Claire Contreras

Fables & Other Lies

Do you believe in curses?

I never did.

Not until that fated night, six years ago, when I sat in The Devil’s Chair and made a wish.

Not until it came true.

Not until I met River Caliban himself, heir to a fortune of curses. My fated sworn enemy.

I knew I should have stayed away from him. I should have run the other way when he called out my name, when he flashed that sinful smile of his, but instead, I walked toward him, leaving the light behind. Instead, I go against all reason, against all warning, and attended the gala of the year at his dark, allegedly haunted home at the top of the hill.

The moment I step foot inside I know I’m in trouble, but there’s something about River that magnetizes me, reels me in, and when he asks for the impossible, I find it impossible to turn him away.



I honestly had no idea what to expect when Claire mentioned gothic romance for her next release, I still have no idea what that all entails. But I sure did enjoy the heck out of this one. Yes, there’s romance and it was probably the one thing I wish there was more of, but I really reallllllyyyyyy loved the folklore aspect to this book.

The intrigue, the mystery and the feeling that you must keep reading to figure out what’s going on. Not going to lie, I thought there’d be moments that I’d get spooked while reading this, yes, some creepy and eerie moments, but I managed them pretty well.

From the beginning to the middle, I was devouring every single page. Even after reading the synopsis, I still wasn’t sure what was to come. And that was a strange feeling for me because I can kind of sense what would happen next. I just kept drawing up blanks and to me, I just had to keep reading.

Love that Claire tried something different and I seriously hope she continues to do so because I enjoy the heck out of her stories.

If you’re looking for something different to end your year, give this one a try!

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