Book Review ~~~ Surrender Series #1

THE GUILDED CUFF by Lauren Smith

Every passion has its price . . .

Journalist Sophie Ryder has been following Emery Lockwood’s story since she was a little girl. There has always been something in his haunted eyes that she couldn’t resist and now, when she’s certain he holds the key to solving a string of kidnappings, she’ll do anything to speak to him. Even if it means venturing deep into the seductive world of the Gilded Cuff, a luxurious BDSM club on Long Island’s Gold Coast and Emery’s personal playground.

From the moment Sophie enters his shadowy, sensual domain, Emery Lockwood knows this tantalizing new little sub was meant to belong to him. However, Sophie wants more from Emery than just pleasure . . . she wants his past. And that is something he isn’t willing to give—no matter who is asking. But every moment he spends with Sophie, Emery feels his control slipping and he knows it’s only a matter of time before he surrenders to her heart, body, and soul.

Review – 3.25 stars

I won a copy of this, and book 2, a long time ago in a FB party. However the last few years I have seen me sign up for far too many arc books/teams, to the point that I wasn’t getting chance to read anything else. This year I’ve cut right back, and am determined that the majority of books will be ones I choose to read, rather than arc commitments.


So, on to what I thought of the book. Overall I enjoyed this, there were a few plot holes, a couple of continuity errors and this could never be considered BDSM in a month of Sundays, but it was still entertaining and good enough that I read it through to the end. This is a review that will probably focus on what stopped this being a 5 star read (and it had the right elements to get there) and will seem quite negative. So I will repeat again, this is between liked and really liked for me. It was a positive reading experience and I will continue with the series when time allows.


First of all, a very short spanking and set of cuffs does not a Dom make, I’ve read less vanilla sex scenes in pure contemporary romances. Emery was more of a Top than a Dom, the sheer fact that (quote) “He always gave her what she asked for” and he said “We’ll talk about this later. I want to know what’s upset you, but we’re running late”, said it all. The first quote makes me think of him more like a Daddy Dom, spoiling his Little sub something rotten. However no Dom worth his salt would EVER not want to know what was upsetting his sub immediately he was aware of her distress. I wish the author had not tried to go down the ‘kink’ road, the book would have worked so much better if he’s just been a man that liked to be more dominant/in control in the bedroom rather than keep saying he was a Dom but showing very little evidence.


The timeline is very short and left everything feeling far too “insta” for my tastes. However I went with the flow on it, especially given that I did feel the connection between Sophie and Emery. The chemistry between them allowed me to buy into them being swept away and indulging in unusual behaviour due to the tide of passion that they were caught up on. I’m not a huge fan of insta-love but strangely, despite my preference for a longer time line, I did buy into the depth of their feelings. It also helped that Sophie and Emery were both incredibly easy to like characters, not to mention that the plot was very interesting and easily held my attention.


Thankfully the majority of things that didn’t really work were so minor it didn’t throw me out of the story. For instance Sophie reminisces on how her heart was broken 5 years earlier, by a guy who didn’t respect her job as an investigative journalist. That would have made her 19, which seems very young for such a job – don’t most journalists need a degree first? At 24 she still barely had the life experience for the job, at 19 I’m sure she’d have just been making the coffee! There was a slight paranormal/sixth sense explanation for some of her work success, which personally I didn’t mind and, for me, it did strengthen the story line.


For someone as security paranoid as Emery, with a tech firm that had some amazing gadgets, somehow the bad guy managed to plant a bug in the property? He couldn’t get into the property to finish Emery off but he could get in to plant a bug? Hmmm, plot hole. There were also a couple of continuity type things – a soaking wet T-shirt being described as pyjama’s (though she had slept in them so perhaps in the US that term might be used), a set of leather cuffs morphing into gilded cuffs before being replaced with – yep – leather cuffs, and a reference to Sophie being 11 when her friend was abducted, when every other reference said 7.


However despite that I still liked this book. As a romantic suspense it does a good job, it wasn’t too far fetched or too predictable.


Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Cuff-Surrender-Book-ebook/dp/B00SMCO8GA

Ratings
5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.
4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.
3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.
2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.
1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish for reasons listed in the review.

COVER REVEAL #### Twice a Wish

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Title: Twice A Wish

Series: Goddess Isles #2

Genre: Dark Romance

Author: Pepper Winters

Release Day: March 24, 2020

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TWICE A WISH CR-4web-2 “There was a monster once. A monster who bought me, controlled me, and took away my freedom. There was a man once. A man who dealt in myth and secrets, hiding behind his mask, making me hunger and wish to know the truth.” Eleanor Grace belongs to the man and the monster, hating them both but unable to deny that something links them. Something she doesn’t want to feel, something that traps her as surely as the sea surrounding the island where she serves. Sully Sinclair belongs to his past and the black and white script his life has become. He views his goddesses as commodities—possessions to be treated kindly but firmly. The only problem is…Eleanor is different. She’s jinxed him. Cursed him. Awakened him. She’s a goddess with the power to ruin him.

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Book Review ~~~ CHOOSING HER ALPHA

CHOOSING HER ALPHA

by Isoellen

Sasha’s situation has reached critical mass.

Her mother is dying, and her step-father Merrick is a jackal waiting to stake his claim the second she is legal. In her world, Sasha is promised a choice. But if Merrick gets his way she will be married before anyone can protest against it.

Desperate to secure the futures of herself and her workers, Sasha makes a dangerous gamble… She seeks out Constantine Kane, the most feared and respected man in the 12 Sectors.

Sasha has made her choice… Will it be one she lives to regret?

Warning: This dystopian romance explores 18+ themes including scenes of violence, sexual content and power exchange. 





This is a great omegaverse read, especially for a debut novel.


Towards the lighter grey end of the “dark spectrum”, Choosing Her Alpha is a great addition to the omegaverse genre. The sex is all consensual, though there are a few scenes of violence and a near miss scene. Isoellen has created a dystopian future that reminded me a little of that in the O’Kane series of books by Kit Rocha. I’m not suggesting any copying, this is definitely it’s own book and a really great one too. Several friends had recommended this book as one to read, and since it was in KU I decided to give it a try. I’m so happy I did because this proved to be a very captivating read, I really didn’t want to put this one down.


It’s pretty difficult to do anything other than adore Sasha, a strong and determined girl who cared about those around her. In a world where fertile Omega’s are already quite rare, she displays gifts that truly set her apart. This is one area that I would have liked to have seen more detail on, or to have it play a more significant role in the story. In fact there were a couple of different plot strands that allowed a more detailed picture to be painted of Sasha’s background and life, but that didn’t really add to the story going forward.


Whilst the members of Kane’s harem weren’t the nicest of females, I liked that the author didn’t go down the route of all other females being nasty and bitchy to the heroine. In fact there is a good blend of supporting characters to give the story extra depth.


The story is quite slow burn, we have to wait a fairly long time for the first sex scene between Kane and Sasha. There was just so much great story within the pages that I didn’t miss them. In fact I felt it made the relationship between Kane and Sasha feel more believable. There was also some necessary world building that took place in this time.


The epilogue is written from Kane’s point of view with him reminiscing over certain events, allowing us to understand his actions and reasoning. Whilst it was really good to understand some of his motivations and feelings, in future I would love the author to have both point of views scattered throughout the book. It doesn’t have to be a 50/50 split, but including it more frequently does allow us the reader to form a deeper bond with both characters.


This is an author I will most definitely be keeping track of and reading in the future.



Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Choosing-Her-Alpha-Isoellen-ebook/dp/B082VH1D6F

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Ratings
5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.
4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.
3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.
2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.
1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish for reasons listed in the review.

Release Blitz – Initiation

Initiation (Wolfpack University Book 1) by Apryl Baker

Genre: NA Paranormal Romance

Cover Designer: Deranged Doctor Design

Publication Date: February 28th, 2020

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR





Blurb:
Clementine Townes is running from a nightmare no one should ever have to endure, a horror of glowing eyes, unspeakable violation…and death.

Her father only ever asked one thing of her—that she attend his alma mater, Appalachia University, fondly known as Wolfpack U. With nothing left to lose, she decides to honor her father the only way she knows how.

The sleepy college town of Jacob’s Fork, West Virginia is far from California. But is it far enough away to escape the terrifying darkness that plagues her dreams and memories?

Then she meets Cole Walker.

The quarterback of the football team and all-around campus alpha, he represents everything that terrifies her. But despite her fear and reluctance, she finds she’s drawn to Cole in ways she can’t explain.

As if all that weren’t enough, she discovers the people in this small town have a secret, and they seem to know more about her history than she does. What she finds is a past her father hid from her—a past she’s not sure she wants to embrace.

But before she can even begin to think about any of that, her nightmare comes rushing back to torment her, threatening the new life she’s trying to build. Can she trust Cole to protect her, or is her only hope to keep running?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51523448-initiation

Author Bio: 

So who am I?

Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.

Now, I live in a small town in West Virginia where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.

I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.

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Trailer Reveal – The Omen of Stones

The Omen of Stones by Casey L. Bond




Genre: YA Fantasy

Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen

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Publication Date: March 13th, 2020

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Blurb:
Spirit and Stone. Song and Sky. Fate and Future all align.

On my seventeenth birthday, I finally heard Fate’s voice. He whispered to me again and again, insisting I find the Omen of Stones. Having never heard of such lore, I thought I could ignore his pleas. The Summer Solstice proved otherwise. Being surrounded by fellow witches worked my magic up into a powerful swell that crashed and churned within me. As the energy crackled through my veins, I shunned my royal duties to follow the call of my heart. 

Venturing beyond the safety of the Kingdom’s borders, I felt Fate nudging me toward a destiny I was eager to claim. Confidence in my craft blinded me from the ominous clouds of danger that roiled on the horizon. 

Captured by purists dead-set on purging the Kingdom of magic and witches, my salvation came in the form of a mysterious girl who wielded stones like daggers. Something about her called to me, whispering we were stronger together, strong enough to stand against the dark forces threatening to crush my kingdom. Trusting Fate could jeopardize my heritage and my throne, but defying him could cost Omen’s life.

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Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn’t tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he’s the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page. 

Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, the Frenzy series, and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse. Learn more about her work at http://www.authorcaseybond.com.


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I looked around at our house, then to the boy standing in it, into his honey-gold eyes. “I don’t regret saving you, and I don’t regret bringing you here, or making salve for you, or letting you stay. I don’t regret walking with you to see the flood. But if I had let those men drown you, or if I would’ve left you bound in the rope when I had the means to sever it, or outside without a roof over your head when I had one to offer… If I’d refused to ease the pain in your wrists, River, I would have regretted it. I would have regretted every second of any and all of those choices.”

MISSING PIECES ~~~ Book Review

Missing Pieces series
by RJ Gray, Stella Moore and Rachel Blake




Finding Rowena by Rachel Blake

Synopsis

Adopted as an infant, Rowena Erikson has a nearly perfect life with wonderful, loving parents and her sexy, dominant husband, Octavius, who adores her.

She’s always wondered about her biological family, but never thought she’d actually meet them – until an extraordinary series of events reveals she has not just one, but two identical sisters.
She is a triplet!

However, her newfound family is nothing like she imagined. Each sister is struggling with her own heartache, and as Rowena has learned the hard way, perfect is just an illusion.

Publisher’s Note: This story contains elements of power exchange.



Review – 3.5 Stars

On balance Finding Rowena is an engaging and enjoyable read and one that I recommend if your looking for a lighter BDSM/ DD read. The characters are likeable, Rowena and Octavius are already a couple so whilst there wasn’t so much of a romance there is plenty of steam both BDSM and discipline wise. The pace was good and there are some great supporting characters.


There were a few minor issues that meant I wasn’t able to rate this any higher than “liked it”. The first is that it felt as if I’d arrived in the middle of a story or series of books, characters and situations were spoken about as though I already had knowledge of them. This proved to be quite distracting at times and left me floundering a little.


The book also felt a little more tell than show. Since Octavius/O/Bear/Daddy (perhaps one name would have been sufficient?) and Ro were already in a dynamic and married this didn’t prove too much of an issue in terms of believing in their relationship. However it DID impact on what felt like a very abrupt and slightly out of left field decision at the end. Because we didn’t hear their ‘mental thought processes’ it felt like choices and actions came out of nowhere.


The final thing was that I wasn’t quite sure what the actual main focus of the book was, which also played into me being a little surprised by the ending. I thought the story was heading somewhere else altogether! There are quite a few loose ends left at the end of this book, which I assume will be picked up and form part of both Teagan and Evelyn’s stories.


I liked this enough that I do intend to continue reading about them all.


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Finding Teagan by RJ Gray

Synopsis

Will Teagan open herself up to be loved unconditionally by the new people in her life, or will she put up her defenses and shut everyone out once and for all?

Growing up as an abandoned orphan, Teagan Smith is determined to make something of herself while providing justice for abused women and children. As a ballsy, independent police detective, she does just that. Her career is fulfilling even while her personal life is nonexistent…
Until the moment she looks up and sees her identical twin sister on television, a sister she didn’t know she had. Using her detective skills, she discovers not one but two identical sisters. Triplets.

Teagan suddenly goes from having no family to an instant sibling group. Not only does she have two sisters to contend with, but her brother-in-law’s best friend is a dominant, nosy, and incredibly sexy former navy Seal who won’t take no for an answer. He challenges Teagan to love not only him, but herself as well. He makes demands that even her training could have never prepared her for.

Publisher’s Note: This steamy contemporary romance contains elements of power exchange.





Review – 4 Stars

This is a very pleasant read, maybe not the deepest of stories but it was both captivating and entertaining. Luca and Teagan were immensely likeable characters and I found it easy to buy into their feelings for one another. The book easily held my attention and I loved how Luca supported Teagan as she struggled, disciplining her but also treating her with respect and care.


This is a Domestic Discipline story, with elements of power exchange, but whilst it was discussed a fair amount we actually saw very few discipline scenes first hand. I felt the balance of plot, steam and discipline was excellent, the pace and story never dragged. Whilst I’m not sure that type of relationship would be for me, the author definitely portrayed it in a way that made it easy to understand and also to enjoy. I always wonder when the guy says “you’ll answer to me”, who exactly HE will answer to, but then he shows just how thoughtful, caring and dependable he is, so I let it pass!


I’ve not read RJ Gray before but I will make an effort to do so in the future.


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Finding Evie by Stella Moore

Synopsis

New beginnings come at a price…

Adopted into a life of wealth and privilege, Evelyn Berkshire’s ivory tower has become her prison. Her fiancé, the charming, newly elected governor of Oregon, is a monster, and she is convinced she will never escape. That is, until she meets the sisters she was separated from at birth, and they refuse to abandon her to a life of hidden bruises and fake smiles.

Through her sisters, she finds the pieces of herself she never realized were missing, including the adorably nerdy former Navy SEAL, Jason Campbell. Evelyn is drawn to his quiet strength, and he quickly becomes the rock she clings to when her life spins out of control.

But when their carefully crafted escape plan takes an unexpected turn, her faith in her new family is put to the test. Can Evelyn trust them to do what’s right, or will she strike out on her own and risk the lives of everyone she loves?

Publisher’s Note: This steamy, action-packed romance contains elements of power exchange.




Review – 4 Stars

This was. at times, quite an emotional read and I found myself not wanting to put it down. Most of the story is tied up in this book, with Evie finding the perfect man in her Daddy Dom, Jason.



One of the impressive things about this book is that the secondary characters still feel true even though this book was written by yet another author. The plot was really captivating, the pace held my attention from start to finish and I really, really enjoyed every moment of reading this.


Missing Pieces is a fantastic series and one I’m very happy to recommend.


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Finding Forever by Rachel Blake, RJ Gray and Stella Moore

Synopsis

Three sisters, separated at birth, identical down to their DNA. For over thirty years, they lived without knowledge of each other’s existence until one fateful night changed everything.

Now, a new revelation is testing the bonds of their relationships. Hidden family secrets and broken promises threaten to tear them apart and destroy the family they’ve just begun to build. And it’s not just their relationships with each other on the line.

Can they work past their differences and face these trials together? Or will these three sisters once again become nothing more than strangers who happen to look alike?

Publisher’s Note: The steamy conclusion of the Missing Pieces saga contains mystery, secrets, and elements of power exchange.




Review – 4.5 Stars

After reading the first book I so very nearly didn’t complete this series, thank goodness I had KU and decided to give book 2 a chance because I have to say the stories have gotten better and better. I really, really enjoyed this tying up of loose ends, this securing of futures, this learning to love and forgive.


As others have said, the writing flows seamlessly and there is never a feel of certain scenes or chapters having been written by one particular author. It felt as though one hand had written this story. A story that captivated me from the off, took me down some very unexpected paths, nicely showed that the guys weren’t perfect either and was packed full of adventure. It was also stuffed to the gills with feels and emotion. I may have found myself blinking away tears on more than one occasion!


The epilogue is Hallmark-ly sweet. On paper it was overdone, far to sugary and impossibly perfect. However I loved every darn minute of it and wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Bravo ladies on a great series of books.





Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Missing-Pieces-4-Book-Series/dp/B084T1Y44Z/


Ratings
5 stars – This is a book I will not forget and would definitely read again.
4 stars – I really enjoyed this book, I might not read it again but I would definitely recommend it to others.
3 stars – This story was good but either forgettable or just very typical of its genre.
2 stars – Whilst the book was readable I either didn’t enjoy parts of the plot or just could not connect to the main characters.
1 star – This is a book I simply could not finish for reasons listed in the review.

Release ~~~ Penny the One Trick Pony

Penny the One Trick Pony by Justine Scire

Genre: Children’s Lit

Illustrator: Joanna Pasek

Publication Date: February 27th, 2020

Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

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Blurb: 

Come One! Come All!

See the amazing One Trick Pony!

When the circus comes to town, Penny’s dream of joining just might come true. But only if she can pass try-outs.

With the help of her friend Tommy, Penny learns that with practice and hard work, you can achieve anything. Practice makes you better!

Adults and children alike will love this beautifully illustrated story, all about believing in yourself and making your dreams a reality.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51607407-penny-the-one-trick-pony

Author Bio:
Justine Scire lives in Central Florida with her husband, curious daughter and two dogs.  She is an avid Disney fan, who makes frequent trips to visit the infamous mouse and his friends. She enjoys having tea parties, trying new foods and traveling with her family. Most importantly she loves creating new characters and worlds her daughter adores and she hopes you will too. Always use your imagination!

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Cover Reveal – The Vanity of Roses

The Vanity of Roses by Lily White




Title: The Vanity of Roses

Author: Lily White

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: March 25, 2020

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50731598-the-vanity-of-roses




Blurb: 
Callan Rose.
That hadn’t always been his name.
When we were children, he was nothing more than a servant boy in my family.
He was an amusement to me. 
A weak soul who refused to fight back.
It was so easy to take advantage. 
But then my father died, and I was stolen. The family moved on without me. Until I was penniless with no place to go.
I returned to the Rose Estate not knowing Callan was the head of it.
He’d honed his body and temper in the underground fighting ring. The scars only made him more beautiful. 
Now I’m trapped by a seductively dark man who has nothing but vengeance running through his veins.
I’d always wanted him to fight back, but you know what they say:
Be careful what you wish for.






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Author Bio:

Lily White is a romance writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series, Target This, Wishing Well, and Asylum. In addition to dark romance Lily writes contemporary romance, taboo romance, and psychological thrillers. Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.


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Release Blitz – Once a Myth

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“There was a boy once. A boy who wasn’t strong enough to save me when I was taken.”

“There was a girl once. A girl called Tess Snow who sat with me in the dark waiting to be sold.”

“There was an owner once. An owner who bought me, entrapped me, and made me his unwilling goddess.”

Eleanor Grace is a naïve dreamer. Trusting and young, she believes her book-loving boyfriend can save her when her freedom is snatched and sold. Squirreled away to an island at midnight, delivered to a man even darkness won’t touch, she’s bound by a contract. 

Four men.

Four fantasies. 

Four pieces of her soul.

Sullivan Sinclair is the giver of fantasies. Any wish, any desire—he is the master at quenching even the filthiest appetites. His private paradise and perfectly trained goddesses are there for one purpose: to ensure every guest is extremely well satisfied. 

He bought her. 

He trapped her. 

She belongs to him.


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“You’re saying you’re a loss?”

“I’m saying I’ll cause you untold problems if you keep me here.” I narrowed my eyes. “I’m not afraid of you.”

He stepped toward me quickly, crowding me, bringing naked, masculine flesh and scorching body heat.

I backpedalled, losing ground, hating myself the second I tripped.

He laughed coldly. “Not afraid? I think you’re fucking petrified.”

Digging my toes into the sand, I cocked my chin. “I meant what I said, Sully Sinclair. Keep me trapped against my consent and I will make you pay. I’ll find some way to curse—”

“Curse me?” His arm shot up, his hand sinking into my hair. In a single heartbeat, we went from apart to linked. His fingers curled tight around the strands, tugging my scalp, sending more chills scattering. “You’ve already cursed me. You cursed me the second you arrived.”

I tried to pull away, but his hold turned aggressive.

“Let me go.”

His eyes flashed navy in the darkness as his tongue ran over his bottom lip. “Let you go? I should, shouldn’t I?” His stare landed on my mouth, and lust became a sapphire fire in his gaze. “Too bad I’m not going to.”

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Pepper Winters is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller. With a catalogue of over twenty titles, she’s hit the bestselling lists over thirty times. 

She loves romance, star-crossed lovers, and the forbidden taboo. She strives to write a story that makes the reader crave what they shouldn’t, and delivers tales with complex plots and unforgettable characters.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. She’s also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestseller.

After releasing two books with Grand Central, Hachette (Ruin & Rule and Sin & Suffer) Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work.

Represented by Trident Media, her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian, French, Hebrew, German, and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available soon.

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