Fashion Inspired by OF FIRE AND STARS by Audrey Coulhurst

Of Fire and Stars Tour Schedule

I'm really excited to be on tour with The Irish Banana for debut novel OF FIRE AND STARS by Audrey Coulhurst. The cover is absolutely GORGEOUS, especially because OMG, THAT FONT!!!!

It comes out next week and is giving fantasy readers what they want: Not just a hate-to-love relationship, but one that's LGBT! It's about a girl betrothed to a prince...who falls in love with his sister the princess instead!

Here's a full summary:

O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Author: Audrey Coulhursts 
Release Date: Nov. 22, 2016
Publisher: Balzer + Bray // HarperTeen

Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.

Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses before her coronation—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine (called Mare), sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, each discovers there’s more to the other than she thought. Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. Soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.


Can we stop and talk about that cover again?

I just love the way deep blue and gold go together, don't you? It reminds me of a night sky. The colors put me in such a dreamy mood, and make me calm and peaceful.


The cover made me want to put together an entire wardrobe based on this color spectrum. To me, if you're dressed like a dream, you'll feel like a dream. Peaceful colors always calm me down, how about you???

I went trolling around on Pinterest (So none of these images are mine!!), and found these beautiful companion pieces. Most of it is clothing related--especially nice if you're going to meet Audrey at a signing and want to match the book!!!

But first, I wanted to show you some random but gorgeous blue and gold images I found to set the mood. Are you calm yet??? ^.~

Random Pretties

Possibly my favorite picture. Just so, so pretty and inspiring. I could stare at this scenery for hours!!!

I love this blue and gold themed wedding. Especially that ROOM!!!
It looks like they're outside among the stars!!!

Nail Polish

We're starting with one of my favorite things...nail polish! 

I'm always on Pinterest looking for fun ways to show off my digits. I have at least four boards dedicated just to my nails.... ^^;;;;

The first thing I thought when I saw this cover was,
"I need to do my nails dark blue with a gold glitter gradient on top. HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!"

So before this post was ever a thought, I wanted to do that.

Here are some of the prettiest blue+gold designs I found on Pinterest!


You can't complete a look without accessories, right!?


Hair / Make-Up

You have to finalize everything artistically up on top, too!!!

Look at these really pretty ombre hair styles I found!

(Okay, the colors don't match perfectly, but still so pretty, right!?)

And with everything else being so stunning, you need some strong makeup to accent it all, right?


You've done your nails and makeup. You've put on your jewelry and fancy accessories. All that's left is GETTING DRESSED!!!

For this book and its time period, I can't help envisioning a lot of flowy dresses sprinkled with glitter. I could also see some pant/top ensembles, but since my first vision is of dresses, here we go!

(This one is probably my favorite of them all!!!)


What would you wear to celebrate the release of this book? 


Audrey Coulhurst writes YA books that tend to involve magic, horses, and kissing the wrong people. Her debut novel, OF FIRE AND STARS, will be published on November 22, 2016 by Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins. When she’s not dreaming up new stories, she can usually be found painting, singing, or on the back of a horse.

Audrey has a Master’s in Writing from Portland State University, is a member of SCBWI, and studied with Malinda Lo as a 2013 Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow. She lives in Santa Monica, California.


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