This article showcases our top picks for ‘Fiction Books Written By Black Authors’. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).
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This product was recommended by Graeme McGaw from Book Series In Order
John burst into the writing scene last year with his debut novel, Three-Fifths, which was nominated for various Best First Novel awards. It takes place in the 90s while the OJ Simpson trial is going on. Bobby meets up with his best friend Aaron, who has just been released from prison and while in there has been converted to a neo-Nazi. This puts Bobby in a tough spot as he is secretly mixed race. Aaron commits an act that Bobby can’t ignore and he has to confront everything. It’s just an incredible book that is gritty, hard hitting and really gets to the emotions. The type of book that you will think about long after you have finished reading it.
This product was recommended by Agnieszka Cejrowska from Profesjonalne Pozycjonowanie
First, let me just make something clear: it is not a book for everyone. It is both sacrilegious and poetic. Beautiful and vulgar. Simple and complicated. You can catch yourself on wanting to simply throw the boo away yet you are unable to do so. Only Marlon James can play with readers’ emotions in such a manner. John Crow’s Devil truly is a rollercoaster of emotions.
This product was recommended by Stella from StellaHeartPR
Mixed Business is a quirky, sexy, and smart contemporary romance by debut author Livvy Zoe. She gives us a glimpse into the world of corporate crime and taboo work romance. The novel is fast-paced and high action. Who knew fighting corporate crimes could be sexy– but this novel smolders! We see the romance through the eyes of a self-conscious character named Nora. She is relatable and like most of us, she deals with anxiety and low self-esteem. She is a heroine not because she fights corporate crime and wins the man, but because she overcomes her inner hang-ups. It’s great to read about well-developed characters outside of the usual stereotype.
This product was recommended by Lalanii Wilson-Jones from LalaniiWilson-Jones
Keilanii Jennings is a sexy, feisty, independent, proud Texas mogul in the making who makes no apologies about splurging on her lavish lifestyle, designer labels, 5-star getaways, and her “boy toys”. Things take a dramatic turn when she discovers that the man who stole her heart tries to steal her fortune, and is exposed as the ULTIMATE GOLD DIGGER!
This product was recommended by Paulette Harper from N/A
Single—and very content—real estate developer Aaron Blackman is determined not to become involved in another relationship. He’s experienced enough drama to last a lifetime. The only thing garnering his attention now is his growing business. And he plans to keep it that way. Then Simone Herron waltzes into his life, beautiful and confident. Fighting to keep his promise to himself—to remain single—he soon discovers that when it comes to love, some promises must be broken. After losing her fiancé in an untimely death, Simone Herron relocates. She desperately needs to put the past behind her and start a new chapter in her life. While love is the farthest thing from her mind, she experiences an attraction to the handsome Aaron Blackman that frightens her. She’s built a wall around her heart, but can she find the strength and courage she needs to welcome love again? To do so, she must conquer her fears and allow God to put all of her broken pieces back together.