Category Archives: Publishing


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:


Fallen – Officially Rereleased!


I haven’t said much about the pains of Silver Publishing’s demise. I still probably won’t. No one’s asked, and I’ve moved on.

I’ve moved on thanks to the wonderful people at Loose Id.

Fallen officially hits the Loose Id electronic shelves today. It was my first baby, and I’m thrilled to have it’s new home with LI. My super-awesome editor, Rory, helped me clean it up and answer some of the questions I’d seen in reviews of the first edition.

Check it out over at Loose Id by clicking HERE.

This tender, innocent story of an angel falling… in love, from grace, however you’d like to call it — still moves me, even after running it through edits with two different publishers.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Cover Reveal: Fallen

We’re about a month away from the rerelease of Fallen. I’m so excited! This is the first novel I published, so I’m extra fond of Mal and Bran. Originally published with the now-dead Silver Publishing, I was heartbroken when I had to take Fallen out of print. Special thanks to the wonderful people at Loose Id for giving this novella a new home!


Cover art by Fiona Jayde

Man has free will, and guardian angels have an eternal place in the holy host.

When unexpected feelings interfere with Malchediel’s guidance of a mortal being, he must decide if his love for one man is true, or the work of the devil. Charged with the soul of handsome but suicidal Bran Weller, Malchediel faces a second challenge: Bran’s steadfast belief that homosexuality is not wrong despite the Church’s view of his lifestyle.

In the course of his angelic duties, Mal is tempted to turn a blind eye to long-standing rules of guardianship as he falls in love with his charge. Torn between faith in God and belief that every man deserves love, Malchediel must find a way to balance heart and soul or risk a Fall to Hell.

New Release: My Ghost

It took four long months but I finally carved out the time to get My Ghost rereleased. I got my rights back on this short ghost story during the same week I finally got the promotion I’d been angling for at the day job. That day job had to come first, of course.

This kickin’ cover was created by the talented Syneca Featherstone!

My Ghost


My Ghost is now available on Smashwords by clicking HERE.

I’m working on converting files to upload at ARe and Amazon. Smashwords will filter down to B&N, Apple, and a few others. Hopefully soon. For those of you who have read the first edition, there are no major changes to the story in this new release.

Happy Sunday, dear Readers!
~Pia Veleno

The former Silver Publishing books

Dear Readers,

Please do not buy any of the former Silver Publishing titles at this time. I’ve seen at least one for sale by pirates. It’s a sad thing when pirates offer your hard work for free, but there’s a deep circle of Hell for those that profit from it.

These stories are NOT for sale legally:

Bound By Love
My Ghost
Man Whore

If you see them for sale, please let me know. It’s not me. I don’t see a cent from the sale.

In better news, I’ve arranged for cover art for the first two, and hope to self-publish then within the next month. I’ll let you know when it’s official, and where, so you can download them legally. Fallen is with an editor for review, and Man Whore is on hold until I polish the synopsis for the entire series. Again, hopefully soon, so they’re not off the shelves too long. It’s been too long already!

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Now I’m off to work on the next new story, a contemporary friends-to-lovers novel. The second character is hiding from me, so it’s time to put the two men in the Muse’s sandbox to write some scenes that will force them to show me their true colors. These typically don’t end up in the story, but they help immensely.

Wish me luck, dear Readers, and have a wonderful summer!


Paperback release

Hounded By Love

Hounded By Love

Now available in paperback format!

Buy yours:
Barnes & Noble
Loose Id (link soon)

And, as always, ebooks available:
Loose Id

Hounded By Love


Ten Days

It’s been longer between posts, but I had promised myself to be better about updating my blog. For a while, I was torn between focusing on writerly blog posts and focusing on actually writing. Sure, I have some major edits in my inbox that require my attention this week, but sadly those are not to blame for my absence.

Instead of whining about how busy the Evil Day Job has been (hey, a girl has to pay her bills before she can enjoy hot, sexy manlove), I’ll just say that I have a few things stored up for you, dear Readers. Here are some quick hits, and hopefully, I’ll be back sooner than another ten days for a more interesting post.

* The first round of edits in the inbox are almost done. By almost, I mean maybe half, if I close one eye, and shut off the comments boxes from my editor. Better yet, let’s not measure them at all. They’re started. I have thoughts in my head to address what needs to be done. That counts, right?

* I have a partial blog post about siding with the enemy. No, not the trolls, but the… no, wait for the post. It sounds great in my head, so hopefully you’ll be able to read it soon.

* The M/M Romance group on Goodreads is doing another freebie anthology. If you write, or want to write M/M romance, head on over and check out the photo/letter prompts. There are still several great prompts available. (Hmm… wonder if I can sneak one in… the edits would just be a little late. No, just kidding, I know my editor is reading this. Hi, R, I am really editing. Honest.)

* I had a great run today. Yes, that’s writing related. Seriously, you must’ve heard that ramble from me already. Ok, no, it wasn’t a run, per se, but more of a jog/walk/jog/pant combo, but still… it was good.

* The reading levels have fallen off lately. Why is this good? Well, when writing is taking over my mindspace, I forget to read. Sure, some of the lack of reading comes from working my butt off at the EDJ, but there is writing happening here and there too. It’s a cycle, and I’ve definitely entered the read less write more upswing.

*Hey, go check out the story prompts over at the M/M Romance group on No, really, go. Write. And don’t forget to tell me when your story is posted, because I’ll need to be dragged out of my own little world to read it.

Enough rambling. Sogni d’oro, cari miei.


PS: Silver Publishing is releasing anthologies of flash fiction writing by its authors every week. Until I get around to writing a decent blog post about it, check out their site for more information. (Free. Isn’t that good enough to go look for it?)

PSS:  I’d like to offer more guest blog spots this year. Interested? Let me know when and where… no, not where, that’s here. When and… about what? Yeah, that sounds good. Shoot me an email. I promise not to ignore it.

Freebies from fellow M/M authors

The fourth and final edition of the Don’t Read In the Closet anthology released by the M/M Romance Group on is now available for free download!

That means 29 more stories, all free, all sexy manlove. This edition has my own Freedom’s Souvenir, as well as stories from Sloan Parker, KZ Snow, Megan Derr, and 20+ other authors who donated their time and creativity to making this an amazing release.

For more information on authors, stories, and to download this edition, click HERE. You do not need to be a member of the group to download, but doing so will give you access to other free read projects and a number of great forum threads about the M/M romance genre.

The other editions of this fabulous anthology (all still free to download) can be found at these links:

Don’t Read in the Closet: GayRomLit Retreat 2011 Special Edition 
Don’t Read in the Closet: Volume One 
Don’t Read in the Closet: Volume Two 
Don’t Read in the Closet: Volume Three

And, of course,

Don’t Read in the Closet: Volume Four

What a ridiculous amount of freebies!

Happy reading, dear Readers. Thank you for your support.

Pia Veleno