Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Inclement Weather Alert--October 2015 Salon!

Hello all!

This is an inclement weather alert to let you all know that the heavy rain today has caused an issue with our new venue.  We will have to convene inside Spirits Pub and Grub, and because of other commitments that the restaurant must keep--we have to be done with our readings by 7:30. 

So--New Schedule, just for tonight!

Come at 6:00 for dinner if you can!

We will start the readings at 6:30 tonight, so we can be done with the reading portion of the night by 7:30.  Of course, we can all stay and visit and drink and eat as long as we like afterwards!

Very sorry for the change and the inconvenience!  

LJS RDU Directors

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New Salon, New Location. Come One, Come All!

Don't miss the all-new Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham this month at our new location at Spirits Pub & Grub in Cary!

New York Times Bestselling Author CATHY MAXWELL will be reading from THE MATCH OF THE CENTURY from her Marrying the Duke Series...

Every debutante aspires to snag a duke. Elin Morris just happens to have had one reserved since birth. But postponements of her marriage to London’s most powerful duke give Elin time to wonder how she will marry Gavin Baynton when she cannot forget his brother, Benedict.
Already exasperated at being yanked from the military to meet “family obligations,” now Ben must suffer watching his arrogant sibling marry the only woman he has ever loved.  Joining the army saved Ben fro sinking into bitterness, but seeing Elin again takes him back to the day they surrendered to their desire.  
As the wedding draws near, Elin tries to push Ben far from her thoughts. When danger brings them together, there is no denying their feelings. But can Elin choose love over duty?

D.M. MARLOWE will be reading from her brand new YA - EYE OF THE NINJA
Blink—and you’ll miss her. 

Mei Barrett has been hiding all of her life. Raised in solitude by her beloved father, she’s been trained to fight, to adapt, to defend. She couldn’t prevent his death, however, when it comes at the hands of a mysterious creature straight out of legend. She could only run—and learn how to hide in plain sight. 

For four long years Mei has lived alone on the fringes of a society still recovering from the devastation of quakes and disasters along the infamous Ring of Fire. Mei’s concerns are more immediate however. She must hide her eyes and their despised mutation, and she must stay one step ahead of the strange wind demon that continues to hunt her. 

Detection was inevitable. But Mei begins to make some discoveries of her own. For it seems that her old enemy is not the only mythical creature on the loose. Nor is she the only one fighting them. 

And perhaps her own tragedies are not as far removed from those the world is facing, after all. 

And finally, TAMMY FALKNER will read from HOLDING HER HAND, the latest in her New Adult Reed Brothers Series...

Boy meets girl. 
Boy falls in love with girl. 
Girl falls in love with boy… SCREECH! 

No. It can’t be that easy. (You knew that, right?) 

Boy meets girl. 
Boy can’t fall in love with girl, because girl comes from a different culture. 
She also has secrets. Lots of secrets he’s determined to uncover. 

He’ll try to uncover all her secrets. But in doing so, he’ll have to remove the gloves she hides behind. Leave her bare and aching. And what happens then? 

Girl meets boy. 
Girl falls in love with boy. 
Boy can’t love her back. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"Fall" in Love at Lady Jane's this September

Don't miss this month's Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham! We are once again at Cafe Carolina at the Arboretum in Cary - 137 Weston Parkway * Cary NC 27513 Parking can go quickly at the Arboretum, so feel free to arrive early.

We have some amazing authors lined up! 

SARRA CANNON will read from EMERALD DARKNESS, the first in her Beautiful Darkness YA/NA series.

Killing a priestess in the most evil organization of witches in the world has its consequences... 

Harper Brighton is standing on the precipice of a great and terrible war. The sapphire demon gates have fallen, but the four remaining priestesses of the Order of Shadows and their ruler--the mysterious High Priestess--continue to enslave demons from the Shadow World to steal their power.

Harper and her friends in the Demon Liberation Movement target the Emerald gates--a dangerous and far more cunning enemy than any they have ever faced. No one is safe. Destruction comes in the blink of an eye, and the entire human world finds itself frozen, locked in perpetual darkness.

Now, Harper must battle her darkest fears in order to save those she loves most. Will she lead them to victory or will everything they've fought for be lost forever?

CAREN CRANE will read from TIARA WARS, the first book in her Cross Springs contemporary romance series. 

Katie Warren's life was always determined by the rules and expectations of others. Everything from her beauty pageant wins to heading up community fundraisers has been to please other people. When her husband dies unexpectedly and a past secret comes to light, Katie must face the fact that her life isn't quite what she—or anyone else—thought it was. 

With the help of her best friend, her daughter and maybe even her demanding mother, Katie sets out to determine what she wants from life. And it may very well include a handsome Italian restaurateur.

And our own AVA STONE will read from ONE MORE HAUNTED EVENING from her Regency Seasons Series...

Three London gentlemen return to Marisdùn Castle this fall for another haunted Samhain masquerade. Lord Quentin Post is still in pursuit of his angel. Mr. David Thorn is searching for his artist. And Mr. Sidney Garrick is still on a quest for more than just a little fun.

But when a powerful entity is accidentally released inside the castle walls, all bets are off and the lives of the three gentlemen in question will never be the same again.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hot Nights, Great Romance

We had three fantastic readers at this month's Lady Jane's Salon RDU!

Claudia Dain teased us unmercifully with the ALMOST DONE Taming of Miss Grey

Nancy Young read from two of her paranormal romantic suspense books featuring the Paranormal Posse!

And Hilde McQueen treated us to a listen to her A Widow's Choice--and told us all how a reader titled the book!

Hope to see you next month!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

This August...

Join us for another lively Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham at Cafe Carolina at the Arboretum this month to hear...

Lady Jane's Salon RDU's own CLAUDIA DAIN will read from her latest Regency - TAMING MISS GREY from her More Courtesan Chronicles series...

Elizabeth Grey came to England under loud protest. Elizabeth's aunt, Sophia Dalby turned a deaf ear to it. Elizabeth's twin brother, George Grey, allowed her to come to England under (nearly) silent protest. What kind of girl doesn't want a London Season? An Iroquois girl from the deep woods of New York, a girl with an abiding distrust of all things English. 

Lord Raithby is a very English gentleman with an excessive love of horses and only horses. Only child to a widowed earl, it is his duty to marry, and he will, someday, to someone suitable. Miss Grey is most unsuitable. Miss Grey is a wild, ill-behaved, untamed Indian from the wilds of America. Miss Grey is a girl who has no use for him, even after he kisses her. Especially after he kisses her. 

Miss Grey wants taming. Lord Raithby is determined to be the Englishman who tames the savage Miss Grey. What could go wrong?

NANCY YOUNG joins us to read from her debut suspense SEEING THINGS...

When Mary Catherine finds herself trapped teaching students who'd rather text than compose, placating a husband who'd prefer to surf porn than indulge in real sex, and nurturing a teen that wants to be left alone with his earbuds, she bailsnot to gobble pasta in Italy or to embark on a road trip with a cadre of kooky females. She divorces, moves to a haunted mansion in Philadelphia’s blue-blooded Main Line, and unwittingly takes up ghost hunting.

Snarky, overeducated Mary Catherine confronts her buried past and Tony, the sexy and persistent tech support for a reality show dedicated to debunking hauntings.  Humor, passion, and terror mix in a spine-chilling, life-affirming tale of a woman's twisted path to self-discovery.

And finally, HILDIE McQUEEN will share her Western Historical THE WIDOW'S CHOICE: THE BRIDES OF COLTER VALLEY...

Comely widow Charlotte (Charlie) Kennedy is in over her head. Between running a huge ranch and keeping a cruel rancher at arms length, she doesn't need the added distraction of romance.

Colter Valley calls to Rafe Preston, who decides to purchase land and settle there. When he accepts a temporary job at a beautiful widow's ranch, he has no idea how much it will impact his plans.
Passion, deception and treachery, blend into a beautiful love story, set in 1860s Montana Territory.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Fun at Lady Jane's Salon RDU!

We had a great time at LJS RDU this month and our three readers had us all in stitches!

Michele Summers cracked us up and made us all hungry for junk food with her contemporary Romance, Not So New in Town!

Laura Simcox had us all going awww...when she read from Various States of Undress.

And Sabrina Jeffries whisked us away to the witty world of her Regency ballrooms with The Art of Sinning!

Many thanks to all of our wonderful attendees!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

This June...

With the heat of the summer now in full swing, join us this month as we celebrate some hot romance! Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham is happy to welcome Michele Summers, Laura Simcox and New York Times Bestselling Author Sabrina Jeffries...

MICHELE SUMMERS will read from her upcoming release NOT SO NEW IN TOWN from her Harmony Homecomings series...

You can't go back, and you can't stand still...
Lucy Doolan is a marketing genius. She can sell rain to a frog and snow to a polar bear. Newly single and unemployed, she's lured back to her hometown of Harmony, North Carolina to help out her pregnant evil stepsister...only to find former crush heartthrob Brogan Reese has returned too, to open a new business in town. To add insult to injury, he's still hot.

If the thunder don't get you, then the lightning will...
Brogan never noticed Lucy much when they were young, but several people have recommended her to help him. She's got his attention now. With her sweet personality, brilliant imagination, and penchant for doing the completely unpredictable, Brogan is finding a whole lot of excuses to spend his days-and nights-with Lucy.

LAURA SIMCOX will read from her latest release -  VARIOUS STATES OF UNDRESS: GEORGIA... 

A major-league attraction, summer heat, and Various States of Undress...It's game on when a sexy baseball player captures the heart of the president's daughter!

Forget being the president's daughter—Georgia Fulton is certain that she's on her way to journalistic stardom. Nothing's going to keep her from getting the story of her young career—a feature on sexy ballplayer Brett Knox … nothing except Brett, that is. Arrogantly charming and hotter than a Memphis summer, he's doing everything he can to distract her. He may be the focus of her assignment, but getting too close to him could cost her everything … including her heart.

Brett Knox, star player for the Memphis Redbirds, is determined to get to the big leagues—which means no distractions. Certainly not in the form of a sexy brunette who won't take no for an answer. As far as Brett's concerned, his life story isn't up for discussion—no matter how fast Georgia makes his heart race. But with everything on the line, he's got no choice but to trust her. If only he can trust himself … not to fall head over heels for the one girl completely out of his league.

And finally, SABRINA JEFFRIES will read from THE ART OF SINNING, the first in her new Sinful Suitors series.

At St. George’s Club, guardians conspire to keep their unattached sisters and wards out of the clutches of sinful suitors. Which works fine…except when the sinful suitors are members!

American artist Jeremy Keane refuses to return home and take over his father’s business. He’d much rather sample bevvies of beauties abroad, in search of a model for the provocative masterpiece he’s driven to paint. When he meets Lady Yvette Barlow at a London wedding, he realizes she’s perfect for his work—and determines to capture the young heiress’s defiant spirit and breathtaking sensuality on canvas.

No stranger to scandal, Yvette agrees to be Keane’s subject—in exchange for his help gaining entry to the city’s brothels he knows intimately, so she can track a missing woman and solve a family mystery. But when their practical partnership leads to lessons in the art of sinning, can they find a bold and lasting love?