Celebrate Christmas In July – 50% Off “A Christmas Carl” by Ryan Field Riverdale Ave Books
One of the things I’ve always liked about working with Riverdale Ave Books in New York is that they remind me of the older gay publishers I used to work with back in the 90s. I started out getting published in anthologies with gay/lesbian publishers like Alyson Books and Cleis Press and I often miss working with them now.
But Riverdale Ave Books is just as good, and they’re always moving forward with new releases and cutting edge books. Riverdale is the kind of boutique press that publishes books in both fiction and non-fiction that you can’t find anywhere in mainstream outlets. And I’ve always been drawn to that aspect of publishing. In fact, I prefer it over big publishers who focus mostly on the mainstream.
In any event, Riverdale is having a Christmas In July event this month for one of my books, “A Christmas Carl.” It’s a gay erotic romance that’s a loosely based parody/take off on the old classic story line by Dickens. I almost stuck to the basic story, but I added little things that I thought updated everything and made the story more geared toward gay culture. In one scene with the Ghost of Christmas Future I even mentioned Hillary Clinton, and how she finally becomes President when she’s over 90 years old. Keep in mind that I wrote this book about 8 years ago. At the time I wrote it I felt bad that Hillary kept getting overlooked, so I made her President myself. It was cathartic for me, and it’s only a small part of the book. I don’t want to offend anyone with politics and this small scene was more tongue in cheek than political commentary. This isn’t a political book by any means.
You can check out the book here at this link to Riverdale Ave Books. And here’s the 50% off promo code that you’ll need to get the discount. 50% OFF with code XMAS718
It’s also available on Amazon as a print book. But the discount isn’t available on Amazon.