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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

May 6th Salon

Join us on Monday, May 6th, 7-9 PM at Madame X when our guest authors will be: Jennifer Delamere, Jessica Verdi, and Elf Ahearn, all making their Lady Jane’s Salon debut.

Admission: $5 or one gently-used romance novel. Net monies support an end-of-year donation to Women in Need.

Guest authors’ books available for sale onsite courtesy of Posman Books Grand Central.

Cash bar with $5 drink specials.

 

 

And a Happy 4th Anniversary Was Had By All…

From L to R: Salon founders Hope Tarr, Ron Hogan & Leanna Renee Hieber. Alyssa Montoya from WIN.

Monday’s celebration of Lady Jane’s Salon’s fourth anniversary was a magical night indeed. We began the festivities with a champagne toast courtesy of Entangled Publishing.

Guest author, Sarah MacLean.

Guest author, Ruth A. Casie.

Following the toast, founders Ron Hogan, Leanna Renee Hieber and Yours Truly (AKA Hope Tarr) each took a turn at the mic to express what the past four years have meant to us as well as our appreciation for: the staff of our beloved host venue, Madame X;  the Salon night sponsors, Entangled Publishing and Three Olives Vodka; and last but never least our wonderful audience. Without your continued enthusiasm and support, Lady Jane’s could and would not exist.

The first half of the program featured readings by guest authors Ruth A. Casie and Sarah MacLean. Seen circulating in the crowd was Sarah’s fellow Avon/Harper Collins author, Eloisa James.

At the mid-session break, guests took the opportunity to purchase books on sale courtesy of our wonderful onsite bookseller, Posman Books.

But of course no birthday celebration would be complete without cake! Or libations! Guests noshed on miniature gourmet cupcakes, again courtesy of Entangled Publishing, while sipping on “The Lady Jane” and “The Scoundrel,” two chocolate and cinnamon-infused-vodka cocktails provided by Three Olives Vodka.

Then it was back to “business” with our annual donation presentation to our recipient charity, Women in Need. Alyssa Montoya took the stage to give a brief and poignant introduction to the good works that WIN accomplishes on behalf of formerly disadvantaged women and children in New York City.

Salon co-founder Hope Tarr–yes, me again–stayed on stage to read a snippet from Book #2 in her Suddenly Cinderella Series, tentatively titled PROJECT CINDERELLA, as well as to fill everyone in on the upcoming Lady Jane’s Salon she will be holding on Friday, March 1st at the Australian Romance Readers Conference (ARRC 2013) in Brisbane, Australia. Our first ever Salon off US soil will feature four fantastic guest authors: Cathy Maxwell, Keri Arthur, Amy Andrews, and Anna Campbell. Read more about that here.

Guest author, Jennifer Probst.

Jennifer Probst rounded out the readings with a scene from THE MARRIAGE BARGAIN. Think “Must Love Dogs” meets “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” — and yes, we know we are “dating” ourselves with the latter reference.

The evening concluded with a raffle of KNIGHT OF RUNES donated by Ruth A. Casie. As always at Lady Jane’s, those net monies will support our next year’s donation to Women in Need.

From L to R: Sarah MacLean, Ron Hogan, Jennifer Probst, Ruth A. Casie, Hope Tarr & Leanna Renee Hieber

2013 promises to be our best year yet. Please join us on Monday, March 4th at 7-9PM with guests Kate McMurray, Ashlyn MacNamara and Sara Humphreys.

 

January 7th Salon

Join us on Monday, January 7th, 7-9 PM at Madame X as we ring in a New Year, our fourth on the NYC reading series scene.

Guest readers will be Salon Co-founders Ron Hogan and Leanna Renee Hieber and, new to the Lady Jane’s stage, Jamie Brenner celebrating the paperback release of THE GIN LOVERS.

Cash bar. Guest authors print books will be available for onsite signing and sale courtesy of Posman Books.

Admission is $5 or one gently-used paperback romance novel. Net cash proceeds support an end-of-year donation to Women-in-Need.

SAVE THE DATE: Happy Fourth Birthday, Lady Jane! Monday, February 4th, 7-9PM. Salon sponsored by Entangled Publishing. Guest authors: Salon Co-founder, Hope Tarr, Ruth A. Casie, and Jennifer Probst! Annual donation presentation to Women-in-Need.org. Champers, cake and all ’round revelry guaranteed!

December 3rd Salon

Welcome the winter holidays Lady Jane’s Salon style!

Join us on Monday, December 3rd, 7-9PM at Madame X. Our guest authors will be: Jerri Smith-Ready, Michael Boccacino, Alma Katsu and, returning to the Salon stage, the marvelous Miranda Neville!

Cash bar. Guest authors print books will be available for onsite signing and sale courtesy of Posman Books.

Admission is $5 or one gently-used paperback romance novel. Net cash proceeds support an end-of-year donation to Women-in-Need.

August 6th Salon

Join us on Monday, August 6th, 7:00-9:00 PM as we welcome five great guest authors. Debuting at the Salon are Tracey Devlyn and Adrienne Giordano, Co-founders of the Lady Jane’s Satellite Salon in Naperville, IL. Also reading: Co-founder and current principal of Lady Jane’s Salon™, Hope Tarr along with Marissa Doyle.

[NOTE: Nisha Sharma W/A Tess Quinn will be rescheduled].

WHERE: Madame X (Top Bar). 94 West Houston Street. New York, NY 10012-2529. (212) 539-0808. Subway: 6 at Spring Street, F at Broadway/Lafayette.

Admission is $5 dollars or one gently-used romance novel. Net proceeds support an end-of-year donation to a New York City women’s charity. Cash bar.

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

Sponsor: Beatrice.com

 

May ’12 Salon Recap

Salon regular and newly minted published romance author, Suleikha Snyder reports on the May Lady Jane’s at which she read a snippet from her delicious Bollywood-set erotic romance, SPICE AND SMOKE. Welcome, Suleikha!

The May 7th Lady Jane’s Salon at New York’s Madame X lounge was hardly my first as an attendee…but it was a major milestone as an author, as our beloved hosts with the most, Hope Tarr, Leanna Renee Hieber and Ron Hogan, invited me to be amongst the guest readers! I joined YA authors Zoraida Cordova (The Vicious Deep) and Alethea Kontis (Enchanted), steampunk writer Kate Cross (Heart of Brass), and historical fiction author Sherry Jones (Four Sisters, All Queens). It made for quite the diverse roster, since I read from my male/male (and male/female) Bollywood romance, Spice and Smoke.

I have to confess, I was as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs…despite Madame X having none of the latter in their decadent, bordello-inspired interior. What it does have, on the nights that feature Lady Jane’s Salon, is warmth and laughter and a host of people to hold your hand, pat you on the shoulder and assure you, “Don’t worry, you’ll be great!” And cocktails. Let’s not forget those delicious $5 drinks. I sipped one as I sat between my pals Mary and Elizabeth (no, they’re not Henry VIII’s daughters!), and listened to Zoraida read aloud a moving, sweet, first encounter from her mermaid tale. Deep, yes. Vicious? For that, you have to buy the book! My Bollywood boys and I went up right after her. Polyamorous bisexual smokers on the prowl go well with teenage mermen, right?

I read an excerpt where our hero and his hero (or his would-be hero) get a little up close and personal…but not too close. Lady Jane’s is such a supportive, fun, loving crowd…they laughed at all the right places and even at some parts I didn’t realize were funny! Afterwards, a few people came up to tell me how hot the excerpt was, too. Funny and sexy? Yay! After me was Sherry Jones, of The Jewel of Medina fame, who read from another gem, regaling us with the forbidden love of Marguerite and “her Lancelot.” Kate Cross shared some steampunk cyborg love (of sorts!) with an MI-5 flair. (Her hero is named Lucas, after Richard Armitage’s character.) Then Alethea Kontis, who held her book release party immediately after the Salon, capped off the evening with a rousing performance from her debut, Enchanted. Her audio book reader, Katherine Kellgren, did the voices of a teenage boy and a gravel-voiced frog with such verve! I think the entire room was in awe!

But, let’s face it: Lady Jane’s Salon is ALL about the awe. All the time. It’s the place to be if you love romance and romance fans. So pop in on the first Monday of any given month, order an Indecent Proposal and bring your own spice. Come to think of it, you can bring your own smoke, too! Just do it outside, as New York bars are smoke-free. 🙂

Join us for the next Salon on Monday, June 4th! (Note: There will be NO July Salon).

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Monday, June 4, 2012
7-9PM, Madame X
94 West Houston Street, Soho NYC

Join us as we welcome the following five guest authors: Cara Elliot, Taryn Rose, Mari Mancusi, Diana Peterfreund and Beatriz Williams, all reading from their latest releases.

Admission: $5 or one donated romance novel with net proceeds to benefit a New York City based women’s charity.

Books available for sale and signing on site at the authors’ discretion. Cash only.

NOTE: There will be NO July Salon. Lady Jane’s will resume on Monday, August 6th. Happy Independence Day!