I hope you all had an AMAZING Christmas and that Santa has brought many, many gifts for you!!! I’m still waiting for my Gandy in a hot car gift, but I think Santa wasn’t persuasive enough this year LMAO!
Today I’m very honored to be a part of Quintessentially Q’s Blog Tour! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Oh, and don’t forget that you need to read Tears of Tess before you read it 🙂
Title: Quintessentially Q
Series: Monsters in the Dark, Book #2
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 15, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn
Purchase Link: Will be sent out and provided here once the book goes LIVE!
Rating: 5-can-I-give-more-stars-? stars!!!
“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… fucked up to want something so deliciously dark—wrong on so many levels. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs make a right.”
Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably. But now, they must learn the boundaries of their unconventional relationship, while Tess seeks vengeance on the men who sold her. Q made a blood-oath to deliver their corpses at Tess’s feet, and that’s just what he’ll do.
He may be a monster, but he’s Tess’s monster.
After finishing Quintessentially Q. I felt perfectly mind f***cked!!!
When I read Tears of Tess, my only problem with it is that I was expecting it to be darker (not that I didn’t liked it because I did, specially the writing!) and Quintessentially Q delivered that, and much more, to me!! It is dark and AMAZING!
I have to admit that towards the end, there were this particularly scene that got ME a little bit disturbed…but it certainly added to the amazing ride that was this book!!
Pepper Winters was already talented and great in my book, but now she just guaranteed a spot in my ALL TIME FAVORITE AUTHORS list!! I feel twisted and so glad I read it (what can i say? I’m a self-proclaimed sicko – and proud to be! LOL )! I was in need of a real dark book.
Lately it seems that dark is in trend, but true talented authors can deliver it anytime and that’s what Pepper did!
In the beginning of the book Q. is suffering and struggling with his dark nature, because he seems reluctant to bring more darkness to Tess’ life. Well, unfortunately Q. discovers the hard way, that we can’t make choices for others, no even his esclave (it may be chauvinistic, but I get a lot of tingles every time he calls her esclave, in a twisted way it is so sweet!).
And Tess…this book broke my heart and mended it all together. But it mended it in a way I love, because nothing we mend will ever be perfect anymore…but you know what? That way we can learn that things weren’t exactly perfect as we thought they were, after all nothing is perfect. And the flaws we see in the characters are what makes me want them even more. Flawed people are much more real than those people with the perfect Stepford lives.
The thing is, what is perfect for some, might not be for others. And that is something Q. needed to learn. But the most difficult lesson for him will be knowing how to deal with a Tess he couldn’t imagine…the aftermath of what happens to her can be even more full of despair than what happens itself.
Q. needs to learn to let go of the birds he mends….after all keeping them with him after helping is not really giving them freedom. A jail made of gold is a jail all the same…
If you didn’t fall in love with Q. in Tears of Tess (who are you if you didn’t??? LOL) you will certainly do in Quintessentially Q. He is sweet and twisted, all in one package and I love him and how he deals with what comes to him.
I have to say I also fell in love with Tess…but not in a “I want you” way..I fell in love with how strong she is and with how much she accomplishes and how far she goes after all she went through…
This book will break your heart, make you cry, make you laugh, it can even disgust you in a scene or two, but it will make you feel whole in a whole different way. It will show you that love is not made of a certain recipe. There’s no recipe, we learn by doing it. Nothing is set in stone, everyone loves in a different way and that is the most beautiful thing about love. It accommodates everyone and every tastes…
I can say that I can’t wait to be (more) Twisted Together with Q. and Tess (specially Q. LMAO)!
Q moved suddenly, pushing off from the cage and striding toward the entrance
of the aviary. He unlocked the deadbolt and entered the space. Birds chirped louder
as Q stood in the centre of their world. He looked like a man robbed of his own
wings. A fallen angel that had no place on earth and fought a daily battle to fit in.
I stepped forward. Should I say something? Comfort him? My heart twisted,
needing to be there for him, but no longer able to. No matter how many kind words I
spoke, Q would see I no longer lived inside.
My soul jangled with chains and locks, saving me but also ruining me. The
longer I lived in my tower the more passion and connection faded.
I hated the numbing virus inside, spreading slowly, deleting all memory of who
Tess had been. I was replaced with a carbon replica who would float away in the
wind, robbed of her convictions and thoughts. All because I wasn’t strong enough to
face what I’d done.
Q cursed under his breath, his chest pumping with emotion. “Why should I keep
you when you don’t want to be here? You’re not here for me. You’re here because I
lock you up. You’re my prisoners, my captives, my trophies.”
He hung his head before waving his arms. “Allez vous-en. Je ne veux plus de
vous. Elle ne veut plus de plus alors ça sert à quoi, putain?” Fly away. I no longer
want you. She no longer wants me, so what’s the fucking point?
The birds went crazy, darting left and right, spying freedom through the open
door. They exploded through the exit and into the conservatory, weaving through
plants and water features.
Wings rustled as I ducked from a small flock of robins.
“Get out!” Q yelled; the birds flurried harder. “Get far away from me.”
I stepped backward, not wanting to see Q breakdown. I wanted it to hurt—to kill
me with knowledge that I’d ripped out his heart—but all I felt was emptiness.
Q looked up and froze.
His eyes locked on mine, shining with rage and blackness. I prayed for some
awakening, so I could put both of us out of our misery. I wanted to bring forth all my
love for him and keep hiding from my guilt. I wanted to erase the darkness, the
lostness and hate from his eyes, but I was useless.
Bowing my head, I dropped my gaze.
Q cursed, exiting the aviary, humming with anger and rage. He stalked toward
me, stopping so close his body heat seared my skin.
I flinched, expecting him to lash out—to grab my hair, slap me—something to
wake me up.
When he didn’t touch me, I looked up. Q murmured, “So low you must think of me.”
He captured a curl, running it gently through his fingertips. “Fly away,
esclave, if that is what you want. I won’t stop you.” His tone was bleak and derelict.
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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 speaks French—hot!) who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She loves to hear from her readers so hit her up at firstname.lastname@example.org
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