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A totally immersive experience awaits readers and listeners…Venetian Rhapsody #romcom #soundtrack



A romance like no other comes to life in story and music. A totally immersive experience awaits readers and listeners… VENETIAN RHAPSODY imagined by Tonya Penrose and David Bazo.



Title Venetian Rhapsody

Author Tonya Penrose

Genre Romantic Comedy

Publisher The Wild Rose Press


Book Blurb


In a glancing moment, Eduardo and Sofia experience their first chance encounter that alters how they see their world and ignites a grand love. A romance where the barriers of time's constraints fall away…leaving them with an unfolding mystery around their powerful connection. Two encounters a year apart bring plenty of complications, smiles, and undeniable love. A companion album by award-winning composer and musician David Bazo highlights the story's unfolding.


Excerpt

“Pardon me, señorita, but your case’s hook tore the pocket right off my jacket.” He handed the piece of material to her. “Excuse me, but I see this a bit differently. Your droopy pocket snagged my briefcase as I was dashing for cover. And thanks to you, here we sit in a mud pit alone in the middle of a drenching. Everyone else made it inside clean—”


Didn’t he recognize her?


“Clean and dry.” His anger turned to surprise. “It’s you.” He tried to stand, but the slick mud offered no traction.


“Of course it’s me. Who else would I be?” Sofia attempted to scoot sideways into the grass. The rain shower may have passed, but not her predicament. “Please, still yourself.”


“I will not still myself, Signore Whoever.”


“It’s Señor Eduardo Diaz. Please continue your ranting, if you find it helps,” he replied, his tanned face accentuated by his brilliant white teeth.


“Yes, it helps, Señor Diaz,” Sofia replied with a huff. “I’m soaked, covered in red mud, my favorite silk blouse is ruined, and I need a bath.”


His hand pointed to their problem.


“What now?” huffed Sofia.


Eduardo’s cognac eyes twinkled and distracted her. Sofia saw the laptop case strap wrapped around his ankle.


“Oh. Good grief.” She bent over to untangle the strap only to butt heads smartly with the man, who still looked eerily familiar.


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Author Biography


A word about the author…


As an author, Tonya’s moved by the effect humor and narratives have on readers. That observation illuminates why her stories often convey messages inviting personal exploration. She is enthusiastic about crafting stories with beguiling characters, adding dashes of snappy humor and engaging dialogue that leaves her fingerprint on each page.


When Tonya relocated to the mountains, she found fresh writing ideas waiting. From her favorite porch chair gazing at a tranquil lake, the nudge to scribe her first novel came calling. From her beach chair, she got the idea for a cozy series, Shell Isle Mysteries. Tonya confesses new respect for a chair’s ability to motivate writers. She chases her writing joy from the mountains to the seashore.


The Shell Isle Mystery Series introduces four novels: Baubles to Die For, Red, White, and Boom, Murder by Numbers, and Teatime Trouble, releases in 2024. The characters of Page and Betsy keep chattering to Tonya, so expect future stories in this collection.


Tonya’s other books include Old Mountain Cassie: The Three Lessons, A Secret Gift, Welcome to Charm, and Venetian Rhapsody. An exciting collaboration with award-winning composer David Bazo offers a fully immersive experience with the book Venetian Rhapsody and the companion soundtrack album found at www.davidbazo.info.


Her fiction and nonfiction stories are published in numerous anthologies, e-magazines, local press, and literary magazines. She’s a member of Poets and Writers. Tonya Penrose is her fiction pen name.


Social Media Links


Twitter: @TonyaWrites

Instagram: @TonyaPenroseWrites



Album Title

Venetian Rhapsody


Composer

David Bazo


Genre


Classical; Soundtrack, Film Music


Released by David Bazo for David Bazo Music


Album Blurb

"In a glancing moment, Eduardo and Sofia experience a chance encounter that alters how they see their world and ignites a grand love. A romance where the barriers of time's constraints fall away…leaving them with an unfolding mystery around their powerful connection. Two encounters a year apart bring plenty of complications, smiles, and undeniable love". "Venetian Rhapsody" is a romance novel written by the the award-winning North American author Tonya Penrose.

A companion album, "Venetian Rhapsody", by awarded composer and musician David Bazo highlights the story's unfolding. The album consists on classical-style pieces, including a 22 minutes grand piano suite, performed and recorded live. All the songs complement the musical scenes from the book, thus broadening the experience of reading the story and listening to the original soundtrack. The genesis for the "Venetian Rhapsody" project unfolded in a surprising way between the author and composer. The music ignited the story, and the story, in turn, infused new music.

David Bazo and Tonya Penrose present an unforgettable immersive experience in words and music.

An amazing novel.

A magical music album.


Read critics’ reviews http://davidbazo.info/resenas/


Buy Links



https://davidbazo.bandcamp.com/album/venetian-rhapsody-original-soundtrack-album




https://music.apple.com/us/artist/david-bazo/1282769291


https://open.spotify.com/artist/5PeGEC4Ux8z3gSEWmZp6ju



https://tidal.com/browse/artist/9109391


https://www.last.fm/music/David+Bazo


https://www.soundclick.com/artist/default.cfm?bandid=264649



Composer Biography


David Bazo is a multifaceted musician with a professional background of more than 30 years, more than 100 songs released internationally and more than a hundred live performances behind him, as a soloist and integrating different musical formations.

Producer, arranger and performer of New Age, Pop, Rock and Folk, music for singers, composer of soundtracks for Theater, Film and TV and much more. You can learn more about him at www.davidbazo.info

Social Media Links


https://twitter.com/Davidbazo

1 Comment


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Jun 02, 2023

Thank you, Tonya and David, for sharing your book and album with us! It's such a fantastic, original concept.

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