Today begins Sherrill’s blog tour for “A Black Tie Affair.” The tour will run through Jan. 29. Sherrill will be giving away copies of her book to 5 lucky people who comment on her post between today and 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22.
First let me share a brief synopsis of “A Black Tie Affair” - 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?
Thank you for giving me this opportunity to chat about my favorite subject - Romance! Is it trending? Well, it's been THE trend since the beginning of time -- let us not forget Adam and Eve.
Cave drawings tell us that Neanderthal males may have lacked finesse but they wanted their female counterparts in their lairs.
Plato claimed that our earliest ancestors were born hermaphroditic and so powerful they threatened the gods, who punished them by cleaving each being in half. From then on, Plato said humans have longed for their other half, and when one finds it, love happens.
Perhaps Sigmund Freud had the best take on Romance in his "Pleasure Principle" where he stated that, "We as humans are always trying to reduce pain and seek ultimate pleasure." Surely he was speaking of love.
I admit I'm a hopeless romantic. For me, relationships are the heart of every book, every movie, every story about the human condition. I can't think of anything more rewarding, challenging, or exciting than writing about finding ones soul mate. Does love in all its magnificent, varied forms make the world go around? I say, YES, IT DOES!
Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing this information with us Sherrill. I’m glad to know there are others around that are hopeless romantics.
http://www.sherrillbodine.com Be sure to leave a comment on today's post in order to be entered in the giveaway for Sherrill's book.
Are you a hopeless romantic? Even if you don't write romance books, do you include at least some romance or a hint of it?