Isis Sousa


Writing sucks. Period. That’s why I am an artist; illustrator and graphic designer who writes in a hobby basis. Oh, wait… That’s not the “why”… I was born artist, and there is nothing I can do to change it. But with all the imagination I have running lose, there came some stories… And there came some books!

When I’m not doing artwork and illustration for clients, I’m doing woodcarving, painting ornaments, painting artworks for myself, collaborating with other artists and so on. Love Arts, History and Metal.
Visit my self-publishing website:

Visit my portfolio:

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't remember exactly which story was the first, as since a toddler I have been surrounded by philosophy, mythology, classic literature and occultism books from my parents. I grew in an environment where reading great books was a daily habit. But when started reading books on my own initiative, I'd say I have great memories of a collections of tales by the Grimm Brothers. I loved that book (which was actually my auntie's), and I also loved the fact that it was illustrated with beautiful watercolors paintings.
I remember the excitement and the joy of reading this book over and over to this day...
What do you read for pleasure?
I read Fiction. When I have a little free time, I like to read selected works of Fiction in different genres, most mystery, fantasy, dark fantasy, horror, action, paranormal. That makes a few books of fiction a year. As an artist and owner of a small business, I focus my reading habits on self-development, leadership and art books.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Isis Sousa online

Where to buy in print


The Night of Elisa - Book Trailer
Embark in this dark journey... to Duskland!


As Cold As Thorns
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,630. Language: British English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Gothic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
When lust and vanity consume a humble young soul, nothing is left but a faint flame in the darkness of the void. Henrique succumbs to the ever-growing desires and beguiling passions tormenting his mind, causing a rupture between reason and a desolate world of ice and snow where pain is the key to salvation. Come and indulge yourself in this startling tale of coldness and wonder.
Eleanor’s Gift
Price: Free! Words: 13,150. Language: British English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » General
A Gothic short story - with black and white illustrations. During the last days of autumn, a wave of strange happenings creeps into Lord Welton’s life. It all starts when he brings the sole survivor of a mysterious accident into his household. Soon people close to Lord Welton begin to disappear and a tenebrous danger falls upon the one he loves the most.
The Night of Elisa - A Gothic Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,590. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Gothic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Join Elisa in this puzzling Gothic novella set in Late Victorian Era, between the world of the Living and the picturesque, melancholic Duskland. Let your imagination travel through words and beautiful pencil drawings.

Isis Sousa's tag cloud

Isis Sousa's favorite authors on Smashwords

Smashwords book reviews by Isis Sousa

  • High Witch (High Witch Book 1) on Nov. 23, 2012

    High Witch is a novella Fantasy Romance written by the Australian author Mona Hanna. It is a book with an interesting story: it has magic, action, adventure and love, lots of love. The main characters are Brayden and Ariel, a young couple in their mid-twenties. They fall deeply in love for each other and find themselves in one of the biggest and most dangerous adventures in their lives. They love grow stronger as they have to overcome fear and a lot of difficulties in their way. All because of a dark warlock, Julius, who has diabolical plans regarding the future of Ariel, the High Witch herself. Despite all the pain, nothing can defeat the love Brayden, a very conscious and respectful your man nurtures for Ariel; as well as the love she nurtures for him, the one who helped her learning and controlling her magic powers. As a novella has a short length, we can’t expect much description of the characters or environments, and everything has to go in a faster pace. I feel that if this was a more extensive work, it would have been really nice to have learned more about Brayden and Ariel. There’s so much more about what make their personalities I would like to understand. Anyway, we will surely know more by the next book. The plot feels like happening a bit fast in the very beginning of book, that’s when Ariel and Brayden meet and get to know each other. After that, when they get entwined, action starts to unfold and things get more exciting. In the end there is a lot of tension, action and conflict, by the time Ariel is going through “The Test”. The book, which I must mention has a lovely cover, ends with a beautiful, happy and peaceful scene. Ariel and Brayden are now bonded until death tears them apart. They are meant to live in happiness forever after, but will they? I am looking forward to know what Mona Hanna have prepared for them in the next book…
  • Wolf Girl finds necRomance on Feb. 12, 2016

    «Wolf Girl finds a Nec-romance» is a fantastic author debut! But here is the thing, I don’t like teen stories/YA stuff… However, when I came across Gisele’s book, the title hooked me ^.^ - because, ya know… I like dark stuff and ‘Necromance’ sounded dark to me, as well as part of the blurb. So I gave it a try and… What a wonderful surprise! What’s special about this book? For starters, the way it is written. Each chapter with the perspective of a character. This way we can see multiple perspectives about some of the events and it is totally cool to learn how each of them experience and see things. The traits and personalities of the leads and support characters was really well-done. That’s one of my favourite aspects of the writing. I got really impressed by how lively Brendann, Sani and Lamar are. How each of them are completely tridimensional and have a true life story behind them. The plot twists were also great, some of them you may expect, some may catch you as complete surprise. I went from laughing to sadness, since the story shows funny and cruelly sad reality of Brenndann and her family, specially. This is a drama-comedy-romance, and if you are into knowing how someone young life’s is going to take a turn, for the worse and the better, you may want to read this book. (Also great for fans of supernatural fiction, this has a cool and light dose of it!) PS: Almost forgot to add: the book also shows several social issues, like the author points out on her own review, and it was all well done. I got heartbroken by learning about the female lead' life, for example. I think it was very nice to raise some awareness for such things as kids raised in poverty, drug problems and the like.