Ep #111

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This week Danielle hosts the podcast with guest Sarah and we’re debating the enemies to lovers trope in Black Romance

EP 111 HOST

> 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

EP 111 GUEST

> 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


EP 111 DISCUSSION

> Title: Engaging the Enemy (The Bourbon Brothers #3)
Author: Reese Ryan
Relation to theme: Rival families
Representation: Black author, black MCs
Content Warnings: alcoholic parent, death in family
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42412857-engaging-the-enemy

> Title: Not My Type (Instant Chemistry #2)
Author: Taylor Love
Relation to theme: Rivals whose best friends are married to each other
Representation: Black author, black MCs
Content Warnings: none
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40932886-not-my-type

> Title: Savannah’s Secrets (The Bourbon Brothers #1)
Author: Reese Ryan
Relation to theme: Rival families
Representation: Black author, black MCs
Content Warnings: ulterior motives
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36494827-savannah-s-secrets

> RELATED: An article on how “small batch” culinary culture, including whiskey, tends to erase the contributions of black people and other people of color
Link: https://www.eater.com/2017/8/17/16146164/the-whiteness-of-artisanal-food-craft-culture

> Title: Feud
Author: Phyllis Bourne
Relation to theme: Rival families
Representation: Black author, black MCs
Content Warnings: death in the family
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38363619-feud

> Danielle references the infamous Hatfields & McCoys feud which officially ended in 2003 according to this article from CBS News
Link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/official-end-of-legendary-feud/

> Title: Single AF (Social Experiment #1)
Author: Sherelle Green
Relation to theme: Divided by misunderstanding
Representation: Black author, black MCs
Content Warnings: trespassing
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44585029-single-af

> Title: Hidden Sins
Author: Selena Montgomery
Relation to theme: Bitter former lovers
Representation: Black author, black MCs
Content Warnings: none
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1413141.Hidden_Sins

> As Danielle mentions, Selena Montgomery is the pen name for politician and civil rights advocate Stacey Abrams, former candidate for governor of Georgia, and founder of Fair Fight, a voting rights advocacy group
Link: https://fairfight.com/

> HISTORY LESSON: There doesn’t appear to be a standalone book, but there are several articles about writer Fawn Weaver and her research into Nathan “Nearest” Green, the slave who mentored Jack Daniels in whiskey distilling. Jack Daniel’s also profile Green on their official website
Link: https://n.pr/2ewiYvS
Link: http://undf.td/2wsx20m
Link: https://www.jackdaniels.com/en-us/vault/how-jack-daniel-came-make-whiskey

> Do you have Black Romance enemies to lovers recommendations for Danielle? Tag us @RomBkPod on Twitter or Instagram and send them our way!


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

Happy Reading!

EP 111 MUSIC CREDIT
Music: “Lift Off” by Jahzzar
From the Free Music Archive
CC BY-SA 3.0

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