Saturday, October 11, 2014

Book Spotlight--- The Sinner's Bargain by Claire Contreras & The Devil's Contract By Claire Contreras

We're celebrating the release of The Sinner's Bargain by Claire Contreras! We have an excerpt and some teasers to entice you, so be sure to let us know what you think!


Author: Claire Contreras

Age group: Adult

Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber


Being pulled in different directions, Amara must choose what she wants to believe and whom she'll trust.


The squeak of the
bedroom door opening alerted Amara 

of his presence. She’d learned to sleep lightly, always expecting hisunannounced visits. Squinting her eyes as unwanted light from the living room
seeped in, she propped herself up on her elbows.

now?” she croaked, as Colin’s figure approached her bed.

He thought it was
his prerogative to visit her at any time he liked.  According to him, he could do with her as he pleased. He
hadn’t touched her, though. Even after a full week, he still hadn’t touched
her. She wasn’t sure if she should be upset or thrilled about that, but the
uncertainty didn’t last very long. Amara had bigger things to worry about, like
her mother’s health and the fact that she still had to go to Wicked, M├ęchant’s
American company, without Colin finding out.

It wasn’t the
fairytale she’d dreamed up for herself when she’d imagined being with him
again…probably because she wasn’t with him at all. It felt more like she simply
existed in his world, but nothing more.

 “Just checking to see if you’re still
here,” Colin responded, as he reached the foot of the bed and sat down heavily.

“Where would I
go?” she asked, leaning up on her elbows to look at him. Even though she
couldn’t see him clearly in the dark, she saw his shrugging movement.

“I don’t know. I’m
not sure what women who sell their bodies for money are in the habit of doing,”
he said. His tone was lighter now, but still had a bite to it that made her

“Maybe you should
go home and ask Molly.”

Colin was quiet
for a while. “Why did you do it? Why didn’t you ask me for help if you needed

Amara sighed and
plopped back onto her pillow. She could smell the alcohol and cigar smoke on
his breath. The only time he wasn’t hostile toward her these days, was when he
was drunk,  often enough now,
especially at night. She probably didn’t owe him an answerit’s not like he actually caredbut
she spoke nonetheless.

 “Things aren’t always what they seem,
Colin. You of all people should know that.”

He shook his head,
exhaling loudly. “We used to tell each other everything, Amara.”

 “Not everything. Not really.”

 “I did.”

If you haven't read the beginning of Colin and Amara's story, grab The Devil's Contract now!


Author: Claire Contreras

Age group: Adult

Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber
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About the Author:

Claire Contreras graduated with her BA in Psychology from Florida International University. She was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Miami, Fl, where she currently resides with her husband, two boys, and two American Bulldogs.

Life is short, and it’s more bitter than sweet, so she tries to smile as often as her face allows. She enjoys stories with happy endings, because life is full of way too many unhappy ones.

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