Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gabriel's Redemption by Sylvain Reynard - Blog Tour, Review, and Louboutin Giveaway!!!

Author: Sylvain Reynard
Title: Gabriel’s Redemption (Gabriel’s Inferno Series #3)
Publisher: Penguin Berkley

From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Gabriel’s Rapture and Gabriel’s Inferno comes the epic conclusion to the captivating romantic trilogy.

Professor Gabriel Emerson has left his position at the University of Toronto to embark on a new life with his beloved Julianne. Together, he’s confident that they can face any challenge. And he’s eager to become a father. But Julianne’s graduate program threatens Gabriel’s plans, as the pressures of being a student become all consuming. When she is given the honor of presenting an academic lecture at Oxford, Gabriel is forced to confront Julianne about the subject of her presentation—research that conflicts with his own. And in Oxford, several individuals from their past appear, including an old nemesis intent on humiliating Julia and exposing one of Gabriel’s darkest secrets.  

In an effort to confront his remaining demons, Gabriel begins a quest to discover more about his biological parents, beginning a chain of events that has startling repercussions for himself, Julianne, and his hope of having a family.

My Review:

Once again, I thoroughly enjoyed Sylvain's writing.
I didn't hate that I was thrown into it the pages like a yo-yo.
You're up, you're down, you're all around...
As most of you know, I adore and clutch onto that kind of feeling!

Most of all, I appreciate the fact that we got to stay with all the original characters, with the addition of some, and were informed of how their lives progressed throughout.

This series could easily (and should be!) turned into a movie!!
I loved it!

Julianne and Gabriel, both took a different twist in their personalities.

Julia is far more assertive, and can you believe it...(??)
She's a little bit of a vixen!
It was fantastic watching her come into her own.
She knows what she wants, won't back down or give in, even when there is plenty of temptation around, BUT somehow she's still one of the sweetest people you know.

Gabriel...Well, he cruised on the both sides of the spectrum.
He was in control (no big surprise there!), but he was also more vulnerable.
More compassionate.
Seeing him evolve from being the man of steel, to wanting to be a caregiver and become a father stole my heart.  Even more than he had in the previous books!

It was a side to him that I wasn't sure we would get to see...and it was most welcome.
It has been heartwarming to see him grow into the man he is now.

All the secondary characters were all great once again.
The jabbing between several of them gave me a chuckle, and other times my heart broke for them.  
Even for the girl we're supposed to dislike...
You just want to reach into the pages and comfort her at one point in particular and "B" slap her in another.

Even more, I loved following them around in their stories and was glad to know some of the previous "issues" were somewhat settled in their lives so we weren't left feeling empty.

I'll conclude by saying - Be kind to one another.
Karma is a *itch!

4.5 Stars for me!

Additional Buy Links:

Barnes & Nobel Nook

Barnes & Nobel Paperback

iTunes iBook

Chapters Indigo Paperback

Chapters Indigo Kobo

About the Author

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 Twitter account.

Ready for the Giveaway?! 
It truly is one to behold...

We all know Gabriel has slight shoe fetish, so it only deems fit to grace you with a pair of Louboutin's!

All you have to do is enter the giveaway for your chance to win - Good luck!

(FYI, the Louboutin winner will be gifted a Neiman Marcus gift card with shipping included. 
All prizes are international.)

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