Guest Post by M.J. Rose, Author of Seduction – Blog Tour

Stopping by the blog today is M.J. Rose, author of Seduction, the fifth book in her Reincarnationist series. (My review is here)  In Seduction a grieving woman discovers the lost letters of Victor Hugo.  As such, it’s no surprise that M.J. Rose has written her guest posts about Hugo and his art.

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Gradually, they began to talk. Overflow succeeded to silence, which is fullness. The night was serene and glorious above their heads. These two beings, pure as spirits, told each other everything, their dreams, their frenzies, their ecstasies, their chimeras, their despondencies, how they had adored each other from afar, how they had longed for each other, their despair when they had ceased to see each other. They had confided to each other in an intimacy of the ideal, which already, nothing could have increased, all that was most hidden and most mysterious in themselves. They told each other, with a candid faith in their illusions, all that love, youth and the remnant of childhood that was theirs, brought to mind. These two hearts poured themselves out to each other, so that at the end of an hour, it was the young man who had the young girl’s soul and the young girl who had the soul of the young man. They interpenetrated, they enchanted, they dazzled each other.

When they had finished, when they had told each other everything, she laid her head on his shoulder, and asked him: “What is your name?”

My name is Marius,” he said. “And yours?”
My name is Cosette.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables  

Excerpt from SEDUCTION – Chapter 14   Jac and Theo at Blixer Rath

It was her first kiss and her whole body shivered, but not because she was frightened. Not now. It was as if a hundred perfume bottles all spilled out at the same time. As if the fragrance notes were meeting in the air and mixing and mingling and turning into music. She was suddenly attuned to scents and tones and sounds and tastes and touch in a brand-new way. With sensors that had been sleeping until this very moment.

M.J. RoseAuthor Bio

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 and Twitter.

Continue following M.J. Rose on her virtual book tour around the web.  A full listing of all tour spots is here.  You can also follow on Twitter by searching the hashtag: #SeductionVirtualTour

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Lost Fragrances with author M.J. Rose

On Monday I shared my review with you of The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose.  M.J. has been kind enough to stop by the blog today to share with us one of these “lost fragrances”.  Thanks M.J.!

I’ve been fascinated with lost fragrances since long before I started writing The Book of Lost Fragrances… since I found a bottle of perfume on my great grandmother’s dresser that had belonged to her mother in Russia. Here is one of those lost fragrances that stirs the senses and the imagination… (reasearched and described  with the help of the perfume writer  Dimitrios Dimitriadis)

SAUZÉ FRÈRES – EAU DE LAVANDE CRISTAL QUINTESSENCE

In perfumery, notes of citrus and lavender typify traditional eaux, however this long-lost splash by French brothers Sauzé is an atypical rendering of a classic cologne.

Eau de Lavande Cristal veers away from the expected and instead startles and surprises with warm hesperidic notes that are distinctly mediterranean in style. Lemon and lavender play a starring role, but a bouquet of stirring herbaceous notes, aleppo pine and dry mosses make for a fragrance which has a “summer in the Mediterranean” appeal. Perhaps one of the best in its category, Eau de Lavande Cristal is a little-known and incredibly rare scent that regrettably, has not withstood the ages.

Author Bio:

M.J. Rose is the international best-selling author of eleven novels and two non-fiction books on marketing. Her next novel THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES (Atria/S&S) will be published in March 2012.  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.

Continue following M.J. on her virtual book tour around the web to learn about other “lost fragrances.”  A full listing of all tour spots is here.  You can also follow on Twitter by searching the hashtag: #LostFragrancesVirtualBookTour