OwnVoices: New romance books by BIPOC authors

Last updated: May 16, 2022

Love stories by Black, Indigenous, and people of color authors. Featuring new releases by Denise Williams, Sonali Dev, Regine Abel, Milly Taiden, Milly Taiden, Milly Taiden, Tif Marcelo, Xavier Neal, Sienna Snow, Sienna Snow among others.

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  • The Love Connection by Denise Williams

    The Love Connection by Denise Williams

    An airport pet groomer meets her frequent flier crush in this captivating romance novella from the acclaimed author of How to Fail at FlirtingOllie Wright loves the thrill of taking chances, like opening a pet grooming salon in an airport where every day is a little unpredictable...
  • The Emma Project by Sonali Dev

    The Emma Project by Sonali Dev

    Emma gets a fresh Indian-American twist from award-winning author Sonali Dev in her heartwarmingly irresistible Jane Austen inspired rom com series.No one can call Vansh Raje’s life anything but charmed. Handsome—Vogue has declared him California’s hottest single—and rich enough to spend all his time on missions to make the world a better place...
  • Nevrik by Regine Abel

    Nevrik by Regine Abel

    She is all he’s ever wanted.With the threat of the rebels’ looming war, romance is the last thing on Tyonna’s mind. But as she prepares to set off on a mission, the new member to join her crew leaves her breathless. Nevrik is the most imposing and intimidating Scelk she has ever seen...
  • Totally Hard Claw by Milly Taiden

    Totally Hard Claw by Milly Taiden

    Another sexy PDA for...
  • Savage Embrace by Milly Taiden

    Savage Embrace by Milly Taiden

    Ariana went home to visit her cousins and meet her goddaughter for the first time. She didn’t expect to find out her childhood friend was marrying the town’s mean girl. On her way to show him proof that his fiancée isn’t who he thinks, she is stopped by the sexiest and most stubborn man on the planet. The groom’s best man...
  • Catching Her by Milly Taiden

    Catching Her by Milly Taiden

    Lion shifter Carter King doesn’t feel like himself. Is it the pressure of rebuilding the King fortune? Nope. He actually likes a challenge. Is it because his family is bent on finding his mate? No. He doesn’t need a mate. He’s fine on his own. So fine, he even makes a million-dollar bet that he can stay away from his fated mate.Amara Worthington is cut off from her family and their business...
  • Something Blue by Tif Marcelo

    Something Blue by Tif Marcelo

    Say "I do" to this collection of sweet wedding-themed romcoms from the team who brought you the USA Today Bestseller Christmas Actually!Four Weddings and an Almost Funeral by Teri WilsonPetals & Playlists by Lacey BakerThe Custom-made Bridesmaid by Caro CarsonSomething Borrowed by Cassidy CarterAlways You by Melinda CurtisLove By Accident by Marianne EvansThe Wedding Rivals by Nicole...
  • First Love by Xavier Neal

    First Love by Xavier Neal

    First Love is the first half of The Love Duet, a second chance, contemporary romance from the same author who brought you Walking Away and The Just Series. The Love Duet is a rewritten, rebranded, and EXTENDED (including new material) version of the Blue Dream Duet which is no-longer available.Official blurb/detailed blurb coming soon..
  • Darkly Ever After by Sienna Snow

    Darkly Ever After by Sienna Snow

    The men of organized crime aren’t white knights.With quick trigger fingers and ruthless souls, they’re tall, dark, and deadly.Taking what they want and decimating anything that stands in their way.These men rule from their bloody thrones.Only a woman’s touch can tame the beasts lurking inside.Bringing light to the darkness.Love in the ruin...
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  • Darkly Ever After: An Organized Crime Anthology by Sienna Snow

    Darkly Ever After: An Organized Crime Anthology by Sienna Snow

    The men of organized crime aren’t white knights.With quick trigger fingers and ruthless souls, they’re tall, dark, and deadly.Taking what they want and decimating anything that stands in their way.These men rule from their bloody thrones.Only a woman’s touch can tame the beasts lurking inside.Bringing light to the darkness.Love in the ruin...
  • Into Your Orbit by BriAnn Danae

    Into Your Orbit by BriAnn Danae

    Connecting at a young age Ayceion and Nikhol build a friendship that unexpectedly separates them, leaving Ayce with a yearning heart. He wanted nothing more than to care for her as best as possible. When the opportunity presents itself, Ayce just does that.Nikhol didn’t think the tall boy with the prettiest shade of brown skin who lived in her building would become her first real friend...
  • Love at First Stake by Mila Nicks

    Love at First Stake by Mila Nicks

    A bubbly bookshop owner with her head in the clouds. A moody century-old vampire with an aversion to clothes. What could go wrong?When I take over my dad’s bookshop, it’s the dream job I’ve been longing for. Quiet mornings sipping coffee. Lazy afternoons riffling through books. What’s not to love?That is, ’til he shows up...
  • A Hero for Tehani: Delta Force Hawaii by Reina Torres

    A Hero for Tehani: Delta Force Hawaii by Reina Torres

    Book 7 of the Delta Force Hawaii Series written by Reina TorresThis series is based in the State of Hawaii and focused on a fictional Delta Force team of strong, dedicated Alpha Heroes and the women who make their lives infinitely better!Boss & TehaniFate and cupid can be cruel taskmasters. But they can also be jokesters in their own way...
  • Kilpatrick by Raven Scott

    Kilpatrick by Raven Scott

    They call me broken, dangerous…the Wraith.When my younger brother stepped up to take the seat on the Commission, he left me a new position.The hunter.One who seeks out those who threatens to harm my family, and deals with them mercilessly and without thought.Until I get a new target and it leads me to an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere.Behind steel enforced doors I find her…Innocent...
  • Rescued: A Collection of Contemporary Romances with Heart, Heat and Dog Treats by Lexxie Couper

    Rescued: A Collection of Contemporary Romances with Heart, Heat and Dog Treats by Lexxie Couper

    What happens when 10 dog-loving romance authors get together and brainstorm? Why, books with rescue dogs, sexy heroes, dirty talking, and lots of dog treats, of course...
  • Dirty Secrets by Peyton Banks

    Dirty Secrets by Peyton Banks

    A forbidden night of passion. She's his weakness, but he'll risk it all when it comes to her safety.Zain Roman had sworn off women. Now a bitter divorcé, he no longer believed in the sanctity of marriage. Zain was only interested in having fun, with no strings attached. He was committed to his job in policing the streets and taking down bad guys as a member of the finest SWAT team in the state...
  • Someone in Time: Tales of Time-Crossed Romance by Zen Cho

    Someone in Time: Tales of Time-Crossed Romance by Zen Cho

    Anthology of inclusive tales of people through time looking for one another and for ways for the world to be better.Love brought together or torn apart by time travel.This anthology is the latest collection of time-travel romance sci-fi short stories from prominent, award-winning sci-fi authors including Nina Allan, Carrie Vaughn, and Seanan McGuire...
  • Risky Business of Love by Yahrah St. John

    Risky Business of Love by Yahrah St. John

    Reporter Ciara Miller is working the congressional beat, waiting for the big story that will earn her a spot on the eveningnews. Then she meets senatorial candidate Jonathan Butler.He's powerful, charismatic and the sexiest man Ciara hasever seen. The chemistry they share is hot, thrilling and risky...
  • I Wanted to Forget You by J. Nichole

    I Wanted to Forget You by J. Nichole

    Harmony hoped she would never have to see or hear from him ever again.So when she was escorted into his office on her first day of the new consulting project, she's not only surprised to see him she's livid. He had the audacity to speak to her as if he had no idea who she was. Like the last time they saw each other, years ago, didn't involve a shouting match...
  • Vasiliev: Orlov Bravata by Shyla Colt

    Vasiliev: Orlov Bravata by Shyla Colt

    VasilievFor years, Marta was the one bar manager I could count on to keep things running smoothly. With one surprise attack, my problem solver has become my problem. Taking care of things the old way is not an option for the single mother I considered my friend. Now, I’m negotiating with my family for their lives. Trust is earned, and time isn’t a luxury we have...
  • Varsity Property by Jamila Jasper

    Varsity Property by Jamila Jasper

    You’re serving your true purpose, Raven. Get used to it.She agreed to help a friend and ended up here…Traded to Dustin Rathbone, a sociopathic campus hockey player whose brute instincts make him want to use her supple body in every way.Dustin is fifteen times hotter than he is intelligent.And Raven’s a straight A student, consistently at the top of the class...
  • Red Hexed: Ruby by Rachelle Ayala

    Red Hexed: Ruby by Rachelle Ayala

    When all you need is beauty, and the Devil’s serving boy needs you to play dead—with Hella, the Norse Goddess of Death.Ruby Rush lost her face to a fire and has been in hiding ever since. When her best friend brings her a magical mirror, she finds herself through the looking glass with Roger Rok, a demigod son of the Norse God of Love...

This page aims to highlight the work of authors that identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color who write romance books regularly featuring protagonists that are people of colour themselves. That being said, some of the books listed here can feature white or white-appearing couples.

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