Review – Excerpt: The Prince (The Florentine #0.5) by Sylvain Reynard



Title: The Prince

Author: Sylvain Reynard

Series: The Florentine #0.5

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: January 20th 2015.

About the Book

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.”




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.

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January 20th 2014.

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February 3rd 2014.

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Patience was a virtue he possessed in abundance.


The Prince is a little paradise‚ a small thrilling bundle that just tickles you and has your full attention and surely leaves you craving for more.


He was the predator‚ not the prey‚ and so he had little to fear.


The Prince of Florence is ageless‚ gothic vampire with a captivating‚ intriguing old soul. He is someone you want to know more about. He is a multi-layered‚ complex‚ mysterious character excellently developed. He is ruthless and powerful.

SR gives his characters and their stories that stupendous‚ original old soul that only the greatest classical novels have and he sprinkles them with those amazing details only he can do that feel like feather.


The Prince of Florence was both respected and feared. He was respected because under his rule citizens enjoyed prosperity‚ piece‚ and an excellent lifestyle. He was feared because he was powerful‚ he was dangerous‚ and he would do anything to preserve his rule of the city.


SR… I sincerely have no idea what to say about your writing and how much it projects you as a writer. Words just fade away. It´s detailed‚ captivating‚ so unique‚ thrilling and utterly beautiful. It simply can´t be compared with anyone elses. It stands above.

I can’t wait for The Raven to come out and take over me.

≧◔◡◔≦ 5 ✰ read ≧◉◡◉≦

>>>Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review<<<


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