Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Ruby Tears by Pepper Winters

Posted February 28, 2024 by Stephanie in can't-wait wednesday / 8 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read.



Ruby Tears by Pepper Winters
Expected publication March 12, 2024

“Ten thousand dollars.
That pitiful sum changed my entire life.
It bought my entire life.
A measly ten thousand dollars, given to my boyfriend by a monster to taste me.
He took it.
The monster took me.
And I never saw freedom again.”

I’m the illegitimate son of a monster.
My other half-blooded siblings have their own demons…but me?
I truly have the devil inside.
I try to be good.
To do my best to ignore the deep, dark, despicable urges.
But every day it gets harder.
I thought family could help.
I reached out to my infamous half-brother, Q, begging for his secrets to stay tamed.
Instead, he gave me an ultimatum to prove I’m not like our father.
Infiltrate The Jewelry Box: a trafficking ring of poor unfortunate souls, kill the Master Jeweler, free the Jewels, and don’t lose my rotten soul while trying.
Only problem is…my initiation into this exclusive club is earning a Jewel all of my own.
She sparkles like diamonds, bleeds like rubies, and bruises as deep as emeralds.
She’s mine to break.
I can’t refuse.
If I want to prove to my half-brother that I’m not like our sire, I have to sink into urges I’ve always fought, plunge into madness, and lose myself so deeply into sin that the only one who will be breaking is me.

A spin-off from the New York Times Bestselling series Monsters in the Dark.
The Jewelry Box follows Henri Mercer (Q’s half-brother) and you don’t have to read Monsters in the Dark to enjoy. The storylines are completely separate.
Strictly R18.
Triggers on every warning possible.
This is dark, explicit, and will push every possible boundary that exists.
Be warned….
To all those dark souls out there…welcome to The Jewelry Box



–I’m about to fangirl hard–

I’ve known about this book for a while but we finally got a cover and release date (it’s so soon!!!) and I’m beyond excited! So… Pepper Winters’ Monsters in the Dark series is my all time favorite dark romance books. In fact, Tears of Tess was my very first in the genre. Now Pepper Winters has written a spin-off which will feature Q’s half brother (male main character from Monsters in the Dark),  Henri Mercer. By the way I just loooove this cover and how it’s like the cover of Tears of Tess but just a little different. When Ruby Tears releases I’m gonna drop everything to read it and I will definitely review it.


Pepper has also released The Mercer Curse which is a prequel novella to Ruby Tears that should be read first. And guess what? The e-book is FREE!

Find it here:

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AUS | Apple Books | Google Play | Kobo | Nook

It’s also available on YouTube as audiobook.



Are you also looking forward to this book? What do you think of it?
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