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Venetian Rhapsody by Tonya Penrose is a Love and Romance Festival pick #romance #soundtrack #lovemonth #giveaway

Title: Venetian Rhapsody


Author: Tonya Penrose


Genre: Romance


Book 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.

A companion album, Venetian Rhapsody, by award-winning composer and musician David Bazo highlights the story's unfolding. Find the album at:




“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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What’s your favorite part about being a romance author?


When I sit down to craft a romance, I love to create beguiling characters that leap off the page and capture a reader’s heart. These characters aren’t just words on a page; They become real, breathing individuals with their own struggles to find love. It’s pure joy to introduce them to readers and deliver sighs and smiles.


Here’s my tip to add romance to your love life:


Keep eating chocolate.


Giveaway –


One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon gift card.



Open internationally.


Runs February 1 – 29, 2024


Drawing will be held on March 1, 2024.


Author Biography:


Multi-genre Author~Inner Explorer~Humor Chaser~Labyrinth Lover~Waterfall Wanderer

Author Tonya Penrose (pen name) is a storyteller who believes in the power of humor and narratives to touch her readers’ hearts. She's always been moved by how a story can invite personal exploration and leave a lasting impression on those who read it.

When Tonya sits in her favorite writing chair gazing at a lake, she aspires to create beguiling characters that leap from the page and capture a reader’s fancy. Her characters aren't just words on a page. They become real, breathing people with their own flaws and quirks. She enjoys sprinkling her romps with moments that offer readers grins or even bursts of laughter.

But for Tonya, it's not only about the characters or the humor. The dialogue is where her stories shine. As a multi-genre author, she feels that engaging dialogue provides the heartbeat for any truly wonderful tale. It breathes life into the narrative and allows readers to feel they're with the characters in every conversation.

Whether you're seeking an entertaining escape or a thought-enlivening journey of inner discovery, Tonya's books are waiting to whisk you into her world. Embark on a path where humor meets introspection and unforgeable characters await at every page turn.

 Tonya invites readers to explore the familiar and enchanted settings with her. To uncover secreted truths, share inspiring moments, and awaken to her deeper message—that living in the now is how.

Tonya's fiction and non-fiction stories are published in numerous anthologies, e-magazines, local press, and literary magazines.


Find Tonya Penrose listed in the Poets and Writers Directory.


​If you enjoy Tonya's novels, please tell others.


*Represented by Birch Literary




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Feb 23

Thank you, Tonya and David, for sharing your book/album in our Love and Romance Book Festival! Love and romance is celebrate not just on Valentine's Day but all month long. 😍

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