Diversity Spotlight Thursday #2

January 26, 2017 Diversity Spotlight Thursday, Features 0

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. It consists on choosing every week, one book for each of the three categories: A Diverse Book You Have Read and Enjoyed, A Diverse Book on Your TBR, and A Diverse Book that Has Not Yet Been Released. This is supposed to be a way to give diverse books the much needed spotlight. Hopefully we can all find new books to add to the TBR!

Let’s Begin:

A Book I Have Read:

Love On My Mind by Tracey Livesay – Goodreads | Amazon 

Tracey Livesay makes her Avon Impulse debut with a sparkling and sexy novel about a woman who will do anything to fulfill her dreams… but discovers that even the best laid plans can fail when love gets in the way.

Successful PR executive Chelsea Grant is one assignment away from making partner at her firm and nothing will stand in her way. Her big break? Turn a reclusive computer genius into a media darling in time for his new product launch. He may have been dubbed the “sexiest geek alive” but he has no patience for the press—and it shows. Piece of cake, right? Only problem is… his company doesn’t want him to know they hired her.

After a disastrous product launch two years ago, tech CEO Adam Bennett knows the success of his new device depends on the media’s support. When a twist of fate brings the beautiful PR specialist to his door, Adam hires Chelsea to help turn his image around. Their attraction is undeniable and the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep things professional.

But when Adam discovers Chelsea’s deception, will she risk everything for her career or is love the real thing on her mind?

Love On My Mind is absolutely incredible! It’s a diverse, NA, interracial romance! I absolutely loved this book. It featured a strong WoC lead, and a love interest with asperger’s. The chemistry between the two characters is amazing, and the romance is sizzling hot. <3


A Book on my TBR:

Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember Goodreads | Amazon

After a savage attack drives her from her home, sixteen-year-old Mnemba finds a place in her cousin Tumelo’s successful safari business, where she quickly excels as a guide. Surrounding herself with nature and the mystical animals inhabiting the savannah not only allows Mnemba’s tracking skills to shine, it helps her to hide from the terrible memories that haunt her.

Mnemba is employed to guide Mr. Harving and his daughter, Kara, through the wilderness as they study unicorns. The young women are drawn to each other, despite that fact that Kara is betrothed. During their research, they discover a conspiracy by a group of poachers to capture the Unicorns and exploit their supernatural strength to build a railway. Together, they must find a way to protect the creatures Kara adores while resisting the love they know they can never indulge.

 

I won a copy of this book in a giveaway, and I’ve been dying to read it! I’m actually rooting for this book to be my next read. What’s not to love about it? It has mythology, f/f romance, and a beautiful cover. Sounds like my kind of book!


A Book Releasing Soon:

American Street by Ibi Zoboi – Goodreads | Amazon

On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life.

But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit’s west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own.

Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabiola soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?

 

 

I read have eARC of this one, and I am SO EXCITED for it. First of all, the cover is GORGEOUS, and secondly, the premise is very intriguing. I can’t wait to read it!

THIS BOOK RELEASES ON FEBRUARY 14TH, 2017. 


So, that’s it for today! Have you read any of these? What would be your 3 book choices?

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