Join the Celebration!

Thank you Friends and Fans for all your support!  The Grand Prize giveaways have been announced.

Launch Celebration From September 1 – October 15

The official release date for Butterfly Swords is October 1, 2010! I’ve been touched by the enthusiasm people have shown for the book so I wanted to put some fun launch activities together in September and October.

The Goodies

Join in the launch activities and help spread the word. In return, you get positive karma and you’ll be entered in the prize drawing. Winners will be randomly drawn on September 15, October 1, and October 15.

All giveaways are open to both U.S. and international readers!

jeannie_w_swords_smallGrand Prize – A pair of steel butterfly swords*. The very same ones I used with my costume in the Dress For Historical Success workshop!

Grand Prize – A one-of-a-kind annotated version of Butterfly Swords with handwritten comments by moi. Think of it as the DVD commentary, book version. It will include discussion about story elements, reflections, how parts of the story evolved. Thought it might be fun to do.

Grand Prize – A color 8.5 x 11 print of Butterfly Swords by deviantArtist schumy330 (Cha Cha).

The three Grand Prizes will be drawn on October 15.

Book Giveaways

In addition to giveaways for Butterfly Swords and The Taming of Mei Lin, I will also be giving away a couple of other awesome titles with the same spirit of adventure and romance as my stories.

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Silver Phoenix

by Cindy Pon

Poisoned Kisses

by Stephanie Draven

Heaven Sword

& Dragon Sabre

by Jin Yong (Louis Cha)

October Book giveaways – Individual names will be drawn for: one of two autographed copies of Butterfly Swords by Jeannie Lin or a copy of the graphic novel of Heaven Sword & Heaven Sabre, vol. 1 by Jin Yong. Winners will be drawn October 1.

September Book giveaways – Individual names will be drawn for: a free digital download of “The Taming of Mei Lin” from eHarlequin, Cindy Pon’s Silver Phoenix, hardcover edition, or an autographed copy of Stephanie Draven’s debut from Harlequin Nocturne, Poisoned Kisses. Winners will be drawn on September 15.

Party favors – Official Butterfly Swords charms are going out to all newsletter subscribers. Sign up to receive the insider track on Butterfly Swords and receive a custom designed charm. Hint: I will be designing one of these for each of my books and supplies are limited. So collect them all. 😉 (NOTE: You must include mailing address to receive the souvenir charm)

Be a Part of the Launch Crew!

One entry for each activity. Your name stays in for the entire celebration. 🙂

1. Sign up to receive the monthly newsletter

If you’d like to sign up for the newsletter, use this link.

Sign up for Jeannie’s Email Newsletter

2. Blog or Tweet about Butterfly Swords – If blogging, comment here with a link to the blog page. The topic is up to you. 🙂  If tweeting use hashtag #butterflyswords

3. Online badge – Post the Butterfly Swords badge on your webpage or blog which links back to

4. Bookmarks & Postcards – I got this idea when a couple of friends from California asked to have some bookmarks to distribute to bookstores. If you’d like a stack to give to your friendly neighborhood bookseller or library or book fair, please comment and I’ll mail them to you ASAP.

5. Blog Tour Trivia Contest – I’ll be blogging all over the interwebs in September and October. Fill out the BINGO form for additional entries.

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  1. Jeannie Lin | Award-winning historical romance author
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 04:11:55

    […] October 1! And of course the BIG drawing is on October 15. Blog, Facebook, or tweet to be entered. (more details here) Come back this Friday for a special book launch […]

  2. lulilut
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 16:24:58

    Hi, Please enter me in your contests, I am a new follower and I tweeted the giveaways here:

  3. Sharli
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 20:54:17

    Hi! I can’t wait to get my hands on your book 🙂
    I tweeted and I added your banner to my blog

    And I’d love to spread the word at my local library and blog followers with bookmars and postcards 🙂

  4. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 05, 2010 @ 20:51:57

    Thanks lulilut & Sharli! I’ve added you to the list.

  5. Carol Wong
    Oct 06, 2010 @ 11:46:03

    I don’t have a blog but I am a new e-mail subscriber and I tweeted:

    Carolee888 See contests at link below for Butterfly Swords: HTML
    less than 5 seconds ago via web

    I would love to read your book.


  6. librarypat
    Oct 07, 2010 @ 19:16:24

    I have seen this book mentioned many times lately and all has been very positive. I love historicals and am glad to see that you have taken them to a new place. The world of historical romance is much broader than Regency England.
    I have signed up for your newsletter.

  7. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 08, 2010 @ 07:53:10

    Carol — You are definitely added to the list!

    Librarypat – Thanks! I’m very excited to see how many book bloggers have taken the time to read and review the book. The support is very much appreciated.

  8. Katy F.
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 10:22:57

    I just tweeted about your book launch celebration! 🙂 Congratulations! I adore the cover and the story has got me really curious!

  9. Robinson Mason
    Oct 11, 2010 @ 20:43:20

    Good luck, looks like a great book I look forward to reading. I’ve posted a sidebar image with link on my retro computing blog:

    Here’s the HTML I cooked up if anyone has a blog that allows custom HTML widgets:

  10. Jeannie Lin | Award-winning historical romance author
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 04:56:14

    […] reaching the mid-point of October so I can definitely say the Butterfly Swords Launch is underway. Fly little book, […]

  11. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 05:32:38

    Thanks Katy! I caught that on Twitter and you’ve been added to the launch. 🙂

  12. Robinson Mason
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 06:29:05

    Good luck, looks like a great book I look forward to reading. I’ve posted a sidebar image with link on my retro computing blog:

    I tried to share HTML code for your banner at my site and the blog software here didn’t like it, so posting again. 🙂

  13. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 07:29:27

    @Robinson – Much thanks to you!

    Wow, did that sound “yoda” or what? Thanks for the support and I’ll add your name to the bunch.
    P.S. Checked out the blog! Do you know that the first computer I learned how to program on was a Commodore 64 using basic? Ah, the memories

  14. Robinson Mason
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 17:30:06

    Very cool – what sort of programs did you write? Just learning BASIC? I recall type in programs from Compute’s! Gazette and trying to find typos way back when I was 12 or so, good times (ha). I also liked text adventures and miss “interactive fiction” like that. I still think the way you could turn on a C64 and program right away is something that is sadly missing from the typical PC that instead requires loading complex Visual Basic .NET once you get past an OS that can take minutes to fully boot up.

  15. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 18:21:55

    @Robinson – Yup, learning BASIC for me too. Got computer books from the library and typed them in line by line. I was just a kid as well. I didn’t even realize I was programming.

  16. Marjorie
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 13:26:51

    The very best wishes and success with your new novel, the cover is sooo beautiful.

  17. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 06:44:00

    Thank you Marjorie. I do love looking at it. 🙂

  18. Sarah C.
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 16:14:24

    This book sounds like so much fun; I’d love to read it!

    I have signed up for the newsletter.

    I work in a library, and I would be happy to recommend your book to our purchasing librarian. Please send me some bookmarks & postcards. I can distribute them at work.

    I will also be answering your Blog Trivia. What a fun idea. 🙂

  19. Sarah C.
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 20:25:07

  20. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 03:21:12

    Thanks Sarah! I’ll send you a note about the bookmarks too!

  21. Jeannie Lin | Award-winning historical romance author
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 08:44:26

    […] to tell someone, just one other someone about Butterfly Swords, I wholeheartedly thank you. This Launch Celebration has exceeded all my wildest expectations. I feel like Butterfly Swords and The Taming of Mei Lin […]

  22. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 16, 2010 @ 07:59:13

    The grand prize giveaways have been announced: