"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.
After surviving the darkness, a new dawn has begun. Twisted Together wades through black to
grey, chasing the light of true love to banish the shadows forever.
Pain is a requirement, connection a necessity. But ultimately Q and Tess must face their demons,
before they can embrace their future.
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Q no longer looked devilish but royal.
My heart flew free, fluttering to the ceiling.
“Donne-moi tes mains.” Give me your hands. The order whispered through the golden light,
quintessentially him. His raspy, melodic voice had a power over me he wasn’t aware of. I
instantly locked my wrists together, jutting them toward him.
Q didn’t say a word as he accepted my gift, wrapping soft, black fabric around me. The silk
looked like morbid blood, as if I’d slashed my wrists in a fit of insanity.
The moment he’d restrained me, Q tugged the cord, making me stretch even further across
the table, securing it somehow. Once tied, he strolled back toward me, setting my heart
jumping and body dissolving under his intense stare.
My back was icy cold while my front was toasty warm. The two sensations, coupled with
my lack of mobility, made my lungs suck in air as if oxygen was about to go extinct. The
closer Q came, the more lightheaded and woozy I was.
I flinched as he cupped my ass.
“What are you going to do?” I didn’t bother testing the binds. I knew Q—he had a way with
ropes—there would be no chance of escape.
“Sometimes, the only way to make your dreams come true is to shatter them,” he said,
circling me like a predator. “Sometimes, the only way to make your nightmares disappear is
by facing them.”
My 5-Star Review
Where does one start with this book. I went into it expecting a mind-fuck.... I got just what I wanted. I was up; I was down; I was happy; I was pissed off. My feelings were so over the place, I couldn't keep up with myself and could not stop reading and thinking about this book. It is still on my mind days later!
"We could be and cry and scream. But ultimately, we had no power. The truth burned my eyes, puncturing my heart. I was a killer. I am a killer. I'm a monster." ~Tess
Both Q and Tess are struggling their own demons and guilt. They are internally fighting for their relationship which seems doomed and impossible because of the demons inside of them. They both are being tourtured internally and can't seem to get back in sync with one another. It's heartbreaking.
"'I want to be carefree again. Some slightly naive, a little gullible, and a lot in love. I want to believe in fantasies again, see the magic in the world, and not be terrified of shadows or going to sleep.'"
This journey is one I thought I was prepared for... Then I read the book. So dark, seeming like there would never be light in this story. I loved it! Tess is suffering greatly from PTSD, and Q struggling with anger, guilt and shame. These emotions create an explosion from start to finish! I relished this book. I almost wasn't ready for the story to end, but at the same time, it needed to end. These two characters needed to find their bittersweet ending that suited them... together.
I can sit here all day and sing praises for this book, but I won't. Just know that this is not an upbeat book. It will tear you apart, rip you down raw and leave you feeling full but empty at the same time.... Basically, it is more than deserving of the 5 stars I gave it. And if you follow my reviews, you know I RARELY give books 5 stars!
"Who knew how much love my heart could contain when he adored me so sweetly? Who knew how many different tears I could shed when he let himself free? Happy tears. Fearful tears. Lustful tears. Vengeful tears."
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
Pepper's top 5-10 list on Book Signings I’d like to go to would be:
1. New York –because I’d like to meet all the amazing East coasters in the USA that are so amazing with my work.
2. Philippines—because I have a lot of readers from there and would love to meet them. Plus, I was almost born in the Philippines due to my parents going on a quick trip from Hong Kong when I was due. They were delayed due to a typhoon and I’ve always meant to go!
3. France—purely because I would love to go to the country where Tess and Q is heavily based. It would be amazing to see Blios—Q’s home.
4. London—because I’m originally English and it would be incredible to sign with some fellow countrymen
5. Asia—purely because I’m a lover of asia and aim to move to Thailand in the next few years
6. Australia—because the first signing I ever went to was in the Goldcoast and it was a BLAST
7. Canada—because my hubby is Canadian and I’d love to do a signing where my in-laws could come and support me.
I think it’s safe to say I would love to sign around the world!
“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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“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.
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