Ep #107

This week Danielle hosts the podcast with guest Sarah and these Black healers have our hearts racing for the healer/patient trope in Black Romance


> DANIELLE (she/her) is the voice behind LoveReadListen.com where she writes about her adventures in reading romance, YA, and audiobooks. Danie has a passion for promoting Black Romance and can’t wait to share her favorites with you. When she’s not reading, Danie enjoys anime, cartoons, and hip-hop. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @DanieReads


> SARAH JOHNSON (she/her) is a life-long reader with a passion for historical fiction and non-fiction. After having her first child, Sarah turned her attention to historical romance and is half-way to completing her collection of first edition Beverly Jenkins historicals. Sarah is the producer of RomBkPod, and you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @LustFoundReads


> Title: Enticed (Passionate Protectors #1)

Author: Kianna Alexander

Relation to theme: Doctor MC, healer MC

Representation: Black author, Black MCs

Content Warnings: slavery, racism, colorism

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43502022-enticed

> Title: Pulling Doubles (Wright Brothers #2)

Author: Christina C. Jones

Relation to theme: Doctor MC, nurse practitioner MC, MC with chronic illness

Representation: Black author, Black MCs, chronic illness

Content Warnings: diabetes, controlling ex, descriptive c-section, emotionally abusive parent (talked about in the past), fat shaming, stalker

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29958746-pulling-doubles

> Danielle highly recommends the audiobooks for the entire Wright Brothers series, narrated by the excellent Sean Crisden and Adenrele Ojo

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46029576-pulling-doubles

> RELATED: In May, NBC News reported on the on-going shortage of black physicians in America, and how research shows that physicians of color provide better care to patients of color

Link: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/black-patients-black-physicians-need-improve-health-outcomes-african-americans-n1000696

> RELATED: In October, California signed the California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act, a new law designed to address the disturbingly high black maternal mortality rate in America

Link: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/california-bill-black-maternal-mortality_n_5d9cd594e4b06ddfc50f6f0e

> Title: Healing His Medic

Author: Nana Prah

Relation to theme: Doctor MC

Representation: Black author, Black MCs

Content Warnings: survivor’s guilt, piracy (actual pirates), sexism, sexual harassment, attempted rape

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41558054-healing-his-medic

> Love Africa Press is a digital-first publisher devoted to bringing love stories written by Africans to African readers. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram @LoveAfricaPress

Link: https://www.loveafricapress.com/about

> Danielle is seeking more romances set in Africa! What are your favorites?

> Danielle is also seeking more Black PNR/Healer romances! What are your favorites?

> RELATED: A digital exhibit from the Duke University Medical School Library & Archives on the history of medical education for black students

Link: https://guides.mclibrary.duke.edu/blackhistorymonth/education

> RELATED: An article from the Journal of the National Medical Association on the forgotten history of defunct black medical schools in the 19th and 20th centuries

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2569729/

> Title: A Hope Divided (Loyal League #2)

Author: Alyssa Cole

Relation to theme: Healer MC

Representation: Black author, Black/IR MC

Content Warnings: prison, neglect, starvation, disease, abuse, racism, harassment, gaslighting

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34570037-a-hope-divided

> Which #BlackRomance favorites of yours did we miss? Let us know on Twitter or Instagram @RomBkPod

Happy Reading!


Music: “Lift Off” by Jahzzar

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