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Subject: Interracial romances?
Date Posted: 2/16/2008 9:28 PM ET
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I thought I'd start a new thread to help bump down some of the deal threads.  I know there was a thread about this last summer when I first joined. But I'm starting a new one, so there.

So there's this really hot Asian Guy at my gym.  He's tall, muscular and just yummy.  I've read a lot of romances with Native American heroes. But there don't seem to be many with Asian or African American heroes. 

Anyone?

Date Posted: 2/16/2008 9:31 PM ET
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Hmmm.  If' you're reading historicals, I suppose that would be true, but have you looked into contemporaries, you might find more interracial romances.  I would check out AAR's special titles lists; they quite often have a list to suit what you're looking for. Check this one out.   At first glance, there appear to be quite a few asians and a couple of african american ones. 

 

www.likesbooks.com/ethnic.html



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Date Posted: 2/16/2008 9:31 PM ET
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I find the same.  I've read a lot with Native American heroes.  A couple with both a black H & h and a couple with Asian main characters.

Not a heck of a lot of diversity in the Harlequin/Silhouette mainstream lines.

Date Posted: 2/16/2008 9:39 PM ET
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I'll check the link out.  I read a lot of comtemporaries too and even then the only interracial ones seem to be either extra-terrestrials or the Diana Palmer books w/a Native American hero.

I read the Tao of Sex and the hero is Chinese and the herione is caucasian. I have Champagne Rules on my WL and I think the hero in that one is African American and the heroine is caucasian.  But I might be wrong.   

Date Posted: 2/16/2008 9:57 PM ET
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The only interracial couple that I can think of is Sam and Alyssa from Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters series.

 

Date Posted: 2/16/2008 10:10 PM ET
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One you might consider is Jade Island by Elizabeth Lowell. The hero is caucasian and the heroine is half-Chinese.

 

Date Posted: 2/16/2008 11:17 PM ET
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I just finished one - _Ice Blue_ by Anne Stuart. Hero is half-Japanese, heroine is Caucasian.

Date Posted: 2/16/2008 11:25 PM ET
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Love Play by Mallory Rush, H is Chinese American and h is caucasian.  Very sexy. 

A recent Harlequin Romantic Suspense -- One Cool Lawman   H - caucasian  h - African American with maybe some Asian

 

Love Play -- maybe more accurate to say part Chinese American but embraces his heritage



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Date Posted: 2/17/2008 12:22 AM ET
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it would be nice to see some interracial historical romances out there...

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 1:15 AM ET
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Very interesting topic, Mary!  I did read one where the villains were Asian and had to put it down.

Bronwyn, I'll have to check out Love Play--sounds interesting!

Mary, I think you're right about Champagne Rules, and one of Susan Lyons' other books--Hot in Here--has an Asian heroine and Caucasian hero (a firefighter, I think--mmm...).

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 1:26 AM ET
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D'oh! I also just read ANOTHER one and completely forgot about it. _Into the Storm_ by Suzanne Brockmann - Caucasian hero, Japanese-American heroine. I didn't even notice I had read two in a row.  There's also a minor set-in-the-past romance with a Caucasian heroine and black hero in Brockmann's _Breaking Point_.  She really likes mixin' it up. :-)

I don't think Native American/Caucasian would count, technically...?

Interracial historicals are probably very difficult to do plausibly, though I imagine there could be some interesting stories. Actually, I suppose it would depend a lot on the time period and the place.

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 2:47 AM ET
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someone came in the ubs near me a month or so ago when I was there looking for i nterracial romance and like Jennifer, Sam & Alyssa's story ws the only one that came to mind. But there's an author she sells new books of but can't remember the name...they were pricey though for me to try without knowing how good they were..plus I have plenty of cowboys to keep me occupied and Seals, etc..I tend to gloss over the descriptions anyways..

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 12:25 PM ET
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Mary, if you do a search for "interracial relationships romance", you should get an amazon link to amazon with some lists by people for this subject. 



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Date Posted: 2/17/2008 1:06 PM ET
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There's another couple interracial romances in the Suzanne Brockmann books--in The Unsung Hero, Tom's niece (whose name I can't remember) and her boyfriend (he's Asian-American). There's one in her books that is set during WW 2 also--African-American male/Caucasian female). And I think there might be a few others--if Jazz ever gets his story.

Date Posted: 2/21/2008 8:37 AM ET
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not sure why Ic an't get this to post and hoping I don't post 100 times! the author someone was looking for at ubs is S.D. Valyan. one title is 'whispers from the heart' and it's from Rogue Publishing.

Date Posted: 2/21/2008 8:50 AM ET
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THE ONLY Ones i"ll read are the NA/Caucasian COMBO.

i just can"t get into those others....and before anyone accuses me of being prejudice i"m not caucasian and is married to one!!...

Date Posted: 2/21/2008 10:32 AM ET
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ok, the website for the publisher I mentioned is www.rogueromance.net

I haven't read these and I usulaly skim over all but the muscle and butt descriptions when I read one anyways unless the author goes out of her way to let me know the couple is interracial...

Date Posted: 2/21/2008 12:32 PM ET
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One I really liked, a contemporary, is "Undressing Mercy" by Deanna Lee.  It's hot (just check out the yummy cover http://www.amazon.com/Undressing-Mercy-Deanna-Lee/dp/075821488X/ref=pd_ys_iyr415 :) but it has a lot of emotional depth, too, because of issues the heroine has.  It is AA hero, white heroine.

Katrina

Date Posted: 2/21/2008 2:09 PM ET
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I just read about one called Blue Jeans by Tuesday Morrigan.  Link

Sherri

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 1:42 PM ET
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Two of the better ones I read (many years ago) were by Ann Fairbain:  That Man Cartwright and Five Smooth Stones.  Both great books with a black hero, white heroine.  Neither are currently available on PBS.  

Some of the more recent ones I enjoyed were in the Conard County series by Rachel Lee:  Cherokee Thunder, Ironheart, Nighthawk, Thunder Mountain (all with part Indian heroes and white heroines) and A Conard County Reconing (part Asian hero and white heroines.)  All were good  books in my opinion.  (These books are available on PBS.)

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 4:45 PM ET
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bumping for Heather...

Date Posted: 3/7/2008 11:40 PM ET
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bumpers again