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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Historical Holiday Blog Hop Giveaway!


The marvelous Amy at Passages to the Past is hosting what may be my all-time favorite blog hop. A whole slew of bloggers are offering up historical fiction giveaways, and Amy has compiled some terribly drool-worthy grand prize packages.

*wipes drool off chin*

Oh yeah, and one of the packages just might include a signed ARC of THE SECRET HISTORY: A NOVEL OF EMPRESS THEODORA! My first ARC giveaway! Go enter now--this post will still be here when you get back!

I had to join in the fun so to celebrate I'm giving away one brand-new mass market copy of Kate Quinn's MISTRESS OF ROME. Aside from Diana Gabaldon, I can't think of any other historical novels that have been so popular to make a mass market printing. (And yes, I'm sure there are some, but I've been grading research papers so my brain could pass for a bowl of shredded wheat right now. Blecch).



I so love this book. A mass market printing makes for more people reading one of my favorite novels about ancient history, and that makes me beyond happy. 

In order to enter, just leave your name in the comment section below. The contest is open internationally and runs until 11:59PM Alaska Standard Time on Sunday, December 17th.

Good luck! 

(Also, I asked my daughter to pick a number between one and eight for THE EMPEROR'S CONSPIRACY giveaway and she chose lucky number 7. Julie Dao, your book is on its way! Hurray!) 

54 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

What a cool giveaway! :) I use a very similar method when selecting winners!

Amalia T. Dillin said...

I loved Mistress of Rome too, and I saw that it was in mass market and thought that was awesome! also HOW SUPER EXCITING is it to be have ARCS?!?!?! Way to go!!! Does that mean you have a cover? Or is it top secret?

Stephanie Thornton said...

Jemi--Yeah, I'm totally un-scientific when picking winners, although I did leave the cats out this time. :)

Amalia--I have a cover, and it's GORGEOUS. But it's top secret for just a little longer--the slow reveal is killing me!

Margaret said...

I am getting an early start to the hop here and found yours up already. I am so excited when I realized who you are because your book is on my list of 'gotta read in 2013'.

No need to enter me for the Mistress of Rome, I already have it, read it and loved it.

Just thought that I would pop in and say hi, 'hi'

Have fun!

Amalia T. Dillin said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! I cannot WAIT to see it, Stephanie!!! That's so exciting and awesome!!!!!

Becky said...

I am always looking for a great historical fiction and would love this one- especially since I am finishing up a great one now, "Shadow of the Sun" by Merrie P. Wycoff (an exciting story that takes place during ancient Egyptian times) and know I am going to be so sad when it is over.

Kirsten! said...

Ooh, this looks good :)

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mamabunny13 said...

Thanks!
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Deborah Swift said...

I'd love to win this - heard really good things about it!

Amy Campbell said...

Thank you for participating in the hop!
Campbellamyd at Gmail dot com

Jennifer Hartling said...

Wonderful giveaway, thanks!

Cheryl said...

Love the cover on this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Angela Holland said...

Thank you for the chance to win this book. I love her covers as well as this series of books.

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Nancy said...

I've been meaning to try this author. Thanks for the chance to win.

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Colleen Turner said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!
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Kendal Stegmann said...

Great giveaway! Thanks!

Kendal
kinxsbooknook@gmail.com

nomadreader said...

I'd love to win. Thanks!

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Susan said...

Great giveaway choice. I actually have this book, so you don't have to enter me, but I wanted to hop by anyway and say hi to fellow historical fiction enthusiasts! Enjoy the hop!
Susan at Reading World.

CelticLady said...

Fun Giveaway!!
Thanks
Kathleen at CelticLady's Reviews..

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Janet Vickers said...

Thanks for the giveaway
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Leah Weller (leahluvsmedieval) said...

Congratulations, Julie, on your win! :)

Thank you for the chance in the giveaway. I haven't read anything by Kate Quinn but I am hooked BIG time on Gabaldon's Outlander series so if you're comparing the success of this book to those, I will definitely love to read it.

Leah Weller (leahluvsmedieval) said...

I forgot to add my addy....

leahweller(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Lily B said...

Awesome giveaway thank you :D what a sweet way to pick a winner as well, its adorable!
Happy holidays!

lilypondreads at gmail dot com

Jenn Irving said...

ooh... the cover just makes me want to read it!

jennirv4967 at gmail dot com

Mark Noce said...

I've been seeing this book popup more and more in the stores. Very cool:)

Audra said...

Wonderful giveaway! No need to enter me as I was just gifted this by a friend but wanted to say I'm glad to find your blog -- I've just started 'following' so I can keep up with your reviews!

Blodeuedd said...

I have heard great things so I am in :D

Liz S said...

I'm so glad I found your blog through the historical blog hop! Looking forward to reading your book when it comes out :)

Leocadia said...

Thanks for the giveaway !
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Marg said...

That's high praise indeed! Thanks for the giveaway and for making it international!

Marg (ozdiamondlil at gmail dot com)

Mystica said...

Thank you for making it open to all. Much appreciated.

Giada M. said...

Thank you for this lovely giveaway! :D Mistress of Rome sounds really good.

Giada M.

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Vera said...

Would love to win! vera@luxuryreading.com

Meghan said...

I love Diana Gabaldon so as soon as you mentioned her name in the description I was sold!

Gisele said...

Pick me please! :D
I've read and loved Diana Gabaldon's books. And i'm really excited to devour Mistress of Rome! Cool cover!
GFC: Gisele Alvarado
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brbalways said...

Sweet giveaway! Thanks for the offer.

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Shoshanah said...

I still haven't read anything by Kate Quinn, but she's been on my to-read list for a while, so I'd love to win a copy.

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Janet said...

Great Giveaway!

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Kayley said...

Thanks for offering this!

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Sandra K321 said...

Thank you for participating in the blog hop.
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Donna Mccabe said...

Thanks for participating in this fun blog hop!! I'm finding lots of new books & authors to add to my reading list!!!

Michele said...

Mistress of Rome has been on my TBR list forever! Thank you for the chance to win it!
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Karleen Mauldin said...

Thanks for the give away. Love finding new books to read!

Kristall said...

Thanks for the chance!

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Minou Bazaar said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I've read Empress of Rome and would love to read the other books.
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Kirsten said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
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Jennifer Haile said...

Have a great holiday!!!!

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Abby said...

Fun way of selecting a winner! The book looks really cool too! I love historical Rome! So fun!

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Maureen said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Kristie Dean said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Kristieleedean AT gmail DOT com

nrlymrtl said...

There is so much good and interesting stuff that happened with the Romans. Thanks for the chance to win. nrlymrtl at gmail dot com

librarypat said...

I have heard wonderful things about this book.
Patricia Barraclough
librarypat AT comcast DOT net

drbethnolan said...

Looks wonderful - thanks for hosting!
Beth Nolan Conners
drbethnolan AT hotmail DOT com