Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tears of Tess - Pepper Winters Guest post , Review & Giveaway






          Tears of Tess


Author:
Pepper Winters

Genre:
Erotic/Dark Romance

Release Date:
August 30th 2013

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Purchase Links:
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Synopsis:
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?


 




Book Trailer:
 


4.5 stars


Depending upon what you have read - some may call this book haunting and dark - they may cringe at many factors within the pages. But I found this to be amoung many things. Captivating and emotionally engaging.

It was certainly dark in its own ways. Yet BEAUTIFUL. The emotional depth within the pages, deep and at times heart wrenching , but certainly a world of discovery for Tess - Emotionally conflicting - and even some romance.

The world of slavery is touched within this storyline , this alone gave me goosebumps, the way in which the girls are treated it is shocking but happens within our world.

I loved the fact that the captive - Tess was strong willed and never gave up. She had a fire within - That Q notices the day she walks in his door . I felt for her on many occassions - sighed- and even whispered for her .... .. She had her own resilance - her own fears. -she had to give in to - which included intense emotions she never thought possible in her lifetime.

She was a fighter ...


We have Q - he is what some would just fxxxn pure hotness . He saves the women - but then meets one that tests his boundaries. He has a dark side that he would rather not act upon - but upon meeting Tess both there lives change. She brings out
the devil inside of him and he brings out the side Tess has been wanting to set free. Between the both of them they experience more then they could ever have thought.

Pleasure from pain - dominance and submission... Obdeiance.

Q and Tess have chemistry - orgasmic - mind blowing , combustable ..... BE WARNED - Hot smokin sex scenes so beware ! I enjoyed the connection hey had, wven ith all aspects Ireally enjoyed al aspects of this story.

The storyline is certainly fast paced -intriguing - may make you cringe - and also have your panties bunching at many a scenes ** blushes **

As for the writing elements -- the plot was interesting - captive vs captor -, character development was well done and overall dialogue smooth flowing. It certainly will keep you on the edge of your seat many a times and have you with baited breathe on many a scene.

This story contains BDSM - and as a reader of BDSM I certainly appreciated the levels of consent in place throughout the book. I also liked the way the BDSM was integrated within the story - and how the relationship progressed . We were given alot of insight into the basics of this scene. And I felt the author did a great job putting this forth.

The ending contained depth into Q's past - and the a HEA.

Tears of Tess is an Unput-downable, Mesmerizing -  erotica as  well as a well  written story, both emotional,  dark yet sensual, and well delivered. 

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**Guest post  - What Inspired the series and how did you create your characters ?
 

Um, I suppose I was inspired by a few things. I really enjoyed Taken (the movie with Liam Neeson) and I loved darker reads. But I also really enjoyed Fifty Shades and Cross Fire series and wanted something of a blend. So that was how the concept was born.
The characters evolved on their own. Tess grew stronger in the book than I thought she would from the start, and Q, I never really knew Q until the end and then it all made sense. It was awesome getting to know him.
I love creating new worlds, new characters, living an entirely different existence all from my living room. J It really is a great power to be able to conjure a story about something you’re inspired with.


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 pepperwinters@gmail.com



**Giveaway**

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




 
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2 comments:

Marla Carreon said...

Love this book it was captivating! I was hooked from the start!!! Everyone should read this book :-)

Erika said...

Very excited to read this book! I keep hearing amazing things about it! Thanks!