Exclusive! Love Note from William to Raven~ Florentine series by Sylvain Reynard

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We’re starting off our Valentines week celebration with a love note from William to Raven of the Florentine series by Sylvain Reynard, and I’m so excited to share it with you!

Ready…set…GO!

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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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Illustrated Temptations: My BBF’s from the past 3 months…

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WOW! It’s April 1 already? Where have the days gone?

Anyways, I just wanted to make sure you’re still with me on this…and there’s no fooling on this day.lol So, I’d like to do a random check on my boys for the first 3 months of 2015. 😉

Check them out…

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Locklear Library: The Prince by Sylvain Reynard

Morgan and I recently benefited from good book release timing. As we were finishing up our year-long read of Dragonfly in Amber, we realized we would have the perfect opportunity to read the first novella in The Florentine Series before moving on to the next book in the Outlander saga. We read through The Prince in just a couple of evenings and found it an intriguing introduction to the underworld of Florence, Italy.

In case you haven’t read one of our Locklear Library posts before here is how it works. This will be a written conversation between us about our experiences and impressions of the book. We do our best not to disclose spoilers, but we will be talking about the story, and we have no idea what we’ll be asking each other about until now.

Jennifer will go first…

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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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Tamie Reviews: THE PRINCE by Sylvain Reynard

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.”

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