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Sylvian Reynard and a Giveaway!
Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Please join me in welcoming Sylvian Reynard to the Because You Are Mine contest! You have a treat in store!

Gabriel’s Inferno


Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption.

When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love and redemption, “Gabriel’s Inferno” is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man’s escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible…forgiveness and love.

Gabriel’s Rapture


Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student, Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body and the raptures of sex. But when they return, their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics, and a jealous ex-lover. When Gabriel is confronted by the university administration, will he succumb to Dante’s fate? Or will he fight to keep Julia, his Beatrice, forever?

In Gabriel’s Rapture, the brilliant sequel to the wildly successful debut novel, Gabriel’s Inferno, USA Today Best-Selling Author Sylvain Reynard weaves an exquisite love story that will touch the reader’s mind, body, and soul, forever.


He grabbed Julia’s hand and quickly pulled her away. The guests parted like the Red Sea in front of them as they made their way through the Botticelli room.

Julia saw person after person stare at them and she blushed even more deeply.

“Where are we going?”

He led her into the adjoining tiled corridor and began walking toward the end of it, far beyond earshot of the other guests. Pushing her into a dark corner, he positioned her between two large marble statues perched high atop plinths. She was dwarfed by the towering forms.
He grabbed her purse and tossed it aside. The sound of the leather hitting the floor echoed down the corridor.

“What were you doing with him?” Gabriel’s eyes flamed and his cheeks were slightly red, which for him was a rare occurrence.

“We were just making small talk before he—“

Gabriel pulled her into a searing kiss, one hand tangling in her hair and the other sliding down her dress.

The force of the contact propelled her until she felt the cold wall of the Gallery against the naked skin of her upper back. His hard body aligned with hers forcefully.

“I don’t want to see another man’s hands on you again.”
He parted her mouth roughly, penetrating with his tongue, while his hand slid over the curve of her backside, massaging the flesh with his fingers.

Julia realized instantly that he’d been careful with her every other time he’d touched her. He wasn’t careful now. Part of her was inflamed, desperate for him. Another part of her was wondering what he would do if she said stop …

He lifted her left leg, pulling her thigh around his hip and pressing against her.
She felt him through the fabric of her dress, hearing the silk taffeta rustle like a breathless woman. The dress clearly wanted more.

“What do I have to do to make you mine?” he groaned, mouth against mouth.

“I am yours.”

“Not tonight, it seems.” He tugged her lower lip backwards into his mouth, nipping it with his teeth. “Didn’t you understand my lecture? Every word, every painting was for you.” His hand slid up her dress, teasing the skin of her thigh until it reached the string that stretched across her hip.

He pulled back to see her face. “No garters tonight?”

She shook her head.

“Then what’s this?” His fingers tugged at the very thin string.

“Panties,” she breathed.

His eyes glinted in the semi-darkness. “What kind of panties?”

“A thong.”

He smiled dangerously before pressing his lips to her ear. “Am I to assume that you wore this for me?”

“Only for you. Always.”

Without warning, Gabriel lifted her, pressing her against the cold wall. His lips on her neck, he pushed their hips closer. The long, thin heels of Julia’s tangerine stilettos caught the curves of his ass. He fixed her with wild, blue eyes.

“I want you. Right now.”

With one hand, he tugged at the string until it tore. Suddenly, she found herself bare. He reached back to stuff the thong in his jacket pocket and her heels shifted, digging into his ass so much that he winced.

“Do you know how difficult it was for me to control myself after the lecture? How I longed to take you in my arms? Conducting small talk was torture when all I wanted was this.

“I wish you could see how sexy you are with your back against the wall and your legs wrapped around me. I want you like this, except I want you panting my name.”

Gabriel dipped his tongue in the hollow at the base of her throat and Julia’s eyes closed. Her passions were struggling with her mind, which urged her to push him away and take a moment to think. In a mood such as this, Gabriel was dangerous.

All of a sudden, Julia heard voices echoing down the hallway. Her eyes flew open.

The sound of footsteps and merry laughter grew closer. Gabriel lifted his head, bringing his mouth to her ear. “Don’t make a sound,” he whispered. She could feel his lips curve up into a smile as they pressed against her.

Sylvian has been generous in offering up BOTH Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture to one lucky commenter on this blog post. Winner announced tomorrow. And if you haven’t yet joined in the huge Because You Are Mine contest, do so here!

33 comments to “Sylvian Reynard and a Giveaway!”

  1. Sarah Weaver
      · July 19th, 2012 at 8:32 am · Link

    I absolutely loved Gabriel’s Inferno; I gave up sleep to finish it! Can’t wait to read Gabriel’s Rapture.

  2. Shannon Owens
      · July 19th, 2012 at 8:42 am · Link

    Awesome, a friend of mine just recommend Gabriel’s Inferno and Rapture both to me! Can not wait to read them both!!! Thanks for the contest!! Shannon Owens

  3. Shannon Owens
      · July 19th, 2012 at 8:46 am · Link

    Beth, I know I’ve already said it once but can’t wait for your Because You Are Mine series!! Wooohooo!!!! Shannon Owens

  4. Diane
      · July 19th, 2012 at 8:51 am · Link

    Another new author to try!!!! 😮

  5. Tee
      · July 19th, 2012 at 9:18 am · Link

    I have heard so many positive things about this series. I am looking forward to reading it and Beth as always I am dying to read Because You Are Mine 😆

  6. Jessie
      · July 19th, 2012 at 10:01 am · Link

    Great excerpt. I have heard a lot about this book. Cant wait to read it

  7. Annie
      · July 19th, 2012 at 10:24 am · Link

    This sounds great! Thanks for the chance!

  8. darla
      · July 19th, 2012 at 10:27 am · Link

    I hope she writes a third!

  9. Amelia
      · July 19th, 2012 at 10:28 am · Link

    A new author to read!!

  10. stacy
      · July 19th, 2012 at 10:45 am · Link

    These two books are incredible I have read them both 3 timers you won’t be sorry ladies.

  11. Tory
      · July 19th, 2012 at 10:49 am · Link

    Looks like there is another author for me to check out!

  12. Cindy Overton
      · July 19th, 2012 at 11:18 am · Link

    I’ve heard great things about Gabriel’s Inferno. The excerpt from Gabriel’s Rapture is HOT..

  13. elaing8
      · July 19th, 2012 at 11:26 am · Link

    I have these books but yet to read them.Thanks for sharing the excerpt.Sounds like I need to hurry up and read them.
    (please don’t enter me)

  14. Chelsea B.
      · July 19th, 2012 at 12:02 pm · Link

    I have heard wonderful, wonderful things about this series! It sounds absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to read Gabriel’s Inferno!!

  15. Maria pronounced Mariah
      · July 19th, 2012 at 12:11 pm · Link

    I haven’t read this series yet but it sound terrific!

    What does one do with all fantastic series out there with not enough time in the day to read them all? Oh right tell someone else to do the work so we can read more! If only!

    Thanks so much for the chance!

  16. Ruth Mills
      · July 19th, 2012 at 12:20 pm · Link

    Beth, Thanks so much for the post today. I can’t wait to read these books!

  17. Harper Montgomery (@MissHarper100)
      · July 19th, 2012 at 12:20 pm · Link

    Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture are perhaps two of the best books I’ve ever read. Intelligent, Intense, Poetic, Romantic, Passionate. Elegantly written. I am reading them for the 2nd time on my Kindle but would love to have the hard copies of the books for my collection.

  18. Joann Wenzel
      · July 19th, 2012 at 12:23 pm · Link

    These are by far my favorite reads this summer on my Kindle. Would love a chance at the actual books. Thanks!

  19. Vicki Williams
      · July 19th, 2012 at 12:28 pm · Link

    I absolutely loved both Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture! The characters have great depth and were so easy to love. The storyline pulled me in and made it hard to put down! I read these books on my Nook but I would love to have copies from SR!

  20. Lorie Copeland
      · July 19th, 2012 at 12:29 pm · Link

    Loved these books. Found myself starting them over several times…they are just that good!

  21. Anas Attic Sexy Tales
      · July 19th, 2012 at 1:57 pm · Link

    Those books are two of the biggest sellers on my blog and I haven’t read them yet! But I would LOVE to!!!!

  22. becky jean
      · July 19th, 2012 at 2:50 pm · Link

    these books look great – I will have to investigate . . . 😛

  23. Fedora
      · July 19th, 2012 at 2:50 pm · Link

    Whoa–Sylvain’s a new-to-me author–thanks for the intro, Beth! Can’t wait to add those to my TBR!

  24. Ren
      · July 19th, 2012 at 2:58 pm · Link

    What a sexy excerpt! Looking forward to read both Gabriel’s Inferno and Rapture 😀

  25. Shanna
      · July 19th, 2012 at 3:05 pm · Link

    Love both Gabriel’s Inferno and Rapture!! Ready to

  26. Angela
      · July 19th, 2012 at 5:53 pm · Link

    I am a huge fan of Sylvain Reynard, the Gabriel Series is amayzing! I think it’s stands out from other books and I have a special place in my heart for them. I can not wait for book three 😉 and if you have not read them – READ IT! It gives you butterflies !

  27. Rachel
      · July 19th, 2012 at 6:45 pm · Link

    Love SR’s work and can’t wait to read the new book!

  28. Kelly
      · July 19th, 2012 at 8:43 pm · Link

    I have yet to read Gabriel’s Rapture. His Inferno left me smoldering and I’m waiting with bated breath to see how the journey continues. I love that SR takes me places I have never been but always wanted to go:) I can’t wait to continue along with G & J!!! Thanks for offering the giveaway opportunity-much appreciated;)

  29. Susan T.
      · July 19th, 2012 at 9:15 pm · Link

    OMG, that was a hot excerpt. Sylvian Reynard is a new author for me. Will be adding both books to my TBR pile. Thanks.

  30. bn100
      · July 19th, 2012 at 10:06 pm · Link

    Nice covers and excerpt.

  31. Lisa H
      · July 19th, 2012 at 11:14 pm · Link

    I am drooling. There is a little bit of drool from the corner of my mouth just reading about Gabriel….Oh my….. 😯

  32. donnas
      · July 20th, 2012 at 12:34 am · Link

    I absolutely loved Inferno. I read it as a ebook and am getting ready to order nit in paperback for my keeper shelf. Im really looking forward to reading Rapture as well. Just havent gotten a chance to get a copy yet. Cant wait though Ive been looking forward to it since I finished Inferno last year.

  33. June
      · July 20th, 2012 at 4:58 pm · Link

    I have been wanting to read Inferno for a while and Rapture sounds good also.

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