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My newest book is "The Raven," which released February 3rd. Its prequel, "The Prince," was released January 20th. The sequel to "The Raven" is entitled "The Shadow" and it's already available for preorder.

I am honoured to have had my novels appear on the New York Times and USAToday Bestseller lists.

I was a Semifinalist for Best Author in the 2011 and 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards. "Gabriel's Inferno" was a Semifinalist for Best Romance in 2011 and "Gabriel's Rapture" was a Finalist for Best Romance in 2012, in the Goodreads Choice Awards, as well. The final novel in The Gabriel Series, "Gabriel's Redemption," debuted at #6 on the New York Times Bestseller list. It was a Finalist for a 2014 Goodreads Choice Award as Best Romance.

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Sometimes lines come to me fully formed. This was one of them. When I was writing that scene, I imagined…more
Hello Crystal,
Thanks for your question.

Sometimes lines come to me fully formed. This was one of them. When I was writing that scene, I imagined Gabriel partially teasing Julia. But he respects her innocence and is honoured by her sharing it with him, of all people.

I think the Professor is the only person who could get away with saying the things he says …

All the best and thanks for reading,
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Sylvain Reynard Hello Katherine.
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I've always been taken with the poetic books in the Hebrew Bible - the book of Job, Song of Songs, and…more
Hello Katherine.
Thanks for the question.

I've always been taken with the poetic books in the Hebrew Bible - the book of Job, Song of Songs, and Ecclesiastes, for example.

In terms of narrative, I've always liked the Gospel according to St. John.

All the best and thanks for reading,
SR(less)
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I’ve signed with literary agent Cassie Hanjian (@Cjhanjian) of Waxman Leavell (@WaxmanLeavell).


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“Why not think that sometimes—just sometimes—you can overcome evil with silence? And let people hear their hatefulness in their own ears, without distraction. Maybe goodness is enough to expose evil for what it really is, sometimes.”
Sylvain Reynard, Gabriel's Inferno

“Kindness is never wasted.”
Sylvain Reynard, Gabriel's Inferno

“Sometimes goodness doesn't tell everything it knows. Sometimes goodness waits for the appropriate time and does the best it can with what it has.”
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“Facilis descensus Averni.”
Virgil

“Apparuit iam beatitudo vestra,”
Dante Alighieri, Vita Nuova

“Audaces fortuna iuvat (latin)- Fortune favors the bold.”
Virgil

“Kindness is never wasted.”
Sylvain Reynard, Gabriel's Inferno

“Sometimes goodness doesn't tell everything it knows. Sometimes goodness waits for the appropriate time and does the best it can with what it has.”
Sylvain Reynard, Gabriel's Inferno

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message 180: by Maria

Maria Hi SR,

I've read & loved The Raven.
Today, this came in the mail:

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
Made my day!
Thank you, SR. : )


message 179: by ELISA

ELISA CASTILLO You're writing is epic, I love love love it. And I've also learned to love Gabriel beyond comprehension despite all his ugliness inside, he's just that amazing.


message 178: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Ann wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request :)
I absolutely love your books btw. Can't wait to read The Florentine series."


Thank you, Ann.
I appreciate the support, SR


message 177: by Ann (last edited Jul 02, 2014 08:58PM)

Ann Dornan Thanks for accepting my friend request :)
I absolutely love your books btw. Can't wait to read The Florentine series.


message 176: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Lady Alexandrine wrote: "Hi, thank you for being my friend on GR :) I enjoyed "Gabriel's Inferno" very much. I liked the characters and your beautiful way of writing. I am looking forward to reading your other novels. Have..."

Thank you Lady Alexandrine.
I appreciate the support, SR


Lady Alexandrine Hi, thank you for being my friend on GR :) I enjoyed "Gabriel's Inferno" very much. I liked the characters and your beautiful way of writing. I am looking forward to reading your other novels. Have a great day :)


message 174: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Danielle wrote: "On Book III Of Gabriel's Inferno series. I have been in love with these characters before they were ever bound. I am anxious to read the Raven. Thank you for writing a steaming hot romance that not..."

Thank you, Danielle.
All the best, SR


message 173: by Danielle

Danielle On Book III Of Gabriel's Inferno series. I have been in love with these characters before they were ever bound. I am anxious to read the Raven. Thank you for writing a steaming hot romance that not only has character, but has class. D


message 172: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Squallogal wrote: "**Warning! Dodgy humour ahead**




Knock knock

Who's there?

Professor

Professor who?

Profess or confess your undying love for your readers.

- awful humour bought to you by squally.
Squall..."


Hi Squally.
Thank you.

Knock knock jokes are a lost art :)
Have a great Easter,
SR


message 171: by Squallogal (last edited Apr 16, 2014 09:33PM)

Squallogal **Warning! Dodgy humour ahead**




Knock knock

Who's there?

Professor

Professor who?

Profess or confess your undying love for your readers.

- awful humour bought to you by squally.
Squally keeps you groaning at bad jokes as well as keeping your surfaces shiny. ( NB: Squally's opinions are her own and are not a representation of the views of the squalloogal corporation or their affiliates)

#IAmuseMyself


message 170: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Maria wrote: "Hello SR!
Thank you very much for being my GR friend, I'm so honored!!
I love The Gabriel Inferno series very much and have all in ebooks & print.
I'm also looking forward to reading The Raven and..."


Thanks, Maria. I really appreciate the support.
All the best,
SR


message 169: by Maria

Maria Hello SR!
Thank you very much for being my GR friend, I'm so honored!!
I love The Gabriel Inferno series very much and have all in ebooks & print.
I'm also looking forward to reading The Raven and anything you write.
I'm your devoted fan, and The Professor will always remain in my heart!! <3


message 168: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard T wrote: "Sylvain wrote: "T wrote: "Hiii. Thank you so much for adding me.
Loved loved Gabriel's Inferno Trilogy. Got the kindle books and even the paperbacks.
I've been wanting to get hold of Gabriel's Red..."


Hello T,
No worries. I'm still following this up, but I'm told the paperbacks are sold in Waterstone's and Blackwell's, as well as thru their online stores.
Cheers, SR


message 167: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard T wrote: "Hiii. Thank you so much for adding me.
Loved loved Gabriel's Inferno Trilogy. Got the kindle books and even the paperbacks.
I've been wanting to get hold of Gabriel's Redemption, I've bought the k..."


Hello T.
Thanks very much.
I'll mention that Penguin UK - it's a good suggestion.
All the best and thanks for reading, SR


message 166: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Diana wrote: "Hello! :)
Thank you so much for adding me.
I just wanted to tell you that I'm in love with your books. You inspire anyone who reads them and you make us want to become a better person.
Greetings f..."


Thanks so much Diana.
Glad you enjoyed the novels.
I'm happy that the books will be translated into Romanian by Editura Trei. All the best and thanks for reading, SR


message 165: by Diana

Diana Hello! :)
Thank you so much for adding me.
I just wanted to tell you that I'm in love with your books. You inspire anyone who reads them and you make us want to become a better person.
Greetings from Romania,
Diana


message 164: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Soulmates wrote: "To my fellow Canadian ;) I just wanted to say that like everyone else, I was eagerly awaiting the release of Gabriel`s Redemption and when I finally got it, I was afraid to read it and I still hav..."

Happy New Year, Soulmates, and thanks so much for your note.
I really appreciate it.
I'm not quite finished with the Professor yet, so look for him to have a cameo in my next novel, "The Raven." And after that ….

Well, stay tuned.

All the best and thanks for reading,
SR.


message 163: by April

April To my fellow Canadian ;) I just wanted to say that like everyone else, I was eagerly awaiting the release of Gabriel`s Redemption and when I finally got it, I was afraid to read it and I still haven`t :D
The reason for this is because I am going to cry once I finish this BEAUTIFUL, HEART WARMING, LITERAL ALL CONSUMING LOVE STORY because I want to just keep reading them forever!!!! Ok ok, I may be going overboard here, but seriously, I really hating reading when I was younger, but once I discovered Fan Fiction, I fell in love with reading. THEN I read the original of this story and I have to tell you, this is THE ONLY story that I`ve read that has made me cry. I cried because of the struggles that they both went through, but thru it all, their love and compassion that they have for one another was just so consuming.
Probably my favorite story that I have ever read to date.
I am a lover of romance, so I am very picky with what I read.
Anyhoo, I WILL read it cause I`d be an idiot not too and I just wanted to also say that I cannot wait for your next novel!!!!!
All the best to you and your family; here`s hoping that you have a fantastic 2014 ;)


message 162: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Fatima wrote: "I cannot believe Julia and Gabriel's story is finally over :( I'm truly going to miss them, but I'm eagerly looking forward to reading The Raven.

Congratulations on your continued success!"


Thank you Fatima.
I really appreciate the support.
All the best, SR


message 161: by Fatima

Fatima I cannot believe Julia and Gabriel's story is finally over :( I'm truly going to miss them, but I'm eagerly looking forward to reading The Raven.

Congratulations on your continued success!


message 160: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Tracy wrote: "Thanks for adding me :) SR, I finished reading Gabriel's Redemption Saturday,OMG...I Loved It!! I went through so many emotions reading this,mostly happy & sad tears but a few times,around the end..."

Thank you Tracy. So pleased you enjoyed it.
Thanks for reading, SR


message 159: by Tracy

Tracy Perry Thanks for adding me :) SR, I finished reading Gabriel's Redemption Saturday,OMG...I Loved It!! I went through so many emotions reading this,mostly happy & sad tears but a few times,around the end I thought noooo please not what I'm thinking & I was ready to flick the book across the floor,lol. But an amazing ending to an amazing book series,I'm going to miss Gabriel <3 lol. Thanks for sharing Gabriel & Julianne's story,hated it to end... Looking forward to your next book :)


message 158: by Gretchen

Gretchen Thanks so much for adding me! Much appreciated. :-)


message 157: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Pamela Christine wrote: "SR!! so excited for your new novel!! I won't miss this...especially when you said that The prof and Julia will also be there/mentioned...can't wait! XD"

Thanks Pamela. I appreciate it. All best, SR


Pamela Christine (phamtasticreads) SR!! so excited for your new novel!! I won't miss this...especially when you said that The prof and Julia will also be there/mentioned...can't wait! XD


message 155: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Karlaa wrote: "Hi SR,

I've been reminding you an interview I read a while. You talk about because "Gabriel's Inferno" was originally a fan fic of "Twilight". In the interview he says that "Twilight" is about the..."


Hello Karlaa. Thanks for your note.
I talk about the myth of the Monster and the Maiden - but I don't have in mind a particular source for that myth. It appears in various mythologies, including the story of Cupid and Psyche.

I can't remember which interview you're referring to because I mentioned the myth in more than one. However, a group of readers put together a database of interviews with me and the links can be found here: http://www.argyleempire.com/2013/03/h...

I hope this helps and best of luck on your Bachelor's thesis. Let me know how it goes. SR


message 154: by Karla

Karla Velázquez Hi SR,

I've been reminding you an interview I read a while. You talk about because "Gabriel's Inferno" was originally a fan fic of "Twilight". In the interview he says that "Twilight" is about the myth of the beast and the Maiden (I think), and you decided to take that myth to "real life" with Julia and Gabriel.

I want to say that I love this interview and I use it for my final Bachelor work. It's about the myth of the beast and the Maiden (was just preliminary ideas).

If you could help me find the link to the interview. I read so many I can not remember where exactly I saw. You would help me too for my final project.

If you don't remember (I think you has given many interviews that you may not do), don't worry, i keep looking.

Again I say that I am a big fan of Gabriel and I look forward on December 3.

:) x


message 153: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Pamela wrote: "I just love Gabriel's Redemption cover!! #Fantastic! #Fabulous! #Awesomesauce!! wish it was December already so I can read it!!:-)"

Thank you Pamela. I appreciate the support.
All the best, SR.


Pamela Christine (phamtasticreads) I just love Gabriel's Redemption cover!! #Fantastic! #Fabulous! #Awesomesauce!! wish it was December already so I can read it!!:-)


message 151: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Michelle wrote: "Thank you for the wonderful Valentine's gift of"Gabriel & Julia's Valentine's Day : Outtake""

My pleasure, Michelle. Thank you for reading, SR


message 150: by Mich

Mich Thank you for the wonderful Valentine's gift of"Gabriel & Julia's Valentine's Day : Outtake"


message 149: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Chezza wrote: "Hi Sylvain

I absolutely loved both Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture… I’d love to purchase the audio books but I enquired with Audible.com and Barnes and noble.com who advises that your book..."


Hello Cheryl,
Thanks for your kind words.
Penguin Australia controls the rights to my works in Oz/NZ so I'm afraid the question of audiobooks is up to them. I haven't heard from them on the subject, so it's possible something is in the works.
It might also be good for them to hear from a reader (or two?) who is interested in the audiobooks in Oz.
Sorry about that. If I hear anything, I'll post about it for sure.

The other vendor who sells my work in audio format (both download & CD) is this one: http://www.recordedbooks.com/index.cf...

But I'm not sure if they will ship to Australia ...

Thanks for writing to me and thanks for reading,
SR


message 148: by Chezza

Chezza Hi Sylvain

I absolutely loved both Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture… I’d love to purchase the audio books but I enquired with Audible.com and Barnes and noble.com who advises that your books are not available for Australia!!!!!!!
Please consider your Australian fans… we would love to “hear” your fantastic books!

Looking forward to book 3!

Regards
Cheryl


message 147: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Fatima wrote: "Absolutely LOVED Gabriel's Inferno and Gabriel's Rapture and I cannot wait for the third installment, but for now, your teasers is what's making the wait worth while. Hope there is more snippets to..."

Thank you, Fatima. I really appreciate it. I'm posting something special for Valentine's Day, and another teaser for Book 3 is forthcoming soon.

All the best and thanks for reading, SR


message 146: by Fatima

Fatima Absolutely LOVED Gabriel's Inferno and Gabriel's Rapture and I cannot wait for the third installment, but for now, your teasers is what's making the wait worth while. Hope there is more snippets to come. Wish you all the best as you continue to write.


message 145: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard SebWriter wrote: "Happy Holidays Dearest Author, Hope you finally get some downtime to enjoy your loved ones. Blessings."

Thanks very much.
You too.
Happy Holidays and I hope you have a Happy New Year,
SR


message 144: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard SebWriter wrote: "Happy Holidays Dearest Author, Hope you finally get some downtime to enjoy your loved ones. Blessings."

Thanks very much.
You too.
Happy Holidays and I hope you have a Happy New Year,
SR


message 143: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Nicole {student by day-romance whore by night} wrote: "#lust101 was such a treat! Hope to see more discussions with the Professor in the future and thank you for such a charming hour xx"

Thanks Nicole.
We're hoping to more chats in the New Year.
All the best and Happy Holidays,
SR


Nicole Eden #lust101 was such a treat! Hope to see more discussions with the Professor in the future and thank you for such a charming hour xx


message 141: by Celeste

Celeste Sylvain wrote: "Celeste wrote: "Hi Sylvain,

Just had to pass along a message I received here on goodreads after recommending your books to a friend & avid reader! Love it!


It is my pleasure Sylvain. Eagerly awaiting your 3rd book in the series & very happy to know that your writing is taking on new work! Yay!!
" Claudia wrote: "Wow started "Gabr..."



message 140: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Celeste wrote: "Hi Sylvain,

Just had to pass along a message I received here on goodreads after recommending your books to a friend & avid reader! Love it!



" Claudia wrote: "Wow started "Gabriel's Inferno" y..."


Thanks so much Celeste and Claudia.
I appreciate the support.
Word of mouth is so important to new authors.
All the best and thank you both for reading,
SR


message 139: by Celeste (last edited Dec 06, 2012 01:59PM)

Celeste Hi Sylvain,

Just had to pass along a message I received here on goodreads after recommending your books to a friend & avid reader! Love it!



" Claudia wrote: "Wow started "Gabriel's Inferno" yesterday morning and I'm already on pg 313 cannot put it down! Thanks for recommendingvthis book. Love it!"

I knew you would like this book, Claudia! If you haven't gotten to Rapture yet, be prepared, you're gonna get hooked. Thinking about re-reading them soon!(less) "



x
Aug 31, 2012 09:59am


message 138: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Angela wrote: "i cant get enough of gabriel and julia i just finished reading both books for the 3rd time. Cant wait for the 3rd book i know i will reread the first 2 again when it comes out."

Thanks Angela.
Glad you enjoyed them :) SR


message 137: by Angela

Angela i cant get enough of gabriel and julia i just finished reading both books for the 3rd time. Cant wait for the 3rd book i know i will reread the first 2 again when it comes out.


message 136: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Samantha wrote: "Hi Sylvain, thank you for adding me. I am a big fan of Gabriel series. I read them over and over again. I just can't get enough. I can't wait for the third book. i love Gabriel and Julienne's love ..."

Hello Samantha,
Thanks for this very kind note. I'm glad that you enjoyed the novels.
Best of luck on your BA in Communication.
Thank you for reading,
SR


message 135: by Samantha

Samantha Yoshabel Hi Sylvain, thank you for adding me. I am a big fan of Gabriel series. I read them over and over again. I just can't get enough. I can't wait for the third book. i love Gabriel and Julienne's love story.
I'm taking up Bachelor of arts in Communication here in the Philippines and i just wanna say that you inspire me. More power :)


message 134: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Missrmd wrote: "You are a fabulous writer, thank you for each word, each emotion and each thing to be thankful for. God Bless"

Thanks so much. All the best, SR


message 133: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Lilah wrote: "Hiyas! Just wanted to tell you that I voted for you in the final round for Best Romance for Gabriel's Rapture. It truly is the "love story" of the year. I've read most of the other books in this ca..."

Hello Lilah,
Thanks so much for your support. Glad you enjoyed the novels.
All the best and thanks for reading,
SR


message 132: by Lilah

Lilah Chavez Hiyas! Just wanted to tell you that I voted for you in the final round for Best Romance for Gabriel's Rapture. It truly is the "love story" of the year. I've read most of the other books in this category and they never made me cry. You have written such a beautiful story and that is why you have gotten my vote.


message 131: by Sylvain

Sylvain Reynard Joanne wrote: "Hi Sylvain, thanks for adding me - I am a big fan of the Gabriel's Inferno series. I read them both so quickly, I couldn't put them down. I was gripped by the story and when I finished the second ..."

Hello Joanne,
Thanks so much.
I'm glad you enjoyed the novels.
The third book is coming along nicely.

I have a contract with Berkley press for two more books after the third Gabriel Series novel. More details forthcoming...

All the best and thanks for reading,
SR


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