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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lady Jane's Salon, Naperville, IL

I was fortunate to attend the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention this year!

My "Holiday" started with a wonderful evening a Lady Jane's Salon in Naperville.

Two of my awesome critique partners, Adrienne Giordano and Tracey Devlyn, are the sponsors of this branch of Lady Jane's. To see what it's all about, click here:

The original is in NYC. Check it out here:

First things first. The salon was held at Le Chocolat du Bouchard. It's worth clicking to see the delicious photos of their goodies.

I selected several truffles for the hubby from here:

Can you believe I didn't eat a single one. Regret is nibbling at me since I've arrived back in ND.

However, not all was lost. I began the salon with a tasty treat, a chocolate mintini.

It disappeared all too fast!

We had delightful readings by authors Cherry Adair, Laurie London, Traci Hall, Hope Tarr, and Tracey Devlyn, and I won this fabulous tote bag and audio of Hope Tarr's latest book, Tempting.

Now it's back to North Dakota, the kitties, the hubby, and many more words to write before a Touch of the Past is ready for reader consumption.

More on the RT Convention to soon as I get a few more pages written.

I'd love to hear about your favorite chocolate drink. Has anyone consumed exciting chocolate laced goodies lately?

Happy Reading,

L. j.


  1. My mouth is watering just looking at your pictures!

    A critique buddy recently made Nutella Fudge. OMG!

    1. That sounds fabulous. I'm all about Nutella.

  2. As a kid, I used to have Nestle's Quick for breakfast. With milk, of course.

    1. I can relate. I used to mix it into my vanilla ice cream.

  3. I love eating chocolate. I'm not so fond of it as drink unless it is hot chocolate or chocolate milk.

    Alcohol and chocolate just don't mix in my book.

    Glad you had a great time.

    1. My chocolate minting was alcohol free. I don't think the chocolate restaurant had a liquor license, which worked well for me since I had to stay awake for the readings. I'm such an early-night person.

  4. Sounds like you had fun, L.j.
    I'm going to be reading at the RDU Lady Jane's Salon next week so I'm hoping it'll be a fun night. Love the chocolates...mmm, wish I had a few truffles right now.


  5. Me, too...although I am eating a pineapple coconut muffin, so I can't complain too much.

    Sorry I won't be there to hear you read. Lady Jane's are so much fun. Gives us writers a chance to commune, or whatever.

  6. Love the idea of Lady Jane's Salons...wish I'd been there!

  7. Me, too, Rashda. You WILL be at next years RT!

  8. Wish I'd been there too, but I'm REALLY looking forward to reading Touch of the Past! Can't wait!

    1. I'm working on Past, but have been sidetracked trying to write a novella that happens between TNT and Past. Guess I'd better get to it!