Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Contest & Interview with Author MJ Rose!

About the Author:
M.J. Rose is the internationally bestselling author of several novels and two non-fiction books on marketing.

The television series PAST LIFE was based on Rose’s Reincarnationist series. The real stories about how she was inspired to write each book in this series as well as the knowledge she has about reincarnation and the art world make Rose an interesting and compelling.

About the Book: The Hypnotist
Haunted by the murder of his lover — a beautiful young painter — Lucian Glass keeps his dark memories at bay by focusing on his work with the FBI’s Art Crime Team. Currently investigating a crazed art collector destroying priceless masterpieces, he becomes involved in a bizarre hostage negotiation that takes him undercover at the Phoenix Foundation. Under hypnosis he travels back to ancient Greece and nineteenth-century Persia, past life while the case takes him from New York to Paris and the movie capital of the world. These combined journeys will shatter his understanding of reality, force him to question his sanity and lead him into the center of an intricate plan to break in to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and steal Hypnos, the 1,500 year old sculpture of the Greek God of sleep, said to hold a secret that many would literally kill to uncover.

Which character did you enjoy writing the most and why?
I love every character more than the others when I am writing them. It's like asking a mom to pick her favorite child. I only write about characters that fascinate me - that's the joy of being a writer - I get to invent people. 

Would you rather see your books on the TV Screen or the Big Screen? 
Well, this past year I saw what the TV world did to my books - Past Life on Fox was inspired by my books and what came out was pretty far removed from my books... so I'd love to see what would happen on the big screen.

What do you do when you aren't writing? 
Thinking about writing. No seriously. Talk/see friends/family. Reading. I go to a lot of museums and art galleries. I run a marketing business for authors - called I try to get out and walk and swim. And lest I sound utterly boring - shop for shoes.

How do you handle the negative reviews and critiques you may receive?
I cringe. Physically. Want to throw up. I try to think it through and see if it has any value. Then I go and read the last great review I got.

Any books that stand out from your childhood that you absolutely loved?
Hundreds. Reading saved my life. I was a really lonely kid. But we can start with The Secret Garden. And every Nancy Drew book.

If you can take the books of only one author with you to a desert island, which author would you choose? Why?
I think I'd take Charles Dickens not just because he was an amazing author but he wrote such long complicated novels I'd need a lot to keep me busy for a long time.

Thanks, MJ!
Find MJ Rose:
You can find MJ 08/05/10 at  Adventures of an Intrepid Reader!
Contest Time!
1 Copy of The Hypnotist
How to Enter: 
-Be a Follower! (New/Old)
-Include a Valid E-Mail
-Leave MJ a comment!

Extra Entries for +5 Each:
ReTweet (include link!)
-Ends August 20, 2010
-48 hours to get back to me
-US & Canada residents only (sorry!)
-Book provided & delivered directly from author 

Contest has been CLOSED. 
Thank you to everyone who participated!


  1. Do you have any suggestions for reviewers? I am not a professional one but just in some book clubs. I try to point out the good and the bad. Sometimes the author of the book does see my review and I don't want to be too rough unless the book made me physically ill!


  2. Hi, MJ! I have the first two books of this series on my shelf now and I'm looking forward to reading them. I'd love to add this one. I find books about reincarnation really interesting.

    I'm a follower of this blog.

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  3. I tweeted

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  4. What part of writing this book did you most enjoy?

    Old follower

    +5 tweet

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  5. I'm sorry PAST LIFE was canceled, I thought it was an interesting theme for TV.
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  6. I am a follower. Please enter me in contest.

  7. This book sounds very intriguing, I'd love to read it. The hypnosis part really grabs my attention.

    I am a follower.

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  8. I have heard really great things about this book. It sounds like it would be really good. If you had your choice of directors to make one of your books into a movie, who would you choose?

  9. Hi M. J. Thanks for the great interview. This book sounds really good.

    I am an old follower

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  10. I am a fan of Rex Robot Reviews on Facebook.
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  11. Great interview. I hope I see one of your books on the big screen.


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  12. +5 Your facebook fan.
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  13. +5 tweet

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  14. I'm an old follower.

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    I am not impressed by most tv adaptions. They change too much from the book and it's too different.

    Fanned RRR

    Thank you.

  15. Hi M.J.,
    I enjoyed reading your interview and would love to read The Hypnotist. I read The Memorist not long ago and thought it was a fantastic book.

    I follow RexRobotReviews via GFC (Carole Spring)

    +5 I tweeted about the giveaway:


  16. Thanks for all the comments - as for the questions - I love rewriting best and as for the director M. Night Shamala might be interesting or the Merchant Ivory production company. Really different right?

  17. +5

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  18. This was an interesting Q & A with MJ! Thank you so much for being on the tour!

  19. +5 retweet

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  21. daily tweet

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  22. Hi MJ, I have only read one of your books so far, but I loved it. I have been wanting to read this book since it came out, and hopefully I'll get to.

    I am a follower!


  23. Great interview. Sounds like a really good book. Thanks for sharing!

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    +5 FB friend

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  24. I'd love to enter this contest!

    Dear MJ, I'm so excited about your book, The Hypnotist! I hope I have the chance to read it one day! You can visit my blog here:


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  25. Old follower


    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I can't wait to read the book!

  26. Facebook fan


  27. Hi MJ,
    I am not so new follower. I just wanted to say the review is great and I believe this is now to be on my TBR. I had not heard of it till now and I really like the idea of it. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great day.



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