Sunday, December 14, 2014

NetGalley Promo: Phantom's Dance by Lesa Howard

Phantom's Dance by Lesa Howard is on NetGalley!

So Phantom's Dance is on NetGalley! =D
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And below you'll find more information about the book and author!

 







Title: Phantom's Dance
Author: Lesa Howard
Publication: April 6th 2014 by Boot in the Door Publications
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"A surprisingly dark take on the traditional Phantom of the Opera." 

Christine Dadey's family uprooted their lives and moved to Houston for her to attend the prestigious Rousseau Academy of Dance. Now, two years later, Christine struggles to compete among the Academy's finest dancers, her parents are on the brink of divorce, and she's told no one about her debilitating performance anxiety and what she's willing to do to cope with it. Erik was a ballet prodigy, a savant, destined to be a star on the world's stage, but a suspicious fire left Erik's face horribly disfigured. Now, a lonely phantom forced to keep his scars hidden, he spends his nights haunting the theater halls, mourning all he's lost. Then, from behind the curtain he sees the lovely Christine. The moldable, malleable Christine. Drawn in by Erik's unwavering confidence, Christine allows herself to believe Erik's declarations that he can transform her into the dancer she longs to be. But Christine's hope of achieving her dreams may be her undoing when she learns Erik is not everything he claims. And before long, Erik's shadowy past jeopardizes Christine's unstable present as his obsession with her becomes hopelessly entangled with his plans for revenge. 






What other reviewers said about Phantom's Dance:


Talina - Sassy And Dangerous (5 stars):

"The author created a beautifully written modern day retelling of The Phantom of the Opera, and I loved it."


Esper Mammon (4 stars):

"
Phantom's Dance by Lesa Howard is a gripping retelling of the unforgettable classic Phantom of th Opera by Gaston Leroux."


Kirsty - All In One Place (4 stars):

"
Lesa Howard shows an extensive knowledge of ballet, although her author's notes reveal that she has never danced, but this adds to the authenticity of Phantom's Dance."







I'm not the typical author. I didn't always enjoy reading or writing. While in school, I found it to be a chore I'd just as soon skip. I would rather have been daydreaming, my favorite past time. It wasn’t until I grew up and didn’t have to, that I realized reading was fun. I soon discovered that reading fueled my daydreaming. So, remembering a short story I'd written in high school, I began imagining expanding that story into a book. Before long I found I had loads of ideas for not just the short story but other books and stories as well. Fast forward a few years, a lot of studying about writing, practicing my writing, studying some more, taking classes from people who knew what they were doing, studying and practicing yet more, and ta-dah, author! In the same way I had learned I loved reading, I learned I loved writing, too. It’s just that writing is a lot harder than reading.





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