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Product Details

  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (January 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456721003
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456721008
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,630,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is nothing less than genius! I see this wonderful ethereal quality harkening to the romantic era. Valentinno's work reminds me of Byron with a bit of the idealism of Keats.
-The Examiner 
"Valentinno is a romantic in the best sense of that word. He captures the divine romance of life through his prose in a brilliant book called "A Romantic's Passion: The Tenth Muse." His words come across as if they were written by a 15th century monk who is high on the spiritual bliss of Holy Communion. One can feel this inner joy and "light" he projects with images from his words and phrasing -

 Valentinno's poetry evokes those same sacred feelings that come from the work of other divine and mystical poets such as Radindranath Tagore, Rumi, and Paramahansa Yogananda in his book of poems called "Whispers from Eternity."

 To call him a mystic would not be a far stretch - his words certainly convey the feeling that he is reaching out beyond the material world and has escaped the illusions of this reality. If he had been born in another time or place, he could have well been friends with the likes of Blake, Shelley, Keats or Lord Byron. This is tall company but I believe that he is of that same kind of romantic DNA

 His words are a perfect bridge to the feelings he is trying to convey. He is not afraid to expose his heart and soul in his poems. Truly a gifted writer and one of immense understanding of things beyond the veil of life; it is no hyperbole to say that his work is that of a young master poet! This poet is destined for greater things then just poetry. He is on his way to self-realization!
-William McDonald, American Authors Association.

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Valentinno got his big break as a screenwriter for film and worked with many of the top film companies. He also spent time as a lyricist for major recording artists. Even as he was becoming more recognized throughout the industry as a prolific writer, he remained unfulfilled. His dream was to be an accomplished author and one day he gathered some of his poetry and letters together and submitted them to a publisher. Not long after that the name Valentinno appeared on a published book. Soon, the love letters and poems of Valentinno were being read and praised by critics, reviewers and casual readers who all commented on Valentinno's strong romantic pulse and mad passionate views. Since being published Valentinno has received numerous awards, and has been asked to compose works for dignitaries around the world including, Queen Elizabeth of England. A Romantic's Passion was also featured at the international writer's conference in Dubai.

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A Romantic's Passion the Tenth Muse is an emotional and inspiring journey of true love.
Latoya Brown
I was so caught up in the pages of this book it made me feel like I was actually in another time and place.
WallietheThird
The words and imagery is so beautiful and romantic it will bring joy to anybody who reads this poetry.
Eva Miller

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By flfostermom on November 21, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I borrowed this book from a friend because she told me that I just HAD to read it. This book is compilation of poetry and photos by Valentinno, a native of Queens, NY who is a master of putting his love and passion for his muse onto paper. This book is a little hard to describe, because I don't think my words can really do it justice. It's a fairly large collection of romantic poems that are just magnificent. Romantics will eat this book up and non-romantics may be romantics after reading this. The easiest way for me to describe this book is to simply say that it makes me want a man to love me half as much as Valentinno loves his muse.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Liyonala on November 2, 2012
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when I was travelling by train, I had a chance to read this book which was bought by one of my friends. It's a nice piece of work. Really romantic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nataliya Field on December 8, 2012
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To sum this book up in a few words is bit criminal.
Let me divulge:
The poet is in love. It is obvious through every single word that has spilled onto the page of his book. His passionate descriptions throw him from God's most humble thankful man that prays a great thanks for his love to that of a heretic, and back to God again. Sometimes in the same verse.

I must note however that this book reminds me more of haiku poems than your regular poems, and while having been raised on Pushkin and the likes, I still appreciate the way Valentinno admits his love once and again and in such a delightful prose.

On a side note - I'm not entirely sure, but methinks there could have been a couple of commas missing. But who cares - it's an original work, and it's very lovely.

I am looking for Valentinno's future works - where his unique style will tell a different tale. If no other reason but to see few different emotions described as skillfully as Love has been in this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Janet Cryer on October 23, 2012
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As the times change, poetry remains the same. Especially if one writes from the heart and soul. Valentinno is such an author that writes from the heart and soul. One can see and feel soul kisses from him to his muse. Following along through the book, one enjoys an adventure of love and romance. This is a must buy book!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paula Shene on March 16, 2011
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Words to entice your lover! The poems, prose, and pictures are interwoven to present a tapestry of love everlasting. I usually zip through books but this book summoned pondering, pausing to catch my breath in the sea of sensuality coupled with spirituality, demanding to be read in candlelight and shared with the love of my heart. Breathtaking! ~ Paula Shene, author [...]
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. G. Gass on February 23, 2011
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If there were just two words to describe this collection of romantic poetry and prose, then those two words would be "simply exquisite". There is nothing that I could write that would ever do the work contained between the covers of "A Romantic's Passion: The Tenth Muse" any justice whatsoever.

From the first verse, to the very last picture, I could do little except to become caught up in the magic that was created by this poet. It is no wonder that Valentinno has been compared to Byron and Keats and other great romantic poets.

This is one collection that any romantic should have on hand to read and reread.

Reviewed by D.G. Gass, author "Twilight Ponderings, Midnight Musings"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By WallietheThird on December 15, 2012
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The unrivaled lyrical styling's of author, Valentinno so eloquently capture the images, words and phrases of 18th century romance in this beautiful love story. I was so caught up in the pages of this book it made me feel like I was actually in another time and place. Valentinno's writing is so unbelievably passionate it's like he possesses the DNA of every classic romantic poet all rolled up in one. I cannot highly recommend this book enough!! It is truly epic!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Latoya Brown on December 14, 2012
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A Romantic's Passion the Tenth Muse is an emotional and inspiring journey of true love. The kind of love that most of us only dream about finding one day, or only see in the movies.

But this book brings hope that it does exist due to it is based on a true story about a poet and the heat of his passion for his muse.

The book is filled with remarkable romantic poems, and love letters that the author has written to his muse through the years. I especially like that Valentinno shares his thoughts about his muse in private journal entries he has published in this brilliant work of romance.

It is amazing how the author put this book together and actually shared his real life romantic experience of love with his readers. It is a wonderful tribute to his muse, and that's what I call a true romantic...a man writing an entire book about his woman to tell the entire world how much he loves her.
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