Review: Pennies (Dollar #1) by Pepper Winters

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

Once upon a time, I was an eighteen year old psychology student.
Now, I’m a man’s property.
Stolen and sold, I’ve been decorated in bruises since the day my world changed two years ago.
I suffer in silence, I crave freedom, but I never break.
I can’t.
Until he arrives.
Elder Prest, the only man to look at me and see me. The only man more ruthless than my owner.
He wants me for reasons I don’t understand.
He claims me for one night then leaves and never looks back.
Until he returns.
And life becomes much more complicated.

MY REVIEW

Pennies by Pepper Winters
Pimlico, Elder, and Master A
HOLY. FUCKING. HELL.
5 DARK FUCKING STARS

I just released the breath I’ve been holding since I opened this book…. This is my introduction into the fucked up world of Pepper Winters. Yep, this is how I popped my Pepper cherry and I’m telling you… I’m reeling from this… I could not (for the life of me) put this dark and dank book down!

Pimlico (Tasmin) is such a resilient young woman. I don’t think I’d have half the courage she had for so long. Think of the unimaginable as far as what you think you can endure and then triple it! This woman defies the odds and keeps her chin up. Well, when Master A would allow it! Broken bones and bruises where the norm on the outside, but her spirit and tenacity kept her from sinking into the abyss. I love her in every way, shape, and form.

Master A is a complete and utter fuckstick! He’s the epitome of evil. He hurts without regard, he takes without concern, and he walks around like it’s all ok to be such a dick. I can’t even begin to describe the evil that he is. The devil could learn a few tricks from this prick! He can take his white house, white clothes, and white life and shove it up his Lillie white ass!

Elder… oh God, Elder… I think I love him. He’s dark, mysterious, and all alpha. He makes me want to see the good in people. He’s done things he’s not proud of and I’m sure he’ll do more, but where Pim is concerned, his heart is slowly breaking through its rigid shell. I’m not sure where his intentions will bring him and Pim at the moment, but I’m hopeful it’ll be a place of respect, adoration, and hope.

This story is uber dark… you need to heed the authors warning at the beginning of the book… It has many triggers and will probably go down as one of the top ten darkest books I’ve ever read. It’s gripping, it’s persuasive, and it’s tragic. The characters are powerful and the storyline profound. I’m not completely sure how many books are in this series, but this one is not a standalone. I’m gonna dive into the next one soon.

Pepper Winters is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller. 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 and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2016.

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New Release: Darkness Before Dawn by Leigh Robbins

 
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Publish Date: 06/15/2017

NEW RELEASE

 
 

Blinded in Iraq while in the Marines, Matthew Cage never realized the key to unlocking his forever midnight world was within arm’s reach.

 
Dawn Richards first saw her best friend’s older brother via webcam. For years, she secretly desired him, keeping her fantasies hidden from the rest of the world. 
                                 
After a downward spiral, Matthew secluded himself in his prison of darkness, but his sister and friends helped him find his way. Having worked hard to become a Master Instructor in Close Quarters Combat, Matthew’s world seems normal until tragedy strikes.
 
When Dawn’s life is threatened, Matthew refuses to let her deal with it alone. Can Dawn trust him to protect her? Will Matthew finally believe he can have sunshine in his world?
 

EXCERPT

I woke up to total darkness. I didn’t
know if I was dead or alive until I tried to blink, but the pain was worse if I
tried to breathe or move, so I figured I must be alive and in hell. Turns out I
was right.
I wanted to fight the suffocating fear
that came over me. I tried to calm my panic and assess the circumstances.
I was definitely lying in a bed. I felt
buried alive. Is there a blanket over my
face?
Am I paralyzed? Why can’t I
move? Why can’t I see or hear anything except incessant beeping?
Hot waves of pain crashed over me,
reverberating through every fiber of my body. All the limbs must have been
there; I felt pain fucking everywhere. Surely if I had lost some parts, they
wouldn’t be hurting so much. Able to move one hand, I used it to explore. Painfully
reaching up to feel my face covered with bandages, I discovered wires sticking
out from it. My lips were rough and hard; they didn’t feel like lips. I could
put the tip of my pinky in my partially open mouth, but then wires and braces
stopped it from further exploration. Oh
shit, this is going to totally suck
.
I moved my hand downward to the bandages
covering my chest and then over my stomach to my dick—limper than I ever
remembered it being, but at least all in one piece. My entire right side was
heavily bandaged, radiating with agonizing pain.
What
happened to me? What the fuck happened to me, and what’s coming next?
I started to panic again, which caused
the telemetry heart monitor to beep so loudly I didn’t hear the nurse come in.
“You’ll be all right.” The nurse’s
hands were firm, yet gentle, as she soothed my arm tied to the bedside. “Try to
relax. I’m giving you something in your IV to help you calm down.”
I escaped the only way I could, back
into oblivion.
 
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
 
Leigh Robbins earned her Master of Science in counseling psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
 
Leigh writes romance novels because love makes her world go ‘round. If not romance, what besides the flu, makes your heart beat faster, your breath more rapid, and your temperature soar? Lucky to have found love at fifteen, Leigh and her husband live in South Florida surrounded by their family and fur babies.

 

 
Leigh’s books are tales of love and lust not written for the faint of heart. Self-published, she seeks your help to spread the word and help like-minded readers find her books. If you enjoy reading them, Leigh always appreciates your reviews on the bookseller websites, or you can contact her via email to say hello!

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Review: One is a Promise (Tangled Lies #1) by Pam Godwin

One promise.
One forever.

One look and I knew Cole was mine. My dark rebel in leather. My powerhouse of passion, devastating smiles, and impulsiveness.
When his job sends him overseas, he promises to return to me.
A promise that’s destroyed in the most irrevocable way.

Two years later, an arrogant suit invades my heartbroken loneliness.

Clean-cut and stern, Trace is everything Cole wasn’t.
At first, he’s a job that will rescue my dance company. But as he intrudes on my life, our hostile relationship evolves.
He knows I’m still in love with Cole, but his dedication is my undoing.

Then a catastrophic moment changes everything.

Promises resurface.
Lies entangle.
And an impossible choice shatters my world.

I love two men, and I can only have one.

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MY REVIEW

One is a Promise by Pam Godwin
Danni, Cole, and Trace
THIS BROUGHT MY SOUL BACK TO LIFE
5 STARS all the damn way!!

This is just the start. The start of a beautifully fucked up relationship! I entered into this one knowing it’s a trilogy and I won’t know the conclusion until the third book graces the pages of my Kindle, but I’m totally good with that! Pam writes such beautiful words, that you just can’t pass this up!

Danni has got to be one of my all-time favorite lead female characters. She reminds me a lot of her creator. She’s bold, unapologetic, and comical. You just can’t help but love her. When she laughed, I laughed. When she cried, I cried. Her presence is just that powerful.

Cole seems to be a pretty straight forward shooter. I know there’s things he can’t talk about, and that kind of pisses me off, but what’s a girl to do… Shit I still love the overbearing, protective bastard. Now Trace is uber mysterious and dark. He comes on like a freaking lion and it doesn’t stop there. He is alfa in every way and maybe just a bit more than Cole. Prolly why Trace would be my fave here!

The supporting character cast is small, but good. Danni’s sister Bree and that little munchkin Angel…holy demon child. I laughed my ass off at these two and I’m sure you will too.

So, this one was the start of a trilogy so don’t think you’ll be having a happily ever after just yet. Pull up your big girl thongs, grab a pack of smokes, and a bottle of Jack cause you’re in for a rough ride. It took turns I never thought it would, and had me yelling at my Kindle. The characters are commanding and the storyline gripping. Loaded with tons of tension and an excellent pacing, this one was perfect. Love me some Pam G!

ONE IS A PROMISE: Buy Now
TWO IS A LIE: Pre-Order  Coming 07.11.2017
THREE IS A WAR: Pre-Order Coming 08.29.2017

About this fantastic woman

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
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Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

✰✰HOT NEW RELEASE: One is a Promise by Pam Godwin✰✰

One is a Promise

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One promise.
One forever.

One look and I knew Cole was mine. My dark rebel in leather. My powerhouse of passion, devastating smiles, and impulsiveness.
When his job sends him overseas, he promises to return to me.
A promise that’s destroyed in the most irrevocable way.

Two years later, an arrogant suit invades my heartbroken loneliness.

Clean-cut and stern, Trace is everything Cole wasn’t.
At first, he’s a job that will rescue my dance company. But as he intrudes on my life, our hostile relationship evolves.
He knows I’m still in love with Cole, but his dedication is my undoing.

Then a catastrophic moment changes everything.

Promises resurface.
Lies entangle.
And an impossible choice shatters my world.

I love two men, and I can only have one.


Coming Soon!


Two is a Lie

Release Date: July 11, 2017
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Two lies.
Two men who don’t share.

I never stopped loving Cole. Not when he left me. Not when he disappeared for three years. Not when he crashed back into my life in a violent explosion of testosterone and fury.
His sudden reappearance questions everything I thought I knew, including how I came to love another man.

Trace is an intoxicating breeze of seduction over ice. My rock. My second chance at forever.
And he’s committed to annihilating the competition.

The battle that ensues wrenches me back and forth between them.
Fighting and fucking.
Resisting and submitting.

Together, they entangle me in a web of lies, rivalry, and desire that weaves as deeply as their devotion to me.

I love two men, and if I can only have one, I choose none.


Three is a War

Release Date: August 29, 2017
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Three means war.
Three sides vying for forever.

Cole.
My first love.
The bad boy with the dangerous smile and passionate temper draws attention like a lit fuse on dynamite. But his dark molten eyes spark only for me.

Trace.
My second chance.
Over six feet of Norse god in a tailored suit, he calculates every move and seizes my hungry breaths with an iron fist.

Me.
The free-spirited dancer, torn between two men with no resolution in sight.
I tried leaving, staying, refusing, and surrendering.
What options do I have left?

I love two men, and I do the only thing I can. I fight.


Pam Godwin

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
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Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

Other books by Pam Godwin

Deliver Series
DELIVER (#1)
VANQUISH (#2)
DISCLAIM (#3)

Trilogy of Eve
HEART OF EVE (FREE)
DEAD OF EVE (#1)
BLOOD OF EVE (#2)
DAWN OF EVE (#3)

Stand-alones
DARK NOTES
BENEATH THE BURN
DIRTY TIES
INCENTIVE

New Release: Counting On You by J.C. Reed

NEW RELEASE ★★  Counting On You is  LIVE! ★★ 

 

From New York Times Bestselling Author, J.C. Reed, and Jackie Steele comes a new standalone novel.

I have everything I want.
Success. Wealth. Women…and make that plenty of those. As a filthy-rich CEO, I would say I’m pretty much close to perfection. Except for that one weakness: I’m cocky as hell, and an irresistible magnet for women.


So when one tiny mistake lands me in hot waters with the investors, I have one hell of a choice to make:


Restore my reputation…
Or risk losing my company.


I’m a man of my word and failure is not an option. Not now. Not ever. I fully intend to uphold my responsibilities.


Sharing an apartment should be easy, right? And it’s only for six weeks.
That’s what I thought before I found out that my new roommate is female.
And wow.
Vicky Sullivan is unlike any woman I’ve ever met.
She’s hot as sin, and crazy.
Definitely not my kind of crazy, but too hot to pass up.
There’s something about her that makes me rage with want.
I don’t like her, but obviously my dick does. And what he wants, he gets.


Six weeks…
Living together shouldn’t be too hard…
Until my best friend challenges me to a bet…
I make it my mission to make her mine.


There’s only one problem.
I have to break…Every. Single. Rule.
And did I mention she’s completely off-limits?


It’s too late to say no.

Author’s note – Counting On You is a full-length, standalone novel with no cliffhanger.
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Meet J.C. Reed
J.C. Reed is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She writes steamy contemporary romance with a touch of mystery and suspense. When she’s not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, you can find her chatting with her readers on Facebook.
 

    Meet Jackie Steele

Jackie Steele is a USA Today Bestselling author and a true romantic at heart. Whether reading or writing, Jackie loves dark, emotional stories that twist with your head and take you on a journey. As an ever romantic, she believes in happy endings and true love in all forms, which is reflected in all of her books.