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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Author M. Pierce

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Night Owl by M. Pierce

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow!

How do I start? What an intense and totally different story! It grabbed me from the first or second paragraph, this audio book had a feel and a way of it’s own… some kind of dark and very sexy appeal!

This book is told in alternating POV’s between Matt and Hannah, I love this duality and Matt’s POV!

Hannah reveals herself, her life to us, but Matt keeps a mysterious dark man though! They have connected online, and started to write a novel together. They’ve been exchanging their writing through a non personal email account. They chat online through skype and they have never met. They shouldn’t. No private info was to be exchanged, no real names only their screen names: “Night Owl” and Little Bird”, no pictures, nothing! These were Matt rules of course, he wasn’t interested in anything else but to write and he searched for a good, the best, online writing partner, he needed this exchange.

One day “Little Bird” failed and sent him a chapter from her real Gmail account, personal picture and all. C’mon Hannah you knew you wanted to do it! After all he sounded familiar, like one of your favorite authors, but you didn’t know that yet! 🙂

Matt was furious but at the same time he couldn’t stop looking at Hannah’s pic and thinking about her! Their relationship was safe and innocent till this moment! What now?

Matt feelings, emotions begin to reveal and he’s so hot and sexy as he can be. They get involved in an very hot and sexy video chat and flirty dirty phone calls, that turns their life upside down! He wanted it to feel this too! His dirty dirty talk made me jump from bed! ah ah

We also see a more vulnerable man and a scared little boy with a big big heart. He had a girlfriend, away with her parents on vacation, sure, that was so easy! He has a rabbit named Lawrence ah ah ah and likes stuffed animal toys too! And sure Matt had some secrets, he grew up with a big inheritance and the love of writing and by now he had some bestsellers under his alias… M. Pierce… right!… That sounded familiar to me too! 🙂

He had to tell Hannah the truth but he couldn’t, he wasn’t ready! This thing between them was going so fast! This encounters made this big roller coaster ride of emotions without a way to stop it! But then we all know lies lead to more lies and in a distracting split second can be discovered! Matt is left alone with only himself to blame. He should know better and he returns to his big dark empty place, only writing as an escape until it stops, he can’t write without Hannah’s love!

Time makes it better for some but not for them. They try to fight their feelings, they know they love each other and they need to forgive themselves.

The end was close enough to perfect!

“Nothing lasts forever and nothing ever ends!”

Twisted story! Amazing sex, dirty talk, Love and Hope!
I Recommend it! Let’s see what comes next!

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Author C.J. Roberts

Author C.J. Roberts

Genre: Romance, Erotica, Dark Fiction

 

CJ Roberts is an independent writer. She favors dark and erotic stories with taboo twists. Her work has been called sexy and disturbing in the same sentence.

Her debut novel, CAPTIVE IN THE DARK, has sold over 150,000 copies and is the first of three books in her bestselling and award winning series DARK DUET.

She was born and raised in Southern California. Following high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force in 1998, served ten years and traveled the world.

She writes short stories under the name Jennifer Roberts (http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/…)

For more information, please visit the following:
Website: http://aboutcjroberts.com/index.php/b…
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorCJRoberts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/AuthorCJRob

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Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1)Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 *

I’ve started this audio book not expecting romance or a happily ever after. I’ve been always drawn to this kind of dark and twisted stories and I knew this one would captivate me from the beginning and it will stay with me way long after I’m finished. Sometimes uncomfortable, very disturbing, I had planned to have a break if it was too much but didn’t… I couldn’t get away!

Such a difficult subject to write and already knew that some of us would actually have an hard time reading it, it’s hard to deal with yes, but the author kept it so interesting, I was caught!

I’ve enjoy this very much and I will read everything dark CJ Roberts writes!

Chapters alternate from two different perspectives, we meet Olivia telling the story as first person and Caleb is told in third person and I got to say it works! Caleb’s mind scares, intrigues me and has me feeling different emotions, his behavior, his actions … being inside his head, when growing up or in between, as first person, it would be too much intense!

Caleb had an hard life growing up. Hell he hardly survived it… He grew to be a very dark and twisted person but also beautiful and his good looks saved him from the worst, he made time to learned to be powerful, dominant and his mind is a very dangerous cold place. Through the years, life told him he had no place for love or affection and he can’t seem to deal with anyone who thinks he is worthy or capable of it. All he wants is power and control and an old vengeance commands him. You are drawn by him but in a wrong dangerous way.

Like Olivia was drawn to him, thought he was her hero, her savior, the sweet girl, only eighteen, inexperienced with men, hides with unshaped clothes, fearing all the wrong attention in her nasty neighborhood. She’s been told at a young age not to be a whore or act like one! She is a good girl, loves her mother, helps her family but that doesn’t work both ways, old issues surface from time to time. She’s a survivor, with a strong spirit but has no clue how dark and twisted her life will turn!

Caleb has his mind set, his life has to mean something, quickly learns the trade, gets inside this dark world of human trafficking, teaching pleasure sex slaves to a purpose, an ultimate objective, to help his old friend, the man who saved him from slavery as a young boy, to revenge his wife and family murdered by a powerful, untouchable man, that they promised a slow death. I understand what drives him. Caleb owe him that much.

As it turned out Caleb, apart from kidnapping Livvie at first, doesn’t really wants to harm her… well… he wants her to learn how to survive too. He takes pleasure in her fears, but keeps her safe, he protects her… wrong way of doing it, but what can I say, everyone loves a bad boy a little bit… they both are damage goods and as they spend time “captive” together, they both desperately need and want to be loved!

Not tying to romanticize this story, makes this raw and possible! Conflicts are everywhere, within the characters themselves and of course in me! It feels wrong to find Caleb mysterious sexy but you can ask the author after reading this story, how she did it!

Going to bed now to start “Seduced in the Dark (The Dark Duet #2)”

 

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