2016

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!

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Back in April, I launched my first book, A Courtroom of Ashes. It was a very special project to me, because Santana is the most complex character I’ve ever written. ACOA is a paranormal romance that’s quite different from most books within the genre, and I’m just so proud of how far it has come.

But I wasn’t done yet.

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In October, I published my second book, a Sci-fi Romance called From the Stars (Book 1 of the Dimension series). Which is basically John Green writes New Adult Sci-fi.

I’m really proud of From the Stars too, because a lot of me was put into that book.

So in 2016, I learned about the business of writing and about myself, and I’ll be taking you guys along this journey, OUR journey, in 2017. After all, with the end of things, comes the beginning of others!

So here’s what to expect from C.S. Wilde in 2017!


chuckbook2.jpg2017 will be overflowing with Dimension Series kickassery. First, a novella featuring Chuck will be coming your way, followed by Book 2 of the Dimension Series.

“Happily ever after didn’t last long for Miriam and James.”

Also, we’re working on a special edition paperback that will blow your mind. Not literally, though. That would be bad.

If you haven’t read Book 1 yet, well, here you go: From the Stars.

 


A world of awesome stuff will be coming soon for members of the KICK-ASS TEAM and my REVIEWER’S TEAM! Seriously, there’s an email coming out on the 23rd filled with incredible stuff. Also, we just had the Mega Kick-ass Giveaway now in December, and we’ll be having loads more in 2017.

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I guess that’s it from me in 2016. Soon I’l be flying to Brazil to enjoy some well deserved holidays!

What are your plans for year end?

 

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The Bloody Big Giveaway Plus New Books!

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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 it comes to enjoyable science fiction romance, this is a prime example of how to make it work.” – Nicholas Conley
★★★★★“This book has compelling characters, a plot that keeps you turning the page, and a romance that will make you swoon and your heart ache.” – Amazon Reviewer

So join the FB page and get ready for awesomeness on Dec 8th-9th! 


As you know, I love helping other authors, so I have two awesome book alerts for all romance readers out there:

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That’s all from me today, OH WAIT! You can still get 10 AWESOME FREE SCI-FI AND FANTASY BOOKS, because the Mega Kick-ass Giveaway page will only shut down on Dec 15th. Say whaaa?

Yes.

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Okay, now I’m done.

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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. They’re worth more than you think.
  • Learn to measure success. Maybe you’re very successful in certain aspects, you just don’t know it yet.
  • Write a post like this to remind you that…

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The Mega Kick-ass Giveaway

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C.S. Wilde here to tell you how SUPER excited I am to bring you this awesome 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!

The giveaway closes on the 3rd of December, and the winner will be chosen on the 5th.

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Your information will NOT be shared with anyone other than C.S. Wilde.

There’s no second place prize, but…

WALK AWAY WITH FREE BOOKS RIGHT NOW!

On the giveaway’s page you’ll be able to download TEN KICK-ASS BOOKS FOR FREE!

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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 he informed me he was very much alive–I’m kind of scared of airplanes. Dying vaporized in a ball of fire might be no biggie to some people, but I like to think these people are insane.

After we ended our chat, I realized I had started a long-distance relationship. A freakishly long-distance relationship, which is the most annoying kind of relationship ever. Also, different time zones are the devil.

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Anyway. We spent three months doing the virtual relationship thing, until one day, he asked, “Why don’t you come visit me?”

This was three months after we’d first met, I just wanted to remind you of that.

And I said, “Let’s do this.”

My friends and family feared for my life. “You’re travelling half the world to visit a guy you barely know? He could be a psycho!”

I knew he was no psycho, but I understood where they came from. With long-distance relationships, you always have this iron curtain between the two parties, and it makes you insecure and uncomfortable and there’s NOTHING you can do about it. Basically, we were flying blind. But you know what I told myself?carpe-diem-dribbble_1x

And I went for it.

He greeted me at the airport with a red rose, and when I kissed those soft, yummy lips of his, all in the world was right again.

We spent two weeks together, travelling around Europe. I met his parents (which was obviously payback for making him meet my parents on our fourth date. Well played, Blondie, well played). We also visited amazing places, admired bucolic landscapes, and ate delicious food.

At the end of our trip, he said, “Being in a long-distance relationship is really hard for me.”

“Shut the front door, it’s really hard for me too,” I said. “Dude, we’re like twins.”

He laughed. “That would be disgusting. I could never do to a sister what I do to you.”

By then, I was almost certain that we had spent this wonderful vacation together as a final goodbye. I had embarked on the plane fully aware that this would be my life’s greatest adventure before it resumed being the total crapfest it had been up to that point. And I was fine with that, because our trip had been extraordinary.

The next day, Blondie prepared a full, delicious breakfast. He even put flowers on the table, and used the finest cutlery. It was beautiful and romantic, and it was the end. “Yup, this is it,” I thought.

I kissed him and thanked him for everything. “I really loved this trip,” I said. “I love you, actually.”

And then he went all Han Solo on me and said, “I know.” He took a deep breath, and his shoulders slumped. “I can’t go on with a long-distance relationship anymore.”

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Sucker-punch to the gut, but I had it coming. We were both adults. Breaking up would suck, but there weren’t many choices left, and we both knew that. Life wasn’t a Disney movie. It was Game of Thrones, cruel and utterly miserable.

“But I can’t lose you either,” he added, right before he got on one knee and proposed.

The guy I had only known for four months freaking proposed. And I didn’t think twice before saying yes.

This was seven years ago and counting.

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*** THE END ***

Want more romantic stuff? Well here you go.

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