Romance Report
June 30-July 6, 2019


It’s time for our weekly roundup of tweets from BIPOC, LGBTQIAP+, and/or otherwise underrepresented writers, reviewers, and list curators. If you don’t already, please follow these accounts and be sure to always retweet the original post.

This week marked the 25th anniversary of Beverly Jenkins’s first book, NIGHT SONG. Thank you to the amazing Ms. Bev for paving the way for new generations of authors of color. #JenkinsJuly

Like these thirteen new #BlackRomance releases Girl, Have You Read highlights in this tweet.

And the authors WOC In Romance works tirelessly to promote. If you are a woman of color with an upcoming release, submit your title via the link in this tweet.

Rose Ferrao is a graduate student researching for representations of women of color on illustrated romance covers. Please take her survey and help contribute to BIWOC’s (and romance’s!) presence in academia.

Jen’s first interview as Kirkus’s romance correspondent is out. Reese Ryan talks with her about her upcoming Harlequin release and why her covers resonate with readers. (P.S. Keep an eye out for expanded romance coverage from Kirkus this summer!)

Pink Heart Society announced the winners of their 2019 Reviewers Choice Awards.

Book Jinni is following up their rec list of m/f romance with LGBT rep with a giveaway. Enter before July 15!

Ana put out a request for favorite tropes people would like to see with trans characters. Writers: take notes and work your magic!

Fawda put together a list of her favorite queer books for the end of Pride.

We hope you have a wonderful week filled with books and joy!