Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Quintessentially Q Blog Tour, Giveaway & Review!!!!!

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


“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.

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My Review:

Douleur exquise, Exquisite Pain, is my only emotion.

It has taken me a few days to put this into words, because like with Tears of Tess, I am fractured.  I feel like part of me has been opened up and gutted, and another part of me has been set free.  Never before have I read a series about a couple that has me so completely inside out that I question who I am as a person.  How would I react to the situations Tess has had to deal with?  Would I be as strong as she is?

Tess is astounding in her strength, and even when you think she can’t be whole again, she finds a way to surprise you.  Even in her brokenness she is strong.  How much can one soul take?  How much can one woman withstand before she breaks completely?  This is the question that is asked from the beginning of QQ till the end.  

Q is sadistic, dark, cruel, and murderous.  He is also kind, devoted, patient, and exquisite.  Q is the machine behind the strength of Tess.  Without realizing it, they have found the perfect balance to make a rather beautiful, if not a little disturbing, happily ever after.

This book goes to places that broke my heart.  It also went to places that broke my spirit.  But I wouldn’t trade a minute of it.  I needed to find out who Q was.  I needed to know all of him, almost as much as Tess did.  Would I be able to love these characters as much as I did in the first book?  No.  I love them more.  They are more real, more alive, more flawed.  And I needed that.

This book surpasses ToT on so many levels, but not because it is better written or even because it’s darker.  It’s because it gives us more of the pieces to the puzzle.  It closes gaps, and makes fractured souls look more complete.  It is what makes QQ precious.  I feel like I’m rambling, but the truth is, I have no idea how to put into words what really can’t be explained.  You have to experience the book for yourself.  You have to allow yourself to go to that dark scary place, and feel it.  Really feel it.  

Great authors keep you riveted and your mind engaged, but Pepper Winters keeps you involved and your entire being becomes part of the story.  

I give this a perfect 5 lipsticks.  



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



Pepper is offering up (5) eBook copies of Tears of Tess (INTL) and (2) swag packs (INTL) up for grabs.  Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST 12/30/2013.

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

Link to my review for Tears of Tess:


  1. Pepper is so awesome! I love her covers and her books! Thank you for the giveaway!

    1. Thank you Kimberly for stopping in and leaving a comment. I love Pepper as well! She has an amazing way of telling a story that can haunt and fascinate you at the same time!


  2. Really enjoyed Tears of Tess and can't wait to read about Q! Thanks!

    1. Thank you for stopping in! If you enjoyed ToT, you will adore QQ! Happy reading!


  3. Great review B I love this series!!

    1. Thank you Lariza! Yeah I really do love it as well. It was nice to see a second book in a series that was actually amazing!



  4. Great review B I love this series!!


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