Title: Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark, #3)
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Erotic / Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 3, 2014
"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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Review—Twisted Together by Pepper Winters
“The only scent I should inhale was the comforting notes of citrus and sandalwood of my master sleeping beside me. The master who swore to protect me from everything. The master who failed every night. How could a man fight nightmares? How could he slay men he’d already killed from taunting my mind in slumber? Simple. He couldn’t.”
Finally Tess and Q are together, safe. No one can hurt her anymore, the threat is gone…or is it? Every night, Tess travels back to a time where she would rather die than continually hurt another innocent woman, forced to relive the torture over and over again. Despite being safe in Q’s arms, Tess’s mind is an endless loop; hot, rank breath on her skin, hissing in her ear, insects crawling on her skin, a gun in her hand, the look of terror and defeat in her victims eyes…how could she not want to retreat as far as possible into her mind to block the memories out? Problem is, when she numbs herself to the pain and guilt of what happened, she also shuts out the one man who would do anything to fix her.
“If I could survive being forced to kill, having my finger snapped with pliers, drug overdoses, and rank living conditions, I could survive the residual memories. I had to survive. I owed Q my life. I wouldn’t fail him—not after what he did to bring me back.”
Sadly, Tess isn’t the only one suffering. Q is struggling with his own demons, still reeling from not just his past but now hers as well. Trying to find ways to insure her safety and well-being, a way to tie her to him forever, a way to keep her safe from any future threats now that they have been thrust into the public eye. There will be more people after her…and him. It’s only just a matter of time…
“I had no idea how I would fix it. If it was even fixable. I wouldn’t stop until I’d smashed through the clouds of madness we lived in. I didn’t tell her I doubted it was possible to heal entirely or eradicate what we’d done. I’ll make it happen. I would find a way. I would fix her. I would fix myself.”
And now it was more than just a race against time to save Tess’s mind…there were lives at stake as well…Q’s.
Now, the rescued becomes the rescuer and the hunted becomes the hunter.
“I’d been planning a lifetime together, so why did I suddenly have the horrible notion Q planned for much less?”
“If I do this, I become fear…I’d never be a victim again because I would no longer have anything precious to tear from me. I was empty. I would stay empty until I died. In a way that gave me power. Unlimited power I intended to wield on them. They’d turned me into a monster. They’d turned me into Q.”
So, how do monsters find each other in the dark? Simple. They step into the light.
I LOVED this book! I think I have said that for every book in this series but honestly, they continue to get better. I am so in love with Quincy & Tess, their love story is just…*sigh*
I am sad to see it end, although very pleased with the ending! I couldn’t have imagined anything more prefect. Everything plays out not how I expected but definitely how I hoped. Pepper Winters is truly a master at darkness and I am a forever fan of her work. Twisted Together is exactly that…so twisted, in the most lyrical and beautiful way.
**5 Flying Sparrow Stars**
♥Twisted Together - Excerpt♥
I shook my head. I didn’t understand. All I understood was his voice had the power to make me come. The deep tenor vibrated through my heart, sending tiny orgasms exploding in my veins.
I needed to be touched. I needed to be kissed.
Kiss him. Let him know.
Launching upright, I splashed a wave over the tub. Q jerked back, but wasn’t fast enough. Wrapping my arms around his neck, I dragged him down toward me. His hand slipped on the rim, plunging his arms into the water, landing on either side of my body.
His mouth opened to curse, but I swallowed whatever he said. My lips stole his, and the moment I tasted him, I went a little mad.
My core squeezed with delirium, demanding to be filled. My eyes rolled back at the sheer bliss of kissing.
He tasted like freedom and violence and pain.
“Esclave…wait…” Q tried to speak, but he only gave me the opportunity to slink my tongue into his mouth. Joy bounced and fizzed in my heart, demanding more.
I moaned, dragging him closer. My hands dug into his hair, tugging with sharp-laced desire. His mouth opened, either in shock or passion—I didn’t hesitate. I thrust my tongue deeper into his mouth, willingly drowning myself in all things Q.
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Monsters in the Dark, #1Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | Kobo | iTunes | Paperback
“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?
Monsters in the Dark, #2Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | Kobo | iTunes | Paperback
“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… screwed 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 do 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.
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