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. Jacqui Rose
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:04:36

    I’d like to ready Butterfly Swords in digital version please.

    ticklebear2 at yahoo dot com

  2. Anne
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:13:43

    I’d like a digital (ePub or pdf) of The Dragon and the Pearl if I win.

  3. eli yanti
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:16:10

    i’m prefer pdf format 😉

  4. Gigi
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:19:53

    I would love a print copy of the Dragon and the Pearl if I am the winner.

  5. kimmi l
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:21:05

    The Taming of Mei Lin. I’d love the digital version. Happy Holidays!!!!

  6. Sara M.
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:22:25

    I’d like to read “The Lady’s Scandalous Night” (digital copy) if I win.

    freodwyn @ gmail . com

  7. Laura T
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:33:27

    If I am the winner, I’d love to read Butterfly Swords in paperback version please. Thanks!


  8. Jean Stewart
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:36:02

    I read an excerpt for Butterfly Swords last year and I would like to get that in paperback form.

  9. Alyn
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:36:40

    Butterfly Swords, print copy for me!

  10. Karey Smith
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:37:07

    The taming of Mei Lin digital copy if I win o so excited thank you for the opportunithy

  11. Wendy
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:37:26

    I would love to read “Butterfly Swords” in the print version please.
    Thank you for the chance.

  12. Maria Acosta
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:42:09

    I’d love to read Butterfly Swords, digital copy please.

  13. Nina C
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:50:49

    I’d like to read The Dragon and the Pearl
    Print (paperback) version please.

    Thanks for a great giveaway

  14. Lisa Wagner
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:51:34

    I’d love to read Butterfly Swords in Kindle version. Thanks for offering the contest! Merry Christmas!

  15. Lori
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 09:57:44

    I’would like to read “The Dragon and the Pearl” in the print (paperback) version.

    Merry Chistmas and Happy New Year. Thanks for offering the contest.

  16. Tammy Mace
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 10:01:09

    I would love to read The Taming of Mei Lin in print form. Merry Christmas!

  17. Dawn Luedecke
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 10:09:23

    I would like to read ‘Butterly Swords’ in print format. Thanks for participating in this years Harlequin contest. It is a very fun event.

  18. Ebony M.
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 10:10:16

    ebony m. my email is . i commented earlier and forgot to put my email with comment. thank you

  19. Al Daniel
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 10:19:17

    I’d love “The Dragon & The Pearl” in print format, looks like a book I’d enjoy.

    My email address is attatched to the form.

    Thank you for a great prize & wishing you a very Merry Christmas. xx

  20. Jane English
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 10:22:32

    Would love to read “the dagon and the pearl”, I love books set in the East as its a culture that I’m trying to learn more about.

    If possible I’d like it in print form.
    thanks for the Harlequin Event, I’ve enjoyed reading the clips of all the books and have made a note of my favourite ones.

    My email address is

  21. anthonia sharp
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 10:30:08

    I would love to read Butterfly Swords in print paperback.
    My email is

  22. Michelle B.
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 10:37:07

    Really like the storyline of Butterfly Swords…if I’m lucky enough to win would like it in digital version please, Merry Christmas to you!!!

    Michelle B. aka koshkalady


  23. Robin W
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 10:38:44

    I’d like to win The Taming of Mei Lin in Kindle format please. Thanks for being a part of the Advent contest.

  24. K. Sooy
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 10:43:11

    I would like to read The Dragon and the Pearl in print form. thanks

  25. Rita
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 10:55:56

    I would like The Dragon and the Pearl in print please!

  26. Elizabeth C
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 10:56:51

    I would love to read The Dragon and the Pearl in print form. My friend got in to your book and I love your writing. ^_^

    Email is

  27. Donna Durnell
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 11:00:57

    I would love to read “Butterfly Swords”. I need a print version, please — unless I win the Kindle! lol

    Thank you for being a part of this Advent giveaway. And thank you for your books about a different culture, but an interesting one. (And it was hard to chose from the 4 listed, but I kept coming back to “Butterfly Swords” for it’s tantalizing synopsis.)

  28. Damaris
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 11:02:18

    I would love to read The Dragon and The Pearl in digital format (Nook). Thank you.

  29. Eva M
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 11:07:49

    I’d love to read Butterfly Swords in print copy please.

    Thanks and Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

    bossu49 at aol dot com

  30. Monica Vargo
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 11:09:43

    I would love to win a digital copy of T Dragon and the Pearl.

  31. librarypat
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 11:17:34

    Good morning, Jeannie Lin.
    I like the sound of THE DRAGON AND THE PEARL and would like it in print form if I am lucky enough to win.

    I hopw you have a Wonderful Holiday Season and a great 2012.

    Thank you for participating.
    librarypat AT comcast DOT net

  32. mary e.
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 11:24:35

    Happy Holidays!

    I would like the digital version of “The Dragon and the Pearl.” Thank you.

  33. Charles Harvey
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 11:45:34

    The “Lady’s scandalous night” in digital please.

  34. Connie Fischer
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 11:46:36

    If I’m lucky enough to be chosen as a winner, I would love to have the print version of “The Dragon and the Pearl.” Many thanks for participating in the fun giveaway!

    Hope your Christmas with your new babies is extra special!

  35. Kathleen Henderson
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 11:52:10

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

  36. Marilyn Legault
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 11:52:25

    I’d love to read The Taming of Mei Lin! in digital copy for a KOBO reader please. Thanks for hosting the holiday contest.

  37. Melora Brock
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:04:28

    Butterfly Swords was one that I thought looked interesting. If I were to win, I would like a digital version for Kindle please.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  38. Virgina
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:12:33

    I would love to have The Taming of Mai Lin in Kindle version please.


  39. Karen H
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:12:34

    I’d like “Butterfly Swords,” digital file for Kindle.


  40. Rose
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:12:54

    I like the book The Taming of Mei Lin. I’d like the digital version. Thanks so much.

  41. DeborahR
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:12:56

    I’d love to read The Dragon and the Pearl (Kindle edition)
    Happy Holidays!!

    debr97 at yahoo dot com

  42. Kathryn Merkel
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:12:58

    I would love to have a copy of Butterfly Swords for my Kindle. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your books.

  43. Brenda Jann
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:20:20

    I’d love to read “Butterfly Swords”. in print copy please.

  44. Gavin Counahan
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:20:21

    I’d love to read Butterlfy Swords! Digital copy please.

  45. Bridget
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:24:09

    I’d love a chance to read Butterfly Swords, in print copy, please! Thank you!

  46. Diane Sallans
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:26:09

    I’d love a paperback copy of ‘Butterfly Swords’ (I’m not even eEnabled so big kudos for crating that slideshow!).

    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  47. shauna
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:26:31

    I’d love a print version of the Dragon and the pearl!
    Thanks and happy holidays!

  48. Tara Woods
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:32:20

    I would like to read Butterfly Swords. Print version please.
    Happy Holidays!
    mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

  49. Belinda
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:41:22

    I’d love to read The Taming of Mei Lin ! Print copy please.

  50. Keith C
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:44:35

    I’d love to read Butterfly Swords, print copy if at all possible

    coversnail AT g