Thursday, November 8, 2012

Guest Post & Giveaway: Wilde's Fire by Krystal Wade

UFI welcomes Krystal Wade Author of the Darkness Falls Series. Thanks for Joining us!!


Wilde's Fire's Playlist


I didn't keep a music journal to go along with my furious drafting of Wilde's Fire, but I do have songs that stood out.

For instance, Linkin Park's What I've Done helped shape Perth Dufaigh's character, his tough outside yet very misunderstood inside. Perth wants to be evil, and yet there's a really huge part of him who yearns to be accepted, forgiven, important. To date, he's just been a pawn in everyone else's game. Some days he likes that. Most days he doesn't.

Ray LaMontagne's Hold You in My Arms is a song I used when I needed to think about Arland and how he felt for Kate. She came to him with bad dreams, and she'd definitely been crying—she wound up in a strange world, daemons carved up her best friend, and she felt helpless. Everywhere she went, "catastrophe reigned". Prophecies, weapons of war, kissing and questions. Yep, this song really helped shape their story. A lot. More so than I even realized!

Another song that played on loop during my writing frenzy is Florence and The Machine's Cosmic Love. I mean, The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out |You left me in the dark| No dawn, no day, I'm always in this twilight – Need I say more?

So there you have it! Those are the top three songs from my Wilde's Fire writing playlist
__________________________________

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?


Good thing she has her husband and three kids to go home to. They keep her sane.

Find Krystal and her books
__________________________________

Wilde's Fire
Darkness Falls #1
Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, IndieBound
"There is no pain in this death, only peace, knowing I am going to die with the one I love the most." - Katriona Wilde. Katriona Wilde has never wondered what it would feel like to have everything she's ever known and loved ripped away, but she is about to find out. When she inadvertently leads her sister and best friend through a portal into a world she's dreamed of for six years, she finds herself faced with more than just the frightening creatures in front of her. Kate's forced to accept a new truth: her entire life has been a lie, and those closest to her have betrayed her. What's worse, she has no control over her new future, and it's full of magic and horrors from which nightmares are made. Will Kate discover and learn to control who she really is in time to save the ones she loves, or will all be lost?
__________________________________

__________________________________
Grand Prize Contest open to US/Canada only!. 
Contest Info: Each tour host will have a daily give away
  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)

 aRafflecopter giveaway

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the fun post and congrats on the newest release!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I can sympathize with the commute although I spend my time reading

    ReplyDelete
  4. This book sounds so interesting. Thank you for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love the premise of Wilde's Fire and cannot wait to find out what happens to Kate. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share with us today and I wish you all the best on the tour :) I so envy you being able to write with music. I love to listen, but cannot concentrate on anything but the song, wanting to sing and even dance to the beat while seated in my chair LOL and driving well lets just say the roadway rocks when I drive by.

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's very interesting to note the songs you connected with. WILDE'S FIRE looks & sounds fabulous.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm a fan of Linkin Park. Some of the songs are new to me but I like that music has helped inspire you.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you for sharing. I have to add this to my wishlist. I love to hear which songs are in an author's mind when they write a book. I am a Ray LaMontagne fan. I especially like Hold You in My Arms. :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That song is amazing. He carries so much soul in his voice. :-)

      Delete
  9. ah, i love linkin park. :) now What I've done is stuck in my head.... oh well. thank you. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. What an AMAZING playlist!!! I fanatically love your taste in music!! Thank you so much for sharing your musical inspirations! Music can impact so many lives in so many ways :)

    ReplyDelete

I am temporarily turning on word verification because of the 30+ spammer comments a day UFI is currently receiving. Hopefully having it on for a few days will make that go down but Im sorry for the extra step you will need to take in the meantime. Thanks for stopping by =)