Happy New Year Sistah Girls! Here is a list of the romance, fantasy, and sci-fi releases from Black women on my list for 2022. I hope something on here makes it to your bookshelves.
Digging Up Love by Chandra Blumberg
Release Date: January 1, 2022
Alisha Blake is a baker with dreams bigger than her small hometown and Quentin Harris is the paleontologist who comes to investigate the dinosaur bone in her family’s home. This is a lighthearted romance about finding love and chasing your dreams.
Savvy Sheldon Feels Good As Hell by Taj McCoy
Release Date: March 22, 2022
Savvy Sheldon has a dead-end job, just went through a brutal break-up, and decides to renovate her life. She has a romance with the contractor who keeps seeing her worst moments and realizes her renovations need to start with herself.
Business Not As Usual by Sharon C. Cooper
Release Date: April 5, 2022
Dreamy Daniels is laser-focused on her goals of becoming successful and one day being her own boss when venture capitalist Karter Redford walks into her life.
By The Book: A Meant to be Novel by Jasmine Guillory
Release Date: May 3, 2022
Isabelle is a twenty-something woman who is burned out from her dead-end publishing career and she wants more from life. (Definitely a tale as old as time) She gets the opportunity to work with a celebrity writing a memoir–this could be the life-changing opportunity she’d been looking for–or is it?
This is a Beauty and The Beast retelling from NYT bestseller Jasmine Guillory.
You Made A Fool Of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi
Release Date: May 24, 2021
Feyi is an artist dealing with grief and learning to love again. She has to decide how far she’s willing to go for love and what kind of person she’ll be once she finds it.
Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie Wesley
Release Date: June 21, 2022
When a disgraced reality TV star needs positive PR she agrees to fake-date a professional football player and help both of their careers. Faking a relationship should be simple, but sometimes love is the most unexpected ingredient.
Secrets and Truths (Otherside Heat Book 1) by Whitney Hill
Release Date: February 24, 2022
Bounty hunter Lya Desmarais allies herself with the vampire vagabond Cade as she gets back on her feet after being exiled. Secrets and Truths is the first in a spin-off series, but you don’t have to read the previous series (Shadows Of Otherside) to understand this one.
The Blood Trials (The Blood Gift Duology Book 1) by N. E. Davenport
Release Date: April 5, 2022
In this genre-bending sci-fi, a young woman goes on a bloody journey for revenge and enters trials to become an elite warrior. This is the first of a duology.
The Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi
Release Date: June 23, 2022
The Final Strife is a debut fantasy novel about a group of three women from differing social classes coming together against a cruel empire and is set in an African & Arab-inspired world. This debut will be the first in a trilogy.
There you have it Sistah Girls, a few books you can mark down in your calendars so you can be ready for their release.
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