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Jeannie Lin

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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.

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Jeannie Lin Hello! So sorry for the late response. My personal favorite as a starter is The Lotus Palace. If you're looking for a lighthearted read, my readers…moreHello! So sorry for the late response. My personal favorite as a starter is The Lotus Palace. If you're looking for a lighthearted read, my readers also enjoy My Fair Concubine. I grew watching Chinese historical dramas and I'm also inspired by the strong women in my family. When I was looking for a story to write, those were the elements that came from my heart.

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Butterfly Swords (Tang Dyna...

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The Lotus Palace (The Pingk...

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Gunpowder Alchemy (The Gunp...

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The Taming of Mei Lin (Tang...

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Capturing the Silken Thief

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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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“And a man accepting a kiss as ‘punishment’ has to be the most overplayed parlor trick since the time of the First Emperor. Next to accepting a drink as punishment. Oh, the torture of it!”

“I didn’t say I wouldn’t enjoy it. This is merely a chance for you to know what it is to have a kiss you were in complete control of.”

“It’s hardly the same. You’re still allowing me this liberty, as if it were a gift you were bestowing.”

“Miss Yue-ying,” he sighed. “Show some mercy.”
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