Sunday, December 9, 2012

Historical Holiday Blog Hop Giveaway

Each year, I manage to accumulate a number of ARCs and unsolicited books for review and usually around the holidays, I give them away - my small Christmas present to the readers/followers of my blog.  This year, I decided to run it in conjunction with the Historical Holiday Blog Hop over at Passages to the Past.

Here are the choices in my giveaway:

Dancing at the Chance by Deanna Cameron
The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory (ARC)
Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman (ARC)
Velma Jean Learns to Fly by Jennifer Niven
The Borgia Betrayal by Sara Poole
At the Mercy of the Queen by Anne Barnhill
Madame Serpent by Jean Plaidy
Legacy by Jeanette Baker

UPDATE:  I found some more ARCs just collecting dust in my bookcase, so here are some more the winners can choose from:

The King's Agent by Donna Russo Morin
The Queen's Pleasure by Brandy Purdy
The Courtesan's Lover by Gabrielle Kimm
Her Highness the Traitor by Susan Higginbotham
The Sister Queens by Sophie Perinot

To enter, please complete the form below by midnight, December 17, 2012.  Three winners will be chosen and each will have their choice of two books (the first name selected will get their choice first, then the second and third name).  Contest is open internationally.

You can check out all of the blogs participating at Passages to the Past where there are also a number of grand 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


Tracey said...

My goodness!! What a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays, and to bring in 2013 with new books!! The list of novels is incredible :)

Nicole Laverdure said...

Thank you so much for your nice giveaway. I joined your group of followers.

Leah Weller (leahluvsmedieval) said...

WOW! A wonderful bunch of books there. :) Thank you for the chance in the giveaway.


Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

Great selection of choices! Thanks for opening this one up internationally.

Hope you'll stop by and enter my hop giveaway.

Kendal Stegmann said...

I'm so excited someone has a Sharon Kay Penman book as a giveaway. She is my absolute favorite!

Kinx's Book Nook

YelenaC said...

What a great giveaway, thanks for doing it!


Marg said...

Thanks for making this an international giveaway!

Mystica said...

Thanks for making it open to all. Much appreciated.

Meg @ A Bookish Affair said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I love this holiday hop so much!

Rena McGrath said...

What a great and generous giveaway. I'd love to read the books you've listed.

Marie said...

I almost did not enter since I have some of those.. then I read you are separating them out.. yay!!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Marsha Lambert said...

Thank you for the giveaway. There are some great books to pick from.

Deborah Swift said...

Thanks for this lovely Giveaway, I'd love a chance at one of these.

Nicole Laverdure said...

I just read your new suggestion of books to read, this one sounds very interesting. Richard II and the English Royal Treasure. I would love to read also The Lady of secrets. Thank you so much for this giveaway, just hope it's international. I love you blog because I love historical romances. And it's well written.
Merry Christmas!!