Guest Post: Krystal Wade

Today’s guest poster material comes by way of Krystal Wade, whom you can follow here.

About her book, Wilde’s Fire:

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. She’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 she discover and learn to control who she really is in time to save the ones she loves, or will all be lost?


I’m standing in the middle of a meadow, surrounded by tall wheat grasses.

Dotted along the hillside are thousands of purple and yellow wildflowers. Bending down to pick one, I catch sight of him. Tall, strong, with looks piercing straight through me.

Stepping away from the dark shadows of the forest, he crosses into the
meadow, then stops in front of me.

“Katriona.” He utters my name as if there’s no other name in the world he’d
rather speak.


He reaches out to hug me, the way he has so many times before. His workworn hands warm my skin with their touch. He leans in, closes his eyes—The sun disappears. The sky turns black. Emerging from the forest, gray beasts with hollow eyes surround and watch us. Before Arland can turn and fight, a mangled creature rushes forward, then stabs him through the heart with a long,
dagger-like claw.

My screams fill the darkness.

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