Launch Day: The Confessions of Christine Daaé

Today is launch day for my newest novella!  The Confessions of Christine Daaé is a companion story to my Guardian of the Opera trilogy, that finally reveals Christine’s thoughts and motivations throughout the story – and they’re rarely what they seem to be on the surface…

Get your copy here!

This novella is currently only available digitally, although if you’re a paper book reader I do intend to eventually put out a print collection with this story, the prequel and some extra goodies too.

For now, here’s a bit more about the story:

The Phantom’s story has always been one of intrigue and deception, of faces that don’t match the souls behind them – but it may not be the man in the mask who has the most to hide. Readers of the Guardian of the Opera series have already met this very unusual take on Christine Daaé through the eyes of Meg Giry and the Phantom himself. Here you’re invited to learn more than Meg or Erik could ever tell, as Christine finally shares her own story.

Starting with her impoverished childhood with her violinist father, through meeting the young Vicomte de Chagny, and on to the famous disaster at the Opera Garnier, Christine unfolds her true thoughts and feelings. Far from a helpless victim in events, in these pages you’ll find a Christine who knows exactly what she’s doing every step of the way. Why did she really take the Phantom’s mask off? Did she love Raoul or the Phantom? Who or what did she care about most? Read The Confessions of Christine Daaé for a look behind Christine’s carefully concealed mask.

Cover Reveal + Pre-Order for The Confessions of Christine Daaé

I’ve been promising for some time now to eventually share a version of my Guardian story from Christine Daaé’s point of view – and it’s almost here!  Readers of the trilogy will know that my Christine is quite from different from most – and that what she appears to be thinking is usually not what she’s really thinking!  The Confessions of Christine Daaé finally reveals everything from her point of view, and just what was going on behind her sweet smiles.  The novella will be out February 5th, and is already available for Kindle pre-order.

Here’s a bit more about the story:

The Phantom’s story has always been one of intrigue and deception, of faces that don’t match the souls behind them – but it may not be the man in the mask who has the most to hide. Readers of the Guardian of the Opera series have already met this very unusual take on Christine Daaé through the eyes of Meg Giry and the Phantom himself. Here you’re invited to learn more than Meg or Erik could ever tell, as Christine finally shares her own story.

Starting with her impoverished childhood with her violinist father, through meeting the young Vicomte de Chagny, and on to the famous disaster at the Opera Garnier, Christine unfolds her true thoughts and feelings. Far from a helpless victim in events, in these pages you’ll find a Christine who knows exactly what she’s doing every step of the way. Why did she really take the Phantom’s mask off? Did she love Raoul or the Phantom? Who or what did she care about most? Read The Confessions of Christine Daaé for a look behind Christine’s carefully concealed mask.

And now on to the cover!

This was a fun cover to design, different from the three book covers with Meg as the focus.  Though the Phantom, of course, still looms above!  And that really is Box Five of the Opera Garnier behind her.

This novella is best read if you’re already familiar with the trilogy, so if you’ve enjoyed the previous books I hope you’ll check it out.  And if you haven’t read the others – no time like the present to catch up, right? 🙂

Launch Day: Dawn Melody (Guardian of the Opera 3)

We’ve been counting down all week, and today I’m excited to announce that my new book is out!  Dawn Melody, Book Three 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)

*You can buy the hardback at 15% off direct from the printer if you order today – use the code THANKS15 to save!

I’m so excited to share this new book with you!  This trilogy has been many years in the writing, so it’s great to have it all out for you to read.  And the third is my favorite of the series.  If you’ve enjoyed the first two, I’d love to hear it, and I can’t wait to hear what you think of the conclusion.

For now, here’s a little more about the story in this volume:

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.

 

Dawn Melody Count-Down: 1 Day

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.

I’ve been writing this week about the arcs and character threads that finally come together in the final book of the trilogy.  And of course, the romance is definitely a big one…!

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: 2 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.

The Phantom has been on a character arc throughout the trilogy of very slowly letting a little more of the world into his life – or of venturing out into the world.  That doesn’t mean he’s comfortable with it, or always responds positively when Meg suggests ideas!

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!