Ep #103

This week Danielle hosts the podcast with guest Sarah as we discuss romance as a tool for education and embracing 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


> RT is short for Romantic Times, a romance website and newsletter that closed in 2018. Launched in 1981, the RT legacy lives on with BookLoversCon, an annual convention devoted to connecting romance authors and readers

> Kimani Romance is Harlequin’s series focused on contemporary black romance. While there was an announcement 2017 that the Kimani line would be closing after 2018, the line is still releasing books as of September 2019. You can find the latest releases here:
Link: https://www.harlequin.com/shop/brand/harlequin-kimani-romance.html

> Title: Getting Schooled
Author: Christina C. Jones
Relation to theme: Student MC, Teacher MC
Representation: Black author, Black MCs, Veteran MC
Content Warnings: Amputee veteran (no PTSD), heroine does have PTSD from car accident, parental death/grief, grad student/TA relationship (both are older)
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28526138-getting-schooled

> Christina C. Jones has released two books in 2019, and her next release Equivalent Exchange is due in the fall. You can follow Jones on Twitter and Instagram @beingmrsjones
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/7465914.Christina_C_Jones

> Title: Sweatpants Season
Author: Danielle Allen
Relation to theme: Student MCs
Representation: Black author, Black MCs
Content Warnings: Sexual/street harassment, men using disrespectful language towards women, objectification of women (all directed towards the heroine and other women characters in the book)
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40881956-sweatpants-season

> Title: If Only For the Summer
Author: Alexandra Warren
Relation to theme: Teacher MC
Representation: Black author, Black MCs
Content Warnings: Self esteem and body issues
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35847569-if-only-for-the-summer

> Piper is romance author Piper Huguley
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/8157342.Piper_Huguley

> Vanessa is romance author Vanessa Riley
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/6949811.Vanessa_Riley

> When Sarah says “An Unconditional Freedom” by Alyssa Cole she actually meant “An Extradordinary Union” the first book in the Loyal League series
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/202009-the-loyal-league

> Title: An Extraordinary Union
Author: Alyssa Cole
Relation to theme: Discovery through reading
Representation: Black author, Black MC
Content Warnings: Slavery, racism, white supremacy, spy games
Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30237404-an-extraordinary-union

> The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which opened to the public in 2016. You can follow the museum on Twitter and Instagram @nmaahc
Link: https://nmaahc.si.edu

> 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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