Monday, October 17, 2022

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Defiant by Bobbi Smith

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Defiant by Bobbi Smith. This 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: Defiant
Author: Bobbi Smith
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: May 28th 2013
Print Length: 264 pages
Genre: Western Historical Romance
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Clint Williams
Born February 16, 1852
Died March 23, 1877

Those were the words that marked his grave, and Clint knew that although he stood reading his own epitaph, they were true. Ever since the attack that had killed his entire family, he’d been dead inside. Only one thing kept him going—the burning need to bring in the outlaws who’d done it.

The Last Chance Saloon

Posing undercover to infiltrate the gang, Clint could let no one know his true identity or the fact that he’d once been a Texas Ranger. Not even the pretty daughter of a preacher man who burst into the saloon calling upon the gamblers to repent. As far as she knew, he was a gunslinger with a bad reputation who had no right to touch a good woman. But sometimes a man’s got to break all the rules, ignore common send to follow his heart and get downright… Defiant.

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EXCERPT:
Clint was tense as he stood ready to shoot. In an instant, he drew his gun and fired. He hit the target dead on. His long hours of practice these past two weeks had paid off.

Clint turned to face Captain Meyers. He’d arranged to meet with the Ranger captain at the ruins of his family’s ranch so he could tell him what he planned to do.

“You were a fast draw before, but I think you’re even quicker now.”

“Good, I need to be.”

“What’s your plan?”

Clint was grim as he explained. “Except for a few people here in the area, everyone believes I was killed during the attack on the ranch. I want it to stay that way. Clint Williams is dead. From now on I’m Kane McCullough.”

“You want a new identity?” Meyers was surprised.

“Yes, and this is where I need your help—because Kane McCullough is a gunfighter, and he needs a reputation. I want you to get the word out.”

Captain Meyers realized Clint was right. No one would suspect who he really was, since everyone believed he was dead. As a deadly gunman he could move in the same circles as the killers and bring them down.

“I can do that.”

“Thanks. Have you heard of any new leads?”

“They’ve been lying low, but I just got word they were holding up in Black Canyon.”

“I’m riding to Black Canyon.” Clint’s mood was black.

“Good luck.”

The two men shook hands.
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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 Smith 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 several short stories. To date, there are more than five million of her novels in print. She has been awarded the prestigious Romantic Times Storyteller of the Year Award and two Career Achievement Awards. Her books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists. When she's not working on her novels, she is frequently a guest speaker for writer's groups. Bobbi is mother of two sons and resides in St. Charles, Missouri with her husband and three dogs.

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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 and the author assume all responsibility over this giveaway.)

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52 comments:

  1. I love the western genre and Defiant is definitely a must read for me. Who are some of your favorite authors from this genre or some of your favorite stories? For me it is Janet Dailey's Calder Saga

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    1. Hi Bea, Constance O'Banyon's westerns are great. And I love the old novel 'Big Country' that the movie was based on by Donald Hamilton. It's hard to find, though, because it's an oldie. I did the Secret Fires series and the Half-Moon Ranch series with Constance O'Banyon, Elaine Barbieri and Evelyn Rogers.

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    2. Awesome! Thank you for sharing the info, I will be looking for those stories

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  2. Hi! I hope everybody enjoys Defiant!

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  3. Love both historical and western reads. Sounds great. Enjoyed the excerpt.

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  4. Sounds like a really wonderful read!

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful read! Looking forward to reading it!

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  6. very nice cover, congrats on the release

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  8. This western romance looks amazing to read.

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  9. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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    1. Your first book is the book that's in your heart. You're writing it never knowing if it will sell or not, but do it for the pure joy of it. Follow your dreams and get that manuscript done.

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  10. I have not read a western romance yet- this book looks like the one I would like to read-thanks

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  11. The book sounds like a wonderful read. Love the cover.

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  12. Good book for Fall reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  13. My husband and I would both love this book!

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  14. I love the cover, book sounds great too

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  15. Bobbi, what do you do to unwind after a long day of writing?

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    1. Hi Amy, It's always great to curl up with a good book and just relax.

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  16. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  17. What author do you most admire?

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    1. Hi, Authors are awesome. I admire all of them. I have to say, way back before I started writing I read The Flame and The Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss. It's what hooked me on romance novels and made me want to try to write one. Well, I had the joy of getting to meet her and it was wonderful. She was one lovely lady.

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  18. Do you enjoy coffee or tea?

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  19. do you prefer hotter or cooler weather

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  20. Do you listen to music when you write?

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  21. Really nice cover and excerpt, looking forward to reading this!

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  22. Were you scared about leaving your career & jumping into the writing world?

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    1. It was a thrill to write my first book, and the fact that I sold it was even more awesome. I was only working part-time at a bookstore when I sold it, so it was a wonderful transition.

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    1. I don't read a lot of scary books, and he is the master of that. A very talented author, for sure.

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  24. The book sounds fun to read. I hope this new release does well for you.

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  25. best of luck with the book, thanks for this giveaway

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  26. i really enjoy the cover and the book looks like a great read

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  27. Sounds like a great read! Best of luck with the success of the publication.

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  28. I love reading westerns and this looks really interesting.

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