So over on the WAOD Facebook Fan Page, we were discussing why Black women have a really difficult time accepting a narrative where we are not long suffering victims. Roslyn, a longtime reader who also is a writer mentioned that she's noticed a similar resistence in the response to some of the paranormal fiction that she's written -> IE out limited views of ourselves.
My two previous shifter historicals haven't sold well at all. I think people assume they're more of the same, but there are no downtrodden or magical negroes in my books. One heroine is a cat shifter and a hero is a bear shifter. They kick much booty rescuing enslaved people. I get comments that folks are tired of reading about slavery. *shrugs* I thought people would enjoy seeing slavecatchers get their throats ripped out. Apparently not so much. Roslyn on the WAOD Facebook Fan Page
Well we can't have that!
So if you're interested in some alternative narratives about Black women, consider checking out Roslyn and Lisa G. Riley's Given
She also has a book called Stolen, but I couldn't find it on Amazon.