Monday, August 26, 2013


Title: Tears of Tess
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: New Adult, Dark Contemporary
Publication Date: September 6, 2013
Format: Ebook and Paperback

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Book Blurb:
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?

Quote Spotlight...
Q dropped his gaze to my lips. “Je suis à toi.” Something feral heated his features; he pressed his mouth against mine in one fast kiss. “It means, I am yours.”

Quote Spotlight...
“I need you to say it again, then you can go.”
Two options. Two decisions. Neither was easy. Both had consequences. But for now, I chose the one protecting my virtue for another night. I hung my head and murmured, “Yours.”

Quote Spotlight...
I frowned. “What do you want?”
“I want to own all of you, esclave. Including your name.”

Prologue Teaser

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.
About the Author:
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.

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