Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spank Me, Mr. Darcy by Jane Austen and Lissa Trevor (Find the Secret Sale)

We are thrilled (and a little giddy) to have published Spank Me Mr. Darcy by Lissa Trevor, our Pride and Prejudice erotic mash up.  We think it is quite delightfully naughty in a way that should make you  blush, and keep turning the pages.

Ms. Trevor says, “I wanted to write a fun mash-up that was hot and sexy, while remaining true to the passionate love Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy had for each other.  Pride and Prejudice is over 200 years old and the fact that its characters have endured this long and live in the hearts of readers is a tribute to Jane Austen’s talent. I wanted to play in her world for a bit and expand on Elizabeth Bennet’s sensuality and the dark wickedness I’ve always thought lurked inside Mr. Darcy.”

Spank Me readers will get to visit a Netherfield that has a new master and is infamous for its debauched parties of excess and luxury.  Elizabeth and her sister Jane finagle an invitation to the ball, where Elizabeth is introduced to Mr. Darcy and Jane is captivated by Netherfield’s new owner, Mr. Bingley.  When Jane becomes ill the women remain at Netherfield, and a new world unfolds for Elizabeth when she discovers the dungeons there and the man in the black mask who becomes her Master.

Riverdale Avenue Books publisher Lori Perkins says, “As soon as Lissa came up with the idea for this Pride and Prejudice/50 Shades of Grey mash-up, we knew we had a winner.  The story of kinky goings-on at Netherfield really works.  I loved it and couldn’t put it down.  It was just too clever.”

As Jane Austen would say, “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!  How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! – When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”  How about e-books Ms. Austin?

Lissa Trevor, her stilettos firmly entrenched in the romance community, is a frequent reader at Manhattan’s Between the Covers events.  Lissa also created an erotic story template for Coliloquy’s ValEntwined promotion that let readers download a personalized ebook starring themselves and a significant other.  Her novella Wild Oats, features a time traveling and wild nights of sexual fantasies.  You can find her at http://lissatrevor.wordpress.com/.

And, just for YOU RAB readers, if you type in the promo code ROMANCE when buying the book from our website, riverdalevebooks.com, you can save $3.00 off the list price (but only until the end of April).

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ryan Field Writes M/M Vampire Mafia Series for RAB

We are so thrilled to be publishing best-selling M/M author Ryan Field in his new series Fangsters: Clan of the Jersey Boys.

RAB/Magnus editor in chief Don Weise says of Fangsters, “Ryan brilliantly and erotically weaves together the feel of Twilight and The Sopranos as the underworld of the living dead meets organized crime. It’s tender, explicit, explosive and at the same time romantic. Ryan has created a world all his own.”

In Field’s novel, protagonist Anton Pagano looks and sounds just like any other twenty-something. He lives in northern New Jersey with his mom and dad, and he's never had to worry about anything other than his wardrobe, his latest new car, and the secret love affair he's been having for years. However, Anton has more than just the love affair to hide: he belongs to a Sicilian vampire mobster clan that migrated to New Jersey in the late 1800s.

When Anton's dad, the head of their clan, decides it's time for Anton and his vampire cousin Digger to get into the “family business,” Anton is not enthusiastic, at least until he meets a sweet young human named Leo on his first night at work. They wind up spending the rest of the night together, but things get even more complicated when they bring Anton's secret vampire lover into the picture.

After a bloody battle with werewolves, and the beginning of all-out war between two vampire mob clans the characters wind up on the precipice of their last resort.

Ryan Field is the author of over 100 published works of LGBT fiction, including the bestselling Virgin Billionaire.

Says RAB publisher Lori Perkins, “I’ve known and worked with Ryan for years and have always admired the eroticism and emotional depth of his storytelling. Fangsters is rich in both, and I’m thrilled to see this M/M fan favorite joining the RAB family.”