Friday, July 1, 2016

Christmas in July SALE at RAB and AllRomance


Riverdale Avenue Books celebrates summer with our annual Christmas in July sale featuring FREE Holiday-themed Give-aways titles on Goodreads and a an entire month of half price title sales on AllRomance Ebooks and the Riverdaleavebooks.com website using the promo code XMAS716.
Said Riverdale Avenue Publisher Lori Perkins, “Everyone knows that Christmas is the most romantic holiday of the year, but most women are too busy shopping, taking care of family and decorating to enjoy the sales.  RAB gives you a whole summer month to curl up with as many hot holiday hunks as you possibly can.”
Below is a list of titles on in this promotion: 
A Christmas Tail: Book Four of the Masters of the Cats Series by Trinity Blacio
Holiday Smut edited by Lori Perkins
Whips & Chains & Candy Canes by F.L. Bicknell
Her Three Men by Trinity Blacio
Hot for Winter by Trinity Blacio
A Scarlet Christmas: A Femdom Christmas Carol by DL King
Bad Santa by Lise Horton
Her Stepbrother’s Christmas Gift: A Once upon a Stepbrothers Novella by Rachel Kenley
Home Alone for Christmas by Lori Perkins
Wrapped Around Your Handlebars by Ana Lee Kennedy

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Writers' Event at Morris-Jumel Mansion Sat., 6/25

Please join us on Saturday, June 25th for our Morris-Jumel Mansion Anthology Writers' Gathering, from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Octagon Room of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, featuring gourmet pizza, wine, and other refreshments. I am also happy to announce that we are extending the deadline for submissions to the Morris-Jumel Mansion Anthology of Paranormal and Fantasy Fiction until Friday, July 8th, to give you a little more time to write, should you need it.

On Saturday June 25th we will provide a tour of the newly renovated Morris-Jumel Mansion interior, which has been redecorated to reflect the Mansion during the time of Eliza Jumel. This change in decor may affect details of your stories, so if you haven't seen the renovations, please do come and take a look at how the Mansion has changed.

Our meeting will be followed by a Paranormal Investigation, 8:00pm-11:00pm, which I highly recommend. If you wish to attend the paranormal investigation, call the Mansion or email Vincent Carbone, their paranormal investigator, at publicprograms@morrisjumel.org. July 25th is also the day of the Romance Literary Festival, from 2:00 to 5:30pm, so please consider making a day of it and getting fed by us between events!

Please RSVP to this email to let us know you're coming (we want to be sure to have enough pizza!), even if you decide to come at the last minute. If you know any other interested writers, please pass this information on to them.

We look forward to seeing you at the Anthology Writers' Gathering on July 25th at 6pm!

Monday, June 13, 2016


Riverdale Avenue Books to Publish
Lost and Found,
The Heart-Breaking Memoir of A Mother/Child Reunion Amidst the Birth of the World’s Most Successful Video Game Company  

Riverdale Avenue Books just published Lost and Found, the autobiography of Micky Neilson, a 20 year-veteran of the World of Warcraft franchise, which the publisher describes as The Glass Castle meets Of Dice and Men, to tie-in with the international box office release of the Warcraft move.
Lost and Found: An Autobiography About Discovering Family, is the harrowing and inspirational memoir of the successful contributor to World of Warcraft and N.Y. Times best-seller Micky Neilson, who was kidnapped by his schizophrenic father as a toddler, spending his earliest years on the run and his teenage years as a foster child.  This autobiography chronicles Micky’s experience serving in the first Gulf War, the meteoric rise of Blizzard Entertainment and, most triumphantly, his reuniting with the family that was stolen from him as a child.
"No one who reads my fiction today or plays the video games I've contributed to knows that I was kidnapped at eight months old, that I grew up with a schizophrenic father, that I didn't attend school until 7th grade, or that I never knew my true identity until I was reunited with my family after 38 years,” said the author.  “It's such an honor to finally be able to share my life story."
“As soon as I heard Micky’s story, I was amazed.’ said Publisher Lori Perkins. “I know that thousands of adopted and foster children are convinced that their parents are still alive or looking for them when everyone else has given up. Micky’s story is an overwhelmingly cathartic experience, with a happy ending that needs to be shared.”
Neilson added, "what I want people to take away from this story -- of me overcoming years of struggle to reunite with my family and achieve success, is this: believe in yourself. Every human being, regardless of circumstance or hardship, can make choices that will lead to a happier, better life. But it all starts with believing in you."
About the Author
Micky Neilson is a two-time New York Times best-selling author whose graphic novels, Ashbringer (#2 on the list) and Pearl of Pandaria (#3) have both been published in six languages, selling especially well in the German, Korean and Brazilian markets. As one of the founding writers of Blizzard Entertainment, he has more than two decades experience in the cutting edge of the gaming industry.  He is currently working on a graphic novel, Rook, as well as a horror novel, The Turning, and a number of film projects.

Friday, May 27, 2016

RAB Publishes Erotic Wonderland Anthology to Tie-In with Disney's Through the Looking Glass


As Disney prepares to release its latest retelling of this classic, Riverdale Avenue Books brings you the erotic version.

Below is an interview with the anthology's editor, J. Blackmore

How did you come up with the idea for this anthology?

I honestly can't remember if this theme was assigned, or if I chose it because that's the kind of erotica I wanted to read. I usually come up with anthology ideas based in what I feel like reading. I know the idea to do two--one light and dreamy, the other dark and nightmarish--was something I asked for because the submissions demanded it. There were too many good stories with conflicting themes to only do one collection.

Why do you think the Alice in Wonderland universe lends itself to constant retelling and fan fiction?

Wonderland is very deep and shifts constantly. It's a dream world, and we all dream, so we all have an idea of what our Wonderland should look like. Also, Carroll left a lot of stories untold, or half told, and it's almost a compulsive need for some of us to know those stories.

Do you have a favorite retelling?

A lot of my favorite retellings are in these collections. The stories here brought the love and lust that I, as a lusty kid, always wanted in the original stories.

Do you think you’ll edit more with the release of this latest Disney version?

I'd love to do another collection, whether or not that's realistic. I was stunned by the original group, and had a hard time picking ones not to print. Since then, I've worked with authors who I would love to see give this a try.

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.