Posts Tagged: African-American

Lakota Dreaming by Connie Gillam

Lakota Dreaming by Connie Gillam

May 12, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 0

Lakota Dreaming came to my attention via Courtney Milan, who knew I was looking for working class / interracial titles. Overall, it was a solid recommendation and a book you should read. Zora is a successful fashion editor in NYC who frequently dreams about her ancestor, a former slave. Zora’s psychiatrist… Read more »

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Forever’s Promise by Farrah Rochon

Forever’s Promise by Farrah Rochon

May 5, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 8

Today’s guest review comes from Jessica at Read React Review. Enjoy! Forever’s Promise is the fourth book in Rochon’s Bayou Dreams series, set in small town Louisiana. I can’t really judge, but the setting felt authentic, not surprisingly since Rochon is a native of Louisiana. I’m familiar, in personal terms,… Read more »

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Yours Forever by Farrah Rochon

Yours Forever by Farrah Rochon

May 2, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 3

Oh book. We had such a complicated relationship, you and I. Every time I thought we were working it out you tossed me another curve ball. Let’s talk about the good times first, shall we? In Yours Forever Farrah Rochon has created a small town I didn’t automatically hate. Although… Read more »

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Resources For Readers

April 27, 2014 Opinion, Reading Guide 6

In light of recent discussions about romance lacking a literary canon and being a difficult genre for new readers to get started in, we’re attempting to compile a list of resources for readers fairly new to the genre. These are not necessarily endorsements. This is an ongoing project and obviously… Read more »

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A Girl From Flint by Treasure Hernandez

A Girl From Flint by Treasure Hernandez

April 18, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 0

A Girl From Flint was fascinating in all the wrong ways but ultimately a completely satisfying read. I don’t understand Urban Books. While they’re shelved in the romance section most of the ones I’ve read have very few romantic elements. As Ridley said on Twitter “EVERY BOOK YOU LIKE WITH… Read more »

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Links: Tuesday, April 15th

Links: Tuesday, April 15th

April 15, 2014 Links 1

Definition of adding insult to injury… Can we talk about black women in stock photos? – Courtney Milan searches stock photo sites for women in wedding dresses that she can run through Photoshop for her book covers. When she went looking for a picture of a black woman, the results… Read more »

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To Tempt a Wilde by Kimberly Kaye Terry

To Tempt a Wilde by Kimberly Kaye Terry

April 7, 2014 Contemporary, Reviews 2

After two years on the run, Althea Hudson may have finally found her safe haven. Who’d have thought it would be in Wyoming, at a sprawling ranch owned by three rugged alpha males? But it’s strapping Nathan Wilde who’s making her heart beat faster… even if the sensual cowboy has… Read more »

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Links: Saturday, March 15th

Links: Saturday, March 15th

March 15, 2014 Links 3

Had a rough week? Here’s a cat napping. Unlikable Heroines – Erin Satie writes about the oft discussed “unlikable heroine” and wonders what we mean, exactly, when we use the terms likable or unlikable. When I dislike the protagonist, I do not care. And, before too long, I do not… Read more »

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