Friday, March 27, 2020

What We're Doing During These Different Times


Of course, things are different today as I write this note to you, but I wanted you to know that the staff at Riverdale Avenue Books is committed to bringing you new content throughout this period of social isolation. While the rest of the world slows down and waits to see what the future will hold, we are continuing to work to bring out a book a week.

No one is as important to maintaining our society as those working in hospitals, grocery stores, mailrooms and newsrooms, but we believe that entertaining people at a time like this is also important. People will need their escapes more than ever, and erotic romance and binge watching books will be perfect for that. 

At Riverdale, we are also working on a completely original daily erotic romance story series, details of which we will announce shortly. We are acquiring, so if you have any books you want us to consider, please send them to at submissions@riverdaleavebooks.com.
We will also be offering some titles for free, so keep your eyes open for those announcements through email, as well as on our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Goodreads accounts, as well as on our blog, riverdaleavebooks.blogspot.com. If you are not on our email list, go to our website and sign up, riverdaleavebooks.com.
Please also rest assured that during this time we continue to operate in the normal course and will pay our staff, as well as send out royalties to authors, so your patronage of our books is more important than ever!
Thanks for being a loyal reader, stay safe and be well!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

We Need a Few More Stories for Sexy Superheroes Anthology

If you're staying in for the Coronavirus, this is the ideal time to write, and we need a few more stories for our Sexy Superheroes anthology.

Sexy Super Heroes

Men in tights.
Women in capes.
Super powers and super passion.
As if it’s not hard enough to build a relationship! Riverdale Avenue Books wants your superhero themed short stories. New couples dealing with one or both having extraordinary abilities. Established couples trying to keep a relationship going and romance alive while working to keep the world safe. All characters must be created by the authors – no established superheroes will be accepted.
LGBTQ+ and underrepresented characters/voices are welcome and encouraged.
All submissions will receive an acknowledgement email and a response by or before September 7, 2019. Please inquire about reprints. Original, previously unpublished work is preferred. Payment is prorated share of the epub, print and audio royalties split evenly among all contributors, a pdf and print copy of the book. Rights are for seven (7) years, reusable with permission and notification.
All submissions should:
  • Be submitted as a Word document
  • Be between 4000-8000 words long (query for longer stories)
  • Be proofread and edited
  • Include a HEA or HFN ending
  • Use Times New Roman 12 point and underline italics
  • Use ### or *** centered for scene breaks with a blank line above and below
  • Include title, last name and page numbers in upper right hand corner using the ‘header’ feature.

Submission deadline: April 6, 2020
Expected publication: June 2020 – to coincide with the release of Wonder Woman 1984
Put Sexy Super Heroes Anthology in the subject line
Send submissions via attachment to
Submissions@RiverdaleAveBooks.com

Sunday, March 1, 2020

First Graphic Novel Published Under Circlet Press Imprint


The twisted mind of Vinnie Tesla makes the first ever graphic novel from Circlet Press (Riverdale Avenue Books' newest imprint), an utterly unique reading experience. From the long-running Mad Science-themed erotic webcomic Tales of Gnosis College comes a bizarre, hilarious, and filthy standalone story—a tale of video games, online porn and artificial intelligence.
Kat Carter works at Smile! Corporation designing censorware—a job that gives her an excuse to watch a lot of porn at work. But when her erotic fantasies start creeping into reality, who is behind the intrusion?
The Monsters of Science are a secretive hacker collective at Gnosis College. When someone hires them to deface a popular Augmented Reality game, they leap at the opportunity to make a little cash doing what they love. But now the game’s cuddly online characters seem to be trying to kill them IRL, and they’re frighteningly effective. Is there any way to stop them?
Reclusive erotic “kaijumantica” author Biff Sparkleman, author of such classics as Taken by a Horse-sized Duck and Fifty Duck-Sized Horses, The Chupacabra’s Baby Mama, and Seduced by the Sensual Sardinian Shapeshifter may be the only one who knows the answers—if only they can find him in time.
The creators of this graphic novel are a young team of writer and artist. Author Vinnie Tesla is the author of the smutty Steampunk novel The ErotofluidicAge, the smutty werewolf novella Ota Discovers Fire, and an incongruously clean short story in the comic book anthology Strange Romance III.
Artist Lon "Erosarts" Ryden is mostly known for drawing Tales of Gnosis College, and the adventures of the Danger Dolls.
“We’ve always wanted to venture into the realm of graphic novels and what better way to do this than with erotic science fiction teaming up with the Circlet. This is truly a graphic novel!” said Publisher Lori Perkins.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Hockey Book about 1993 Canadiens Just Pubbed


Riverdale Avenue Books has just published The 1993 Canadiens: Seven Magical Weeks, Unlikely Heroes and Canada’s Last Stanley Cup Champions by K.P. Wee on the heels of the annual NHL All-Star games.  This hockey title by veteran sports writer K.P. Wee chronicles the amazing turn of events that gave Canada its last Stanley Cup Championship 27 years ago.

The 1992-1993 Canadiens, whose lone superstar was future Hall-of-Fame goaltender Patrick Roy, were essentially a nondescript team coming off an embarrassing second-round playoff series sweep against the Boston Bruins the previous spring. Yet these Habs, led by the goaltending of Roy and with timely goals from various unlikely heroes, stunned the hockey world by winning a record 10 consecutive playoff overtime games over a magical seven-week run during the spring of 1993. Montreal ultimately captured hockey’s ultimate prize that June—the 24th championship in franchise history—in the last Stanley Cup Finals series ever played at the venerable Montreal Forum.

While the Canadiens had veteran presence in Kirk Muller, Vincent Damphousse, Brian Bellows, Denis Savard and Guy Carbonneau, Montreal might not have won the Cup without unlikely heroes like Gilbert Dionne, Stephan Lebeau and Paul DiPietro scoring goals in the clutch. Others such as Gary Leeman and Mario Roberge, despite not always being in the lineup, contributed in ways that didn’t necessarily show up on the scoresheet. And behind the bench, while Jacques Demers made all the right moves that spring, he isn’t even considered today among the top 50 coaches of all-time.
  
“If you’re not a Montreal fan, you hated seeing them win. But as time as gone by, you learn to appreciate the fact that this group of men exemplified teamwork perfectly,” said author K.P. Wee. “Yes, their goalie, Patrick Roy, stood on his head. But they had so many overtime heroes along the way, guys scoring big goals playing hurt or contributing even when they weren’t regularly in the lineup. Half the guys were Francophones and the other half were Anglophones, and that could have caused a problem in the locker room... and playing in that media market in Montreal, where hockey is religion and there’s so much scrutiny and so much pressure... it’s amazing they pulled together and won that Cup.”

More than a quarter century later, these Habs remain the last Canadian-based team to win the Cup—and in The 1993 Canadiens: Seven Magical Weeks, Unlikely Heroes and Canada’s Last Stanley Cup Champions, K. P. Wee relives the story of this incredible season.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Wickedly Ever After Anthology Just Pubbed






Riverdale Avenue Books has just released Wickedly Ever After by romance writer, Rachel Kenley. The new collection of twisted fairy tales in Wickedly Ever After in which the villains are the main characters of the story.

Villains are the heroines and heroes of their stories and in this anthology, they are going to be the leading players–and finally find love. In these 10 stories you will find villains from fairy tale, folklore and myth. From the familiar to the fantastic from Hades to Grendel. Stories include:

● A man who gets more than he expected by binding himself to a selkie,
● A woman who discovers the loveable Beast in the young man she once knew,
● A mermaid who is not meant to be with a prince,
● A witch who has so much more to offer than a cabin made of sweets,
● A singer who has promised something she cannot deliver and gets help from an unexpected source, ● And more. If you’ve ever rooted for a witch, an evil fairy or a wolf, this anthology is for

“This has been one of my favorite anthologies to edit. Villains can be so much more interesting than heroes that the opportunity to give them the lead was clearly a fun experience for the contributors,” said Author Rachel Kenley. “It was also a wonderful surprise to read retold folklore and myth as well as fairy tales. I think readers are going to enjoy the twists and passion in these stories."

“A wonderful collection of stories where the bad guys are the good guys…or at least the guys you want! And the M/M selkie story is just perfect!” said Publisher Lori Perkins.

Kenley previously edited Dangerous Curves Ahead for Riverdale Avenue Books and is currently looking for stories for an anthology on Sexy Superheroes.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Binge Watcher's Guide to Doctor Who Just Pubbed


Riverdale Avenue Books just pubbed the first book in the new series The Binge Watchers Guide to Doctor Who, featuring Jodi Whittaker’s Doctor, just in time for the international premiere of the new season on January 1.

The new line of books is dedicated to pop culture phenomenon from movies to TV shows and will include titles on the films of Harry Potter, Friends, Golden Girls, The Handmaid’s Tale, Riverdale, American Horror Story, Black Mirror, etc.

The first book in the series, The Binge Watcher's Guide to Doctor Who, Season 11 by Mackenzie Flohr, will take readers on a journey through time and space, showing how Doctor Who became the longest running show on television by weaving through its history, starting with the current incarnation of the Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker. The book will examine the impact of having the first female Doctor in the show’s five decade-long history among fans and critics as well as In addition to exploring the details of creating this season of the show, the book will examine the impact of having the first female Doctor in the show’s five decade-long history among fans and critics, as well as include exclusive, never-before-seen interviews with Wendy Abrahams, Beth Axford, Christian Basel, Will Brooks, Ken Deep, Stephen Hatcher, Krystal Moore, David Solomons and Alisa Stern.

Publisher Lori Perkins has tapped different authors for each Binge Watcher Guide who are experts in pop culture and chose Mackenzie Flohr for The Doctor Who series.

“Working on this book with Mackenzie Flohr has been amazing. She has an almost comprehensive knowledge of the show, as well as an incredible passion for the world of Doctor Who,” said Publisher Lori Perkins

“2018 was a huge year for Doctor Who and Whovians around the world with the debut of our first female Doctor,” said Author Mackenzie Flohr. “It is an honor to start this nonfiction series on Jodie Whittaker and her 13th Doctor.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Just Pubbed - Not Home for the Holidays - A Reverse Hallmark Christmas Movie Plot


Riverdale Avenue Books has just published Not Home for the Holidays by Isabelle Drake, a reverse-Hallmark Christmas movie where the country girl finds her city happy ever after.

The week before Christmas, quirky, country girl Emma Lopez is in New York City, aiming to win a social media contest for small-business owners. Minutes before her high-stakes interview, an impulsive, sizzling kiss under the mistletoe with a handsome businessman turns into an even bigger surprise 

She goes all-in enjoying the holiday excitement of the city and shaking up a certain dapper businessman. Thanks to a snowstorm, her phone, and a couple more kisses, she counts herself a winner. Then, her high-spirited attitude leads to an unexpected opportunity of a lifetime, one she’s certain she can’t accept.

“Small towns aren't always the places for people with big dreams, that's something I learned by living in one. I wanted to write a fun, heart-warming Christmas romance for people like me, people who don't 'fit in' to that stereotypical country town,” explained author Isabelle Drake.

 “I love binging on the Hallmark Christmas movies, but after a while I always wonder if it’s possible to find love in the big city.  Not Home for the Holidays does just that in the same feel-good way,” said Publisher Lori Perkins.