Welcome to the Color of Love Blog Hop. It’s that time of the year where we celebrate our love for characters of color in romantic fiction. So how did I start reading multicultural romance?
Those who know me well also know that I started reading romances while I was in primary school. In those days, the only romances available in Jamaica were published by Mills & Boon & Harlequin. All of them were stories about Caucasian people—mega-rich men and timid females.
It wasn't until I was an adult (I'm talking a mere ten years ago) that I realized that there were romance novels that had people in them who looked like me. We might not have lived in the same environment or shared the same culture, but those books were a source of fascination. The ones that readily accessible were those written by Francis Ray and Beverly Jenkins, and even then, they didn't make regular appearances in the bookstores.
Since that time, things have changed in a big way. In the last year alone, most of what I have read are romances that feature people of colour, which is still a refreshing change for me. Thanks to social media, I have met some good writers, who continue to put out wonderful stories about black people finding love.
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