Romance Books By Authors of Color I Want To Read

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hi friends!

If you've been on Twitter lately, you may have seen all the hullaballoo regarding RWA and diversity. I don't know all the details, but one thing became very clear to me: I needed to do a better job at promoting and reading authors of color. If I'm being honest, I'm not someone who can afford to buy a lot of books. I rely a lot on Netgalley and Edelweiss for my reads, but I do set aside a small budget every month for some ebook purchases. Going forward, I'll be making more of a conscious effort to buy books from authors of color. I wanted to compile a list of books that I could pick and choose from when I go on a book shopping adventure. I thought I might as well share the list with you guys too! I hope you find some books to add to your piles as well.

A Girl Like Her (Ravenswood #1) The Princess Trap Love On My Mind (Shades of Love, #1)

A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert 

The hero is supposedly a soft and quiet military man, and the heroine is a wild child. YES PLEASE. That's like a crack trope for me!

The Princess Trap by Talia Hibbert

FAKE RELATIONSHIP. Do I need to say more?

Love On My Mind by Tracey Livesay

I want to read this whole series by Tracey Livesay. It just sounds so cute and right up my alley!

Forbidden (Old West, #1) 18431604 An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1) 

Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins

Everyone has been telling me to read Beverly Jenkins and I know for a fact that I'm going to love her books because so many of my reader-friends love her stories. They all appeal to me, but Forbidden is at the top of my list!

Destiny's Embrace by Beverly Jenkins

Another Beverly Jenkins read that I must get my hands on! The book tells the story of a ranch owner and his servant, and it just sounds so so good!

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

Friends, I'm so upset! I came SO close to getting this one from the library. But when it became available, I never read the email, and the day I did see it was when it expired. There's a long wait for it, but I've been told the wait is worth the while. I have no doubts after loving Alyssa Cole's A Princess in Theory earlier this year!

Scoring With the Wrong Twin (WAGS, #1) Trade Me (Cyclone, #1) A Bollywood Affair (Bollywood)

Scoring with the Wrong Twin by Naima Simone

I don't quite know how this book slipped my radar, but omg. NEED! It sounds fabulous, and I'm curious to see how the whole twin plays out.

Trade Me by Courtney Milan

OK this is the year I WILL read a Courtney Milan book. So many of my friends keep pestering me to read her and I need to listen to them for once. Milan is also a force to be reckoned with in the romance world, so I want to see all the fuss about her writing. I know I'll be blown away!

A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev

I have no idea why I have yet to pick up a Sonali Dev book. I dismissed her book as women's fiction which isn't a genre that I read a lot from, but I read the synopsis for A Bollywood Affair and holy cow! It sounds so emotional and romantic. I can't wait to pick it up!

His Perfect Partner (Matched to Perfection #1) Take the Lead (Dance Off, #1) Unbuttoning the CEO (The Suits Undone #1)

His Perfect Partner by Priscilla Oliveras

This is a book that I actually bought the other day when it was on sale! I read the second book and really enjoyed it. I've heard His Perfect Partner is even better! I loved the snippets of this couple in book 2, so I know I'm in for a treat!

Ahh! Take the Lead sounds like so much fun! I love that it has the dance competition setting. I know I'm in for a treat!

Unbuttoning the Ceo by Mia Sosa

I have been reading and following Mia Sosa's Love on Cue series and I absolutely adore it! I'm determined to go back and read her backlist!

Unreleased Titles

Intercepted The Bride Test The Proposal The Matchmaker's List Ayesha At Last

Look at all these beauties! <3

Have you read any books featured in this post? Any authors of color you think I should check out?
Let me know in the comments below!

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