Wednesday, May 24, 2017

M/M Dancing Dirty by Ryan Field



The innovative hybrid publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books is releasing Dancing Dirty by best-selling Lambda Award winning author Ryan Fields, a retelling of the classic film Dirty Dancing using gay characters, just prior to the ABC live airing on May 24th.

Dancing Dirty takes place in the summer of 1978, the middle of the disco era, and dancing is one of the hottest trends. But 18-year-old Junior has never seen the inside of a gay bar or danced with another man. His mother and father think he's just shy about meeting girls and that he'll grow out of it. All Junior cares about is meeting the right man and falling in love.

But when his parents buy a summer home in an exclusive resort community in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, his prospects of finding love don't look too promising. While his mother and father enjoy all the amenities of the resort, and his sister is flirting with one of the waiters, Junior mopes around watching everyone else have fun. That is until he meets a handsome young dance instructor named Carlo who changes his life in ways he'd never dreamed were possible.

From the minute Junior lays eyes on Carlo, he knows he's in love. In order to prove his love, he's willing to make personal sacrifices that no one else has ever been willing to make for Carlo.

“Dirty Dancing is a timeless classic whose themes of doing the right things no matter who you love transcend gender, ”said Publisher Lori Perkins.

“I was excited to retell this tale with a gay twist,” said Author Ryan Field. “I hope the readers enjoy it as much as I did when I wrote it.”

Monday, May 1, 2017

Gone with the Dead Comes to RT Convention


Riverdale Avenue Books has joined forces with the Romantic Times convention, held in Atlanta this weekend, to give all participants of the upcoming conference a free ebook entitled Gone with the Dead edited by Lori Perkins. The new anthology includes stories based on both Atlanta, Georgia classics Gone with the Wind and The Walking Dead.

The Gone with the Dead anthology includes 16 stories from multiple New York Times and USA Today best-selling writers. Each one is a unique interpretation of this concept of Southern love and death.  There is profound love and extreme gore--some even in the same story, and all sorts of undead from the expected zombies to vampires and shapeshifters, ghosts, devils, and even bugs and gators.

“So it was no surprise that we received more than 100 short stories in a mere two-month deadline when we put the call out for contributions.  Some stories were sent in the very first day this anthology was announced,” said Publisher and Editor Lori Perkins. “Of course, that meant that the range of stories was wide, as well.  I expected a lot of zombie stories – and you will see your fair share of them in here – but there are many kinds of zombies.  Because of the Gone with the Wind angle, I was really looking for stories that had a Civil War flavor, and you’ll find some truly clever ways these writers have woven that in as well.”

A reading with authors will be held on May 4th at The Downtown Atlanta Hyatt from 5:45 to 6:45 The readers will include: Xio Axelrod, R.L. Merrill, Isabelle Drake and Kimberlie Faye. Riverdale Avenue Books will also hold their signature dirty word raffle for awesome prizes, which will include Aftermath Makeup kits from Dear Bloody Mary,  Crated With Love Boxes date night subscription box for couples and Infectious Love personalized zombie romance novel from YourNovel.com

The book is FREE to Romantic Times attendees and their friends from May 3rd through May 8th on RiverdaleAveBooks.com website with the code GWTDRT2017.

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

First American Book on Canadian Rock Band The Tragically Hip


On August 20th, 2016 11.7 million Canadians stood transfixed, watching the final concert of The Tragically Hip, and the rest of the world asked, “Who is this band?” New York Times best-selling pop journalist Marc Shapiro answers that question in the first American book about this Canadian rock band that largely shunned the spotlight but has become the standard bearer of a resurgent sense of Canadian pride and patriotism.

What is Hip? The Life And Times Of The Tragically Hip delves deep beneath the surface of this rock and roll story to discover how a band that spent more than three decades in the rock and roll trenches selling millions of albums and opening for the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin’s Page & Plant, remained almost unknown outside their home country, even as they rose to the level of rock royalty in Canada.

Through extensive research and some well-placed sources, author Shapiro has put together a complete look at The Tragically Hip’s rise from humble Kingston roots to endless tours, the internal struggles to keep their music fresh and the fanatic loyalty they fostered in millions of Canadian fans of all ages and generations. Fans that would unite to honor the band and shed more than a few tears when it was announced that singer Gord Downie had been diagnosed with brain cancer and that The Hip were about to embark on what may well be their final tour.

“What drew me to The Tragically Hip was a lot of questions I had,” author Shapiro said. “The most enticing to me being ‘How did they do it?’ “This was a band that almost completely avoided compromises creatively and business wise. And to be honest, their career might have turned out easier and different if they hadn’t. But you’ve got to admire anyone, band or mortal, who forges their own path regardless of the consequences. I had to know what makes rugged individualists tick and this book answers those questions.”

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

RAB Publication Party Tonight at NYC’s KGB Lit Bar for “1984 in the 21st Century” Anthology


New York, NY: (April 5, 2017)—The innovative hybrid publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books will hold a publication and launch party for 1984 in the 21st Century with readings from the essay collection from a selection of the authors at New York City’s quirky literary bar, KGB’s, in the East Village.

The new anthology features essays on how George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984 still resonates nearly seven decades after it was published. The anthology will be published on April 4th, 2017, the date on which the novel begins in the classic dystopian novel, and will be free online at RiverdaleAveBooks.com.

After the novel 1984 made the #1 spot on Amazon’s best-seller list, Riverdale Avenue Books put out an international call for submissions of essays. Articles in the book include such notable writers as science fiction legend David Brin, Yahoo News columnist Matt Bai, feminist academic Melissa Febos, and 20 others authors, as well as average citizens.

“We thought the location of a former Soviet watering hole was the perfect place for a reading of essays about surveillance and ThoughtCrime in the 21st century,” said Publisher Lori Perkins.

Anticipated readers include Perry Brass, Sherri Donovan, David Jester, Marc Polite and Alexander Urbelis and Aaron Zwintscher. Print books will be available for sale (and signing).

Monday, April 3, 2017

1984 in the 21st Century FREE on RAB Website TODAY ONLY




Riverdale Avenue Books Partners with Alamo Draft House and the Anthology Film Archives for Free Copies of 1984 in the 21st Century Anthology

-Free Digital Downloads of the New Book will be given to Audience Attending 1984 Showings on April 4th -

Riverdale Avenue Books will give audiences at the Alamo Draft House in Yonkers and Anthology Film Archives in NYC free digital copies of 1984 in the 21st Century as part of a national protest showing of the movie 1984 at 200 theaters. The new anthology features essays on how George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984 still resonates nearly seven decades after it was published. The anthology will be published on April 4th, 2017, the date on which the novel begins in the classic dystopian novel, and will be free online at RiverdaleAveBooks.com.

After the novel 1984 made the #1 spot on Amazon’s best-seller list, Riverdale Avenue Books put out an international call for submissions of essays. Articles in the book include such notable writers as science fiction legend David Brin, Yahoo News columnist Matt Bai, feminist academic Melissa Febos, and 20 others authors, as well as average citizens.

“With the current political climate, it’s no wonder that 1984 is now #1 on the best-seller lists,” said Publisher and Anthology Editor Lori Perkins. “Readers and writers relate to the political zeitgeist in the novel in current events right now. It gives us all something to think about!”

On April 4th, 2017, audiences at the Alamo Draft House in Yonkers and Anthology Film Archives will receive a card with a code for their free book. Fans of 1984 can still receive a digital ebook of 1984 in the 21st Century by entering the code 1984FREE on RiverdaleAveBooks.com on April 4th.

Downloads of the book are available for sale after the release date at RiverdaleAveBooks.com and also at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles Nook, iTunes, Kobo and where digital and print books are sold.

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 RiverdaleAveBooks.com 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, riverdaleavebooks.com (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.

ENJOY!