Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Half Price Holiday Books for Christmas in July



Riverdale Avenue Books celebrates summer with its annual Christmas in July sale featuring 19 FREE holiday-themed Book-of-the-Day titles on RomanceDailyNews.com and an entire month of half price title sales on the Riverdaleavebooks.com website using the promo code XMAS719. These titles will also be available at 50% off on Overdrive for sale to the nation’s libraries. Four of their LGBTQ+ titles will be offered as FREE give-aways on Erie Gay News.
Said Riverdale Avenue Publisher Lori Perkins, “Everyone knows that Christmas is the most romantic holiday of the year, but most people are too busy shopping, taking care of family, baking 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:
Hot for Xmas by Trinity Blacio
A Christmas Carl by Ryan Field
Forever Bound with Tinsel by Chloe Stowe
Christmas Magic by Cecilia Tan
The Naughty Angel and Her Three Very Wise Men by Trinity Blacio
Naughty Mommy and Santa’s Helpers by Trinity Blacio
The Naughty Stepbrothers by Trinity Blacio
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
Frosty, Inc. by Trinity Blacio
Holiday Gay edited by Maitland McDonagh

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Apply for Your Book to be the Book of The Day at RomanceDailyNews.com

Application form for Romance Daily News Book of the Day


Romance Daily News is an online magazine for romance readers. Each day, the editors at RDN select, feature and promote one romance ebook. RDN's paid subscribers are able to download the featured ebook for FREE. An annual subscription of $9.99 (and gets the reader 365 FREE books a year)

RDN's ebook fulfillment is powered by Smashwords, the leading ebook publishing and distribution platform. However, if you have your own website, where you can offer the book for FREE with  a code, you may use that instead.

Once your book is available at Smashwords, it's eligible for nomination as RDN's Book of the Day.
There's no cost to publish at Smashwords, and there's no cost to participate in this promotion if you're selected.

Titles for consideration should have a definite romantic element, but can be in any genre.  Nonfiction dealing with relationships and female-focus will also be considered.

*BEFORE* you fill out this application form, create a private Smashwords Coupon code which you'll enter below, and update your Smashwords author profile page with your Smashwords Interview (portions of which will be republished in your RDN feature), your current author headshot (if you have one) and author bio. If you're nominating a series book, please ensure that all your series books are connected via the Smashwords Series Manager tool. This will make it easier for readers to find and purchase your other books.

If your book is selected,  RDN  will contact you at the email you provide below with a confirmation and a promotion date.

Please copy and paste this application into an email and send it to submissions@romancedailynews.com

How did you hear about this opportunity?

What is your author pen name?

Nominated title

Retail price (must be $.99 or higher)

Hyperlink to your Smashwords book page for the book you're nominating (visit your Smashwords book page and then copy the full web address from your browser into the field below) or your website sale page

Smashwords Coupon Code for the title you're nominating (reminder: Do *not* click the "Public" coupon option. Select an expiration date that is at least 90 days after today. Once RDN assigns you a feature date, you'll click back to your Coupon Manager and set a new expiration date of two days after the promo date)

Is this book a member of a series? (If your series starter is perma-free, then you should nominate book two)



Yes



No
If you write series, and the series starter is free, what is the title of your series starter?

If you write series, and the series starter is free, provide a hyperlink to the Smashwords book page for the series starter

Hyperlink to your Author Profile page, which is where RDN will access your Smashwords Inteview (if you have not completed your Smashwords Interview, you must do so prior to completing this nomination form)

Will this title remain published at Smashwords for at least the next four months?



Yes



No
Your email address

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Riverdale Avenue Books Wins Multiple Erotica and Horror IPPY Awards

As the annual book awards season rolls in, Riverdale Avenue Books is pleased to announce that three of their titles have received Independent Publisher Book Awards in erotica and horror categories, as well RAB/Afraid Author Jeremy Wagner for outstanding author website.

The Independent Publisher Book Awards, affectionately called the IPPY Awards, has identified a reading list of progressive, thought-provoking books, the kind that can touch lives, advance careers, and stretch our imaginations. "Recognizing Excellence in Independent Publishing," the IPPY Awards showcase the best books from throughout North America and the English-speaking world. Launched as the first unaffiliated awards program open exclusively to independent, university, and self-published titles.

The honorees will receive gold, silver, and bronze medals in different categories. The books from Riverdale Avenue Books that will be receiving awards include:

· Erotica Gold Medal - Domme Quixote by Lissa Trevor


· Erotica Silver Medal - Women Who Love Monsters Edited by Lori Perkins


· SF/Fantasy/Horror ebook Bronze Medal - Rabid Heart by Jeremy Wagner


· Best Author Website Bronze Medal - Rabid Heart by Jeremy Wagner

“We are honored to receive these awards for the books we publish in the erotic and horror genres,” said Publisher Lori Perkins. “We feel these genres often say powerful things about the time we live in and we are so proud to have our authors’ voices heard and recognized.”

The Women Who Love Monsters anthology was a tie-in to an episode of Vice TV’s Slutever which aired in March 2018.

The presentation ofthe 24th annual IPPY Awards will take place in New York City at the Copacabana (268 W 47 St) on Tuesday, May 28th from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. The event occurs on the eve of Book Expo America.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Author & Musician Jeremy Wagner Releases New Edition of Acclaimed Novel, “The Armageddon Chord”, Today via Riverdale Avenue Books/Afraid Books

 
"Wagner debuts with a highly entertaining blend…of heavy metal and hardcore horror…electrified by breakneck pacing, a cast of over-the-top characters and memorable lines..."
Publishers Weekly

Jeremy Wagner, founder of internationally acclaimed death metal band Broken Hope, wrote his first novel about the power of heavy metal and its horrific possibilities in the wrong hands. Almost a decade later, The Armageddon Chord is being republished through Riverdale Avenue Books’ Afraid imprint with a new cover and interior illustrations by artist Claudio Bergamin (Rabid Heart, Judas Priest) and a new introduction that puts the genesis of the book in perspective. In addition to ebook and trade paperback editions out today, the book will be available in hardcover (May 9 release) and audio (summer release) for the first time soon.

Pick up your copy of the new edition in Paperback via Amazon and in eBook format via Amazon and Barnes & Noble

The horror novel follows the discovery of an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph that contains music so evil that it has the power to unleash the Apocalypse upon the world and grant immortality to the chosen who will reign with Satan.

Festus Baustone III, a multi-billionaire with a drive to crush anyone who defies him and a desire to live forever, will do anything to bring the Song of Sethis to life—even if it means sacrificing his own daughter and anyone else who stands in his way.

Kirk Vaisto, known as the “God of Guitar” by his millions of worldwide fans, is given an offer he can’t refuse. Caught between the forces of divine good and monumental evil, Kirk will find that there’s a powerful evil lurking in his very guitar strings as he transcribes the Song of Sethis for Festus Baustone and Helmut Hartkopff.

Turning Aknaseth’s hieroglyphics into music will be the first step into the abyss...

Kirk Vaisto sets off on a musical journey that takes him from an unholy chapter in ancient Egyptian history to the Holy Cross, to the concert stage and to the very edge of Hell itself as he gives the performance of a lifetime. Will it be immortality, annihilation and the Apocalypse, or salvation and deliverance from evil? All is at stake by Kirk Vaisto’s hand when he strikes The Armageddon Chord.

“I’m beyond delighted to see The Armageddon Chord get a proper re-release,” said author Jeremy Wagner. “Joining forces with Riverdale Avenue Books/Afraid is the best thing that could’ve happened for this novel. I can’t wait for new readers to get this in their hands for the first time, and for my longtime readers to experience all again in it’s bigger, badder, and apocalyptic glory!”

In 2011, Wagner released The Armageddon Chord to critical acclaim. Rolling Stone called the novel, “Pulp fiction at its breeziest best.”

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Call for Stories for Three New Anthologies


Rachel Kenley will be editing three new anthologies for us this year!

Dangerous Curves

Size doesn’t matter – not when it comes going for dreams and goals or when thinking about love and romance. For this anthology Riverdale Avenue Books is looking for authors to give us your non-traditionally accepted weight main characters (and, yes, by traditionally accepted weight we mean skinny) who are going for big dreams and big love. Nothing airbrushed to perfection. Show us their love for life, their appetite for success, and their passion for… passion.
LGBTQ+ and underrepresented characters/voices are welcome and encouraged.
All submissions will receive an acknowledgement email and a response by or before April 16, 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 16, 2019 or until filled
Expected publication: June  2019
Send submissions via attachment to
Submissions@RiverdaleAveBooks.com
Put Curves Anthology in the subject line

Retold Fairy Tales – The Villain Wins

Sometimes it’s so very good to be bad. And why shouldn’t the villains have their chance at love? If Maleficent can have her happy ending –can’t some of our other favorites?
Riverdale Avenue Books is looking for retold fairytales with a specific twist – the villain is now the hero/ine and has the happily ever after. Wolves win over those who might harm them. Witches seduce and enchant. And good little boys and girls? Well, theirs are the motivations that come into question. Familiar and foreign tales are welcome, just put the villain at the center of your story.
LGBTQ+ and underrepresented characters/voices are welcome and encouraged.
All submissions will receive an acknowledgment 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.
(EDITOR’S NOTE – Do not submit a retelling of The Little Mermaid. That one is already claimed! J)
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 the upper right-hand corner using the ‘header’ feature.

Expected publication: November 2019 – to coincide with the release of Maleficent 2
Submission deadline: September 13, 2019
Put Villains Win Anthology in the subject line
Send submissions via attachment to
Submissions@RiverdaleAveBooks.com

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Afraid Author Jeremy Wagner Featured Guest at Texas Frightmare Weekend May 2-5

Afraid Author JEREMY WAGNER will appear at the Texas Frightmare Weekend event on May 4, where he will launch and sign copies of his second novel with RiverdaleAveneue Books, THE ARMAGEDDON CHORD, which will go on sale May 2. The award-nominated novelist has also written hundreds of lyrics and songs spanning several albums with his internationally-recognized death-metal band, BROKEN HOPE.
 
Texas Frightmare Weekend, presented by Arrow Video, takes place annually in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex – this year from May 3-5, 2019. True to their tagline – “The Southwest’s Premier Horror Convention” – Texas Frightmare Weekend‘s goal is to provide fans with an unrivaled experience by celebrating all aspects of genre films. Texas Frightmare Weekend hosts celebrity appearances, autograph signings, screenings, exclusive parties and horror memorabilia vendors from all over the country. Texas Frightmare Weekend is also extremely proud to have featured the rising talents of many Texas “Frightmakers” in screenings, panel discussions and Q & A’s.
 
Texas Frightmare Weekend draws thousands of attendees annually and has hosted genre legends such as Brad Dourif, Danny Trejo, George A. Romero, Clive Barker, Malcom McDowell, Robert Englund, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Cary Elwes and hundreds more.
 
This year, Texas Frightmare Weekend will host the likes of Jenna Jameson, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Meat Loaf, Bruce Campbell, Scott Ian, Robert Englund, Sam Raimi, and many more!
 
Tickets and info available now at www.texasfrightmareweekend.com.