Thursday, June 12, 2014

***Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway*** Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3) by Pepper Winters

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.
Lesley's Review

“We’re altered, we’re abnormal, our souls stained with each other’s mark. Our souls are that of monsters born in the dark.”

This series….is so beautifully dark. I cannot stress how much I love this series. I love Tess and Q unconditionally.  I wouldn’t change a thing about either one. That was one of my biggest concerns with this, well, with any book that starts out with such a dark ambiance. (It’s not all dark though…) I always wonder if the author will have to sacrifice the personality in one of characters to bring the story to settle in with the readers or just to end it smoothly. (Does that make sense?) Miraculously, the predilections are no more; that type of thing.  However, I cannot praise Ms. Winters enough for not sacrificing. Coming out of Quintessentially Q and coming into Twisted Together, you know there are more demons to work on. I am thankful that their story didn’t end in QQ because TT brought everything full circle in all aspects.

The thing is that even though we left Q and Tess in a better place than when QQ started, they were not miraculously better. Neither one. Actually, they were still far from finding their HEA because they WERE SACRIFICING who they truly were. They were acting normal when in fact they are far from it. They love each other tremendously, but when they have been through hell, and are the sadist and the masochist, nothing is as simple as just being okay. The monsters just don’t become the angels.

“The sun turned to an eclipse and …I fell. Like an unwanted star I fell from the promise of heaven and plummeted to where I belonged. Falling, falling, falling. I fell straight into hell.”

It’s hard for some people to understand the things that make Tess and Q tick. I for one, would never be up for the things they prefer but I understand people are different.  AND this is just a story folks. We don’t have to agree with it. I truly never felt awkward reading their story. I never felt like he was debasing her in a way that felt wrong. The relationship felt right. (Maybe that says something about me, I don’t know.) Somehow, I understood their needs and their relationship. Somehow? Well, I know how. The writing. The relationship and its struggles are thoroughly articulated.  Empathy is a powerful thing. These two are damaged, deeply damaged. This changes who they are to the core. It affects how they heal. So, when things get even more twisted and murky don’t be alarmed. They do it together. Ha, they are twisted together. (Pun intended.)

I purposely didn’t discuss what exactly happens in this installment. Part of the experience is not knowing what is going to happen. It creates the angst and the anticipation. I wouldn’t want to ruin it for you. I for one like not knowing. Of course, you know there’s marriage talk and dangers looming in the background.  The adventures and escapades in TT will not let you down. Ms. Winters packs it in and doesn’t short change anything. Perfect ending.I can tell you- incase my review doesn’t drive it home-that this is a 5 STAR read for me.

“I looked at my wrist, traced the numbers beneath the barcode and sparrow. I’d once been merchandise for sale but the winds of fate changed and blew me straight to Q. His cage became my home. His love became my wings. I became his bird through and through……Fifty-eight. I’m Esclave Fifty-eight. The girl who broke her master”

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 pepperwinters@gmail.com


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