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

Join us on Friday, October 2nd for the publication party for this classic anthology with readings from the text by:

Sheela Lambert, founder of the Bi Writers Association and Editor of Best Bi Short Stories (Circlet Press)

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.

Selina Fire (and Martin) of Pleasure Salon and sex blogging fame

AJ Walkley – (author of Queer Greer)

Ron Suresha – (author Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions, and editor at Bear Bones Books – Lethe Press)

JR Yusseff – (local blogger and author, Double Consciousness)

Anne Herendeen – (author of Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander)

Alex Gross – out of exile, 80-something, expert on Chinese sexualities..

Darcy Gorka – local budding playwright

People’s Lounge, 163 Allen 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!

50 Shades of Between the Covers – Two EXTRA Between the Covers Events 6/19 & 6/22 to Discuss Publication of Grey

Riverdale Avenue Books will host two special events in its Between the Covers erotic romance reading series for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey to come together in New York City to discuss the publication of Grey, the new novel in the international best-selling series. Grey, the fourth novel in James’ best-selling erotic romance series, will be published on June 18th, and will be the story of this kinky romance as told through the eyes of the male protagonist, Christian Grey. Pre-orders for the novel already exceed a million copies. “Every women who read the trilogy is going to be reading this book at the same time. I wanted to gather us together so we could talk about the new book, James’ different approach, and what this series has meant to us culturally since it was originally published,” said Riverdale Avenue Publisher Lori Perkins, who edited Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey for Ben Bella Books in 2013. The first panel and reading will take place on June 19th at People Lounge, 163 Allen Street, at 7:00 and will offer a raffle for a drawing of copies of Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey, as well as Riverdale Avenue Books’ titles 50 Shades of Pink, 50 Shades of Gay (#1 on Amazon’s Lesbian and Gay list when published), and The Secret Life of E.L. James, an unauthorized biography by NY Times best-selling author Marc Shapiro. Authors on the panel will include retired porn star Sinnamon Love, Pamela Madsen, attorney Sherri Donovan, former bookseller Stacy Agdern, erotic author DL King, literary agent Katherine Sands and Ms. Perkins, all of whom wrote essays for the Ben Bella anthology. A second panel and reading will take place at An Beal Bocht, 445 W. 238th street, on June 22nd, in Riverdale for fans who live in upper Manhattan, The Bronx, New Jersey and Westchester.

Mark Your Calendar for a Smut-Filled Night on June 5th

Join us for a smut-filled night on June 5th at People’s Lounge where three power-houses of erotic romance will be reading from their latest works.

Jamie K. Schmidt, USA Today best-selling author of Heat and the Club Inferno Series.

“In writing both sensual and sexy, Schmidt knows how to fulfill readers’ desires. . . . [She] definitely caters to those who like thrills. Supported by engaging characters and a layered story line, [Longing] is highly recommended.”— Library Journal

Kate Allure author of Playing Doctor and the soon to be released Lawyer Up (Sourcebooks).
Playing Doctor is “Escapism of the richest, most decadent variety” says Romantic Times Book Reviews, and “Sizzling and sensual,” notes Publishers Weekly. “Fun, flirty characters abound, and there’s plenty of kinky action,” reports Library Journal.

Katana Collins splits her time evenly between photographing boudoir portraits and writing steam-your-glasses romances. Her debut, Soul Stripper (Aphrodisia), launched in 2013, and quickly climbed to Amazon’s top 100 ‘Romance-Paranormal’ list. Her latest project, an erotic suspense series hit the shelves this spring with Wicked Shots and Wicked Exposure (Kensington).

The reading at People’s Lounge (163 Allen Street) starts at 7:00.  As always, you will have a chance to enter your FREE ticket to our signature Dirty Word raffle for a chance to win signed books and prizes.

May 11th, Tie Me Up Launch Party Uptown

May 11

Come join us at An Bael Bocht in Riverdale for a publication party for TIE ME UP: A Binding Collection of Erotica Tales. Join editor F. Leonora Solomon and her erotica authors Mercedes Cruz, Annabeth Leong, Vita Perez and The Vixen as they read salacious selections from this BDSM collection.

Also joining us will be the audacious erotica writing duo of Kristabel Reed, authors of The Curvy Girl’s Guide to Love.

We will have our signature Dirty Word raffle.

445 W. 238 St., 7:00 pm