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Saturday 8 August 2015

ℚ Sabotage: Mick Lord [2] - Dale Wiley

Today we have the pleasure of meeting up with author to talk about Sabotage (, Dale Wiley via Smashwords, 199 pages) a thriller which is book two of the Mick Lord series.

"Sabotage is a must have for all the suspense lovers out there. It will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to the end. You won't be able to put it down. I highly recommend Sabotage by Dale Wiley!" -Synchronized Chaos

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A big welcome to Dale Wiley, thank you for joining us on BooksChatter.

What was your inspiration for Sabotage?

"I had always had a trailer for a film in my mind.  Twenty years, if you can believe that.  I heard "Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys and could just see this amazing trailer.  Trouble was, it wasn't enough to really understand the story.  Then about two and a half years ago, I was out on the lake and started thinking about a terrorist who was going to commit this heinous act and then started changing his mind.  At some point I thought I should put that with my old "Sabotage" idea, and the book was born."
How much of yourself is reflected in this book, and how?
"This book is not really about me at all.  It's the first time I've ever done that, but other than just drawing tiny details and obviously having some locations in common, there's not much me in this one."
The first thing that draws me to a book is its cover. Can you tell us about your cover for Sabotage - why you chose that concept and who the artist is.
"The cover was done by Dane at EBookLaunch.  They are so great!  It was hard to figure out how to distill all of these different points of view into one image, but I like what he did.  I came up with the idea of the blood dripping from the flag.  That's an idea of how this day is going in all of America."
Why should we read Sabotage and what sets it apart from the rest? What makes this book unique?
"Sabotage is a really different take on a thriller.  The characters are well-drawn, and the villain is unusual.  I like the women characters in this book.  They're really unique and surprising.  I think it holds together well, and I think it moves like a movie.  You haven't read a thriller like this."
Can you tell us something quirky about Sabotage, its story and characters?
"About two-thirds through the book, a new character emerges and she became one of my favorites.  She kind of came from nowhere.  She has a very unusual tattoo, and I will have to say that I did know someone who had that same tattoo in that same place.  She had a great introduction, and I'm thinking about writing more about her in the future."
Who would you recommend Sabotage to and what should readers be aware of (any warnings or disclaimers)?
"This book contains strong language, violence and some sex.  All of it fits within the context of the plot, but it will still be too much for some people."
If you could / wished to turn Sabotage and the Mick Lord series into a movie, who would be your dream team?
"I guess sometimes I can say with some certainty whom I'd really like to see, but here I think the female characters are the most interesting.  Someone who can mix it up like Jennifer Lawrence would fit, but I think everyone's going to want to play Red!"
What do you like to write and read about?  Do you stick to a particular genre or do you like to explore different ones?
"I like writing stuff with twists and turns.  I try to start with the story and have that carry everything.  I don't think I could write thirty books in a similar vein.  I like to be driven by the story."
What is your writing process?
"I write at nights and on weekends.  Lots of nights and weekends."
What is in store next?
"There'll be a new Mick Lord novel soon, and a new novel called "Southern Gothic" that I love. I'm about 50 pages in.  Again, strong female character and a book within a book ... I'm excited about it.  I don't want to get into specifics about the plot, but hopefully it will be a different kind of page turner.  I think it has real potential."
It does sound exciting, and I cannot wait to catch up on the Mick Lord series!

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1 comment:

Omnimystery News said...

Thanks for introducing us to this author with such a terrific interview! His new thriller sounds quite intriguing.