Fire & Ice

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Guest Post by Sylvain Reynard

It’s a pleasure to be with you and your readers.

I’m working on a new book, “The Raven,” which is the

first full-length novel in The Florentine Series.

Here’s the description:

Raven Wood spends her days at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery restoring fine works of 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 semi-conscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attacker’s 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. She returns to the Uffizi, but no one recognizes her and more disturbingly, she discovers that she’s been absent an entire week. With no recollection of the events leading up to her disappearance, Raven also 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 baffled police force identifies her as its prime suspect, Raven is desperate to clear her name. She seeks out one of Florence’s wealthiest and elusive men in an attempt to uncover the truth about her disappearance. Their encounter leads Raven to a dark underworld whose inhabitants kill to keep their secrets…

“The Raven” is slated for release February 3, 2015 by Berkley and is already available for preorder through Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, and KOBO. (You can find the preorder links and the cover design here: )

“The Raven” is a paranormal love story set in contemporary Florence. Professor Gabriel Emerson of The Gabriel Series plays a cameo role in the novel, as do a couple of other characters from the series. But readers don’t have to read The Gabriel Series in order to read “The Raven.”

However, readers of The Gabriel Series may be interested in the connection between the two series and so I’m writing a prequel novella to “The Raven” that is entitled, “The Prince.” “The Prince” will be published by Intermix as an eBook in January 2015.

New readers will be able to pick up “The Prince” without having read The Gabriel Series, but both Gabriel and Julianne will play an important role in it. In fact, one might say that they are the cause of everything that happens afterward …

Thanks again Fire and Ice Magazine for hosting this guest post.

All best, SR.


About ChelseaCallahan

I'm a writer working on several projects right now. Hope to be published some day soon.

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