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Subject: Book Give aways
Date Posted: 2/22/2010 2:41 PM ET
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Well this can be just one post or an on-going thread. There's a give away at HNR for the two Frances Hunter books on Lewis and Clark. I've read both and enjoyed them a lot. http://historicalnovelreview.blogspot.com/2010/02/win-set-of-frances-hunters-books.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HistoricalNovelReview+%28Historical+Novel+Reviews%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Date Posted: 2/22/2010 5:53 PM ET
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Ew, I'd love to read these, but I already screwed up my entry. Duh. Each entry has to include an original fact and while I was reading around on the blog, someone else posted the fact I had in mind. I should have checked. Doh!

Great idea for a thread!

I saw that in March, the same blog will be hosting a give-away for Donna Russo Morin's newest book, "The Secret of the Glass". I haven't gotten around to reading her first book yet.

Date Posted: 2/22/2010 6:07 PM ET
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http://muse-in-the-fog.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway-boleyn-wife-by-brandy-purdy_02.html (The Boleyn Wife by Brandy Purdy) ends 1 March

http://historicalfictionroundtable.com/?p=175   (Secret of the Glass Donna Russo Morin) Ends 1 March

http://www.5minutesforbooks.com/2767/wench/   (Wench by Dolen Perkins Valdez)  CLOSED

http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway-black-hills-by-dan-simmons.html (audio of black hills by Dan Simmons) ends 5 March

http://thebookladysblog.com/2010/02/16/kathleen-grissom-at-fountain-bookstore-win-a-signed-copy-of-the-kitchen-house/  (The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom) CLOSED

http://www.passagestothepast.com/2010/02/new-giveaway-win-1-copy-of-kitchen.html (The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom)  ends 5 March

http://www.passagestothepast.com/2010/02/3-copy-giveaway-secret-life-of-emily.html (The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn) Ends 9 March

http://www.passagestothepast.com/2010/02/in-honor-of-killing-way-being-released.html (The Killing Way by Tony Hays) Ends 8 March

http://www.theburtonreview.com/2010/02/giveaway-inspired-by-meeting-roses.html  (Roses by Leila Meachum) ends 26 Feb

http://www.luxuryreading.com/2010/02/blog-tour-giveaway-wives-of-henry-oades.html ends 5 March

 Being given away on Goodreads:

The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn

31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly OConnor McNees

Pearl of China by Anchee Min

Shadow Princess by Indu Sundaresen

Anastasias Secret by Susan Dunlap



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Date Posted: 2/22/2010 6:41 PM ET
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Here is another one:  J Kaye is giving away a $25 amazon gift certificate or up to $25 a Book Depository

http://j-kaye-book-blog.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway-25-us-amazon-gift-certificate.html ends 13 March

and two more for books:

http://www.winterwrite.com/archives/1179 (The Help by Kathryn Stockett) ends 28 February

http://theviewfromsarisworld.blogspot.com/p/giveaway.html (The King's Daughter by Sandra Worth) ends 23 March



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Date Posted: 2/22/2010 7:21 PM ET
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Holly, How do you find the giveaways on Goodreads?

Date Posted: 2/22/2010 7:25 PM ET
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Holly, good job. Genie, if you're on a book's page and it has a giveaway it will say so. Also if you click on explore books I believe there's a tab for giveaways.

Valli, I've read DRM's first book The Courtier's Secret and was fairly underwhelmed. Her prose was terribly purple at the start although it improved later. The worst for me was the head-clubbing-mind-numbing-way-too-much-historical-detail. That plus some eye rolling hard to believe she could change out of all that dress and petticoats by herself (let alone hide it under a privy lid) and getting in and out of the male clothing. Just my humble opinion though - wouldn't want anyone knocking me for that ;(

Date Posted: 2/22/2010 7:28 PM ET
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Genie, here's the giveaways link on Goodreads, http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway

Date Posted: 2/22/2010 7:29 PM ET
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Cool. Thanks, Cathy!

Date Posted: 2/23/2010 12:05 AM ET
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The Goodreads giveaways is how I got my ARC of Dancing for Degas.  I've entered a bunch, I never win anything and I win those!

Date Posted: 2/25/2010 7:40 PM ET
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http://historical-fiction.com/?p=1330 Gailieo's Daughter by Dava Sobel ends 1 March

http://virginiebarbeau.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/book-review-and-book-giveaway/ Ciao Bella by Gina Buonagaro and Janice Kirk ends 8 March

http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2010/02/giveaway-alcestis.html Alcestis by katherine beutner ends 28 February



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Date Posted: 2/25/2010 8:35 PM ET
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http://www.historicalfictiononline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3082

Another one for the Frances Hunter L&C book,

http://franceshunter.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/release-day-contest-win-a-copy-of-the-fairest-portion-of-the-globe/



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Date Posted: 2/27/2010 12:39 PM ET
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I won a book from Goodreads (I never win anything!)  Just got it in the mail yesterday, by Sam Eastland and called Eye of the Red Tsar; will get to it when I am done with my current read!

Date Posted: 2/28/2010 9:55 AM ET
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http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/74307-win-one-of-4-new-release-books

You have to go to the blog to enter but I'm downloading a huge PDF and some of those blogs take FOREVER to load.

Subject: Impatient with Desire Gabrielle Burton
Date Posted: 3/1/2010 12:36 PM ET
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http://historicallyobsessed.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway-impatient-with-desire-by.html

Subject: The Scarlet Lion
Date Posted: 3/3/2010 12:06 PM ET
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An interview with EC plus a giveaway, http://lauragerold.blogspot.com/2010/03/author-interview-and-giveaway-elizabeth.html

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 2:45 PM ET
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http://chickwithbooks.blogspot.com/2010/02/lets-celebrate-historical-fiction-and.html

http://inwhichagirl.blogspot.com/2010/02/400-followers-giveaway-international.html 

http://www.theburtonreview.com/2010/03/giveaway-book-review-31-bond-street-by.html

http://alainereading.blogspot.com/2010/02/march-giveaway.html  giving away 4 books including Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

The lets celebrate HF giveaway is for a historical fiction bundle of the Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees, The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen and Postmistress by Sarah Blake.

The 400 followers giveaway is for a book of your choice from book depository

Date Posted: 3/3/2010 11:04 PM ET
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I just moseyed on over to Goodreads to check and see if they had any new giveaways posted and I found out I won a book:  31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan!  YAY!

Ones posted there that might be of interest:

Venetia Kelly's Travelling Show by Frank Delaney

Defender of the Realm by Corey Holst

Time Among the Dead by Tom Rayfiel

The Divine Sacrifice by Tony Hays

A Thread of Sky by Deanna Fei (opens for entries Mar 5th)

The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by C W Gortner (opens for entries Mar 4th)

 

Date Posted: 3/4/2010 2:27 PM ET
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Thanks for the info on the GR giveaways Holly. Another one over at Sarah's blog,

http://readingthepast.blogspot.com/2010/03/guest-post-giveaway-from-frances-hunter.html

Date Posted: 3/6/2010 1:37 PM ET
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http://historical-fiction.com/?p=1379  The Queen's Lady by Barbara Kyle

Subject: The Stolen Crown
Date Posted: 3/9/2010 8:21 AM ET
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Just spotted over at The Burton Review, http://www.theburtonreview.com/2010/03/giveaway-guest-author-stolen-crown-by.html

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