Sunday, October 3, 2010

HT News

Alyce from At Home with Books is clearing her bookshelf and there are a choice of four books available, one of which may be of interest to historical fiction readers.

The Outlander series of books is one that I constantly pimp to my friends, to people I meet on the train, anyone I talk about books to really. Now you have a chance to win 10 copies of Outlander to give to your friends. This giveaway is being run to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publishing of the original Outlander book. Also, if you own a Kindle, you can get a free copy here.

Allie from Hist-Fic Chick and Nicole from Linus's Blanket have teamed up to co-host Harrowing Historicals, a month long event celebrating all those gruesome events in history that are portrayed in the books we read. There are prizes up for grabs. For all the details check out the posts from Allie and Nicole.

Other Giveaways

Secret Eleanor by Cecilia Holland at Confessions and Ramblings of a Muse in the Fog.
Mr Darcy's Obsession by Abigail Reynolds at My Jane Austen Book Club
The Countess and the King by Susan Holloway Scott at Reading the Past
Dark Moon of Avalon by Anna Elliott (2 copies) at Hist-fic Chick
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig (2 copies) at Over the Edge Book Reviews
Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn at and 2 copies at Passages to the Past
The Passionate Brood by Margaret Campbell Barnes at Scandalous Women


  1. Although I was already a disciple...hooked on historical fiction by the works of James Michener, Leon Uris, and John Jakes, it was Diana Gabaldon and the Outlander series of books that compelled me to write in the genre, and in doing so found success. I owe Ms. Gabaldon a debt of gratitude. Her use of multi-layered, empathetic fictional characters as the conduit for the tale of the turbulent age, earns these books a permanent place upon my bookshelves, to be read again and again.

  2. Many thanks for adding my giveaway to this weeks post :) Have a super week!

  3. Donna, the Outlander series is very important in my life. I recently wrote a post at my personal blog, about why. Sufficed to say, this is a series that I just keep on talking to people about constantly!

    Svea, you are very welcome!