Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tears Of Tess by Pepper Winters~ BLOG TOUR & REVIEW

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: Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters
Release Date: September 9th, 2013
Genre: Dark New Adult Romance
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Ariana's Review:

I was so incredibly excited to be a part of this tour and to read this book. I was calculating how much time I had left before I would be able to finally pick it up and read it. From the first word, all the way to the last, Tears of Tess did not disappoint, and it far exceeded my expectations. The only bad thing with the story was that it ended. I was not ready to end my time with Q! I was completely lost in this amazingly twisted world which Pepper Winters created. The way the author worded and described things was unlike anything I have ever read before. The wording itself was colorful, and seemed to dance on the page right before my eyes. Just be forewarned, if you do not like reading dark subject matter, then do not read this book! This is not your typical happy go lucky love story. This book is cold, dark, twisted, and deep on so many levels. I felt deliciously dirty after I finished reading it, and in many ways felt I was so wrong for loving everything that transpired between Q and Tess. The brutality of their sexual encounters, and domineering presence of Q made my knees buckle, and my hips want to thrust. It left me feeling both dirty and wrong, and at the same time left my insides all tingly and curled up in a million knots that wanted a release of their own.

You're mine, esclave. And it isn't a fucking happy ever after."

The main male character, Q, is not your fairy tale prince charming. Yet, he is undeniably one of the sexiest male characters in a book that I have ever read. I knew that the things he did to Tess were wrong in so many ways, yet I couldn't help but think to myself how incredibly HOT it was. Maybe that makes me just as twisted as Q and Tess, but I have a feeling that most people reading this book will feel the same way as I did. Q is incredibly complex and conflicted... and constantly fighting with his demons inside. 

"I'm not something you can tame. I'm not a man who will sprout poems and treat you nice. I'm. Not. That. Human"

Tess and Brax had been dating for a couple years. Their relationship was very comfortable, and Tess knew that Brax would never do anything to hurt her. This life they built together, would be their future. Tess knows who she is, what her future will be, and that she will always be safe with Brax. But what happens when you begin to realize that safe doesn't always equal happy or fulfilled? She has deep desires, ones that she wants Brax to be able to fulfill, but knows he will never be able to.
When things go seriously wrong on their vacation, and Tess is thrown into a world completely different than the safe haven she has been in, something in herself begins to change. Kidnapped, and forced into a world of slavery and darkness, she becomes this wonderfully strong woman. She won't just sit back and accept what has happened. She fights back with every ounce of strength that she can find in herself, and refuses to allow herself to break, never forgetting who she is. 

Then she meets Q... her new master...and she is to be his slave. But the longer she is around him, the more she realizes that she she isn't this innocent girl which she painted herself as for these past few years. She too has dark desires. But just how dark do they go? With Q going from hot to cold, and caring to cold blooded a-hole with the flip of a switch, Tess finds herself confused and hurt more and more... yet at the same time, finds herself with this crazy attraction and desire towards him. No matter what he does to her, she just cannot turn away. He may just be the one person that is able to cause Tess to break, and one mistake can cost Tess her life. 

"You think I'm done with you, exclave?" I nuzzled her ear, licking softly. "I've only just begun."

The sexual chemistry and tension between Q and Tess in as strong as 10,000 lightning bolts shooting across the sky. There is such an incredible dynamic between the two of them that just makes you itch for more and more. The two of them need each other in ways that no one else could possibly understand or approve of, and the yearning for the release they can only get from each other is as strong as an addict trying to get his next fix... nothing can stop that pure unadulterated need, and nothing can sate it either. 

"After tonight, every time I say your name you'll get wet for me. I not only own your body but your Identity, too. Do you deny it?" 

Tears of Tess has hands down become my absolute favorite book of all times. It not only passed my old favorites, but kicked the ever loving daylight out of them! And Pepper Winters... her writing is AMAZING! She has quickly become one of my top 5 favorite authors of all time. If you haven't yet read the story of Tess and Q, do yourself a favor and go read it now! You will not be disappointed! I am not sure how I am going to be able to keep myself calm until the next book comes out!


Author Bio:

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, and plotting torturous stories to put her characters through.
Living Down Under means she writes in the Queen’s English, not Obama’s, and aims to have an entire catalogue of sexy books that keep you wanting more. Oh, and she may or may not be in love with Q from Tears of Tess.

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