Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Miracles by Bobbi Smith

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Miracles by Bobbi Smith. This blurb blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
--
Title: Miracles
Author: Bobbi Smith
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: January 31st 2006
Print Length: 340 pages
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
~
Newspaper reporter Lydia is investigating the deadly sniper terrorizing her town. She hopes to find some information to help the police track down this killer. Detective Steve Mason is doing all he can to stop the murderous gunman from striking again. Meanwhile, members of Lydia’s prayer group are facing life-changing problems. Elderly George Taylor, diagnosed with terminal cancer, decides to secretly leave lasting memorials. Teenager Jim Hunt is granted the wisdom to turn away from the temptations of peer pressure and alcohol. And for Lydia, who refuses to despair in the ugly side of life that her reporting often uncovers, there is true love to bring laughter and joy to all her days.

---
EXCERPT:
Lydia sought Detective Steve Mason out at the Above and Beyond Police Fund-raiser for injured officers to apologize for the headline her boss had used in the newspaper that day. As they were sitting at a table with another couple, the other woman, Marcie, asked, “Steve, why don’t you bring Lydia with you to the barbecue in two weeks?” She’d noticed how they seemed interested in each other.

Steve looked at Lydia. “Would you like to go?”

“It sounds like fun.”

“We’ll see you then,” Marcie said as she and her husband stood up to leave.

“So, Steve,” Lydia said, “what do you do when you’re not working?”

He gave a derisive laugh. “It seems all I do is work.”

“Do you have a family?” She’d noticed he wasn’t wearing a wedding ring, but that didn’t mean he was single.

“I’m not married,” he answered. “What about you?”

“I’m single, too.” Lydia was amazed by how anxious she’d been to hear his answer. “What do you do for fun?”

“When I do manage to get time off, I like to ride my Harley.”

“That’s awesome.”

“You like motorcycles?”

“Oh, yeah.” 

“I’ll take you for a ride sometime.”

“You’re on.”

“What do you like to do?”

“I read a lot.”

“We’ve got to liven you up a bit.” He paused and looked around. His tone was conspiratorial when he asked, “You want to do something wild and crazy?”

“You aren’t going to get me arrested, are you?”

“Now, there’s a thought.” He slanted her a knowing, almost wicked grin before saying, “No, I wasn’t going to get you arrested. I was going to ask you to dance.”
---
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
After working as a department manager for Famous-Barr, and briefly as a clerk at a bookstore, Bobbi gave up on career security and began writing. She sold her first book to Zebra in 1982.

Since then, Bobbi has written over 40 books and 6 novellas. To date, there are more than five million copies of her novels in print. She has been awarded the prestigious Romantic Times Storyteller Award and two Career Achievement Awards. Her books have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, the USA Today Best Seller List and the Wal-Mart Best Seller List.

The rights to Ms. Smith’s books have been sold to China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Russia and Sweden. Bobbi has also written two faith-based contemporary novels – Haven and Miracles – using the pseudonym Julie Marshall.

---
GIVEAWAY:
Bobbi Smith will award a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to one randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blitz each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

41 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book to read.  Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I like the cover. It has very nice artwork.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  3. thanks this sounds like an amazing book

    ReplyDelete
  4. This book sounds like a good read.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Bobbie, What do you most enjoy about writing?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Caryl, I love creating my characters and taking them on the adventure of my story. (Especially with romances because you always get a HEA ending.)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

    ReplyDelete
  8. "Detective Steve Mason is doing all he can to stop the murderous gunman from striking again."

    Serial killer in a small town is a great plot. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love the cover. The colors are great.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  12. How long did it take you to write this?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It took about six months. That's my usual time for getting one done.

      Delete
  13. Thanks for the great excerpt! The book sounds very interesting.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Nice cover. I liked the blurb and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great cover so pretty love to read it too.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What's the one thing you do to ground yourself and find peace?

    ReplyDelete
  17. Bobbi, I cannot wait to read more of your book!

    ReplyDelete
  18. sounds like a fun one

    ReplyDelete
  19. The book sounds very interesting!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I like the cover of your book. It is very attractive.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

    ReplyDelete