Author: Claire Contreras
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance
More Info: Goodreads
He gave them a choice.
She took it.
He made her promise two years.
She should have known there was a catch.
All About the Devil’s Contract
Author’s take on the leading man:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Real life Amara looks just like fictionalized Amara.
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.
It’s a story about family (it seems like most of my stories are lol…in weird twisted ways).
It’s a story about forgiveness. About living, about forgetting.
Colin is very sweet.
Philip is calculated.
Samuel is ambitious.
Courtney is awesome.
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?)
Describe The Devil’s Contract in six words.
“Amara… look at me. If you’ve ever fucking felt anything for me, you would look at me right now.”
She met his gaze as he cupped her cheek with his hand, brushing his fingers along her jaw.
“Tell me this isn’t real,” he said in the low voice that always twisted Amara’s insides. He inched closer to her so that his bent knee touched hers. “Tell me what we have is just sex,” he said, pressing his lips lightly on hers before backing away to look at her. He dragged his hand over her breasts and down to her stomach. “Tell me I don’t make you feel something here,” he said, tracing his fingertips along the hem of her shirt. She shivered as he touched her skin. He leaned into her and sucked on her neck, making a trail up to the skin behind her ear. “Tell me, baby,” he whispered huskily in her ear. “Tell me this is only physical. Tell me you only call me late at night because you want my dick and not my attention.”
The last thing she wanted was to be turned on by his words. She wanted to prove him wrong and walk out to lessen the pain they would both feel when she was gone, but she couldn’t fight him when he had his lips on her like that.
“You’re my friend,” Amara said lamely.
“Am I?” he asked as he continued to tease her, his lips traveling across her chest, her collarbone, tasting any skin he could reach.
“Yes,” she gasped when he stretched her shirt up and over her breasts, pulling a nipple into his mouth. “My best friend.”
What inspired you to write The Devil’s Contract?
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?
Colin’s email to Amara. 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?
Hmmm… no, I’ll let them be the judge.
When will the next book release and what can you tell us about it?
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.