Book Review: Seduction by M.J. Rose

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Seduc­tion by M.J. Rose is another novel in the Rein­car­na­tion­ist series. This is the fifth book in the series and deals with past lives as do the other books.

  • 384 pages
  • Pub­lisher: Atria Books
  • Lan­guage: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451621507

Book Review Seduction by MJ Rose

My Rat­ing for Seduc­tion4

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Thoughts:
Seduc­tion by M.J. Rose (web­site) is a detailed and some­what haunt­ing novel. This Gothic tales touches on rein­car­na­tion (as do the other books in the series), love and loss, pain and fam­ily secrets.

Half the book takes place in present time, the other half in the past in which author Vic­tor Hugo is a major part of. While I do enjoy Ms. Rose’s work and writ­ing style, the fact that Hugo was in the book was a major draw for me.

While there is some romance in the book, as well as a few para­nor­mal ele­ments (not the nor­mal genre I read) they are sub-stories to the main nar­ra­tive. As the other books in the series, this one also deals with find­ing about past lives and how they affect indi­vid­u­als to this day.

While the book can be read as a stand­alone book, I felt that it was more of a direct sequel to the pre­vi­ous one, The Book of Lost Fra­grances. The char­ac­ters in the series grow with each book and I believe that the reader will enjoy Seduc­tion much more if he/she read the pre­vi­ous novel.

The nar­ra­tive will appeal to those who liked the pre­vi­ous book, I have very lit­tle inter­est in the para­nor­mal and/or incar­na­tion but I do enjoy a good story. The book is well writ­ten and Ms. Rose keeps devel­op­ing the char­ac­ters in each novel. At the end of the book the author pro­vides a very infor­ma­tive chap­ter about Hugo, his exper­i­ments with the para­nor­mal and what is his­tory and what is fic­tion in the narrative.

Syn­op­sis:
Vic­tor Hugo, famous French nov­el­ist, has lost his 19 year-old daugh­ter to the sea. In a self imposed exile on the Isle of Jer­sey, the griev­ing father has started to par­tic­i­pate in hun­dreds of séances try­ing to con­tact his lov­ing daugh­ter. In the process Hugo claimed to have talked with such lumi­nar­ies as Plato, Galileo, Shake­speare, Dante, Jesus and even Lucifer.

Jac L’Etoile who seems to have no rest from life’s dra­mas arrives on the Isle of Jer­sey hop­ing to inves­ti­gate the island’s Celtic roots. Jac’s friend, another trou­bled soul by the name of Theo Gas­pard, hopes she’ll him dis­cover Hugo’s lost con­ver­sa­tions with the “Shadow of the Sepulcher”.

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His­tor­i­cal Fic­tion Vir­tual Book Tours for Seduc­tion by M.J. Rose:

Mon­day, March 25
Review at Lux­ury Reading

Tues­day, March 26
Review at Pep­per­mint, Ph.D.

Wednes­day, March 27
Review at Bib­lio­philic Book Blog

Thurs­day, March 28
Inter­view at A Book­ish Libraria

Fri­day, March 29
Review & Guest Post at vvb32Reads
Guest Post at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Mon­day, April 1
Review at A Book­ish Affair
Review & Guest Post at The Lit Bitch

Tues­day, April 2
Guest Post at A Book­ish Affair

Wednes­day, April 3
Review at Griperang’s Book­marks

Thurs­day, April 4
Review at The Mus­ings of a Book Junkie

Fri­day, April 5
Guest Post at The Mus­ings of a Book Junkie

Mon­day, April 8
Review at Girls Just Reading

Tues­day, April 9
Review & Guest Post at Kinx’s Book Nook

Wednes­day, April 10
Review at Booklover Book Reviews

Thurs­day, April 11
Review at Psy­chotic Book Reviews
Guest Post at Lit­er­ary Marie

Fri­day, April 12
Review at West Metro Mommy

Mon­day, April 15
Review at Lay­ered Pages

Tues­day, April 16
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews

Wednes­day, April 17
Review at Reflec­tions of a Book Addict

Thurs­day, April 18
Review at Flash­light Com­men­tary
Guest Post at Reflec­tions of a Book Addict

Fri­day, April 19
Guest Post at Flash­light Commentary

Mon­day, April 22
Inter­view at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Tues­day, April 23
Review at Review From Here
Review at Age­less Pages Reviews

Wednes­day, April 24
Guest Post at The Maiden’s Court

Thurs­day, April 25
Review at So Many Books, So Lit­tle Time

Mon­day, April 29
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Review at As I Turn the Pages

Tues­day, April 30
Inter­view at A Chick Who Reads

Wednes­day, May 1
Review at Peek­ing Between the Pages

Thurs­day, May 2
Review at Unabridged Chick
Guest Post at Peek­ing Between the Pages

Fri­day, May 3
Review at Con­fes­sions of an Avid Reader

Tues­day, May 7
Review at Sharon’s Gar­den of Book Reviews

Wednes­day, May 8
Review at Buried Under Books
Review at Diary of an Eccentric

Thurs­day, May 9
Review at Amused by Books
Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!
Inter­view at Buried Under Books

Fri­day, May 10
Review at Savvy Verse & Wit

Mon­day, May 13
Review at His­tor­i­cal Tapes­try & The Adven­tures of an Intre­pid Reader

Tues­day, May 14
Review at Words and Peace
Review at Kimba the Caf­feinated Reviewer
Guest Post at His­tor­i­cal Tapestry

Thurs­day, May 16
Review at From Left to Write

Fri­day, May 17
Review at A Novel Review

Mon­day, May 20
Review at Bro­ken Teepee

Tues­day, May 21
Review at Con­fes­sions of a Book Hoarder
Guest Post at Bro­ken Teepee

Wednes­day, May 22
Review at Bags, Books and Bön Jovi
Guest Post at Con­fes­sions of a Book Hoarder

Thurs­day, May 23
Review at Man of La Boo
Guest Post at Bags, Books and Bön Jovi

Fri­day, May 24
Review at The Cal­ico Critic

Mon­day, May 27
Review at Paper­back Princess

Tues­day, May 28
Review at To Read or Not to Read

Wednes­day, May 29
Review at Cheryl’s Book Nook
Guest Post at To Read or Not to Read

Thurs­day, May 30
Review at Book Nerds
Guest Post at Cheryl’s Book Nook

Mon­day, June 3
Review at A Book Geek

Tues­day, June 4
Review at Trib­ute Books Mama
Guest Post at My Shelf Confessions

Wednes­day, June 5
Review at Bip­pity Bop­pity Book

Thurs­day, June 6
Guest Post at Book Nerds

Fri­day, June 7
Review at Book Drunk­ard

Mon­day, June 10
Review at Jenny Loves to Read

Tues­day, June 11
Review & Inter­view at Pure Tex­tu­al­ity

Wednes­day, June 12
Review at From the TBR Pile

Thurs­day, June 13
Review & Guest Post at Books by the Wil­low Tree

Fri­day, June 14
Review at Bib­lio­philia, Please

Mon­day, June 17
Review at Mari Reads

Tues­day, June 18
Guest Post at Mari Reads

Wednes­day, June 19
Review at Daisy’s Book Journal

Thurs­day, June 20
Guest Post at Daisy’s Book Journal

Fri­day, June 21
Review at Judith Stark­ston Blog
Review at Just One More Chapter

Mon­day, June 24
Review at The True Book Addict

Tues­day, June 25
Guest Post at The True Book Addict

Wednes­day, June 26
Inter­view at Judith Stark­ston Blog

Fri­day, June 28
Review at A Writer’s Life: Work­ing with the Muse

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Dis­claimer: I got this book for free from Vir­tual Fic­tion His­tor­i­cal Book Tours.
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