We’re romance lovers who advance the awareness and appreciation of diversity in romance novels. The hero or heroine of all romance novels on this site will be a person of color.
RNIC Site Manager
Laurel is a romance author, who loves the world of romance and can’t imagine her days without a book in her palm. She took over Romance Novels in Color in 2016 and crowned herself “Overlord of Awesome”. She considers herself a devoted lover of the written word, and sexy smut.
Laurel writes paranormal and contemporary romance and is a self-proclaimed, out of the closet nerd. She admits that she can’t seem to avoid adding a bit of “nerdology” or “geek-dom” to all of her books. Living in Miami, she also admits that she can’t seem to avoid giving her heroines gorgeous shoes, “In Miami, we worship everything strappy, open toed and just plain hot!”
KIMBERLEE S. STEVENSON
RNIC Social Media Manager
Kimberlee is an avid reader and a freelance writer who enjoys cooking and experimenting with different foods. When she’s not cooking or reading, she’s spending time with her family, at the beach, writing book reviews, or traveling. Her food and kitchen blog, Southern Roots Kitchen, is where she shares food news, product reviews, and kitchen tips with her readers.
RNIC Newsletter Editor
Chris Cornelia is a long time lover of all things romance and story telling. She grew up on Dynasty, Young and the Restless, and Bold and the Beautiful while visiting her grandmother during the summers in South Prince George, Virginia. Her favorite authors growing up were Harriet Jacobs, Jane Austen, Zora Neal Hurston, Joan Collins and Sidney Sheldon. Chris is currently enjoying life in Bel Air, Maryland after serving several years in the military. Her hobbies include writing novellas, reading romance, jazz music, and bee keeping.
Natalie is an avid reader of all genres but finds herself most attracted to tales with an offbeat synopsis. She can often be found immersed in books penned by a variety of authors; however she tends to love diverse stories that include LGBTIQAP and IR/MC characters as protagonists.
Petra loves cooking, long walks on the beach and…Just kidding… A former litigation paralegal for one of the top law firms in the country coupled with her Caribbean Italian heritage has given her a cosmopolitan view of the world complimented by a sarcastic sense of humor and perspective. An avid reader, writer and fitness junkie with a love of reading interracial romance and paranormal novels, when not trolling the social media pages she an be found on the stage belly-dancing or performing Burlesque.