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: A writer of modern-day fairy tales, I write stories that overflow with romance, mystery, suspense, a hint of paranormal sometimes, and of course, tra
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"Well written but I just couldn't buy what the author was selling. Kudos to not having spelling and grammar errors every other line."
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"Unlucky in Love is a quick enjoyable read about a woman finding herself after her husband has an affair with another woman after their fifteen years of marriage. The worst part of this is the other woman is pregnant with her husband’s child.

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"It always seems that ghost stories abound at this time of year and of the Christmas period. Certainly, Mr Dickens played his part but it is also a memory of Christmas telly growing up.
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Thank you for reading, and thank you for asking!

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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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