I've had my eye on Pepper Winters for a long while now but I haven't gotten around to reading any of her books yet. I remember seeing Tears of Tess shortly after its release last year but the synopsis kinda... to be honest, at the time, rubbed me the wrong way. But now, after reading a wider variety of books, I'm all for diving in head-first. ;p
Earlier this year, I tweeted that I wanted to binge read all of Winters work and I haven't yet (omg, repetitive much?) but as soon as the Monsters in the Dark series wraps up, I'm going to save an entire week(end) just for Winters. Destroyed is also on the list, along with the rest of Winters's upcoming releases, but I wanna read the Monsters in the Dark series first, only because it was Winters's debut.
I'm rambling. Anyway, I've got all kinds of amazing things to share with all of you today! I've got an excerpt from Destroyed, a few excerpts from the entire Monsters in the Dark series and an epic giveaway! So, stick around and enjoy the fun!
About the book:
Author: Pepper Winters
Release date: March 6, 2014
Age group: Adult
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
She has a secret.
I’m complicated. Not broken or ruined or running from a past I can’t face. Just complicated.
I thought my life couldn’t get any more tangled in deceit and confusion. But I hadn’t met him. I hadn’t realized how far I could fall or what I’d have do to get free.
He has a secret.
I’ve never pretended to be good or deserving. I chase who I want, do what I want, act how I want.
I didn’t have time to lust after a woman I had no right to lust after. I told myself to shut up and stay hidden. But then she tried to run. I’d tasted what she could offer me and damned if I would let her go.
Secrets destroy them.
Excerpt from Destroyed:
Raising my eyes to lock with hers, I murmured, “I want to lick you.”
Her eyes flared wide; her toned tummy tightened.
When she didn’t move, I cocked my head. “Let me taste you and I’ll gladly let you touch my back. But I’m not going anywhere until you obey me. Come here.”
She shook her head, a blush covering her cheeks. “I can’t. How would you—”
Logistics seemed simple to me. “You have to sit on my face, Zel.” I couldn’t stop the small smile and the thrill in my stomach at the thought of her presenting herself to me. She’d have to willing expose herself and hold herself in place while I pleasured her.
“Move. Now. I won’t ask again.”
Excerpt from Tears of Tess:
My mind cracked into shards. I struggled to fight the insane urge to submit; I could never submit. Lifting extremely heavy eyelids, I snarled, “Mine. Not yours.”
He flinched as if I’d struck him, eyes flashing with a feral edge. “Wrong answer.” He ducked and threw me over a shoulder, just like the captor in Mexico. All residual fear rushed to haunt me and my body no longer hummed. It burned for freedom. To end this, to run.
Q dropped me on the bed, immediately yanking my jeans off. I couldn’t stop it. One minute they were on, the next they lay discarded with the other torn clothes.
Excerpt from Quintessentially Q:
Then he lurched forward; his mouth crushed mine. My neck protested from where he’d strangled me and I couldn’t breathe as his tongue darted past the seam of my lips and took. My God, he fucking took. He demanded and cajoled with every twist of his tongue. Every lick and sweep.
The kiss held fury and promises. His lips spoke how much he already cared for me, all the while trying to eat me alive.
With unrestrained hands, I let myself do what I’d wanted for so long. I allowed myself to touch him. My arms flew up and my fingers swept through his thick, short hair.
He moaned as I dug nails deep, remembering his migraine and how he let me massage him back to health. How, by letting me tend to him, my emotions blossomed and grew. I’d been a slave—a possession—then. Now, I belonged. I was truly his, but only because I chose it.
Excerpt from Twisted Together:
His large hands cupped my cheeks before dropping to wrap around my throat. My heart skyrocketed again, clanking against my ribs till I was sure it would hop free from my chest.
His thumbs circled my neck, one irritating the fresh brand on my neck, the other slightly tickling. “Our beginning was seeped in darkness. Our future will be the lightness I’ve wanted to find my entire life. But for now we need to wade through the grey. To sift through the gloom and put our ghosts to rest.”
About the author:
Pepper Winters is a NYT and USA International Bestseller. She 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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