July 31, 2013 by Reader's Connection
From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21st, Eagle Library will host another Romance Potluck book discussion. African-American romance authors are being featured this month, and Eagle’s Ellen Flexman has sent this list of suggested titles. If you have other favorites, bring them along.
From Rochelle Alers to Sean Young, Brenda Jackson to Zane, African-American authors are writing every kind of romance with African-American heroes and heroines.
A Dangerous Kiss by Francis Ray
When he decides to take a chance on love despite his dangerous secret, sports consultant Payton “Sin” Sinclair must convince his best friend Summer, a self-made restaurant owner with a painful past, that he is worth the risk.
A Good Man by J. J. Murray
Former professional athlete Sonya Richardson agrees to appear on a reality dating program to show America what a real black woman is like, but she is thrown off her game by former pastor John Bond, the show’s “designated white guy.”
Always In My Heart by Kayla Perrin
Nigel has never forgiven Callie for fleeing Ohio, and the passion they shared. When she shows up on his doorstep asking for forgiveness, the Cleveland cop is furious at her deception, but blindsided once again by the heat of desire. Nigel vows to fight for his future with the woman he has always loved.
Bachelor Unclaimed by Brenda Jackson
Ainsley St. James does something totally out of character–she has a one-night stand with a seductive stranger. Never expecting to see him again, she accepts a job Hilton Head, South Carolina–only to discover that the island’s most desirable recluse is the lover she has yet to forget
Destiny’s Embrace by Beverly Jenkins
Starting a new life in California, headstrong Mariah Cooper is hired as a housekeeper at Destiny, the Yates family ranch, where she meets her match in Logan Yates who is torn between sending her home and giving in to his heart’s desire.
Eternal Vows by Rochelle Alers
When beautiful veterinarian Peyton Blackstone asks one of Virginia’s most eligible bachelors, Nicholas Cole-Thomas, for help, the lines between business and pleasure begin to blur.
King’s Pleasure by Adrianne Byrd
Jeremy King is stunned when former one-night stand Leigh Matthews hires his company to plan her bachelorette party and Jeremy, not believing that she is truly in love, has six weeks to convince her that he is the only one for her.
Sultry Nights by Donna Hill
Heiress Dominique Lawson is used to getting what she wants but her charms seem to have no effect on sexy contractor Trevor Jackson, a man who secretly lusts after Domininque but who fears having his heart broken by another rich woman.
The Secret She Kept by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
When his wife Tia begins acting erratically after their wedding, and her pregnancy brings about signs of further instability, executive Lance Kingston urges her to seek medical attention and wonders how he can help her if she refuses to help herself.
Looking for other romance titles by African-American authors? Try these series and publishers:
Around the Way Girls
Kimani Tru (these have great characters and stories especially for teens)
See you August 21st!