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Monday 12 September 2011

The Weight of the Crown Blog Tour Starts Here!

This is a very exciting week for me. My latest Modern Romance for Harlequin Mills and Boon, Weight of the Crown, is released in the UK. To celebrate, I'm starting a blog tour on 13th September. Lots of kind hosts have agreed to let me blog on their websites, and I'm really looking forward to it. If you'd like to follow me as I surf the cloud, here's a list of dates and places:

  The Words Behind the Writer14thSep
  Ju Dimello-of Deams & Realities19thSep
  Christine Nolfi28thSep
  Seven Sassy Sisters6thOct
  Totes Bags 'n' Blogs9thOct
  The Character Depot10thOct
  Writing PlayGround13thOct
  Minxes of Romance19thOct
  Guest Post20thOct
  Kylie Griffin24thOct
  Sunday Smooch LoveCats30thOct
  The Book Bordello8thNov
  Totes Bags 'n' Blogs13thNov
  Romance University18thNov
  Romance Book Paradise21stNov
  Fresh Fiction23rdNov
  Bird's Eye View29thNov
  Author Interview8thDec
  Totes Bags 'n' Blogs11thDec
  Seven Sassy Sisters14thDec
  Winner Announcement and Wrap-Up Party!15thDec

Those dates and places are correct at the time of posting this blog, but to be absolutely sure you can check an up-to-date listing anytime at http://www.rbpp-ch.blogspot.com/. The Weight of the Crown blog is masterminded by the incredible Nas Dean of Romance Book Paradise, who has done a wonderful job co-ordinating all the dates for me.

I love writing, and working on Weight of the Crown was a particular joy. It gave me a chance to do something a bit different. By setting Lysander and Alyssa's story in the fictional country of Rosara, I was able to escape the gloomy English climate by imagining scenes like this...

The rising sun was already staining the Eastern sky with colours of pomegranate and peach. down in the gardens, nightingales still sang. Their music was a grace note for Alyssa's perfect fantasy, and she relaxed into Lysander's embrace. No woman had ever felt so adored. As she felt his kisses on her hair and looked out over the ageless scene she allowed herself to imagine being this happy forever...

Copyright Harlequin Mills and Boon Ltd, 2011

I hope you'll be able to follow me over the course of my blog tour. There will be giveaways and spot prizes
at various sites and if you've got the stamina to comment on every single one of my guest blogs, your name will go into the final draw for my special Christmas stocking surprise, announced on 15th December. For further details, and the chance to enter my first competition in the series visit my website, http://www.christinahollis.com/
I'm looking forward to hearing from you!


  1. Congratulations on the new release!

  2. Hi Christina,

    W all are so looking forward to meeting new people on this tour!

    Congrats and happy release of WEIGHT OF THE CROWN!

  3. Thanks, Georgie, it's great to hear from you! I hope you enjoy 'Weight of the Crown'.

  4. Hi, Nas, thanks for the congratulations. This blog tour is going to be great fun!

  5. Congratulations on new book (and blog tour). Looking forward to reading it.

  6. Thank you, Jenny. I hope you have a good day today.

  7. Hi Christina,
    Mega congrats on the new release. It sounds wonderful! And congrats on this wonderful blog tour! Well done, Nas!


  8. Thanks, Serena, I hope you enjoy 'Weight of the Crown'!

  9. Hi Christina Congratulations on the new release, "weight of the crown" is now in my TBR file can't wait to read it x x

  10. Thank you, Julie! I hope you enjoy Weight of the Crown - I really enjoyed writing it.

  11. Hi Christina,

    Congrats on your new release!!!! YAY!! Will be following you on your blog tour.

  12. Thanks, Sonali - I'm looking forward to it!

  13. I'm so excited to have you at my blog, Christina!!! I am buzzed and waiting to start reading the "The weight of the Crown" which I got today :)

    I'll surely try to keep up with your blog tour!

  14. I'm really looking forward to appearing on your blog too, Ju. Happy reading!

  15. Congratulations, Christina, on your new release! This sounds like a very special and different romance book, being set in a fictional country, and I loved yesterday's interview you did on Marlena Cassidy's blog, The Words Behind the Writer. With Nas Dean coordinating your blog tour, I know this one will be extra special. I'm looking forward to following it and delighted to be one of the stops.

  16. Awww, Michelle, so sweet of you! Thanks for your lovely words. I'm also looking forward to visiting your blog and meeting all your friends there!

  17. Thanks for your congratulations, Michelle. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview, and I'm really looking forward to my spot at Bird's Eye View on 29th November.

  18. Hi Nas, thanks as ever for your hard work and support!