Upcoming Readings

Dear Readers, 

I hope you had a wonderful time at the June LJSSS.

The August 11, 2018 Lady Jane’s Salon Silver Spring Romance reading series welcomes  Ms. Kathleen Gilles Seidel, Author of The Fourth Summer and Ms. Mia Sosa, Author of Pretending He’s Mine. I hope you join us as we welcome these talented authors and their stories of happily-ever-after.  

Ms. Kathleen Gilles Seidel, Author of The Fourth SummerKathleen Gilles Seidel photo

Ms. Kathleen Gilles Seidel is a bestselling contemporary romance writer.  Her books have won many romance-market awards including two RITAs.

She has a Ph.D. in English literature from Johns Hopkins, having written her dissertation on Jane Austen before Jane Austen was cool. 

She was chairman of the Washington Romance Writers for two years and is currently on the Advisory Board for the International Association for the Study of Popular Romance. She supports those young scholars with travel grants.  For more information on Ms. Seidel, please visit her website at www.kathleengillesseidel.com

She will be reading from her latest release and 15th book, The Fourth Summer.


The Fourth Summer

THE FOURTH SUMMER_FINAL (7)You never forget your first love, and a decade of fame and fortune as the face of professional snowboarding hasn’t dimmed Seth’s memory of seemingly endless, perfect summers.

Now, sequestered with Caitlin on a high-profile case, could Seth have a chance to rekindle those feelings of the past? Amid family conflicts and hard-hitting revelations in and out of the courtroom, Seth and Caitlin face some tough hurdles.

With so much at stake, can they trust in what they’ve reawakened in each other and turn this season of change into a lifetime of love?



Ms. Mia Sosa, Author of Pretending He’s Mine

Author photo - 300 dpi (1)Ms. Sosa is an award-winning contemporary romance writer and 2015 Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Finalist. Her books have received praise and recognition from Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Library Journal (starred reviews), The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, and more.

Book Riot listed her debut, Unbuttoning the CEO, on its list of 100 Must-Read Romantic Comedies, and Booklist recently called her “the new go-to author for fans of sassy and sexy contemporary romances.”

A former First Amendment and media lawyer, Ms. Sosa practiced for more than a decade before trading her suits for loungewear (okay, okay, they’re sweatpants). Now she strives to write fun and flirty stories about imperfect characters finding their perfect match. She lives in Maryland with her husband, their two daughters, and an adorable puppy that finally sleeps through the night. 

Ms. Sosa will be reading from her latest release, Pretending He’s Mine. For more information about Mia and her books, visit www.miasosa.com


Pretending He’s Mine

PHM bc 1For Hollywood agent Julian Hart, representing his best friend—megastar Carter Williamson—means it’s nearly impossible to keep his personal life and career separate. To make matters worse, Carter’s younger sister has been starring in Julian’s wildest fantasies more often than he’d care to admit. He knows she’s off-limits, but when Ashley shows up on his doorstep, needing a place to crash… suddenly his greatest temptation is sleeping down the hall.

Free-spirited Ashley Williamson doesn’t do commitment. Jobs, apartments, men… why let herself be tied down? But she’s had a crush on her older brother’s best friend for years and she’s committed to making Julian want her, one towel-clad midnight encounter at a time. But just as things start heating up, their steamy flirtation is interrupted by Carter’s east coast wedding. Ashley has no desire to go home and face her reputation as the family disappointment. But living with—dare she say dating?—a successful, sexy film agent could give them something else to talk about.

Julian can’t believe he agreed to fake a relationship with the one woman he can never have. And it’s going to take more than a little willpower to remember it’s all pretend. Or is it?


Dear Readers,

The June 9, 2018 Lady Jane’s Salon Silver Spring Romance reading series welcomes the following Guest Authors: Ms. Adriana Anders, Author of Under her Skin, Ms. Tracey Livesay, Author of In Love with a Tycoon, Ms. Carrie Lomax, Author of Say You’ll Stayand Ms. Sharon Wray, Author of Every Deep Desire.

Ms. Adriana Anders, Author of Under her Skin

Adriana_AndersMs.  Anders is the award-winning author of the Blank Canvas series. Under Her Skin, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2017, has been featured in Bustle, USA Today Happy Ever After, and Book Riot.

Today, Ms. Anders resides with her tall French husband and two small children in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where she writes the gritty, emotional love stories of her heart.

Ms. Anders will be reading from her latest novel, Under Her Skin.


Under Her Skin

UNDER HER SKIN_COVER2This gentle giant’s scarred hands may be the warmest touch she’ll ever know.

…if only life were a fairy tale where Beauty got to keep her Beast

Ivan thought the world was through giving him second chances.

Hell, who was he kidding—he wasn’t good enough for them anyway. And he certainly wasn’t good enough for her.

But the moment Uma walked into his life, Ivan knew he had to put all that crap aside and do everything he could to help. She was like nothing he’d ever known. Beautiful, lost, alone, she had the kind of sad eyes that were just begging for someone to save her…

…and despite his rough exterior, despite the nasty rumors, despite all the bad decisions following him around like the strays he couldn’t help but rescue, Ivan was nothing but willing to be the kind of man she needed.

Yeah, he’d thought the world was through giving him second chances.

Until she came into his life. Until she changed everything.

Until he realized he would do anything, fight anyone, tear the world apart if it only meant saving her.


Ms. Tracey Livesay, Author of Love Will Always Remember

1311_livesay_008A former criminal defense attorney, Ms. Livesay finds crafting believable stories of happily-ever-after slightly more challenging than protecting our constitutional rights, but she’s never regretted following her heart instead of her law degree.

She has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post and on CBS This Morning. Ms. Livesay lives in Virginia with her husband-who she met on the very first day of law school–and their three children.

When not answering the call of wife, mother or author, she runs marathons and daydreams about designer purses.

Ms. Livesay will be reading from her latest, Love Will Always Remember.


Love Will Always Remember

love will always rememberAn accident changed Leighton Clarke’s life forever…

After waking from a coma, Leighton Clarke can’t remember anything from the past six years. She’s stunned when her doctors inform her she has amnesia, something she didn’t think occurred outside of soap operas. Anxious and disoriented, the only person who elicits any feelings is Jonathan Moran, a gorgeous chef with compassionate brown eyes… who also happens to be her fiancé.

Jonathan isn’t her fiancé. But when his estranged brother—her real husband-to-be—asks him to step in while he’s away in London, Jonathan doesn’t think he has a choice, especially after seeing how the previously aloof Leighton now responds to him. The more time they spend together, the more Jonathan begins to fall for his brother’s fiancé, until he’s wishing the pretense were reality.

When Leighton’s memories come flooding back, can she forgive the man she’s fallen in love with or will his lie ruin the only thing that feels true?


Ms. Carrie Lomax, Author of Say You Need Me

Headshot LomaxOn the long and meandering road to becoming a published romance author, Ms. Lomax took a few detours: a degree in English literature, another degree in library science, and then another one in…you guessed it, literature.

She grew up in the Midwest, moved to France, then spent 15 years in New York City.

Ms. Lomax now live in Maryland with two budding readers and her real-life romantic hero.

Ms. Lomax will be reading from her latest release, Say You Need Me.


Say You Need Me



Janelle Carlisle thought signing up to be a sugar baby would be a great way to pay down her student loans and prove she’s finally over her ex—two birds, one stone. Until it all goes cockeyed. Now she’s sharing an undersized hotel room with one drool-worthy, ex-Army, IT security consultant, until she can get her ass onto a plane back to Florida. She’s in no rush, though, if it means accomplishing at least one of her goals…

He’s worth the gamble.

Despite her smart mouth and stupid plan, Trent Mason can tell that Janelle’s a good girl. She’s told him so. Repeatedly. But she’s not very convincing, coming onto him with a boldness he’d have expected from his last girlfriend, an adult film star. Trent’s determined to hide his past as a pro poker player and accidental porn actor, but he’ll tell Janelle the truth if it means scaring her off.

It doesn’t. He’s not sorry about what happens next. Mostly.

Win big or go home.

Trent has no intention of getting involved. Janelle’s not going away. Her new career puts them on a collision course with Trent’s past. He once gambled and lost everything—no way is he going all in on Janelle. Someone’s going to lose big—unless they can hit the jackpot together.


Ms. Sharon Wray, Author of Every Deep Desire

Ms. Wray is a librarian who once studied dress design in the couture houses of Paris and now writes novels of suspense, adventure, and love.

A wife, mother of twins, caretaker of Donut the one-eyed dog, she’s addicted to snapping photos and eating Oreos.

She’s represented by Deidre Knight and Kristy Hunter at The Knight Agency.

Ms. Wray will be reading from her latest, Every Deep Desire.


Every Deep Desire

He’s taking it all back

His honor, his freedom, and the woman he loves

Montfort was a decorated Green Beret, the best of the best, until a disastrous mission and an unforgivable betrayal destroyed his life. Now, this deadly soldier has returned to the sultry Georgia swamps to reunite with his brothers, and take back all he lost. But Juliet must never know the truth behind what he’s done…or the dangerous secret that threatens to take him from her forever.

It took Juliet Capel eight long years to put her life back together after her husband was taken from her. Now Rafe is back, determined to protect her at any cost, and it’s not just her heart that’s in danger. The swamps hold a secret long buried and far deadlier than either of them could have imagined…

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