‘The Consequence of Falling’ by Claire Contreras is now available

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“Claire Contreras delivers ALL the feels in this charming, witty and sexy enemies-to-lovers romance, and it will own your heart from cover to cover.” – Mary, Frolic Media

The Consequence of Falling, a contemporary romance by New York Times Bestselling Author Claire Contreras is Live!

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The list of things I hate is short. Not even my soon-to-be ex-husband is on that list. Nope. I save only the worst of the worst, the crème de la crème, the absolute I cannot even for this list . . .

1. Black coffee

2. Rude people

3. Nathaniel Bradley

Which is why when my father informs me that he’s making Nathaniel Bradley his new business partner, and in turn, my boss, I flip out.

1. He’s an annoying know-it-all.

2. He calls me a spoiled princess every chance he gets.

3. He disapproves of everything I do.

I go into this knowing I’ll hate every second in his presence. Except the longer he’s around, the more I find myself staring at his lips and remembering the one time they were on mine. I randomly find myself looking at his hands and wondering how they’d feel on my skin.

I try to snap out of it, but I guess I’m not as smart as I thought I was. No matter how many times I remind myself of the times I’ve practically thrown myself at him and he’s pushed me away, I keep falling little by little.

I’d always heard that it was a bad idea to mix business with pleasure and if that’s the case, this thing with Nathaniel has demise written all over it.

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About Claire:

Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in seven different languages.

She lives in Miami, Fl with her husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch, she named them, and continues to feed them). When she’s not writing, she’s usually lost in a book.

Connect with Claire:

Website: http://www.clairecontrerasbooks.com/
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Review: ‘Then There was You’ by Claire Contreras – a story about how second chances do not always end in HEA

Format: e-book, paperback, audible
Format read: e-book arc
Series: book 1 of Second Chances Duet
Rating: 18+ sexual content, language
Genre: Contempory Romance
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36488625-then-there-was-you?ac=1&from_search=true

This is one of the most frustrated books that I have read in a long time. Rowan is one of the most frustrating characters that I have read in a long time.

And I loved every single second of it.

Rowan doesn’t believe in love and marriage (and considering his reasons, I can’t really blame him). But with Tessa, things are different. He is different. And here is where the frustrations stem from. It is obvious that he loves her but he’s just too stubborn to admit that he loves her. Because “he doesn’t bleed” and we all know that love makes us bleed.

Tessa has the world at her feet. But there is something that’s been missing from her life. And that something is Rowan. She’s been in love with him since she was a teenager but she was not willing to give up her dreams for it. I love that she is like that because so many times in love stories, the woman gives up her dreams to be with the guy. I liked that she is willing to fight for her dreams and not let Rowan have her give them up.

There is a cliffhanger with this one (but to be honest it’s not something that you won’t probably be able to predict). Does that take away from the story? Heck no. While I knew what was going to happen at the end, it only made me want more. I want to know what’s going to happen next because you know it’s gonna be CRAZY!


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Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in seven different languages.

She lives in Miami, Fl with her husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch, she named them, and continues to feed them). When she’s not writing, she’s usually lost in a book.

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‘The Darkness’ by Claire Contreras is on sale for Black Friday!

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Blurb

A past hidden in darkness. Her present cloaked in secrets. The future holds the only truth that cannot be escaped.

After the mysterious and violent death of her parents, Blake Brennan finds comfort with an unconventional family. As the dramatic loss of her parents continues to haunt her—and hinders her from reciprocating love that others give freely—Blake embarks on a harrowing journey in search for the truth.

Living in a constant state of fear and need for control, vivid nightmares reveal details that lead to perilous situations. The past begins to collide with the present, and Blake must decide if the truth is worth losing the ones she loves.

Can love conquer all as her past comes to light? Or will Blake realize that there is no light in darkness?

Book contains: Explicit language & sexual content.

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Claire Contreras

Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in seven different languages.

She lives in Miami, Fl with her husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch, she named them, and continues to feed them). When she’s not writing, she’s usually lost in a book.

AUTHOR LINKS:
Website: www.clairecontreras.com

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‘The Player’ by Claire Contreras is available now!

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Blurb

I’m naturally gifted on the field and between the sheets. With flashy cars and enough media attention to put the Royal Family to shame, I’m the definition of Most Eligible Bachelor.

I’ve never met a man who doesn’t want to be me or a woman who doesn’t want to tame me. Until I meet Camila.

From the moment I lay eyes on her, I know I have to have her.

She wants to keep me at arm’s length.
I want her naked in my bed.

She thinks our worlds are too different.
All I want her to think about is screaming my name.

She says I’m bad news.

I have three weeks to prove her wrong.

Excerpt

“Are you upset I crashed your friend-date?” he asked, his eyes searching mine.
“Would it make a difference?”
“No.” He sighed, running a hand through his hair. “Maybe. This is new territory for me, Camila.”
“The stalking thing?” I asked, smiling at his flustered look.
“That and . . .” he shook his head, moving close to me again, pressing me flat against the wall behind me, “this.”
His free hand traveled down my spine, stopping on my ass, which he grabbed a handful of this time. My lips parted as I gasped, watching the way his eyes darkened. Our lips met at the same time, our tongues crashing in each other’s mouths in a wild escapade. I wrapped my arms around his neck, willing myself closer to him. My pelvis rocking against his very pronounced erection, my bare chest covered by only the thin layer of fabric brushing against the buttons of his hard muscled chest.
“You’re killing me,” he whispered against my lips, taking hold of both sides of my face. “You’re fucking killing me and you don’t even know it.”
The fire inside me spread through me, roaring through my veins with each touch, each drop of his lips on a different part of me, my shoulders, my neck, my collarbone. My stomach ached with the absolute need I felt for him.
“I don’t want to want you this much,” I whispered when our lips broke apart again.
His eyes searched mine, his gaze softening. “But you do.”
“But I do.”
“And you can’t will the feeling away.”
I shook my head, looking at him as if he was going to give me some kind of antidote for this. Whatever this was.
“Neither can I,” he said, placing his forehead against mine. “Neither can I.”

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Amazon ➺ Ebook link will be available ON October 10th.

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The cover for ‘Re Player’ by Claire Contreras shows a man in turmoil

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SYNOPSIS:
I’m naturally gifted on the field and between the sheets. With flashy cars and enough media attention to put the Royal Family to shame, I’m the definition of Most Eligible Bachelor. 
 
I’ve never met a man who doesn’t want to be me or a woman who doesn’t want to tame me. Until I meet Camila. 
 
From the moment I lay eyes on her, I know I have to have her.
 
She wants to keep me at arm’s length.
I want her naked in my bed.
 
She thinks our worlds are too different.
All I want her to think about is screaming my name.
 
She says I’m bad news.
I have three weeks to prove her wrong.

PRE-ORDER LINKS:

Ebooks:

iBooks ➺ http://bit.ly/ThePlayeriBooks

B&N ➺ http://bit.ly/THEPLAYERBN

Kobo ➺ http://bit.ly/THEPLAYERKOBO

Google Play ➺ http://bit.ly/THEPLAYERGOOGLEPLAY

Amazon ➺ Ebook link will be available ON October 10th.

Paperbacks:

Amazon  ➺ http://bit.ly/TPPaperback

BooksaMillion ➺ http://bit.ly/THEPLAYERBOOKSAMILLION

BarnesnNoble ➺ http://bit.ly/BNPAPERBACK

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Review: ‘Elastic Hearts’ by Claire Contreras – story of a man choosing between love and his career

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Format: e-book, paperback

Format read: e-book from Kindle Unlimited

Series: book 3 of Hearts series

Rating: 18+ sexual content, language

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28673982-elastic-hearts

In this book of the series, we follow Estelle’s older brother, Victor, as he fights to keep his job after falling for Nicole who is not only his new client, but also the boss’s daughter. Victor has made a name for himself as a divorce lawyer and is living life on top of the world until his past catches up with him. He and Nicole had a fling when he was new to the firm and doesn’t like the fact that she is now going to be single.

Like a common occurrence in love stories, the male leader, Victor, is a player who fell for the love of a good woman. He ends things with her when they are 25 because he wants to focus on his career. Understandable, but he continues to go through women like dirty socks and there really isn’t a big reason why. He uses the excuse that it’s because of his job, but for me it didn’t really feel like a good excuse. It felt like a drive by excuse, because he was like that for most of his dating life.

Nicole has her own problems as she falls in love with the fantasy that we all have. Meet a rich Hollywood actor and have him sweep you off your feet. But like many marriages in Hollywood, it doesn’t pan out. Her husband Gabe is that stereotype of Hollywood life. He can’t seem to keep it in his pants. Then you add on the fact that he does drugs and you cover all the clichés. He is like the Ben Affleck of this world, except he doesn’t have a gambling problem. I didn’t like how she was just so willing to jump into a relationship with Victor. Considering how he was and he did treat her after she came back in his life, you would think that she would be standoffish. Add on to the fact that her husband broke her trust in every way possible. But nope. She’s like sign me up for another heart break.

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The best part of the book is those scenes that are filled with angst between Nicole and Victor. Anytime that they are alone the lust and passion between them comes scorching off the pages. It is all passion and anger and longing and it’s enough to make you want to fan yourself. Victor tries his best to keep his feelings at bay but we all know that the longer you deny yourself, the more you are going to want it. Forbidden fruit and all.

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Reading this book, you can see that there is a lot of clichés for both Nicole, Victor, and Gabe, but you don’t even realize that as you are reading. Contreras has a waiting of writing the stories as if they are real. The language feels like we are all just sitting at a bar talking over drinks while she tells us a story. I may not have liked the characters as much as the other books, but I still enjoyed the story.

Rating: B+

To keep up to date on news from Claire Contreras, you can ‘like’ her on Facebook, go to her website, follow her on Twitter, or follow her on Wattpad

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Torn Hearts
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1LRDlye

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1I9jPby

iBooks: http://apple.co/1I2ldPy

Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/story/33795908-torn-hearts

Review: https://nerdysoul.com/2015/07/30/torn-hearts-by-claire-contreras-release-day-blitz/

Paper Hearts
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1KSiifj

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1Lben8Y

iBooks: http://apple.co/1JJXiFm

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1M21cgB

Review: https://nerdysoul.com/2015/09/11/release-day-blitz-paper-hearts-by-claire-contreras/

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A look back at the books that came out in 2015

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While the end of the year might be a good thing for some people, it might be rough for the book readers of the world. There was too long of a list of books that came out this year and not enough days in the year to keep up. When looking back at the books that came out, it’s hard to pick just one favorite above the others as it’s like trying to pick your favorite kid.

So, don’t worry. I did it for you.

There might not be any mysteries that came out this year, mainly because some of the mysteries have been done so many times before it gets repetitive. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins probably had the highest sales amongst the older generation. They were able to get consumed with that world and the mystery. It was very much like Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was a few years ago. We don’t have any of those books on this list.

The list below probably relates to the people probably around the age of thirty and younger. There is a mix of books in there that some may not like and some may not agree with. Opinions are important, especially with book reading. The point is that we all are able to read the books and let them into our lives. The books that mean the most to us are the ones that we can relate to in some way, and that’s why I chose these books for the top books of 2015. Below is the list of the top ten books that came out this year.

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10. Evil Never Dies by T.R. Ragan

Out: 8/4

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24840347-evil-never-dies?from_search=true&search_version=service

Review: https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/review-evil-never-dies-by-tr-ragan-suspenseful-finale-as-lizzy-comes-to-terms-with-her-loss/

In the latest book of the series, Lizzie struggles with the loss of Jared and trying to be the role model. She submits to the darkness in her and finds that it might not be what she thought it would be, but it might be too late for her to turn back. The story touches on the struggle that we all must deal at some point in our lives when we lose loved ones and whether or not we would submit to the darkness within, or be able to rise above it.

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9. Fall With Me by Jennifer Armentrout

Out: 3/31

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20980781-fall-with-me?from_search=true&search_version=service

Review: https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/book-review-fall-with-me-by-jennifer-armentrout-story-of-not-letting-past-ghosts-control-the-future/

I admit, initially when reading this book, I didn’t think it was one of her better books, but after reading it a second time I wonder why I thought that way. I have loved every other book that Armentrout has written and I think that I had such high expectations for this book. When reading in between the lines, I see how beautiful the relationship between Reese and Roxy is and how pride is an ugly thing that can keep love from happening.

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8. Paper Hearts by Claire Contreras

Out: 9/9

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25284952-paper-hearts?from_search=true&search_version=service

Review: https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/release-day-blitz-paper-hearts-by-claire-contreras/

Like the first book of the series, this story has a beautiful couple that you just want to hate because they are so cute. They were torn apart because of circumstances and once again pride shows its ugly head and keeps them apart. It’s not until they get older and wiser that they see that love is more important than one’s pride. I love every character that Contreras creates because they are real and can relate to anyone that reads the books. Hard feat to do for an author.

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7. Scorched by Jennifer Armentrout

Out: 6/16

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18045624-scorched?from_search=true&search_version=service

Review: https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/review-scorched-by-jennifer-armentrout-a-heartbreaking-story-of-overcoming-one-of-lifes-hardest-things/

It’s these kinds of books that make me love Armentrout’s writing. While she may create characters that are similar and have their own bubbly lingo, she will throw in a deeply flawed character that we get to transform into that beautiful swan. This story touches on something that hit close to me and I couldn’t help but understand the story that much more. Alcohol is a problem for millions of people out there (whether it effects them directly or indirectly) and it hurts deeper sometimes than physical pain.

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6. The Shadowhunter Academy series by Cassandra Clare

Out: around the 20th of every month

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=shadowhunter+academy

In the surprise series released by Cassandra Clare, we get to watch one of our favorite characters, Simon, as he tries to insert his life into the Shadowhunters. While he has some of his memories back, he doesn’t have the core ones. Like the ones that connect him with Clary and Isabelle. At times, he can be annoying with it (especially the first few novellas) but he finally comes to his senses towards the end. The best part of the series, though, is that we get to see the background stories for all these characters that we heard about and how they effected the Shadowhunter world. Especially for Valentine and how he came to power. A must read for anyone who is a fan of the series.

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5. Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry

Out: 5/26

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23492282-nowhere-but-here?from_search=true&search_version=service

Review: https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/book-review-nowhere-but-here-by-katie-mcgarry-story-of-living-life-to-the-fullest-and-to-face-your-fears/

She is not like many of the other authors on this list where she had multiple books that come out each year, but when she does release a book, it’s one that you get right away and then obsess over it. This book is the first book of the series and it’s a spin-off of sorts from her last series. She talks about the importance of living your own life and not letting your past dictate it for you. Like many of her other books, she is able to bring characters to life that we can relate to in some way and hope that things turn out well for them in the end.

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4. Confess by Colleen Hoover

Out: 3/10

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22609310-confess?from_search=true&search_version=service

Review: https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/review-confess-by-colleen-hoover-story-of-loss-love-and-how-amazing-fate-can-be/

When reading this book, I was not expecting to like it as much I did. I read the blurb and I was like ‘eh this sounds interesting enough to read’. But after reading it, I was obsessed. Especially after finding out that the confessions in the book are all real. Some of them are dark and sinister while others are funny and light. It’s those dark ones that make you see how ugly the world can be and how it’s something that should be recognized. I liked how Hoover was able to work that kind of theme into her story, without it being the center point for it.

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3. King/Tyrant by T.M. Frazier

Out: 6/15 and 8/16

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27918024-king-tyrant?from_search=true&search_version=service

Review: Kinghttps://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/release-day-blitz-for-king-by-tm-frazier/

Tyrant – https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/tyrant-by-tm-frazier-release-day-blitz-and-review/

If you want to a read series and literally curse out the author from start to finish, then start reading this series. It dominates your life and doesn’t let go. If you join the Facebook group you will see that you are not the only one who suffers from King-itis. Frazier creates characters that we love but there are so many twists and turns that you never know what to expect. It’s the perfect book to read when you want to get worked up and get all crazed over.

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2. Stark International series by J. Kenner

Out: 4/7, 6/23, 9/1

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/series/118761-stark-international-trilogy

Review: Say my Name https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/book-review-say-my-name-by-j-kenner-story-of-a-broken-woman-learning-to-trust-again/

On my Knees https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/book-review-on-my-knees-by-j-kenner-a-little-repetitive-but-sets-up-what-should-be-an-explosive-finale/

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It’s not very often where the sequel is better than the originally, but in this case, it is. Damien’s series is good in its own way, but I found that I liked the relationship between Sylvia and Jackson a whole lot more. They had more layers and I felt that we got to see more of a transformation for the characters throughout the series. Kenner had enough twists and turns that kept you coming back for more and demanding to know what happens next.

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1. Lawless by T.M. Frazier

Out: 12/8

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25756072-lawless?from_search=true&search_version=service

Review: https://nerdysoul.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/lawless-by-t-m-frazier-book-tour/

There are really no words to describe how amazing this book is. While the King part of the series has its own dark secrets, this story never had gotten me so angry before. I never actively spent time in a discussion group talking about a book because it was THAT good. It made me want to hunt down Frazier and demand answers. It’s hard to make a book that creates such a reaction from the fans and the torture is waiting for the next installment to come out. COME ON FE-BEAR-Y!

What book did you like the most this year?