Monday, June 02, 2014

Twisted Together by Pepper Winters ~ Pre-Release Review and Giveaway

twisted together

Title: Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark, #3)

Author: Pepper Winters

Genre: Dark Erotic Romance

Release Date: June 3, 2014


5 stars rating

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“After battling through hell, I brought my esclave back from the brink of ruin. I sacrificed everything—my heart, my mind, my very desires to bring her back to life. And for a while, I thought it broke me, that I’d never be the same. But slowly the beast is growing bolder, and it’s finally time to show Tess how beautiful the dark can be.”

Q gave everything to bring Tess back. In return, he expects nothing less. Tess may have leashed and tamed him, but he’s still a monster inside.

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Becs’ Review


Intertwined, tangled, knotted forever, our souls will always be twisted together, our demons, our monsters belong to the other


I think Twisted Together has been probably my mostly hotly anticipated book of 2014.  Tears of Tess and Quintessentially Q were undoubtedly amongst my top reads of 2013 and Pepper Winters really has put this unconventional couple through so much.  They’ve had so much to endure, been so broken that Twisted Together was going to need to be really special to give this story, their journey together, the closure it so badly needed and it absolutely delivers.  This book is HUGE but it needed to be – there’s so much to work through, so much to come to terms with that it needed to be this long to fit it all in.


So, Twisted Together is another intense, emotional journey fraught with danger and suspense, the kind of story we’ve very much come to expect from Pepper  Tess is now so broken – Q’s esclave fifty-eight, the feisty girl with the seemingly unbreakable spirit is now truly broken.  Q has done what he can to bring her back from the emotional hell she was trapped in but it’s not enough.  He wants to marry her but, before he can make her Mrs Mercer and embark on their honeymoon, he needs to take her on a crescent moon, to reawaken her spirit to finally allow her to move past the horrors of the past few weeks and the unrelenting guilt that is now consuming her.


This story dripped with emotional agony as Tess struggled to find her former self, the girl who loved to endure her Master’s pain – she’s prepared to put up with anything for her Maître and this willingness to do what he wants despite her inner turmoil is breaking Q’s heart.  He’ll do just about anything to bring back the feisty slave he fell in love with and, of course, Q’s methods are unconventional to say the very least. 


Poor Tess – the depths of her despair really did make my heart hurt so badly.  Her once indomitable spirit is now broken as her sleep is haunted by all-consuming night terrors as she is force to relive her ordeal over and over again on a nightly basis.  Her screams are breaking Q’s heart as he can do nothing to rouse her until the dreams reach their ultimate, terrible conclusion.  Their collective pain is palpable, the sense of loss that they share despite being together is tearing them apart but Q will do anything to bring her back and you can trust this sadist maître to use extremely unconventional methods.


Q went to great lengths, tore the world apart and savagely killed anyone who stood in his way to get Tess back from her second kidnapping in the previous book and deeds such as these do not come without repercussions and there will be consequences.  There are dark days in store for this troubled couple and there is still much to endure so hold on to your hats as you’re about to be taken on another hair-raising and heart-stopping ride the like of which only Pepper Winters can deliver. 


There were moments when I was reading this when the world just slipped away and all that I could hear was my own frantic heartbeat as I almost didn’t dare to turn the page, afraid of what was to  come next.  Afraid that Pepper wouldn’t allow these two to finally get their happy ending.  It’s harrowing and suspenseful and I absolutely devoured this book as their story consumed me.  Real life faded into the background and all that existed was Q and Tess, Monsters in the Dark and those that sought to tear them asunder forever.


Pepper delivers another powerfully dark romance, chilling in it’s execution with richly drawn characters which I have really come to love and hold dear over the course of the three books. Q and Tess mean so much to me that their ordeal is hard yet compelling to read.  Twisted Together is full of horror and darkness and yet there are moments of genuine humour despite everything that is happening to them,  Tess and Q remain quintessentially themselves -  Q is still a darkly tortured sadist maître and Tess is still his feisty esclave no 58 and you can expect some scorching hot scenes between these two as they rediscover their love of pain together.


The book has everything – moments that will steal your breath away and moments that will make you smile BIG.  It’s dark, it’s suspenseful and it’s HOT AS HELL.  Just what we’ve come to expect from Pepper Winters.


5 breath-taking stars


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Twisted Together releases tomorrow and the price will go up after release as the book is HUGE so I'd strongly advise you to pre-order.
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About The Author

Pepper Winters is a NYT and USA Today International 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 sex.

She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.


Her Dark Erotica books include:

Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)

Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)

Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3)


Her Grey Romance books include:



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Debt Inheritance (Indebted Series #1)

Last Shadow

Sins of Silver


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We have one signed copy of Twisted Together plus a set of ebooks of the Monster in the Dark series to giveaway.  For your chance to win, just enter the Rafflecopter below and Good Luck!!

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  1. Anyone sexy and dominating will do, ISTG I just love the whole story and promise not to complain who'll ever be the cast of it.

  2. Maria Theresa Santos2 June 2014 at 08:26

    Michael Fassbender as Q and Blake Lively as Tess

  3. THE MONSTERS IN THE DARK SERIES NEEDS TO BE MADE INTO A MOVIE!!! Hollywood studios and writers, are you seeing this?! IT NEEDS YOUR ATTENTION STAT! *exclaims in SHOUTY CAPITALS!* I would cast Olivier Martinez as Q and Amanda Seyfried as Tess! I love love LOVE this series and I CAN'T WAIT for Twisted Together to be released in 2 days time! I still remember discovering Tears of Tess before Pepper first published it and I stalked the page for teasers/excepts and OMG, I was so blown away after I read it! As stated in my review, I gave Tears of Tess "6 out of 5 BRANDING stars!!! THE BEST BOOK OF 2013!" and since then, I've re-read the series so many more times and have been craving, waiting, dying for the next installment! This TESS here (ME!) loves and needs Q! ♥ ♥ ♥ Je suis à toi ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway! Owning a signed copy of Twisted Together is my ultimate holy grail and I would literally die! p.s. If I do win, by some lucky twist of fate (Oh Random Gods, please hear my prayer!) I would donate the Tears of Tess and Quintessentially Q ebooks and also purchase an ecopy of Twisted Together for that person! :)

    Raffle name: Tess H
    Email: tess_halim AT hotmail DOT com

  4. Haven't got to read these yet, was waiting until this book was published.

  5. Monsters in the dark is one of my favourite series EVER! And usually movies ruin everything (yeah, I know it can`t be good as books), so to be honest I`m not a big fan of "books that turned into movies".

  6. Love her books!!!

  7. I love the series!!!!
    Q: Taylor Kitsch
    Tess: Yvonne Strahovski

  8. I am horrible with actor/actresses names and I usually don't remember seeing a movie until I am already half way through it... I would be happy with whoever is chosen. I just don't keep up on the actor/actresses to choose someone :)

  9. I don't know! :P

  10. I have not read this series yet as I was waiting for Twisted to be released! But the first 2 are downloaded and waiting! Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl.

  12. Haven't read it yet, I like to have the whole series before I read.

  13. Haven't read this series yet!

  14. I have to say tha I think this series is so intense and awesome that I do not know who to pick but whomever they pick I hope is not someone we see all the time-somebody fresh!

  15. I don't know, because I have waited for the last book, so that I can start reading the series!

    1. KellyMae, if you enjoy a fantastic dark read, then this series has it all for you!

  16. Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl

  17. I seriously have never considering casting the book, what a thought provoking question. I offer the following:
    Q: Cyril Mourali (who is a good looking French actor)
    Tess: Teresa Palmer (and she happens to be a blonde Australian)

  18. I don't know, because there is no one I can actually picture as Q. I just can't.

  19. Oh I love casting books! :D I'd cast Gaspard Ulliel as Q and Teresa Palmer as Tess.

  20. I haven't read the series but I definitely need to!!

  21. Henry Cavill as Q and Blake Lively as Tess!! :)

  22. I haven't read this series yet but I finally have the whole series on my kindle so I hope to start soon because I've been looking forward to it!

  23. I liked Chris Pine and Blake Lively as well!

  24. Looking forward to this read!!