Blue Stockings Bookstore FREE Reading of Divya Sood’s First Novel, NIGHTS LIKE THIS, 4/29

Alternative mecca and bookstore Blue Stockings will be the site of the coming out reading for Divya Sood’s first novel, NIGHTS LIKE THIS, a lesbian love-triangle that takes place in New York City, Philadelphia and India.

The FREE reading will take place on Friday, April 29th at 7:00 pm at the Blue Stockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St. The author will talk about the experience of writing this novel, as well as the need for diverse characters in LGBT fiction, especially in the South Asian community.  There will also be a question and answer opportunity with the author after the reading.

Read an interview with the author below:



Between the Covers Goes to Vegas!

Riverdale Avenue Books Partners with the Erotic Heritage Museum in Vegas for “Between the Covers” Erotic Reading Series

Las Vegas, NV – April 15, 2016 – Riverdale Avenue Books’ erotic romance and erotica book reading series, Between the Covers will be hosting a special reading night at the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 17th featuring some of the leading romance writers of our time. This event comes as the culmination of the week-long Romantic Times convention, which has brought 200 romance readers and writes to Las Vegas to celebrate this creative genre.

The erotic romance reading will feature six best-selling authors who will read their favorite smutty passages from their novels. The event will also features prize packages and autographed copies of the authors work in the Between the Covers signature Dirty Word Raffle for free books and prizes.

The readers at this erotic reading will be USA Today bestselling author Renee Rose who will read from her mafia spanking series; Lambda-Award winning Debra Hyde, who will her lesbian retelling of the Sherlock Holmes series; Bestselling ARE and Siren author Trinity Blacio who will read a selection from her taboo-breaking paranormal stepbrother series; Kate Allure, who will red from her collection of doctor/lawyer smut; Louisa Bacio, who will read from her daring tales in Sex University; and Theresa Roemer who will tell us HOW TO GET NAKED IN 30 DAYS.


“Between the Covers” features a unique dirty word raffle where each participant is encouraged to write their favorite dirty word on a piece of paper (with initials because dirty minds think alike).  The April 17th reading will feature raffle prizes from Last Kiss, Romantic Times, and Theresa Roemer’s erotic candles.


“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 read to their fans,“ said Lori Perkins, Publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books and an a erotica author herself.

The Erotic Heritage Museum is located at 2375 Sammy Davis Jr., Blvd (formerly) Industrial Rd. The readings will begin at 5:00 pm and there will be a $10 cover charge

Between the Covers Hosts First Time Novelist Gabby Rivera Reading JULIET TAKES A BREATH at Blue Stockings 3/26

Help Latina feminist novelist Gabby Rivera celebrate the publication of her amazing coming of age first novel with a reading and Q & A at Blue Stockings, 172 Allen St., 7 pm

The just-published queer first novel, Juliet Takes a Breath features a young, newly out Puerto Rican protagonist, Juliet Milagros Palante who is obsessed with her first feminist book. Juliet contacts the author, Harlowe Brisbane, and sets up a summer internship. Out of the Bronx, and off to Portland, Oregon, Juliet confronts white feminism and coming out to her family while navigating the world of queer politics.

“Exuberant and gorgeous debut novel…hilarious and charming..So much to relate to as queer POC trying to make sense of the broader queer and feminist communities.”

Roxane Gay, NY Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist

“Even if Holden Caulfield was born in the Bronx in the 1980’s, he could never be this awesome.”

–Inga Muscio, author of Cunt




Riverdale Publication Party for the 25th Anniversary Edition of Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out

Join us on Monday October 19th for the publication party for this classic anthology with readings from the text by:

Sheilah Mabry, poet and activist

Matthew Sandusky, lover of literature, traveling, hiking, and soccer – and yes, in that order – and a Southerner in self-imposed exile in New York currently in my apprenticeship of becoming a professional bisexual. I have been in a very loving and supportive relationship with my girlfriend of sixteen years and we are the proud parents of an eleven year old black cat.

Lori Perkins, Publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books, which win Bi Publisher of the Year in 2014 from the Bi Writers Association.

Paul Nocera, Facilitator at BiRequest, a NYC based discussion group now just a few years younger than BAON. He was invited to represent Bi NYers at both the 2013 and 2015 White House Bi Summits. He played the role of “digital midwife” in getting the 2nd edition of Bi Any Other Name to print.

and others

An Beal Bocht, 445 W. 238 St., 7:00-9:00 p.m. FREE

As always, we will have our dirty word raffle where viewers can win a digital copy of the book.

The British are Coming!!!! Special BtC on Thursday, Sept. 17th to hear Lucy Felthouse read Smut joined by Erotica Luminaries Laura Antoniou, DL King, Debra Hyde and Mara White

Thursday, September 17th will be a smut-filled night!

Erotica maven and editor Lucy Felthouse joins us from over the pond to read from her most recent work. She writes erotica and erotic romance in a variety of subgenres and pairings, and has over 100 publications to her name, with many more in the pipeline. These include several editions of Best Bondage Erotica, Best Women’s Erotica 2013 and Best Erotic Romance 2014. Another string to her bow is editing, and she has edited and co-edited a number of anthologies, and also edits for a small publishing house. She owns Erotica For All, is book editor for Cliterati, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more at Join her on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to her newsletter at:

She will be joined by erotica legend Laura Antoniou, author of the classic Marketplace series, as well as the hilarious Killer Wore Leather murder mystery, and too many fabulous short stories to even begin to list.

Also reading will be DL King, an erotic anthologist of renown, who has actually published many of Lucy Felthouse’s short stories, and will probably publish many more.  She will be reading from her latest work in progress.

Lambda award-wining author Debra Hyde will be reading from her just published lesbian homage to Sherlock Holmes, The Tattered Heiress.

Mara White joins us with selections from her latest steamy work, Maldeamours.  White is a contemporary romance and erotica writer who laces forbidden love stories with hard issues, such as race, gender and inequality. She holds an Ivy League degree but has also worked in more strip clubs than even she can remember. She is not a former Mexican telenovela star contrary to what the tabloids might say, but she is a former ballerina and will always remain one in her heart. She lives in NYC with her husband and two children and yes, when she’s not writing you can find her on the playground.

And, of course, we will have our signature “dirty word” raffle with a chance to win signed books and fabulous smutty prizes from our sponsors such as a box of Dude Wipes (don’t leave home without them) and

People Lounge, 163 Allen St., 8 pm, FREE, upstairs.

Between the Covers Goes to TESFest!

There will be no downtown reading of Between the Covers this month because we have found that people would rather party with loved ones on the 4th of July rather than hear smut (we are shocked!).

But the show must go on!

So Between the Covers will go to TESFest, the annual gathering of sex positive kinksters from New York held in New Jersey.

The event is not-quite-open to the public, as you have to be a registered guest to attend, but if you are there, please come hear our smut.

Join us for a Midnight reading and performance by some of your TESFest writers.

Undergroundsea will return to Between the Covers with his femdom comedy stylings which were well-received at Geeky KInk in 2013. We can only hope that we may again be graced with his hot leather pants!

Cassandra Park will read new stories.

Pleasure Salon co-founder Selina Fire will share some pages from the lusty tales of her autobiography (30 years in the making).

Graydancer will read from a hot rope bondage story.

And maybe a few more surprise readers!