Monday, August 24, 2015

Blog Tour & Review: Ex-Con by Scott Hildreth


Title: EX-CON
Author: Scott Hildreth
Release Date: August 17th, 2015
Series: Selected Sinners MC, Book 5
Cover Model: Darren Birks


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SYNOPSIS

People break promises. It happens every day.

Jack Shephard is tall, muscular, covered in tattoos, and rides in an Outlaw Motorcycle Club. Most people wouldn’t believe a word he said based on his appearance alone.

But they don’t know Jack like I know Jack, and Jack made me a promise.

There’s one small problem. Jack’s been arrested on a murder charge he didn’t commit, and he’s facing life in prison.

But he promised me he’d always come home.

And Jack doesn’t break promises.


EX-CON is a stand-alone, no cheating, no sex outside the relationship, HEA story of love, loss, second chances, and living life outside of the boundaries most citizens live in. It is Book V in the Selected Sinners series of MC Erotic Romance novels, and is able to be enjoyed fully as a stand-alone. To experience the series in full, Making the Cut, Taking the Heat, Otis, HUNG, and EX-CON may, however, all be read (in that order).



MY REVIEW
I want to start by saying that I feel this book is very different from the others in the Selected Sinners Series.  I say that because of one main character, Jackson Shepard.  He was indeed different from Axton, Toad, Otis, and Biscuit.  He was a quiet and humble man among those around him.  He lived one way and one way only...standing up for what is right, be it family, the MC, or Emily.  He was the natural protector, definitely one to hang with as a female because you knew someone was there to make sure you were ok. 

Though neither Jackson nor Emily are perfect in any way, shape, or form; they are perfect for each other.  They go through so much together, stood strong, united without much help from Hell's Fury.  Thank God Sydney and friends stepped into the picture and got the ball rolling. The wave after wave of emotion that I felt as he was being sent to prison crushed me to the core...I cried for Emily because she was going to be alone, I cried for Jackson because he was being punished for something he didn't do, and I cried because of the lack of support he received from his brothers.  However, through it all one MC stood strong...Selected Sinners!  The support and brotherhood they extended to Jackson is no less than exceptional.  Although I have never been in the Penn, I'm sure learning to live on the outside is something of a challenge.  

The ending is not something I was happy about.  I kept going back to my iPad after I finished hoping an epilogue would appear.  Even though there wasn't a cliff hanger, I still wanted more.  I wanted a hell of a lot more Scott Hildreth.  Thank you for writing a book about second chances at life, love, and happiness.  This book is amazing, the story, the characters, EVERYTHING!!!  

*****
5 Stars
~Lynn



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A Personal Note from Scott About Himself and His Personal Journey with this Book

I began riding with my first MC after 20 years of riding alone. Although I didn’t know it at the time, immediately following my introduction to the club, I became the target of an ATF investigation.

The investigation ended when a helicopter, over 30 ATF agents, US Marshalls, and countless other SWAT Team members converged on me one day.

I was indicted on more than two dozen criminal counts, and given the option to plead guilty to one and receive a light sentence (probation). If I fought them, they explained, I would face life in prison.

Well, I’ve never been one to give up easy, so I chose to fight.

And I fought all the way to the US Supreme Court.

The fact I lost my case didn’t really matter to me. Fighting was more important. Standing up when most citizens would sit down had always been my nature.

My time in prison wasn’t easy, but I made it the best I was able. The days drug on forever, at least initially. In time, my mind made sense of it all, and digested it as being a new way of life; my only choice, so to speak.

In EX-CON, Jack’s thoughts, feelings, decisions, and actions were mine. What he felt, thought, and went through in the book is accurate down to the smallest of details.

My experiences in life cause my books to have more ‘feel’ than a conventionally written novel. EX-CON is no exception. It’s gritty, real, and raw as are most of my novels. But one thing it has that no other Scott Hildreth novel shares.

300 pages of compassion.

Enjoy knowing a little more about me. And enjoy EX-CON, which is a reflection of part of my life.

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ABOUT SCOTT HILDRETH


Born in San Diego California, Scott now calls Wichita, Kansas home. Residing in Kansas with his wife, Jessica, and five children (and another on the way in November 2015), he somehow finds twelve hours a day to work on his writing. 

Addicted to riding his Harley-Davidson, tattoos, and drinking coffee, Scott can generally be found in a tattoo shop, on his Harley, or in a local coffee house when not writing. 

Loyal to the fans, fan girls, and faithful followers who allowed him to make writing a full-time career, Scott communicates with his followers on Facebook almost daily. He encourages his readers to follow him on Facebook and Twitter. 

Twitter: @ScottDHildreth 

Face book “OFFICIAL LIKE” page - (for updates on released books and upcoming books) 

Facebook Author Page - (currently at 5,000 friend limit, but Scott invites you to come enjoy his contests, giveaways, and playful book banter) www.facebook.com/sdhildreth

Goodreads Author Page - www.Goodreads.com/ScottHildreth



2 comments:

  1. Love your review! Thank you, Lynn! <3

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