Romance Roundup: Diversity in Romance

These days more and more fans are looking for diverse voices in romance publishing; as we develop new ways of publishing and distributing voices, it grows easier to discover stories featuring women of color, LGBTQ characters, and other departures from the tradition of straight, white couples. So today we offer up a selection of terrific romance from a variety of diverse writers–maybe you’ll find a new auto-buy author to add to your TBR pile!

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Forged in Desire

Forged in Desire

Brenda Jackson

When she's called to serve on a jury, Margo wants to do her civic duty--but then fellow jurors start turning up dead. Lamar "Striker" Jennings is the only man who can protect her, but they've got to go on the run, before the underworld gangster cleaning up loose ends decides that Margo's next.

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Breathless

Breathless

Beverly Jenkins

Portia, a hotel manager in the Arizona Territory, refuses to mix business and pleasure, no matter how many suitors try to woo her. But when an old family friend rides into town, will she unlock her heart at last?

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A Gentleman in the Streets

A Gentleman in the Streets

Alisha Rai

Billionaire businesswoman Akira Mori is used to getting anything she wants...but who knew that would include aloof author Jacob Campbell? Now she's going to have a bit of fun expanding his imagination in ways he never expected...

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A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

Sonali Dev

Walking the line between women's fiction and romance, this award-winning author shares a glimpse of modern Indian-American life...in this case, between a widowed doctor and the woman who received his late wife's heart.

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The Lotus Palace

The Lotus Palace

Jeannie Lin

The first of Lin's Pingkang Li mysteries is set amidst a world of imperial courtesans and dynastic intrigue as maidservant Yue-ying must team up with handsome playboy Bai Huang to solve a murder.

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Ethan

Ethan

Nicole Edwards

For Ethan Walker, never getting attached has become the mantra he lives by, until he landed on Beau Bennett’s radar. Until Beau, Ethan had never met a man who could get him to consider taking a different path. Now that they’ve found one another, how long will it take Ethan and Beau to accept that their place in the world is...together?

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Single Player

Single Player

Elia Winters

Book 3 in the geek-meets-kink Slices of Pi series features Matthew Abrams, a programmer at PI Games who's perfectly content until he has a one-night stand with Silas Benson, a biomedical engineer with a charitable side to boot. Matthew's going to teach Silas the value of frivolity, but will the workaholic be able to let loose, or will he just decide to let Matthew go?

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The Perfect Mistress

The Perfect Mistress

ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Lauren Robinson knows exactly what it takes to be the perfect mistress. She had a front-row seat when she tagged along with her father on all of his extramarital trysts. Now happily engaged, Lauren discovers that someone is intent on sabotaging her relationship--someone who watched her own marriage destroyed by Lauren, and won’t be happy until she gives Lauren a taste of her own medicine.

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