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Series Blitz: Monsters in the Dark by Pepper Winters

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We are thrilled to present to you International Best Selling Author Pepper Winters and the Monsters in the Dark series.

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Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)

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DARK AND HAUNTINGLY BEAUTIFUL….IT WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS!!!! ~Lorie, Goodreads

Words CAN.NOT describe what a beautiful, emotional, gut-wrenching, soul-searching kind of read Tears of Tess was for me. ~ Jacqueline’s Reads

Synopsis

“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold.”

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility.

For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.

But lusty paradise is shattered.

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.

Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.

Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?

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Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)

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Wrenching,emotional,terrifying and triumphanta dark and suspenseful page turner! ~Jona, Goodreads

I have simply fallen in love with these characters, and their beautifully tragic story. ~Lauren, Goodreads

Synopsis

“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… fucked up to want something so deliciously dark—wrong on so many levels. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs make a right.”

Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably. But now, they must learn the boundaries of their unconventional relationship, while Tess seeks vengeance on the men who sold her. Q made a blood-oath to deliver their corpses at Tess’s feet, and that’s just what he’ll do.

He may be a monster, but he’s Tess’s monster

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Coming Soon in early 2014 – The conclusion to Quincy and Tess’ Story

Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3)

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Synopsis

“After battling through hell, I brought my esclave back from the brink of ruin. I sacrificed everything—my heart, my mind, my very desires to bring her back to life. And for a while, I thought it broke me, that I’d never be the same. But slowly the beast is growing bolder, and it’s finally time to show Tess how beautiful the dark can be.”

Q gave everything to bring Tess back. In return, he expects nothing less. Tess may have leashed and tamed him, but he’s still a monster inside.

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About the Author

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Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex.
She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.
Her debut book Tears of Tess is followed by Quintessentially Q and Twisted Together. You didn’t think Q could stop so soon, did you? Her other two titles, Last Shadow and Broken Chance will be coming soon.

Connect with Pepper

Blog | Twitter: @pepperwinters | Facebook | Email: pepperwinters@gmail.com | Goodreads

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Blitz: Quintessentially Q by Pepper Winters

Tears of Tess remains Mandy’s FAVORITE Book of 2013! Read her thoughts. This sequel is highly anticipated and is at the top of our TBRs. Sigh. Q Mercer. What a man. What a monster.

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“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… fucked up to want something so deliciously dark—wrong on so many levels. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs make a right.”

Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably. But now, they must learn the boundaries of their unconventional relationship, while Tess seeks vengeance on the men who sold her. Q made a blood-oath to deliver their corpses at Tess’s feet, and that’s just what he’ll do.

He may be a monster, but he’s Tess’s monster..

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This was honestly supposed to be a blitz only post, but Pepper sent us the ARC in exchange for a raw review and I just couldn’t wait to share my thoughts with all of you.

6 stars or whatever the highest ranking would be

Tears of Tess was my self-proclaimed Top Read of 2013. Now it is undeniably Quintessentially Q, but since you have to read Tears of Tess first to fully understand it; all I can tell you is that you MUST read these books! Pepper Winters is an amazing writer. That sounds so lame compared to the reality and depth of Pepper’s talents as a writer and storyteller. Her writing is intoxicating and the depth of emotions that her words bring out in me is unreal. Very rarely does a book move me to tears or evoke strong emotions in me. (I am entirely too mean.) But Pepper’s words are still ringing in my head long after finishing. I basically highlighted the entire book.  How she even came up with a story so full of pain, torture, dark, light, love, hate and made it heartbreakingly beautiful, I will never know.  Perhaps she isn’t of this earth? A gift from above? Whatever she is, I thank my lucky stars that she has deemed us, mere readers, with Tess and Q’s story.

This was supposed to be a review of Quintessentially Q and not the Mandy loves Pepper show, but I can’t give you a review of QQ without spoiling the beauty of how it all unfolds.  I knew this book would be good after the greatness of Tears of Tess, but I did wonder what could possibly fill another book? I knew Q would seek to fulfill his promise to Tess and I knew that Pepper would provide us with more fodder for our private fantasies with her seductive words and erotic love scenes. Q Mercer is a man worthy of a million private fantasies. Monster and all included.

What I didn’t expect was for Pepper to take things as dark as she did. And then she did take us there and I wondered how Tess and Q would ever find their equilibrium again or would they have to reinvent their own happiness without each other, or or or? My mind raced and I tried to read faster and faster without blinking (Which I don’t advise BTW.) and OH Q. Be still my cold ass heart. OH TESS. I admire your strength and your fight. OH PEPPER. I want to punch you and then kiss it better and then buy you a drink. Damn woman. You can write.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Writer, reader, sometimes wife.

An avid devourer of sexy romance and angsty New Adult.

Nothing beats lolling in a bubble bath with her array of book boyfriends.

Her two titles: Tears of Tess and Broken Chance are coming soon.

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Cover Reveal- Last Shadow by Pepper Winters

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Title: Last Shadow

Author: Pepper Winters

Genre: Dark Romance

Tentative Release Date: April 2014

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Synopsis

A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to slavery, cruelty, and non-consensual sex. A story about a killer with no remorse, a woman living in nightmares, and a future that binds them in servitude.

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I’m named after the blackest of shadows. Conjured from earth, created by demons, molded by fire to become the perfect killer. I need no-one. I feel nothing. I am nobody… until her.

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My name is of no consequence, they sometimes call me whore, slut, or possession. I dance by night and waste away by day. Every foul moment of this life is replaced with my hopes and dreams, inked onto my skin for the world to see. I have a promise to keep. I will be free—it’s only a matter of time…until him.

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About the Author

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Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex. J
She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.
Her debut book Tears of Tess will be followed with Quintessentially Q. You didn’t think Q could stop so soon, did you? Her other two titles, Last Shadow and Broken Chance will be coming soon.

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If you haven’t read Pepper’s best-seller Tears of Tess, now is a perfect time just before Quintessentially Q hits the shelves in December.

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Book Blitz: SALE & Giveaway- Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters

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** For the first time ever, Tears of Tess is on sale!**

To celebrate the success of Tears of Tess, Pepper Winters has placed the international bestseller on sale for one week only.

If you haven’t read this dark romance yet now is a perfect time.

Was $3.99

Now: 0.99c

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Title: Tears of Tess

Author: Pepper Winters

Genre: New Adult Dark Romance

Release Date: August 28, 2013

Goodreads:

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Synopsis

“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold.”

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility.

For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.

But lusty paradise is shattered.

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.

Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.

Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?

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Excerpt

This was it. My new beginning. My new ending.
I didn’t know what beheld my fate, but I sucked in a breath and stepped over the threshold.
“Bon soir, esclave.”
My eyes soared up to the first landing of a giant blue velvet staircase. Massive works of art hung like armament on gold gilded walls.
A man in a grey chequered suit, with black shirt, silver tie, and slicked back hair watched me from the landing. His gaze unclothed me, terrified me.
I stepped back, bumping against guard who didn’t let me go any further. He bent his head and whispered in my ear, his breath tickling my neck. “Say hello to your new master.”

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About the Author

Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex. 😉
She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.
Her debut book Tears of Tess will be followed with Quintessentially Q. You didn’t think Q could stop so soon, did you? Her other two titles, Last Shadow and Broken Chance will be coming soon.

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Book Blitz: Review & Giveaway- Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters

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A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and nonconsensual sex. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough.

“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.

Then it all changed.

I was sold.”

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility.

For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.

But lusty paradise is shattered.

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.

Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.

Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?

Review

Rating 5 out of 5

Wow. Just Wow. I was on a reading high from another really great book when I started Tears of Tess.   I knew from the synopsis that this book was going to be a dark tale, so I wanted to be in the right frame of mind for the experience. What I didn’t expect to do was to fall so completely for a book.  I’ve enjoyed the captivity storyline from other authors, and even had little crushes on the bad boys that we’re supposed to hate. Okay, maybe I do love Tony from Truth and Consequences more than I should- sue me. But in Tears of Tess, I was a goner for Q. And Tess Snow is a heroine that kept me hooting and hollering at my Kindle.  She seemed sort of bland in the beginning and I had my doubts about her potential actions, but she was fierce and made smart moves and decisions.  Having the story from only her point of view was like watching a small bird learn to fly (smirk). Her thought processes and how she chose to handle things that happened to her was fascinating. She was no shrinking violet, but at the same time she maintains the ‘good girl Tess’ that we meet in the beginning of our tale.

Pepper Winters took the oftentimes overdone and exaggerated captivity storyline and turned it on its head.  The WTF and WTH moments kept me reading straight through. The supporting characters were the perfect mixture of added mystery and needed friendship and dialogue. Pepper writes with a style that keeps the emotions of a scene right at the forefront and you are sucked in and riding the action along with the characters. Explosively erotic sexy times. Pepper takes each scene to the edge and just when you think Tess is going to come out on top, BAM! Pepper throws another curveball at you. Q was like no other. Seriously,

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It’s the only way. He’s a hunk of a man and he’s full of secrets. Each time he seemed to soften, I held my breath and then he would let the beast return and I was so tortured. I was as confused by him as Tess, but then…we start getting some small pieces of information and as the pieces come together; Tess (and me) began to understand. What a man! Q is undeniably my new book boyfriend. I received this book prior to release in exchange for my raw review and was asked to keep a secret until release.  IT WAS SO HARD TO KEEP THIS SECRET! My saving grace was that the book wasn’t out yet, so no one would have understood just how awesome this secret really was.

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But OOOOOOMMYYYYYGAAAAWWWWWWDDDDDD!!!! More Q! More Tess! It’s like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one truly awesome piece of news!  I cannot wait to get my hands on more Q, especially now that I know his secrets. Oh, Q.

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“Ami?”

I hunched, sliding down the wall of the glass shower. No. I couldn’t stomach company.

Suzette entered wafting her hand at fogging steam. “Ami. You need to get out now. Master Mercer has arranged a late dinner for you.”

Food? I couldn’t think of food. I’d throw it all back up again.

Suzette turned off the shower and ducked to my level, holding a fluffy towel. “Here. Hush now, you’re safe.”

Those two little words again.

My eyes couldn’t stop the stem of tears and Suzette shuffled closer, patting my wet shoulder. “It’s okay to cry. Get it out. But I hope you’ll realize this is best place for you. Here nothing else can touch you, but Q, and that isn’t such a bad thing. Is it?”

I wiped away moisture on my cheeks. “No,” I whispered. And really, the knowledge only Q could touch me was like winning the lottery. He’d been nothing but sensual and possessive. Never evil and hurtful. He drew emotions and feelings from my body even I didn’t know I had.

It wasn’t so bad to be owned by a master like Q.

It could’ve been worse. So much worse.

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Writer, reader, sometimes wife.
An avid devourer of sexy romance and angsty New Adult.
Nothing beats lolling in a bubble bath with her array of book boyfriends.

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