Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Lady Jane's Salon - December 2012

"Madame X? That's a bordello." My friend said to me.
"How do you know?" I asked.

Well honestly, my friend works right around the corner. And while Madame X is not a bordello presently, it is where Lady Jane's Salon is held on the first Monday of every month. Founded by Hope Tarr, Leanna Renee Hieber, Maya Rodale and Ron Hogan, Lady Jane's gives authors a venue to read their work and mingle and readers to hear their work and mingle.  Admission is either $5.00 or a gently used Romance novel.

This past Monday, December 3rd, Alma Katsu, Jeri Smith-Ready, Miranda Neville and Michael Boccacino were on deck.  Unfortunately, my friends and I including Maria from The Serpentine Library, had to leave at the halfway mark but we were able to listen to Alma and Jeri read from their books.  Alma talked about her debut novel The Takers and admitted it took 10 years to write. (Vindication for all those with WIP!)  She also read a passage from her follow up, The Reckoning that includes a appearance by Lord Byron.  Jeri read the beginning of my favorite scene between Ciara and Shane from her WVMP series Wicked Game and a poignant scene from Shine.

For more info on Lady Jane's Salon click HERE.  Not in New York?  Lady Jane's has satellite locations in Denver, Charlotte, Naperville (near Chicago), and San Diego.

Also, don't forget to follow Lady Jane's on Twitter so you won't miss out on anything!

Books for sale!
Alma Katsu reads from The Reckoning.

Ron Hogan.

Jeri Smith-Ready reads from Shine.

Alma Katsu and me.  I bought the UK edition of The Taker.

Maria and Jeri Smith-Ready.
(l-r) Hope Tarr, Ron Hogan and Leanna Renee Hieber.

A closer look at the UK version of The Taker.  Notice the black edged pages!


Julie@My5monkeys said...

OMG that looks like a fun evening :) You met Jeri

fakesteph said...

You always do such fun stuff!

Midnyte Reader said...

@Julie-Jeri is really nice. I've actually met her several times.

@Steph-You can come up anytime!

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I am so Jelly!

I love the UK version--I love the black edges :)

Na said...

So lucky you got to meet Alma Katsu! I would have loved the event.

Midnyte Reader said...

@Felicia-I know, it's so pretty!

@Na-She is very nice and personable. The event was cool. And they do it every month!

Karen said...

I'm SOOOOOO jealous. I would LOVE to hear Jeri read from Wicked Game. That is one of my favorite books.

What passage did she read?

Aurian said...

Wow, this sounds like so much fun! Let me know when there is a branch in Holland!

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Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

Taker looks gorgeous! You always go to such awesome, bookish events! For Christmas I'm buying myself a ticket to BEA and my train tickets, and then I'll spend the time with you, gazing lovingly at all your amazing books! ;)

Unknown said...

Oh wow thats so cool I wish I could have gone but I don't live anywhere near ther):

Great pics thanks for sharing!!

Jenny said...

HOW FUN!!!! I swear, you go to the coolest events Pam! I would love to go to one of those locations, but unfortunately they are all hours and hours and a plane ride away from me. Dammit. I have gotten to meet Leanna Renee Hieber a couple of times though, she's absolutely adorable!

Midnyte Reader said...

I'm very fortunate I live close to the area. But maybe not so fortunate on my wallet! lol.

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