Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Quintessentially Q Blog Tour with Review, Promo and Giveaway

Title: Quintessentially Q

Series: Monsters in the Dark, Book #2
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  December 15, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn

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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.

My Review 
December 23
4.5 Stars  
ARC provided by Author for Honest Review

If Tears of Tess screwed with your mind then be prepared once again for an even bigger and better Mind*uck. Q is back and this time he’s out to prove his devotion and obsession to Tess. But as we all know sometimes the easiest plans are the hardest especially when you live in the dark.

So I found the beginning a bit awkward, in a way only because you can feel the residual tension in both Q and Tess that is controlling them both since Tess’s return. Tess is ready to make Q believe she’s there for the long haul. But dirty minded Q can’t stop believing that he’s too much for Tess. And boy oh boy Q is a lot too handle I admit. Some of his kinky fuc*ery scares me but not Tess and that’s what she wants him to understand.

Q has his romantic side too. The possessive side that makes Tess his and heaven forbid someone should so much as touch Tess. Well unfortunately for these two Q has enemies. Fairly early on Q do everything in his power to reclaim Tess all the while she’s being tortured. And trust me when I say it’s in a way that would make any sane person go off the deep end.

Tess is strong, but is there love strong enough? I honestly love the connection between Tess and Q. If there was truly anyone meant for him it is most definitely Tess. And this book brings about quite a few changes in the characters. They are tested and even their relationship is hanging by a thread. But Q has some hidden sides to his personality that slowly begin to grow in this book and boy what a transformation that was.

I still think it’s impressive how much we feel for Q. Sure he went through a horrific childhood and his dad was by far the worst role model ever. But somehow given his need to save slaves/girls and dark tendencies in the bedroom you still can’t help but get shivers from him. Sure he scares the shit out of you but there’s something twisted inside of him that calls out to your own hidden dark fantasies. (Maybe minus the blood. That is one thing I still can’t get on board with lol.)

We have dual POV’s in this book so it’s easy to stay enveloped in both Q and Tess’s minds. I loved the dynamic and the unfailing determination of Q that easily resonates from Pepper’s writing. You’ll be sucked in and spit out at the end. But once again there is no life ending cliff-hanger so awaiting the next book should not be too hard. Hands up to Pepper Winters though, once again I was shocked, scared and involved from start to finish. This writer has one insane mind and no matter how sick and twisted things get you just can’t stop. I found this book even darker than Tears of Tess so take a deep breath before starting. Somehow this series just keeps getting better and better and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Q and Tess. One thing for sure, life for these two is never what you expect and I’m certainly looking forward to Twisted Together set for a early 2014 release.  


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


More info on the Series

Title: Tears of Tess
Series: Monsters in the Dark, Book #1
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 18, 2013


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?

Title: Twisted Together
Series: Monsters in the Dark, Book #3
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Early 2014

Twisted Together 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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