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52 Weeks, 52 Short Stories

I’m referring to this as “A Year of Creativity”

On my Patreon, I’ll be posting a short story each week. Following these prompts. Some will be tier only pieces and others will be tier free! I’m really excited about these, mainly because I think it’ll be another great way to flex my creative muscle.

If you find any of these inspiring, I welcome you to join in on me in writing these prompts throughout the year! This is another goal and I hope I can stick to it, but I am okay with missing a week and fulfilling that prompt the following week.

Here’s to a creative and productive 2019!

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Patreon & I, back on good terms + Pre-Order News!

Not that we were ever necessarily on bad terms, I simply wasn’t ready and now…I am!

My username on Patreon is the same as my Instagram handle! @authorcveliz

Now that the news is out, let’s jump into what exactly I’ll be posting on my Patreon!

Coming to my Patreon will be an Author Podcast as well as new short story series. Some will be Patreon only and some you’ll see made into a short eBook available through Amazon. My Author Podcast will upload a couple times a month, mainly with news about my upcoming stories/novels, Q&A’s as well as reviews about books from fellow Author’s that I have read.

I’m very excited about everything coming up and I hope you’ll join in on the fun! There will also be plenty of freebies and specials to go around if you do decide you want to become my Patron! I’d love to see you there.

Patreon aside “Allergic to Mistletoe” is officially available for Pre-Order in eBook format! Paperback copies will be available on Monday, December 17th before “Allergic to Mistletoe” officially releases on Tuesday, December 18th!

Thanks again for stopping by, I always appreciate your time spent on my blog and hopefully soon my Patreon!

Some helpful links: My PatreonAllergic to Mistletoe Pre-Order

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“Allergic to Mistletoe” a Holiday Romance about…forgetting?

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Hello, lovelies!

I am super excited because in exactly a week “Allergic to Mistletoe” will be released into the world!

Eeek!

As terrifying and exciting as it is, I want to dive a little bit more into what this Holiday Romance entails and what exactly “forgetting” has to do with it.

This story follows Luca and Opal, college sweethearts now married who have traveled the world and somehow fallen in love with a tiny mountainside town. They buy a house and settle in, making friends and continuing to get some work done, or lack thereof. On Thanksgiving, their boneheaded friend and neighbor, Nick, convinces Luca that it’d be a good idea to deep fry their turkey. Opal is not having it as she cooks the turkey every year but gives in for Luca.

And then things take a turn, Luca falls and manages to give himself a head injury. Opal rushes him to the hospital and by the time Luca has woken up, he’s forgotten all about the seven colorful and love filled years he’s spent with Opal. He suddenly no longer looks at her as though she is the love of his life and Opal has to decide whether or not she can help him navigate such sharp waters back to the present. 

What follows is a slow burn retelling of the past and someone hoping to change the future, through past mistakes. 

Want to know more? Find out on December 18th!

“Allergic to Mistletoe” will also be available in eBook and Paperback formats through Amazon. As always, if you do read the story and enjoyed it, please leave me some feedback! If you’d read my debut Novella “Me, Moth. You, Flame.” drop me some stars on Amazon or Goodreads!

That aside, I also wanted to mention that I will be holding an Instagram only giveaway this upcoming weekend. I am still working out the details, but will run from Saturday the 15th until Monday the 17th, with the winner(s) announced! Winner(s) will receive a free copy of “Allergic to Mistletoe, in either eBook or Paperback form, winner(s) choice.

That’s about all the news I currently have for you, I hope with everyone a Happy Holiday’s! See you soon!

 

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Happy Release Day to Me, Moth. You, Flame!

Today is the official release day for “Me, Moth. You, Flame.”!

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“Me, Moth. You, Flame.” is available in eBook and paperback formats! It is also free to read for those who have Kindle Unlimited!

Thank you to everyone who has followed along on my journey to authorship! I must now change the header of my blog, as of today, I am a published author! Now to continue NaNoWriMo prep! “Where You Belong” will be published 2019!

Which still feels weird to say. That aside links to stuff below!

Link to AmazonLink to Author IG

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Official NaNoWriMo project!

It took me quite a while to narrow down my ideas, however with a borrowed ear and some time, this story beat out the others. Titled “Where You Belong” is a story about twins Margot and Lena. Growing up with a strict mother and father who treated their family like a revolving door, Margot decides to follow the rules. Getting into private schools to appease their mother and later on taking on the ivy leagues. Whereas Lena took the rebel, misunderstood route. Falling in with the wrong crowd, but momentarily seeming to clean up her act when she falls in love and gets married.

Sadly, happy times don’t last forever. Ten years flash by and Margot finds herself in a pleasant place between her life and career. On the verge of an engagement and promotion, Margot feels on top of the world. Until one night Lena shows up on her doorstep. This time is different. She has a daughter, a daughter she wants Margot to adopt.

With no option but to step up and be the person Lena needs her to be, will Margot crack under all the pressure? Will her plans come to a grinding halt? When the dust finally settles, will Margot finally realize that conventional is overrated?

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While this is still very much a work in progress, I am very excited to post sneak peeks about it!

Happy Writing!

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MMYF is available for Pre-Ordering!

_Me, Moth. You, Flame._

“Me, Moth. You, Flame.” is now available for pre-order for the Ebook version!

Since I am still learning, I am also hosting a giveaway for anyone who pre-orders, which will run through October 15th! As the official publishing day is October 16th!

The Giveaway will post later today, but will be a goodie bag full of all the things that remind me of “Me, Moth. You, Flame.”

Currently, ebook and paperback formats will only be available through Amazon, but in time will expand over to Google Books as well. I still can’t believe this day is here already, but it is! I put a lot of myself into this book and if you find you do enjoy it and are wanting more, the second book will be published in 2019! But don’t let me get ahead of myself. My mantra at the moment is “One thing at a time”. So that’s the plan.

Rambles aside,

Here is the Amazon link to pre-order if you so wish & this will also be linked in my blog’s menu above!

And keep an eye out because later today I’ll be posting giveaway details!

In the meantime, subscribe so you don’t miss anything?

I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday! It’s basically pre-Friday…right?

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The Early Years – Miles & Casey

This is the first in a series called “The Early Years”. Miles and Casey are OC main characters from my upcoming book “Me, Moth. You, Flame.”

This is also free to read on my Ko-Fi! It’s treat free!

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The leaves begin to change in the small town of Whaling Cove. Each year, Autumn came and went as though it were simply visiting for the weekend. Much to Casey’s dismay. Each year, Whaling Cove turned their beloved boardwalk, into an Autumn Festival right before all the vendors closed down for winter. This year, while she and Miles celebrated their second anniversary, Casey had convinced him to take her to the festival.

“So we played games…” Miles tilts his head at Casey  “You knight in shining armor won your stuffed animals…”

“And now we get you cotton candy.” Casey chuckles softly, tugging Miles towards a small cart at the end of the boardwalk.

Miles laughs along, both of them picking up speed as they dart in between people, Casey looking back to smirk at Miles as they continue towards the cart.

“Two candy corns please” Casey grins at the older man standing behind the cart. “Hm…and a pumpkin cookie please.”

The man nods, handing Casey two fairly large bags of cotton candy and a smaller, wrapped cookie in the shape of a pumpkin with orange icing.

“Thanks man,” Miles says as he hands the older man money.

Casey hands Miles on of the bags of candy corn, tucking the other into her purse as they open their bags and lace their fingers together. Casey momentarily resting her head on Miles’s shoulder as they walk back down the opposite way of the boardwalk.

“Can you believe we’ve been together for two years?” Casey asks, turning her head to look at Miles

“I can but I also can’t. High school is over in less than a year.” Miles grins playfully as he tosses a candy corn in his mouth, nearly dropping the bag “You’re gonna go off to college and do great things, while I hang out here. Hoping my band gets signed before they all give up on the dream too…”

“You all are going to get scouted” Casey smiles before raising her arm in the air “You all are fantastic!”

Miles stops walking, tugging Casey into his arms as he presses his lips to hers. Both of them smiling into the kiss as people around them smile. Miles and Casey had been an item since the homecoming dance their Sophomore year. Both had big dreams. Miles hoping his band would finally get their big break, while Casey dreams of dorm rooms and studying Journalism.

Despite both of their dreams pulling them in separate directions, neither seemed to mind much.

“I love you” Casey whispers, pulling back slightly from the kiss.

“I love you too…pumpkin,” Miles says, his lips quivering before he finally gives in and breaks out into a fit of laughter.

“Cheeky” Casey chuckles as they resume walking

They make it down to the end of the boardwalk, the bottom of their shoes tapping on the cement as Miles walks Casey back to her house just a few blocks away. As they round the corner, they spot Cleo dancing on the front porch. Cleo is five years younger than Casey and the best dancer in the seventh grade.

“Don’t kiss in front of me!” Cleo yells out, before bursting out into a fit of giggles

“Kiss me now or she’s gonna make a scene” Casey chuckles

Miles smirks, pulling Casey off of the sidewalk as he leans against a tree. He drops his bag of candy corn on the grass covered in orange and red leaves. His hands cup her cheeks, a couple of his fingers sticky, leaving behind a sugary residue on Casey’s cheek.

“On second thought…it would’ve been funny to just freak her out too” Casey smiles, playfully tousling Miles’s hair before she takes off running

“Hey! You have my candy corn!” Miles laughs as he calls out to her

“Not if Cleo eats it first! You both are gross!” Casey laughs loudly as she runs up onto her porch, joining Cleo in her dance as the music plays.

Miles runs a hand through his hair and lets out a soft laugh. He picks his bag of candy corn up off of the ground, picking off a leaf as he tucks it into his back pocket, before jogging over to Casey’s and hanging out with them for the rest of the night.