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MASTER OF THE OPERA by Jeffe Kennedy BlogTour

Can You Wait Until It’s Done?

Of course you can!

I get this question a lot with my serial novel, Master of the Opera. Right now we’re halfway through, with three of the six episodes live – Act 1: Passionate Overture, Act 2: Ghost Aria and Act 3: Phantom Serenade. The next, Act 4: Dark Interlude, releases on February 20.

Some of my faithful readers and enthusiastic fans have been following along from the beginning. They love it, yes, but they also complain about having to wait for the next episode. Alas.

Others told me right up front that they plan to read it, but only AFTER all six episodes are available. Fair enough.

In truth, it takes a certain mindset to enjoy the drawn out anticipation of a serial novel. Sure, they’ve been around for a long time – Mark Twain’s novels were serialized in the newspapers, among others. But in today’s world, we’re becoming more and more accustomed to instant gratification. The eReader lets us read what we want to IMMEDIATELY. I can’t be the only one who finishes a book and instantly buys the next in the series, can I?

And that’s with full novels, not the shorter episodes like I have in Master of the Opera.

So, yes, I totally get it if you want to wait and read all six at once. In fact, I’m really interested to hear how people enjoy it, reading that way as opposed to spaced out over weeks.

What do you all think – will you wait or jump in for the agony of suspense?

The Books:

Master Of The Opera Act 1: Passionate Overture by Jeffe Kennedy
Book 1 of the Master Of The Opera series
Publication Date: December 31, 2013

About Master Of The Opera Act 1: Passionate Overture:

In the first tantalizing installment of Jeffe Kennedy’s ravishing serial novel Master of the Opera, an innocent young woman is initiated into a sensual world of music, mystery, passion–and one man’s private obsession. . .

Fresh out of college, Christine Davis is thrilled to begin a summer internship at the prestigious Santé Fe Opera House. But on her first day, she discovers that her dream job has a dark side. Beneath the theater, a sprawling maze of passageways are rumored to be haunted. Ghostly music echoes through the halls at night. And Christy’s predecessor has mysteriously disappeared. Luckily, Christy finds a friend and admirer in Roman Sanclaro, the theater’s wealthy and handsome patron. He convinces her there’s nothing to fear–until she hears the phantom’s voice for herself. Echoing in the labyrinths. Singing of a lost love. Whispering her name: Christine.

At first, Christy thinks she’s hearing things. But when a tall masked man steps out of the shadows–and into her arms–she knows he’s not a phantom of her imagination. He is the master of her desire. . .

Source: Info in the About Master Of The Opera Act 1: Passionate Overture was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Master of the Opera, Act 2: Ghost Aria by Jeffe Kennedy
Book 2 of the Master Of The Opera series
Publication Date: December 31, 2013

About Master of the Opera, Act 2: Ghost Aria:

In the second seductive installment of Jeffe Kennedy’s thrilling Master of the Opera, a young woman falls deeper under the spell of the man who haunts her dreams, fuels her desire, and demands her surrender…

With each passing day of her internship at the Santé Fe Opera House, Christine Davis discovers something new, something exciting—and something frightening. Hidden in the twisting labyrinths beneath the theater is a mysterious man in a mask who, Christy’s convinced, is as real as the rose he left on her desk—and as passionate as the kiss that burns on her lips. He tells her to call him “Master,” and Christy can’t deny him. But when her predecessor—a missing intern—is found dead, Christy wonders if she’s playing with fire…

If her phantom lover is actually a killer, how can she continue to submit to his dark, erotic games? And if he is innocent, how can she resist—or refuse—when he demands nothing less than her body and soul?

Source: Info in the About Master of the Opera, Act 2: Ghost Aria was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Master of the Opera, Act 3: Phantom Serenade by Jeffe Kennedy
Book 3 of the Master Of The Opera series
Publication Date: February 06, 2014

About Master of the Opera, Act 3: Phantom Serenade:

In the third enticing installment of Jeffe Kennedy’s enthralling Master of the Opera, a woman finds herself torn between two powerful lovers—and one reckless passion that leaves her aching for more…

After a harrowing night trapped in the tunnels beneath the Santé Fe Opera House, intern Christy Davis finds comfort in the arms of Roman Sanclaro, the opera’s wealthy and gorgeous benefactor. But even as Roman tries to impress her with his lavish lifestyle—and seduce her with his charms—Christy cannot stop obsessing over her other, clandestine lover. Hidden in the labyrinths below, a mysterious masked man has become the master of her desires: a sensual but commanding partner who pushes Christy to the very brink of erotic pleasure…and beyond. No other man can compare. But somewhere, watching from the shadows, a fiercely jealous rival threatens to destroy the erotic secret they share.

Haunted by doubts, deception, and danger, Christy must choose between the warnings in her mind, the feelings in her heart…and the wild, forbidden yearnings that set her body on fire.

Source: Info in the About Master of the Opera, Act 3: Phantom Serenade was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Master of the Opera, Act 4: Dark Interlude by Jeffe Kennedy
Book 4 of the Master Of The Opera series
Publication Date: February 20, 2014

About Master of the Opera, Act 4: Dark Interlude:

In the fourth fiery installment of Jeffe Kennedy’s scintillating Master of the Opera, a woman surrenders—body and soul—to the one man who is everything she desires, everything she craves, and, possibly, everything she fears…

Reeling from the discovery of a dead body in the Santé Fe Opera House, intern Christy Davis is forced to reassess the strange, erotically-charged relationship she’s forged with the mysterious masked man who lives in the labyrinths below. Could her masterful lover be capable of murder, and worse? Perhaps it was the thrill of danger that drew Christy to him in the first place—like a moth to the flame—instead of a more conventional romance with the opera house’s handsome benefactor, Roman. For the sake of her sanity, she must at least give Roman a chance. But for the love of her master, she must give in to every wild fantasy, every wicked game, and every whim he commands…

Is Christy prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice? To surrender her heart, her soul, her everything? First she must acknowledge the truth: a woman in love can serve only one master…

Source: Info in the About Master of the Opera, Act 4: Dark Interlude was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Master of the Opera, Act 5: A Haunting Duet by Jeffe Kennedy
Book 5 of the Master Of The Opera series
Publication Date: March 06, 2014

About Master of the Opera, Act 5: A Haunting Duet:

In the fifth erotically charged installment of Jeffe Kennedy’s scorching Master of the Opera, a daring young woman follows her reckless desire for the perfect lover—to the point of no return. . .

He is more than just the man of her dreams. He is the master of her destiny. A mysterious masked stranger who haunts the darkened tunnels beneath the Santé Fe Opera House, the Master is like no other lover Christy has ever known. He has lured the beautiful intern to the very brink of ecstasy—and beyond. He has pushed the boundaries of her sensuality and tested the limits of her passion. But now the Master wants more. If Christy accepts his challenge, she must be willing to go further than she’s ever gone. She must surrender to his every desire. She must submit to his every command. She must expose herself body and soul—or bear the scars of a broken heart forever. . .

Tonight is the night she must make a choice: to free herself from one man’s obsession. . .or bind herself to him for life.

Source: Info in the About Master of the Opera, Act 5: A Haunting Duet was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Master of the Opera, Act 6: Crescendo by Jeffe Kennedy
Book 6 of the Master Of The Opera series
Publication Date: March , 2014

About Master of the Opera, Act 6: Crescendo:

In the sixth and final installment of Jeffe Kennedy’s sizzling Master of the Opera, a man and a woman risk everything they’ve ever loved—for the most dangerous passion they’ve ever known. . .

Caught in a web of secrets and lies, Christy Davis has come under the suspicion of the local police. Since becoming an intern at the Santé Fe Opera House, she has witnessed strange occurrences in the underground tunnels. She has heard inexplicable whispers in the shadows after midnight. And she has found the lover of her dreams in the masked man who lives down below. But after the discovery of a dead body and other sinister events, Christy realizes that her life is in danger. Two men hold her fate in their hands: Roman, the opera house’s wealthy benefactor who uses his money and power to control her. And the masked maestro known as the Master who demands her surrender and commands her pleasure with each stroke. Both want her; only one can have her. . .

In a rising crescendo of madness, obsession, and lust, Christy must take a chance and follow her heart—to a breathtaking climax as powerful as love itself.

Source: Info in the About Master of the Opera, Act 6: Crescendo was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Meet The Author:

Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans decades. Her fantasy BDSM romance, Petals and Thorns, originally published under the pen name Jennifer Paris, has won several reader awards. Sapphire, the first book in the Facets of Passion series, has placed first in multiple romance contests and the follow-up, Platinum, is climbing the charts. Her most recent works include three fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns, the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and the post-apocalyptic vampire erotica of the Blood Currency.

She is currently working on Master of the Opera and The Twelve Kingdoms, a fantasy trilogy.

Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, with two Maine coon cats, a border collie, plentiful free-range lizards and a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com or every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog.

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