We’re running a little lean lately due to reasons and I don’t have a review to run today. Instead, I’d like to build off the past week’s discussions and collect some recommended authors and books for those looking to add to their bookshelves. I’ll start the list off with books I’ve read or seen recommended. If you leave suggestions in the comments, I’ll add them to the list.
- Beverly Jenkins – Just in case you’ve been under a rock for years and haven’t heard of her.
- Jeannie Lin – Lin’s books are set in Tang Dynasty China.
- Zen Cho – The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo] got good reviews at Dear Author and from Heidenkind (the second review is spoilery, BTW.)
- Amara Royce – Royce has a Victorian coming out soon with a Japanese heroine.
- Ann Christopher – Writes contemporary for Kimani and romantic suspense for Kensington.(Recommended by Evangeline Holland on Twitter.)
- Deborah Fletcher Mello(Recommended by Evangeline Holland on Twitter.)
- Zuri Day(Recommended by Evangeline Holland on Twitter.)
- Jewel Amethyst(Recommended by Evangeline Holland on Twitter.)
- Suleikha Snyder
- Delaney Diamond – I really enjoyed her book The Wrong Man BWWM IR romance.
- Solace Ames and Heloise Belleau – The Dom Project is an erotic romance with an Asian-American hero and a white heroine. They’ve both written MC m/m under their other pen names – Violetta Vane and Heidi Belleau. (Recommended by Willaful.)
- Shoma Narayanan – Meoskop really enjoyed The One She Was Warned About.
Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy:
- Shelly Laurenston – She also writes as G.A. Aiken. Her multicultural books are Go Fetch!, Beast in Him, Beast Behaving Badly, Belong to the Night, About a Dragon, and How to Drive a Dragon Crazy
- Seressia Glass
- Alisha Rai – Alisha writes both contemporary and paranormal romance, all on the spicier end of the spectrum.
- Nalini Singh
- Jill Sorenson – Jill often writes Latino/a heroes and heroines.
- Pamela Clare – Pamela has written a number of books with Latino and American Indian characters
- Caridad Piñeiro – Piñeiro also writes paranormal romance.(Recommended by rube in the comments.)
I really don’t read much paranormal romance or romantic suspense, so that’s why those sections are so sad.
Please hit me with some names to add to the list, and we’ll all know where to blow our money after the holidays. ;-)