Thursday, May 29, 2014

AUTHOR INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY: "The Devil's Contract" by Claire Contreras

celebrating the release of THE DEVIL’S CONTRACT by Claire Contreras! Check out
the Author Interview and don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY!

Author: Claire Contreras
Age group: Adult
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber


He gave them a choice.

She took it.

He made her promise two years.

She should have known there was a catch.

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Interview with Claire Contreras

1)     Author’s take on the leading man:
a.      I had a dream about Colin Oliver once. It was a verra, verra good dream. I thought about him for weeks after. I don’t do dream casts L he’s in my head.

·        Is he based on anyone you know?  If dreams count, yes.
·        What are his vices?  He’s a liar.
·        What are his virtues?  He’s a liar.
·        Is there anything about him you know that the readers don’t and may find interesting?  He’s passionate. When he wants something, he gets it, and if he doesn’t want something, he discards it just as quickly. He loves ties.
·        How is he described in the book (physical and/or personality)-  brown hair, coffee colored eyes that get lighter in the sun and have little specs of honey, he’s tall, well built (not overly muscular or anything, just a normal tall guy that rid of his baby weight a long time ago). He swims daily, I’m sure that helps.

2)     Author’s take on the leading lady:
·        Is she based on anyone you know?  Yes, actually. Her story is, anyway.
·        What are her vices?  She loves her parents to a fault.
·        What are her virtues?  She loves her parents to a fault.
·        Is there anything about her you know that the readers don’t and may find interesting?  She loves to draw and often draws caricatures of a guy named Pat (he looks like a very round cat, his best friend is a mouse named Tat).
·        How is she described in the book (physical and/or personality)  She’s average. Olive skin, dark hair, amber colored eyes that are almond shaped (that’s her least average feature), athletic built from cheerleading her entire life.

3)     Facts about THE DEVIL’S CONTRACT: 

What are up to 10 interesting or noteworthy facts about this book and/or characters? This
doesn’t need to be narrative. It can be bullet points.
a.      I knew an Amara once.  I got this story from her (I hope she doesn’t get mad). It’s fictionalized, obviously, but also has some truths.
b.     Real life Amara looks just like fictionalized Amara.
c.     There’s a lot of sex in this book. I’ve never, ever, ever written this amount of sex in any of my other books.
d.     It’s a story about family (it seems like most of my stories are lol…in weird twisted ways).
e.      It’s a story about forgiveness. About living, about forgetting.
f.       Colin is very sweet.
g.     Philip is calculated.
h.     Samuel is ambitious.
i.        Courtney is awesome.

4)     Tell us about Philip. He’s going to be a controversial character. What challenges did you face writing him in as the villain? Is there hope that he may turn out to be a good guy in disguise?
Villains are my favorite people. Ever. I always root for the villain. I always lose. I’m thinking that might change here. We’ll see. He’s not a good guy in disguise, no (what fun would that be?)

5)     Describe THE DEVIL’S CONTRACT in six words.
1.     Sex
2.     Fun
3.     Hot
4.     Mysterious
5.     Lost love
6.     Sex

6)     Author Interview

·        What inspired you to write THE DEVIL’S CONTRACT?
o       I actually started writing TDC when I wrote TINLID. TDC wasn’t called that then, it was just sex scenes at that point. The sex scenes were supposed to go on a very sexy website, but in the end I chickened out and didn’t do it. When I wrote TINLID I kept thinking about those sex scenes and came up with a plot. Then I wrote out my notes in a little notebook (the way I do for all my books). Then I let that sit in my closet for three years. I went back to it recently and voila! 
·        What is your favorite scene or was your favorite to write?
o       Colin’s email to Amara.
o       Also, one of the sex scenes (I wont say which one) because I really pushed myself writing that one. 
·        Is there anything you would like readers to take away after reading the book they may miss that you want to point out?
o       Hmmm… no, I’ll let them be the judge. 
·        When will the next book release and what can you tell us about it?

o       The next book I’m releasing is called Prisoner. I’ve been working on it for a year now so I’m hoping to finish it soon. It’s a spin-off to the Darkness series.


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

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