Title: Tears of Tess
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 6, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn
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?
I always like to believe I don’t have a bias-ness when it comes to my reading choices. Sometimes I’m geared more to one book than another.
Tears of Tess I DID NOT expect to like, reviewing Tears of Tess by Pepper Winter was my way to branch outside of my norm and broaden my horizon so to say. When you read the synopsis you already get a feel of how dark Tears is, trust me…it gets darker. Rape, kidnapped, beaten and abuse are just a few words that describe a small part of this amazing book.
Ms. Winter took me to a world I have no understanding about and helped me understand. From the start, I felt I knew who Tess is, ive never walked in her shoes nor experienced her pain in my own life but through the words written I was Tess, I felt her pain, loneliness, confusion and joy. Tess and her boyfriend of two years go on a romantic vacation, from exploring the city both of their lives get turned around. As Tess begins a journey she was forced to take, you see her build up her inner strength. Man, I have no idea how I would have been Tess in this situation. A part of my heart broke for Tess, the girls with her and most of all the hundreds of girls and woman around the world that this happens to daily. The endurance, mental and physical strength a victim must gather to make it by every second is one I hope I have but pray I never have to find out the way Tess does.
As Tessie starts to leave Tess Enslave appears. She’s the women you’ve seen glimpse off throughout the book. The strong and fierce person whose gone thru many trials and tribulations but comes out strong. As Tess story and journey continue Q comes into her life. Q has his demons and Tess might be able to help him fight it. Together Tess must decide, who she is, and what she wants!
I tore through this book, constantly feeding the addiction Pepper created by wanting more, once I finished the book….i went back and reread it again. It was raw, loving, heartbreaking, empowering, dirty, rough, tender and amazing all wrapped together.
No matter what kind of books you life, I recommend reading Tears of Tess….it will open up your views on many issues but most of all it’ll open up your heart to this lovely lady….Named Tess!
I give Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters
5 Goblets of the very best RED WINE!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pepper is offering up (1) paperback copy (INTL) and (5) eBook copies (INTL) of Tears of Tess up for grabs. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST 09/15/2013