Release Blitz with Review: Lunamare by Pepper Winters

June 27, 2023


Lunamare by Pepper Winters is now live!

“Is it true…that you pulled a lion from the ocean and fell in love with him?”


The sixteen-year-old boy named after a lion.

A boy with his entire life ahead of him.

A boy running from a terrible secret.

All it takes is one awful night to change everything.

One secret, one smuggler, one boat, one storm.

And he wakes in an entirely different existence.

Staring into the ocean-blue eyes of his twelve-year-old rescuer.


The twelve-year-old girl named after a sea nymph.

A girl with lofty dreams and absolute faith that she’ll achieve them.

All it takes is a bright, sunny morning to change everything.

One boy clinging to wreckage, one sea cradling him close, one chance at keeping him safe.

He’s illegal and unwanted.

She’s stubborn and so sure.

He’s lost absolutely everything.

And she’s found the only thing she ever wanted.

They begin as rescued and rescuer.

Slowly growing from twelve and sixteen.

He’s not allowed to touch her.

She’s convinced he is the one.

But as each day dawns on his illegal existence, Aslans’s secrets creep ever closer, the death he ran from hunts ever faster, and the darkness that he can’t get free of finally finds him.

And it costs him…


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

Lunamare is a tangled 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.

Lunamare is so much more than I expected it to be. It's a story that seeps into your bones and lives on forever in your marrow. It captures your heart and holds it hostage. Your every thought is consumed by the events unfolding on the page. I forgot I was sitting in my bed reading as the story unfolded as vivid in my mind as a memory. 

Aslan and Nerida's journey is one no part of my being will ever let me forget. These characters owned my soul. Between their love which is forbidden for a multitude of reasons and Aslan's personal history, every page was a shot of angst and emotional torture that consumed me. 

This is a book I recommend to anyone that considers themselves a lover of romance. It's an absolute must read and a damn good story, one that is sure to captivate you, make you FEEL a kaleidoscope of emotion, and take your breath away. That being said, check the trigger warnings, because there are some heavy scenes that play out in detail on page. 

Prepare yourself for a cliffhanger that's going to torment you every single day until the next half of Aslan and Neri's story is released, but it's totally worth it. Pepper Winters is releasing Cor Amare, the second half of the Luna duet, in a few weeks, so thankfully, you won't have to suffer long. The characters will keep you company from their spot permanently implanted in your heart until then. 

Forbidden romance fans, this one's for you!

Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!


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Meet Pepper

Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She's an multiple #1 Apple Books bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Romance Thriller.

Pepper currently has close to 40 books released in nine languages. She's hit best-seller lists almost 40 times, is a self-confessed hermit, yoga convert, has a house rabbit, six horses, and a long suffering husband.

To learn more about Pepper please visit: where she regularly posts videos of behind the scenes writing, horses, books, and more.

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  1. Another excellent review Jess!!!!πŸ’•πŸ’‹πŸ‘πŸ’―πŸŽ‰

    1. Thank you so much, babe! ❤️πŸ’‹