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Author has written 3 stories for Phantom of the Opera.

Where to begin... I guess it's a no-brainer to say that I'm a huge Phantom fan. I was fortunate to see the show on Broadway with the original cast, and I fell completely in love with Michael Crawford. Truly, he was so commanding as the Phantom that I was gripping the armrests of my seat whenever he was onstage. My friends and I even waited at the stage door in the bitter NYC February cold to get his autograph (ALW was also in attendance that night, so I got his autograph in my Playbill too; it's one of my most prized possessions). I practically wore out the grooves of the POTO cast album (yes, an actual LP) playing it so much, and I finally broke down years later and replaced it with the CD. I refused to see the POTO movie version because Crawford wasn't playing the Phantom (who could do it better?), but I finally relented when it came out on DVD and OMG, I watched it three times over the course of one weekend! I had never heard of Gerard Butler before Phantom of the Opera, but I sure am a fan now.

About me... I live in the southern half of the United States, I'm an aspiring writer, I love dogs and cats (but I have two cats because you don't have to walk them), I love all kinds of music (especially classic rock, classical, jazz and country), and a few of my favorite movies include:

POTO (of course)
Shakespeare in Love
My Cousin Vinny

Vertigo (amazing Hitchcock film with Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak)
Rear Window (another great Hitchcock film with Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly)
Must Love Dogs
The Taming of the Shrew (Liz Taylor and Richard Burton--need I say more?)
Sling Blade
2012 (hey, who doesn't love an end-of-the-world flick--and it's got cutie pie John Cusack playing a writer!).

And now for a few of my pet peeves... OK, so I'm a writer, and I've also worked as an editor, so they're all about spelling and grammar.

1) Your and you're.
Your is a pronoun: This is your book; I'm going to your house.
You're is a contraction of "you are": You're going to be late; Don't you think you're driving too slowly?

2) Its and it's.
Its is a pronoun: The dog is chewing its bone; the cat is playing with its toy.
It's is a contraction of "it is": It's a beautiful day; It's about time I mowed the grass.

3) Alright.
There is no such word in the English language. If you are agreeing with someone or something, the term is "all right." Two little words. Enough said.

4) Please, please, puhleeeeeze -- proofread your stuff before you post it! I guarantee you'll find and correct lots of errors. I proofread my writing many, many times, and even then I still find a typo, or a missed word, or a better way that I could phrase an idea. After all, we're all here to try to be better writers, aren't we? And don't rely on your word processor's spell check, because if your typo is an actual word, it won't be caught!

OK, English 101 is now over. Go and read something. Or better yet, go and write something!

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Absolution by Piuma reviews
Wishing to disappear after every piece of her life with Raoul is lost, Christine's only mistake is when her decision to conceal herself within the middle class society she once belonged to leads to being discovered by her past. What new surprises lie in store? Blend of ALW/Leroux/Kay elements.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 92,874 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 1/30 - Published: 3/22/2012 - Erik, Christine
The Heart of a Wolf by PhantomMalevolence reviews
Erik of Dacre and Christine de Volk's family are enemies, supporters of two different kingdoms. One incident leads Erik to believe that the Wolves are responsible for the attack to his land so he vows to make them pay. But what does Christine have to do with his plan for revenge? Medieval, E/C, OOC.*NEW STORY*
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 62,516 - Reviews: 225 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 11/29/2013 - Published: 10/12/2012 - Erik, Christine
Beyond The Mask by 9FingersAnnoyedWife reviews
The Opera Ghost never truly existed behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Opera House. It was just the composer Erik Granier overseeing his masterpiece. Christine Daae was never abducted from the stage by the serial killer known only as the Phantom. It's funny how rumors spread like wild fire. Take a look inside for the real story...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 19 - Words: 33,185 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 3/11/2013 - Published: 3/8/2012 - Erik, Christine
Shine by star reviews
Modern. Erik is reclusive genius working at a university research center in Louisiana; Christine is a naive and independent intern. Chemistry ensues. EC.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 12 - Words: 55,620 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 8/12/2012 - Published: 7/20/2011 - Christine, Erik
Face Your Fate by Lunavere reviews
Their lips met, and Christine's fate was sealed. She knew the Phantom wasn't ever going to let her go. What she didn't know was how their story would end: happily ever after or not. This story is an Alternative Ending where the Phantom doesn't recant on his word.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 39,712 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 210 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 7/6/2012 - Published: 4/26/2012 - [Erik, Christine] Madame Giry, Raoul - Complete
Phantom of the Concert Hall by sparklingdmnd reviews
Rewrite. Alternate Universe. EC. Christine Davenport is pining away for a spot at the Metropolitan Opera. To achieve this goal, she's sent on a summer internship with a reclusive French rockstar. Please read and review!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 45,098 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 6/16/2012 - Published: 9/27/2007 - Erik, Christine
Shadows by my-echo reviews
Updated at last! Days after the disastrous events at the Opera, Christine makes an impulsive, rash decision - but she is not entirely prepared for what will follow. Largely based on the world of the stage musical, sprinkled with Leroux. E/C.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 58,549 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 95 - Updated: 5/12/2012 - Published: 3/3/2010 - Erik, Christine
The Parody of the Opera by Christy Tortland reviews
A humorous version of POTO. Erik is a rapper, Carlotta screeches, Christine's annoyed, Raoul's a pansy, Meg's clueless, and Madame Giry uses a Nextel walkie talkie. 2004 moviebased. We're FINITO, people! The curtain is CLOSING! :D
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 24 - Words: 32,116 - Reviews: 476 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 6/20/2009 - Published: 5/6/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Binary by Soignante reviews
Complete: What better mask than the faceless world of the Internet? It's a mask that cannot be ripped away on impulse. This is a Modern EC fic involving Christine as a genius barista, Erik, and the 'net.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 65 - Words: 92,650 - Reviews: 1328 - Favs: 525 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 4/17/2006 - Published: 2/28/2006 - Christine, Erik - Complete
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The Angel in Black: The Phantom's Journal reviews
Could the tattered leather book discovered in a rotting plantation house actually be the journal of the Phantom of the Opera? What secrets will it reveal?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 28,429 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 6/15/2013 - Published: 10/26/2012 - Erik
A Thousand Words reviews
The moment I read that tiny ad asking for an artist's model, I knew my fate was sealed. But I never could have imagined all that was in store for me. E/C, Modern Day.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 41,289 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 79 - Updated: 8/4/2012 - Published: 3/27/2011 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Feel Me reviews
*Revised and Edited!* Erik gets a visitor while mourning over Christine. Oneshot. E/OC.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,344 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/17/2012 - Published: 7/15/2007 - Complete