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Winners!

Everyone is a winner! If you left me a joke, email me your mailing address and I’ll get your book in the mail (hopefully) this week.

Send all important data to: piathewriter@gmail.com

Congratulations to HB, Trix, and TracyG!

…and thank you for participating in this blog hop for Autism!

For those of you who didn’t have a chance to visit sooner or were shy about the jokes, stay tuned to this blog. As soon as I get all my ducks in a row and re-release the former Silver Publishing stories, I’ll be hosting another giveaway to celebrate.

Have a great day, dear Readers!

~Pia

 


Autism Speaks

“people with autism can understand humour & make jokes but an often literal understanding of the world can lead to confusions”

I met my nieces in Florida this month. They ran me ragged at every turn. We waited a half hour for the Dumbo ride. I learned the names of five My Little Ponies, and the story of Princess Luna. I figured out how to allow high-fives without letting it turn into a hitting game. I witnessed bits and pieces of sixteen viewings of Frozen, laughed every time I was tickled by little fingers, and patiently repeated “please cover your mouth” at dozens of coughs as if I hadn’t said it several times already.

They wore me out. No doubt about it. I have a new respect for parents who do this 24-hours a day.

I may have returned home exhausted, but I loved the visit. They were full of pure energy and joy, untainted by the stresses of work, bills, and other adult nonsense. They reminded me what it was like to be a child. To believe in magic. To adore a favorite stuffed animal. To hug a princess but cringe from the Grinch.

My nieces are healthy and beautiful and clever and even a little sassy. I’m grateful they haven’t had many struggles beyond having to shut off the iPad to take a bath or breaking into tears after being caught hitting each other. I’ve read a lot about autism since signing up for RJ’s blog hop, but there’s a lot more information out there. I don’t have to do this – my girls aren’t affected by this disorder, but you never know when you might meet someone who is. From mild, barely noticeable symptoms to facts like the one bolded above, and beyond, austism runs a wide spectrum. Aren’t you curious what’s out there affecting the kids all around you?

Thank you for visiting, dear Readers. Don’t forget to check RJ’s list of participants to hop to the next blog and the next autism fact by clicking HERE. And to learn more about autism, www.autismspeaks.org has some great articles.

For those of you that stayed this long, how about a prize or two? In support of the autism fact above, tell me a joke and then tell me your preferred prize: paperback of Fallen, Man Whore, or Hounded by Love, or one of the ebooks on my backlist. Don’t forget to come back April 15th to see if you won. I don’t have time to chase you down.


Quick Announcements

Quickly, because I have to get my ass to the Day Job…

 

Solo Flight is officially available today! Yay!

* To celebrate, Hounded By Love is on sale for only $4.19 on the Loose Id website!

* Speaking of sales, don’t forget LI has daily deals for readers who shop at their storefront. Last week’s releases are always on sale, and today that includes a couple of other Eostre’s Baskets titles.

* I’ve shared a “behind the book” story on LI’s new blog: www.loosenyourid.com. Along with the bloggery, LI is showcasing some beautiful jewelry inspired by the Eostre’s Baskets collection.

 

Solo Flight

 

More later, dear readers! Happy Tuesday!


Eostre’s Baskets: Books and Baskets (free baskets!)

I haven’t told you about the baskets yet? I really thought I had. You’re going to love this. I know I do!

Solo Flight isn’t just my next release, it’s one book of nine in a special collection called Eostre’s Baskets.

I borrowed this summary of the collection from Loose Id’s website:

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When you order an adult Easter Basket from Sundae’s, you might not get what you’re expecting, but Essie guarantees you’ll get exactly what you need. No relationship problem too big or too small; this Easter, Essie Sundae fixes them all.

The books in this collection are linked by the gift of a basket from Sundae’s Custom Easter Baskets. Beyond that, they all stand alone and may be read independently from each other without missing anything.

Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? I admit, each one of the Eostre’s Baskets titles sounds wonderful, and I’m trying to figure out how to find time to read them all!

Not only does this collection come with nine fabulous stand-alone titles, but two lucky readers will win their very own basket created by Essie herself! Interested? Check out Essie’s website – Sundae’s Custom Adult Gift Baskets – Click on Order a Basket to enter the drawing!

Stay tuned, dear Readers, I am collecting website links for all of the Eostre’s Baskets authors. I hope to share them with you soon. In the mean time, visit Loose Id to check out the interesting blurbs and sexy cover art for all nine books by clicking: Eostre’s Baskets

Solo Flight, by Yours Truly, will be available March 25th on LI’s website. Third-party retailers some time thereafter.

Happy Sunday!
~PV


Winners!

My apologies for the late announcement, but I took a much needed and sorely unplanned weekend off from the computer.

As for the raffle, I’m surprised at how few entries I received. Okay, so I haven’t been the best self-promoter, and I haven’t published anything in the past year, but still… FREE.

Ah, never mind, it’s okay with me. It’s something I’ll work on as time permits.

Anyway, given the turnout, those that did drop by mean all that much more to me. All three of you are winners! Yep, that’s right. I’m giving a copy of Hounded By Love to all three of you. Congratulations to Antonia, Gigi, and Cynthia!

Dear ladies, please email me your format choice at piathewriter@gmail.com (All standard ebook formats are available, and I may have a paperback copy too, assuming shipping isn’t a crazy customs circus or a million dollar bill.)

In the meantime, dear Readers, don’t forget to check out the charity auction: Shut the Book on Child Abuse.


Giveaway, WiPs, and a Cause

(Cross posted at Slash & Burn)

Finally, a writing update. It seems like it’s been forever since I told myself it was time to refocus on a new story. Usually, the day job slows down before July, and here we are with July well on its way, and I’ve still not seen that free time at the office.

But that’s neither here nor there. I’ve managed to leave work at work more often lately, and have news of two new works in progress. Yay!

First, I’m working on a new light and fun contemporary M/M. I’m not ready to reveal more, because these two men are being stubborn and making me work hard to drag a story out of them.

The second project is a deviation from my norm. At the encouragement of the lovely Dorothy Shaw, I’ve been writing a M/F paranormal story with her. Dorothy’s first M/F erotic romance is due out in August, and can be pre-ordered HERE for only 99 cents.

To celebrate finally rediscovering my muse, I’m giving away a copy of my last book, Hounded By Love from Loose Id. Leave a comment to enter, and then check back here next Sunday to see if you’ve won. As usual, you must return to claim your prize, and choose your format, including, potentially, paperback.


HAHAT wrap up

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia – bloggers and readers and commenters alike.

Without further ado, I’ll draw a winner for a selection of his or her choice from my backlist…

Congratulations Wendy!

Wendy, please email me at piathewriter@gmail.com with your preferred format and title.

I wrote a blog on my thoughts during HAHAT over at Slash & Burn. Click HERE to visit.


Powering Down

I finally wrote that Hunger Games post I promised in the last “Coming Soon” post, and then we lost power to the charming Miss Sandy. Without power, my wireless internet doesn’t work. I have limited internet access here, on the office computer, however unauthorized deviced (translation: my personal laptop) are not permitted on the network. No password granted, no internet, no uploading a pre-written post.

So instead of sharing my thoughts on hunger, I’ll let you read something more fun. Halloween is tomorrow, so how does a free copy of My Ghost sound to you, dear Readers?

Leave your email address in a comment — no other rules — and I’ll draw one person to get a PDF copy of My Ghost first thing Wednesday morning.

(Disclaimer: If I don’t get power back today, I can’t email… but our area is recovering quickly, so I’m optimistic.)

If you’d like to leave the title/author of your favorite ghost story, I’ll read horror all year long. Recommendations most welcome, but not required to enter the drawing.

Have a great day and stay safe.

Happy Halloween!

~*~*~

My Ghost

A ghost of my past haunts me already, so running into another in the same graveyard where it all began is almost more than I can stand.

Almost.
 
So why the hell did I bring him home?
 
~*~*~
 
Available at Silver Publishing, and many of your favorite third-party distributors such as Amazon, B&N, and ARe.

Winners!

The winner of Hounded By Love (drawing at Friskbiskit, aka Jessica Freely’s blog) is JBST. 

The winners of Fallen (RJ’s anniversary celebration) are Tina and Anas.

If you haven’t heard from me yet, please email me at piathewriter at gmail dot com to claim your prize.

Congratulations Jbst, Tina, and Anas!

I hope the rest of you will consider clicking the Bookshelf link and checking out my publishers directly. Thanks to everyone who dropped by for both events. Without readers I am just another crazy person talking to herself!

Ciao,
Pia


Coming This Week

  • Work is progressing slowly for the current WiP (untitled sequel to Man Whore) but watch for a Teaser this week.

Have a great week, cari miei!


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