Excerpt from The Son & his Hope by Pepper Winters

It’d been a long time since I’d seen her, and this new woman in front of me didn’t compute with the waifish girl I’d done my best to scare off. 

“I couldn’t sleep.” She blinked with eyes too hooded to be innocent. She spoke with a voice too rich and feminine to belong to the annoying Hope Jacinta Murphy. 

My hands curled, fighting away sick appreciation. For years, I hadn’t bothered mingling with anyone other than family. Back when I’d attended school, the girls showed off their newly formed bodies and flaunted their sexual preference. Their obvious flirting turned me off rather than on. They all seemed so desperate to impress, so eager for a connection that would end up destroying them.

Hope, meanwhile, was none of those things. 

She was shy beneath strength. Quiet beneath conversation. And when she’d hugged me?

God, she’d shown me pain had multiple levels. 

A hug from family could sear and sting.

But a hug from her? 

It drew blood. 

“It isn’t safe to wander around this late on your own.” My hands balled, my voice thickened, and I did my best to keep my eyes on her face because there was no way I could look at her body. No way I could permit myself to see the change in her, the growth, the knowledge that she might drive me to rage and disturb my carefully perfected world, but she was the most beautiful creature I’d ever seen. 

Soft but sharp. Trusting but careful. Fragile but brave. 

All the things that drew out the best and worst in me. I wanted to be kind, so she was happy. I wanted to be cruel, so she’d leave. 

I didn’t have the strength to fight both instincts or convince myself I was content with being alone. My phobia of getting close to anyone ordered me to back up and point at Mom’s house. “Go back, Hope.”

She bit her lower lip, looking at where I pointed before capturing my stare again. 

I didn’t stand a chance with the way she studied me. The same way she’d watched me as a child with a certainty and calmness that made me fidget and bristle. Only now, a deeper element was there too. A terrifying welcome. A petrifying invitation that had nothing to do with the years we’d danced around each other and everything to do with this new torturous existence. 

“I don’t want to go back yet.” Her voice whispered through the grass, sounding part breeze, part shadow. 

“What do you want?” My jaw clenched. 

What the hell sort of question is that, and why did I ask it? 

She cocked her head, hair tumbling, eyes searching. “To walk.” Taking a hesitant step toward me, she smiled softly. “Want to walk with me?”

“What I want is for you to get off my property.” 

Her smile warmed instead of cooled. “Can I walk on it first? Then I’ll get off it.”

I couldn’t understand her. Was she joking with me? Teasing? Being plain exasperating? Crossing my arms, I raised my chin. “Walking it would take hours. It’s big.”

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My Review :: The Son & his Hope ::

The Son & His Hope (The Ribbon Duet)The Son & His Hope by Pepper Winters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Selfless love
Selfless gift

Oh boy, how should I start?
This is a stand-alone story but I will implore you to read the Ribbon Duet: The Boy & his Ribbon 1# and The Girl & her Ren 2#

I’ll dare you not! Amazing read, all feels.

These stories are not for the weak, but you’ll regret not reading this “Wild” emotional journey.

Ok I’m still babbling.

Jacob was 14 and embraced Death I mean loss.
Hope was 10 and embraced Life through loss.
Both lost parents, they’ve met when Jacob’s parents life was made into a movie.
(Keep the wound fresh Pepper!)
They build a dysfunctional friendship to the point of a consuming love. ( Heart aches)
Angst will make you climb walls and then crash the hell down… (Thank you)

This is one of the best books of 2019 I’ve read so far …

It’s about love, loss and second chances.
This love that’s true, gut wrenching painful
but better to have it than never have felt it.

I’m a little mess …
(I hope to add a much better review when the audio comes out! )

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The Son & His Hope by Pepper Winters

TS&HH - RB banner.jpgThe Son and His Hope, a sweeping standalone from New York Times Bestselling author Pepper Winters is live!

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“Things you should know about me from the very beginning:

I was born to true love, witnessed the destruction it causes, and vowed never to let such agony happen to me. I am not a story-teller like my father. I am not a writer like my mother. I am just a son—their son.

I am happy being alone.

And that is all I ever want to be.”

JACOB

The day he was born, Jacob learned his hardest and longest lesson.

It wasn’t a lesson a boy should learn so young, but from his earliest memories he knew where happiness lives, so does tragedy. Where love exists, so does heartbreak. And where hope resides, so does sorrow.

That lesson carved him from the kid to the teen to the man.

And nothing and no one could change his mind.

HOPE

I first met him when he was fourteen at a movie premiere of all places. A movie based on his parent’s life.

He was stoic, strong, suspicious, and secretive.

I was only ten, but I felt something for him. A strange kind of sorrow that made me want to hug and heal him.

I was the daughter of the actor hired to play his father.

We shared similarities.

I recognised parts of him because they were parts of me.

But no matter how many times we met. No matter how many times I tried.

He stayed true to his vow to never fall.

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My Review:

The son & his Hope

Selfless love

Selfless gift

Oh boy, how should I start?

This is a stand-alone story but I will implore you to read the Ribbon Duet: The Boy & his Ribbon 1# and The Girl & her Ren 2#

I’ll dare you not! Amazing read, all feels.

These stories are not for the weak, but you’ll regret not reading this “Wild” emotional journey.

Ok I’m still babbling.

Jacob was 14 and embraced Death I mean loss.

Hope was 10 and embraced Life through loss.

Both lost parents, they’ve met when Jacob’s parents life was made into a movie.

(Keep the wound fresh Pepper!)

They build a dysfunctional friendship to the point of a consuming love. ( Heart aches)

Angst will make you climb walls and then crash the hell down… (Thank you)

This is one of the best books of 2019 I’ve read so far …

It’s about love, loss and second chances.

This love that’s true, gut wrenching painful

but better to have it than never have felt it.

I’m a little mess …

(I hope to add a much better review when the audio comes out! )

 

About Pepper:

Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.

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 multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six times in three years.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

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 2017.

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Feathers – A Novel by Kylie Stewart

Feathers - A NovelFeathers – A Novel by Kylie Stewart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A child would never have to endure so much cruelty, anguish, pain, betrayal from whom she should trust the most. Sold for drugs, mom got rid of her and sold her to animals who kept her In a nightmare.

That’s the story of Charlotte before that old lady bought her. Bought her to save her.

At first it was hard to trust everyone.

Coming from an abusive environment and sure not to trust men again, little Lottie struggles, when she has to live in the same roof as Hawk, old lady’s grandson. Hawk had an hard time of his own.

Connections are met in the most uncommon of places and yet it’s a long journey to recover from any type of abuse.

Charlotte is an old soul and is Hawk who recognizes her resilience, she is stronger than she imagines, but it takes time and patience.

Together they learn how to gather those feathers, with passion, with desire, to find happiness.

To be free.

The pages went by unusually fast as the story unfolds. Now that Feathers has a true meaning, I’ll be waiting for Wings.

I recommend this story to everyone.

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Pervade London (Duet #1) by Vanessa Fewings

Title: Pervade London (Duet #1)
Author: Vanessa Fewings
Genre:Erotic Thriller/ Suspense (Dark Romance/ MMF)
Release Date: April 16, 2019
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber (Najla Qamber Designs)
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Emily Rampling thought she understood the nature of power.
But she didn’t know the unexpected forms power could take, bending and adapting to suit its needs.
She wasn’t aware of the ways power could infiltrate unnoticed into the highest echelons of government, soaking the most hallowed chambers with its influence.
She didn’t realize the methods in which power could weave an invisible fabric that manipulated society with hidden secrets and unannounced agendas.
In fact, Emily Rampling didn’t understand anything at all about the nature of power.
But she was about to find out.

About the ways power could pulse.

About the ways power could penetrate.

About the ways power could PERVADE.

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Vanessa Fewings is a USA TODAY bestselling author. Her latest series is The Icon Trilogy, a romantic suspense about Zara Leighton, London’s most brilliant art investigator on the hunt for the notorious thief known as Icon.
PERFUME GIRL (standalone) is scheduled for a fall release.
Vanessa’s previous novels include the bestselling Enthrall Sessions, a romance series spanning eight books about a woman who gets swept up into Enthrall, L.A.’s premier club that caters to the secret desires of the elite.
Readers can also listen to Vanessa as she hosts the weekly podcast The Romance Show, a captivating podcast featuring authors and industry professionals in the romance world.
Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus and the USA.
Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides on the East Coast with her husband.
Vanessa can be found on her Facebook Fan Page, and in The Romance Lounge, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Goodreads. She enjoys connecting with fans all around the world.

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Sexy Little Sinner by J. Kenner

 

Sexy Little Sinner, a sexy, new standalone from New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner, is available now!

It was wrong to stay together … but we couldn’t stay apart.

I’ve been with my share of women, but none touched my heart and fired my senses the way she did. Her smile enticed me. Her caresses teased me. Her body aroused me.

And yet, it couldn’t last. There were too many years between us. A gap we couldn’t breach, and we broke it off. No. I broke it off. And I’ve regretted that decision ever since.

Now she’s in danger, and there’s no one else I trust to protect her. But the more time we spend together, the more I want her back. And all I know now is I have to keep her safe—and despite both of us knowing better, somehow, someway, she will be mine again.

 

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Excerpt: 

I’m so completely screwed. 

The thought rattles around in my head, and I try to shove it away. Smother it. Silence it. Because that really isn’t the kind of thought a guy wants screaming at him while his tongue is in a woman’s mouth. Or when her hot, little body is writhing against him. Or when his cock is harder than he thought possible and all he can think about is sliding his hands up her thighs and under her skirt, then ripping off her panties and letting her ride him until they both see stars. 

But, dammit, the thought looms: Screwed. Totally, completely, one-hundred-percent screwed.

Because this woman is off-limits to me. Big time. No excuses. Hands-off territory. 

Not that you could tell from a snapshot of the moment, because now I’ve got my hand on her breast, and she’s arching back as I use my thumb and forefinger to tease her nipple while she bites her lower lip and makes that sexy little whimpering sound that used to drive me wild. 

Apparently it still does. 

Did I mention that I’m screwed? 

I break the kiss, knowing we both need to take a few deep breaths, otherwise I’ll end up fucking her right here against the washing machine, the smell of fabric softener mixing with the scent of sex and desire as I claim her fast and hard, just the way I want to. The way I know she wants me to. 

“Connor, please.”

My name on her lips is a demand, and so help me I give in, claiming her mouth with my own. Anything to sneak in a few more moments of stolen bliss. 

“Oh, hell, yes,” she murmurs as she tightens her fingers in my hair. Then she practically crawls up my body, releasing her grip only long enough to settle her ass on the washer lid so that she can wrap her legs around my waist. 

One of my hands cups the back of her neck, but the other is on the smooth skin of her thigh, and as I briefly open my eyes, I see that her skirt has ridden up high enough to reveal a swatch of pink panties, a dark spot revealing just how wet she is. 

I groan—could the woman torture me any more?—and force myself not to slide my finger up her thigh even though all I can think about is the way she’d feel naked and beneath me, her pussy hot and slick and tight as I thrust inside her. 

I recall the way she bites her lower lip when she’s about to come. The way her body would tighten around me, as if she could pop me like an overripe cherry. 

I remember the way it feels to explode inside her, and then pull her close and breathe in the fresh, clean scent of her hair as we both drift off to sleep, her skin warm and soft against mine. 

Oh, holy hell…I’m not just screwed. I’m fucked. 

Completely and totally fucked. 

Because this woman is my best friend’s little sister.

 

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