Friday, January 11, 2013

There is No Light in Darkness by Claire Contreras ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway


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


"When are you going to forget about that? I made a mistake. I was hurt. Can you stop rehashing that? I’m sorry. I’ll be sorry for the rest of my life.”

I turned on my heels and went back to my bed. Before I sat down, I heard a thump behind me. My heart started beating rapidly, and I looked back startled, not knowing what to expect. Cole was on his knees. When I turned my body, he hugged my lower half and crushed his head against my abdomen.

“What the hell are you doing?” I asked while I tried to pry his arms off of me.

“Please forgive me, Blake. Please. I swear it only happened that one time. Then at the mall she kind of—”

“Kind of what?” I interrupted. “Kind of plunged her tongue into your mouth without you noticing?”

He groaned and held on tighter. “Blake, please. I was desperate for you. That was the first time I was going to see you after a while, and the last time I’d seen you, you killed me for the second time. I’m sorry if I made bad calls, but I was so fucking lonely and depressed and sick without you,” he pleaded.

I sighed. “It’s fine, Cole. I forgive you. Please get off of me. You’re still sleeping on the floor though.”

“Blake?” he whispered later when I thought he was asleep.


“I love you more than you’ll ever know,” he said hoarsely.

I felt tears sting my eyes. “Go to sleep, Cole.”

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I loved, loved, LOVED this book! I could not put it down! I finished it last weekend and my mind is still reeling from the events that took place in this book.  There Is No Light In Darkness is packed full of mystery, suspense, angst, and twist and turns you won't see coming......throw in a love story and Claire has put together a winning combination that will knock your socks off, melt your heart, and will undoubtedly became one of your favorite reads!

This is the story of Blake and Cole.  Blake is trying to uncover the secrets of her past, the secrets that took her parents from her.....they were murdered right in front of her eyes.  These events lead to her being placed  in the same foster home as Cole.  Cole has the same problem, he has no recollection of his past and is trying to uncover it.  Cole and Blake are on a journey of self discovery together, a journey that leads to a mysterious connection and binds them together. Blake does everything in her power to keep her loved ones at a distance to protect them and keep them safe from the deep, dark secrets that lurk around the corner but Cole has other plans and his love for Blake knows no boundaries.  The love these two character's felt for each other was beautiful, they drifted apart but always found their way back to each other..... their love is forgiving, heartbreaking, and true. Prepare to have a new book boyfriend ladies, I am hardcore crushing on Cole!

There Is No Light In Darkness is a must read! The ending about killed me, so many secrets revealed.....I can't tell you how many times I screamed, cried, and begged for this to not be happening! I will anxiously be on the edge of my seat awaiting the sequel......can't wait to see what Claire has up her sleeve next for these characters!


Claire Contreras graduated with her BA in Psychology from Florida International University. She lives in Miami, Florida with her husband, two little boys, and three dogs.

Her favorite past times are: daydreaming, writing, and reading.

She has been described as a random, sarcastic, crazy girl with no filter.

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.

She is currently working on the second novel in her series.

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To win an eBook copy of There Is No Light In Darkness just leave a blog comment with your email address and one random commentor will be chosen! Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Would love to read this book. Reading is my bliss and happy endings are a must. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  3. This book sounds amazing. Would love to win it.

  4. Sounds like a great book.

  5. Sounds great!! Thank you for this great giveaway!

  6. Would love o read ths one!

  7. This is definitely on my TBR list!! I've heard great things about it! Thanks for the chance! (:

  8. Congrats on the new releaee. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. I love a story with some mystery and angst. Thanks for the review.


  9. Great contest, been wanting to read this one....Good luck everyone

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  10. I've been wanting to read There is No Light in Darkness since the cover reveal! I'm looking forward to it especially after reading your review. Thanks for the review and giveaway!