Hurricane of the Heart

Title: Hurricane of the Heart Author: Jewel Amethyst (her Facebook page) Country: St. Kitts (The story is set in Dominica). Genre: contemporary romance Summary: The Player:When Kyle agrees to be the best man at his best friend’s destination wedding in Dominica, he has one thing on his mind: partying. But all that changes when a…

[Podcast] Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! – Joanne C. Hillhouse (1/2)

Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! Welcome to episode 4. Joanne C. Hillhouse aka Jhohadli g is from Antigua and Barbuda. She’s the author of “Musical Youth” and “Dancing Nude in the Moonlight”. She’s been in the game since the early 2000’s. To me, she’s the blueprint of what a 21st-century Caribbean author can do and can…

Brand New

Title: Brand New Author: Rilzy Adams (her website) Country: Antigua Genre: contemporary romance (erotica) Summary: Quentin Brown is the kind of man Regina Jonas is desperate to avoid. She believes antagonizing him will keep her safe from the underlying attraction she can’t deny. But what happens when a faulty lock lands them trapped together as…

[Podcast] Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! – Callie Browning

Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! Welcome to episode 3. Callie Browning is from Barbados. She’s the author of “The Girl With the Hazel Eyes” and “The Vanishing Girls”. In this second segment, we discuss how intentional she is about representing her culture in a multidimensional way. We also take a look at our definition of being…

You, Me + Baby

Title: You, Me + Baby Author: Rilzy Adams (her website) Country: Antigua Genre: contemporary romance Summary: Fran Piper lives by the rules but after being attracted to Andre Jonas for months, she throws caution to the wind. One night of passion turns into an eighteen-year commitment when Fran discovers she’s pregnant on Christmas day. She…

[Podcast] Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! – Callie Browning

Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! Welcome to episode 3. Callie Browning is from Barbados. She’s the author of “The Girl With the Hazel Eyes” and “The Vanishing Girls”. In this first segment, we talk about her approach to Caribbean literature growing up, why she doesn’t call herself a romance writer, her writing process to writing novels…

Twelve Dates of Christmas

Title: Twelve Dates of Christmas Author: Rilzy Adams (her website) Country: Antigua Genre: contemporary romance Summary: Rashad Cole and Zia Ralph weren’t just friends. They were friends plus. Friends, plus fondness. Friends, plus undeniable chemistry. Friends, plus passion. Zia cuts off their friendship unexpectedly and six years fly by. After an unexpected meeting, Rashad wants…

[Podcast] Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! – N.G Peltier (2/2)

Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! Welcome to episode 2. This is part 2 of my discussion with author N.G Peltier. She’s from Trinidad &Tobago and this is where her debut novel, “Sweethand“, takes place. Check out part 1 here. In this episode, you’ll hear her take on the discourse around Caribbean representation, queer representation, and Caribbean…

The Vanishing Girls

Title: The Vanishing Girls Author: Callie Browning (her website) Summary: Holden Davis has enough problems: mounting debt, a lifelong feud with his brother and his father’s legacy to live up to. If he’s honest with himself, he’ll admit that hiring a mysterious assistant in the dead of night probably wasn’t the smartest thing to do…

[Podcast] Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! – N.G Peltier

Tim Tim? Bwa Fik! Welcome to episode 2. N.G Peltier is from Trinidad & Tobago. She’s the author of “Sweethand”. In this first segment, we talk about why she’s okay with being called a romance author and the need to diversify Caribbean romance with stories set in the region with Caribbean characters and not just…