Random Magic: Vive L'Amour Tour {First Stop}

How exciting is it that we were invited to kick-off the Random Magic: Vive L'Amour Tour.

This tour is not only dedicated to the fun, flirty and quirky new novel by Sasha Soren, but it's also full of romantic goodies in honor of Valentine's Day...and what better way to kick off this tour than with flowers ♥

In Random Magic, flowers are most visible in the Garden of the Muses, in a witch’s private garden, and during a startling visit to a mysterious and terrifying hidden city, founded by an even more mysterious woman with a secret of her own.

The flowers that appear in Random Magic also have specific meanings.  There’s actually a language of flowers, and if you know how to read and speak that particular language, can enjoy an intimate conversation with someone beloved - without speaking a single word.

You can read more about the language of flowers {HERE} if you’re curious or if you’d like to decipher some of the secrets of the various flowers contained in scenes from Random Magic.

For this tour stop on Random Magic: Vive L’Amour, we’re happy to make it a little easier to put together a wonderful Valentine’s Day bouquet with our top five picks for some of the world’s most beautiful flowers.

By the way - a red rose is one of the most popular flowers in Valentine’s Day bouquets, translates, in the language of flowers into true and passionate love.

And now here are our picks for the top five most romantical flowers (in no particular order).

There remains some debate over the hydrangea’s symbolism – with some connecting it to vanity and boastfulness (perhaps reflecting its abundance of petals and lavish, rounded shape) and others suggesting that a bouquet of hydrangea expresses the giver’s gratefulness for the recipient’s understanding.  Still others suggest it represents anything that’s sincerely heartfelt.

Fun Fact: The Hydrangea is the 4th wedding anniversary flower.

Daisies were often used by maidens to decorate their hair. The most common representation for the Daisy is Innocence. Devoid of any sin or guilt, the Daisy is the perfect symbol of sweetness. The Daisy is often used while confessing undying love because although the use of this flower for proposing love may be ancient, it captures the language of love best with its silence. In earlier days a Daisy from a maiden was an honorable gesture and an act of affection.

Fun Fact:  Daisies are the 5th wedding anniversary flower AND the birth flower for April babies. *That's perfect because it's Vanessa's favorite flower and she's an April baby!

Originally from Persia and Turkey, tulips were brought to Europe in the 16th century, where they got their common name from the Turkish word for gauze (with which turbans were wrapped) - reflecting the turban-like appearance of a tulip in full bloom.

Symbolizing a declaration of love, legend has it that the tulip's velvety black center represents a lover's heart darkened by the heat of passion. Believed by many to be the most romantic of flowers, tulips also represent elegance and grace.

Fun Fact: The Tulip is the 11th anniversary flower.

White lilies have long symbolized purity and chastity in many cultures, although in medieval times they were also a symbol of female sexuality. Lilies were so loved by the Greeks that they thought the flowers sprang from the milk of the goddess Hera. Christians associate lilies with the Virgin Mary, and to the Chinese, they symbolize summer and abundance. Lilies are popular for funerals because they symbolize for many the restored innocence of the soul after death.

Fun Facts:  Lilies are the 30th wedding anniversary flower AND the birth flower for those born in May.  *Lilies are actually one of Isalys's favorite flowers.

Plumeria flowers are used in art, in jewelry, as decorations and to represent different meanings in different cultures. Therefore, what you want to say with your plumeria gift depends on what culture you belong to and what meanings the gift receiver attaches to plumerias.

Hawaiian's use this flower in a variety of different ways for different reasons, but it is the Chinese that give it it's more romantic meaning.
In China, plumeria flowers are tokens of love. In China, it is not accustomed to share personal feelings, but giving a plumeria flower to your sweetheart has the same meaning as saying "I love you" or "You are special." Chinese consider plumerias even more precious than orchids.

Fun Fact:  Plumeria will only grow as large as the pot it is planted in. If you live in a warmer climate, it could potentially become a 20-foot tree. 

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Do you have a favorite flower or bouquet?  What would you most expect to find in a witch’s garden, like the one in Random Magic? Based on the language of flowers, what bouquet blend would you most like to receive for Valentine’s Day? Feel free to share your comments below :)

You’re also welcome to join us on Random Magic Tour: Vive L’Amour (through February 14) to read lots of other romantic special features.
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Visit the official Page for the Random Magic: Vive L'Amour Tour to see the rest of the line-up and all the awesome stuff going on :)

You can also tweet about this at @RandomMagicTour

Stop by WB32's blog to check out her Sweet Treat Giveaway where you can play to win one of two lovely books!

And of course, visit Amazon to get your very own copy of Random Magic


  1. Great pics! I love tulips and plumeria. They are gorgeous!

  2. Great Top 5 list! I had no idea which flowers were considered romantic, I learned something new.

  3. Tulips are the best! Thanks for the fun facts! :')

  4. Lovely post! The photos of the flowers were such a nice thing to look at on a snowy day.

  5. PLUMERIA is definetly my favorite.
    I didn't know that THE GERBERA DAISY is in top 5 ...(ok ...neither in top 15 )

  6. I don't know what they mean, but my favorite flowers is the peony. I love the ruffley petals and hardy stems. To me they denote beauty, flambouyancy, and hidden strength.
    Out of the flowers you so beautifully described, I would most like to recieve a bouquet of lilies. I'm Roman Catholic, so the symbolism of the Virgin Mary is something I already know and love, but I also love that they're pure. Plus they smell nice. :)

  7. The plumeria is *beeYOOtiful*! And so are the tulips. Wouldn't have anything to do with the fact that purple is my favourite colour. Nope. I've never seen plumeria before. I love the idea of being able to communicate through flowers.

  8. Great Post!I didn't know most of this stuff, the symbolism bit was fascinating!I love Daisies!!:D
    Happy Touring!

  9. Beautiful series of photos! The blue flower ones are so unique.

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