Color of Love Blog Hop

by nulliparaora on November 21, 2013

I’m participating in the Color of Love blog hop. See all those gorgeous covers? You could win one of these books or one of several Amazon gift cards!

When I decided to participate in this hop, the organizers wanted the answer to one question:

Why do/did you write a multicultural romance?

I write romances in this genre for many reasons.

  1. I want to see characters who represent the diversity of the world we live in. Race, ability, and culture are just the tip of the iceberg. Wait until I break out the aliens, shifters, and magic wielders!
  2. I want to put stereotypes aside and show real emotion and connection between characters. My books aren’t about race, they’re about people experiencing trials, happiness, sadness, love, loss, passion, hope, anger, and so many feelings that define the human condition. We all want the same things. We all have fears. In my latest release, Dragon Revealed, the heroine has to deal with self-esteem issues while trying to hide her dragon heritage. Can you imagine trying to hide something like that from the world? What would you do?
  3. I want to see fantasy, sci fi, and paranormal for all of us. Books have never been more accessible. Ebooks have allowed new audiences to find and experience tales they may not have known about or searched for in a traditional book store or library. Most readers connect to or envision themselves as a character. With such a large, growing, and diverse audience, why hesitate to embrace multicultural characters?

Fantasy, sci fi, and paranormal stories are typically bereft of people of color. I wanted to change that with my books and challenge what those genres look like. I want to find myself and my friends in a story while still being swept away.

I think my motto describes my position very well:

“Love doesn’t care about cultures or borders, it is universal, and one of life’s great equalizers.”

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I know what you’re thinking, “How can I win a prize?”

Here are the details:

  • 1st prize: $50 Amazon gift card + 8 ebooks
  • 2nd prize: $30 Amazon gift card+ 8 ebooks
  • 3rd prize: $20 Amazon gift card + 8 ebooks
  • 4th prize: $10 Amazon gift card + 8 ebooks

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Thanks for stopping by, good luck on the prizes, and happy reading!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Nana Prah November 21, 2013 at 3:47 pm

A wonderful post. I liked #2 best, expressing the emotions of a person is important and it cuts across all races. Hiding her dragon heritage? Interesting.
Thank you so much for being part of the Color of Love Blog Hop.

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nulliparaora November 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Thanks a bunch!

If an author does their job well, you see a character and not a skin tone. As for my dragon girl, she has quite the outlook on life. If you check out her story, let me know what you think!

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Heather November 21, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Hi Nulli! I haven’t been around much lately – sorry. I did miss you guys bunches.

Anyways as far as multicultural reads probably the last book I read of yours! I really don’t pay attention to that always cause sometimes the characters look different in my head than the cover or the way the writer describes them. I know it sounds weird but that’s how my brain works! lol

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nulliparaora November 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Hey Heather!

The covers are never exactly the way the author describes the character(s). We all see with our mind’s eye, which is the beauty of getting lost in books. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Empi November 22, 2013 at 11:40 am

Oh by goodness, I am totally in love with your #1 snippet. I enjoyed your post a lot. Very nice to meet you, Nulli Para Ora :-)

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nulliparaora November 22, 2013 at 5:08 pm

*waves* Nice to meet you!

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Dee Little November 23, 2013 at 3:52 am

Great Hop!!!

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