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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Guest Post by M. J. Rose–Seduction

Please join me in welcoming author M. J. Rose and her new book, Seduction.  Today we are treated to an image and quote from Victor Hugo that had some inspiration on the author and her writing.

Victor Hugo and Seduction
Guest Post by M. J. Rose, author of


All the grief was pressing down, forcing her to feel the magnitude of all the deaths, all the defeats, and of the fresh loss of the lover she’d so desperately wanted to hold on to. Jac felt as if she’d walked into a giant silken web woven of sadness and was now trapped in its threads.
                                     Excerpt from SEDUCTION - From Chapter 2


I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!
                                       -Victor Hugo

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You can find M. J. Rose on her website or blog for further information about her books.  You can also find her on Facebook or Twitter.

You can follow along with the rest of the Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour at the website or on Twitter with the following hashtag: #SeductionVirtualTour.

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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.


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