Monday, August 18, 2014

Debt Inheritance by Pepper Winters ~ Release Day Review and Giveaway

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Title: Debt Inheritance (Indebted, #1)

Author: Pepper Winters

Genre: Dark Erotica

Release Date: August 18 2014


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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

Becs’ Review

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Oh, Holy CRAP!! All Hail Pepper Winters, Undisputed Queen of the Darkness.  Yes, this is absolutely Vintage Pepper Winters – a darkly fascinating and compelling read that will have you hurtling through the pages and howling for more at the end.  I didn’t just read this book – I completely devoured this book!  It absolutely consumed me and I found it nigh on impossible to put down.


Even after the first chapter I had chills and goosebumps and I knew I was in for a dark ride.  The hallmark of good dark erotica is to scare and shock you while turning you on, all at the same time and Debt Inheritance definitely does that with a couple of strong standout scenes that will appal you and yet completely entrance you.


Our poor abused heroine is Nila Weaver, very much loved daughter and twin sister, brought up in the heart of an overprotective father and possessive twin brother, very much cocooned at the centre of her family with really only one sexual experience to talk of.


Turns out that all that freedom was nothing but an illusion for Nila.  She was always indebted, always promised into a life of servitude long before she was born and never destined to pursue her glittering dreams at liberty.  Jethro comes to call in that debt and whisks her away from the glittering catwalk show in Milan to his secluded and isolated mansion in the heart of England where she will begin to pay off that debt.


Jethro was truly freaking terrifying.  I kept looking for the spark of humanity, a little glimmer of the hero about him but there is none.  He is an out and out bastard with absolutely no redeeming features, more than willing to share her out amongst his ‘men’.  Oh, Nila – where is your Q?  Who will rescue you from this awful fate?  I see no one here that can help her – Nila will have to save herself, if she is to be saved.


I so admired Nila’s strength and fortitude, her determination not to be beaten down by this society of sick and depraved men.  I loved the way she tried to keep her integrity intact all the while knowing that she must submit to their disgusting demands.  Domineering as Jethro is, Nila’s still holding some secrets to herself and I hope to see more of the mysterious Kite in the books to come.


Poor Nila – she has so much to endure through no fault of her own, paying off a centuries old debt, holding the fate of those she loves in her hands, fearing for their lives as well as her own.  The  book starts off in the frenzied atmosphere of a catwalk show in Milan and builds with a frightening  intensity and hits fever pitch when we get to the shock and awe that is the second half of this novel which contains scenes so darkly fascinating it’s just about impossible to stop reading. Even though the story so far really only spans about 24 hours, if that, so much is packed into these pages making it an engrossing read, you’ll feel like you’ve read a much longer book.




The ending is left wide open and  I can’t believe we’ve now got to wait several months for First Debt, book 2 of the Indebted series, to be released.  I don’t know how I’m going to make it through – I need this book NOW!!!  Are you listening Pepper??  This is a lightning storm of high quality dark erotica, both frightening and fascinating.  This is Pepper Winters at her finest.


5 darkly indebted stars


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 Jethro's POV

I stood up slowly, clicking my tongue. “Ah, ah, ah, Ms. Weaver. Don’t take that tone with me. You’re the failure. You’re the prisoner. You take what I give you. You do not assume to have any say or authority. That includes listening to everything I deem important to tell you.” Ghosting to a stop in front of her, I murmured, “Is that quite understood?”

I flexed my muscles, welcoming back the soothing chillness of control. I hadn’t liked stepping outside my confines of civility. Things got messy when silence was disrupted. Things got rushed when tempers rose and curses flowed.

And I didn’t want to rush her undoing. I wanted to savour it. Devour it.


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Series Reading Order

1. Indebted

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2. First Debt – due for release later in 2014

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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)

Her Grey Romance books include:


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