Here's a list of 7 books that have influenced my writing in terms of voice and tone, and have taught me how use the setting as a major character, the plot as a dreamy wonderland, and the characters as beautiful creatures that are so flawed, they're perfect.
I love atmosphere. Something about the feel of a place and the characters who live there draws me in and holds me tight in its grasp. There doesn't have to be dread, just mood and...atmosphere.
A beautiful, atmospheric read, and my favorite book this month! Witchy, dark, and moody, Winterwood had all the elements I wanted this winter.