An angsty, secretive romance where the heroine is selfless with her kindness and a hero who does his best to push her away. Set in a world of body paint, lies, and history.
“This is one intense, emotional, thrilling & beautiful journey.” 5 Stars, MissPetiteBrunette, Amazon Review
From NY Times and US Today Bestselling author, Pepper Winters, comes The Finished Masterpiece. For the first time since release, grab THE BODY PAINTER & THE LIVING CANVAS in one boxed set edition!
THE BODY PAINTER BLURB:
“Must be slim, able to stand for long periods of time, and be impervious to the cold.”
The headline caught my attention.
“Hours are negotiable, pay is minimal, clothing absolutely forbidden.”
The second line piqued my curiosity.
“Able to hold your bladder and tongue, refrain from opinions or suggestions, and be the perfect living canvas.”
The third made me scowl.
“Other attributes required: non-ticklish, contortionist, and obedient. Must also enjoy being studied while naked in a crowd.”
The fourth made me shudder.
“Call or email ‘YOUR SKIN, HIS CANVAS’ if interested in applying.”
The final made my heart race.
I should’ve kept scrolling past the advertisement.
I should’ve applied for the boring receptionist job at minimum wage.
I should’ve clicked on any other job where I got to keep my clothes on.
But I didn’t.
My interview is tomorrow…
THE LIVING CANVAS BLURB:
“Must be brave, stubborn, and impervious to the tempers of loved ones.”
The first line hissed with history.
“Hours are endless, pay is non-existence, quitting absolutely forbidden.”
The second line ached with truth.
“Able to function on no sleep, refrain from running when times get hard, and be more than just a living canvas but a lover.”
The third thrummed with honesty.
“Other attributes required: forgiving, opinionated, and not afraid to tell me when I’m wrong. Must also enjoy being touched and kissed at any time of my choosing.”
The fourth glowed with promise.
“Call or email ‘YOUR HEART, HIS SOUL’ if interested in applying.”
The final made my future unfold.
The advert was so similar to one I should never have applied for.
A twist of fate that brought two destined people back together.
A job I would take in a heartbeat if the employer could offer such terms.
But I wasn’t free.
Neither was Gil.
Therefore, my interview could never happen.
“This story carries an undeniable energy that takes your breath away.” 5 Stars, Joyce, Goodreads Review
“Reaching blindly behind me, I snatched another paint bottle. I ripped off the cap while he still fought for my wrists, then dumped the entire thing on his head.
Oozy, thick yellow licked through his messy dark hair, slithering to his temples and cascading down his cheeks.
He froze as sunshine pigment snaked down his forehead, danced in his left eyebrow, before dripping off his eyelashes.
I didn’t move.
He breathed harsh through his nose, not attempting to prevent the migration of yellow. A droplet landed on my blouse, smearing over the blue. I rubbed it with my fingertip, blending the two together until a vibrant green formed.
Like Gil’s eyes.
Like the school field we used to walk over.
For the trees we’d hang out beneath.
He sucked in a breath as I looked up. My body no longer screamed at him to leave me alone. It liquefied just like the paint, moulding to him, warming against him, changing its molecules the longer he stared.
My heart hammered as he reached behind me, his eyes flickering to the rainbow of shades. Selecting one, he twisted off the cap.
A rich, fuchsia that glowed with femininity and fun.
Without a word, he tipped a generous dollop onto my chest, tearing at my blouse buttons until they popped and the fabric gaped open.”
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MEET PEPPER WINTERS:
Pepper currently has thirty-one books released in nine languages. She’s hit best-seller lists (USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal) thirty-seven times. She dabbles in multiple genres, ranging from Dark Romance to Coming of Age.
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 #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. She’s also honoured to wear the IndieReader Badge for being a Top 10 Indie Bestseller.
After releasing two books with Grand Central, Hachette (Ruin & Rule and Sin & Suffer) Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work.
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