Blog Tour (Book Review, Excerpt & Giveaway): Third Debt by Pepper Winters



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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…

Grace Review

Fine, but if any review would warrant shouty caps, it would be this one.

This is a gut-clenching, terrifying and addictive addition to the series.

“Nothing is ever black and white, Nila.  You should know that by now.  It’s all how you survive the grey.”

I believe I’ve said it before, but this is a long series, with 6 books planned. Each time I pick up the next installment, I’m convinced that the story will drag and become repetitive. And each time, I finish thinking about how much the author blew me away. I think it is fair to say that this is one of the most complex, intense and well plotted series’ I’ve read in a long time. There is so much going on this story, it is hard to wrap my head around it.

Since I don’t want to spoil anything for, I’ll just give you some quick truths.

Cut gets my vote for Worst Father of the Year!
This guy just gets worse and worse every book. With Nila gone, he abuses Jethro and guides him towards a path of addiction. But yeah, at least he didn’t kill Jethro, right? . . . . No comment.

What was surprising was how Jethro fell under the dickhead’s spell. Suddenly getting praise from his father seems to be a healing process for him. While I was scratching my head as to why, it is all explained later.

“I like this man before me.  I’m honoured to call him my son.”


Jethro’s illness is revealed
He has what?! I have to admit, I had to reread the explained condition several times to understand it. I don’t think anyone could have predicted that illness, even YaYa, who seems to have weird psychic reading powers. Anywho, once the condition is explained, so many things make sense. How he acts with his family, how he acts with NIla. My biggest concern at this point would be, is Nila enough to fix him?

“Now you know . . . now you know how it feels to live with my curse.”

Yes, it is possible to trump the second debt
My heart was in my throat when reading about the second debt, and I wish I could tell you it gets easier. The author is pretty sneaky with this one, barely mentioning the debt for a good part of the book. And then Nila is told to dress a certain way one night, and once again, I’m choking with anxiety, or at least, that’s what it felt like. But the author does lay out what the debt really is, taunting you for several pages, just as Nila was taunted for several hours. Once revealed, I was a bit nervous I wouldn’t even be able to read it. All I can say about the debt is that things take an interesting turn. I’ll leave it at that.

Motherf’ing cliffhanger
Sometimes I’m anxious towards the end of a book. I desperately want the author to tie things up and not leave me hanging. Not only does this sadistic author not tie things up, she throws two HUGE twists at you in the last pages, leaving you with a motherf’ing cliffhanger. My exact reaction at the last words . . . . .


So one request for the author: write faster! I will be upping my meds to prepare, but don’t leave me hanging too long. My heart can’t take it. PLEASE AND THANK YOU!

– Grace

*An ARC was received for an honest review.




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.”


Series Reading Order

Debt Interitance (Indebted #1) ONLY $0.99

First Debt (Indebted #2)

Second Debt (Indebted #3) January 26th:
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Nook: TBD

Third Debt (Indebted #4)





PREORDER Fourth Debt (Indebted #5) NOW







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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