Monday, April 20, 2009


Gathering of Like-Minded Litterati


Lady Jane's SalonEvery first Monday of the month from 7 o'clock to 9 o'clock, Manhattan's Madame X lounge (on 94 Houston St between LaGuardia and Thompson) comes alive with heaving bosoms, throbbing nether regions, and love.

Madame X LoungeLady Jane's Salon, a reading series devoted to romance fiction, is in session. With foreplay, indecent proposal, and passion on the drinks menu and set in the midst of red velvet couches and candlelight, the scene is ideal for a passionate reading of romance novels. "Everyone's temperature rose a little bit during the Rodale reading," said one romance-reading husband of a romance-reading female fan who attended the April 6th reading together.

Share the LoveAdmission is five dollars or one gently used romance novel to benefit Share The Love, a non-profit organization that provides romance novels to groups helping women in transition, such as homeless or domestic violence shelters. Why? Because everyone deserves the pleasure of a good story and a happy ending. Founded by Hope Tarr, Leanna Renee Heiber, Ron Hogan, and Maya Rodale. Sponsored by Beatrice.Com and Share The Love.

Romanistas, would you be brave enough to read your love scenes out loud in front of a mixed crowd? I can't listen to an audio book without my face going hot.


8 comments:

Diane Gaston said...

I hope to attend Lady Jane's Salon, Keira! When Amanda, Deb and I go to Book Expo at the end of May, Amanda and I are staying over on the Monday and are planning to attend!

Hope Tarr has been a long time friend and I'm so looking forward to spending time with her!

Keira Soleore said...

Hijinks in NYC. How very cool!! Are you three planning on doing a reading there as well? Megan will be attending, too, I hope.

Hope Tarr said...

And Diane, we're so looking forward to having you and Amanda join us. In addition to the programming, you'll adore the venue, Madame X. It's Victorian brothel meets the New York "secret bar" vibe. And the cocktails are fab--and cheap!

Anna Campbell said...

I think this book salon is a brilliant idea! One day, I'd love to visit. I was hoping to skip into NY when I came to DC but I've got a book due 1st September so sadly didn't have time. Sigh. LOVE NY. Although not as much as I love cheap cocktails ;-)

Keira Soleore said...

Hope, you really sold the Salon to Anna. It's not the salacious readings but the thriftiness of the libations that count. And there's the courtesan angle for Diane. Two birds with an economy of words. Fabulous!

Fo, ahem, yes. That book deadline of yours is immovable. How's the cave? Comfy? :)

Anna Campbell said...

Are you checking up on me, Miss Keira? I'll have you know the cave is full of whip-wielding, bare-chested slave masters who beat me to my keyboard every day and will do anything to keep me there... Hmm, that's not quite the picture I wanted to present!

Keira Soleore said...

That's the picture you HOPE your cave would emulate, but unfortunately, soft drinks, munchies, and soft throws and rugs are the limit of amenities available in your cave. Pity that your charm hasn't lured any of the PYTs to consort with you.

Jerrica said...

Keira, thanks so much for linking to my interview with my hubby :) We love Lady Jane's and I hope one day my hubby and I will get to do what Maya and her man did! Though, I'm still not sure I could do a love scene...I'd have to give it some serious thought! :)