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.

 

Feb 4th Fourth Anniversary Bash

LADY JANE’S SALON™ Celebrates Four Years in NYC

Join Lady Jane’s Salon™, New York City’s first—and still only—monthly romance fiction reading series in celebrating its fourth anniversary, now with four satellite salons nationwide!

Monday, February 4th, 7:00-9:00 PM at Madame X (Top Bar). 94 West Houston St., New York, NY 10012-2529.

Guest authors: Salon Co-founder, Hope Tarr (Project Cinderella, Suddenly Cinderella Series Book #2), Ruth A. Casie (Knight of Runes), Sarah MacLean (One Good Earl Deserves a Lover) and Jennifer Probst (The Marriage Mistake, Book #2, Marriage to a Billionaire Series). Program will include an annual donation to our recipient charity, Women-in-Need.org.

Admission: $5 dollars or one gently-used romance novel. Net proceeds support W-I-N. Cash bar.

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

Sponsors: Champagne toast and cupcakes courtesy of Entangled Publishing; complimentary cocktails courtesy of Three Olives® Vodka.

Last year's 3rd anniversary bash. L-R: Guests Sarah Wendell, Eloisa James & Lauren Willig & Salon founders Ron Hogan, Leanna Renee Hieber & Hope Tarr. Photo by Morgan Doremus of RT BOOK Reviews.

 

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!