Sunday, December 22, 2013

Blog Tour for Quintessentially Q by Pepper Winters (review, character q&a, links and giveaway)

Quintessentially Q buy links
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Quintessentially Q is book two of the Monsters in the Dark Series.  It is a psychologically dark action-filled read.  

It's time you began your initiation into my world, esclave.

This book is one of my top reads for the year.  In my opinion, book two is leaps and bounds better than book one, so that should give you some indication of it's greatness.  It is amazing, totally surpassing what I was expecting with so many tallies in the plus section that I lost count.  The storyline went so much darker than the first book, plus.  The plot was not easy to figure out at all, plus.  We saw more inside the mind of Q, plus. 

Apparatus such as these had been used to flay a man alive or strip him limb from limb.  It was barbaric.  It was horrific.  It was delicious.

When I read this book, I absolutely could not stop.  I got so into it that I read all day long.  I thought something was going one way, something else happened.  Just when I thought that it couldn't get darker, I was shocked completely.  When I knew there was no way love could get any deeper, of course it did to the extent I felt heart pains.  And the actual meat of the story was so unique that I personally have never read anything like it. 

I wanted her chained and completely dependent on me.  I wanted to feed her and bathe her.  I wanted to be the very reason she stayed alive. 

I know that I'm being kind of vague on what actually happens in this book, but there is just hardly anything that I say without giving away too much and spoiling it for you.

You taste so good.  Not your skin, or sweat, or perfume.  The very depth of you.  Your life-force.  Your blood.

The story begins where book one ended, right after Tess has come back to Q.  We get some wowza insight into some of the OMG sex between Tess and Q.  Then, we are taken on an emotional knock out of a ride.  I never saw the twists and curves coming.  What happens on that ride?  You will have to read to find out.  Read this book NOW!  

You stole my loneliness.  I may have given you wings, but you've become my gravity.  I'll never be free of your force.

I do have to say, the extent that these two are willing to go through for each other leaves me in awe.  Many couples love one another, but this love is so spiritual and past what the average person is capable of comprehending.

My original fan pic of Q

Character Questions for Q
What is your favorite
Song? Don’t have just one. There are so many amazing songs—in both English and French. I use the lyrics to help me convey what I really want to say but don’t have the guts to.
Band? Something heavy, souful, sometimes angry.
Movie? I don’t have time to watch a lot of TV but I did enjoy Taken with Liam Neison. I thought his character was kickass.
Book? Don’ t have time to read. I can tell you intimate detail of every building consent process around the world, but fiction—don’t have time for that.
Food? Love Duck a l’orange. My favourite.
Color? Black
Place? France
Famous quote? What I said to Tess: You’re my gravity. Je suis a toi.
Sex toy? Can’t pick. All of them. The sharper the bite of pain, the better.
Do you know how easy to love you really are? That’s a random question, and no. You’re kidding your readers if you think I’m lovable. I’m not. Even Tess struggles to love me and she’s my soulmate.

Pepper Winters Author links
➤ Website
➤ Goodreads
➤ Amazon
➤ Facebook
➤ Twitter

***ARC was given by author for an honest review***


Addition Blog Tour Information

Tour Schedule Link:

Title: Quintessentially Q
Series: Monsters in the Dark, Book #2
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  December 15, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn
Purchase Link:

Quintessentially Q Synopsis:
“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… fucked 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 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.

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


Tour wide giveaway:
Pepper is offering up (5) eBook copies of Tears of Tess (INTL) and (2) swag packs (INTL) up for grabs.  Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST 12/30/2013.

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Title: Tears of Tess
Series: Monsters in the Dark, Book #1
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 18, 2013
Purchase Link:

Tears Of Tess Synopsis:
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?

Title: Twisted Together
Series: Monsters in the Dark, Book #3
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Early 2014

Twisted Together Synopsis:
“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. 

***ARC was given by author for an honest review***



  1. This was one of the best series I have read I loved everything about both books and can't wait for the third.