New Release: Overture

I’m excited to share that I have a new release out!  This is a much smaller scale one than my usual book releases, which is why you’ve heard less about it…but maybe you’ve seen previous posts about the short stories I was writing as a prequel to my Phantom series?

You can now get your copy of Overture: A Phantom Prequel Collection!  Here’s a bit from the “back” of the book:

Before he was the Phantom of the Opera, Erik was an architect building the Opera Garnier, determined to make it his final work. Before she danced at the Opera, Meg Giry danced with her little sister, both dreaming of entering the ballet. Before she sang soprano onstage, Christine Daae was a girl on the beach with a red scarf, hoping to meet Raoul de Chagny. This collection of short stories explores the lives of the characters from the Phantom of the Opera before their most famous story occurred, and shares the dreams that finally brought them to the Opera Garnier.

Since this is short, it’s only available digitally.  You have two options to get your copy!

You can buy it on Amazon for just $0.99. Or you can download it on BookFunnel for free by signing up for my newsletter.  The choice is yours!

Either way, I hope you will enjoy this glimpse into the earlier lives of the characters.  I had a lot of fun writing it.  And don’t forget, Nocturne is already out, and the sequel, Accompaniment, is currently on pre-order!

Cover Reveal + Pre-Order for Accompaniment, Guardian of the Opera Book Two

It seems like Nocturne, the first book in my Guardian of the Opera trilogy, only just came out…probably because it was just six weeks ago.  But since I wrote the entire trilogy before starting to launch them, I’m very excited that Book Two, Accompaniment, will be out in less than two months!  So today I’m sharing my cover – and you can already pre-order your Kindle copy.

Before I get to the cover, here’s a bit about the book, which continues the story of the Phantom of the Opera.

After the crash of the chandelier and the disappearance of the powerful Comte de Chagny, Erik’s refuge behind the mask of the Phantom of the Opera has grown more dangerous. Commissaire Mifroid has vowed to hunt him down, in whatever depths of the Opera Garnier he hides. Grieving the departure of Christine Daaé, Erik finds it hard to care about the policeman’s threat, and a slowly growing friendship with Meg Giry seems like only a minor distraction.

When Christine left Paris, Meg thought the hole in her life could never be filled. It only makes it worse that she’s known far too much as “Christine’s friend.” But conversations with the Phantom and flirtations with a handsome gentleman in the Dance Foyer mean the chance to seek a new role—and to stop feeling like a secondary character in her own life.

The first book retold the events of the original Phantom story, so I’m looking forward to hearing what people think of how I take the story forward.  If you haven’t read Book One yet, it’s also available…and you won’t have to wait long for the continuation of the story!

That’s probably enough waiting for the cover too…

I really love that I was able to use the same model for Meg as I did for the first book’s cover – and it’s fun to have the iconic Grand Stairs of the Opera for the background too.  I design my own covers, and I actually took the photo of the Grand Stairs while visiting Paris.

I hope you’ll order your copy of Acccompaniment!

Quotable: Knowing Your Role…Maybe

My new book Nocturne is now available! If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, I’m still sharing a few glimpses of the story with some quotes.  Today’s quote reflects the Phantom’s impression of himself…you’ll have to read the book to decide if he’s right!

 

Launch Day: The Guardian of the Opera – Nocturne

It’s here!  I’ve been talking about this book forever, and it’s finally launch day – The Guardian of the Opera: Nocturne is now available for purchase, and I can’t wait for you to read it.

Select your format of choice:

Ebook ($6.99)

Paperback ($13.99)

Hardback ($35.99)*

 

And in case you’ve missed the previous posts, here’s a bit about the story:

Set against the backdrop of 1880s Paris and the stunning Opera Garnier, The Guardian of the Opera: Nocturne brings you the familiar tale of the Phantom of the Opera from a different direction. Meg Giry met the Phantom once when she was twelve years old, a new ballet dancer lost in the Opera’s maze. Years later, when an Angel of Music offers singing lessons to her best friend Christine Daaé, Meg is sure she knows what’s actually happening. But as strange events unfold and the pieces stop adding up, Meg has to wonder if she truly understands the Phantom—or Christine.

Erik is a man of many talents and many masks, and the one covering his face may be the least concealing. The opera house is his kingdom and his refuge, where he stalks through the shadows as the Phantom of the Opera, watching over all that occurs. He never intended to fall in love; when he does, it launches him into a new symphony he’s certain can only end in heartbreak.

And don’t forget you can join my virtual launch party on Facebook – I’ll be posting fun updates throughout the weekend, plus you can join my Zoom call presentation this evening at 5:30 pm Pacific time.  I hope to see you there!

 

* If you’re wondering why this link doesn’t take you to Amazon, the printers of the hardback had site issues recently and have not been able to sync with Amazon yet – the hardback will eventually be available on Amazon, but for now you can buy it direct from the printers.  And they’re currently offering a 15% off discount (code SAVE15) if you buy today!

Meet the Characters: The Phantom of the Opera

The Guardian of the Opera: Nocturne is out this Friday!  That’s tomorrow, and I’ve been counting down this week by introducing some of the principal characters, one each day.  Today we turn to the title character of every version: Erik, the Phantom of the Opera.  Mine is a little different from previous versions, and I can’t wait for you to meet him – although he’d be more reluctant!

Look for Nocturne on June 5th in Kindle, paperback and hardback, and pre-order your Kindle copy today.