Renegade’s Lady by Bobbi Smith – Spotlight and Giveaway

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Hi! I had soooo much fun researching Renegade’s Lady. The heroine is a dime novel writer who goes West to research her new book. If you’re not familiar with dime novels, they were the original paperback books from the 1800s. I even managed to find a few at antique stores. One I bought is titled The Golden Belt, and it was published by Beadle and Company in 1866. What a treasure! I can’t believe it’s held up this long. So I hope you enjoy Sheri and Brand, the half-breed scout, in Renegade’s Lady!

Looking For a Hero

Sheridan St. John was a successful writer who had no need for a man in her life…as long as she had one between the pages of her dime novels. But when her editor told her sales were off, Sheri set out for the Wild West in search of the perfect hero for her new book.

Brand, The Half-Breed Scout

The man Sheri found fulfilled her every requirement for a fantasy lover—half Apache, a tall, dark, and dangerous male—but he was completely wrong for a real-life mate. On the run from the law, Brand guarded his heart as the attraction between them destroyed her reservations, leaving Sheri with one burning need—to become the renegade’s lady.

Enjoy an Excerpt

Arizona Territory, 1878

“Hello,” Sherri said as a shiver of anticipation went up her spine. Brand was a magnificent specimen of manhood. Dressed in a loose-fitting shirt, buckskin breeches and moccasins, he was everything she’d imagined an untamed scout to be. She knew instantly he was going to be the man who saved her career.

Brand had thought it was going to be difficult dealing with a writer when he’d believed Sheridan St. John was a man, but now…a woman. His gaze raked over her insolently, missing nothing. She was beautiful and he felt a stirring of pure animal attraction for her, but he quickly dismissed it. She was an Eastern lady who didn’t know one end of a horse from another. She had no business being there. His job was to track renegades. He was going to look forward to putting her on a stage heading back East.

The look in his eyes was cold as he addressed her. “Miss St. John.”

Sherri saw the iciness in his regard and knew Brand wasn’t pleased to see her. Still, she wasn’t about to give up. Her career depended on it.

“I’ve been looking forward to meeting you. It isn’t often I get to meet a real live hero.”

“What can I do for you?” he asked, ignoring her remark. He’d been ordered to cooperate, but he didn’t have to like doing it.

“Well, first, I have to interview you. I need to learn everything there is to know about you and scouting.” Sheri’s mind was racing as she imagined Brand as the hero in her book. He was going to be magnificent – fighting, winning and rescuing damsels in distress.

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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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Rita Wray says

    Great excerpt and cover.

  3. Bobbi Smith says

    I hope everyone enjoys Renegade’s Lady!

  4. Bea LaRocca says

    A gorgeous cover and I loved the synopsis and excerpt, Renegade’s Lady is a must read for me. Thank you for sharing the author’s bio and book details

  5. Great excerpt and giveaway. 🙂

  6. Christina G. says

    I like the artwork on the cover.

  7. nice cover

  8. xjanelx78 says

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

  9. xjanelx78 says

    What book are you currently reading?

  10. xjanelx78 says

    What books do you recommend starting out with for your backlist?

    • Hi, I am re-reading The Duke and I by Julia Quinn. It’s one of my favorites.

    • I goofed that up. I meant to post that answer under your other question. 🙂 Re my backlist. It all depends on what kind of books you enjoy. My westerns are fun. Runaway has been selling great. Lady Deception was one of my favorites and The Lady and The Texan is the sequel to it. All of my books with ‘Lady’ in the title have the theme of ‘Women who were ahead of their times’. I had fun writing those and doing research on women’s history. My all time favorite book is my first one -Rapture’s Rage. I wrote it never knowing if I was going to sell it. It will always have a special place in my heart.

  11. xjanelx78 says

    Which of your characters do you relate to the most and why?

  12. xjanelx78 says

    As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

  13. xjanelx78 says

    How long on average does it take you to write a book?

  14. xjanelx78 says

    How do you select the names of your characters?

    • I have a ton of baby name books. 🙂 In my first book. I used Renee for the heroine because that was my name in French class in grade school. We had to pick a French name to use in class.

      Occasionally, I put real people into my books. I did fund raisers for some charities and it was ‘Be A Character In A Bobbi Smith Novel’. Charles Brennan in Renegade’s Lady is a famous KMOX radio personality and it was fun writing him into the story. He used to have me on his show whenever I had a new title coming out.

  15. xjanelx78 says

    What part of the book was the most fun to write?

  16. xjanelx78 says

    What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

  17. xjanelx78 says

    If you could meet your characters, what would you say to them?

  18. xjanelx78 says

    What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

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