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Joined 11-26-08, id: 1752478, Profile Updated: 10-02-20
Author has written 5 stories for Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, and Phantom of the Opera.

UPDATE 2/10/2020:

I realized I’m lousy at profile updates. And lazy, too.
Since my last update I wrote and published one book--Time Not Wasted-- and my other story Kepler’s Web has a release date set (October 20, 2020.)

You can read the first chapters of Time Not wasted here or find it on Amazon.

The same goes for Kepler’s Web which is a story loosely inspired by POTO and will be posted here as a whole until it‘s complete.
The blurb (what a nice word :-P ) is:

All Kepler wanted was a new face — or so JC thought. She couldn’t have been more wrong…

JC’s world revolves around science and Bioprinting. She appreciates facts, analysis, and indisputable results. But when she enters Kepler’s reality, she’s beyond intrigued...she’s captivated.

In a path paved by betrayals and obsession, the desires awakened are only the beginning.

“Have you ever needed something so much that you had to steal it? Steal it even from yourself?”

Kepler lives in a world where nothing is what it seems and first impressions are treacherous. He has debts to pay—both old and new—an ironclad plan, and a course set to lead him into a new life.

Even as his past and his face haunt him, the present taunts him still more.

When JC steps into his life, she unravels a web of possibilities, dreams, and needs that he has always denied himself.

When their two very different worlds collide, the results can be explosive.

This story is recommended for mature audiences.

The Falconer is a novel written in collaboration with Chapucera (75mg of Truth, Penance and more stories I highly recommend). Our pen names are Chapucera (check out her Tightrope on Amazon!!!) and Alexandra Rivers, 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.

Have a nice month and may Life treat you well! :-)

If you are reading this page, that means you like POTO and Erik, so that is one thing we have in common.

What else might we have in common?

I hope books, reading, and ice cream. Never hurt anyone...

The Chain Unbroken is a story which I wrote way back in 2008, and it has taken me three years to work up the courage to post it on FFNet.

It's been a year and half since its completion, and I have to confess that without Chapucera's persistence I would never have done it.

I want to thank all those people who reviewed the story when I was writing it-- they kept me writing week after week.

But I also want to thank those who are reading and reviewing it now.

Now that I've put some distance between myself and the story, all the reviews give me a new perspective on it.

I realize that this must be the most boring Profile page ever, but Erik is too complex to talk about in so few words.

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The Caged Canary by Batty Dings reviews
Following the death of her father, Christine Daaé relocates to New York City and quickly finds herself in the middle of the intoxicating world of speakeasies. In this scene money talks, music roars and murder lurks just around the corner. Historical AU set in 1927 Manhattan. Kay/Leroux inspired. E/C COMPLETE
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 122,141 - Reviews: 250 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 67 - Updated: 1/28/2021 - Published: 8/25/2020 - [Erik, Christine] Madame Giry, Persian/Daroga - Complete
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. HIATUS
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 42 - Words: 141,011 - Reviews: 583 - Favs: 229 - Follows: 287 - Updated: 2/22/2018 - Published: 10/22/2013 - Erik, Christine
Garlic by Chapucera 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: 44 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 25 - Published: 6/15/2011 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Penance by Chapucera 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: 23 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 9 - Published: 5/18/2011 - Erik, Christine - Complete
To Be Loved by HDKingsbury reviews
This sequel to ALW's Phantom continues, with old characters and new, happy times and sad times, adventure and romance, but most of all our favorite Opera Ghost – Erik.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 56 - Words: 264,481 - Reviews: 674 - Favs: 185 - Follows: 124 - Updated: 5/1/2011 - Published: 9/9/2009 - Erik, Christine - Complete
75mg of Truth by Chapucera 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: 429 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 12/10/2009 - Published: 3/25/2009 - Complete
A Fine Line by Chapucera 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: 503 - Favs: 177 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 1/30/2009 - Published: 9/14/2008 - Complete
The World s Shortest Courtship by Chapucera 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: 442 - Favs: 198 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 6/30/2008 - Published: 3/22/2008 - Complete
The Innocent by The Grasshopper reviews
COMPLETED. A dark, modern retelling of the original tale. **SEE AUTHOR'S NOTE FOR UPDATE (4/2019)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 57,970 - Reviews: 667 - Favs: 442 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 12/26/2007 - Published: 11/4/2003 - Erik, Christine, Raoul, Persian/Daroga - 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: 625 - Favs: 262 - Follows: 80 - Updated: 10/24/2005 - Published: 3/5/2005 - Complete
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Kepler's Web reviews
All Kepler wanted was a new face — or so JC thought. She couldn't have been more wrong… M for sexual content and violence. Complete story. Frequent updates.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,961 - Reviews: 196 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 7/16/2021 - Published: 9/16/2020
In the beginning reviews
Christine asks Erik for voice lessons. Her plan is simple: she'll sing a song or two on stage and her childhood friend will notice her. What could possibly go wrong?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 22,801 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 3/26/2021 - Published: 2/11/2021
Time Not Wasted reviews
To the villagers living in the shadow of his chateau and the memory of his crimes, Etienne Bertillon is a beast. Yet to Eliane, whose life is haunted by violent loss, the danger he embodies could mean salvation. When Etienne guides Eliane into an apparently safe, passionless marriage of convenience, she receives much more than she bargained for.
Beauty and the Beast - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,094 - Reviews: 240 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 9/7/2018 - Published: 11/16/2017
The Chain Unbroken 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: 42 - Words: 198,734 - Reviews: 339 - Favs: 153 - Follows: 74 - Updated: 10/6/2017 - Published: 3/3/2011 - Erik, Christine - Complete
The spider and the butterfly reviews
PoTO. Is "love beyond rules" ? A modern-day short story.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,836 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/30/2014 - Erik, Christine - Complete