Brothers under Covers: Race and the Paranormal Romance Novel

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From the introduction to the volume:

Amanda Hobson eloquently takes us into the world of popular romance asking the insightful question just where are all the vampire heroes of colour? Grounding her work in critical race theory, Hobson postulates that authors often characterize black vampire heroes through cultural stereotypes of black masculinity while humanizing their white vampire protagonists. By focusing on Kerrelyn Sparks' Love at Stake series (2005-2014) and J. R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series (2005-present), Hobson offers a very contemporary analysis of romance readers and the industry that tells them what they are supposed to desire in their romance, and who they are supposed to desire, while marginalizing authors of colour. (3)