I love fairy tales. I write fairy tale retellings (among other things) and this tumblr sprang from 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 2015)

Here’s the deal announcement. I’ll update this with the jacket copy once I have it.

Sarah Cross’s TEAR YOU APART, pitched as a modern Snow White reimagining, in which a teen with a murderous stepmother is trapped in a dangerous game of love, jealousy, and hate with her best friend and lover, who is destined to decide if she lives or dies … until a mysterious prince from a strange Underworld offers her an escape.