Monday 23 December 2013

**Blog Tour** Quintessentially Q by Pepper Winters

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 Tour Schedule Link:


“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.

HOT Excerpt

Merde, esclave, stop. For fuck’s sake, you’re ruining me.” Even with the ferocity of Q’s anger, I thrilled with the knowledge I was winning in some small measure—the former slave training the master. If I’d been a poet, I would’ve written how serendipitous it all was. How fate entwined and cursed us both. 
Q gripped my hips, propping me higher. Pulling out, the heat of his erection nudged my ass; I jolted with urgency.
Sitting higher on his knees, Q muttered, “This is going to be fast and hard, and I don’t want you to say a word, do you hear me?”
I nodded, breathless already. “I’ll do anything you want, as long as you let me come.”
“You can come, but only when I say.” His nails imprinted crescent moons into my skin, digging deep. “But if you come before, I’ll punish you worse. I won’t feel regret or remorse. I’ll find a way to punish you that doesn’t make me suffer, too.”
He rocked, and his cock eased down my ass, between my spread thighs, nudging my core.
Words were beyond me. I nodded wildly, scrabbling at the carpet. The strands wrapped around my fingers and I held on for dear life.
With urgent hands, Q untwisted my coiled ponytail and grabbed a handful.
With a jerk, he forced my head back. My spine arched as he plunged inside me.
Excruciating fullness.
I opened my mouth to scream, but he clamped a hand over me, riding me, containing my cries. “Shush, esclave. Not a sound, remember?”
The intrusion was pain personified, the rocking endless bliss.
The way he took me held no remnants of the sometimes sweet man beneath the blackness. This was purely brutal and dark and animalistic.
I loved it.
With his cock deep inside, his fist wrapped around my ponytail, and his other hand clasped over my mouth, he fucked me. Bucking so hard, carpet burn incinerated my pantyhose in a matter of seconds.
But every time he thrust, I pushed back to meet him. I bowed more than I’d ever bowed before, relishing in the burn of my hair being tugged. My lungs strained as Q grunted and rutted, taking me true to his word. 

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


Quintessentially Q Blog Tour

Pepper Winters Interview with Wendy

1. Tears of Tess was the surprise read of 2013 for me, it really stood out as unique & I want to know what inspired you to write it?

Thanks so much. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. The inspiration evolved on its own as I started writing the story. I knew Tess would be kidnapped. I knew she’d fight and her master would do things to her, but I had no idea who Q was or what sequences they would go through. I just followed their story as it unfolded J

2. Who is Tess and what does she mean to you?

Tess is one of the strongest heroines I know. She wasn’t meant to be like that—I had ideas for her to be meeker, but the moment she was kidnapped she showed a new side and I had no choice but to follow J

3. Where in hell fire did the inspiration for Q come?

Q hasn’t left my brain since I started thinking of him. He’s silent, broody, always in the dark recesses of my thinking. I never KNEW him while writing Tears of Tess. He didn’t let me understand his motives until very late in the story. He keeps evolving and showing sneak peeks of who he truly is. It’s really fun to have a character that I still don’t fully understand myself.

4. What book are you reading now?

Sea of Tranquility J

5. Who is your favorite author and why?

Laini Taylor for Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I LOVE her writing style. Lyrical, so vivid it paints a picture in your mind.

6. How much time do you spend writing?

24 hours a day. Lol. Seriously, I’m on my laptop about 14 hours a day, but writing will only be 6-7 of those hours. The rest is social media, replying to messages, and marketing.

7. What I admire about you is that you put as much effort in to your writing as you do in to corresponding with your readers, blogger fans & street team, is that important to you?

Yes, incredibly. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the readers of my work. If they took the time to tweet, fb, message, or email, I’ll take the time to reply. Interaction is so important as I get to hear first hand what they liked about my work, what they didn’t, and I can improve so I can deliver a book that they love. Plus, having those connections grants me access to an amazing community of writers, readers, and reviewers. It’s a great community to be a part of J

8. Do you have a message for your readers & supporters?

Yes, THANK YOU. Thank you for buying, reviewing, and sharing my work. For your kind messages, and loving Tess and Q as much as me. I’m very humbled.

9.  Who is your current/favorite book boyfriend?

I have too many. Can I just have an alpha male sandwich?

10. Do you listen to music while you’re writing? What is Q & Tess’s song?

No I don’t listen. I have to have complete silence. Q’s song would have to be Demon and Monster by Imagine Dragons. It’s as if they channeled him J

11.  What can we expect to see from you in the future?

Lots of books J I plan to release one every 3 months or so. And they will all have a darker element to them, but with a HEA

12.  If you could take one book with you on vacation, what would it be and why?

One book? Crap… um… well one book would last me half a plane ride so I’d probably take something huge…I’ll have to come back to you on that one!

13.  Tell us one unique fact about yourself. 

Unique fact… this is hard too. I hate ‘stuff’ –too much furniture or knickknacks. I’m very transient—a traveller at heart and having a house full of belongings makes me nervous. I’d be happy with my wedding rings, my laptop, my photo albums, and just travelling the world with my hubby J

Wendy's Review

5 Bare Naked stars just isn't enough......

I have no words!  No seriously I have no words!  I have heartache, I have despair and I have a slither of hope, but I’ll be fucked if I know how to tell you how good QQ is, because good doesn’t freakin well cover page one let alone what follows.

I am broken, I don’t know if I will recover and it’s been far too long since a book has so completely consumed me.

It was hard to believe that Tears of Tess was Pepper’s debut novel and as part of my review this is what I said at the time:

“I am ruined, I have been Q’d, that night in bed my thoughts were of him, and how the hell I was going to write the words that would explain to anyone who hadn’t read it yet how I had fallen for a monster?”

Only now how am I going to explain that Pepper has gone one better, Quintessentially Q has shattered the reading boundaries in my mind and I’ll don’t think I’ll ever be able to satisfy them again.

I have virtually highlighted the whole damn book, I wasn’t picking out quotes I was copying whole pages.

So Quintessentially Q. Tess we know has gone back to Q, and in doing so has unleashed her inner monster, while Q struggles to contain his.  The book is dual POV which strengthened the feelings of uncertainty they were both feeling as they learn to live & love each other.

“I may be a controlling bastard, but the moment Tess stalked back in to my life I lost my balls to her” Q

“I shouldn’t want to beat the ever living daylights out of her, but I did. Oh, shit how I did” Q

“We’d never make it to the bedroom.  I needed her. That. Fucking. Second.” Q

To say I spent 50% of this book worrying about my blood pressure and mopping copious amounts of tears from my face is an understatement.  With what this book put me through I should be hunting Pepper down and whipping her pretty little ass.  And don’t even think you can begin to imagine the depths of depravity you will bear witness too, because no matter how bad you envision it to be, quadruple it and times it by a gazillion. But you will not be able to look away, you want to but you won’t, you will be suffering alongside Tess but you will not leave her to fend for herself.

That’s all I will say, as you need to take the journey yourself.

And I cannot review this book without mentioning the S.E.X, holy mother of god I hate flying but could seriously be tempted to board a chopper with Q ;-)

“Locked inside a tiny space with Q for half an hour.  Oh God.  I’ll end up humping his leg, or worse, sitting on his face” Tess

Pepper Winters what you have given us is a bestseller – that is all.

Title: Tears of Tess

Series: Monsters in the Dark, Book #1

Author: Pepper Winters

Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 18, 2013

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?

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