Saturday, January 19, 2013

Creatura Blog Tour

Creatura Blog Tour

Creatura Blurb

When seventeen year-old Isis Martin is having trouble sleeping 
due to perturbing dreams of a horrific growling beast, she decides
to confront her fear. But what Isis discovers is something other 
than a menacing entity.

The human-like creature offers Isis assurance that he is not a figment
of her imagination. Unwilling to accept his avowal, Isis sets his words
to contest by asking the entity to prove himself - a dare, he readily welcomes.

It is in her dreams that Isis innocently stumbles upon the silent existence of the divine lineage of those that man has long forgotten.

In a quaint town, deep in south Texas, this story leads Isis onto the path of impermissible love and captivating life-changing truths. Isis Martin's 
journey is sure to leave any reader ravenous for more.

Creatura Excerpt

 “You haven’t even asked me what my name is,” he finally spoke.
 “Oh. Sorry.” My face grew bright red. I didn’t have the guts to ask him now that he had put me on the spot.
 We continued walking down the hallway. Right before we turned the corner he stopped walking.
 “I see you’re the shy type.” He tried to analyze me.
 “Not at all.” I threw my hair back over my ear.
 He started advancing toward me and pinned me against the white hallway wall. My heart started to race.
 “Well, aren’t you going to ask me what my name is?” he pressed.
 “Don’t…don’t try anything. I can scream.” I could feel my throat drying up. “The security guards will come right away if you pull anything.”
 His laugh echoed against the hallway walls.
 “I just want you to know my name.”
 I took a side step, but he was quick to follow.
 “I’m going to tell you my name, since you’re too shy to ask.”
 My heartbeat was at my neck, while my mind sounded off all the things I should do: “I should yell. I should punch him in the gut.”
 I was frozen like a deer in front of headlights.
 “It’s David…” He slowly leaned in toward my face, “…and I’m real.” I suddenly recognized that voice. I opened my mouth in an effort to scream at the top of my lungs. He pressed his hand over my mouth muffling my poor attempt at crying out for help.
 “I win,” he grinned.
 My entire body trembled frantically as I felt the blood plummet from my head and down to my feet. I was no longer breathing. I started to feel a cold numbness. Everything turned black. My legs caved in taking my consciousness with them.

Creatura by Nely Cab has been a wonderful reading experience.  I absolutely love anything that has a tie, regardless of how small, to any kind of mythology, and let me tell you this, it has all of that and then some.  I was blown away at the character of Isis.  She is a girl, like most teenage girls, dealing with a broken heart, but there is more than just that going on in her life.  She is having trouble sleeping and it turns out that the man of her dreams, or nightmares, is now attending her high school.  But, somehow these two are meant to be together.  How their relationship develops is enthralling, for lack of better way to put it.  I love the entire story line, as this is not your typical teen romance.  Their relationship is fraught with danger at every turn.  Now, will they be able to stand the test of time?  Will they survive all that threatens to tear them apart?  And will Isis discover the truth about her past?  Well folks, these are answers that you are going to have to discover for yourself.  Make sure you pick up your copy of Creatura today and get swept away in the story of a lifetime!

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