Friday, November 21, 2014

❧Blog Tour❧ First Debt (Indebted #2) by ❦Pepper Winters❦

First Debt by Pepper Winter  is LIVE!
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Excerpt #1
A small gasp fell from my lips as his fingers kissed the paper-thin skin. His eyes held me hostage. The golden brown was now a swirling bronze, raging with the same demanding hunger I knew reflected in mine.
“This sort of reminds me of the forest,” I whispered. “The trees around us—no one else.” My words fell like petals, waiting for Jethro to crush them beneath his glossy shoe.
But…he didn’t.
Tracing one hand from my wrist, along the inside of my arm, and right to my throat, he fisted my ponytail. With intensity that stripped my soul to the very essence of who I was, he pulled my head back slowly, sensually, full of sexual power.
His eyes dropped to my mouth. “I’ll let you in on a little secret, Ms. Weaver.”
I panted, my neck straining against his hold, but I made no move to break the poignant awareness.
“You won that night, but I lied when I said it pissed me off.” His mouth dropped, his tongue licked my bottom lip with the barest of grazes.

Excerpt #2
My stomach churned with the promise.
I will make him love me.
My conviction wasn’t flimsy or half-hearted.
And then I’ll destroy him.

Excerpt #3
And, if I was honest, they’d transformed me into the same kind of creature. Someone who had evolved from a single dimension and now lived with so many avenues of personalities.
I was still the quiet, vertigo-stricken girl from London, but I was also the woman who liked being tormented, who thrived on a fight, and who thirsted for sex.
And that stupefied me.

First Debt (Book Two) Indebted Series
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“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.

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Debt Inheritance (Book One) Indebted Series
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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

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First Debt (Indebted, #2)First Debt by Pepper Winters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow. Where to start?

It picks up right where book one left off, Nila running through the woods, nekkid. If you read book 1, then you know the agreement. Nila tries hard, real hard, but... ((Squirrel is a traitor!))

Now she's brought back to Hawksridge, still as a captive and now must go through her first debt. She keeps trying to thaw out Jet to make him see that this is, wrong. One minute it's working, then the next it's not. This man gives me whiplash. You think you have him figured out and he goes and does something else.

Now we have a added conundrum, Kes the younger brother. In this web of lies and mind games you're trying to sort out what's real and what's false, and in the end, you still don't really know. Is Jethrow playing her or is he trying to be sincere? Same as Kes.. we just don't know. In the end, its a very "bum, bum, bum" moment *cue cheesy mystery music*

Its left my head reeling with a lot of unanswered questions, in a good way of course, cuz it means I'll come back for book 3 like a greedy little Weaver Whore.

I give this book 4+ diamonds

***Given as an ARC for an honest review***

First Debt (Indebted, #2)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book of the Indebted series. It picks up immediately where book one ends. Nila is on the run from Jethro. Neither can seem to get a bead on the other.
I didn't trust Jethro. At all. This was a battle. Every time we touched, licked, and eventually fucked, it would be war. And only one victor would come out alive. I have every intention of winning.

Book one kinda left me thinking WTF is going on. I seriously had no idea. This book is still very mysterious, but the reader is given several tidbits along the way that help to fill in some of the blanks. We discover some of the reasons for the debt between the families, but still have much more to learn. And we have the first of the "collections" take place.
"Then it's time for payment. Today is your First Debt, Ms. Weaver. The Debt Inheritance has begun."

Things don't exactly go as planned. Feelings come in to play. But at the end of the day, nothing changes the facts.
"How will you live with yourself when my blood pours over your perfect shoes?"

This series is full of words that have symbolic meanings and connections. I feel like there is a puzzle to be solved, a secret riddle inside. On the surface it's definitely a battle of wills, but not the battle one would think. Learning more about the Hawks, makes me wonder who is really the one in control. Will Nila have enough time to figure it out and save herself, or is already too late?

We would keep on ruining each other. We would keep on desecrating debts and vows. And we would keep on fucking up our future until nothing but horror remained.

I liked Debt Inheritance, but First Debt is quite a bit better in my opinion. The storyline is better. I felt more of an attachment—less vague, more personal feeling. This definitely left me wanting more, and I will absolutely continue with the next read as soon as it's available.

4.5 stars

***Copy given in exchange for an honest review***

About the Author
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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:

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