This past weekend, the Romance Slam Jam conference presented their annual EMMA Awards, which celebrate excellence in Black romance. ARe Cafe wishes to congratulate the winners.
Cover of the Year — Just One Taste by Celeste Norfleet
Suspense of the Year — Temptation Rising by A.C. Arthur
Sequel of the Year — Seduction’s Shift by A.C. Arthur
Steamy Romance of the Year — Any Way You Want It by Maureen Smith
Hero of the Year –Sean Donovan (Surrender to a Donovan by ...more
Catering the Millionaire is a short story that is a fun and heated read. This interracial, contemporary romance is the first of many to come in the Stir Sticks & Stilettos series. The story is purely for entertainment and offers a quick and satisfying punch of just that. There are no hard issues here except Thad and Janice’s fierce connection to each other. The entire story can be read in one sitting and really provides a quick breakaway. Janice is a capable woman who owns her ...more
Love is colorblind. For those who enjoy great romance and vivid characters, race or creed rarely make a difference. It’s why interracial romance is on the rise, and one of the best selling genres at ARe.
If you’re interested in I/R, as it’s commonly known, All Romance has an entire interracial romance category for your convenience. Here are a few titles to add to your digital reader to get started.
If you aspire to write, definitely make Zadie Smith’s 10 Rules of Writing required reading. While many “writing rules” lists concentrate on grammar and structure, Smith’s advice highlights practical actions that keep distractions at bay.
At AReCafe, we connect with authors on a daily basis and assist them in promoting their works. Today we asked them for their help, to offer their own personal rules for writing erotic romance and sensual romance. If you’re in need of a boost, take note of how some ...more
Slightly Sinful by Yvette Hines is a contemporary, interracial romance featuring an interior designer who, unbeknownst to her, is about to have a salacious evening with her new client. The story is relatively short and very entertaining from beginning to end. This novel is not for the prudish reader and sexual expression and freedom is quite liberal in the story. I did find the handling quite tasteful and enjoyable to read. Delilah is a very likeable character with an approachable personality. ...more
Stealing the Bride by Yvette Hines is the first novel in the Taken Series. This contemporary, interracial romance features a black woman who goes to Indonesia on vacation and meets the man of her dreams. Kolby is white and while Leya has never dated a white man before, their attraction is instant and explosive. Leya is described as always keeping herself in control, but on vacation she lets go and ends up being rewarded for taking a chance. Kolby is an amazing ...more
Sensual Chocolate by Yvette Hines is a hot and sweet treat that readers will enjoy spending a couple of hours with. The interracial romance featuring a black woman and white man depicts how one encounter can change someone’s life forever. Trenton is a diehard bachelor with no interest in settling down. At their initial meeting Jolie is drawn to Trenton’s “dark hazel eyes that were a sea green with a brown ring around the outer edge.” Trenton is also right away drawn to Jolie’s brown-skinned beauty and ...more
To Have and To Hold by Yvette Hines is a quick and enjoyable interracial romance. The story features what may seem like a rebound romance but it turns out to be the best thing that could happen to both people. The characters are interesting and while Kelli is down from being jilted she is certainly not defeated. Her decision to take off with Will seems really out there, but who knows the emotional state of a jilted woman. As it turns out her hastily made ...more
The Club by Yvette Hines is an interracial romance that features a shape shifter and a human who fall in love. Olivia is into alternate lifestyles as evidenced by her willingness to go to The Club to indulge in a ménage á trois. However, she’s never met a werewolf or a vampire and meeting both in one night kind of scrambles her brain. The story has very erotic with arousing scenes and is definitely not for the sexually chaste. Trae is a white shapeshifter, soon ...more
Please welcome best-selling author Yvette Hines to the Perfect Strangers blog tour!
Indulge yourself in chocolate…
I’m Yvette Hines an author who is known for my short erotic romances. I was thrilled to be asked to be a part of the ARe series because I am a lover of all things romance, especially Valentine’s Day. My story Sensual Chocolate is one of ARe’s 18 Perfect Strangers stories, releasing on Valentine’s Day (February 14th). I got the idea to write this story while nibbling on a piece of ...more
Sam Cheever: The Devil You Need releases today! bit.ly/18b5vS9
Astra Q. Phelps was stripped of her magic and the experience has understandably changed her life. While she’s no longer a slave to the constant sexual demands of her Settling, she’s now powerless and emotionally bereft.
The uber-sexy Dialle, king of the Royal Devils, is also in trouble. He’s…[Read more]
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