Autumn in here and love is in the air! Don't miss Lady Jane's Salon Raleigh-Durham this September as we welcome local authors Claudia Dain, Beth Caudill, Jennifer Lohmann and JD Allen! Once again, we'll be at Spirit's Pub and Grub in Cary http://www.spiritscary.com
CLAUDIA DAINreading fromSPELLBOUND... Greetings, In regards to the Matter of the un-entailed Estate of the late-Jonathan Hambly, 10th Earl of Banfield, be advised that your attendance is urgently required at the reading of his lordship’s Last Will & Testament, to take place on November 1st of this year at Castle Keyvnor in Bocka Morrow, Cornwall. Regards, Mr. Timothy Hunt, Esq.
When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there.
LADY GHOST AND LORD DEATH: A LOVE STORY Hal Mort, Viscount Blackwater, visits Keyvnor Castle in the company of friends and atop his new stallion. How was he to know that ghosts awaited him? Hal does not believe in ghosts. Unfortunately for Hal, the ghosts take an interest in him. One ghost wants to see him married to the lovely Lady Morgan. Another ghost is just as determined to see him slip the noose. As the ghosts work their supernatural magic, Hal can't determine if the intense attraction he feels for Morgan is coming from him or from them. And after a few magical kisses, he's not sure he cares.
BETH CAUDILLwill read fromENCHANTRESS' DESTINY... In a land ruled by magic, can two elves break a dark curse and forge a new destiny together?
She’s a lonely elven princess whose betrothed shunned her to avoid a dark fate. But now, honor demands he return to save his family, even in the face of fatal temptation and the culmination of an arcane prophecy.
Clairessa Bellehaven may be a princess, but she’s also the loneliest elf in Wildeloch. She spends her days analyzing spell books, and her nights dreaming of someone to share her life. This seems unlikely, after her betrothed, Prince Rowe deserted her and her latest beau betrayed her trust. Surely just one night of passion with a handsome elf will do no harm … that is, unless the Goddess finds out.
Rowe Calder, elf clan prince, can no longer delay returning home if he is to save his family’s livelihood. But once there, he finds himself under the spell of his lovely bondmate, Princess Clairessa—the woman destined to cause his death. He’s a powerful elvish prince, surely he dares risk one tryst with her.
But there is no hiding from the vindictive curse cast long ago. Rowe will have to fight for the safety of everyone he loves, including Clairessa. And Clairessa must use the most powerful spell of all to save her prince—love. Will it be enough when the dark elf comes to claim a soul?
JENNIFER LOHMANNwill read fromYOU HAD ME AT CHRISTMAS... What’s better than a little romance at Christmas? Five romances at Christmas! Snowbound friends become lovers. Enemies discover they mean far more to each other than they ever dreamed. A marriage in trouble is saved, and strangers find connection in delicious encounters... It’s Christmas, and everything is possible. TWELVE KISSES UNTIL CHRISTMAS Escaping her abusive father and small hometown to follow her dreams takes money Selina Lumina doesn't have. After a millionaire software developer offers her a ride out of town, she has to decide whether to follow her aspirations or take a chance at love. Could a snowbound night on the road turn into a Christmas miracle?
JD ALLENwill read fromGRASSHOPPERSfound in MURDER UNDER THE OAKS...
Winner of the 2016 Anthony Award for Best
Anthology or Collection!
MWA Grand Master Margaret Maron, Edgar
Award-winner Tom Franklin, and New York Times bestselling novelist Ron Rash
headline a new anthology of 21 tales spanning from traditional detective
stories to comic capers to darkest noir and more — something for all
MURDER UNDER THE OAKS is published in conjunction
with Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, held in 2015 in Raleigh, North
Carolina — the City of Oaks. As with the convention itself, the anthology
spreads a broad canopy across a wide range of crime writers from across the
country and around the world — including both veteran writers and the brightest
up-and-coming talents in the field. Several of the stories in MURDER UNDER THE
OAKS draw on the region’s history and culture — including the birth of a secret
society at the University of Virginia, a mystery from Edgar Allan Poe’s
childhood days, and a series of less-than-welcome visits by everyone’s favorite
All participants contributed their efforts to
support our charity — the Wake County Public Libraries — and by extension
readers and writers everywhere. ALL PROFITS GO TO THE LIBRARY SYSTEM.