I wanted to do something a little different from just talking about Valentines Day or a
Valentines Day story…I wanted to discuss how I see love. I write interracial and multicultural romances. As my tagline says “Where Love Is Colorblind.” I truly believe that love is colorblind or it should be. We are all human and the color of your skin, where your from shouldn’t matter. I will even go as far to say that, that even transcends to gender. In this blog hop I will be giving away a book from my backlist excluding the print books. If the winner (from my blog) picks a series…please pick the first book in the series. In order to win you must comment on the blog post and share this post on Facebook and twitter. If you don’t have twitter just let me know within your comment.
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First and foremost I want to say interracial romances are still just romances. They have the added flavor of bringing different races together but when you peel back the layers it should still have all the elements of a regular romance story.
One thing that I think of when is to remember the history of interracial relationships. Is the marriage of Richard and Mildred Loving. They married in 1958 when it was illegal to do so. Interracial marriages didn’t become legal until 1967 and sadly enough the last state that held on till 2000 was Alabama.
So when one thinks of that and writes IR it’s still brand new territory.
Why do I write Interracial Romances?
I think there are several reasons people choose to write them. There isn’t truly an easy answer or a right answer. I do it because I wanted to see myself in a heroine. I have been involved in interracial relationships since I was a teen. My parents were military and we didn’t ever see anyone’s color we saw the person beneath the skin. I also like writing interracial love because I have two small biracial children who need to see people that represent who they are in love.
I’d also like to add that there is so much flavor when you pepper a story with people from different cultures. I also hope that my characters always show that they are true to themselves and through their conflict there is growth.
I have several books which feature a black woman and a white male but I’ve also written where my male characters are Latino. I even went outside of the box and wrote a lesbian couple who were a black female and a white female. To me love sees no color right along without seeing someone’s gender.
Happy Valentines day to all!