Thursday 19 September 2013

Tears of Tess Blog Tour - Review and Giveaway

Title: Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters
Release Date: September 9th, 2013
Genre: Dark New Adult Romance
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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?


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, and plotting torturous stories to put her characters through.
Living Down Under means she writes in the Queen’s English, not Obama’s, and aims to have an entire catalogue of sexy books that keep you wanting more. Oh, and she may or may not be in love with Q from Tears of Tess.

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Source: eARC for Honest Review from Author
Genre: Dark Erotica

My Review...

This book is considered a DARK romance and is definitely not for the faint at heart.  But yet once you are able to get past that it is also profoundly beautiful.

There is a perfect match for everyone out there.

For Tess she is living her safe cookie cutter life with her clean cut, safe boyfriend but she is craving more.

With these new desires and wants she puts strain on her relationship because Brax is content with vanilla, simple and safe.

To try to re-kindle their relationship Brax takes her on a surprise trip to Mexico but with incidents with a vibrator, thirsty pallet, bad timing and wrong place at the wrong time Tessa gets abducted into the ugly world of Human trafficking and sex slavery.

With the abduction it unleashes a side that Tess was not even aware she possessed.  A flame gets lit and Tess fights for all that she has and all that she is and all that she can become.
It seemed so long ago I'd hounded Brax for more kinkiness in our love life. I'd do anything to have my old life back, my old love returned. I'd give anything for sweet and pure instead of the dark, sinister, and sadistic ownership that awaited.

Once Tess gets bought she is taken to her new master and is determined not to break and is fighting for her freedom.

The moment Q sees Tess her strength wakens up his own personal monsters within.  For the first time he wants to break and and cherish her at the same time.

Tess is determined to not see what is truly in front of her as the reality can only be wrong. Can't it?

No matter how much Tess fights Q her body responds differently to him like no one else.  Tess is racked with guilt about how her body responds.  Only a demented person can crave this attention. Right?
All of this was my fault. I was responsible with my screwed up perversions.

Together Tess and Q fight their own personal demons, guilt, societal norms, expectations of others and themselves.

After Tess makes what you think should be the right choice but ends up being the wrong choice irrevocably changes her life in so many ways that Q goes from master to rescuer.  After this all they can do but give in.
"Monsters find each other in the dark."
Q Hurt me, but adored me, all at the same time. He gave me everything I needed.

Once Tess finally finds the freedom and rightness of her feelings she is tossed aside and sent free back to her old life.

Once she is set free she gets to see the realism of her situation and how beautiful Q's soul is with his desire to save and set free the broken.
A human is adaptable. A human heart is not. 
Q wasn't a monster. He may think he was...
Finally being on her own Tess gets to start making decisions for herself and be honest with her needs, wants and desires and chooses what is right for her.
"You're the one, Q Mercer. You were always the one."
Tears of Tess is dark, raw, edgy and truly beautiful.

5 Dark Thumbs Up!
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1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to seeing how Tess copes with how her life changes. Thanks for the giveaway!


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