Interracial Couples

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Interracial Couples

Many readers want to read about interracial couples. Do you think of this as a passing trend or something that should become more commonplace in novels?

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23 Comments

Sean Young

February 24, 2016 at 7:27 pm

I’m not sure if I would say that it is a passing trend or something that should be more commonplace. I guess if the story dictates it, then it should be there. There are couples of all ethnic groups now, so I wouldn’t think it is out of place.

    Rochelle Alers

    February 25, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    As the world and this country is becoming more global I’ve noticed advertisers are featuring couples of different races, ethnicity, and same sex genders in their commercials. There are times when I question if it is because of the spending power of these groups or are we becoming more tolerant of people who don’t look like us. I hope and pray it is the latter because of us belong to the human race.

yvonne parker

April 28, 2016 at 11:56 pm

I like reading interracial stories. Although most if not all are a Black woman & White man. I can’t recall reading about a Black man & White woman. I wonder how that would go over. I’d read it.

    Rochelle Alers

    August 10, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Hello Yvonne,

    I understand what you mean about romance novels featuring white men and black women. My first interracial novel featured a white man/black woman, but I decided to change with an upcoming title – “The Inheritance.” In this second chance at love the heroine is a white woman who reunites with a black man at their 40th high school reunion. Look for more information in my upcoming newsletter.

Denise

August 25, 2016 at 10:53 pm

All I know is that genre appears to be growing and Rochelle contributed to that, early on, with her Wainwright books! They were some of the best and have not been equaled. I really hope that you are inspired and find the time to add to this series. I am a fan!

    Rochelle Alers

    September 10, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks so much, Denise, for the compliment. I have a few more interracial titles coming up in the near future. Look for a twist in the incoming THE INHERITANCE which is scheduled to debut at the end of February 2017. There is another one in July 2017. Even though many see this as a trend I see it as reality in a rapidly changing world where many don’t judge others by the color or their skin but by their character.

Yvonne Parker

August 26, 2016 at 12:18 am

I like interracial stories. Author Sandra Kitt is where I mostly got my insight into their love. Never a Black man & a White woman though. It’s time.

    Rochelle Alers

    September 10, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Hi Yvonne,

    My upcoming THE INHERITANCE will feature a black man and white woman who reunite at their high school reunion. I do hope you’ll enjoy it.

Retha Girley

August 31, 2016 at 11:22 am

Ms Alers is one of my favorite authors..I hope she will continue the Wainwright series..I like interracial series Wether he or she black or white..And hope you will do more books on my favorite #TheColes..

    Rochelle Alers

    September 10, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Hi Retha,

    I plan to continue the Wainwrights. You’ll have to wait a little longer for the Coles, because I still haven’t come up with a heroine or a plot for the next title. I have quite a few projects on my schedule and once I see light at the end of the tunnel you’ll definitely get another Cole.

Neese

October 6, 2016 at 1:09 pm

I’m sorry but I am stuck with the traditional love story of BWBM. I guess I need to go back and reread the Wainwright series because I didn’t see them as black and white…I loved the stories but now I need to get my fact together..I’m not crazy about BMWW because of history and yes I know this is 2016 but I just love my black men.

    Rochelle Alers

    October 27, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Hi Neese,

    The Wainwright titles generally deal with interracial pairings, but not always in future books. I’ve only completed one novel with a BMWW, but you’re going to have to read it to let me know if you do or don’t approve of the couple. It’s THE INHERITANCE and will be available late-February 2017. However, I can’t thank you enough for reading my work.

    CHRISTIANA

    December 13, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    I agree with you Neese. I love BMBW love stories. Often times you do not see white authors write interacial stories that include a black person. I just think the black community need to be shown our love can be strong and is strong. I am 44 and been married 26 years and counting. And black on black love is so beautiful.

April Gentry

October 22, 2016 at 12:43 am

I believe it’s always been there just never brought forward without controversy. I’m a product of an interracial relationship. I’m almost 58 yrs of age and it was very taboo in most of the USA for my parents. Segregation wasn’t that long ago and there are still areas in the south that keep the divide in an almost unspoken yet knowing manner.

    Rochelle Alers

    October 27, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Hello April,

    The institution of slavery is America’s original sin, and the fallout over the years keeps many of us from acknowledging that we’re all a part of the human race. However, when it comes to love – it is colorblind. For those who believe otherwise, then they’re unable to experience inner peace. And, if people were aware of history, then they would know God created two people and from those two came many. I don’t want to come on as preachy, but geneticists prove that human life came from Africa.

April Gentry

October 24, 2016 at 3:29 pm

I think that’s what we call personal preference.
We all have it regarding certain aspects in our lives be it food, housing, careers and/or men etc.
Just being able to accept one another for our differences and personal choices. The ability to have such diversity and choices in our books is wonderful.

    Rochelle Alers

    October 27, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Hi April,

    I agree completely.

Salomé Mikaëlle Fontaine

February 14, 2017 at 8:15 pm

Ms. Alers, let me just say that I love your books! And as one of my favorites authors, you have quite a number of your books on one of my bookshelves. I too am a big fan of the Wainwrights and wanted to know for sometime now if you would continue the series, but I got my answer from reading the comments above; so now I’m excited to know that more Wainwrights will have their stories told as well as the Coles and hopefully the Eatons (and the Whitfields too if they had any newfound cousins, lol). I thank God for your imagination and I thank you for your talent.

    Rochelle Alers

    February 21, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Hello Salome,

    Thank you so very much for your comments and ongoing support of my work. I strive each and every time to bring you the characters and plots you’ve come to expect from me. I’m still awaiting approval on the next Wainwright, which should be available January 2018. Also look for my upcoming title The Inheritance which will have a few pleasant surprises. It will debut March 1, 2017.

Terri

March 18, 2017 at 10:49 am

I love it especially if well written like you do.

    Rochelle Alers

    March 30, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Hello Terri,

    I attempt to write the best story I can each time I sit down to begin a new novel. It also helps that I have incredible editors who certain I get it right.

Shmia Washington

March 20, 2017 at 7:53 pm

Good Afternoon Ms. Alers,

You are one of my favorite authors. Brenda Jackson and Francis Ray are my other two. I own all of your books! Everytime a new title comes I’m on it. Simply because I know it will take me places I might not ever have an opportunity to travel before I leave this side of heaven. So I am truly grateful for your talent. I just completed The Inheritance and loved it. Waiting with baited breath for Tonya and Gage’s story! I have no preference of color. I just love people finding peace and contentment with one another. No matter the cost!

    Rochelle Alers

    March 30, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Hi Shmia,

    I warms my heart to read your message, because it validates what I attempt to do each and every time I sit down to begin a new novel. Many readers complain that I don’t write fast enough, but I don’t want to short-change anyone and just put words on the page to fill up the blank spaces.

    “The Inheritance” is a departure for me from younger heroes and heroines, because Baby Boomers need love, too.

    I hope you’ll also enjoy Tonya’s and Gage’s “Breakfast in Bed,” as well as, Jasmine and Cameron’s “Room Service.”

    Thank you for your ongoing support over the years, and here’s hoping and praying I will continue to bring you the characters and story lines you’ve come to expect from me.

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