A week or so ago, I posted that if anyone had any questions to just leave a comment and let me know. I’ve gathered enough questions now to do a post answering a good range of requests. Without further ado, let’s begin.

I’ve broken them up into categories so you can find your way around and avoid any spoilers if you’re not at a particular point in my books.


Can you tell me more about Ruin & Rule?

Yes. Ruin & Rule is the first book in the Pure Corruption Series. It’s a big book (over 130,000 words) and does end on a cliffhanger. HOWEVER, the second and final book Sin & Suffer will be out within six months of the release and completes the series. It’s a Duology based around an Motorcyle World. (But with a few Pepper twists thrown in for good measure)

When will Forbidden Flaws be out and is it a standalone?

Flaws will be released toward the end of the year. Sept / Oct and will be a contemporary romance standalone.

Will you be doing any signings in 2016?

I can say, most likely. However, I’m not at the stage where I can book so far in advance. I don’t want to commit to something, promise to be there, and then for life to take a different turn. I’m not going to announce or agree to any signings 2016 / 2017 until much later in the year (and then it’s subject to which one has vacancies)

Are you going to Chicago when you come to America?

No, unfortunately. I’ll be in the following places:

LAX 8th July


LAS VEGAS 18th July

ST LOUIS 24-25th July

NEW YORK 31st July

MONTREAL still to be confirmed.

Are there going to be any trips into Indebted in Ruin and Rule?

Indebted and Jethro are mentioned in Ruin & Rule, yes.

Will Ruin and Rule be a standalone or are you planning yet another great series?

Ruin & Rule is the first book in a duology which will be completed by Jan 2016 when Sin and Suffer is released.

When will we get to know more about Je Suis A Toi?

I’ll be writing Je suis a toi when I return from my USA tour. So come October / November there will be teasers and release dates.

Will there be more teasers for Fourth Debt to keep us going until August? Please???

There will be a couple but not nearly as many as Third Debt as most of what I could share is a major spoiler.

About Je suis a Toi….is there any chance you can tell us if it’s a novel or a novella?

It’s a novella. But for me that normally means about 40-50,000 words (so a book compared to others. However, I have no idea what the word count will be at this stage.)

Will Je Suis a Toi be on iBooks?

Yes, all my books are available on all platforms. I will never be exclusive to just one.



How did you start publishing?

I started in August 2013 and did a lot of research on how best to approach the market. I read a lot of successful self-published authors blogs, and researched every day on how to format, upload, and market.

What made you write Dark Romance?

I’m always drawn to the deeper part of a human mind. I find darker material pushes the character to have more facets and flaws than a sweet easy tale.

Would you ever do a Contemporary Series?

Yes, I have a Super Secret Series that will be coming soon.

What media and selling platforms do you use?

I sell on all major platforms: Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play. And regularly stay in touch with readers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.

How often do you write?

I try to write every day. At least 6-8 hours.

What was your secret to hitting the lists and building your brand?

No secret. Just hard work, learning how to write a book that catches attention, and responding as much as possible to readers and participating in online posts.

Could you write my story for me and we’ll share the royalties?

I’m very honoured, but I can’t keep up with my own imagination let alone invite more characters into my crowd. I wish you all the very best though!

Could you blurb my story for me and help promote?

I would love to, but I have very limited time reading these days. It’s rare for me to read and blurb a book and it has to be something I’m interested in and in the genre I write, otherwise my readers won’t trust my suggestions and isn’t good for anyone.

How do you keep motivated while writing?

I just keep going. I work better when I have crazy deadlines. Just keep writing!


What other books will you release?


Ruin & Rule July 7th

Forth Debt 11th August

Forbidden Flaws Sept / Oct

Final Debt Sept / Oct

Je Suis a Toi Nov / Dec


Sin & Suffer January

Other books too soon to say.

Would you ever consider making Monsters in the Dark or Indebted a movie or TV Series?

Yes, I would LOVE to do that. I would be very open to seeing Tess and Q, and Jethro and Nila on the big or small screen.

What about Last Shadow?

Last Shadow, Broken Chance, Ofelia, and Ribbon have been postponed until further notice. I wish I could take them down from Goodreads so as not to disappoint everyone, but unfortunately the site won’t let me. When I have more information to share on these titles, I will



Have the Hawks modified the debt inheritance?

I can’t give too much information on this other than yes, and you’ll see why and how in Fourth Debt.

Why does Bonnie hate the Weavers so much?

This will come more to light as the final story is told, however, why does anyone hate or go on a rampage—for their own reasons .

Why didn’t Tex do more for his children?

The answer is in Third Debt. However, it will be elaborated in Fourth Debt.

Why don’t the Hawks worry about evidence?

They have been above the law for so long and have enough men on their payroll that they’ve become blasé and think they’re untouchable.

Is the Debt Inheritance legitimate?

Not sure what this question means. It’s answered a few times in the book with the reasonings and character thoughts on it. I guess what classifies as anything as legitimate?

Was the Queen / King reference a mistake?

Yes, unfortunately the earlier editions of Debt Inheritance had Queen not King signature and was updated a few months ago.

How can Cut cancel the Debt inheritance?

Answers will be revealed in Fourth Debt. Just enjoy the ride.

Will we see more of Killian in Fourth and Final Debt ?

Not telling as that would spoil it.

Can you ever be persuaded to do standalones on Emma and Cut, Bonnie and whoever made her this way?

In all honesty, probably not. I’m fully booked for my releases for the next two years. If I find time to do a few short novellas possibly, but I’m not going to commit at this stage. The story is from Jethro and Nila, not from their ancestors.

Right, I think that’s everything.

Thanks again for your questions and hope you all have an amazing weekend!

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  1. you rock! thanks for making my Thursday. CJP Carolyn J. Pfeiffer P: 215.361.1711 C: 215.859.0510 From: Pepper Winters To: Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2015 2:11 AM Subject: [New post] QUESTIONS ANSWERED #yiv4469181239 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv4469181239 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv4469181239 a.yiv4469181239primaryactionlink:link, #yiv4469181239 a.yiv4469181239primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv4469181239 a.yiv4469181239primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv4469181239 a.yiv4469181239primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv4469181239 | pepperwinters posted: “A week or so ago, I posted that if anyone had any questions to just leave a comment and let me know. I’ve gathered enough questions now to do a post answering a good range of requests. Without further ado, let’s begin.I’ve broken them up into categori” | |

  2. I LOVE the fact that you took the time to answer questions from “US”  your faithful readers.  For the life of me I don’t know how you come up with all the twist and turns in your writing.  Monsters in the Dark was my first experience with your work and I was hooked.  The Indebted series just blew my mind.  I’ve never read anything like it.  I kid you not after I finished Indebted 3 I could not stop thinking about it. Really, it stuck with me for several days.  In my opinion no one compares to you. Forever a fan,  Sherri From: Pepper Winters To: Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2015 1:12 AM Subject: [New post] QUESTIONS ANSWERED #yiv2833878863 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv2833878863 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv2833878863 a.yiv2833878863primaryactionlink:link, #yiv2833878863 a.yiv2833878863primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv2833878863 a.yiv2833878863primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv2833878863 a.yiv2833878863primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv2833878863 | pepperwinters posted: “A week or so ago, I posted that if anyone had any questions to just leave a comment and let me know. I’ve gathered enough questions now to do a post answering a good range of requests. Without further ado, let’s begin.I’ve broken them up into categori” | |

  3. What’s going on in St Louis. That’s were I live

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  4. Since i somehow seem unable to reply with my acct on WordPress,i decided to do it here.
    I pre ordered Sin and Suffer before checking my mail and WordPress,but i want to thank you for answering all of my questions.
    And thank you for giving this Pepper Winters fan so much of your beautiful work to look forward to!

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPad

    > Op 7 mei 2015 om 08:11 heeft Pepper Winters het volgende geschreven:

  5. Thank you so much for all of the info and answers to all of the questions you collected! Truly appreciate the time it took for you to do this. As you really are my No. 1 favorite author, I look forward to reading all of your upcoming books. Wishing you continued success and thanks again!!!

  6. Jethro can’t be dead! I need for Nila n Jet to make it or I won’t. Just finished 4th book of the “Debt”, and Plowed through all 4 books In 5days n while I love them all, am not happy with ending of 4th book. This is an amazing n excellent series, can’t wait for 5th book. Holly fuck! August feels like freakin forever. Please resurrect Jet or just dont make him be dead, PLEASE! New Fan, Angela/from Chicago

    5th book already pre-ordered

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