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White Tigress (The Way of The Tigress, Book 1) Kindle Edition

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Length: 370 pages Series: The Way of The Tigress (Book 1)

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  • File Size: 866 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0843953934
  • Publisher: ePublishing Works! (March 18, 2012)
  • Publication Date: March 18, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007MJLSS0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,051 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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JADE LEE has two passions (well, except for her family, but that's a given). She loves dreaming up stories and playing racquetball, not always in that order. When her pro-racquetball career ended with a pair of very bad knees, she turned her attention to writing. An author of more than 30 romance novels, she's decided that life can be full of joy without ever getting up from her chair.

A USA Today Bestseller, Jade has been scripting love stories since she first picked up a set of paper dolls. Ball gowns and rakish lords caught her attention early (thank you Georgette Heyer), and her fascination with the Regency began. Now an author of more than 30 romance novels, she finally gets to play in the best girl-heaven place of all: a Bridal Salon! In her new series, four women find love as they dress the most beautiful brides in England. Check out Jade's website for details on the series and most especially Wedded in Sin.

And don't forget KATHY LYONS! She's Jade's lighter, contemporary half. Kathy writes sexy stories of love in today's twisted world! She loves the faster pace of category books and that her humor can really let fly. She leaves the dark, tortured love stories to Jade.

If you're wondering where Katherine Greyle comes in, she's Jade's first persona. Sweet, funny, and with a love of all things regency, Katherine started publishing back in the 1900s. (She won't say how long ago!) But never fear, the romantic soul is the same whether it's Jade, Katherine, or Kathy!

So if you love that special feeling when two people just fit, then email her through her website www.JadeLeeAuthor.com or www.KathyLyons.com She's also on social media at Facebook - JadeLeeBooks and Twitter - JadeLeeAuthor.

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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Girl Friday Reader VINE VOICE on March 16, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The combination of a Chinese setting and the late Victorian time period made White Tigress a must read for me, and surprisingly, the book more than lived up to my expectations. Firstly, I really, really loved how author Lee did not have the heroine, Lydia, see the hero, Ru Chan, as "he was chinese, with slanted eyes and yellow skin." I tend to stay away from interracial romances because most of the time, the authors feel the need to constantly remind the reader that one of the characters isn't white. So Lee recieved an automatic thumbs up from me. Regarding the rest of the story, it was luscious, very sensual and the relationship between the protagonists was very realistic. I enjoyed the elements of Shanghai, as well as the religious and cultural differences between Lydia and Ru Chan that weren't used as a chance for the author to step atop a soap box. If you are looking for an erotic, rich read that isn't your run of the mill historical romance between two mature adults, White Tigress is for you.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Chelsea Marie Spencer on February 8, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Interesting premise...Didn't like it, though. I can see why it would appeal to a lot of women, but I guess I have some serious mental blocks when it comes to certain themes because when it came down to it, I really couldn't get invested in this couple and therefore I ended up skimming to the end.

The setting is Shanghai, 1897.The main character Lydia wants to surprise her fiance' by showing up at his door. She falls prey to trickery and winds up being sold as a slave to Ru Shan who wants her for her yin. Which is where it gets a little...weird. Yin in this context means (as I am understanding it) female sexual energy. He promises that he will let her go, with her virginity in tact, if she does as he says so that he can extract her yin. Thus follows a muddled series of somewhat erotic/interesting/disturbing encounters. Personally, submissive females tend to irritate me. I couldn't get into that.

Whether you like this book or not depends on taste. For me, it was minimally romantic and erotic.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Violet on May 18, 2012
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I loved the first forty percent of this book. Maybe it's just me, but there was something really HOT about Lydia's captivity to Ru Shan. Then other things happened that ruined the hotness for me. (Yes, that's vague, but I don't want to give spoilers.) Subsequent events seemed a bit implausible and some of the chemistry dissipated. Others might appreciate her change in circumstance more than me. I'm a little twisted. Having said that, the mythology was somewhat interesting. Prepare yourself now, though, because you are going to read euphemistic terms like "jade dragon", "cinnabar gate", and "yang fire" over and over and over again. And then there's the crayzay ending. Sigh. I wish I would have been prepared for the super-fantastical aspect of the ending. Had I seen it coming, it wouldn't have been the eye-rolling experience that it was.

See, I said I was torn. :) I liked parts enough to read it in an afternoon, but other parts make me unsure if I want to continue the series. I probably will, though.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Salvagin La Deetda Reads VINE VOICE on May 29, 2012
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When I got this freebie from Kindle I did not know it was an Erotic Romance. Not that I still would not have picked it up, it's just that I was rather shocked when I started reading. My shock soon gave way to a rather bored feeling when the story just seemed to stagnate and slow down. I was almost ready to put it into the "Did Not Finish" collection folder but I persevered and ended up reading until 5am. The story took off like a gunshot and I could not put it down.

The setting is Shanghai in the late 1800's and it is brought to life by author Jade Lee. The customs, the misogynistic Chinese men, the equally misogynistic English men, the differences in attitudes of Western and Eastern women, the class differences in China and the culture all are illuminated by this accomplished author. She shows the deep seated, racist bias that existed between Westerners and Easterners, each viewing the other as barbarians.

The sex is Tantric to a strong degree and actually the relationship of the H/h is strongly based on connecting through sensual stimulation. That the heroine could love her slave master is something that is quite understandable in this novel.

I highly recommend this book to those who are not offended by explicit, sensual sex scenes.

The Way of The Tigress Series by Jade Lee
1. White Tigress
2. Hungry Tigress
3. Desperate Tigress
4. Burning Tigress
5. Cornered Tigress
6. Tempted Tigress
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22 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Patrice Jackson on January 3, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Jade Lee's "White Tigress" is simply the best multicultural romance book written at this point, in my opinion. The female protagonist, Lydia, is a strong, smart woman and Ru Shan, her male counterpart is unlike any man I've read about. He recognizes his faults and deals with them, with the help of Lydia. Being strong for each other is what finally gets them what they want. This book makes me think and question everything. That's why I love it and will keep it always in my library. This is definitely a must-read but not like a typical romance. If you go in expecting that, you'll miss the message.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 1, 2010
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I actually read the whole thing, I still don't know why. This book was repetitive, uninteresting, and contrived. The characters were underdeveloped, the relationship was strained, and the setting was 2-dimensional. There was potential in the space of this book to explore the location, social mores, religion, cultural differences and gender relations. So much could have been done to make this book dynamic and at least entertaining, and that would have only enhanced the so-called plot. The male characters came off as creepy, the primary female was a dishrag, with the only vaguely appealing plot point involving the secondary female character (without which the book would have never happened).

Apparently this is part of a series, one I will NOT be purchasing or even sampling.
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