Eve Vaughn, Romance Author
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Monica’s on fire
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
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http://monicajackson.com/2005/ I love this author because she has a set of balls the size of grapefruits and I love her books too. It’s refreshing that there’s an author out there who tells it like it is. She underlines the plight of the black author and the way the books by AA writers are written. Something to think about, just because a romance is written by a black author should it automatically be shoved in the AA section in the book store even though technically AA is not a genre. Monica writes awesome paranormals, but its not classified as such. Is it misleading for publishers to do this. Maybe. I’m not a marketing person, but shouldn’t books be placed in the genres that they’re supposed to? I do understand the argument that some readers look specifically look for books with black characters, but does it in fact hurt the author?

2 comments to “Monica’s on fire”

  1. Scott
      · November 4th, 2005 at 6:46 am · Link

    It SHOULD be listed or grouped with the genre. I absolutely HATE when I can’t find a book because it’s listed elsewhere.

    I didn’t even know that books were classified AA. If it was a biography of Rosa Parks, then maybe marketing it as AA would be appropriate. But it still should be listed under biographies! After all, it IS a biography. And to list ANY fiction as AA first is a serious slap to the author.

  2. Tammy
      · December 14th, 2005 at 5:07 pm · Link

    I totally agree. For instance, I was looking for L.A. Banks Vampire Huntress novels in the horror section where all the others are. Couldn’t find them. They were in the AA section.

    As of this year, I’ve been finding most of the romances in the AA section too whereas they used to be in the main romance area.

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