Monday, April 13, 2015

Costumes and Endings - Storm Siren by Mary Weber

 Julie here with the CSFF Blog Tour, writing about Storm Siren by Mary Weber  (Facebook).

Along with the gorgeous cover, one of the things I liked about Storm Siren were the ridiculous costumes worn by Adora, the rather depraved aristocrat who owns the protagonist, Nym.  And like a teenage girl, Nym has a lot to say about such costumes. Adora herself dresses as a frog-queen, a male peacock, and a tree nymph (complete with "the carcass of a dead squirrel attached to one shoulder"). I thought the descriptions are excellent--enough to get the point across, but not a ridiculous amount of detail.  (Ridiculous costumes, yes!)

Other guests dress as "rabid ladybugs," bears, sin-eaters, ferns, and mermaids.  Why Nym gets away with wearing what seem by comparison to be simple gowns, I'm not sure, but that's one of the few bits of good fortune she has with Adora.  Sadly, Weber's Pinterest doesn't have any images of inspirations for Adora's gowns...but given how ridiculous they sound, maybe that's for the best.

As to the inspiration for the party, Love is not a Triangle has a good interview with Mary Weber that has a couple real costume pictures, and a little info on Book 2. (I was particularly heartened to know that one of Weber's own daughters hated the ending, as I did too.)

Here are the other participants on the tour!

Lauren Bombardier
Beckie Burnham
Vicky DealSharingAunt
George Duncan
April Erwin
Carol Gehringer
Victor Gentile
Ryan Heart
Timothy Hicks
Janeen Ippolito
Carol Keen
Emileigh Latham
Simone Lilly-Egerter
Jennette Mbewe
Shannon McDermott
Meagan @ Blooming with Books
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
Jalynn Patterson
Audrey Sauble
Chawna Schroeder
Jojo Sutis
Steve Trower
Phyllis Wheeler
Michelle R. Wood

*In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I was sent a free copy of this book.


  1. Thanks for the Love is not a Triangle link to the Mary Weber costume photos. They might explain Adora's extreme clothing tastes as you pointed out.

    1. Thank you! I thought the interview was well worth reading--glad I stumbled across it!

  2. Hi Julie! I agree that cover is amazing. I HAD to read the book just because of that cover.

    Those costumes, though, were a bit hard for me to visualize. I'd love to see a picture of them. But talk about creativity!

    I'm so glad you found the Love is Not a Triangle interview. There were so many awesome interviews out there, that I created a post to include links to some of them.


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