I am so excited to be able to be a part of the second annual Color of Love Blog Hop. As I writer of interracial/multicultural women’s fiction, it thrills me that so many people are beginning to discover the stories we tell and understand that love comes in many different colors–and not just what’s considered “mainstream”.
I first began writing IR/MC stories when I was in high school. Back then I wrote them for myself–in the late 1980s you were hard pressed to find many IR titles on the shelves of B.Dalton, Borders and Waldenbooks. The titles you found were bodice rippers about buxom blondes being kidnapped by Native American warriors or sheikhs and falling in love. But what about stories featuring nonwhite heroines falling in love with men from different racial or cultural backgrounds? Well, I never found any, so I started writing them myself and sharing them with my classmates.
Flash forward to March 2014: I published my second IR/MC novel, Maybe Baby, which started off as a NaNoWriMo project. Maybe Baby‘s black heroine, Laney, is an expat American living in Stockholm, Sweden with her affluent Swedish boyfriend, Niklas. They’ve been together for a little over five years and she feels like something is missing from their relationship–she wants to start a family with him. But when Niklas announces that he had a vasectomy before he even met Laney, she realises she’ll never be able to have a family with him–at least, not the traditional way. So–at the advice of a friend, she goes to Copenhagen to check out an alternative fertility clinic where she’ll be able to meet potential sperm donors face-to-face. What Laney isn’t expecting is to make an instant connection with a handsome Danish furniture maker called Mads. And when that connection leads to them embarking on an affair, she’s forced to question everything about her life with Niklas…and if it’s the life she really wants to lead.
And now for the giveaway!
Five great prizes are yours for the taking–
1st prize $50 Amazon GC + 7 ebooks
2nd prize $25 Amazon GC + 7 ebooks
3rd prize $15 Amazon GC + 7 ebooks
4th prize $10 Amazon GC + 6 ebooks
5th prize $5 Amazon GC + 6 ebooks
Check out all the titles up for grabs and the list of all participating blogs here.
And now to the giveaway…
Good luck and thanks for joining us! 🙂
8 responses to “Color of Love Blog Hop 2014”
Reblogged this on Musings of An IR Romance Junkie and commented:
This.is.awesome. I’ve never seen a blog hop specifically geared toward IR/MC romance, so y’all know I’m all over this! Check out these fabulous authors then enter the giveaway for your chance to win some awesome swag!
Thanks for the hop!
caiidynsmommie at gmail dot com
You’re welcome! 😀 This is one of my favourite hops, so I’m glad I was able to participate this time! 🙂
Although you were unpublished, out of necessity you were a pioneer IR/MC writer. So cool. Thanks for participating in the Color of Love Blog Hop.
Thanks, Nana! 🙂 I’m so glad I was able to participate! 🙂 I think it’s great that we’re spreading the word about diverse novels and helping people discover a new facet of romance! 🙂
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I’m loving this blog hop. I’m getting to know some great authors on this hop, and you are one of them Can’t wait to start reading your novels. I like the excerpt.
Thanks so much for stopping, by Stephanie! 🙂 I really love this blog hop and I’m so glad that you enjoyed my excerpt! 🙂