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. Denene
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 00:26:28

    I would like to read The Taming of Mei Lin, digital copy please!

  2. Fedora
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 00:37:40

    I’d love a print copy of Dragon and the Pearl, please! Thanks for the fun!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  3. Patti P
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 00:41:37

    I would love to read The Taming of Mei Lin, print copy please!
    Thanks for participating.
    musicalfrog at

  4. LilMissMolly
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 00:49:52

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

  5. Jennie
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 01:00:28

    I’d love to read The Lady’s Scandalous Night! Digital copy please.

    Thank you for the giveaway!


  6. azteclady
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 01:05:15

    Oh, The Dragon and the Pearl for sure–print if at all possible, please?

    Thank you so much, Ms Lin!

  7. Jane
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 01:19:01

    I would love to win a print copy of “Butterfly Swords.”

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  8. Martha M.
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 01:19:59

    I would love to win a copy of Butterfly Swords, digital copy please! Thanks for the chance at winning a prize!

  9. Jacqueline C.
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 01:46:42

    I’d love a digital copy of The Taming of Mei Lin. Thanks for the contest!


  10. Michelle Bledsoe
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 01:56:41

    I would like to try The Dragon and the Pearl in digital form. All these books sound so good. I can’t wait to read them.

    koonie2888 at

  11. Jolene P
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 02:06:20

    I would love a digital copy of ‘Butterfly Swords’ – Have a wonderful Holiday!! jopit88(at)yahoo(dot)com

  12. Sally
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 02:25:03

    I’m interested in “The Lady’s Scandalous Night.” Thanks!

  13. Kaetrin
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 02:52:03

    The Dragon and the Pearl looks great. I’d love a print copy because the cover is so pretty! 🙂

    thx for the giveaway and happy holidays!

    hankts AT internode DOT on DOT net

  14. Saetana
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 02:59:09

    I’d love to read The Dragon and the Pearl, sounds like a great read. I’d prefer the printed version if possible please ;o)

  15. Angeles W.
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 03:37:42

    I’m excited to read the digital (Kindle, please) version of “Butterfly Swords.”

    Thank you so much for participating in the holiday giveaway – nothing is more fun than reading, and reading a FREE book is fabulous! I love “meeting” new (to me) authors through the voice they give their characters. So whether I win or not, Butterfly Swords is going on my Goodreads list!

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, and that you’re getting lots of help with your new precious bundles of joy. 🙂

  16. R Falconer
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 04:03:03

    I’d love to read Butterfly Swords in print please

  17. Jane Linfoot
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 04:15:59

    I’d like to read Butterfly Swords please Jeannie, in the print version. Loving your slide show! Your books look fab too!
    Thanks, Jane

  18. Babs
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 04:19:02

    I’d love to read Butterfly Swords. Digital works for me! Thanks for the contest and happy holidays.

  19. Jennie Jones
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 04:23:09

    I’d like to ready “Butterfly Swords”- digital version please.
    Thank you!

  20. Jennie Jones
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 04:24:18

    I’d love to read “Butterfly Swords” in a digital version please.

  21. EllenF
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 04:30:47

    I would really enjoy “Butterfly Swords” (digital).

  22. Cheryl English
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 04:41:22

    I would love a print copy of “Butterfly Swords”. Thank You and Merry Christmas Everyone.

  23. Rose M.
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 04:43:08

    I would love to read Butterfly Swords. Digital copy please!

    Thanks for hosting the contest.

    Merry Christmas

  24. Michelle S.
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 05:11:52

    I would love to read “Butterfly Swords” in a digital copy, please.

    Thanks so much for a terrific giveaway. I hope your holidays are wonderful and the New Year even better!

  25. charlotte
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 06:09:14

    I would love to read butterfly swords as a normal book please. Thank you for the giveaways. Hope you have a happy christmas and new yearxx

  26. Theresa M.
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 06:11:08

    I would love to read Butterfly swords. In digital form please.
    Your cover art is beautiful!
    Thank you for a fir being a part of the holiday fun.
    Merry Christmas to and Happy New Year to all.

  27. Joanne Reynolds
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 06:24:30

    Would love to win a copy of The Taming of Mei Lin! Thank you for the chance to do so!

  28. Jan L
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 06:45:50

    Happy holidays!! I’d love a digital copy of the Lady’s Scandalous Night. Love your website. leyhlaw{at}

  29. Christine Jones
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 06:55:08

    I would like to read “The Taming of Mei Lin”. If I am chosen please send it in print copy.

  30. Shelley Bagby
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 06:59:12

    I would like The Lady’s Scandalous Night in digital form.

  31. Mary Preston
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 07:02:09

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



  32. Sandy Hill
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 07:37:14

    Would love to win the Taming of Mei Lin
    Print copy for preference… unless I win the Kindle too LOL.

  33. Linda Townsend
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 07:43:45

    I’d love to read Butterfly Swords in the print edition.
    Thank you so much for participating in the Advent Calendar giveaways!
    Your covers are truly fantaistic!

  34. Dawn Fairman
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 07:54:24

    I’d like a print copy of “Butterfly Swords”, please.

  35. Karen H in NC
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 07:58:47

    I’d like a print copy of ‘The Dragon and the Pearl’. Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Alison
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 08:07:26

    I read ‘Butterfly Swords’ when it came uot so I’d love a copy of ‘The Dragon and the Pearl’ (print version).
    Many thanks.

  37. Patricia Eimer
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 08:09:57

    I’d love a copy of Butterfly Swords in either version (I’m pretty flexible from the yoga). Happy Holidays and thanks for the contest.

  38. Ebony M.
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 08:13:23

    I would Love a digital copy of butterfly swords or the Lady’s scandlous night print copy. thank you i Love book giveaways !!! lol 🙂

  39. Marci H
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 08:19:55

    I’d love a digital copy of The Lady’s Scandalous Night.

  40. Loni Lynne
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 08:26:27

    I would love a digital copy of the Taming of Mei Lin.

    llglover at

  41. Rosie Dharamsi
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 08:30:52

    BUTTERFLY SWORDS in print please…
    rozinna28 at yahoo dot com

  42. juanita decuir
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 08:37:33

    loved reading butterfly swords wouldn’t mind if i read this book on a new kindle fire

  43. harry decuir
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 08:40:36

    would love to give my wife a new kindlefire, she has read to me butterfly swords and i am waiting for her to read taming of mei lin.

  44. Rebecca
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 08:42:45

    “The Dragon and The Pearl” looks like an amazing read, but all of them do. So a print copy of “the Dragon and the Pearl” please. So a new book to my every growing library! Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. Nita
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 08:44:00

    A digital copy of The Taming of Mei Lin would be awesome! Thanks!
    gillnit at gmail dot com

  46. Laura
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 08:45:36

    I’d love the chance to read Butterfly Swords, print copy please!

  47. Artemis
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 08:49:03

    I would very much like to read THE TAMING OF MEI LIN. In print please.

    cindersmaria AT yahoo DOT com

  48. Lisa J
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 08:49:20

    My choice would be “The Taming of Mei Lin” in digital format (if I can get it for my Sony).

    Happy Holidays!

  49. Amy Kathryn
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 08:51:43

    I would like to read Butterfly swords in digital please.

  50. Laura M
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 08:55:38

    I would like The Dragon and the Pearl! Digital or Print, whichever is easier. I loved Butterfly Swords and can’t wait to read this one.
    Thanks for participating in this fun contest!