First, I must apologize for being so late posting the winners. I didn’t realize my ability to multi-task would be seriously impacted this year and between my online workshop, my workshop in San Diego, and my BFF’s wedding, I fell behind on blog duties.

Round 1 Launch Celebration Winners

Thank you for spreading the word about The Dragon and the Pearl on Facebook, blogs and Twitter! The winners were randomly chosen by

THE LADY’S SCANDALOUS NIGHT: digital download goes to:


The international version of RED CLIFF goes to:


The hardcover copy of FURY OF THE PHOENIX goes to:



AND the newsletter winner for an autographed copy of THE DRAGON AND THE PEARL is:

Michelle Wilson


Congratulations and thank you everyone! I have moved the deadline for Round 2 of the Launch Celebration to Oct. 15 as I haven’t had any time to promote the celebration. So for an opportunity for the GRAND PRIZES (Two book set of Stephanie Dray’s LILY OF THE NILE and SONG OF THE NILE or a wooden customized dragon chop or an annotated copy of THE DRAGON AND THE PEARL) , spread the word about THE DRAGON AND THE PEARL which is in bookstores for the month of October.


And the grand prize winners are…

First, the twin “butterfly” swords showcased at RWA 2010 as part of my costume:

And the winner is: Stephanie Hyacinth

Second, the color poster of schumy330’s original Butterfly Swords artwork:

And the winner is: Anne Wijaya

Third, the one-of-a-kind annotated version of Butterfly Swords:

And the winner is: Desere of South Africa

Thank you everyone for joining. I meant it when I said that this experience has been beyond my wildest expectations. I will continue to give you updates via the newsletter. Next month’s edition will have the first sneak preview of the sequel, THE DRAGON AND THE PEARL, so don’t miss out!

BUTTERFLY SWORDS will continue to sell on bookshelves for the next two weeks only so grab a copy quickly. And if you liked Butterfly Swords, take a look at THE TAMING OF MEI LIN, a linked short story from Harlequin Historical Undone full of sword fights and romance.

Congratulations and thank you everyone for your support!!

To the winners: Winners can contact me here. I also have your e-mails and I will be in touch by the end of the weekend. If any of the winners would rather have  a nice print copy of Butterfly Swords for your reading pleasure, let me know and I’ll happily exchange. If any of the winners opt out, the items will be donated to the next Brenda Novak online auction for diabetes research or a similar charity.