The plot’s still being worked on (and, yes, is influenced by PotO) but this is a rough blurb…
When Krissi’s singing whilst working in the bowels of the theatre draws the attention of the theatre’s infamous Ghost, she finds herself under his private tutelage and thrust into the spotlight as tragedy threatens to shut down the theatre. As would-be suitors flock to her side to share her newfound fame, Krissi finds herself torn between protecting her family and following her heart.
This snippet picks up where last week’s ended…
“What have you done?” Krissi demanded, leaping to her feet. She had stridden half the distance between them before catching herself. For all his lackadaisical attitude, Ghost could be dangerous if he thought himself cornered. “Nothing foolish, I hope.”
Ghost laughed in a soft, low timbre. “No, my muse. I did as you asked and kept my profile low for your royal performance. Everyone in the audience left the theatre alive and in one piece.”
She let herself breathe again. Whilst he didn’t always take a life, she nevertheless woke each morning after singing quietly dreading that the dawn would reveal another dead noble.
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