I love fairy tales. I write fairy tale retellings (among other things) and this tumblr originated as an inspiration board I was making for myself. There’s so much gorgeous fairy tale imagery out there, I wanted to collect it—and share it with people who love fairy tales as much as I do.

Fairy tales are both magical and dark, and there’s definitely a mix of blood and glitter here. I love the grim, twisted elements as much as I love the sparkly princess gowns and happily ever afters. Poison apples and bloody chambers, mad tea parties and mermaids, glass slippers and silver hands … I’ll try not to leave anything out.

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Sarah Cross, Fairy Tale Mood

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Curious about my own fairy tale retellings?

Kill Me Softly, a fairy tale novel (available now)

True love’s kiss just may prove deadly….

Mirabelle’s past is shrouded in secrecy, from her parents’ tragic deaths to her guardians’ half-truths about why she can’t return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to see the town, Mira runs away a week before her sixteenth birthday—and discovers a world she never could have imagined.

In Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems—the strangely pale girl with a morbid interest in apples, the obnoxious playboy who’s a beast to everyone he meets, and the chivalrous guy who has a thing for damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life, curses are awakened, and ancient stories are played out again and again.

But fairy tales aren’t pretty things, and they don’t always end in happily ever after. Mira has a role to play, a fairy-tale destiny to embrace or resist. As she struggles to take control of her fate, Mira is drawn into the lives of two brothers with fairy-tale curses of their own … brothers who share a dark secret. And she’ll find that love, just like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns.

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Tear You Apart, a companion novel to Kill Me Softly (coming January 27, 2015)

If you want to live happily ever after, first you have to stay alive.

Viv knows there’s no escaping her fairy-tale curse. One day her beautiful stepmother will feed her a poison apple or convince her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Henley, to hunt her down and cut out her heart before she breaks his. In the city of Beau Rivage, some princesses are destined to be prey.

But then Viv receives an invitation to the exclusive club where the Twelve Dancing Princesses twirl away their nights. There she meets Jasper, an underworld prince who seems to have everything—but what he really wants is her. He vows to save her from her dark fate if she’ll join him and be his queen.

All Viv has to do is tear herself away from the huntsman boy who still holds her heart. Then she might live to see if happily ever after is a promise the prince can keep. But is life as an underworld queen worth sacrificing the true love that might kill her?

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