Darkness Falls Tour: Krystal Wade Q&A

Welcome to Once Upon A Time’s Darkness Falls tour stop to promote Krystal Wade’s Darkness Falls series. That’s not just one, but all three books shown in the image above. As I’m new to the series, I’m taking part in the Wilde’s Fire week so I’ve got some information for you guys about Wilde’s Fire, an excellent interview from Krystal, and you can also enter to win a copy of Wilde’s Fire and as part of the grand prize giveaway, a Nexus 7. Enjoy!

Wilde’s Fire (Darkness Falls #1) by Krystal Wade

“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?

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About 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?

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

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Please tell us a little about your love for fantasy.

My love for fantasy came about after reading The Hobbit. This novel is by far one of my favorite fantasies ever. The deep characters, the plot with a ton of political undertone, the action and adventure and darkness. Good characters go through bad experiences and fight with honor, courage, and intensity they never knew they possessed . . . never mind I like magic.

What made you realise your love for writing?

I’m not sure what triggered my love of the written word, but Shel Silverstein played a large part. When I was younger, I’d read his books of poetry from front to back and back to front, over and over again. I wrote horrible poems about kittens and puppies and butterflies, then I expanded and wrote short stories about dreams and babysitters and . . . I think I stopped at babysitters.

Through my teenage years and early twenties, I pretty much set aside writing for the social life. DUMB DECISION. I should have just kept write; it’s a lot more rewarding than trying to impress a bunch of teenagers who hate themselves and take it out on others—or something like that.

I’ve had a story idea in my head for quite awhile, but it wasn’t until after reading hundreds of books that something in my head just said “YOU MUST WRITE NOW!”

So I did.

Now I love it.

Is there any part of you or your family in the characters you write?

Definitely a huge part of me in my characters in the Darkness Falls trilogy. Darkness, especially, represents the trauma I experienced in my teenage years. I’ll let you stew on that.

Have you ever found yourself liking the villain in your stories more than the protagonist?

Not the true villain, no. I’ve found myself liking one of the antagonists, and I’ve found myself wanting to write an entire story about him. I think I’m drawn to the broken characters who need redemption.

Give us a funny anecdote, anything at all!

When I was about six years old, my brother and I were home alone. I spent most of my free time digging around my mother’s closet and playing dress up, and I have no idea where my brother was. My good friend was on her way over, and I’d fancied myself in a long, flowing skirt, tons of costume jewelry, and some raggedy old t-shirt from my own closet. Just as her family’s car rounded the corner, I decided to bolt for them—to show off my beauty, of course—and tripped over Mom’s skirt. I landed on the sidewalk palms first, then broke into tears and hysterics.

My big brother rescued me, helped me change, and put ice on my wrist until my parents arrived—friend had to go home. A doctor’s appointment and a few x-rays later, and the doctor confined my arm to a cast for six weeks.

Two morals of this story: I have the best big brother ever (not really a moral, but oh well), and don’t run in skirts that are too long for you.


This daily giveaway enters you in for a chance to win an ebook copy of Wilde’s Fire by Krystal Wade. As such this is international but in entering you also enter yourself for the grand prize giveaway of a Google Nexus 7 and all three books in paperbook signed by Krystal! Sadly you can only be eligible to win the grand prize if you’re in the US/Canada, but if you’re an international participant don’t let that put you off from entering for a copy of Wilde’s Fire!

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Darkness Falls Tour Dates

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


  1. Nice interview. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. thank you or the giveaway. I am super psyched to read this series!! :)

  3. I love portal fantasy. Personally, I think there is way too little of it nowadays. Authors are all gritty and serious now (I love that too!) but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned portal leading you into a magical world. :)
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  4. I find the portal world fascinating. I also like that I get to see the character grow.

  5. Thanks for the contest!

  6. This series is new to me. I love books that have portels or time travel etc. From what I’ve read this sounds like something that I won’t be able to put down once I started until I finish all 3. Thanks for the awesome giveaway & interview. ;-)

  7. Cordelia Fitzgerald says:

    I haven’t really seen much about this book…which is why ur doing a blog tour! So far I’m interested and it’ll be on my wishlist!

  8. Great Tour! Great prizes and amazing books covers, Krystal

  9. Krystal I love that you use your travelling time to dream up your stories. I find long car trips are the best place (if not the greenest) place to brew a story. Funnily enough one of my characters was having a particular problem with a long skirt today too. I know she would sympathise.

    Your books look wonderful – good luck with the tour!
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    • Raewyn, car trips are amazing for the imagination. I think a lot of it has to do with seeing new things, so our mind wanders off into those foreign woods, open fields, or vast mountain ranges along the Interstate (or whatever road you’re on). Usually my creativity starts with: I wonder what it would be like to live in there. What problems would I face? etc.

      With my daily commute, I’m more trying to think “happy” thoughts rather than scream at the idiot in front of me who doesn’t know how to drive!
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  10. Thank you for the contest. This sounds great. I’m enjoying following the tour.
    I like how it looks like blue flames around her on the cover.

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