Monday, January 27, 2020


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The Sound of Love 
Senses of Love Book 1 
Kyle Shoop 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Words that can't be spoken can still be sung. 

Sometimes the most beautiful relationships between two individuals blossom from moments of tragedy. 

Charlotte and John grew up as young orphans in the secluded outskirts of a rural town. Each day, they’d sneak out to the nearby forest to escape the cold grasp of the orphanage’s tyrant-ruler, by creating an imaginary kingdom together. However, their worlds, and the safety that came from their friendship, were suddenly ripped apart when they got caught. 

Years later, Charlotte conquered the marketing world in downtown Portland. Having gained normalcy in her life since her days in the orphanage, Charlotte never expected her world to be turned upside down by John abruptly being thrust back into her life. 

However, the years since the orphanage had not at all been kind to John, leaving him unable to open up to Charlotte about the details. So, she reignites John’s love for playing music, finding that his songwriting is the only way to help him express what he otherwise has difficulty saying. But in doing so, the reunited couple discovers that John’s love for music may not have been the only fire waiting to be rekindled. 

Would what began as two children playing in the woods in the heart of tragedy blossom into long-awaited, and much desired, love? 

The Sight of Love 
Senses of Love Book 2 

Does love at first sight exist when love is blind? 

Ethan was born to paint. His pursuit of beauty and meaning through art was the only thing his heart desired above all else. Until he met Rose. 

It was love at first sight. A love which was as inspiring and captivating as the delicate life which radiated from a fresh rose. Her sight intoxicating. Her personality angelic. Her love instantaneous and unselfish. 

But was that love enough to last a lifetime? Art often requires sacrifice. But Ethan’s life wasn’t just full of sacrifice for his passion, it would become marked with significant loss. An unforeseeable loss beyond his control and undercutting all which he sought in life. 

Each moment of life is just a brush stroke in a larger painting. Would the love between Ethan and Rose be just the first brush stroke, or instead the reason to keep painting? 

Experience the second book in the compelling “Senses of Love” series. 

For as excited as Eugene was to mentor and teach such a uniquely talented, young boy about the fine art of painting, Ethan was even more excited to have received the offer. Ethan’s parents rarely gave him any attention, let alone show any interest in what he actually enjoyed. So, he spent much effort concealing his work from them at home. Now, Ethan had found someone whom he could not only talk about his passion with, but whom he greatly respected artistically. He had carefully observed Eugene’s own paintings many times prior to actually meeting him. To Ethan, this offer from a prominent artist was the equivalent of winning the lottery.

“Really!?” He blurted out. “That’s great! I’ll see you next Friday then!” Ethan began walking to leave the gallery so that he didn’t get back to his father late. He had already been cutting things
close due to how much time he’d spent staring at the gallery. And that was before Eugene started talking to him about paintings.

But Eugene moved quickly to catch up to the boy. “Wait just a second – hold on.” Eugene needed clarification of what the boy was talking about. “Why not tomorrow or Monday?”

“Oh, I can’t. My dad only comes to the city once a week on Fridays, and he doesn’t know that I come here during lunchtime.”

“He doesn’t know, huh?”

Ethan just shook his head, not sure if that was a deal breaker for his new mentor.

“Does your mom know?”

“My mom?” Ethan reacted by laughing out loud to himself. “No, she’s too busy taking care of the other kids in the house to notice anything that I like.”

“And how many siblings do you have?”

Ethan wanted to respond by saying “four too many,” but he didn’t have time to joke around like he wanted to – he had to get back to his father’s office before his father suspected anything awry was going on with his son. So Ethan just simply said, “Four.”

“Wow – four, huh?” Eugene eyed Ethan. He still felt strangely and suddenly compelled to pursue teaching the boy everything he knew about painting. So, he didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to bring Ethan under his so-called apprenticeship. Perhaps it was because Eugene didn’t have any children himself and he found something endearing about the boy. Or perhaps it was because all of his other students were older than Ethan, and were only learning to paint out of educational aspirations rather than an innate desire for the ancient art. Eugene only spoke briefly with Ethan, but he could see it. He’d been around enough students to know passion and
talent when he saw it. And that was rare.

Eugene threw up his arms, willing to take Ethan on as an apprentice on whatever terms the boy’s circumstances permitted. “Fridays at noon it is, then. I guess that’s enough time, anyways – since it is free.” Eugene would have it no other way than to be free. True interest in art shouldn’t be restrained by monetary ability. Besides, if the lessons led to a true, lifelong passion in the boy, as Eugene hoped it would, then it may just pay itself off in the long run.

Ethan’s eyes lit up when he heard the word “free.” “Free?!” He repeated in excitement.
“Yes – free. Does that work for you?” Eugene quipped, trying to make a joke.

“Oh boy, does it! Now I can finally buy lunch instead of spending that money to come in here.”

Kyle Shoop is a multi-genre author of compelling stories. His new "Senses of Love" series is a romance series that provides rewarding and inspirational stories. 

Kyle is also the author of the Acea Bishop Trilogy, which is an action-packed fantasy series. All books in that series are now available, with Acea and the Animal Kingdom being the first book. 

At a young age, Kyle was recognized for his storytelling by being awarded the first-place Gold Key award for fiction writing in Washington State. After spending several years volunteering in his wife's elementary classrooms, he was inspired to write the Acea Bishop Trilogy. He is now motivated to finish his the new romance series. In addition to writing novels, Kyle is also a practicing attorney.
Kyle and his wife and two children are currently living in Utah. 

A digital copy of the music soundtrack written specifically for The Sound of Love - all written, performed and recorded by the author Kyle Shoop 
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Mary Preston said...

I like the look of these books.

Debby said...

I like the covers. They are very attractive.

Jeanna Massman said...

I love the cover. The colors are beautiful!

Kyle L. Shoop said...

Thanks everyone for the kind words! The covers are even more symbollic of the books than you'd guess. I hope you enjoy my novels!