September Lady Jane’s Salon

Summer may be nearly over, but at Lady Jane’s we’re carrying the sizzle into fall.

Join us on Monday, September 5th–yes, Labor Day–7:00-9:00PM at Madame X. Our featured guest authors are: Miranda Neville, Anne Herendeen & Katherine Ashe.

Authors books available for sale and signing on site.

Admission is $5 dollars or one gently-used paperback romance novel. Cash bar.

Proceeds from the salon benefit an end-of-year donation to a NYC women’s charity.

August ’11 Lady Jane’s Salon

We’re back from the July break, rested up and restored after The RWA Conference and ready to go with another fab Lady Jane’s Salon.

The August Salon welcomes five fabulous guest readers. Returning to the Salon stage: Dee Davis, Mingmei Yip, and Janet Mullany. Appearing for the first time will be Kathleen O’Reilly and Ken Salikof W/A Maxine Kenneth.

The deets: 7-9PM at Madame X. $5 admission (or one gently-used paperback romance). Cash bar.

Hope you can join us.

For a recap of June’s star-studded Special Salon Event, check out the Salon blog.

Lady Jane’s Salon on Monday, March 7th

It’s that time again. Join us on Monday, March 7th, 7-9 PM, at Madame X with returning guest authors, Cara Elliott and C.H. Admirand, and guest emcee, award winning blogger and debut historical nonfiction author, Elizabeth Kerri Mahon.

Admission is $5 or one gently-used paperback romance novel. Net proceeds support an end-of-year donation to a NYC women’s charity.

Lady Jane’s Salon: Welcome to a New Year

If you’re in the New York City tri-state area for the New Year holiday, please join us on Monday, January 3rd for Lady Jane’s Salon. Our guest readers this month are three great historical authors: Lisbeth Eng, KT Grant and Delilah Marvelle. Visit the Lady Jane web site for event details.

Wishing you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.


November 1st Lady Jane’s Salon

Joining us as guests for tonight’s Lady Jane’s Salon are the following four fabo authors: Stella Price, Terence Taylor, Allie Boniface, and Sarah MacLean. Bonus: we’ll be raffling off two copies of Lauren Willig’s Christmas release, The Mischief of the Mistletoe.

The Salon meets at 7-9 PM chez Madame X. Admission is $5 or one gently used romance novels, net proceeds and books to support NYC women’s charities. Cash bar.

September Lady Jane’s Salon

The September Lady Jane’s Salon will take place on our usual first Monday of the month which happens to be the 6th…Labor Day!

We’re proud to host four great guest authors: Rebecca Rogers Maher, Cat Johnson, Cecilia Tan, and Michele Lang. Take two ticks, head over to the Lady Jane’s web site, and read Michele’s post on the thrills and chills of anticipating her Lady Jane’s reading. And, if you can, join us live on Monday, September 6th, 7-9 PM, at Madame X (94 W Houston Street). We’ll be giving away copies of Cecilia’s Ravenous Romance trade paperback release, MIND GAMES, to our first fifty guests as well as raffling two signed copies of Anna Campbell’s latest release.

Admission to the Salon is $5 or one gently-used romance novel with net proceeds to support a NYC area women’s charity.

Up Close and…In the Flesh

Hope reads from EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE at In the Flesh.
Hope reading at In the Flesh.

I may write the naughty bits, I do write them, but never ever do I read Those Parts aloud. Until last night, that is.

Last night I slipped on my stilettos and stepped out of my comfort zone to read at “In the Flesh,” New York City’s premiere monthly erotica reading series hosted by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Orgasmic, Fast Girls, Please, Sir).

Fittingly, the group meets at Happy Ending Lounge (302 Broome Street) in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The bar, housed in a former massage parlor complete with tile sauna rooms, now party coves, is certain to fascinate both architectural history buffs and the purely prurient of heart. Or both.

In_the_Flesh_Guest_Authors_Aug_19_2010My fellow readers were Abigail Ekue (The Darker Side of Lust), Hilary Thayer Hamann (Anthropology of an American Girl), Yona Zeldis McDonough (Breaking the Bank), Tony O’Neill (Sick City), Michelle Janine Robinson (Color Me Grey), and filmmaker Therese Schecter (How To Lose Your Virginity).

Since the theme was “Sex on the Beach,” I read a steamy (for me) lagoon lovemaking scene from Every Breath You Take, set in contemporary Belize.

But first I had a glass of wine. Okay, two.

In_the_Flesh_Crowd#2Along with the sexy snippets, there were miniature Baked by Melissa cupcakes, candy and chips, all free.

After five years, In the Flesh is closing its boudoir doors after December 16th, so if you like erotica and you’re in New York City, definitely check out it out. Meet-ups are on the third Thursday of the month. Admission is free. Cash bar.

June 7th Lady Jane’s Salon

The June Lady Jane’s Salon proudly presents historical romance authors Cara Elliott, Amanda McCabe, and Salon Co-Founder, Maya Rodale reading from and signing their latest Regency-set releases.

LADY-jane-logoBooks will be available for purchase on site.

Details: Monday, June 7th, 7-9 PM at Madame X (94  W Houston St). Subsequent Salons on the first Monday of the month. Admission is $5 or one gently-used romance novel. Cash bar. Net proceeds support city charities serving women in need.

May Lady Jane’s Salon: Two Salons, Double the Fun!

We at Lady Jane’s are taking our show, or rather our Salon, on the road to The Romantic Times BOOK Lovers Convention held this year in Columbus, OH. The Special Lady Jane’s Salon at RT will take place at the convention hotel, the Hyatt Regency Columbus, on Saturday, May 1st, 7-9 PM directly following the Mr. Romance Pageant. Guest authors will be Sabrina Jeffries, Linnea Sincair, and Delilah Marvelle. Squee!

Admittedly, capturing the Lady Jane’s boudoir vibe within the four white walls of a hotel meeting room presents something of a challenge, but with the help of RT’s wonderful Jo Carol and Company, we’re feeling more than up to meeting it. Think red scarves, candles, comfy seating and yes, champagne!

For those not going to Columbus, don’t despair. We’re still holding our regular monthly Lady Jane’s Salon here in Manhattan on Monday, May 3rd at Madame X, 7-9 PM. As always, admission is $5 or one gently used paperback romance novel to be donated to New York City groups serving women in need. And yes, we have another great lineup of guest authors: YA urban fantasy author, Jeri Smith-Ready (Shade); Christina Britton Conroy (One Man’s Music); and Lady Jane Salon Co-Founder, Victorian paranormal author, Leanna Renee Hieber (The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker, Book #2 in “The Strangely Beautiful” Series).

PW Daily Goodness…

Uber cool author chick, Sarah MacLean has been quite the woman about town of late. Last night she was one of four great guest authors at Lady Jane’s Salon where she read from her Regency-set romance, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake. The week prior she launched the book at a sexy soiree in the Lower East Side’s best known “secret” bar, The Back Room. The photo of attending authors, including Yours Truly, made the April 5th Picture of the Day in PW Daily. Huzzah!

Publishers Daily Picture of the Day, April 5, 2010
Publishers Daily Picture of the Day, April 5, 2010

As per PW Daily: “Recently, at the Back Room in Manhattan, a group of authors got together to celebrate the launch of Sarah MacLean’s new romance, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Avon). Pictured (l. to r.) are: Lisa Ann Sandell, Ray Sawhill, Lauren Willig, Polly Frost, MacLean, Hope Tarr, and Leanna Renee Hieber.”