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Happy Holiday Reading!

There is nothing I enjoy more over the holidays than curling up with a warm blanket and a hot new read. I may be on a social media hiatus but it’s mostly so I can make some kind of progress with my massive TBR. The books listed below are my December/Holiday reads so far. Not all of them were my faves but most are worth the read. Maybe a few will end up in your TBR.

What I’ve Read (in no particular order)

  • Her Mistletoe Minotaur by Erin St. Charles
    • Really wanted to love this but had a hard time with the characters motivations. See my full review on Serpentine Reads
  • Jinn, Nitara, and Ardyn and Zaria by Jessica Cage
    • The first three books in the Djinn rebellion series. More Urban Fantasy than Romance but still a really great read that I will continue to read into the new year.
  • The Fit Trilogy and Xeni by Rebekah Weatherspoon
    • Fit Trilogy- Lovely introduction into the world of BDSM and diverse erotic romance
    • Xeni- Fun marriage of convenience that brought all the feels and family drama
  • Huddle With Me Tonight by Farrah Rochon
    • Nothing like the spirit of competition and delicious food to get the romantic juices flowing.
  • A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole
    • Health, Wealth and dodging paparazzi. All the wonderful things I have come to expect from Alyssa Cole.
  • Seeded by Loki Renard
    • A scif-fi menage that was touch a go as far as plot but the alien sex was definitely hot
  • Grumpy Jake by Melissa Blue
    • Cute kid, hot dad, super sweet romance that gave me a giggle or two
  • The Chai Factor by Farah Heron
    • This canadian rom com will give you all the feels and maybe a garden gnome fetish

*All links provided are Amazon Associate Links.

December has been a blast and I can’t wait to tackle more of my TBR. You can keep track of most my reading by following me on Goodreads!


Peace, Love and Happy Reading!

-Stella Williams

Black Friday Giveaway!

Hey Creatives! 

I have great news to share about my upcoming giveaway beginning Monday, November 18th, 2019!

This is your chance to win a signed copy of one of my books as well as signed copies of books from two other amazing Indie Authors.

Our participating authors Ann McQueen, B.L. McGrew & Stella Williams all write in different genres, including YA, Paranormal Romance and Poetry, giving you the opportunity to expand your personal book collection.

Entry Rules are as follows:

•contestants must follow each participating authors Instagram page.

•Contestants must also “like” and “tag” a minimum of two friends in the comment section on EACH participating authors post that announces the giveaway. 

*Please Note: Multiple entries are welcomed. However, each contestant MUST “tag” additional friends in order for additional entries to count.*

One Winner will be announce on each participating Authors instagram post on Friday, November 29th, 2019 (Black Friday)!!!! 

If you are selected as the lucky winner, I would love to receive a picture of your prize package once you receive it to share with our awesome followers. 

So head on over to instagram to enter!




Peace, Love, and Happy Reading!

The Novel Novice – A Writer’s Journey

I, Stella Williams, am a novel novice.

I admit it.

I accept it.

I embrace it.

I don’t think I ever want to feel like I am no longer a beginner

like I have nothing left to learn

nothing left to accomplish

No goal or milestone to reach.

I am a novel novice

in grammar

in formatting

in word count

I am a novel novice

In Pitching

In Publishing

In Marketing

I am a novice as long as I have the hunger

The drive to do better, be better, be the best

I am a Novel Novice till the day I am laid to rest

Spring Into Summer Reading

The following is a list of books I have added to my collection and where to get them. Check out my YouTube Video below for more details!

Write Craft

The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell

The Joy of Writing Sex by Elizabeth Benedict

Thinking Like A Romance Writer by Dahlia Evans

Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes

General Fantasy/Paranormal

Gunship Diplomacy by Jonathan Hanson

Night World No. 3 by LJ Smith

Latino Fiction

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquival

Putas Asesinas by Roberto Bolano

Black Fiction

Satan You can’t have my marriage by Aliada Duncan

The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni (1968-1998)

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Stella’s Author Bookshelf

Ferocious (Hardcover)

Chat with Stella and BBC!

Big Black Chapters is hosting a Facebook Live event featuring Stella Williams! Tune in Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 4PM PST for a sneak peek of Ferocious: A Secret of Ceres Novel!


New Giveaways!

Shane’s Redemption is available now! In honor of this very special occasion Serpentine Creative is hosting several giveaways for fans of Stella Williams!

Enter at the following links for a chance to win:

A Signed Paperback Copy of Xander’s Claim: A Maura’s Men Novella

A Signed Paperback Copy of Claude’s Conquest: Maura’s Men Book 2

A Signed Paperback Copy of Shane’s Redemption: Maura’s Men Book 3

The Complete Maura’s Men Trilogy Signed by Stella Williams

Winners will be announced on the Author Talk Blog as well as the Stella Williams Facebook Page December 18th by 5PM EST!

Don’t forget to Join Stella on her  FB Fan Page for the Shane’s Redemption Launch Event!  December 15th, 2018 2PM-4PM PST

Season’s Greetings

December is here! You know what that means? All the holiday novels are coming! At least for other authors. I enjoy reading all the sappy romances, laden with the scent of pine and hot chocolate. I just have yet to be able to pen my own. That doesn’t mean there aren’t going to be any new releases from me this month. 

Shane’s Redemption: Maura’s Men Book 3 will be released December 15th in both Print and eBook. It is currently available for PRE-ORDER so hurry up and reserve your copy! If you’ve fallen in love with Maura’s Men as much as I have, you won’t want to miss the special launch party I am having for Shane’s Redemption. Join me on Facebook Dec 15th from 2-4 PM PST for a live Q&A, giveaways and much, much, more!

Haven’t read the first two books in the series? If you don’t want to wait and take your chances in winning copies of Xander’s Claim and Claude’s Conquest. Both are available in Print and eBook Here and will be discounted the week before the release of Shane’s Redemption

As for my NaNoWriMo Novel? Keep checking here and across my other social media for updates. I promise not to keep you in the dark for too much longer. As the recent change in my website hints, big things are on the way to usher in the New Year!

Peace, Love, and Happy Reading!

-Stella Williams

NaNo Week 1 Recap

“You came in like a wrecking ball!!!!!” – Miley Cyrus

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Okay so technically it hasn’t been a full week of NaNoWriMawesomness, but it is the end of a week that included four whole days of Writegasmic adventures!

NaNoWriMo Eve/Day 1

I kicked off NaNoWriMo with a midnight write-in, hosted by the local Shut Up & Write Chapter. I got a good head start hitting just under 2k words by the end of the hour-long word sprint. My takeaway from that experience was generally positive but BEWARE DENNY’S COFFEE AFTER 11:30pm! I was so sick the next day(technically the same day) I got a late start on my writing and also missed out the official NaNoWriMo Launch Party hosted by NaNoWriMo Tri-Cities. *insert worlds tiniest violin* I still managed to push myself over the 2k word count and make some last minute changes to my outlined plot because who doesn’t.

Day 2

I was able to get some good writing time in although I missed yet another official NaNo write-in. *cue crocodile tears* I really need to write them in a calendar or something. That way I won’t keep missing out on all the fun. By the end of day two, I’d reached about 5k words so at that point I was pretty consistent with meeting and exceeding the recommended 1667 words a day to meet the ultimate 50k Goal at the end of the month.

Day 3

Thrown for a loop! Woke up to an email announcing NaNoWriMo Double Up Day. Doubling my word count in one day! Heck yes! I was so ready. 10k word goal here I come! I put on some comfy clothes (clothes is kind of a stretch but roll with it) bust out my laptop and fixed myself some coffee while it booted up. Yes, I said wait and booted up! I’m old, so is my laptop. Which leads me to the first travesty of the day. It wouldn’t open any of my writing programs. The internet opened just fine but Word, Scrivener, OneNote, Notepad, all a bunch of NADA! *throws up an angry fist* Thankfully, my wonderfully supportive partner was able to fix it for me in less than an hour and I was ready to work. I kicked it into high gear, set a timer for a two-hour words sprint (more of a reminder to eat lunch) and set to work. I made reaching 10K look leisurely, Mission Accomplished by 7pm.

Day 4

What a slog! I spent my entire morning eeking out every last word in my body only to be disappointed that I wasn’t that much closer to my goal for the day. Thankfully after a quick break to refuel I was back in action. Even finished up my writing goal well before my usual 7pm deadline.

*sidenote new laptop suggestions are welcome, not sure how much longer old faithful is going to keep up with my furious writing.

Shut Up & NaNo!

Not Your Average Halloween/ NaNoWriMo Eve!


I had the honor of co-hosting a special Shut Up & Write! event last night. A small gathering of eager writers, ready and willing to stay up until midnight to get a running start on their NaNo Novels. As well as a few who were just crazy enough to stay up after all the Halloween festivities to join in on the hour-long writing sprint (Costumes Optional). We had fun conversations while waiting for the opportune hour and great progress was made towards our individual writing goals. I myself was able to reach a whopping 1300 words! Just a few hundred short of my daily writing goal.

Giveaway Time!

“Give it Away, Give it Away, Give it Away Now!” – Red Hot Chilli Peppers

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If you haven’t already, head over to Facebook and check out Paranormal in Color Online Book Fair. There are plenty of Black Paranormal Authors strutting their stuff, answering readers questions and most exciting giving away free stuff! Who doesn’t like free stuff, especially books! So pop on over and support some fabulous Authors of Color in their creepy and steamy endeavors!

Also if you haven’t had a chance to get your hands on books from my Maura’s Men series. I am hosting a giveaway as well! Prizes include both print and digital copies of Xander’s Claim and Claude’s Conquest. One lucky winner will also have a chance to win a digital ARC of Shane’s Redemption, the third novel in the series which isn’t set to be released until December 2018! So GO NOW and Check Out my booth. Run! I mean it!


Or you can Just enter my giveaway HERE.

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