WELCOME TO MY ROMANCE BLOG

romancecouple2Welcome to my little area in cyberspace where, I’d like to dig deep into the genre of romance, particularly multicultural romance. At the age of 21, I read my first romance novel, “The Wolf and the Dove,” by Kathleen Woodiwiss. This wonderful author was everything I wasn’t. She was British. I am American. She was Caucasian; I am Black. She wrote historical romance, I write contemporary and historical romance. Even though we come from different backgrounds, she will always be my favorite romance author. I love all of her stories because they dig deep into history and romance. Some readers of mainstream romance have admitted that they don’t read multicultural romance stories for various reasons. I think the lowest common denominator for reading any romance novel is the story, isn’t it? I love reading all types of romances in just about every sub-genre because I look for a good story. The characters don’t have to be Black, green or American for me to appreciate a good story. I understand how some mainstream romance readers have a hard time with vernacular in some urban fiction/street lit novels, I do too. But for some strange reason, I don’t have that problem when I read novels by my favorite mystery author, Walter Mosley, who uses heavy urban vernacular in his books.  I can’t seem to put his books down.   Ah, but let me get off of my soapbox.  Tell me what you think about my blog.

About the Author: janicedennie