As an author, I've learned that no matter what you write, how you describe what you wrote, or what other reviewers commented about what you wrote, there will still be readers who don't get it. So, even though I still read every review, they don't upset me as they used to, and some just crack me up, so I wanted to share.
Just one of my many book descriptions: Ancient myths, superheroes, vampires... Forget everything you've heard.
Review: "The description of this book makes you think that its (her misspelling, not mine) about vampires..."
Review: "I think this book has potential to be popular but it just is not my type of book - too vampire/alien-ish for me."
Yes, those two reviews were from the same book, and they were back to back. Gotta laugh! So, which is it? Remember, I told you, Forget everything you've heard...
Definition of a Vampire: a preternatural being that is said to suck the blood... (Remember...vampires are supposedly myths, so who's to say what they are or they aren't?)
My thoughts... 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 to me.
Personally, I love magical realism. I am a reader, and 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--alive or dead--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...
CREATUS, from the Latin word meaning 'created' are the reason we believe in fairy tales--and monsters. Superheroes didn't come about by 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...