Saturday, May 30, 2015

Call for Stories - Object Erotica Anthology

Riverdale Avenue Books is looking for already written (and/or previously published) stories featuring sex with an object (but not store-bought sex toys).  These are stories featuring sex or sexual attraction to an unusual object (like a household appliance) or Do-It-Yourself sex toy stories (I know of a guy who used stainless steel chopsticks as sounds and a woman who used marbles as Ben Wa balls). These stories could also include tales of human furniture and/or the desire to become an object close to a loved one's sex organs (like a bicycle seat or Prince Charles infamous desire to be Camilla's tampon.

This will be a Riverdale Avenue Book.  We pay 33% royalties on digital and 8% on print.  Royalties will be split on a pro rata share amongst the authors. There is foreign interest in this topic.

We will publish this book by the end of June ONLINE AND IN PRINT, so the deadline is June 15. My foreign rights and audio rep will be selling rights immediately.

If you also remember or know of any stories that fit under this umbrella, please forward this request to that author.

If this works, RAB might do a second one quickly.

Stories should be between 1200 and 5000 words.  If you have something longer, please email me directly.  We might be able to publish that as a stand alone.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Rainbow Award M/M SoulShares Series to Pub at RAB



Rory combines male hotness and a fabulous sense of the unknown in her SoulShares series. I eagerly await every new release. Talk about being a page turner.” 
Susan Mac Nicol, international best-selling author of Saving Alexander and Worth Keeping
RIVERDALE, NEW YORK, March 26, 2015
-- Riverdale Avenue Books is pleased to announce the acquisition of the award-winning eight book SoulShares series by Rory Ni Coileain.  The first title in the series, Hard as Stone, will be released on Wednesday, May 27, which features the story of a powerful love between a disgraced Fae noble and a mortal lawyer. All eight titles will receive brand new covers.
The SoulShares series begins more than two thousand years ago, when the Fae of the Realm walled themselves off from the human world, in a last-ditch attempt to save the Realm from the unimaginable malevolence of the Marfach. The wisest among the Fae were able to foretell that only Fae in the human world had any chance of destroying the Marfach. So they left one path by which Fae –exiles, misfits, rebels – could make their way to the human world.
At a terrible cost. A Fae passing through the Pattern loses half his soul. That half is reborn, somewhere in human time and human space, in a human. In order to be whole, in order to stand a chance in the final battle against the race’s most ancient enemy, an exiled Fae must find – and mate with – and love – the human who bears the other half of his sundered soul.
The problem? Fae don’t love.
Hard as Stone was a finalist for Best Debut Novel and Best Gay Erotic Romance in the 2012 Rainbow Awards and was also a finalist for Best Erotica, in the 2012 Preditors & Editors Readers Poll.
Gale Force, the second novel in the SoulShares series will be released on June  10th, followed by Deep Plunge, the third novel in the series on June 24th, and Fire Storm, the series’ fourth title, on July 8th.  Blowing Smoke, the first new novel in the series, will launch on July 22nd.
It’s so exciting to be partnering with Riverdale Avenue Books to give the SoulShares series the treatment I’ve always wanted to give it, with everything they need to make their world come alive,” said the author. “I like to think of the SoulShares as a gateway drug – urban fantasy for lovers of erotic romance, erotic romance for lovers of urban fantasy.”

The titles are available for review on Netgalley.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Showtimes's Gigolos Cowboys4Angels Team Up with RAB for Erotic Romance


Internationally renowned male escort service Cowboys4Angels has teamed up with innovative hybrid publisher Riverdale Avenue Books to publish The Vegas Virgin by Lissa Trevor, a pseudonym for a USA Today best-selling erotic romance writer.
“Once I saw the Cowboy4Angels website, the men there reminded me of my cover models, except more accessible," said Trevor. "It sparked my creativity.  What if the reader could have their own adventure with the man on the cover of their book? What would you do if the rules didn't apply to you?"

 Riverdale Avenue Books’ Publisher Lori Perkins said “The story is so powerfully sensual – every woman’s Vegas naughty daydream – and yet Trevor manages to bring it all together with an erotic romance twist.”

Garren James, founder and President of Cowboys4angels said “I always imagined these amazing gentleman who love to make women happy as the perfect characters for a series of novels for women.  We hope that this becomes a vehicle for women’s fantasies featuring our fabulous men.”

Saturday, May 2, 2015

RAB/Magnus Publishes Simon Sheppard's Jockboys Saga, Literary Smut


Simon Sheppard’s The JockBoys Saga:
The Director’s Cut Premiers from
 Riverdale Avenue’s Magnus Books
  
                        “Our Erotica King” – San Francisco Magazine


Riverdale Avenue Books’ Magnus imprint has just released the complete omnibus collection of Lambda-Award-winning erotic writer Simon Shepperd’s Jockboys Saga featuring his raunchy yet literary (yes, you read that right) stories about porn stars, queer politics, and postmodern penis play. Join Vin Stroker, Casey O’Toole and the rest of the well-hung, fun-loving gang for a smart, smutty romp guaranteed to make you wish you were there watching the jockboys perform.


Riverdale Avenue Books Publisher Lori Perkins said of the work. “Simon is such a smut master that he effortlessly combines a number of clever literary feats with hot M/M stories that both male and female readers have found irresistible.”




Says the author of his new collection, "I had a great time writing Jockboys. It's kind of meta-porn: full of literary devices, socio-political overtones, and funny I hope. But still loaded with balls-out sex."


About the Author: Simon Sheppard is the author of Man on Man: The Best of Simon Sheppard, the novel The Dirty Boys Club, and of three previous short story collections: Sodomy!, In Deep, and Hotter Than Hell and Other Stories, winner of the Erotic Authors Association Award. His anthology Homosex: Sixty Years of Gay Erotica won the Lambda Literary Award. Sheppard’s work has appeared in well over 300 anthologies, including eighteen editions of the Best Gay Erotica series and several editions of the Best American Erotica. He lives in San Francisco and hangs out at www.simonsheppard.com.