Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Pepper Winters "Fourth Debt (indebted #5)."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Pepper Winters "Fourth Debt (Indebted #5)."

Amazon.com:   http://amzn.to/1M2WwoD
Amazon UK:    http://amzn.to/1z3zElM

Synopsis:

Fifth Book in the New York Times Bestselling Series

“We’d won. We’d cut through the lies and treachery and promised an alliance that would free us both. But even as we won, we lost. We didn’t see what was coming. We didn’t know we had to plan a resurrection.” 

Nila Weaver fell in love. She gifted her entire soul to a man she believed was worthy. And in the process, she destroyed herself. Three debts paid, the fourth only days away. The Debt Inheritance has almost claimed another victim. 

Jethro Hawk fell in love. He let down his walls to a woman he believed was his cure. For a moment, he was free. But then he paid the ultimate price. 

There is no more love. Only war. Hope is dead. Now, there is only death all around them. 

Review: Surj

So I started "Fourth Debt" this morning and it's now 4pm and I'm done with it and holy mother heaven, Pepper Winters ... seriously???? I didn't think this crazy ride that is the "Indebted Series" could pick up any more momentum but this author is seriously bringing out the big guns now. I thought I'd seen it all with that mother of all gutsy endings in "Third Debt" but hell no. Just as I thought things had started to come to a head and the picture was becoming clearer, the parts of the puzzle starting to fit a little more seamlessly, this author decided to throw in all sorts of twists and turns, leaving me (yet again) trying to catch all of the spinning plates.  I'm so screwed when it comes to figuring out how all of this is going to end because each and every time I've come up with a theory, it's been blown to smithereens!!!! 

From one indebted to another, you're not forgotten. 
I love you. I miss you. I only think of you. 

So yup that "Third Debt" ending... Is he? Isn't he? I couldn't possibly say but if you thought Nila had seen the worst of her torture, think again. There was no let up, no reprieve for her in paying the debts of her forefathers and with Pepper Winters twisted mind deciding on all manners of fucked up middle age torture methods, I was left truly devastated for her. Google images became my best friend (or worst enemy as the case may be) as I bought up image after image of the sheer brutality this woman had to endure and honestly, what I saw put the fear of god into me. Thank the lord we no longer live in those times where such methods are deemed acceptable forms of punishment. Poor Nila. Despite growing in strength, confidence and conviction. Despite wrapping her heart in a blanket of ice and allowing numbness to consume her, I wondered whether everything the Hawks would put her through would eventually tear down her walls and break her. And if she did break, could I blame her? Absolutely not. She had endured so much already. 

My heart kept beating, but I was no longer alive. 
I wasn't human. I was a killer waiting for first blood. 

This fifth book in the "Indebted Series" really helped to shed some light on some of the previous Weaver women who had suffered at the hands of the Hawk men (Nila's mother and great great grandmother in particular) and let's just say, what I discovered was definitely an eye opener. In fact the more things came to light, the more I realised, nothing was quite as it appeared and the more answers I got, the more questions came up and so the vicious cycle continued.  As I read like my life depended on it, my mind remained in a constant state of high alert as I tried to decipher who was friend and who was foe. If payment for debts inherited wasn't enough, there were further rumblings of the need for revenge as even more truths were revealed and hearts were left shattered. Let's just say nothing would ever be the same again for the Hawks or the Weavers but if Daniel, Cut and Bonnie had anything to do with it, that fit perfectly into their evil masterplan to make Nila pay in any way, shape or form they chose. I swear to god though, that old witch of a woman seriously needs to just keel over already because she really is the devil in disguise!!!

Love was what ruined me the most. 
Love was the ultimate destroyer. 

So Pepper Winters has continued to fuck with my head despite me thinking she couldn't fuck with it anymore than she did with the that third Debt ending but nope, she just went that extra mile to ensure she's left it in all sorts of a jumbled mess. I cannot wait for the finale in this series... I'm on tender hooks already at the thoughts of how it could all end. I want metaphorical fireworks Mrs Winters but I have a feeling that's already a given. Another ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ . Anything less would be an injustice to one hell of an amazing book and series. 


Excerpt:

Cut shook his head, looking at his mother. “They never fucking learn.”

Bonnie laughed. “Neither did you, dear. Not for a long time.”

He wrapped an arm around her brittle shoulders. “I can’t imagine ever being so terrible.”

My fingernails dug into my palm as I witnessed a seemingly normal bond. How could evil have so many layers? How could it be so obvious one moment, then hidden by family ties and hierarchy the next?

Bonnie tapped her cane against Cut’s foot. “You’re not forgetting what you did, are you? Because I have news for you—you were worse. A lot worse.” Moving forward, she dislodged his hold. “But I straightened out the mess you made. I put things right. I have every faith you will, too.”

Cut nodded. “Damn right, I will.” His eyes strained but apart from a few cracks in his smooth veneer, I would never have guessed he’d pulled the trigger on two of his children.

He’s dead.

He’s dead.

All because of me.

Inching closer to Jasmine, I whispered so only she would hear. “He tried to shoot you, but Jethro saved you. Do you have no shame?”

Her eyes zeroed in on mine. Thoughts and emotions flickered over her face but she didn’t reply.

Her betrayal hurt. Jethro and Kes had loved her. They’d died for her. Who could claim to love them in return yet continue to be in the same house as the man who’d shot them?

My stomach twisted. “You make me sick.”

Her hands tightened around the rims of her wheels. Shutters slammed over her eyes, but still no response.

Tears stung but I had nothing else to say. Only one promise that she might as well hear, so she’d know who truly loved her brother. “I’ll kill you for this. Just like I’ll kill them.”

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:

Destroyed

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