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Tears of Tess  

Star Review - 5 Stars




- Blurb -
“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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**ARC received for an honest review***

This is the first book that I’ve signed up to receive an ARC for.  I was little nervous, thinking, “What if I hate it, or can’t finish it.”  With that being said, I LOVED this book!!! It was an intriguing, captivating, gut wrenching emotional roller coaster.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to read more from Pepper. 

Tess didn’t have parents that loved and supported as she was growing up.  Cue Brax, they have been together for the last two years.  Brax is everything Tess thinks she wants and she will do anything to make him happy, even if that means putting her wants and desires aside.  She feels very safe and secure with him but has been wanting more in the bedroom than Brax is comfortable with. 


I wanted a new label.  One that said: girlfriend who will do anything to be tied, spanked, and fucked all over rather than adored.”


Brax surprises Tess with a trip to Cancun Mexico where Tess really finds her sexual urges coming to light.  She tries to make them known to Brax but he just kind of shrugs them away.  One day while sight seeing Brax stops at a run down restaurant to get a drink.  When they walk in Tess immediately feels like something is wrong and they shouldn’t be there.  She tries to convince Brax they need to leave, but he insists on going to the bathroom first.  Brax is then beaten and left for dead.  Tess is kidnapped by a human trafficking organization.  They brand her with a barcode and get her “ready” to be sold.  No matter how terrified Tess is she refuses to show it.  She fights with every ounce of being she has.

“I would never give up. I would fight until I died; I’d teach the kidnappers they stole the wrong girl if they wanted meek and broken.”

Q Mercer is Tess’s new master.  He is a dark mysterious man with a very dark past, but still SEXY AS HELL!!!  Tess has every reason to hate and despise him, yet finds herself with conflicting feelings and urges that she doesn’t understand. 


“While being Q’s prisoner, I’d never been so alive.  Sure, he was a bastard and the things he did weren’t legal, but at the same time he made me live.” 

I don’t know what else to say without giving it all away!! I loved this book and can’t wait to read more from Pepper Winters. She is on the fast track to the next bestselling author!!





- About the Author - 

Writer, reader, sometimes wife. 

An avid devourer of sexy romance and angsty New Adult. 

Nothing beats lolling in a bubble bath with her array of book boyfriends. 

She loves mail of any kind: pepperwinters@gmail.com



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Moving to Williamsfield, Georgia is not what she wants … it’s what she needs. An escape—from him. After being brutally abused for years, Sadie seeks sanctuary and safety. But can she ever be safe when evil has his eyes on her from afar.  Landon doesn’t want a relationship. He’s been burned too badly to want anything more from a woman than the physical, but one look at Sadie and he’s rethinking everything.  Can trust be formed when it’s been so beaten down? Can love conquer fears? What happens when evil doesn’t give up? Can Sadie ever really be safe?



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All proceeds from Hilary Storm's "In a Heartbeat"e-book sales from this Thursday through Sunday will go to Micheal. He has a tough battle ahead and she hopes to help his family with some of the costs.





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 - Micheal's Story - 

"As many of you know, I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as an infant, I am now 19 and I recently graduated from high school. Throughout my life, I have been in and out of the hospital for lung infections and other things related to my Cystic Fibrosis and Diabetes. In late August, 2012 I got very sick and my pulmonary lung function had been in decline ever since.


In November, 2012 I had a week long evaluation at Duke University Hospital, In January, 2013 my father and I relocated to Chapel Hill just outside of Durham in North Carolina to be close to the hospital. Since then it has been daily trips to the hospital for test, labs, procedures, education classes, the fitness center daily to try to build up weight and muscle for after the transplant. On March 26, 2013 I was put on the Transplant list. On April 5, 2013 I got my new lungs. Will continue to go to the Doctor appointments, clinic visit's, do lab work, the fitness center, learn about all the new medications I will take for the rest of my life. I will continue to be close to the hospital for 3 or 4 months until I can go home.

Even with insurance, transplantation is extremely expensive. We live 18 hours away from Duke University, so the travel and relocation back and forth for evaluations, work-ups, and the transplant will in itself cost tens of thousands of dollars, all of which must be paid out-of-pocket. Aside from this, we will have to cover the cost of co-pays, deductibles, doctor visits, and the costly immunosuppressant medications I will have to take for the rest of my life. All of this presents a challenge my family and I cannot meet alone."


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After ten years of sacrificing everything for his country as a Navy SEAL, Bishop is looking for salvation, and something more permanent in his life. Angel, a pretty kindergarten teacher, thinks she's just what he needs. Their chemistry is instant, and explosive, only Bishop has trouble letting go of his commitment to his country. It's up to Angel to prove there's room for her in his life.

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“The police are on the way, ma’am. Where is the intruder now?” the operator asked.

Angel listened for a moment. “He’s still in the kitchen.”

“Is the intruder male?”

“No, no!” Angel said, and then quickly lowered her voice when she realized she’d spoken too loud. “I don’t know if

it’s a woman or a man.” She’d been too afraid to look when she had the chance. Movement coming from the kitchen 

told her the intruder was still there, but for how long? She was crouched at the end of the couch, too afraid to turn 

around, frightened that at any moment she would be discovered. “Please hurry!”

“They’re on their way. Stay calm and—”

“I think he’s in the room with me!” Angel’s eyes rounded with fear when she sensed someone moving up behind 

her.

“Ma’am stay on—”

Angel knew the intruder was behind her now. She stood up, whipped around and slammed her phone into the side of 

his head with a piercing scream. All she could make out was a tall, dark outline.

“What the fuck—” a male voice boomed.

Angel let out another scream and slammed her hands against a massive chest, shoving him away from her as hard 

as she could. Her only thought was making it back upstairs to the safety of her room until the police arrived, but the 

second her palms landed on the man’s rock-hard chest she knew she was in trouble. He stumbled back but she had a 

feeling it was due more to her catching him by surprise than the force of her push.

She scooted around him but suddenly his hands were on her, and for a moment they struggled against each other. 

Angel was hyped up on adrenaline and a strong sense of survival, and she used her nails and teeth on the naked arms 

and powerful hands trying to subdue her. It gained her enough freedom to make it to the stairs but halfway up she 

found her ankle being grabbed, she fell, and then she was pinned beneath a heavy weight.

“No!” she cried out, struggling wildly against him. But she was no match for his superior strength and the honed

muscles she felt beneath her hands. In no time his hands had wrapped around her wrists, and she was pinned against

the stairs.

“Who the hell are you?” he demanded, his face too close to hers.

“Who the hell are you?” Angel demanded right back, twisting beneath him. It was then she felt cool air in places that 

she shouldn’t, reminding her that all she had on was a thin night-shirt and a pair of bikini panties. Judging by the 

super hard pecks she felt pressed against her breasts, her shirt had come undone, too. An insane thought crossed her 

mind, why he wasn’t wearing a shirt. She wiggled wildly, unintentionally scraping her nipples across his flesh.

“Stop before you get hurt!” he growled. In an effort to subdue her he pressed his body against hers.




“Then get off me!” Angel hissed, arching her body in an effort to throw him off her. His muscled thighs and 

powerful legs flexed against hers, easily holding hers still.

“Not until you tell me who you are,” he grated in a rough voice.

His warm breath slapped her in the face. “I live here,” Angel said without hesitation, glaring up into his shadowed 

face. She was aware there was no way he could see her because it was too dark.

“The hell you do.”

How did he know that? “The police are on their way so I suggest you let me up and get out of here.” Her energy was 

beginning to wane. He was too strong and big, and the longer they remained like that, the more she began to feel 

uncomfortable with their intimate proximity.

“Good. Then we can get to the bottom of this.”

That wasn’t the kind of response an intruder would make if he were caught in someone else’s house. Maybe he was 

delusional or something. Angel decided to switch tactics. “These stairs are hurting me,” she said weakly.

Things grew still between them and she sensed his silent contemplation, as if he were wondering if he should 

believe her. She whimpered a little for good measure.

“Okay, I’m going to let you up, but don’t try anything stupid,” he warned.

The second he released her and lifted off her body, Angel got to her feet and dashed the rest of the way up the stairs.

“Son of a bitch!” he cursed behind her.

Angel slammed and locked her bedroom door in his face. She didn’t know what she hoped to accomplish, except 

to get away from him until the police arrived. What was taking them so long? She ran to one of the windows and 

opened it. Maybe she could push out a screen and--

Without warning her bedroom door was kicked in. She screamed and made a beeline for her connecting bathroom.

“Oh, no, you don’t.”

A muscular arm wrapped around Angel’s waist and she was lifted off her feet. “Let me go!” She wiggled and 

kicked, very much aware that her butt was against a very intimate part of his body. Burning heat replaced the fear 

flowing through her blood because his cock wasn’t as flaccid as it should have been.

“Look,” he slammed her down onto the bed and for the second time she found herself pinned beneath his superior 

strength. “Before this goes any further I think we need to talk.”

“You can talk to the police,” she panted, twisting beneath him.

“I intend to,” he said without hesitation. There was a confidence in his tone that surprised her.

Without warning he reached up and turned on the reading light at the head of the bed. How did he know that was 

there? Meeting eyes the color of blue topaz, everything in Angel froze, including her breath. Oh God, I know those 

eyes! She didn’t know the man personally, but she knew of him from the pictures on the fireplace mantle downstairs. 

He was Diana’s older brother, and Navy SEAL Bishop Strong. Suddenly everything made perfect sense.

After six years, he’d finally come home!



- Author Bio - 

Tory Richards is the pen name for Debbie Wallace. She’s a daughter, mother, aunt, sister, grandmother, and writer of smut, otherwise called erotic romance. Born in Maine, she’s lived most of her life in Florida. She’s been writing since the age of ten but didn’t get serious about it until her family encouraged her to submit to a publisher. Her first book, Cupid’s Arrow under her real name was on the publisher’s best sellers list for two consecutive months! Tory likes to travel. She likes sweet iced tea, good coffee, and any kind of sandwich. A couple years ago she retired from the happiest place on earth, Disney, and moved in with her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren. These days she spends her time with family, friends, her four cats, and writing. Email her at tory.richards@yahoo.com; she loves to hear from readers.




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Attorney, Fallon Markwell, isn’t easily intimidated. Working
her career she has learned to go toe-to-toe with the worst of them. Going
undercover is something she is used to doing. Posing as Fallon Kelly should be
easy, but she is learning it is becoming more and more difficult as she
develops feelings for the one man she can’t have. She is using Sergeant Major
Luke Roberts to solve her case. Once he learns about her lies he will never
speak to her again. In fact, if she isn’t careful he could cost her her career.

Sergeant Major Luke Roberts isn’t afraid to go after what he
wants. And he wants Fallon Kelly, he has his own agenda. She’s a beautiful
woman who could provide some nice arm candy to a few events he must attend and
rock his world in the bedroom.

He offers Fallon a proposition she can’t refuse, although
the deal breaker could be the non-kissing rule he implements in their
arrangement. 

After a P.I. Fallon has worked with for years is murdered
and people close to her are in harm’s way Fallon must reevaluate what’s
important. Can she trust Luke to help her if he knows the truth? Can she trust
him with her heart as well?



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Gracie survived an emotionally abusive relationship that wrecked her. Her ex, Noah, systematically chipped away at her self-esteem through intimidation, humiliation and infidelity which left Gracie unable to trust her own perception of his intentions. But after falling head over heels for Jake, her best friend and the man who stood by her through it all, she is ready to experience life in the way it was meant to be lived.  However, Gracie may find it impossible to simultaneously heal from the trauma of abuse while navigating a relationship with Jake. Can she put her heart on hold in order to heal her soul?



The sequel to the five-star debut novel, In Too Deep, chronicles Gracie’s steps toward recovery as she discovers new interests, reaches out for help, deals with the return of unexpected exes, struggles through setbacks and reacquaints herself with a sensual and talented soul from her past all in hopes of finding herself on solid ground.


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Michelle Kemper Brownlow likes her music loud and prefers live concerts but will happily settle for the eclectic playlists on her iPhone. This Penn State grad and former high school art teacher is easily distracted by colorful art supplies and Eddie Vedder’s voice. When she’s not in her studio writing, she can be found putting off housework for a good romance novel that has her heart pounding and tears flowing. She is married to her very own “Jake” and is a mom to three fantastic humans, a black lab and a Chinchilla named Wodney.




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Sin at Sea by Emma Nichols
Star Review - 4 Stars


- Blurb - 

When Alysin decided to surprise her boyfriend at work with dinner, the surprise was on her. Since he was going at it with his secretary on the conference table, she packed a bag and called her BFF. Jolie and Alysin had been traveling the country, working as digital nomads for ten years ever since graduation. Taking this as a sign it was time for a new move, they decided to take a cruise, regroup, and make a plan.

Then she meets Mr. Bedroom Eyes. Following her lead, they pretend to be married so that she can rid herself of the guy who started hitting on her before the boat left the dock. Though it was supposed to be a momentary arrangement, he asks her to take it one step farther. Then another and another. The cruise promises to be memorable in every way that matters. 

Along the way, Alysin learns that she won't have to fake an orgasm if she's with someone who knows what to do, that not all men suck, but the best ones suck really well, and that sometimes what starts out as something pretend, can fast become something completely real. Will the woman who lives life with no regrets, regret that she made that stupid rule about not exchanging names and contact info?




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Alysin, Sin for short has always been one to run away when the going gets tough.  So, when she walks in on her boyfriend cheating on her with his secretary, what do you think she did?  She called her best friend Jolie, and hit the road for a cruise. 

“I am a runner.  Not an actual runner, like with shoes and sweat.  Instead, I specialize in leaving uncomfortable situations with alarming speed.  Some people need closure; I need space.” 


On the first day of the cruise Sin runs into Mr. BE aka Mr. Bedroom Eyes, when he saves her from an unwanted admirer, by pretending to be her husband.  They spend that night together decide to play husband and wife for a week.  They make a few rules, no name and no personal information shall be exchanged.   When the week is done, so are they.  But what happens with you find yourself wanting to break all of your rules?  

"This wasn't forever. This was the best shot at for now I had.  O 

This book is full of fun and flirty scenes as well as some steamy hot sex scenes.  I’m just jumping into the whole world or eroctica romance books, so call me a little “vanilla” but I wasn’t too into the girl on girl scenes.  I loved Mr. BE, and Alysin was a great lead character.  She knew exactly what she wanted and she went after it.  This was a great and fun short read.  I can’t wait to see what is in store for our little Vixen when she hits Vegas!!!

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Mira and Kylee meet Danny and Skylar during freshman orientation, their first week of college. Two sets of best friends embark on a new adventure together, forming life long bonds.

Mira and Danny are looking forward to their future
as husband and wife. Everything was going according to plan.
That was until tragedy struck them on graduation night leaving three broken people to pick up the pieces.

Skylar has always stood in the background, watching his best friend begin a life with the woman he fell in love with until he can no longer keep a distance. Right when Mira thinks her life
is back on track it spirals out of control. 


What if everything you thought you knew
was nothing more than a mirage?