Blog Tour: The Prisoner of Paradise (The Paradise Series, Book 1) by Rob Samborn @robsamborn

Updated: Oct 4

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The Prisoner of Paradise

(The Paradise Series, Book 1)

By Rob Samborn

January 19th – March 23rd 2022

Publication Date: 30th November 2021

Publisher: TouchPoint Press

Page Length: 333 Pages

Genre: Commercial Thriller, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

The world’s largest oil painting. A 400-year-old murder. A disembodied whisper: “Amore mio.” My love.

Nick and Julia O’Connor’s dream trip to Venice collapses when a haunting voice reaches out to Nick from Tintoretto’s Paradise, a monumental depiction of Heaven. Convinced his delusions are the result of a concussion, Julia insists her husband see a doctor, though Nick is adamant the voice was real.

Blacking out in the museum, Nick flashes back to a life as a 16th century Venetian peasant swordsman. He recalls precisely who the voice belongs to: Isabella Scalfini, a married aristocrat he was tasked to seduce but with whom he instead found true love. A love stolen from them hundreds of years prior.

She implores Nick to liberate her from a powerful order of religious vigilantes who judge and sentence souls to the canvas for eternity. Releasing Isabella also means unleashing thousands of other imprisoned souls, all of which the order claims are evil.

As infatuation with a possible hallucination clouds his commitment to a present-day wife, Nick’s past self takes over. Wracked with guilt, he can no longer allow Isabella to remain tormented, despite the consequences. He must right an age-old wrong – destroy the painting and free his soul mate. But the order will eradicate anyone who threatens their ethereal prison and their control over Venice.

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Rob Samborn

In addition to being a novelist, Rob Samborn is a screenwriter, entrepreneur and avid traveler. He’s been to forty countries, lived in five of them and studied nine languages. As a restless spirit who can’t remember the last time he was bored, Rob is on a quest to explore the intricacies of our world and try his hand at a multitude of crafts; he’s also an accomplished artist and musician, as well as a budding furniture maker. A native New Yorker who lived in Los Angeles for twenty years, he now makes his home in Denver with his wife, daughter and dog.

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Tour Schedule

January 19th

B for Bookreview


The Historical Fiction Company


January 26th

Zoe’s Art, Craft and Life


CelticLady’s Reviews


February 2nd



The Coffee Pot Book Club


February 9th

Mary’s Tavern


Candlelight Reading


February 16th

Ruins & Reading


MJ Porter’s Official Blog

Guest Post

February 23rd

Elizabeth St.John’s Official Blog


Let Us Talk of Many Things

Guest Post

March 2nd

When Angels Fly

Guest Post

A Thousand Suns


March 9th

Anna Belfrage: Stolen Moments


Historical Fiction With Spirit…


March 16th

Let Your Words Shine…

Five Fun Facts

Oh look, another book!


March 23rd

The Magic of Wor(l)ds


I got lost in a book