March 20, 2011

Facebook/Twitter Giveaway

First off, thanks so much to everyone who entered! This is one of the biggest giveaways I have done one the site, so thanks to all who entered and made it a success!
Now, the winner is……

Debbie Acosta!!!

I chose the winner using the random number generator at
For those of you who did not win, don’t despair! I have a giveaway every month, so check back soon!

March 14, 2011

New Episode of Tudor Talk!

Virginia and I have completed the latest episode of Tudor Talk! In this edition we discuss the chapters on Jane Seymour from David Starkey’s Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII.

Be sure to check it out here!

March 13, 2011

Facebook/Twitter Giveaway!

We are 6 followers away from 100 on Twitter and 5 “likes” away from 200 on facebook! Yay! As soon as we reach 100 followers on Twitter I am going to host a great giveaway at the site. The prizes:

1) A copy of “The Tudor Secret” by C.W. Gortner

2) A $25.00 voucher from the Everything Tudor Store

To enter, you must either “like” us on Facebook or be a follower on Twitter. If you are one or the other, leave a quick comment with your name and e-mail here on this post at the Tudor Book Blog.
If you are both a follower on Twitter and a liker on Facebook, be sure to mention it in the comment and you will be entered twice to win.

As soon as we have 100 followers on Twitter, I will announce the final day to enter your name into the competition. However, go ahead a leave a comment now if you already follow us or “like” us!
Thanks again, guys! :)

March 4, 2011

Henry VIII Gets Nominated and Two New Reviews

Peeking between the Pages has a great review for C.W. Gortner’s latest novel, The Tudor Secret, here. According to the reviewer, “C.W. Gortner states in the author’s note that this novel takes the approach of ‘what if’?’ He took fact, fiction, rumor, deduction, and imagination to craft this story and I think he did a fabulous job….”
Speaking of this novel, I am almost done with it! So far it is really good, so I can’t wait to write and share my review here. More on that soon.
Here’s a new review for Meyer’s The Tudors: The Complete Story of History’s Most Notorious Dynasty. According to this review, “The Tudors is graphic proof that truth is stranger — and more horrific — than fiction. If you’ve read books about individuals of the period, read Meyer’s book to tie the loose ends together, as well as providing a world view of this historical period.” Read the whole review here.
Henry VIII is leading the Helen Haye’s awards with 11 nominations. Read more about it here.