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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Interview with Author Pepper Winters and Giveaway

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. She's also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestsellers, best BDSM series voted by the SmutClub, and recently signed a two book deal with Grand Central. Her books are currently being translated into numerous languages and will be in bookstores in the near future.

First off, can you tell us a bit about you?
Sure, I’m English but currently living between Australia and New Zealand. I’ve always been an avid bookworm and used to get grounded for reading at the dinner table.

Did you always want to be a writer?
Yes. I was born to be an author. However, I also loved to travel so worked as a flight attendant for a while before buying my first laptop 8 years ago and becoming addicted to writing.

What kind of writer are you? Panster or Plotter?
I used to be a huge panster, but now I’m a blend. With the series I write, I have to keep notes and plot the next book. However, the characters have a tendency to switch directions on me and for me to follow.

Where do your ideas come from?
If I knew the answer to that it would be great. I honestly have no clue. Ideas just pop into my head at the randomnest of times. There is no correlation lol

A la Twitter style, can you describe your book (or series) in 140 characters or less.
Um, dark and angsty. Love stories that make you want what you shouldn’t want. (how many characters was that? I have no idea lol

What are some of your favorite kinds of stories to read?
I don’t care about genre or topics. As long as the writing drags emotion from me, I’ll devour anything.

Do you have a favorite book and if so what is it?
I have a few. I love Clan of the Cave Bear series for the saga and research. I love Outlander for the Highland aspect. And Daughter of Smoke and Bone for her beautiful writing.

What are the scenes that are the hardest for you to write? Why?
Anything that is hugely emotional and sex scenes. (Hate writing sex scenes lol) It always takes so much out of me.

If you could have dinner with any three authors, who would you choose and why?
E.L James. Diana Gabaldon, and Nora Roberts. I think each woman has amazing talent and would have a lot of knowledge to share.

Last question, are you working on anything right now?
Yes, about 5 books. Lol. Never ending. It’s a fulltime, all the time career.

Thanks so much for having me!!

From New York Times Bestseller Pepper Winters comes the highly acclaimed USA Today Bestselling Series: Monsters in the Dark.

Included in the following edition are:

"My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold."

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror.

"All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted... fucked up to want something so deliciously dark. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. "

Q may be a monster, but he's Tess's monster.

"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."

Q gave everything to bring Tess back. In return, he expects nothing less.

**Not recommended if you don't enjoy dark romance, angst-filled plots, and BDSM.

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Desire unfurled faster and faster in my belly.

Q frowned, impossibly making him more roguish and handsome. “Tess…? How do you feel?”

How did I feel? Amazing. Lusty. Powerful. Consumed.

I stretched again, arching my back as water lapped around my body. I wanted to moan with how good I felt. I’d never been so warm or contended or horny.

My eyes snapped to Q’s. Him. I had to have him.

“You’re so beautiful,” I murmured.

Q froze, his eyes searching mine. Slowly, his lips turned up into half a smile.

I pressed my thighs together. I couldn’t stop my body from overheating and needing. I’d been cursed or charmed—some sort of potion lived inside. I had no other explanation for how much I needed him.

I laughed, throwing myself headfirst into whatever spell I was trapped in. My voice fell from my mouth, tinkling and chiming like a bell. Was that truly me? I sounded magical. I sounded like a princess straight from a storybook.

Who was I? Sleeping Beauty who’d been woken by her prince?

My eyes locked onto Q’s. No. I was the one who’d fallen head over heels for a beast who spoke in foreign tongues.


A flush of heat and wetness built between my legs. I would give anything to have his tongue on me. I wanted his head between my thighs. I wanted his fingers clawing at my hips. I wanted to be used, bruised, adored.

Q cocked his head, chuckling under his breath. “I think Franco miscalculated the dose.”

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.

Check out what's up for grabs.

Up For Grabs:
  • 1 Signed copy of Tears of Tess

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  1. This sounds interesting. Like the name Q, that is different!

  2. This does sound different...I think I probably would enjoy reading this.