Between the Covers UPTOWN August 11th

This month’s UPTOWN event bring authors Kaamulk Mauza, Symone Craven to our mic. And host Lori Perkins will present her much-requested 50 SHADES OF GREEN: How to Write Smut for Fun and Profit!

All at An Bael Bocht, 445 W. 238 Street in Riverdale (take the #1 train). Reading starts at 7:00 pm!

Kaamulk Mauza is a performance artist from Jersey City NJ who likes kissing and sex and poetry and whiskey. Her work has been seen at the Montclair Poetry Festival, the Geeky Kink Event, Floating World and TES.

Symone Craven writes sinfully taboo erotica. They are strong, compelling, and are as vivid as the sex scenes themselves. Her goal is to promote and inspire in others the concept of taboo chic, which means to embrace the perverse over the positive, and to marry that perversity with a higher standard for the aesthetic.

Her work fills a widening gap for people who might like certain elements or themes from popular novels like 50 Shades of Gray, but want more provocative and bolder sex scenes. Her audience would say that my work pushes the envelope while still trying to tell an entertaining story.

Craven has worked in the adult entertainment industry for 6 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Forensic Psychology and was going to go to nursing school but threw that life away for that of a writer. Plus, she said the scrubs were unflattering. Currently she has over 10 titles of novellas and short stories. Symonecraven.com

The second half of the evening will feature Lori Perkins, Publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books, and author and editor of 22 erotica anthologies, teaching her much-requested class 50 SHADES OF GREEN: How to Write Smut for Fun and Profit, whch she has taught at Romance Writers of America conferences from Massachusetts to California, as well as at TESFest, Geeky Kink, Floating World, bachelorette parties and senior centers. Lori Perkins firmly believes that Smut will set you free and Smut will save the world.

We’ll have our unique dirty word raffle where participants are encouraged to write a favorite dirty word on a piece of paper (with initials because dirty minds think alike). Prizes include from hipsandcurves.com corsets (a $150 value), samples of Dude Wipes, Simply Slick Oil Based Lubricant and Uberlube Silicone Lubricant from MySecretLuxury.com, and books by the readers.

Between the Covers DOWNTOWN for August 8th

This month’s DOWNTOWN event bring authors Pam McKenna, Arla Dahl, and Emanuel Xavier to our downtown venue People Kitchen, 163 Allen Street. Reading starts at 7:00 pm.

Pam McKenna has been an avid storyteller since she was old enough to put pencil to paper. Her number-one passion is the written word, though if you read her novellas, you might conclude that her true passions lie elsewhere. And you’d be right. Pam loves erotic romance and has never been shy about pulling out the stops and treating her readers to five-alarm fantasies centered around BDSM and ménage a trois. Pam McKenna is the pen name of a best-selling romance author.

Arla Dahl is a lover and ardent reader of all things sexy and suspenseful. As a moody writer – she is moody and so is her writing – she loves atmosphere and intrigue, and she drenches her gritty erotic tales in both. In her Immoral Virtue Trilogy, she exposes, examines and revises the horrors of the 17th Century witch trials. Deeply moved by the viciousness of the times, Arla turns history on its ear until the very trait that caused so many people to be seen as “susceptible to the temptations of evil”, becomes the one thing that can set them free. Lust.

Emanuel Xavier is the author of the novel, Christ Like, the poetry collections, Pier Queen, Americano: Growing up Gay and Latino in the USA, If Jesus Were Gay & other poems, Nefarious and the spoken word/music collaboration album, Legendary- The Spoken Word Poetry of Emanuel Xavier, which inspired a choreographed dance presentation and a music video, Emanuel Xavier was named an LGBT History Month Icon by the Equality Forum, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance national and international gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights through education. He’ll read from Studs: Gay Erotic Fiction,edited by Richard Labonte, introduced by Emanuel Xavier.

About Studs:Gay Erotic Fiction: Rough and surly, smooth and sultry, or quick and raw — however you like it, you’ll find it in Studs, 20 of the hottest and best-written man-to-man sex stories to appear in print this year. In “Underground Operator” two men on a nearly empty subway platform indulge in rough, anonymous sex that lets them momentarily forget the stifling summer heat. “Donuts to Demons” finds a self-described “rock-n-roll artfag” searching for a lover “as patient and gifted and generous as he advertised on Craigslist.”

We’ll have our unique dirty word raffle where participants are encouraged to write a favorite dirty word on a piece of paper (with initials because dirty minds think alike). Prizes include from hipsandcurves.com corsets (a $150 value), samples of Dude Wipes, Simply Slick Oil Based Lubricant and Uberlube Silicone Lubricant from MySecretLuxury.com, and books by the readers.

Between the Covers UPTOWN June 9th: Bisexual Visibility with Sheela Lambert J.R. Yussuf, and Geer Austin

best bi short storiesJoin host Lori Perkins at An Bael Bocht Café, as we celebrate Best Bi Short Stories with Sheela Lambert J.R. Yussuf, and Geer Austin.

Best Bi Short Stories brings together the finest representations of bisexuality in fiction. The bisexuality of characters, like in real people, can be invisible to readers unless explicitly brought to their attention. Invisibility leads to underrepresentation, and on bookstore shelves that has certainly been true.

Best Bi Short Stories hopes to change that by presenting the very best quality, cast in a bold light. With an all-star author lineup ranging from Katherine Forrest to Jane Rule, Ann Herendeen to Jan Steckel, and curated by longtime bi activist Sheela Lambert, Best Bi Short Stories encompasses several genres. The authors are a diverse group, as well, and Lambert sought representation across age groups, cultures, ethnicities and sexualities in both the authors and stories, demonstrating the richness of bi experience.

Reading starts at 8:00 pm. An Bael Bocht, 445 W. 338 St in Riverdale (take the #1 train).

Between the Covers adds new DOWNTOWN location to its monthly roster!

Yes, Between the Covers goes UPTOWN and DOWNTOWN!

Speoples exteriortarting June 6th, you can find Between the Covers erotic reading series at People Kitchen, 163 Allen Street. The monthly series features best-selling authors the first Friday of every month at this location, as well as their signature Dirty Word Raffle for free books and prizes.

The readers at the first People’s Kitchen reading will be Lambda nominated Donna Minkowitz, author of Growing Up Golem: How I Survived my Mother, Brooklyn and Some Really Bad Dates, IPPY Award-winner D.L. King, reading from Her Wish is Your Command, 21 Erotic Fem Dom Stories, Sheela Lambert, editor of the newly published Best Bi Short Stories anthology and Ann Herendeen, best known for her erotic interpretation of Pride/Prejudice.peoples interior

Between the Covers features a unique dirty word raffle where people are encouraged to a favorite dirty word on a piece of paper (with initials because dirty minds think alike). The June 6th reading will feature raffle prizes from hipsandcurves.com corsets (a $150 value), samples of Dude Wipes, Simply Slick Oil Based Lubricant and Uberlube Silicone Lubricant from MySecretLuxury.com, and books by the readers.

“Authors of erotica and erotic romance don’t often get the chance to read at the local bookstore or library, so we are pleased to offer an opportunity for them to mingle with their fans, “ said Lori Perkins, Publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books and an a erotica author herself. “And since Fifty Shades of Grey has sold 300 million copies world-wide, we know there are a lot of fans out there.”

Riverdale Avenue Books also hosts a Between the Covers reading at An Bael Bocht Café, near the Riverdale Avenue Books’ company’s headquarters, to entice book lovers located in Upper Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, New Jersey and Connecticut to attend. 

Between the Covers goes UPTOWN and DOWNTOWN

peoples exteriorFirst, there’s BtC Downtown on the FIRST FRIDAY of every month at People Kitchen, 163 Allen Street. Starting June 6th!

Then there’s BtC Uptown on the SECOND MONDAY of the month at An Bael Bocht, 445 W. 338 St in Riverdale (take the #1 train). Next one is June 9.An Bael Bocht

At each, we’ll have our signature dirty word raffle for prizes which include signed copies of the books from readers as well as a corset from hipsandcurves.com (a $150 value).