Blog Tour with Giveaway & Review – Indebted (Debt Inheritance, book 1) by Pepper Winters

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~ Synopsis ~

“I own you. I have the piece of paper to prove it. It’s undeniable and unbreakable. You belong to me until you’ve paid off your debts.”

Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Being the first born daughter, her life is forfeit to the first born son of the Hawks to pay for sins of ancestors past. The dark ages might have come and gone, but debts never leave. She has no choice in the matter.

She is no longer free.

Jethro Hawk receives Nila as an inheritance present on his twenty-ninth birthday. Her life is his until she’s paid off a debt that’s centuries old. He can do what he likes with her—nothing is out of bounds—she has to obey.

There are no rules. Only payments.

A modern day Dark Erotic Romance



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~ Excerpt ~

Nina’s POV

Huge disappointment, Ms. Weaver.” His cold glare sent a snowstorm wiping away the bonfire in my belly. “I’m done playing games, so cut the bullshit. Time to begin the day.” His voice gave no room for interpretation. A cold draft shot down my back.

My brief reprieve from debts and horrible Hawks was over. I’d been shown something I desperately wanted, but denied it because I failed to please him.

“You could teach me…show me how…” I couldn’t make eye contact with him. Mortification painted my cheeks for both admitting I was clueless and asking a monster to coach me.

Jethro laughed. “You think that will save you from what’s coming? Was that your little plan? To make me fuck you in the hopes I might feel something for you?”

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~ Review by Courtney ~

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

I couldn’t wait to get started on this book.  The synopsis sounded amazing, and I had a feeling this story would just hit it out of the park.  Unfortunatley, I was a bit disappointed with this installment.   Debt Inheritance is the first installment in the indebted series.  It started out fairly strong, and there were some very scenes, but it felt as if the plot was to clarify what the debt was and why it was owed.

The concept is incredibly interesting and the writing was wonderful, but the flow of the story was lacking for me. At times it felt repetitive, Jethro and Nila have this constant back and forth and by the end of the book I felt that there just wasn’t enough given with the characters.  The book ends on a cliffhanger, which made it a bit irritating for me.  Here I was reading to see what happens next, waiting for this moment that would tie this installment together and, I just felt, I didn’t get that.  At this point in the series, there is no romance between Jethro and Nila.  It is dark in the elements that Nila has to face once Jethro takes her, but that’s about it.  Aside from the occasional internal dialogue of the characters and what they are feeling, there is no real connection between them.  There is sexual tension, but then they both get pissed off at themselves for feeling that and then it was back to square one.

With the way the story ended, I do want to see what happens in the next installment.  I am very intrigued with the storyline and the concept of what is happening.  I am just hoping there is more to the characters development with one another in the next installment.  I gave Debt Inheritance 3.5 out of 5 books!







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~ Purchase Links ~

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~ About the Author ~

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)

Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3)


Her Grey Romance books include:



~ Author Links ~

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