Meet the Characters: Raoul de Chagny

The Guardian of the Opera: Nocturne is out this Friday!  That’s four days away, and I’m counting down this week by introducing some of the principal characters, one each day.  Today I’m featuring Raoul, the Vicomte de Chagny, usually the hero of the story but…well, I shift the focus a bit!

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

Meet the Characters: Madame Giry

The Guardian of the Opera: Nocturne is out this Friday!  That’s five days away, and I’m counting down this week by introducing some of the principal characters, one each day.  We’re starting off with Madame Giry – a little more important in my version than most, because she is, after all, my heroine’s mother.

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

Quotable: Embracing One’s Story

As the release of my book Nocturne approaches, I’m offering a few glimpses of the story by sharing some quotes.  Today’s quote reflects one aspect of Meg’s journey as a character – the Phantom represents exciting, impossible things to her, and she’s always wanted to know more about him.  Her journey over the course of the trilogy, though, is to take ownership of her own story.

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

Quotable: Social Isolation, Phantom-style

As the release of my book Nocturne approaches, I’m offering a few glimpses of the story by sharing some quotes.  Today’s quote is from one of the more famous moments, when the Phantom leads Christine through the mirror.  It’s the first time they touch, and one of the few times in the book that the Phantom touches anyone.  The Phantom’s isolation, particularly from any direct human contact, is a theme throughout the trilogy.  I wrote all this before social isolation in response to a pandemic became a present reality, and I wonder if some of it may read a bit differently now…

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

Quotable: Self-Aware Tragic Heroes

As the release of my book Nocturne approaches, I’m offering a few glimpses of the story by sharing some quotes.  One of the Phantom’s tragedies is that he believes in his own tragic arc – and doesn’t believe life can go differently for him.

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