Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It's Time For Spring AND Our April Salon!

Just as a reminder on our new location, if you haven't been to the Salon since our change in venues... We're certain you'll continue to love our new location (and the menu) at ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE at 1121 Market Center Drive, Morrisville. The shopping center  *is* fairly new and not in all GPSs. So, if it doesn't show up in yours, the cross streets are Cary Parkway and Chapel Hill Rd (Highway 54).  There is a lot of parking, but the spaces do fill up in this popular spot. So, feel free to arrive as early as 6:30pm.

Now onto this month's authors...

We hope you can be with us this month as we welcome Jennifer Delamere, Reese Ryan, and Susan and Clay Griffith...

JENNIFER DELAMERE will read from A LADY MOST LOVELY, the second in her Love's Grace Trilogy.

Socialite Margaret Vaughn is the wealthiest heiress in London—or so everybody thinks. Saddled with debt left by her father, she agrees to marry a rich man who can save her family’s estate. But when her fiancĂ© turns out to be just another poor social climber, Margaret faces financial ruin—and social humiliation. Just when she thinks all is lost, she finds an unlikely savior in Tom Poole . . .

After amassing a fortune in the gold fields of Australia and surviving a harrowing shipwreck, Tom Poole is the toast of London society. Yet despite his newfound fame, he’s never forgotten his own humble beginnings. When he learns of Margaret’s plight, he offers her financial assistance—but his interest is not strictly business. This rugged adventurer now seeks a different kind of gold. Although many men pursue Margaret’s hand because of her beauty and lands, can Tom convince her it’s her heart he’s after?

Married writing team CLAY and SUSAN GRIFFITH will read from THE GREYFRIAR, the first in their Vampire Empire Steampunk series. 

In the year 1870, a horrible plague of vampires swept over the northern regions of the world. Millions of humans were killed outright. Millions more died of disease and famine due to the havoc that followed. Within two years, once-great cities were shrouded by the gray empire of the vampire clans. Human refugees fled south to the tropics because vampires could not tolerate the constant heat there. They brought technology and a feverish drive to reestablish their shattered societies of steam and iron amid the mosques of Alexandria, the torrid quietude of Panama, or the green temples of Malaya. It is now 2020 and a bloody reckoning is coming.

Princess Adele is heir to the Empire of Equatoria, a remnant of the old tropical British Empire. She is quick with her wit as well as with a sword or gun. She is eager for an adventure before she settles into a life of duty and political marriage to a man she does not know. But her quest turns black when she becomes the target of a merciless vampire clan. Her only protector is the Greyfriar, a mysterious hero who fights the vampires from deep within their territory. Their dangerous relationship plays out against an approaching war to the death between humankind and the vampire clans.

The Greyfriar is the first book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternate history. Combining rousing pulp action with steampunk style, the Vampire Empire series brings epic political themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.
And Reese Ryan will read from her latest release, LOVE ME NOT...

Abandoned by a mother who chose drugs over her, Jamie Charles barely got out of her own addiction alive. Now, she pours her pain into her art while pouring drinks at a local bar. To Jamie, love is a four-letter word—until she meets Miles, a charming ad exec with piercing blue eyes who makes no secret about his desire for her.

Miles Copeland has family demons of his own, but his unhappy upbringing drove him toward hard work and success. He's determined to win Jamie over, and when he finally does, it's worth every moment he spent waiting. But when he confesses that he's falling for her, she panics. Sex is one thing, but love requires more than she can give.

Jamie can't deny her feelings, but she's haunted by her past. Miles knows his heart, but Jamie's lingering doubts have him questioning their future. It might take the threat of losing him forever for her to realize that refusing to let love in is the worst mistake of all.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Lady Jane's Salon RDU March 2014!

What a great night we had at LJS RDU last night!

Jennifer Lohman, writer and librarian extraordinaire, started us off with a selection from her Weekends in Carolina.

Debut author Erica Monroe took us into the rookeries of old London with her reading from A Dangerous Invitation.

And Elizabeth Essex, who flew in from Texas to spend time with us, had everyone in thrall with a dark and dramatic excerpt from her new release, After the Scandal.

The food was wonderful, the company delightful and the party continued after we closed out Another Broken Egg Cafe!

Hope to see you all next month!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Our MARCH Salon: Amazing Authors and Wonderful Food!

If you didn't make it last month, we are certain you'll love our new location (and the menu) at ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE at 1121 Market Center Drive, Morrisville. The shopping center  *is* fairly new and not in all GPSs. So, if it doesn't show up in yours, the cross streets are Cary Parkway and Chapel Hill Rd (Highway 54).  There is a lot of parking, but the spaces do fill up in this popular spot. So, feel free to arrive as early as 6:30pm.

Now onto this month's authors...

We hope you can be with us in March as we welcome Jennifer Lohmann, Erica Monroe, and Elizabeth Essex to Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham!

JENNIFER LOHMANN will be reading from her upcoming release WEEKENDS IN CAROLINA
Wishing the weekend would never end! 

Trey Harris wants nothing to do with his late father's farm. In fact, he can't get rid of it fast enough so he can enjoy his city life. Then he meets Maxine "Max" Backstrom—the gorgeous woman leasing the land. Between her passion for his family's farm and her determination to show him its beauty…well, Trey can't stop thinking about what it would be like to kiss her! 

Still, their lives are worlds apart. If he sells, her livelihood vanishes. But his interests aren't here. And no matter how magical their weekends together are, this can't lead to anything…can it?

ERICA MONROE will be be reading from her debut novel A DANGEROUS INVITATION, the first book in her Rookery Rogues series. 

Torn from her life of privilege by her father's death, Kate Morgan relies on her knowledge of finery to survive in one of London's dark and depraved rookeries as a fence for stolen goods. The last man she ever expects, or wants, to see again is Daniel O'Reilly, the man who promised to love, honor and protect her, but who instead fled amidst accusations of murder.

One drunken night cost Daniel O'Reilly the woman he loved and the life he'd worked so hard to create. If he ever wants to reclaim that life--and Kate--he'll not only have to prove he's innocent of murder, but convince the pistol-wielding beauty to forgive his many sins.

With a killer on the loose, time is running out for them...

And out-of-town author ELIZABETH ESSEX will read from her latest release in her Reckless Brides Series -  AFTER THE SCANDAL...

Can an indecent proposal lead to everlasting love?

When Lady Claire Jellicoe agreed to a walk in the moonlight, she never imagined her titled companion might have brutal motives. Nor could she have dreamed up such a brave rescue by the most unexpected savior of all: an inscrutable nobleman with a daring plan of escape—and a deliciously tempting embrace…

Timothy Evans, the Duke of Fenmore, has palmed more treasures than he can count. Even for a man who grew up thieving in London’s stews, a stolen bride should be beyond the pale. But Fenmore won’t let scandal ruin the spirited beauty’s reputation. And now that she’s stolen his heart, how can he ever let her go…?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Our New Location, Our First Salon of 2014!

We had a great night at our first LJS RDU Salon of 2014!  Our new location is a hit!  The food got rave reviews, the staff was friendly and efficient, and we had the beautiful, spacious cafe
to ourselves.  And we couldn't have asked for a more entertaining group of readers!

DB Starler started us off with her short urban fantasy, Good Ghoul Gone Bad

Debut YA author Elizabeth Langston introduced us to Whisper Falls.  And we got a special treat when her daughter read her selection!

Sabrina Jeffries rounded off the night with a fun and flighty reading from When the Rogue Returns.

We'd like to thank our new friends and our old who came out to make it a great night!

See you in March!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Amazing Authors, New Location, Same Salon...

If you haven't already heard... Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham is moving!! Our new location is at ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE in Morrisville inside the Park Place shopping complex - 1121 Market Center Drive, Morrisville NC 27560.

We are so excited about our new location!  And we hope you can be with us this month as we re-welcome Sabrina Jeffries, D.B Starler, and Elizabeth Langston...

New York Times Bestselling Author - SABRINA JEFFRIES will read from WHEN THE ROGUE RETURNS, the latest release in her Duke's Men series...

They are the Duke’s Men: an investigative agency born from family pride and irresistible passion, risking their lives—and sometimes their hearts—as they unravel shocking deceptions and scandalous transgressions! 

Victor Cale never imagined that his sweet, shy bride, Isabella, would use her talent for creating exquisite imitation jewels in a criminal way. But there’s no denying that Isa’s handiwork was used in the brazen heist of the Dutch royal family’s diamonds—after she disappeared into the night. 

Ten years later, still reeling from her betrayal and enraged that her duplicitous side was so undetectable, Victor is sent to Edinburgh to investigate a wealthy baron’s mysterious brideto- be. Simple enough—until the “fiancĂ©e” proves to be Isa, masquerading as an alluring young widow. 

No longer the meek and mild girl he once knew, the bold woman vehemently asserts that it was Victor who abandoned her after he helped steal the royal diamonds! Piecing together the truth of the past reawakens their volatile passion, which burns hotter than ever. But with a decade of secrets between them, Victor and Isa must trust each other in order to bring the real thieves to justice—without getting burned themselves.

D.B. STARLER will read from her short story GOOD GHOUL GONE BAD from Fireside Fiction Co. 

In the three years since her death, and reincarnation as a ghoul, Lola LaRue has been flying beneath the radar. Her luck ran out a few months ago, however, when she started being blackmailed by a mysterious businessman. At first, it was a small odd job here and there, nothing alarming. But now he's demanding the impossible, and the stakes are high enough that Lola can't refuse.  To make it worse, the only hope for completing her task is to recruit the one person she vowed never to see again, unless she was exacting revenge for her death. 

And ELIZABETH LANGSTON will also read from her debut Young Adult release - WHISPER FALLS.

While training for a mountain bike race, high-school senior Mark Lewis spots a mysterious girl dressed in odd clothing, standing behind a waterfall in the woods near his North Carolina home.   When she comments on the strange machine that he rides, he suspects something isn't right. When Susanna claims to be an indentured servant from 1796, he wonders if she's crazy. Yet he feels compelled to find out more.  Mark enters a 'long-distance' relationship with Susanna through the shimmering--and temperamental--barrier of Whisper Falls. Curious about her world, Mark combs through history to learn about the brutal life she's trapped in. But knowledge can be dangerous. Soon he must choose between the risk of changing history or dooming the girl he can't stop thinking about to a lifetime of misery.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

New Location for Lady Jane's Salon!

Breaking news!!!

Lady Jane's Salon RDU is moving!

Our new location starting this month is ANOTHER BROKEN EGG CAFE in Morrisville. (1121 Market Center Drive, Morrisville NC 27560). There will be a couple of small changes, as the cafe will open only for us!  The doors will open at 6:30pm and close promptly at 9:00pm. The cafe will have an exciting menu (one that may change with the seasons and with suggestions!)  as well as an open bar.  Parking is plentiful and there are lots of choices if we'd like to continue the party and hang out past closing.

Please join the directors of Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham as we lift our glasses to the owner and manager at Another Broken Egg Cafe in thanks for them opening their door to us.

We look forward to a beautiful partnership!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January Salon Rescheduled to February 26th!

Due to inclement weather, we've rescheduled the January 29th Salon to February 26th.   Our January Readers have graciously agreed to reschedule too!  See you then!