Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Beast's Belle, BDSM Beauty and the Beast, Just Pubbed

Riverdale Avenue Books has released A Beast’s Belle, a BDSM retelling of the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, by first-time novelist j. Gambardella. A Beast’s Belle’s release coincides with Disney’s live-action version of the movie that opens theaters March 17th.

A Beast’s Belle offers a twist on a classic story; Isabel is the daughter of a widowed inventor and tinkerer, but leaves home to join the indentured staff of a manor. Upon arriving, she explores the rigid structure of domestic servitude and discipline in the manor, and eventually grows fascinated with the Master of the house, a feral man with curious proclivities and voracious appetites. Isabel tries to find her way in a new life at the manor, but quickly finds herself bound up with the Master of the house and engrossed in the lifestyle and ritual the manor’s occupants share.

“Beauty and the Beast has become a classic story, constantly retold; my goal here is to change some of the elements of the story to explore the emotions and personalities of the beloved characters more deeply, as well as find and express the romance in BDSM and power dynamics that are such a compelling (though often under-appreciated) motif in the story," said the author.

 “A Beast’s Belle is a classic fairy tale told in a new light,” said Publisher Lori Perkins.  “This novel reminds me of Anne Rice’s Beauty Trilogy where she retells the story of Sleeping Beauty with BDSM themes.”

Downloads of this book are available at and also at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles Nook, iTunes, Kobo and where digital and print books are sold.

About J. Gambardella
J. Gambardella was born and raised in northern California, where he was fortunate to be raised around a rich library in a single-parent home, affording him enormous time to read. As a young adult, he had the opportunity to work in a bookstore where he interacted with some of the greatest literary minds northern and central California had to offer, taking their advice and applying it to his own fancies and fantasies. He adopted a pseudonym to work in erotic romance, and looks forward to an illustrious career sharing his perverted and idealistic imagination with a new audience.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

5 RAB Books Featured in HOT Snow Sale

If you're snowed in, or just not going out for a few days, we picked five of our hottest books to warm you up and put them on sale at 50% OFF. Sale prices can be found on Kobo, Nook and the RAB website, (use codes in brackets below). Sale ends midnight Thursday, so stock up!

Trinity Blacio always writes blazing hot paranormal menage, so we put two of her seasonal classics, HOT FOR WINTER( WINTERHOT1) and HOT FOR XMAS (WINTERHOT2) at half price on Nook, Kobo and the RAB website.

Cecilia Tan, Romantic Times Pioneer and erotic romance author of the year (2015) just loves baseball, so she wrote a wicked hot erotic romance that should get you in the mood for Opening Day, THE HOT STREAK (WINTERHOT3).

Rory NiCoiliean's M/M Celtic fairy soulmate series, SOULSHARES, will burn your fingers as you turn the pages, so we put the fourth book in the series, FIRESTORM (WINTERHOT4), on sale (but read them all - USA Today choose the most recent novel in the series, UNDERTOW, as one of it's top M/M titles of 2016).

And Ana Lee Kennedy's THE SORCERER KING AND THE FIRE QUEEN (WINTERHOT5) should leave you needing to throw some cold water all over yourself.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

What I Really Want for International Women's Day

So, it's International Women's Day and we women are supposed to go on strike (unless, of course, we work for ourselves) to show the world just how much they need us and how much we do.

With the international spotlight on women and work today (and the global lack of pay equity, let alone lack of respect), I spent some extra time reading newspapers and blogs about how various companies were covering and celebrating the day. Although it was charming to see that some female-centric websites (such as Jezebel) were leaving reporting to their male colleagues for the day, or repurposing already-written material, I found myself asking, "what would I want for International Women's Day?" Now besides real world peace, and affordable health care (thank you for leading, Justin Trudeau), what I'd really like from all the places that make their fortunes off of my work, is something wonderful for FREE. Just a little bit of what comes around, goes around,  a spin on the karma wheel. I'd like an extra issue of O Magazine as a loyal subscriber (if I wrote in today), or free shipping from the places I order from, or maybe some free dessert or even fruit from the supermarket where I shop most often.

Ideally, though, it would be super awesome if I could get something that was affirming and empowering for FREE on International Women's Day.

In light of this personal revelation, I decided that I had the power, as the Publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books, to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak, so we are giving away a downloadable copy of the ebook SMOKE DRINK F*#K by Esme Oliver all day through midnight, PST.  (It's the riveting story of a 40-something year old who goes to Italy to SMOKE DRINK F*#K after a break-up, and finds herself!) Right now, you can download it on our website at, and it should soon be free on nook, kobo, and hopefully, Amazon.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Riverdale Avenue Books Launches Hera Books Women’s Imprint

Riverdale Avenue Books just launched Hera Books, a new imprint featuring both the true and fictional lives and loves of women aged 35 and up. The new imprint is named after Hera, the Greek goddess of goddesses, and the goddess of marriage (also Zeus’ jealous wife).

Said Publisher Lori Perkins. “We want to re-frame Hera in the 21st century because we believe she has been portrayed unjustly. She’s the Hilary Clinton of mythology.  I like to think that Hera is just female for hero.”

The first book from the imprint will be Smoke, Drink, F*#k by Esme Oliver, described by the author as “the antithesis of Eat, Pray Love,” about a woman on the verge of 40 who goes to Italy to smoke, drink f*#k and ends up finding herself. “I wrote the book to reach women my age who were dating and not having a lot of success,” explained Oliver. “I thought this might help them. I also wrote it to show how despite heartbreaking pain, there is always light on the other side and at least for me, the pleasure was worth the pain.” 
“Romance novels usually have protagonists aged 27 years old, but the average age of a romance reader is 42,” said Publisher Lori Perkins. “We want to make these books more relatable to the real romance reader. I find that the older women get, the wiser they get. “
One book a month will be published to the new imprint. To learn more about Hera Books, please visit

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Celebrate Galentine's Day with the Publication of Smoke Drink F*#K

“Smoke Drink F*#k” Book Launch at The Daisy NYC to Celebrate Galentine’s Day, Feb 13th

Riverdale Avenue Books will be launching the publication of Smoke Drink, F*#k by Esme Oliver at The Daisy, 1641 2nd Ave NYC from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to celebrate Galentine’s Day. This is the first book from their new Hera imprint featuring women over 35 defining who they are.

Esme Oliver, the author of Smoke Drink F*#k, will read an excerpt from the book along with Judi Fennell, author of Beefcake and Cupcakes.  The first 50 people will receive a bag of only the best Galentine’s Day goodies from Clipa handbag hangers, bookmarks from Integrative Health & Nutrition Coach  Marissa Vicario, Burju Shoes gift certificates and more. Pink cocktails will be served at a special price.

Galentine's Day is a holiday created by Amy Poehler on Parks & Rec. In the words of her character Leslie Knope, what is Galentine’s Day? “Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

Smoke Drink F*#k is a novel that showcases the spirit of strong driven women who go after what they want and know who they are,” said Publisher Lori Perkins. “It’s the perfect book to launch our new Hera imprint featuring heroines over 35.”

One book a month will be published to the new imprint. To learn more about Hera Books, please visit

About Esme Oliver
Esme Oliver has worked as an attorney, a health-care lobbyist, and a legislative director for two US Senators; work which sharpened her left brain but just didn't quite fulfill her soul. Esme eventually left DC for her native Midwest, where she now writes grants (for money) and stories (for fun). She enjoys lots of travel and a long list of other activities that pair well with a nice Pinot.

About Judi Fennell
JUDI FENNELL, is the best-selling author and Prism Award and Golden Leaf winner of romantic comedies and paranormal romance. Her series include The Tritone Trilogy, Bottled Magic, Manley Maids, Once-Upon-A-Time Romance and BeefCake, Inc. Under the pseudonym, Raven Morris, she writes the erotic romance series, Tied With a Bow and Flirting With Thirty. She is the owner/operator of, a service to help authors self-publish their books. Judi lives in suburban Philadelphia with her two-legged and four-legged “menagerie,” and her very supportive fiancé. Check out Judi’s books at

Monday, February 6, 2017

RAB Announces Anthology on 1984 Today

Riverdale Avenue Books to Publish Anthology on George Orwell’s 1984 in the 21st Century

-       Innovative Book Publisher call for essays to be Released on April 4th, 2017 -

New York, NY: (February 6th, 2017)The innovative hybrid publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books has announced a call for essays to be included in a new anthology on how George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984 still resonates nearly seven decades after it was published.

Riverdale Avenue Books’ call for submissions reaches out to a wide array of readers and writers requesting popular non-fiction essays, both personal and political, from high school English teachers and students, academics, science fiction/fantasy authors (adult and YA), scientists, politicians (liberal, conservative or otherwise), political theorists, government and factory workers, union members, linguists, librarians, news people, intelligence community, and social workers, feminists, LGBTQ individuals, people of all religious and irreligious persuasions and beliefs. Anyone who has read and been deeply influenced by Orwell’s greatest work and desires to share its impact.

“With the current political climate, it’s no wonder that 1984 is now #1 on the best-seller lists,” said Publisher Lori Perkins. “Readers and writers relate to the political zeitgeist in the novel in current events right now. We want to let the people be heard!”

The essays should be a minimum of 500 words, and a maximum of 2,500.  Please include a brief autobiography with your submission by March 6, 2017 and send to The anthology will be published on April 4th, 2017, exactly 33 years after Winston Smith’s story begins in the classic dystopian novel.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Demon with a Comb-Over Publishes on Inauguration Day

Riverdale Avenue Books Re-releases “Demon With A Comb-Over” by Stuart R. West

Louis CK meets Supernatural…an excellently crafted tale that will also have you keeping the lights on!"
-Meradeth Houston, author of the Sary Society series.

New York, NY: (January 20, 2017)--The innovative, hybrid book publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books is re-releasing the comedic horror novel, Demon With A Comb-Over by Stuart R. West. This book launches Riverdale Avenue Books’ Afraid horror imprint and upcoming podcast. 

In this humorous horror novel described as “Seinfeld meets Paradise Lost,” Charlie Broadmoor, a struggling stand-up comedian, decides to single out someone in the audience with a particularly bad hair-do–who turns out to actually be a demon who makes his life a living hell. Charlie has a hard time coming up with new material while terrorized at every waking moment by a poorly-coiffed, thin-skilled eldritch evil whose appreciation of humor is dwarfed by his monumental pettiness. 

Charlie quickly learns that making light of the supernatural is no joke.  The new edition will feature The Book of Kobal, which will give previous fans of the book a new glimpse into the origin of the short-tempered demon. 

“We are thrilled to be publishing this in sync with the presidential inauguration. It’s a funny look at the consequences of pissing off the very powerful wrong person,” said Publisher, Lori Perkins. “The timing couldn’t be better.”

About the Author

Stuart R. West writes thrillers, horror and mysteries usually tinged with humor. Demon with a Comb-Over/The Book of Kobal is his fifteenth title. Stuart spent 25 years in the corporate sector and now writes full time.