Friday, October 30, 2015

Why I am in Love with a Zombie Novel - Scott Smith's An Outcast State

You might think it a bit unusual that RAB is publishing a young adult dystopian novel, but there's always a good story behind anything out of the ordinary.

This week's book is AN OUTCAST STATE by Scott Smith, a first novel by an English teacher, who just happened to have won the 2014 Dante Rossetti war or Best Young adult dystopian novel.  Now i it in it's way to us?

Scott sent in a short story submission to my second zombie romance story, STILL HUNGRY FOR YOUR LOVE, which I loved.  It was both romantic and horrific, perfect for my short story collection.  I asked him if he was working on anything else, and, lo and behold, he was and gave me AN OUTCAST STATE, which you will see is also very romantic and pretty gruesome.  I told our cover artist to think of it as Zombieland meets The Walking Dead.

I love finding new authors and giving them a start in their careers, and I am so proud to have published both Scott's first piece of fiction in my anthology, and now, is first novel.

This is a very special experience, an one I hope I will do often.

But I think you'll find that this novel is a page-turner of a tale.

An I am especially in fond the last line!

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Guest Post from Ryan Field on Fangsters: Gang Bang Fangsters

 I love our Fangsters series.  I mean, who can resist M/M vampire Gangsters in New Jersey by one of my favorite  authors, because he combines hot gay sex with sweeping romance.  So, I;ve turned the blog over to his capable hands:

Fangsters Book 2: Gang Bang Fangsters

Here's a new release in the Fangsters series I started working on with the publisher, Riverdale Ave. Books, when they first launched. It's LGBT+ vampire erotic romance and has 70,000 words.

As you can see from the subtitle, there will be sex in the book.

Gay sex.

And plenty of it.

Rough and dirty sometimes...NSFW. Real sex with real men.

With no apologies. 

I didn't hold back with this one. Just as I removed the sex scenes from Meadows Are Not Forever because sex scenes didn't work in that book, I added more than a few sex scenes to this Fangsters book because I thought they worked in the book and with the story line.

I'll post links below as they come in, and here's the blurb.


Fangsters - Gang Bang Fangsters (Fangsters) by Ryan Field - Romance>Erotic Romance
In this riveting sequel to Fangsters: Clan of the Jersey Boys, Anton and Digger find themselves in a dangerous situation. After they turn their beloved Leo in haste, his transition doesn't go as planned and he's left with an intense side effect. Leo can't get enough passion, sex, or men. He's an over-sexed gay vampire so completely out of control they consider locking him up in a chained coffin for eternity.

While Anton and Digger search for a solution to Leo's problem, they continue to pursue a peaceful arrangement with the vampire clan in Atlantic City that once tried to kill them. The goal is to avoid a war between the two New Jersey clans, and with the help of a brand new character named Kane who steals Anton's heart the instant he meets him, their goal is to accomplish a temporary agreement.

However, in spite of gay orgies and gang bangs, there doesn't seem to be any hope for hypersexual Leo. And when this new character offers them a choice that could change all of them forever, even Digger can't resist the delicious temptation. Will the threats they face as vampires ruin their chances for a happy ending? But more important, will Anton find the emotional strength to do the right thing for his lovers and his clan? 

Here's a link for Allromanceebooks...

Here's the Amazon link...

And this is at the publisher's web site... 

Friday, October 9, 2015

RAB to Publish Lost and Found, a Heart-Breaking Take of a Mother/Son Reunion by Gaming Heavyweight

New York, New York (October 9, 2015) – Riverdale Avenue Books will publish Lost and Found, the autobiography of Micky Neilson, in the Spring of 2016, which the publisher describes as The Glass Castle meets Of Dice and Men.

Lost and Found is the harrowing and inspirational autobiography of the successful World of Warcraft contributor 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 8 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 Mickey’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 earliest contributors to Blizzard Entertainment, he has more than two decades’ experiences on the cutting edge of the gaming industry. He is currently working on a graphic novel, Rook, as well as horror novel, The Turning, and a number of film projects.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

First Bio on Norman Reedus Pubished by RAB!

Just as the sixth ever-popular season of The Waling Dead is ready to premier, the first biography of the actor Norman Reedus has been published by the innovative hybrid publishing company, Riverdale Avenue Books, written by New York Times best-selling entertainment journalist Marc Shapiro.
“Everyone I know loves Norman Reedus’ Daryl character,” says Publisher Lori Perkins. “And most women I know, and some men, who gladly choose to spend the apocalypse under his alpha protection. In this biography, readers will get to see the real man behind the mythos.”
Although Norman Reedus has been playing the crossbow-wielding zombie hunter for six years now, few viewers know that he was once a very successful and sought after male model, as well as an artist.
“He’s a very interesting character,” said Marc Shapiro, author of the unauthorized biography, “both in the roles he plays and in the life he’s lead.”
This book chronicles his days as a defiant young man in a fractured but ultimately liberating family life, allegations of physical abuse from Reedus himself, to his struggles in the Los Angeles art underground, alcohol problems that saw him in AA and, for a time, homeless, his breakthrough in acting, modeling and the slow, steady and never boring journey through love, fatherhood and his often truly odd professional choices. You’ll discover why Reedus said thanks but no thanks to an offer to play opposite a reigning superstar, how he became Daryl Dixon and how The Walking Dead changed his life.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Call for Stories for the First Annual Geeky Kink Anthology

Call for Stories for the First Annual Geeky Kink Anthology

Riverdale Avenue Books is joining forces with Geeky Kink and bring you a collection of awesome Geeky Kinkiness. (if you don't know Jeff Mach and his band of fabulously creative geeky kinksters, please go here,

We're looking for new and/or previously published stories featuring geeky kinkiness. Or kinky geekiness. How does your inner geek get their rocks off? Have you turned that amazing scene where you were Twilight Sparkle giving it to another bound pony right in the Pinkie Pie? Got a hot hunt short story about Boba and Han? Maybe a story set AT the GKE? Send it in!

This will be a Riverdale Avenue Book.  We pay 33% royalties on digital and 8% on print which will be split on a pro rata share amongst the authors.

We will publish this book by Nov. 8 ONLINE AND IN PRINT, so the deadline is October 30.

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

Stories should be between 1200 and 5000 words.  If you have something longer, please email directly. 

Send submissions to as a word doc.  Title your submission GKE.  Please include a brief bio.