Illustrated Temptations: The Shadow by Sylvain Reynard

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The Shadow is the second book from Sylvain Reynard‘s Florentine Series. Congratulations and happy release week SR! I don’t know where to start because I don’t have enough words to say how brilliant SR’s writing is. It is not a secret how much I love this author. I am utterly in love with his writing.

The Shadow is by far my favorite from the series. There’s suspense, politics and mystery but the passionate love and stunning romance is not lost in the story. It is truly a classy one. SR has the ability to make certain words feel like more than just words. It is captivating and you can feel it deep within your heart and soul.

You can check out Tamie’s review by clicking here.

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Teaser Tuesday with Gel (02/02/16)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Tamie Reviews: The Shadow by Sylvain Reynard

Raven Wood’s vampyre prince has returned, pledging his love and promising justice for every wrong done to her. In the wake of their reunion, Raven is faced with a terrible decision—allow the Prince to wreak vengeance against the demons of her past, or persuade him to stay his hand. But there is far more at stake than Raven’s heart…

A shadow has fallen over the city of Florence. Inspettor Batelli will not rest until he uncovers Raven’s connection to the theft of the priceless art from the Uffizi Gallery. And while the Prince hunts a traitor who sabotages him at every turn, he finds himself the target of the vampyres’ mortal enemy.

As he wages a war on two fronts, he will need to keep his love for Raven secret, or risk exposing his greatest weakness…

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Way Back Wednseday: What do you miss most?

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Way Back Wednesday is a Book Meme created by A Well Read Woman with the aim to write mini book reviews on books read in the past, that left a lasting impression.

What do you miss most in a novel that you’ve read from the past? Maybe a scene or two?

I think I miss the feeling of love and excitement when I read the book or certain scenes for the very first time.

Also, the impact that these stories have brought into my life.

Here are some of my all time favorites…

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I’m Just Curious…Meeting Characters

This week I’m just curious about which character you would most like to meet if it were somehow possible. Alternate universe maybe 😉

And, under what circumstance? Date? Drinks? Dinner? Shopping? Something else?

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Picnicking with…The Professor!

Happy Monday ladies!

I don’t know about you, but I love a romantic picnic. The weather right now is absolutely perfect for it. And who better to picnic with than one of my all time favorite book boyfriends?

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Great Bookish News and Upcoming Releases!

Welcome to Bookish News with Tamie and Elena. Check out the news that caught our eye this past week and what we’re looking forward to…

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Thoughtful Thursday: Character Crush

Do you have character crushes? Are there characters that you want to be your BFF?

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Illustrated Temptations: The Raven by Sylvain Reynard

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Finally! The day I can share my illustrations for Sylvain Reynard’s new book—The Raven

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Katiebird Reviews: The Raven (The Florentine #1) by Sylvain Reynard

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The Raven (The Florentine #1) by Sylvain Reynard

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel series comes a dark, sensual tale of romance in a city shrouded in mystery . . .

Raven Wood spends her days at Florence’s Uffizi gallery restoring Renaissance art. But an innocent walk home after an evening with friends changes her life forever. When she intervenes in the senseless beating of a homeless man, his attackers turn on her, dragging her into an alley. Raven is only semiconscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attackers’ screams. Mercifully, she blacks out, but not before catching a glimpse of a shadowy figure who whispers to her . . .

Cassita vulneratus.

When Raven awakes, she is inexplicably changed. Upon returning to the Uffizi, no one recognizes her. More disturbingly, she discovers that she’s been absent an entire week. With no recollection of her disappearance, Raven learns that her absence coincides with one of the largest robberies in Uffizi history—the theft of a set of priceless Botticelli illustrations. When the police identify her as their prime suspect, Raven is desperate to clear her name. She seeks out one of Florence’s wealthiest and most elusive men in an attempt to uncover the truth. Their encounter leads Raven to a dark underworld whose inhabitants kill to keep their secrets …

***Spoiler alert regarding the identity of The Prince***

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