December 10, 2012

1st Annual Historical Holiday Blog Hop

 Welcome to the 1st Annual Historical Holiday Blog Hop, hosted by Passages to the Past!

I am a big fan of historical fiction so I thought this would be a fun giveaway to be a part of. There are going to be a lot of fun giveaways and many blogs for you to hop to and visit. My Giveaway is open to the US only. Sorry

Check out Passages to the Past for a complete list of authors, publishers and blog participating in the fun hop. Here are some of the wonderful prizes: 

  - $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card

- Prize package(s) of historical novels (titles will be added as authors sign up)

1. Oleanna by Julie Rose (pb)
2. The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell (pb)
3. Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell (Audio Books)
4. The King's Daughter by Barbara Kyle (pb)
5. The King's Concubine by Anne O'Brien (pb)
6. Royal Romances: Titillating Tales of Passion and Power in the Palaces of Europe by Leslie Carroll (pb)
7. The Darling Strumpet by Gillian Bagwell (pb)
8. The September Queen by Gillian Bagwell (pb)
9. The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick (pb) *w/signed bookplate
10. The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick (pb) *w/signed bookplate
11. Sea Witch by Helen Hollick (pb) *w/signed bookplate
12. Claude & Camille by Stephanie Cowell (pb)
13. Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell (pb)
14. The Queen's Vow by Christopher Gortner (pb, UK edition)
15. Into the Path of Gods (Book 1, Macsen's Treasure Series) by Kathleen Cunningham Guler (pb)
16. In the Shadow of Dragons (Book 2, Macsen's Treasure Series) by Kathleen Cunningham Guler (pb)
17. The Anvil Stone (Book 3, Macsen's Treasure Series) by Kathleen Cunningham Guler (hc)
18. A Land Beyond Ravens (Book 4, Macsen's Treasure Series) by Kathleen Cunningham Guler (hc)
19. Pale Rose of England by Sandra Worth (pb)
20. The Rose of York: Love & War by Sandra Worth (pb)
21. A Dance of Manners (A Regency Anthology) by Susan Flanders, Cynthia Breeding, Kristi Ahlers, Gerri Bowen and Erin Hatton (pb)
22. The Book of Lost Fragrances by MJ Rose (hc)
23. The Sumerton Women by D.L. Bogdan (pb)
24.  Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland (signed pb)
25.  The Master of Verona by David Blixt (hc)
26. Before Versailles by Karleen Koen (pb)
27. Four Sisters, All Queens by Sherry Jones (pb)
28. At the Mercy of the Queen by Anne Barnhill (pb)
29. What You Long For by Anne Barnhill (pb)
30. Cascade by Maryanne O'Hara (signed hc)
31. The Lady's Slipper by Deborah Swift (pb, UK edition)
32. The Plum Tree by Ellen Marie Wiseman (signed pb)
33. The Secret Keeper by Sandra Byrd (pb, with Tower of London Tea Sachets)
 34. The Mischief of the Mistletoe (2 copies - 1 pb, 1 hc - both signed)
35. The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot
36. The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora by Stephanie Thornton (pb w/bookmark)
37. The King's Grace by Anne Easter Smith (pb)
38. Illuminations by Mary Sharratt (hc)
39. Selene of Alexandria by Faith L. Justice (2 copies - 1 pb, 1 eBook)
40. A Thing Done by Tinney Sue Heath (2 copies, pb)
41. Rebel Puritan by Jo Ann Butler (pb)
42. The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen (audio cd's)
43. By Fire, By Water by Mitchell James Kaplan (2 copies, pb)
44. The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan (ARC, courtesy of Penguin Publishing)
45. Above All Things by Tanis Rideout (ARC, courtesy of Penguin Publishing)
46. The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh (ARC, courtesy of Penguin Publishing)
47. Movement of Stars by Amy Brill (ARC, courtesy of Penguin Publishing)
48. Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri (ARC, courtesy of Penguin Publishing)
49. The Queen's Daughter by Susan Coventry (hc)
50. The Virgin Queen's Daughter by Ella March Chase (pb)
51. Three Maids for a Crown by Ella March Chase (pb)
52. Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn (pb)
53. The Forgotten Queen by D.L. Bogdan (ARC)
54. The Sign of the Weeping Virgin by Alana White
55. A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick (pb)
56. The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau (signed pb)
57. Second Lisa by Veronica Knox

Enjoy and good luck!


  1. I love anything to do with The Tudors!

    1. I too am a Tudor fan and the more books I see about them the more I want to read about them.

  2. I don't have a favorite time in history, as long as it's time past. Thanks for the giveaway.

    nanze55 at hotmail dot com

  3. My favorite time in history is the Tudor and Elizabethan eras...
    thank you

    momkelly2003 at yahoo dot com

    1. Those are also two of my favorite time periods. Enjoy

  4. My favorite time period is the Middle Ages, but I'll read about just about anything! Enjoy this wonderful hop!

    1. Thank you. I like old history as opposed to what I call Modern History.

  5. I love all of the times in history :) especially the middle ages and the renaissance

    thank you for the giveaway!

    1. I love those time periods as well. Have you ever been to a renaissance festival? I would love to go to one someday

  6. The medieval era. My favorite is between William the Conqueror and the Plantagenets. Some mighty strong women in that era also.

    Thank you for the chance in the giveaway!


    1. I have not read anything about William - I may have to look him up

  7. I like the Regency era and the 1920s :)

    1. I can do Regency era but for some reason I can't seem to get into the '20s. I am glad we all like different things though. Good luck on the giveaway

  8. I love the Tudor era and Ancient Rome & Egypt. Always loved Ancient Egypt in school, and the craziness of the Tudor period is better than any soap opera on tv. I do love a good Regency era military story too.

    1. I agree with you about the Tudor period. I have only read a a few books from Rome and Egypt but I love them.

  9. I love the Henry VIII time. I actually went to England and the Tower of London... I saw where Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard were beheaded.

    I follow via GFC.

  10. My favorite era used to be the Tudors, but it is now the Plantagenet era, and the Wars of the Roses history. I love learning all the different stories coming from all the different factions, there were many different noble houses and their POVs are very intriguing.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. I am going to have to look up books for the Plantagenet era, do you have any suggestions?

  11. My favorite time for historical fiction is around the Civil War.

  12. I have so many favorite periods in history .. Tudor England, mid-18th century, the US Civil War, WWI & WWII.

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

    1. I love the Tudor time, the 18th century and the Civil War but I can't get into WWI and WWII for some reason

  13. I like the Tudor era and French Revolution
    shermie40 at yahoo dot com

    1. I love the Tudor era but have not read much about the French Revolution

  14. My favourite historical era is from Ancient Egypt (New Kingdom) to the Hundred Years War. At the moment, Anglo-Saxon England.


    1. That I am sure is an interesting time period. I have not really read much from then

  15. Ancient Egypt and Greece!

    -Jen Haile

  16. Like many others, I do enjoy the Tudor era but I am also interested in Napoleonic France and the Victorian era.

  17. I like the Tudor era and the Regency.

  18. I am not biased! lol I lean more toward middle ages and Regency for the quick grab, but will be found with about anything.

  19. Reading ancient Greek or Roman Empire is like good comfort food. I keep falling back to those, even though I read a variety of other eras and cultures.