Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Riverdale Avenue Books Wins Two IP Awards for Best Erotic Novel and LGBT Nonfiction


Chicago, IL (May 11, 2016) – Innovative publisher Riverdale Avenue Books received two prestigious awards from the Independent Publishers’ Association (IPPY) on the eve of Book Expo America (BEA) in Chicago. Riverdale’s Ménage a Musketeer by Alexander Dumas and Jamie Schmidt, an erotic “mash up” of the Three Musketeers classic in the popular vein of Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, received the Gold Medal in the Erotica category on this 20th anniversary of the IPPY Awards.

Finding Masculinity: Female to Male Transition in Adulthood by Alex Walker and Emmet Jack, an anthology on transmasculinity, tied for the Silver Medal in the LGBT nonfiction category.

USA Today best-selling author Jamie Schmidt, who writes erotica under the Lissa Trevor name, said of her win, “It takes a village to build a book and I'd like to thank my editor and publisher, Lori Perkins and all the Riverdale Avenue Books staff for all their hard work in producing my erotic mash-up of Alexander Dumas' book, The Three Musketeers. I'd also like to thank my fantastic cover artist, Scott Carpenter for giving me a gorgeous cover that's worthy of being a poster. And my cover models, Vik, Brad and Steven -- thank you for bringing the hotness!

Ménage a Musketeer is a tale of sword and debauchery. It started off as a way for me to come to terms with D'Artagnan's poor behavior in the original book and what I felt was the unfair treatment of Milady de Winter. In this retelling, D'Artagnan no longer rapes Milady, nor does he seduce her innocent maid. But don't worry, he has plenty of sex and carouses like a musketeer should. In the end, Athos and Milady get a second chance and there is a happily sexy after. All for one and one for all -- indeed.”

Jim Barnes, founder of the IPPY Awards and master of ceremonies at last night’s event, commented that he wished we had brought the cover models. Maybe next year!

Alex Walker was equally eloquent about Finding Masculinity’s Silver Award. “Now, more than ever, transgender stories are in the spotlight, yet the rates of suicide, death and substance abuse continue to remain high in our community. Our goal was to give insight into the experiences of transmasculine individuals navigating their gender identity in adulthood, thus sharing stories that highlighted paths that even though not necessarily easy, were guided by the will to live authentically, finding peace and happiness. We urge you to seek out media that is helmed by transgender individuals - work that sheds light on the struggles and triumphs of our community and work that reflects human experience, no matter what the gender identity.”

Saturday, April 23, 2016

RAB Publishes Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement


Often pushed to the margins, queer, transgender and gender non-conforming survivors have been organizing in anti-violence work since the birth of the movement. The groundbreaking anthology Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement locates them at the center of the anti-violence movement and creates a space for their voices to be heard.

Moving beyond dominant narratives and the traditional “violence against women” framework, the book is multi-gendered, multi-racial and multi-layered. This thirty-seven piece collection disrupts the mainstream conversations about sexual violence and connects them to disability justice, sex worker rights, healing justice, racial justice, gender self-determination, queer & trans liberation and prison industrial complex abolition through reflections, personal narrative, and strategies for resistance and healing.

The contributors to this book are a feral and wildly compassionate collection of writers, bartenders, professors, therapists, sex workers, healers, sex positive educators, organizers, musicians, bloggers, non-profit workers, filmmakers and rabble rousers. While systems, institutions, families, communities and partners have failed them, this collection lifts them up, honors a multitude of lived experiences and shares the radical work that is being done outside mainstream anti-violence and the non-profit industrial complex.

Said Publisher Lori Perkins, “This is such an important book at this time when we are re-examining gender in this country, and abroad. It is imperative that these stories be told and heard in their own voices and in their own space.” Perkins added, “The editor, Jennifer Patterson, has been toiling on this book for six years, and she has collected an impassioned collection of essays on a subject whose time has come.”


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Call for Stories for MILF and DILF Anthologies


It’s that time of Year:

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate than with a MILF and a DILF anthology?

As we all know, a MILF is a mother I’d like to Fuck, and a DILF is a dad of the same hotness.

So we are looking for 2000-5000 word short stories about hot moms for a Mother’s Day anthology, which means delivery of a manuscript by April 30 for a May 8th publication.

Same as above for hot dads, but a delivery date of June 10th for a June 19th publication.

Let’s make these stories hot and sexy, covering all sexualities – M/F, M/M, F/F, and any threesome or moresome combination you can entertain us with. And don’t forget time travel, alternate universes, science fiction, aliens, vampires, etc.  They must be moms and dads too.  Evil stepmom’s need love – maybe that’s why they’re so evil.

However, we are not interested in incest, or underage sex, no dubious consent and be careful with age play.

Now, write amongst yourselves!

Payment is a pro rata share of epub and print royalties, a pdf and a print copy of the book.

Send stories as word docs to submisisons@riverdaleavebooks.com. Please include a short author bio.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Between the Covers Erotic Reading Series Comes to Vegas Erotic Heritage Museum




Riverdale Avenue Books’ erotic romance and erotica book reading series, Between the Covers will be hosting a special reading night at the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 17th featuring some of the leading romance writers of our time. This event comes as the culmination of the week-long Romantic Times convention, which has brought 200 romance readers and writes to Las Vegas to celebrate this creative genre.

The erotic romance reading will feature six best-selling authors who will read their favorite smutty passages from their novels. The event will also features prize packages and autographed copies of the authors work in the Between the Covers signature Dirty Word Raffle for free books and prizes.

The readers at this erotic reading will be USA Today bestselling author Renee Rose who will read from her mafia spanking series; Lambda-Award winning Debra Hyde, who will her lesbian retelling of the Sherlock Holmes series; Bestselling ARE and Siren author Trinity Blacio who will read a selection from her taboo-breaking paranormal stepbrother series; Kate Allure, who will red from her collection of doctor/lawyer smut; Louisa Bacio, who will read from her daring tales in Sex University; and Theresa Roemer who will tell us HOW TO GET NAKED IN 30 DAYS.

“Between the Covers” features a unique dirty word raffle where each participant is encouraged to write their favorite dirty word on a piece of paper (with initials because dirty minds think alike). The April 17th reading will feature raffle prizes from Last Kiss, Romantic Times, and Theresa Roemer’s erotic candles.

“Authors of erotica and erotic romance don’t often get the chance to read at the local bookstore or library, so we are pleased to offer an opportunity for them read to their fans,“ said Lori Perkins, Publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books and an a erotica author herself.

The Erotic Heritage Museum is located at 2375 Sammy Davis Jr., Blvd (formerly) Industrial Rd. The readings will begin at 5:00 pm and there will be a $10 cover charge.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Bronx Bummers: The Unofficial History of the New York Yankees Bad Boys, Blunders & Brawls Just Pubbed for Opening Day!


To celebrate the official opening of the 2016 baseball season, Innovative hybrid publisher Riverdale Avenue Books (RAB) has just released Bronx Bummers: The Unofficial History of the New York Yankees’ Bad Boys, Blunders and Brawls by Daily News staffers Robert Dominguez and David Hinckley.

Whether you love the Yankees or loathe them, even the most casual baseball fan is well versed on the team’s nearly 100-year lineage of legends that span the decades from Ruth to DiMaggio to Mantle to Jeter.  Most every book on the Yankees, therefore, heralds the unparalleled winning tradition of the famed Bronx Bombers. This is not that kind of book. In Bronx Bummers: The Unofficial History of the New York Yankees’ Bad Boys, Blunders and Brawls, the authors shine a light on the dark side of the team’s otherwise illustrious history. 

In 50 lighthearted chapters, Bronx Bummers begins with the tale of the Yankees’ first colorful owners in 1903 — one was a former New York police chief widely considered the most corrupt cop in city history, the other was Manhattan's biggest owner of illegal gambling dens — and continues through the sordid exploits of some of the team’s earliest stars, including a slick-fielding first baseman run out of baseball for throwing games; a good-hitting pitcher who derailed his Hall of Fame-bound career with his brawling and boozing ways; and even the great Babe Ruth himself, who regularly led the league in HRs, RBIs and STDs. And while most baseball teams have a history of bench-clearing brawls, Dominguez and Hinckley, veteran New York City tabloid reporters, chronicle how the Yankees hold the unofficial record for most fights between teammates — not to mention the most front-office blunders. From the bad old days of the team’s origins as the Highlanders all the way to the Bronx Zoo years and beyond, Bronx Bummers divulges what really went on behind the boxscores of baseball's winningest franchise.
Author Robert Dominguez explained the genesis of the book. “The seed of the idea for a book detailing the ‘human’ side of Yankee heroes goes back at least  45 years, when I was growing up near the Stadium. Back in the early ’70s you could easily sneak into the players’ parking lot, and even as a wide-eyed 10-year-old it was easy to see who the really nice ones were (Thank you, Mel Stottlemyre, for your autograph),  the not-so-nice (Screw you, Mike Kekich, for promising me one and then driving away) and even which of the married ones were out trolling for groupies. So while I’m still a diehard and devoted fan to this day, it was a blast to delve into the Yankees’ rich history and uncover some of the sordid stuff that people either don’t remember or don’t realize happened.”   

Co- author David Hinckley added, “baseball is a game where the core challenge is to overcome imperfection — to get a hit three times out of ten, to advance four bases when most of the time you won’t. That’s why it was so much fun to dig back into moments that did not have a good outcome. It’s what baseball is about, as much as the moments that do. So we looked on these remembered tales as twofers: a consolation for Yankee haters and a reminder for Yankee fans that the HRs and Ws taste sweeter when you endured a few Ks and Ls along the way.”

Publisher Lori Perkins said, “As a native New Yorker and a life-long Yankees fan, I thought I knew it all, but Dominguez and Hinckley really unearthed some great ‘bad Yankees’ tales.  I couldn’t put the book down.“

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

HER STEPBROTHERS ARE ALIENS ON SALE FOR $.99 TO CELEBRATE TRINITY BLACIO'S PARANORMAL OMNIBUS PUBLICATION

We’ve put the best-selling ARE title HER STEPBROTHERS ARE ALIENS on sale for $.99 to celebrate the publication of Trinity Blacio’s first volume of HER PARANORMAL STEPBROTHERS OMNIBUS.  The new collected work features her very first paranormal stepbrother tale, HER STEPBROTHERS DEMANDS, as well as HER STEPBROTHERS ARE ALIENS and HER STEPBROTHERS ARE DEMONS for the first time in print.  The omnibus is $16.99 as a trade paperback and $6.99 as an ebook.

"It’s hard to believe I’ve been working on the stepbrothers stories for close to a year now,” said best-selling author Trinity Blacio. "The idea of a stepbrother series came to me when I was looking through material to read. I saw that all these stepbrother tales were making the erotic romance bestseller lists, and I realized most of my books feature brothers who share the same woman. I thought it would be neat to have a paranormal stepbrother series, and of course there has to be two of them because you know I love a good ménage!”

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

RAb Publishes NAKED IN 30 DAYS by Fitness Expert Theresa Roemer

Certified Personal Trainer and Former Mrs. Texas Shares Her Coveted Secrets to the Fat Shredding Diet that Allowed Her to Stand Naked in New York City’s Rush Hour Traffic at the Age of 54 -

Fitness expert, former U.S. Open bodybuilding champion, certified personal trainer, and media personality Theresa Roemer shares her coveted secrets to being in the best shape of your life, physically, mentally, and spiritually in just 30 days in her new book NAKED in 30 Days: a One Month Guide to Getting Your Body, Mind and Spirit in Shape, available today online at Riverdale Ave Books and on Amazon ($19.99 paperback, $9.99 Kindle edition).  NAKED in 30 Days is a wildly effective day-by-day program that guides the reader through 30 days of diet and exercise, not only for the body but also for the soul.  The new book shows women how to change their approach to food and exercise in order to comfortably and confidently stand naked with themselves and the partner they love.

The collaboration for NAKED in 30 Days included Dr. George Davis, a board certified emergency room doctor and co-owner of a wellness center in The Woodlands, Texas; Heather Smith, a licensed nurse practitioner specializing in women’s health and well-being; and Sean Smith, Theresa’s personal trainer and owner of Sparta Fitness in Conroe, Texas.

“Everything in your life will change on the ‘NAKED’ program.  You will be the happiest you’ve ever been: your body will feel amazing; your relationships will improve; and you will have more energy than you have had in years, maybe decades,” said Theresa Roemer, author of NAKED in 30 Days.  “Give me 30 days and I will give you a new body, mind and spirit.”

NAKED in 30 Days is divided into two parts: In Part I Theresa shares her personal story, taking the reader through her deep personal relationship and history with fitness. Part II guides the reader through 30 days with each day divided into three components: the daily exercises, the meals, and spirit/mind coaching.  The program is simple and direct, and will appeal to women of all ages and experience levels, from those just starting to establish their fitness and diet goals to even the most experienced fitness enthusiasts looking to change up their routine.

For more information and to buy the book, visit Nakedin30days.com.

ABOUT NAKED IN 30 DAYS 

NAKED in 30 Days is a revolutionary diet and exercise program designed by U.S. Open bodybuilding champion and former Mrs. Texas United America finalist Theresa Roemer. The NAKED in 30 Days program gets you physically, mentally and spiritually in the best shape of your life in just 30 days. Drawing from a lifetime of fitness expertise, Theresa Roemer shares the diet and exercise she uses to shred fat and build muscle. More than a workout program, NAKED in 30 Days is a jump-start to a new life: Shred fat, build muscle, be a better you, and always feel happy NAKED.

ABOUT THERESA ROEMER

Roemer is an author, media personality, entrepreneur and small business owner based in Houston, Texas. Theresa’s passion for health started at a young age. As a child Theresa was diagnosed with rheumatic fever many times over, which caused her to have a heart murmur; she was sickly and her doctors diagnosed her with a lifetime of physical constraints. Determined to prove the doctors wrong, Theresa began her lifelong journey to stay active, healthy, and physically fit. Theresa took the U.S. Open title in bodybuilding at the age of 40, and held the titles of Mrs. Houston U.A., Mrs. Texas U.A., and was the 1st runner up for Mrs. United America concurrently. Theresa’s passion for health inspired her to write Naked in 30 Days to empower women to feel as vibrant and healthy at 45 and beyond as they did at 25.  Visit Theresa onwww.theresaroemer.com, Instagram Theresa_Roemer, Facebook Theresa Roemer LLC and Twitter @TheresaRoemer