August 14, 2013

Book Blitz: Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters

Title: Tears of Tess 
Author: Pepper Winters 
Publication date: September 6th 2013
Genre: New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance

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?


Three little words. 

If anyone asked what I was most afraid of, what terrified me, stole my breath, and made my life flicker before my eyes, I would say three little words. 

How could my perfect life plummet so far into hell? 

How could my love for Brax twist so far into unfixable? 

The black musty hood over my head suffocated thoughts, and I sat with hands bound behind my back. Twine rubbed my wrists with hungry stringed teeth, ready to bleed me dry in this new existence. 


The cargo door of the airplane opened and footsteps thudded toward us. My senses were dulled, muted by the black hood; my mind ran amok with terror-filled images. Would I be raped? Mutilated? Would I ever see Brax again? 

Male voices argued, and someone wrenched my arm upright. I flinched, crying out, earning a fist to my belly. 

Tears streamed down my face. The first tears I shed, but definitely not the last. 

This was my new future. Fate threw me to the bastards of Hades. 

“That one.” 

My stomach twisted, threatening to evict empty contents. Oh God. 

Three little words: 

I was sold.



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 up 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.


“You are mine. I can do what I want with you. I can dress you. Fuck you. Send you away. Loan you to others. You belong to me. And you’ve finally realized it isn’t romantic, it isn’t sexy or fun. It’s something no one should want or desire. You’re a captive.” 

He shook me, his headache etching eyes with pain. “My role as your master is to debase you to the point of having no feelings, no emotion, no hopes or dreams. I tell you to fuck another man, you ask for how long. I tell you to wear something, you do not fucking chop it up in defiance. You wear it and appreciate what I give you. You’re mine, esclave. And it isn’t a fucking happy ever after.”

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.

She loves mail of any kind:

pepperwinters at gmail dot com



  1. Can't wait to read this book!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  2. This book looks so awesome. I`m so excited! ;)

  3. í'm also excited. the author provided an ARC for me. watch out for my review! i think i'm gonna like master Q. LOL!


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