Friday, September 20, 2019

WICKEDLY EVER AFTER Retold Fairy Tales Where The Villain Wins


Retold Fairy Tales Where The Villain Wins

Sometimes it’s so very good to be bad. And why shouldn’t the villains have their chance at love? If Maleficent can have her happy ending –can’t some of our other favorites?
Riverdale Avenue Books is looking for retold fairytales with a specific twist – the villain is now the hero/ine and has the happily ever after. Wolves win over those who might harm them. Witches seduce and enchant. And good little boys and girls? Well, theirs are the motivations that come into question. Familiar and foreign tales are welcome, just put the villain at the center of your story.
LGBTQ+ and underrepresented characters/voices are welcome and encouraged.
All submissions will receive an acknowledgment email and a response by or before September 7, 2019. Please inquire about reprints. Original, previously unpublished work is preferred. Payment is prorated share of the epub, print and audio royalties split evenly among all contributors, a pdf and print copy of the book. Rights are for seven (7) years, reusable with permission and notification.
(EDITOR’S NOTE – We already have Beauty and the Beast, the Little Mermaid, Hansel and Gretel, Rumplestilskiein, and Cinderella. Please do not submit retold versions of these)
All submissions should:
  • Be submitted as a Word document
  • Be between 4000-8000 words long (query for longer stories)
  • Be proofread and edited
  • Include a HEA or HFN ending
  • Use Times New Roman 12 point and underline italics
  • Use ### or *** centered for scene breaks with a blank line above and below
  • Include title, last name and page numbers in the upper right-hand corner using the ‘header’ feature.
Expected publication: November/December 2019
Submission deadline: October 4, 2019
Put Villains Win Anthology in the subject line
Send submissions via attachment to

Monday, September 16, 2019

Latest installment in Trinity Blacio's Fantasy is Alive Series Pubs with New Covers for First Two Titles

Riverdale Avenue Books Publishes Trinity Blacio’s The Heart’s Lost Souls, the Third Novel in Her Alien Menage Paranormal Series

New York, NY - September 12th -The innovative publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books has published the third installment in the Fantasy is Alive series by best-selling erotic romance author Trinity Blacio, The Heart’s Lost Souls, Part One: The Binding.

The book continues to follow the paranormal adventures of Shannon Kreep as she faces her own death and rebirth as well as learning that she is mated to seven alien alphas and that she is the key that will hold many worlds together.

 Trinity’s strength is that she creates a fantasy world where a damaged heroine can save the world because of lessons learned from coping. In Trinity’s series, her strong female characters are mated to a ménage of alien alphas  (this time seven!) who need her to help them save the universe as a battle between multiple species rages throughout the known and unknown universe.” said RAB Publisher Lori Perkins. “I love the tenacity and creativity of Trinity’s writing,” Perkins added.

The three books in the series –Possession of the Soul (Book One) and  Laying Claim to the Soul (Book Two)—have been re-covered with stunning new art by RAB’s award-winning Art Director Scott Carpenter for release of the third installment in this series.