Rumors of my untimely demise…

Are only partially exaggerated.

Given my zealous launch celebration last year about this time for BUTTERFLY SWORDS, I may seem relatively quiet for my upcoming release of the short story THE LADY’S SCANDALOUS NIGHT on September 1st followed by the release of THE DRAGON AND THE PEARL on September 20th.

I’m definitely still planning a little celebration with prizes and of course some signings and appearances, but nothing to rival the bacchanalia (new favorite word) of the BUTTERFLY SWORDS launch. The main reason why is—yes this is unscrupulous of me–I’m playing the CARD.

The “I’m going to be a mommy card”. Here’s my proof:

*blink* *blink* Yes, those are TWO little zygotes in there. No, neither hubby nor I have twins in either of our families. Yes, we were shocked, but quite excited. They’re cute, no? Actually this was the first ultrasound so they were just little blobs. They now look like little peanuts with tiny stick arms and legs. I told hubby they look just like him. 🙂

No worries. This is not going to turn into a baby blog, but there were a few people who suspected after my less than chipper appearance at RWA and so yes, the rumors are true. And if you happen to want to have mercy on me and help me spread the word about THE DRAGON AND THE PEARL since I’m going to be lying low and incubating…I did confess to being unscrupulous right?

I’m still waiting on pins and needles for the cover of THE LADY’S SCANDALOUS NIGHT (pre-order: Amazon(Kindle) | Barnes & Noble (Nook) ) The story is a parallel tale to THE DRAGON AND THE PEARL. They both can be read independently though chronologically they happen at the same time. I’m hoping “Scandalous Night” will seduce readers into the sexy battle of wills in “Dragon and Pearl.” MWHAHAHA!!

To be announced:

  • The cover for THE LADY’S SCANDALOUS NIGHT (fingers crossed that my cover karma holds out)
  • THE DRAGON AND THE PEARL galley will be made available on NetGalley for reviewers
  • My first southern California booksignings: San Diego and hopefully Los Angeles
  • Some nice launch prizes for those of you who would like to join in like last time
  • A little Dragon and Pearl blog tour

Stay tuned. Same bat time. Same bat channel…


  1. Carla Faker
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 22:04:20

    So awesome! Congratulations and much health and happiness to you, your husband, and the new babies!

  2. Sarah M. Anderson
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 08:18:06

    Congratulations, Jeannie!

  3. Jeannie Lin
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 12:17:58

    congratulations, name-twin! 🙂

  4. Robin Kaye
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 12:34:43

    Congratulations! I used to call my son peanut because of his ultrasound picture. Wishing you health and much happiness!

  5. Jeannie Lin
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 18:42:55

    Thank you everyone. It will indeed be an adventure!

    Robin – The pictures are kind of cute. They do look just like little Planters peanuts guys with the stick arms 😉

  6. Daz
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 22:03:07

    Congratulations on the TWO peanuts. So cute. 🙂

  7. Tara
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 02:24:08

    Congratulations and good luck with your upcoming releases. I’m currently reading Dragon and the Pearl. I’m not big on romance, but I have enjoyed all of your work. I have begun watching for your stuff. 🙂

  8. Jeannie Lin
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 10:21:41

    Thank you for the congrats Tara and welcome. I hope you enjoy The Dragon and the Pearl and I love to hear about non-romance readers who have read my stories. Actually any readers really. I’m easy. 🙂

  9. Hannah
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 10:26:39

    Wishing you a very healthy and happy pregnancy! Twins are very lucky indeed 🙂

  10. Dara
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 13:31:12

    CONGRATS!!! Two babies = twice the blessing!

    Being a mom is fun! Exhausting at times, but fun!

  11. Jane
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 14:36:45

    Congrats to you and your husband, Jeannie.

  12. Barbara
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 16:06:59

    OMG!!! Congratulations Sweetie! So, So, (see that’s double) excited for you both! Let’s talk soon and catch up! So excited for you. xoo Barbara