Thursday, June 5, 2014

Twisted Together by Pepper Winters Blog Tour

Title: Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark, #3)
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Erotic / Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 3, 2014

"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.

After surviving the darkness, a new dawn has begun. Twisted Together wades through black to grey, chasing the light of true love to banish the shadows forever.

Pain is a requirement, connection a necessity. But ultimately Q and Tess must face their demons, before they can embrace their future.

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Twisted Together - Excerpt

I shook my head. I didn’t understand. All I understood was his voice had the power to make me come. The deep tenor vibrated through my heart, sending tiny orgasms exploding in my veins.

I needed to be touched. I needed to be kissed.

Kiss him. Let him know.

Launching upright, I splashed a wave over the tub. Q jerked back, but wasn’t fast enough. Wrapping my arms around his neck, I dragged him down toward me. His hand slipped on the rim, plunging his arms into the water, landing on either side of my body.

His mouth opened to curse, but I swallowed whatever he said. My lips stole his, and the moment I tasted him, I went a little mad.

My core squeezed with delirium, demanding to be filled. My eyes rolled back at the sheer bliss of kissing.

He tasted like freedom and violence and pain.

Esclave…wait…” Q tried to speak, but he only gave me the opportunity to slink my tongue into his mouth. Joy bounced and fizzed in my heart, demanding more.

I moaned, dragging him closer. My hands dug into his hair, tugging with sharp-laced desire. His mouth opened, either in shock or passion—I didn’t hesitate. I thrust my tongue deeper into his mouth, willingly drowning myself in all things Q.

Pepper, what have you done to me? I feel like my emotions have been put into a blender. Like I have just ran an emotional marathon. I'm all over the place. While reading this, I was bouncing from one emotion to the next, it was hard to keep up. I was pissed- legit pissed off at Tess. I was texting my friend who was also reading the book, and we were both saying how she have up and Q deserved more from her. How could she? It was like she just quit. Q did so much for her, and she's just a shell. We were reading to go to battle for Q. Then I found myself scared for Q. He almost did something he would have regretted for the rest of his life, something that would have haunted him, and I blamed Tess. Here I was back to being really upset with her. Open up to him Tess, let him save you.....again!!! Of course, i don't  have to tell you there were times I felt the need to dump an ice bucket down my pants. Pepper sure knows how to write those sex scene, nice and dark and twisted and taboo- just like we like. Then I found myself scared for Tess, nervous for Q. Was his way of fixing her going to work? What if it didn't? What would be left of them? Gah! Then I was literally in tears for Q. They're not supposed to get to him, he's Q. He's untouchable. I think by this point, I was like a junkie - shaking, drained, dying for more. But then I would get mad. I would get to a part in the book where it would move really slow. Almost like it was too descriptive, too much information and I would be upset. I'm used to being so obsessed with the book I can't put it down, but here I would actually skim or skip a little because it was just too slow, wasn't moving fast enough or had so much in the paragraph or sentence that I really didn't care about I would move on. I don't know why I found myself doing it, but I know it happened in the later half of the book and it happened more than once. Now that's not to say I didn't think it was spectacular, it was. I think Pepper did an amazing show with the last book in the series. She tied up all our loose ends, she brought everything  together and gave us a scary, at times, nerve wracking, strong end to the story. We get to see Q evolve and Tess grow into this strong woman, but still exactly the esclave Q needs. I mean what she did... Wow. Balls. I also found myself with mad respect for Franco. So here I am at the end, crying it's over, crying for Tess and Q and this dark rollercoaster Pepper has taken me on. How will I ever move on from this?

I give this 4.5 hearts 

You can find my reviews for Tears  of Tess 

Buy books 1 & 2 in the Monsters in the Dark series
Monsters in the Dark, #1
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“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?

Monsters in the Dark, #2
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“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… screwed 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 do 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.

About Pepper
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


1 comment:

  1. Thank You for the excerpt and your review. I have heard a lot of good things about this series & look forward to reading it.