Friday, November 13, 2015

Roger Rapel ~ an interview and his novel ~ Abducted

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Roger Rapel

AUTHOR BIO: Born in the late 40’s only a few years after the second world finished with all the hardships of rationing, cold houses windows running with condensation with frost forming on the inside as well as the outside, living in one room for heat. Growing up in the 50’s with little or none of the modern comforts of today’s modern world, my brother and sister were happy well as happy as you could be. I worked in various organizations including PO as a steward on cruise liners (I must write about that) then on the buildings picking bits of skills here and there and became a jack of all trades certainly master of none. Then joined the police stayed for 30 years mainly as a detective Sergeant dealing with all manner of criminal cases including child abuse rape cases and murder.

Q: If your life were a movie would it be considered an action film, comedy, drama, romance, fantasy or a combination?
A: Action I think, perhaps with a tinge of comedy and the odd romance.

Q: Tell me one thing that your spouse does that really endears him/her to you. One thing that annoys you. These can be tiny little things, actually the smaller the better.
A: separated so nothing at the moment but watch this space you never know

Q: Did you like school when you were a child?
A: Hated it I left at 15 couldn’t wait to get out; had no formal qualifications I went through the university of life.

Q: Snack of choice – chips, pretzels, popcorn, or cookies, cake, candy? Or maybe you’re a healthy snacker - fruit, yogurt, nuts, raisins?
A: fruit, nut’s maybe a chocolate chip cookie (my favourite)

Q: Have you ever been too embarrassed to promote any certain titles to friends or family?
A: No not really I’ve never been one to brag but no take things in my stride

Q: Favorite color?
A: Blue either ocean or sky blue

Q: Dress up or dress down?
A: definitely down

Q: Dine in or dine out?
A: depends on the occasion

Q: Which element of book writing is most difficult for you?
A: the mid-section

Q: What is your favorite part of writing?
A: The intrigue the impact; taking the reader down blind alleys

Q; Now your least favorite part?
A: Going blank sometimes reading what you have written then deleting because it’s rubbish. Then being too self-critical

Q: Describe your favorite heroine?
A:Hystorically probably Joan of Arc, lately Prime minister Margaret Thatcher, and now Kitty Honeycutt.

Q: Who's your favorite author?
A: At the moment Chis Ryan

Q: Your favorite title?
A: The Watchman

Q: Would you ever consider a joint project?
A: Yes have discussed with another author Sue Webb (Sand in your Pants) the viability and when the time is right may do so.

Q: Which of your own releases was your particular favorite?
A: Cindy my first, but another recently published Gift or Curse I really enjoyed.

Q: How do you handle a writer's block?
A: Walk away - no point in forcing nothing; give it a rest - no point in trying to write angry or frustrated.

Q: Do you write long hand first, or does it go straight into the computer?
A: Straight to the  Lap top.

Q: Do you have anything you are working on at the moment that you’d like to tell us about?
A: As a matter of fact, I have:
I just finished a book entitled Missing but won't be out till early next year. It’s a murder mystery with a big twist.

I have one more to be published later this year called Seat 3f. Here is a bit about that one. A one night affair leaves a man smelling her scent everywhere, he wakes up it's there, in his car, is he going mad or is she trying to kill him mmm.....???

I’m 21 pages into another entitled Bad Feeling. Also have another one in the ether.
I’m keeping busy.

Q: Roger, tell us about your latest release Abducted.
A: I’d love to. I’ll wrap it up in one sentence ~ Abducted is an investigation into a serial rapist; with victim interviews and real life drama. 

DS Jim Broadbent’s marriage was over, his long hours and after hours drinking culminated in his long suffering wife June leaving him; then filing for a divorce.  
His investigative skills and demeanour would be tested when he began to investigate two rapes albeit 18 months apart; they were the same MO making him think he was investigating a serial rapist.

His sensitive investigative skills when interviewing victims were put to the test; but with his sympathetic approach and empathy he managed to extract vital information.
The forensic scientist had found similar fibres on each victims clothing which confirmed the same offender. Now the hunt began.

His affair with Jackie was reaching a crescendo they were both using each other to reach sexual heights neither had encountered before.
Then a massive fraud case landed on his desk which Jim didn’t need. Jackie’s commitment to the job would be tested to the full as Jim used her to test a theory he had………

Then the Cindy case rose again with another ex-pat in Spain wanting to spill the beans on another UK sex ring; the well to do members were abusing children in their own homes and others. The corridors of power would feature again, how high would it go this time? 

Q: How can your fans/readers reach you? Do you have any buy links?
A: I do.



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