Monday, January 19, 2015

Review & Excerpt: The Prince (The Florentine 0.5) by Sylvain Reynard

The Prince 
(The Florentine 0.5) 
Sylvain Reynard 
Expected pub January 20th 2015 
by Penguin Group (USA) 
ARC for Review 

The unveiling of a set of priceless illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy at the Uffizi Gallery exposes the unsuspecting Professor Gabriel Emerson and his beloved wife, Julianne, to a mysterious and dangerous enemy.

Unbeknownst to the Professor, the illustrations he secretly acquired years ago were stolen a century earlier from the ruler of Florence’s underworld. Now one of the most dangerous beings in Italy is determined to reclaim his prized artwork and exact revenge on the Emersons, but not before he uncovers something disturbing about Julianne …

Set in the city of Florence, “The Prince” is a prequel novella to “The Raven,” which is the first book in the new Florentine Series Trilogy by Sylvain Reynard.

“The Prince” can be read as a standalone but readers of The Gabriel Series may be curious about the connection between The Professor’s world and the dark, secret underworld of “The Prince.”

Virtues Mask A Deep Darkness Beneath the Veil 

OMG Sylvain!!!! Is.Writing.Another.Series…
If you have read anything by Sylvain then you HAVE to read this!! Eeeep!! If you have NOT read anything by Sylvain then SLAP yourself…and go out and get the Gabriel’s Inferno Series…I am on a book high right now so I should walk away compose myself and come back in a few…



Okay I’m back. The prince was a perfect read for me it gives the reader a glimpse into the awesomeness that is to come in the Raven. Prof Emerson and Julianne are even there! Y’all already know how I feel about those two! They were still madly and truly in love, just what we’ve come to expect from their interactions. Even though the main focus was not them there were portions of this novella that highlighted their love very well. Without giving away a spoiler I want to say something…WTF?!! Seriously? We find out a pretty shocking revelation that I hope is just one teensy tiny little blip in the story of Mr. and Mrs. Emerson.

Everything is marvelously explained we are thrown into a world of imagery and it is stunningly beautiful. Expressing emotions through words is a difficult task but Sylvain is an artisan. Through and through I was transported into a world of darkness, tradition, revenge, passion, war, and solitude. I’m am beyond ready to read The Raven I can’t wait to see what is to come in this dark and dangerously sexy new series.

We leave off with an ending that promises shocking things to come. The Prince is not merciful his rage is terrifying just as soon as he wraps things up at home he will exact his revenge. Prof Emerson is part of said revenge, I am on pins and needles until the truth of discoveries made are revealed. GAHHHH! Regardless I know its going to be good! Whats better than an amazing paranormal read? I’ll tell you…an amazing paranormal read written by Sylvain Reynard.

My Rating 

5.0 I don’t want to give away anything amazing Passion, Pain, Revenge, War, Church, Escape, Close enough that the Prince can touch what he longs for filled stars!!! Seriously I loved this! A perfect Read!    

Excerpt from THE PRINCE by Sylvain Reynard 
on sale 1/20/15

In the distance, the Prince could hear voices and muffled sounds.

He approached silently, almost floating across the floor. 

Desperate groans and the rustling of fabric filled his ears, along with the twin sounds of rapidly beating hearts. He could smell their scents, the aromas heightened due to their sexual arousal.

He growled in reaction.

The corridor was shrouded in darkness but the Prince could see that the professor had his wife up against a window between two statues, her legs wrapped around his waist.

Her voice was breathy as she spoke, but the Prince tuned out her words, moving closer so he could catch a glimpse of her lovely face.

At the sight of it, flushed with passion, his old heart quickened and he felt the stirrings of arousal.

It was not his custom to observe rather than participate. But on this occasion, he decided to make an exception. Careful to remain in the darkness, he moved to the wall opposite the couple.

The woman squirmed in her lover’s arms, her high heels catching on his tuxedo jacket. Her fingers flew to his neck, undoing his bow tie and tossing it carelessly to the floor.

She unbuttoned his shirt, and her mouth moved to his chest, as murmurs of pleasure escaped his lips.

The Prince felt more than desire as he watched the woman’s eager movements. He caught a glimpse of her exquisite mouth and the toss of her long hair that would no doubt feel like silk between his fingers.

She lifted her head to smile at the man who held her close and he could see love in her eyes.

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About the Author

Sylvain Reynard

I'm interested in the way literature can help us explore aspects of the human condition - particularly suffering, sex, love, faith, and redemption. My favourite stories are those in which a character takes a journey, either a physical journey to a new and exciting place, or a personal journey in which he or she learns something about himself/herself. 

I'm also interested in how aesthetic elements such as art, architecture, and music can be used to tell a story or to illuminate the traits of a particular character. In my writing, I combine all of these elements with the themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of goodness. 

I try to use my platform as an author to raise awareness about the following charities: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation, WorldVision, Alex's Lemonade Stand, and Covenant House. For more information, see my Twitter account.

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  1. Great review and excerpt; this book sounds cute. :)

  2. Awesome review love it! I have not read a book by this author but yet but they sure do sound and look scrumptious good!

  3. Rubbing my hands together in anticipating after reading your review. Thanks, Ria!


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