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 ::

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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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The Son & His Hope by Pepper Winters

The Son & His Hope

(Spin-off with Jacob Wild (Ren & Della’s son) and can be read with or separately).

Genre: Coming of Age Romance

“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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REN & DELLA: The Ribbon Duet Boxed Set

REN & DELLA: The Ribbon Duet Boxed Set

Genre: Coming of Age Romance

From New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters, comes her most poignant tale yet.

This edition contains both books: THE BOY & HIS RIBBON and THE GIRL & HER REN.

The complete RIBBON DUET.

 

“What do you do when you meet your soul mate? No wait…that’s too easy. What do you do when you meet your soul mate and have to spend a lifetime loving him in secret?

I’ll tell you what you do.

You lie.”

REN

Ren was eight when he learned that love doesn’t exist—that the one person who was supposed to adore him only cared how much he was worth.

His mother sold him and for two years, he lived in terror.

But then…he ran.

He thought he’d run on his own. Turned out, he took something of theirs by accident and it became the one thing he never wanted and the only thing he ever needed.

DELLA

I was young when I fell in love with him, when he switched from my world to my everything.

My parents bought him for cheap labour, just like they had with many other kids, and he had the scars to prove it.

At the start, he hated me, and I could understand why.

For years he was my worst enemy, fiercest protector, and dearest friend.

But by the end…he loved me.

The only problem was, he loved me in an entirely different way to the way I loved him.

And slowly, my secret drove us apart.

★6 Stars! The boy and his Ribbon… Is the most painfully heartbreaking, soul shattering, addictive, unforgettable, and most beautiful masterpiece I have ever read! -S,Goodreads Reviewer

★ALL THE STARS

I was in the mood for an emotional love story and this delivered it in spades. Provocative and utterly mesmerizing! –Olgatherebelreader

★Ms.Winters has created a hell of a masterpiece. An absolute damn masterpiece. I think I hate her a little for making me love this story so much! -M. Michelle

★ This book. God, this book is one of the best books I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

Without a doubt and with so much confidence I can say and will say this is the best book of 2018.

6 stars, S Goodreads

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The Body Painter by Pepper Winters :: Cover Reveal ::

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Release Date: 2018 (No set date yet but only a couple of months away)

Genre: Dark Romance

Blurb:

“Must be slim, able to stand for long periods of time, and be impervious to the cold.”

The headline caught my attention.

“Hours are negotiable, pay is minimal, clothing absolutely forbidden.”

The second line piqued my curiosity.

“Able to hold your bladder and tongue, refrain from opinions or suggestions, and be the perfect living canvas.”

The third made me scowl.

“Other attributes required: non-ticklish, contortionist, and obedient. Must also enjoy being studied while naked in a crowd.”

The fourth made me shudder.

“Call or email ‘YOUR SKIN, HIS CANVAS’ if interested in applying.”

The final made my heart race.

I should’ve kept scrolling past the advertisement.

I should’ve applied for the boring receptionist job at minimum wage.

I should’ve clicked on any other job where I got to keep my clothes on.

But I didn’t.

I applied.

My interview is tomorrow…


Don’t forget Pepper also has a new release out now too!

The Boy & His Ribbon and The Girl & Her Ren complete The Ribbon Duet.

A heart-tugging coming of age love story.

THE BOY & HIS RIBBON

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THE GIRL & HER REN

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AUDIO COMING IN JULY 2018