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Soon to be a major motion picture!
First off, a huge thank you to Morning Star Publishing for reaching out to me about this book. For those of us that read a lot of romance books, it is easy to get caught up in the formula we all love about the tension and suspense in contemporary romance. But The Sound of Violet is a love story within a very different setting. Shawn is on the autism spectrum and therefore struggles with physical contact, holding eye contact and taking care of himself within the world we’re all used to. But he is laser focused on knowing that he wants to experience love and get married. After years of trying to date women through online apps and never getting past the first date, he meets Violet at a work party, but she’s not exactly who he thinks she is.
Shawn is an easy character to love and care about because he says what’s on his mind and doesn’t hold back. This is refreshing because we interact with so many people in our lives that simply say things to get something they want rather than just say what’s on their mind. But Violet has a very dark past that has driven her into the seedy world she’s captured in today. Working as a prostitute to keep her handler, Anton, from hurting her she has a very bleak outlook on life. That is until she meets Shawn and her icy exterior starts to thaw. Through their experiences together, they quickly realize how much they both want to feel cared about.
We learn that Shawn experiences sound synesthesia and Violet is just the right sound vibration that settles him. This experience isn’t really all that different for Violet either as Shawn provides the safety and comfort that she’s been lacking her entire life. It’s an absolutely heartwarming story about the foundations of love and how relationships can blossom from anywhere.
Allen adapted The Sound of Violet into a motion picture that will debut in 2022. He is the writer, director, and producer of the film. Anyone who purchases the novel will get a sneak preview of the trailer for the upcoming movie. They only need to email a screenshot of their order or their order number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Book
Desperate to find a soulmate, Shawn goes on one awkward date after another until he encounters the alluring Violet. He starts dating her, but his autism keeps him from realizing that she’s actually a prostitute. Shawn thinks he’s found a potential wife while Violet thinks she’s found her ticket to a brand new life. This hilarious and dramatic award-winning story has been adapted into a major motion picture.
PRAISE FOR THE SOUND OF VIOLET:
“Wolf, an award-winning filmmaker, has adapted this first novel from his own original screenplay, and its cinematic potential clearly shows. The high-concept narrative is entertaining, well-paced, and highly visual … It’s a charming, humorous, and hopeful tale. A quirky, touching love story that offers insights into autism, religion, and personal tragedy.” – Kirkus Reviews
“A wonderfully well-written, funny, romantic love story. Unique and inspirational. The Sound of Violet is not your average romance. Rarely do I find myself so captivated by a book that I cannot put it down for nearly two hours. Pick up this book and get lost in the beauty of their relationship. My only complaint would be that the story had an ending, as all stories do, and I did so want to keep reading on. Most highly recommended. The Sound of Violet is simply remarkable.” – Readers’ Favorite
“By turning conventions of contemporary romance on its stilettos and swapping out the typical sassy, fashion-obsessed female protagonist for an autistic male who reads jokes from index cards, Wolf puts a fresh spin on the genre. Adapted from his award-winning screenplay, The Sound of Violet shows signs of its origins with snappy dialogue and humorous, well-staged scenes … A sweet and entertaining romantic comedy, The Sound of Violet touches on autism and the power of faith. It will appeal to any reader who enjoys a blend of quirky characters, humor, and drama.” – Blue Ink Review
“Heartfelt, out-of-the-ordinary romance … This warm, witty story does not shy away from serious themes like exploitation, redemption, and true love. The Sound of Violet explores heavy issues with a light touch. It’s easy to see this being adapted into an enjoyable movie …” – Foreword Reviews