Ep #131

RomBkPod

Written by:

“H&R BLOCK BAE”

This week Danielle hosts the podcast with special guest author Nicole Falls as we discuss our favorite Black Romance male MCs

EP 131 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 131 GUEST

> NICOLE FALLS (she/her) is a contemporary Black romance writer who has never not bee writing. Nicole is particularly interested in writing Black romance and Black women’s fiction because that’s where she cut her teeth growing up. Of course she read your Babysitters and Sweet Valleys, but she really hit her stride when she was gifted a box of books by a co-worker of her father’s. In the box was A VALENTINE’S KISS which featured short stories from Brenda Jackson, Carla Fredd and Felicia Mason and FRIENDS AND LOVERS by Eric Jerome Dickey. She’d never read about people who looked like her prior to that as crazy as it sounds. These authors continue to inspire her writing today. Nicole can only hope to bring out a fraction of the feelings these writers brought out in her to a new crop of readers. You can visit Nicole’s website at http://www.nicolefalls.com/ which includes links to her blog and podcast, Falls On Love. You can also follow Nicole on Twitter and Instagram @_nicolefalls


EP 131 DISCUSSION

NOTE: This discussion was recorded during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic

> Title: A Natural Transition

Author: Nicole Falls

Relation to theme: Male MC Langston

Representation: Black author, Black MCs

Content Warnings: none identified

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45694268-a-natural-transition

> Title: Someone Seeking Someone Else (More to Life #1)

Author: Nicole Falls

Relation to theme: Male MC Rux

Representation: Black author, Black MCs

Content Warnings: none identified

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48586495-someone-seeking-someone-else

> Danielle mentions Nicole’s Holliday Sisters series, plus her other holiday shorts

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/278743-holliday-sisters

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49858848-a-merry-little-filthmas

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51256582-a-dirty-valentine

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52511775-a-good-luck-f-ck

> Title: Care for Me (POSTGRAD #2)

Author: Bria Felicien

Relation to theme: Male MC Derrick

Representation: Black author, Black MCs

Content Warnings: death, mental health, ptsd

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52129424-care-for-me

> Title: The Follow

Author: Eliza David

Relation to theme: Male MC King

Representation: Black author, Black MCs

Content Warnings: sexual addiction, therapy

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35159447-the-follow

> Title: Love on Greener Pastures: A Novelette

Author: Britt Joni

Relation to theme: Male MC Tennyson

Representation: Black author, Black MCs

Content Warnings: none identified

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51053911-love-on-greener-pastures

> Danielle mentions Nicole’s book from the Distinguished Gentlemen series Switched at Bid

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44310433-switched-at-bid

> Title: The Contingency Bid (Distinguished Gentlemen)

Author: Sherelle Green

Relation to theme: Male MC Kadaris

Representation: Black author, Black MCs

Content Warnings: anxiety

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44308797-the-contingency-bid

> Danielle refers to Christina C. Jones and the current wave of indie Black romance authors

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7465914.Christina_C_Jones

> Nicole mentions iconic Black romance authors Brenda Jackson and Beverly Jenkins

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/23809.Brenda_Jackson

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/199260.Beverly_Jenkins

> We Googled D. Rose + Mecca + Nina so you don’t have to…

> Title: Because of Love

Author: D. Rose

Relation to theme: Male MC Mecca

Representation: Black author, Black MCs

Content Warnings: none identified

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45715894-because-of-love

> Title: Love’s Language

Author: D. Rose

Relation to theme: Male MC Danilo

Representation: Black author, Black MCs

Content Warnings: none identified

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52237587-love-s-language

> Title: Brown Sugar (Roseville #1)

Author: D. Rose

Relation to theme: Male MC Marquis

Representation: Black author, Black MCs

Content Warnings: past imprisonment

Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45359866-brown-sugar


> Which favorite #BlackRomance reads did we miss? Let us know on Twitter or Instagram @RomBkPod

Happy Reading!

EP 131 MUSIC CREDIT

Music: “Lift Off” by Jahzzar

From the Free Music Archive

CC BY-SA 3.0

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