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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Book Blog Tour Stop and Review - Seduction by M.J. Rose

I'm so thrilled today to host a book blog tour stop for the amazing new novel, "Seduction," by M.J. Rose.


Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Atria Books

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.


An author has done her job right when she manages to draw her readers into her stories and totally captivates them - and with "Seduction," author M.J. Rose has done just that.

With a cast of characters that range from the brilliant author Victor Hugo to the enchanting mythologist Jac L'Etoile (who we first met in Rose's novel "The Book of Lost Fragrances), Rose delivers a tale that leaps from the past to the present and back again in a search for the truth about reincarnation. There is an intriguing and suspenseful mystery threaded throughout this story, but there is also an element of romance and a bit of sadness present as well.

Rose employs her excellent storytelling skills in this novel and she keeps her readers entertained and enthralled throughout the tale. Fans of historical fiction will love this book, as well as fans of puzzling mysteries.  I highly recommend it.


M.J. RoseM.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 can also find her on Facebook.

To see what other bloggers are saying about "Seduction," check out the book blog tour page at http://hfvirtualbooktours.com/seductionvirtualtour/

My thanks to Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for including me on this tour and to the publisher for providing the book for review. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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