#BLACKSTORIESMATTER – Diversify your bookshelf with indie books by Black authors.

K. R. S. McEntire is Write

In a time full of racial injustice, one small way to promote equity is by supporting the creative efforts of people of color. The publishing industry lacks diversity, and writers of color often have a harder time getting their work seen. Representation matters, Black lives matter, and Black stories matter. 

I was inspired to write this post after taking part in a Facebook thread where authors of color were asked to share their work. This is a resources for people who are looking to explore the work of Black, indie authors.

Scroll down to diversify your bookshelf with indie books by Black authors.

Take a look at these additional resources:

Author submitted Storyorigin promo of POC and LGBTQ+ books (June 2020).

Black Speculative Fiction Authors Directory

How to Write Black Characters: An Incomplete Guide 

Post-Apocalyptic / Dystopian

Seren is one of the most powerful young women on Earth.

Little does…

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This Time (Nadira Holden, Demon Hunter Book 1)

Functionally Fictional

Author: Azaaa Davis
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Resurrected into present-day New York, Nadira Holden is asked to save the world … again. She achieved legendary status when she gave her life to protect humans from demons. To her, it was yesterday. To the rest of the world, it was twenty years ago. Understandably, Nadira is adrift.

People have made peace with demons, worshipping them like celebrities. No one wants to believe that the beautiful creatures who brought magic to mankind could be causing the disappearance of so many people. Nadira wonders if this unfamiliar world is worth saving. Then her father goes missing, and she refuses to play nice. Gloves off. She has to do what she does best. Fight.

Nadira Holden, Demon Hunter is a new adult urban fantasy series from fantasy author Azaaa Davis that combines monster-slaying action, family drama, and simmering romance. If you like Vampire…

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Brown Skin Girl – Super Specific Book Recommendations

Merline Reads

Hi everyone! This week’s post is coming late because it’s been a busy work week.

So, I’ve had the idea to write this very specific recommendation post for such a long time, but it never felt like I’d read enough books with dark-skinned black girls to do it justice. I still don’t think I’ve read enough books, but I wanted to put it out there because representation of dark-skinned black girls in literature and media is important to me. Specifically, non-trauma related representation.

If you’ve been following me for a while then you’ve probably seen my tweets or my blog post about colorism and the lack of representation for dark skin black girls. I want to read cute rom coms with dark-skinned black girls falling in love. I want to read fantasy books with dark-skinned black girls saving kingdoms, going on portal adventures, and everything in between. I want…

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