Historical Romance Cookie Hop

Happy Holidays!!!

Who’s here for yumminess?!?! Thirty historical romance authors are sharing a favorite cookie/dessert recipe with you and a fun fact or tid bit about the holiday season. So hop from site to site to see what we’ve found while researching our historical books and choose some new cookie recipes to try.

Hop to all the sites for a chance to win a $150 gift card to the online store of your choice! Imagine how many books you could buy! Dukes, Highlanders, Pirates, and Warriors, OH MY!

That is one thing that has not changed – Books! When life is uncertain and full of stress, take a break and dive into a past world with thrilling adventures and golden-hearted heroes. With romance, you are guaranteed a happily-ever-after!

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m the author of several books, including the #1 bestseller BLOODSPELL and the IPPY award winning BLOODCRAFT in my witch/vampire series; WATERFELLOCEANBORN, and SEAMONSTER in my twist-on-mermaids series; THE ALMOST GIRL and THE FALLEN PRINCE in my parallel universe science fiction series; and the Spring 2014 Kids’ Indie Next Pick ALPHA GODDESS and DARK GODDESS in my Hindu mythology series.

I am also the author of the best-selling THE BEAST OF BESWICK and co-author of the steamy historical romance series: the LORDS OF ESSEX and the TARTANS & TITANS series.

I’m super excited to share my holiday dessert recipe with you. It’s called TRINIDAD FRUIT CAKE or CHRISTMAS CAKE and it’s from the most recent edition of a famous Trinidadian cookbook called the Naparima Girls’ High School Cookbook that my parents got for me. I grew up in Trinidad & Tobago and this is a cake that many people love.

I won’t lie. IT IS SUPER HARD TO MAKE, but for the more determined bakers, this could be right up your alley!

***This cake contains alcohol.

Amalie’s Giveaway

Since 2020 hasn’t been that awesome to many, I’m simply giving away an Amazon Gift card of $40. Happy Holidays, my friends!

Contest is international (you must be able to accept an Amazon GC gifted from the US, if not, I am happy to buy you your choice of book(s) from Book Depository in the listed prize amount).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Holiday Hop Directions!

Here are the simple directions for the hop:

  1. Hop to each link (posted on 12/4), which will take you to a historical author’s FB page, web site, or blog. While you’re there please like, follow, or sign up for a newsletter if you wish to stay up to date on our new releases and author happenings.
  1. Learn a fun historical fact and discover a new cookie recipe on each site.
  1. Collect all the names of the cookies, paired with the names of the authors, and e-mail the total list to Heather@HeatherMcCollum.com. Make sure to put Historical Romance Authors Are Sweet in the subject line. The list must be turned in by 11:59 PM ET on December 12th
  1. One grand prize winner, of a $150 gift card, will be selected randomly from those who collected and turned in the name of all the treats by the deadline. The winner must respond within 24 hours to claim the prize, and we will announce the winner hopefully by noon ET on December 13th. So authors will have their own giveaways and will post their own winners on their sites.

Easy, delicious, and fun! Thanks so much for hopping along!

Readers start your ovens. Three … two … one … Let the cookie collecting begin! And have a fantastic holiday season!

**No purchase or sign up necessary to enter. Participation is completely voluntary. Your e-mail address will not be shared or added to any lists unless you specifically sign up for a newsletter list. Winner must be at least 18 years of age and have an e-mail address to accept the gift card.**

List of Participating Hop Authors

Alanna Lucas http://www.alannalucas.com
Amalie Howard https://amaliehoward.com/
Amy Jarecki https://amyjarecki.com/historical-romance-cookie-hop
Amy Rose Bennett https://amyrosebennett.com/historical-romance-cookie-hop/
Christina Britton http://christinabritton.com/
Deb Marlowe http://www.DebMarlowe.com
Diana Lloyd http://www.DianaLloydBooks.com
E. Elizabeth Watson https://eelizabethwatson.com/happy-holidays/
Elizabeth Langston https://elizabethlangston.net/holiday-hop/
Elizabeth Keysian https://elizabethkeysian.com/2020/12/04/historical-romance-cookie-hop-prize-draw/
Eliza Knight http://www.eknightauthor.com
Heather McCollum https://www.heathermccollum.com/historical-romance-holiday-cookie-hop-2020/
Jacki Delecki  https://www.facebook.com/JDelecki
Jane Charles https://www.janecharlesauthor.com/christmas-fun
Janna MacGregor http://www.jannamacgregor.com
Jennifer Siddoway http://www.jennifersiddoway.com
Jerrica Knight-Catania http://www.jerricasplace.com
Jessica Clements https://www.jessicaanneclements.com/holiday-hops
Kate Parker http://www.KateParkerbooks.com/holiday-cookie
Kathleen Bittner Roth https://www.facebook.com/Kathleen.bittnerroth.author
Liana De la Rosa http://www.lianainbloom.com
Lori Ann Bailey https://loriannbailey.com/rugelach/
Madeline Martin http://www.madelinemartin.com/2020/12/wwii-carrot-biscuits/
Nadine Millard https://www.facebook.com/nadinemillardauthor
Patricia Kiyono http://www.patriciakiyono.com/post/historical-romance-cookie-hop
Renee Ann Miller https://reneeannmiller.com/category/blog/
Samantha Grace https://www.samanthagraceauthor.com/holiday-cookie-hop
Tara Kingston https://www.facebook.com/TaraKingstonAuthor/
Tina Gabrielle https://www.facebook.com/TinaGabrielle
Tracey Devlyn https://traceydevlyn.com/events/63/historical-romance-holiday-cookie-hop

Email your completed list of author names, with their treat names, to Heather@HeatherMcCollum.com with the heading: “Historical Romance Authors are Sweet” to be entered into the $150 gift card grand prize random drawing.

25 Comments on Historical Romance Cookie Hop

  1. JanD
    December 13, 2020 at 12:36 am (3 years ago)

    I love the lights and decorations.

  2. Catherine Maguire
    December 12, 2020 at 9:03 pm (3 years ago)

    The festive lights and the delicious food.

  3. Lesley Walsh
    December 12, 2020 at 5:55 pm (3 years ago)

    The lights

  4. Amber Terry
    December 12, 2020 at 3:26 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite thing about the holidays is the spirit of it all and seeing decorations everywhere 🙂

    (Thanks for the chance to win and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!)

  5. Cari Johnson
    December 12, 2020 at 2:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Time with family and the awe in a childs eye of wonders to be had.

  6. Eva Mack
    December 12, 2020 at 1:47 pm (3 years ago)

    cookies and gifts

  7. Jen Karalfa
    December 12, 2020 at 12:47 am (3 years ago)

    The Christmas music

  8. Jeanna Massman
    December 10, 2020 at 8:16 pm (3 years ago)

    I love all the festive lights and decorations.

  9. Deb Pelletier
    December 9, 2020 at 11:31 pm (3 years ago)

    I like the xmas lights

  10. Nancy Shaw
    December 8, 2020 at 8:02 pm (3 years ago)

    I was able to get a recipe like this when I went to the Carribean. It is SO good and the longer it sits the stronger it takes. It is spectacular for the holiday season.

  11. Tammy Turner
    December 8, 2020 at 5:35 pm (3 years ago)

    Being with friends and family and making cookies with my daughter

  12. Kimberly Lane
    December 7, 2020 at 9:57 am (3 years ago)

    I love family time, holiday traditions and giving gifts and watching the kids faces. and the food. I can’t get enough of it.

  13. Alyssa L
    December 6, 2020 at 7:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Merry Christmas and this looks like a good one to try.

  14. Colleen C.
    December 6, 2020 at 6:46 pm (3 years ago)


  15. Kathy Roope
    December 6, 2020 at 12:43 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! What a great collection of recipes..and a fun way to learn of some new Romance Authors!!

  16. Lauren
    December 5, 2020 at 10:52 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you for another fun holiday giveaway.

  17. Sonja
    December 5, 2020 at 4:42 pm (3 years ago)

    i love the happiness and enthusiasm that surrounds the holidays. From holding open a door for you to saying “thank you”.

    It makes me smile and want to passit on to the next person you meet.

  18. Karen M
    December 4, 2020 at 10:26 pm (3 years ago)

    I enjoy spending wonderful times with family and friends.

  19. bn100
    December 4, 2020 at 8:51 pm (3 years ago)


  20. Carole Burant
    December 4, 2020 at 3:52 pm (3 years ago)

    That cake sounds so delicious and it’s similar to my fruit cake, lots of cherry brandy or rum added to it! lol As for my absolute favourite thing about the holidays….that excited feeling you get in your heart when you are surrounded by your loved ones around the Christmas tree:)

  21. Lisa Sargent
    December 4, 2020 at 3:08 pm (3 years ago)

    I love hearing Christmas carols.

  22. Frankie Vaughn
    December 4, 2020 at 1:59 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the feeling of hope. That even if it has been an awful year or things have happened that tear you up during Christmas you can’t help but feel some hope and joy for loved ones.

  23. Tashia Jennings
    December 4, 2020 at 12:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Absolutely love this time of year. Love spending time and celebrating with my husband and kids.

    • admin
      December 15, 2020 at 10:36 am (3 years ago)

      Hi Tashia! Congrats!! You have won the gift card! I emailed you so check your messages! Happy Holidays!

  24. Tashia Jennings
    December 4, 2020 at 12:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you for this fabulous chance!


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