I'm not normally a paranormal romance person. I'm not a fan of vampires, unless it's Dracula, and frankly I find the Paranormal genre to be over-saturated and over-sexualized. So, when I picked up Creatus it was because Carmen's name was on it... and it sounded interesting. 'The reason we believe in fairy tales--and monsters" is the tagline on the book and it drew me in instantly because, let's face it, fairy tales are interesting.
What I liked about Creatus is that the creatures are new. Yes, there are elements to them that have done before, but they were a refreshing change from vampires, werewolves, etc...
The other thing I liked, which I mentioned as an element deterring me from paranormal, is that it isn't sexualized. If you've read Carmen's other books you'll know that there is sex in them, but it isn't gone into detail and it is almost always in the confines of marriage. I love this about her writing and Creatus is no different.
As for the characters, Kris is a great lead. She is complicated and multi-faceted--dealing with childhood scars, having personal weaknesses that she has to overcome, but at the same time she has an inner strength and bravery.
The male lead is strong and protective, but not overly controlling. He is the knight in shining armor--and who doesn't love that?
I can't wait for book 2 as I think Carmen Desousa has a great series on her hands with A LOT of potential.
I'm giving Creatus 5 out of 5 stars.
You can buy it from Amazon HERE
As the sun's rays peeked above the horizon, lighting the abyss below her, she inhaled a deep breath, closed her eyes, and jumped. She didn't scream; she didn't look down. As much as she hated her life, she hoped it wouldn't end this way. She'd really like to see him one more time.
Her life didn't flash before her eyes as she'd always heard. Just an image of her mother covered in blood and her Dark Angel telling her he was sorry.
CREATUS is a new romantic-suspense novel with a supernatural edge that answers the myths and fairy tales you've heard about preternatural sentient beings.
Prepare yourself to believe.