Today is all about showing love to some awesome blogs about romance. There are A LOT of book blogs out there, but not all of them focus on books with diverse characters written by diverse authors. In the coming weeks I’ll be showcasing blogs that I frequent and have been recommended to me.
Check them out and enjoy their amazing voices and information they share.
How many times have you searched the “African-American” section of the bookstore just to find the same familiar authors or the book you’ve already read a dozen times?
How many times have you searched the “African-American” categories on Amazon just to have your searches dominated by exactly what you’re not looking for?
We, too, have felt the struggle, and immediately knew we had to do something about it!
Just like that, GirlHaveYouRead.com was born!
Girl, Have You Read… is a site designed with a focus on a specific type of character – black ones.
Black main characters.
Folks that are black as hell, from all corners of the diaspora, and not just black women. This is a space to put black romance in front of readers.
Catch our drift?
Our ultimate goal is to bring black authors to the forefront – with a focus on romance – to show that we’re out here, and we’re writing, and reading, and our minds are open and ready!
We’ll be recommending books, blogging, informing about new releases, participating in blog tours, podcasting, and much, much more!
So the next time your reading friends ask you: “Girl, have you read…?” your answer will be “Yes!”
Musings of A Romance Junkie is a blog dedicated to showcasing and reviewing romance novels written specifically about black women coupled with men of all races and ethnicities. Here you will find new releases in African American romance, interracial romance, and multicultural romance, along with reviews of new and old books. I also feature interviews and spotlights as well as random musings.
To paraphrase the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we should all be judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin and that is the primary vision of Reading in Black & White.
RIBW focuses on what’s written on the pages and not the person who wrote them. Reading in Black & White values diversity and it will be represented on this blog. Books written by authors of all ethnicities, races, and genders will be highlighted and reviewed on this blog.
It is my goal that through Reading in Black & White, readers will not only take a chance and step out of their comfort zone, but that readers will also discover some AMAZING authors they may not know. And, always remember, no matter if you prefer a hardback, paperback, or an e-reader: what’s written in black & white is what’s most important!!!
Laurel Cremant is an opinionated author and reader of romance with a wicked sense of humor. RNIC was smart (or crazy) to bring her on as a blogger. In 2016 she took over the management of this site and relishes her new title of “Overlord of Awesome”