Category Archives: Bound By Love

Rerelease

PiaVeleno_ForEdenTheShadowfireRing_200x300Formerly titled Bound By Love from the now defunct Silver Publishing is available again under a new name: For Eden: The Shadowfire Ring.

Find it at ARe HERE

Or at Smashwords HERE

I hope to add more formats to ARe, and get the file uploaded to Amazon soon. For now, because of recent eye surgery, I must take a break and wait to fuss with the formatting processes when I can see clearly.

 


Slash & Burn: Excerpt Posted

For those of you who missed Bound by Love before Silver went under, it will be rereleased as For Eden: The Shadowfire Ring this Tuesday (February 3rd). To read an excerpt ahead of release, visit Slash & Burn by clicking HERE.

Come back to this blog for buy links on Tuesday, or search for the title at Smashwords, ARe, B&N, or Amazon.

Now on to the highlight of the weekend — Go Patriots!


Slash & Burn post today

Visiting Slash & Burn today, with a very brief teaser for my February release, For Eden: The Shadowfire Ring.

AKA, the rerelease of  Bound by Love, with sexy new cover art, coming soon.

Read here: http://slash-and-burn.blogspot.com/2015/01/upcoming-release.html

 


Another Status Update for Out of Print Books (aka former SP releases)

Quick (or maybe not so much) update on my four former SP stories.

PiaVeleno_ForEdenTheShadowfireRing_200x300* Bound By Love has been officially retitled For Eden: The Shadowfire Ring. It will be rereleased in February, four years after its first release, but less than a year after rights reverted and it went out of print. Prepping for this release has reminded me of the ideas I had for these two. Bound was never meant to be a solo release. Those of you who read it before it disappeared from shelves know that Beliaz made a deal at the end that could lead to all kinds of trouble.

 

Fallen_coverlg* Fallen will be rereleased at Loose Id in less than a month. It was originally slated for the first Tuesday of November. I’m scheduled to be out of town that week and that brought back memories of a certain trolling fiasco that occurred so conveniently during a previous out of country trip. Funny how these things happen while one’s back is turned and one’s internet connection is severed. Needless to say, I requested a different date and the wonderful LI folks readily agreed.

 

PiaVeleno_MyGhost_200x300* My Ghost is still on sale at Smashwords.com with the coupon code HE39Z. This coupon will remain active through the end of October. I’m a bit surprised at how little the code has been used so far, but I guess that means you’ve all already read this dark little ghost story. I like the new cover art so much I’m considering a sequel just to see that model grace another cover. What do you think?

 

* Man Whore is still out of print. If you see it for sale somewhere, please let me know. Damn pirates! I have a couple of ideas on where I may submit it for republication, but I want to clean up the synopsis for the entire series before doing so. Some reviewers commented that the first novel seemed fragmented, like two stories smashed together into one book. I get that. As a series, that’ll make more sense, so I want to make sure I can sell the series theme with the first book, and give the editor enough info to tie future hints into the first story. Give me some time, dear readers. I will get this done, and with that, the next story in the series.

 

That’s all for reverted rights. In other writing news, I do have a couple of works in progress, but nothing ready to send out just yet. One is a contemporary friends-to-lovers theme that I’ve been working on on and off for a while, and the other is the sequel to Fallen – aka Bran’s story. With the work I’ve been doing getting Fallen ready to publish, Bran is more in the forefront of my mind, though further from being ready to submit. I should get back to him now…

Happy October, dear Readers!

 


Goodbye Silver

 

With little notice, Silver Publishing has gone through some changes that required them to revert all rights back to me. All Silver Publishing books should now be off any retail websites. Please be patient, as I hope to turn them around to other publishers as soon as possible.

In the meantime, I hope to give away a couple of paperbacks still kicking around the house somewhere. Possibly this week.

With this, I’m also asking for recommendations for cover artists. I hope to self-publish the short stories while I work through the submission process for the longer ones. Send me names and examples. If I score a good one, I could have a finder’s fee. Free ebooks anyone?

 


Now Available in Audio!

Visit Silver Publishing to download Bound By Love in audio format. This was my Valentine’s day release earlier this year, but it’s not heavily focused on the holiday, so feel free to enjoy it now.

Click the cover to visit the publisher’s site.

 


Quickies

Two quick announcements:

1. Goodreads has finally approved the paperback giveaways. I updated the original contest post with the links: Giveaway Celebration!

2. Silver Publishing intends to release Bound By Love in audio format on November 22nd, 2011. Fallen is currently being recorded and proofed, so stay tuned for more.


Six Sentence Sunday: Test Run

I’ve seen the tweet tags, and I’ve avoided them. Yes, I admit it. I don’t keep up with the blogs in my RSS reader as it is, nor am I in danger of running out of reading material any time soon, so reading snippets of other authors seemed downright dangerous.

Still, I’m easily distracted, and I should be working on cover art forms for my Loose Id release, Summer Lust, so to avoid the paperwork, I decided to give this Six Sentence Sunday thing a try this week. I’ve rationalized it by telling myself it could bring in new readers. Therefore, it’s not work avoidance, it’s a promotional experiment. Yeah… that’s it… promotion.

Without further ado, lying to myself, or teasing the reader, here comes six sentences from my Silver Publishing release, Bound By Love.

Eden’s hands skated down Bel’s chest, squeezing between them to tug his shirt out of his waistband. “You like to make me beg, don’t you?”

Bel answered by pushing the angel against the wall and pinning him there with his hips. “Beg. Demand. Suggest.”

Bound By Love contains a naughty angel, a love-struck demon, and at least one wingasm. This short story is available for less than the cost of a mocha latte, and can be downloaded from Silver Publishing by clicking the cover art above, or through most of your favorite online e-book distribution sites including, but not limited to Amazon, B&N, and ARe.

Visit the Six Sentence Sunday blog to see the full list of this week’s participating authors.


Now Available: Bound By Love

New release from Silver Publishing!

Read about a naughty angel, a love-struck demon, and at least one wingasm in Bound By Love. My Valentine’s Day short story is now available for download from Silver Publishing by clicking the sexy book cover.

Read chapter one here: Excerpt


Hell is as dangerous and fearsome as mortals are led to believe, which is why Beliaz left it behind to make a home on earth with a fallen angel named Eden. When Bel forges a ring to bind Eden to him forever, Hell has other plans for them both.




Excerpt: Bound By Love

Recently, I challenged myself to write a holiday story. After writing Bound By Love, I couldn’t remember why I avoided them. In fact, Bel and Eden haven’t been silent since.

Enjoy this free excerpt (aka Chapter One). For the entire story, there will be a pre-order link at the bottom. Silver Publishing will be releasing Bound By Love next Saturday (February 12th) for Valentine’s Day.

Blurb:

Hell is as dangerous and fearsome as mortals are led to believe, which is why Beliaz left it behind to make a home on earth with a fallen angel named Eden. When Bel forges a ring to bind Eden to him forever, Hell has other plans for them both.

Excerpt:

Bel carried a platter of cookies and milk into the living room. He set the tray on the coffee table and then crossed his arms over his broad chest. He silently admired the way Eden moved as he strung tinsel over a fresh-cut tree with tiny blinking lights. Despite Eden’s flowing, white poet’s shirt and loose-fitting blue jeans, Bel pictured his sinewy muscles flexing like a snake dancing in a mesmerizing sway. Long hair, the blue of a cop’s uniform, hung down to his waist. The color matched the tint of Eden’s wings, currently hidden in gill-like sheaths along his shoulder blades. Humming a Christmas tune, Eden tugged a clump of tinsel apart and tossed several strands onto higher branches.

“I have to admit it,” Bel said. “Your holiday cheer is starting to get to me.”

Eden turned and flung tinsel over Bel and then bounced up on his toes to kiss the man’s lips. “I love the holidays. Every one. Christmas, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving.” He lowered his eyes and smiled shyly. “I’m especially looking forward to Valentine’s Day.”

Bel wrapped his arms around Eden and, when he pulled him close, Eden nuzzled his neck. “I thought Christmas would be your favorite,” Bel said.

Eden reached up and ran his slender fingers through Bel’s thick, dark curls. “I love you, and Valentine’s Day is the holiday for lovers.”

Bel’s violet eyes swirled with hints of black and a low growl slipped from his throat. Eden, unflustered by those minor demonic habits, continued to exploit Bel’s love of being touched. He traced Bel’s square jaw with one fingertip until Bel turned his face into the touch, sucking the finger between his lips. Eden kissed his stubbled cheeks, playfully avoiding Bel’s mouth while his pale hands roamed Bel’s hard, muscular body.

“You’re never going to finish decorating if you keep that up.” Bel tightened his hold on the angel as Eden tried to pull away. “I’m okay with that,” he added.

Eden gave him one more kiss, its chasteness refuting Bel, but the playful smile that followed reminded him he’d have Eden naked by the end of the night. The angel had a surprisingly high sex drive. “What are you smirking at?” Eden asked. The way he diverted his gaze back to the tree, Bel suspected Eden knew exactly what he’d been thinking.

Bel tightened his embrace and said, “I want you to open a present.” He enjoyed the feel of his body wrapped around Eden’s seemingly delicate form. His lover was anything but fragile, no matter how much he looked like a fine china doll.

Eden gave him a playful shove and an incredulous look. “You can’t wait until tomorrow?”

“I can, but I want to give you your gift now.” Bel took Eden’s hand and dropped down to his knees in front of the tree. Once Eden joined him on the floor, they exchanged gifts wrapped in shiny and colorful paper with bright ribbons and machine-made bows.

“Open it,” Eden said. His gift, wrapped in blue metallic paper with a bow that had long streamers curling down one side, rested in Bel’s lap. “You first, since you’re so impatient.”

Bel couldn’t help but smile. It had taken time to draw the angel out of his shell, so every tease and flirtation was precious to him. He tore away the paper and with a loud “Yes!” he flipped the box over in his hands, his fingers drawing out into claws and digging into the cardboard. “You said no, but I had hoped you didn’t mean it.” Bel glanced up from the PlayStation box with a wicked fanged grin. Excitement tended to shake his willpower when it came to resisting the shift to demon form, but Eden understood, so for once he didn’t fight it quite as hard as he’d like to. “I believed you,” Bel said. “Which makes this so much cooler. I thought your kind couldn’t lie.”

With a blush, Eden lowered his head but raised his eyes to meet Bel’s. The half-demon’s fangs had retracted and his fingers returned to normal humanoid shape. “I didn’t lie,” Eden said, “I merely avoided the truth so that I could surprise you.”

“Open mine, my light.” Bel’s eyes momentarily glowed with the purple-black whorls of shadowfire before settling to his usual shade of violet.

Eden nodded, his long, blue hair falling over his face as he turned a small box between his fingers. It fit in the palm of his hand and sported a bright red ribbon wrapped around a miniature candy cane. The tag read, “For my guiding light.” Eden had little internal light since his
Fall, but to the demon half-breed, Eden was a beacon in a world overrun with outcast demons and humans seeking their sick kind of life. Even Fallen, the angel was stronger than most Bel had met in his time on Earth’s surface.

As Eden carefully peeled shiny white paper from the tiny box, Bel inched closer, leaning against Eden’s shoulder, his gaze fixed on the package in the angel’s hands. “Open it,” he whispered fervently.

“I am.” Eden smiled at his lover’s glee.

As the paper fell away from a leather-bound box with miniscule gold hinges, Bel sat up and snatched the box from Eden’s fingers. He opened it, and then turned it so Eden could see. Even Bel’s excitement didn’t shine in his eyes as much as the slivers of brightly colored gems decorating a wide gold band displayed on a bed of the softest scrap of cloth he could find.

Eden’s mouth fell open. He worked his lips, but couldn’t form the words.

“I love you, Eden. We may not be able to do the human thing and get married, but I want you to wear my ring as the love of my life.”

“Bel… That’s…” Eden gulped and licked his lips. “It is beautiful.”

“Marry me, my guiding light.” Bel took the ring from the box and lifted Eden’s hand, sliding the cold metal around the angel’s finger. A perfect fit.

“We can’t.”

“I know, but it only matters to us. We’ll know what it means even if the humans in this area don’t understand two men in love.”

Eden stared at the ring. The gems glowed with a life of their own —not life, magic— in shades of red, blue, and green, twinkling like the lights on the tree beside them. “I mean, we can’t. I can’t accept this, Bel. I just… I’m sorry, I can’t.” He tugged the ring off and shoved it back in Bel’s
hand. When he met Eden’s eyes, the pain sank into Bel’s heart like a heated dagger. He didn’t expect the angel to understand Hell’s customs, but clearly, Eden thought Bel meant the ring as its original purpose and not—

“Eden, wait. Let me explain.”

Eden stumbled to his feet. Fat tears watered his eyes. He stumbled out of the room and out of the house before Bel could clarify his intentions.

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Bound by Love will be released by Silver Publishing on February 12, 2011. For pre-order information click HERE.

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