I am so excited to be participating in the Color of Love Blog Hop.
Interracial romance is a budding genre. Despite having a hero and heroine from different races, the story elements are the same as in any romance. The reason I believe interracial romance is still young is because sadly it has taken so long to become acceptable. Interracial marriages didn’t become legal until 1967 and sadly enough the last state that held on till 2000 was Alabama.
I write historical romance which means when I have an interracial couple it throws another monkey wrench in the works. I’m not saying there wouldn’t be difficulties in a contemporary interracial romance, but in a historical it is even scandalous. I write historicals set during the Civil War era. Race was a hot button issue then—just think about the roots of the war. Setting my interracial couple during this time really ups the tension and I have to walk a tightrope between being historical accurate and respectful.
I am a historical fiction author first. I didn’t set out to write an interracial romance. Once I developed my characters it just happened naturally. Midnight Caller is an interracial romance between an African American man and a white woman. Book #2 in the Moonlight Romance series, Midnight Heat, follows Frederick’s brother George. It is an African American romance and will be released from Liquid Silver Books soon. I do not have a release date yet, but be on the lookout.
Here is the blurb for Midnight Caller:
When Emma Bennett’s husband dies in a carriage accident in 1865, she is released from her loveless, controlling marriage. Now she has a chance to find happiness and raise a family. But before she begins courting again she wants to experience her freedom. At the advice of the leading socialite in town, she takes a black lover to fulfill her sexual needs. His raw, masculine power awakens feelings she didn’t know existed. After the first touch she craves more.
Frederick works as a roustabout by day and moonlights as a prostitute. He knows better than to fall in love with his white client, but Emma enchants him the first time he calls on her. To keep them both safe, he works hard to put up barriers. Unfortunately, he can’t protect Emma from the slimy Mr. Hawthorne, who wants her as his bride. Frederick vows to keep her safe even if his forbidden love costs him his life.
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READY FOR THE GIVEAWAY?
Every good hop has prizes!
There are four prizes up for grabs in the Color of Love blog hop. Good luck!
- 1st prize: $50 Amazon gift card + 8 ebooks
- 2nd prize: $30 Amazon gift card+ 8 ebooks
- 3rd prize: $20 Amazon gift card + 8 ebooks
- 4th prize: $10 Amazon gift card + 8 ebooks
I couldn’t get the Rafflecoper code to work on my blog. Here is the link. Rafflecoper Giveaway Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/75c4d58/. AND if you comment on my post you’ll be entered to win an e-copy of Midnight Caller.
There are many authors participating in this hop. I encourage you to visit them and support the many colors of romance.
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