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, 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

Award-Winning Erotic Romance Author Cecilia Tan Relauches Magic U Series at Riverdale Avenue Books

LGBTQ New Adult for Fans of the Harry Potter Series

Riverdale, NY- October 22, 2014 – The innovative hybrid publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books will republish Cecilia Tan’s Magic University, an LGBTQ New Adult fantasy series for fans of Harry Potter, beginning with the first book in the series, The Siren and the Sword.

Tan, who recently won both the Magnolia Award from the Georgia Romance Writers of America and The Reviewers Choice Award from Romantic Times for best Erotic Romance, had been writing Harry Potter fan fiction undercover when she was approached by Riverdale’s editor Lori Perkins about turning her passion into publishable prose.  By creating all new protagonists in college, so that they were all over 18, Tan was able to create a secret university in Cambridge, Massachusetts where just about anything is possible. Through the course of four books that take place over Kyle Wadsworth’s undergraduate career, we study all sorts of adult magick and sorcery that would make J.K. Rowling blush, gasp and groan.

"I wrote these books for all my grown-up friends who loved Harry Potter but who felt that the Harry Potter books ended just when things were about to get complicated and interesting for Harry and all his friends," said author Cecilia Tan.

Riverdale is thrilled to re-introduce these titles to the reading public now that the New Adult label of books featuring 18-24 year old protagonists is getting so much attention and making the best-seller lists. “These books are the perfect blend of new adult angst, romantic fantasy and sex magic,” said RAB’s Publisher Lori Perkins. “They belong on the best-seller list.”

Tan added, “"When I wrote these originally, 'new adult' wasn't a genre yet, and I was asking myself why aren't there romances with protagonists who are 18, 19, 20 years old? That's the magical time of first love and experimentation. The magical time of love lessons. In Magic University, I made those lessons literal." 

Riverdale Avenue Books will be releasing a book a month from this series, as well as a collection of short stories in the Magic University universe.

The first book in the series is available in ebook format for $6.99 and in print for $16.99, as well as an audio book on Audible Books for ?

About Cecilia Tan

Cecilia Tan is "simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature," according to Susie Bright. In 2013 she was a nominee for the Career Achievement Award in Erotica in the RT Magazine Reviewers Choice Awards and her novel Slow Surrender (Hachette/Forever, 2013) won the RT Reviewers Choice Award for Erotic Romance and the Magnolia Award for Best Erotic Romance from the Georgia Chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA). In addition to being a best-selling authors of erotic romance and science fiction, she has been the award-winning publisher of Circlet Books for two decades and has been indicted into the Saints & Sinners Hall of Fame for GLBT writers in 2010, was a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Leather Association in 2004, and won the inaugural Rose & Bay Awards for crowd-funded fiction in 2010 for her web fiction serial Daron's Guitar Chronicles.