Amy at Passages to the Past has put together the First Annual Historical Holiday Blog Hop, running from December 10-17.
What is a blog hop? It's a chance for you to discover new blogs dedicated to reading in general and historical fiction in particular. Plus, at each stop on the hop, the blogger is giving away prizes--Sarah Johnson at Reading the Past is giving away a copy of her Historical Fiction II: A Guide the Genre (Libraries Unlimited, 2009). Meg at A Bookish Affair is giving away six books, including a signed author copy. And Audra at Unabridged Chick is giving away some fantastic prize packages, including a copy of Oleanna (available to international entrants)!
Check out all the stops on the blog hop to see what they're giving away, and enter by the end of the week.
The Grand Prize packages at Passages to the Past are pretty spectacular, too. Amy is sponsoring a $25 Amazon or B&N gift card, along with four prize packages of literally dozens of books.
Oleanna is included in Prize Package #2 (open to U.S. entrants only):
Prize Package #2
The Master of Verona by David Blixt (HC)
The Forever Queen by Helen Hollick (PB w/Signed Bookplate)
At the Mercy of the Queen by Anne Clinard Barnhill (PB)
The King's Grace by Anne Easter Smith (Signed PB)
Oleanna by Julie K. Rose (PB)
The Sumerton Women by D.L. Bogdan (PB)
Rebel Puritan by JoAnn Butler (Signed PB)
The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen (Audiobook)
The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchahan (ARC, sponsored by Penguin Publishing)
The King's Concubine by Anne O'Brien (PB)
The September Queen by Gillian Bagwell (PB)
The Secret Keeper by Sandra Byrd (PB w/Tower of London Tea Sachets)
Selene of Alexandria by Faith L. Justice (PB)
The Virgin Queen's Daughter by Ella March Chase (PB)
The Sign of the Weeping Virgin by Alana White (PB)
The Queen's Mistake by Diane Haeger (PB)
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig (Signed HC)
So check out all of the stops on the Hop (and follow the fun on Twitter at