Friday, April 20, 2012

Rebirth of the Chosen by Robert S Sadler : interview & Excerpt

A war that will decide the fate of the entire human race rages on in the shadows, just beyond our sight. It is not the same old tired vampire versus werewolf story that everyone has heard before. No, this war involves all of the supernatural breeds, from the ones who hide amongst us, to the ones too hideous to face the light of day. This is not a war about money or politics. This war is about honor and greed, hunger and desire!
Sides have been chosen, and soldiers are being gathered. If one group wins then our lives remain as they have always been with none of us the wiser. But if the others are victorious then mankind will be reduced to nothing more than slaves and food, our every breath a living nightmare.
The human race is in desperate need of a champion and the only way to defeat the monsters that would rule us all… is to become one!

George’s eyes flew open the moment he felt it. This was something new, something unusual. Could it finally be the one he was waiting for?  He unfurled himself from between Rori’s thighs and stretched till his legs were taut, allowing for each of his curved claws to momentarily unsheathe and then retract. It was always annoying when they got snagged in the sheets.
 He could already hear the Mazāk Tiem running down the hallway to alert his sleeping beauty, so he decided to wait and see what they had to say. Moments later there was an urgent knock at the door followed by a male voice, “My Lady? Lord Obsidian requires your assistance.  He says that it is urgent and he asks that you come immediately!”
Rori sat up on the edge of the bed and yawned before stretching languidly and allowing the silk sheets to fall away from her nude body -- a sight that George felt he would never tire of. The knocking continued until she finally stood up and walked over to the door, throwing it wide open and standing there as if she was fully clothed, “What could possibly be so goddamn important at six in the morning? You know I just went to bed, idiot!”
The young man ducked his head in a show of apology, “I am very sorry, my Lady, but Lord Obsidian says that it is an emergency and that he needs you immediately. It is a new recruit and he is badly injured.  Lord Obsidian said it was a bite.”
She slammed the door in the servant’s face without a second thought and slid into the blue silk dress that she had worn to dinner earlier that night. She also slipped on her black pumps more out of habit than necessity and headed out the door. George hated to see her put on the dress, but he couldn’t deny that she looked just as scrumptious in clothes as she had without.
The two of them trotted down the hall following the incredibly nervous Mazāk Tiem until they reached a part of the facility where they could easily hear a man screaming bloody murder. When they came through the door they found Obsidian leaned over a bed trying very hard to restrain a young man while simultaneously holding pressure over some sort of heavily bleeding wound. Considering there were three other members of the staff nursing injuries of their own, she could only assume Obsidian was getting his hands bloodied out of necessity not empathy.
The moment Obsidian saw Rori he let out a sigh of relief, “He is young but incredibly powerful, definitely Jätti but mixed with something else very, very strong.” In a rare moment of lost composure he turned his attention back to the bleeding stranger, “Will you please shut the hell up for one minute! I am trying to help you!”  The man continued to fight causing blood to pour down his chest and shoulder.  It also caused shimmering ripples in Obsidians façade…a very rare sight indeed.
Obsidian looked back to the silk clad beauty, “He was bitten by a shifter, I’m pretty confident it was the Hound although I didn’t get the chance to confirm it.  His body is reacting wildly to the bite and I can’t stop the bleeding!”  He was forced to shout since the man in the bed was screaming incoherently.
Rori leaned down to get a closer look, so Obsidian moved the bloody towel revealing a gaping, ragged wound that was pumping blood everywhere. The beautiful woman in the blue silk dress carefully pulled her hair off to one side and then bent a little closer so that she could shove her face into the wound and lick the bleeding artery.
The flow of blood immediately slowed allowing her to run her tongue along the entire length of the wound several times without drowning. While she was licking the wound she would occasionally rub and nuzzle against the injured man’s face whispering in his ear, and calming him down.
When she rose from the bed she swayed slightly causing Obsidian to grab her arm and steady her before a waiting Mazāk Tiem handed her a towel so that she could wipe the blood from her face. She looked at Obsidian with a scowl as if she had just tasted something foul, “It is canine shifter without question, but it tastes tainted, twisted, it could be the Hound.”  She then ran a delicate finger through one of the small trickles of blood that were still seeping down the young man’s chest. She closed her eyes and ran her tongue across her lips, “He, on the other hand tastes, delicious…and powerful. Where did you find him?”
Obsidian smiled as he pushed George out of the chair in the corner and sat down, “He was spotted by a local recruiter and was already on my list to be monitored when I received reports of Skira activity in the area. I went to check it out and ran across him being chewed on. Considering the amount of human police present I was in a bit of a hurry but I did see the dead body of Antallus before I left.  The one who bit him almost has to be Argus, those two are inseparable.”
Rori managed to look shocked as she finished putting a dressing over the now healing wound, “You believe this one killed Antallus and then survived an attack by Argus?  No wonder you saved him and brought him here.”
Obsidian stood up and made to walk from the room, “I need to do some research, would you mind watching over him please?  I realize it’s a bit of a nuisance considering you are my guest but could you, for me?”
The Lady Roridine smiled and bowed slightly as Obsidian left the room.  She walked over to the bed and bent low placing her lips close to the injured man’s ear, “Try to relax as best you can, you may get sick throughout the night but I have taken steps that should help.  Rest now and try to move as little as possible. There is bottled water on the night stand beside you. If you need anything just yell, but for now try to rest.”
She then walked over to the wall and turned off the light before returning to the chair.  She slowly began licking the remnants of the stranger’s blood from her fingers savoring the taste of sex and power in each and every drop.  George casually walked over and ran his rough tongue along one of her other fingers.
What he tasted brought him hope.  Perhaps the time of change really was upon them.  He leapt up into Rori’s lap and curled up, waiting for her fingers to run through his soft fur.  He let his imagination run wild with all the things that could be while Rori’s delicate touch slowly massaged him to sleep.

Tell us about a favorite character from a book.

Sonja Blue from the Midnight Blue books by Nancy Collins. I love that she is capable of horrible atrocities and yet she is also capable of feeling sympathy for the weak and defenseless. She’s a character that by definition is evil but feels compelled to do right even though she hates to admit it. She must constantly fight to control the demon inside of her and yet she knows that in the direst of circumstances she can cut that demon loose. I really enjoy the duality of it all and that she’s not timid about doing what she must.

Tell us about your current release.

Rebirth Of The Chosen is the story of Quillen Ware or Q as he likes to be called. Q lives a very lonely and mundane life as a hospital security guard. He’s basically plodding through each day just trying to get to the next. That is until the night he’s attacked by a supernatural creature hell bent on destroying him only to be saved by another. Q learns that there is an entire subculture of nonhuman beings living all around us and that the two head factions are on the brink of war. If one side wins mankind goes on living as they always have. If the other side is victorious humans become nothing more than slaves and food…or so he is told. Q must discover the truth about his own unique heritage as well as deciding who is telling the truth and where he fits into this new world. The book is full of action, violence, sex, romance and intrigue with tons of surprises. The follow up is due for release this summer and will be titled Revelations Out Of Darkness with a third intended for release in the winter.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned while writing your books?

That my characters begin to dictate their next move more than I do. I may go into a chapter fully intending to go one direction with it but then it suddenly occurs to me that Q wouldn’t say or do that. Or that one of the other main characters would react in a completely different way to a certain situation than I had originally planned. Instead of following my outline I let the characters individual personalities write the story. Going into this I didn’t realize how alive they would become in my mind or how necessary it would be to stay true to each individual’s unique personality.

Plotter or Pantser? Why?

I always begin as a Plotter by definition. I create an outline, I have a well defined story and I know the ending. Then I start to write and it’s all Panster from there. The vast majority of my structure goes out the window and I allow my characters to do what they do best. I obviously try to guide them in one cohesive direction but how they get there is entirely up to the individual. I can’t force Q to be meek and mild when challenged anymore than I can force Argus to be sweet and fluffy. It’s not in their nature as characters so it wouldn’t be realistic. I try to get everyone to the same place at the same time but it’s all very organic and I allow the story to unfold naturally. If I tried to stick strictly to my original outline I would go crazy.

What do you think makes a good story?

Simply put I have to want to keep reading. I have to need to get back to the book because I can’t stop thinking about it. Whether it’s the sheer volume of action and excitement, or the depth of the intrigue and the plot twists that make me want to keep going it has to grab me and hold onto me. If a book is too slow or begins to bore me then it’s going to end up on the shelf collecting dust. I need an emotional investment of some sort to keep me interested. It can excite me, scare me, turn me on, whatever it is. In the end I need to feel something…besides bored.

What does your significant other and family think of your writing career?

My family is fantastic! My son is too young to read my work but I tell him about the characters and some of the action scenes, he often offers a lot of ideas for new characters, one or two that I have actually incorporated in a way. My wife is a big part of the process not only acting as my impromptu editor, dictionary and thesaurus, but I also bounce a lot of ideas off of her. She is my number one beta reader and new character name generator! Lastly is my Mom. How cool is it when you can have your sixty six year old mother go over scenes full of graphic violence right after she finishes with the erotic sex scenes. It really doesn’t get much better than that!

Robert S. Sadler is 39 years old and lives on the west coast of Florida with his wife and 11 year old son. Robert’s love of writing began when he was very young but wasn’t truly realized until just recently. His writing style mirrors his personality and in many ways his general beliefs about society as a whole. His passion for writing about good versus evil mixed with tons of violence and a touch of the erotic comes through loud and clear in his first release Rebirth Of The Chosen which is book one in his Secrets Of Blood & Bone paranormal/Urban Fantasy series. He also enjoys writing about the darker side of human nature which you can get a taste of in his latest release Vengeance The Collection, as well as another stand alone title he has in the works called Entitlement. All of Robert’s books contain his trademark sarcasm and twisted, dark sense of humor. He hopes you enjoy reading his books as much as he does writing them and would love to hear from you at or check him out on Facebook.

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night owl in IL said...

Great interview, Rob! I'd love to win a signed print book!

Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}

c324eb58-4457-11e1-950c-000bcdcb5194 said...

i have been wanting this book for awhile :) cant wait to read it!!

Sheri Fredricks said...

Wow! What an excerpt! If that doesn't sell people on your books...Exscellent interview. I enjoy learning more about the author behind the book.

ps: cool website here!
sherifredricks @ charter .net

Brenda said...

I've read Rebirth and loved it!! Q is an awesome character. I hope to see him in another book.
I'm a huge fan of Rob Sadler.
I would love a signed copy.


Wicked Leanore said...

I love The Fabulous Rob Sadler! I'm a big fan!
Waving at my bud, Laurie J as well!

Wicked Leanore said...

I love The Fabulous Rob Sadler! I'm a big fan!
Waving at my bud, Laurie J as well!

Wicked Leanore said...

I love The Fabulous Rob Sadler! I'm a big fan!
Waving at my bud, Laurie J as well!

Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway! This book looks great & I would love to win it!

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Suz said...

I would prefer the paperback if possible :)

Kimberly Lim said...

Thanks for the giveaway
I hope I win the Paperback one

Gale Nelson said...

Looks like an awesome book. Great interview. Thanks Gale

❤ Stephanie said...

Rebirth of the Chosen sounds like a great read! Can't wait to try it :)

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Joy said...

Thanks for the giveaway.
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