September 03, 2013

Blog Stop - Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters

Title: Tears of Tess
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 30th 2013
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Goodreads: Tears of Tess


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

This book really speaks for itself! Its Hot, Steamy, Dark and Twisted all in one book.

This isn't your usual happily ever after soft romance, this is dark sexy.

Tess is content in her life with Brax, however she feels their sex life needs vamping up. Brax doesn't feel the same and Tess starts withdrawing and feels like she can't say what she wants or needs. 

What was meant to be a nice getaway to Mexico to spice up their lives, turned into another whole ball game. 

This trip was anything but romantic and relaxing . . . from getting kidnapped, thinking her boyfriend is dead, almost raped, and then sold, Tess doesn't know how to survive. She won't give up and continues to fight everything thrown at her, which in some cases makes things worse for her.

What Tess didn't expect to happen was to actually fall in love with her buyer/master who she calls Q. And when the time comes that Brax finds help for her, she finds that she doesn't want or need it. 

Q has a dark past and is very secretive which makes Tess all the more curious. Their relationship is explosive in every meaning of the term. 

This is a Great book and if you haven't purchased yet, go and get it! But be warned it's not for the light hearted! 

4 FMR Rating

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



 1. What made you come up with the story for Tears of Tess?

It was a story that sort of came from nowhere. I’ve always loved darker reads with a sprinkling
of BDSM and erotica but I also loved romances like Fifty Shades and Crossfire. I decided to blend
the two together and create a book that’s dark and things happen that aren’t easy to read
about, but ultimately it’s a love story.

2. How long did it take you for the idea to form into a book?

It took me 7 weeks to write but that’s because I was writing full time and had a very supporting husband

3. Have you got any new projects on the way?

Yes the sequel to Tears of Tess (it isn’t a cliffhanger but stand alone.) Quintessentially Q is the
follow on from their story
I also have a very dark book called Last Shadow and an erotica called Broken Chance. I’m super

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  1. This book sounds so good, can't wait to read it!

  2. Different kind of story, but sounds so interesting! Cant wait to try this one out, thanks for the giveaway. :)

  3. The book sounds amazing, I have heard all the great thing about it. I can't wait to finish the book I'm reading now and start on this book

  4. I am looking forward to reading this book!!

  5. a book that’s dark and things happen that aren’t easy to read about, but ultimately it’s a love story...MY TYPE OF BOOK!! CANT WAIT TO READ IT!