Thursday, February 28, 2013

February 2013 Salon

Many thanks to our readers and guests for a fun night!

Erin Knightley reading from A Taste for Scandal

Marquita Valentine (and her Mom) had everyone in stitches reading from Drive Me Crazy

Claudia Dain reading from A Chance Encounter from the anthology An Encounter at the Museum

We laughed all night, ladies!   Thank you for a great evening!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It's February at the Salon...

Happy Valentine's Month...

And speaking of Valentine's, this month at Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham, we're happy to have MARQUITA VALENTINE reading from her latest release DRIVE ME CRAZY, from her new Going the Distance series.

NASCAR racer, Carter Ambrose, has finally decided to take his doctor’s advice and find a new occupation before another wreck on the track kills him. Only his doctor hadn’t counted on his little sister’s best friend, Melanie Ann Smith, crashing his weeks of solitude with her short skirts and platform heels. And that’s not the least of his problems. His mother has decided that she wants grandchildren and the only woman that's good enough for the job-his ex-fiance.

Twenty-four year old Troublemaker Extraordinaire, Melanie Ann Smith, isn’t asking for much out of life: a house without wheels, to travel further than her home state and her best friend’s older brother, Carter Ambrose. Only three things stand in her way: juggling all of her odd jobs, keeping her daddy from gambling away all of their money and getting Carter to see her as a woman.

Soon Melanie and Carter agree to a temporary relationship. One with benefits that is mutually satisfying in every way, or so each believes. And just when they are ready admit their feelings, family secrets are exposed, threatening Melanie and Carter's fragile relationship.

Will Carter risk it all for love, or will Melanie be left holding the trophy for second place?

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Up next will be ERIN KNIGHTLEY, reading from A TASTE FOR SCANDAL, her latest Sealed With a Kiss release...

Things have always fallen into place for Richard Moore, Earl of Raleigh. His good looks, abundance of charm, and the small matter of being heir to a marquisate make him quite the catch. So when a delectable young woman wants nothing to do with him, he can't help but seize the irresistible challenge.

Jane Bunting knows all about responsibility—she has managed to support herself and her brother with their bakery—but she knows nothing of excitement or passion. When dashing Lord Raleigh crosses the threshold of her shop, she has no idea of the potential danger to her reputation . . . or to her heart.

Neither imagined things would go so far—until the night their worlds collide, irrevocably changing both their lives. But when duty calls for Richard, and with everything Jane has worked for suddenly at stake, will their taste for scandal be their downfall?

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And finally, Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham's own CLAUDIA DAIN will read from her latest Regency novella  A CHANCE ENCOUNTER which can be found in the anthology An Encounter at the Museum. (And for those of you out there who have been waiting - patiently, or otherwise - for the next installment in Claudia's Courtesan Chronicles, your wait is over!) 

Jamie Caversham is a bastard, quite literally. He is bound for Canada and a new life after one last visit to the British Museum . . .  where he meets Elizbeth Ardenzy. 

Elizabeth is betrothed (nearly), her life planned to perfection by her father. Unless a bastard convinces her her to run away to Canada first.