Tuesday, March 25, 2014


I got to hang out with an old friend of mine today. I don't get to see him nearly often enough. We got to chat about travel adventures, writing adventures, and life adventures. It reminded me that I need to get out of my shell/house/computer more often and see my friends in the real world. Sure, I knew some of what he and his hubby have been up to via his Facebook feed, but that is no substitute for tea at the dining table, a walk in the rain, lunch at the pub, and a genuine face-to-face chat and laughter. So remember from time to time to log off the 'net and log into RL. The intarwebz will be there waiting whenever you get back.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Keeping Karma

I got a contract renewal for one of my older books this week and I spent some time rereading it, just for fun. I loved writing Keeping Karma because Alex, the main character, has a talent that I've longed for my whole life -- he can hear animals' thoughts. With the number of animals I have in my house, this would make my life a heck of a lot easier!

Here's a little excerpt, and you can buy Keeping Karma here.

Alexander Myers stared into the face of a small, black and white rabbit and was not swayed by the twitching nose or the soft, floppy ears.

“This thermometer is going in,” he informed the bunny. “And I don’t mean your mouth.”

The rabbit stared back at Alex impassively, not impressed in the least. Alex glanced up at the elderly woman who was stroking the rabbit’s fur with a withered hand. “I’ll try to hold him,” she said in a quavering voice. “But sometimes he kicks.”

Alex smiled at her. “I can do it.” And with one swift move, he pinned the rabbit to the table and inserted the thermometer.

The rabbit did indeed give one strong kick before pretending that its life had ended and going limp on the table. Alex snorted. “You’re fine,” he told it, waiting for the thermometer to beep.

The rabbit did not respond, preferring instead to play dead, so Alex shrugged and watched the digital numbers on the thermometer. It eventually beeped and he withdrew it, jotting the animal’s temp down on the chart.

“Is it high?” the woman asked, like they always did. “Can you tell what’s wrong?”

“A little high,” Alex admitted. “The doctor can tell you more. He’ll be right in.” He cleaned the thermometer and deposited it back in the drawer before making a hasty exit. Patients always thought Alex knew more than he did, just because he was the first one they saw before the doctor. He really wasn’t sure how weighing an animal and taking its temperature could be good indicators that he knew what was wrong with their pets, but they always asked him anyway.

The thing was, he usually did have an idea what was wrong with them. But not for the reasons the clients thought.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Free ebook during Read an Ebook Week

Read An Ebook Week is upon us again. Every year I offer up a different free title for you guys. This time around I'm giving away copies of Bottom's Up. You can get your copy by visiting the book's page on Smashwords, adding the title to your cart, and then using the code RW100 at checkout. The book will be 100% free and with no strings attached. 
Here's the link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/336667 
Happy Reading!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Solo Flight

The official reveal should be coming soon, so I can't share the lovely cover art with you just yet, but stay tuned to my blog over at www.piaveleno.com for the full details on Solo Flight sometime this week.

In the meantime, check out Loose Id's Tumbler for a contest LI is running alongside the release of these wonderful books. Yes, plural, Solo Flight  is part of the Eostre's Baskets release. There will be several books by several wonderful authors. As each one is revealed each it will be listed HERE, on the Eostre's Baskets page of LI's website.

Oh, and I didn't forget... You can read about the contest and how to enter on Loose Id's Tumbler page by clicking HERE.

Happy March, dear readers, and don't forget to pop in later this week at www.piaveleno.com for art, blurb, and release/buy details for Solo Flight.

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