Wednesday, May 13, 2015

*Blog Tour* Taking The Heat by SD Hildreth

Title: Taking The Heat
Author: SD Hildreth (Scott)
Series: Selected Sinners MC Book II
Release Date: March 25th


Cover Artist: Jessica Hildreth

Stand-Alone, HEA, No cheating. Selected Sinners MC Romance Book II.

After serving half a dozen tours in Afghanistan and Iraq as a US
Marine, Cambio Todelli - known as Toad to his MC brothers - is left with a
penchant for violence and no emotional attachment between his heart and his

As the Sergeant at Arms for the Selected Sinners, Toad has one
assignment and he takes it very seriously. Keeping his Brothers safe from harm
at any cost.

Although he believes he ultimately stands for what is moral and
justified, he admits sometimes the lines simply become blurred. In short, Toad
is a walking contradiction. The descendant of a long line of prideful Italian
American US Marines, he is now living a far cry from his upbringing in the
Catholic church.

Sydney Shephard is an orphan, and has recently lost her only
sibling, an older brother, to a lifelong prison sentence. After losing her job,
she is now homeless, penniless, and without any form of family or friend.

As easy as it may be to do so, she refuses to lose her spirit,
her spunk, or her sense of humor.

After having been in multiple abusive relationships in her past,
Sydney has vowed to either live a life of solitude, or find a man who will
treat her as an equal.

When a bank robbery goes awry, leaving Toad on one side of the
bank, and Sydney on the other, Toad must make a decision and make it quick.

And when Toad decides to do something, heaven help anyone who
tries to stop him.

*NOTE TO READERS* This book is a stand-alone love story and the
second book of a series. No other book is required to tell THIS tale. It does
contain explicit language, sexual situations, and the intricacies of being in
an Outlaw Motorcycle Club.
All sexual partners in this MC
Erotic Romance are over the
age of 18. Stand alone love story. HEA.
No cliff hanger.

Trying to write a review without giving anything away is extremely difficult. 

When I read the first book in the Selected Sinners MC series, I immediately wanted Toad's book in my hand. There was something about this hard war vet that spoke to me. I needed his story. 

Fair Warning... It's not like every other MC book out there. 

Cambio Todelli doesn't lead the normal life. He never has. And for that matter what is "normal"? He's quiet. Unshakable. Deep Thinker. Quick reactor. He does what needs to be done at the drop of a hat. In God's name, and in that of his Brothers, whom he'd do anything to protect. He's also one who is not quick to act when it comes to certain situations. In that respect, you - as the reader - need to pay close attention to what he doesn't say, what he doesn't do, but what he thinks. 

When it comes to Sydney being in danger - he's quick to act. 

When it comes to her heart - he thinks. 

Sydney has never been shown an ounce of kindness, with the exception of her brother who is no longer at her side. So when Toad lays it at her feet, she's unsure of when the other shoe will drop. Finding herself immersed in a world that she's ultimately familiar with, yet is new to, she's hesitant to accept anything at face value. Finding herself in a new town is a hardship, but for the first time ever, she feels at home. That speaks volumes. It's only when a life or death situation is thrown at her that she knows she is where she belongs.

Overall, I wasn't disappointed with Toad's book. It was what I wanted. I DID have to think on this review before I was able to write it. Reading Toad's story, I was faced with a different way to look at a connection or intimacy between two characters. It brings to the fore front that there's more than one way to be connected to someone. 

There was a situation within the book that I felt was left.... unfinished. And I was going to point this out as a negative. Then I got to thinking about Scott's previous novels I've read. I would like to think I know his writing style a bit, and I'd like to think he left this situation unresolved as a slight introduction to either the next book in the series or one that will be coming soon. 

 Jessica Hildreth

*WARNING* Depicts an Outlaw
Motorcycle Club, criminal activity, graphic sex, and violence, but has HEA, no
cheating, and NO sex outside the relationship. 

Avery, a Criminal Justice major in college,
yearns for a bad-boy. An alpha male. An unattainable guilty pleasure. The
unicorn of men.

When the Selected Sinners Motorcycle Club rides
into Avery’s bar one night, her heart stops, and her mind goes to work. She's
immediately attracted to the baddest man in the group, Axton. She wants him at
any cost. 

Axton isn’t only a bad boy, he's the President
of The Selected Sinners Motorcycle Club, a 1%er Outlaw Motorcycle Club. At the
onset of a gun deal with a notorious Mexican prison gang, there is no place in
Axton’s life or mind for a college girl with a smart mouth.

Avery quickly becomes willing to sacrifice
whatever she must for a shot at Axton. 

Axton is willing to sacrifice nothing, and has
no interest in her advances. His mind and devotion are on his club brothers and
finishing the gun deal with the MS-13, which will allow one of his brothers in
prison to make it out alive. 

But Axton finds in doing the deal, he needs
Avery and her Criminal Justice education to complete it.

If Avery makes it out alive, it will be a small

If Axton makes it out without falling for her,
it would be an even bigger miracle. 


This book is a stand-alone love story. It does
have tremendous violence, explicit language, sexual situations, and the
intricacies of being in an Outlaw Motorcycle Club depicted. All sexual partners
in this book are over the age of 18. 


Stand alone love story. HEA. No cliff hanger.

Scott Hildreth is a very analytical sort who bases his beliefs on
statistics he compiles in his head. Often going as long as a month without so
much as a single sip of water, he drinks coffee as if it were the lifeblood of
his writing. 

Scott fears flying, clowns, and amusement park rides. Tall and lean with a
cleanly shaven head and covered in tattoos, he doesn’t blend in well. After
reading his writings, this makes perfect sense. His vibrant characters,
backstories, and plots, although always relatable, generally stand out as much
as he does. 

Willing to discuss matters at length most people shy away from, Scott’s writing
has revolved around such subjects as domestic abuse, suicide, alcoholism, drug
abuse, cancer, divorce, homosexuality, religion, and lack thereof. 

Born in San Diego, California, Scott now calls Wichita, Kansas his home. He is
a proud father, and lives devoted to the love of his life, Jessica. When he
isn’t writing, he may be found on his motorcycle or in a local coffee house. 

Scott's novels include Broken People,
Undefeated, Unstoppable, Unleashed, Unbroken, Baby Girl - Ruined, Baby Girl -
Owned, Baby Girl - Loved, To the Depths of Hell, The Alpha-Bet, Finding Parker,
Karter, Confessions of a Smut Author, When It All Began: A Jessie Jayne Novella,
Making the Cut: Selected Sinners MC Book I, Taking the Heat: Selected Sinners
Book II
and now his newly released Threefold.

Keeping Up With Scott:

Scott is a participating author in the THIRD ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS FUNDRAISER!

During May all sales of Scott Hildreth's Baby Girl Series will go in support of this fund:

‪CLICKHERE to see all other participating authors and their books

To keep up with Scott, what he is doing, and where you can find
him, because he does do book signings and on occasions he has been known to do
a “nontakeover” takeover, see below:

join Scott’s Fan Group

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