Wednesday, November 24, 2021

RAB Publishes Beatle Wives: The Women the Men We Loved Fell in Love With to Tie in with 'Get Back'

 After you’ve watched the new Peter Jackson documentary on the break-up of the Beatles, you might want to grab a copy of the just published Beatle Wives: The Women the Men We Loved Fell in Love by NY Times best-selling biographer Marc Shapiro.

They’ve had songs written about them. They’ve been the subject of legend and lore.

Yoko allegedly broke up The Beatles. Pattie dropped George for George’s best friend, Eric Clapton. Olivia beat an intruder senseless and bloody with a lamp stand. The stories are endless.

These women have lived, loved and fallen under the spell of four of the most famous musicians in the history of popular music. They are the wives of the Beatles, nine women who came from somewhere or nowhere and were thrust into the midst of Beatlemania and pop culture history in the most intimate and public way and lived to tell about it.

There have been literally hundreds of books about The Beatles. But Beatle Wives: The Women the Men We Loved Fell in Love With is the story of the women who married The Beatles told from their perspective during and after they said their I do’s. Their memories and insights are straightforward and pull no punches. Within these pages are the good times and the bad, the moments when their love and marriage went off the rails and the moments when these women had it all and lived happily ever after.

“Being a Beatle wife was difficult in the best of times,” relates author Shapiro. “The fans hated them. The media hounded them senseless. They were married to men who did not often treat them with kindness and respect. But they stuck it out, many until they could stand it no longer and many who toughed it out through thick and thin. There were happy endings. Sad endings. Endings that will shock, anger or bring a tear. These women have seen it all. This is their story.”

“I’ve been Beatle fan since I saw A Hard Days Night in my crowded local movie theater,” said Publisher Lori Perkins, “and I really thought I knew everything about the Beatles’ wives, but this book made me see them in a whole new light.  Riveting reading for every Beatles fan!”

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Call for Stories for Found Family Anthology

 

For many, the winter holidays are a time of family gatherings, significant others meeting parents, and reminiscing with aunts, uncles, and cousins about childhood memories. The winter holidays can be a reminder of harsh rejection and shame. And with many holiday movies, books, and shows centering around love and rejection, the feeling of loneliness can be exasperated for those still in the closet or coming to terms with their identity.

 

For this anthology, we want to change that narrative—to give the non traditional  communities –LGBTQ+, Goth, polyamorous, “bohemian,” --hope that although a present moment may feel dark and gloomy, there’s always a family to be found and a sense of home, and sometimes real joy, which is what the holidays are truly about.

 

We’re seeking short stories which take place during the winter holidays—doesn’t have to be Christmas—which feature youth and adults who have found a sense of home within friends, coworkers, a community organization or perhaps even within oneself.

 

We seek to have stories which capture a holiday spirit unique to the nontraditional experience, centering around finding peace with one’s own identity and/or finding a family (or space) to call your own.

 

If you have a story of capturing a moment of peace and a feeling of belonging, that’s perfect. Have a story where a holiday didn’t go as planned, but your character(s) friend’s turned it around and made it a moment to always remember? Send it in. Even a story centered around the complex relationship between a parent and their child struggling to understand each other will work. Stories dealing with intersecting identities and the way in which they interact are also welcomed.

 

The anthology will be published by Riverdale Avenue books in both epub and print December 2021 (print if time allows). All authors will receive print and digital copies, as well as a $10 advance upon publication.

 

Please send double-spaced word doc submissions of up to 5,000 words to  submissions@riverdaleavebooks.com with the word “Found Family Anthology” in the address line by December 10, if not before.

Call for Stories for Santa Con: An Anthology of Sexy Santas, Coy Misses Clauses and Naughty Elves

 

 

Santa Con is a unique experience to the Christmas holiday with interesting origins, where all sorts of people of all ages dress up as Santas, Misses Clauses, and elves, head to the bars to get obliterated and blast Christmas music from dusk ‘til dawn. Some put on the traditional outfits we’re used to: the classic Santa outfit, the cutsie Misses Clause outfits, and so many worker elves. But others put on a sexy twist—opened Santa jackets, short skirts and shorts, and slutty worker elves—and that’s where Riverdale Avenue Books is going this year.

 

For this anthology, we want to exist in the Christmas spirit that happens away from the public eye, behind doors when no one’s watching, and the clothes start to come off and the snow turns to steam. We’re looking for sexy, mischievous, romantic stories that give us a different kind of warm tingling inside. Whether it be a worker elf seducing their boss, Santa Claus or a Misses Claus taking charge for once, we welcome any stories that bring a smile to our face, and a little hope that we may feel that warm, Christmas spirit with someone else.

 

We seek stories that entertain, capture the happy spirit of Christmas and bring people as close together as possible. We welcome stories of all backgrounds, of all genders and sexualities. We know sometimes the décor of Christmas, and Santa Con, can be riddled by the gender binary, so we welcome stories that play with those identities; a butch misses Claus, a submissive or femme Santa Claus; nonbinary elves; drag queens and kings dressed as the Clauses. So long as someone is wrapped up in Christmas, we don’t care who’s in what!

 

The Anthology will be published by Riverdale Avenue Books in both epub and print December 2021. All authors receive print (if time allows) and digital copies, as well as a $10 advance upon publication.

 

Please send double-spaced word doc submissions of up to 5,00 words to submissions@riverdaleabebooks.com with the subject line “Santa Con Anthology” by December 10, or before.

 

Friday, November 19, 2021

Monster Whisperer: Second Class Just Pubbed

Riverdale Avenue Books has just published Monster Whisperer: Second Class by Nobilis Reed on its Circlet imprint. Monster Whisperer, the first second installment in the space alien erotic tentacle monster series. was originally published five years ago. 

Ensign Sandra Tevins of the Star Patrol has signed up to train for the job of harnessing their incredible power to bend space/time to their will. She is learning to handle them--and be handled by them, as monsters have a particular hunger for human sexual submission. Sandra is not new to dominance and submission, having a long-standing D/s relationship in her kinky poly family, but the demands of her training go beyond anything she has experienced before.

But all is not well in the Star Patrol. There is a conspiracy afoot to cause the tentacle monster program to fail, and if it does, war will engulf the galaxy.

After her classmates are eliminated one by one, Sandra is the only one who can prevent it. Assisted by a tentacle monster named Kernunnos and Paul Garnet, agent of the I.A.I.A, Sandra takes on this conspiracy with every tool at her disposal.

“Imagine Star Trek with tentacle sex!” said Publisher Lori Perkins.

"If you're the sort of person who thinks a tentacle monster having its way with you sounds... kinda fun, actually? Then you're going to love the adventures of Ensign Sandra Tevins. Tentacles, eyestalks, and ovipositors. This is sexy, pulpy fun,” sad Circlet Editor, Cecilia Tan.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Best-selling Author James Dashner Pubs First Horror Novel, The House of Tongues

 

James Dashner, New York Times best-selling Maze Runner series author publishes his first horror novel, The House of Tongues with Riverdale Avenue Books.

 

David Player has spent 30 years trying to forget the traumas of his childhood. The threats, the kidnappings, the murders. The imagined curses of a people born centuries earlier, passed from father to son, mother to daughter, generation to generation. Its climax came in human form, a monster of a man, one of the most notorious serial killers the nation has ever seen: Pee Wee Gaskins. And Gaskins had a particular hatred for the Player family, then for David, himself, who barely escaped those years with his own life intact. Now David is back, his four children in tow, visiting his parents’ home, a place he has learned to cherish despite the evils that haunted his younger days. But no sooner does he return than a stranger visits their doorstep, the son of Pee Wee Gaskins. In a terrifying display, right in front of the kids, the man utters threats until he chokes on his own tongue, sparking a series of events that drag David and his family back into the days of curses and murders, onto a path of unimaginable terror, all too familiar.

 

That path leads to an old gothic tower in the woods, a place David had blocked from his memory, a house of horrors both past and present. The House of Tongues.

 

“This is a book that has been developing in my mind for at least seven or eight years. When I was a kid, born and raised in Georgia, we’d visit my grandma’s farm in South Carolina several times a year. It was our go-to place, as we didn’t have a whole lot of money for fancy vacations,” said author James Dashner. “The farmhouse sat on land surrounded by fields of tall crops, endless woods, and swamps as dark as oil slicks. My imagination turned these places of wonder into spooky and haunted realms as I explored, often humming the music of ‘Pet Sematary’ in my mind.”

 

This tale is almost completely fiction, but there are lots of glimpses into my actual childhood and memories.”

 

“I could not put this book down, even in the middle of the pandemic,” said Publisher Lori Perkins. “It’s family horror southern gothic.  A Quiet Place meets Deliverance with a little Texas Chainsaw Massacre thrown in for good luck.”

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Just Pubbed - The Binge Watcher's Guide to Supernatural -

A year after the final episode of the show Supernatural aired, the innovative publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books has published a new binge watchers’ guide about the acclaimed television series by Jessica Mason.

Dad’s on a hunting trip and he hasn’t been home in a few days. These simple words hook viewers into the story of Sam and Dean Winchester and the epic rocking ride that is Supernatural, the longest-running genre show in American television history. But with 15 seasons, 327 episodes, and more angels, demons, and resurrections than you can shake a first blade at, the series can be a little bit intimidating. That’s where we come in.

The Binge Watcher’s Guide to Supernatural is the complete source on all the themes, ideas, trivia and more in this legendary series. From dissecting the meta madness to swooning over shipping highs and lows, this book will give readers insight like nothing before into the complex and sometimes confusing world of Sam, Dean, Castiel, and their extended family.

"Little did I know that this show about two brothers and their angel would change my whole life,” said pop culture author Jessica Mason, who has watched the show from the very beginning 15 seasons ago. "I've put all that passion and nerdery into a gift back to the fandom and a love letter to the show. The Binge Watcher's Guide to Supernatural was written for avid fans and curious newcomers who want to enhance their watch of this legendary series. The book goes deep into characters and story, but also has fun with ships and trivia."

Think of this as John Winchester's journal, guiding you through trivia and tribulations to enrich watching this incredible show. Whether you’re a long-time super fan or a newbie, Jessica Mason’s expert insight into the show will make this road trip the best one yet. Get ready to ride along as we save people, hunt things, and raise more than a little hell.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Just Pubbed ELVIS FOREVER Looks at the Life of The King through the Eyes of His Peers

Is Elvis the most charismatic star ever? What else accounts for his continuing global appeal and media presence, his allure to music lovers of all ages and to fans whose pilgrimages to Graceland make it the most-visited private residence in the USA?

 

Presley's estate now earns more annually than when Elvis was alive. He died at 42, close to half a century ago, but new generations keep discovering him.

 

Elvis Forever, a new book from celebrity biographer Boze Hadleigh, offers possibly the most revealing and rounded close-up look yet at the King. The frank, often bold, sometimes shocking or surprising quotes from insiders and outsiders, peers, costars, friends, employees and famous fans took over two decades to collect and cover every phase of the life and legacy of the magnetic man from Memphis.

 

“Reading what amounts to a biography of Elvis through the words of his peers and contemporaries is perhaps the most interesting way to look at Elvis’ life,” said Publisher Lori Perkins. “I was so curious to see what Frank Sinatra and John Lennon and even Liberace thought of him but was also fascinated by all the dirt his former girlfriends shared in here. Absolutely riveting!”