Sign up for the 1st Annual Historical Holiday Blog Hop, hosted by Passages to the Past!


Welcome to the sign up post for the 1st Annual Historical Holiday Blog Hop at Passages to the Past! 

The winter holidays are my favorite time of year and what better way to celebrate than by hosting a blog hop!  Blog hops are great ways to find new and awesome blogs, meet fellow bloggers, build your readership and give away fabulous prizes!   

*This is my first blog hop, so please bear with me as I learn as I go :)

Blog Hop Instructions/Rules

- To sign up: please add your blog URL to the Linky List below and note in parenthesis after your blog name if your giveaway will be open to US, US/Can or Internationally.  

*When the main Blog Hop post is live on December 10th at 12:01am EST you will need to add your link again, but this time you enter in the URL to your direct Blog Hop Giveaway post.

- The blog hop will run from December 10th to 17th.  Posts must be up and accepting entries by 12:01am EST on the first day of the hop and end at midnight on the last day.

- Since this hop and the blog are focused on Historical Fiction, all giveaways must be either a historical novel, history/non-fiction or gift card.  You are responsible for the shipping of your own giveaway.

- Please include in your post:
        - Linky list or link to this post
        - Blog hop button
        - List of Grand Prize giveaways 

 - If you have any questions or need to cancel your participation, please email me.

Historical Holiday Blog Hop 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
Call to Authors:  If you would like to participate by sponsoring one of your books (or more) for the grand prize packages, please email me.

Thanks to all who participate, let's have fun and make the inaugural Historical Holiday Blog Hop a success!



  1. crap - forgot to list mine would be US only. It will be a box o'books

  2. Signed up and promoted on my blog! Can't wait!

  3. I've signed up. Can't wait to take part in this one. Thanks so much for hosting.

  4. Grrrrr, forgot to put contest open to US in my link! Thanks for hosting this, Amy. I've never done a blog hop, either, so we'll learn along the way. Happy blog hopping!

  5. So glad you're doing this, Amy!! I'm signed up and will post a link on my blog as well! :)

  6. DOH! I forgot to put (U.S.) at the end of my blog name--Between the Sheets. Sorry, Amy! And thanks for hosting this. Looks like fun. :)

  7. At the risk of being boring.... I forgot to put Open Internationally on my link.... we can't all be having blonde senior moments surely? LOL :-/

  8. What a good idea Amy - looks like good fun! Thanks for doing all the organising.

  9. Thanks for hosting this, Amy! Here's yet another entry for the "oops" column. Rebel Puritan is (US).

  10. Drat! I should have read the comments before I signed up--my giveaway will be international.

    Sorry, Amy! And thank you for hosting this!

  11. Can I change mine to international please? I think I forgot to do that when I signed up.

  12. I signed up but my link isn't showing up yet. Not sure if it's something I did or just a glitch right now. Hopefully it will show up :)


  13. Another oops! My blog giveaway will be US only--hardback books are expensive to send international.

  14. Sigh... I forgot to put US only for my giveaway.

  15. Another one!
    Royalty Free Fiction will be INT and so will Deborah Swift's Blog.

  16. This is so exciting, Amy! What a fabulous undertaking for you to do for your followers. Thank you!


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