(A GastonLeroux Phantom of the Opera Romance Series) Book one
This is the spellbinding story of Erik and Christine after she chooses to marry Erik in order to save Raoul de Chagnay's life. Erik is weary of being unloved and accepts her choice. Their worlds collide in an exquisitely, bitter-sweet romance.
Masque: Forge, Book two of the series is now available. July 2015
Masque: LeBeque, Book three of the series is now available. Dec. 2015
For more information on books one, two and three and the link to Amazon, go to the BOOKS page on this website.
Masque: Deception, Book four
of the series will be avail summer 2018
"Martin has researched detail to precision, and these added touches really do boost the work from what could have been yet another Phantom book...to something that stands out from the crowd. The style of the book is almost as if it has been written in French, and then translated, which adds to the appeal of the dramatic penmanship.
It's a wonderful thing, however when a well-traveled and erudite writer pours their life into a story, and it's very clear that Martin has tapped her own experience to give this book breath. What's refreshing about the way Martin writes is her layering of scenes to build the story in a way that only Gothic romance fiction ever can; here we are steeped in late-Victorian images with echoes of cobbled streets, gaslit nights and the scurrying of petticoats: a little dash of Victor Hugo's rainsoaked prose is to be felt seeping into Martin's storytelling.
Martin has given the reader a more horror-based take of the original. Also, sexual desire and violence penetrate the story, which while it could be described as a romance of sorts, in the unrelenting twisted obsession of the Phantom with Christine... With this edge, Masque:Choices will be a winner with most romance fans, but also gothic horror fans will get a kick out of it too." Self-Publishing Review
The love story between Erik and Christine is classic romance with a twist of lemon. Highly recommend this romance thriller. Dylan Ochenkowski- at Amazon
Masque: Choices by Caridad Martin is a fascinating alternative to the classic love triangle between Christine, Erik, and Rauol. The emotional tension, like all good gothic passion, builds slowly into an escalating, titillating crescendo. When it finally erupts it does so with a volcanic mixture of raw, primitive lust and high style. Ms Martin dares to present these three characters as dynamic yet flawed human beings, given to bouts of reason, loyalty, and sometimes a little madness. You will NOT be disappointed!
PeytonKD- at Barnes and Noble
The market is teeming with Gothic novels, but this book stays above the rest and manages to capture your mind, heart and soul. The love story between Erik, Christine and Raoul is a mix of passion, suspense, pain in the right amount. Niharika P.- at Amazon
"This is an amazing and enchanting book. I was so caught up in it and held to the emotions it gave. It is a wonderful dark and deep romance story, and the true feeling of loving and being loved is beautiful. It is gripping and raw and pulls at your heart. The characters of Christine and Erik are incredible and so realistic. Their affection and romance grows and it truly touched me. The detailing is wonderful and sent me right into the middle of the story and I did not want to leave. It is written well and very easy to read and stay with. The author is brilliant and her passion and beautiful soul shine. I can not wait to read the next book. I most definitely recommend this book to everyone, It is a must read and one that will stay with you. RockinReader-at Smashwords