Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Hopefully you already know about the fantastic contest being run by Samhain Publishing because it's nearly over. Check out the details in this post at Give Me Books. My first novel, The Ballad of Jimothy Redwing, is among the 32 titles being offered as prizes!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Can these Olympic skaters put their attraction on ice?

In my new figure skating romance, Cold War, figure skater Dev can't stand his Russian rival. But he soon finds out ice-cold Misha is smokin' hot in the bedroom!

ka cold war web sm 206x300 Will figure skating ever be fair?After an explosive locker room confrontation with his Russian rival ends in the most surprising and intense sex of his life, American pairs skater Dev Avira needs to refocus. He’s worked for years to win Olympic gold, and he can’t let himself—or his partner—down. Distraction in the form of steely and smoldering Mikhail Reznikov is the last thing he needs as he prepares for the biggest competition of his life.

But with the Games only days away, they can’t keep their hands off each other. Dev soon learns that beneath Mikhail’s arrogant and aloof exterior is Misha, a passionate man who warms Dev’s heart and scorches his bed. They’re both determined to win, but for Misha his freedom could be on the line. Can Dev put his deepening feelings on ice as he goes for gold?

 Gay figure skating romance — available February 4 from Loose Id and soon after at Amazon and other resellers!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Just wondering...

Have you ever read two different books by two completely different authors and wondered what would happen if the couples in those books decided to meet? How would it affect the universes of those two couples if they met, liked what they saw, and became a foursome?

There could be positives and negatives to this, don't you think? If they're two couples you really, REALLY love, maybe their chemistry together is amazing. It could be a love story for the ages. On the other hand, if they're two couples you love separately, maybe you don't want them to be with anyone but each other.

I'm interested to know how readers feel about this situation. Let's call it market research. An informal poll. Whatever! Please weigh in, either here or privately at my email address: ragingpixie at gmail.

Happy Sunday, slashers!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Olympic sports romance coming soon!

Here's the cover for my new contemporary m/m romance set in the dramatic world of Olympic figure skating, available February 4 from Loose Id.

Two pairs skaters: one American, one Russian. Bitter rivals on the ice — but things are heating up in the locker room. More details coming soon!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Under Contract

2013 was a busy year. I spent a ton of time in doctor's offices addressing neck and shoulder pain. It's not all gone, but I'm managing it -- some days better than others -- and that's the best I can ask for at this point. I've also revamped my diet, removing most grains and sugar-added items from my meals, returned to a steady running plan, and wrestled insomnia down to a moderate annoyance.

Between my literal pain in the neck and working through setting myself up for a potential career path adjustment with my current employer I've barely had time to write. Sure, I could get up early to write, but sleep is important. I could forgo football season but... hahaha. Never mind. I think you know how these things go.

So despite all of this, I do have an exciting announcement. In between all these other activities, I have managed to write a story for Loose Id, with an expected release this spring, in time for Ostara (Easter). I don't have more than that to share today. I've yet to name the story, or edit my query blurb, but when these things get addressed, I will share them with you.

My fingers are crossed for a productive 2014. I hope to write more, step up my running program, and start a new role that will carry me through the next few years at the day job.

I hope you all had a wonderful 2013 and are looking forward to exciting activities and goals for this new year. Best wishes to each and every one of you.

Pia Veleno

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