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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A One-handed Sheriff Stole My Heart!

Hi, I'm Sarah Raplee, author of Paranormal Romantic Suspense stories featuring Psychic Agents.

Mention of compelling other-abled fictional characters immediately brings to my mind Sheriff Elvis Donnelly, hero of Susan Andersen’s 1996 Romantic Suspense novel, Exposure. Originally published as a Zebra Romantic Suspense, the book was re-published by the author with a new cover in 2011. 

Elvis survived a violent childhood, became a big-city cop, and then lost his left hand in a bomb blast. Afterwards, he returned as the sheriff with a prosthesis that ended in a clasp-style steel hook to his small island home town of Port Flannery, Washington.

Despite the past, Elvis tries to watch out for his alcoholic mother. He’s adjusted well to his prosthesis but suffers from unresolved childhood issues as well as phantom limb pain and an altered self-image. 

He holds himself apart, does his job and keeps everyone at arms’ length.

That is, until a sweet three-year-old girl named Gracie and her auto mechanic mother, Emma, arrive in a classic, mint-condition ’53 Chevy and it soon becomes clear they are on the run.

Ms. Anderson’s characters walked off the page into my heart and never left. I don’t keep a huge library of favorite books, only about two dozen. 

My original dog-eared copy of Exposure is one of them.


About Sarah Raplee:

My new website is currently under construction.Meanwhile, here's my Amazon Author Page for more info. 

My books are available from all major online book stores. The latest is BLINDSIGHT (Book 1 in the Psychic Agents Series)


A tenacious FBI Psychic Agent who can find anything…
A lonely blind woman with a dangerous kiss…
A brutal psychic criminal obsessed with killing one and controlling the other…

3 comments:

Diana McCollum said...

Funny how one book sticks out in a person's mind. EXPOSURE sounds like a really good book. I'll have to put it on my TBR pile. I read your book, BLINDSIGHT, and the heroine is blind. You did an awesome job depicting her and how she dealt with her blindness. Great post.

Sarah Raplee said...

Thank you, Diana! I'm glad you enjoyed BLINDSIGHT!

Maggie Lynch said...

Thanks for sharing this. I'm familiar with Susan Anderson books but didn't know some of them also included differently abled heroes or heroines. Now I'll have to go look it up.