Erik is dying. Not once in his life has anyone ever loved him, not even his mother. Every day his heart fails him more and he is desperate not to die alone. He hides his face and past sins behind a mask. Erik is dying and has fallen desperately, obsessively in love. Christine Daaé, a rising start at the Paris Opera is kidnapped by Erik, her voice tutor. When her childhood sweetheart attempts to rescue her, he gets trapped in Erik’s torture chamber. Erik gives her a choice, marry him or watch her lover die an agonizing death. Defeated, she agrees to the marriage in name only. She is determined to honor her marriage vows, though she’ll love Raoul forever and has promised herself to remain faithful to him. But, the more time she spends with her husband, the more she’s drawn to him, falling under the spell of his music and the tender wounded soul he desperately tries to hide behind his mask. Erik finally has the companion he has always dreamed of, he cannot hope for more…but he does. His heart, though failing, dreams of romance and love. He finds his mask cannot protect his heart from the bitter anguish of unrequited love. His passion for Christine has brought him to the brink of insanity and threatens to destroy them both. Christine wants both men for different reasons, setting off a personal crisis, but she must choose: fight for her husband’s sanity, her marriage and the life they have made together in the dark or go with the handsome Raoul to live in the light This love story, explores the resiliency of true love, the dignity of the human spirit and challenges our perception of sanity and beauty. Masque: Forge, book two of the Masque series is now available.
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About the Author
Caridad Martín grew up in New York City after leaving her native Cuba. Online, she wrote novels and short stories since 2005 as Phantasmarose. The idea for Masque was born in 2006. At home she can be found in one of two places: reading in her favorite chair or pottering around the garden. . Caridad lives in New Jersey with her family and oversized black and white Coon Hound.
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