What if one night you discovered you were a rare breed of warrior meant to be the champion of all mankind? That you were caught in the middle of an age old war between supernatural forces and had no choice but to fight or die? Oh, and that the beautiful predator staring at you from across the room was just dying to have sex with you, or maybe eat you depending on her mood?
“Secrets of Blood & Bone” is a fast paced Urban Fantasy jam packed full of paranormal action, be it on the battle field or in the bedroom! This is the first installment in a series of books which introduces us to a strong-willed hero named Quillen Ware, or just Q to his friends. One night while working in a dangerous inner city emergency room, his security guard duties take him into the parking lot where he attempts to diffuse a gang war in the making. Riding on the heels of the bullet-riddled gang-bangers come a squad of mercenary soldiers accompanied by a pair of supernatural monsters who leave nothing but death and destruction in their wake. As Q’s new life unfolds before him, he finds himself fighting for his life with a hell hound, dining with an immortal shape shifter, bantering with a genius gnome, and sharing sexual tension with a beautiful were-tiger all before the first night comes to a close.
During his journey, Q has to face some very difficult questions. Was his real father a serial rapist? Who was responsible for his mother’s death? Why is he so important to the plans of a species he knows nothing about? All of this while fighting for his life and his sanity in a world where sex and violence are regular facets of everyday life. Will Q fully embrace this new life, or will he try to fight his destiny on the way to an epic climax and a discovery that will shake not only his world but that of the entire supernatural community?
Make sure you stick around to the end. We’ll be giving away a signed copy of Secrets of Blood and Bone to a lucky reader.
Secrets of Blood and Bone was definitely a labor of love. I had always wanted to write a book that I would want to read and this series embodies all the things I love about a book from a reader’s point of view. There’s lots of fast paced action, I tried hard to paint a solid picture of each character and environment without spending five pages telling you how many buttons were on the persons coat or how fine the weave of the material was. Through the years I have seen the effect that kind of detail has on the less voracious readers I’ve known. They get bored and the book gets put down, never to be picked up by that person again–that’s exactly what I didn’t want to happen with my book. I want people to read it and be entertained, to tell others how much fun it was and pass it on. That’s what I was looking for and so far I think I have been pretty successful.
Without question my favorite scenes to write are the battles and the sex. Fight scenes are all about getting the reader excited, about making them go “oooooh!” and flinch just like they do in the movies. That moment when something so nasty happens to someone you almost have to look away, even though you talk about it with your friends forever. “Dude did you see when that guy got his head caved in? It was so gross! But awesome!” That’s the kind of effect I’m going for. I love watching people read my book so I can see their reactions. If they laugh, if they smile, if they cringe, or if they get really intense and quiet I know I have done something right.
Next are the sex scenes, again I’m looking for reader reaction but in a totally different way. I want you to be so into the scene and so involved in your own dirty little imagination that you hate to be interrupted. That when someone makes you go back to doing your job while you’re in the middle of the scene that you get mad and rush through it just so you can get back to my book! Nothing is a bigger compliment than having someone tell you they can’t wait to get back to your book, or to even read it a second time.
Lastly, if you hadn’t guessed, I love twisted humor. Both the Rotu and the Skira are essentially warrior societies and thus the things that terrify us make these hardened combatants laugh out loud. My favorite characters in this series are a little creation of mine known as the Skritek. Try to imagine furless, subterranean, Ewoks that wear armor and love nothing more than to rip people to shreds! They are short, goofy, loyal, and extremely animated in a very cute way. The fact that they are overly sensitive about being short, not particularly bright and have a mouth full of shark’s teeth just makes them all the more adorable in my opinion!
If you are looking for a fun exciting read that you don’t have to work too hard to enjoy then please check out “Secrets of Blood & Bone” by me, Robert S. Sadler. Thanks for your time and your support, I hope you enjoy!
Contest Time! Robert has graciously offered to give away a signed copy of Secrets of Blood and Bone to a lucky winner. All you have to do is simply ask Robert a question.
As always, there’s more ways of getting your name in the hat (remember, these aren’t mandatory to enter, just extra entries):
- +1 for each place you post about today’s contest on your blog, social network, or anywhere you can. Digg it, stumble it, twit it, share it with the world. Wherever you share it, make sure you add a link to it along with your answer.
- +1 to any review you comment on, however, comments must be meaningful. Just give me the title of the review and I’ll be able to figure it out from there.
- +1 If you are a follower of Literary Escapism on Facebook and/or Twitter
- +10 Purchase any of novel through LE’s Amazon store or through the Book Depository sometime during this contest and send a copy of the receipt VIA email for your purchase to: jackie AT literaryescapism DOT com. Each purchase is worth ten entries.
There is one thing I am adding to my contests now…the winner must post a review of the novel someplace. Whether it is on their own blog, Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing or wherever, it doesn’t matter. Just help get the word out.
I have not been contacting winners, so you will need to check back to see if you’ve won.