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.


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

July 1st Salon

SUGAR_Final_CvrJoin us on Monday, July 1st, 7-9 PM at Madame X for a trio of crackling contemporary romance readings…

Salon Co-founder, Hope Tarr, will share a snippet from SUGAR (Skyhorse, October 2013), her hard cover debut co-written with New York Times bestseller Jenna Jameson. Former internationally famous adult entertainment film actress, “Sugar” AKA Sarah Halliday leaves LA behind and returns to her native New York City to reinvent herself, creating plenty of sizzle and pop with the help of fun ex-AE friends and a sexy war hero turned CEO keen to explore his kinkier side.

soul-strippersmallAdding a paranormal twist to our unofficial theme of “bad” girls with hearts of gold, Kensington author Katana Collins will read from her sizzling debut, SOUL STRIPPER. Exotic dancer, Monica, doesn’t just break hearts–she sucks souls–but can this sexy succubus resist the lure of true love?

USA Today bestseller, Megan Mulry, will carry us to modern day England with her second novel, IF THE SHOE FITS in which a thoroughly American chic shoe CEO gets more than she bargained for when she attends a royal wedding and embarks on a weekend fling with a rakish British aristocrat.

If the Slipper FitsAdmission is $5 or one gently used romance novel. Net monetary proceeds support an end-of-year donation to Women In Need.

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Author books will be available for purchase and autographing onsite courtesy of Posman Books.