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As Stars Shine | Short Story Release!



I have just published another short story, a new year’s one! And guys – it’s on Amazon. WOOP!


I wrote this story over a month ago. I knew I wanted to publish it around this time, so, after sending it to some amazing alpha readers, editing, and sending to epic beta readers, I HAVE FINISHED. Then, Annie helped me figure out how to navigate Kindle Direct Publishing, and well…it’s here, on Amazon!

Now, because I love you guys, you can get it here for free, for a week. FREE! But after that one week, it’s going to be costing $0.99 (because I expect to become a millionaire by selling books, obviously), so grab it now.

I really loved writing this story, and I hope you all enjoy!

*BY THE WAY. Normally I never use stock photos but I got the featured image from Pexels because I didn’t have time to get a writerly photo.

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  • Reply Liz - Home with the Hummingbirds

    Congratulations, Aria!!! 😀 I love the title you ended up using!
    I’ll go snag a final copy! 😉

    December 31, 2018 at 12:03 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks muchly, Liz!

      December 31, 2018 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Allison

    EEEPPP SO EXCITING, DEAR! *applauds* CONGRATULATIONS! I’ve already had the privilege of reading it, and it’s a lovely little story. <3 <3 HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY FRIEND!

    December 31, 2018 at 12:09 pm
    • Reply Aria

      MANY THANKS. I’m glad you like it. :)

      December 31, 2018 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Julia

    SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! I’m excited to read it, too 😀 😀

    December 31, 2018 at 12:17 pm
  • Reply Maddison Merriman

    Yay!! The long-awaited day is finally here! And the cover is absolutely beautiful- The title goes perfectly! Great job, Aria!😊

    December 31, 2018 at 12:19 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks, Maddison!

      December 31, 2018 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Rosalyn R.

    Such a pretty cover!! 😀 Can’t wait to read it! 😀

    December 31, 2018 at 12:22 pm
    • Reply Rosalyn R.

      Are you going to put it on Goodreads? :)

      December 31, 2018 at 12:24 pm
      • Reply Aria

        Yep, it’s there!

        December 31, 2018 at 5:12 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks, Rosalyn! :)

      December 31, 2018 at 4:21 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    WOW! Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it! Happy New Year! 😀

    December 31, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks, Hannah! Same to you, dear!

      December 31, 2018 at 4:22 pm
  • Reply isabel

    Congrats Aria! I absolutely loved this short story <3 Keep on writing 😀

    December 31, 2018 at 12:37 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks, Isabel! :)

      December 31, 2018 at 4:26 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    YAY!!! I couldn’t wait for you to release this! Thanks for letting us read it, I shall do that now!

    December 31, 2018 at 1:02 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Yay! I hope you like it!

      December 31, 2018 at 4:27 pm
      • Reply Sarah

        So, I read it, and I loved, loved, LOVED IT! I could imagine it all playing out in my head. You have a talent, never stop writing!

        January 2, 2019 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply Annie

    YAYAY!!! I’m so excited for you and am so so glad you decided to do KDP!! 🎉🎉 CONGRATS!!

    December 31, 2018 at 4:15 pm
    • Reply Aria


      January 2, 2019 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply Grace

    Wonderful story! I love the dialogue. :) The cover is so pretty, too.

    January 1, 2019 at 11:25 am
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks so much, Grace!

      January 2, 2019 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Clara

    Aww, that was so good, Aria! Your writing style is really well-done and easy to read – I enjoyed it a lot. :) Ooh, it’s so neat that you put the story on Amazon! I can’t wait to read more of your writing in the future. 😀

    -Clara <3

    January 1, 2019 at 1:11 pm
    • Reply Aria

      I’m so glad you liked it, Clara! Many thanks. :)

      January 2, 2019 at 4:20 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    Ooh this is so exciting! Now off to read it!

    January 1, 2019 at 3:24 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Let me know what you think!

      January 2, 2019 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Lilian

    Woohoo! Congrats, Aria! Reading it now. :)

    January 1, 2019 at 10:44 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Ahh, yay! And thanks!

      January 2, 2019 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Megan

    Yay, I loved reading that! 😀 I’m so glad you made it free at first. XD (Although I was going to buy it if you hadn’t, don’t worry.) I’m glad you made an epilogue too. :)

    January 3, 2019 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Jo

    YAYAYYAYAYAYAYAAYYA ARIA PUBLISHED A STORY YAY HOORAY I always love it when a writer publishes a new work! *goes to read it*

    January 3, 2019 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply K.A.

    Wow!!! That was such a good story, Aria!!!!I loved it! Great job!

    January 4, 2019 at 6:31 pm
    • Reply Aria

      Thanks so much, K.A.!

      January 6, 2019 at 4:15 pm

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