Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Phantoms by y Michael Leon & Chrissie Anthony



Phantoms
by Michael Leon & Chrissie Anthony
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GENRE: Fantasy/romance
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NOTE: The book will be on sale for $0.99.
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BLURB: Phantoms is an adult fiction that tells the story of Erik Destler, a latter day Phantom of the Opera. Erik sets out to take over and rule the Palais Garnier with La Divina -  Carlotta Caccini, as his queen, but at each turn, is seemingly thwarted by his nemesis - the original Phantom of the Opera, now the Opera Ghost. Phantoms is set in that same famous Paris opera house, amidst the staging of Guiseppi Verdi’s opera, Macbeth, one hundred years on from the first appearance of Le Fantôme de l'Opéra in 1910.
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EXCERPT:   The water gently lapped on the man-made shore, dampening the mirror black of Erik's infantry boots, the only flaw in his freshly pressed military outfit. Dressed in jet black formal uniform with only his cape of royal blue providing a splash of colour, he gazed out on to his private lake. He tenderly held a bouquet of fresh cardinal roses and studied his reflection. It took Erik back to a past life, so far removed from his present, that he wondered if it really had happened. He smiled cynically. It could have been his wedding day.

Rose's enchanting smile haunted him. He turned to look behind, certain he saw her standing in the shadows of the gothic pillars that surrounded his subterranean water world. Rose faded from his mind, before he studied the bouquet he fastidiously prepared. Then he remembered there would be no wedding this day. Not any day. He dropped the bouquet on to the tightly bound woman he cradled in his left arm. She was peaceful now, free from the terror that had been inflicted on her.

"This is for Rose. You will not be forgotten, my love."

Erik caressed the face of his victim before taking her rope-entwined torso in his powerful arms to stand up on the water’s edge. He peered out to the middle of the lake and watched the current of the man-made cistern suck the murky water to its centre. The current was at its most powerful as he tested its flow. The bouquet drifted quickly to the focal point before disappearing from Erik's sight. Water was his world now. Strange that the creator of life could just as easily extinguish it.
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:  
Michael Leon is a science fiction/fantasy writer with three published novels, Cubeball, Emissary and Phantoms. Besides those, Michael has written Extinction and Adaption and is currently writing Emissary and Phantoms: Act 2, both novels to be released in 2018. His work ranges from speculative fiction to fantasy romance. Michael Leon's work has been labelled by reviewers as speculative fiction with a thriller element. For more information, go to Michael's website:

www.michaelleon.com.au
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5369984.Michael_Leon
http://odyssey2k1.blogspot.com.au/
https://twitter.com/MichaelLeon0433
www.amazon.com/author/michaelleon

Chrissie Anthony is the romantic alter ego of Melbourne writer, editor, and publisher, Christine Lister. After a successful career in education, Christine started writing and editing. Her books are The Hidden Journey – Melanoma Up Close And Personal, Tahlia You Can Do It! and In the Garden of my Delights. Chrissie’s books are Quiver – Awakening the Goddess Within, and How Do I Love Thee? 

www.chrissieanthony.com
www.australianinspiration.com.au   
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14551325.Chrissie_Anthony 
https://www.facebook.com/chrissieanthony

Buy Link:
https://www.amazon.com/Phantoms-Michael-Leon-ebook/dp/B07BZCZLQB

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION 

Michael Leon & Chrissie Anthony will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

REVIEW: This was a stunning take on the original Phantom of the Opera - one of my favorite stories and operas (think Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Phantom of the Opera - and there were even excerpts from the famous musical')! I was thrilled to find the cast of characters: Eric, Christine, Carlotta - and life at the Paris Opera Garnier at the turn of the century was beautifully described. The writing was excellent, drawing me into the tale, first from Eric's point of view, then Carlotta's, and Christine's. The story took twists and turns as the tale unfolds. Eric is a serial killer hiding in the tunnels beneath the opera - Carlotta is insanely jealous and is seduced by Eric, Christine is a prima donna with the voice of an angel, and as their destinies collide, the ending seems inevitable. With the backdrop the Opera "Macbeth", the story is absolutely captivating. A must read for anyone who loves "The Phantom of the Opera".


16 comments:

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    1. Thanks to Goddess Fish and Jennifer Macaire for hosting!

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  2. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the book description, excerpt and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters and now my twin daughters who all love to read. We have found some amazing books for everyone. So, thank you!

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    1. You're welcome, James. Good luck with the giveaway!

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  3. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Hi Lisa! Thanks for checking out my book and good luck with the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Rita! Thanks for the feedback and good luck with the giveaway!

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  5. Congrats on the book tour. Which characteris your favorite character in the book? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. Hi Bernie! I enjoyed the challenge of creating Erik, a modern day phantom. Unlike the original phantom, Erik's scars were psychological rather than physical.

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    1. Hi Victoria! Thanks for your encouragement and good luck with the giveaway!

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  7. How long did it take you to write your book? Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  8. Hi Bernie! Thanks for your interest! We started Phantoms in February 2017 and completed the final draft around September of that year. Good luck with the giveaway!

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