Music has always had a powerful influence on my life. When I was nine, I began taking guitar lessons, later at fifteen I played drums and at eighteen I sat down to play the piano. All along the way, I also sang and wrote music and played in a band with high hopes I’d go into the music industry.
Those hopes took a turn when I started college and studied Entertainment & Music Business, but my love for music never faded. The lights, the emotion behind the song, the surge of giddy excitement that comes with performing and the pure joy.
Storytelling through song and dance is a powerful medium, and I’m surprised the idea never occurred to me before. Why not take my love for music and write a story inspired by my favorite musical: Phantom of the Opera.
Without further ado, here is the glorious cover and blurb for Music of the Night. Artwork by the incredible Juliet Bxromance.
Music of the Night
A haunted tower, a mysterious instructor, and the lure of the music of the night. . .
After the death of her father, Aria is left penniless and destitute. To avoid working the streets, she becomes the ward of a Count and moves to a remote town called High Tower.
High Tower is a gloomy place with one vivid attraction: the theater. Lords and ladies come from afar to be seduced by a night of unforgettable entertainment.
Many are warned to stay away from High Tower’s dangerous enchantments, but it’s a warning Aria is forced to ignore. Determined to take her life back into her hands, she and the Count make a deal. She can avoid an arranged marriage if she learns to sing for him.
When Aria stumbles across a mysterious man in a dark tower, she begs to learn the power of song from him. Although reluctant, the man agrees to teach her the music of the night. Between midnight meetings and emotional singing lessons, Aria falls in love with her alluring instructor despite his shadowy past.
But something deadly stirs, awoken by the desire of its master.
Evenings reveries become haunted with terror, blood, and murder. Rumors claim the man in the tower in behind the madness that haunts High Tower, a truth Aria is loath to believe. For she just gained the desire of her heart.
What she doesn’t know is that her haunted instructor intends to use her for his own purposes. . .
Music of the Night is a dark and steamy fantasy romance inspired by Phantom of the Opera.