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Author has written 6 stories for Phantom of the Opera.

May 1, 2015

UPDATE:

The Falconer is a novel written in collaboration with Inkblottales (The Chain Unbroken). Our shared pen name is Alex Chapman, and I'm hoping you'll drop by Amazon to have a look at our book. It's a narrative that's derivative of POTO, though it's an original story:

Chloe is a woman whose principles are not for sale.
Disinherited by her late father, she works as a performance artist in Washington Square Park, awaiting her big break. Her love life is nonexistent; her first and only boyfriend left her a year earlier, taking her suitcase with him.

Ian is a successful composer with roots in Greece. He is also a cynical widower struggling with a scandalous past, as reflected by his latest musical project, Bluebeard.
When Agape the rabbit dies at the talons of Ian’s hawk, Chloe is appalled by the man's arrogance, and she decides to deflate him by deflating his tires –with a hunting knife.

Furious, Ian avenges himself by posing online as Evan, the employee of a dating site, and he arranges the most disastrous dates for Chloe that he can manage.
As Ian's deceit is revealed, Chloe must discover for herself who he really is and whether they can be happy together in spite of their disastrous beginnings.

March 3, 2011

This is the first time Ive updated my profile page in years, and I wouldnt do it at all if I didnt have an excellent reason.

Yes, I have a wonderful reason!

Inkblottales has finally consented to post her story, The Chain Unbroken, on FFNet. It only took years of nagging to get her to do it!

There are only a handful of phics which have ever impressed me, and The Chain Unbroken is the crème de la crème as far as Im concerned. It starts off gradually, then builds in intrigue, suspense, and romance in a steady crescendo to the end, which is unparalleled for action.

And Inkblots characters, particularly her somewhat dark Erik, are remarkable -- so very real!

So, I heartily recommend The Chain Unbroken to all – its a marvelous read! ;)

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I suppose I should say something about myself here, though there's very little to say.

Ive been living in Spain for a good many years, and Ive been a fan of POTO since I saw it on the Gran Via in Madrid several years ago. Its a little different in Spanish -- first of all, "fantasma" has one more syllable than "phantom" has, so you can imagine how that changes the songs. Nonetheless, it worked, thanks to some great translation and heroic adaptation work. And some really great performers!

There was one really funny moment I should mention. When Christine fainted upon seeing the image of herself in bridal array, she hit the floor. The Spanish Phantom didnt catch her! I suppose it wasnt in his contract, but it seemed kind of weird. He just stood there looking at her. Tough guy!

One of the most touching moments came when the audience was leaving the theater after the musical had ended. I overheard a remark made by an elderly lady, who doubtless had lived through the civil war, rationing, and years of dictatorship. "That music gives me goosebumps," she said, and I couldnt help thinking about how there is music so great that somehow it binds us all.

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Relative Insanity by gravity01 reviews
"Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage." AU/Kay-based. After some convincing, Erik's mother decided it would be best to send him to the asylum, after all. Turns out, some kinds of madness can be taught. E/C creepiness.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 30 - Words: 92,829 - Reviews: 301 - Favs: 94 - Follows: 132 - Updated: 20h - Published: 10/22/2013 - Erik, Christine
Volée by VeroniqueClaire reviews
Think of this as Down Once More: the extended, modern-day, jet set remix. Gunshot wounds, fast cars, first class flights, FBI in pursuit - but it's the quiet moments, the conversations, that leave Christine shaken. Hurtling towards her inevitable decision.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 101,468 - Reviews: 422 - Favs: 185 - Follows: 227 - Updated: 7/8 - Published: 3/10/2006 - Erik, Christine
Chatterbox by gravity01 reviews
She never stopped talking. Ever. It was exhausting... but at least he never had to guess what she was thinking. Females, in Erik's opinion, were notoriously difficult to read. EC family.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,652 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/28 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Kristina: A Fantasy by stefanie bean reviews
Young Swedish singer Kristina finds independence, mystery, and love in Paris's Eclectic Theater (AU.)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 34 - Words: 192,771 - Reviews: 188 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 5/3 - Published: 1/19/2009 - [Christine, Erik] OC - Complete
Siren of the Sea by FantomPhan33 reviews
No name strikes fear into the hearts of fellow sailors more than that of the masked pirate, Captain Erik, and his crew of the Phantom. However, when Christine Daae is taken aboard, fear is the last thing that Erik seems to instill in her. Join them as they find love and adventure on the high seas.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 45 - Words: 213,310 - Reviews: 2138 - Favs: 347 - Follows: 164 - Updated: 3/31 - Published: 5/29/2013 - Erik, Christine, Persian/Daroga, Raoul - Complete
The Good Soldier by F S Woodell reviews
July 1942, Cliveden, England: Christine Jones begins a new job as Secretary to the ill-tempered and demanding Colonel Erik Rochard. Initially attracting the attention of Charles Grey and struggling to cope with the demands Rochard makes of her, she begins to question how much she truly knows about the two men.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 45,805 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 10/26/2014 - Published: 9/2/2012 - Christine
A Thief in the Night by Phantom Night Owl reviews
Christine Daae is a girl poised on the brink of womanhood, when a stranger moves into the house next door, and her life is changed forever.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 43 - Words: 268,607 - Reviews: 403 - Favs: 177 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 2/8/2014 - Published: 4/13/2013 - Erik, Christine - Complete
The Chain Unbroken by inkblottales reviews
Follows the events of POTO. Erik is the architect of his own destiny - or so he thinks. Will Christine breach his defenses? Will the enemies who wish to destroy him succeed? Completed story.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 40 - Words: 181,293 - Reviews: 295 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 11/7/2011 - Published: 3/3/2011 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Bury Me Standing by Morleigh reviews
It’s been several years since Christine left the opera forever years with Raoul by her side and her life apparently complete. But when events beyond her control thrust her into a new world, she must find the strength to once again live, love, and forgive.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 31 - Words: 107,685 - Reviews: 240 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 11/3/2011 - Published: 11/25/2007 - Christine, Erik
Could This Be? by Pipshall reviews
Isabella Saunders meets Richard Stewart a strange masked busker who is more then he first seems. Despite all odds, the two are deeply attracted. Will fate step in and let them love each other? Could this be? Love, angst and rock music rule the day!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 61 - Words: 338,865 - Reviews: 230 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 2/6/2011 - Published: 10/21/2008 - Complete
Crushing the Ice by TheBlackSister reviews
Many phans are probably aware there is a sequel coming up pretty soon. I was intrigued by the idea of Love Never Dies, and thought I'd try and predict how the plot might unfold. All the rights belong to the incomparable Andrew Lloyd Webber. Please review!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 38,745 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 10/10/2010 - Published: 10/30/2009 - Complete
Amongst the Living by Quiet2885 reviews
Vignettes that follow "When All is Lost." Now that the battle is over, lives must slowly be reclaimed. Complete.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 28 - Words: 121,215 - Reviews: 683 - Favs: 191 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 8/17/2009 - Published: 1/15/2008 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Erik Saves the Day by gravity01 reviews
A different take on Christine and Raoul's abusive relationship. RC and then EC.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 935 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 7 - Published: 12/19/2008 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Maître by Dove of Night reviews
Teaching, marriage, anger, joy - a whirlwind of life beginning at the very first meeting of the two. Christine must learn to accept Erik, and he must learn to be a little less...him. It's all very stressful. E/C AU
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 86,056 - Reviews: 306 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 122 - Updated: 6/13/2008 - Published: 6/2/2005 - Christine, Erik - Complete
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: 322 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 140 - Updated: 4/28/2008 - Published: 2/23/2007 - Erik, Christine
Gemini by DonJuanTriumphs reviews
twist on the classic Cinderella story and Tristian and Isolde, and was inspired by a novel by Sasha Lord
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 122,087 - Reviews: 577 - Favs: 171 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 3/19/2008 - Published: 1/5/2007 - Erik, Christine
When All is Lost by Quiet2885 reviews
Modern. Will a deformed man's desire for revenge destroy the future of a young couple? Or were all three fated to begin this dark journey and face the evils of the past? A story of the struggle between hatred and love, vengeance and redemption. COMPLETE.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 74 - Words: 306,625 - Reviews: 2308 - Favs: 493 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 12/30/2007 - Published: 5/16/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
The Innocent by The Grasshopper reviews
COMPLETED. A dark, modern retelling of the original tale.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 57,970 - Reviews: 650 - Favs: 340 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 12/26/2007 - Published: 11/4/2003 - Complete
Life After by Pipshall reviews
Eric St.John's life has just ended as he knows it. He needs to find the strength and courage to rebuild it and find a woman to support him through. Modern day version inspired by POTO.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 87,833 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 10/9/2007 - Published: 8/8/2006 - Complete
The Phantom of the Regency by Paper-Whore reviews
England 1820. It was love at first sight when Christine met Lord Erik. When she became his wife, her dream came true and her world fell apart. What happened to the man she fell in love with? Would Erik be able to save their marriage?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 51,404 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 79 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 7/16/2007 - Published: 2/18/2007 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Phantoms of the Past by stefanie bean reviews
Erik is dead, and Christine returns to bury him, but past secrets don't stay that way. (Leroux)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 220,628 - Reviews: 288 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 1/18/2007 - Published: 10/19/2005 - [Christine, Raoul] Erik, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Choices by ToryD reviews
Modern Day. Christine’s father has died and left a mountain of debt. Billionaire Erik offers to save her family’s business if she agrees to marry him and give him an heir. Exmistress Cara. Heartbroken Raoul. Disapproving Nadir. Motherly Marie.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 32 - Words: 98,701 - Reviews: 883 - Favs: 279 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 10/23/2006 - Published: 6/26/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Fraternité by Gondolier reviews
Something sinister is stalking Christine, and only one man can save her. As they uncover deadly secrets taken to the grave, they find that the greatest mystery of all is the human heart. A tale of intrigue, love, and redemption.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 42 - Words: 271,539 - Reviews: 1032 - Favs: 590 - Follows: 167 - Updated: 8/27/2006 - Published: 1/27/2005 - 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: 355 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 6/16/2006 - Published: 4/20/2005 - Erik, Christine - Complete
A Feast For Crows by theScarlettWeasel reviews
Your face is as mean as your life as been. A punk retelling of The Phantom of the Opera set in 1977. Chapter Thirteen.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 22,500 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 6/11/2006 - Published: 6/7/2005 - Erik, Christine
Of Threnodies and Roses by Quiet2885 reviews
Modern Retelling. Leroux Undertones. He began as an Angel that came to her one frightening night. As Christine is slowly swept up into a dangerous and passionate obsession, will she survive his dark world...and even darker past? COMPLETE
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 140,173 - Reviews: 1046 - Favs: 408 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 5/12/2006 - Published: 8/2/2005 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Descending Dreams by Zerbinetta reviews
Christine is the cousin of Luciana and comes to visit her Italian family one summer. Through her kindness, she gives her Angel hope that he can be loved before the tragic death. After years of living in memories, they are reunited... in Persia.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 101,718 - Reviews: 283 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 5/9/2006 - Published: 5/4/2005 - Christine, Erik - Complete
Embrace of an Angel by Lothiel reviews
In a small, superstitious town, Christine Daae is chosen as a sacrifice to the quell the evil that has risen in the surrounding forest. With only the memory of her father for comfort, she finds something else in the woods. AU EC
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 25 - Words: 91,130 - Reviews: 342 - Favs: 258 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 4/16/2006 - Published: 11/6/2005 - Complete
Il Mio Amore Scuro by WritetotheDeath reviews
[COMPLETED!] When a mysterious stranger intrudes on Christine's life, she finds herself thrown into a mad world of hidden desires and dark emotions. A modernization of our beloved story. Please R&R.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 103,168 - Reviews: 614 - Favs: 212 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 10/24/2005 - Published: 3/5/2005 - Complete
Love letters from Hell by aurochsandangels reviews
In 1996 a collection of papers is unearthed,revealing the true story of Erik and Christine,in their own words.Leroux faithful,Short novel length.EC based.M for later chaps.100 percent cat free!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 49,185 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/30/2005 - Published: 4/9/2005
From Angel's Eyes by Kat097 reviews
Modern Day story. Christine Danes has lived the last few years of her life alone. But after getting a part in 'The Phantom of the Opera' she must choose between the two men in her life. She must choose between Erik and The Phantom. COMPLETE
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 106,133 - Reviews: 692 - Favs: 314 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 6/25/2005 - Published: 6/1/2005 - Christine, Erik - Complete
Tenebrion by Laylah reviews
The Phantom's story retold.Darkly so.Based on the 2004 movie.R&R to your heart's content, criticism is welcome. Warning:The rating may go up as the story develops.Well, will you open the Pandora's box?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 43,771 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 6/21/2005 - Published: 2/25/2005
Christine's Tale by Jennaria reviews
The Opera Ghost really existed, true. But M. de Chagny's version of events leaves out certain facts.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 40,111 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/3/2005 - Published: 11/4/2004
Madame OG by Flourish reviews
Alternate Universe, COMPLETE, Erik & Christine. Change just one of Christine's actions, and the story turns out quite differently, as the Phantom learns to be human once more and his Angel discovers that love is not always like the storybooks.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 23,016 - Reviews: 109 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/11/2005 - Published: 1/2/2005 - Complete
Chess Is A Game Of Strategy by Riene reviews
A game of chess leads to an intense conversation. This short story is part of my Night Encounters series, and is set immediately before the Il Muto and chandelier scene in the ALW stage play. Please read, and review.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,642 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/7/2003
The Consequences by The Scorpion reviews
What if...Christine was a bad little ingenue one day and Erik got REALLY pissed off? A short phic that explores the extreme side of dark and frightening aspects when our phavorite Phantom gets reeeeeeeally angry, loses his temper...and snaps!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,196 - Reviews: 223 - Favs: 160 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 4/17/2003 - Published: 11/7/2002 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Red Rose by Riene reviews
Complete, novel length. At the end of the musical and book, Christine and Raoul leave, and Erik prepares to die. But events have a way of not working out as we think! E/C, though Raoul lovers will like this. Please Read and Review!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 64,293 - Reviews: 196 - Favs: 233 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 3/16/2003 - Published: 2/2/2003 - Complete
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Tightrope reviews
A historical phic. It is February, 1939, and Franco's troops descend upon Barcelona as the Spanish Civil War grinds to its sinister end. Bereaved and facing starvation, Christine Daaé fights for survival. Soon, the shadow of the Second World War will loom over Spain - and she will be forced to deal with Erik Deschamps, a terrifying mercenary whose only loyalty is to her. E/C.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,602 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 8/1 - Published: 6/20
Garlic reviews
Christine hopes that Raoul will give up and go away, but Erik decides to make sure of it. Short story; one-shot.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,348 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 8 - Published: 6/15/2011 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Penance reviews
Erik, Christine, Raoul and Philippe meet in a dark cemetery. Short story, one-shot; Leroux Phantomverse.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,072 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 6 - Published: 5/18/2011 - Erik, Christine - Complete
75mg of Truth reviews
After three years of an unhappy marriage to a man she scarcely knows, Christine flees, hoping for a better life away from him. Yet can she truly escape Erik? Modern-day.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 86,682 - Reviews: 411 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 12/10/2009 - Published: 3/25/2009 - Complete
A Fine Line reviews
A traumatic first encounter leaves Christine with nothing but hatred in her heart for Erik. Is it true, though, that only a fine line separates love from hate?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 30 - Words: 89,144 - Reviews: 461 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 1/30/2009 - Published: 9/14/2008 - Complete
The World s Shortest Courtship reviews
Erik Darrow, obsessed with Christine Daaé, exploits her most vulnerable moment in order to sweep her off her feet and into matrimony. Now Christine must start from scratch to get to know her new husband. Modern day.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 72,863 - Reviews: 396 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 6/30/2008 - Published: 3/22/2008 - Complete