Friday, July 15, 2016

RAB Publishes M/M Valley of the Dudes to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Susann Classic

Riverdale Avenue Books has just released Valley of the Dudes by Ryan Field to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking classic, Valley of the Dolls.
       Lambda-award-winning author Ryan Field, who has been known for parodying heteronormative romance classics, explained his approach to writing his novel, “I'd always considered Valley of the Dolls a game-changer in publishing, pop culture, and in film. I've always believed it was part of the forefront of the sexual revolution, and it broke those proverbial grounds that lead the way for other books like it to enter the mainstream.”
       Field added, “I also think it’s a little ironic, if not symbolic, that the 50 year anniversary of Valley of the Dolls coincides so closely with the 50 year anniversary of the Gay Liberation movement. Valley of the Dolls and Gay Liberation were both part of an era that helped define sexuality and equality today.”
       Said Riverdale Avenue Books Publisher, Lori Perkins,” It’s amazing how relevant Susann’s classic remains today as we wade through the flood of celebrity worship and scandal that Susann predicted. Ryan’s re-imaging shows just how universal her vision was when it is brought forward 50 years and genders are changed, and it is still a powerful tale of the cost of fame and fortune.”

Thursday, July 14, 2016

To Celebrate Bastille Day, French Men on Sale


French Men HALF PRICE to Celebrate Bastille Day
At Riverdale Avenue Books and AllRomanceEbooks

Riverdale, NY, July 14, 2016 – To celebrate Bastille Day, Riverdale Ave Books has put its popular M/M novel French Men by Adam Carpenter on sale through the weekend of July 21th, as well as the other four titles in Carpenter’s Passport to a Fling series.
The entire Passport to a Fling series, which features the search for love in Europe’s greatest cities by three gay friends, is half price at AllRomanceEbooks.com and on the Riverdale  Avenue Books website, riverdaleavebooks.com.
The Passport to a Fling series features the adventures of three gay men as they look for love in  their Favorite European cities.  The series begins with the short story, Passport to a Fling, and continues with Freddy’s adventures in Paris in French Men; Matt’s adventure in Italy with Italian Guys and Jake’s search for love in London with English Lads.  The fourth volume in the series, American Hunks, takes the reader from Paris to Los Angeles, New York to Tuscany, London to Nice, American Hunks, the fourth novel  as the adventures of Matt, Freddie, and Jake culminate in a surprise wedding
To get the discount at Rveraleavebooks.com, please use the following codes:
FrenchBastille2016
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

ReLaunching the Dagger Imprint with The Ripper Letter by Best-selling Author Katherine Ramsland




Riverdale Avenue Books is relaunching its Dagger mystery/thriller line with the publication of The Ripper Letter, the first novel in The Hearts of Darkness series by best-selling author and forensic psychologist Dr. Katherine Ramsland.


The dark thriller involves a missing letter penned by Jack the Ripper, a secret society of autopsy enthusiasts, an occult code and angels.


"When I learned that a letter once attributed to Jack the Ripper was missing from police files, I thought, 'What if it's missing for a supernatural reason?' This launched my search though ancient codes and biblical history to create a universe in which Jack the Ripper had elevated motives.” Explained Katherine Ramsland. “I used an actual Ripper suspect with occult leanings to entice my female detective into a dangerously erotic arena."


“I am so thrilled to be working with Kathie Ramsland on this exciting, unique paranormal murder series. It’s perfect for our list,” said Publisher Lori Perkins.


Dean Koontz called Ramsland’s Ghost: Investigating the Other Side, “The best book of its kind I’ve ever read,” and Publisher’s Weekly stated that “Ramsland is a master of foreboding.” Whitley Streiber found The Heat Seekers to be a “gem” and said, “Katherine Ramsland is a marvelous novelist, who approaches her subject with chilling, fascinating inner knowledge.”


The Dagger imprint will be publishing a mystery/thriller title every month with the next title being the second novel in the pop culture near future thriller Macroglint series, The Weekend at Prism by John Patrick Kavanagh.

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.