Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Prince by Sylvain Reynard

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.

Christy's Review

The Prince is the prequel novella to The Raven, Reynard’s new The Florentine series. It’s a series that’s based in Florence, Italy. But it largely takes place in the underworld. Some of these characters are not what they seem. Reynard won me over with the Gabriel trilogy. I fell in love with those books, the writing, and the love.  I didn’t love this as much as the Gabriel series, but I feel it’s too soon to judge. Seeing that this is just a novella.

The Prince had something very precious to him stolen a long time ago. And he’s found it. His famous works of art that were taken so long ago are now in the hands of a Professor. Professor Gabriel Emerson to be exact. The Prince is one of those characters that makes it clear he shows no mercy. He wants his art back, but more than that, he wants revenge.

The Professor would pay for his thievery, and his wife would mourn him. In those events, justice would be served.

Along with his art he’s trying to obtain, the Prince has other larger issues to contend with.

Dark, dangerous and full of mystery, the Prince is a character I want to learn more about. I’m excited to read The Raven to find out what’s going on with him!

Just a side note- for fans of the Emerson’s, they are in this novella quite a bit. I can never get enough of one of my favorite literary couples so I was happy about that! I really do want to know what the Prince detect’s with Julia. Hopefully we find that out in the next book!

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THE PRINCE - Novella - 1/20/15 

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