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Pennies (Dollar #1)

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"I'm not the hero in this story, girl. You'd do best to remember that."

At eighteen years old, I was murdered.

I wish my tale ended there.

However, my killer resuscitated me and sold me to the highest bidder, sentencing me to a world worse than Hell.

For the past two years, I've lived a life of torment as a man's property. I suffer in silence and wish for freedom, but I neve
Paperback, 298 pages
Published July 20th 2016 (first published July 18th 2016)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

★★★★★! Pennies, book 1 of 5. Opening to Mr. Prest & Pim’s epic saga of money, love, lies, betrayal & deceit!

“A penny for your thoughts, silent one. Perhaps, today you’ll speak.”

Books in Dollar series should be read in order:
Book 1: Pennies
Book 2: Dollars
Book 3: Hundreds
Book 4: Thousands
Book 5: Millions

The Dollar series is to be the epic love saga of Elder Prest, Kaitou and Pimlico Tasmin Blythe, Pim aka Little mouse.

Pennies (book 1) opens up to Pim as a slave. She was taken and sol

Whew! Pepper Winters never fails to blow my mind! I know when I pick up one of her stories that I'm in for a mindf*@k and that is exactly what I got with 'Pennies'.

This story was so disturbing that I needed to take a little time to decompress after finishing it, before writing this review. I just needed time to come to terms with what I had just read and process my emotions. To me, that's a sign that I've just finished a phenomenal book. You know it's great when it stays with you an
Pepper Winters
Jul 10, 2016 Pepper Winters marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
★★★ NOW LIVE ★★★

Want to read a romance that comes with a warning label? Something dark and twisty and almost wrong? First book is LIVE NOW
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Tasmin was killed on her 18th birthday. She had everything planned out. A psychology degree, a mother wh
4 Stars!!


If you are fallowing my reviews, I think you know by now how much I love dark and twisted reads. I love how they keep me at the edge of my seat or how they make my heart race. I love how they push me out of my comfort zone and how most of the time they are so unpredictable. And let me tell you, Mrs. Winters’s first installment in her newest series, entitled 'Pennies' was a fantastic dark read. Disturbing, yet captivating, this first installment is cleverly written and it blew me away fr
Jennifer Kyle

“A penny for your thoughts, silent one. Perhaps, today you’ll speak.”




Pepper Winters delivers a sex slave story with a bit of a twist with this captivating new series. There will five books in total all promising to release within a few months of one another. The story is dark, disturbing, and masterfully written.


Tasmin Blythe’s pain and thoughts throughout the horrific process of being taken and sold is simply heartbreaking. Her master is simply evil and her existence seems so hopele
"Money is what guided their separate fates. Money is what brought them together. And money is what ultimately destroys them."
descriptionPennies is the first book in the Dollar Series and once again I am awestruck by the fantastical writing of Pepper Winters! When I first read the blurb, I was, of course, intrigued and I immediately mentally prepared myself for "another" captor/captive romance. Brace yourself readers....this is not what you think it is! Read all the reviews you want but be forewarned NOTH
Karen Mc ~ Bookalicious Babes Blog
"Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.”~Louis Aragon

When I heard that Pepper Winters was going to create another dark series, I was elated as I have been pining for another dark read to ease the pain that the incredible Indebted series left behind. Indebted was the gaping wound held by
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Jul 07, 2015 Hulya Kara Yuksel rated it it was amazing
OMG Pepper!!! What have you done? I'm dying in here... Fuuuuuck!

My God, this is only the beginning of this series and it already blew my mind. It was soooo fucking good!!! Ugh can't wait to read 2nd book. Can't wait to know more about Elder Prest... I hope I won't wait too long... :-/

Oct 19, 2016 Khadidja rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Dark twisted abusive relationship book lovers
“I didn’t have a saviour when I’d needed one. I had no intention of being a saviour to someone else. ”

i need a moment here to gather my thoughts.. WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUUCK WAS THAT!!

This was one hell of novella, i have read so many books by Pepper winters, yet she still surprises me, one day i'm going to have a heart attack, she will be the death of me.

This is the first book that ever made me think *the heroine would be better off dead* what she has been through was hell on earth, The two main ch
Kaleigh ❤️
Nov 16, 2016 Kaleigh ❤️ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arcs

This is a HAUNTINGLY, BEAUTIFUL tale of Kaitou (The Phantom Thief) and Mokusatsu (Kills with Silence).

I'm a fan of dark reads, I like that I can enter a world outside of my boundaries! Stories that can strip your mind and somehow make it acceptable to enter into uncharted territories. This story was different than the others I have read! It was dark, but not gritty. It was raw and not over cooked! It enraptured me! I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN I coul
Alicia ⊱✿⊰ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ⊱✿⊰
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That was unexpected!! I was blown away by this book, it dug its claws into me in the full page warning at the start of the book and only just released them as I finished.
I have been disappointed by this author in the past, so I was not expecting it to be as good as it was. It should come with another warning though: Do not start this book at the beginning of a work week. I could not stop myself from picking it up at every opportunity which was not as often as I would have liked, it would be a
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TITLE: Pennies
SERIES: (Dollar, #1) | Book 1 of 5
AUTHOR: Pepper Winters
GENRE: Dark | Romance
RELEASE DATE: July 20th 2016


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PENNIES: This is Pimlico's and Elder's story.

Tasmin “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 thousand


At 18 yrs old, Tamsin Blythe is gone and there is only one person who knows where she is and if she will return. Upon being abducted, Pimlico was created to endure the physical brutalities of her handlers and owner, Alrik Asbjörn. Once Pim is introduced to her new home, she quickly learns how to read Master A’s expressions and behavior by using her innate ability of observation. These skills allow Pim to survive at the barest level but she is resilient and will not surrender completely to Alrik.

Believe it or not but this is my second book by this author and I didn't like the first one that I've read by her. So I don't know what hit me when I picked up this book but I got to tell you, I freaking love it! Seriously, the story is right up my alley. The plot is dark with lots of elements that would make the reader really feel the pain and the live that Tasmin or as she is later called Pim is living every single day at the hands of her buyer/captor/master.

After trusting the wrong
It's hard to read this story. I had to stop several times to finish, not because it was bad, but it was so heavy. Very exciting ending will leave you in a point that you will be breathlessly waiting for the next part.

“FREEDOM. Such a modest word. It carried very little importance for those who had it. But for those who didn’t, it was the most precious, prized, and promised hope of all.”

Pennies is about a girl Tasmin who at the age of eighteen was kidnapped and sold as a slave and named Pimpli
Aleatha Romig
My heart is pounding and I'm wanting more! That is what Pepper Winters' series do to me.

Pennies is just the first of her new Dollar series and I am head over heels in love with Elder Priest. Pepper has a way of making dark, deviant men utterly attractive and swoon worthy....Elder is no exception.

My heart broke for Prim.

Pennies is the first of five books and I know we are in for a bumpy but well worth it ride. This first book set the stage beautifully for what is presumably in store. I can not
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*

♥ ♥ ♥ 4 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥

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“A penny for your thoughts, silent one."

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Tasmin is an eighteen-year-old girl with her whole future ahead of her. She has a mother that has money, although she may not be very loving but supports her in her career choice. Tasmin's life is a pretty happy one. That all changes when she is killed. She is choked to death and brought back to life and forced into a new identity.

Elfina Renee
Pepper Winter’s came with hurricane force and took few prisoners. Human trafficking and slave trading has alway been repulsive and this author gives an inside view. Up close and impersonal.
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Don’t know who my heart broke more for, the imaginary No One or Pimlico. Surrounded in a world of predators, the actual fight to survival begins. The mindfuckery never stops! Lies, manipulation is at every corner.
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Damn is it any wonder why I’m addicted to this author. Already counting down the days for the n
Eda** # Dax Lahn's Golden Tigress  #

** 5++ “you’ll never be found” STARS **

“A penny for your thoughts, silent one. Perhaps, today you’ll speak.”


She was Tasmin once. A beautiful young girl. Successful. Brilliant. Loving. She had a life planned out for her. A good life. Perhaps a happy one.

Then she was killed. She was only eighteen then.

Now, at 20, she is Pimlico . A broken piece of glass. A girl with nothing. Not even a voice. She is still dead because breathing doesn't always mean you're still alive.

“Sometimes, it isn’
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When I think of Pepper Winters, I immediately think of the first book that I read from Ms. Winters. And who could forget Tears of Tess and the Monster in the Dark Ser
Nov 11, 2016 warhawke rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Captor/captive fans
Genre: Dark Romance
Type: Book 1 of 5 from Dollar series
POV: First Person - Dual

Tasmin Blythe lived a comfortable life even as she hated the expectations put on someone of her social standing. But all that she knew was ripped away when she was taken and sold to a monster. She was forced to adapt by learning it the hard way as Pimlico (Pim). Life with her Master was bleak until someone new shook up the dynamics.

Elder Prest was a visiting businessman. He was both loathed and feared for his

RATING: 3 Hearts

Pennies has an intriguing blurb and even more unique name, and while Elder will pique curiosity, unfortunately Tasmin's character detracts from the deeper feelings of a dark, emotional read with her constant back and forth of "I'm strong"/ "I'm weak". Overall, my first Pepper Winters book was okay.

As always, so much fun with Suzanne! Love you! Muah. <3

Before Reading:

First Pepper Winters book!! So excited! BR with my lady love, Suzanne! <3 ;P
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★★★★4 Stars★★★★

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"You're worth pennies. But I'll make you worth fucking millions".

You know without a doubt that if you open up a book and there's a warning, not just any warning, I'm talking an entire freakin page: You're in for some deep sh*t. So what did I do? I went ahead and read the warning and about halfway through the story, I wanted to smack myself for not listening to it. There are some books that pushes the limit and takes you out of your comfort zone and there are some that down rig
Jun 23, 2015 Loyda rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Genre: Dark Romance
Type: Book 1 of 5 from Dollar series
POV: First Person - Dual

"The world is a fucked-up placed, and we all have our demons to bear."

"There was no where to run. I had no idea where I was. No hope to escape."


Tasmin Blythe aka Pimlico (Pim). Lived a life of luxury. Her mother raced her with wealth and to be someone of importance and class. She trusted so much, she was innocent and naive. That cost her everything.

Elder Prest a business man came across Pim at a business de
Olga therebelreader

Complimentary copy provided by the author. Thank you.

Once I started Pennies, I didn’t want it to finish. It was absolutely raw, powerful and gut wrenching. I shouted, sobbed and shuddered reading it. I felt everything that Pim, the heroine, was going through. Her pain, desparation, sadness, anger, fear.

I, also, loved the perilous game between Elder and Master A. It tortured Elder to see Pim's terror and suffer in both physical and emotional ways. He did the best he could to protect her under the
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Title: Pennies
Author: Pepper Winters
Series or Standalone: Part of the Dollar series, Book #1
Category: Dark Romance
POV: Dual
Plot: 5
Characters: 5
Amount of tissues needed: A LOT
HEA: Not in the near future

You think you have seen dark from Pepper Winters? Think again. If you thought Monsters in the Dark & the Indebted series were dark, then the Dollar series will shake you to your core.
The author returns to her dar
Jul 15, 2016 Anna rated it really liked it
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Jun 21, 2016 Sophie rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Pepper took us again in a very intense ride. I enjoyed the darkness, even though it was a little too gruesome for me at some point, but nonetheless it wasn't an issue. I liked the story and I'm loving the heroine. She's a strong one, even if the circumstances were against her. I think the hero is a little more complex as a character. I don't know what to think of him. Do I like him? Do I hate him? Do I want to struggle and kiss him at the same time? The answer is possibly yes to everyth
Jul 12, 2016 Myla rated it it was amazing
Tasmin was only 18 when abducted while attending a party, imprisoned and only to be sold to the highest bidder. For two years Tasmin was renamed and became Pimlico, a slave to a despicable man, Master A, who uses her as a sex slave to him and at some point to his friend. Not only that, when Pim defies any of his command or try to escape, she’s bound to receive some beating. Despite all that, Pim remains to be a strong woman inside and she refrains to give up the one thing her captor wish to hear ...more
Natalie The Biblioholic
5 "When No one becomes Someone" stars!!

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a huge fan of Pepper Winters. I am completely obsessed with this author and her mad skills with the written word. And yes, I do stalk her ass on social media!

When I saw that the first book of her Dollar series was available:



Mr. Prest. Elder Prest. Yes, I am absolutely in love with this character. Gaaaaaahhhhhhh! He made this freaking book. He was the epitome of an anti-hero and totally won me over from the start. Was his
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“Already, I felt the corruption inside me clawing for more. One taste, one touch, one kiss, one fuck. One was all I was permitted.” 7 likes
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