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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Tantalizing Tuesdays: DG is always a good idea.

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You guys know how much we love and adore David Gandy.

And every now and then we throw DG pics to grace our screen and just swoon over his stunning features. I thought it has been a while so maybe we can use some Gandy love this Tuesday.

Be my guest…

And you’re welcome. 😉

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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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Tantalizing Tuesdays: My sexy nerds…

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I love men who wear eye-glasses. Maybe they don’t mean to impress with the geeky look or maybe they do. But one things for sure, my lads here prove that glasses make guys look obscenely HAWWWWT! 🙂

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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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Katiebird reviews The Prince by Sylvain Reynard

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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 enemy.

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.”

Fans of the Gabriel series will love this book for a number of reasons. It should be no surprise that everyone here at Bookish Temptations are big fans, so I was thrilled to get back to reading about one of our favorite couples…

 

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#FanArtFriday with Sylvain Reynard!

Readers of GABRIEL’S INFERNO and subsequent titles know how much art, music, and wine play into the life of The Professional and Julia’s life. You can participate by posting any sort of fan art or appreciation to S.R.’s Facebook page. S.R. will have an album specifically for #FanArtFriday as well as a post where you can submit in the thread. There will also be prizes!

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