"Mysterious, haunting, and tragic, Seduction emerges as a suspenseful alchemy of potent ingredients, beautifully blended, that ignites your senses and leaves you aching for more." —Jamie Ford, NYT bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
My newest novel is about many things: Victor Hugo and the secret séances he attended, Druid ruins, grief, ghosts, reincarnation and the lengths we go to for love.
Below is a descriptions of the magical fragrance I imagined Jac L’Etoile smells in Seduction.
I haven’t ever smelled it except in my mind – but if it reminds you of a perfume tell me which one in the comments. Just email me at MJRoseWriter@gmail.com.
I’ll go smell them all and the one that comes closest will win the owner the necklace on the cover. And everyone who enters wins a manuscript page from the book – signed by me.
Also if you want to join a “by invitation only” Seduction book club on Facebook where I’ll be talking to readers about the book during the month of May – mention that in the email.
And here is the msytery scent as described in the book:
But there was something else Jac smelled. A rich and spicy perfume that combined roses, ylang ylang and oak moss. Trapped in the pages for how many years, a fine French perfume was escaping.
It was the kind of scent she had grown up with.
Nothing like most modern mass-produced fragrances, but
beautifully articulated and rounded. She sniffed at it. There was one note that she couldn’t quite figure out, and that note was similar to the mysterious note in Ash’s cologne.
Was this another of Fantine’s scents? Was the amber note her signature? The way vanilla was Jean Guerlain’s? The way tuberose was her grandfather’s?
Have you ever smelled a scent like this? Just tell me below.
"A luxurious, sensual experience for the reader. This atmospheric tale of suspense is fully engrossing." —Library Journal (starred review)