Tuesday, August 31, 2010

HT News

Wow, it's been ages since I did a HT News roundup, and I know that I have missed some great stuff! I haven't been able to blog hop properly for ages, but hopefully will be able to stay on top of it now.

First off, some Historical Tapestry related news!

Don't miss our current giveaway of a set of Instant History Expert DVDs. There are a variety of topics covered in the pack. Find out more here.

Secondly, we are very pleased to announced that we have made it to the shortlist for the Best Historical Fiction blog for Book Blogger Appreciation Week. It's going to be a very tough category to win because I know that I am a huge fan of both Meghan's blog, Medieval Bookworm, and of Allie's blog, Hist-Fic Chick.

Now onto other interesting pieces of information!
Jenny from Jenny Loves to Read is having a 151 Followers contest, and there are a number of historical fiction novels among the prizes! And the contest is open to international entrants as well! Thanks Jenny!

I love reading the books by Susan Holloway Scott which are set predominantly in the courts of Charles II. To celebrate the release of The Countess and the King, Amy from Passages to the Past is giving away all 5 of Susan's books! All 5! If I didn't already own them, and if I lived in the right country I would be entering this prize draw!

This was posted about a couple of weeks ago, but hopefully you will still be able to get a spot if you are interested! I know I am tempted by a Tudor queens of England tour. All the details are available at EverythingTudor.com

Other Giveaways
The Thousand by Kevin Guilfoile at Historical-Fiction.com
Red Queen by Philippa Gregory at S Krishna's Books
Dracula in Love by Karen Essex at Readaholic and at A Bookworm's World
War on the Margins by Libby Cone at Pudgy Penguin Perusals
The Jewel of St Petersburg at Luxury Reading


  1. Congratulations on your nomination Mary. Thanks for the link as well - I'm looking forward to reding it!

  2. Thanks so much for mentioning my Tudor Queens of England tour! There are still spots so hope to see you! :)