Outtake from Gabriel’s Rapture…by Sylvain Reynard

OMG! Can you believe how close we are to finally getting the sequel to Gabriel’s Inferno?!? Me neither…I keep looking at my calendar and it keeps telling me it’s still April…no matter how many times a day I look at it. What’s up with that?

I’ve been patiently waiting…um…ok…not so patiently waiting…(truth be told) to see an email from SR that would contain the outtake that he so graciously said yes to providing Bookish with. Every time my phone would alert me to a new email my heart would start beating just a little bit faster until…nope not it…sigh…I tried really, really hard not to mention it tooooo often coughweeklycough or come across as tooooooo emotional coughPUHLEEEEZESRUrKillingMecough….

Seriously tho, when I got the email Monday night marked “Outtake from Sequel to Gabriel’s Inferno” you know what I did? Nope…I didn’t open it right that nanosecond…I got up from my chair…walked out of my room…went out on my balcony…and took a bunch of deep breaths. THEN…I ran back in and opened it up and read it…and it was so good I cried….really. I was just so happy to be reading SR’s beautiful writing  that I was simply overcome with emotion, and you know what else? It’s effing HAWT too.

I know, I know…I’ve kept you from it long enuff…so make the jump and prepare to do some *Hard Thudding*

(passes out the giant fans and steps back from the stampede) 😉

The following is a deleted scene from “Gabriel’s Rapture” the sequel to “Gabriel’s Inferno” by Sylvain Reynard.

Julia rolled over and reached across the bed.  Gabriel was gone.  With the sun high in the sky and shining in through the balcony windows she was not surprised by his absence, or by the coolness of the sheets on his side. Clutching his pillow, which still retained the scent of Aramis, she found a handwritten note.

Julia smiled.  It was a simple note, not unlike countless others he’d written for her. But in the bottom corner, almost as an afterthought, he’d sketched her.  It was her profile with her hair flowing over the pillow while she slept, transposed into a small pencil drawing. Underneath it he’d written My Beatrice.

Valentines day poem

She hadn’t known that he had skill with a pencil, although his dexterity in other respects suggested a multiplicity of manual talents. The sketch was quite good.  She wanted to keep it.

Still smiling, she swung her naked feet to the cold floor and walked gingerly to the closet.  She didn’t feel like wearing clothes.  For the first time perhaps ever, she felt comfortable in her own skin.  So she took one of Gabriel’s dress shirts and put it on, buttoning only a few of the buttons before searching one of the dresser drawers for some socks.

From downstairs, she heard Gabriel’s voice calling. He had returned from his trip to the village.  Enthusiastically, she sped down the stairs and toward the kitchen.

“Hello, Miss Mitchell.”  He kissed her forehead as he set the groceries on the counter.  “You look pretty.”

Hands free, he pecked first one cheek then the other before trapping her in his arms against the counter.

“Did you sleep well?”  His lips moved against her hair.

“Very well.”  She pressed her mouth to his Adam’s apple and he recoiled slightly as if she’d tickled him.  “Thank you for the drawing.”

“You’re welcome.”

“I didn’t know you could draw.”

“Darling, I’d paint you if I could. With my fingers.”

Julia’s mouth hung open and Gabriel chuckled before gently closing her mouth.

“We’ll try finger-painting later.  I like your socks.”  He released her from his arms, smiling slyly.

She looked down at her feet and flexed them.

“Argyle is sexy.”

“I’ve always thought so.  Let me turn the heat up. I don’t want you to catch cold.”  He disappeared into the other room and returned a moment later.  “I’ll build a fire when we sit down for lunch.”

He began unpacking the groceries, watching her from the corner of his eye.  “You seem happy today.”

She hoisted herself up onto the counter and began to swing her legs back and forth.  “I am happy.  I’m in love with a wonderful man and I get to share this fantastic house with him. I’m the luckiest girl in the universe.”

Gabriel’s eyebrows shot up.  “In the universe?  Hmmm. I’m sure the inhabitants of the galaxy next door will be sorry to hear that.”

She playfully poked him with her argyle-covered foot.  “You’re a nerd.”

He turned on her and grabbed her foot, pulling it upwards until her leg was extended to the height of his shoulder. She reclined on her elbows to maintain her balance.

What did you just call me?”  He feigned anger but his blue eyes twinkled with amusement.

“Um, I called you a nerd.”

He raised a single eyebrow.

“Oh, really? Would a nerd do this?”  Expertly, Gabriel used his fingers to stroke the contours of Julia’s instep, over her sock.

When she sighed at the pleasant sensation, he peeled off her socks before tossing them over his shoulder.

“I think it’s hot enough in here now, don’t you agree?”  His voice was low and provocative and it made Julia quiver.

He slid his hand over her leg, toying with the back of her knee until she closed her eyes and groaned.

“Julianne,” he growled, his eyes dancing.


“You aren’t wearing any panties.”

A brilliant red flushed her cheeks and she tried to withdraw her foot, realizing how exposed she was.

“Not so fast.”  With a single finger, he travelled the length of her inner thigh and back again, stroking up and down in a patient rhythm.

She began to breathe rather rapidly as his fingers approached where she was exposed.

“Nerds are not known for their skills in lovemaking.”  Gabriel withdrew his hand and placed his index finger against her lower lip.

She opened her mouth and he pressed his finger inside.  He peered down at her expectantly and she closed in around him, sucking his finger slightly before releasing it.

He winked at her before using his now moistened finger to stroke the inside of her upper thigh.

“Would a nerd know to do this?”  He leaned over and began to blow across the trail of wetness he’d left with his finger.

When Julia shivered and squirmed, he smiled wickedly and nuzzled the same trail with his nose.

Standing up again, he kissed her hungrily and then abruptly retreated.  Before she had the time to protest, he dropped to his knees in front of her.

“Hmmmm,” he said, moving her legs so that they rested on his shoulders again. “This counter seems to be the perfect height. I guess you really are the luckiest girl in the universe.”


Everybody still alive?!? Breathing?!? Ok good.

Know what I wish you’d do now? Leave a comment for SR and show him your appreciation. Yes, I’m talking to YOU…even if you’ve never left a comment before…cuz you know what?!? You just never know if SR might be watching from the sidelines…

Tamie Xo

Thanks SR! From the bottom of my heart to the top! Clearly, you do indeed ROCK 😉

99 thoughts on “Outtake from Gabriel’s Rapture…by Sylvain Reynard

  1. infantteacher1 says:

    Thanks for your beautiful writing – am looking forward to the sequel so much.


  2. JNB says:

    I am inspired to draw. Watch this space.


  3. swimmer4 says:

    Sexy outtake but yet it made me giggle. What will these 2 get up to.


  4. geeklove64 says:

    Looking forward to the sequel. How I love this story!!


  5. Anya says:

    Oh Sweet Lodry! In the middle of the story, I started giggling and tears sprang to my eyes! *headdesk*
    This outtake is SO good! If it’s a little hint on the book, I am ded and gone. Phew!


  6. Trayce says:

    Drops everything & runs off to re-re-re-re-read Gabriel’s Inferno in preparation for what’s to come– or rather cum . . . which is apparently Julia, definitely the luckiest girl in the universe *sigh* Much Love and Many Thanks, SR! As always you take my breath away and make my heart beat just a little faster with your dexterous . . . er- talent.

    Miss Trayce xx


  7. Jen says:

    obsessed… that’s all I can say…. your words are a gift, thank you.


  8. katiebirdie says:

    Thank you my man. I am looking forward to more. 🙂


  9. ChocoMG2112 says:

    Simply and utterly lovely. Beautiful, tender and sensuous. It causes the heart to flutter, shaky breath and shuddering. Oh, Professor…

    Thank you SR.
    Thank you Tamie.


  10. Brandie says:

    Wow…amazing. I can hardly wait for the sequel!! Thank you, SR!


  11. I really can’t thank SR or you enough for this beautiful sneak peak!! First thing I did when I got to work this morning was open up my web browser and read this post, lol. Now I’m even more anxious for the sequel!! Thanks so much again….it’s really great to see an author which such amazing talent with words, reaching out & connecting with their fans on this level.

    (PS. I just found this site a few days ago and you guys rock!!)


  12. Regina says:

    Looking forward to the sequel. I finished Gabriel´s Inferno yesterday and loved it! Gabriel and Julia are so beautiful together!


  13. Holy Gee. WOW. Okay then, now I’m supposed to go to work after that? SIGH


  14. yl110 says:

    Beautiful and involving. So true that I had the sensation of peering into a very private moment.


  15. Kari says:

    *GASP* *panting* wow – I can’t breath. How long do we have to wait for the rest? Oh May, May , May, PLEASE come sooner! Thanks so much for starting my day out on the right foot. On a side note, I just happen to be wearing argyle socks today. Hmmm…. Thanks SR for a wonderful story and I am obviously SUPER excited for the sequal!


  16. ANA SweetDirtyDraco says:

    Indeed I died. My mouth is still open but can´t take a breath, my eyes widened, my heart to collapse and my imagination alive and burning, like embers of a fire, the fire that ignites my dear professor with his words, his works and his way to seduce and love. As always Mr.Reynard, I take my hat off to you. Thanks for this wonderful outakke and to discover me that my beloved teacher is a virtuous drawer, another virtue more in his impressive curriculum. Oh professor, my professor….


  17. Kayla says:

    love it!! can’t wait for the sequel – can’twaitcan’twaitcan’twait!


  18. hnfrancis says:

    Love it!


  19. Regina says:

    This is a deleted sceen?? I can hardly wait to read the ones that were not deleted 🙂 Thank you SR for the wonderful writing, and for giving me something to look forward to.


  20. Stefter says:

    Dear Lord!!!! SR sure does know how to turn up the heat!!!! This sequel cannot come out soon enough.


  21. Stefter says:

    Reblogged this on In Stefter's Humble Opinion and commented:
    The sequel to Gabriel’s Inferno is one of the things I’m most looking forward to in 2012. It won’t be long now. This outtake is just….*fans self*


  22. awhit333 says:

    If this is what didn’t make it into the next book, I really can’t wait to find out what did make the cut. I’m giddy with anticipation.


  23. Pat says:

    Who is the lit match and who is the dynamite? You could have a debate on that, but..um..who could I call a nerd now? Thanks SR, it was yumerific!


  24. Barbara says:

    WOW! Thanks SR, and the professor !


  25. Maria Visconti says:

    Mmmhmm. Perfect way to start the day. This is officially longest April ever. Come on May!
    Thank you, SR!


  26. L2R30 says:

    *fans self* if this is a deleted scene, I can’t wait to read the sequel.
    Thanks for sharing SR


  27. maria says:

    all i can say is DAMN!


  28. Beatrice says:

    Oh my gosh, that’s it?! Oh well. Wonderful deleted scene. I can just imagine the follow up words in this scene…Thank you SR for everything! Don’t stop writing ever! Write that romantic comedy with Heather. An awesome/nerdy/passionate writer such as yourself should write like a dozen books times twenty (or infinity).


  29. serendipitousmc says:

    Lovely, sensous, erotic, and sweet – everything your readers have come to love and expect from your writing. Thank you, SR and Tamie, for starting off my morning on the right “foot” (clad in argyle, of course).

    I’m sorry this won’t be in the book! But if this was left out, I can only imagine what else you’ve written for us. I can’t wait for the sequel, and I’m in good company. 🙂


  30. Holy freaking cannoli! Will April ever end!?!? Sheesh….

    SR, you never ever ever manage to disappoint. A huge thank you for giving us this most wonderful scene J&G. And another huge thank you to Tamie for hosting! Xoxo 🙂


  31. amyche says:

    Best way to wake up ever!!! Thank you Tamie & SR. I am so very happy to have found you guys!! GI is such a great book, i can’t stop thinking about it, and i am impatiently awaiting the sequel.
    Tamie ma chere thank you so very much!! you totally rock!!


  32. Iris~Elli says:

    SR ROCKS big time! Tamie, you rock as well! Loving this deleted scene but a little sad it is finding it’s way to the cutting room floor. Nerds may not know to do what the professor can, but I’m thinking Geeks totally rock. 😉 Thanks for this! XOXO Iris~Elli


  33. Sensual much then comic some. Only you, Professor. By you, SR. Thank you.


  34. whitbysucks says:

    My! I sat down with a coffee, thought of Tamie which reminded me to check Bookish which….. *fans self*
    Thank you SR!


  35. kiTT says:

    This was wonderful! IT’s amazing how so easily I slipped back into the professor’s world and under his spell. Looking forward to the sequel wholeheartedly!

    Thanks to both Tamie and SR for sharing this with us!


    • Debbie (ecullen'sgirl) says:

      This is a deleted scene!! Totally wonderful, SR, but I expect no less from you, since you have spoiled us with only the best. I’m excited the sequel is almost here. (Hopefully we can pre-order)


    • Tamie says:

      I’m grateful SR said yes. I’m always thrilled whenever he pays a visit here!


  36. DMT says:

    Oh wow, and this is a deleted scene?? It is wonderful! Thank you SR!


  37. When does the sequel release?


  38. Brennyn Pieper says:

    Holy crap that was amazing!! Thank you so much!! Gabriel is one sexy nerd 🙂


  39. Danielle W says:

    Want it now!


  40. kamila says:

    why is it so short, why did it stop, i want moreee! not sure if i got it right, this is an outtake , let me repeat that’s an ,outtake, an outtake? this was deleted? – it’s great if that was cut out, the book must be amazing. Sylvain Reynard u r wonderful i can’t wait for the sequal it’s going to be epic!


  41. Pam Campbell says:

    SR you write with so much passion that’s it’s always very easy to picture each scene.
    You know how eagerly myself and my daughter Sarah are for the release of the new book and this outtake has most certainly whet our appetite!! Can hardly wait!!! Exciting times. 🙂 x


  42. Sheri Zee says:

    THUD! That was the sound of me hitting the floor!


  43. ChocoMG2112 says:

    Read it again…

    _____________ **Clear!!** ^^___________________


  44. Oh, SR…you are such a big tease! LOL! Can’t wait for the sequel!

    xoMiss Sus


  45. rdmickey1989 says:

    Thank you Tamie and SR for sharing and providing us a delicious taste of the professor. Cannot wait!!


  46. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Now I am sooooo hungry for the sequel (not that I wasn’t before!).


  47. Lisa Yen says:

    OMG! That deleted scene was hot! I’m going to read it again! I can’t wait for the sequel!


  48. Gail Nichols says:

    Wow,How long until the acual book comes out. I can’t wait I still am moved by the first book–Pleeeeeeeeeeeease hurrrrrrrrrry:)


  49. Sara R. Rice says:

    I just finished reading Gabriel’s Inferno and I found it to be a beautiful read. Very emotional and breathtaking. Thank you Mr. Reynard. Looking forward to the next in hopefully….a series.



  50. jaymzangel says:

    Geez, the Barnes & Noble cafe just got steamy *fans self* I didn’t want to stop reading, can’t wait for the sequel!


  51. ChocoMG2112 says:

    Love it even more with the beautiful visual.


  52. sabrina says:

    Omg…..fall in the floor and drool! WISH IT WOULD HAVE MadeTHE cut!


  53. Carolyn says:

    Wow..that was amazing! Thank you very much. Now I just need the next book to be published : )


  54. liz says:

    Cant wait for the sequel thank you for posting 🙂 made my day


  55. Elena says:

    **tries to recover after thudding on the floor** Thank you, thank you, thank you SR for sharing it with us! I love this outtake! So sensual and beautiful. SR’s writing is superb. If this was left out, I can only imagine what will be in the book. I’ve missed Gabriel and Julia so much! I can’t wait for the sequel! I need it NOW.
    Thank you SR an Tamie xo


  56. Theresa says:

    What a tease..looking forward to the rest!!!


  57. Corina says:

    Reading your excert just makes me want more.


  58. Lauren says:

    When in May can we expect the sequel to be released???? Because it’s May today and I can’t wait anymore!!


  59. Angel Irvin says:

    I can’t wait! I love, love, love the first book! I can’t wait to read what G & J have been up to. Thank you so much SR for writing a book I was proud to read. It was amazing!!!! I am looking forward to reading all of your upcoming work.


  60. Kristy says:

    So excited to stumble upon your site! Thanks for sharing this little bit of wonderfulness. I read book one in about three days…I do have a husband and child..plus a business to run!!. Otherwise I would have plowed through this amazing book sooner. Madly looking forward to next book!


    • Tamie says:

      I’m happy however you found us, and hope you become a regular!
      GI is a personal favorite of mine, so I’m always glad to meet someone who loves it too. Xo


  61. cris says:

    i am thrilled that it’s only hours that remain until the sequel and not weeks any more


  62. Michele says:

    I just finished reading GI (actually I just read it twice…it was that good I had to re-read it) and like everyone else I completely fell in love with it and I’m anxiously awaiting the sequel! I immediately jumped online to find out all I could about SR and the sequel to GI and came across this wonderful site. Thank you for posting that scene! SR is officially one of my new favorite authors and I think Gabriel is my new favorite hero! Thank you!


  63. jaime minter says:

    I can’t wait to read this…I’ve just started rereading the first one to refresh my memory!


  64. Amy says:

    I am hyperventilating at the moment. Sylvain Reynard, that was AMAZING.


  65. Nisha says:

    Good Lord!! I am like squirming here…WOW…whoa!! OMG!!! Squealing! SR…you rock!!! Keep it on and thank you BookishTemptations! You rock too! 😀


  66. jenn says:

    wow! SR you are an amazing author. I am over here fanning myself off from reading that one out take. Thank you much for your creation of “The Professor.”
    Much love


  67. Jen says:

    SR you never cease to amaze me…. Love the sketch… Do you have hidden talents you haven’t shared in the illustration front?!

    Xo @zenjenbee 😉


  68. Christina says:

    WOW! Gotta love The Professor! 🙂


  69. ksanjuan says:

    Thank you! Thank you for this! I just got GR in my kindle and can’t wait to read it now! I am so crazy in love with Professor Emerson (sorry hubby)! And thank you to google for directing me here… I’m so giddy! thank you thank you!


  70. ksanjuan says:

    Thank you! Thank you! I’m so in love with Professor Emerson(sorry hubby)! And Thank you google for directing me here! I love it! I just got GR on my Kindle and I can’t wait to read it! Thank you SR!


  71. mnnlisa says:

    GI and GR are two of my all time favorite books. This teaser is amazingly sexy and I am very much looking forward to the third installment. I have bought multiple copies of the first two to share with friends. I’m sure I’ll do the same with #3.


  72. *speechless*
    *Thinking of something to say*
    *Still thinking* 😉
    Every time I read an outtake, it is even better than the previous one. Loved it SR! You weave such magic with words!


  73. Oh sweet baby, that was so hot, I’m still sizzeling. I love this outtake! Nobody writes the way SR does. And the argyle socks…well, SR, that hints your expertise all over it. Thank you, SR, for imprinting a lovely romantic image in my mind that only your words can do.;)


  74. Jaclyn says:

    I will be shivering from this until December 3rd. Truly cannot wait!


  75. PAW says:

    Goddamn! That was hot. I can’t wait for Redemption


  76. angieC says:

    Omg…SR….I love you…every little snippet or deleted scene sends me soaring. I am busting with anticipation for Gabriels Redemption. My favorite characters of all time….just can’t get enough!


  77. Dawn says:

    OH MY!!!!!!<3
    I can't wait until December. Thank you for such a beautiful story. Can't wait for it to come to life.


  78. Socorro Toro says:

    How can I even write after reading this most romantic, most erotic piece of writing. I’m breathless and flushed. Oh my! And I’m in my office. No escaping. Brilliant Sir Reynard, very anxiously waiting for release of GR.


  79. Carol S. says:

    OMG!!! It keeps getting better and better!!!! I love your writing, I hope you are working on more than 1 add book. With writing like this,
    I need to keep a fan going as well as air conditioning.in the winter 🙂


  80. Lisa says:

    Omg..that was awesome!! Thank you!!


  81. Clista says:

    Oh my, this was originally written back in April? How did I miss this? SR, you are a ROCK STAR with words! This is a deleted scene? Wow. I can’t wait for December. I will have to re-read Gabriel’s Inferno and Rapture, Again.. yes, that will be my 4th time. I love Professor and Julia! Thank You, from the bottom of my heart!
    Thank you Tamie, I always enjoy this blog!


  82. Ana says:

    Who’s the only one who can take advantage of being the best in the universe and a counter in the kitchen? The one and only, Professor Emmerson. W-O-W-!


  83. Nikki says:

    Oh wow that was amazing, I am so happy for third book, I was thrilled way I thought it ended but to have more if them makes me smile


  84. Tara says:

    Just yummy….;) of course after reading that, I am sure that is what Gabriel is thinking! Ha! Love the out takes…why on earth were they not included in the book? They ate awesome! Thanks SR!


  85. Thanks for running this again. I love the poem he wrote…WOW! Even though I read it before, it still brought tears to my eyes because of the magnitude of his love for her. SR’s words are like nothing else. Where has he been hiding all these years?? **fans self again**


  86. Bea Samiano says:

    I’m still alive but barely breathing. 😛


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