Release Tour, Rachel's Review: Pennies by Pepper Winters

“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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Pepper Winters’ newest Dark Romance Series!

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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 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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Fuck 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.
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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'Listen with your entire body, not just your ears. Watch with your entire being, not just your eyes. And judge with your entire soul, not just shallow perception'

OK, so I've been SO busy reading for blog tours (and for some reason they never end up being a Pepper Winters book) that I have NEVER read a Pepper Winters book and I LOVE DARK..I know...where have I been...
Let me tell you, this was THE BEST BOOK I've read this year. It's not the best book because it gives you all the feel goods and everyone's in love and happy with kids and a picket fence. Hell was freaking BRILLIANT because of Peppers WORDS. She draws you in...makes you become a part of the a fly on the wall. I spent almost the entire book with wet eyes, holding my breath, sitting on the edge of my seat. The way Pepper Winters uses description is flipping fantastical..
~Eyes locked onto me from all corners of the room. Hungry eyes. Mad eyes. Lust-filled, terrible eyes.
~When does living become the wrong choice and death the right one? When does taking your own life become wiser than letting someone else destroy it? I don't want to die because I'm weak. I want to die because it's the last thing I can do to win. He wouldn't have me anymore. I would take away his power.'s just gut wrenchingly, devastatingly beautifully well written. And the ending? Even if there wasn't more to come...even if the end of Pennies was the end of Tasmin/Pimlico's tale it would have been awesome. Even without a definitive ENDING it was gloriously done...I don't mind cliffhangers...this one wasn't a WHAT THE FUCK? kind of cliffy. It was an "Until the next" kind of cliffy. It didn't hang on a bunch of was more like an ...oh my, what's gonna happen next...kind of cliffy. You'll'll wipe your eyes and say, "well damn..." and you won't want to start another book right away, believe me, I tried. I CANNOT wait for Dollars.
The burning Elder good/bad or just bad/bad?  Damn, I can't wait to find out.  Talk about being in luck..You can PREORDER the WHOLE FLIPPING SERIES! YES!!!
Thank you Pepper Winters for writing this beautifully devastating tale of ownership.
This story deserves all the stars in the sky...
Pre-order the Entire Series HERE!
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 the Author
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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