Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sin & Suffer by Pepper Winters Blog Tour

“Some say the past is in the past. That vengeance will hurt both innocent and guilty. I never believed those lies. Once my lust for revenge is sated, I'll say goodbye to hatred. I'll find a new beginning.”

She came from a past Arthur "Kill" Killian never forgot. She made him sin and made him suffer. She tugged him from the shadows and showed him he wasn't as dead as he thought. And with her resurrection came betrayal, deceit, and war.

But then they took her. Stole her. Imprisoned her.

Now Kill's carefully laid plans for vengeance are complete. He craves action, retribution-the blood of his enemies. War has begun. War is all they'll know until they've paid their penance. He will get her back-and rewrite their destiny...

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I’d been raised on a motorbike, and tonight was the first time that I didn’t find that freedom—that peace. The loss of Cleo ate at my soul. The pain of failing her all over again threatened to crumble me into destruction.

I rode fast.

I rode hard.

But I felt as if I treaded water. Fought against demons. Got fucking nowhere.

The hum of tires and growl of engines only worsened my emotional torture. Peace? What was that? I’d never find peace again if I failed her a second time.


The speedometer needle climbed higher, teasing the boundaries of red danger.

Hurry up, for Christ’s sake!

The journey from Pure Corruption to Dagger Rose was an endless fucking marathon.

Every stop sign was a mortal enemy, every traffic light my ultimate nemesis.

An hour we’d been driving and we hadn’t even passed the halfway point.

My teeth clenched harder as I hunched farther over the bike.

We were late.

We were late and I was fucking pissed.

I was livid at my weakness.

I was furious at my condition.

And I was incandescent with rage at Mo and Grasshopper for not finding some way to fix this clusterfuck.

The nurse at the hospital had filed charges against me and called the police. She’d done everything in her power to detain me, all because I couldn’t leash my temper. She’d refused to give me the forms to sign out. She’d held my fucking clothes hostage. She’d deliberately antagonized me to the point where I would’ve probably killed her if Grasshopper hadn’t taken me into a janitor’s closet, stolen some fat man’s clothes, and thrown them at me.

I growled under my breath, anxiety and anger circulating hot in my blood. I needed to fly. I needed this journey to fucking end.

I need her.

I shivered as hurtling wind sliced through the horrific Hawaiian print shirt encasing my broad torso. The sleeves were too short, the chest too tight, and I couldn’t look at the god-awful track pants clinging to my legs.

I missed my leathers.

Shit, I missed my own damn bike.

Grasshopper’s custom Triumph was all wrong. The acceleration sluggish compared to my beast. The Pure Corruption logo of skulls and all-important abacas was drawn freehand with glowing flames on the frame.

The flames seared my heart.


My mind whooshed with burning houses, smoking remains, and charred dreams of ever growing old with the girl I loved.

She’d witnessed her parents’ double homicide.

She’d almost burned to death.

All because I wasn’t strong enough to save her.

And I’m not strong enough to save her now.

The agony of the never-ceasing headache hollered in agreement.

I’m a liability. I don’t deserve her.

Every mile we charged, my injuries and shortcomings became more apparent.

My head hurt like a motherfucker.

My vision was frighteningly narrowed.

My mind slothfully slow.

The joy of thinking in algorithms, the speed of dealing with figures and equations was . . . damaged.

I was fuzzy.

I was lost.

I hated to admit it, but the doctor was right.

There’s something wrong with me.

Everything raged inside. I couldn’t find that calm—that control. I was on the cusp of wreaking my revenge—on the precipice of having everything I’d been working toward coming true.

I couldn’t afford to be broken now.

I can’t bear to be ruined when she needs me.

The roar of another Triumph coasted beside me.

I looked to the side.

Mo matched my speed, still managing to look badass even with Grasshopper riding bitch on the back.

I felt empty, vulnerable at not having my usual weapons. But I’d refused to waste more time by returning home. Instead, I’d commandeered Grasshopper’s knife and his unregistered pistol and straddled his machine without asking.

What was his was mine. He’d get over it.

He worked for me. Not the other way around.

I’d been dead for too long believing Cleo was lost. I wouldn’t live in such hell again.

Yes, I had a shit-stirring headache. Yes, something was seriously fucking wrong with me.

But none of that mattered.


I have to get to Cleo.

Excerpted from
SIN & SUFFER by Pepper Winters.
Copyright © 2016 by Pepper Winters. Used with permission of Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Strong 4.5*
I was so grateful that as soon as I finished Ruin & Rule I could come straight to this sequel for some comfort – who was I kidding? Comfort...even answers were slowing coming forward – I was made to suffer torture along with Cleo and Art for many, many chapters – but they were fabulous chapters and it was definitely worth it – every page. I was wholly satisfied with the outcome, which certainly isn't always the case.

We dive straight in where we left off and the drama pretty much doesn't stop. Once again, I had to take breaks, just to remember to take a breath and calm my heart down. Silly maybe, but the speed at which the story develops and the issues that go unaddressed in the drive to get results, made me antsy! Cleo and Art having found each other, really didn't need more stress, but that would have made for a novella, not a full blown novel. Where sex had been used as a weapon, it is now a balm – still explosive, but so much more...that comes over so successfully, repeatedly. The attention to detail, the tidying up of previous threads, they all add to the whole and make this a really good conclusion to the story.

Thank you Ms. Winters!

Sin & Suffer was a much faster read than Ruin & Rule! I'm glad I decided to continue on with the story after Ruin & Rule. Arthur "Kill" Killian finally has the love of his life back after thinking she was dead. But, his crazy father and brother are still on the loose trying to ruin everything Kill has worked for in his life and for his MC. With Kill's mentor Wallstreet's imminent release from prison, Kill is trying to get everything in order to finally see his long revenge plan to fruition. Battling a horrific head wound and a terrible concussion he can’t see straight, let alone think straight. His trades aren't coming to him easily and it's all on the line. Trying to protect Cleo is warring with his absolute need for revenge on the club that betrayed him, including his father & brother.

I was really able to enjoy this story more with book two and it moved with a much quicker pace, and action packed. We have a great turn of events that is not the usual MC read along with a perfect end for Cleo & Kill.

This book picks up right where Ruin & Rule stopped. This book was intense in the beginning. I did find myself skimming through the book though at times and I am not sure why. I don’t know if I lost interest along the way or just felt it was too wordy or I just wanted my answers and happy ending. I love Pepper Winters and her writing is amazing – even if you don’t love the book, you will love her writing and her ability to pull you in with all her amazing mind.

Characters: Well written
Sex: Yes
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: Yes
Genre: Dark/Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes

Sin & Suffer starts with a bang. It picks up right where Ruin & Rule leave you hanging. Kill is injured and Cleo is missing. They've taken her and he will do whatever he has to, to bring her back.

War had begun. It’s time to rewrite our destiny.

Kill's need is for vengeance, but there is SO MUCH MORE to this story. I was on the edge of my seat from page one. It's gritty and romantic, dark and sexy. It's the perfect combination to keep you flying through the pages.

You’re killing me because without you, I’m so damn alone. I look back on the last eight years and wonder how the hell I survived without you. My fucking sanity depends on you. My self-worth, my happiness, my purpose, in this life- all hinge on you.

Sin & Suffer is completely addictive. It just pulls you in and you don't want to get out. You need to know what happens. How it all is going to play out. It really is so worth the read! Highly recommended.

I don't know how to review this...
I normally love Pepper Winters’ writing, but this was not my favorite book.
I was anxious to read the conclusion of Kill and Chloe's story, and this book picked up right where Ruin & Rule left off.

The first half of the story felt drawn out, I skimmed a lot to get through. Their feelings were discussed OFTEN, and I understood that but come on – enough is enough.
The second half of the story was much more exciting, action and adventure, the story finally felt like it was moving forward.

Overall, I this was an OK read but just not my favorite.

Also Available in the Pure Corruption MC Series
Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Ruin & Rule Blog Tour.

Pepper Winters is a New York Times and USA Today international bestseller. She loves dark romance, star-crossed lovers, as well as the forbidden and taboo. She strives to write a story that makes readers crave what they shouldn't, and delivers complex plots and unforgettable characters that keep readers talking long after the last page is turned.

On a personal note she loves to travel, has an addiction to crème brûlée, and is married to an incredible Canadian who puts up with her endless work hours and accompanies her on signings. She's also a firm believer that the impossible can become possible.

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