Black Romance Novels Published in 2021
Sistah Girls, it’s that time of year, and I am back to give you the scoop on what you may have missed in 2021. This recap holds a vast selection of books and novellas, it also features a selection of new authors to try.
I average reading a book or three a day, so my list is always extensive at the end of the year. The selections are books I enjoyed and wanted to share with my Sistah Girls.
* Housekeeping Note* The books are not in any order as to my preference. If the book is on the list, I enjoyed it. First or last, the books were worth including on this listicle. Enjoy!
Tried-and-True Go-To-Authors. The books are guaranteed to be uniquely impressive.
Readers can depend on the first list of authors when a remarkable story is a goal. The list is about Black Love, the tales are magnificent with excellent writing, and the best storytelling you will ever experience.
And 2021 was no exception. These authors rule with a tight pen…
Mercy: Prism Book 1 by Love Belvin
Love’s Encroachment (Connecticut Kings Book 7) by Love Belvin. Christina C. Jones: Prior Affair: A Night Shift Novella, Offensive Formations Connecticut Kings Book 8, Maybe One More Time: Vegas Nights, Maybe This Time: Vegas Nights (Book 2)Maybe Next Time: Vegas Nights (Book 1), Restored: Eternally Tethered Book Three.
Can’t Catch Me: Houston Skyhawks Book 1 by Alexandra Warren
Alexandra Warren–Complacent: A Building 402 Novella. Danielle Allen–Continuum, The Cask, My Anti-Valentine, Business Casual, and Spread Joy: A Christmas Eve Hot Holiday Hookup (Hot Holiday Hookup Novella)
The Crew: Pop And Poetry by Sabrina Scales
Sharon C. Cooper– Hunted (Atlanta’s Finest Series Book 6), Tempted (Atlanta’s Finest Series Book 7), His To Protect (Harlequin Romantic Suspense), and His to Defend.
Happily, Ever …(The Shorts Book 11) by Nia Forrester
Nia Forrester- The Darkest Morning (The Shorts Book 12). Iris Bolling- S.I.B.s: The Society Of Intellectual Beings, The Aftermath: A Nate Reigns Novel, and Jade (The Gems & Gents Series). Ashley Nicole– Just a Friend, You’re The One That I Want: The Mason Family Saga, and Smash Into You: Rook and Zenaida
TECHNICAL (St. Louis Cyclones Book 2) by Alexandria House
Alexandria House– Flagrant (St. Louis Cyclones Book 1), Touch Me: Romey University Book 2, and Teach Me: Romey University Book 1. Aubree Pynn/Casandra B.-When It All Falls, Homecoming SZN: A Ganton Hills A&M University Novella, and Leather and Wood: A Ganton Hills Novella.
Hunger (The Brooks Brothers Book 1) by Nicole Falls
Nicole Falls–Thirst (The Brooks Brothers Book 2) and Run It Back: A Collection of Second Chance Shorts. Tiye Love– Unforgettable Night, Cougar Summer, The Summer Storm, A Love for All Seasons, Book 4, Unforgettable Kiss (Unforgettable Series), and Unforgettable Man (Unforgettable Series).
Christmas With Jake Sears (The Bag Book 6) by Angelia Vernon Menchan
Angelia Vernon Menchan– Always More Than Temptation, Beyond Temptation: A Center City Love Story, and Love After Temptation. Tina Martin– Zander (A St Clair Novel Book 8), Flicker: An Ahmalee and Cain Update (An Unlikely Love Book 3, and The Weekend: Lennox In Love Book 7.
Forbidden: a slow burn romance (Mullaney-Chamberlain Series Book 1) by Asia Monique
Asia Monique– Dear Amelia (Love in Seattle Book 1), Forevermore: a novella (Mullaney-Chamberlain series Book 2), Truly Yours, Truly Yours (Love in Seattle Book 4), and Forever, I Do (Mullaney-Chamberlain Series).
Series and Novellas
Sis, a good series is a work of art to me. I enjoy series that allow readers to know the characters over various stories. I also love those short stories that give you just enough so that you’ll keep coming back. This section is a list of some of the amazing series that dropped in 2021.
She’s Got Soul (Soulmates Book 1) by Aja
Aja– Soul Ties: Deep In My Soul (Soulmates Book 2), Soul Love (Soulmates Book 3), and Soul Ties (Soulmates Book 4).
Black Mayhem Mafia Saga by B.Love
Tay Mo`Nae-The Parker Sisters: Gianna, Capture My Love, and Tattoo Your Name on My Heart. J. Nichole- The Mercy Sisters: Love Knocked, and The Dupree Boys. Chelsea Maria– In Secrets We Trust Series. Danielle Burton- Heart of a Jameson Series, and With Your Permission: An Erotic BDSM Forbidden Romance.
Still: Your Best (The Sweet Series) by Monica Walters
Monica Walter– Who Can I Run To, Can’t Run From Love, Put That on Everything: A Henderson Family Novella, and Let Me Ride. Mel Dau– His Love Series, Gloves Off, The Last Fight, Love’s Octagon, and Tribe Of Love.
Mercer Sisters Series by Deshon Dreamz
Chelle Ramsey–Free Your Mind Series, and Say My Name (Reciprocity Book 1). Ashantay Keys– All to Me, and More Than Words. Celeste Granger–The Brothers Ali Series, and The Men of Mafia St. Clair Series. Cherish Amore– A Souls Realignment, Dare Me to Love You, and Locked Away With You. Ivy Laika– First Last & Forever, Time To Love, and Loves Not Easy.
Silly of Me by Bree Wright
Bree Wright– Someone to Call My Lover, In Exchange For Love, and Only Love Can Break Your Heart. Sherelle Green– Still Single AF (Social Experiment Book 4), and Inspiring Dominic (Once Upon a Funeral Book 2).
New to Me Authors
In 2021 I had the chance to check out some new to me authors and these stories were good!
Never Knew I Needed You by Chassilyn Hamilton
Chassilyn Hamilton– I Thought I Knew. Rowdy Rooksy-The Assignment, and One Weekend. Lula White- Explore You: Explore Men of the Hamptons, and Rouse Family Christmas: A Sag Harbor Black Romance Christmas Novella. (FYI- You will need to read the previous series Sag Harbor Black Romances Five Book Series, then try the Hampton Series).
Authors’ Making Moves
In this section, the stories are fast-paced and will have you wanting to be a part of the action and drama. And yes, the love stories will hit the spot, just the right amount of loveliness.
Lust at First Sight: A Collection of Sexy Shorts by Té Russ
Té Russ– A Scoop of Love: A Sweet Rapids Novella, and An Unexpected Valentine. Delaney Diamond- The Friend Zone: Quicksand Book 6, What She Deserves: Quicksand Book 5, and Heart Stealer (The Cordoba Agency Book 3). Pamela Campbell– Trust Me With Your Heart, and His Heart Is My Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift.
Table For Three: A With Your Permission Holiday Edition (In The Heart of A Valentine Book 11) by Stephanie Nicole Norris
Stephanie Nicole Norris–Heavy On The D (4 book series). Shay Davis- Love After, The Marriage Contract, and Love on the Brain (Sienna Terrace Book 1). K.C. Mills– You’re My Reason: Friends to Lovers Novella (Short and Sweet Book 1), If You Let Go, When We, You Could Do Damage, and Midas’ Touch: Real Negus Book One.
Implied Consent (Hearts Consent Book 1) by K.C. Mills
D. Rose– Alone With You (Hidden Lake Series), On Love’s Time: For Keeps Book 3, Together Again: a novelette, and The Vow: a marriage of convenience romance. Malay Reneé– See Me With Love, Closer to Me, and New Balance (Assad Brothers Saga Book 2). Edwina Fort- Stealing The Pastor’s Daughter, and Stealing The Pastor’s Daughter Part 2.
Press Rewind (Parallel Souls Book 1) by Grey Huffington
Grey Huffington– jagged edges: a huffington hills novel. Bailey West- A Valentine Quest: RAW: A Valentine Short. Danisha Little- How to Get a Baller in 90 Days. L.S.Bergman– Georgia Lights (Fabled Love). A.C. Taylor– Love Always, Nova Black. Marie Q. Francois– The Kiss: A Novella. Endiya Carter– Need You by Me.
Asha and Boom Part 3 by Keith Thomas Walker
Kay Shanee– Steady Love- Kyree & Braelynn, Steady Love- Kolby & Myla, It Takes More Than Love, and And Then We Fell In Love. Courtney Irving– Write Your Name. Tisha Andrews– The Day I Met My Soul.
Love Isn’t All The Authors Write About Here: Love stories are the staple of romance, and this list of authors tells a love story with a flair.
This Is My Promise by B. Moni
B. Moni- It Would Be You. Iesha Bree-Show & Tell: A Novelette (& Tell Series Book 2). Author Indigo-Taming His Heart, Staking Claim, and, One More Shot. ShanicexLola- Yours to Love (Love Beyond Our Control Book 2), Yours to Bare (Love
Beyond Our Control Book 1), and Yours to Hold: A Love Beyond Our Control Diversion.
Brand New (On the Clock Book 8) by Shae Sanders
Shae Sanders– Trapped: A Paranormal Erotic Novella. Monae Nicole– You’re Mine, One Night To Forever, and The Perfect Season. A.S. Wilson– On My Own, Quitting You, The Piece I Needed, and Free To Love You. W Parks Brigham– Love Slipped In. Charae Lewis– Keep It Between Us, and Keep It Between Us 2: The Finale.
Whenever, Wherever, Whatever: A Romance Suspense Novella by Wynta Tyme
Wynta Tyme– Her Lapse in Judgement: A Romance Suspense. Angel Mystique– Love so Beautiful. Elle Wright- It’s Not Me, It’s You (Young In Love Book 1), It’s Not Love, It’s Business (Young In Love Book 2), and The Way You Love Me (Pure Talent Book 3). J. Chary- Covered in His Love, and Reacquainted. Tasha L. Harrison– With Her Own Two Hands: The Malone Sisters (A Small Town Romance Book 3).
Reel: A Forbidden Hollywood Romance by Kennedy Ryan
Kema B.- What You’ve Been Missing: A Cristal Beach Novel, Free Game: A Foxview Heights Novel, and Autumyn’s Kiss: A Kiss Family Novel. Synithia Williams– Careless Whispers (Jackson Falls Book 3), and Foolish Hearts (Jackson Falls Book 4). Tatum James– After the Morning After, and Tainted Ambition: Snatched by Desire.
Some are mysteries, others are dramas, and they all deal with real-life issues
This section has a little bit of drama, suspense, a whole lot of action, and some good loving is the name of the game in this list of books.
Money (The Path To The Throne Book 4) by Roy Glenn
Roy Glenn- The World Is Mine (The Path To The Throne Book 3). Eva Sherie-Wild Thoughts, Reckless Nights: A Sexy Novella. Ladii Nesha- Fraud, and Bambi (3 book series). Bella Jay- Mistletoe Blues (Holiday Dare Book 1), and The Ways Of Love: Four Letter Word #4. Miss J.- Stolen by A Billionaire, and Stolen by a Billionaire 2.
Blu by M. Monique
M. Monique- Uncovering Love, and Friend U Can Keep. Tucora Monique- Along Love’s Lines, You Make Me Feel, and When We’re Alone. Harleigh Rae- A Rose Is Still A Rose (When We Were Flowers Book 1), and With A Dozen Roses (When We Were Flowers Book 2). Renee A. Moses- Not Good Enough For You (The Harris Sisters Book 4).
Loving Noble Shaw: A Valentine’s Day Novelette by Johnni Sherri
K. Lashaun- Between, and The Rewind Series. Rae Lyse- The Endgame (The Sun Series Book 2), and Bunny (The Sun Series Book 3).
Stories To Read More Than Once
If you like to reread a book, here is a list of novels and novellas you will enjoy more than once.
Love’s Sweet Surrender (Sassy Seasoned Sisters Book 2) by Sheryl Lister
Sheryl Lister- Tempting Hunter (Once Upon A Funeral Book 4). J. Nichole- Promise Kept (The Dupree Boys Book 3), The Mercy Sisters: Love Knocked, and You Up? An Erotic Short Story. Che Moon- A sweet escape, A sweeter Pryce. Lex C.- She Could Never Be Me. Tanzania Glover- Laundry Daze.
From The Hood With Love (4 book series) by BriAnn Danae
BriAnn Danae- Trappin’ Through The Snow. Reese Ryan- Waking Up Married: A friends-to-lovers romance (The Bourbon Brothers Book 5), and Just a Little Married: A marriage of convenience romance (Moonlight Ridge Book 3). Cheryl Barton- Baby, Come Back, and The Power of Seduction: A Rekindled Romance. Rilzy Adams- Love Scammed, Before We Fall (Unexpected Lovers Book 2), and Treble.
Caught In His Webb (The Love Connection Book 2) by Sean D. Young
Sean D. Young- The Point of It All (The Love Connection Book 3). Brookelyn Mosley- My First, My Last: A Friends-To-Lovers Novel. Suzette Riddick- Forever Yours.
BigDickEnergy.Com: Adventures In Online Dating Book 2 (BDE.Com Series) by Genesis Woods
Genesis Woods- BDE.COM: Interludes: The Rawlin Sisters (BDE.Com Series), and Cassette Tapes & Heartbreak Side A.
You Already Know These Authors
Sistah Girls, you already know that the authors listed next have been around for quite a few years, and I am happy to say- they continue to deliver the best stories year after year.
Follow Your Heart: A Novel (Catalina Cove Book 4) by Brenda Jackson
Brenda Jackson- Desperate Measures (Men Of Action Book 2). Deborah Fletcher Mello- Stalked by Secrets (To Serve and Seduce Book 4). A.C Arthur- Back to Love, and The After Party.
The Master Of Words
Sadly, the final author made this list posthumously due to his death earlier this year. His last book was another work of art for this wordsmith and thesaurus king. EJD’s final book was a sure winner for this list. In honor of the master – Eric Jerome Dickey
The Son of Mr. Suleman: A Novel
Sistah Girls, the list was quite extensive this year, with over 150+ books and 100 authors. It is my pleasure always to share my end-of-the-year reading experience with you all.
Until next year… Happy Reading!
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Thank you so much! I’m thrilled you enjoyed Forever Yours.
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