These novellas from Harlequin Historical Undone are set in the same Tang Dynasty time period as Jeannie Lin’s full-length historical romances. They are shorter stories – typically between 50 to 60 pages – but include the same historical backdrop and themes of romance, honor, and adventure. The description below specifies whether the novella is linked to a full-length story, but all of the tales can be read and enjoyed on their own.



Tang Dynasty #0.5

Faced with a proposal from a man she despises, impetuous Mei Lin makes a daring declaration: she will only marry the man who can defeat her in a sword fight. She has bested everyone who has so far tried to teach her a lesson…until a handsome stranger comes to her village. In captivating swordsman Shen Leung , Mei Lin finally sees a man she wants to marry. A man she’s willing to surrender to in every way…. Read more –>

Note: The Taming of Mei Lin features Ai Li’s (Butterfly Swords) grandparents

Linked stories:

  • Butterfly Swords
Publisher: Harlequin
Release date: September 1, 2010
Length: approximately 49 pages
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Tang Dynasty #2.5

Tang Dynasty China, 759 A.D.

Yao Ru Jiang, known as River, has woven many romantic dreams of honorable swordsman Wei Chen from her brother’s stories. Their meeting should have been a happy event; instead, Chen arrives to tell River he is duty bound to kill her brother for rebelling against the warlord they both serve.

River would do anything to distract the handsome, conflicted warrior from his mission—even take him as a lover….

Note: The Lady’s Scandalous Night takes place in parallel with The Dragon and the Pearl and links to a subplot within the longer novel.

Linked stories:

  • The Dragon and the Pearl
Publisher: Harlequin
Release date: September 1, 2011
Length: Approx. 47 pages
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An Illicit Temptation


Tang Dynasty #3.5

Tang Dynasty China, 824 A.D.

Dao was raised as a servant, but when her half-sister flees an arranged marriage to a chieftain, Dao is sent in her place as Princess An-Ming. Such a future is better than she could have hoped for, yet she dreads a passionless union with a stranger.

Taken as a virtual hostage to the Imperial court, Kwan-Li is torn between his people and his duty to the emperor. He is bound by honor to escort the princess safely across the wild and untamed steppe, but the greatest danger they face on the long journey may be the forbidden temptation of each other…Read more –>

Note: An Illicit Temptation takes place immediately after My Fair Concubine and features a secondary character from the novel

Linked stories:

  • My Fair Concubine
Publisher: Harlequin
Release date: September 1, 2012
Length: 52 pages
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Tang Dynasty China, 823 A.D.

Musician Jia needs a valuable book of poems by a famous courtesan to buy her freedom…and she believes Luo Cheng has taken it. Her attempt to steal the book from him fails, but the tall and powerful scholar unexpectedly offers to help her quest! But when they finally find the book—and the arousing poems and artwork inside—Jia’s longing for freedom is replaced with a new kind of desire for Cheng….Read more –>

Note: Capturing the Silken Thief is a standalone novella. It features the North Hamlet, also known as the Northern Quarters, and the Lotus Pavilion. This setting will be featured in a new historical romance series set to be released in 2013.

Publisher: Harlequin
Release date: March 1, 2012
Length: 56 pages
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