Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Spanksgiving!

Riverdale Avenue Books just released an anthology of spanking stories for the Thanksgiving holidays entitled Spanksgiving. This is a tradition of similar titles in their innovative line of seasonal erotic romance short story collections such as Superbowl Smut and Happy MILF Day.

The book features Thanksgiving smut from Jack Stratton, Renee Rose, Ryan Field, Louisa Bacio, Oleander Plume, Lissa Trevor, Trinity Blacio, Jennifer Williams, and by DL King.

“I was thinking about how there isn’t much erotica about this time of year and then thought of how much fun it would be do just that for this holiday,” said publisher and anthology editor Lori Perkins. “Thanksgiving certainly has the right elements for naughty fun - four days off from work, too much of a good thing, and the possibility of chasing down an old flame.”

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

You Must Remember This, a Gay Retelling of Casablanca, Pubs on 75th Anniversary of Classic Film

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the movie classic Casablanca’s release, Riverdale Avenue Books is releasing You Must Remember This by John Michael Curlovich, a gay retelling of Casablanca.  

In this retelling of the WW II love story, the author supposes that the nightclub owner, Frank, and his close friend the jazz singer, Dan, were lovers in the military, which brought  them to Morroco.  But Frank fell in love with a woman when they were in Paris, and she failed to follow him to Morocco, until the novel opens. You Must Remember This asks the reader to wonder if Frank will end up with Dan or Lilli or even the handsome French Prefect of Police. 

 From the very first time I saw Casablanca I knew it was something special, a pitch-perfect blend of script, direction, acting, design and cinematography.  But there was something else, something that spoke to me on an intimate level,” said author John Michael Curlovich. “I had learned very early to decode the signals that directors and screenwriters used to suggest gayness without ever being explicit about it.”

“I had read an earlier version of this novel years ago, and I just loved it,” said Publisher Lori Perkins added. “I wanted to bring it back to publication for this important anniversary.”
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Monday, November 6, 2017

#MeToo Essay Book is OUT!

Riverdale Avenue Books, an award-winning woman-owned leading hybrid publisher, is releasing a collection of 26 essays in reaction to the hastag MeToo on twitter after the multiple revelations of sexual predation in Hollywood, and elsewhere. The authors see #MeToo as the tipping point of the need for change and the book calls for ways to figure out how to drive that change forward making the movement more than a hashtag.

More than 16 million people had posted their #MeToo story and support against sexual harassment by mid-October as a reaction to Rose McGowan’s brave admission that she had allegedly been raped by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.  A groundswell of reaction to and exposure of this sexual predation was unleashed that has spread throughout Europe and beyond. New revelations of unacceptable behavior in every industry break every day as people come forward in response to the viral #MeToo posts. Protests are scheduled such as the “Take back the Workplace” Hollywood march in November of 2017, and legislation is being drafted in New York and California to finally change the way things have been for far too long.

This is the turning point. Things are going to change.
 Said Publisher and Editor Lori Perkins. “While I was encouraging everyone to speak up and do something about #MeToo, I realized I have a press, I can publish a book. This is an historic moment and it needs to be memorialized, passed around and passed on. Although social media is a fantastic means of igniting a fire, it needs to keep burning, like a torch.”

The essays were donated by the authors and the ebook will be avaiable free wherever ebooks can be downlaoded.  The print editon is being released at cost for $6.99.