Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Prince by Sylvain Reynard Review

The Prince
By: Sylvain Reynard
Release Date: Jan. 20, 2014

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 


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.”

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.

THE PRINCE - Novella - 1/20/15 - InterMix


​The Raven - Book One of The Florentine Series 2/3/15



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Shannon's Review

The Prince is a novella but is a great way of introducing The Raven. The Prince is going back to Professor Emerson and his wife. This book however is taking you to the dark side of the underworld. I am very intrigued with this book and can’t wait for the next one to get more involved in this story. If you haven’t ever read Gabriel’s Inferno you may get a little confused because of the references back to the story.
I am ready for the next book and can’t wait for this series to get started. I am giving this book 4.5 hearts.

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