Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Where My Soul Sisters At? The Black Experience in the New Adult Genre.

I'm in desperate need of help people. I need some book recommendations  but not just any. . .ones with SISTERS!

Let me explain...

So I crawled out of my writing cave for a while and decided to check out a new book or five. There's a lot of great stuff out right now in the New Adult genre.

There are so many out there. . . 


I have a taste for some chocolate right now. I would love to read a book with a Soul Sister in it.

Any New Adult Soul Sister books out there? 

Maybe Shaniqua bumps into a  guy with a twisted and sordid past.

Perhaps Keisha would like to lose her virginity. 

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I laugh because my name is Keisha and it's been decades since I've been a. . . 
(oh nevermind. That's another topic all together)

Anyway, I'm sure there are some books out there. 

Where are my sisters in these angst college romances? We do go to college too. Anybody know of a hot and steamy college romance with a black heroine, that's twisted like Broken at Love?

And I'm not just talking about the typical Interracial or African American romance that mirrors the typical romances of any heroine (girl meets guy, regular conflict, sex, seen before fight, reunited, sex). 

I want something to read that will make me think about stuff! Is there an African American version of the  Sea of Tranquility out there?

I crave a novel where I'm learning the black experience in New Adult.


I know someone out there is reading this and thinking. . .

Why does it all have to be about race?


Kenya, just read books. Don't think about what color the heroine is. I don't see race!


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I'm black, African American, etc.

I'm okay with being who I am. I embrace it. I also love other races too. I like learning about your cultures, experiences, etc.,

I think the worst thing a person can do is pretend like I'm not black. It's a part of me and who I am. 

Granted, it's probably not a good idea to just send me a basket of chicken wings and box of watermelon with a birthday card saying, "Happy Birthday, Got you this cause I know how you black people love you some chicken and watermelon." 
BTW, if you read that and don't understand why it isn't a good idea to send me that gift. No problem. Just Read this book.

Anyway, back to my rant. 

I like to read about female experiences in romance, fantasy, etc.,

Because I am a woman, and with that comes even more powerful things that I share with other women that spice up a great plot.


Please say I don't have to write it myself. I already have a lot on my plate.

SO get to thinking you sexy readers out there and drop me a comment. I can't wait to see all of your book recommendations  Until then, I leave you with "Where My Girls At?" by 702

(I just dated how old I am. SMH)


  1. Note to self: Pick alternative birthday gift for Kenya.

  2. LoL This made me laugh. You know, I'm a white girl and even I've wondered why all the New Adult are either white or interracial. I wish I could point you in the right direction but I'm just as lost as you are.

    Oh and by the way, 702 didn't ring a bell until the first "ooooooooh" and then I started singing the song. ;-)

    1. LMAO!!

      Well if you find a good one, please let me know! I'm thinking of writing one. :-/

  3. You know, I haven't come across anything but white or interracial in the New Adult genre either. Maybe you should write one Kenya! I'd read it! I think it comes down to most writers do what they know...to a point. I mean, I'm white and so I write white heroines, simply because it's what I am. I don't know what it's like to be in another race's head because I can't jump into other people's minds. Plus I'd be afraid of not getting it right if I wrote one. *shrugs* Here's a cool song to get you started on your new project Kenya... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__DYyVAz7qQ I was totally jamming out to it too! I still love me some old school En Vogue! Aaaaaand I think I just dated myself too! LMAO

    ~D.T. Dyllin :)

  4. Can't help you out, Kenya! But if you find one, be sure to hook this sister up as I'd like to read it too.

    BTW, I'm loving this your new look blog and that headboard. Shame there are no gaps on it for restraints. ;)

  5. OMG yes, I need this, did you receive any recommendations yet, if so let me know, PLEASE!

    That chicken wing and watermelon thing had me dying!