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Monday, June 18, 2012

An Interview & A Giveaway with Robert Wacaster



Where do we find sex and love? Home? Work? Vacation? Daphne, Gabrielle, and Theresa are searching for sex and love in different places. Will they find what they want? Or is Sex and Love in the same package a myth?

Daphne: She loves her boyfriend, but he rushes through everything, including sex. Can she get Sam to slow down and give her what she needs?


Gabrielle: The office beauty. She's been dating the wrong men. One day she overhears the office "nerd" talking about how to please a woman. Can the "sexual techniques" he knows be the answer to Gabrielle's prayers?

Theresa: She's always been the overweight girl. Her boyfriend Charlie takes her to a virtual resort where everyone looks perfect. Will this experience allow her to enjoy what she already has with Charlie?
I'd like to welcome Robert back to Labelle Books. Today Robert gives us a glimpse of his newest release 'The Search for Sex and Love' and answers some of our interview questions. He's also generously offered an ebook copy of the book to one lucky commenter so please leave a comment at tthe end of the post with your email address for a chance to win it.
Welcome, Robert, how long have you been an author?
ROBERT: Wow. Well, I’ve written for most of my life, but until I started writing seriously, never actually kept anything I wrote. I guess is you’re asking when I started writing seriously to be published, it would be back in 2007 when I wrote my first self published book. That is a book
called Adventures in Casino Security. It’s not my best work, and not the best formatted thing, but it’s still out there, and still sells a few copies a month in both print and ebook! *chuckle*
Congratulations, Robert. We've all got to start somewhere right? And I think it's awesome it's still selling. What is your favourite genre?
ROBERT: You mean to write, or read? Well, I guess they would both probably be the same. I’m pretty open minded in what I read and have focused on romance for most of my current reading. That’s probably because that’s what I’ve been writing lately, so it helps to see what other authors are doing in the genre. As for my favorite thing to read and write, it would have to be comedy. And not just any comedy, I really love black comedy, or things that are unintentionally funny.

If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend they start with and why?
ROBERT: That would depend on what they like to read and what would interest them. If you like romance, you can start with my sweet romance books (self published) A Writer’s Love Story and it’s sequel, A Writer’s Engagement. I’m working on a third book called in the series now called A
Writer’s Wedding. If you want erotic and graphic sex, I’d recommend The Search for Sex and Love. I’ll be sharing an excerpt of this one later on in the blog. But if you’re into comedy, if you want to laugh and won’t take things too seriously, I would recommend my self published book Terminating Vegas. This book is about a security officer who works in a Las Vegas casino. he hits the lottery and wins a few million dollars and instead of quitting his job, he decides he wants to be fired. I had fun writing this one and really enjoyed the things I had him doing to try and lose his job. You can find all of these on amazon.com.
They sound like great reads. What is the biggest surprise you’ve discovered about the writing process?
ROBERT: Probably how some authors get a big head after they’ve been published, or how if they don’t do will with a book they feel like a failure. If I sell one book to someone, I’m ecstatic! Someone actually paid to read something I wrote! My first royalty check from a professional publisher was about $17.40 and I couldn’t have been happier about it! I made a copy of the check and scanned a picture of it! I was tickled to make that much! But I’ve met other authors that feel like a failure if a book they’ve written doesn’t sell hundreds of copies right away. Another thing I’m surprised about is what books sell. Who even knows why? The book that I’ve written that sells the most copies (ebook copies, but a book’s a book, right?) is a self published book called Frigate: November. It’s gotten a fair share of one star reviews, people complain there is too much saluting going on and that it isn’t a realistic story, but it wasn’t supposed to be. And it sells left and right each month! And for the life of me, I can’t figure out why it sells so much better than other books I’ve written. Who knows why one book takes off and another doesn’t?

That is one question I'd love the answer to. Congratulations!
Can you tell us about one of your current works in progress?
ROBERT: I actually have two books I’m working on right now. The first is the third book in my romance series that I mentioned earlier, A Writer’s Wedding. There are about six women waiting for this one, and who am I to disappoint them? *chuckle* The other book I’m working on is tentatively titled Mommy and the Marine. This one is a story about a divorced woman with two sons ages six and four. A handsome retired marine moves in across the street from them and it turns into a romance. But what I like best about this story is the two sons. A six year old and especially a four year old can get away with saying just about anything. They are a LOT of fun to write! *chuckle* And I think a lot of women readers will be able to relate to trying to get some peace in the bathroom while a four year old pounds on the bathroom door yelling “Are you in there?”
I could definitely relate having two boys ages 11 and 5 as well as a 4 year old daughter. I'll have to keep my eye out for that one for sure. *grins*

Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.
ROBERT: One thing? Probably that even though I’ve written romance and and a couple erotic stories, I’m single and live by myself.

Name your top three writing goals?
ROBERT: Right at this moment, it would be these
1. Finish and get A Writer’s Wedding self published.
2. Finish writing Mommy and the Marine andget it submitted to a certain publisher.
(Sorry, can’t divulge which one right now. *chuckle*)
3. Work on three more stories for a submission called The Search for Sex and Love: Air, Land, and Sea and submit it to Silver Publishing. (If The Search for Sex and Love Sells a few copies, they might even accept it!)
If you had a warning label, what would it say?
ROBERT: Use caution, he never forgets.
If you had the chance to meet one of your characters privately, who would it be and what would you do?
ROBERT: Ohhh, that’s such a dirty question! *chuckle* I wouldn’t mind meeting Theresa in her “World of Paradise” personae. And...well...maybe have some fun with her on the beach under the moonlight? *chuckle*
(You’d have to read the story to understand that. Third story in The Search for Sex and Love)
Interesting ;-)

What is the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done?
ROBERT: That’s going to depend on what you consider “naughty”. I’ve went skinny dipping in the Adriatic Sea back in my military days. Is that naughty enough? Sorry no, no pictures. *chuckle*
LOL, well Robert it was certainly a pleasure to have you with us today, and I'm glad I could make you chuckle so often. For those of you who would like to learn more about Robert and his work he can be reached through these sites:
ROBERT:

And if you’d like to read my blog: http://robertsvegasadventure.blogspot.com/ This is a really silly blog! Only read it if you have a sense of humor! (I haven’t added to it as often as I’d like to lately.)


Please enjoy the excerpt below.

Excerpt: This is from the second story in the book (There are three total). It’s called “Nerdgasm”. The main character of Gabrielle has overheard the office nerd talking to another coworker about using “sexual techniques” to please a woman. She has exchanged cell phone numbers with him and they have begun to text each other during work.

She bit her lip, trying to stop her imagination from running wild. Standing up, Gabrielle walked out of her cubicle for a minute. Her gaze was drawn toward Gerald's cubicle and noticed him peeking over the cubicle wall back at her. Anxious to continue, Gabrielle quickly returned to her chair and began texting again.
Gabrielle: Do you know any more techniques?

This time, no answer came. Gabrielle fought the urge to walk over to Gerald's cubicle, to ask him in person. She now couldn't shake the image of three fingers being inserted into her. Her mind ran wild with what other techniques he might know. How much knowledge did he really have?

She sat in her chair, not doing anything. She couldn't concentrate, and trying to get any work done was out of the question. Finally, after forty-five torturous minutes, her cell phone jingled. Gabrielle grabbed it anxiously.

Gerald: Sorry. Work intrudes here, too. I might know more techniques, why do you ask?

She read the text over and over. Why did she ask? She knew exactly why she had asked. No one had ever tried any "techniques" with her. No man had ever worried about her pleasure before his own. She'd only had sex with three men up to this point, and they had all pretty much been disappointments. A part of her craved to know more.

Gabrielle: Will you have lunch with me?

Gerald: Really? You want to eat lunch together? I wish I could, but I have a few meetings starting at noon.

As she read the text, her heart dropped. He had said no. She sat there, thinking that texting was taking too long. She had too many questions, too many wants. She was still wondering what to say next, when her cell phone jingled again.

Gerald: I'm free for dinner.

Gabrielle: I'd like that! How about I come over to your cubicle and we talk about it in person?


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Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~

4 comments:

  1. This book sounds very good. A must read.

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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    1. I agree the book sounds awesome. Thank you for stopping by Tore, and congratulations you're Roberts lucky winner. He'll be in contact with you shortly.

      Best wishes,
      Jennifer.

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