11 December 2012

The Fantastic Blog Hop!

I am taking part in Amy Bruno's Passages to the Past December Blog Hop - which involves a chance to win one (or more) fabulous prizes!

So what is a blog hop?

It's a chance to view historical authors' blogs with easy one-click links, to enter to win an Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card, and to win more historical novels
than you can shake your quill pen at!

Amy says:
"What better way to celebrate the holidays than by giving away Historical Fiction goodness?!  
The Historical Holiday Blog Hop will run from December 10 - 17 and in addition several grand prizes, there are over 30 blogs that will be running their own amazing giveaways, so be sure to see the linky list at the bottom of this post to see who is participating!  
I would like to thank the authors (and one publisher) who so graciously and generously contributed a book (or four) to the grand prizes. I can't tell you how appreciative I am for the fantastic response to the blog hop - you are all so amazing!"

my contribution to the blog hop was to run a competition and I was thrilled with the number of entries - thank you everyone! 

For the full prize giveaway list: CLICK HERE

and the winner - picked at random by my husband was:
Susan - congratulations!
click here for her blogspot


  1. What a wonderful prize! (But a difficult choice.) I'd pick I am The Chosen King. Thank you for the giveaway! Have a great Holiday Hop!
    s.asher135 (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. The lucky winner - thank you Susan for entering!

  2. Great giveaway- I have no idea what I'd choose!


  3. Well Kirsten you have 9 to choose from 10 if you add my next one which is due out very soon!

  4. Oooh great giveaway!! I loved both I Am the Chosen King and The Forever Queen! Please enter me!


  5. Thanks for the giveaway, Helen! I love your books and would love to win the third Sea Witch book, since it's the only novel of yours I don't already own :-)


  6. I would choose The Kingmaking. How wonderful. Thank you
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

  7. So difficult to chose but I think I will pick The Forever Queen. It looks amazing. Also, following on FB. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

    kinxsbooknook (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. It's been awhile since I read a Hollick. I think I'm due :)

    martinack_75 AT hotmail DOT com

  9. Thank you everyone - what lovely comments!

  10. Two entries added here from my Facebook author page:
    From Tina Marie:
    Holy Moses...first of all, I have to say that your interpretation of the Arthurian legend is PHENOMENAL. I love the Pendragon's Banner series. Since I haven't read the third book in the series (my library does not carry it for some reason), I would love to win that one. May you continue to be blessed with the gift of storytelling! My email is
    rockqueenorlando at aol.com. Thanks!

  11. And:

    From Leah Weller :
    Thank you so much for the chance in the giveaway! The Chosen King would be my choice. The Battle of Hastings is where my love for history starts. The years leading up to the conquest through the Plantagenets. My soul aches for that period.

  12. Thank you - would love to win! vera@luxuryreading.com

  13. Since I haven't read any, as of yet, I'd love to read any of these novels. Thanks for the chance to win.

    nanze55 at hotmail dot com

  14. wonderful giveaway! Am so torn -- The Forgotten Queen or Sea Witch? I've heard such good things about both! Thank you!

    audra - unabridgedchick at gmail.com

  15. Thank you for the opportunity to win! I have most of your books already, but need more of the Sea Witch series. Love your books!

  16. I would love The Forever Queen!

    Thanks for joining this hop! Lots of great blogs and lots of books being added to my reading list.

  17. This is the best blog hop! I'm not sure what I'd choose - maybe Forever Queen.
    Thank you!
    shermie40 at yahoo dot com

  18. I'm enjoying the blog hop and getting new authors and books for my to-read list. Since I've never read your books (sorry) I'd let you choose
    annefitza at yahoo dot com

  19. Entry added on Goodreads:
    From Elisabeth
    I love it! And since I also love the King Arthur legend, it would be nice to win the 3rd (Shadow of the King) in your trilogy. The first one is fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity.


  20. Thank you everyone above!
    LOL - I went to bed thinking there probably wouldn't be many more comments left, wake up to find all you lovely people have called by while I was asleep!

  21. Thanks for making this international!
    I absolutely loved A Hollow Crown and enjoyed King Arthur books too. I'd love to win the first Sea Witch book since I don't have those yet.


  22. Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

    botezatu_paula at yahoo dot com

  23. Great giveaway! I would love to receive The Kingmaker. mary_galliver@yahoo.com

  24. I would like to win The Sea Witch. I've heard good things, and I want to read about pirates again.

    empress_lariel (at)hotmail(dot)com

  25. Pendragon's Banner, please.


  26. Thank you for the giveaway--I'd love to win The Forever Queen. My first love has always been the Middle Ages, and that's what turned me on to historical fiction.

  27. Thank you everyone for taking part -last chance coming up for any more entries...

  28. Thank you for the chance to win. I love historical fiction and have had fun being a part of this hop

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

  29. What a lovely prize! Thanks for taking part in the blog hop.

    flj52452 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  30. Loving the giveaway. Thank you Helen!! kristieleedean {at} gmail dot com

  31. This is awesome!

    thebluemartini at yahoo dot com

  32. So many good books to choose from! thanks for the chance to win. nrlymrtl at gmail dot com

  33. thank you everyone for leaving comments, I'm overwhelmed by your kind thoughts and support!

    the Blog Hop closes on THIS page at midnight UK time today!

  34. I'd have to choose the new, coming out soon, book since I've already read (devoured) all the others. Speaking of coming out soon, "are we there yet"???!

  35. would love to win anything, don't mind!


  36. WendL - the next Sea Witch Voyage is literally just out on Kindle & is available to order in book form (except Amazon has put the wrong cover up - trying to get this changed asap)
    Full details here: http://ofhistoryandkings.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/ripples-in-sand-out-now-on-kindle.html

    Rebecca - thank you!

  37. That's an easy question for me: Ripples In The Sand - it's the only one of your books I don't already own!


    gemstonemom at gmail dot com

  38. Thank you for the giveaway!!! I would love to continue reading about Arthur's journey by winning Pendragon's Banner.

    Happy holidays :)

  39. Please enter my name. I would love to win.
    ecol904046@aol.com Sue

  40. I would love to win. Please enter my name.Evelyne

  41. This competition is now closed - thank you to everyone who entered! The winner will be announced tomorrow (19th December 2012)

  42. Thank you so much to everyone who entered!

    The lucky winner (picked at random by my husband) was Susan - congratulations!


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