Dawn Melody Count-Down: 3 Days

It’s almost here!  Dawn Melody, the final book in my Guardian of the Opera trilogy, will be out this Friday, December 4th!  I’m counting down this week with a new quote each day.

One of the major themes of the trilogy is being seen by others – “seen” in the mostly metaphorical sense of being recognized, known and accepted for who you really are.  Although with a hero with a facial deformity, literally being seen is a complicated thing for him too!  Erik asks Meg about this at one point in the third book, quoted below – but you’ll have to read the book for more context and how she responds!  I think it’s a nice moment between them.

Catch up on the story by reading Book One, Nocturne, Book Two, Accompaniment, and the special prequel short story collection, OvertureAnd get your copy of Dawn Melody on December 4th!

Dawn Melody Count-Down: 4 Days

It’s almost here!  Dawn Melody, the final book in my Guardian of the Opera trilogy, will be out this Friday, December 4th!  I’m counting down this week with a new quote each day.

This is the third book in the series and my personal favorite, as the tension rises and character arcs reach conclusions.  Meg has been on a path towards claiming her own identity all throughout the series, and to feel less like a supporting character in her own life…but there’s perhaps still a few doubts to overcome before the story is over.

Catch up on the story by reading Book One, Nocturne, Book Two, Accompaniment, and the special prequel short story collection, OvertureAnd get your copy of Dawn Melody on December 4th!

Cover Reveal + Pre-Order for Dawn Melody, Guardian of the Opera Book Three

If you’ve been following along for the last few months, you’ll know that I released Nocturne, Book 1 of my Guardian of the Opera trilogy in July, and Accompaniment, Book 2, in September.  And today I’m excited to announce that Dawn Melody, Book 3, will be out December 4th!  Keep scrolling down for the cover reveal – and you can already pre-order your Kindle copy.

Before we come to the cover, here’s a bit about the book…I’ll warn you ahead that it does give a bit away about the Book 2 cliffhanger!

With the Phantom of the Opera dead, Erik tries to discover what role still exists for him at the Opera Garnier—or if there is one. Sure that he can never belong in the outside world, he questions if he can still belong inside the Opera either. And also to wonder why it bothers him so much when Meg spends more and more time with the handsome Léon de Troyes.

Fighting feelings she’s sure she shouldn’t have for Erik, Meg tries to balance a friendship with him, a flirtation with Léon, and her dreams about a life beyond the corps de ballet. But even a ballerina can’t keep her balance forever, and events escalate as their fragile dance begins to fall apart. And neither Meg nor Erik suspect that Commissaire Mifroid—and Christine Daaé—may still have plans of their own.

The first book retold the events of the original Phantom story, while the second book continued the lives of the characters in the aftermath and months beyond.  The third book is when everything comes to a head, as tensions ramp up and some plotlines that have been teasing for hundreds of pages finally come together.  It’s my personal favorite of the series!

I wouldn’t recommend starting on Book 3, but you still have time before December to catch up on the story.

And now on to that cover I promised!

I love that I’ve been able to use the same model as Meg for all three covers.  We see her in a more triumphant pose here, which is appropriate as she’s been on an arc of coming into herself and her own confidence for the entire series.  The backdrop is the Grand Foyer of the Opera Garnier, which is absolutely covered in gold.

I hope you’ve been enjoying the series so far, and will order your copy of Dawn Melody!

Video Presentation for Accompaniment

Since I can’t hold an in-person launch party to talk about my new book, Accompaniment (The Guardian of the Opera Book 2), I filmed a video presentation instead.  Catch the video below for a bit more about the book, an excerpt, and some Q&A!

Launch Day: Accompaniment (Guardian of the Opera 2)

I’m excited to announce that my new book is now out!  Accompaniment, Book Two in my Guardian of the Opera trilogy, released today and you can order your copy  now.

Pick your preferred format:

Hardback ($35.99)
Paperback ($14.49)
Kindle ($6.99)

I’m so happy to share this new book with you!  Stay tuned for the launch presentation video I’ll be putting up this weekend with more details.  For now, here’s just a little more about the story:

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.