Saturday, November 1, 2014

Award-Winning Erotic Romance Author Cecilia Tan Relauches Magic U Series at Riverdale Avenue Books

LGBTQ New Adult for Fans of the Harry Potter Series

Riverdale, NY- October 22, 2014 – The innovative hybrid publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books will republish Cecilia Tan’s Magic University, an LGBTQ New Adult fantasy series for fans of Harry Potter, beginning with the first book in the series, The Siren and the Sword.

Tan, who recently won both the Magnolia Award from the Georgia Romance Writers of America and The Reviewers Choice Award from Romantic Times for best Erotic Romance, had been writing Harry Potter fan fiction undercover when she was approached by Riverdale’s editor Lori Perkins about turning her passion into publishable prose.  By creating all new protagonists in college, so that they were all over 18, Tan was able to create a secret university in Cambridge, Massachusetts where just about anything is possible. Through the course of four books that take place over Kyle Wadsworth’s undergraduate career, we study all sorts of adult magick and sorcery that would make J.K. Rowling blush, gasp and groan.

"I wrote these books for all my grown-up friends who loved Harry Potter but who felt that the Harry Potter books ended just when things were about to get complicated and interesting for Harry and all his friends," said author Cecilia Tan.

Riverdale is thrilled to re-introduce these titles to the reading public now that the New Adult label of books featuring 18-24 year old protagonists is getting so much attention and making the best-seller lists. “These books are the perfect blend of new adult angst, romantic fantasy and sex magic,” said RAB’s Publisher Lori Perkins. “They belong on the best-seller list.”

Tan added, “"When I wrote these originally, 'new adult' wasn't a genre yet, and I was asking myself why aren't there romances with protagonists who are 18, 19, 20 years old? That's the magical time of first love and experimentation. The magical time of love lessons. In Magic University, I made those lessons literal." 

Riverdale Avenue Books will be releasing a book a month from this series, as well as a collection of short stories in the Magic University universe.

The first book in the series is available in ebook format for $6.99 and in print for $16.99, as well as an audio book on Audible Books for ?

About Cecilia Tan

Cecilia Tan is "simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature," according to Susie Bright. In 2013 she was a nominee for the Career Achievement Award in Erotica in the RT Magazine Reviewers Choice Awards and her novel Slow Surrender (Hachette/Forever, 2013) won the RT Reviewers Choice Award for Erotic Romance and the Magnolia Award for Best Erotic Romance from the Georgia Chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA). In addition to being a best-selling authors of erotic romance and science fiction, she has been the award-winning publisher of Circlet Books for two decades and has been indicted into the Saints & Sinners Hall of Fame for GLBT writers in 2010, was a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Leather Association in 2004, and won the inaugural Rose & Bay Awards for crowd-funded fiction in 2010 for her web fiction serial Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

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