For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who hunted them almost to extinction. Unwittingly, one creatus will endanger them all…
As with most of his family, Derrick Ashton knows his future and what position he’s destined to fill within his unique society. Everything changes, however, when he breaks one of his family’s strictest laws and falls in love–with a human.
In his quest to protect the woman he can never have, a twist of faith propels him into a new role that will cause dissension among his family and endanger the anonymity that they’ve spent thousands of years protecting.
Now, he will risk everything to save the girl from humans and his own kind. The one thing he can’t save her from, however…is herself.
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.
Targeted Age Group:: Ages sixteen and older
Heat/Violence Level: Heat Level 3 – PG-13
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Since the beginning of the written word, storytellers have shared myths about supernatural beings. So, I did tons and tons of research about vampires, superheroes, and other myths, since they all share common traits, and I wanted to tell a story based on what seemed logical.
As a reader, I love magical realism. I want to believe. In order for me to believe, though, the story has to follow scientific laws. The idea of a person shifting into an animal form that’s ten times the size of its human form, or a person having the ability to fly without the required body mechanics, makes little sense to me. And in order for a body to function — corpse or not — it has to have a heart that pumps life-giving blood through its veins. But, I can’t discount that since biblical days, stories have amassed about sentient beings with superhuman strength. So… a new breed of character is born.
CREATUS, from the Latin word meaning "created" are the reason we believe in fairy tale — and monsters. Superheroes didn’t come about from being bitten by a vampire, a werewolf, or a spider. Instead, perhaps the same superior being who created us created them.
The Creatus Series is not your normal paranormal story … it’s a realistic twist of the myths you’ve heard your entire life. So, if you like a little reality in your fantasy, prepare to believe…
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Research. Tons and tons of research. Plus, I based my characters off what I like to read. Not too strong. Not too week. Believable. Relatable… My characters might be based on myths, but they still have to live in an all-too-human world, so therefore, I gave them human characteristics.
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