Sunday, January 25, 2015

RAB to Sponsor Shades of Romance Conference in Seattle over Valentine's Day - Ulitmate Girls Weeked


Shades of Romance Conference To Be Held This Valentine’s Day Weekend in Seattle

-Conference will Feature 18 Top Romance and Erotic Romance Novelists and Sex Positive Feminists –
-Sponsors Include Publishers, Romance Legends, Vivid Entertainment and Babeland -

Seattle, WA – January 20, 2015 – The Shades of Romance Conference has just released the list of sponsors for the conference scheduled to take place over Valentine’s Day weekend February 13-15, 2015 at the Motif Seattle Hotel in celebration of the upcoming blockbuster movie. Cleis Press, Circlet Press and Riverdale Avenue Books, three of the leading publishers of erotic romance for women, along with RT Book Reviews, the publication of the romance industry, Vivid Entertainment, the world’s leading producer of American porn, and Babeland, one of the leading sex education outlets in the country, will come together to ratchet up the excitement to this ultimate Girls Night Out weekend.

While there is enormous excitement surrounding the opening of the movie version of 50 Shades of Grey, there are no events or conferences coinciding with the movie’s release. Shades of Romance Conference will be the first with a private screening of the movie for conference participants, followed by a panel discussion/pajama party with the 18 best-selling romance writers.

Eighteen authors are scheduled to appear for a massive reading and book signing on Saturday including Seattle’s own Eliza Gayle, J Kenner, Lexi Blake, Roni Loren, Kate Allure, Jami Davenport, Louisa Bacio, Joy Daniels, Saranna DeWylde, Daisy Harris, Annabeth Albert, Suzanne Grahame, Alice Gaines,  Anna Alexander, Selina Fyre, Mara White, Ava Parker and Lori Perkins. The end result is an exciting one-of-a-kind event that is sure to garner the attention of 50 Shades of Grey fans everywhere.

Lori Perkins, author of 50 Writers on 50 Shades of Grey, will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the conference, where winners of baskets of signed books donated by such best-selling authors as Lisa Renee Jones, Shayla Black and Meredith Wild, as well as signed books by EL James, will be raffled off.   The afternoon will include an optional visit to The Center for Sex Positive Culture and a private sex toy shopping party in the evening.  Sunday, February 15th activities will include breakout sessions on How to Write Smut for Fun and Profit, more sexy shopping, and lunch.

All conference attendees will receive a goodie bag chock full of free books, sex toys, coupons and author swag worth hundreds of dollars.

Over 200 attendees are expected for this groundbreaking and one of a kind conference. Full access tickets to the Shades of Grey Conference are $375, and there are one day passes, which can be purchased at shadesofromancecon.com. Conference tickets include meals.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Enhanced Behind the Scenes Ebook of THE MAKING OF GOING FOR THE GOLD with Taylor Kianne Chadnler, the World's First Intersex Porn Star

“You’ve got some life, honey. You are exceptional!” — Howard Stern to Taylor Lianne Chandler when she appeared on his radio show 
Riverdale Avenue Books just published the behind-the-scenes story of The Making of Going for the Gold, a Vivid Entertainment movie release about the alleged relationship between Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps and his former intersex girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler. The book will be co-authored by USA Today best-selling Lissa Trevor 
The enhanced ebook featuring never-before-seen personal photos, chronicles the events leading up to the filming and release of Vivid’s “Going for the Gold,” and features the new porn star’s version of intimate and erotic details of the relationship.
According to her book, Taylor met her Olympian on Tinder last August. “It was like a teenage love affair,” she says. “I have never felt so comfortable and accepted in every way as I did with him.” She was working as a sign language interpreter on Capitol Hill prior to all the publicity about her affair with the high profile Olympian.
“He made me feel like I was the most beautiful woman in the world. There is not one part of my body that he doesn’t know and he loved every inch of me. This movie will show just how passionate and loving our relationship was.”
In The Making of Going for the Gold, Taylor, who was born with both female and male parts, takes the reader through the experience of being thrust into the limelight, the decision-making process to make a porn video and deciding to become a voice for those born with double genitalia. “I wanted to make this movie to celebrate this incredible time in my life and also to open the conversation about people born with both male and female genitalia so that there will be more education and understanding of what it’s about,” said Taylor.
“Intersex is an umbrella term that has replaced hermaphrodite which is now considered politically incorrect,” says Taylor. “In my case, I was born with both a penis and a uterus. Even though my original birth certificate says that I was born male, I always felt that I was a female,” says the 5’8” Taylor, who has long blonde hair, brown eyes and a slim, but shapely figure. 
Taylor is also at work on a longer autobiography which will chronicle her life story of growing up intersex and hopes to become a voice for a group of people who have remained largely unheard. 
“Riverdale Avenue Books is thrilled to be working with Taylor on this ground-breaking book,” said Publisher Lori Perkins. “Riverdale Avenue Books has a reputation for publishing important and controversial books and we are pleased to give Taylor the platform from which she can share the story of being born intersex in America.”

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

THE BOSSMAN on $.99 SALE to Celebrate Launch of MOB MISTRESS

We've put the first title in Renee Rose's mafia spanking series (yes, you read that right - think The Sopranos meets 50 Shades of Grey) on sale for $.99 because we know everyone wants to read this unique interconnected set of fabulous, HOT delicious domestic discipline tales.

I met Renee when she won the 2013 America's Next Top Erotic Author competition at the 2013 Eroticon convention, and I was blown away by this series.

We lowered the price on THE BOSSMAN  because we just published the second novel in this series, MOB MISTRESS, and I have to tell you, it is even hotter than the first novel.  I could not put it down, and I love the characters from Bobby, the macho but loving mafia Don (and his twin daughters - gotta read about them) to Lexi, the down-on-her-luck hair stylist.

But the sale ends soon, so make sure you get THE BOSSMAN on Amazon, Nook or Kobo NOW.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

RAB Publishes Winner of 2013 NaNoWriMo Contest, Untrustworty, an LGBT Dystopian Sci-Fi


Untrustworthy is old-school political dystopia in the vein of Brave New World: Brilliant, gripping, frightening.  JR Gershen-Siegel tackles politics and gender and gender oppression with an unflinching eye. Untrustworthy is panned NaNoWriMo gold.”
--Cecilia Tan, Publisher of Circlet Press, award-winning author

Riverdale, NY – December 16, 2014 – Innovative hybrid publisher Riverdale Avenue Books has just published the winner of their first annual National Novel Writing Month Contest Untrustworthy, an LGBT science fiction thriller by Janet Gershen-Siegel.

“Untrustworthy is the perfect novel for Riverdale Avenue Books to publish with its cross genre elements of dystopian science fiction and gender politics. It’s a perfect fit for our company,” said Riverdale Avenue Books’ Publisher Lori Perkins. “I find is hard to believe that the author wrote this finely nuanced novel in a mere 30 days, but it’s amazing what NaNowWriMo can inspire.”

“I am over the moon with excitement and deeply honored to have won Riverdale Avenue Books' First Ever NaNoWriMo Contest,” said the new author. “Creative dreams should never be forgotten.”

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is an annual event that takes place in the month of November to encourage aspiring writers to begin the novel they have always wanted to write. Participants start writing their 50,000-word novel at midnight on November 1st and they have the whole month of November to complete it.

About the Author

Janet Gershen-Siegel is a freelance science fiction author and blogger for Boldly Reading, an online book club. Her latest project is a near-future detective trilogy, The Obolonk Murders. She lives in Boston with her husband and more computers than they need. You can visit her at http://janetgershen-siegel.com

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Call for Stories for Apocalypse Today Anthology



APOCALYPSE TODAY: Love Among the Ruins (Deadline 1/12/15).

It's the End of the World and you're looking for Love, simple as that.

The world could have ended in nuclear disaster, environmental chaos, vampire/zombie apocalypse, Mayan prophecy predictions, Ebola outbreak, it’s your call. You can give us those old science fiction sex troupes - everyone has to have sex to re-populate the world (A Girl and Her Pussy, so to speak). This should be a lot of fun, and a wild ride. Be bold and go where NO MAN has ever gone before (because these stories are mainly for women readers). And please give me at least one all M/M future and one F/F world view.

Stories should run between 2000 and 5000 words.  Payment will be a pro rata share of royalties and subsidiary rights revenue paid quarterly. First time world rights, reprints OK.  To be published by RAB as both ebook and trade paperback in 2015.

Send submissions as a word doc attachment to submissions@riverdaleavebooks.com, titles Apocalypse Today.  Submissions should have your real name, pen name (if any), email address, and phone number, as well as a brief author bio.  All submissions should be Times Roman 12 point, double spaced.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

RAB/Magnus Publishes Bio of Most Famous Gay Escort of 20th Century


“Best-Kept Boy in the World: The Short, Scandalous Life of Denny Fouts, Muse to Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, and Christopher Isherwood” by Arthur Vanderbilt Released Riverdale Avenue Books Magnus Imprint

Riverdale, NYOctober, 2014 -Best-Kept Boy in the World is the first book ever written about Denham “Denny” Fouts (1914-1948), the twentieth century's most famous male prostitute. He was a socialite and muse whose extraordinary life started off humbly in Jacksonville, Florida. But in short order, he befriended, and bedded, the rich and celebrated and in the process conquered the world.

No less an august figure than the young Gore Vidal was enchanted by Denny's special charms. He twice modeled characters on Denny in his fiction, saying it was a pity that Denny never wrote a memoir. To Vidal he was “un homme fatal.”

Truman Capote, who devoted a third of Answered Prayers to Denny's life story, found that “to watch him walk into a room was an experience. He was beyond being good-looking; he was the single most charming-looking person I've ever seen.”

Writer Christopher Isherwood was more to the point: he called Denny “the most expensive male prostitute in the world.” He thus served as the source for the character Paul in Isherwood's novel Down There on a Visit and appears frequently in Isherwood’s published diaries.
In his short life, Denny achieved a mythic status, and Best-Kept Boy in the World follows him into his rarefied world of barons and shipping tycoons, lords, princes, heirs of great fortunes, artists, and authors. Here is the story of an American original, a story with an amazing cast of unforgettable characters and extraordinary settings, the book Gore Vidal wished Denny had written.

About Arthur Vanderbilt
A graduate of Wesleyan University and University of Virginia School of Law, Arthur Vanderbilt is the author of many books of history, biography, memoirs, and essays. His books have been
selections of the Book-of-the-Month Club, Readers Digest’s “Today’s Best Nonfiction,” the Easton.  Press series. He lives in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

RAB Launches 2nd Annual NaNoWriMo Contest




The innovative hybrid publisher Riverdale Avenue Books announces their second annual National Novel Writing Month Contest after hosting their first successful contest last year. Later this month, the winner of Riverdale Avenue Book’s National Novel Writing Month contest book, Untrustworthy by Janet Gershen-Siegel will be published on Riverdale’ Avenue Book’s HSF and Magnus imprint.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual event that takes place in the month of November to encourage aspiring writers to begin the novel they have always wanted to write. Participants start writing their 50,000-word novel at midnight on November 1st and they have the whole month of November to complete it

Riverdale Avenue Books will begin accepting submissions for the second annual NaNoWriMo contest for 50,000-80,000 word novels in the genres of erotica, erotic romance, horror, science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, thrillers, and LGBT fiction to Riverdale Avenue Books on December 1st, 2014. The submission process will close at midnight on February 15th, 2015. Riverdale Avenue Books’ team of editors will evaluate the submissions and choose first place winners, as well as honorable mentions, from each genre for publication by Riverdale Avenue Books.

“Riverdale Avenue Books is always looking for new talented authors and I was blown away when I read Untrustworthy,” said Riverdale Avenue Books Publisher Lori Perkins. “We wanted to host another NaNoWriMo contest give other talented writers a chance.”

Winners will be notified by email by March 15, 2015. Each book chosen will be eligible for standard contract terms, including publication as both print and ebook. The winning books will be published in 2015.

Please submit completed novels in a word document format with a brief author bio and book synopsis to submissions@riverdaleavebooks.com.