Author has written 16 stories for Phantom of the Opera, Phantom of the Opera, and Phantom of the Opera.
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SUPPORT THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR! I have found that Amazon is selling a Phantom of the Opera fanfiction book written by a plagiarist (she stole the work from someone here at fanfiction) - please support the original author and leave a poor review warning others away from buying her books - the original author is Poetzproblem, the name of the story is "Shimmer" - and I recognized it because I have always loved Poetzproblem's works - (she is one of the first on fanfiction that I read and enjoyed when I started reading Phanphics, and I recognized her story right away.)
You can see the stolen work on the "Look Inside" feature of the kindle edition of the book - it is the first short story shown which the thief entitled "Ghost story." - and it is word for word Poetzproblem's story "Shimmer".
The thief's name is Germaine Mooney - and the book she is selling with at least one stolen story is:
Opera for Evermore: Instrument of desire (Opera for Evermore - phantom variations) Kindle Edition
I read this book when I did a free kindle unlimited trial a year or so ago - saw it as a stolen work - and alerted the true author. A small bunch of us banded together and got it taken down then - but now the book is up at Amazon a second time. All the stories in there sound different, different in tone, wording, and structure, as if they came from different people. This one I know is stolen, because I contacted Poetzproblem then, and she affirmed that she is not Germaine Mooney, nor did she give permission.
Here is Poetzproblem's story - compare the two and you will see: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4586963/1/Shimmer
*I have been advised by a number of you that I should self publish my stories and put them in book form, (and thank you for the encouragement) - but to do so would mean I would have to remove them from this site. Therefore, I've decided to keep my PotO stories here and to keep them free for the majority to read. Please note: These stories are protected by copyright - but are my gift to you, (hopefully) to enjoy. :) All rights reserved* (If I ever find any of my stories stolen or up for sale under another name - I WILL take action.)
With that said: Do NOT take lines from my stories and put them in yours - even only omitting/exchanging one word or changing another in a sentence (from "he" to "she" for example) - that is plagiarism. Do not think that I won't know - a writer knows her work well - and I go over each of my chapters numerous times before I post, spending hours upon hours crafting them. (A writer's voice is unique to them- it is easy to see when my lines are taken.)
I am trying like everything to get to a point where I post one chapter of something every weekend (at the least, every other weekend), working most on what public interest dictates (reviews, faves, etc).
*Thank you to ghostwritten2 for informing me of FF's change - if you want notifications of chapters when they are posted, you need to go into your settings (under Account) and manually change it to "Opt in" to show that, and it you need to do this every 90 days, since they shut it off after that time period (God only knows why). So if you haven't been getting the email notifications of new chapters from me (or other writers here) that's the reason.*
*Please remember - I only regularly work on those stories that maintain interest - so if you like a chapter or story, please review and let me know. Otherwise, it may be taken off the regular posting schedule, with only occasional updates.
One of my readers suggested I update in my profile about when I plan to post a new chapter, (barring unforeseen circumstances). So, here goes... I'll change as needed.
11 -05- 2023 - Ch. 37 of Through Bonds Immortal is up! : ) Working on The Claim and Ghost of a Rose, both - hope to have one or the other up next week. : ) Thank you for your patience. : )
Ghost of a Rose: - am working on ch. 6! :)
A Path Darkly Taken - am working on next chapter..
The Claim: am working on last part of next chapter (12)- :)
Through Bonds Immortal: - Ch. 37 is up and was posted November of 2023. : )
A Phantom's Blood- STORY IS COMPLETE! : )
The Prelude- ch. 6 is up and was posted in September of 2022. :)
Prison of the Masque: - chapter 3 is up!
The Inferno of Angels: - chapter 16 is up! :)
Vignettes for Symphony: - the first vignette is up! Others will come as requests come in and/or as inspiration strikes. :) (This is temporarily on hold until I figure out a few things...)
I love to make Youtube vids to Phantom, and some are based on my phanphic stories. Here is a partial list of links to those, if interested (copy and paste) Be sure and read the description on the vid page to understand story of vid): my screen name there is honeyphan2
THROUGH BONDS IMMORTAL -
Part 1 (songs from Dracula the Musical) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQKB5GbB0j8
Part 2 (songs from Dracula the Musical) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO4R4PqQHqo
COME TO ME -
*this one covers a good bit of the story- "Taking Over Me" by Evanescence :) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNMjYeSKGOA
*this, to a great song by Within Temptation "The Cross" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqq4ASvaDUI
*another great song that fits story so well - "Never Alone" by Barlow Girl - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpBRK6V-1n8
SYMPHONY in the TWILIGHT - AND A PHANTOM CHRISTMAS CAROL
*This is one I did for Christmas - it fits the story to a T- "Last Christmas" by Wham - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U6kN-K36aU
A Phantom Christmas Carol - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL290C2D5CC4FC2595 (the three that YT blocked can be found on Vimeo - they are on private, so you'll need to contact me so I can put you down to watch it.)
HIDDEN PLOT RELATED (The Prelude, The Quest, The Treasure, The Claim)
*this is to a favorite song by Within Temptation - "The Truth Beneath the Rose" (be sure and read description to understand how it fits with hidden plot) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRt7Kh1iKD8
new as of 3/2019 - another by Within Temptation - "Deceiver of Fools" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeth_nLTwlg
new as of 6/2021 - "Anthem of the Angels" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaB8l45C7s8
I also have Phantom Christmas Carol story on youtube, though it has a different ending than the one written here, for closure - You can find it in a playlist here:
Also, Phantom of the Opera- the 2004 movie, the 25th anniversary stage show, the UK reboot, and Love Never Dies- both the Australian movie and the London show with Ramin and Sierra- are some of my favorite fandoms to vid. To date, I have over 100 videos of PotO on there in one or more of these forms, starting with my very first fanmade music video over 10 years ago and ending with my most recent in 2020. Check it out if you'd like. :) -
Phantom of the Opera mvids (copy and paste) - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_-UuHPnsb8WiHlS7tmGqYyTeqOdBVDnM
Please remember- none of my ongoing stories at this site have chapters waiting to be posted- they all are being written and/or edited/polished (if I do have anything rough) at the time. That said, thank you for your patience and understanding as I work to create stories that I hope will be enjoyed.
For all my stories - I want to reassure the many of you who have contacted me in reviews and by PMs, at deviantART, Youtube, etc, that I have NOT given up any of them. :) Work deadlines come along, and since they pay the bills, they have to come first. But the E/C phanphics draw me in and have for years. I write them for enjoyment, as I'm inspired, and to grow as a writer. I love working on all my stories and I am a finisher. Also, please keep in mind that I have other artistic hobbies - I make fanmade music videos (including PotO) and E/C manips in my free time, and I have people patiently (or not so much) waiting on requests for those too... The mind can handle only so much writing a day before the results invariably become juvenile gibberish. So I ask that you please be patient, and thank you guys so much for your reviews, continued interest and support! :) You rock!
I love the 2004 Phantom of the Opera movie, ever since I first saw it, when I received the DVD for my birthday. That is when I was first introduced to Phantom of the Opera, and since then, my passion for the movie has never died, especially for the deeper story that a group of us believe we found within (beginning one month after I got the DVD). My interests include reading, writing, Renaissance faires, and more.
Besides my career writing, I love to write phanphics for enjoyment. It has become something of an obsession - E/C based always with satisfying endings (no tragedies from this corner! Life has enough tragedy) - but it’s difficult for me if I hear nothing from my readers. I feel as if I'm writing into a big Internet black hole and start questioning myself, especially when I see chapters read by many. Please feed my review hunger. :) I’m not asking for glowing praise if you don’t think the stories are that good - Criticism is fine, as long as it’s not senseless flaming … I just need to know something of how my readers feel ... Otherwise I might start having in-depth conversations with the characters' voices in my head, mostly Erik, who is always ranting at me about getting him out of a bad situation and with or back to Christine (Patience, Erik, I hear you!) So please leave a review. :) Even on the old phanphics, it would be much appreciated.
My muse will thank you. Erik will thank you. ;-)
I'm really not sure how to classify my stories. They are both angst and fluff; they have tragic and dangerous moments and humorous ones; they are emotionally deep, they are mysterious and suspenseful, they are sweet and light, with a bit of lemon – all like real life, which involves bits and pieces of all these things, and my stories do too, as well as most of them containing some form of fantasy. So I guess I would classify them as: "adventurous angsty suspenseful fantasy fluff romance." lol :)
On the love scenes: these two were portrayed as much too passionate in nature to tone it down - it feels lacking if I try, (the chief reason why most of my stories are rated M) - and I never have been a big fan of stories that contain only fade-away moments. Yes, I get graphic at times, but I try to illustrate their love beautifully written, (not true smut or erotica), and have been told I've succeeded, (if you're not a fan of either of those). Every now and then I get a little wild, what I call love 'n smut - but have been told by many here my version of that isn't true smut or erotica either...I also put a warning flag on all my chapters containing M rated content, to skim through if preferred.
And lastly, on the longer stories (in excess of 4k words), when I say they are told in parts - in most cases you can read them in comfortable sittings, not necessarily having to jump into the next part to see what is happening, and take a break if needed. (And if you choose not to read further, it's a good "happy" place to stop. :) There are only one or two parts where this doesn't apply.)
To me, The Phantom or "Erik" is most often the Gerard Butler representation, unless otherwise noted – that is how I was first introduced to Phantom of the Opera, (through the movie) – and though he might have a rock-n’roll type voice (not so much operatic)- and a drop dead gorgeous body/ sexy persona, his emotional portrayal of the Phantom is what gripped my heart. More so than GL’s book (that Erik frightened me). Or Kay's (though I love how she made him more human and felt better able to relate to him.) I loved Ramin Karimloo's stage portrayal too (and his voice!) and my LND story (in progress) is more based on his appearance... I am also known to give Erik different colored eyes depending on story - lol. (sometimes blue, sometimes shades of green (both, of which GB's seemed to be in different lighting), sometimes gold (can't escape those "eyes that burn") ;-)). His skin is usually pale, his deformity/scars a little more pronounced than movie or greater in number, depending on story...
Christine will always appear like Emmy Rossum (unless otherwise noted) – dark wild curly hair, dark haunted eyes, childlike features and innocence - yet womanly ones too. Shy at times, bold at others, curious, etc ...as ALW said, when speaking of his adaptation compared to G.L.s book, "My Christine is not afraid of the Phantom at all..." - and for the most part, neither is mine. ;-)
Stories to date (6 completes):
Come to Me: E/C romance-drama - gothic PotO tale with a twist of Wuthering Heights, a retelling of Phantom of the Opera, borrowing ideas from both Bronte's book and 2004 movie. E/C - Told in 4 parts - think of it as a literary miniseries. :) M rated
Reflections of the Soul: A short E/C Halloween fic– The antique dressing table is shrouded in mystery. Unable to remember her past, why does Christine hear a man's lyrical whisper call to her from beyond its mirror? modern/some historical - M rated.
The Quest: a historical high fantasy E/C romance sequel to movie – based on the deeper story of the hidden plot (scroll to see more) - M rated
The Treasure: Sequel to The Quest – historical high fantasy E/C romance takes place in Spain and France - M rated
A Phantom Christmas Carol: An adaptation of the famous Dickens’ classic - E/C - T rated
Symphony in the Twilight: romance/drama - Part II- the sequel- of A Phantom Christmas Carol- E/C told in 3 parts - (rated M)
Soon to come or in progress...
( @ am in the process of writing/posting or am currently researching and will embark on soon):
@ A Phantom's Blood: (Title subject to Change) - A request I've received (well, two of them really) to do an Outlander-inspired Phantom story - Christine discovers a circle of standing stones and slips back through time - to find the impossible ... will mirror PotO in many ways, but have it's own spin too. rated M - romance/angst/adventure -
@ The Claim: The historical sequel to The Treasure and third book of the series – E & C return to France and face their biggest struggle yet - (rated M)
@ A Path Darkly Taken: a gothic PotO tale with a twist on Jane Eyre, though still very much Phantom, in my own bizarre retelling... M rated
@ Through Bonds Immortal: A paranormal romance set in the 19th century, with Erik as vampire royalty, and one of the last of his line. Christine is the love of his soul - and his blood-sworn enemy. To love her is to invite his own death...mirrors PotO in many ways, but has its own spin too. M rated
@ The Inferno of Angels: Christine returns the night of the fire to her Angel with a request - and encounters the unexpected. Each must now face their own demons in a future that will mark them and shape their lives - only to bring them full circle into the inferno once more. A coming of age story for Christine & Erik. romance/angst - E/C (will be rated M)
@ The Ghost of a Rose - (title subject to change) - 19th century PotO tale with a twist of Beauty and the Beast (both the movie and the Italian miniseries), though still very much Phantom, in my own bizarre retelling... M rated (E/C)
@ Love's Silent Vow: a sequel to Love Never Dies ... A shocking revelation leads the Phantom on a coveted road of discovery twisted with a host of new troubles, a mystery, and a betrayal. Can he keep the vow he made while learning the difficult lesson of what it means truly to love? (Rated M) -
@ The Prelude: (title subject to change) The movie, in novel form, BUT with the hidden plot (deeper story) as its guideline. Some of my own scenes added. Basically, this is the Hidden Plot in novel form. And the prequel to The Quest. (Will be rated T) E/C
@ Imprisoned to the Masque (Title subject to change) - a unique blend of PotO and The Man in the Iron Mask - per requests I've received to write a story like this... M rated (E/C)
Reflections of the Heart: (ON HOLD) sequel to Reflections of the Soul. (will be rated M) Antonia Giry and Erik de Chagny of the 21st century have partnered together with the professor to investigate the theory of time portals, finding evidence of one nearby. A codicil in a will pressures Erik into asking Antonia to be his wife before his 25th birthday. A frightening encounter from her past has her agree to his bizarre clause, and his other terms are quite shocking for a girl who's barely been kissed. When they accidentally find the portal and are transported back into 1872, and the world of Erik & Christine, both Antonia and Erik's descendant face some eye-opening truths.
Evensong: (title subject to change) My own POTO adaptation with some shades of ALW movie. Set in turn of the 20th century New Orleans (early 1900s), the newly orphaned child Christine comes to her French cousins Meg and Madame Giry’s theater to live and work, and there meets her mysterious Angel of Music. (will be rated M) E/C
I love visuals while I read and know others who feel the same.
That said, I make E/C manipulations to go with my stories. If interested to see, my account is at deviantART: http:///
(I do take E/C requests for any favorite scenes you might have in my stories. Though please be advised, there is a list, and I also fit in what I want to do for personal faves. It takes me awhile- weeks- to make one of these when I begin it.)
Please note: these E/C manipulations are copyrighted to me. Please, do NOT take them to use elsewhere without my permission AND without giving me credit as the artist. Also, and I would hope everyone knows this- do not take them to transfer to things and sell on ebay or elsewhere. If you ever see any of my work being sold there or anywhere else, please contact me. Thank you.
One of my wonderful readers also made signature banners using my manips- be sure and check out her work too! http:///
My current avatar is from an E/C manip I made for my story "Come to Me".
Note: To follow three of my stories - The Prelude (in progress), The Quest, The Treasure and The Claim (in progress) - you must open your imagination ... let your mind start a journey through a strange new world, leave all thoughts of this tale you knew before …
These stories are unique since they are based on a deeper story idea of movie also known as hidden plot theory a group of us feel we found... but I always try to keep all main characters true to form, as they showed them in movie.
First, if you want to learn more about what we found, I am slowly reposting the Hidden Plot Scene Summaries in a private group on Facebook - do a search for Hidden Plot - ALW's Phantom.
The foundation of my movie sequels (The Quest, The Treasure, the Claim) are based on this deeper fantasy story we believe we uncovered in ALW/JS’s Phantom of the Opera movie, the RUG companion book, and more. We believe we solved the mystery "never fully explained" and that all clues work together to show a deeper story -with a message of unconditional love, forgiveness, and redemption. Where Erik not only got his girl, but chose light and broke away from darkness ...
one last thing- if you'd like to read it- from the zillion clues we found, and putting them all together, here's the gist of the deeper story idea (hidden plot) - some of us differ on a few points - like Raoul's role and who he really was, etc, but for the most part, we all believe that this was an E/C romance with a happy triumphant ending ... please don't mind the fairy tale prose; (my stories aren't like that lol) It just seemed fun to do it this way...
Phantom of the Opera--mini summary of deeper story (not b&w scenes):
Once long ago, in a kingdom devoted to song, there lived a king and a woman destined to become his queen. He loved her dearly, and from the time she was a little girl, up until she grew into a beautiful woman, he sang to her in dreams of comfort, watched over her, and trained her to become the only thing for which she desired and ever asked: Music. Because he was the spirit of Music, he created her into Music as well, and they gave to one another the gift of their song, singing only for the other.
The bonds between them grew powerful as her affection and awe for him strengthened into love. But an evil spirit sought to destroy them and take over the opera house kingdom. He deceived them both into believing he was their friend: For the king, since the time he was a child and caged by cruel gypsies. For his chosen queen, on the night she walked through the mirror and approached Music’s throne, for the first time seeing her king. The evil spirit acted as a false priest to the king, and the king listened to him. Because the king had a deformity, the spirit lied to him, saying he must always hide, so as to keep him chained in darkness. But his intended saw deep beauty in him, regardless of his face, and she hurt for his pain. She desired the light and tried to persuade her king to open his eyes to it.
Also in this kingdom lived a woman who faithfully served the king as his priest, since the day she saved him from death when he was a child. She also wrongfully thought the evil spirit was a friend since he had protected the boy, and she served him too. Her daughter was young and ignorant of many things, slowly growing into her role. She, too, served the king, but not the Darkness, though she did herald its arrival to the subjects of the kingdom.
Into this kingdom arrived a handsome priest of the Light who wanted to free the people from the evil spirit, whose curse remained over the opera house kingdom and all its subjects. But when he saw his childhood love, his greater mission became lost as he grew solely focused on and served her. He was blinded to all that was expected of him, though he did help the woman priest to see the truth, and she recognized the evil of the spirit and denied him, to serve the Light instead. The priest’s single-minded devotion for the young woman pushed him in to ignoring the kingdom rule of silence. Instead he committed treason and talked others into it as well--and he tried to take from the king his rightful queen. The king became hurt and angry when, out of fear of the Darkness, his intended did turn to her priest for a short time. But her love for the king triumphed, and she evaded plans for his capture, betraying the kingdom conspiracy to overthrow the king - and showed him what he must do to enter the light with her. Men sought to kill both the king and his intended and fear made him retreat, taking her with him. He then allowed the evil spirit to wreak all the deadly terror he desired, but later regretted his decision.
In one fateful night, the evil spirit exacted his revenge. Lives were shattered, while one was reborn, and two hungry souls were even more strongly bonded by a kiss. At last, the king recognized his intended's love for him, and his own love for her made him realize he could not keep her with him. Broken, he ordered her to go. But she returned and made one final plea, showing him her eternal love by folding into his hand her ring of light and promise, afraid he might not make the choice she wanted, but knowing she must leave the darkness behind. The king, upon hearing her parting song of love to him and the priest’s vow to serve him, grew stronger in spirit, and he broke the evil spirit’s hold over his life, leaving his fallen kingdom behind to enter the world of his beloved and share a life with her. . .
I would be remiss if I didn’t thank those geniuses, Joel Schumacher and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, for creating a movie that will live in my heart always.
May all your songs take flight--and may they soar toward the heavens!