Monday, September 2, 2013

Blog Tour : Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters


Tears of Tess

Pepper Winters

Erotic/Dark Romance

Release Date: 
August 30th 2013

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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?

Welcome to our stop on the Tears of Tess Tour.  To Follow the rest of the tour click HERE

My Review:

Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters was twisted, emotional and brilliant! I don't usually read many dark romance novels, but this one got me hooked from the moment I read the blurb. I knew that this book was going to make me go nuts! The author did a PHENOMENAL job on her debut novel. From the Prologue to the Epilogue I was devouring every single word of this story. The pages were turning, my heart was racing and my emotions were all over the place. This book contains one of the most intriguing stories I have ever read! There is so much I would love to say, but I don't want to give anything away. You need to FEEL this story from beginning to end.

Tess has a loving and caring boyfriend. With Brax she feels safe and wanted. Their relationship is missing a bit of spiciness and Tess would love to live out her darkest fantasies, but Brax is not into that. To celebrate their two years anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a trip to Cancun. Once they arrive, they go out for a ride. When they stop at a cafe, Tess is kidnapped. From that moment on she fights with everything that she has.The only thing she can't fight is her undeniable attraction to Q, which is her new Master.

Tess was exactly the kind of characters I imagined she would be. Her willpower made her strong and even if she suffered horrible situations, she survived them one by one. My heart broke so many times while reading this story. I had to put my ereader down and take a step back because the story was too REAL. I was an emotional mess! I loved the relationship Tess developed with Suzette and Mrs. Sucre. It's important for me to connect not only with the MC, but to be able to find a connection with the other characters as well. I am crossing my fingers that we will get Suzette's story in the near future ;)

Q captivated me. From the moment he came down those stairs to welcome his ''Esclave'' I was in a complete state of MUSH! He captivated me in a way that it was impossible for me to focus on anything else. I wanted to know everything about him. He made me feel so many different emotions. He had a JE NE SAIS QUOI about him that got me addicted! 

Q and Tess are blazing hot together. Holy Crapola! These two have some delicious chemistry. **Warning** Make sure you read this book at home or else you will have to explain your facial expressions while reading some of those steamy scenes ;)  

My Rating:

I give Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters 5 dark, sensual, heart-stopping, breathtaking, unique stars! This story played out like a movie in my head. The characters were addictive, the storyline was amazing and the writing style was outstanding! The Epilogue in this book was EPIC!!! I can't wait to follow Tess and Q's story in Quintessentially Q, which will be the sequel to Tears of Tess and will be from Q's POV.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

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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 speaks French-hot!) who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She loves to hear from her readers so hit her up at


Pepper is offering up (1) paperback copy (INTL) and (5) ebook copies (INTL) of Tears of Tess up for grabs. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST 09/15/2013


  1. This book definitely intrigues me, and scares me. I trust that it is a great read, though.
    Thanks for the great review, Mikki!

    1. Thanks Andrea!

      OMG! Some parts are very hard to read, but it's so intense! I loved it! I hope you give it a try ;)

  2. Great review! I love the picture teasers. It sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Wonderful review, I am like you and don't read many dark romances, but your review makes it sound like a good read.

    1. Thanks Kathy! Give it a try, it's an AMAZING book ;)

  4. Thank you for the great review.. now I know what I need to add to my TBR. ;)

    1. Yay! Yes!!! Add it to your TBR list, you will love it!

  5. It just looks so good! I look forward to reading it!

  6. AHH! I have been SO ANXIOUS to read this and your review makes me want it noooooow. I can't even...

    Great review!

    1. Thanks!

      Ohhhh Tonya! You need to meet Q & Tess ASAP!!! Their story is PHENOMENAL!

  7. Great review ! I so wanna read this book but it also scares me at the same time.

    1. Thanks Lindsay! It's very intense, but Oh so worth it! I hope you get to read it soon ;)


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