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Joined 07-19-05, id: 858747, Profile Updated: 04-24-14
Author has written 3 stories for Phantom of the Opera.

Fondest Greetings To You All!

To my amazing fan base, my beloved readers/reviewers! Without you, I would have never had the nerve to stick around for so long when I began this little trilogy of mine. Who would have thought that one tiny attempt to further the ending of the 2004 Phantom movie could have turned out a series in me. You all keep me going and your unwavering support means more to me than you'll ever begin to know. I hope to continue to entertain you.

Important Notice:

Turning of the Tide is temporarily on hold. I'll be sure to update as soon as my schedule allows me to do so. Thank you all for your patience and understanding... Life happens... -sighs-

UPDATE AUGUST 2013:

I will be taking down Volume 3 of my story, in order to make necessary revisions, as well as prepare for new updates and a proper debut of this third Phantom fiction. Please be patient, as I am doing my best to continue this story. Thanks!

Working with The Phantom and The Characters that Encompass his World
-An Opinion Piece by Gwen-

The majority of faithfuls usually rule against rewrites or adaptations of Leroux. He is, after all, the creator. Why try to change a good thing, right? I can respect that. I truly can. But nevertheless, and quite honestly, it'll be done and has been done through the ages, and not just with The Phantom of the Opera. The way I see it, for better or worse, this is the writer's way of paying homage to a story that has left a great impression on him/her.

Should Phantom be written this way or that way?

Well, though Leroux is the true basis for all our "Phan" fiction, I don't see that there's any wrong way of writing him. To explain further, it's what the writer sees in their mind's eye as their idea of him. It's fiction for a reason, in that no portrayal should be mocked or criticized because of it. Sure, there will be some bad ones, but who am I to say it's bad if someone else may adore it? To each his own, as they say. That's all a part of that balance we hear so often about. Heck, my adaptation may not be your proverbial cup of tea, but you as the reader have a choice to move on, to find something that does catch your fancy. Not all versions will suit everyone perfectly, hence the option and freedom to read and find out on your own.

The Phantom belongs to all of us, however you wish to share him with the world. Leroux gave us the beauty of this man and his life and in the end, we keep not only his Phantom's spirit alive, but Leroux's memory alive as well. That, in my eyes, is the ultimate tribute to the founder.

That's how I feel about it. My opinion is my own, naturally. But there you have it.

-Written in January 2007


Now, if I haven't scared anyone off, how about I share a little something about me:

I love The Phantom of the Opera in all forms. I've been more passionate about it since Gerard Butler's portrayal (to be honest), but I have to say that Michael Crawford is a truly amazing stage Phantom. There's definitely a difference between the stage and the big screen. This deserves to be said since the whole coming about of the MC and GB Wars, as you undoubtedly have heard of. Any man that has ever taken the role as The Phantom, be it stage or screen, has my support. And as for Crawford Vs. Butler in recent debates? I admire them both! End of story. Some of you may not even like Crawford or Butler, and prefer Panaro or Chaney. Those are performers I've selected as examples, but you all get the idea. It shouldn't matter who plays the character better or worse. These men have brought The Phantom to life for all of us. So why not acknowledge that, first and foremost?

I've always wanted to write, so here I am. It's a work in progress to be sure, but I'm enjoying the challenge and growth experience. I admire all the veterans on here that have given us beautiful stories of these characters. I could only hope to be as good as these people here someday.

I have plans to write original stories (non-Phantom related), in hopes of getting them published to the masses in the future. A girl's gotta make a living, right? Anyways, the genres include action/adventure (an ongoing series), as well as a romantic comedy, and a drama/thriller. I will more than likely go with the wave of online self-publishing (that seems to be the way most go about getting their feet wet, so to speak). I'll be sure to add more information here as soon as it's available.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the series!

P.S.
To my dearest friends, whom I've met at GB.Net as well as various Phantom related sites:
I'm proud of you and your stories you've chosen to give to the world. -hugs-

For those that are interested in reading their stories, here's the list:

"Sacred" By AslanHeart
"Tormented" By Darkest Aminta
"The Darkness of Our Souls Combined" By diamondsandpearls

By musicalmaniac09
"Though We're Strangers Til Now"
"The Way Forward Is Sometimes The Way Back"

By DragonheartRAB
"Collide"
"Secret Santas"
"The Nothing I've Become"
"Seduction by Cards"
"Two Hearts Made Whole"

By Your Angel of Music
"Arms of the Angel"
"Silence"
"Another Angel"

Thank you to mantharie for getting the word out on her profile for my Phantom stories.

Note: Please be advised that the stories suggested/listed above may or may not be valid, as this list was compiled in 2007.


Completed Stories:
To Be Held -
Vol. 1
Truth Be Told
- Vol. 2

Works In Progress:
Turning of the Tide
- Vol. 3 (Temporarily Removed--See Above Notice)

Rewrites:
To Be Held: Vol. 1 will undergo edits in the future. Chapters replaced to date are: Chapter 1 and 2 (time restraints have forced me to postpone further edits until the completion of my Phantom trilogy)


What to read on Fan Fiction - My suggestions to feed your Phantom desires:
Stories listed are completed works, so enjoy them without the wait for an update.

1. Anywhere You Go By ArwenKalina - My first phan fic I ever read, so naturally this will always be special to me.
2. Demons By Wandering Child (sadly, removed from the site as of 2013...hope it returns)
3. Voyage dans la Lumiére or Journey into the Light By DarkestDreams
4. When Fate is Denied By DarkestDreams
5. Past the Point of No Return By Spikes Bint
6. Sacred By AslanHeart

I will add more to this list in the future. I just haven't had a lot of time to catch up on my reading, since I began writing myself. Oh, and I have nothing against Raoul de Chagny. I actually adore him in my Phantom stories, but there are occasions that I like to read a well-written "Bad Raoul" every now and again. -grins- If left in character though, he does make a great supporting role to any phan fic story. I should know. -wink- Anyway, some of the stories in the list above are not for lovers of Raoul. Just thought I'd warn you folks. If you are interested in other works, aside from Phantom fiction, please see my Favorite Author's List. There's plenty of different genres there to suit your needs.

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Resonance by sheshakes reviews
When Meg Giry gives Christine the Phantom's mask, she has no idea that she has set in motion a chain of events that will inevitably bring Mademoiselle Daaé and the haunting man who loved her face to face. Eventual EC based on 2004 film.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 112,256 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 10/5/2010 - Published: 5/19/2005
Return to Me by MadJezebel reviews
When Christine discovers the horrors that Raoul has sentenced Erik to, she risks everthing to reach him. Will Raoul finally triumph in winning his prize by ending the life of a phantom? EC. Mature rating for strong sexual content and violence.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 31,106 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 11/27/2006 - Published: 6/18/2005
Forget Me Not by Spikes Bint reviews
Erik visits the church on Christine's Wedding day to bid madame Giry goodbye and extract a promise from her before he leaves France for America. Thirteen years later, Christine is on the brink of widowhood and in need of her Angel even more than she knows
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 68,534 - Reviews: 330 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 2/8/2006 - Published: 3/20/2005 - Christine, Erik
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: 328 - Favs: 196 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 12/23/2005 - Published: 2/21/2005 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Do I Dream Again? by Lady DiMera reviews
Christine is consumed with regret and grief from the mistakes of her past. As she resolves to make a new life for herself, her Angel follows...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 30 - Words: 67,653 - Reviews: 207 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 10/25/2005 - Published: 6/29/2005
When Fate is Denied by DarkestDreams reviews
Christine turns up unconscious on Erik's doorstep after six years. Erik has finally moved on, yet he struggles to save her life. What will happen when Erik is asked to make the same sacrifice of six years prior? Eventual EC Loads of angst COMPLETE
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 28 - Words: 83,970 - Reviews: 436 - Favs: 171 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 8/27/2005 - Published: 7/22/2005 - Complete
Voyage dans la Lumiére or Journey into the Light by DarkestDreams reviews
Erik is a man of limitless potential that is unfortunately never realized. That is Erik's true tragedy: what could have been? How would he change if his tragic circumstances were altered? Could the damage done in the past be undone? EC COMPLETE
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 50 - Words: 73,399 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 7/11/2005 - Published: 7/5/2005 - Complete
A Winter's Decision by Quiet2885 reviews
Right before Don Juan, Christine decides to disappear for a while, not wanting to betray her Angel or become his prisoner. As this sets into motion a long chain of events, is it possible for our three main characters to ever find peace? EC. COMPLETE
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 59,851 - Reviews: 513 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 4/19/2005 - Published: 2/16/2005 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Past the Point of No Return by Spikes Bint reviews
Set around the movie not the book. Time- Six Months after the fire at the Opera house, Christine is now a married woman, but still her Angel calls to her. COMPLETE
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 69,018 - Reviews: 395 - Favs: 194 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 3/20/2005 - Published: 1/9/2005 - Complete
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Turning of the Tide: Vol 3 reviews
The French Navy sends Raoul on a mission to Cochinchina, while Erik and Christine are learning to be parents back in France. An overview can be found in Chapter 1. Based on the character portrayals in the 2004 movie. EC and RM - TEMPORARILY ON HIATUS
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 610 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 12/18/2007 - Published: 5/23/2007 - Erik, Raoul
Truth Be Told: Vol 2 reviews
COMPLETE: This is the sequel to my first fic To Be Held. In this continuation, we look into Erik's past as well as prepare for Raoul and Meg's upcoming wedding. Based on the characters portrayed in the 2004 Phantom movie. EC and RM.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 40 - Words: 177,662 - Reviews: 693 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 1/14/2007 - Published: 1/26/2006 - Erik, Christine - Complete
To Be Held: Vol 1 reviews
COMPLETE: Christine has second thoughts and returns to her Angel of Music. Begins at the end of the 2004 movie. My first fic and at writing. Please be kind. Movie based. Leroux and Kay nods. No Raoul bashing. EC and RM :IN EDITING: Up to Chapter 2!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 50 - Words: 94,082 - Reviews: 446 - Favs: 194 - Follows: 66 - Updated: 11/6/2005 - Published: 10/3/2005 - Erik, Christine - Complete