Publisher Description

New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Dark Romance Series.

“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

Advance Reviews: A perfect modern day romance with a vintage, old world twist, bikers, alphas, and a debt that takes too much.

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August 18
Pepper Winters
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Jnm99 ,

Another great one but...

This is another great book by pepper winters. I was excited to see the second installment was out. When I went to purchase it I realized it was going to be a series of 6 total books. I think most stories could be completed in 2-3 and most start to drag even then. I think I am going to wait and see how reviews go before committing to the rest of the series.

LB123454321 ,


I've just finished reading 'debt inheritance', and am in shock.

I am shocked that this book could in any way be classified as a romance. While I'll allow that as part of a series, romance could later enter the equation, this book contains none. It would better be classified as a violent thriller, depicting crimes against humanity. A young woman is ripped from the brink of success to be kidnapped, brutalized, molested, infantilized, threatened with violent gang rape (which is something to look forward to in the next installation), and years of torture followed by eventual murder.

There are women in the world today who undergo such horrific treatment. Most visibly at the hands of sex traffickers, drug cartels (and their local counterparts), and various rebel groups in West Africa.

I am shocked that a publisher would put their name on a piece of filth like this. The author has gone too far. If the protagonist had been given a choice in the matter, or was into rape scenarios, this story wouldn't be so unforgivable.


Only the beginning

I am a big fan of Pepper's books so I was eager to get my hands on this one. I was also jonesing to read it because from the teasers I had no idea how it was going to be. I knew that it was suppose to be dark, but the premise of it sounded like nothing I've read before, inheriting a person like one would property. I've read slave and human trafficking stories before but never such formal slave inheritance.

Nina is a high end clothing designer. Although rich and famous in her own right, she is a Weaver, a wealthy, well-known, glamorous family. Capable of having the world at her fingertips, she only concerns herself with her three loves: her twin brother, her father and her sewing.

Jethro is heir to the Hawk family throne. The Hawk's are basically a love-less royalty, a machine. They have strict codes and rules that must be followed no matter what.

I'm a Hawk but blood doesn't flow in my veins. I'm born of a substance unbeatable by any other—diamonds. I'm a smuggler. I'm a dealer. And I'm about to become...a killer.

The ancient customs declare that the firstborn Hawk son must take ownership of the firstborn Weaver daughter in repayment for a debt spanning the generations.

I truly was Cinderella, only my prince threw away the glass slipper and stole me away before midnight struck. My prince was evil. My prince was the villain.
I couldn't breathe.

This is just the first installment of the Indebted series so many questions go unanswered. Several clues have been given. Many details and hints have been dropped, but it's hard to tell where the story is going to take us. I believe the jobs of the families, their last names, the bird artwork, extended talk of different jewels, all of this and several other things have significant meaning. Anyone that knows me knows that I love trying to figure out symbolism and hidden meanings. I just don't know the direction where Pepper is headed with it.

There is definitely chemistry between Jethro and Nina. This book left me wanting to read more in major way. I cannot wait to continue with these two and their families.

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