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!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fall in Love at this Month's Salon...

New York Times bestselling author CATHY MAXWELL will read from THE BRIDE SAYS MAYBE from her Brides of Wishmore series...

Lady Tara Davidson had once been the toast of London, but now scandal has brought her down.  Still, pretty, petted Tara can't believe her new fate  She had wanted to marry for love, but her father has promised her hand to none other than Breccan Campbell, the "Beast of Aberfeldy" and laird of the valley's most despised clan.  

Breccan Campbell is nobody's fool.  He knows that Tara is trouble.  Yet he is determined to reform the Campbell name even if it means forging an alliance with the arrogant beauty.  Still, since the first moment he laid eyes on her, he has wanted her, and not just in name only.   But can any woman truly fall in love with a man they call the Beast?

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CATHERINE GAYLE will read from TAKING A SHOT, the latest novella in her Portland Storm series...

Katie Weber has lost her health due to leukemia, and now her chemotherapy treatments have taken her hair. She’s not about to show up to her senior prom bald and let her classmates steal her dignity, too. Prom is no place for a girl who looks more like an alien than a high school student, especially when her so-called friends all dropped her like she had the plague at the first mention of the word cancer. Katie could never get up the courage to ask Jamie—her crush for almost two years, ever since he joined her dad’s pro hockey team—to take her. Not with the way she looks now. Besides, her dad would absolutely murder him.

Jamie Babcock knows its bad news to fall for his Portland Storm teammate’s daughter, but he’s had a thing for Katie since the first time he met her when he was just a wide-eyed, eighteen-year-old rookie. Now cancer might take her away before he ever grows the balls to do anything about it, though. Her father won’t be happy about it, but Jamie has to take a shot and ask to take her to her prom. It seems like Katie has just about given up, and he can’t let her go without giving her some good memories…something to hold on to. She’s still got her whole life ahead of her—she just has to keep living it. If he can convince her of that, nothing her father might do to him will matter.

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And Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham's own USAToday bestselling author CLAUDIA DAIN will read from TAMING MISS GREY, her new More Courtesan Chronicles release...

Miss Elizabeth Grey is an Iroquois maiden, though there are rumors in London regarding her maiden status. What is not at all in doubt is her relationship to Lady Dalby (her aunt), her feelings about England (she hates it) and her fascination with Lord Raithby. Of course, being a savage from the wilds of upstate New York (to quote Raithby's father), she reveals her fascination by first kissing Raithby and then snarling at him, and then kissing him again, and then coldly rejecting him. 

Raithby, for his part, is equally fascinated by Miss Grey, much to his father's alarm. Miss Grey is not countess material. Everyone agrees about that, especially Elizabeth Grey. Even Raithby has to concede the point. When he thinks about it. Which is seldom. He can't seem to remember anything of importance when staring into Miss Grey's shining black eyes. Whether her eyes are shining with humor or loathing, whether she will kiss him or pull a knife on him, he can never quite determine. But he means to find out. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Hot Time at Our August Salon!

Many thanks to everyone for making our August Salon such a grand time!  The temps were hot and so was the Romance!

Deb Marlowe started off the night reading from A Waltz in the Park from the anthology An Encounter in Hyde Park.

Debra Kay read from her debut, Excapades.

And Erin Knightley finished out the night reading from The Baron Next Door.

We had a lovely evening, welcomed several new attendees, adored hanging out with our regular crowd and got to celebrate a lot of lovely good news, including an engagement, and a spot on the NYT!

The Directors would like to take a moment to say how much we have adored our new location this year.  Another Broken Egg Cafe has been amazing to us--and we are sad to bid goodbye to our first contact here: Jennifer.  We wish her the best of luck in her new situation and are looking forward to working with Mike to continue to our lovely Salon evenings!

We hope to see you all back next month!