We’re Back! Celebrate Galentine’s Day 2/13 with Reading from SMOKE DRINK F*#K and BEEFCAKES AND CUPCAKES

The innovative, hybrid book publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books will be launching the publication of Smoke Drink F*#k by Esme Oliver at The Daisy NYC, 1641 2nd Ave, New York, NY from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to celebrate Galentine’s Day. This is the first book from their new Hera imprint featuring women over 35 defining who they are.

Esme Oliver, the author of Smoke Drink F*#k, will read an excerpt from the book along with Judi Fennell, author of Beefcake and Cupcakes. The first 50 people will receive a bag of only the best Galentine’s Day goodies from Clipa handbag hangers, bookmarks from Integrative Health & Nutrition Coach Marissa Vicario, Burju Shoes gift certificates and more. Pink cocktails will be served at a special price.

Galentine’s Day is a holiday created by Amy Poehler on Parks & Rec. In the words of her character Leslie Knope, what is Galentine’s Day? “Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

Smoke Drink F*#k is a novel that showcases the spirit of strong driven women who go after what they want and know who they are,” said Publisher Lori Perkins. “It’s the perfect book to launch our new Hera imprint featuring heroines over 35.”

One book a month will be published to the new imprint. To learn more about Hera Books, please visit riverdaleavebooks.com.

About Esme Oliver

Esme Oliver has worked as an attorney, a health-care lobbyist, and a legislative director for two US Senators; work which sharpened her left brain but just didn’t quite fulfill her soul. Esme eventually left DC for her native Midwest, where she now writes grants (for money) and stories (for fun). She enjoys lots of travel and a long list of other activities that pair well with a nice Pinot.

About Judi Fennell

Judi Fennell, is the best-selling author and Prism Award and Golden Leaf winner of romantic comedies and paranormal romance. Her series include The Tritone Trilogy, Bottled Magic, Manley Maids, Once-Upon-A-Time Romance and BeefCake, Inc. Under the pseudonym, Raven Morris, she writes the erotic romance series, Tied With a Bow and Flirting With Thirty. She is the owner/operator of www.formatting4U.com, a service to help authors self-publish their books. Judi lives in suburban Philadelphia with her two-legged and four-legged “menagerie,” and her very supportive fiancé. Check out Judi’s books at www.JudiFennell.com.



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:




Riverdale Avenue Books Announces Two New Venues for its Between the Covers Erotic Reading Series – New York City’s Famed Museum of Sex and Riverdale’s An Beal Bocht

New York (October 9) – Riverdale Avenue Books, the innovative hybrid publisher, will move their signature erotica and erotic romance reading series Between the Covers to Manhattan’s renowned Museum of Sex.  The monthly series will feature best-selling authors the first Friday of every month, as well as our signature Dirty Word Raffle for free books and prizes.

In addition, Riverdale Avenue Books will be holding a second monthly series in Riverdale, New York, where the company’s headquarters are located, for erotica lovers in upper Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, New Jersey and Connecticut.  The signature dirty word raffle for free books and prizes will also be a feature of the uptown series, which will take place the second Monday of every month at the writer-friendly Irish café, An Beal Bocht, 445 W. 238th St.

The first reading at the Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Avenue at 27th Street, will feature readings by Tim Teeman, author of the forthcoming IN BED WITH GORE VIDAL, the first biography of Vidal since his death; Hope Tarr, co-author of New York Times best-selling author Jenna Jameson’s erotic romance SUGAR; the editors of Jezebel.com who will be reading from their recently published BOOK OF JEZEEBEL; and Kerry Zukas, co-author of SEKA, the biography of the 80’s porn star.  Tickets can be purchased at www.mosexstore.com.  Admission includes a signature cocktail or beverage of choice.

Featured authors at the Uptown reading series at An Beal Bocht in Riverdale on Monday, October 14h will be dating coaches and tantric sexperts Patricia Johnson and Mark Michaels, co-authors of Great Sex Made Simple and Tantra for Erotic Empowerment.  This mid-October reading will also feature Halloween stories by authors in STILL HUNGRY FOR YOUR LOVE, the second volume of this classic zombie romance anthology, edited by Riverdale Avenue Publisher, Lori Perkins. Taryn Rose, a Queens-based novelist, will be reading from her new book, Blood and Lust, featuring lesbian vampires in New York.

Between the Covers often features special giveaways, and this month both readings will raffle off corsets from hipsandcurves.com, as well as “Naughty Pillows” by TheresaRoemer.com for the Between the Covers Dirty Word Raffle, where the audience members are encouraged to submit their favorite dirty word on a piece of paper (with their initials) which is drawn to win the prizes.

“The Museum of Sex is the perfect venue to host a great night of literary stimulation,” said Publisher Lori Perkins.

“We look forward to building a long relationship with this vibrantly imaginative audience,” said Caren Martineau, Direct of Brand Development at the Museum of Sex.


About Riverdale Avenue Books


Riverdale Avenue Books publishes e-books and print books under seven imprints: Riverdale Pop, a pop

culture imprint; Riverdale/Magnus an award-winning publisher of LGBT titles; RAB HSF, a horror, science

fiction and fantasy line; RAB Truth an erotic memoir line; RAB Desire an erotica and erotic romance

imprint; and RAB Sports and RAB Gaming featuring sports and gaming titles. Visit us at www.RiverdaleAveBooks.com or call us at 212-279-6418