Wednesday, February 8, 2012

M.J. Rose is asking if you've ever smelled a story?

Next month I am participating in the book tour for The Book of Lost Fragrances, the new release from M.J Rose.

A sweeping and suspenseful tale of secrets, intrigue, and lovers separated by time, all connected through the mystical qualities of a perfume created in the days of Cleopatra—and lost for 2,000 years. 

Jac L’Etoile has always been haunted by the past, her memories infused with the exotic scents that she grew up surrounded by as the heir to a storied French perfume company. In order to flee the pain of those remembrances—and of her mother’s suicide—she moves to America, leaving the company in the hands of her brother Robbie. But when Robbie hints at an earth-shattering discovery in the family archives and then suddenly goes missing—leaving a dead body in his wake—Jac is plunged into a world she thought she’d left behind. 

Back in Paris to investigate her brother’s disappearance, Jac discovers a secret the House of L’Etoile has been hiding since 1799: a scent that unlocks the mysteries of reincarnation. The Book of Lost Fragrances fuses history, passion, and suspense, moving from Cleopatra’s Egypt and the terrors of revolutionary France to Tibet’s battle with China and the glamour of modern-day Paris. Jac’s quest for the ancient perfume someone is willing to kill for becomes the key to understanding her own troubled past.the ancient perfume someone is willing to kill for becomes the key to understanding her own troubled past.

If this sounds like your kind of book and you think you might want to pre-order it, there is a pretty cool promotion going on right now.  You can get a sample of Ames Soeurs which is the perfume created based on the book!  Details:

“He struggled to separate out the notes he recognized from the ones he didn’t, searching for the ingredients that gave the blend its promise of hope, of long nights and voluptuous dreams, of invitation and embrace. Of an everlasting covenant ripe with possibility.  Of lost souls reunited.”  The Book of Lost Fragrances

Discover the perfume inspired by The Book of Lost Fragrances 

Pre-order The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose and we'll send you a free sample of Âmes Soeurs, the Scent of Soulmates. This exclusive fragrance, inspired by the novel, was created by Joya Studios and is not yet for sale.  Joya’s Âmes Sœurs hints of Frankincense, Myrrh, Orange Blossom and Jasmine. It’s smoky uncommon finish suggests the past and the future, and lost souls reunited.

Just use one of the links at and follow the directions there. 

Offer ends March 1, but pre-order now since we have a limited number of supplies! US and Canada only.


I haven't cracked it open yet but plan to this weekend and it has already got some pretty awesome kudos:

Selected by Indie Booksellers for the March 2012 Indie Next List.

Selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the Top Ten Mystery/Thrillers Spring 2012

"From 18th-century Egypt and France to present-day Paris, New York, and China, Rose's deliciously sensual novel of paranormal suspense smoothly melds a perfume-scented quest to protect an ancient artifact with an ages-spanning romance. A complex plot that races to a satisfying finish."  Publishers Weekly, Starred and Boxed Review 

" A sensuous thriller combined with a heartbreaking love story.”  — Karen Briggs at Great Northern Books & Hobbies in Oscoda, MI
"A spellbinding love story and historical novel of mystery, reincarnation, ancient Egypt.  Being immersed in Rose's fictional world is one of those times when you don't want to come back to the real world." —Susan Wasson of Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM

"Smoothly blends historical events, compelling characters, and international intrigue into an absorbing and thrilling ride through the centuries." Library Journal

Be sure to stop back by on March 8th for my review of The Book of Lost Fragrances and on March 13th for a guest post with author M.J. Rose!

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