Review + Excerpt: PENNIES by Pepper Winters @pepperwinters

Review + Excerpt: PENNIES by Pepper Winters @pepperwinters

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Review + Excerpt: PENNIES by Pepper Winters @pepperwintersPennies by Pepper Winters
Series: Dollar #1
Published by: Self Published
on July 20, 2016
Genres: Dark Romantic Suspense
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“At 18 I had pennies, but money didn’t make me bold. At 19 I had dollars, but it didn’t dull the pain of being sold. At 20 I had hundreds, but then I met him and was found. At 21 I had thousands, but all I wanted was to be bound.”

“At 23 I had dollars, but life changed and made me rich. At 25 I had hundreds, but it wasn’t enough to stop my killing itch. At 27 I had thousands, but my reputation didn’t set me free. At 29 I had millions, but I met her and could finally see.”

Tasmin was killed on her 18th birthday. She had everything planned out. A psychology degree, a mother who pushed her to greatness, and a future anyone would die for. But then her murderer saved her life, only to sell her into a totally different existence.

Elder went from penniless to stinking rich with one twist of fate. His lifetime of crime and shadows of thievery are behind him but no matter the power he now wields, it’s not enough. He has an agenda to fulfill and he won’t stop until it’s complete.

But then they meet.

A beaten slave and a richly dressed thief. Money is what guided their separate fates. Money is what brought them together. And money is ultimately what destroys them.

She was poor.
He was rich.
Together…they were bankrupt.

my thoughts

You don’t know DARK ROMANCE until you’ve picked up a Pepper Winters book!

“Trust me, Pim. Let me steal your secrets.”

As an avid reader, I like my boundaries to be pushed. Many authors have tried but they never quite test me like I want to be tested. Pepper Winters continuously pushes my buttons…pushes my limits as a reader with every book she releases. I love it! I’ve become quite the Pepper Winters addict, and I couldn’t be happier about that fact. Winters gives us the perfect ‘anti-hero’ if you will, and she presents him in such a way that makes me want to dig deep and find the good in him. It may take a few chapters…or a few books rather, until I see what the author is trying to make us readers see. The author puts us in his mind, giving us a shivering rendition of his POV in the story, helping us to understand what is behind the mask, his demons, and his intent.

“I’m not the hero in this story, Pimlico. I’m another villain. You’d do best to remember that.”

Let’s go back to pushing one’s boundaries, because PENNIE$ comes with quite a WARNING. If you are familiar with Winters’ books, you already know what you’re in for, but if you are a newbie (welcome to the madness!) then you should know what to expect. Some scenes (okay, most scenes) will make some readers uncomfortable. There is very GRAPHIC physical and sexual abuse going on all throughout. Some might cause triggers for some people, and I have no doubt, that lines will be crossed and readers will have to decide if they want to continue, but be aware of the genre people, that’s all I can say.

“I was a tormentor. A killer. A thief. And I wanted to steal her courage drop by fucking drop.”

PENNIE$ is only the beginning and it took me on one HELL of a dark ride. I’m excited and heavily intrigued by the rest of the series. I feel like I’ve just been put through the ringer, and once I hit the 90% mark in the book, my heart was up in my throat, and there were no more breaths to take. It was CRAZINESS all around, but it’s a CRAZINESS that you couldn’t look away from. All I can say is…BRING ON THE NEXT!

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“A beaten slave and a richly dressed thief. Money is what guided their separate fates. Money is what brought them together. And money is ultimately what destroys them.”

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excerpt

quoteFuck this.

I stalked forward.

My hand came up.

The urge to soothe her catapulted my fingers to her cheek. My skin erupted from her delicate heat. I’d already had my single touch when I’d petted her hair. I wasn’t permitted a second.

But it didn’t stop me.

One second, she stood close, arching her chin at the door.

The next, she was across the cage, flying into a stack of boxes that tumbled in a clatter of butcher knives, butter knives, and sharp forks.

Her eyes turned luminous in the gloom, locking on mine with rage.

Shit.

I’d forgotten myself by feeling sorry for this beaten wraith, but she hadn’t forgotten her overwhelming hatred of men.

I didn’t look away. But I didn’t explain myself, either.

I’d borrowed her for the night. If I wanted to touch her, I could. The fact that she’d leapt away meant I could report her to her master and have her punished.

Or you could punish her instead.

The distance between us grew thicker as we breathed fast.

I waited…wanting to know just how deep her education in pleasure flowed. Tearing her gaze from mine, she swallowed hard. Piece by piece, she hid her loathing, replacing it with reluctant acceptance.

Inching closer, her toes nudged aside sharp blades as she made her way to me and fell to her knees on the cold concrete.

Half of me jolted with insane lust. Most of me shied away with repulsion as her straggly hair covered her face but not before I saw the twisted disgust and echoing despair.

“Get up,” I murmured. Even though my voice was low, the cavern of the garage amplified it, layering it with bite.

Instantly, she swooped up. The crackle of her joints and misused cartilage in her bones sounded like tiny gunfire.

“Don’t kneel. Not in here.”

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Dollars (Book Two)
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Hundreds (Book Three)
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Thousands (Book Four)
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Millions (Book Five)
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About Pepper Winters

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 puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.

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