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You can find information about stories I am working on at Facebook under T.S. Murphy's Readers. I have removed my stories from the FF site, but I am more than happy to email you the downloaded files. I saved everything before taking them down. Here is the group page. It is a private group.


I am about to publish my first book, so I wanted to remove any old information I had on Fanfiction, since these stories are not protected under copyright and are not representative of my best work. I am so glad you enjoyed my stories... writing FF truly helped me develop a voice as a writer and I am grateful to have had this platform to write so many stories about Erik. He will always be my favorite character. And maybe I will write an original story inspired by him one day that could be marketed in the mainstream romance market.

Most of you don't know this because I'm pretty sure at the time that I was writing these stories I would have never shared it... but I have a birth defect, just like Erik. You can't see mine. I didn't even know I had it until I was fifteen. I was born with MRKH, or Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome. Basically it means I can't have children. And I couldn't have sex. Not the normal way, anyway. I was nearly 30 before that happened, and I had been married for twelve years at that point.

Let's just say I have a very patient and loving husband.

So, that is why I was drawn to Erik in the first place, and I feel I've come full circle. Because that is what my book is about... someone who was born different from everyone else, who wants to be loved and accepted. I hope that my old readers will come and visit me again, because I have truly missed all the reviews. Of course, the real world isn't like FF. I don't get my ego stroked with chapter reviews every day. But I hope some of you will come and find me.

I don't check my messages here as often as I should, so if you need to reach me you can find me on Facebook.

Thank you to all who enjoyed my stories here! I truly would not have felt confident enough if I had not had so many encouraging voices pushing me forward.

Here is a blurb to my new book, Changed, which is coming out on August 1st.

She took in the sensation of him… taste, scent, texture. Reveled in the feel of him. She knew Quinn, but finding this extra layer of sweetness to him was heart achingly addicting.

Kate McGuire has loved her brother’s best friend for years—an older guy who didn’t know she existed and whose smoking-hot girlfriend could punch her into next week. But now Kate’s eighteen and Quinn Haley is girlfriend-free and looking at her like she’s definitely outside the friend zone. Everything is working out perfectly—until a devastating medical diagnosis throws her life into a tailspin.

Quinn Haley has dealt with abuse and rejection his entire life, but when he finally breaks up with his cheating girlfriend while home from college for Christmas, he realizes his best friend’s little sister has always been there for him. Only now, Kate’s all grown up and frankly adorable. Definitely not someone he wants to keep in the friend zone.

Kate’s entire future will be a lifetime of no. No children. No sex. No Quinn. And when Quinn won’t take no for an answer, she fights him every step of the way.

All the way into love.

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The Crystal Rainbow by Nyasia A. Maire reviews
AU-Erik & Christine in an original story with only elements of POTO. Welcome to a world where magic, myths & demons exist. A crystal bracelet holds great power & an ancient evil seeks it. Who will stand against it & protect the power? EC–Kay–Movie–MATURE
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 87,932 - Reviews: 275 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 4/10/2016 - Published: 8/20/2007 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Therapeutic by BleedingHeartConservative reviews
Leroux Sequel: An existential and psychological journey through the mind of our beloved Opera Ghost as he explores the many types of love, examines his past, and at last attains “what everyone else has” and much more. Cameos by S. Freud and J. Merrick.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 139 - Words: 394,609 - Reviews: 1685 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 1/3/2016 - Published: 3/23/2008 - Erik - Complete
Julia by EverspringNative reviews
Written from Julia's POV. Vignette's on Kire, then her side of the story from A Heart that Waits.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 62 - Words: 142,086 - Reviews: 548 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 8/18/2012 - Published: 3/29/2006 - Erik
Unseen Genius by Kay Blue Eyes reviews
A woman appears at the Opera determined to save the theater from the fiery fate she has seen in her dreams. But will her visions leave her at the mercy of the Opera Ghost or will she find an unexpected connection with an injured, masked man she finds deep
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 69 - Words: 388,901 - Reviews: 1645 - Favs: 586 - Follows: 164 - Updated: 2/2/2011 - Published: 2/19/2005 - Erik - Complete
Russian Lerouxlette by Rappleyea reviews
Erik fled a dark past in Soviet Russia and built an entertainment empire. But a ruthless mobster has never quit looking for him, intent upon revenge. Must Erik abandon his one chance at happiness in order to save himself in this game of wits? Modern.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 76,151 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 6/14/2010 - Published: 1/31/2010 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Shadows of the Past by xFictionxAddictionx reviews
Can love overcome the obstacles of the past? Can Christine come to realize her true feelings for Erik before it's too late? Modern day EC
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 97,160 - Reviews: 229 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 11/25/2009 - Published: 7/17/2006 - Christine, Erik
No Easy Way by Secretly Secretly reviews
After Christine leaves with Raoul, Erik is desperate and decides to make a new life for himself. Will he find love?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 57 - Words: 232,863 - Reviews: 693 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 9/22/2008 - Published: 5/4/2006 - Erik
Tortured Souls by Mona S reviews
On the 63rd floor of the Time Warner Center lives Erik Rousseau, a talented, ill tempered musician and businessman, who has spent the last ten years of his life hiding from the watchful eyes of society. He is feared by all, or so he thinks. EC.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 46,115 - Reviews: 326 - Favs: 107 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 4/28/2008 - Published: 2/23/2007 - Erik, Christine
Letters to Erik by Clever Lass reviews
Leroux-based. "Letters to Erik" returns to FFN in order to announce the release of the full-length novel. "A friend will lie about your death to the girl who jilted you," Christine said. "But a true friend will help you carry your gravestone."
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,990 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 2/22/2008 - Published: 2/5/2008 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Everything by Shapeshifting Author reviews
Set after 12:04. Beth's been having dreams about Mick, but what happens when the line between fantasy and reality is crossed?
Moonlight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,719 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 12/21/2007 - Published: 11/21/2007 - Complete
Paper Faces by websandwhiskers reviews
E&C, eventual Meg&Raoul, based on the 2004 movie. This is an AU, diverging from canon at the scene on the roof. How might the story have gone if Christine was just a little more self aware?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 39,785 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 102 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 12/8/2007 - Published: 10/9/2007 - Christine, Erik
Dark Waltz by Broken-Vow reviews
I was locked in his world. No escape and no possibility of release. And yet I cannot hate him...Dark. Modern. Sprinkled with bits of Leroux and Kay.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 38 - Words: 85,319 - Reviews: 551 - Favs: 224 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 10/14/2007 - Published: 11/28/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Time the Avenger by Leesainthesky reviews
A man finds success as a composer and architect. A woman loses all she ever loved. Can they bridge the gap between their very different worlds to build a life together? HOT EOW content. COMPLETED
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 101 - Words: 280,322 - Reviews: 1451 - Favs: 258 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 9/10/2007 - Published: 6/15/2005 - Erik - Complete
Gambling by JustBFree5 reviews
Christine is a night dancer that's caught Erik's eye... Rated for language and sexual content.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 109,313 - Reviews: 558 - Favs: 265 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 6/11/2007 - Published: 11/2/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Goddess Noir by EverspringNative reviews
A dark story set in India months after Erik left Persia. He finds himself tangled in lust, true love, and pending danger. A different take on why he may have been deformed. Please read and review!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 70 - Words: 127,673 - Reviews: 555 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 5/30/2007 - Published: 5/3/2005
The History Of Chariots by Shostakovich reviews
Isabelle D'Aramitz, cast into poverty by her husband's demise, plays her violins on the streets of Paris until a chance encounter leads her to salvation. Mostly Lerouxbased.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 13,468 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 3/15/2007 - Published: 2/6/2007 - Erik, Persian/Daroga
Turn of the Tide by Phantom on a Budget reviews
After giving Raoul and Christine their freedom and nearly forfeiting his life to the mob, Erik is rescued by an unlikely individual. Danger and snark abound, but can Erik make a triumphant return to the Opera? RC, E. Based on Leroux and Kay.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 13 - Words: 37,271 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 10/17/2006 - Published: 7/21/2005
Stronger by CarolROI reviews
What if Christine's plea for Raoul to spare the Phantom's life at the cemetery came too late? An EC alternative to the 2004 movie.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 63,603 - Reviews: 460 - Favs: 390 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 8/13/2006 - Published: 7/23/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Denouement by Clever Lass reviews
Based on the Kopit and Yeston Phantom film, that stars Charles Dance and Teri Polo. Picks up when Christine faints after seeing Erik's face. It's mostly fluff, but a tiny bit of plot has crept in. The fluff, though, remains its raison d'etre. COMPLETE.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 45,577 - Reviews: 378 - Favs: 260 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 6/16/2006 - Published: 4/20/2005 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Portrait of the Soul by Pandora-DeRomanus-32 reviews
Mostly Kay based, but Nonreader friendly. An artist comes to the opera house wishing to start a new as a female set designer. After almost falling from a set the opera ghost saves her life, and recieves a gift he never even expected. ErikxOC
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 41 - Words: 74,489 - Reviews: 411 - Favs: 221 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 5/27/2006 - Published: 6/6/2005 - Erik - Complete
Erik: The Vampire Hunter by Elektra1 reviews
Erik's past makes him an ideal hunter of unconventional evil, but when he meets a young collegiate dancer named Christine, he is forced to reconsider the darkness that surrounds him and face the truth about his origins. Modern day AU
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 59 - Words: 269,896 - Reviews: 1124 - Favs: 445 - Follows: 127 - Updated: 4/1/2006 - Published: 1/26/2005 - Erik, Christine - Complete
I Surrender All by GerrysJackie reviews
Finale up. Summary: Erik heads to the states to find himself, but someone wants him to lose himself, especially his heart...to her. EOW fiction...no bashing. Rating increase for last chapter.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 88,222 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/28/2006 - Published: 11/9/2005 - Erik - Complete
Echoes of the Past by Rhythmrains reviews
A diary, a rose, a ring, and the echoes of the past. This story is a continuation of the ALW movie/musical. EC fic. Raoul friendly. Influences Leroux, and Kay. Romance,Drama,Mystery...complete
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 39 - Words: 74,692 - Reviews: 271 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 12/23/2005 - Published: 7/31/2005 - Complete
Anywhere You Go by ArwenKalina reviews
Raoul's safety is assured, but Christine cannot bring herself to break the promise she made to the Phantom. A different ending to the 2004 movie, based on ALW's version. Told from the POV of several different characters. COMPLETED.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 38 - Words: 84,944 - Reviews: 333 - Favs: 211 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 12/23/2005 - Published: 2/21/2005 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Elainie by The Scorpion reviews
A little bit of death washes up on Erik's shore and Christine soon develops a fixation that haunts her to the edges of madness.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 12 - Words: 56,144 - Reviews: 285 - Favs: 131 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 11/26/2005 - Published: 6/29/2004 - Erik, Christine, Raoul - Complete
The Sorcerer of Rouen by MastersofNight reviews
A reclusive business man, Erik imports the new American Typewriter, complete with a female Editor. With the possible sabotage of the shipment, is someone thwarting him, is she in danger, and why are there two masks? Four years post ALW. Complete.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 21 - Words: 57,489 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 8/28/2005 - Published: 5/1/2005 - Complete
Mending Hearts and Sealing Fates by Losille2000 reviews
A young widow, now living with her brother's family, has always had a love for mystery, magic and intrigue. The stories surrounding the strange happenings of the Paris Opera rekindle a fire in her she has forgotten... On permanent Hiatus
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 57,039 - Reviews: 101 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 4/23/2005 - Published: 1/12/2005 - Erik
Since the Moment I First Heard You Sing by Lady DiMera reviews
A young aspiring writer attends a performance of Don Juan Triumphant at the Opera Populaire...and her life changes forever... [COMPLETED and IN EDITING]
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 45 - Words: 83,356 - Reviews: 435 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 4/19/2005 - Published: 2/23/2005 - Complete
Love Comes To Those Who Believe by Stemwinder reviews
In Susan Kay's novel "Phantom" Erik asks Christine to marry him, and she could not find the courage within her to answer. And then the wheels in my mind started turning, what if she had found the courage to say yes? *Complete!*
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 23 - Words: 57,081 - Reviews: 234 - Favs: 210 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 1/5/2003 - Published: 12/6/2002 - Erik, Christine - Complete