Thursday, March 26, 2015

March Salon at LJS RDU

Many thanks to our fabulous readers this month!  Our new venue is working for us!  The staff is welcoming, the food is great and our attendees are awesome, as always!

Judy Teel kicked us off, reading from her paranormal, Shifty Magic

Joan Leotta read from her historical Giulia Goes to War

And Iris Bolling finished out the night when she turned on the sexual tension and read from Synergy!

Hope to see you next month!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This March at the Salon...

We are very excited to welcome you back to Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham at Cafe Carolina at the Arboretum in Cary. Some great authors will be joining us this month. So without further ado...

JUDY TEEL will read from SHIFTY MAGIC...

"A tough teenaged girl hunts a serial killer in a paranormal dystopian world. 

Abandoned at birth, Addison Kittner's been on her own since she was a kid--ever since the paranormal terrorists attacked cities around the world. Battling creatures that go bump in the night nearly destroyed human society. Good thing not all paranormals were evil and the terrorists were eventually stopped. Bad thing? Nothing would ever be the same again. 

Now Addison makes her living as a private investigator and bounty hunter. One night she comes across a girl about to be killed by three rogue vampires. Addison kicks some vamp butt and saves the girl, even when one of the vamps escapes. Just her luck, he turns up dead the next morning, inspiring the vampire leaders to put pressure on her to solve the case or take the rap. As if that wasn't bad enough, her ex-lover, werewolf FBI agent, Cooper Daine, approaches her and gives her an offer she can't refuse...a paycheck. Mixing business with lust is never a good idea, but neither is starving, so she accepts. 

But as the body count builds, Addison finds herself embroiled in an ever deepening and dangerous mystery. One that leads her to something frighteningly personal. Her unknown heritage."


Wartime work draws Giulia DeBartolo out of her close Western Pennsylvania family into a world of intrigue, spies and new friends in Wilmington NC's shipyard building Liberty ships. Giulia soon discovers that supporting the war effort can include fun evenings of  dancing with young servicemen at the local USO where she meets John O'Shea an unsuitable suitor according to her old-fashioned parents.

As the grapple with the problems of their own budding relationship, John and Giulia encounter a Nazi spy tasked with blowing up part of the Wilmington shipyard.  Saving the shipyard from the spy may prove easier than convincing her parents to let her marry John. Giulia must decide what it means to be a good daughter while still following her own heart.

And IRIS BOLLING will read from SINERGY...

Xavier Davenport creates homes and communities for underprivileged families. His goal was clear. Make his brother proud by reaching out to help others. Women were for fun, period. That was until he witness the passion of his brothers’ marriage. Xavier wanted the same for himself. His first step into a serious relationship turned out bad with a capital B. The woman, was beautiful, smart and sexy. The sex was good…but…there was no passion.

In walks Nicole Brooks.

With a multi-billion dollar deal on the table that will establish her in the international real estate world, Nicole Brooks has no time for drama. As a member of one of the wealthiest families in the country, her life is spread out on the front pages of magazines, variety television and blogs. The last thing she needs is a scandal… Xavier Davenport.

Now…there is sensuous…sexy…even scandalous. When architect, Xavier Davenport meets real estate developer, Nicole Brooks they cross the line of all three to create a new word in sexual tension: Sinergy.

The problem? Woman-Money-Media.

To add to the mix, Xavier and Nicole are in the crosshair of someone out to destroy the Brooks’ name and they are taking no prisoners.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Year, New Venue, Great Fun!

Many thanks to everyone who came out to help us break in our new venue at Cafe Carolina!

We had a great time with some fabulous authors.

Kerry Adrienne read from her contemporary romance, Auld Lang Syne

Suzetta Perkins had everyone in stitches reading from Silver Bullets.

And Sue London took us back to the Regency with Trials of Artemis.

We had a great mix of old friends and new.  Hope to see you all back in March!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A New Year, A Whole New Salon!

** Psst ** Lady Jane's Salon RDU is moving!

Please visit us at our new location - Cafe Carolina at the Arboretum in Cary - 137 Weston Parkway * Cary NC 27513 

This month, we welcome out-of-town bestselling author SUE LONDON to the Salon. She will be reading from TRIALS OF ARTEMIS, the first book in THE HABERDASHERS series...

An independent bluestocking sneaks into a library to read rare Greek texts and ends up with a husband instead.

The Haberdashers
 In 1805 three little girls decided to create a "boys club" because boys have more fun. Their childhood was filled with sword fighting, horse racing, and archery. Now in 1815 they are all grown up and expected to join Society. Who will marry such independent and deadly misses?

Trials of Artemis
Loving Lord Lucifer...
Jacqueline "Jack" Walters loves archery and Greek military history. In her third season she has failed to inspire so much as one marriage proposal and is planning to settle into the quiet life of a spinster.

Gideon Wolfe, Earl of Harrington, has been avoiding marriage but a case of mistaken identity in the library has left him saddled with an argumentative and unwilling fiancée.

We are also excited to welcome KERRY ADRIENNE to Lady Jane's Salon RDU this month. Kerry will read from her contemporary romance - AULD LANG SYNE..

The years since college have been tough for small town Texas girl, Charlotte, but after her husband’s death, she’s finally able to explore a career in photography. A friend offers to exhibit her work in his swanky New York City gallery. New York during the holidays is everything she’s heard and more. Overwhelmed by the city, she never expected to cross paths with her old friend-with-benefits from school.

Staid psychology professor Jacob learns that Charlotte will be in town for New Year’s. He’s spent the time since graduation regretting not telling her how he really felt all those years ago. He loves her and has never stopped thinking about her. In a whirlwind trip around the city, Charlotte learns to shed her guilt and follow her long-time dreams. Jacob has to step out into the real world and make a stand for what he believes. To find love, they both must take a chance or risk being stuck in times gone by.

And rounding out the night will be SUZETTA PERKINS reading from her book SILVER BULLETS...

Emma Wilcox is fifty-five, has been married for twenty-five years, and has a husband who cooks, cleans, and makes her bathwater. Queenie Jackson is fifty-eight, pleasantly plump, divorced, has a male friend she entertains and doesn't mind fixing his favorite meal in her birthday suit. Yolanda Maxwell Morris is short, petite, divorced and still turning heads. She often tells men who come on too strong that she's not interested and that it is her and Jesus. And there's Connie Maxwell, Yolanda's younger sister, who is forty-nine, never been married, all the while putting pressure on her boo, Preston Alexander, to put a ring on it so she can have his baby before her eggs turn to powder.

These women have put too much pressure on themselves to look exceptional or pleasure a man and fail to realize that they're still fierce and fabulous. Life isn't over because you're over fifty and in the prime of your life.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Our Last Salon of 2014!

Many thanks to everyone who came out to make our last Salon of the year a great night!

Andris Bear was in spectacular Seasonal attire as she kicked us off for the night, setting us all to giggling as she read from Demon Undamned!

Altonya Washington was up next, reading from her romantic suspense novel, Layers of the Past.

And Tammy Falkner rounded out the evening, charming everyone with a sneak peak at Zip, Zero, Zilch.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Heat things up at the October Salon...

We hope you can join us for this month's awesome lineup at Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham!! 

TAMMY FALKNER will read from ZIP, ZERO, ZILCH; the latest in her bestselling Reed Brothers Series...

The last one to fall… 

Sam Reed is the only brother in the Reed family who hasn’t fallen head over heels in love.  He has a promising contract to play professional football, but something is missing.  Sam likes to watch cooking shows, snuggle on the couch, and he wants someone to do it with him. But with his go-getter lifestyle, it’s almost impossible to find the time to get to know one woman. That is, until he meets the one who makes him want to change his whole life.

A fake name and a world of hurt... 

When Peck was twelve, she was called by a different name, lived with a different family, and had no prospects whatsoever. But now she finds herself the drummer in an all-girl band, makes more money than she ever dreamed possible, and she’s content.  Until the day her birth mother shows back up. 

Fame. Fortune. Stardom. Adolation.

Neither of them wants it.

They both have it.  But can they have more?


Huron Base has a name synonymous with power and intimidation. He’s made no apologies for doing what’s been necessary to survive a life rooted in poverty and pain. Endeavors drenched in blood and marked with bone have become his trademark in spite of his desire to be more-to be better. When he meets troubleshooter, Kamari Grade that desire receives the spark it’s been waiting on. It’s the spark that motivates Huron to once again strive to rise above his circumstances and at last become the better man he wants to be. 

Change however, has its consequences...and its dangers. Many of Huron’s associates aren’t so supportive of his new found...desires. They are especially wary of his new found love. Kamari is a recognizable force in her field-one that keeps her too enmeshed in the circles of law enforcement that Huron’s associates strive to avoid. Huron knows that Kam doesn’t care who he was, only who he is- the man she loves. Still, he won’t allow that to blind him to what has to be done-the steps that must be taken to keep the woman he loves from becoming a casualty in a war between new enemies. 

And rounding out the night, ANDRIS BEAR will read from DEMON UNDAMNED, the latest in her Deadly Sins series...   

She calms the beast in him. 
Haunted by a single act of vengeance, Incubus Chamos longs for only one thing—the peace found in death’s embrace. But when Satan targets the one woman to make him believe in redemption, he must not only reveal his biggest regret, but fight his overwhelming need to possess the enticing shaman. 

His touch awakens the darkness in her. 
Raised to conceal her shamanic gifts, Shula Blackfox doesn’t trust the darkly sensual Chamos, especially when he reveals that she is part of an ancient prophecy to unleash mankind’s darkest enemy. With a deadly power stirring to life inside her, Shula must put her faith in a demon that makes her long for sinful pleasures while confronting a sinister past to save a future she may not live to see.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bad Weather Couldn't Stop the Great Fun!

We had an amazing time at our September Salon--with much laughter, great food and fabulous readers!

Claudia Dain started us off right, reading from Chasing Miss Montford from the An Encounter at Hyde Park anthology.

Cathering Gayle sobered the mood with a heartfelt read from Taking a Shot

and Cathy Maxwell had us all in stitches as she read from The Bride Says Maybe

Our Readers and Directors:

Everyone who knows Tammy Falkner knows why this was so funny!  :-)

Thanks to everyone for braving the rain and lighting up our evening!