R.

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


message 1: by P.J.

P.J. Thanks for the friendship!


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