Saturday, March 28, 2015

Review & Giveaway: "Monsters In The Dark" by Pepper Winters

Title: Monsters in the Dark Series Bundle
(Tears of Tess, Quintessentially Q and Twisted Together, #1-3)
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Dark | Erotic | Contemporary Romance
Series Bundle Release Date: March 16, 2015


From New York Times Bestseller Pepper Winters comes the highly acclaimed USA Today Bestse lling Series: Monsters in the Dark.

Included in the following edition are:


"My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect. Then it all changed. I was sold." 

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.


"All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted... fucked up to want something so delic iously dark. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. "

Q 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 e verything--my heart, my mind, my very desires to bring her back to life."

Q gave everything to bring Tess back. In return, he expects nothing less.

**Not recommended if you don't enjoy dark romance, angst-filled plots, and BDSM.


This series is absolutely phenomenal. It will devastate you, enthrall you, and capture your breath. It's the type of series you savor word for word, line by line, and find yourself re-reading quotes because of their depth. As I got to the end of the last book I found myself stalling because I didn't want it to be over. Once I was done, I wanted to start the books all over again.

Don't think this is just another erotic series. This absolutely is not!!! Tess has one of the biggest transformations I have seen in a character, the only other comparison is that of Q. At the start they seem like polar opposites and by the end you see them clearly. To say they are alike doesn't do them justice. They are almost a mirror image of each other.

To me the sex took a backseat to the story. All the while the scenes were progressing it was more about the emotions they were feeling rather than the physical act itself. That's not to say that this isn't steamy. It is beyond that. It's just that there is so much going on during all of it. There's no one that writes and weaves emotions into the act like this other than this author.

I've read human trafficking books before, but this series brings the topic to a whole new level. It makes it personal, it really hit home with Sophia just how easy it all is. I simply can't say enough about how much I loved these books, how much I craved the next lines. I had so many lines I wanted to quote, but to do so ruins the emotions when you get to them. Be ready for tear worthy ones, ones that will have you gashing your teeth, and ones that have you gasping and drawing attention to yourself.

Thank you Pepper Winters for writing this series and allowing me to review it. I haven't read a series, clinging to emotions and lines like this for a long time, if ever. I have a new favorite and only hope that you will tell Suzette's story and hopefully have a happily ever with Franco.

Excerpt from Twisted Together (MITD, #3)

Desire unfurled faster and faster in my belly.

Q frowned, impossibly making him more roguish and handsome. “Tess...? How do you feel?”

How did I feel? Amazing. Lusty. Powerful. Consumed.

I stretched again, arching my back as water lapped around my body. I wanted to moan with how go od I felt. I’d never been so warm or contended or horny.

My eyes snapped to Q’s. Him. I had to have him.

“You’re so beautiful,” I murmured. Q froze, his eyes searching mine. Slowly, his lips turned up into half a smile.

I pressed my thighs together. I couldn’t stop my body from overheating and needing. I’d been cursed or charmed—some sort of potion lived inside. I had no other explanation for how mu ch I needed him.

I laughed, throwing myself headfirst into whatever spell I was trapped in. My voice fell from my mouth, tinkling and chiming like a bell. Was that truly me? I sounded magical. I sounded like a princess straight from a storybook.

Who was I? Sleeping Beauty who’d been woken by her prince?

My eyes locked onto Q’s. No. I was the one who’d fallen head over heels for a beast who spoke in foreign tongues.


A flush of heat and wetness built between my legs. I would give anything to have his tongue o n me. I wanted his head between my thighs. I wanted his fingers clawing at my hips. I wanted to be used, bruised, adored.

Q cocked his head, chuckling under his breath. “I think Franco miscalculated the dose.”

I shook my head. I didn’t understand. All I understood was his voice had the power to make me c ome. The deep tenor vibrated through my heart, sending tiny orgasms exploding in my veins.< /span>

I needed to be touched. I needed to be kissed. 

Pepper Winters is a NYT and USA Today Inter national 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 s ex.

She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love a ffair with her book boyfriends. She's also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestsellers, best BDSM series voted by the SmutClub, and recently signed a two bo ok deal with Grand Central. Her books are currently being translated into numerous languages and will be in bookstores in the near future.

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