Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Third Debt by Pepper Winters




More Jethro & Nila? Yes Please! 
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“She healed me. She broke me. I set her free. But we are in this together. We will end this together. The rules of this ancient game can’t be broken.”

Nila Weaver no longer recognises herself. She’s left her lover, her courage, and her promise. Two debts down. Too many to go.

Jethro Hawk no longer recognises himself. He’s embraced what he always ran from, and now faces punishment far greater than he feared.

It’s almost time. It’s demanding to be paid.

The Third Debt will be the ultimate test...





HOW HAD THIS happened?

Where did it all go so wrong?

Jethro was supposed to love me. I was supposed to love him.

Yet he’d given me over to his family. He’d bound the ropes, blindfolded my eyes, and gifted me to his kin.

“Know what time it is, Nila Weaver?” Daniel breathed in my ear.

I jerked away. The restraints around my body meant I couldn’t run, couldn’t fight; I couldn’t even see.

Oh, God.

Please don’t let them do this.

I wanted to scream for Jethro to save me. I wanted him to put an end to this and claim me once and for all. Didn’t our connection mean anything?

You know it’s all different now.

Ever since I’d returned to Hawksridge Hall, things had been different—horribly, horribly different.

The fire crackled in the billiards room where the Hawk men had been playing poker. The air was hot and muggy and laced with cognac fumes.

Tonight, I’d had plans to end whatever changed between Jethro and me forever.

But now…those plans had changed.

Kestrel ran his fingers over my collar. “Relax, little Weaver. It will all be over soon.”

Cut chuckled. “Yes, soon you can go to sleep and pretend none of this happened.”

My ears strained for one other voice. The voice of the man who controlled my heart even though he’d thrown it back in my face.

But only silence greeted me.

Daniel snickered, licking my cheek. “Time to pay, Weaver.”

Someone clapped and in a voice full of darkness and doom said, “It’s time for the Third Debt.”





 

I shook my head, my heart smarting with pain. “What happened to you?” I reached for him, wanting to clutch his forearm and reassure myself that our bond was still there.

With a sneer, he sidestepped, staying out of reach. “What happened to me?” Smiling coldly, he made me seem as if I were some idiot child asking for the universe’s secrets. “I got better. That’s what happened to me.”

“I don’t—I don’t understand. You weren’t ill.”

“You wouldn’t understand. No one can understand another’s problems. All you need to know is that I’m cured and I won’t make the same mistakes again.”

I took a step back, goosebumps scattering over my body. “Don’t say that. I’m in love with you. Something like that cannot be undone—”

“Love is a chemical imbalance, Ms. Weaver. I am no longer imbalanced.” He came closer. “Don’t get cold feet on your invitation. You promised you would come, and you don’t want to give me a reason to punish you so soon…do you?”

My skin pinpricked with panic. That sentence should’ve dripped with eroticism. But it wasn’t. It was cold…lifeless…like him.

Snapping his fingers, Jethro held out his hand. He kept his digits curled slightly so I couldn’t see the tattoo marks on the tips. “Come. I want to be back at Hawksridge before sunrise.”





Nila dropped the jumper onto the desk, cupping her breasts. “Does this count as acceptable to you?”

I couldn’t breathe.

Everything I’d been running from made my head pound, my cock beg, and the drugs in my system to fucking disintegrate.

What was it about her? Why did she have this control over me? And why was I utterly, ridiculously helpless around her?

God fucking help me.

Didn’t she know the more she antagonised me and made me slip, the more likely Cut would give her to Daniel and fucking slaughter me in my sleep? I wanted to strike her—hammer the precariousness of our situation home.

“Why did you bring me here?” she murmured, skirting the desk.

I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the hard pinpricks on her chest. She couldn’t be cold—not in this furnace. That meant she was turned on.

My mind instantly went to one question. Is she wet?

“Kes told you. Our secrets are now yours.”

“I don’t think that’s the only reason.” Closing the distance, she licked her bottom lip. “I think you wanted me off the estate, so you could have me without anyone seeing.” Her voice layered with sex and invitation. “You wanted me away from the cameras, so you could drop the act and show me the truth.”

Fuck.

I cleared my throat. “What truth?”

“That all of this is a lie. That you’re still the man I fell for—playing the same game you said you were sick of before I left.”

Shaking my head, I tried to clear my thoughts. “You’re once again delusional.” Swallowing hard, I ordered, “Go down to the sorting floor. I have a meeting to take care of—”

“No,” she breathed. “I’m not going anywhere until you stop being an asshole and show me the real you.” Closing the final distance, she stood beside me, crackling with mischief and lust.

Locking eyes, she undid the button and zipper of her jeans. “Don’t hide from me, Jethro. I can’t stay strong if you cut me out.”

My legs bunched to push the swivel chair backward. One heave and I could launch myself free and run from her web. But somehow, I couldn’t. I remained tethered in place; breathing fast, fear swamping my lungs.

She grabbed my wrist. “Don’t fight it. You can’t fight the inevitable.” Without a word, she pressed my hand into her trousers.





This series is searing!

Her brilliance is boundless.

She is the reigning Queen of Dark, Depraved & Dubious….

She’s a marvel.

She’s iconic.

She is my book idol.

Pepper Winters is a distinctive writer. She has written a riveting saga that is mind bending, delicious and very disturbing. Her stories enthrall and make your body feels things. Pepper has the gift of awakening emotions through literary print. I truly adore and devour her words…. They take you on a visually stimulating ride that is turbulent, treacherous and passionate.

Her latest installment takes you further into the embroiled relationship dating back centuries between the Weavers and the Hawks. Your heart will shatter. Your mind will reel as you devour the pages of this undeniably explosive story that pits two lovers against each other and two families. The stakes are high and all is fair in the art of love and war.

Jethro's fate precariously dangles in Cut's hands. Jethro is initially torn over his undying love and own salvation as he decides what must be done in order to stay alive. What starts out as his only option becomes his addiction. We see this damaged hero transform before our eyes. You'll feel his numbness and it will hurt your heart. We get a deeper perspective on his debilitating condition. It truly pained me to see what he may of endured all his life. Yet in true Pepper fashion she also bewilders you leaving aspects of his condition a mystery that makes me very curious.

“My skin itched. My heart burst. My thoughts were a turbid wreck.” - Jethro

Nila is yearning for what she tasted and now can no longer have. She misses the lifestyle at Hawksridge. She's discovered that she has purpose and strength when she's with her forbidden lover. However, she soon learns something is off. Jethro is different. He's no longer the same man she left behind. Can she see through Jet's constructed walls? Has she lost to Cut's maniacal ministrations? I felt terribly sad for Nila. I felt her despair and desperation over her separation from Kite. As I read her texts I truly ached for her predicament. Then watching her mastermind her next steps was exciting and invigorating. The relationship between the two is uncertain and because their fate lies in limbo. May this couple survive this despicable and disgraceful power struggle of two families twisted together in hate, betrayal and sadness.

“My heart bled for him. But at the same time I no longer cared.”- Nila

“He didn’t deserve my compassion or affection or tenderness.” -Nila

This experience has been daunting and diabolically divine. I am forever hooked on her depraved stories that GUT ME, TEASE & TAUNT ME. Her sinister plots engage me and take me to unexplored heights every time.

I'm a gluten for Pepper Winters punishment.....

Often, once you get deeper into a series sometimes they fall flat. Well, the Indebted series is proving to be the opposite. They are getting more intense, more exciting, more desperate, more sad, more angsty and more twisted. Just more EVERYTHING! And along with that my emotions are exploding for Kes, Jethro, Nila and this screwed up situation that has turned me on and broken my heart!

I've not yet discovered a more talented writer that truly makes me eager to read, challenges my morals and excites my wicked side. Each book she produces is spellbinding. They take you on a journey where your heart will shatter, stutter and shake before returning to normal. Thank You -P!

I give this Book 5 Stellar Stars <3 <3




Third Debt by Pepper Winters is the next book in the Indebted Series. The story of Nila and Jethro picks up at the cliff hanger of the last book (thank goodness lol) with Nila being taken away from Hawkes Ridge by the FBI. The readers was left wondering what would happen to the feelings that were developing between these two now that Nila has been rescued and I was hoping to find out what secret Jethro has that causes him to seek "remedies" from his sister in secret. This book has been the best one in the series so far, but beware of the cliff hanger at the end because you will never see that one coming. Third Debt was a 3.5 star read for me and I would recommend the series to others who enjoy a dark read with a plot that is far from realistic but will intrigue you all the same.

Although Nila is rescued from captivity and returned to her father and her beloved twin brother, she yearns for Jethro's touch like she has never yearned for anything before. Struggling to become acclimated back with the world she left behind, her thoughts are constantly going to Jethro, wondering what he is doing, if he is okay and if he thinks of her and misses her as much as she does him. When she finally returns to Hawkes Ridge, the Jethro that she finds is an absolute stranger, someone that she doesn't even recognize by the cold way in which he regards her. Hoping that she will be able to make him fall in love with her all over again, Nila does everything that she can to reach his heart, even wandering the halls of the house at night searching for his room, knowing how dangerous it can be for her if she is found by one of the other brothers.

Jethro knows the only way to earn his father's respect and to stay alive, is to take the "cure" that his father has provided and shut off every feelings that he has. He is doing well and his father has noticed the change for the better in him, that is until Nila returns. Jethro struggles to keep his feelings cold with Nila, taking more than the recommended dosage of pills in order to keep the cold wall around his heart when she is near. It is only when he discovers that the Third Debt is to be commenced that he begins to worry about someone else touching what belongs to him, someone else touching who he loves. And that is a thought that he can't seem to bear. With his brother by his side, they concoct a plan that seems foolproof in order to fool their father that the debt was paid in accordance with tradition, only to discover that he can't be easily fooled.

Jethro and Nila now face the unthinkable and what happens next shocked and intrigued me at the same time. I now have no clue what Nila's fate will ultimately be, as I always saw her getting through to Jethro in the end before it was time to join her ancestors on the hill but now I am not so sure. I can't wait to read the next book!






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First Debt (Indebted #2) 




Second Debt (Indebted #3)




Third Debt (Indebted #4)




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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 puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.


Her Dark Erotica books include:
Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)
Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)

Her Grey Romance books include:
Destroyed


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