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?

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?

“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.”Driven by his vendetta against his father, Q swore a vow he would never touch a slave. Instead, he spent a lifetime battling dark urges, the need to hurt, and threw himself into saving broken birds. Dedicating his home and fortune to fix the wrongs of others.Until Tess.After surviving everything life threw at her, Tess emerged from the ashes as a woman with fire and spirit. Her past didn’t break her, no matter how much Q tried, and in a twist of fate, she broke him. Together, they fixed each other.Tess is his 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.

“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. Early 2014. More information coming soon..

Destroyed

 

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 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.One secret destroys them

Last Shadow

 

“My life wasn’t perfect but at least it was mine. Now, I live in hell and owned by others. I fell for a guy who promised me the world and sold me for five kilos of cocaine. I want nothing more than to end this existence of abuse and slavery. I’m not weak. I’m not giving up. I’m just done.”Owned. Possessed. Used.

 

Lyric is a whore. After three years as a pawn in a high class game of bastards and sex, she’s had enough. Every hope and dream she’s ever had is inked on her skin—a reminder of why she should stay alive. But she’s lost all hope and the moment she runs out of flesh to tattoo, Lyric will find freedom. Freedom by death. As her last breath fast approaches, she needs nothing and no one…until him. Kage was born to be one thing: a killer. Trained from birth, he’s an expert in blood and extermination—the last shadow his victims ever see. He’s the best at his profession; a ruthless, unfeeling assassin. He needs nothing and no-one…until her. A man who lives to kill and a woman who wants to die. A serendipitous match…or so they thought.

 

*****A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to slavery, cruelty, and non-consensual sex. A story about a killer with no remorse, a woman living in nightmares, and a future that binds them in servitude

I’m the judge and jury and executioner. I live where no laws or rules apply. I obey no one. I sell merchandise and trade in commodities, including women. I cast no illusions or offer fake apologies—I don’t pretend to be a good guy. I’m a businessman, and a biker. Silver Serpent MC are my family; the only people I care about.

 

The day I set eyes upon the sweet perfection of Cleo Price I knew it would be one sale I’d enjoy. Too bad I didn’t stick to my own rules: No using the merchandise. No getting caught. And above all else--no going against family.

 

***A Biker Dark Romance.A story of lawlessness and sin. Brutal and raw and completely unapologetic. Not suitable for people who don't enjoy violence, non-consensual sex, and harsh language.

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.Her debut book Tears of Tess will be followed with Quintessentially Q. You didn’t think Q could stop so soon, did you? Her other two titles, Last Shadow and Broken Chance will be coming soon.

 

She loves mail of any kind:pepperwinters at gmail dot com

Welcome to the castle, Pepper.

It’s such an honor to have you stay throughout the duration of March,

please pull up a pew make yourself at home.

 

So, without further ado, please tell us all a little about yourself:

 

Q1: Did you always aspire to be a writer?

A: Not aspire, but I knew I would always write. I've always been fascinated with stories and imagination. :) I used to write a lot of short stories when I was younger and devour books on a weekly basis. It's a dream come true to write books that people enjoy.

 

Q2: We very much enjoy dark romance and loved Tears of Tess and Quintessentially Q. How did the basis of the ‘Monsters in the Dark’ series come about?

A: Thank you. :) Um, well Tears of Tess was always supposed to be a standalone book, but then Q had too much to say and I wasn't ready to leave the characters. It morphed from the two characters, I never sat down to plot and come up with the story line--I went along for the ride :) 

 

Q3: Given the dark nature of your book, how did you go about research?  

A: I follow where the characters take me and then research bits that I'm not sure on. If anyone looked at my google they'd wonder what sort of sick twisted person I really was. lol

 

Q4: What were the challenges (research, literary and psychological) in bringing Tess and Q to life? 

A: Um, just putting myself into the mindset of someone who really needed pain for connection. That isn't me in real life, but as I grew to know Q and Tess more, it made sense for them and I settled into their lifestyle easily. lol

 

Q5: Who is your favorite character to write?

A: Q. without a doubt. However, I'm really enjoying writing Roan Fox from Destroyed.

 

Q6: Were there any scenes that you found particularly difficult and how did you overcome the challenge?

A: Yes, I found writing about Tess's torture was hard. I just stepped away for a bit and tried to focus on other happier things for a bit :) 

 

Q7: On average how long did each book take to write?

A: 6 weeks. From start to finish. I'm blessed to be able to write fast.

 

Q8: How has your life changed since becoming a successful author?

A: Yes. I'm still blown away that people love my books. My hubby has very kindly allowed me to work full time on my dream and I'll be forever grateful to every reader for sharing, reviewing, and overall supporting me. I wake up loving my life everyday :)

 

Q9: So… tell us Pepper, what’s next?

A: Well, Destroyed is next--releasing end of February, and then I'll be focusing on Twisted Together before delving into some other characters :)

 

Q10: We understand that you will be attending a book signing in 2014, (Our Kelly will be attending Edinburgh so prepare to be hugged ‘rugby tackle’ style). Besides Edinburgh, Scotland, will you be attending any others?

A: I can't wait for Edinburgh :) And hugs are welcome. I'm at the Goldcoast in March 2014, and Sydney 2014. I'll be planning a USA tour in 2015.Bonus question:

 

Q11: What books have most influenced your life?  

A: I LOVE Laini Taylor's writing style. She's lyrical and paints an amazing picture in your head. I also love older books such as Outlander series etc for a long building story arc :) 

 

Well that was fun! We would just like to say a big thank you for taking the time to talk to us.

We know how busy you are and very much appreciate it.

Enjoy your stay at the castle, and give Tess and Q our love.

We can’t wait to rendezvous with them again, soon. :)

Kelly, Joanne and ElizabethPerusing Princesses

 

Thank you so much for having me <3 xxxx

And thank you for all your support.

 

Oh, the pleasure is all ours! <3 x

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