Creatura By Nely Cab Book Tour

Posted August 28, 2013 by girlswit in Author Spotlight, Blog Tours, Giveaway, Uncategorized / 4 Comments

Title: Creatura

Author: Nely Cab
2nd Edition Publication: August 6th, 2013
Word Count: approx. 82,000
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Recommended Age:  13+
Synopsis: Isis can control her dreams. Or she could—until recently. The creature
in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t
bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature
and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and
he’s not a dream.

A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the
lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters

Who would’ve known…that sometimes love is lethal?

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Lisa’s Review: I received this book for an honest review. First of all let me clarify, I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I found the story fascinating and it was a pretty quick read. Overall, I enjoyed the characters and will admit that I love David. I wish this book wouldn’t have ended. What a major cliff hanger. I can’t wait to read the next book and find out what happens on the plane.

Sarah’s Review: It was slow at first for me but it picked up and I enjoyed the story. I was hoping it would explain the demon things a little bit more in this book. But I’m interested in seeing where the story goes in the second book. Like what happens on the plane on the way to Greece. Well played on the cliff hanger! lol

About the Author:
Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974,
in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
She has 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 for several 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
oil painting. After her return to the U.S., Nely resumed her employment
in banking and later transitioned to the field of Social Work. Today, Nely Cab
writes from the comfort of her home, where she lives with her husband and son.
Her life goal is to check-off Bucket List Item No. 95,623,351: To Conquer the
World. While she aspires world domination, Nely continues to work on her debut
series Creatura.
Interview with Nely:
What book are you reading now?

Hell’s Phoenix by Gracen
Miller and City of Bones
by Cassandra Clare. Both great reads and great authors!

If you could work with any author who would it be?

I would love to work with George R.R. Martin because he
knows how to write a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. He has the
ability to write with the element of surprise. My favorite thing about his
writing is how he makes you fall in love with a character and then rips your
heart out through your stomach. OH THE HUMANITY! The man is a genius.

Who is your favorite author and is your writing style similar to theirs?

I don’t have a favorite author, but off the top of my head,
I can say I really love Cassandra Clare’ writing style. Her writing style is
poetic. I love it. Our writing styles aren’t similar at all. Cassandra Clare
uses a lot of similes/metaphors in her writing descriptions, which I love. I
use fewer and my writing has a lot of dialogue.

What are your must-have accessories while writing?

Silence and a cup of coffee are crucial!

The dreaded writer’s block; Ever have it? If so, what do you do to get through

Yes, I’ve had writer’s block. When I do get it, I focus on
other things and distract my mind. I read a book, listen to music, watch a
movie, craft or even go out and visit with friends. Letting my mind forget that
there’s a book to be written helps my brain cool down and I often come back
with fresh ideas.

What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you
set a daily writing goal?

Working days start early. I start off by getting my kid off
to school and then come back and take care of housework that needs to be done.
After that, I sit down and take care of promotions, interviews, blog posts or
any other pending items on my to do list. Finally, I set time aside to write. I
try to write at least 500 words a day, but sometimes it’s impossible—especially
during summer vacation when the kid requires attention. If I don’t write 500
words, I don’t pressure myself because I find that if I start to focus on the
word count for the day, it becomes harder to write. I let the writing come on
its own. Some days, I’m lucky and I can write well over 1k words.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Keeping true to the character’s personalities in dialogue is
really hard to do if I’m not entirely focused on writing. If a scene requires
several characters, I have to play it out in my head before I write it.

What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you
answer that question?

I’ve always wanted to be asked, “How much work goes into a
The answer is more than you think. From writing it, which is
time consuming, to finding the right editor, picking the right cover,
formatting and promoting and finding readers to give your book a chance, it
takes a lot of dedication and hard work. When you write a book, it’s like
having a newborn to care for and nurture. You have to give it love and feed it
every single day. If you stop doing this, your baby will starve and die. It’s a
real commitment and a really tiring job, but watching that baby grow before
your eyes is worth it.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

“I’ll just stick around until
you fall asleep,” she said.
            My head felt
fuzzy, and my body started relaxing. This part of the sleeping process I didn’t
mind. It had been a long time since I felt calm before falling asleep. Maybe tonight
would be different from the rest. Maybe, just maybe, tonight I would dream
something pleasant.
            When I woke into
my dream I lay in a familiar field surrounded by a bed of golden-orange
flowers. The Infinity tree waved its newborn leaves in a symbolic “hello”. 
            The scent of
sandalwood danced on my nose along with an aromatic wave of flowers. I inhaled
the sweetness in the air. Poppy petals caressed my skin, imitating the finest
of silks ever woven. As I turned to admire the lavender and rose-colored sky
that so brilliantly contrasted with the meadow, I saw it—its dark shadow in the
distance. I knew it would be waiting. 
With apprehension, I stood and forced myself to walk toward the shadowy
presence. I wanted to stop when I saw it spring forward, charging toward me,
but I was tired and angry and wanted this nightmare to end. I kept going. I
wouldn’t be intimidated by a figment of my own psyche. My dreams were mine to
            As this thing saw
me approach, it let out an echoing growl that bounced off my chest. It charged
toward me at an unbelievable pace. I shut my eyes but continued to walk toward
it. My heart raced with fear. Desperate for strength, I started to recite the
Father’s Prayer, but I couldn’t remember the words. I kept waiting for the
oncoming attack.  I listened in terror to
the sound of its heavy feet approaching me. All of a sudden, the meadow grew
silent, and I couldn’t hear the creature’s steps anymore.
opened my eyes and tried to focus. The blood drained from my face as I found it standing in front of me, its cold
glare penetrating my eyes. Its snarls resonated like rolling thunder through
the field. My trembling legs threatened to collapse as it held my stare. I was
frozen, unable to even blink.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read this
interview. I’d also like to invite you to take a sneak peek at chapter one of
Creatura on my blog
And thank you so very much, Lisa and Sarah, for having me a
as a guest and for your participation in the Creatura Blog Tour! x

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