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