Friday, March 28, 2014

48 Hour Flash Zombie Fiction Sale for WALKING DEAD finale

Riverdale Avenue Books Discounts Zombie Books 50% for Limited Sale Through This Sunday,
March 30th

Riverdale, NY – March 28, 2014 – In preparation for the finale episode of THE WALKING DEAD on March 30th, innovative hybrid publisher Riverdale Avenue Books will be offering 50% off of all their zombie titles including the best-selling book, Dead Sexy: The Unofficial Walking Dead Fan Guide to Zombie Style, Beauty, Parties, and A Ghoul-Lurching UNlifestyle.

“12.4 million people watched the season three finale of THE WALKING DEAD last year, so this weekend is a zombie-themed weekend,” said Riverdale Avenue Books Publisher, Lori Perkins. “I wanted to give our readers a chance to curl up with a good zombie read in anticipation, and as well as after the finale. We have so much to choose from among our titles, from zombie romance to military action.”

Customers will be able to receive the 50% discount on Riverdale Avenue Books’ website, Amazon, B&N, Smashwords and Kobo from March 28th, 2014 through April 1, 2014. The discount applies to:

· Dead Sexy: The Unofficial Walking Dead Fan Guide to Zombie Style, Beauty, Parties, and A Ghoul-Lurching UNlifestyle. by Paula Conway

· Blood Burn by J.E. Fletcher, a tale about werewolves in the zombie apocalypse

· EvoluZion and RedemZion by Axl Abbott, military zombie fiction

· Still Hungry for Your Love, further adventures in zombie romance, edited by Lori Perkins

Friday, March 21, 2014

Second Edition of DEAD SEXY Zombie Lifestyle Book Is Published


“DEAD SEXY: The Unofficial WALKING DEAD Fan Guide to Zombie Style, Beauty, Parties, and a Ghoul-Lurching UNlifestyle” 
Launches Today from Publisher Riverdale Avenue Books
Rocky Brand’s Durango Boots, The Queen Mary Hotel, Windy City Novelties, Dear Bloody Mary, and Brad’s Raw Foods are Among More than 60 Brands to Offer Exclusive Deals

NEW YORK, NY – March 21, 2014 – Riverdale Avenue Books Pop Imprint  has just released a second edition of the successful book, “DEAD SEXY: The Unofficial WALKING DEAD Fan Guide to Zombie Style, Beauty, Parties, and a Ghoul-Lurching UNlifestyle.”  This is the second pop culture book produced and written by Paula Conway featuring an exclusive private sale to a targeted audience. 

More than 60 companies have zombie-related flash-sale offers in "DEAD SEXY” including Durango Boots from Rocky Brands, Windy City Novelties, Dear Bloody Mary, and Brad’s Raw Foods.  This is also the first book to curate travel deals with exclusive offers.  Published by Riverdale Avenue Books, “DEAD SEXY” is available both electronically and in print nationwide through Ingram Publisher Services.

“The first edition of DEAD SEXY was such a success that we had to update it to see if we could get even more great undead deals for our zombie-loving readers - and we did!” said Lori Perkins, Publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books.  

The book, “DEAD SEXY” assumes we are living in a present zombie apocalypse, and that many people around us are in fact, zombies.  The UNlifestyle guide includes: a section on zombie etiquette from celebrity etiquette expert, Dawn Bryan; zombie dating guidelines; dead sexy travel destinations; and more than 60 exclusive dead sexy deals with deep discounts on fashion, food, beauty, travel, and more. 

 “This is the second-ever private sale in a book with targeted merchandise for readers,” said author and book producer Paula Conway.  “Companies that want to reach a particular demographic have a unique medium to offer a limited-time sale and a first-look at products that are rare and different.”

The author of "DEAD SEXY" is Paula Conway who wrote and produced “Throw a True Blood Party”, (Riverdale Avenue Books, 2013), the bestselling book "The Beauty BUYble" (Harper Collins, 2007),”The Everything Calorie Counting Cookbook” (Adams Media, 2007), and the upcoming "Turning Heads: Oscar Blandi's Celebrity Styles". "DEAD SEXY" is the second in a series of ebooks that will be written and curated by author Paula Conway to feature private sales for member readers. 

All deals, discounts and offers require a unique code, varied and set by the merchandiser, which can only be obtained by purchasing the book. Many also have embedded links, only accessible through the book. 
For more information, contact Alyssa Tognetti at Astonish Media Group (347) 878-5977.

Buy the ebook for $9.99 at  Amazon and or the print version for $19.99 wherever books are sold.

About Paula Conway
Paula Conway is a book author and experienced marketer.  She wrote the best-selling book “The Beauty BUYble” (Harper Collins, 2007), The Everything Calorie Counting Cookbook” (Adams Media, 2007), and the upcoming "Turning Heads: Oscar Blandi's Celebrity Styles". Paula is the President of Astonish Media Group, a creative media company in New York City, and publisher of Conway Confidential syndicated lifestyle content.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

RAB to Publish First Book Ever on Feminist Pop Star Lorde

Riverdale, NY – March 19, 2014 – The innovated hybrid publisher Riverdale Avenue Books is proud to publish the first book on Grammy winning artist Lorde. Lorde: Your Heroine, How This Young Feminist Broke All the Rules and Succeeded by New York Times bestselling author, Marc Shapiro examines the career of this 17 year-old New Zealand musician who just won her first two Grammys for her hit song "Royals."

“When this manuscript came in, I couldn’t put it down. I could not believe that such a young woman could have such an inspiring life!” said Lori Perkins, Publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books. “She is the voice of her generation.”

Lorde: Your Heroine, How This Young Feminist Broke All the Rules and Succeeded explores the many facets of Lorde including her feminist viewpoints, how intellectually inclined she is, and her talent for writing meaningful music. Shapiro shows over the course of a year how Lorde’s career went from complete obscurity to superstardom.

"The intriguing thing about writing about Lorde is that she is so damned contrary to everything that pop music has become," said author Marc Shapiro. "She's a true intellect whose songs have been guided by great authors and deep thinkers rather than the predictable template of current pop music. She's smart, creative, a true individual and only 17. Stories that are too good to be true but that ultimately are just that makes a biography of Lorde truly something special."

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Bossman, Winner of America's Next Top Erotica Competiton, Published by RAB

Riverdale Avenue Books Publishes The Bossman, Winner of America’s Next Top Erotica Competition by Renee Rose

Riverdale, NY – March 12, 2014 – Riverdale Avenue Books’ Desire imprint just published

The Bossman by Renee Rose, the winner of Eroticon USA’s competition for The Next Top Erotica Competition.

Rose was named America’s Next Top Erotica Writer during Eroticon USA after submitting three pages of The Bossman; a New York tale of a Mafia Don, a sassy masseuse and spanking. She won a contract from Riverdale Avenue Books to publish her book in print and ebook.

The Bossman is tells the story of Sophie Palazzo, who steered clear of the mafia after her father's involvement ended with his murder. Fifteen years later, Joey La Torre, the Don's brother himself, shows up unannounced at her massage studio and wheedles his way into a date. She has no interest in aggressive, macho men like Joey, or so she tries to tell herself, but her body just doesn't get the message. When Joey takes her in hand with a firm bare-bottomed spanking, she ought to be furious,but instead, she's aroused. As she explores her physical desires to be dominated, she tries to keep Joey at arm's length emotionally.

Joey knows he wants Sophie for keeps from the moment she walks into his life. She is hot, classy and full of fire, even though submission turns her on. But his involvement in the mafia is a hard limit for her, bringing to conflict his own dedication to the Family, the code of silence and his relationship with his older brother. Can he reconcile his duty to the organization and his growing need for Sophie to remain in his life permanently?

“We were thrilled to award Renee Rose a contract for her hot and wonderful mafia Don meets masseuse princess novel, The Bossman which was chosen as the winner by popular vote,” said Publisher Lori Perkins.

Buy the ebook for $6.99 at Amazon and or the print version for $16.99.

About Renee Rose
Renee Rose is a modern dance teacher, Feldenkrais Practitioner(R), energy worker and kinkster. Named Eroticon USA's Next Top Erotic Author in 2013, her books are all centered around her favorite kink: spanking.

A lifelong writer, she has a B.A. in creative writing from Knox College, where she won the Davenport prize for both fiction and poetry, and the Lorraine Smith prize for literary criticism. She spent thirteen years in technical writing before she found a way to incorporate her deepest darkest spanking fantasies into fiction and express a part of her that longed to see the light. She is now passionate about supporting others in accepting and exploring their kink, whatever that may be. Join the conversation at

Monday, March 10, 2014

Four RAB/Magnus Titles Nominated for Lambda Awards

Riverdale Avenue Books/Magnus Authors Finalists for 2014 Lambda Literary Awards

Riverdale, NY – March 10, 2014 –Riverdale Avenue Books’ Magnus Imprint is thrilled to announce that four of their 2013 titles have been nominated for the prestigious Lambda Literary Awards including Best Gay General fiction, Gay Memoir/Biography and Lesbian Memoir/Biography.

"It's an honor to see our authors named finalists. The Lambda Awards have been around for more than twenty-five years and count some of the very best writers among its finalists and winners. I'm thrilled to see Tim, Donna, Hilary, and John included,” said Magnus Editorial Director Don Weise.
“Our four authors have made wonderful contributions to LGBT literature and we thank the Lambda Literary Awards Committee for their recognition” added Riverdale’s Publisher Lori Perkins.

Riverdale Avenue Books/Magnus Books finalists include:

Best Gay Memoir/Biography
· In Bed with Gore Vidal by Tim Teeman. Edmund White calls In Bed with Gore Vidal "the perfect combination of racy gossip—from steamy celebrity liaisons to hustlers in Rome—and penetrating analysis. It shows how a complicated attitude to sex and sexuality shaped an author's life and work. An original, intriguing and necessary portrait of an American icon.”

· American Hipster: A Life of Herbert Huncke, The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired the Beat Movement by Hilary Holladay. The first biography of the hustler/junkie/writer who turned the Beats on to the drugs, sex, and postwar counterculture that shaped their writing and radicalized American literature.

Best Lesbian Memoir/Biography

· Growing Up Golem: How I Survived My Mother, Brooklyn and Some Really Bad Dates by Donna Minkowitz. – Minkowitz’s memoir describes the struggles to control her own life as an adult, even as she publicly appears to be a radical, take-no-prisoners lesbian journalist. In her career, dating, and especially with her own eccentric family, Minkowitz finds herself compelled to do what other people want, to horrible and hilarious effect.

Best General Gay Fiction
The Red Shoes by John Stewart Wynne. PEN/Faulkner Award-winner Kate Christensen says of The Red Shoes, “I read this so fast I got blisters turning pages...Wynne writes such brilliant back and forth dialogue, and I am astounded at the way he writes about sex—how deep it can go, the different ways it can satisfy...I think The Red Shoes is a great work of art."

The winners will be announced on June 2nd at the Great Hall at Cooper Union.

For review copies please email

About Magnus
Magnus Books is an imprint of Riverdale Avenue Books. Started in 2010, we're one of the world’s leading publishers of LGBT literature. We publish about twenty new titles per year, mainly nonfiction works but also fiction.

About Riverdale Avenue Books
Riverdale Avenue Books publishes e-books, print, and audio books under seven imprints: Pop a pop culture imprint; Riverdale/Magnus an award-winning publisher of LGBT titles; HSF, a horror, science fiction and fantasy line; Truth an erotic memoir line; Desire an erotica and erotic romance imprint; and Sports and Gaming featuring sports and gaming titles. Riverdale, headed by industry veteran Lori Perkins, is a full service publisher, with a foreign rights and film agency department. Visit us at

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Famous Gay Blogger Kennethinthe212 Publishes Autobio at RAB/Magnus

Riverdale Avenue Books’ Magnus Imprint Publishes
“Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful?” by Kenneth M. Walsh
Magnus Imprint Releases New Book from Popular Blogger
Kenneth in the (212)
"I knew Kenneth from his blog, but his backstory is heart warming and hilarious!”
—Andy Cohen, host of Bravo’s Watch What Happens L!ve

Riverdale, NY - March 6, 2014 – Riverdale Avenue Books’ Magnus imprint is excited to announce the publication of the memoir Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? by Kenneth M. Walsh.  This is the first book from Walsh who is a writer, editor, and the blogger behind the popular site Kenneth in the (212).

Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? takes place in summer of ’77, while other boys in the Midwest were busy playing Little League and flocking to see Star Wars, young Kenny Walsh was obsessed with Chris Evert and Woody Allen movies — and daydreamed about moving to New York City. But when his family headed west from the suburbs of Detroit to Phoenix, it was the first in a series of events that set his Big Apple ambitions on the wrong course.

Walsh recounts in his memoir an idiosyncratic childhood that included an attempt to track down a crazed serial killer, a First Amendment battle with his fourth-grade principal, running the local KKK (that’s Kennys Kid Kare) babysitting service — and the mysterious disappearance of his father. 

Kenneth has a huge following online that has been asking for a book from him so I'm very pleased to say it's now available,” said Magnus Editorial Director Don Weise.  “While he's been compared to Augusten Burroughs and David Rakoff, he has a voice and humor all his own”

Post-college jobs took him to Hollywood and Washington, D.C. — where trouble followed (porn stars, doppelgängers, anxiety disorders) — but he still didn’t feel at home. Walsh finally arrived in Manhattan the week of his thirty-first birthday… but was tomorrow as wonderful as he dreamed it would be?

About Kenneth M. Walsh
 Kenneth M. Walsh is a writer, editor, and blogger based in New York City. His popular site—Kenneth in the (212)—has been featured on the New York Post’s famed Page Six, Gawker, Romensko, BuzzFeed, New Yorkmagazine’s Daily Intel,,, and VH1’s Best Week Ever. In 2012 it was nominated for’s Best Gay Blog Readers’ Choice award. He is currently a contributor to the Huffington Post. Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? is his first book.