M.J. Rose

Seumas ...
465 books | 3,635 friends

Cherry ...
3,766 books | 2,282 friends

Rainy Kaye
275 books | 5,011 friends

2,766 books | 162 friends

1,588 books | 130 friends

1,864 books | 1,457 friends

309 books | 439 friends

Bill Ti...
3,866 books | 4,319 friends

More friends…

M.J. is following 26 people

M.J. Rose

Goodreads Author


New York City, The United States


twitter username


member since
November 2007

About this author

M.J. Rose grew up in New York City mostly in the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum, the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park and reading her mother’s favorite books before she was allowed. She believes mystery and magic are all around us but we are too often too busy to notice… books that exaggerate mystery and magic draw attention to it and remind us to look for it and revel in it.

Please visit her blog, Museum of Mysteries at http://www.mjrose.com/blog/

Her photo was taken by Judith Pushett utilizing an old relic: a turn-of-the-century 11 x 14 inch wood camera.

Rose lives in CT with her husband the musician and composer, Doug Scofield, and their very spoiled and often photographed dog, Winka.

Her most recent novel TH

To ask M.J. Rose questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

M.J. Rose Thanks for asking!! Yes, I plan to go back to Morgan in 2016... I've been doing a lot of different things... she needed a break... have you tried any…moreThanks for asking!! Yes, I plan to go back to Morgan in 2016... I've been doing a lot of different things... she needed a break... have you tried any of the books I've written since then? The same narrator has done all my more recent books! (less)
M.J. Rose Masterpiece - I don't know about that but THE WITCH OF PAINTED SORROWS will be out March 31, 2015:)
Average rating: 3.62 · 17,050 ratings · 3,109 reviews · 35 distinct works · Similar authors
The Reincarnationist (Reinc...
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 2,768 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Book of Lost Fragrances...
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 2,284 ratings — published 2012 — 22 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Seduction (Reincarnationist...
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 1,122 ratings — published 2013 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Memorist (Reincarnation...
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 1,069 ratings — published 2008 — 19 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Halo Effect (Butterfiel...
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 984 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Collector of Dying Brea...
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 759 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Hypnotist (Reincarnatio...
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 802 ratings — published 2007 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Delilah Complex (Butter...
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 712 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Venus Fix (Butterfield ...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 558 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lip Service
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 343 ratings — published 1999 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by M.J. Rose…
Happy New Year! My publisher is offering 5 advanced reading copies of THE COLLECTOR OF DYING BREATHS. If you would like to win one enter here - and also please put the book on your shelf if you would.

 •  flag
6 likes · like  • 
Published on January 01, 2014 08:32 • 149 views • Tags: catherine-de-medici, ghosts, historical-fiction, historical-suspense, mystery, paranormal, paris, perfume, suspense
The Reincarnationist The Memorist The Hypnotist The Book of Lost Fragrances Seduction The Collector of Dying Brea...
Reincarnationist (6 books)
3.604294478527607 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 8,802 ratings

The Halo Effect The Delilah Complex The Venus Fix
Butterfield Institute (3 books)
3.70306258322237 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 2,253 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

M.J.'s Recent Updates

M.J. and 1 other person liked Karen's review of The Witch of Painted Sorrows:
The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose
"**Note: I received a free ebook copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a review.**

The Witch of Painted Sorrows is a blast for all of us who will only settle for beautiful writing. If you're like me, you're tempted to read modern gothic l..." Read more of this review »
M.J. and 1 other person liked Kim Ward's review of The Witch of Painted Sorrows:
The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose
"Got this as an advanced readers copy at work. They wanted a blurb for the independent bookstores so I read it...here's what I said about it:

"The Witch of Painted Sorrows is an enchantment with razor edges set in the sumptuous world of the 19th cen..." Read more of this review »
M.J. and 5 other people liked Kimberly's review of The Witch of Painted Sorrows:
The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose
" Within the pages of The Witch of Painted Sorrows by MJ Rose you will find Sandrine Salome a married woman with no understanding or experience of romantic love who has lived a 'passionless' married existence. In order to understand her reasons for..." Read more of this review »
M.J. and 3 other people liked Jillian's review of The Witch of Painted Sorrows:
The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose
"Wonderful book...full review to come closer to release "
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Asylum by Patrick McGrath
The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
Vote on this list »
M.J. rated a book 5 of 5 stars
First Impressions by Charlie Lovett
Rate this book
Clear rating
M.J. rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Race for Paris by Meg Waite Clayton
The Race for Paris
by Meg Waite Clayton (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
M.J. rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Tapestry by Nancy Bilyeau
Rate this book
Clear rating
Prince Lestat by Anne Rice
More of M.J.'s books…
“There is no glory in honesty if it is destructive. And no shame in dishonesty if its goal is to offer grace.”
M.J. Rose, Lying In Bed

“Is there a secret? Yes. Anaïs Nin and Pauline Réage and Anne Rampling and Erica Jong all knew it. E. L. James knows it.
It is the secret behind all of our writing. And our reading. Arousal starts in the mind. And grows in the mind. The brain is the most erogenous zone in a woman’s body. That is our secret. And it is what we share.”
M.J. Rose, Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey

“‎"As Oedipus learned, the more you run away from what is predetermined the more you run toward it.”
M.J. Rose, The Reincarnationist



Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Free Books, .99 &...: GIveaway The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose 1 14 Aug 16, 2010 06:30PM  
Romance Readers R...: 2010 August Monthly Challenge: Participants' Lists Thread 645 478 Sep 14, 2010 08:11PM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. * READERBOARD 10 574 Oct 17, 2010 10:08AM  
128028 Read-along Seduction by M.J. Rose — 256 members — last activity Apr 06, 2014 09:50AM
A place to discuss Seduction a novel of suspense with me, the author, M.J. Rose. I will be dropping in a few times a week bringing my own insights abo ...more
101649 Ask Historical Suspense Authors, Thursday, May 9th! — 241 members — last activity Nov 04, 2013 03:54PM
Join us on Thursday, May 9th for a special discussion with our panel of Historical Suspense Authors! Our authors will include - M.J. Rose who will be ...more
22454 Historical Fictionistas — 6910 members — last activity 4 minutes ago
Welcome to Historical Fictionistas! We want to experience all different kinds of HF with all different kinds of people. The more diverse, the better. ...more
600 Gothic Literature — 699 members — last activity 15 hours, 39 min ago
Discussing the darker aspects of 18th - 21st century literature. If you cannot find a topic you are interested in feel free to create a new thread for ...more
74725 Ask Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott — 1057 members — last activity Oct 10, 2014 06:54AM
Join us on Tuesday, August 14 for a special discussion with Megan Abbott and Gillian Flynn. Two authors with two of the hottest books of the summer, G ...more
2947 Time-Travel Romance — 592 members — last activity Jan 12, 2015 12:31AM
A group to get together and discuss time-travel romance books, i.e., The Outlander Series, Nora Roberts, Susan Grant, Linda Lael Miller, Karen Marie M ...more
4805 Time Travel — 1701 members — last activity 2 hours, 7 min ago
This is a group for people who enjoy books that transport them to a different time and place through time travel. We have a monthly book club, offer m ...more
67644 The Gothic Novel Book Club — 536 members — last activity Jan 22, 2015 10:30PM
Can't get enough of the supernatural? How about the dark and mysterious? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then this group is for you! E ...more
45629 Ghosts — 252 members — last activity Dec 27, 2014 05:57PM
This group is for people seeking books about or including ghosts, either as fiction or nonfiction. Whether its a book about a local haunting, a manual ...more
70018 Book Junkies — 1767 members — last activity 17 hours, 4 min ago
A group for anyone with eclectic tastes. Really, we have no specific genre we like to adhere to. Join if you like to read anything and everything.
More of M.J.’s groups…

Comments (showing 1-19)    post a comment »
dateUp_arrow    newest »

Lady Alexandrine Hello :) Thank you for adding me. Have a nice weekend! x

message 18: by Rusty

Rusty Nugent Hi M.J.,

Thanks for the friendship. It's nice to meet you. How are you doing? Well, I hope. I am a 42 year old southern dark fantasy author from Mississippi that lives in Tennessee because of Hurricane Katrina. I write about werewolves, vampires, demons, angels, and witches. Come by for a spell, read a sneak of Moonwarriors: In A Blackened Dawn? I appreciate you and your opinion. Please like my page, thanks. https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRustyN...

Indiebrag Hi- thanks for becoming a friend!
Please take a moment and stop at our website and subscribe to our newsletter- we would love to have you.
you might want to join our group- indieBRAG here on goodreads-

message 16: by Jr.

Jr. The Reincarnationist Book#6 comes out in April it will be called The Collector of Dying Breaths

message 15: by A.J.

A.J. Davidson Hi M.J.
A big hello from a very cold Ireland. Roll on St. Patrick's day.


message 14: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi MJ

Thanks so much for Friending me. Lovely to catch up with you here and a very Happy New Year to you.

How's the writing going with you?


Jeannie and Louis Rigod M.J. I thank you for your friendship and look forward to reading your work.

message 12: by Nigia (last edited Mar 15, 2012 10:32AM)

Nigia Stephens M.J.,
Thanks for accepting my friendvite! Looking forward to cracking open "The Book of Lost Fragrances." I have three new books I plan to read and yours is one of them.

Wonderkell Hi M.J.,
I just wanted to say that I just finished the first of your books I've ever read, the first of many I will read - The Delilah Complex. I adored this book. Your characters are so well drawn & easy to identify with because they are flawed just like the rest of us. And some of your prose is just so beautiful - lyrical & deep. There are quite a few highlights in my Kindle copy, simply because they were beautifully written & rang true for me. So you've gained yourself another fan! Thanks for bringing us this fantastic series.
All the best, Kellie.

VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendvite, M.J.!


Haylee Hello, how are you? Thanks for the friend request! Look forward to discussing books with you

Taznim thanks for the add!

Melissa Thanks for the friend request! Looking forward to sharing more books with you.


message 6: by Carly

Carly Thanks for the friendship M.J. :)

Natasha Thank you for connecting with me on goodreads, I look forward to sharing some good books and some not so good good books with you -♥-
Sincerely Natasha
Paranormal Goddess [Book Blog]

message 4: by Becca

Becca Hi M.J. =D

message 3: by Katy

Katy Thanks for the add!

Matthew Peterson Thanks for the invite. Happy holidays!

Paraworld Zero is now an audiobook!
Check out Matthew Peterson's bestselling YA fantasy novel, Paraworld Zero
Paraworld Zero, by Matthew Peterson
"Harry Potter meets Star Wars!"

message 1: by Ed

Ed Thanks for the add, M.J. Have a great week.

Ed Lynskey

back to top