Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lady Jane's Salon RDU--1 Year Anniversary!

We were so pleased and proud to celebrate Lady Jane's Salon RDU's 1st Anniversary last night!

It's been a fabulous year of fellowship.  We've had a blast uplifting the genre we love, donating to our wonderful charities, welcoming local authors and visitors from afar alike--we've even had some visitors decide to move and become local authors!  We've had a wonderful time mixing writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, industry professionals and all lovers of romance into one happy group once a month!

Last night was no exception!

We were thrilled to welcome Suzanne Kimball to LJS RDU.  Here she is reading from her contemporary Romance, Children of Angels.

Good friend to LJS RDU, Marquita Valentine, was scheduled to read for us last night.  Sudden illness kept her from us--we missed you Marquita!--but our lovely director Ava Stone was smart enough to have her laptop in her car and brave and generous enough to step into the breach!  She charmed us with her reading of My Lord Hercules from the anthology A Season to Remember-- out next week!--and even wounded herself in her spirited rendition!  Thank you, Ava!

And Tammy Falkner rounded out the evening, reading from her debut paranormal Regency, A Lady and Her Magic.  Ask her about Ronald, the garden gnome, and how he can visit you!

Many thanks to all of our readers and attendees over the last year.  We hope the next year is just as fabulous!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

This Month at the Salon...

This month at Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham, we'll be celebrating our one year anniversary! We hope you can join us for a fun-filled evening. We are happy to welcome:

SUZANNE KIMBALL will be reading from CHILDREN OF ANGELS, the first in her Stonebridge trilogy.

Investment banker ANDERS WHITFIELD has never known love but the dream he thinks impossible – a family of his own – begins to take shape when he meets SUSAN ALTAMONT, a feisty, impertinent journalist. 

While undeniably attracted to Anders, Susan believes that, for her, love is impossible. Who could love a woman who needs an ugly leg brace to walk? When she resists Anders’ attempts to deepen their relationship, Anders seeks a way to heal the hurt he sees in her heart. Brought together to help save a children’s shelter from demolition by a ruthless politician, they learn about love from a nun with a past and an angel disguised as a small boy. But the danger they face from both the past and present is very real for them.

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MARQUITA VALENTINE will read from her latest Holland Springs' release, THIRD TIME'S A CHARM.

Not even Holland Springs' Most Notorious Resident can stop this Love Spell.

Customers come to Rose Holland’s apothecary shop for three things: to hear her uncanny matchmaking advice, to buy the “magical” hair and skin products she sells, and to accuse her of trying to steal their men. For years Rose has been entirely innocent and almost content with that status quo. But that was before sexy, smooth-talking Sasha Romanov came to town and made her want to use her love potions on him… until he broke her heart. Now corrupt town officials want to seize her land and sell it to an industrial giant, and her only hope for help looks like the one man she can’t trust—or stop herself from falling under his spell. 

Alexander “Sasha” Romanov seems like every woman’s dream: charming, handsome and fabulously rich. But while the people of Holland Springs think he’s in town to generously invest in their economy (and possibly one of their daughters), Sasha struggles to save his sick mother from his vicious uncle’s plans by doing everything the greedy businessman wants. And Vlad Romanov wants Rose Holland’s land—at any cost. Despite Sasha’s vow to get the job done and keep his hands (and everything else!) off Rose, the blue-eyed witch enchants him. But his mother’s life remains in the balance. Sasha must find a way to protect his mother, sabotage his uncle’s plans, and win the woman who’s captured his heart without destroying everything she loves. 

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And TAMMY FALKNER will read from debut A LADY AND HER MAGIC

Rules Are Made to be Disobeyed...
Sophia Thorne is new to the Regency's glittering high society, which resembles her magical homeland only insofar as both places are filled with ridiculous rules. Which means no matter where she goes, she's bound for trouble...

And Scandals Are Meant to be Shocking...
The Duke of Robinsworth has flaunted and shocked society for years. In a moment of fateful mischief, Robinsworth encounters the enchanting and distinctly scandalous Sophia. Between her streak of magical mischief and his penchant for scandal, they're about to take rule-breaking to a whole new level...