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Olivia Waite is a romance author, practicing feminist, and wide-ranging dilettante.

From Rose Lerner: Book giveaway!

The Lotus Palace - Jeannie Lin

{Reblogger's note: Jeannie Lin is the best. This book is waiting on my nightstand as a Christmas gift to myself.}


I’m giving away a signed copy of Jeannie Lin’s The Lotus Palace at my blog! It’s the first in a new Tang Dynasty series and let me tell you, I can’t wait to read the next one.


It is a time of celebration in the Pingkang Li, where imperial scholars and bureaucrats mingle with beautiful courtesans. At the center is the Lotus Palace, home of the most exquisite courtesans in China…


Maidservant Yue-ying is not one of those beauties. Street-smart and practical, she’s content to live in the shadow of her infamous mistress–until she meets the aristocratic playboy Bai Huang.


Bai Huang lives in a privileged world Yue-ying can barely imagine, yet alone share, but as they are thrown together in an attempt to solve a deadly mystery, they both start to dream of a different life. Yet Bai Huang’s position means that all she could ever be to him is his concubine–will she sacrifice her pride to follow her heart?

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Reblogged from Rose Lerner