Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Historical Fiction Book Tours Interview: M.J. Rose

Today I am pleased to have a Q & A with author M.J. Rose author of Seduction to share with you. 

What book are you currently reading?

Past Caring by Robert Goddard

Who is your favorite author?
Daphne Du Maurier

Where is your favorite place to read?
In bed.

Can you give us any book recommendations?
The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers
The Queens Vow by C.W. Gortner
The Columbus Affair by Steve Berry
Mermaid by Carolyn Turegon
The Twelth Enchantment by David Liss

What was your inspiration for Seduction?

When I write a novel I always need a question I want to answer. It’s not what the book is about… the reader might not even notice… but it keeps me motivated. The question that started this novel was way back in the early 2000s when I read Les Miserables. I was so curious about Fantine. She was such a tragic and heartfelt character. Who was she? Why did she have such a great impact on Hugo? Being a writer I knew it probably wasn’t as obvious as it one might guess.

How much research do you have to do for your novels?

It’s different for every novel but lately from 3 – 6 months.

What was the most interesting fact you discovered when researching for Seduction?

I didn’t know – and don’t think many people know - how much Hugo believed in reincarnation and the spirit world. He held over 100 séances trying to reach his daughter and completely believed he was talking to long dead souls like Jesus, Dante and the devil.

Tell our readers why they should read Seduction

I can’t… but I’ll let some other peopleJ

"Mysterious, haunting, and tragic, Seduction emerges as a suspenseful alchemy of potent ingredients, beautifully blended, that ignites your senses and leaves you aching for more." —Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

"Seduction transcends time, recounting the story of Victor Hugo's tragic loss of his daughter and his desperate attempts to contact her via séances. Fast forward to the present, when Jacinthe 'Jac' L'Etoile, a mythologist specializing in Celtic lore, probes the secrets of the Isle of Jersey, where Hugo communed with spirits and composed his journal. With alacrity, Rose interweaves mythology, the supernatural, psychoanalysis and Evil Incarnate, creating an amazing amalgam of narrative wonder. And, yes, M.J. Rose fans, there are reincarnationists in Seduction, and they will haunt you." —Mystery Lovers Bookshop

"Seduction by M.J. Rose interlaces the tale of a bereft Victor Hugo, mourning the loss of his daughter over 150 years ago, with the present day chronicles of Jac L'Etoile, caught up in an ancient Druid mystery that is affecting the lives of everyone around her. Intriguing, absorbing, and utterly captivating, Seduction will leave you begging for a sequel." —Books & Books

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


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