Saturday, December 9, 2017

Erotic Reading of Women Who Love Monsters for Vice TV; Star Line-Up of Trinity Blacio, Cecilia Tan, Laura Antoniou, Jamie Schmidt and Katherine Ramsland

Best-selling erotic romance author Trinity Blacio is coming into NYC to read her Yeti-loving menage from her Running in Fear series; joined by Dr. Katherine Ramsland reading from her Jack the Ripper thriller; Laura Antoniou reading form her Bear-shifter work in progress, Jamie Schmidt shares her Dragon-shifter smut, and Cecilia Tan just surprises us all.

This is a once in a life-time line-up (being televised for Vice TV, so you have to sign a permission slip). And we will have our signature dirty word raffle, so you'll have a chance to win a signed copy of some of the above-mentioned smut, as well as prizes donated by Doc Johnson, Pleasure Chest and Babeland.

The Daisy, 1641 2nd Ave, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

RAB to Co-Host Victorian Christmas Party at Morris-Jumel Mansion in Manhattan on Dec. 17th

Riverdale Avenue Books will co-host The Morris Jumel-Mansion's annual Victorian holiday party on Sunday, December 17th, at 65 Jumel Terrace from 3:00-7:00pm. The Fireside Mystery Theatre, a top-rated live show and podcast, will perform their original story, “Eliza's House” featured in the book The Morris-Jumel Mansion Anthology of Fantasy and Paranormal Fiction (Riverdale Avenue Books) at 5:00pm.

The Morris-Jumel Mansion Anthology of Fantasy and Paranormal Fiction features 14 tales set in at the mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house, which quartered General George Washington during the Battle of Harlem Heights and was subsequently the home of the infamous Aaron Burr and his wife, Eliza Jumel, who reputedly still haunts the grounds. The anthology's tales are ghost stories, science fiction, mystery, romance, erotica, time travel, visions of the afterlife, and paranormal fantasy.

Light refreshments including hot spiced wine, apple cider and cookies will be served. Guests will be able to participate with carolers to sing-along to traditional Christmas carols. Victorian-style dress is welcomed! Tickets are $10 for members and $8 student, and are available in advance on Eventbrite.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

RAB Launches New LGBT Pulp Fiction Line, 120 Days, with Publication of Man Eater

The innovative hybrid publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books is launching 120 Days, a new imprint. The first book of the new imprint will be Man Eater, a 70’s gay pulp classic that follows a Vietnam vet turned detective who makes it his personal mission to find the deadly serial killer of gay men.

120 Days is an imprint of Magnus Books/Riverdale Avenue Books dedicated to reprinting classic erotica, especially the LGBT titles of the 20th century. These vintage gay erotic novels, many written by novelists unable to find other outlets for fiction about gay men and women, peaked between 1968 and 1982. As censorship laws were struck down across the US, the best of these writers continued to turn out well-plotted genre novels--spy thrillers, science-fiction tales, mysteries, swashbuckling adventures, gothic romances and even pre-“Brokeback Mountain” westerns--within whose conventions they were able to explore the full range of their characters' lives. Surprisingly modern with just a dash of retro appeal these largely-forgotten novels are both great, fun reads and a bracing reminder that times change but people don't.

120 Days founder Maitland McDonagh explained how the line came about. “I was drawn to gay adult novels of the 1970s by their teasing covers, but stayed for the books between them. They contained a world of entertaining and often slyly subversive thrillers, horror stories, coming-of-age tales and more, filled with characters who bucked demeaning stereotypes and followed their own dreams and desires wherever they led. I'm excited that Riverdale Avenue Books is bringing this queer pulp fiction to a wider audience: They're dispatches from the front lines of how we got here from there, and too much fun to remain hidden.”

Said Riverdale Avenue Books Publisher Lori Perkins, “We are thrilled to be able to bring these ‘lost’ stories to publication in the 21st century to an audience that might not be aware of their existance and place in LGBT and publishing history. Maitland has rediscovered some really unique and creative works.”

The next book in the 120 Days imprint will be Vampire’s Kiss.

Downloads of this book are available at and also at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles Nook, iTunes, Kobo and where digital and print books are sold.