Guest Post by M.J. Rose author of The Book of Lost Fragrances – Virtual Book Tour

Today I welcome  M.J. Rose, author of THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES:

M.J. Rose:  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… (researched and described  with the help of the perfume writer  Dimitrios Dimitriadis)

SHISEIDO – NOMBRE NOIR

Considered to be the glittering gem in the Serge Lutens / Shiseido crown, Nombre Noir is coveted for its scarcity and deep, dark mysteriousness. Created in 1982, Nombre Noir embraces 1980s style… it is bold, dramatic and commanding. It opens with a huff of aldehydes and bergamot which settles over a lavish floral heart of ylang ylang, rose and lily of the valley. An ambery benzoin / sandalwood  base imbues the perfume with a stunning honey-like quality… the sum of all components being rich, dark and plummy. This perfume was created when Lutens worked at Shiseido, and as such is a highly sought-after discontinued treasure.

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SYNOPSIS: 

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 moved to America. Now, fourteen years later she and her brother have inherited the company along with it’s financial problems. 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 becomes haunted by the legend the House of L’Etoile has been espousing since 1799. Is there a scent that can unlock the mystery of reincarnation – or is it just another dream infused perfume?

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.

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.

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For more information on M.J. Rose and her novels, please visit her WEBSITE. You can also find her on Facebook.


Special Promotion: Perfume inspired by The Book of Lost Fragrances

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

“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 http://mjrose.com/fragrances/scent.asp 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.

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The Book of Lost Fragrances has received terrific advance praise:

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