Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Darkness Falls On Tour: guest post & giveaway

We are today's stop on the Darkness Falls On Tour hosted by Kismet Book Tours. Author Krystal Wade has a guest post on music and there's a giveaway. Welcome.

Wilde's Meadow (Darkness Falls, Book #3) by Krystal Wade
Fantasy*Paperback, 225 pages
Published November 5th 2012 by Curiosity Quills Press

Happy endings are hard to find, and even though Katriona is in the middle of a war with someone who’s already stolen more than she can replace, she aches for a positive future with her DraĆ­ochtans.

Armed with hope, confidence in her abilities, and a strange new gift from her mother, Kate ventures into the Darkness to defeat a fallen god.

Losses add up, and new obstacles rise to stand in the way. Is the one determined to bring Encardia light strong enough to keep fighting, or will all the sacrifices to stop those who seek domination be for nothing?

Wilde's Meadow Playlist 

Wow. I discovered fantastic new songs while writing Wilde's Meadow. This book took me the longest amount of time to draft and the least amount of time to revise. During the six months of writing-when-I-could, I discovered a band called Great Northern.

If you haven't heard of them, I urge you to look them up.

And I also urge you to listen to their song Numbers (wait until the drums pick up) while reading the teaser below!

He abandons my wrists and clamps his hands on my shoulders, turning me around to face a scene I can do nothing but watch.
Perth, Arland, Flanna, and Brit are trapped in the center of thousands of daemons. Our allies are stuck on the outside, fighting desperately to get to my family.
Humu swings his whip above his head, then directs its impact outward. The brown, leather strap hits a hound with a crack, slowing the daemon down but not stopping him. The creature lunges at Perth but lands just shy of taking a bite out of his ankle. Arland drives his sword into the beast, yanks out the bloody iron, then spins around on his heel, slicing the head off a coscartha. The daemon's dead, hollow eyes stare at me. Blood covers the sleeve of Brit's left arm, but I can't tell if it's hers or another creature's. Flanna stands with her back to my sister, eyes flitting in all directions, breathing heavily, then releases an arrow into a tairb.
We need to use magic, and we need to use it fast.
"Look at them, Katriona." Dughbal's hot breath burns my ear. "They will all die because of you."
There's also a scene after this, really sad, that I used another Great Northern song (Summertime) to write. I'm not going to share that though. Yes, I'm a tease.

About the author:
Krystal Wade 

Krystal Wade can be found in the sluglines outside Washington D.C. every morning, Monday through Friday. With coffee in hand, iPod plugged in, and strangers–who sometimes snore, smell, or have incredibly bad gas–sitting next to her, she zones out and thinks of fantastical worlds for you and me to read. How else can she cope with a fifty mile commute?

Wilde's Fire week: 
Monday, November 5th - Book and a Latte 
Tuesday, November 6th - Paranormal Reads 
Wednesday, November 7th - Once Upon A Time 
Thursday, November 8th - Urban Fantasy Investigations 
Friday, November 9th - A Soul Unsung

Wilde's Army week:
Monday, November 12th - Good Choice Reading 
Tuesday, November 13th - Simply Infatuated 
Wednesday, November 14th - Chocolate Coated Reviews 
Thursday, November 15th - The Non-Reluctant Reader 
Friday, November 16th - A Buckeye Girl Reads

Wilde's Meadow week:
Monday, November 19th - Book Spark 
Tuesday, November 20th - Alexia's Books and Such 
Wednesday, November 21st - Reader Girls 
Thursday, November 22nd - The Book Hookup 
Friday, November 23rd - Book Faery

Entries into the daily give-away count towards the grand prize give-away of a Google Nexus 7 and a set of all three books signed! Grand Prize Contest open to US/Canada only!
Daily prize: a copy of Wilde's Fire in eBook format (open internationally)
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I enjoyed this series from beginning to end. Thank you for the giveaway

    1. Hi Stacy,

      I'm reading the third book now. I agree with you--I've enjoyed the first two and I'm really liking this one too.

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  3. I hate to see spam on my favorite book blogs!

    Krystal...You're a new-to-me author. I'm looking forward to reading your books.

    1. Hi Catherine Lee!

      Did some cleaning up! Thanks for your kind words. I hope you get to read this series. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoy Krystal's fantasy series.


  4. I also like to connect songs to scenes. Thank you for sharing one of yours.

    1. Hi Na,

      Songs can be so important to scenes. Thanks for commenting!

  5. Thanks Krystal for the cool post and the giveaway! I love listening to songs that match the book! Can't wait to read!

  6. Interesting playlist.