Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Book Giveaway: A Black Tie Affair by Sherrill Bodine

Anna and Hatchette Book Group are generously sponsoring a giveaway of 5 copies of A Black Tie Affair by Sherrill Bodine.

The blurb:

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, 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.


To enter please tell us two books that you read last year that you would recommend highly and why.

1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
2. You must be a follower to join the contest.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on January 31, 2010.

Thank you so much to Anna and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring this giveaway!


  1. I enjoyed Twenty Boy Summer and anything by James Patterson.
    already a follower

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  2. Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  3. I'd recommend The Benefactor by Margaret Reyes Dempsey and 0 to 60 by Susan Slater. Both novels were very strong in characterization. Both were easy to read and hard to put dowm. Both were compelling and delightful.


  4. 2 books I'd recommend are Red Headed Step Child by Jaye Wells,the action starts right away and was a fantastic book.The other Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater,I just loved the unique way she wrote the story.

    I am a follower


  5. Please include me. I am a follower.

    A Lion Among Men by Gregory Macguire - So much to this series other than its connection to the Wizard of Oz. Everyone should read it.
    One Scream Away by Kate Brady - reminded me why I love romantic suspense. Great novel.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  6. 7th Heaven and Gate House are both great books that I have read. I am a follower.


    Please enter me in the giveaway...

    2 books I would highly recommend that I read in 2009 were:

    If There Be Dragons by Kay Hooper. I liked this one because it was a very mild foray into the paranormal, my first experience with it.

    Spellbound by Nora Roberts. The same sort of reasons. This book had a very magical quality.

  8. I would love to be entered in this! I am a follower =]

    Two great books I read last year are Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay.

    Why I loved Outlander? 1 word - Jamie.
    The Summer Tree has a great plot and a really creative world.

    alannakurt at gmail dot com

  9. I would recommend After by Francine Prose and The Wrong Mother by Sophie Hannah because they are both really suspenseful and great books!


  10. "Feel the Heat" by Cindy Gerard, and "So Into You" by Sandra Hill. Two very different books, written by two very talented authors. Tops in entertainment.

    U.S. resident and follower

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  11. Traveling with Pomegranates for an enlightening mother-daughter experience. And Lies My Mother Never Told Me because it really opened my eyes to the dangers of alcoholism and how it can affect relationships.

    Thanks for the chance! bekki1820cb at gmail

  12. I enjoyed The Briar King and The Charnel Prince by Greg Keyes. The are books 1 and 2 of The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series.

    I'm a follower.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

  13. Pride, Prejudice and Zombies. It was awesome. ;)

  14. I recommend Nine Dragons and Alex Cross's Trial
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

  15. I recommend American Libre, since illegal immigration is an issue in the US , the plot provides food for thought. I also recommend Blackwater, so that Americans can learn how our money is being spent in the War on Terror and so that we can question the role of the private militia in America.
    I'm a follower.

  16. I recommend City of Bones and City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. The Mortal Instuments series is unbelievably good!

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  17. I'd recommend "The Night Gardener" by George Pelecanos because it's a spellbinding mystery and "The Shack" by Wm Paul Young because it's thought-provoking and inspiring :) Following with Google Friend Connect -- *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  18. I enjoyed Graceling and the Clique series. Highly entertaining!

    I follow!


  19. I would recommend Bound By Your Touch by Meredith Duran and Don't Tempt Me by Loretta Chase.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  20. No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay
    It's the last book I read in one sitting, even electing to forego sleep to finish it.

    I follow

    alternate email other than blogger
    magenta 2 red [at] gmail [dot] com

  21. I read and recommend Scream For Me and Kill For Me both by Karen Rose. Because they were just so good I couldn't put them down. Please enter me. Thanks!


  22. I am a follower. I recommend- Close encounters of the third grade kind. Very funny what kids do and say! Also, Beautiful Boy- I really liked this because it talks about a dad's view of his son on drugs. The struggles they both go through and there is alot of details.jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

  23. The Historian and Mistress of the Art of Death are both fantastic books I read last year.


  24. I read Evidence by Jonathan Kellerman and Joan Hess's latest mystery. Both are great writers.

  25. I am a follower.

  26. I read J.D. Robb's Innocent in Death and Born in Death. J.D. Robb spins a good story.

    I'm a follower.

  27. under the dome by stephen king is a great epic
    breathless by dean koontz is non stop wondrous!

  28. I'd recommend The Manhattan Prophet because I can really see that happening & believe we're not that far away from it & Mother of Believers because it's just a really well-written book.