We authors are a visual lot, and I don’t think I’m alone in saying, it helps fuel the imagination to look at pretty things whilst plotting. Here’s a glimpse at what I used as inspiration for the world of Descent Into Darkness. But do keep in mind, the story is yours once you become the reader. Which means you are free to “see” whatever you desire within the pages of the story.
Seraphina Scala has just confessed she’s never had an orgasm and now her friend has the perfect solution; a night spent at Captive Fantasy, a club that guarantees to fulfill every deep, dark, secret desire. Sera would rather admit she’s a vampire than join her friend at such a place, but she doesn’t, and she finds herself surrounded by ravenous women and drop-dead gorgeous men. One in particular steals her attention…
Valentino was literally created to make fantasies come true. He’s used to the eager women who flood into Captive Fantasy every night to take what he offers, but when he meets the shy Sera, he knows he has his work cut out for him. Something about her strikes a chord deep inside, and he soon realizes he wants more than just a breathy thank you for a “job” well done.
Valentino awakens a side of Sera she’s kept locked away for nearly three centuries, and now she must confront her past, her present and her future. Doing so won’t be so bad with Valentino by her side, but will he want her once he realizes what she really is? Or will his secret be the one thing they cannot overcome?
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Now that the most glamorous night in Hollywood is over, I decided to share my favorite looks of the night. To be honest, I felt the majority of looks lacked the drama I want from the Oscars. A lot of gowns would have looked more at home at the Golden Globes. Lovely but a tad too understated.
At any rate, a few actresses got it very right in my opinion:
My absolute favorite of the night goes to Rooney Mara in Givenchy. What can I say? This gown is like a modern Victorian/Edwardian masterpiece and Rooney is the perfect dark princess to wear it. I’m in lust.
Another favorite of mine was Jennifer Garner who looked absolutely STUNNING in classic black by Versace.
Next we have Rachel McAdams in August Getty Altelier. It’s a simple gown but the color is breathtaking and it photographed a different shade of green in almost every photo. A true peacock effect, if you ask me. And can we talk about that train? And how amazing she looks IN the gown??
I love the look of this portrait, very creepy and traditional. Imagine it hanging on the wall of a old, abandoned mansion, perhaps partially covered with a dust cloth, just waiting to be revealed. Waiting to share its secrets….
Wednesday Addams by: Irina Istratova