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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Win A Black Tie Affair by Sherrill Bodine CLOSED



A Black Tie Affair by Sherrill Bodine

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?

Five Fun Facts

1. I had the great honor of being allowed down into the Costume Collection Vault of The Chicago History Museum to examine the Bertha Palmer dresses I write about in A BLACK TIE AFFAIR—but, of course, I couldn't touch them—which was truly difficult for someone who "talks with her hands" like me!

2. My friend, the Curator of the Costume Collection, was poisoned by a black Dior evening gown, and the story was born.

3. There truly is an old underground Fallout Shelter—a real time capsule of the 1950's—and it was too fascinating not to write about it.

4. Pandora's Box is really Lulu's at the Belle Kay, Chicago's finest vintage store, owned by my dear friend, Laurie. I added the "hat room" because it has always been Laurie's dream to do it so I hope I inspire her to go for it.

5. I met the designer Carolina Herrera at a party and she was so lovely and charming I decided to name the cats in her honor—plus I love her clothes.



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GIVEAWAY

I have five copies of this paperback to giveaway courtesy of Hachette Books. For your first entry (MUST DO THIS ONE FOR ANY OTHER ENTRIES TO COUNT) What are you doing/or what did you do for New Year's Eve? Also leave your email address.

For additional entries you can sign up to follow (old followers let me know), Twitter or post it on your blog. Each entry must have it's own comment. (Four entries total.)

This giveaway if for U.S./Canada only - no PO boxes and will end Jan 26th! Good luck!

105 comments:

justpeachy36 said...

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I am spending New Year's Eve with my "honey", the dog and virgin Pina Colada's LOL...

I am an old follower.

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/justpeachy36/status/7254118049

scottsgal said...

Spending the night in - too many crazies on the road.
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scottsgal said...

I'm an old follower
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Virginia C said...

I am spending the evening at home with my cat-children : ) We had a seafood feast and now we can't move!

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Virginia C said...

I am a follower and a subscriber.

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fredamans said...

I am currently awaiting for my party to arrive. It's set for 40 minutes away..... making homemade pizzas and drinking lots of alcoholic beverages!!

Happy new year!

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fredamans said...

I am a follower.

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fredamans said...

tweet; http://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/7255804826

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LuAnn said...

I'll be home for New Year's Eve. Hubby and I will probably play Yahtzee and wait for midnight!

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LuAnn said...

I'm a follower!

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Jane said...

I'm home and will be watching the ball drop on TV.

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Jane said...

I'm an old follower.

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throuthehaze said...

I'm spending the evening in bed reading a good book

Raelena
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throuthehaze said...

I am an old follower

Raelena
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Sandy Jay said...

I'm spending the night in with a good book.

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Sandy Jay said...

I'm an old follower.

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MoziEsmé said...

Visiting with the cousins - a houseful of kids awake until midnight is such a joy!

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MoziEsmé said...

I'm a follower!

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donnas said...

I stayed home this year. I am not a fan of going out on New Years too many accidents. Plus I am just getting over a cold and didnt want to make it worse.

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donnas said...

Im an old follower.

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donnas said...

Linked on sidebar here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

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enyl said...

I was just released from the hospital so I stayed at home enjoyed a glass of champange celebrated over the phone with my siblings and arranged a New Year's Day brunch at my house for noon.
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enyl said...

I'm a follower.
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Benita said...

My husband and I spent New Years Eve at home together. I cooked a divine dinner and we watched the ball drop on TV. We celebrated with champagne.

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Benita said...

I follow; I've been following for a while.

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rubynreba said...

We stayed home last night and played with our granddaughter!
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rubynreba said...

I follow
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elaing8 said...

I stayed in and read and was online.too cold and snowy out to do anything.

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elaing8 said...

I am a follower

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elaing8 said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/7272741945

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Lee P said...

We had our New Year celebration on Dec 30th because I had to work Dec 31st. We went to a BBQ and party. It was fun! Thanks for this nice giveaway.

Happy New Year Everyone!

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Lee P said...

I am an old Google Friend follower.

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Lee P said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/chinook92/status/7277067128

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

Mary said...

I have a whopper of a cold so we had to stay in. I rang in the new year with England, even though I'm in the US *sigh*

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Mary said...

I'm a long-time follower

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Mary said...

I blogged in my sidebar giveaways:
http://bookfan-mary.blogspot.com

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BUSY BEE said...

I wasn't very exciting this NYE. I put my kids to bed at their usual bedtime and read my current book until midnight. Listened to the neighbor's fireworks thru the sleet and went to sleep...Yawn. Hoping the next year is more exciting than this.

bsyb100 at gmail dot com

BUSY BEE said...

I am a long-time follower. THANKS!

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RAnn said...

We went to a party at a friend's house and saw a lot of old friends we don't get to see often enough anymore. The kids sure are getting big!

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RAnn said...

I'm a follower

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RAnn said...

I blogged about this
http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com/2009/01/giveaways.html

Linda Henderson said...

I've been fighting a cold and sore throat for a week so I just stayed home and went to bed early.

seriousreader at live dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I am an old follower.

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Kaye said...

We stayed home and off the road. Just us and our books!

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Kaye said...

I'm an old follower

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a real librarian said...

My husband and I saw Sherlock Holmes (very good!), and then hung out at home. Nothing too exciting, but it was nice! Thanks for the chance to win!

areallibrarian[at]gmail[dot]com

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

We got a nice hotel room for New Years eve and invited our freinds over to celebrate in style!

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Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I'm an old follower too

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Belinda M said...

Our new years was very quiet this year. My son and I ordered a pizza, watched a couple movies and drank apple juice out of wine glasses at midnight

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Belinda M said...

I follow your blog


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Belinda M said...

tweeted

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renee said...

We stayed home for new years and watched movies with the children.
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renee said...

tweet http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/7340092578
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BillyJack said...

The wife and I just stayed home and "ahem" bonded.

Jaime said...

I spent the night entering giveaways!
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Jaime said...

follower
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suburban prep said...

My husband and I spend each New Years at home together. We have something sparkley to drink and just enjoy the time together.
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CrystalGB said...

We had a family dinner at my brother's house.
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CrystalGB said...

I am an old follower.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I went to a party with my boyfriend and a bunch of my friends. I possibly over indulged on the cherry bombs and paid for it the next day at the wedding I was in. lol

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Misusedinnocence said...

I'm an old follower.

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Janet Ruth said...

We stayed home and spoiled our brand new baby granddaughter, and had a marvelous time!!

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Janet Ruth said...

I follow your blog

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Linda Kish said...

I watched TV until 1030 and went to bed. Sounds fun, huh?


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booklover0226 said...

I went to dinner with some friends and then slept through the new year! I'm so boring...


Thanks,
Tracey D
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booklover0226 said...

I'm an old follower.


Thanks,
Tracey D
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FrankSandy said...

I usually stay home on New Year's.

walkerd@primus.ca

FrankSandy said...

I'm a follower. walkerd@primus.ca

Perfect Blue Moon said...

New years eve grampa took our daughter and we snuggled in for a late night of movies... which turned into going to bed at 10:30! :)

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

Perfect Blue Moon said...

I'm a follower!

Anna
perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

darlanpaulsmamma said...

i spent it with my husband and friends we rented a harley davidson limo and had it drive us all around town
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darlanpaulsmamma said...

blog follower
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Anonymous said...

For New Years eve, I watched Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffen on CNN!

Thanks!
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Lacey said...

watched fireworks at the lakehouse

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Lacey said...

http://twitter.com/HtxAstrosFan/status/7713758666

tweet

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Lacey said...

I am a follower

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Anonymous said...

I went to the casino with some friends. We had a lot of fun and a couple of us won some $. Good way to start the New Year.
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Eve said...

I went to church for New years eve

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Eve said...

blog follower
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Eve said...

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Eve said...

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Lori said...

Please enter me in your giveaway

My husband and I stayed home with our 16 year old son and his friend on New Years Eve and we played Darts with them. A very fun night

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Lori said...

follow you on twitter

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Dawn M. said...

I stayed home and watched all the fun on tv.

Thanks! :0)
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Dawn M. said...

I subscribe with google reader.

Thanks! :0)
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holdenj said...

My in-laws were at loose ends, so they came over and we had BBQ. It was actually pretty fun.
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holdenj said...

I follow via google reader.
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Anita Yancey said...

My husband and I just stayed home on New Year's Eve and watched TV. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Anita Yancey said...

I am a follower!

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Sherrylinn said...

I spent new year's eve at home, going to bed early, as I had to be at work at 4:00 am the next day.

slcremer at gmail dot com

Sherrylinn said...

I'm a follower

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Sue A. said...

I spent New Year's Eve at home watching TV.

alternate email other than blogger
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Sue A. said...

I'm a follower.

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Denny, Alaska said...

For New Year's Eve I had a pleasant evening in with my family.

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ossmcalc said...

For New Year's Eve, my niece and I went to visit my dad and her grandfather at the retirement center. The activities director was having a party for the residents. It was so funny dressing all of them up in hats and eating snacks and watching all of them fall asleep at a 9 PM party.

thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I am an old follower.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

ossmcalc said...

I tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/8019823437

Thank you,

Christine
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Sean said...

I sat at home with my wife and 9 year old, just like the last 9 years, watched styx on canadian tv. oh boy!
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CherylS22 said...

We spent New Year's Eve with friends - we've been getting together over 20 years on that night!

Thanks ~ megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

I already follow in GFC
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Kammie said...

I'm a big fan of historical romance and this story sounds really good!

To answer your question about New Years, I spent it at home with my husband. We're not much for parties and it's one day I just enjoy staying home and watching the celebration on TV. A bit boring, but safe. lol kammie2u at ameritech dot net

Kammie said...

Oh, and I'm already subscribed to your blog. Enjoy reading your reviews. kammie2u at ameritech dot net

Wanda said...

For New Year's Eve we just stayed home together as a family.
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Wanda said...

I am a follower of your blog.
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