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SEDUCTION by MJ Rose

Friday, June 28th, 2013 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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SEDUCTION is one of those books that lingers with you after you’ve finished it. Moving back and forth between the present and the past, this novel explores what it means to love, and what it means to be bound by that love, not just in this lifetime, but in lifetimes long forgotten. Moving from a primeval forest in New England to the ancient caves on the isle of Jersey , SEDUCTION tells the story of Jac and her search for freedom from pain. A beautifully written novel that transports you from the moment you pick it up, SEDUCTION takes you on a journey you won’t soon forget. 5 stars

 

Seduction

SYNOPSIS: From the author of The Book of Lost Fragrances comes a haunting novel about a grieving woman who discovers the lost journal of novelist Victor Hugo, awakening a mystery that spans centuries.

In 1843, novelist Victor Hugo’s beloved nineteen-year-old daughter drowned. Ten years later, Hugo began participating in hundreds of séances to reestablish contact with her. In the process, he claimed to have communed with the likes of Plato, Galileo, Shakespeare, Dante, Jesus—and even the Devil himself. Hugo’s transcriptions of these conversations have all been published. Or so it was believed.

Recovering from her own losses, mythologist Jac L’Etoile arrives on the Isle of Jersey—where Hugo conducted the séances—hoping to uncover a secret about the island’s Celtic roots. But the man who’s invited her there, a troubled soul named Theo Gaspard, has hopes she’ll help him discover something quite different—Hugo’s lost conversations with someone called the Shadow of the Sepulcher.

What follows is an intricately plotted and atmospheric tale of suspense with a spellbinding ghost story at its heart, by one of America’s most gifted and imaginative novelists.

About the Author

M.J. Rose is the international best selling author of eleven novels and two non-fiction books on marketing. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in many magazines and reviews including Oprah Magazine. She has been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, USA Today and on the Today Show, and NPR radio.  Rose graduated from Syracuse University, spent the ’80s in advertising, has a commercial in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and since 2005 has run the first marketing company for authors – Authorbuzz.com.  The television series PAST LIFE, was based on Rose’s novels in the Renincarnationist series. She is one of the

founding board members of International Thriller Writers and runs the blog- Buzz, Balls & Hype.  She is also the co-founder of Peroozal.com and BookTrib.com.

Rose lives in CT with her husband the musician and composer, Doug Scofield, and their very spoiled and often photographed dog, Winka.

For more information on M.J. Rose and her novels, please visit her WEBSITE. You ca

n also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Booklist and LOVE ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Love On a Midsummer Night

Booklist loved the new Regency! I am over the moon!

“The chemistry and the dialogue between Arabella and Raymond are
honest and open, with plenty of passion.”

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Historical Novel Society Conference 2013

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 | Uncategorized | No Comments

I had the most amazing time last weekend at the HNS Conference. It was truly inspiring to see old friends, bloggers, writers, authors, and to make new ones. To hear what people are working on, and what they hope to achieve in the future, whether it be to find an agent, to find the perfect editor, or to finish the book they are currently wrestling with.

Sex In History 2013

Listening as the fabulous Margaret George read from her novel THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HENRY VIII, I felt that old joy again, the beautiful excitement of well-crafted story, a moment that reminded me of why I started writing historical fiction in the first place. Listening to C.W Gortner’s amazing speech on the danger-filled road he fought on his way to publication, of how he almost gave up, but in the end, kept going because of the community that HNS offers to all of us.

 

That is truly what I took from the wonderful time with my friends: reveling in that sense of community, listening to Stephanie Dray and Kate Quinn as they talked about the books they’re writing, the books they love, listening as Donna Russo Morin dazzled the table with her warmth and wit, as C.W. Gortner made us all fall out laughing.  Meeting Eliza Knight in the grand lobby and bonding over the beauty of romantic fiction, and the bridges we are both trying to build between our historical novels and our historical romances. Getting to be on a panel with the inspiring Mary Sharratt and listening to her beautiful book ILLUMINATIONS being read out loud.  Sitting beside the amazing Margaret George, Anne Easter Smith on a different panel, and talking with them and the audience about the role of accuracy in historical fiction.

Having breakfast with the beautiful Michelle Cameron not once, but twice, and talking about the beauty that she buries like treasure in each and every book she writes. Spending time with Kris Waldherr, talking about marketing and book covers and the role of art vs. commerce, and basking in the sweet smiling presence of Mitchell James Kaplan reminded me of how much I love these people, and how happy I was to be there.  I loved seeing beautiful friends and bloggers, Amy Bruno, Audra the Unabridged Chick and Heather Reisek, and getting to speak in person with Teralynn Pilgrim, Heather Webb, and Marci Jefferson.  Getting to see online friends like the fabulous Elizabeth Kerri Mahon and Sophie Perinot in the flesh was pure pleasure.

Basically, the weekend at HNS reminded me not only of why I write, but why my work brings me so much joy. The community that we have built, both at this conference and online, sustains us all when we are alone in front of our computers, fighting the good fight to get the latest novel down on paper. This weekend reminded me that we are all in this together, and that is a beautiful thing.

 

Happy MidSummer’s Eve

Friday, June 21st, 2013 | Uncategorized | No Comments

Happy Midsummer’s Eve to All! May you keep dancing all year long…

Midsummer Long Dance in Sweden

Historical Novel Society Conference

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 | Uncategorized | No Comments

 

I am heading to the Historical Novel Society Conference in Tampa, FL tomorrow and I can’t wait! Not only will it be a chance to see old friends who I haven’t seen in two years, I’ll get to meet cyberfriends who already feel like family.

I won’t be talking and playing the whole time, though. I’m scheduled to speak on three panels while I’m there.

 

Is Genre a Dirty Word? (Saturday, 9:30AM) with Mitchell James Kaplan, Mary Sharratt, and Michelle Cameron with the fabulous Kris Waldherr as our moderator.  As a romance writer, you know what I think already 🙂

To Trump or Trumpet the History Police?  (Saturday, 10:45AM) with Anne Easter Smith, Margaret George, and Stephanie Cowell, with the wonderful C. W. Gortner moderating.  I say story is king…this should prove to be a lively and fun debate.

And last but not least, Sex in Historical Fiction: How to Make It Hot (Saturday, 1:30PM) with C.W. Gortner, Donna Russo Morin, Kate Quinn and Sherry Jones. In all honesty, Alais should be talking on this panel. I’ll have to channel her for this one…

Check out the schedule of events HERE  …it looks like so much fun!

 

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