Monday, August 14, 2017

August at Lady Jane's Salon RDU!

This month at Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham, we are mixing things up just a little and celebrating on a SATURDAY at a new location! We'll be at Buffalo Brothers on Lake Boone Trail in Raleigh at 4:00pm. You can find directions HERE. We hope you'll join us for awesome food, drinks and wonderful stories. 

HEATHER McCOLLUM will be reading from THE WOLF OF KISIMUL CASTLE from her Highland Isle Series. 

Mairi Maclean is kidnapped on her wedding day by the enemy of her dead husband. Taken north to the water-surrounded Kisimul Castle, she is held captive in the name of retribution. But The Wolf of Kisimul Castle soon learns Mairi is not a docile pawn in this game of war between neighboring Scots. Nor will she be frightened into walking down the aisle to wed the fierce Highland chief.

Alec MacNeil is set on revenge. When he finds his enemy dead, he takes his wife to
replace the one that was murdered. An eye for an eye. A bride for a bride. But Mairi
is more tiger than kitten and refuses to bend to his will. Set stubbornly against one another, the passion that flares between them threatens to tear Alec’s strategy to shreds.

Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham's own DEB MARLOWE will read from LADY TAMSYN AND THE PIXIE'S CURSE. Her father inherited an earldom and a castle. Has Lady Tamsyn inherited a curse?         

It's what it feels like when she discovers that she can see the truth behind the lies that men tell. All she wanted on arrival at Castle Keyvnor was to avoid Mr. Gryffyn Cardew, but in a sea of lies, he is the one who always tells her the truth.

Together they find that her curse might just be a gift--and their love the key to preventing a tragedy.

In regards to the Matter of the un-entailed Estate of the late-Jonathan Hambly, 10th Earl of Banfield, be advised that your attendance is urgently required at the reading of his lordship's Last Will & Testament, to take place on November 1st of this year at Castle Keyvnor in Bocka Morrow, Cornwall.
Mr. Timothy Hunt, Esq.

When the late-Earl of Banfield's distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow, they'll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they're lucky, they might just fall in love while they're there.

LK SHAW will be reading from SECRETS OF REDEMPTION from her Secrets series. 

I killed a man.

He deserved to die, but guilt threatens to consume me. I continue on as though nothing is wrong, but every time I close my eyes, all I see is blood. His face haunts me. My life is crumbling around me, and I don’t know how much more I can take. Then, there is her. I’ve watched her, wanted her, for years. And now, I can never have her. Darkness surrounds me. I’m damaged goods. A murderer. 

I killed a man.

He deserved to die, and never once have I regretted my actions. I’ve since made something of myself. I live a full life with a great career, a fantastic boss, and the best friends a girl could ask for. Then, there is him. I’ve seen him watching me with want in his eyes. I’ve been waiting for him to make the first move. But now, he walks around as if ghosts are chasing him. I know what he did, and I know it’s eating him alive. I only hope my love can light his way out of the darkness, and I can show him the secret of redemption. 

Caren Crane will be reading from NECESSARY LIES...

A love denied. A secret baby. An overdue reckoning.

Lacey knew Sam was bound for stardom. She also knew success demands total focus, so she sent him to L.A. alone. Nineteen years later, Sam appears in Cross Springs determined to rekindle their romance. But Lacey never told him about the son she bore and raised alone. She also never told her musician son his father was the famous rapper Lakewood. Her carefully constructed life crumbles as she comes clean to Sam, her family and her community. Their faith is challenged, their patience tried and their love tested as they navigate the fallout of her Necessary Lies.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

New Venue!

Save the date!  We have a new venue!  Buffalo Brothers on Lake Boone Trail in Raleigh NC is going to host the next Lady Jane's Salon RDU!  They have a gorgeous big patio and a spot inside if we need it.  Yay!  Plus, great food and drinks!  All the things we enjoy at LJS RDU!

And of course, we're bringing the great Romance!  On August 24 (yes--a SATURDAY!) at 4pm, we'll be hearing from Caren Crane, LK Shaw, Heather McCollum and Deb Marlowe!

Come join us for food, fun, great company and fabulous Romance!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Spring into Lady Jane's Salon!

Don't miss the super exciting Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham this May 5th at Spirits Pub & Grub in Cary at 7:00pm. We'll have...  


The Birmingham Rebels play both sides of the field, proving that the hottest action isn’t always in the arena.
 Rookie running back Tom Kelly loves the perks of football stardom. Men, women—there’s no shortage of companionship for a pro athlete who’s hot, young, and willing, and Tom is definitely willing. But deep down he wants a committed three-way relationship, especially if the female in the middle is Carmina de la Cruz. The undeniably sexy Army veteran may not say much, but her body speaks loud and clear. After a traumatic tour in Afghanistan, Carmina is struggling to regain her speech and rebuild her life. More than anything, she wants to feel like a woman again. Tom may be a wholesome All-American, but he knows just how she needs to be touched—and he’s not the only Rebel who arouses her interest. With his scorching intensity, Tom’s best friend leaves her wondering if two players might be better than one. Danny Smith is no stranger to his team’s kinky reputation. He gave in to temptation once, but he’s not going down that road again. Sure, Carmina’s curves promise pleasure, but her eyes guarantee it comes with baggage—and Danny has enough of his own. Still, giving up control can feel so good. And when it comes to everything Danny craves, Carmina and Tom make the perfect team.

Scoundrels, thieves and rebels inhabit the rookeries--where the women are fierce and the men are dangerous.
WHEN AN UNDERWORLD PRINCESS...Beautiful, innocent Mina Mason has led a sheltered life as the sister to the most notorious crime lord in England. Her family's wealth and expectations keep her in a gilded cage, never able to act on her true desires. Like kissing -- and engaging in far more scandalous behavior with--Charlie Thatcher, her childhood best friend. As a member of a rival gang, Charlie is distinctly off-limits.FALLS FOR THE WRONG MAN...Charlie Thatcher has known since he was a boy where his loyalties should lie: with the Chapman Street Thieves, who saved him from a brutal death in the dark alleys of the Ratcliffe rookery. As a bartender for the Three Boars public house, he protects his fellow brothers with his mind and his fists. But when one of those members threatens Mina's safety, Charlie's primal, protective instincts are triggered--and his defense of her puts them both in danger.PASSION MAY BE THEIR DOWNFALL.

AVA STONE reading from A SCANDALOUS RUSE from her SCANDALOUS series...

If Lady Arabella Winslett was left to her own devices, she would happily paint each day away and want for nothing else. Unfortunately, her grandfather has other plans for her future, plans that involve marrying her off to her horrid cousin and sending Bella far away. Only a quick betrothal to someone else will save her from that unhappy fate. But with time ticking by, it would take a miracle to bring anyone up to scratch...If only someone could be convinced to play the role of her intended for just a little while. 

Jaded Gregory, Baron Avery, lives with more than a few regrets and no way to atone for his past. Though, when his sister stumbles upon a lady in desperate need of a temporary fiancé, she suggests that Greg play the part in an attempt to help him find the peace he's been missing. However, once the beautiful Bella enters his life, peace is the furthest thing from Greg's mind. But their betrothal wasn't supposed to be permanent, and she deserves someone much more honorable than him.


Continuing from the events of THE FLASH: THE HAUNTING OF BARRY ALLEN, team Arrow and team Flash seek to eliminate the bizarre energy that threatens to kill the Scarlet Speedster. Their quest takes them to Markovia, where they must get past an army of mercenaries and assassins to face the enigmatic Count Wallenstein.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall into Romance!

Autumn in here and love is in the air! Don't miss Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham this September as we welcome local authors Claudia Dain, Beth Caudill, Jennifer Lohmann and JD Allen!

Once again, we'll be at Spirit's Pub and Grub in Cary

In regards to the Matter of the un-entailed Estate of the late-Jonathan Hambly, 10th Earl of Banfield, be advised that your attendance is urgently required at the reading of his lordship’s Last Will & Testament, to take place on November 1st of this year at Castle Keyvnor in Bocka Morrow, Cornwall.
Mr. Timothy Hunt, Esq.

When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there. 
Hal Mort, Viscount Blackwater, visits Keyvnor Castle in the company of friends and atop his new stallion. How was he to know that ghosts awaited him? Hal does not believe in ghosts. Unfortunately for Hal, the ghosts take an interest in him. One ghost wants to see him married to the lovely Lady Morgan. Another ghost is just as determined to see him slip the noose. As the ghosts work their supernatural magic, Hal can't determine if the intense attraction he feels for Morgan is coming from him or from them. And after a few magical kisses, he's not sure he cares.


In a land ruled by magic, can two elves break a dark curse and forge a new destiny together?
She’s a lonely elven princess whose betrothed shunned her to avoid a dark fate. But now, honor demands he return to save his family, even in the face of fatal temptation and the culmination of an arcane prophecy.
Clairessa Bellehaven may be a princess, but she’s also the loneliest elf in Wildeloch. She spends her days analyzing spell books, and her nights dreaming of someone to share her life. This seems unlikely, after her betrothed, Prince Rowe deserted her and her latest beau betrayed her trust. Surely just one night of passion with a handsome elf will do no harm … that is, unless the Goddess finds out.
Rowe Calder, elf clan prince, can no longer delay returning home if he is to save his family’s livelihood. But once there, he finds himself under the spell of his lovely bondmate, Princess Clairessa—the woman destined to cause his death. He’s a powerful elvish prince, surely he dares risk one tryst with her. 
But there is no hiding from the vindictive curse cast long ago. Rowe will have to fight for the safety of everyone he loves, including Clairessa. And Clairessa must use the most powerful spell of all to save her prince—love. Will it be enough when the dark elf comes to claim a soul?

What’s better than a little romance at Christmas? 

Five romances at Christmas! 

Snowbound friends become lovers. Enemies discover they mean far more to each other than they ever dreamed. A marriage in trouble is saved, and strangers find connection in delicious encounters... It’s Christmas, and everything is possible. 


Escaping her abusive father and small hometown to follow her dreams takes money Selina Lumina doesn't have. After a millionaire software developer offers her a ride out of town, she has to decide whether to follow her aspirations or take a chance at love. Could a snowbound night on the road turn into a Christmas miracle?

Winner of the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Anthology or Collection!

MWA Grand Master Margaret Maron, Edgar Award-winner Tom Franklin, and New York Times bestselling novelist Ron Rash headline a new anthology of 21 tales spanning from traditional detective stories to comic capers to darkest noir and more — something for all tastes. 

MURDER UNDER THE OAKS is published in conjunction with Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, held in 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina — the City of Oaks. As with the convention itself, the anthology spreads a broad canopy across a wide range of crime writers from across the country and around the world — including both veteran writers and the brightest up-and-coming talents in the field. Several of the stories in MURDER UNDER THE OAKS draw on the region’s history and culture — including the birth of a secret society at the University of Virginia, a mystery from Edgar Allan Poe’s childhood days, and a series of less-than-welcome visits by everyone’s favorite hometown sheriff. 

All participants contributed their efforts to support our charity — the Wake County Public Libraries — and by extension readers and writers everywhere. ALL PROFITS GO TO THE LIBRARY SYSTEM


Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Temperature was Hot . . . and so was the Romance!

Many, many thanks to the great crowd that came out to 'glow' with us at LJS RDU!  We had a great night with good friends and some lovely readers!

Kianna Alexander

Jerrica Knight Catania

Tammy Falkner

Deb Marlowe

We hope to see you all again in September!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Heating Up This July at Lady Jane's Salon RDU...

We are happy to welcome you to the July edition of Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham!

This month we have an amazing lineup of readers!  

First up is Lady Jane's RDU's own USA Today Bestselling Author DEB MARLOWE reading from THE EARL's HIRED BRIDE in Outwitting the Duke... 

Because an unmarried Earl must be in want of a bride . . . Every debutante in the ton wants to be the Countess of Hartford—and mistress of Hartsworth Castle. Never mind that Hart has no interest in marrying just yet, the young ladies hunt him as ruthlessly as a pack of hounds after the elusive fox. What he needs is a hired bride—one who will give him some room to breathe, but is guaranteed to call it off at the end of the Season. 

Because a girl with no prospects will do what she must to help her family . . . Miss Emily Spencer must do something. Her mother’s health is failing and the notorious Duke of Danby is growing dangerously close. Why not hide in plain sight and pretend to be the Earl of Hartford’s betrothed? And getting paid for her troubles? It’s just what she needs to make her family comfortable again. 

Because love comes when you least expect it . . . Sparks fly when the two put their plan in motion—and deeper emotions grow. But how can they be together when the path they’ve forged only leads to their inevitable break up? 

Next up is Lady Jane's RDU's own USA Today Bestselling Author TAMMY FALKNER reading from her latest release FEELS LIKE SUMMERTIME...


Katie Higgins was the first girl I ever loved. We spent one summer together at Lake Fisher when we were sixteen and then I never saw her again. My life is shit, my job is gone, and my dad had a stroke, so I find myself back at Lake Fisher once again. And so does Katie. Her last name isn't Higgins anymore, because Katie is married with three kids and one more on the way, but when she shows up at Lake Fisher with her kids, danger trails her all the way there. I could do a lot of things. I could leave and go home. I could stay and deal with it. But what I want most of all is just to take care of Katie. If I concentrate on her, maybe I won't have to face my own problems. Yeah, that's it. Fix Katie. 


I haven't seen Jake in eighteen years, but the moment I lay eyes on him, I feel safer than I have in a very long time. Memories swamp me every time I look out over the clear, cool water. A first kiss. A first boyfriend. A first love. That old spark is still there. I just can't act on it, and neither can Jake. Our story started eighteen years ago, and then we both made lives with other people. Jake is willing to tell me about his, but I can't share mine with him. Ever. We can be friends and spend another summer together, right? Sure, we can.

Also reading will be out-of-town USA Today Bestselling Author JERRICA KNIGHT-CATANIA reading from her New Adult novel LEARNING TO LIVE...

Devastated by the loss of her fiance, Jessica Brooks is certain she'll never love again. Hell, she may never even leave her apartment again. But circumstances force her back to her hometown of Atlanta and into the arms of someone who understands her pain. 

Torn between mourning her fiance forever and finding peace in the midst of her grief, Jess must find the key to her happiness, the cure for her pain, and learn how to move on without the person she held most dear. 

And finally, reading this month will be KIANNA ALEXANDER reading from EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART...

The rhythm of love  
Lina Smith-Todd is a winning bid away from owning a piece of musical history. The auction heats up when she discovers that her chief competition for a piano owned by Thelonious Monk is the man who once shared her bed. But the priceless baby grand isn't all that the seductive, supremely confident musician intends to possess. Rashad MacRae wants a second chance to be with Lina. 

Rashad's passion for music was inspired by the legendary Monk. But if walking away with the prize means losing his shot at a future with Lina, he's ready to concede defeat. To entice her back into his arms, Rashad has to find a way to regain the self-sufficient attorney's trust. And now a family revelation could cost him everything. Can doubt be swept away by the promise of an everlasting love song they both know by heart?