Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence. She is now the author of numerous “dazzlingly sexy and witty” historical romance novels. A champion of the romance genre and it’s readers, she is also the author of the non-fiction book Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation Of Romance Novels, Explained and a co-founder of Lady Jane’s Salon, a national reading series devoted to romantic fiction. Maya lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.
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Denver Lady Jane’s is excited to have Maya join us via Skype to read an excerpt from SEDUCING MR. KNIGHTLY at the October 10, 2012 salon.
I’m an avid reader of romance (since I could get away with it!) and a writer of contemporary and historical paranormal romance. I start to freak out if I don’t see a paranormal or ghost hunting show in over a week.
When I was a little girl, my parents owned a restaurant that was in a haunted building. It was so amazing to see things happen right in front of me that could not be explained! The situation flamed my love for the paranormal.
When I was a teen I wrote a series of mini books. As an adult, I worked a series of jobs, I never found anything that spoke to my soul.
I will be honest… I’m a huge fan of Supernatural! Hot guys solving paranormal mysteries? I’m there! That’s when I started writing fan fiction. Fan fiction is very fun but something was missing. I missed the romance! That is when I started my writing journey.
More than anything in this world I just want to write. I am married to my wonderful husband Aaron, who is a Chef in Boulder, Colorado and we have two wonderful miniature dachshunds, Leela and Fry, who are both clever as they are long.
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Denver Lady Jane’s is excited to have Hillary join us in person to read an excerpt from TORTURED SOUL at the October 10, 2012 salon.
I’m currently pursuing my Master of Art in Creative Writing through Regis University and I plan doing my capstone project on my published young adult novel, Healer. I write under the name J.L. Bowen and if you like young adult, my website is http://www.jlbowen.com.
Regis has a great program and my writing has improved since I’ve started in their program.
I reside in Colorful Colorado and live next to open space. I have a cocker spaniel and enjoy taking her for walks.
Some of my favorite past-times include skiing, working out at the gym and watching my niece and nephews play sports.
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Denver Lady Jane’s is excited to have M.L join us in person to read an excerpt from BETRAYAL, ANGELS OF DEATH. at the October 10, 2012 salon.
October Denver Lady Jane’s Salon
Date: Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: The Wine Loft at LoDo (1527 Wazee St. Denver, CO 80202)
Note: While food and drinks are available, it is not required to order a meal or to drink wine in order to attend this event.
Hillary Seidl in person
ML Guida in person
Maya Rodale via Skype
Entrance Fee: $5.00 cash or one gently used romance book (proceeds go to Hope House of Colorado)
There is a $5.00 PARKING LOT at the end of Wazee about a block from the Wine Loft. Heading west on Wazee pass 15th, it will be on the right just east of the creek.
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Carolyn Jewel was born on a moonless night. That darkness was seared into her soul and she became an award winning author of historical and paranormal romance. She has a very dusty car and a Master’s degree in English that proves useful at the oddest times. An avid fan of fine chocolate, finer heroines, Bollywood films, and heroism in all forms, she has three cats and a dog. Also a son. One of the cats is his. She loves to hear from readers, so don’t hesitate to email her.
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Denver Lady Jane’s is excited to have Carolyn join us via Skype to read an excerpt from NOT PROPER ENOUGH at the September 12, 2012 salon.
Meljean was raised in the middle of the woods, and hid under her blankets at night with fairy tales, comic books, and romances. She left the forest and went on a misguided tour through the world of accounting before focusing on her first loves, reading and writing–and she realized that monsters, superheroes, and happily-ever-afters are easily found between the covers, as well as under them, so she set out to make her own.
Meljean lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter.
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Denver Lady Jane’s is excited to have Meljean join us via Skype to answer questions about her latest release, RIVETED. Jenn will be reading an excerpt from RIVETED at the September 12, 2012 salon.
From an early age, Melissa loved to read. First, it was the books her mother read to her including her two favorites, Winnie the Pooh and the Beatrix Potter books. She cut her preteen teeth on Trixie Belden and read and reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird in middle school. It wasn’t until she was in college that she tried to write her first stories, which were full of angst and pain, and really not that fun to read or write. After trying several different genres, she found romance in a Linda Howard book.
Since the publication of her first book in 2004, Melissa has had close to fifty romances published. She writes in genres from historical suspense to modern day erotic romance to futuristics and paranormals. Included in those releases is the bestselling Harmless series. In 2011, Melissa branched out into self-publishing with A Little Harmless Submission and the popular military spinoff, Infatuation: A Little Harmless Military Romance. Along the way she has garnered an epic nomination, a multitude of reviewer’s recommended reads, over five Capa nods from TRS, three nominations for AAD Bookies and regularly tops the best seller lists on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Since she spent her childhood as a military brat, Melissa swore never to marry military. But, as we all know, Fate has her way with mortals. She is married to an AF major and is raising her own brats, both human and canine. She spends her days giving in to her addiction to Twitter, counting down the days until her hubby retires, and cursing the military for always sticking them in a location that is filled with bugs big enough to eat her children.
Connect with Melissa:
Denver Lady Jane’s is excited to have Melissa join us via Skype to read an excerpt from her new By Blood series, DESIRE BY BLOOD at the September 12, 2012 salon.