Crown of Lies by Pepper Winters….Release Blitz & Review

“I met the boy I wanted. But then he vanished and a new man claimed me instead. My father approved, my colleagues congratulated, and behind closed doors, I was bedded by a stranger.”


Crown of Lies is NOW LIVE!

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Full Blurb

“I met the boy I wanted. But then he vanished and a new man claimed me instead. My father approved, my colleagues congratulated, and behind closed doors, I was bedded by a stranger.”

Noelle Charlston lived a fairy-tale life: a doting father, a powerful job, and a future blessed with financial security.

However, two meetings with two men changed her happy existence forever. First, she met the boy who made her heart sing. Second, she met the man who made her blood quiver.

Noelle’s freedom was no longer hers. It belonged to the man her father believed was the perfect match. The man who pulled his lies over everyone he touched.

Including her.

Seduced and manipulated, Noelle lives two lives. The one everyone sees on the outside and the one no one sees on the inside. The lies he spins, the truth he hides, the mystery he webs—it’s all enough to slowly erode the woman she’d been and turn her into something else.

Until her past collides with her present.

And it’s her turn to lie.

To everyone…including herself.


Five huge fucking loves, man!

Crown of Lies made me fall in love with Pepper Winters all over again! I haven’t loved one of Ms. Winters’ stories this much since Tears of Tess. Oh, the feels! I felt all of them!
In typical Pepper Winters style, she led me on a journey full of love, hate, greed, and knock-down, drag-out, panty-melting passion!
Noelle Charlston isn’t your average rich girl. She was bred to take over the family business from the time she was born. It consumed her entire life. While the other girls from school went out with friends, Elle went to work as the future CEO of Belle Elle, the largest retail chain store in the US and Canada.
On her 19th birthday, she decides that she needs to get out and see the city that she lives in through the eyes of a normal 19-year old girl. She sheds her business suit for something a little more casual, and heads out into the city, alone, for the first time ever.
“The sensory overload slowly eroded my shame for sneaking out and forced me to pay attention to every minor thing. For hours, I walked. I stared. I breathed. I let life take me wherever it wanted for a change. I had no idea where I was going or how to get back, but I let my feet get me lost because I had money to catch a taxi home. I knew my address—I wasn’t that sheltered. I could afford to go wherever I wanted, and at the end of my adventures hop in a cab and return with a new depth to my existence. And a secret I would happily harbor forever.”
Soon, however, Elle finds herself in a life-changing situation she would never be prepared for. With the assistance of a dark stranger, she was able to salvage the rest of her evening. Elle and her mystery man ended up in Central Park where they both started feeling their attraction toward each other rise.
“He kissed me again, stealing my cry, pressing his hips against mine. “I feel you like this.” He squeezed my breast softly. “And I feel you like this.” He rocked erotically. “But I feel you most of all with this.” His touch climbed from my breast to my heart, pressing down over the rapidly beating muscle. ‘I don’t care that I don’t know you. I know enough.'”
Before long, their bond was broken when they are stumbled upon by park security and the police. They tried running and almost got away. As they were hiding in some park bushes, Elle can’t help but feel as though she has had some kind of breakthrough that night. The scared, sheltered business woman that she left back at Belle Elle was long gone at this point.
“This is crazy.” I hugged him close. “All things worth fighting for are crazy.” He kissed my forehead.”
Unfortunately, they were spotted and taken down by the officers. Her mystery man was hauled off to jail and she vowed to find him and help set him free. Her dad reluctantly helped her look at nearby police stations and prisons, but she was never able to track him down. For the next three years, Elle tried to forget about the mystery man and move on with her life.
Then one day, she meets Penn Everett. Cocky, brash, and undeniably gorgeous. He makes her feel things that she hasn’t felt in three years. When he propositions Elle and requests that she relinquish control of her life and decisions, she wants to scoff at him. She wants to tell him to take his proposition and shove it. But she also wants to give in.
 “Tell me to stop, and I’ll stop. Tell me to remove my hand, and I’ll remove my hand.” His fingers feathered over me, rocking his palm against my clit; his fingers pressing over the tight lace protecting me. “But if you tell me you’re all right with this, if you tell me to keep going, then you play by my rules. You become mine in every fucking sense.”
As hard as she tries to deny it, she quickly realizes that she doesn’t want to. She needs to let go of the past, forget about the nameless guy that she met in a dark and dirty alley three years ago, and take her life back. She needs to admit, once and for all, that she is never going to find her hero mystery man.
But did he find her?
Also in typical Pepper Winters style, this book ends on and MAJOR CLIFFHANGER! I have a love/hate relationship with Pepper Winters cliffhangers. I HATE it now, but when Crown of Truth releases on February 28th I know I’ll love it!

About the Author

Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex.

She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.

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  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Great review Emily!!! ,shared on all my socials!!!

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