Saturday, February 22, 2014

Blog Tour: Undefeated by Scott Hildreth



Shane Dekkar is an undefeated, gorgeous, and somewhat shy boxer from Compton California. In the ring, he's a beast, out of the ring, he's loving, caring, and intriguing. After the death of his grandfather, he moves to Austin and meets Kace by happenstance as she and her boyfriend are in an argument in public. He is drawn to her, and she to him. Her boyfriend drives away as she mouths the words "help me" through the window...
When they meet again two years later, Shane begins to believe in fate. But, as he prepares for a potential shot at a championship fight, he believes there's no time in his life or career or a woman.
Kace Meadows lives in Austin, Texas. Now 26, she has been in an abusive relationship since she was sixteen years old. As terrible as it is, she can’t seem to find a way to allow herself to end it. With her current boyfriend, she can’t seem to win. She finds hope in reading about her book boyfriends....and dreaming.
Until she meets Shane Dekkar, a boxer. Holy mother of perfection...
Shane fights his inner demons by using his fists. On the street or in the ring, Shane does what he does best, he wins at any cost. Unlike Kace, Shane can’t seem to lose.
Undefeated is an extremely romantic erotica novel about fighting. Fighting for what you believe in. Fighting for life. Fighting to live. And fighting to keep love once you find it.
Be prepared to be moved, touched, stand up and cheer, and cry your eyes out. This book will, without a doubt, knock you unconscious. This novel clearly defines the love that we all seem to want, yet can't find. This is not your typical boxing/fighter romance. This book will give you hope, make you feel, and cause you to wonder....wonder why you haven't met your Shane Dekkar.

4 Star Revew by Jen Hagen

Kace has been in a relationship with Josh for 10 years, and of those 10 years all of it has been controlled by Josh.  Josh dictates what she can spend money on, who she can talk to, where she can go, and Kace has had no contact with her parents during that time because of Josh’s commands.  Josh is a jerk…there’s no way around it.  He not only verbally abuses her, but he physically abuses her as well.  So why does she stay?  Is it out of fear?

I choose to be in this relationship, because I want this to work, and I do not want to give up on us.  I don’t want to fail.  I only want to be loved.

Shane is a fighter with demons.  He feeds the demons inside by fighting in the ring as this is the only way that he can control them and repress his memories.  Shane is a big tough guy on the outside, but on the inside he has one of the most sensitive souls I have ever met.  He has very firm beliefs and morals, and he believes that things happen for a reason.  He believes it is fate bringing Kace into his life again after first seeing her 2 years ago. 

Both Kace and Shane have quirks that allow their imperfect sides to shine through and make them even more adorable.  Kace has problems getting words out intelligibly when she’s excited or nervous, and Shane is always wearing a hoodie.  He hides behind the hoodie when he’s nervous and rubs the sides on his cheeks to give him comfort.  He also is constantly wearing his father’s dog tags and he never allows them to be set down, even when he has to take them off before a fight.  These are the last reminders he has of his father from being killed in active duty.

Shane and Kace develop a close friendship and she has confided in Shane the horrible relationship that she is currently involved in.  Shane is a firm advocate for the end of domestic abuse.  He has always fought for teens and women who have been caught in a troubled life.  Shane has promised that he will help her in any way that he can when she decides the time is right for her to leave.   The time comes and it is not pretty…it’s horrible the abuse she endures at the hands of her so-called-lover.  Shane is her rock and comforts her, and makes her see that she is beautiful.  Every day he makes certain that she knows she is beautiful.  He also makes clear his intentions…

“I want to warn you, Kace.  I already told you once, when we first met.  But remember what I’m telling you today – mark my words, I’m coming for this.  Your heart.  Be prepared, because I intend to make it mine. “

Shane is an interesting character.   I am so used to reading about men playing the field that I was caught off guard to find a tough guy with strong morals.  It might be considered sappy all the talk he does about waiting for the time to be right before they take the next step in their relationship, but it was also refreshing to read.  There’s plenty of other obstacles in their lives to overcome without the added stress of relationship drama.

“Sex, to me, is sacred.  If I have sex with someone, I am making the commitment to them and with them that I am willing to have a child with them.  To me, it isn’t as simple as sex.  It’s a commitment – a big one.”

See what I mean about Shane being a person who takes his beliefs and holds true to them?  He is a fighter and he is determined in his life to fight for what he believes is honorable and right.   But when the time comes for him to unleash his passion…he releases it in a fury and it is HOT.  The author wasn’t kidding when he said it was “erotica.”  Wow.  For a guy that doesn’t seem to get around much, he certainly has the moves.   If you are looking for a reprieve from the one-night stand drama filled stories but still want the hotness factor, you will be glad you met Shane.


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Author Scott Hildreth's Inspiration for Writing Undefeated

My inspiration to write Undefeated, and the hope that it may inspire someone to get out of an abusive relationship, came from the events described below. The events below are true. The events in the book are not. The book is one hundred percent fiction.
One weekend, I had a girl get in touch with me that I had never met. She had received my telephone number from a friend of a friend. Frantic, she attempted to speak to me initially, but each time she tried, she was overcome with emotion.
This emotion filled silence continued for almost an hour, and then we then actually began to communicate, albeit slowly, and one-sided. I learned through the conversation (that lasted almost eight hours) that she was bound by her husband, and gang raped by his friends. This happened for a few days. Against, if I even need to state this, her will. She was in and out of consciousness for two days. Eventually, she was released. In shock and extremely poor health, she contacted me from a remote hotel room.
I struggled with this event, and how to handle it. I struggled with this more than I have struggled with almost anything in my life. Vengeance. At what point does one administer justice to someone that the courts will undoubtedly not punish properly? The punishment for this particular crime, regardless of what was imposed by the court, would not be sufficient for the crime committed.
I chose at the time to speak to another close female friend about the event, and get her opinion.
Although I could not speak to my friend about the person, the events, or the intimacies of the above mentioned conversation, we spoke for some time in general about God, about law and about the difference between what is right and what is wrong. I shared with her my thoughts of feeling a need to resolve this issue with the caller’s husband on my own. When the smoke cleared, I sat in a coffee shop and thought. I made a decision. “Put up again thy sword into his place; for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” I decided, for once in my life, that it was not my responsibility to resolve this issue. I contacted the authorities, called in a few favors from some friends in law enforcement, and the issue was dealt with in a manner in accordance with law.
My female friend, as always, proved extremely useful in her ability to convey her understanding of the message of God in a manner that I could listen to and accept. I have always struggled with attempting to do what is right (in my mind), and hoped that it was what was right in God’s eyes. I do not know that these things always were in line with one another.
Until now.
And now, a year later, the person from the incident above?
She is well. As well as she can be, considering all things. She is fortunate.
I struggle - still today - with thoughts of vengeance.
My struggle brought me to this.
I hope you enjoy.
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Excerpt 1
Trying to figure a way to get out of a relationship and not feel like a complete failure is difficult. Most people will never understand why I have stayed in the relationship with Josh as long as I have. As much as I hate the way that he has treated me, I cannot imagine giving up on us - giving up on our relationship. I don’t think I know how to be alone. When I think of it, my head gets all jumbled up and I get scared. Sometimes when I think of leaving him I shake. As soon as I start shaking, I change my mind. I often wish someone would decide for me.
Each time that he has beaten me, I deserved it. I remember the time when I was eighteen, right after high school. Josh was twenty-one. He had to work overtime that day, and he came home exhausted from a long day at work. He asked me about dinner, and I back talked him. He just lost his temper. He never would have hit me if I hadn’t talked back. It was a really long day for him.

sh Readers, I will never forget the first time I actually felt as if I had helped someone resolve an issue in their life. I was in middle school. It started then, and has continued throughout my entire life. I have always made myself available to talk to people and resolve (or attempt to resolve) issues that they struggle with. Having an exceptional ability to communicate has always been a gift of mine, and I have enjoyed doing so. Telling stories has always been second nature to me. Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a child. I have written poetry, romance, self-help, addiction, alcoholism, codependency, technical, and satire. There isn't a genre or a topic that I feel more comfortable with. I enjoy writing about whatever it is that I feel passionate about at the time. Being open-minded and often seeing abusive relationships unfold, I have always been passionate about abuse, or the prevention of it. My main focus has always been people that are incapable of helping themselves, primarily women, children, and the elderly. I have talked to hundreds of women that were in abusive relationships, and assisted many of them in removing themselves from these relationships. I try to focus in my writings to develop a story that makes people stop and think. To look at a subject or subjects from a different point of view. If I am able to get my point across, and make the subject entertaining to the reader, I feel that I have met my objective. I feel that I have tremendous depth as a person, and have had some great experiences in my life. To date, what life has offered me has been nothing short of spectacular. My opinions, point of views, and perspectives on matters are just that; an opinion. There isn't necessarily a right or wrong in what I write, but more of a belief. I always believe in what I am writing, and I further believe that the reader may benefit from viewing it from the written perspective. I hope that you enjoy reading what I have written as much as I enjoy writing it. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than knowing a reader enjoyed something I have written. Considering that, please take time to leave a book review if you have read something I have written.
Best Regards,
Scott Hildreth
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- 6 Ebook copies of Undefeated
- 6 Signed Paperback copies of Undefeated
- 15 Boxing Glove Keychains
- and 2 winners will receive a printed Shane Dekkar - Undefeated black Zip-up Hoodie (Size L)
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  1. the book sounds really good thanks for the giveaway denise smith

  2. Wow, this excerpt was unbelievable, usually it's the fighter helping the girl get out of a messy relationship but this one reads like she has to figure it out on her own. I think that is wonderful. Thank you for this giveaway.

  3. I really enjoyed this excerpt! I look forward to readin!

  4. Looks like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

  5. I have a feeling this book will rip out my heart. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. holy crap that cover is smoking hot!

  7. I love how Hildreth writes. Looking forward to reading this one as well.

  8. I've heard very positive things about the writer and it's in a style I like so I'm in! I like guys who have standards too.

  9. The cover caught my attention, but the synopsis made me want to read it. I put Undefeated on my tbr list and I'm looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  10. The book looks and sounds like an amazing read. Thank you so much for the giveaway!!!


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