Third Debt (Indebted #4) by Pepper Winters-Review and Book Tour

Third Debt (Indebted #4) by Pepper Winters-Review and Book Tour

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Third Debt
Indebted #4
by Pepper Winters
Release Date: April 17, 2015
Genre: adult, contemporary, dark erotic romance

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 17, 2015

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…


REVIEW: THIRD DEBT is the fourth installment in Pepper Winters’s adult, contemporary Indebted dark erotic romance series focusing on a six hundred year old debt the Hawk family believes comes due with the first born Weaver daughter-and Nila Weaver is this generation’s payment. THIRD DEBT is the continuing story of Nila Weaver and Jethro Hawk-fated enemies who fell in love only to discover that love does not conquer all.

Told from alternating first person points of view (Nila and Jethro) with an added chapter from Kestral’s (Jethro’s brother) POV, THIRD DEBT picks up immediately after the events of SECOND DEBT in which Nila Weaver was finally freed from her captors only to return of her own free will in the hopes of saving Jethro Hawk from the evil that has tried to destroy his soul. What ensues is a struggle between our leading couple as Jethro tries to prevent the implementation of the Third Debt while ensuring his rightful place as the Hawk Family successor. Nila must pay for the sins of the past, and in this payment is meted out in flesh.

Once again, the premise is disturbing; heartbreaking and absolutely painful to read. The Hawk family believes that the original Weaver descendants owe a debt with their life, and in this, each successive generation of Hawk males have enacted a payment in death and blood from the Weaver female line.

THIRD DEBT and thusly the Indebted series is not an easy read. There are scenes of emotional and physical abuse, torture, slavery, imprisonment, BDSM all wrapped tightly in a dark, erotic romance themed storyline. Nila has fallen in love with her captor thus eliciting a ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ scenario-one that places both Nila and Jethro on the verge of total breakdown with disastrous consequences. The authorities turn away; extended family pay a price; and through it all Nila plays a game in the hopes that, in the end, she and Jethro will walk away-alive and well. But Jethro is not the puppet master; someone else controls the strings and there will be no walking away for either one.

Pepper Winters weaves a dramatic tale of intense passion, distressing images and horrendous family values resulting in a staggering and fascinating story. The reader is helpless; defenseless; pulled into the abyss, into the nightmare that has become Nila and Jethro’s reality. The amazing and charismatic characters are tragic; their stories are heartbreaking and destructive; the storyline controversial and addicting. Not everyone will get their happily ever after.

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Reviewed by Sandy

Excerpt beige

NILA: 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.”
JETHRO: 2 months prior-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.”


Series Spotlight

Debt Inheritance
Indebted #1
by Pepper Winters
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotica, dark romance
Release Date: August 18, 2014

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Click HERE to read Sandy’s review of DEBT INHERITANCE

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 18, 2014

“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


First Debt
Indebted #2
by Pepper Winters
Genre: adult,contemporary,erotic,
Release Date:November 12, 2014

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About the book: Release Date November 12, 2014

Click HERE to watch the trailer for FIRST DEBT (Indebted #2) by Pepper Winters

Click HERE to read Sandy’s review of FIRST DEBT

“You say I’ll never own you. If I win—you willingly give me that right. You sign not only the debt agreement, but another—one that makes me your master until your last breath is taken. You do that, and I’ll give you this.”

Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Stolen, taken, and bound not by monsters but by an agreement written over six hundred years ago, she has no way out.

She belongs to Jethro as much as she denies it.

Jethro Hawk’s patience is running out. His inheritance gift tests, challenges, and surprises him—and not in good ways. He hasn’t leashed her but he thinks he might’ve found a way to bind her forever.

Debts are mounting. Payment waiting.


Indebted #3
by Pepper Winters
Genre: adult, contemporary, dark, erotic romance
Release Date: January 26, 2015 / Barnes and Noble / KOBO /

Second DebtABOUT THE BOOK: January 2, 2015

Click HERE for Sandy’s review of SECOND DEBT

“I tried to play a game. I tried to wield deceit as perfectly as the Hawks. But when I thought I was winning, I wasn’t. Jethro isn’t what he seems—he’s the master of duplicity. However, I refuse to let him annihilate me further.”

Nila Weaver has grown from naïve seamstress to full-blown fighter. Every humdrum object is her arsenal, and sex…sex is her greatest weapon of all.

She’s paid the First Debt. She’ll probably pay more.

But she has no intention of letting the Hawks win.

Jethro Hawk has found more than a worthy adversary in Nila—he’s found the woman who could destroy him. There’s a fine line between hatred and love, and an even finer path between fear and respect.

The fate of his house rests on his shoulders, but no matter how much ice lives inside his heart, Nila flames too bright to be extinguished.

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About The Author beige

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.

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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:

Her Indebted Series include
Debt Inheritance
First Debt
Second Debt
Third Debt


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7 thoughts on “Third Debt (Indebted #4) by Pepper Winters-Review and Book Tour

  1. Fantastic review. I have read this series as well, and it is very dark-definitely not for everyone. Congrats to Pepper on the new release

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