Thursday, 7 November 2013

Character Interviews from The Virgin Madam - New Release by Shiloh Sadler

Welcome Shiloh,

It’s lovely of you to drop by and bring Joe and Laura with you today. Help yourselves to coffee, draw up a chair, grab some chocolate and come and have a chat.

I absolutely love your cover art in that wonderful atmospheric sepia.

I hope you don’t mind, but I have some questions to ask, and I’m going to jump right in and start with Joe

Joe is an odd name for a girl. Why do people call you that?

My full name is Josephine Bascum. I’ve been called Joe since I was old enough to sit a horse. My papa wanted a boy.

Wouldn’t you just love to be able to dress up in those can-can clothes?

I’d look mighty funny, don’t you think? I don’t have the build it requires.

How would you describe yourself?

I’m a tomboy. A little rough around the edges, but I’m a person you can count on.
What is your biggest flaw?

I’m stubborn. Being bull-headed runs in the family.

Can you tell me how long you have been on the run for?

I guess it has only been a month, but some days it feels like a year. You don’t get restful sleep when you have one eye open.

Laura, my dear, can I top up your coffee, more chocolate? Tell me, how tough has it been to keep this place going?

Each day is like the next. I’ve been in this

Do you consider yourself brave?

Yes, and no. Yes, because anyone who lives in Bitterroot Flats, a town run by outlaws, has to be brave or foolish enough to ignore the danger. Mainly though I try to keep my head down and make it through each day without too much trouble.

Do you like living in Bitterroot Flats, California?

I hate living in Bitterroot Flats! It was Mama’s dream to move to California and start a farm, but on the way here she took sick and died. Papa gave into his vice and opened a brothel instead. Since then I’ve felt trapped here in the dusty, desert town.

Why don’t you just leave Bitterroot Flats then?

I’ve asked myself the same question hundreds of times. I don’t have anywhere else to go though. With the Fletcher Gang taking half my profits each week for the privilege of doing business in this town I don’t have much of a stake to start over somewhere else.

Why do people call you the virgin madam?

That’s a joke Amanda started after I inherited the brothel. I’m twenty years old and definitely of marrying age. The town has mostly men so one would naturally think I should snag me one. At least for a night. But I’m not interested in any of them.

Thank you so much for dropping by, Shiloh, can you tell me a little about your book?


After a vicious outlaw murders her father, Laura Rutherford sees no future beyond running the family brothel and kowtowing to the local gang. Not even marriage offers escape. No man can compete with the beautiful women who dance the can-can for her each least not until a gentle stranger sweeps in and opens her eyes to desires too long denied.

Joe Bascum stumbles into Bitterroot Flats looking for a place to hide from a gunman out for blood. When the innocent Madame from the local brothel offers a bed and bath, Joe accepts hoping to show the buttoned-up beauty just how right forbidden desire can feel.

When danger escalates, can Laura help Joe defeat the famous Fletcher gang, or is she destined to live a lonely life as the virgin madam?

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Shiloh Saddler likes to do research for her steamy romances first hand. She has invented a time machine and travels back to the 19th century on a regular basis. There are experimental settings on her time machine which could propel her into the future and even other worlds. She believes love and a good book makes anything possible.

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  1. Thanks for hosting me, Diane! The post looks great.
    I think my characters enjoy the spotlight more than I do.

  2. They were rather well behaved though. It was a pleasure having you drop in and may I wish you the best of luck.


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