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Monday, June 5, 2017

Audiobook Lovin' 2017 Presents: Sylvain Reynard - Guest Post

Hi Everyone and welcome to Audiobook Lovin 2017, a month long event celebrating Audiobooks, the Authors and the Narrators! 

Thank you, Viviana, for the invitation. It’s a pleasure to be with you and your readers.

I don’t listen to music when I’m writing because I like to hear how the words sound in my head and I find music distracting. But when I’m thinking about the novel or when I’m trying to evoke the mood of a particular scene, I listen to music. Here are a few songs from the playlist of my new book:

La Vie en Rose – Edith Piaf
My new book is set primarily in Paris. No other song evokes the beauty and history of Paris such as this one. Edith Paris was a French treasure.

The Girl from Ipanema – Astrud Gilberto
The heroine of my novel, Acacia, is Brazilian.  The music of Astrud Gilberto and this song in particular, are a tribute to Brazil. There’s also the notion of saudade or longing in this song. I can imagine Acacia longing for Brazil when she listens to it.

Love like Ghosts – Lord Huron
The lyrics from this song capture some of the tension and attraction between Acacia and hero and the novel, Nicholas.

Chasing Rubies – Hudson Taylor
This is another song that captures some of the attraction between the hero and the heroine.

I Love You – Chantal Kreviazuk
In my writing, I explore the themes of love, sex, redemption, and family. Acacia and Nicholas bring out the best in one another. Chantal Kreviazuk’s song expresses that.

Thank you so much again Mr. Reynard for being here with us. 
Always a delight and pleasure!

Friend, you can check out last year's Audiobook Lovn' post from 
Mr. Reynard by clicking here.

Also, below is some information about his upcoming release 
"The Man in the Black Suit"!

Don't forget to check out the giveaways! 

Brazilian Acacia Santos excels as concierge of the prestigious Hotel Victoire in Paris. When the senior concierge, Marcel, is attacked in a supposed random mugging, she is tasked with serving one of the hotel’s most mysterious and attractive guests.

Nicholas Cassirer checks into the hotel under an assumed name every three months.  Usually, he stays in the penthouse suite with a beautiful female companion but on this occasion, he arrives alone and is displeased at having to deal with someone other than Marcel.  A match of wits ensues as he tests Acacia’s expertise with a series of almost impossible demands. Her intelligence and creativity rise to the challenge, earning his respect.

When Acacia discovers a famous stolen painting in his suite, she contacts a former boyfriend who works for the elite BRB, a unit of French law enforcement that deals with art thefts.

Nicholas is questioned by police and released when it is revealed the painting is a reproduction. Irked with her behavior, Acacia’s supervisor demotes her, threatening dismissal and the cancellation of her work permit.

But Acacia has already attracted Nicholas’s attention.  Remorseful that she may lose her job on his account, he offers her a choice – she can wait until her supervisor dismisses her, or she can leave the city of lights behind and become his personal assistant.

Acacia initially refuses his offer, but Nicholas is persistent. He reveals himself as a man who quietly acquires stolen art in order to restore it to its rightful owners. Faced with mounting familial debts and the possibility of dismissal and deportation, she agrees to work for him.

Nicholas opens up a whole new world of beauty and intrigue to Acacia as they travel the globe. Soon the line between employer and assistant is blurred, and the two lonely people embark on a passionate relationship. . .”

Expected Release Date
December 2017

Pre-order links coming soon! 

About The Author

Sylvain Reynard
I’m interested in the way literature can help us explore aspects of the human condition – particularly suffering, sex, love, faith, and redemption. My favourite stories are those in which a character takes a journey, either a physical journey to a new and exciting place, or a personal journey in which he or she learns something about himself/herself.

I’m also interested in how aesthetic elements such as art, architecture, and music can be used to tell a story or to illuminate the traits of a particular character. In my writing, I combine all of these elements with the themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of goodness.

I try to use my platform as an author to raise awareness about the following charities: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation, WorldVision, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, and Covenant House. For more information, see my Charities page.

You can find Sylvain at 


Author's Giveaway

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