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My Splendid Concubine

- 3rd edition -

combines prequel and sequel as one novel

April 2013

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This novel contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more before allowing their children to read it. This novel's theme of sex, violence, and love or its portrayal may be considered offensive and inappropriate to some readers. If you are concerned, I suggest reading My Mother Would have Burned this Book and/or Dissecting the "Moral Duty" of a Reckless and False Review



My Splendid Concubine

3rd edition of My Splendid Concubine
- formerly The Concubine Saga -

Honorable Mentions in General Fiction
2012 San Francisco Book Festival
2012 New York Boook Festival

2012 London Book Festial
2013 DIY Book Festival

"Drawing on heavily researched passages with great dramatization, The Concubine Saga is a strong pick for historical fiction collections, highly recommened." – The Midwest Book Review, July 2012

Our Hart, Elegy for a Concubine (2010)
- the sequel to 2nd edition of My Splendid Concubine -

Honorable Mentions in General Fiction
2009 Nashville Book Festival
2009 Los Angeles Book Festival

2009 London Book Festival

2009 DIY Book Festial

"Our Hart is a unique and entertaining read, recommended."
– Midwest Book Review, April 2010

"Fine and tightly controlled Novel" – Historical Fiction Society, May 2010

“Political intrigue and matters of the heart are both fully explored. … readers who enjoy vicariously experiencing other times and cultures will find Our Hart a fascinating journey.” – Commentary of a Writer’s Digest judge, April 2011

Finalist in Fiction & Literature: Historical Fiction:
The National "Best Books 2010" Awards, December 2010

2nd edition of My Splendid Concubine (2009)

“A powerful novel whose beauty exceeds that of the book’s cover.”
Commentary of a Writer’s Digest judge, April 2009

Honorable Mentions in General Fiction
2009 San Francisco Book Festival
2009 Hollywood Book Festival

1st edition of My Splendid Concubine (2007)
2007 iUniverse Editor's Choice
2007 iUniverse Publisher's Choice

2008 iUniverse Reader's Choice

Honorable Mention in General Fiction
2008 London Book Festival

"Packed cover to cover with intriguing characters and plot, a must read for history fans and a fine addition to any collection on the genre.” – Midwest Book Review, May 8, 2008

“A stunning work that enmeshes imperialism, modernity, miscegenation and plain old desire in a sweaty matrix of destruction and painful birth.” – City Weekend Magazine, May 8, 2008

“Those who are interested in unconventional romances with an out-of-the ordinary setting will find plenty to enjoy.” – Historical Novel Society, May 2008