Carmen DeSousa

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A romantic-suspense writer, Carmen DeSousa's novels overflow with romance, mystery, suspense, a hint of paranormal sometimes, and of course, tragedy. After all, what would a great story be without a tragic event setting the stage? Her sensual and gripping stories have earned bestseller status on three continents because of her ability to make readers love, laugh, cry, gasp, and hope.

Her titles can be found in print and eBook formats at most eRetailers. Happy reading and imagining!

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
"The Hundred and One Dalmatians" by Dodie Smith (1956). Reading this book was meant to be! It was my first experience with "the book is better than the movie."

While watching the Disney movie, I kept asking my grandmother, "Where's Missis? Perdita isn't the mommy." If you've never read the original story, you wouldn't know that Pongo and Missis' owners found Perdita wandering the streets... In the movie, Disney writers changed the main female dog's name from Missis to Perdita.

To this day, if friends want to watch a movie that I KNOW was a book, I stop whatever I'm reading and read it before watching the movie.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Don't listen to anyone who tells you that you can't make a living doing what you love! When you do what you love for a living, WORK isn't a four-letter word. ;)
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Jaded
Pre-release—available February 26, 2019. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Carmen DeSousa. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A devastating breakup leaves Yasmine Phillips in shambles. Unable to trust another man with her heart, she focuses on the one thing she can control — starting her own business.
A Heart Not Easily Broken
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,400. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2018 by Carmen DeSousa. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ebony Campbell is a smart, sexy career-oriented black woman who wants nothing more than a summer fling with a man who challenges her mind and body. What she doesn’t expect is Brian Young, a blond-haired, blue-eyed bass player to step up to the challenge.

Series

Crazy Love
College and career are hard enough without bringing love into the mix, so the last thing Jesse is looking for is a spring break fling. His future entails getting an MBA and taking over the reins of his father's small-time plumbing company and making it successful. He doesn’t have time for a girl, especially not one who's related to the spoiled rich girl who broke up his last relationship. One week with Kayla, though, changes everything.

Love Like Crazy

Price: $3.99 USD.

Love Until It Hurts

Price: $3.99 USD.
What's Luck Got To Do With It
A collection of stand-alone contemporary women's fiction novels with a hint of humor and romance, featuring thirty-something women trying to figure out life, love, and mostly...themselves.

Some Lucky Woman

Price: $3.99 USD.

Down on Her Luck

Price: $3.99 USD.
Creatus
For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Unwittingly, one creatus will endanger them all ...

Creatus

Price: Free!

Creatus Rogue

Price: $3.99 USD.

Creatus Eidolon

Price: $3.99 USD.

Creatus Animus

Price: $3.99 USD.

Creatus Series Boxed Set

Price: $7.99 USD.
Nantahala
Passion and secrets abound in the small town of Nantahala, North Carolina aka Land of the Noonday Sun.
Charlotte
Two passionate romantic-suspense novels of love, betrayal, and obsession that will have you falling in love and wondering if you can trust anyone right up to the last page.

Books

Creatus Talis
Pre-release—available December 18, 2018. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,720. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Vev, one of the first generations of creatus talis, finds herself torn between her younger family members and a forbidden love as she fights to save the young talis from being turned into a weapon — or worse, annihilation.
Love Until It Hurts
Series: Crazy Love. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,220. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A fire-red BMW, a mansion on the water, a closet the size of a small department store … At eighteen years old, Charity Bauer has gotten anything she has ever wanted in life. At least she thought she had everything she wanted…
Love Like Crazy
Series: Crazy Love. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,730. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
College and career are hard enough without bringing love into the mix… But when Jesse and Kayla meet, their individual goals suddenly merge into one goal. Until tragedy strikes. Thrust into a world of heartache, others insist they are too young. But when you find the love of your life, no matter how young you are, no matter what happens, the only thing you can do is hold on and LOVE LIKE CRAZY.
Down on Her Luck
Series: What's Luck Got To Do With It, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,810. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Instead of ending up homeless in New York City, struggling actress Alaina Ackerman accepts her mother’s holiday invitation. To Alaina’s surprise, that old harpy some call fate not only tosses an abandoned puppy into her lap, but also practically embeds Markus Klein into her life, a man she’s spent the last twenty years trying to forget after the night they crossed the “just friends” line.
Creatus Animus
Series: Creatus, Book Four. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,120. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Now, one rogue faction plans to retaliate by ridding the world of humankind. Only one division of creatus stands between humanity and a new world order. What they discover, however, might prove the truth about the creatus myths, and why humans started hunting them in the first place.
Some Lucky Woman
Series: What's Luck Got To Do With It, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,290. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
After Jana Embers divorces her unfaithful husband and quits dating the male species altogether, she decides that a career in writing, whitewater kayaking, and adopting a persnickety calico will keep her plenty busy during the day. And a perfectly sized and shaped device will keep her satisfied at night. But then she needs the help of Dr. Adrian Kijek, one very frustrating physical therapist.
Creatus Eidolon
Series: Creatus, Book Three. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,510. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Not all phantoms are myths … For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Now, one rogue faction wants the world to know they exist.
When Noonday Ends: The Southern Collection (Nantahala - Book Two)
Series: Nantahala. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,290. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When a new attorney accepts a pro-bono case of an abused woman suspected of attempted murder, he ends up with more than he bargained for. She's the ex-wife of one of the oldest and wealthiest families in Ashville, and her in-laws will stop at nothing to conceal family secrets--even murder.
Land of the Noonday Sun: The Southern Collection (Nantahala - Book One)
Series: Nantahala. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,180. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Cassandra's life is perfect. She’s on the fast track to a law degree and already has a position in a notorious firm when tragedy strikes. Out of nowhere she finds herself homeless and jobless. A glimmer of hope arrives in the form of a letter from the grave that brings her to a new home in Nantahala, North Carolina. She stands to inherit over half a million dollars when she meets Chad...
Entangled Dreams: The Southern Collection (Florida)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,430. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Alexandra was eight years old, she thought she was a princess in a fairytale, but she didn't know she was one tragedy away from reality. Now twenty-two, disaster strikes again and she's determined to change her life. Unfortunately, one night of indiscretion propels Alexandra into a situation that will force her to make choices that will eventually endanger her life.
Split Decisions: The Southern Collection (Charlotte - Book Two)
Series: Charlotte. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,650. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Split Decisions is the follow-up story to She Belongs to Me, a "what if" type of story that explores the questions we often ask ourselves about our life and the choices we've made. Get ready...this is not your normal romantic-suspense...this is romantic-suspense with a twist. Sometimes you want something so badly you are willing to abandon everything you've ever known--including yourself.
She Belongs to Me: The Southern Collection (Charlotte - Book One)
Series: Charlotte. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,800. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
A passionate novel of love, betrayal, and obsession, "She Belongs to Me" will have you falling in love and wondering if you can trust anyone right up to the last page. After secrets and a mysterious background leave a wife’s life hanging by a thread, a husband must look for answers in the only place he knows—the past.
The Library (Where Life Checks Out)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,750. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This Special Edition includes the prequel short story, The Depot, and the follow-up novel, The Library, approximately sixty thousand words. When Mark Waters decided to be a detective, he didn't plan to investigate ghosts. As he investigates a murder of a homeless man at the library, though, he realizes the dead won’t rest until the murderer checks out too.
The Pit Stop (This Stop Could be Life or Death)
Price: Free! Words: 29,370. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Homicide detectives Gino Canale and Mark Waters don't believe in ghosts. Not yet anyway. The Pit Stop (This Stop Could be Life or Death) When a reoccurring dream implies that Detective Canale's grandparents' deaths might actually have been homicides, he realizes he's either connecting to the other side or going crazy. And he's not sure which thought scares him more.
Creatus Series Boxed Set
Series: Creatus, Complete Series. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 285,030. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Now, one creatus will endanger them all by breaking one of their laws: falling in love--with a human. 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!
Creatus Rogue
Series: Creatus, Book Two. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,910. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Ancient myths, superheroes, vampires … Forget everything you've heard. For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Now, one rogue wants the world to know they exist.
Creatus
Series: Creatus, Book One (Includes the Prequel. Price: Free! Words: 101,430. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
In the past, they kept the human race safe from an anonymous distance. But now Derrick must come out of the darkness to save a woman he has no business loving, even if doing so may threaten his entire race. 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.

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