The Princess Shanyin historical erotica series makeover

My historical erotica series written under not-so-secret pen name, Liliana Lee, has a whole new look. A poll was sent out in the monthly newsletter and readers overwhelmingly preferred the “person on the cover” look vs. the “object cover” design. With the new look, I’m hoping the rebranding will appeal to literary erotica readers (of which I’ve always been one.)

The Princess Shanyin Series

A scorching saga of power and desire, inspired by the true story of an imperial princess famous for keeping a harem of thirty male concubines.

The Complete Obsession Saga

Princess Shanyin was my first independently published series over six years ago. The previous covers looked very similar to steamy and erotic titles at the time they were released. I used to read Black Lace books and I was thinking of the dark, moody, and sensual look of those covers. I’m hoping this new look speaks to the emotional journey of Princess Shanyin as well as the historical and intrigue elements that are also woven into the erotic plotline — Black Lace meets C-drama, if you will.

The books are currently available exclusively on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited for the next three months.

There’s also a new mini-short story in the Shanyin series to celebrate the rebranding. Sign-up for the Jeannie Lin/Liliana Lee e-mail list here and you’ll receive the short story “One Night in the Princess’ Harem”.

Cover: One Night in the Princess' Harem: Free short story. Historical erotica

Ruby Slipper Cookie Exchange

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Hello!

So glad you could make the Ruby Slipper Cookie Exchange. I’m in the midst of holiday shopping, packing and wrapping, but there’s always time to sneak a cookie or two. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a few extra cookies, right?

My featured cookie is the Peppermint  Kiss Cookie with a recipe I’ve always wanted to try out with the special edition candy cane Hershey kisses they only sell around Christmas time. Hubby and I have done variations of this cookie with other Hershey kisses and slightly different flavor combinations.

The Peppermint Kiss version is by far my favorite visually. If you get a chance to try these out, let me know how they worked out. Also don’t forget to sign-up for my newsletter list at the bottom. I’ll be doing a separate Christmas-y giveaway for my subscribers.

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

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(Stock image does not show my actual cookies. These are stand-ins. Stunt doubles. Decoys.) Copyright: tvirbickis / 123RF Stock Photo

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Granulated sugar
  • About 30 unwrapped Candy Cane Kisses
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
3. In large mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar, butter, extracts, and egg.  (The powdered sugar here it easier and smoother to incorporate.) Beat at medium speed scraping sides of bowl until creamy.  Add the flour mixture until blended.  The mixture will be a little crumbly.
3. Form the dough into 3/4 inch balls and roll them in the sugar. (You can use red sugar here to add more color.)
4.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.
5.  After removing cookies from oven, press a wrapped kiss into the center while the cookie is still warm and soft. Put immediately in the fridge or freezer so kiss does not melt.

I have a few leftover kisses that I’m putting in a special booklover’s gift for Christmas. If’d like to receive updates on events and new releases as well as be entered to win, sign-up for my newsletter.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Remember to visit the other stops and collect all the cookies in order to be entered for the Grand Prize:

Lizzie Shane  – www.lizzieshane.com
Heather McCollum – http://www.heathermccollum.com/
Laurie Kellogg – http://www.LaurieKellogg.com 
Lara Archer – http://laraarcher.com/
Jennifer Bray-Weber – http://www.jbrayweber.com/