Book Feature: Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters

Posted on September 5, 2013


Tears of Tess (Tears of Tess, #1)

Tears of Tess (Tears of Tess #1)

by Pepper Winters

Published August 30th 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?

Advance Readers Reviews:

6 Holy Wow This Author Took Me On A Ride I Never Saw Coming and Left Me Speechless Stars. I’ve never rated a book 6 stars before so this gives you an idea of just how good I believe this book to be. This story will take you by the hand and show you how both darkness and light exist within all of us. It will ultimately take you by the heart and you will be so glad that you read it. – Hook Me Up Book Blog

Pepper Winters is a standout! An absolutely stunning debut!!! – Lorie, Goodreads

To all my followers and review readers, put this on the top of your to do list, and the second, the very moment at midnight on release day, you ‘buy now with 1 click’, forgo work the next day because you ain’t sleeping that night, you are getting your mind blown and your world rocked off it’s axis.Tears of Tess gets 5-WTFH THAT DEBUT BOOK IS THE DEBUT BOOK OF THE CENTURY!!!!!! – Kimmi stars★★★★★, LipSmackinGoodBooks

Tears of Tess is everything that’s missing from Fifty Shades of Grey. A man who manages to be unnerving in a sexy way? Check. A heroine with spunk? Check? Complex emotions? Double check. A believable emotional journey? Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner! – Kyra, Goodreads


  • New Adult
  • Contemporary Romance
  • Dark Romance
  • Erotica
  • Suspense


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And wait! There’s even more! Check out the Cover Reveal for Quintessentially Q (Tears of Tess #2)

About the Author:

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.

Stalker Sites:

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Giving some credit:

My cover was designed by Ari at Cover it! Designs and Black Firefly helped me go from unedited to beta read, edited, proofed, and formatted. They were great!

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