Destroyed by Pepper Winters Blog Tour: Review, Excerpt and Giveaway!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Title: Destroyed
Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Dark (Lighter) / Romance (Grey Romance)
Release Date: March 7, 2014
Tour Hosted by: As the Pages Turn

She has a secret.

I’m complicated. Not broken or ruined or running from a past I can’t face. Just complicated. 

I thought my life couldn’t get any more tangled in deceit and confusion. But I hadn’t met him. I hadn't realized how far I could fall or what I'd do to get free. 

He has a secret.

I’ve never pretended to be good or deserving. I chase who I want, do what I want, act how I want.

I didn’t have time to lust after a woman I had no right to lust after. I told myself to shut up and stay hidden. But then she tried to run. I’d tasted what she could offer me and damned if I would let her go.

One secret destroys them.

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Brandi's Review

☆☆4 Roan Loving Stars☆☆


Obsidian Fox, owner of an exclusive fight club, is a severely tortured man. A lifetime of conditioning has taught him to only give and receive pain. He is broken, scarred, and unable to handle physical contact or emotion. He only knows darkness, violence and death.




Hazel Hunter is a young single mother with secrets of her own, specifically the impending loss she feels helpless to fix. During an outing with her best friend, Clue, she meets the enigma that is Obsidian Fox, and both of their lives are forever changed.


Hazel ignites emotions and feelings Fox has never known. He must have her, regardless the cost, so he makes her an offer she cannot refuse. Is Hazel the one woman who can save him?

I was obsessed with finding redemption.

Destroyed by love.
Possessed by hope.
Consumed by a past I couldn't shake.

This is not a fluffy romance - it's a man's quest to let go of the past and find happiness with a love story woven within the layers. Will Fox find redemption and finally escape the horrors of his past?

He was like a rabid dog, snarling, frothing at the mouth, guaranteed to bite my hand off if I got too close, but in his feral eyes lurked a plea. Something that said : don't give up on me even if I bite.

Destroyed is a standalone full of emotional turmoil, violence, and sorrow. It is long, complex and not very realistic, but entertaining. Being a huge fan of tortured men, I was drawn to Fox and found myself deeply invested in his story. Hazel, on the other hand was very frustrating - her feelings constantly going from one extreme to another - she was exhausting. There were things I loved and things I didn't love. My biggest issue was the ending...(view spoiler) I think the story could have been executed better, but regardless, I still enjoyed it. Will Fox and Hazel save each other? Or will they completely destroy one another?

I thought she was a saint. 

She thought I was a sinner. 
Too bad we didn't try to find the truth. 
We both paid the price.
We destroyed each other

It was the best kiss I’d ever received, but also the worst. It sparked lust and need in every inch of me. My lips wanted more, my tongue wanted savagery. My skin wanted to bruise because he needed to touch me so badly.
All my thoughts disappeared as I nipped at his bottom lip. He flinched, but a second later he copied, his sharp canines piercing my oversensitive flesh.
I moaned. 
I couldn’t take it.
My hands flew up and gripped his shirt. Yanking him toward me, fireworks whizzed in my fingertips; my heart galloped toward exploding with lust. I’d never been so drunk on someone before.
Then I landed flat on my back.
The crack of my skull jangled my teeth. The thick carpet did little to cushion me. My eyes flared wide and I grunted in pain. Fear, hot and terrible, swamped my lust in a dampening wave.
“Top rule. Unbreakable rule. Don’t. Ever. Touch. Me.” Fox kneeled on one knee beside my head, breathing hard. His hand noosed my throat, pressing my spine into the carpet. His eyes were cold and lifeless, looking like a hunter intent on blood. –HAZEL

*About Pepper*
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 speaks French—hot!) who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She loves to hear from her readers so hit her up at

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