Rhyll Biest got herself arrested by US Deputy Alex Marshall (the hero of Effie's Outlaw) so she could touch his, ahem, star and ask him what it's like to be a lawman. And check out the giveaway below.
What are the traits of a good deputy?
Honesty, Compassion and Patience
How does someone become a deputy?
I volunteered. Course my motive wasn’t for the right reasons. I just wanted revenge. But the marshal was appointed. He could deputize locals to assist him.
Lay some sexy deputy jargon on us (and a translation!)
I told Effie, “Darlin’ you’re one of the prettiest filly’s I’ve ever seen and you’re someone to ride the river with to boot!” by which I meant that she was the prettiest lady I’d ever met and someone who could be counted on as well.
How do deputies like to unwind after pursuing bad guys all day?
A cold beer, a soft woman and (if you’re lucky) a mattress to sleep on.
What do deputies dislike (because it makes their job harder)?
Fools that take bribes to protect criminals. You can’t arrest them for lying.
What’s the most difficult thing you’ve had to do as a deputy?
Refrain from just shooting the bad guys that hurt innocent people.
Lawmen have a reputation for being married to the job, is that you?
I was, but then I met Effie. Now I’m married to her and the perks of that job can’t be beat.
What’s the quickest way to a deputy’s heart?
For me, it was meeting a spunky woman who wasn’t afraid of who she was and what she wanted.
Want to spend more time with Deputy Marshall? You can find him in Effie's Outlaw by Karen Lopp for sale at Amazon.
Boston heiress Effie Sheridan takes matters into her own hands when her fortune is being stolen. The last thing she expects is to be kidnapped by a gang of train robbers. Forced to pretend to be an outlaw's lover to stay alive, she questions her sanity when she is drawn to the gruff, yet charming bandit who risks everything to save her.
U.S. Deputy Alex Marshall is mad enough to spit nails when the beautiful, city-bred girl lands in his arms. Unable to abandon her to the cruelties of the gang, he searches for a way out of the responsibility. But her courage and sweet kisses begin to chip away at the bitterness inside his heart and he must choose between revenge on the gang that slaughtered everyone he loved or redemption for saving a woman he can never have.
Available at Amazon. Or, leave a comment on a tour stop post to win a copy.
Steeped in a rich family history, Karen Lopp has always been drawn to the courageous lives of the women who lived through the hardships of the past and triumphed. A transplant from Oklahoma where she grew up on a farm just one mile away from where her great-grandparents settled in the land run, Karen now lives in the enchanted land of New Mexico and has a running competition with her dad on who can grow the tallest hollyhocks. Books and tales of ancestors were staples in her life and she fell in love with history. Enthralled with the short stories her grandmother wrote and passed down, she took the plunge (with encouragement from hubby and kids) into the world of writing. And is now hooked. Her inspiration comes from research into her family tree and their interesting lives. Visit her at Facebook or Twitter.