Readers Share Favorite Science Fiction Romances Featuring Black Heroines


    Towards the end of February, which was Black History Month in the United States, I was asked if there was a list of science fiction romance novels with black heroines. The question came up in connection with an active discussion going on in the twitterverse and in various places on Facebook. I posed the question in several groups and am now presenting the list I’ve compiled from suggestions by readers as well as authors on Facebook and Twitter. Because while it may not be February any longer, good books are timely all year round!

    I’ve read many but not all of the books so I’m relying on the collective SFR readership ‘hive mind’ to have developed a pretty thorough set of recommendations.

    My thanks to everyone who participated in response to my question!

    In no certain order:

    Unfrozen (Valos of Sonhadra Book 9) by Regine Abel

    Found (Brides of the Kindred Book 4) by Evangeline Anderson

    Divided (Brides of the Kindred Book 10) by Evangeline Anderson

    Alien Redemption (Clans of Kalquor Book 6) by Tracy St. John

    Cautious Hope (Shifting Alliances Book 3) by Severine Wolfe

    The Felig Chronicles Series by P J Dean

    The Ruins of Karzelek (The Mandrake Company Series Book 4) by Ruby Lionsdrake

    Build A Mate (A Holiday with Love Romance Book 1) by Janice Croom

    Hemi (Hell Squad Book Book 13 )* by Anna Hackett

    Champion (Galactic Gladiators Book 5)* by Anna Hackett

    Rogue (Galactic Gladiators Book 8)* by Anna Hackett

    *NOTE: The books were suggested by readers and in a discussion with Ms. Hackett, I received the following clarifications: Hemi’s heroine Cam is half African half Scottish.  Champion has a black heroine, Saff (but she is an alien, not from Earth). Rogue has a mixed race heroine, Neve.

    Barbarian’s Prize (Ice Planet Barbarians Book 6) by Ruby Dixon

    Rescuing Mattie (Lords of Kassis) by SE Smith

    Twin Dragons’ Destiny (Dragon Lords of Valdier Book 11) by SE Smith – to be released April 24th of this year

    First Awakening Series by SE Smith

    Snowed in with the Alien Warlord by Nancey Cummings

    Prodigal (Maelstrom Chronicles) by Jody Wallace

    The Time Slip Girl by Elizabeth Andre

    Kash (Intergalactic Dating Agency) by Susan Hayes

    Hathor Legacy Series by Deborah A Bailey

    The Last True Hero (The Burned Lands Book 2) by Bec McMaster

    Venomous by Penelope Fletcher

    A Matter of Trust by Greta van der Rol (The hero is black.)

    Alien Dragon’s Mate (Aliens of Renjer) by J S Wilder

    Joyzal’s Prize (Alien Bounty Hunter Book 2) by Michele Mills

    Radio Silence (Off the Grid Book 1) by Alyssa Cole

    Ascension (A Tangled Axon novel) by Jacqueline Koyanagi

    Rescues and the Rhyssa by T S Porter

    Torn by KD King

    There were some Urban Fantasy recommendations as well:

    Blood Lust (Thorns and Blood Book 2) by Cheri Winters

    The Marradith Ryder Series by Lori Titus

    I also found three lists on Goodreads, which while not exclusively science fiction romance, may contain some good reading recommendations:

    Black Women Heroines in Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Science Fiction

    224 books

    Heroines and Heroes of African Decent in Adult Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance, Science Fiction Romance

    34 books

    Black Heroines of Paranormal Romance

    34 books

    What books would you add to our combined list? Because we the readers crave all the good stories we can get our hands on!



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