“This incomparable duet is Pepper Winters’ DEFINING MASTERPIECE – atrue romantic masterpiece of SOULMATE love. Lunamare is in a realm of its own — like no other love story you will ever read.” – Goodreads


I met her when I was sixteen.
She saved my life, all while simultaneously destroying it.
Without her, I would’ve died that day.
Her family took me in. They hid me. Fed me. And did all they could to keep me safe.
Her father’s one and only rule was “Don’t ever touch my daughter.”
I managed to obey for four years.
But then, one night…everything changed, and I broke my promise.
I’m in love with her, and she’s in love with me, but I have secrets I haven’t told her.
Secrets about why I ran away from home, why I have to remain hidden, and why I’ll die if I ever get sent back there.
Being with her isn’t just a risk to my heart but to my very existence.
I’m not allowed to love her.
I’m not allowed to keep her.
But I can’t stop.
I can’t stop…
And then…it’s too late.

A true coming-of-age story that spans a lifetime. This book deals with heavy subjects and is advised you check the Content Warnings on the Author’s website.

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Early Reviews…

★★★★★ Tragically mind-blowing. THE book to read of 2023! – Melissa, Goodreads

★★★★★ Pepper’s ability to write something as beautiful as this is breathtaking. – Jennii The Book Addict

★★★★★ I can say for certain this will be my favorite book/duet of 2023. – A Chick Who Loves to Read

★★★★★ Pepper Winters has once again delivered a masterpiece! – Favourite Book Corner

★★★★★ Lunamare is a true romantic masterpiece – AJ’s book-reMarks

★★★★★ Pepper has done it once again, she deserves some sort of award for her ability to create a world that makes reality disappear. Lunamare had me holding my breath and clenching my stomach with nerves. – Charlottes Booktrove

★★★★★ Aslan and Neri’s story is incredible – Ann (Literary Lust)

★★★★★ A Masterpiece. A Divine Love tragedy that just broke me in a million pieces – Shabby -BookBistroBlog

★★★★★ My heart!! This book is now embedded in my heart. I absolutely love Aslan and Neri. Are you kidding me? – J luvs books

★★★★★ Wow. Just wow. This book had me in such a chokehold. – Books with Myranda

★★★★★ You want angst? You want a love story that spans a lifetime?! Here it is. – theBookPlatypus

★★★★★ Wow. I absolutely loved this book! I’m staring at a wall trying to think on what to write. I’m speechless – Mom Addicted to Books

Tropes: forbidden romance, age-gap, coming of age, forced proximity, steamy, spicy


BOOK TWO OF THE LUNA DUET – 25th July 2023

I made the worst mistake of my life when I was twenty-two.

I let love and fear destroy everything I ever wanted, and now I have a choice to make.

Run and hide or stay and face the consequences.

I’d always known I wasn’t allowed to love her.

I’d always accepted that I wasn’t allowed to keep her.

But that didn’t stop me.

I broke every rule and choked on every secret to have her.

The only problem is, those secrets aren’t just hunting me anymore, they’ve found me.

I can’t run.

I can’t hide.

For a moment, I had it all. I had all my dreams and the girl I would kill for.

But now, I have to pay the price.

I have to pay…

And I won’t survive.

A true coming of age story that spans a lifetime. This book deals with heavy subjects and is advised you check the Content Warnings on the Author’s website.

Lunamare is a coming-of-age romance that fans of The Ribbon Duet will love. Combining the beautiful drama of Nicholas Sparks with the brutality of dark romance, Pepper Winters has created a tale of soulmates, secrets, cruelty, and heart-wrenching love.


The Jewelry Box Series Book One: Ruby Tears

Spin off from Monsters in the Dark – Q’s brother


“Ten thousand dollars.

That pitiful sum changed my entire life.

It bought my entire life.

A measly ten thousand dollars, given to my boyfriend by a monster to fuck me.

He took it.

The monster took me.

And I never saw freedom again.”

I’m the bastard son of a monster.

My other half-blooded siblings have their own demons…but me?

I truly have the devil inside.

I try to be good.

To do my best to ignore the deep, dark, despicable urges.

But every day it gets harder.

I thought family could help.

I reached out to my infamous half-brother, Q, begging for his secrets to stay tamed.

Instead, he gave me an ultimatum to prove I’m not like our father.

Infiltrate The Jewelry Box: a trafficking ring of poor unfortunate souls, kill the Master Jeweler, free the Jewels, and don’t lose my rotten soul while trying.

Only problem is…my initiation into this exclusive club is earning a Jewel all of my own.

She sparkles like diamonds, bleeds like rubies, and bruises as deep as emeralds.

She’s mine to break.

I can’t refuse.

If I want to prove to my half-brother that I’m not like our sire, I have to sink into urges I’ve always fought, plunge into madness, and lose myself so deeply into sin that the only one who will be breaking is me.


Ruby Tears (Book One)


Emerald Bruises (Book Two)


Sapphire Scars (Book Three)


Diamond Kisses (Book Four)



359 thoughts on “UPCOMING RELEASES

  1. I read your recent blog and I truly think you are an incredible writer. Not just the eroticism of the story but the dark side you take us to. I have read all your books and they take me away from the stress of daily life, of work …to escape to these harsh, torturous scenes which as a reader, hoping for revenge, for love to conquer and annihilate the evil ones that harm the innocent. I love lover the Indebted series as much as I love Tess and Q…THANK YOU and I don’t know how you do it…write all these stories without getting them mixed up.

    Selfishly, I wish Nov comes sooner for The Final Debt….it was hard to read, I cried and almost felt what Nila has to endure as she was tortured by the cruel insane Hawks – Cut, Daniel and Bonnie. You are one of my favorite top 3 authors and don’t ever stop creating…love you Pepper…

  2. geed. hope tomorrow is Nov. can’t wait for The Final Debt. for the meantime i’ll gonna read other series of yours. You’re the best. The plot is epic!

  3. I stumbled across the Monsters in the Dark series one day and downloaded a sample- 20 min later, I bought the entire series. That was 2 1/2 months ago. Since then, I’ve devoured everything you’ve written and wondered how I missed you? While Monsters is still my favorite, I absolutely LOVE the Debt Inheritance series. I’m not sure how I’m going to make it until November. Or what I’ll do when it’s over. But you def have a fan for life. Thank you for creating a world that I truly love to escape to (although I’m not sure what that says about me, lol).

  4. hi Q made me the happiest esclave in the world . He
    gave me his heart , his empire , his ruthless
    unforgiving love . And life finally left us in peace .
    A man like my maître has special needs though ,
    growing stronger as our lives intertwine . The only
    way to survive his monster is to agree to all his
    desires .
    Including his latest wish .
    I ’ m his .

  5. Need the Final Debt!! Just read Ruin and Rule…WOW. I don’t think i can hold out until next year 🙁
    Also loved the Monsters in the Dark series.
    Counting down until Forbidden Flaws…

    Absolutely love your books Pepper, nothing compares.


  6. Just finished Fourth Debt of the Indebted series and I’m waiting so eagerly for Final Debt! These are the first books of yours that I have read and I really admire your writing style. Your stories are amazingly dark and intense; they leave me breathless! Kudos for leaving me at the edge of my seat with anticipation for Final Debt!

  7. I just read all of the series so far of indebted….I am on pins wanting to read the final book…I love this work it is my absolute favorite…do you have an exAct date when the final book will be available…

  8. Hello Pepper!!!!

    Firstly, your writing skill are impeccable… Its ver exquisite, and intriguing…. Its very difficult (at least from) to a find a book that consumes you and has you feeling all the emotions the character would be feeling. Ive read the “Indebted” series as well as “Sin & Suffer”… Im literally on struggle street, like an addict needing MORE…. KEEP UP the GREAT WORK…

    I’ve become a fan.

  9. I found the Debt Inheritance Series completely by accident on Amazon. On reading the summary I admit I wasn’t 100% sure but thought I would take a chance as I like to find new and interesting authors to read. WOW what can I say, I am so glad that I came across this book. I have now read all 5 books and don’t think I can wait until November for the last instalment. What strong characters and twists and turns to keep you on your seat. I have just seen your other series and might have to start reading those in the meantime.

  10. Hi Ms. Winters! Start off by saying I LOVE and have read ALL of your books!! HUGE fan, just wondering, though, if there is any new regarding Last Shadow? That hovered in my top 5 TBR books for years!

  11. Hi Pepper, I love your writing style it has all the elements I look for in my literature. Intense storyline with substance to both the main characters, slight (hopefully constructive critique), I would like to have seen a bit more substance to the secondary characters although, I can see the difficulty with the depth of the main characters and storyline (referring to indebted series).
    You are in my TOP 5 best authors and my Top 2 with Sylvia Day for Romance genre, so please take my critique in the manner intended….you are FAB!
    I know you are under time pressure for Final Debt and I would love to read it tomorrow however, I would much rather wait until Xmas rather than lose the quality. After reading a well known 4th book released to cash in on the momentum which left me feeling bitter and insulted not to mention ripped off by, the copy and paste job which, would not have past a run through any University plagiarism software…rant over lol!!!
    Get writing girl!
    Peace Out!
    Rustie xoxo
    P.S I lost a days wages after staying up all night reading your last book…do I just send an invoice direct to you for loss of earnings?? Lol *Joke* kind of 😉

  12. I have just finished Tess and Q’s story, amazing, loved it and couldn’t get enough. I just couldn’t put it down I wanted more.

  13. Hi, I’ve just read Ruin & Rule and can’t wait for Sin & Suffer. Great writing, I couldn’t put down!:)

  14. Dear Pepper

    I just want to say that I have enjoyed your books and am waiting with my tongue hanging out for the last Indebted book. Now that I am retired and have time to read other things beside my manuals, I am so glad I found you. Could you please let me know when the Last Indebted book will be release. Thanks.
    Roberta Saniga

  15. I just finished the indebted series and can not wait till the final one comes out !!!! This was the first I read from you and all I can say is I loved it. I have already told people at my job about this series and cant wait to read the other books from you. I love the story line and how it is so different then anything else out there. their was so much passion in it from the sex, the torture, drama, pulling for the underdog, passion, violence, compassion and so on. Great job.

  16. Hey, i’m loving your indebted series so far, and i was just wondering when exactly is the final debt going to be released ?

  17. Hi Pepper!
    I began reading the Inheritance series and I can’t even define in words how immersed I am in the plot.
    Just waiting for the last book to come out ! You are an amazing writer!

    P.S.- Is November still on for the ‘Final Debt’ book?

  18. Forbidden Flaws is still being released this month, correct? I am asking because I see on this list the date changed from October to TBA.

  19. Hi pepper,
    Frist of all I will like to say great job on you books! you are indeed a talented and great writer. I can’t wait for the final book in the indebted series. Gush your books are so great!!! you have a unique way of making the reader feel happy, sad, frustrated, angry, excited and oh…. in fact every emotion a person can feel!

  20. When will Last Shadows come in news? Can’t wait anymore. I’m already sad that FF is further delayed 🙁 Waiting badly for Je sius a toi.

  21. Oh goodness..! I love your indebted series..love them…! I’ve cried wen they cried, I laughed when they laughed! I was completely engrossed in all the emotions..I guess I’m HSP and a part of VEP.. Keep doing this great work! God bless you..! All d best! N pleas try a book release of any trip to Delhi,India.. You have loads fan here! 😍😍❤️👍🏻

  22. I’m literally jumping up and down my seat waiting for the final debt. I’m so excited and nervous and scared !! But what happened to Forbidden Flaws? And Last Shadows?! I’ve been waiting so eagerly for them too !!!

  23. Hi! I haven’t read the indebted series yet, but I have read Monsters in the Dark. I wasn’t really into the human trafficking story lines until I came across Q & Tess’s story, and I fell in love with every bit of their dark romance story. I just want to know, when does the novella come out? And more importantly, how does one become a beta reader for you? I would absolutely love to read the story, just to read it. You have truly turned me into a fan! I LOVE it!!!! Please keep stories like Q & Tess coming!!!!

  24. Hi Pepper, I can’t wait to read the Final Debt. I think that it was the best serie I ever read, really and I read Monster in the Dark too. You’re an amazing writter, please continue for our big fans…thank you

  25. Pepper I LOVE The Indebted series!! Is there any where to pre-order it other than just for ibook?? I really want a hard copy any would love to have it already ordered ahead 🙂

  26. I see it shows Indebted 6 & 7 are being released on Nov. 30th and can be pre ordered, only 7 can be ordered for kindle because #6 comes up to pre order on Amazon as paperback book only??? Why can’t I get 6 and 7?

  27. I can’t wait for the last indebted book to come out. This series pulls you in until you feel like one of the characters, and you watch as the drama unfolds around you. I find I have tears in my eyes, a smile on my face, or wishing for vengeance. What a rollercoaster! I’m not ready for the ride to end, but we know it will. Love hour book’s, the way you involve the reader.

      1. Hi Pepper
        Finished the Final Debt and the Epilogue almost as soon as it arrived in my Kobo. And then proceed to read the whole 7 books again. Loved it all!! The scary and the loving bits. But was so unhappy we lost so many, some of whom deserved to pass from this world. Cant tell who or you wouldn’t get the full effect.
        Then couldn’t wait to reread Monsters in the Dark.
        As a result I am late saying thank you for some of the most enjoyable reading for a while.

  28. Hey Pepper, It’s November 29.. Just 1 more day until The Final Debt. I’ve already pre ordered both the books and kindle editions. So psyched…but I’m staying out of the chat rooms on Facebook…don’t want anything to spoil my read. Just checking in…will be back after I finish…Love your wild imagination. Keep them coming…❤️❤️

  29. I recently came across your books and first read Ruin & Rule only to be left hanging until next year for the next book :), so searched your other books and found the Indebted series – that was brilliant & lucky for me I only had to wait 2 weeks for the Final Debt – what an emotional roller coaster that was!!. Then on to Destroyed which was soooo good. About to start on the Monsters in the Dark series. Your stories and characters are brilliant and addictive, I love everything you write!

  30. I loved the epilogue to final debt, (I was so upset to see people slating it and saying that you’d done it for more money!!!) then at the end when i saw there’s also a prequel coming soon i literally nearly screamed (not a good idea when there’s a baby in the room asleep!!) All i could gather is that it’s coming soon, any rough idea of when? And i’m dying to read je suis a toi, i can honestly say i’ve read the monsters in the dark series 5 times, please tell me it’s very soon?!?!?! You’re definitely my favourite author, i can’t even describe how amazingly detailed and enthralling every single one of your books are. X

    1. At this point, I’m not in love with the story and it still needs work. I don’t have a release date right now but will let you know if /when it’s good enough to publish x

  31. I have completed the Indebted series and saw that there is a new one coming, Beginnings. I am so caught up in these characters and the story and was wondering if there are plans for V’s and Jasmin’s story?

  32. Hi Pepper, well I held off reading ruin n rule hoping to wait closer to the release of sin n suffer but couldnt! Now I have to wait another 26 days… I hope they pass quickly. I looooove your writing and story lines. I have my own revenge panned out ! But can’t wait for the book and the others you have to release next year.. oh that is tomorrow hehe. HAPPY NEW♡

  33. You truly grab readers by the throat, and you don’t let go! You take us to dark dark places to find our way back. Where we can finally breathe again. You can’t write fast enough! Keep it up! 😉

  34. I think you are a fantastic writer. It’s amazing how you can pull people into the stories, they seemed to take over,all I want is to get to the end for to read the next one, every series is as good each other.you have a brill lent imagination can’t wait for the new releases

  35. I love your books. I am an avid reading reading between 15 to 20 books per month. I have enjoyed everyone of your books I have read. Just finished sin and suffers, such a great series.
    Thanks for the entertainment.

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  37. I have read the Indebted and Monsters in the Dark series 5 times! I love them! I was very excited to see the announcement that Tears for Tess was coming to Audible this month (March 2016) I’m trying to pre order it but I’m not able to. Please tell me this is still the plan. I’m biting my nails. Lol

  38. Dear Pepper,
    I just finished reading Unseen Messages – my first by you. It was absolutely haunting and I’d love to read something similar – not familiar with your series, so can you recommend something? That will be very hard to beat, thank you so much!

  39. I’ve Just finished Monster in the Dark series and omg wow. I am swept away by this story. It gripped me and I couldn’t put it down until I knew they were both fixed. The thought of their relationship having been broken was killing me. When their happily ever after came it truly lifted me up. Some would say they are broken but I they are the missing pieces to each other and although dark truly a beautiful relationship. It was hard to pull back and remember these are fictional characters when they felt so real. I hope you will be telling Suzette and Franco’s story. Any hints to that being a possibility?

  40. I have just come to the powerful realization that you, as an author, have ruined all other authors of the erotic/ romance genre as a whole for me. There hasn’t been one book of yours that hasn’t evoked torrents of emotion from me. At times making me question my own sanity all the while riveting me to the page and others making me sob like a baby (Destroyed was a different kind of sad). As I sit here scouring through Goodreads in search of something, anything, to read I can’t help but to beg of you, please release something else soon. Nobody does it with the grace and eloquence that you do. You are quite phenomenal.

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