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From New York Times Bestseller Pepper Winters comes the highly acclaimed USA Today Bestselling Series: Monsters in the Dark.

#1 Erotica, #1 Romantic Suspense, #1 Thriller. Award winner for Best Dark Romance, Best BDSM, Best Dark Hero, and Best Strong Heroine.

This is a story of eroticism, horror, tragedy and ultimately undying and unwavering love.

Included in the following edition are:

TEARS OF TESS

“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.

Then it all changed.

I was sold.”

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.

QUINTESSENTIALLY Q

“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… fucked up to want something so deliciously dark. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. ”

Q may be a monster, but he’s Tess’s monster.

TWISTED TOGETHER

“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.”

Q gave everything to bring Tess back. In return, he expects nothing less.

**Not recommended if you don’t enjoy dark romance, angst-filled plots, and BDSM.**

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Prologue

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 my 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.

Noise.

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.

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Excerpt #1

Q’s face twisted; he captured my cheeks between hot hands. “What are you?” he clipped, face hard and unreadable.

The question anchored me and I looked into his pale ferocious eyes. I knew the answer he wanted. “I’m yours.”

He sucked in a heavy breath, body jerking. “Say it again, but not in English.”

Q intoxicated me. My lips parted, and I wanted to stay captured by him, forever. An ancient connection linked us together. I looked into his soul—it churned with agony and demons, but he wasn’t evil.

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.”

My breath stuttered as power sliced, deep and fast, igniting broken parts of me with sparks. His allure, his power, all magnified to fist around my stomach. In the dark recess of my brain, I translated his words to him being mine. The power trip the little words gave was indescribable.

No wonder he wanted me to say it. I was drunk on them. He was mine. Mine.

What life did Q live, needing to hear such a strong affirmation? What ghosts haunted him?

Q tightened his fingers, biting into my jaw. “Say it.”

With his command, I fumbled into the victim I was, the rape survivor, the slave. The brief sense of ownership left me bereft.

Q twisted my nipple under the wet material of my bra. His cruelty reddened my skin and fight skittered into yielding. He sent me reeling into needful and damaged. I’d been so close to finding strength, but he took it away in an instant.

Fresh tears spilled as I whispered, “Je suis à toi.”

Q sighed heavily, resting his forehead on mine. “Will you run again? Will you leave the one man who wants you above all others? Leave his protection?” His voice wavered with regret, resignation, as if he expected me to run, and already suffered loneliness.

My eyes popped wide; I shook my head. “No, I won’t run again.”

He looked with half-hooded eyes. “How can you be so sure? Don’t I scare you? Repulse you?”

He never repulsed me, and fear where Q was concerned was an aphrodisiac. But I couldn’t tell him. “I will never escape. Je suis à toi.”

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Excerpt #2

“Worse than me?” he murmured. His voice held an edge, almost as if his question meant a lot more than what he asked.

Wanting to give him something, after all he did for me last night, I nodded. “A lot worse.”

He shook his head, eyes unfocused. Memories swirled in their depths and I wanted to chase him wherever he went. I wanted to know him. Would he ever let me get close? Was a slave allowed to help her owner, while letting him use her body? I didn’t know the rules.

Q finally released me, presenting the other package. “This is for you.” His jaw clenched as I held my hands out, accepting the large sketchpad and charcoal pencils. I opened it and couldn’t breathe. Inside, architectural graph paper—the exact kind I used in my university course—glowed fresh and new.

My eyes widened. “You remembered what I told you…that first breakfast when you kissed me.”

He sat straighter, tension rippling in his body. “I remember everything, esclave. I remember how you smell, how you taste. I remember how you feel inside and how terrified you were when I found you at Lefebvre’s residence. I also know things you haven’t told me. You secretly like what I do to you. You think you hide it, but I know that darkness in your eyes. It feeds me, calls to me.”

He fisted the covers, throwing them off me, exposing my body. “Why else do you think I can’t leave you alone?”

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Author Information

pepper winters

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 puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.

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{Thoughts} Summer TBR Summary

Now that summer has been over for a few days, I thought I would look back at how well I did with my summer top ten TBR list.

By the looks of things I didn’t do very well.

I did mange to read 20 books over the summer, but only 2 of them were from my actually summer TBR list. While I did mange to read a few more off my TBR list, so that is also a good thing. But then I think I added another 50 books it seems because the list didn’t get any smaller.

Favourite book for the summer you say?
Tears of Tess (Monsters In The Dark #1) by Pepper Winters

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{Review} Tears of Tess (Monster in the Dark #1)

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Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark 1) by Pepper Winters

Rating: 5 out of 5

Tears of Tess is intense, gripping and I never wanted to put it down.

I couldn’t believe that this was Pepper debut novel. I would never have known it was. Everything just flowed so beautiful, like she has been writing for years. It was just….. I don’t know, if this trying to get over it really. My mind is still lost in the book somewhere.

This book is not for everyone. If you want hearts and flowers between the main character look else where. However strangely enough Tess and Q do have some lovely-dovey moments. Yet most of the time the novel deals with some pretty dark themes.

Tess is one strong gal. With everything that she has to deal with I’m surprised she didn’t break earlier. She is the kind of person you want fighting with you, not against you.

Two things I wanted most in the world: for Q to die a miserable death, and for him to fuck me

The first time Q appeared on the scene, I immediately got goose bumps. There was just something about his presents. The way that he holds himself. I just wanted to know all his secrets. He is one complex man.

He was smooth water—effortless in refinement but just like still water, dangerous if you couldn’t swim

I may be a monster but I was her monster.!

Upon starting this novel, I knew what I was heading into, well at least I thought I did. Now having finished it, it was totally different to how I thought it was going to play out. I’m kind of glad, I like a story with a good surprise or twist. Keeps me guessing and coming back for more.

I promise to protect you, ravage you, hunt those who hurt you, and give you the life you deserve. My fortune is yours. My secrets are yours. And I will give you the corpses of the men who hurt you.

{Meme} Top Ten Books On My Summer 2014/2015 TBR

Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR. While it may not be officially summer yet, due to December being so busy, this weeks top ten will be a little earlier.

So far I haven’t been very good with these top ten season TBR posts. I seem to list ten that I would like to read, read a few of them and then get distracted by all the new books I want to read. So maybe this time around, I’ll try really hard to stick to my list and make sure I read them all.
So here it goes then

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1) One Night Denied by Jodi Ellen Malpas

2) Forgotten Promises by Elle Brooks

3) Captivated by You by Sylvia Day

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4) You Loved Me At My Weakest by Evie Harper (Read Nov 28, 2014 review)

5) Hansel Series (technically 4 books) by Ella James

6) Sempre: Redemption by J.M. Darhower

7) Gypsy Brother Series (7 Books) by Lili St Germain

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8) Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters (Read Nov 27, 2014 review)

9) Pulse (The Beat and the Pulse #2) by Amity Cross

10) After by Anna Todd

And a space for all the other books I will read that are not on the above list

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Any Way We Want (Want 1) by Grey Cole (Read Nov 29, 2014 review)

Royal Blood (Royal Blood 1) by Amity Cross (Read Dec 9, 2014 review)

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan & Rachel Cohen (Read Dec 13, 2014 review)

Mister Black (In The Shadows 1) by P.T. Michelle (Read Dec 29, 2014 review)

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Out in Time by Grey Cole (Read Jan 8, 2015 review)

‘Til Death Vol 1 by Bella Jewel (Read Jan 10, 2015 review)

Insatiable Desires Box set by Diamond Fox (Read Jan 11, 2015 review)

When Ash Falls (London Fairy Tales #4) by Rachel Van Dyken (Read Jan 15, 2015 review)

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Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica #1) by Beth Fantaskey (Read Jan 18, 2015 review)

Til Death Vol 2 (Til Death #2) by Bella Jewel (Read Jan 25, 2015 review)

Watching Fireflies (Love Bug #1) by Jaycee Ford (Read Feb 02, 2015 review)

Dragonfly Awakening (Love Bug #2) by Jaycee Ford (Read Feb 04, 2015 review)

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The Billionaire Bargain: Part 1 (The Billionaire Bargain #1) by Lila Monroe (Read Feb 14, 2015 review)

Cupid (#1) by Kenya Wright and Jade Eby (Read Feb 15, 2015 review)

Curing Doctor Vincent (The Good Doctor Trilogy #1) by Renea Mason (Read Feb 19, 2015 review)

Blackest Red (In The Shadows #3) by P.T. Michelle (Read Feb 25, 2015 review)

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Professor Cline: Revealed (Professor #1) by J.M. La Rocca (Read Feb 26, 2015 review)

The Other Brother: Part 1: Forbidden (The Other Brother #1) by Lauren Hawkeye and Tawny Stokes (Read Feb 28, 2015 review)

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{Meme} Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 To-Be-Read list

The only problem following blogs from other countries is that the seasons are out. So hence this will be my top ten spring to be read list

1) Play by Kylie Scott

2) Wildcard: Vol 2 and 3 by Missy Johnson

3) Beat By Amity Cross

4) The Lover’s Secret by J.C. Reed

5) Social Media series by JA Huss

6) Beast: Part 3 and 4 by Ella James

7) The Affair: week one by Beth Kery

8) The Professional by Kresley Cole

9) Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters

10) Captivated by You by Sylvia Day

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