A guide for authors, covering everything from working with your publisher, to reading in public, to help for publicity and marketing, to using (and misusing) social media, to how to dress for your author photo... and far more, including cautionary tales, worksheets, timelines and etiquette tips.
"Every writer trying to sell a story should memorize every word on every page, and never forget them."
Steve Berry, New York Times bestseller
"What To Do Before Your Book Launch is the new invaluable tool for writers. There is so much to know and now it's all in one place. From now on when people ask me for advice, I'm sending them this book. C'mon! What are you waiting for! You must read this!"
Julie Klam, New York Times bestselling author of You Had Me at Woof
"Indispensable take-home value I only wish I had when I was just starting out!"
Andrew Gross, New York Times bestseller
A modern day x-rated Cyrano de Bergerac about a woman who writes erotic love letters for other people.
"Rose is screwing with literature. And I love it!"
"Rose writes erotic better than just about anyone..."
"If seduction is an art, then Rose is one of the masters."
"M.J. Rose writes fearlessly about sex."
-Lisa Tucker, author of Shout Down the Moon
"Rose's work will appeal to anyone looking for a hot and heavy story that arouses while it entertains."
-The Chicago Sun Times - David J. Montgomery
What don't we know about the lives of others... even of those we love... is a mystery, one which can, when solved, lead to either triumph or despair.
Romantic Times - 4 1/2 Stars - Top Pick
"In this clever meshing of scintillating mystery and romance, Rose combines a young journalist's search for the perfect story with the disappearance of a famous musician. Chock full of suspense and hidden secrets, this haunting, dramatic novel will absorb readers."
Cosmopolitan Magazine - May 2003
"Hot Summer Read... Scorching beach book."
Working Mother Magazine - May 2003
"Must Read. Journalist Justine Pagett becomes entangled in three relationships that eventually collide in this page turner."
"After three lusty thrillers... Rose again strings a taunt line of suspense."
How do you explain doing the wrong thing even when it is for the right reason?
"[A] Sexy Summer Read....One of the books that'll soon be burning up the beach."
"The story unfolds in a compelling fashion, alternating between present events and flashbacks that provide motivational detail. Readers who enjoy psychological thrillers in the Ruth Rendell vein will find Rose's tale absorbing, especially the multitextured account of Genny's complex relationships with men and the glimpse of the cutthroat dealings among gallery owners. This will be popular with both mystery and general fiction readers".
"Courtroom drama adds texture and suspense to Rose's third tale of crime, lust, and obsession? Keep[s] the reader guessing?A lush story dressed in upscale detail?with a tight pace and silky surface..."
Katherine Neville - author of The Eight
"Flesh Tones is a tale of multiple obsessions--obsession with painting and sex, with love and death. M.J. Rose interweaves these timeless themes, in a story that gives us a healthy dose of both erotic fantasy and bone-chilling reality."
Are there certain betrayals we should forgive? Or is every act of infidelity and disloyalty a true crime?
Second novelist Rose ... offers a well-crafted study of infidelity, wrapped within the context of a psychothriller ... a fast paced-tale ... altogether a satisfying blend.
A suspenseful tale of murder, madness and forgiveness ... an entertaining ... exciting read.
Just Books Newsletter
A spicy psychodrama sure to elevate the pulse rate of readers everywhere. The blistering suspense and steamy plot of this sexy tale are guaranteed to melt away the season's chill.
Compelling, tantalizing, inspiring, mysterious, thought-provoking and erotic... In Fidelity's finely-woven threads connect in a superb plot that thrills and chills on the way to a higher understanding.
When a writing job at The Butterfield Institute - a sex therapy clinic - exposes her to the world of phone sex, Julia glimpses a world that stirs her erotic fantasies but threatens her carefully constructed reality. As she explores her emotional and sexual connections to the men she knows and several she will never meet, she confronts evil, perversity, and her own passions.
A smart, erotic piece of work... risky, unpredictable, emotional. A true and affecting story... intensely erotic. "
"Rose writes erotica better than just about anybody."
RT Four Stars
"Although highly sensuous, Lip Service isnt your average erotic tale. The novel is an intelligent and well-crafted analysis of a womans personal identity quest."
Empowerment may be Rose's theme, but titillation plays no small part in this novel's game.
Lust will keep you turning the pages.