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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Forbidden Fires by Bobbi Smith - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Bobbi Smith and her new book, “Forbidden Fires”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Bobbi and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Forbidden Fires
by Bobbi Smith


GENRE: Historical Romance



When Ellen Douglass saves the Union officer from the cold river, she doesn't think this one action will so alter her future. But as Price holds her is his arms, they try to forget that they fight on opposing sides and will be kept forever apart.



April, 1865
Vicksburg, Mississippi

The newly freed Union soldiers trudged up the gangplank of the steamboat Sultana in seemingly endless numbers. Although the memories of their ordeal at Andersonville Prison Camp were painful, their mood was jubilant. The war was over.  They were going home!  

Onboard, a tall Yankee officer stood at the rail grimly watching the loading.  Captain Price Richardson was frustrated and angry. He’d witnessed many acts of incompetence during his time in the army, but what was happening today was beyond belief. Price was enough of a river man to know it was foolhardy to challenge the Mississippi this way. Going upriver against the flood was hard on a steamboat, but on one seriously overloaded, it could be suicide.

Furious, Price turned to his friend, Lieutenant Jericho Cooper. “Don’t they have any idea of what they’re doing?”

“Do you think they’re overloading it?” Coop remarked sarcastically.

“They could load men on the other two steamers.”

Coop smiled wryly, as they watched column after column of men file aboard. “You have to remember the Department of the Army is in charge of this.”

Realizing they weren’t going anywhere soon, the two men sat down on the deck to await their departure.

As evening came, the Sultana, which should only have been carrying about 400 passengers, finally began her trip north against the swollen river with over 2,300 passengers and crew onboard.



Why You Should Read My Books

My whole life, all I’ve ever wanted to do was make people happy, and that’s why I love writing romances. Hopefully, everyone is smiling when they finish reading one of my books.

I live in the St. Louis area, and I’ve always been fascinated by the Mississippi River and steamboats. I was visiting a steamboat/history museum when I first learned about the tragedy of the steamboat Sultana at the end of the Civil War. It has always amazed me that the Sultana was never mentioned in any of the history classes I took, for I believe the loss of life in that explosion was greater than the Titanic.

History has always been a love of mine, and women’s history caught my interest, too.   Ellyn, the heroine of Forbidden Fires, is a strong woman who dares to defy her family by saving the hero, a Union soldier, from the Mississippi after the Sultana exploded.

I grew intrigued with women’s history and started researching strong women of the past. That led to my series “Women Ahead of Their Times.” All my books with Lady in the title have a heroine who doesn’t let anything stand in her way. She accomplishes what she sets out to do and, of course, ends up happily ever after with our hero.

I hope you enjoy my stories.



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 6 novellas. 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.

You can follow Bobbi on Facebook in the group Bobbi Smith Books.

Bobbi has been awarded the prestigious “Storyteller of the Year” Award from Romantic Times Magazine (New York) and has attained positions on the New York Times Best Seller List, the USA Today Best Seller List, the Walden’s Best Seller List, B. Dalton’s List, and the Wal-Mart and K-Mart Best Seller Lists.

The foreign rights to Ms. Smith’s books have been sold to China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Russia and Sweden. Smith’s current publisher is Amazon. Bobbi has written two faith-based contemporary novels – Haven (https://bobbismithbooks.com/product/haven) and Miracles (https://bobbismithbooks.com/product/miracles) – using the pseudonym of Julie Marshall.

Copyright © 2018 Bobbi Smith.




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Bobbi will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.


  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

    1. Hi Lisa! Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway! :)

  2. These tours are great so thank you for all the hard work you all put into bringing them to us. We have picked up some terrific books thanks to all of you bloggers and the authors as well.

    1. Thanks James! I appreciate the shout-out and am thankful to readers like you that stop by! You make the time and effort worth all of it :) Good luck in the giveaway :)

  3. Thanks for sharing the great post :)

    1. Hi Victoria! Absolutely! And thank you for stopping by :) Hope you have a fabulous day and good luck in the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Gwendolyn! I totally agree and have added it to my TBR List! Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway :)

  5. What was your favorite book growing up? Good Luck with the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. Hi Bernie! Great question! My favorite book growing up was, "Where the Sidewalk Ends," by Shel Silverstein. As a kid it got me totally obsessed with poems and rhyming. What was your favorite book growing up? Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway :)

  6. Bobbi ~ It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

  7. I enjoyed getting to know your book

  8. Hi Everybody! This is my first blog tour! I'm very excited! Re my favorite book as a kid had to be Boxcar Children. I know I read it multiple times. Bernie, what was yours?

  9. Thanks so much! Happy 4th of July to everybody! Be careful with those fireworks!