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 BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE

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PostSubject: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Thu May 29, 2008 9:20 pm

This is a lovely story about the reunion of Erik and Christine by a good lady named Kae D. Jacobs.

The story opens with Erik grieving for the loss of his beloved Christine who he released to marry Raoul de Chagny. If you want a none violent, happily-ever-after ending, this book is for you.

Rarely do books uplift us and give us something to look forward to, but this one does. The trial of marriage and raising children couldn't keep the couple about. Erik proves himself as a lovely husband and father. Christine matures into a grand help mete and understanding mother.

We could only wish for a fairy tale life like these two.

Kae currently had a publisher interested in this gem and she'd now polishing it to make it shine.

If you've read this book, please give us your thoughts and join me giving Kae a hardy congratulations and we are looking forward to seeing this lovely story after the refiner's fire.

Comments please.

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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:01 am

It is a really cute story Very Happy

I must say I enjoyed it a lot more than Kay's 'Phantom'

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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Mon Jun 16, 2008 11:42 am

snowmoccasin please tell us your favorite part and why. Also, tell us your least favorite and why. I'm sure there are many who have not yet read the book.

Thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:16 pm

The whole thing is really sweet, I'm really not that into fan fictions, but this one surprised me drunken I'm trying to refrain from saying anything that will spoil the book for anyone interested in reading it, but I will say the whole thing with the notes is sweet and how the Persian is introduced again.

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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:35 pm

You can tell us about various parts. Similar to a synopsis, but only on a section. This is how a discussion begins and keeps rolling.

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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:46 am

I am looking to buy thi book but can't find it for less than $100. is it out of print? Also more importantly does it have a good ending for Erik. I'm tired of reading the depressed books of what happened to him after Christine left. I want him to find a happily ever after ending. have any of you read Angel of Music / The private life of Giselle ? study
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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:45 am

true beauty you can buy it at Amazon.com for $30.00:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/102-3477020-4356921?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Beyond+the+Masque%3A+The+Untold+Story+of+Erik+and+Christine&x=15&y=19

I don't know why Barnes and Noble are charging so much. I bought my copy from them and it was $26.00.

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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:10 pm

What a fabulous site, Fay. My appreciation for opening up a thread on Beyond the Masque and for your generous words.
Snowmoccasin, thank you, too, especially for that comparison boost to Kay's Phantom.
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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:19 am

Everyone, may I introduce Angelsmasque, the author of Beyond the Masque: The Untold Story of Erik and Christine.

Welcome Angelsmasque! cheers cheers cheers

So happy to see you. Hope you enjoy this new site. We are hoping to see more of your books and when you have time
some Phan Phics for the site.

If anyone has questions for the author, please feel free to ask.

I will start off with a question. Knowing you are a Phantom lover, tell us what gave you the inspiration to write this lovely story?
Did you draw from personal experience?

Angelsmasque the floor is yours. Razz Razz Razz
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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:35 pm

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What a fabulous site, Fay.

Well I'm not Fay but thanks! I'm glad you like it. I haven't gotten a chance to read your book yet. But its definitely on my list. I'll let you know what I think as soon as i do! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:04 pm

Like many of us who are intrigued by the Phantom, I wanted to see where Leroux's story might go if it were continued. Just because a book says 'the end' does not mean there wasn't more in the mind of the author.

Where to start ... so much inspired me to frustration, but I think the ALW movie ignited the 'what ifs' and sent me back to read and reread Leroux. Suddenly, I wasn't satisfied with Erik's tragic ending (his death, nor creative takes in the other mediums), and wanted to see a believable book in print, one that brought the characters of Christine, Erik, and Raoul to life, presenting them as flawed, learning, progressive human beings. I drew upon real situations, beliefs, and directed the plot toward a natural conclusion. I hoped to encourage thought in my readers, have them wonder, and question their own humanity during this journey we all face.

Back to you, Ms. Fay

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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:09 pm

My apologies, Nichol+Erik=Amor!, I realize it's your creation and was just exclaiming to Fay, who told me to come check it out, that it is quite beautiful. Hats off to you!
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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:29 pm

lol. It's more than I okay. I understand. Sorry that I confused you. (i'm good at that. *rolls eyes at myself* oo i'm talented. haha)

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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:58 pm

Angelsmasque thank you for sharing. Obviously you felt Erik should be with Christine. Most of us do.

How long did it take you write the novel?

Did you feel extra passion for a particular section or part?

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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:13 am

I would say close to sixteen months, but then there were the rewrites that extended that time period to over a year and a half. The publishing process is another tiger altogether.

Extra passion ... I would have to say that the ending has a particular hold over me. I cried when I wrote it and have every time since, and I've read it, hmm, I've lost count. My penchant for when Erik and Christine tenderly wash the hands of the other before their wedding night is also rather strong; the action has a deep symbolic meaning to me.
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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:42 am

Sixteen months plus rewrite time. Wow! That's a long time.

The wedding of Erik and Christine did tug at the heart-strings. What did the washing of the hands represent and why was it meaningful to you?

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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:15 am

I agree, it was a long time. The initial rough draft required only nine months, but I had a change of heart after one editorial evaluation and went back to raise the story up to 90% Erik's POV. That required a great deal of rethinking the scenes and how he would feel in certain situations. I actually found it more satisfying to go through the story by his side and came to understand his lifelong struggle with those mental taunts he had to keep in check. I equate his triumph to that of the brilliant John Nash.

The hand washing is symbolic of cleanliness: theirs to each other and from the world, and it is a promise of fidelity, both prior to this night and to their commitment thereafter. I feel there is no greater gift one can give to the person with whom they will share their life, than themselves, whole and pure. This is what their relationship was founded on, trust and respect.
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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:46 pm

You've put a lot of time and yourself into this book. Brava!

The washing of the hands now has more meaning to us. Beautiful act!

Before I continue, I'd like to leave this open for questions from
snowmoccasin, true beauty or anyone who would like to ask our dear author questions. The floor is now open...

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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:40 am

Here is another link to where Beyond the Masque...can be purchased:

http://astore.amazon.com/kaysp-20

Tricky things these links.

Hope this helps. cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:47 am

I bought this book but I'm now reading another one...though it looks a wonderful novel, indeed!
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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:19 pm

ladyghost have you been able to read it yet? The author has joined this forum and if you have any questions, the floor is open. She is waiting to answer any and all you may have.

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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:49 am

I've begun to read it! Very Happy It's wonderful the author is here!!! That way, I'll be able to ask her all the questions I could have!
Maybe she wants I make her an interview for my web in the future! That would be great!
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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:57 am

You are every character's/actor's dream fan, ladyghost, all that you have done to promote our dear Erik is quite fabulous. I shall be curiously awaiting those questions and should like very much to do an interview. And, Fay, I checked out the astore and was surprised to find a little phantom shelf loaded with all the treasures available.
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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:41 am

Wonderful! We look forward to ladyghost's inverview with Angelsmasque.

Thank you, thank you.

Yes, astore does have a lot of Phantom goodies. Click on merchandise and it all appears.

Let's hear more from ladyghost and Angelsmasque.

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PostSubject: Re: BEYOND THE MASQUE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ERIK AND CHRISTINE   Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:54 am

Angelsmasque, you are an angel , indeed. Thank you for your lovely words!
The questions are sent, I hope you like them!
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