Give me something…

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Give me something…

 

It’s all about you isn’t it?
How are you?
You, always you!

Give me something…

I’m here always
I know always
you still believe it?

I’m like a ghost
Even better, I’m like a shadow
but not an ordinary one

Nothing is wrong with me, Stop it!
Manipulation was my starter kit
my own manual of instructions

I’m the artist, the author
the mind, the guilty
I knew you all along!

Give me something…

Don’t you recognise me?
Too bad it sucks
try your own venom!

Forgive you?
Hilarious desease
I’m imune

Give me something…

by Monica Sofia

Fire and Ice

“Some say the world will end in fire,

Some say in ice.

From what I’ve tasted of desire

I hold with those who favor fire.

But if it had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate

To say that for destruction ice

Is also great

And would suffice”
Robert Frost

Keep

I stand here
In a confusion of thoughts
I want you to feel
But why my heavy heart?

Beats and it hurts
so I can’t sleep
A last whisper a trust
a try to find me

Next but hard to breathe
the air so you can hear
For  your sake and mine
Please realize I’m real

I’ll wait for you in dark
To save and to keep
hold on to the light
my dream deep

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Poems at a Poetry Contest

I was informed I got first place on a poetry contest 🙂

This is the poem, what do you think?

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Author Sylvain Reynard

If you know me, you know I love Sylvain Reynard’s writing.

Fan girl! Before I start rambling… Read my recommendations!

Genre: Literature & Fiction, Romance

Twitter: @sylvainreynard

Influences: Renaissance and Medieval literature


SR newest book, “The Shadow,” which is the third volume in my Florentine Series, has just been released. The final book in the series, “The Roman,” will be released December 6th and it is already available for preorder. The second book, “The Raven,” was nominated by RT Magazine as Best Paranormal Romance Suspense novel of 2015. Recently, Huffington Post Books ranked “Gabriel’s Inferno” as the best teacher/student romance novel.

SR was a Semifinalist for Best Author in the 2011 and 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards. “Gabriel’s Inferno” was a Semifinalist for Best Romance in 2011 and “Gabriel’s Rapture” was a Finalist for Best Romance in 2012, in the Goodreads Choice Awards, as well. The final novel in The Gabriel Series, “Gabriel’s Redemption,” debuted at #6 on the New York Times Bestseller list. It was a Finalist for a 2014 Goodreads Choice Award as Best Romance.

SR’s interested in the way literature can help explore aspects of the human condition – particularly suffering, sex, love, faith, and redemption. SR’s 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. Also interested in how aesthetic elements such as art, architecture, food, drink, and music can be used to tell a story or to illuminate the traits of a particular character. Also tries to use the 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.

To email SR,  use info@sylvainreynard.com

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Gabriel’s Inferno Trilogy will get a post on its own, from me.

So now I’ll just share my thoughts about the Florentine Series and…We’re counting down until the December 6th!!!

Release of #TheRoman by Sylvain Reynard

And the paperback has bonus content!

If you’d like to hear a sample of the audiobook of #TheRoman,
you can do so here: https://highbridgeaudio.com/theroman.html

Click the image to pre order

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A closer look at the Florentines Series

↓Read my Reviews:

The Prince (The Florentine, #0.5)

The Prince (The Florentine, #0.5)The Prince by Sylvain Reynard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Re-read this time, English version
4,7* Past review:I welcomed the dark and all those stars in the sky,they look very appealing.

I read “The Raven” first and it did me no wrong 🙂 and let me tell you, I’m more curious now. I welcomed the dark and all those stars in the sky, they look very appealing.As well for the Professor. Is it me or Florence makes Gabriel naughtier? Loved all those dark characters and I, now, need to know more about Niccolo, Lorenzo, Ibarra and Aoibhe.

The Prince is a dangerous creature full of angst and shows no mercy, that inner battle worried me then and now, but would he change in the future? Ride on your Triumph and see your old friend. Hope as much as you need! The last battle, the physical one on the roof scared me. I know there is that hint of righteousness in him and I hope the sequel to “The Raven” will make him peace.

How could I forget Sylvain Reynard’s writing style, never! It’s tattooed in me.
This Novella like any other work of art that Sylvain writes was beautifully crafted.

Thank you Sylvain!
Don’t leave us hanging! I need the sequel…

 

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The Raven (The Florentine #1)

The Raven (The Florentine, #1)The Raven by Sylvain Reynard

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Added my review in the audio version earlier, now Paperback since I won the personalized one in a giveaway (Thank you), so it’s a re-read, though is the same review.
4,7*

I was transported to Florence.I miss it already and it left me very curious to continue investigating the entire city.I can see myself walking alone at night through those dark alleys, very mysterious places, indeed a magical world and in so many levels.

This story was painted beautifully, with such important details.

The author takes us on a tender and loving journey. I admire the fact that it wasn’t that supernatural intended… that’s the way I saw it. We all feel disabled in some way, at some point of our lives. Behind our everyday mask, we can also be very talented, but appreciated only by who can see us truly.

We learn to see behind the art of the painting, the story in it and how we interpret it. Restoring an old but beautiful piece of art can be hard, risky.
But there’s no other way to do it.

Thank you Sylvain for another wonderfully written and very imaginative story!

 

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The Shadow (The Florentine #2)

The Shadow (The Florentine #2)
The Shadow by Sylvain Reynard

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m listening to the last chapters of The Shadow and I couldn’t
expect anything less than extraordinary from you!Congratulations!

(I already knew it was going to be awesome )

Although I want to read it/listen to it again, it was so good to revisited all the characters. Dead ones and alive ones. Learning a lot about Florence and its dark corners, I have hope in the light and good people.I’m giving it another read, when my paperback comes.

I’ve been listening to my audible version, the last chapters are on loop… so I’ll do a more critical and hoping generous review! (:

My head hasn’t focus yet, I’m still fighting and rolling heads in a little alley in Florence…♥

I recommend The Florentine series, even if it is your first paranormal read, it will look like you are reading a romance thriller suspense mystery art and poetic story.

What are you waiting for? 🙂

 

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Release of The Roman (The Florentine #3) 

by Sylvain Reynard

Raven and her sister, Cara, are at the mercy of a small detachment of Florentine vampyres, who are delivering them as a peace offering to the feared Curia in Rome.
Though she’s unsure William survived the coup that toppled his principality, Raven is determined to protect her sister at all costs, even if it means challenging Borek, the commander of the detachment.
In an effort to keep Raven from falling into the hands of his enemies, William puts himself at the mercy of the Roman, the dangerous and mysterious vampyre king of Italy. But the Roman is not what he expects …
Alliances and enmities will shift and merge as William struggles to save the woman he loves and his principality, without plunging the vampyre population into a world war.
This stunning conclusion to the Florentine series will take readers across Italy and beyond as the lovers fight to remain together. Forever.

 

Message from Sylvain Reynard:

Are you a fan of my books?

Why not join the #ArgyleEmpire and Professor Gabriel O. Emerson Fanpage fan FB groups? You’ll be the first to know about new work! There are TONS of Gabriel, Florentine and, well, ‘me’ 🙂 related groups, all of which are excellent and highly recommended!

Stay tuned!

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Review: Memoirs in Fragments

Memoirs in Fragments
Memoirs in Fragments by Charles Bivona

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



What we love to read

Refreshing, reading it made me hope to find happiness.
Made me long for better days.
Invite the change. Make it better.
What’s important in life,

the little moments, a voice, a smell, a memory.


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*****

Oh nice things are coming 🎉

 

Dear Monica,Congratulations, this is just a quick notice to let you know that your poem You and me is one of the poems being featured on the PoetrySoup home page this week. Poems are rotated each day in groups of 14-16 to give each poem an equal opportunity to be displayed. 

Thanks again and congratulations.

Sincerely, 

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Welcome and a secret 

I want to say hi

to all my followers

Hope you like the content

in this page, blog…
Everyone is welcome to share

Whatever craft you have

I want to share your special gift!!!
All you have to do is send me an email

at myownmoments.info@gmail.com
I’ll post your work every Sunday.
See you soon!

Best of luck in your adventures 😊

Hugs,
Monica Sofia ♡

You Want it Darker