To celebrate our one year anniversary, the seven Word Wenches are awarding autographed books to SEVEN lucky winners! In honor of our week-long Naked Anniversary Blog, we’re giving away copies of books with half-naked guys on the covers (and one naked horse)!

These seven winners, all chosen at random from the many visitors who left comments this week, will get one of these books by random author decision. Congratulations to all the winners listed below!

**THE WINNERS:** Kathy Kremer, Pam P, Susan/DC, Margaret Evans Porter, Jane O’Sullivan, Maya Missani, and Robyn L.

Actually it’s eight winners — a **SPECIAL PRIZE** goes to Word Wenches visitor **KAY**, for posting the original question that started us talking about nakedness in history in the first place. Thanks, Kay, and congratulations! You win one of Mary Jo Putney’s books, to be decided. Please contact Sherrie (email listed below) for the details.

**THE BOOKS: **these will go out into the mail soon, one per winner (prizes assigned by author choice) — here are the covers in all their fabulous, uncovered glory:

**SOMETHING WICKED, Jo Beverley (here’s the stepback art) **

**CAPTIVES OF THE NIGHT, Loretta Chase**

** DANCING ON THE WIND, Mary Jo Putney (stepback art)**

** ****MAGIC MAN, Patricia Rice (naked horse!)**

** STEALING SOPHIE, Sarah Gabriel**

** FOR THE LOVE OF A PIRATE, Edith Layton**

Cheers to all the winners! If you didn’t win and you’d like to, please keep posting comments, because we love giving away books at whim to commenters — and ya never know when the book-giveaway mood will strike again!

**If your name is posted here, please contact Sherrie, our admin Whipster, at sholmes@holmesedit.com, to confirm and to give her your mailing address. Thank you!**

Thanks Wenches, and congrats to all the winners,and Kay for coming up with the topic, lol. You ladies sure do know lots of interesting things.

Thanks Wenches, and congrats to all the winners,and Kay for coming up with the topic, lol. You ladies sure do know lots of interesting things.

Thanks Wenches, and congrats to all the winners,and Kay for coming up with the topic, lol. You ladies sure do know lots of interesting things.

Three cheers for our winning wenchlings! And a hearty Hazzah! to Kay for getting the Wenches talking “naked.”

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Three cheers for our winning wenchlings! And a hearty Hazzah! to Kay for getting the Wenches talking “naked.”

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Three cheers for our winning wenchlings! And a hearty Hazzah! to Kay for getting the Wenches talking “naked.”

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thanks so much for my win and congrats to all the other winners.

thanks so much for my win and congrats to all the other winners.

thanks so much for my win and congrats to all the other winners.

thanks so much for my win and congrats to all the other winners.

thanks so much for my win and congrats to all the other winners.

I’m surprised and oh, so honoured, to win a prize in your contest! Many thanks.

I’m surprised and oh, so honoured, to win a prize in your contest! Many thanks.

I’m surprised and oh, so honoured, to win a prize in your contest! Many thanks.

I’m surprised and oh, so honoured, to win a prize in your contest! Many thanks.

I’m surprised and oh, so honoured, to win a prize in your contest! Many thanks.

Thank you so much. I’m delighted to have won one of your wonderful books.

Thank you so much. I’m delighted to have won one of your wonderful books.

Thank you so much. I’m delighted to have won one of your wonderful books.

Thank you so much. I’m delighted to have won one of your wonderful books.

Thank you so much. I’m delighted to have won one of your wonderful books.

I just returned from vacation and checked in. What a wonderful surprise. Thanks and thanks for your wonderful website

I just returned from vacation and checked in. What a wonderful surprise. Thanks and thanks for your wonderful website

I just returned from vacation and checked in. What a wonderful surprise. Thanks and thanks for your wonderful website

Congrats Kay, Kathy Kremer, Pam P, Susan/DC, Margaret Evans Porter, Jane O’Sullivan, Maya Missani, and Robyn L.!!

Congrats Kay, Kathy Kremer, Pam P, Susan/DC, Margaret Evans Porter, Jane O’Sullivan, Maya Missani, and Robyn L.!!

Congrats Kay, Kathy Kremer, Pam P, Susan/DC, Margaret Evans Porter, Jane O’Sullivan, Maya Missani, and Robyn L.!!