Release News: Cover Reveal + Pre-Orders Available for The Guardian of the Opera: Dawn Melody

We’re excited to share the cover for one of our author’s upcoming books!  Dawn Melody (The Guardian of the Opera, Book 3) by Cheryl Mahoney is the exciting conclusion of this trilogy retelling and continuing the story of the Phantom of the Opera.

Dawn Melody is already available for Kindle pre-orders, and will publish on December 4th.  Order your copy now, and scroll down for more about the book – and to see the beautiful cover!

Here’s a bit about the book (with some spoilers for the Book 2 cliffhanger!)

With the Phantom of the Opera dead, Erik tries to discover what role still exists for him at the Opera Garnier—or if there is one. Sure that he can never belong in the outside world, he questions if he can still belong inside the Opera either. And also to wonder why it bothers him so much when Meg spends more and more time with the handsome Léon de Troyes.

Fighting feelings she’s sure she shouldn’t have for Erik, Meg tries to balance a friendship with him, a flirtation with Léon, and her dreams about a life beyond the corps de ballet. But even a ballerina can’t keep her balance forever, and events escalate as their fragile dance begins to fall apart. And neither Meg nor Erik suspect that Commissaire Mifroid—and Christine Daaé—may still have plans of their own.

And we hope you’ll enjoy the cover art…

We hope you’ll consider checking it out!  Catch up on the series here, and pre-order Dawn Melody on Kindle here.

If you prefer your books in paper, Dawn Melody will be available in paperback and hardback on December 4th.  You can also visit Cheryl’s blog, MarvelousTales.com, for more information.

Book Launch: Accompaniment (Guardian of the Opera 2)

We’ve been counting down for the new release by our author Cheryl Mahoney, and today is launch day! Accompaniment, Book Two in Cheryl’s Guardian of the Opera trilogy, released today and you can order your copy  now.

You can choose your preferred format:

Hardback ($35.99)
Paperback ($14.49)
Kindle ($6.99)

We’re happy to share this new book with you!  Stay tuned for the launch presentation video Cheryl will be putting up this weekend with more details.  For now, here’s just a little more about the story:

After the crash of the chandelier and the disappearance of the powerful Comte de Chagny, Erik’s refuge behind the mask of the Phantom of the Opera has grown more dangerous. Commissaire Mifroid has vowed to hunt him down, in whatever depths of the Opera Garnier he hides. Grieving the departure of Christine Daaé, Erik finds it hard to care about the policeman’s threat, and a slowly growing friendship with Meg Giry seems like only a minor distraction.

When Christine left Paris, Meg thought the hole in her life could never be filled. It only makes it worse that she’s known far too much as “Christine’s friend.” But conversations with the Phantom and flirtations with a handsome gentleman in the Dance Foyer mean the chance to seek a new role—and to stop feeling like a secondary character in her own life.

Accompaniment Count-Down: 1 Day

Accompaniment, the second book in Cheryl Mahoney’s Guardian of the Opera trilogy, will be out tomorrow, September 4th!  We’re counting down this week with a new quote each day.

What is the Phantom’s most famous symbol but his mask?

Catch up on the story by reading Book One, Nocturne, and the special prequel short story collection, OvertureAnd get your copy of Accompaniment tomorrow!

Accompaniment Count-Down: 2 Days

Accompaniment, the second book in Cheryl Mahoney’s Guardian of the Opera trilogy, will be out this Friday, September 4th!  We’re counting down this week with a new quote each day.

Yesterday’s quote mentioned the challenges Meg finds in talking to Erik.  He doesn’t always find their conversations straight-forward either.

Catch up on the story by reading Book One, Nocturne, and the special prequel short story collection, OvertureAnd get your copy of Accompaniment on September 4th!

Accompaniment Count-Down: 3 Days

Accompaniment, the second book in Cheryl Mahoney’s Guardian of the Opera trilogy, will be out this Friday, September 4th!  We’re counting down this week with a new quote each day.

Much of this book focuses around the growing relationship between Meg Giry and Erik, the Phantom of the Opera.  Meg finds him intriguing…but not always easy to talk to!

Catch up on the story by reading Book One, Nocturne, and the special prequel short story collection, OvertureAnd get your copy of Accompaniment on September 4th!

Accompaniment Count-Down: 4 Days

Accompaniment, the second book in our author Cheryl Mahoney’s Guardian of the Opera trilogy, will be out this Friday, September 4th!  We’re counting down this week with a new quote each day.

As the sequel opens, Meg and Erik, the Phantom of the Opera, are making tentative movements towards friendship.  Madame Giry, while not exactly forbidding the idea, wants Erik to be very, very clear that he should not do anything to hurt her daughter.  Leading to today’s quote.

Catch up on the story by reading Book One, Nocturne, and the special prequel short story collection, OvertureAnd get your copy of Accompaniment on September 4th!

Release Day – Overture: A Phantom Prequel Collection

We’re pleased to share a new release from Cheryl Mahoney, one of our authors.  You can now get your copy of Overture: A Phantom Prequel Collection!  This short story collection is 12,000 words, and gives a glimpse into the earlier lives of the characters in her Guardian of the Opera series.

Here’s a bit from the “back” of the book:

Before he was the Phantom of the Opera, Erik was an architect building the Opera Garnier, determined to make it his final work. Before she danced at the Opera, Meg Giry danced with her little sister, both dreaming of entering the ballet. Before she sang soprano onstage, Christine Daae was a girl on the beach with a red scarf, hoping to meet Raoul de Chagny. This collection of short stories explores the lives of the characters from the Phantom of the Opera before their most famous story occurred, and shares the dreams that finally brought them to the Opera Garnier.

Since this is short, it’s only available digitally.  You have two options to get your copy!

You can buy it on Amazon for just $0.99. Or you can download it on BookFunnel for free by signing up for Cheryl’s newsletter.  The choice is yours!

Either way, we hope you will enjoy this glimpse into the earlier lives of the characters.  And don’t forget, Nocturne is already out, and the sequel, Accompaniment, is currently on pre-order!

Release News: Cover Reveal + Pre-Orders Available for The Guardian of the Opera: Accompaniment

We are so excited to share the cover for one of our author’s upcoming books!  Accompaniment (The Guardian of the Opera, Book 2) by Cheryl Mahoney continues the story of the Phantom and Meg Giry into new territory, after Christine Daae left the Opera Garnier.

Accompaniment is already available for Kindle pre-orders, and will publish on September 4th.  Order your copy now, and scroll down for more about the book – and to see the beautiful cover!

A sequel to the Phantom of the Opera, told from a new perspective, here’s a bit about Accompaniment:

After the crash of the chandelier and the disappearance of the powerful Comte de Chagny, Erik’s refuge behind the mask of the Phantom of the Opera has grown more dangerous. Commissaire Mifroid has vowed to hunt him down, in whatever depths of the Opera Garnier he hides. Grieving the departure of Christine Daaé, Erik finds it hard to care about the policeman’s threat, and a slowly growing friendship with Meg Giry seems like only a minor distraction.

When Christine left Paris, Meg thought the hole in her life could never be filled. It only makes it worse that she’s known far too much as “Christine’s friend.” But conversations with the Phantom and flirtations with a handsome gentleman in the Dance Foyer mean the chance to seek a new role—and to stop feeling like a secondary character in her own life.

And we hope you’ll enjoy the cover art…

We hope you’ll consider checking it out!  Buy Book One, Nocturne, here, and pre-order Accompaniment on Kindle here.

If you prefer your books in paper, Accompaniment will be available in paperback and hardback on September 4th.  You can also visit Cheryl’s blog, MarvelousTales.com, for more information.

Launch Day: The Guardian of the Opera – Nocturne

It’s here!  The newest book from our SCW author Cheryl Mahoney is launching today – The Guardian of the Opera: Nocturne is now available for purchase.

Select your format of choice:

Ebook ($6.99)

Paperback ($13.99)

Hardback ($35.99)*

 

And in case you’ve missed the earlier posts about this book, here’s a bit about the story:

Set against the backdrop of 1880s Paris and the stunning Opera Garnier, The Guardian of the Opera: Nocturne brings you the familiar tale of the Phantom of the Opera from a different direction. Meg Giry met the Phantom once when she was twelve years old, a new ballet dancer lost in the Opera’s maze. Years later, when an Angel of Music offers singing lessons to her best friend Christine Daaé, Meg is sure she knows what’s actually happening. But as strange events unfold and the pieces stop adding up, Meg has to wonder if she truly understands the Phantom—or Christine.

Erik is a man of many talents and many masks, and the one covering his face may be the least concealing. The opera house is his kingdom and his refuge, where he stalks through the shadows as the Phantom of the Opera, watching over all that occurs. He never intended to fall in love; when he does, it launches him into a new symphony he’s certain can only end in heartbreak.

You are also invited to join Cheryl’s virtual launch party on Facebook – she’ll be posting fun updates throughout the weekend, plus you can join the Zoom call presentation this evening at 5:30 pm Pacific time.  We hope to see you there!

 

* If you’re wondering why this link doesn’t take you to Amazon, the printers of the hardback had site issues recently and have not been able to sync with Amazon yet – the hardback will eventually be available on Amazon, but for now you can buy it direct from the printers.  And they’re currently offering a 15% off discount (code SAVE15) if you buy today!

Meet the Characters: The Phantom of the Opera

The Guardian of the Opera: Nocturne by Cheryl Mahoney is coming out this Friday!  That’s tomorrow, and in Stonehenge Circle Writers tradition, we’re counting down the days with a special feature.  We’re spending this week introducing some of the principal characters from the book, one each day.  Today we turn to the title character of every version: Erik, the Phantom of the Opera.  This Erik is a little different from previous versions, and we look forward to you meeting him – although he’d be more reluctant!

Look for Nocturne on June 5th in Kindle, paperback and hardback, and pre-order your Kindle copy today.