Well, I have news.
I think I had pretty much implied I had sent Pieces out to find a home. Well, as it turned out, I sent it to an editor I worked with at another publisher. They have published my stories in the past.
Bottom line, they didn't want Pieces because they believe it didn't have enough sex and it didn't start early enough. It is their opinion novellas should be heavy on sex and light on plot. This what they believe their readers want. I'm not sure I would agree with their assessment of the readers out there, but they are quite successful so they do know of what they speak. I still don't believe my previous stories with them were all about sex, though. Not to say there isn't some very nice sex in Pieces, by the way.
Anyway, I decided the best decision I could make for myself and Pieces at this time was to offer it to Amber Quill and they offered me a contract for it, so I am quite happy with that outcome.
I believe the release date will be in the early summer but I'll let you know.