The Write 2021

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I don’t know about you, but I am exceedingly glad that 2020 is firmly in the rearview!

That said, 2020 has made a lasting impact on my writing process and my growth as an author, publisher, all-around entrepreneur. As much as I love my original blog series about the Write Process and believe it still carries some great insight and information, I will be reexploring the Write Process from a post-2020 perspective. In the coming months, I will recreate your favorite posts from The Write Process, Publishing, and Software with new experiences, new insights, and a whole new perspective from 2020 and Beyond!

Peace, Love and Happy Writing!

Stella Williams

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New Release!

It’s time to get your soul snatched by my latest release, His Soul To Keep!

Previously featured in the USA Today Bestselling Anthology, Eternal Bite, His Soul to Keep is the first book in my new series Bloodlines!

His Soul to Keep (Bloodlines 1)

Beware of Shadows.

Soulstice Washington has lived a life on the run. In constant fear of the shadows that have brought her nothing but trouble. Then, Makai Inigo, a real-life shadow, infiltrates her last efforts of living a normal life.

Makai has waited patiently for the right moment to stake his claim on Soul. Yet, his time has run out. Soulstice is special; her bloodline a rare commodity to the vampiristic Saurian. The rising competition against his claim forces his hand.

Caught between legacy and love, Makai Inigo must prove that Soul is his to keep.

Listen To My Reading of Prologue to His Soul To Keep!

New Release!

Bird of Prey 

Langsmith Shifters 3

Available Now!

Otto and Raya from Coy Wolf reunite in this spicy romantic short.

Raya’s plans for a fun visit with her best friend Sequoia are dashed when turmoil in Langsmith forces her into close quarters with the Shifter of her dreams.

Otto wants nothing more than to make Raya his, once and for all. He just needs to make sure his bear doesn’t force the issue too soon and scare the skittish Raya away for good.

Stella’s Bookish Gift Guide 2020

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  1. Audible Subscription
    • Not everyone has the time or free hands for physical books or e-readers, this multitasker friendly option will keep you caught up on your reading and to-do list!
  2. E-Reader
    • Kindle, Nook, Ipad, even a generic brand will do if they are savvy with book format conversion
  3. Books
    • Books are always a good idea! One or more to suit your budget.
  4. Gift Card to Bookstore
    • Don’t fret about which book to buy just load up the card and set them free to browse
  5. A signed book from a favorite author
    • PS I sign all books purchased through my site!
  6. Whimsical bookmarks
    • Homemade or store-bought, bookmarks are always welcome for the print book lover
  7. Book Box Subscription
    • No local bookstores or time to shop? Consider a book box. Reading convenience for the not so picky reader.
  8. Book/ Library Scented Candle
    • Books are our happy place! Bring that familiar scent to any room and watch the magic happen.
  9. Book themed throw blanket
    • nothing is better than getting cozy with a book and a blanket
  10. Uninterrupted Time to Read
    • Keep it simple! Give us time, space, and all the tea and cookies!

*No links are provided because you gotta do a little of the work on your own and I am not a product promoter.

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Here at Serpentine Creative we support all our veterans! Enjoy this day in honor of your dedication and service to your country!

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It’s that time of year!

NaNoWriMo has officially begun! I have looked forward to this month of intense productivity all year. Unfortunately, now that it has arrived I am finding myself with a severe lack of motivation. I don’t know if it’s all the crazy that’s happened or maybe my excitement is causing a bit of stage fright this year. Whatever the issue, I hope to remedy it soon.

NaNoWriMo Project: Secret of Ceres 3

NaNoWriMo Day One Word Count: 0 🙁

Turn Up Tuesday!

It’s turn up tuesday! By that I don’t mean getting sloshed and partying. That will be saved for later tonight after I finish this intense schedule of word sprints.

Today I will be turning up my productivity. I have several lovely projects in my to be written cue and with NaNoWriMo coming up. What perfect way to prep for the long haul by clearing some of the smaller projects from my plate.

2020 has been a rough year for me. I have had major lulls as a creative followed by several major highs. Then there is all the turmoil around the country as there are those who still in this day and age that are still in denial or are whole heartedly backing racist and harmful global ideologies.

I don’t want to get too deep into that right now. I just wanted to make a light and fun update post. I hope you have all enjoyed Earnest: Secret of Ceres 3 or have at least added it to your reading cue. I will be rounding out the series with a fourth book that I plan to tackle for NaNoWriMo. Stay tuned for updates and sneak peeks to come in the month of November. I will also be wrapping up my Langsmith Shifters soon. After Bird of Prey, there will be two more installments of your favorite shifter community.

Aside from Ceres and Langsmith, I am exploring the darker side of my creativity. I have had a thriller in the works for the last two year and I just might finish before the end of 2021. I am being hopeful because I tend to bounce from project to project. I also have a light hearted contemporary series in the works.

Like I mentioned earlier it has been a rough year all around so I’m going to use today and the next few months to spur my creative drive and get my massive project list whittled down and ready for your enjoyment next year.

In the meantime, feel free to reserve or grab your copies of my currently available work!

Peace, Love, and Happy Reading!

Stella Williams

Thirsty Thursday Reads

It’s Thirsty thursday and I know you all are just dying to read more delectable and tantalizing paranormal Romance from yours truly. To make it simple I have created this list of my current catalogue on Amazon*, including upcoming releases that are currently available for preorder. Go ahead and Dive in. These titles are sure to get you more than a little wet.

Peace, Love & Happy Reading!

Stella Williams

*Amazon Affiliate Links Used

Maura’s Men Trilogy

Hot Vampire Loving and diabolical villain you can’t help but to love.

Xander’s Claim – Interracial BWWM Vampire Romance

Claude’s Conquest – A sinful seduction tale.

Shane’s Redemption – Redemption comes in many forms.

Maura’s Men Complete Trilogy– Additional Origins bonus short

Secret of Ceres Series

Black Girl Magic and Steamy Black Love

Ferocious– Mystery, Intrigue and sexy self-gratification

Dauntless– The personal and Professional collide in the follow up to Ferocious

Earnest – Death and Daring Feats await in this tale of forbidden love.

Langsmith Shifters

Alpha Shifters Shorts

Coy Wolf– Alpha Wolf Shifters

A Night Divine – Mardi Gras Themed Fun.

Bird of Prey – A Sexy Eagle Shifter meets her match.

Anthologies

Eternal Bite: A Collection of Vampire Stories

His Soul to Keep- Alien Vampire Romance

Big City Heat: Contemporary High-Rise Romance

Charity Anthology Benefiting Equal Justice Alliance

Felling Bechet- Black Contemporary Romance

Unpacking…

DISCLAIMER: This is a vent post. All opinions expressed are solely my own.

Twitter is where hope goes to die. Anytime I’m feeling good about my day, all I have to do is check Twitter (okay, Facebook too) and poof my good mood is gone. Why, you ask?

*Okay so I’m going to try and stick to book twitter here, as we all know anything relating US Politics is an automatic s**t show.

For every post announcing a new book, or writing workshop, for every person giving a word of encouragement or advice; there are fifty million plus others who have something negative to say. By no means am I saying not to post your grievances with problematic storylines, cover art, or people in general. It’s actually kind of great sometimes to just scroll twitter every once and awhile to thin out my TBR. That being said, there is just too much real life BS going on that it’s becoming too much.

Take for instance the recent to do with an AOC’s problematic storyline/ hero.

No idea what I’m talking about? Get the rundown here. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3522832254

TW: racism, colorism

Should the work be critiqued, hell yes! Should the critiques hold more or less weight depending on who wrote them? Maybe?

As a Black reader, I read a crap ton of problematic things across the romance genrescape (If that’s not a word I just made it one. You’re Welcome!). I DNF or don’t even buy books if my Nope meter gets pinged. That being said, I don’t typically leave more than a low star rating on said books because sometimes it’s traumatizing AF to have to hash out why exactly I feel something is problematic. Especially for books like this one where the offending party is another person of color. We POC readers get enough trauma from non POC and non own voices works.

In short: Stop asking POC to continually shoulder the burden of calling out problematic BS!

I’m not going to do too much more venting. Even writing this was more exhausting than I thought it would be.

For Non BIPOC readers and reviewers:

It’s okay to call out problematic stuff as long as you understand that not everyone will be okay with what you say or how you say it. Somewhere a BIPOC maybe silently agreeing and thanking you for putting in the work they were too exhausted to do. However, we will also call you out if your review is equally problematic. Such is life.

For BIPOC readers and reviewers:

No matter where you fall on the spectrum of opinions about this issue. Remember that your time and effort are valuable and you alone reserve the right to decide how and when you spend it.

That’s all I have for y’all. Stay safe, stay sane, 2020 is almost over.

Peace, Love & Happy Reading!

Stella Williams

@StellaLove4Life on Twitter and IG

Earnest: Secret of Ceres 3

Fall in Love with Enora & Jaq in the third installment of the Secret of Ceres Series!

Enora’s Life

is

DEATH

The Secret of Ceres is not much of a secret anymore…

Enora Circinus is surrounded by death. Undercover as a medical examiner, it is her job to ensure the supernatural community of Langsmith remains under wraps. Despite the resistance working to expose the Aura to the human world. Jaquis Andromeda, leader of The Resistance and notorious playboy, is the last man Enora should consort with. Their undeniable attraction turns Enora’s life upside down.

On the verge of supernatural civil war, can Enora reconcile her duty to keep the Aura’s secret and her feelings for Jaquis before the world as they know it ends?

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-7347301-2-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-7347301-3-5

AVAILABLE NOW!

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