Thursday, May 16, 2019

Riverdale Avenue Books Wins Multiple Erotica and Horror IPPY Awards

As the annual book awards season rolls in, Riverdale Avenue Books is pleased to announce that three of their titles have received Independent Publisher Book Awards in erotica and horror categories, as well RAB/Afraid Author Jeremy Wagner for outstanding author website.

The Independent Publisher Book Awards, affectionately called the IPPY Awards, has identified a reading list of progressive, thought-provoking books, the kind that can touch lives, advance careers, and stretch our imaginations. "Recognizing Excellence in Independent Publishing," the IPPY Awards showcase the best books from throughout North America and the English-speaking world. Launched as the first unaffiliated awards program open exclusively to independent, university, and self-published titles.

The honorees will receive gold, silver, and bronze medals in different categories. The books from Riverdale Avenue Books that will be receiving awards include:

· Erotica Gold Medal - Domme Quixote by Lissa Trevor

· Erotica Silver Medal - Women Who Love Monsters Edited by Lori Perkins

· SF/Fantasy/Horror ebook Bronze Medal - Rabid Heart by Jeremy Wagner

· Best Author Website Bronze Medal - Rabid Heart by Jeremy Wagner

“We are honored to receive these awards for the books we publish in the erotic and horror genres,” said Publisher Lori Perkins. “We feel these genres often say powerful things about the time we live in and we are so proud to have our authors’ voices heard and recognized.”

The Women Who Love Monsters anthology was a tie-in to an episode of Vice TV’s Slutever which aired in March 2018.

The presentation ofthe 24th annual IPPY Awards will take place in New York City at the Copacabana (268 W 47 St) on Tuesday, May 28th from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. The event occurs on the eve of Book Expo America.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Author & Musician Jeremy Wagner Releases New Edition of Acclaimed Novel, “The Armageddon Chord”, Today via Riverdale Avenue Books/Afraid Books

"Wagner debuts with a highly entertaining blend…of heavy metal and hardcore horror…electrified by breakneck pacing, a cast of over-the-top characters and memorable lines..."
Publishers Weekly

Jeremy Wagner, founder of internationally acclaimed death metal band Broken Hope, wrote his first novel about the power of heavy metal and its horrific possibilities in the wrong hands. Almost a decade later, The Armageddon Chord is being republished through Riverdale Avenue Books’ Afraid imprint with a new cover and interior illustrations by artist Claudio Bergamin (Rabid Heart, Judas Priest) and a new introduction that puts the genesis of the book in perspective. In addition to ebook and trade paperback editions out today, the book will be available in hardcover (May 9 release) and audio (summer release) for the first time soon.

Pick up your copy of the new edition in Paperback via Amazon and in eBook format via Amazon and Barnes & Noble

The horror novel follows the discovery of an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph that contains music so evil that it has the power to unleash the Apocalypse upon the world and grant immortality to the chosen who will reign with Satan.

Festus Baustone III, a multi-billionaire with a drive to crush anyone who defies him and a desire to live forever, will do anything to bring the Song of Sethis to life—even if it means sacrificing his own daughter and anyone else who stands in his way.

Kirk Vaisto, known as the “God of Guitar” by his millions of worldwide fans, is given an offer he can’t refuse. Caught between the forces of divine good and monumental evil, Kirk will find that there’s a powerful evil lurking in his very guitar strings as he transcribes the Song of Sethis for Festus Baustone and Helmut Hartkopff.

Turning Aknaseth’s hieroglyphics into music will be the first step into the abyss...

Kirk Vaisto sets off on a musical journey that takes him from an unholy chapter in ancient Egyptian history to the Holy Cross, to the concert stage and to the very edge of Hell itself as he gives the performance of a lifetime. Will it be immortality, annihilation and the Apocalypse, or salvation and deliverance from evil? All is at stake by Kirk Vaisto’s hand when he strikes The Armageddon Chord.

“I’m beyond delighted to see The Armageddon Chord get a proper re-release,” said author Jeremy Wagner. “Joining forces with Riverdale Avenue Books/Afraid is the best thing that could’ve happened for this novel. I can’t wait for new readers to get this in their hands for the first time, and for my longtime readers to experience all again in it’s bigger, badder, and apocalyptic glory!”

In 2011, Wagner released The Armageddon Chord to critical acclaim. Rolling Stone called the novel, “Pulp fiction at its breeziest best.”