Guest Post by M.J. Rose featuring Art of Victor Hugo: Info on New Suspense Seduction

Today, I have the second in a series of guest posts by author M.J. Rose, in conjunction with her novel Seduction, coming in May.  I’ll also have an interview with her on April 22 and a review of the book on May 9, so be sure to follow along on this marvelous historical tour featuring literary classics, paranormal happenings, and interesting art.
First of all, I’ll give you Seduction‘s synopsis so you can get an idea where the guest post, based on Victor Hugo, is coming from. After viewing the guest post be sure to click the link for the rest of the Historical Fiction Book Tour schedule.  That will allow you to piece together the guest posts, each featuring a quote from Hugo’s work and a work of art, with a chapter included below it.

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.

Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Atria Books
Hardcover; 384p
ISBN-10: 1451621507


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“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables 

 From Chapter 32:

            Even at my worst, after Didine had been taken from us, I did not ever seriously contemplate taking my own life. Nothing is as valuable to me as an individual’s right to freedom. Death was not a possible solution for my grief. But from the moment I tied myself to the mast and set to helping Rose bring the boat to port, the sea called out to me with the insistence of a lover. Whispering soft entreaties, she beckoned me to let go, to give up on my struggles, to liberate myself from the sadness.


Author M.J. Rose, Biography~

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 – 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 and

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.

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