June 1, 2016

The Withering Rose Blog Tour Continues With Mood Boards!

The tour must go on...YAY!


Last week, my Withering Rose blog tour kicked off with the first set of inspiration boards all about the characters and the setting, so this week we're moving on to mood! 

As I mentioned in the previous post, one of my favorite things to do when working on a new book is to create an inspiration board on Pinterest! First, because I'm obsessed with photography and art, so I love incorporating that passion into my writing process. And second, because it's a great initial way to outline the mood I want throughout the story, the characters I hope to portray, and the settings I'm trying to visualize.

One of my favorite aspects of Once Upon A Curse are the various moods twisted and woven together to create this hybrid world complete with touches of fantasy, dystopia, and romance! Here's a closer look at the three main moods infused within the pages of Withering Rose :)


Swoony Romance

The world of Once Upon A Curse is a crazy mash-up of some of my favorite genres—fantasy, dystopian, and romance! And each of these genres comes with its own sort of atmospheric mood, which I tried to weave into the emotions and reading experience for Withering Rose! 

At its heart, Withering Rose, like most fairy tales, is a romance—a story about two lost souls finding their perfect match in each other. Swoon! At least, I hope! My favorite romances bring me from giddy laughter to the brink of tears, one extreme to the next, as I eagerly read on, hoping for that elusive happily ever after. And that was what I hoped to accomplish with the love story between my beauty and her beast.



Magical Fairy Tale 

The world of Once Upon A Curse is a crazy mash-up of some of my favorite genres—fantasy, dystopian, and romance! And each of these genres comes with its own sort of atmospheric mood, which I tried to weave into the emotions and reading experience for Withering Rose! 

My favorite fairy tales are all romances of some sort, but what brings them into a special genre all their own is the magic and the fantasy that goes along with the love story. And the world of Once Upon A Curse is certainly mystical, blending unique powers with mythical creatures, lost princes and magical princesses, evil queens and curses. Since Withering Rose retells Beauty & the Beast, there was more than enough magical inspiration to pull from! 



Militaristic Dystopia 

The world of Once Upon A Curse is a crazy mash-up of some of my favorite genres—fantasy, dystopian, and romance! And each of these genres comes with its own sort of atmospheric mood, which I tried to weave into the emotions and reading experience for Withering Rose! 

The first two moods, romance and fantasy, blend together seamlessly—it's really the third one that takes Once Upon A Curse to its own special place! Romantic fairy tales and a post-apocalyptic military dystopia? I know…I'm a little crazy. But what can I say? When I get an idea, no matter how insane, I tend to run with it. And I love how these opposite moods—mystical romance and strict dystopia—play off each other! 



If you'd like to see my full inspiration board or see the original source of any of these images, just click this pinterest link!

And check back in for more guest posts from the Withering Rose blog tour! Lots more fun stuff to come, I promise :)


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