New York Reading and Signing

Hi, all!

If you’re in the Manhattan area on March 2nd, please do stop by Madame X for the second ever meeting of Lady Jane’s Salon (wonderful name, no?) where I’ll be reading from and signing The Temptation of the Night Jasmine.

Lady Jane’s is a new group that features readings from two romance novelists every month. This month, I’m up, along with fellow Regency writer Jenna Petersen. The admission price is a gently used romance novel (and goodness knows we all have plenty of those on our shelves we need to get rid of). As well as being scrumbly good fun, it’s all for a good cause. Proceeds go to benefit a charity called Share the Love, which provides novels to women in need.

All the relevant details can be found in the press release below….

PRESS RELEASE — New Romance Fiction Reading Series “Shares the Love”

WHAT: “Lady Jane’s Salon: Romance Fiction Reading Series”

WHEN: Monday, March 2nd, 7-9 PM; monthly meet-ups to follow on the first Monday of every month

WHERE: Madame X, 94 Houston Street (btw LaGuardia and Thompson Streets), New York, NY 10012, 212.539.0808, Nearest subways: F,V,B,D at Lafayette, N, R at Prince Street.

FEATURED READERS: Lauren Willig and Jenna Petersen

Join romance authors Maya Rodale, Leanna Renee Hieber, and Hope Tarr for Manhattan’s first reading series devoted exclusively to romance fiction. Our featured speakers for March will be NY Times bestselling author Lauren Willig and romance author Jenna Petersen.

Admission is $5.00 or one gently used romance novel. Cash bar. Proceeds to benefit Share The Love (, a nonprofit organization that provides gently used romance novels to groups helping women in transition establish independent lives. Co-sponsors: Share The Love and Ron
Hogan of

Join us in celebrating the first Manhattan-based reading series for romance fiction and share the love for a good cause!

For more information, email or visit Lady Jane’s
Salon on Face Book at


  1. Rebecca W on February 19, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I’m so there! This sounds like a great event.

  2. Mel on February 20, 2009 at 12:35 am

    I’ll be there! =DDDD I’m so excited!

  3. Elizabeth aka Miss Eliza on February 20, 2009 at 5:06 am

    Oh, I’m so sad I live in the Midwest…I’ll just have to tell all my New York friends to go 😛

  4. Debra Callaway on February 20, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I live even farther West, in Washington State. Too far for me, oh well. Maybe someday, you’ll get to Seattle (or somewhere close). Happy reading.

  5. Hope Tarr on February 20, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Hi Lauren,

    We’re so thrilled to have you as one of our two March guests. I’m sure your reading will be delicious.

    Also, for anyone who may not want to part with a cherished ppb romance from their “keeper” shelf, we also accept yes, cold, hard cash–$5 will get you in the door as well as a book.

    The cocktails at our host venue, Madame X, are divine and the price–around $5–is more than recession-friendly.

    A la prochaine,


  6. Stephanie Stoddard on February 20, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I live in Oregon, so definitely come visit Washington or Oregon!!!

  7. Jess G. on February 20, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Ugh! I loathe being away at school when such awesome things are going on back home!

  8. Lia on February 21, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    As another Seattleite, I wholeheartedly agree with the previous posts… Please come visit your fans in the Northwest! 🙂

  9. Stephanie Stoddard on February 22, 2009 at 2:24 am

    Pick Portland it is on the boarder of Oregon and Washington.. plus big city. LOL

  10. Shannon on February 22, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    You should definitely visit D.C. There’s a book festival on the mall every summer, at least I think there is. It was hosted by Laura Bush so who knows if it will happen this year.

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