Cool Contests, Annotated Version, Grand Prizes

Blog Tour: Blogging at The Burton Review about my Tang Dynasty muses. I’m the guest author this week at Unusual Historicals and you can comment up until next Sunday to be entered to win a copy of Butterfly Swords. Also blogging about Mashups and Crossovers with pics of my inspirational Fast Draft collages.

Review Round-Up: A C+ Review for Butterfly Swords from Vagabond. One shining spot is the reviewer is interested in Adrian and Miya’s story. Also a pair of reviews from Poisoned Rationality. One for The Taming of Mei Lin and one for Butterfly Swords. The Romance Reviews is launching their new book portal site and featuring a giveaway for Butterfly Swords on the site.


We’re reaching the mid-point of October, so I can definitely say the Butterfly Swords Launch is underway. Fly little book, fly…

This is the last week to enter for the Grand Prize giveaways. I’m quite excited about the prizes as they’re very special to me:

The “butterfly swords”

from my costume

Color poster of

Wendy Wang’s artwork

Butterfly Swords

with author commentary

I realized, however, that there are some people who are entered multiple times and fans of Butterfly Swords. There are others signed up who may not have read it yet. So if any winner wants to opt for just a nice clean copy of Butterfly Swords to read, instead of the geeky annotated version, I’ll happily make the switch. I figured I’d then put any traded prizes up in next year’s Brenda Novak auction or some other worthy cause.

There is also another pretty cool Butterfly Swords contest going on, hosted by Bria Quinlan, YA author and one of my trusted readers. The pictures so far gave me a good laugh. I hope there will be a couple more entries. It’s always good to smile.

I’m tempted to enter a picture of my Asian books collection because…I got some game there. Though, of course, I’d be ineligible to win.

Two more signings this month! This Saturday at the Crestwood Barnes & Noble right down the street and then next Saturday in New Jersey at the NJRW Conference. Here’s the road show. Shortly after that, Butterfly Swords will be flitting out of bookstores and only available for order online.

You can still join the celebration and enter the drawings by blogging, tweeting, and getting the word out. I’ll draw the names October 15 and post on October 16 before I head out to the MORWA meeting and my signing.


  1. Lanae T.
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 08:04:11

    Congrats on your Oct. 1 release! I’m really looking forward to reading your work.

    I did get my entry in on Bria’s contest. 🙂

    I live in a tiny town but will definitely be watching for your titles next time I’m in the city.

    Thanks so much!

  2. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 15:22:52

    Lanae – How fun! I’ll have to check out your picture. Hope you’re able to find the books. People have been e-mailing me with Walmart, Borders and grocery store sightings so I’m hoping you find one. 🙂

  3. Lanae T.
    Oct 12, 2010 @ 17:13:46

    I’m sure I can find one in town. Assuming they haven’t sold out. But locally, that’s another story! lol

    I’ll take my camera with me if you want another sighting. 🙂

    ftatman5 at

  4. Rita
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 05:54:41

    Romance novels only stay in bookstores for one measly month? Is it because there are so many of them?

  5. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 13, 2010 @ 06:46:43

    @Lanae – happy hunting!

    @Rita – It depends on the publication. Butterfly Swords was published as part of the Harlequin Historical line which releases four books a month to bookstores. Single Titles may be on shelves a little bit longer before they’re taken off. It does seem like a short time doesn’t it? Luckily online ordering and ebooks allows them to be available a little longer.

  6. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 05:53:37

    Bria’s contest winner has been announced. Check out the lovely pics at her site.

  7. Kathy Crouch
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 07:04:03

    This is a wonderful contest. I remember how amazing you looked in your costume at RWA.

  8. Kat Cantrell
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 07:50:49

    Jeannie, I LOVE the poster and – fellow geek here – the annotated version of Butterfly Swords sounds fantastic. I’d love it just from the perspective of learning craft through your examples. Good luck on the rest of the month’s activities!!

  9. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 08:33:57

    @Kathy – Thanks! I felt like a kid playing dressup and it wasn’t even Halloween.

    @Kat – Well, I don’t know about craft…more like a stream of conscious and trivia about the book and the whole process. 🙂

  10. April Morelock
    Oct 14, 2010 @ 09:29:38

    Jeannie…. I was at the bookstore the other day with a friend and I went straight to your book and told her that she had to get it because

    A. I knew you :>


    B. It’s gotten outrageous press


    C. I love your writing :>

    LOL… Congrats again on your release.

    April Morelock

  11. Jeannie Lin
    Oct 15, 2010 @ 08:54:34

    That’s so cool April! Thank you so much.