Thursday, December 1, 2011

Fab time at the November 2011 Salon!

What a great night! Claudia Dain, Olivia Kelly and Katharine Ashe rocked the house and we had a great time celebrating romance with our LJS RDU friends!

Claudia, Katharine and Oliva!

RDU Directors and Fab Readers: Katharine Ashe, Deb Marlowe, Jodie Pearson-1/2 of Lydia Dare, Claudia Dain, Tammy Falkner-1/2 of Lydia Dare and Olivia Kelly.

Deb Marlowe, Olivia Kelly and Incredibly Cool Girl Erin Knightley :-)

We won't have gather for a salon in December, but please join us in January when we will welcome Becky Moore, Marcia Colette and Catherine Gayle!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

At This Month's Salon...

USA Today bestseller CLAUDIA DAIN will read from The Courtesan's Secret, the second book in her Courtesan Chronicles Series.

Lady Louisa fell in love with Lord Dutton exactly three years ago and never fell out. It was past time for him to fall in love with her. Long past time. What was wrong with Dutton? Couldn't he see that she was the very ideal sort of wife for him? The picture of ginger haired beauty and sparkling wit? And her bosom was quite nice, too.

After watching the speed with which Caroline, Sophia's daughter, managed to snag a husband, Louisa has come to the logical conclusion that if she could only have Sophia help her then Louisa and Dutton would find themselves quickly married. With Dutton as her goal, Louisa swallows her pride and asks Sophia for help in acquiring the man of her dreams.

Sophia is more than happy to help a woman get the man of her dreams, but is Dutton that man? Lord Henry Blakesley seems a much better match for the fiery Louisa. And Sophia, an ex-courtesan, has no qualms at all in arranging things so that Louisa sees Blakesley in a new light. But it's a one can know that Louisa sought help in snaring a man from a former courtesan.

But in London, secrets are as rare as hen's teeth.

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Debut author OLIVIA KELLY will read from her short story It Could Only Be You found in A Summons From His Grace.

Harry Connelly has crossed an ocean and pushed his half-healed, battle weary body to its limits to confront the man who stole the life he should have had; his grandfather, the Duke of Danby. Wounded, Harry collapses in a small village’s church, and is nursed back to health by the vicar's beautiful daughter, Lily Beaumont. A man haunted by the demons of war, he should know better than to become involved with such an innocent but he cannot stay away from her. Harry's forced to make a decision. He can wield his decades old anger and bitterness against his grandfather, to compel him to acknowledge the damage he caused, and demand that the duke make monetary amends. Or he can turn his back on the past, and create a future with the woman he is beginning to think he cannot live without.

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And Katharine Ashe will read from her soon-to-be released When A Scot Loves A Lady, the first in The Falcon Club Series.

London gossips are asking: What use has society of an exclusive gentleman’s club if no gentlemen are ever seen to pass through its door?

After years as an agent of the secret Falcon Club, Lord Leam Blackwood knows it’s time to return home to Scotland. One temptation threatens his plans—Kitty Savege. The scandal-plagued lady warms his blood like a dram of fine whiskey. But a dangerous enemy stands in the way of desire, and to beat this foe Leam needs Kitty’s help…

Kitty never wanted to spend her holidays in a wretched country village! With snow up to the windows, escape is nowhere in sight. A hulking Scottish lord, however, is. His rough brogue sends tingles of heat from Kitty’s frigid toes to her chilled nose, but she’s confident she can withstand that. What she cannot control is the reaction of her carefully guarded heart when she discovers this beast is, in fact, no beast at all…

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fun at the October Salon!

Many thanks to all who came out to the October edition of Lady Jane's Salon RDU! We had a wonderful time indulging in Paranormal Romance! Above are the directors of the salon and our fabulous readers: Deb Marlowe, Jodie Pearson-1/2 of Lydia Dare, Claudia Dain, Jenna Black, Aimee Laine and Virginia Kantra.

Here are some pics of our wonderful audience. There was much good food, fun, our own pink Lady Jane drink, and of course, amazing readings! And we continue to raise money for the Shout Against the Whisper campaign and to collect books for the Wake County Public Library system.

Thanks to Aimee Laine, Virgina Kantra and Jenna Black for a great evening! We hope you'll join us next month when LJS RDU will feature Katharine Ashe, Olivia Kelly and our own Claudia Dain!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

And Now...

Wednesday October 26th, Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham will recommence with an amazing lineup. We are happy to give you a peek at what is to come at this month's salon...

USA Today Bestseller and Rita winner VIRGINIA KANTRA will read from FORGOTTEN SEA, the latest release in her Children of the Seas Series.

A lost soul...

Fallen angel Lara Rho is eager to prove herself as a Seeker--one called to rescue other children of air before they are hunted down by the children of fire. Drawn to rootless, restless sailor Justin Miller, she is determined to save him. But Justin is no angel...

A lost life...

Charming drifter Justin is reluctant to get tangled up in port with conscientious Lara. A child of the sea, Justin remembers nothing of his life before the day he was plucked from a shipwreck seven years ago. But one impulsive act lands him literally on the side of the angels and on the run for his life. Lara and Justin must work together to uncover his identity--before what they don't know kills them both.

A passionate journey of discovery...

Pursued by Lara's colleagues and hunted by demons, the two set out on a journey into their darkest fears and deepest desires. Together they have powers neither imagined. But when Justin discovers his merfolk past, will he turn his back on his true nature...or his newfound love

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AIMEE LAINE will read from her latest release - LITTLE WHITE LIES.

When the government needs a body double for a covert operation, they hire shape-shifter Charley Randall. For two centuries, she's played every part from foreign dignitary to office drone. The role she wants most, though, is one she's denied herself three times already.

FBI Agent Wyatt Moreland believes Charley's photographic memory is the key to his latest assignment. He's oblivious to the true extent of her abilities, but he can't deny the sense of déjà vu at their introduction.

Unlike Wyatt, Charley knows this isn't their first meeting.

It's their fourth.

The girl he vowed to love, sixteen years before, stands in front of him in her true form — one he'll never recognize.

With each reconnection, Charley loves him more though she realizes this is her last chance to explain. Only absolute truth can bring them happiness, but can Wyatt forgive her deceptions? Or will lies tear them apart forever?

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And JENNA BLACK will read a selection from her FAERIEWALKER Series.

Dana Hathaway doesn't know it yet, but she's in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, again, Dana decides she’s had enough and runs away to find her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the captivating, magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn't just an ordinary teenage girl—she's a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and the only person who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.

Soon, Dana finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics. Someone's trying to kill her, and everyone seems to want something from her, from her newfound friends and family to Ethan, the hot Fae guy Dana figures she’ll never have a chance with… until she does. Caught between two worlds, Dana isn’t sure where she’ll ever fit in and who can be trusted, not to mention if her world will ever be normal again…

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Our Debut Salon!

Thank you, Thank you to all of the guests who came out to share in an evening of great romance, fabulous company and worthy causes! Lady Jane's RDU opened last night with a bang!

We were so lucky to have such wonderful readers at our inaugural salon. Here they are: Sabrina Jeffries, Lydia Dare and Heather McCollum.

We had a great turn out--a real crush, in true historical romance fashion!

Here are the directors of the Salon along with our fabulous first readers:

Claudia Dain,Sabrina Jeffries, Jodie Pearson- half of Lydia Dare, Heather McCollum, Deb Marlowe and Tammy Falkner- half of Lydia Dare.

Thanks to you all the Wake County Library system is richer with romance, and the Shout Against the Whisper campaign will continue to help fund research to fight ovarian cancer.

We hope you will join us next month! October 26 will be an evening of Paranormal Romance with Aimee Laine, Jenna Black and Virginia Kantra!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

This just in...

We at Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham are so excited about our inaugural salon this month! As we finish our last minute preparations, we thought we'd give you a brief glimpse of what this month's salon has to offer...

New York Times Bestseller Sabrina Jeffries will read from TO WED A WILD LORD, the 4th installment in her Hellions of Halstead Hall Series. (This will be a real treat for us since this particular book won't be released to the general public until November 22nd.)

When Lord Gabriel accepts another wild racing challenge, he speeds headlong into Virginia Waverly—and love!

Like everything daredevil Gabe does, pursuing Virginia Waverly is a high-stakes game. Ever since her brother, Roger, died racing Gabe, Virginia has yearned to take her revenge on the reckless lord by beating him at his own sport. But when she challenges him to a race, the hellion called the “Angel of Death” counters with a marriage proposal!

Gabe knows Virginia's family is in dire financial straits—why shouldn’t she marry him and solve both their problems? She claims to be appalled by his proposal, but her response to his kisses says otherwise. So when the two begin to unravel the truth behind Roger’s death, Gabe takes the greatest gamble of all, offering the courageous beauty something more precious than any inheritance: true love.

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Heather McCollum will read from MASQUERADE, the third book in her Dragonfly Chronicles series.

The Dragonfly Chronicles

Orphanage director by day, jewel thief by night. Using her magic to rob from the rich to keep the orphanage running seems like the perfect solution until Kat steals from the wrong man, a man who sees through her magic, a man who can see the scars she hides from the world.

Toren MacCallum is cursed. An old witch tore him from his sixteenth century world and threw him into the twenty-first century. But he’s found an ancient dragonfly necklace to bait the witch to return him to his time. For he must find a way home to save his sister and his clan from disappearing off the pages of history.

When a mysterious woman steals the necklace in front of a hundred witnesses, the witch, followed by a storm of demons, sends Kat and him to Elizabethan England. Toren agrees to return the necklace, but he won’t give up the greater prize, the thief who’s stolen his heart.

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And Lydia Dare will read from her newest release NEVER BEEN BIT, the final installment in her Gentlemen Vampyres series.

The glittering world of high society is the playground for the rich, titled, and reluctantly undead...

Alec MacQuarrie's after-life has become an endless search for pleasure in an effort to overcome his heartbreak and despair. Wandering through the seedy world of London's demimonde, he's changed into a dark and fearsome creature even he doesn't recognize until he stumbles into a magical lass he knew once upon a time and sees a glimpse of the life he could have had.

But the ton is no match for one incorrigible young lady...

After watching each of her coven sisters happily marry, Sorcha Ferguson is determined to capture a Lycan husband of her very own. When she encounters Alec, she decides to save her old friend from what he's become, all while searching for her own happily-ever-after.

Over his dead body is Alec going to allow this enchanting innocent to throw herself away on an unworthy werewolf, but that leaves him responsible for her, and he's the worst monster of them all...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Inaugural Salon!

We are thrilled to invite you to the inaugural meeting of
Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham;
a reading salon designed to celebrate romantic fiction, featuring debut authors to bestsellers and every sub-genre of romance.

Join us Wednesday, September 28th for an evening of Good Company, Great Books & a Worthy Cause!

Our first salon will feature
NYT Bestseller Sabrina Jeffries

Admission is $5 or one gently used romance novel
All proceeds to benefit
The Shout Against the Whisper campaign against ovarian cancer
the Wake County Public Library system