Here we are in the middle of release week for The Jade Temptress — huzzah!
I’m touched that Mingyu and Wu Kaifeng’s story has generated some wonderful comments:
Group Review and Recommended Read from Dear Author
An A rating from the “That’s What I’m Talking About” blog
Four stars from Poisoned Rationality
A strong recommendation from the “It’s My Genre, Baby” blog
…and some lovely reviews from readers on Amazon & BN who’ve bought and read the book already (THANK YOU!)
Now for today’s arts and crafts activity: A few readers did commiserate with me that it would have been nice to have a print copy of “Jade” to go on their shelves alongside The Lotus Palace. I absolutely agree!
Though the two tales were written so they can stand alone, they were always planned as linked stories — “sister” novels as it were. So if you, like me, would love to see the Lotus/Jade combo together on your shelf, do not despair my friend.
I have hijacked an idea from Courtney Milan and provided an attractive printable dust cover for The Jade Temptress that can be conveniently put over almost any mass market paperback. I took the liberty of tooting my own horn a bit and added four little words to the digital version of the cover. (Hey, if you got it, flaunt it, right? I seriously never thought I’d see the day.)
I tested a print out by folding along the guidelines and wrapping it over a copy of The Lotus Palace. Fits like a glove! Make sure you download and print the PDF file and not the thumbnail image above.
So if you’re one of the few, the proud few who managed to snag a copy of The Lotus Palace in print, now you can have at least the cover for The Jade Temptress sitting beside it. Or heck, if you just happen to have a paperback novel with a cover that you’re not so hot about, you’re one mini-origami project away from having this beauty on your shelf instead. (I’d love to see pictures if anyone attempts this.)
CONTEST: It occurred to me that I won the dust jacketed version of “Proof by Seduction” which set me on my way to being a die-hard Courtney Milan fan. So comment here on this thread to be entered to win a signed copy of The Lotus Palace with a cover of The Jade Temptress around it. A riddle, wrapped in a mystery….
I’ll draw the winner randomly on Sunday 3/9.
I will also have the covers printed in color to give away as swag at various signings and events this year like RT and RWA. Enjoy!