Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Blog Tour ARC Review: Fourth Debt by Pepper Winters


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.

**Only suitable for Dark Romance lovers. 
Full length book. Six in series. Fourth Debt is 85,000 words.


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Fourth Debt is the eagerly awaited follow up to the heart stopping cliffhanger we have to endure at the end of Third Debt. What will happened to our doomed couple Nila and Jethro in the sick and twisted game orchestrated by the Hawks family.

With Jethro and Kes's lives hanging in the balance, Nila was left to deal with the aftermath alone. She had to fight her own battle and had no one to trust. Is Jasmine and Flaw even on her side? I don't blame her for being all paranoid towards everyone. But to me, is obvious who is the good and bad guys.

I will kill them.
And I will dance on their graves when I do.

I always prefer the badass Nila, as opposed to dejected Nila. So when she went all gung ho and plotting to kill everyone, I'm all for it. 

However, I did find the first half of the book was on the slow side and everything is on status quo. It seems like without Jethro in the picture, Nila alone didn't bring enough intensity into the story. I feel that we spent too much time with her inner turmoil and desolation. This series simply needs both its main characters to be in the same page to have the special kind of sparks.

Only until towards the last quarter whereby we are getting into the Fourth Debt payment that things started to get interesting. I'm amazed with the creative medieval tortured devices. I wonder is that made up or for real. Bonnie, Cut and Daniel are as despicable and evil as ever, you just wanted to see them die a horrible dead, slowly, torturously.

For fans of the Indebt series, you definitely wouldn't want to miss out what happened to Jethro, Nila and Kes, and now I even care for Jasmine and Vaughn as well. This end in another nail biting cliffhanger that left me anxious for the next one. I'm sure Pepper Winters will end the series with a bang.




Vaughn

FUNNY HOW LIFE plays practical jokes.
The past few days—that had to be a fucking joke, right?
No logical answer would make sense of what I’d seen, heard, and lived the past seventy-two hours.
My sister.
My best friend and twin.
This was what she’d been living with? This was how she’d been treated?
This was what she wanted to return to?
Motherfucking why? Why would she ever want to return to this insanity?
We’d been raised in a broken home, chained to an empire that absorbed us right from birth. But we were kept safe, warm, and loved. We grew up together. We shared everything.
But now…I had no fucking clue who my sister was. 
But then she came to me.
A woman I never knew existed.
The most stunning creature I’d ever seen.
Only she didn’t come to me on feet or wings of an angel. She rolled into my life and demanded my help.
And for better or for worse…
I helped her.

Nila

“LET ME GO!”
Daniel cackled like a mad hyena, his fingers stabbing into my bicep. Without breaking his stride, he stole me further away from the parlour and into the bowels of the house.
I didn’t want to go. I didn’t want to go anywhere with him.
“Take me back!”
He can’t be dead!
Just because he lay unmoving and bloody didn’t mean he was gone.
That’s exactly what it means.
I shook my head, dislodging those awful thoughts. He’s alive. He had to be.
I couldn’t tolerate any other answer. I refused to live in a world where evil triumphed over good. That wasn’t right—life couldn’t be that cruel.
It’s always been that way.
My mind filled with images of my mother. My father’s desolation. My broken childhood. Evil had puppeteered us from day one. Why should now be any different?
He’s not dead!
I swallowed a sob.
Please don’t be dead…
I fought harder. “Let me see him. You can’t do this!”
Daniel cackled louder. “Keep begging, Weaver. Won’t do you any good.”
He’s not dead!
I locked my knees, fighting him every step. “Stop!” Looking back the way we’d come, the door to the parlour seemed so far away—a bright beacon at the end of a festering corridor. “They were your brothers, you insane psychopath. Don’t you feel anything?!”
Please let me go to him. He has to be alive…
Please let my twin stay alive…
Let all of this be a nightmare!
I couldn’t cope with Jethro murdered; I’d go clinically insane if they killed V, too.
“I feel relief. I no longer have to put up with their simpering bullshit.” He flashed his teeth. “Cut did us all a favour.”
Cut will die.
He was evil incarnate. He deserved to die in excruciatingly painful ways.
I refuse to believe they’re dead.
“I said stop!” I wriggled harder, only succeeding in Daniel’s fingers tearing into my flesh. Goosebumps covered my skin while ice steadily froze my veins. Every second was endless torture. I couldn’t live without Jethro.
It can’t end like this!
“You won’t win, Weaver.” Daniel tugged harder. “Accept what’s fucking happened and obey me.”

Series Reading Order

Debt Inheritance (Indebted #1) FREE
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First Debt (Indebted #2) 
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Second Debt (Indebted #3) 
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Third Debt (Indebted #4)
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 Fourth Debt (Indebted #5) 
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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:
Destroyed

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