Monday, June 18, 2012

Creatura-- World domination is coming!!!

I read Creatura what seems like forever ago and it is still playing through my mind on a constant basis. The love story between Isis and David is like no other. Nely has created a book that is literally gonna take the world by storm!! I had the chance to ask her some fun and candid questions and here is our conversation.

Nely recently made a facebook post about her pantry always missing food and I suggested that Brownies (small fictional creatures that cook and clean) were to blame.

Me: Ok what do you sneak into the pantry for late at night?

Nely: It's not me! Someone keeps stealing the food! LOL!

*Guilty answer? hmm y'all decide*

Me:What munchies were a must have while writing Creatura?

Nely: Coffee, PB&J, and Chocolate.

*I sense A LOT of late nights with the much sugar and caffeine*

ME: Did you ever dream that Creatura would go international? And let me make a note here to tell the readers that the Romanians are all but foaming at the mouths to get their hands on Creatura!!

Nely: Never in my wildest and most ludicrous dreams did I ever think a leading international publisher would be interested, much less extend an offer. The morning I received the email from Leda, April 25,2012, I had a mini anxiety attack when I finished reading it.

*Good thing she is a strong woman or we may have lost her right there y'all lol*
 There was a break in our conversation here in which Nely relentlessly teased me about a secret plot she had going, we'll skip that part lol.*

Me: When you came up with Creatura  were you scared it wouldn't be liked? Or did it not matter? Meaning you were just writing for you just to get the story out there.

Nely: When I started writing "Creatura" it wasn't meant to be seen by anyone other than my 17 year-old sister (now she's 21) and myself. I wrote for us, so that was my tiny audience until she convinced me to publish the book. I was very nervous that people would hate it. Then I started getting great reviews and that changed my perspective on the whole story.

*Aren't we glad your sister convinced you to publish!! Man what a shame if the world had have missed this amazing book.*

Nely hopes to share Creatura with as many people as she can and in turn maybe have a traditional publisher or small press become interested in making Creatura a world wide phenomenon!!!!

My Creatura Review!!!! 5 out of 5 Stars!!!

Hea y'all Anne here and I have literally just closed the back cover on Creatura by Nely Cab. I wish I had more of this story in my hands right now. I can only sit here typing my review in pure wonderment of this book, it is absolutely astounding and a literary piece of art to be revered and loved by all hands that hold it. The story behind Creatura is Greek mythology and oh how I love a story of that caliper. Isis is a 17 year old girl who lives her life daily and excels in her goals, she was raised by her mother having lost her father at a young age she knows the pain of loss. She dreams of a perfect place as she sleeps, a field alive with poppies and warm with the sun and solitude. Somnium is where the Deities reside a place forbidden to all humans, but how is it that Isis finds her way there every night? A dark shadow plagues Isis in her dreams, she is frightened and yet not detoured from her dream land. When David comes along Isis is swept into a world of ancient stories and truths that now apply to her life. Isis has a normal life as far as she is concerned and struggles to keep it that way, but not for long. I love the way Nely Cab has created David, he is the perfect guy tall, dark, handsome with a little mystery thrown in and his instant interest with Isis keeps the story rolling along never allowing a dull moment to happen. David is modern yet his morals and values and old school and endearing and I absolutely love that. I loved reading the notes David gives to Isis, he holds her so close and produces heart felt emotion in times of loss and pain for her. He shows her things that she holds dearest to her heart. I laughed and cried very early on in this book it is so exquisitely written having important details exactly when they are most important to the characters and the rolls they will play in the story. Seeing the story through not only Isis's eyes but David's too is an excellent turn for the story and I loved having both views. The other characters in the books are no less enthralling each is strong and well built to bring more involvement and drama into the story. The twists and excitement are never wanting they are perfectly balanced to keep the readers digging further and deeper into the book. Nely has gone above and beyond to make sure even the tales David tells Isis are penetrating and indicative to how and why these things are going to happen. I fell in love with this story instantly and I am still reeling from the tale it has weaved in my mind. Romanticism is hard to grip in a book and make it feel honest and not be to over powering but the author has not only done this but she brought her A game to the table for this book. To beat all every time you feel like the story just couldn't get any better it does, it gets so much better and so much deeper. The end literally left my mouth hanging open and had me immediately wanting to know when I could get the next book, and how long will I have to wait. This is a story I will read time and time again because it is one I absolutely enjoyed from page one all the way to the very end. Intriguing, captivating, mind blowing, and absolutely enthralling is how I will always describe this book to anyone I will talk to. 5 out of 5 stars for Creatura I'd give it 10 if I had my own stars to give this is a truly one of a kind ride you'll love to take and never wanna return from once your started. Bravo Nely Cab your literary work of art is to be treasured.

I can't think of a better book to share with a friend so here I will share with all y'all. This book is  fun and exciting, amazing and intense, and the cliff hanger at the end will have you screaming for more!!!

A little 411 on the awesome Nely!!!
Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Shehas lived and resided in a small, quiet South Texas town most of her life.Putting her Computer Accounting skills to use, Cab worked in banking forseveral years. In 2001, the author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico,where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oilpainting. After her return to the U.S., Nely resumed her employment in bankingand later transitioned to the field of Social Work.

Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home, where she lives with herhusband and son. Currently, the writer continues to work on her debut series"Creatura".

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  1. Loved the interview, and thanks for the Awesome Giveaway!!! :) Coffee and chocolate are must haves when writing!!! :)

  2. Tim tams and chocolate for writing ! Nely would love our Aussie TIm tams ! Thanks for the review I really enjoyed Creatura as well ;) Davhhhheeed was certainly a sweety !!


  3. Great interview!!! Loved Creatura and cannot wait for the next book in this series!! Thanks so much for the AWESOME giveaway!