Monday, November 22, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Runaway by Bobbi Smith

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Runaway 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 blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Runaway
Author: Bobbi Smith
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: June 30th 2009
Print Length: 306 pages
Genre: Western Historical Romance
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Running Scared

Destiny Sterling had to get away from St. Louis. Otherwise she’d never escape her stepfather’s hideous plans for her. Her only hope was to pose as a mail-order bride named Rebecca and travel to Texas to marry a rancher.

Running From the Law

Dan Cooper was as low-down a man as they came. He took pride in his gang’s rough reputation…and the string of successful robberies they’d pulled off. His ace in the hole was a remote Texas ranch where he planned to lie low if things got too hot.

Running the Show

Texas Ranger Lane Madison knew the Cooper gang would show up at the Circle D Ranch sooner or later. All he had to do was play the part of its new owner…and wait. What he didn’t count on was having to marry a vulnerable young beauty to keep up the role, or the inescapable attraction that made any secret between them impossible.

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EXCERPT:
Destiny awoke just as the Eastern sky began to brighten. She was nervous, and she had to admit, excited. This was her wedding day. It wasn’t what she’d always dreamed of, but it was her wedding and she wanted to look her best.

She wasted no time getting out of bed and gathering what she needed to bathe and get ready. It was early, so she didn’t wake Gertrude. She would wake her when she was finished.

All was quiet as Destiny made her way to the kitchen. Without thought, she went to the washroom door and opened it.

Lane hadn’t worried about heating up water for his bath. He’d taken the time to shave and then had filled the tub with cold water and made short order of scrubbing himself clean. He had just stood up and grabbed his towel to start drying off when the door opened unexpectedly and he found himself face-to-face with his intended.

“Oh, my—!” Destiny froze in the doorway, shocked by her first-ever glimpse of a naked man. She remained unmoving, staring at the magnificent specimen of manhood standing before her. She took it all in—his broad-shouldered physique, his hard-muscled, tanned chest and powerful arms, still shimmering with the glaze of water he had yet to dry off, his lean waist and… Heat burned her cheeks.

Lane was as shocked to see her as she was to see him. Embarrassed to be standing before her so unclad, he reacted quickly, wrapping the towel around his waist.

Lane had cautioned himself ever since he’d come to the ranch to be on guard every minute. He’d warned himself to constantly be on the lookout for trouble. He’d never thought trouble would come in the form of this beautiful innocent walking in on him just as he’d finished his bath.

Seeing her distress, he said wryly, “Good morning.”

“I-um-I didn’t know you were in here.” Realizing how ridiculous she must look standing there blushing, she forced her gaze to the ground. “I’ll wait outside.”

She backed out and closed the door. As she glanced at the closed door again, she had to smile to herself as a vision of him standing there naked before her played in her mind. He was a handsome man, there was no denying that.
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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.

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GIVEAWAY:
Bobbi Smith will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions assumes all responsibility with this giveaway.)

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51 comments:

  1. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  2. This book looks very interesting. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  3. Reading the book Runaway by author Bobbi Smith sounds like a great way to escape to another place and time!

    Nancy
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    1. Hi Deborah, Each book is a little different, but if you have deadlines you have to get them done. :) Usually it took about six months to finish the manuscript.

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  5. I love the beautiful cover and the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

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  7. This sounds great. I love historical fiction especially set in a western. Looking forward to reading.

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  8. thanks this sounds like a wonderful book

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  9. Cover looks great! Excerpt sounds interesting.

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  10. Good morning, everybody! I hope you enjoy Runaway!

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  11. Looks like a great book! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  13. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. This sounds super good and I love the cover.
    heather
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  15. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

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  16. Oh beautiful cover! Sounds like a great read! Cannot wait to see if her father comes looking for her, or if she can make a new beautiful life for herself!

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  17. Do you listen to music when you write?

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    1. No, I need it to be quiet when I write. I have to listen to all the people talking in my head. :)

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    1. I just discovered author Jessica Clare and I'm reading All I Want for Christmas Is A Cowboy. It's a fun read.

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  19. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  20. Hi Jamie, My best advice would be never give up on your dream. Go for it.

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  21. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  22. Do you have a favorite kind of pie you enjoy as a dessert? I like lemon meringue pie.

    Nancy
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  23. What is your favourite dish for Thanksgiving?

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  24. You are a new author to me. I look forward to reading your books.

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  25. Which do you prefer - pecan or pumpkin pie?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  26. Have you ever backed anything on Kickstarter?

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  27. Do you prefer to have pumpkin pie or pecan pie for dessert?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  28. Do you prefer to eat turkey or ham as an entree?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  29. Are you glad when a book is finished?

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  30. When you eat small whole pickles, do you prefer sweet or dill pickles?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  31. What are your plans for the upcoming week?

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  32. Do you prefer apple or cherry pie?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  33. The book cover is atmospheric and I do love a good cowboy read.

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  34. Do you have a favorite flavor of cake that you especially enjoy? Today I'm having a slice of coconut cake with lunch.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  35. What's your Throwback Thursday song?

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  36. Will you be writing more or less during this busy month?

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  37. What is your favorite meal using cooked turkey?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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