CURSED DARKNESS is HERE, you guys! The second installment of the Angels of Fate series is FINALLY HERE! *happy dance*! “I lost everything. Now I’m about to lose myself.” Liam Striker has been through a lot in his life, but nothing quite like this. As he...
BLESSED FURY – ANGELS OF FATE – BOOK 1
Once you face the devils, there’s no going back. Guardian angel Ava Lightway has spent a century watching over her charges, whispering the words of the gods in their ears. But her peaceful existence ends when she’s assigned to Liam Striker, a supernatural...
My First Trilogy: A Study
It’s been a crazy ride full of ups and downs (more downs than ups, but hey, in life there are no mistakes only lessons learned). Success is relative. Many authors I know have much longer series that earn way less than the Dimensions series, and many others earn WAY more with a single book. For me, this series (which I absolutely love along with its multilayered characters) was a total flop–by my standards, and those are the only standards any author has to abide to: their own. Let’s find out why.
I have an addiction to book covers. There, I’ve said it.
Man, it's been a while since my last post. All right, a lot has happened since May. I got new book covers for the Dimensions series, so that's still fresh. I'm in love with them, we might get married, who knows. What else, hmm, I went on vacation, got myself a nice...
May the 4th be with you
I'm a GIANT nerd. Not literally, though that would be cool. If you think about it, I'm a tall person, so I could be categorized as a giant nerd. Anyway, I digress. As you know, From the Stars has tons of Star Wars references. Seriously, I dare you to catch all the...
On Measuring Your Success
Have you ever looked at a fellow author and thought: "Wow, I wish I could write books that fast." "Wow, I wish I could earn that much." "Wow, this dream of mine is never going to work, there are so many authors out there who are doing way better than I am." "Who am I...
From the Stars – YASSSSS!
From the Stars got a brand new cover! Not only that, but BEYOND THE STARS - Book 2 of the Dimensions Series is available for pre-order and lokkitdiscoveromg! Yes, I've become unintelligible, which for a writer, means a lot. Like, a.LOT. Happily ever after didn’t last...
2016 was a rough year, but it was also the year that I finally became an author, something I had only dreamed of since I was eight years old. That was pretty cool! Back in April, I launched my first book, A Courtroom of Ashes. It was a very special project to me,...
The Bloody Big Giveaway Plus New Books!
Join this giveaway and get a chance to win AMAZING paperbacks! Not only that, but I'll be running a mini-giveaway on the event's Facebook page, and giving out 5 copies of From the Stars! In case you were wondering, here's what people have said about this book:...
When You Feel Like a Failure…
…remember that: You are successful. Maybe you’re not where you wanted to be, but you’re somewhere. Be patient. Rome wasn’t built in a day (a fabulous advice for someone like me -my anxieties have anxiety.) Take joy in small victories....
The Mega Kick-ass Giveaway
The winner will receive:
A signed copy of A Courtroom of Ashes
A bookmark that BITES
An Amazon gift card worth of $15!
10 e-books that will rock your world!
Why I Write Romantic Stuff- FINAL PART
**Here's Part 1 and Part 2 in case you missed them.** After Blondie left for Germany, I told myself he’d never call and that I’d never see him again. Summer love, you know? Great while it lasted. As soon as he landed, though, he made contact. We had a video-chat where...
Why I Write Romantic Stuff- Part 2
Before I figured it out, I was already calling, well, texting, because I’m shy and socially awkward, and if I had called him, I’d probably have said something stupid like, “Isn’t it a lovely day to fart?”
Why I Write Romantic Stuff- Part 1
It all started on a shitty New Year’s Eve party.
They only served Red Bull and Vodka which are two of my favorite drinks in Hell. The music was a mix of bad rap and a whale dying, and people were waaaay too drunk.
A New Book! And Game of Thrones Stuff
Guys, guys. This is awesome. I’m freaking out just a little. No, nope, it’s a lot. Yep, I’m freaking out a lot.
It’s Almost Here!
OMFG, From the Stars is almost here. This is my very first series, so I'm super excited (it's a Sci-fi romance, say whaaa?) Yes. If you want to snag an early copy of this book, there's still time! Just subscribe to the Awesome Launch Team and voilá. But remember, you...
Memories of a Tomboy
When I was eight, a friend from school invited me to a Halloween party. I was psyched. Brazil is known for Carnival, football and women, but definitely NOT Halloween parties, which is stupid if you ask me. Halloween is like Carnival with candy. I mean, seriously,...
FREE BASIC SCENE PLANER
Many writers cringe when they hear the words PLAN and OUTLINE. They say writing is an art and that outlines could limit one's creativity. Some may even say that outlines originated within the iron chains of capitalism, or maybe it's the patriarchy's fault, no wait,...
Triskele Lit Fest 2016
If you live in London, you might want to hit up the Triskele Lit Fest on the 17th of September. Why, you ask? There will be A TON of workshops with A TON of talented authors who write in A TON of genres, such as: Sci-fi / Fantasy Romance Crime and Thrillers Historical...
What’s your Favourite Love Story?
Mine is probably the one I have with chocolate chip cookies. And Stranger Things. How about you? Oh, and speaking of love stories, this is coming to you very soon (yay!)
How to Reply to a Rejection Letter
A lot of people have trouble dealing with form rejections, be that for a project, a job, a book, college, or pretty much anything in this world. Being an author, and therefore having some degree of experience in the matter, I figured it's my duty to help people during...
It’s My Birthday Today
Yes, it has happened. I am older (though if we think about it, we're older every passing day, minute, and second, so, what gives? Idk, man.) Anyway, I have mixed feelings about my birthday. I mean, it's always a cool opportunity to take a day off and enjoy a sunny day...
Review: ‘A Courtroom of Ashes’ by C.S. Wilde
Waking up to this just made my day!
The Awesomeness of Simone Biles
You Guys, The Biles is one of the most amazing moves I’ve ever seen. It’s one of those things that leave your jaw hanging and your brain going nonstop, “holy shit,holy shit,holy shit!” I mean just look at it!...
“Buy My Book Now,” said The Clueless Author
Why do some authors release a bland post when their book’s out, saying, “My book is out. Available on Amazon. Buy now!”
“Buy now?” Seriously?
Writing Is Anything But Easy
Picture a volcano on a major hang-over throwing up lava everywhere. Picture that little girl from the exorcist. No, actually, picture Donald Trump on an angry rant.
I’m not joking. Stranger Things is what would happen if Steven Spielberg had met Stephen King for a couple of beers.
World of Warcraft: A Review + Wine. Lots of wine.
So I’ve recently watched World of Warcraft mainly because of this guy. Yes, my favorite viking stars in this movie. I hoped to see him naked, did not happen. Now that I pretty much ruined the movie for you, let’s do this.
Thus God Invented the Menstrual Cycle
So Eve tempted Adam to bite the apple and Adam, who was really horny, bit the apple so that Eve would give him a free pass into her highway, and both were banned from the Garden of Eden, and just before they left, God called Eve and said, “Thou has tempted thy brother...
Review: A Courtroom of Ashes by C. S. Wilde.
Oh look! A great review of A Courtroom of Ashes, yay! This made my day ^_^ Did I mention ACOA is also a Bookmuse recommended read? Why, yes it is. Don't forget to check the reviewer's blog, it's pretty damn awesome, you guys!
ORCA -THE KILLER WHALE
You guys, seriously, this movie is the best movie ever.
Like, there’s this guy (Richard Harris) who accidentally kills a baby orca, and then Mamma orca is super pissed, because come on, wouldn’t you be pissed if someone killed your baby?Mamma orca had my vote from the start (sorry, Richard Harris.)
The Ultimate Dad Joke Contest Winner
We only had one real competitor in the contest (who knew people didn’t like dad jokes that much? Damn, ya’ll.) Still, his contributions pretty much made the whole contest. So here he is, the winner of the Ultimate Dad Joke Contest: ZAK ZAKARYAS Congrats...
THE ULTIMATE DAD JOKE CONTEST
This might come as a surprise to you, but I'm not a dad. I know, I was shocked too. But it seems I'm a female and females cannot be dads, only moms. So lame. Anyway, I LOVE dad jokes. They're funny, brilliant, and not lame at all (sometimes). So I thought I'd share...
Game of Thrones
Guys, chill, no spoilers here. It’s just that I need to get something off my chest. So a long time ago, I tried reading “A Game of Thrones”, the first book of the Song of Ice and Fire series. And I couldn’t even finish the first chapters. It’s not that the book was...
$1,000 Worth of Prizes. You Heard Me.
All right, as promised, here's the ticket to an EPIC Paranormal/ Urban Fantasy Giveaway with $1,000 worth of prizes! USA Today Bestselling Author Becca Hamilton and a bunch of others (me included) went a little mad, and because we love our kick-ass supporters, we...
AWESOME STUFF-PART 1
1st Awesome Stuff: A Courtroom of Ashes is available at a reduced price of $1.99 but only for the next 24 hours. That’s a pretty great discount! After 24 hours, the book goes back to its original $2.99 price. So if you wanted A Courtroom, this is your chance! 2nd...
Steel Magic Cover Reveal
Hi Guys, Here's a quick shout out to a fellow author, J. L. Gribble, who's releasing this little baby very, very soon. And it's available for pre-order here : ) Funerals are usually the end of the story, not the beginning. Newly graduated warrior-mages Toria Connor...
Six Ways To Self-Edit & Polish Your Prose
Is the Baby Sleeping?
wife: go see if the baby sleeping *walks into baby's room* baby: corporations exploit our insecurities for profit me: no babe she woke af — updog (@uptowndogfunk) January 15, 2016 Best tweet in history.
Awesome Five Star Reviews
Holy Schnitzel, people are really enjoying A Courtroom of Ashes! And no, I’m not making this up (believe me, I double checked).
I’m so happy I can’t even.
Books And Giveaways and FREE Stuff
May is going to be FULL of awesomeness. For a starters, here’s an INCREDIBLE PROMO AND GIVEAWAY LIST with a ton of awesome books, most of them free or at a very reduced price!
On Lawyers and Science and Stuff
Research is super important. If you fail at that, you will be called out for it, specially if you're writing Sci-fi and Neil deGrasse Tyson happens to be in a correcting mood. “Save the Earth” really means “Save the Humans” or "Save the Life on Earth”. Earth the...
A Courtroom of Ashes
DUDE, IT HAPPENED.
A Courtroom of Ashes IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON RIGHT NOW and it’s only $2.99. But wait, there’s more.
MARKETING FOR THE INDIE AUTHOR
In case you missed part 1, here you go. Read it? All right, let's continue. Social media. This basically translates to engage with your audience. For that, Wordpress is A-okay. Just make sure to follow the tags that are pertinent to your genre and engage with people...
Useful Stuff for the Indie Author Part 1
As an indie author, I focus most of my budget on editing. One, because I want to get a FANTASTIC book out there, and two, indies in general have a bad reputation. And that bugs me. Some of us put really terrible stuff out in the world, I won’t deny it. But then again, so do many trad publishers.
Anyway, putting a high quality book out there means my budget for everything else is quite…restrained. And making a book is not JUST about writing and editing, oh no, my friends. I wish it was.
So here are a few things that you, as an indie on a tight budget, will need to take care of (besides writing a great book):
I think that if God had something against gay people, he’d have mentioned it in the ten commandments. Like, Moses probably looked at the stones and asked, “Lord, what about homosexuals?” And God said, “Nah, they cool, bruh.” <img...
I’m a HUGE fan of giving out short-stories for free.
One, because it’s a super quick read, and two, it implies a nearing zero (null, nada) risk to you.
Seriously. If you enjoy the ride, then I get a fan, which is awesome! And if you hate my writing, then you didn’t invest a lot of time in my story.
Perseverance is important as duck (see how I cleverly replaced the F for a D? If you haven’t,now you have.)
Anyway, I was thinking about Graham Moore’s Oscars’ speech, you, know, the “Stay weird, stay different” one. Which brought me back to Tim Allen’s one liner in Galaxy Quest (a great Star Trek parody, by the way) where he says “Never give up, never surrender.”
Leo won the Oscar for best actor and everyone was clapping and cheering as if their team had won the freaking Super Bowl, and I find that beautiful.
Feminist Ninja Badass
It is NOT about seeing men as inferior to our female awesomenes (though this one tempted me a bit).
It’s NOT having the right to physically or emotionally hurt a man because he can ‘take it’.
It’s NOT about depriving men of rights such as parental leave.
And it’s not about reducing men to Neanderthals whose brains operate solely in their penises.