Vivid Girls Land Erotic Novel Deal

Blue Moon, an imprint of the Avalon Publishing Group, will publish a series of erotic novels based on the adventures of the Vivid Girls.

A licensing agreement between Avalon and Vivid Entertainment Group calls for four 200-page, 70,000 word novels to begin appearing in the fall of 2005.

"All of us at Blue Moon Books are thrilled to begin what we hope will be a long and fruitful relationship with Vivid Entertainment," said John Oakes, publisher of Blue Moon. "Our goal is to make sure the novels appeal to the girls' existing fan base and to reach out to a new segment of readers who enjoy well-written, exciting, modern erotic novels."

Steven Hirsch, a co-founder and co-chairman of Vivid, said in a statement that, "This is another major step for us in the extension of the Vivid brand into promising new markets. Our first mainstream book, 'How to Have a XXX Sex Life: The Ultimate Vivid Guide,' was published July 20th by the ReganBooks division of HarperCollins, and a series of graphic novels and comic books from leading comic publisher Avatar Press, Inc. is now in production."

The Vivid Girls featured in the series will include Tawny Roberts, Mercedez, Sunrise Adams and Savanna Samson.

The novels will include vignettes from the Vivid Girls' real-life personal adventures as well as material from their movies.

Avalon Publishing Group, established in 1994, has become a leading independent publishing company with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

Avalon imprints include Avalon Travel Publishing, Blue Moon Books, Carroll & Graf Publishers, Marlowe & Company, Nation Books, Seal Press, Shoemaker & Hoard and Thunder's Mouth Press.

Barney Rosset founded Blue Moon in 1987 after he left Grove Press. Avalon Publishing Group purchased Blue Moon in 1998. For more information, visit: