The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M. J. Rose audiobook

The Witch of Painted Sorrows

By M. J. Rose
Read by Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante

Dreamscape 9781476778068

The Daughters of La Lune Series: Book 1

11.58 Hours 1
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New York Times bestselling novelist M. J. Rose creates her most provocative and magical spellbinder yet in this gothic novel set against the lavish spectacle of 1890s Belle Époque Paris. Sandrine Salome flees New York for her grandmother’s Paris mansion to escape her dangerous husband, but what she finds there is even more menacing. The house, famous for its lavish art collection and elegant salons, is mysteriously closed up. Although her grandmother insists it’s dangerous for Sandrine to visit, she defies her and meets Julien Duplessi, a mesmerizing young architect. Together they explore the hidden night world of Paris, the forbidden occult underground and Sandrine’s deepest desires. Among the bohemians and the demi-monde, Sandrine discovers her erotic nature as a lover and painter. Then darker influences threaten—her cold and cruel husband is tracking her down and something sinister is taking hold, changing Sandrine, altering her. She’s become possessed by La Lune: A witch, a legend, and a sixteenth-century courtesan, who opens up her life to a darkness that may become a gift or a curse. This is Sandrine’s “wild night of the soul,” her odyssey in the magnificent city of Paris, of art, love, and witchery.

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Summary

Summary

A March 2015 LibraryReads Pick

New York Times bestselling novelist M. J. Rose creates her most provocative and magical spellbinder yet in this gothic novel set against the lavish spectacle of 1890s Belle Époque Paris.

Sandrine Salome flees New York for her grandmother’s Paris mansion to escape her dangerous husband, but what she finds there is even more menacing. The house, famous for its lavish art collection and elegant salons, is mysteriously closed up. Although her grandmother insists it’s dangerous for Sandrine to visit, she defies her and meets Julien Duplessi, a mesmerizing young architect. Together they explore the hidden night world of Paris, the forbidden occult underground and Sandrine’s deepest desires.

Among the bohemians and the demi-monde, Sandrine discovers her erotic nature as a lover and painter. Then darker influences threaten—her cold and cruel husband is tracking her down and something sinister is taking hold, changing Sandrine, altering her. She’s become possessed by La Lune: A witch, a legend, and a sixteenth-century courtesan, who opens up her life to a darkness that may become a gift or a curse.

This is Sandrine’s “wild night of the soul,” her odyssey in the magnificent city of Paris, of art, love, and witchery.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A haunting tale of obsessive passions.” People
“Provocative, erotic, and spellbindingly haunting…will have the reader totally mesmerized cover-to-cover. A captivating supernatural read that will keep you enthralled.” Suspense Magazine
"[Rose’s] paranormal thriller mixes reality and illusion, darkness and light, mystery and romance into a sensual adult fairy tale. She stirs her readers’ curiosity and imaginations, opening their eyes to the cultural, intellectual, and artistic excitement that marked the Belle Epoque period. Rose’s unforgettable full-bodied characters and richly detailed narrative result in an entrancing read that will long be savored.” Library Journal (starred review)
“A unique and captivating supernatural angle, set in an intriguing belle epoque Paris—a perfect match for the author’s lush descriptions, intricate plot and mesmerizing storytelling…Sensual, evocative, mysterious and haunting.” Kirkus Reviews
“Narrators Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante perform this haunting tale of love, passion, and possession…Ross portrays the women in deep, breathy tones while Gigante performs the male roles in a deep, smoky voice. As Sandrine morphs into La Lune, Ross’ voice turns seductive and enticing, with a deadly undertone. With subtle emotional shifts as they interact with each other, Gigante and Ross seamlessly become their characters.” AudioFile
“This atmospheric tale of madness and possession in Belle Époque Paris is trademark Rose. She skillfully recreates the historic era, combining it with a supernatural mystery and vivid characters. This fascinating and haunting story ends with a good lead-in to the next novel—ensuring that readers will anxiously await the next book in this gothic trilogy.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

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Author Bio: M. J. Rose

Author Bio: M. J. Rose

M. J. Rose is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. Her novels have been named RT Books Reviews’ Best Historical Fiction and People magazine top picks. The Fox TV series, Past Lives, was based on her novel The Reincarnationist. She is a founding member of International Thriller Writers and the founder of the first marketing company for authors, AuthorBuzz.com.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English