Friday, January 29, 2010

Blog Tour of Sherrill Bodine's A Black Tie Affair

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Sherrill Bodine's A Black Tie Affair with the dashing Clayworth bachelors and the gorgeous Smith sisters.

A Black Tie Affair

The blurb:

Fashion curator Athena Smith will do anything to get her perfectly manicured hands on the Clayworth family's celebrated couture collection for her exhibit. So when she's called in to make sure the gowns are the real deal, she's ecstatic. . .unitl a dress she's examining turns out to be loaded with toxins (talk about killer threads!) and Athena faints, only to wake up face-to-face with the One That Got Away, notorious Chicago bachelor Drew Clayworth.

Drew still believes Athena betrayed him all those years ago, and he's sure he can't trust her. But when the priceless gowns go missing, sh offers to help track them down. Reluctantly allied in the quest, Drew and Athena are soon stunned by the barely restrained passion still sizzling between them. . .and the memories both bitter and sweet. Is their new partnership just a business arrangement? Or is this something more than A Black Tie Affair.

Review:

A Black Tie Affair introduces us to two influential and good looking families, the Clayworth men and the celebrated Smith sisters, in such a way that if this doesn't turn into a series I will be deeply disappointed.

Bodine builds up the Clayworth fortune and mystique, I keep wondering about their family's history and lifestyle. If you like shows like Dirty Sexy Money or Gossip Girl like I do, you'll probably find A Black Tie Affair thoroughly entertaining.

While A Black Tie Affair is a love story first and foremost, Bodine has woven in details from her love and knowledge of high fashion. These fashion details and the undercurrent of mystery make A Black Tie Affair a stand out romantic read! My only negative criticism: the book seemed much too short. I look forward to learning what happens to the next Smith sister and Clayworth heir.

ISBN-10: 0446618594 - mass market paperback $6.99
Publisher: Forever (January 1, 2010), 220 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.

About the Author, courtesy of the publisher:

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.

Listen to Anna interview Sherrill Bodine on Blog Talk Radio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/grandcentralpub/2010/01/12/sherrill-bodine-invites-you

Interested? Want your own copy? Sign up for the contest which ends on Jan. 31! Or visit these blogs to read more about the book and join giveaways! Sherrill Bodine is holding her own giveaway of $100 Barnes & Noble gift certificate - check it out on Sherrill Bodine's website at http://www.sherrillbodine.com/contest.phpParticipating Sites:

http://thecajunbooklady.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway, Q&A 1/18/2010
http://stacievaughansblog.blogspot.com/ Giveaway 1/18/2010
http://juniperrbreeeze.blogspot.com/ Review 1/18/2010
http://brokenteepee.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway 1/18/2010
http://www.masoncanyon.blogspot.com Giveaway, Guest Post 1/18/2010
www.bookwormygirl.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway 1/18/2010
http://jensbooktalk.blogspot.com/ Review 1/18/2010
http://myoverstuffedbookshelf.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/18/2010
www.mgpblog.com Review, Giveaway 1/18/2010
http://frugalplus.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/18/2010
http://www.stephthebookworm.blogspot.com/ Review 1/18/2010
http://www.mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com Review, Giveaway, Q&A 1/19/2010
http://www.saveyspender.com Review, Giveaway 1/20/2010
www.bellasnovella.com Review 1/20/2010
http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com/ Giveaway, Guest post 1/20/2010
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/21/2010
www.cherylsbooknook.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway 1/21/2010
www.thebookgirl.net Review, Giveaway 1/22/2010
http://bridget3420.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway 1/22/2010
my-book-views.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway 1/22/2010
http://therempels4.blogspot Review, Givewaway 1/22/2010
http://www.betweenthelinesandmore.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/23/2010
http://myreadingroom-crystal.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway 1/25/2010
http://www.eclecticbooklover.com Review, Giveaway 1/25/2010
http://abookbloggersdiary.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway, Guest post 1/26/2010
www.luxuryreading.com Review, Giveaway 1/27/2010
http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com/ Guest post and giveaway 1/27/2010
www.bibliophilicbookblog.com Review, Giveaway 1/27/2010
http://www.kballard87.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway 1/28/2010
http://www.renees-reads.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/29/2010
http://www.renees-reads.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/29/2010
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/29/2010
http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/29/2010
http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway 1/29/2010

Thank you so much to Sherrill Bodine, Anna and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring the giveaway and this review opportunity!

4 comments:

  1. Great post - thank you!

    I have an award for you here!

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  2. sherrillbodine@hotmail.comJanuary 29, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Thank you so much for reading A BLACK TIE AFFAIR -- I'm so happy you enjoyed it! Venus and Diana have fabulous stories and I promise they will be longer!! Your support means everything to me!
    xo Sherrill

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  3. sherrillbodine@hotmail.comJanuary 29, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    I tried to post earlier -- I hope this one works! Thank you so much for reading A BLACK TIE AFFAIR-- I'm so happy you enjoyed it! Venus and Diana have great stories and they are definitely longer. Your support means everything to me! xo Sherrill

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  4. I'd love to read it.

    MJandme2gether@gmail.com

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