(PRWEB) July 7, 2006
International bestselling author M. J. Rose returns with the new psychological suspense thriller The Venus Fix (MIRA Books, July 2006, $6.99 U.S./$8.50 CAN.), her third book in the Butterfield Institute series featuring sex therapist Dr. Morgan Snow.
As one of New York’s top sex therapists, Dr. Morgan Snow sees everything from the abused to the depraved. From high-profile clients with twisted obsessions to courageous survivors, the Butterfield Institute is the sanctuary to heal battered souls.
Morgan’s newest patient is a powerful, influential man—secretly addicted to watching Internet Web cam pornography. But he’s not alone in those desires. Morgan’s also working with a group of high school teenagers equally and dangerously obsessed with these real-time fantasies. Fantasies that are all too accessible.
Then the women performing the Web cam pornography start dying - slow, torturous deaths which their viewers are powerless to stop. Now Morgan must make the connection between the dead online Web cam sex performers and her clients, before the next victim is murdered right before their eyes.
Note: The problems in The Venus Fix are real. The author did not make them up. Working with two New York City therapists, adults, and several dozen teenagers, Rose’s research uncovered an unsettling and disturbing world of men and teenage boys addicted to online pornography, and the ways in which these all-too-accessible addictions are affecting their off-line sexual and personal relationships in disturbing ways.
"A thoroughly entertaining book. At the same time, the tastefully done and erotic sex scenes tantalize both the mind and the libido. Rose's work will appeal to anyone looking for a hot and heavy story that arouses while it entertains."
-David J. Montgomery, The Chicago Sun Times on The Delilah Complex
"Potentially explosive… Rose's latest is not for the squeamish... [Dr. Morgan Snow] is an engaging guide to the world of dysfunction that Rose painstakingly constructs."
-Publisher's Weekly on The Halo Effect
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."
-Kirkus Reviews on In Fidelity
“Intensely erotic and compelling, Flesh Tones explores the disturbing realm that lies between love and obsession." -Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen on Flesh Tones
About the author
M. J. Rose (http://www.mjrose.com) is the internationally bestselling author of eight novels — Lip Service, In Fidelity, Flesh Tones, Sheet Music, Lying in Bed, The Halo Effect, The Delilah Complex and The Venus Fix. She has also contributed to Poets & Writers, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Writer Magazine and Pages magazine. Her short fiction has appeared in Pages magazine, Vestal Review and several anthologies, including Thriller, Susie Bright’s Best American Erotica and The Auntie’s Book.
Rose is also the coauthor with Angela Adair-Hoy of How To Publish and Promote Online, and with Douglas Clegg of Buzz Your Book.
She is one of the founding members and is on the board of directors of International Thriller Writers, Inc. and runs two wildly popular blogs: “Buzz, Balls & Hype” and “Backstory.”
Rose has appeared on The Today Show, Fox News and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Features on her have appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and abroad, including USA TODAY, Stern, L’Official, Poets & Writers and Publishers Weekly.
Rose graduated from Syracuse University and spent the eighties in advertising. She was the creative director of Rosenfeld Sirowitz & Lawson and she has a commercial in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
She lives in Connecticut with Doug Scofield, a composer, and their very spoiled dog, Winka.