As little girls, lots of us played at dress-up, even imagined ourselves as fairytale princesses a la the Walt Disney storybook tales. I know I did.
Some of us took the fantasy well…a wee bit farther.
My dear friend, Lady Jane SalonÂ co-founder, and newly minted Dorchester author, Leanna Renee Hieber took the game up a notch, make that several notches. Parading about her parents’ living room in rural Ohio speaking in a British accent and quoting the likes of Edgar Allen Poe, it was clear Leanna Renee was doing more than playing a part.
She was living a dream and quite possibly a past life.
And so was born Percy Parker, the heroine of Leanna Renee’s Victorian set fantasy romance, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker.
Percy is a most unusual romance heroine just as Strangely Beautiful…, the first in a quartet series, is a most unusual romance-think Victorian Ghost Busters. Delicious!
ButÂ there’s more. Lady Jane’s Salon has joined forced with our friends at Romance Novel TV to bring you Lady Jane’s Book Club at RNTV. Now those of you who aren’t able to attend the physical salon (as well as those of you who do) can participate monthly. The book club offers videotaped interviews with theÂ featured salon authors as well as the ability to interact with the author and other readers via an online discussion of the book complete withÂ a list of suggested topics.
So much goodness…
Leanna Renee will be reading and signing at this Monday’s (September 7th)Â Lady Jane’s SalonÂ from 7-9 PM and yes, books will be available for purchase onsite at our beloved venue, Madame X. Special guest reader: award winning author,Â Isabo Kelly. A special Strangely Beautiful cocktail is being… concocted for the event for the recession busting price of $5.
As always, proceeds from the door ($5 or one gently-used romance novel) willÂ go to supportÂ Share the Love.
In the meantime, please do visitÂ RNTVÂ for the book club questions and a videotaped interview with Leanna Renee.
Happy Labor Day Weekend,
PS The third and final installment of Nekkid Truth: La Touche Finale will be posted hereÂ this week, so please check back for the final unveiling: before/after publicity photos of Yours Truly by the uber talented Biz Urban.