Strictly Business: My Theory About Harlequin’s Interracial Romances

Food for thought with Loving Day coming up soon!

Lady Smut

By Alexa Day

A few days ago, I read an article on Time magazine’s website about interracial romance novels. The article describes an increase in popularity, and it mentions the names of some popular authors, but that isn’t what got my attention.

Right up top, big as life, was a Harlequin Romantic Suspense cover featuring an interracial couple, a white woman with a black man. (It’s Elle Kennedy’s COLTON’S DEEP COVER.) I could tell from the design that it was a fairly recent cover. Until I saw it, I would have told you that Harlequin didn’t publish all that many interracial romances.

Brenda Jackson has written several interracial romances for Harlequin. Brenda Jackson has written several interracial romances for Harlequin.

I want to be absolutely clear about this at the outset: it is not the intention of this post to bash Harlequin. I started my romance writing journey by reading Harlequins. While other little girls envied their…

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