#BonusGuestDay – Hype by Yvette M. Calleiro #NewRelease #YAFiction

Happy Tewe’s Day, Everyone. Today, I’d like you to welcome Yvette Calleiro back to The Write Stuff for a Bonus Guest Post. Yvette has a brand new release she’d like to share with you, and I know you’ll enjoy reading about it!

The Difference of a Decade

How much of a difference does a decade make? When it comes to technology, quite a bit! I wrote the first version of HYPE ten years ago. After I wrote it, I started writing the first book in my Diasodz series, so I decided to leave HYPE on the shelf for a bit. My Diasodz kept me busy for the next ten years. Actually, I’m still writing one of the books, but when the pandemic hit, I rediscovered HYPE and focused on polishing it up.

I can’t tell you how many cringes I experienced as I read through the story. It’s amazing how much my writing has progressed since then. HYPE was the second novel I had ever written (the first is still on that shelf). It was a blessing I didn’t publish it because the new version is much more powerful.

The mention of technology gave me many chuckles. For example, I plug in my iPod and play the music we are using for the competition routine. Who uses an iPod anymore?

Here’s another scene: Ryan parks his car, turns off all the lights, slips in his CD of favorite love songs for us, and leans over to kiss me. Ah, the days of shuffling through CDs to find the perfect one to insert into the CD player in the car!

Or this one: I pull my digital camera out of my purse and plop down on the bed. Okay, I still own a digital camera, but I don’t use it anymore. My phone takes better pictures, so why would I?

I’m sure ten years from now, I’ll look back on this book and laugh at the technology once again because I have no doubt there will be newer and greater tech toys. Until then, I’m happy in knowing this story is current and powerful just the way it is.


Cici’s junior year in high school is going to be the best year ever. Popular co-captain of the varsity cheerleading team, she’s dating the starting quarterback. Even her jealous co-captain’s attempts to steal her boyfriend can’t curb her enthusiasm.

When her mom moves in with her fiancé, a handsome, wealthy man, only one small detail threatens Cici’s perfect life. The school’s social pariah is about to become her stepsister, and Cici wants nothing to do with her.

Everything changes when someone Cici cares about throws her life into a tailspin, and the one person Cici couldn’t stand becomes her only ally.

Warning: This story contains scenes of sexual assault.

Buy Hype Here:
Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords

Author Yvette M. Calleiro

Yvette M. Calleiro is a heavily addicted reader of both young adult and adult novels. She spends most of her time pseudo-living in paranormal worlds with her fictional friends (and boyfriends). When she’s living among real people, Yvette M. Calleiro is a middle school Reading and Language Arts teacher. She’s been sharing her love of literature with her students for over twenty years. Besides writing about the various characters that whisper (and sometimes scream) in her head, she enjoys traveling, watching movies, spending quality time with family and friends, and enjoying the beauty of the ocean.

Yvette lives in Miami, Florida, with her incredible son who has embraced her love for paranormal and adventurous stories. She also shares her space with an assortment of crazy saltwater animals in her 300-gallon tank.

Amazon Links:

The One Discovered (Chronicles of the Diasodz, Book 1)
The One Enlightened (Chronicles of the Diasodz, Book 2)
The One Betrayed (Chronicles of the Diasodz, Book 3)
The One Revealed (Chronicles of the Diasodz, Book 4)
The One Awakened (Chronicles of the Diasodz, Book 5)
The One Chosen – A Diasodz Short Story
Breathless – A Short Story
Amazon Author Page

Visit Yvette on Social Media here:

Author Blog




46 thoughts on “#BonusGuestDay – Hype by Yvette M. Calleiro #NewRelease #YAFiction

  1. I really enjoyed this, Yvette, and I love that cover for Hype. As for the technology advancement, I clearly fall into the dinosaur category. My iPod Classic is my trusty companion (even if it doesn’t keep its charge) and we have one wired into our car so that we can listen to our favourites when we want to. We don’t have a smart phone but we have moved up an evolutionary stage by using digital cameras now. All the best with Hype and many thanks to Marcia for letting me know a bit more about you and your writing. xx

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    • Thanks for sharing, Alex! My mom would still be using her iPod today if she hadn’t lost it. She’s always telling me how much she misses all the songs that were on it. I never owned one because music tends to be background noise for me. As a picture enthusiast, I loved my digital camera. I still use it when I’m around water since it’s waterproof. I appreciate you commenting today. 🙂

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    • I’m glad you’re pleased with how the post turned out, Yvette. I loved your article you included, and will have to share some nostalgic things that’d make your eyes pop. Ten years back? Piffle! I can quite clearly remember things from 70 years ago, and believe me, everything OLD thing you mention here wasn’t even dreamed of back then. Man, I’m ANCIENT! 😀 ❤

      Thanks for being our guest today, and MUCH good luck with Hype! 😀 ❤

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        • Yeah, but hearing about them isn’t quite the same as LIVING them. Hehehehehehehe. When I think back on how different things were in the 40’s and 50’s, it shocks me. Some things have improved with the passing of the years, but some very good things got lost along the way, too. Like everything in life, I guess, there are plusses and minuses. Now, here’s hoping your plusses included a WHOLE bunch of sales for Hype! 😀 ❤

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  2. I laugh when I look back on my older work, too. Not just because times have changed, but also because my voice has. I’m sure your first version was fine, but it sounds like you’re more satisfied that you waited. Best wishes with your release.

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    • Thanks, Staci! The story itself is the same. It just needed updating and polishing. And you’re write, my writing voice has matured over the years. Like they say, the more you write, the better your writing becomes (or something like that…lol). I appreciate you commenting today. 🙂

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    • Hey, at least you guys have older works to look back on and compare to where you are now. I don’t have anything like that–well, at least not dating back more than 8 years, nor anything unpublished. (Note I’m ignoring my WIP which still is only half drafted.) I kind of envy you for being able to look at older work and see how your writing style has changed.

      Thanks for stopping by today, Staci! 😀 ❤

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  3. You make a great point here, Yvette. Ten years makes a huge difference, not only in the quality of our writing (we hope) but also in technology advances. But…ahem…I still have an iPod. 🙂 Great post! Congrats to you, Yvette on making a huge splash with the new release!! It’s coming up soon on my TBR list! Thank you, Marcia, for hosting!

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    • Apparently, many people still have iPods. Lol! Still, I think it’s safe to say that a teenager nowadays would not have an iPod as their go-to for entertainment. 😉 Thanks for all your support, Jan. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on HYPE. 🙂

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    • My pleasure to be hosting Yvette, Jan. And may I just say that I don’t have an IPod. In fact, I never did have one. Somehow I missed out on that altogether. When I was young, I just turned the car radio up real loud. (As my now failing hearing will attest.) But that was as technical as I got in those long ago days. 😆

      Thanks for stopping by today! 😀 ❤

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  4. Ten years, wow. Your story was waiting for the right moment, Yvette. It’s on my Kindle and soon I’ll be reading it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend. 🦃 Thank you, dear Marcia, for hosting today.

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  5. I’m one generation back from yours, Yvette, and I remember when the only thing on our computer screen was a blinking Dos dot waiting for commands, and when a cordless phone was a miracle invention. The earliest mobile phone was the size of a shoebox and far too expensive for the likes of me. I programmed room-sized computers with much less computing power than the cellphones we carry around in our pockets. We have made quantum leaps in technology since I was a teenager, and yet the problems Cici faced have not changed. Your theme is timeless, and I am so glad you dusted off that manuscript and published HYPE. Marcia, thank you for hosting Yvette!

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    • Thank you, Patty! I remember DOS as well. It’s funny how I had the capacity back then to remember all those commands, and now I can barely remember a phone number. I also was one of those who had the brick Motorola mobile phones while I was in college. Oh, the memories you’ve brought back. Lol! Thanks for your kind words about HYPE, Patty. They mean a lot to me. 🙂


    • It was my pleasure to host Yvette today, and let me just say that I not only remember all the things you mention above, I also remember when telephones had rotary dials and we were all on a party-line, so you had to listen to be sure no one was already speaking before you started dialing. I remember our first TV was a huge wooden box with a black and white screen TEN inches across–but we did get TWO channels, both of which went off the air every night at 11:00pm. I remember when 3-cent postage stamps went up to 5-cents and folks were outraged. I remember when no one had ever even heard words like “digital,” or “internet,” or even “boom box.” I had a 4″ transistor radio that I hung from the rearview mirror of my first car because the car had no radio. (I was so happy I could listen to Elvis and Pat Boone and The Everly Brothers on the drive to the beach!)

      Okay, I think you get my drift, here: I. Am. OLD. But, I’m happy to say that when technology changed everything in our lives, I jumped on board immediately, and have been blogging since before they were called blogs. I LOVE my computer, and would be lost without it. So while I’m not a technical expert by any means, I’m mostly keeping up at least fairly well, and really enjoying it all! It’s an amazing world we live in, huh?

      Nice to have you here today, and fun to take a little jaunt down Memory Lane. Thanks so much for stopping by! 😀 ❤

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