Crossroad Reviews #ReadOn on Feb. 21 features Curiosity Quills YA authors

Stop by Jessica Porter’s Crossroad Reviews #ReadOn on Feb. 21 4pm ET to chat with Curiosity Quills YA authors! Ryan Hill , Eliza Tilton , Elsie Elmore , Krystal Wade , Vicki Leigh , Heather Lynn ,  Jori Mierek , Mara ValderranJamie Ayres , B.C. Johnson , Chris Francis , Sharron Riddle Houdek

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Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors, Oh My!



On Saturday, September 6th, I attended my first “event” as an author. The bookmarks festival held in Winston-Salem, NC, kicked off with a few events early in August and a special speaking event on Friday, September 5th, featuring James Patterson.

The following day, the festival celebrated books and authors with panel discussions, book signings, open mics, and more.  Spruce Street was renamed BookMarks Festival Boulevard and from Marshall Street to Poplar Street the block was filled with tents, booths, and even a stage. Readers of all ages, authors and poets visited the area.


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Photo Credit: Mike Sayre

In addition to myself, Curiosity Quills was represented by: Ryan Hill, author of The Book of Bart and soon-to-be-released Dead New World, and Krystal Wade, author of The Wilde’s Fire Trilogy, Shattered Secrets, and the soon-to-be-released Charming.


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Photo Credit: Mike Sayre

Once we set up the booth, panic struck as we waited for the attendees to start filtering in. I didn’t have a lot of experience talking to people about my book, (you know, actual people not on the web).  A few deep breaths and an internal pep talk were especially needed once folks started stopping by. But once my nerves calmed, the experience was so much fun. Readers and other authors alike were both kind and supportive. And thanks to Ryan and Krystal’s help, I crafted a one line synopsis for my book:

“Sixteen-year-old Lyla thinks surviving high school is tough until she discovers she can raise the dead.”

I have another festival lined up in Baltimore, Maryland in two weeks and am looking forward to do it all over again. (plus, I get to meet more CQ authors.)

If you haven’t picked up your copy of my book and would like to, the ebook of  The Undead: Playing for Keeps is on sale for .99 (just until Sunday.) (Paper back links: Amazon US, B&N  and Amazon UK links for both.)

And please don’t forget to leave a review on Goodreads or Amazon.



Cover Reveal for Charming

Popular YA author Krystal Wade has a thrilling new young adult novel
coming out in October 2014!
The spine-tingling suspense in CHARMING will get your heart rate up.
We promise you.

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They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and that’s great . . . as long as you don’t die.

Sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine had it all: top-notch school, fantastic family, and a bright future, but all of that changed when an accident tore her family apart. Now, an alcoholic father, a bitter younger sister, and a cold headstone bearing her mother’s name are all she has left.

Chris Charming has it all: a powerful CEO for a father, a prestigious school, and a fortune at his fingertips, but none of that matters when he lands a reputation as a troublemaker. Struggling to follow in his father’s footsteps, he reaches out to the one person he believes truly sees him, the one person he wants: Haley.

Little do they know someone’s determined to bring the two together, even if it means murder.

Add CHARMING to your TBR pile on Goodreads!



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Author Bio

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.










Shattered Secrets Release Day Blog Tour

Shattered Secrets Release Day

After being kidnapped, hogtied, and stuffed in the trunk of a car, seventeen-year-old Abigail Nichols’ boy problems seem unimportant.


She couldn’t be more wrong.


The boy who saves her holds her heart. But Derick Crawford also holds secrets.


Magical beings who guide human emotions are fighting an invisible war dating back to the dawn of time, and Abigail’s one of them. The more she learns of her heritage, the less she wants to know. Armed with a very old, very massive book to teach them about their history, Abigail and Derick run away to a place where they think they can be safe and happy, only to have their troubles secretly hitch a ride.


Her history book is in a sharing mood, and it tells her to keep a secret of her own. But has she put her trust in the wrong place? And will the world survive if she has?



Krystal Wade is happily married to the love of her life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. They live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day she wakes up to find herself stuck in traffic trying to get there.


The horrid commute gives Krystal plenty of time to zone out and think about her characters in full, brilliant details (she’s a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give her a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to her on the fifty mile trek into town (she picks up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out if you don’t believe this).

Krystal has been a part of organized hitchhiking for nearly fifteen years, but that’s just one small aspect of her oh-so-large life. When she’s not working, commuting, or chasing after her three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find Krystal outside talking to her chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training her amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).

Check out Krystal’s Other books: