Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A BLACK TIE AFFAIR BLOG TOUR: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
A BLACK TIE AFFAIR

BY SHERRILL BODINE

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Fashion curator Athena Smith will do anything to get her hands on the Clayworth family's couture collection for her exhibit. So she's thrilled when she's called in to authenticate the gowns...until she falls ill while examining them and wakes up face-to-face with notorious Chicago bachelor Drew Clayworth. Drew doesn't trust Athena one bit. He still believes she betrayed him years ago. So when his family's gowns go missing and Athena offers her help in exchange for the dresses, he reluctantly accepts. But they're both taken off guard by the barely restrained passion that's still between them...and the memories that are both bitter and sweet. As they work together to find the dresses, can they resist the sparks between them?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Sherrill Bodine has been writing stories since junior high, when she won a pair of silver skates in a state-wide essay contest. While moving twenty-two times back and forth across America and rearing her four children, she published fifteen award-winning novels under two pseudoynyms (Lynn Leslie/Leslie Lynn). Now she's decided to be herself and write about the people, parties, and high-life in the city she knows best: Chicago. When she's not in the Windy City with her husband, family, and Newfoundland and pug dogs, she's fulfilling her passion to travel to exotic locales around the world


REVIEW:

Athena Smith is a fashion curator for a museum and wants to get a hold of some couture gowns that are locked away in a secret closet of the owners, John Clayworth. When she gets a chance to go into the closet, she becomes ill from some gases she inhales. In the hospital, she finds herself in contact with Drew Clayworth who she never thought she'd see again as well as he didn't expect to be with her.

Athena's and Drew's families have a bad past in which her father was set up by the Clayworths and has to take an early retirement. As a result, Athena has always had bad feelings toward them all. However, when she sees Drew again, sparks once more fly and they are off and running in this light and fluffy story. Drew is determined to help Athena find out if there is a culprit responsible for her suspicions. I found it a quick read but didn't like it as much as Bodine's TALK OF THE TOWN. I did find it interesting that the story is actually based on true events that happened to a friend of the author.


GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
I HAVE FIVE COPIES OF THIS
FUN BOOK TO GIVEAWAY!

THE RULES:

--U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES, PLEASE
--INCLUDE EMAIL ADDRESS IN COMMENT
--ALL ENTRIES/COMMENTS MUST BE
SEPARATE IN ORDER TO COUNT
AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY



HOW TO ENTER:
+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT ARE SOME OF THE AUTHOR, SHERYL BODINE'S, FAVORITE FASHIONS BY GOING TO HER BLOG HERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY

+5 MORE ENTRIES: FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK BY CLICKING ON THE WIDGET IN THE LEFT HAND COLUMN...I JUST STARTED IT SO THE FIRST PEOPLE TO FOLLOW WILL BE VERY SPECIAL FOLLOWER IN MY MIND!!!!!!(AND HOPE IT WORKS CORRECTLY)

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, FEBRUARY 3


GOOD LUCK!

30 comments:

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Denny, Alaska said...

"...glittery Louboutin shoes." Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

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I think it's really fun that she likes vintage costume jewelry and Zac Posen (who I only know from his Target line!).
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sherrillbodine@hotmail.com said...

Hi All! Thanks for your support! I just saw my friend, Tim Long, who inspired A BLACK TIE AFFAIR and we talked about the next book, Another Touch of Venus -- the sister who is into vintage jewelry and discovered there is a story I didn't even know until today that I can add to the adventure! I love my research!! Visit me at www.sherrillbodine.com for "Let's Dish" and pictures of my adventures in Chicago. What a great site -- love visiting! xo Sherrill

sherrillbodine@hotmail.com said...

Hi All! I confess I love my Louboutin heels ( I'm barely 5' and they make me FEEL taller) and I love Luca Luca -- the manager in Chicago is a dear friend -- I attended her wedding in Transylvania this past August. Thanks for your interest in A BLACK TIE AFFAIR -- it was fun to write -- and the sisters have even better stories to tell -- trust me! Visit me at www.sherrillbodine.com so we can dish about fashion, books and maybe a little gossip! xo Sherrill

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