Sunday, November 29, 2015


Did you ever want to read the complete Magic University Series by Cecilia Tan (imagine Harry Potter goes to college to study sex magick)?  Catch up on those backlist Trinity Blacio paranormal ménage titles? Or indulge in some pop culture guilty pleasure about Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan or El James?
Well, now is the time to grab everything you’ve ever wanted from Riverdale Avenue Books at half price.
The award-winning hybrid publisher is offering its entire catalog at 50% off on Cyber Monday exclusively on its website,, and on To get the deal on the RAB website, you must type in the code TGIVING2015.
Said Publisher Lori Perkins, “Cyber Monday is the time to hunt for one-day-a-year sales, and this half price sale on all our books is the best deal of the year. But the best thing is you don’t even have to leave your home.”
“Although I love all our books, if you are unsure of what to buy, I’d recommend Spank Me, Mr. Darcy, In Bed with Gore Vidal and 50 Shades of Gay.” In addition, Perkins mentioned that one of the hottest titles on her list is The Memoirs of a Gigolo series by Livia Ellis, as well as The Bossman series by Renee Rose. “But,” she added, “I am also a sucker for a good anthology and I highly recommend all of ours.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Q & A with Rachel Kenley on the Publication of Her Beastly Stepbrother

How did you come up with the idea for this book?
Lori Perkins and I were talking about how popular the stepbrother trope was becoming for readers.  Since I'm a writer who loves to play with fairy tales it seemed like a great combination.  For Her Beastly Stepbrother it was a matter of creating a hero who was not beautiful to look at but strong within and a heroine who has always seen the good in him and not cared about the outside package.

What else can we expect from you?
I am doing at least six more stepbrother fairy tale retellings. Next up is a sexy new version of the holiday classic The Nutcracker.  I'm also going to be having fun with Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Snow Queen (the basis for the Disney movie Frozen) as well as a few others.

Why do you write about fairy tales and erotic romance?
Each time I revisit a fairy tale I discover something new in the story I want to explore - and something new about myself.  Fairy tales shine a light on both our greatest fears and our greatest dreams and hopes.  With so much fear and negativity in the news these days, I love the opportunity to be one of the people focused on creating stories about dreams and hopes coming true.

And what is it with Stepbrothers? 
I think it's a combination of things - the first is the slightly illicit aspect of the relationship.  There's nothing so tempting as that which has been forbidden.  Of course there's nothing actually wrong with having a relationship with your stepbrother but it's just a little to the left of acceptable.  In addition, I think there is something special about a relationship that started when two people were very young - before thoughts of sex or marriage would ever have entered the picture. The connection is made over a long period of time in many different ways, including important shared experiences.  It creates a deep bond, a lasting love that few real-world relationships are able to enjoy.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Guest Post by Louisa Blacio - Why Re-Release?

The first full-length novel I had published was Sex University: Physical Education in 2010. I’d had a few short stories come out in anthology through Ravenous Romance, and had to opportunity to meet Lori Perkins at Downtown Disney in California. Over a glass of something delicious, she leaned over and asked, “What else do you have?”
From there, a dream and friendship was born. Lori was willing to work with an unpublished author, on spec (and she still is). Me? Having the contract gave me that extra PUSH needed to finish the damn book! (I’m sure many relate to the feeling.)
Since then I’ve had more than 30 novels, novellas and short stories published, with 14 publishers. I’ve learned a lot about the business and the craft, and I’ve also helped a number of others achieve their goals.
While my third book The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Threesome went on to grant me membership into RWA’s PAN (Published Author Network), Physical Education never lived up to its potential.
It may be because of the original cover, which always seemed to appeal more to men than women (traditional readers of romance), or the market (a BDSM novel a few years before 50 Shades of Grey). The second book All-Girls Academy should have pushed even more sales, and then a hoopla with books featuring underage sex hit and the book was pulled from eRetailers because of the title. Note: Everyone is above age; it’s a F/F title with “girls” in the title.
Although I had planned for a book 3, The Master Class, it never happened. (Until next year!).
When the opportunity came to re-release (including re-editing and adding in new material) to Physical Education, I jumped at the chance, and Lori once again was there, believing in this novel.
The series started with the all-new short Summer School, and the novella Christian Mingle. Next, stay tuned for Learning Curves (retitled) and finally The Master Class
Note: The book released last Friday, but with the violence in Paris and other parts of the world, I’ve held back on doing a lot of marketing.
Here’s to second chances!

Friday, November 6, 2015

RAB Teams Up with Geeky Kink Convention to Publish First Annual Anthology

To kick off the fifth annual Geeky Kink Event (GKE) in New Jersey, Riverdale Avenue Books and Jeff Mach, the creator of the event, have joined forces to publish The First Annual Geeky Kink Anthology.

"As a geek of literature, I'm incredibly excited to be part of a project that's going to bring geek and kink together in book form,” said Mach on the eve of the book’s publication. “We've had the pleasure of working with Riverdale Avenue Books at GKE, and I'm really happy to have a chance to work with them in their native medium."

The anthology, which will be published as both an ebook and a trade paperback, features the work of 19 authors with such well-know writers as multiple award-winner Cecilia Tan, and erotica mavens I.G. Frederick and Tamsin Flowers. There are also a number of first-time authors making their publishing debut in the collection.

Said RAB Publisher Lori Perkins, “This anthology is perfect! It has everything a geeky kinky reader could want — from alien anal probing to comic book super heroes and villains, and even such slightly obscure nerdishness as a new take on Jean Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear and Elvin sex. And of course, there are ample references to Doctor Who, Star Trek, Harry Potter and Devo.”

Geeky Kink is a three-day convention held in Northern New Jersey featuring lectures, panels, gaming and cosplay for adults. There is a sister convention held in Rhode Island in every summer.

About Jeff Mach

Jeff Mach is one of the country's leading producers of alternative events. His company is one of very few which create shows both for adult-only audiences and for family audiences. They run The Steampunk World's Fair, the world's largest Steampunk event. (Steampunk is a re-imagining of Victorian ideas and concepts, married to a deep sense of whimsy and creative possibility.) They also run the world's largest indoor Renfaire, the Wicked Winter Renaissance Faire, and The Geeky Kink Event, the first and premier event in the world for geeky, kinky people.

Jeff is an award-winning playwright, and author of the seminal Steampunk rock opera "Absinthe Heroes." He's also a musician and songwriter. In his spare time, Jeff runs benefits for nonprofits like Historic Speedwell and the New England-based Warmer Winters.