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USA TODAY Bestselling author Jeannie Lin grew up fascinated with stories of Western epic fantasy and Eastern martial arts adventures. When her best friend introduced her to romance novels in middle school, the stage was set. Jeannie started writing her first romance while working as a high school science teacher in South Central Los Angeles. After four years of trying to break into publishing with an Asian-set historical, her 2009 Golden Heart Award–winning manuscript, Butterfly Swords, sold to Harlequin Mills & Boon. Her books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Library Journal with The Dragon and the Pearl listed among Library Journal's Best Romances of 2011.

Titles by Jeannie Lin:
The Jade Temptress (The Lotus Palac...more

Average rating: 3.75 · 2,283 ratings · 662 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
Butterfly Swords (Tang Dyna...
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 599 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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The Lotus Palace (The Pingk...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 367 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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My Fair Concubine (Tang Dyn...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 292 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
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The Dragon and the Pearl (T...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 296 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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The Sword Dancer (Tang Dyna...
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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The Taming of Mei Lin (Tang...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Capturing the Silken Thief
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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The Jade Temptress (The Pin...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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An Illicit Temptation (Tang...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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So given my busy schedule, I’m rarely moved to blog these days, but I guess I couldn’t stay away from this one. This Monday, Harlequin Mills & Boon announced the details of their Historical Hero writing contest. First, yay! I … Continue reading →
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Butterfly Swords The Dragon and the Pearl My Fair Concubine The Sword Dancer
Tang Dynasty (4 books)
3.7059186189889024 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 1,622 ratings

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The Pingkang Li Mysteries (2 books)
3.9576612903225805 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 496 ratings

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“She played with her eyes closed. He closed his own eyes, joining her in the darkness. She had said the song depicted a battle, but nothing of the sort came to mind, no lofty images of horses and banners waving or battalions clashing over hills. Only darkness and a pure sound that filled him, creeping into spaces he hadn’t known were empty.”
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“Li Tao had caught a single glimpse of her the first time he had been to the palace. The hunger that had gripped him had been immediate and all-consuming. He had been a young man then and had hungered for many things: acclaim, respect and power. The sight of her now, more than a decade later, stirred nothing but a faint echo of that forgotten desire.”
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“She expected the descent of his mouth, but never would have anticipated the gentleness of the kiss. Her lips parted as his explored hers. His fingertips lifted to her cheek in an undemanding, but undeniably possessive caress. She nearly allowed her eyes to fall closed. She almost yielded against the heat and pressure and the slow stir of his mouth. Instead she dug her nails sharply into the flesh of her palms. She fastened her eyes on to his, permitting the kiss, but never surrendering.”
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