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Monday, August 27, 2018

The Half Breed (Secret Fires) by Bobbi Smith - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Bobbi Smith and her new book, “The Half Breed”!  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!

The Half Breed
(Secret Fires)
by Bobbi Smith


GENRE: Historical Romance




In the midst of the vast, windswept Texas plains stands a ranch wrested from the wilderness with blood, sweat and tears. It is the shining legacy of Thomas McBride to his five living heirs. But along with the fertile acres and herds of cattle, each will inherit a history of scandal, lies and hidden desire that threatens to burn out of control.


Chase knows he has no legitimate claim to the Circle M. After all, his father made it painfully clear he wants nothing to do with his bastard son or the Comanche girl he once took to his bed. But Chase has his own reasons for answering Tom McBride's deathbed summons. He has a job to do as a Texas Ranger, and a woman to protect—a woman whose sweet innocence gives him new faith that love born in the darkest night can face the dawn of all his tomorrows.



When the raiding party passed out from the liquor they’d been drinking, their captive Faith made her escape on foot. Terror drove her on through the darkness. She had been running for hours when she finally saw the faint glow of a campfire in the distance

Faith moved stealthily onward.  She hoped it was a company of cavalrymen or ranch hands.

Her hopes were dashed as she surveyed the scene below.

Sitting before the low-burning campfire was a bare-chested warrior.  Faith did not recognize him as one of the raiding party, but there was no mistaking the aura of danger about him.  As she was watching, he looked up in her direction.  She remained still, barely breathing, until he looked away.  Her fear turned to fury as she slipped away.  She had to save herself.

Chase McBride knew someone was nearby.  He hadn’t survived this long by ignoring his instincts, and they were screaming a warning right now.  He was puzzled, for if someone was out to kill him, they would have taken a shot by now.  Continuing to act naturally, he stretched out on his bedroll, pretending to fall asleep.  With his gun in hand, he waited.

Faith believed the warrior hadn’t seen her.  She hoped to steal his horse before he could catch her.  

She returned to watch the campsite and was relieved to find the warrior asleep.  She felt a flicker of hope.   Slowly, cautiously, she made her way toward his horse.



Who Inspired Your Love for Books?

        My mother inspired me! During summer vacation, we made a weekly trip to the library and brought home an armload of books each time. Of course, we played outside a lot, but we always made time to read.

        My favorite book as a kid was The Boxcar Children. I’m glad to see that it’s become a series now and is still very popular.

        I knew I wanted to be an author when I was in fifth grade, and I’ve been so blessed to have been able to live my dream. I never tried to really write a book until I was a stay-at-home-mom in the late seventies. I started reading for fun again during my sons’ nap time. I was reading all kinds of grown-up classics until one day I was in a bookstore and saw The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss on the shelf. It had a small G-rated picture of a guy holding a girl in his arms. I took it up to the register and asked the lady if it was any good. She raved about it. That was the first real romance novel I ever read, and it kept me up until 3 a.m. that night. I couldn’t put it down. I remember thinking, “I wonder if there are any more books like that out there?” Thank heaven, there were. And I also thought, “I could write one of these!” My very first book took me two and a half years to write, and I was very blessed to sell Rapture’s Rage back in 1982. I got to meet Kathleen Woodiwiss at a Romantic Times Conference some years back and thanked her for being an inspiration to me. She was a wonderful, gracious lady.

        I joined some writers groups and started going to writers conferences. Writing is a very solitary career. A great saying I heard years ago—“An author’s applause is silent”—is so true. It’s great fun to get out and meet other authors and the readers who come to the autograph parties.



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 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/45814589415/about/).

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. (https://bobbismithbooks.com/author/who-is-julie-marshall).




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

  2. Having a family who loves to read I always appreciate hearing about another great book. Thank you for the book description and giveaway as well.

  3. Sounds like a great book! Best wishes on your tour.

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  5. Hi Ellen, Many writers have inspired me. Before I was published, Kathleen Woodiwiss and Rosemary Rogers made me start thinking about trying to write. After I sold my first book Rapture's Rage, I met Sylvie Sommerfield. She was one wonderful author and friend. She was fantastic at plotting. Constance O'Banyon was another inspiration for me with her amazing westerns and Indian books.