Holiday Giveaway

Happy holidays and welcome to the second to last day of the Harlequin Historical Advent Calendar!

Like my nifty slide show? I made it all by myself after several failed attempts to get some fancier @!@#$ widgets working. It’s part of my Holiday Giveaway which is easier than pie to enter.

Note: Some of the titles are shorter length novellas (but still full of romance and drama, I assure you). The description of each title includes the length and available versions. For excerpts and more information, see the Books section.


Today’s prize: I’ll be randomly selecting three visitors to receive their choice of any one of my Tang Dynasty romances. The drawing will be open until 9am CST Friday, December 23rd. To be entered, simply watch the slideshow and comment with which title you’d like to receive and which version if both print and digital are available. Include a valid e-mail address in the comment form so I can contact you if you’ve won. One entry allowed per person. (Digital versions will be gifted through Kindle or Barnes & Noble. If a digital version is not available for the region, a print copy of the same title or another title may be substituted.)

Example of a valid entry: I’d love to read The Dragon and the Pearl! Digital copy please.

Grand prize: All valid entries for the daily prize will also automatically be entered for the Grand Prize. On Friday, December 23rd, the Harlequin Historical authors will randomly select a day from the advent calendar. Then another random number will be chosen to select the grand prize winner of a Kindle Fire or equivalent Kindle product if the winner lives in a region where the Kindle Fire is not available.

Invalid entries without a good e-mail address or without a selected title will be disqualified from both the daily drawing as well as the Grand Prize drawing.


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(None of these things are required to enter the contest. In fact, I’d prefer you don’t follow or subscribe unless you want to occasionally hear from me. So as I used to say as a teacher, there’s no extra credit!)

Comment and enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. KC
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 18:54:08

    I already have the two novels, so I’m interested in The Taming of Mei Lin in digital form. Thanks for the opportunity! klcoppock [at] hotmail [dot] com

  2. Annie Dani
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 18:58:19

    I would love to read Butterfly Swords, a print copy. Thank you! gangybluth [at] gmail

  3. willaful
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 19:10:06

    I’d like to enter for Butterfly Swords, in print please. willaful [at] armory [dot] com

  4. Sue P.
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 19:26:32

    Would love to read Butterfly swords, in print.

  5. Trudy Miner
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 19:33:08

    I would love to read The Dragon and the Pearl, in print as I prefer the feel of paperback books in my hand.

  6. Carol Woodruff
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 19:48:34

    I would love to win the paperback version of THE DRAGON AND THE PEARL Thank you for this opportunity. Hope you have a great holiday season.

  7. Kris Gutenmakher
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 20:03:23

    oooooh dragon and the pearl sounds really good :). print copy please

  8. Penney Wilfort
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 20:29:32

    I would love to read The Lady’s Scandalous Night in pb I don’t have a kindle!
    Thank you
    Merry Christmas!


    Dec 22, 2011 @ 20:34:52

    I would love to read BUTTTERFLY SWORDS, in Kindle format.
    Congratulations on your twins and Happy New Year.

  10. Selina Williams
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 20:47:42

    I’d love to read The Dragon and the Pearl! Print copy please.
    Happy Holidays!

  11. Heather Bridson
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 21:04:09

    I’d like a print version of butterfly swords.. thanks so much!

  12. Lesa Neace
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 21:12:07

    I’d like Butterfly Swords in the print version.
    Thank you!

  13. Linda Callis
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 21:19:51

    I think that “Butterfly Swords” (digital version) would be a great read.

  14. Kay Kerkeslager
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 21:24:51

    The taming om Mei Lin is I win———————————————————

  15. Elaine Moreau
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 21:27:05

    Hard to choose, but I’d love The Dragon and the Pearl in digital. Thank you!

  16. Nicole S
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 21:40:08

    The Dragon and the Pearl, print please. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

    Happy Holidays!

  17. Carolyn Bright
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 21:42:56

    I’d love to have Butterfly Swords in print, thanks!

  18. Kaelee
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 21:49:31

    I enjoyed reading Butterfly Swords so I’d like The Dragon and the Pearl in Print please if I win.

  19. chey
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 22:10:31

    I’d like Butterfly Swords in digital.
    Happy Holidays.

  20. Alleyne Dickens
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 22:12:21

    I’d love to read The Dragon and the Pearl because I already love Butterfly Swords! Digital please. I have no more space for books!

  21. Kantu
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 22:14:56

    All the books sound intriguing, and I wouldn’t mind winning any one of them, either in print or digital.
    I may have read one of your earlier books, though the title escapes me.
    Any book with some historical background is fascinating for me.
    Happy holidays.

  22. Sheila Gallagher
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 22:18:01

    I’d love to win Butterfly Swords in print. I love the cover.

  23. Vonda M. Reid
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 22:27:32

    Excellent slide show.

    If win, would like a print version of “The Dragon and The Pearl” as already have “Butterfly Swords” in my TBR stack.

    Thank you. Happy Holidays.

  24. Lexi
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 22:39:09

    I would love to win a print copy of The Taming of Mei Lin. It sounds like a beautifully written book, and I love that she wants a man to beat her in a sword fight. Every girl wants to be the best at what she does, but deep down we want our man to be better. =)
    All of your books sound wonderful, I have to add them to my TBR list!

  25. Angela Perry
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 22:39:19

    I would love Butterfly Swords in print form.

  26. Bonnie D
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 22:42:04

    I would like to read Butterfly Swords. Print version please.

  27. Amy Tolbert
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 22:45:49

    I would love to get a copy of The Taming of Mei Lin in digital form. Thanks for participating in the Advent Calendar.

  28. Elaine Carlini-Davis
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 23:10:01

    “Butterfly Swords” was a starred read for me. I enjoyed it very much. If I win I’d like the print version of “The Dragon and the Pearl”.

  29. LSUReader
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 23:26:40

    Great contest, thanks. I’d love a Kindle copy of Dragon and the Pearl. Merry Christmas.

  30. Bessamy
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 23:32:56

    I would love to give The Taming of Mei Lin a read. Since it is the first. It was a difficult choice! Thanks so much for the chance! =)

  31. Maria
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 23:33:43

    Choices, choices, choices….okay, if I’m the lucky one I’d love The Dragon and the Pearl. Thanks!

  32. Joanne Altieri
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 23:35:58

    I would like to read “The Dragon and the Pearl” print version. I have read the “Butterfly Sword” and loved it.

  33. Jayna
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 01:16:52

    I’d love to read Butterfly Swords in print, please 🙂

    Happy Holidays!

  34. donnas
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 01:28:09

    I would like to read The Taming of Mei Lin in digital form (Kindle) since is the prequel to Butterfly Swords.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  35. Kristie Jacobs
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 05:58:00

    hello! i’d like to read butterfly swords (that gal looks like she could seriously fillet ass!). in good, old-fashioned print, please,… thank you!


  36. Solange
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 06:01:01

    I would like to read The Taming of Mei Lin in print form.

  37. Lauire G
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 06:48:51

    Merry Christmas! I’d love a print copy of Butterfly Swords. Thank you!

  38. Jeannie Lin
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 11:14:16

    Thank you all for entering! I’m closing down comments to do the drawing now.

    There were also 12 entries via e-mail which I will add into the drawing as well. 🙂