PENNIES by Pepper Winters ~ ARC Review

Pepper Winters
(Dollar #1)
Publication date: July 20th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance

“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 fulfil 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.

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Pennies (Dollars #1) is a DARK ROMANCE. This means there will be hard to read scenes, graphic language, and sexual content (both implied and explicitly written). Please do not read if falling in love with a man who dresses in monster robes rather than knightly armour offends you. This is not a fairy-tale. This is a black abyss that must be climbed blind before deserving the light. Along with literary darkness, this is book one of a five book series. Each subsequent novel will be released every few months (so your fingernails don’t tire holding onto the cliff-hanger), and each is full-length. Please also remember not all answers are given and not every character is as they seem. There are beasts adorned in angel clothing and angels hiding in beast’s fur.
Remember that.
You have been warned.
Don’t say you weren’t told.
Read at your own peril.
Fall in love with Elder Prest at your own risk.
Are you ready?
You sure?
You really, really sure?
Okay then…enter the world of pennies and dollars.

Blk book review

Source: ARC kindly gifted by author 

6 KINK Review, however this one hand read requires a box of Kleenex!

Well, I finished Pennies by Pepper Winters, the book we have all being waiting for.   All I can say about this story is: You have a freight train heading your way and you won’t know what hit you.

I cried, I cried and I cried.  As I write this review, unwanted tears are still streaming down my face and my heart feels as if it’s about to burst with grief and distress.

Words can’t begin to explain the depths of despair and anguish as a reader you will put yourself through as you walk through the pages of Pim’s life.

Entering stage left is Elder Prest, a notorious mystery aka The Phantom Thief.  He finds his ties shaken when he crosses path with Pim.  Their unusual relationship sets off an unstoppable train of mystery, deception and murder.  Are you ready to meet Elder Prest?  I thought I was, but I wasn’t really.

Ms. Pepper Winters has created something I dare anyone to ridicule in the genre of romance.  She has created something so pure and beautiful on the outside (i.e. the cover), provided a warning (not to hype) and rip your heart out with pure truth. She does not sugarcoat it; she does not glamorize it.  It’s just IS!

What you will find is a shocking satisfying thriller.  This story is so electric you feel relief it lies within the works of fiction.   Pennies is challenging and engrossing.   It’s not calming, comforting, gentle or appeasing for you as a reader.  Instead it will leave you in a state of craving for amnesia.

While you will salivate for the next book, it will take that lapse of time to prepare yourself and grieve for what happen and what’s to come!  Well done, well done!!!

Black excerpt

Such a modest word.
It carried very little importance for those who had it. But for those who didn’t, it was the most precious, prized, and promised hope of all.
I supposed I was lucky to know what freedom felt like.
For eighteen years, I’d been free. Free to learn what I wanted, befriend who I liked, and flirt with boys who passed my rigorous criteria.
I was a simple girl with ideals and dreams, encouraged by society to believe nothing could hurt me, that I should strive for an excellent career, and no one could stop me. Rules would keep me safe, police would keep the monsters away, and I could remain innocent and naïve to the darkness of the world.
I had it.
But then, I lost it.
Murdered, resuscitated, and sold.
I lost my freedom for so many years.
Until the day he entered my cage.
Him, with the black eyes and blacker soul.
The man who challenged my owner.
And set my imprisonment on an entirely different path.


Author Bio:

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.

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