And I do mean all. Welcome to the Color of Love blog hop! I'm so happy and honored to be participating in this hop. Not only does the hop shine a great big light on multicultural and interracial romance in books, but it also provides the opportunity to meet new authors and others that I've admired for quite some time.
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A few years ago I began the amazing and often times scary journey into writing romance. When I first decided to put my butt in a chair and hands on my keyboard, I didn't make a conscious decision to create interracial or multicultural characters. As any author will tell you, a muse can be a very bossy thing. My muse in particular was also very adamant that my characters reflect the world and world of love I saw around me.
Coming from a Caribbean family and growing up in multicultural cities all my life, I've always been surrounded by families and couples that reflect every culture and color in the rainbow. I myself am in an interracial marriage and when I penned my first romance my characters and their needs took center stage not their race, religion or culture.
The common term for my current home town (Miami, Florida) is that it is one big melting pot. Which is very true. So my question to others who are surprised by romance featuring interracial and multicultural characters as leads, is this-Who wants to eat bland soup? Everything tastes better with a little salt and pepper, not to mention some cumin, paprika, some oregano, and all the other spices that make a dish just mouthwatering delicious!
Aside from my books reflecting the color of love out in the world, they also tend to have snarky heroines, sneaky heroes and love that is patient enough for my characters to get their acts together. My latest book, Persuasion Skills, features two best friends turned business partners who begin to realize that their friendship may have room for so much more. I had a lot of fun writing this book, not only because I enjoyed writing about two friends finding love with each other, but also because the hero and heroine reflect so well, the couples I see around me in real life.
If you want to learn about more IR/MC reads, authors and websites, follow along on this hop and show some love! And of course following along also gives you a chance to win some great prizes. Enter to win using the rafflecoptor widget below and clink on the linky links to "hop" over to the next blog.
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