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?

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spring Time Fun at LJS RDU!


A lovely way to spend a rainy spring evening!  Many thanks to those who came out to donate to our wonderful charities and enjoy fabulous Romance from our Readers!  LJS RDU's own Ava Stone led us off for the night, reading from her new Contemporary New Adult Romance: CATCH ME NOW.

Kianna Alexander went next, entertaining us with her Historical, ELECTING TO LOVE.

And Lisa Watson finished out the night, making us laugh with her Contemporary Romance, LOVE BY DESIGN.

I was so busy talking and enjoying myself, I forgot to take pictures of the crowd, but thank you to all of our attendees, and we hope to see you all back in June!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Get ready for the April Salon...

We hope you'll be able to join us at our April salon. It is going to be a fun one! Remember we are at our new location 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. 




Our own AVA STONE will be reading from her latest New Adult release - CATCH ME NOW from her Desolate Sun series. 



In her roommate's borrowed dress, Brynne Wright doesn't look like herself. In trying to capture the attention of a certain keyboardist, she somehow captures the interest of the sexy guy from her history class instead. 

Wheston baseball catcher Nate Carey is in trouble. A failed history midterm lands him on academic probation, which puts his baseball scholarship in jeopardy. Looking for a one-night distraction from his problems, a girl at a local club captures his full attention. But when the sun rises the next morning, and he has to focus on his academic troubles, will he be able to put the sexy blonde out of his mind? Or will she capture his heart when he least expects it?



KIANNA ALEXANDER  will read from ELECTING TO LOVE.

A Time of Change 

In the fall of 1888, the tiny hamlet of Ridgeway is gearing up for elections on the local and national level. On the national stage, Grover Cleveland is campaigning for re-election against Benjamin Harrison; locally, two men are vying for the mayor's seat being vacated by the retiring Bernard Ridgeway. 

A Woman Ahead of Her Time 
Saloon owner Angel May Lane is an unconventional woman in every sense of the word. When she's not tending the bar at the Crazy Eights Saloon, she's caring for her elderly aunt, or out with her friends agitating for women's suffrage. Her activities make her a thorn in the side of some folks, but she's determined to see the day when women and men have equal rights- even if it's only in her own small town. Arrested by the town's deputy sheriff, she finds herself both outraged and intrigued by the man who's taken her into custody. 

A Man Anchored in Tradition 
Deputy Gregory Simmons isn't interested in politics. His main concern is keeping the peace, and that's become an even more complex job since sheriff Noah Rogers announced his candidacy for mayor. Angel May and her cohorts are causing a ruckus, so he hauls her in. She turns out to be the most enchanting prisoner he's ever had, and before he can stop himself, he's falling for her. She's as troublesome a woman as they come, but he can't deny the way she makes him feel. 

Love Among the Chaos 
The issues of race and women's rights are dividing the town, pitting husbands against wives and neighbor against neighbor. In the midst of it all, Angel and Gregory must decide if their budding love is worth opening their hearts and changing their minds, in a way they never imagined before.


And finally, LISA WATSON will read from LOVE BY DESIGN.


He lost her once. Is this their second chance? 
Transforming a vision for Belle Cove Resorts into reality is a breakout move that could take Dakota Carson's image specialist company to the next level. But it means teaming up with the man who broke her heart. Soon enough, Dakota's overwhelming desire for the gorgeous entrepreneur reawakens. But giving in to passion could cost her way too much. 
Years ago, Logan Montague walked away from everything, including the woman he loved. Now CEO of his family's international resort chain, he won't risk losing Dakota another time. With his matchmaking aunt's blessing, he and Dakota are united in business—and pleasure. And so Logan embarks on his scheme of seduction, sweeping Dakota away to an exotic Jamaican hideaway. With both their professional and personal futures on the line, can they learn to trust and love each other…again?

He lost her once. Is this their second chance? 
Transforming Belle Cove Resorts’ image could take Dakota Carson's company to the next level, but it means working with the man who broke her heart. Years ago, Logan Montague walked away from everything, including the woman he loved. Now he's back, and he won't risk losing Dakota again.

Sometimes, love is right where you left it.

Transforming a vision for Belle Cove Resorts into reality is a breakout move that could take Dakota Carson's image specialist company to the next level. But it means teaming up with the man who broke her heart. Soon enough, Dakota's overwhelming desire for the gorgeous entrepreneur reawakens. But giving in to passion could cost her way too much.


Years ago, Logan Montague walked away from everything, including the woman he loved. Now CEO of his family's international resort chain, he won't risk losing Dakota another time. With his matchmaking aunt's blessing, he and Dakota are united in business—and pleasure. And so Logan embarks on his scheme of seduction, sweeping Dakota away to an exotic Jamaican hideaway. With both their professional and personal futures on the line, can they learn to trust and love each other…again?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

March Salon at LJS RDU

Many thanks to our fabulous readers this month!  Our new venue is working for us!  The staff is welcoming, the food is great and our attendees are awesome, as always!

Judy Teel kicked us off, reading from her paranormal, Shifty Magic

Joan Leotta read from her historical Giulia Goes to War



















And Iris Bolling finished out the night when she turned on the sexual tension and read from Synergy!

Hope to see you next month!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This March at the Salon...

We are very excited to welcome you back to Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham at Cafe Carolina at the Arboretum in Cary. Some great authors will be joining us this month. So without further ado...


JUDY TEEL will read from SHIFTY MAGIC...

"A tough teenaged girl hunts a serial killer in a paranormal dystopian world. 

Abandoned at birth, Addison Kittner's been on her own since she was a kid--ever since the paranormal terrorists attacked cities around the world. Battling creatures that go bump in the night nearly destroyed human society. Good thing not all paranormals were evil and the terrorists were eventually stopped. Bad thing? Nothing would ever be the same again. 

Now Addison makes her living as a private investigator and bounty hunter. One night she comes across a girl about to be killed by three rogue vampires. Addison kicks some vamp butt and saves the girl, even when one of the vamps escapes. Just her luck, he turns up dead the next morning, inspiring the vampire leaders to put pressure on her to solve the case or take the rap. As if that wasn't bad enough, her ex-lover, werewolf FBI agent, Cooper Daine, approaches her and gives her an offer she can't refuse...a paycheck. Mixing business with lust is never a good idea, but neither is starving, so she accepts. 

But as the body count builds, Addison finds herself embroiled in an ever deepening and dangerous mystery. One that leads her to something frighteningly personal. Her unknown heritage."




JOAN LEOTTA will read from GIULIA GOES TO WAR...

Wartime work draws Giulia DeBartolo out of her close Western Pennsylvania family into a world of intrigue, spies and new friends in Wilmington NC's shipyard building Liberty ships. Giulia soon discovers that supporting the war effort can include fun evenings of  dancing with young servicemen at the local USO where she meets John O'Shea an unsuitable suitor according to her old-fashioned parents.

As the grapple with the problems of their own budding relationship, John and Giulia encounter a Nazi spy tasked with blowing up part of the Wilmington shipyard.  Saving the shipyard from the spy may prove easier than convincing her parents to let her marry John. Giulia must decide what it means to be a good daughter while still following her own heart.




And IRIS BOLLING will read from SINERGY...

Xavier Davenport creates homes and communities for underprivileged families. His goal was clear. Make his brother proud by reaching out to help others. Women were for fun, period. That was until he witness the passion of his brothers’ marriage. Xavier wanted the same for himself. His first step into a serious relationship turned out bad with a capital B. The woman, was beautiful, smart and sexy. The sex was good…but…there was no passion.

In walks Nicole Brooks.

With a multi-billion dollar deal on the table that will establish her in the international real estate world, Nicole Brooks has no time for drama. As a member of one of the wealthiest families in the country, her life is spread out on the front pages of magazines, variety television and blogs. The last thing she needs is a scandal… Xavier Davenport.

Now…there is sensuous…sexy…even scandalous. When architect, Xavier Davenport meets real estate developer, Nicole Brooks they cross the line of all three to create a new word in sexual tension: Sinergy.

The problem? Woman-Money-Media.

To add to the mix, Xavier and Nicole are in the crosshair of someone out to destroy the Brooks’ name and they are taking no prisoners.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New Year, New Venue, Great Fun!

Many thanks to everyone who came out to help us break in our new venue at Cafe Carolina!

We had a great time with some fabulous authors.

Kerry Adrienne read from her contemporary romance, Auld Lang Syne

Suzetta Perkins had everyone in stitches reading from Silver Bullets.



















And Sue London took us back to the Regency with Trials of Artemis.

We had a great mix of old friends and new.  Hope to see you all back in March!