Friday, February 3, 2012

Celebrating Rose Anderson's Latest Release

Today over on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating Rose Anderson's latest release with Siren Publishing.

DREAMSCAPE by Rose Anderson

Unable to deny his own translucence, Dr. Jason Bowen determines his lack of physical substance could only mean one thing - he's a ghost. Murdered more than a century before, Jason haunts his house and ponders the treachery that took his life.

When Lanie O'Keefe arrives with plans to renovate her newly purchased Victorian mansion, Jason discovers, ghost or not, he's still very much a man.

Despite its derelict condition and haunted reputation, Lanie couldn't be happier with her new home, but then she has no idea a spirit follows her every move throughout the day and shares her captivating warmth at night. Jason soon discovers he can travel through Lanie's dreams and finds himself reliving the days before his murder with Lanie by his side.

It took one hundred and twenty years for love to find them, but there's that insurmountable little matter of Jason being dead.


Rose Anderson - Love waits in unexpected places

Have you ever fallen so deeply in love with the characters in a romance novel that thoughts of them linger long after the last page is turned? Have you ever been so completely immersed in a love scene that you'd swear you've just been kissed or more?

Meet Rose Anderson's strong, confident heroines and be seduced by compelling heroes you'll wish were there beside you. Come see how their lives intertwine and through their stories discover love profound. From her current novels HERMES ONLINE and DREAMSCAPE, to the passionate stories that follow, this new author will sweep you away on a sensual tide of memorable story-telling.


WIN - Leave Rose a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and you'll get your name in the hat for one of two prizes: an ebook of DREAMSCAPE or your choice of a T-shirt or Tote Bag! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner!


  1. Good morning Rose and super congrats on your latest release with Siren Publishing! It sounds fantastic! A mystery with some great paranormal and time travel elements! And love the video!

    Can you tell us a bit about your new book? And since you're a new author to me, tell us all about yourself, your other work and how we can learn more about you!

    I hope you enjoy your cyber launch party here at the Island and I also hope your new book, DREAMSCAPE, is a best seller for you! Have fun!

  2. Thanks! Hmm...well what to say about me... I'm one of those people whose childlike wonder is still pretty much intact. I love learning things and just about any topic will grab my attention for a while. I started writing about 20 years ago with a series of child and youth books. I hope to self-publish a few of those this year. For the past four years I've been working on a very large story (nearly 5 books now!) But last year, a week of serendipitous events put my feet on the erotic romance path. I've learned so much along the way and there's more to learn! If anyone is interested, my blog details this journey, and in it I share what has worked and what hasn't, as well as insight into what makes me tick. :)

    Dreamscape is unusual in that it stretches across genres. First of all it’s classified as a contemporary erotic romance. It’s a ghost story, and in a way, a time travel too, but it’s also a mystery with elements of suspense. As if that’s not enough to chew on, I’ve loaded it with clues hinting at a story running behind the scenes. I was a big fan of Agatha Christie's work. She often put details hinting at the outcome right out in the open for readers to trip over. I had great fun writing it and my hope is my readers will enjoy the Easter egg hunt I’ve set before them.

    Hermes Online, my first erotic romance, came about after a disappointing event occurred in my area, one I had little influence to stop. At the time I was feeling pretty miserable because the whole thing hadn’t needed to happen the way it did. I sat before my laptop and typed out this sentence:

    “What a day,” I grumbled, feeling mentally exhausted and strained to my soul.

    I stared at these thirteen words a good long while and before long my despair found an outlet. I wanted someone to understand the depth of what I was feeling. My character Vivienne understood and commiserated. The deeper I delved into her world and the more I wrote her life into being, the more her sense of helplessness matched mine, only hers was fiction and mine was based in fact. It didn’t take long for me to want better for her so I set in motion an unlikely love story with a hint of divine meddling. Vivienne’s life would transform from drab hopelessness to one brightly colored and crackling with potential for happy ever after. That’s the beauty of creating literary worlds. I had control over a weighty issue in her world and could change the outcome. My world doesn’t always allow for that.

    My next work involves a local legend. I won't give too much away just yet. I promise this hero is one to fall head over heels for. :)

  3. Congratulations on your books, Rose, and on your release party. I've enjoyed your books and I only have one question, one I'm sure you've been asked a hundred times - What inspired the title for Hermes Online? :)

    Missy Martine

  4. :) Would you believe I received a comment once regarding the lack of Greek gods in the story? Hermes was messenger to the gods. If Zeus was going to meddle in the lives of men, it was Hermes who carried missives back and forth. Here's a bit from the blurb:

    Imagine if you will a story begun in the halls of Mount Olympus long before this modern tale was conceived. It was a time when the god Hermes flew on his winged sandals and carried messages from the gods to the mortals below. And between that time and this, couriers became postmen and handwritten letters became bytes. It is said the gods still speak to those who listen…

    Vivienne just so happens to get an email that sets the story in motion. I will only add this -- I love making the impossible possible with the magic of words. :) Vague huh?

    Funny thing about that title -- When I chose it, I thought it apropos to the tale and unique enough to be remembered. I signed up for Google Alerts like many authors do to keep tabs on where their books go next. Because of that title, I know when every single Hermes handbag, purse, clutch, etc goes on sale online! Who knew? LOL

  5. Hi Rose, congrats on the release of both your books. I'm already a fan. Hermes was such an amazing woman's sensual journey. Dreamscape still makes me chuckle wondering how I could have missed the clues to the ending. Nevertheless, I so enjoyed Lanie and Jason's story and their pain at possibly being separated.


  6. First off, I want to say congrats on the new realses and next I want to say WOW!!! I must get my hands on your work. They sound amazing and I cannot wait to read about Jason and Lanie!!!!!


  7. Thanks Jane and Jolene. I try to write what I'd like to read. When I'm in the mood for literary romance, I especially enjoy written seduction. I want to be able to discern the moment when the match is lit, not the fuse. Seduction begins in the mind, so when that tiny flame is touched to my imagination, I want to follow it as it sizzles forward to a point of helpless surrender. The explosion follows. I have a couple of very nice fireworks in these two books, if I do say so myself. :)

    In Hermes Online, my hero S is a master at lighting fuses. He has to be, for the nearly the entire novel he's wooing Vivienne with written words so he has to make them count. He said this: "I want to make love to you until the lines between us blur and you take my soul completely."

    :) I wrote him and he even makes ME sigh.

  8. I'm a fan of Rose Anderson's, and her books do not disappoint. I'll read everything she puts out. Rose is destined to be a star when the readers speak.

    Michele Hart

  9. Congrats on the releases!
    Your books sound great! I can't wait to read them!
    chey127 at hotmail dot com

  10. Hi Rose,
    Congrats on the new release.
    Is this part of a series? and the cover,wow,what was your first impression of it?


  11. Thanks for the compliment to my writing Michele, and Chey and Elain thank you too for the congrats. :)

    Neither of my books out now are destined to have sequels or be part of a series, but my next novel coming soon will be. The next is a single story about a fantastical local legend told in two parts. I'll follow it by unrelated yet similar stories spanning the globe. By unrelated I mean no connection to the first book's characters or storyline. It's an exciting undertaking. I'm just finishing part two now. As I mentioned above, this will be a hero to remember.

  12. Congrats on your new release. Is this a single book or part of a series. Can't wait to read it.


  13. Oops our comments crossed! No, Dreamscape is a stand-alone novel. I do get asked this a lot though. Maybe I should write a ghost series with one hero ghost! Oooh..just had an idea for that. :) I love when the Muse whispers to me. Thanks for the congrats Joanne.

  14. Oops again, I didn't answer your question Elain. To be honest, I had a different looking man in my mind's eye when I crafted Jason Bowen into being. So it took me a while to visually welcome cover Jason into my heart. I still see my image of him when I read the occasional excerpt -- dark brown hair, whiskey eyes, impeccably dressed man of his time. Yum. :)

    As the story revolves around Lanie's dreams, the black-haired woman sleeping on the cover is a perfect depiction. The blue translucence over all has a nice dreamy quality. And I love that Jinger Heaston, the cover artist, found a Victorian house for the mansion in the background. The story is about the house too.

    All in all I think the cover captures the blurb on back well. All elements are touched upon in the picture. I've seen a lot of covers out there that don't even hint at what's between the pages so I'm happy.

  15. Congratulations on your new release. I love books with ghost in them and this sounds like a great read.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  16. Thanks for stopping by Sherry. Jason is a very cool ghost. :)

  17. congratulations Rose. i love the cover of the book, it's beautiful and it sounds like a wonderful read. i can hardly wait to get started.

    did you design the cover/have a lot of say in the way it looks?

    i know some authors get a lot of input and others get almost none.

    tammy ramey

  18. How have I not read anything from you before!!!! I am so going to have to remedy that!!! Congrats on your release! I will definitely be checking out your books! :)
    What authors have inspired you the most?

  19. Thanks for the congrats Tammy and Amber. I'll start with your question Tammy. I can only speak for my own experience with covers, because like you mentioned some authors have a bit of a say and others don't. My publisher Siren-Bookstrand, has several talented people working in the graphics end of the company. Both of my covers were done by Jinger Heaston. I was asked to generally describe how I imagined the characters to be -- hair, basic coloring, etc, and any prominent points in the book. I was also given the opportunity to send in photos of people and even actors who might fit the bill. I thought having input like this was really nice.

    And for Amber's question, I'm a relatively new author. My first book, Hermes Online released mid-March 2011. I've heard such god things about Author Island that I'm hoping to become better known. It's a BIG world out there!
    The authors who've inspired me the most are Kathleen Woodiwiss and Diana Gabaldon. I love rich stories with layers of detail.

  20. Congratulations, Rose--I love the fascinating premise of Dreamscape! How exciting that you've not been writing very long yet but have a couple very well-received titles out! Best wishes for much future success! What are you working on now?

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  21. Thanks! Be sure to look me up on Author Island from time to time. I have a Victorian prize coming soon -- lovely little antique replicas.

  22. Hello Rose!
    I love the concept of this story. I like that he can learn more about what happened to him through her dreams. Congratulations on the new release!

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  23. I love the description for your book. Have you written anything else and is this going to be a series?
    Thanks for the giveaway :)