Happy News: More books!

dragon_pearl_smallHarlequin offered a two book contract for more Harlequin Historicals and two short stories for Harlequin Historical Undone.

Of the books, The Dragon and The Pearl is next in line for release after Butterfly Swords. The title may be changed though I’ve become so attached to it! The story is near and dear to my heart….well, they all are after so much work goes into them….but this one in particular because I had such a strong bond with both of these characters before I even started writing.

Not to mention the good omens that came with it! The title was suggested by author Elizabeth Grayson during a living room pitch session before Nationals and it shaped the rest of the story. This manuscript was also the very first time I received a request from an editor off of pages. A much needed ray of light.

But I digress. For now, I’m dancing around and singing: More books! More books! More books!


  1. Kim Knox
    May 18, 2010 @ 05:04:34

    Woo Hoo, Jeannie!!!
    All of your success is *completely* deserved 😀

  2. Claudia Shelton
    May 18, 2010 @ 05:17:21

    My mentor is such an inspiration! Congratulations.

  3. Jeannie Lin
    May 18, 2010 @ 05:59:27

    Thank you Kim & Claudia!

    Claudia – I mentioned your books during my workshop when talking about pitching with theme as a marketable element. 🙂

  4. Ansha Kotyk
    May 18, 2010 @ 06:53:43

    Congratulations!!!! Wooo HOO!

  5. Shawntelle Madison
    May 18, 2010 @ 07:12:24

    Congrats! So happy for you!

  6. Katie Reus
    May 18, 2010 @ 07:23:18

    Congrats Jeannie!! You’re amazing 🙂

  7. RFLong
    May 18, 2010 @ 07:24:56

    You are Teh Awesome. (But we knew that).

    Seriously though I cannot wait to get these books onto my shelves where they belong. They are wonderful stories, with all the best combination of intrigue, adventure and romance and characters who have stayed with me long long after reading.


  8. Jeannie Lin
    May 18, 2010 @ 07:30:35

    Thanks for all the support! It means so much to me.

    @RFLong — Can’t wait to grab your books, especially May Queen!

  9. Kris Kennedy
    May 18, 2010 @ 08:19:28

    Way to go, Jeannie!!!

  10. Dara
    May 18, 2010 @ 08:24:44

    Squee!!! So happy for you Jeannie!

  11. Pamela Cayne
    May 18, 2010 @ 09:09:33

    I’m already dancing from foot-to-foot waiting for Butterfly Swords, and now I find four more (at least!) to have to wait for? That’s exciting, exciting news–torturous for me, but fabulous for you. 😉 Congrats!!!

  12. Jeannie Lin
    May 18, 2010 @ 12:57:38

    Thanks again!

    And Pamela, I’m doing a bit of a tappy-tappy dance waiting too! October will be here soon enough.

  13. Victoria Dixon
    May 18, 2010 @ 15:04:44

    I am SOOOO jealous of everyone who has already read these! 🙂

    Bring it!

  14. Michelle Henriques-Wilson
    May 18, 2010 @ 15:17:38

    Awesome news Jeannie. I’m so very happy for you. This news actually gives me hope for my own work. Now, I’m putting dibs for my autographed copies of both books, a must have for my shelves and yes the space has been allotted!

  15. Jeannie Lin
    May 18, 2010 @ 15:27:59

    @Victoria – You’ll get your review copy as soon as it’s ready, of course. 🙂 And the number of beta readers indicates I spend a LOT of time revising and reworking.

    @Chelle – Wuxia as the next steampunk? Okay, maybe not. Thanks for the coveted space on the bookshelf. I hope you enjoy the books.