Author: Claire Contreras
Published: January 10, 2013
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?
Claire is a random, sarcastic, crazy kind of girl who has no filter. She reads an unhealthy amount of books a month. She loves to write because hates having voices in her head. They drive her crazy and the only way they shut up is if she shares their stories.
Life is short, and it's more bitter than sweet, so she tries to smile as often as her face allows. She enjoys writing happy endings, because life is full of way too many unhappy ones.
She lives in Miami, Florida with her husband, two little boys and three dogs. She's is currently working on the second novel in her series.
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I ignored his begging, plugged in my earbuds, and blasted my music mix as loud as I could. I was rubbing my tired eyes as I looked back at the time, it was past midnight and I could barely keep my eyes open. When Alicia Keys started blaring in my ear, I groaned as I pulled the earbuds out, and tossed them on the desk. I loved Alicia Keys—I really did—but every song made me think of him. After I finished printing the paper, I got up to stretch and get water. I unlocked my door and idly wondered if Cole and Aubry were still here. When I opened my door, I found Cole sprawled across the floor directly in front of my room. I stepped over his body and tilted my head to look at him. He was sleeping. He fell asleep outside of my room. What the hell? I tiptoed to Aubry’s room and opened the door slowly.
“Aubry?” I whispered.
“Yeah?” he said.
He was sitting by his desk on the other side of the room, so I walked over to him.
“Cole is sleeping on the floor by my door,” I said crossing my arms over my chest.
“Yeah, I know. He told me he was tired, so I told him to take the couch, but he told me he was sleeping with you.” I rolled my eyes, and he continued. “I told him there was no way in hell you were going to share a bed with him. He said he couldn’t sleep under the same roof as you on separate beds. I reminded him that he did it all the time during Christmas, and he said it was hell for him.”
I felt an uncomfortable pain in my chest. “What do I do? I can’t just leave him there.”
Aubry shrugged. “I don’t know. If you wake him up, he’s going to your bed though.”
I exhaled. “Damn it.”
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