April 7th Lady Jane’s Salon

Join us on Monday, April 7, 7:00-9:00 PM at Madame X (Top Bar) for five fabulous readings.

Guest authors: Debuting: Falguni Kothari & Erika Almond. Returning to our naughty red room: Elf Ahearn & Salon co-founders Maya Rodale & Leanna Renee Hieber; the latter reading from Scribbling Women & the Real-Life Romance Heroes Who Love Them.

Admission: $5 dollars or one gently-used romance novel. Net proceeds support Win. Cash bar with $5 drink specials.

Guest authors’ print books will be available for sale and signing on site courtesy of Posman Books, Grand Central.

Also on sale, SCRIBBLING WOMEN & THE REAL-LIFE ROMANCE HEROES WHO LOVE THEM, a non-fiction charity anthology. Print copies $10/each. ALL net sales support Win.

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March 3rd Lady Jane’s Salon

Join us on Monday, March 3, 7:00-9:00 PM at Madame X (Top Bar) as we usher in spring with four fabulous readings.

Guest authors: Debuting in our naughty red room: Avery Flynn, Audra North, and Damon Suede. Returning to read, “Falling in Love with the Intern” (from SCRIBBLING WOMEN & THE REAL-LIFE ROMANCE HEROES WHO LOVE THEM), Megan Frampton.

Admission: $5 dollars or one gently-used romance novel. Net proceeds support Win. Cash bar with $5 drink specials.

Guest authors’ print books will be available for sale and signing on site courtesy of Posman Books, Grand Central.

Also on sale, SCRIBBLING WOMEN & THE REAL-LIFE ROMANCE HEROES WHO LOVE THEM, a non-fiction charity anthology. Print copies $10/each. ALL net sales support Win.

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LJS 5th Anniversary & SCRIBBLING WOMEN Book Launch

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From L to R: Isabo Kelly, Suzan Colon, Leanna Renee Hieber, Marcos de Jesus, Patience Bloom, Hope Tarr & Katana Collins.

Romance fiction lovers are an intrepid lot, and we proved that yet again on Monday’s Fifth Anniversary Salon/SCRIBBLING WOMEN book launch.

Despite the city being blanketed by a blizzard, our Salon took place as usual, 7-9 pm at Madame X, Our intrepid guest authors Suzan Colón (BEACH GLASS), Isabo Kelly (THE DARKNESS OF GLENGOWYN), Katana Collins (SOUL SURVIVOR), and Patience Bloom (ROMANCE IS MY DAY JOB) braved the bluster to support us as did many of our regular attendees. Alas, others were still stranded in the city’s outer boroughs or shoveling out from as far away as Westchester.

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Salon co-founder Hope Tarr with champagne & cupcakes courtesy of Entangled Publishing.

White choc shoeBut in the spirit of making lemonade from lemons, we made do. We focused on what we did have, notably a great venue, Madame X that opened its doors for us despite the weather. Snug inside its red-bedecked upper story, we had electricity and heat, a stage with a working sound system, and scrumptious libations including shoe-shaped confections courtesy of Claudia Carrillo (maclaaa@hotmail.com), and champagne and cupcakes provided courtesy of our sponsor, Entangled Publishing.

And of course we had plenty of print copies of our Scribbling Women & the Real-Life Romance Heroes Who Love Them anthology for sale. :)

Patience, our nonfiction special guest, treated us to her SCRIBBLING WOMEN essay, “Wedding 101 for the Anti-Bridezilla.” Going forward, the program for each monthly Lady Jane’s will feature one Scribbling Women contributor. Look for Scribbling Women readings from Megan Frampton, Leanna Renee Hieber, Katana Collins, and Suzan Colón this spring.

SW_Books Display_2-3-14A mid Salon champagne toast allowed co-hosts Ron Hogan, Leanna Renee and Hope Tarr to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has made the past five fabulous years (and counting) possibly, notably the founders of the feast: you, our great guests.

Then we got down to bid’ness, calling onstage Win representative, Cierra Jones to accept our Big Fake Check (followed by our real-size check). Cierra gave a heartfelt talk on Win and its innovative, transformative programs including #WaytoWin. We especially hearted her sensitivity toward romance fiction and emphasis on how as writers we use our novels to share the love–and hope for Happily Ever After–with our readers.

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(L to R): Co-founders Leanna Renee Hieber, Ron Hogan and Hope Tarr. Foreground: Cierra Jones of Win.

Fittingly, the finale to our celebration of real-life romance hero-dom was a delicious, sharply witty live musical performance by Marcos de Jesus, newly minted hubs to LJS co-founder (and Scribbling Women contributor) Leanna Renee. Download Mister Wonderful for FREE here and keep up with Marcos’s performance schedule on Twitter @GuaguaElectrica.

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Marcos de Jesus performing MISTER WONDERFUL.

Join us on Monday, March 3rd, 7-9 PM for our next–hopefully more spring-like–alon, featuring guests Audra North, Damon Suede, Avery Flynn and Megan Frampton returning to read her SCRIBBLING WOMEN essay, “Falling for the Intern.” As always, your $5 admission benefits Win.

Happy Valentine’s from the Lady Jane’s Salon Team!

 

 

Happy Birthday to Us! February 3rd Lady Jane’s Salon

Scribbling Women_FC_300New York City’s first & only monthly romance fiction reading series celebrates FIVE fabulous years in NYC as well as EIGHT satellite Salons nationwide.

Monday, February 3, 7:00-9:00 PM at Madame X (Top Bar). 94 West Houston St., New York, NY 10012-2529. (212) 539-0808.

Guest authors: Debuting in our naughty red room: Patience Bloom and Erika Almond; returning: Katana Collins and Isabo Kelly.

Admission: $5 dollars or one gently-used romance novel. Net proceeds support Win (formerly Women in Need). Cash bar with $5 drink specials (cocktails & “mocktails”).

The Salon will also celebrate the launch of SCRIBBLING WOMEN & THE REAL-LIFE ROMANCE HEROES WHO LOVE THEM. Edited by Salon co-founder, Hope Tarr and styled in the spirit of the bestselling “Chocolate for a Woman’s Soul” series, SCRIBBLING WOMEN is a delightful, heart-warming collection of twenty-eight essays by popular romance authors on how they met, wed, and love their real-life significant others. ALL net proceeds from sales of the anthology support Win. Share the hope of Happily Ever After with NYC’s disadvantaged families and buy the book online. (Print version coming soon).

Guest authors’ print books, including the SCRIBBLING WOMEN anthology, will be available for sale and signing on site courtesy of Posman Books, Grand Central.

Annual monetary presentation to Win. Complimentary champagne and cupcakes courtesy of Entangled Publishing.

Website: www.LadyJaneSalonNYC.com ~ www.LadyJaneSalonNYC.com/blog

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LadyJanesSalon & Twitter @LadyJanesSalon

January 6th Lady Jane’s Salon

Join us on Monday, January 6th, 7:00-9:00 PM at Madame X (Top Bar) as we forge into the new year with five fabulous readings.

Debuting on the Salon Stage: Brenda Janowitz, Jamie Shupak, A.C. James, and Jennifer Robson. Returning to Lady Jane’s: Kate McMurray.

Admission: $5 dollars or one gently-used romance novel. Net proceeds support Win. Cash bar with $5 drink specials.

Guest authors’ print books will be available for sale and signing on site courtesy of Posman Books, Grand Central. Printing by Print City NY.

December 2nd Lady Jane’s Salon

Join us on Monday, December 2nd, 7:00-9:00 PM at Madame X (Top Bar) as we forge into the holidays with five fabulous readings.

Returning to the Salon stage: Co-founder Leanna Renee Hieber, Laura Kaye, Megan Frampton, Sarah Maclean, and debuting Mageela Troche.

Admission: $5 dollars or one gently-used romance novel. Net proceeds support Women in Need. Cash bar.

Guest authors’ print books will be available for sale and signing on site courtesy of Posman Books, Grand Central.

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November 4th Lady Jane’s Salon

Join us on Monday, November 4th, 7:00-9:00 PM at Madame X (Top Bar) as we forge into fall with five fabulous readings.

Returning to the Salon stage: Co-founder Hope Tarr and Mari Mancusi reading with Diana Peterfreund. Also reading: Hanna Martine and debut author Lise Horton.

Admission: $5 dollars or one gently-used romance novel. Net proceeds support Women in Need. Cash bar.

Guest authors’ print books will be available for sale and signing on site courtesy of Posman Books, Grand Central.

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October 7th Salon

Join us on Monday, October 7th, 7-9PM at Madame X (Top Bar) as we welcome fall with four fabulous readings.

Guest authors: Returning to our Salon stage: Leslie Carroll W/A Juliet Grey; debuting in our naughty red room: K.M. Jackson, Jes Young, and Sara Jane Stone.

Admission: $5 dollars or one gently-used romance novel. Net proceeds support Women in Need. Cash bar.

Guest authors’ print books will be available for sale and signing on site courtesy of Posman Books, Grand Central.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LadyJanesSalon & Twitter @LadyJanesSalon

Labor Day Monday Salon

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August ’13 Salon with guests (l to r): Grace Burrowes, James Langton, Carolyn Turgeon, Tracey Sorel & Jamie Brenner. Also shown, Salon founders Hope Tarr, Leanna Renee Hieber & Ron Hogan.

Join us on Labor Day Monday, September 2nd, 7-9PM as we bid sayonara to summer with a quartet of steamy readings.

Returning to our Salon stage: Katharine Ashe; debuting in our naughty red room: Barbara Wallace, Tiffany Reisz, and Lindsay Ribar.

Madame X (Top Bar). 94 West Houston St., New York, NY 10012-2529. (212) 539-0808.

Admission: $5 dollars or one gently-used romance novel. Net proceeds support Women in Need. Cash bar.

Guest authors’ print books will be available for sale and signing on site courtesy of Posman Books, Grand Central.

Don’t forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter.

August 5th Salon

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The July 2013 Salon (left to right): Megan Mulry; Co-founder & reader, Hope Tarr; Katana Collins & Co-founders Ron Hogan & Leanna Renee Hieber.

Join us on Monday, August 5th, 7-9PM at Madame X as we sally forth through steamy summer with four fabulous guest readings. Returning to our Salon stage: Jamie Brenner (THE GIN LOVERS and MISS CHATTERLEY).  Debuting in our naughty red room: Tracey Sorel (ZINFANDELITY), Carolyn Turgeon (THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL) and James Langton, the audio talent for Grace Burrowes (ONCE UPON A TARTAN). Note: Grace will be in the audience and available to sign copies of her book.

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July readers (left to right): Megan Mulry (IF THE SHOE FITS), Salon Co-founder Hope Tarr (SUGAR) & Katana Collins (SOUL STRIPPER).

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Co-founder Ron Hogan emcees the July program from the Madame X stage.

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Guest authors’ titles are available for sale every month courtesy of Posman Books.

Admission is $5 or one gently used romance novel. Cash donations support an end of year donation to Women in Need.

Cash bar.

Authors’ books available for sale on site courtesy of Posman Books, Grand Central.