Excerpt & Giveaway: Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters (Book Blitz)

Posted August 15th, 2013 in Book Blitz, Book Excerpt, Giveaway / 25 comments


Welcome to the Tears of Tess Book Blitz. Tears of Tess is a New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance written by the lovely Pepper Winters. Today we have a tantalizing excerpt from the book and awesome giveaway thanks to the author. Enjoy!

Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters 
Publication date: September 6th 2013
Genre: New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance
Find It: Goodreads

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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Three little words.

If anyone asked what I was most afraid of, what terrified me, stole my breath, and made my life flicker before my eyes, I would say three little words.

How could my perfect life plummet so far into hell?

How could my love for Brax twist so far into unfixable?

The black musty hood over my head suffocated thoughts, and I sat with hands bound behind my back. Twine rubbed my wrists with hungry stringed teeth, ready to bleed me dry in this new existence.


The cargo door of the airplane opened and footsteps thudded toward us. My senses were dulled, muted by the black hood; my mind ran amok with terror-filled images. Would I be raped? Mutilated? Would I ever see Brax again?

Male voices argued, and someone wrenched my arm upright. I flinched, crying out, earning a fist to my belly.

Tears streamed down my face. The first tears I shed, but definitely not the last.

This was my new future.  Fate threw me to the bastards of Hades.

“That one.”

My stomach twisted, threatening to evict empty contents. Oh God.

Three little words:

I was sold.

Author Bio
Writer, reader, sometimes wife.

An avid devourer of sexy romance and angsty New Adult.

Nothing beats lolling in a bubble bath with her array of book boyfriends.

Her two titles: Tears of Tess and Broken Chance are coming soon.

Enter to win an ecopy of Tears of Tess. Open Internationally. Details on the rafflecopter.

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25 Responses to “Excerpt & Giveaway: Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters (Book Blitz)”

  1. Ashley Robertson

    This sorta sounds like the Dark duet by CJ Roberts but with a different spin on how the girl gets caught. Does is border into erotic like Roberts’ books were or was Pepper really able to keep such a dark story “cleaner”? I totally agree with your comment above…nervous to read it, but now that I know about it, curiosity has struck me.

  2. Rhonda D

    OMG! What an emotional story. I can’t imagine how Tess would feel. This story sounds like something that comes out of every woman’s nightmare. I will definitely be reading this to see what happens to make Tess become a fighter!

  3. Pepper Winters

    Hi, thanks so much for being part of the blog blitz! And to shed some light… it is rather intense in the bedroom department… but the romance angle is strong too 🙂 <3 Hope you enjoy!

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