|Coming the first week of March, I have a Futuristic Romance (part of my award winning Dragon Lord and Lords of the Var series) coming out in ebook and in print. It's part of NCP's new Harmony Line, a multicultural line that focuses on the romance rather than race.
My book, Zhang Dynasty: Seduction of the Phoenix showcases a futuristic Asian culture evolved from Asian societies on Earth. I loved being able to research such a rich and vibrant culture. Though most of the language in the book is based on Mandarin or Cantonese, many of the culture aspects were rooted in many different Asian histories/cultures. The idea for the futuristic world came solely from my imagination and how such cultures, if combined and moved to a new paradise of a planet, could possibly evolve.
I love this project, and love NCP's approach to multicultural romances, saying, "Harmony line is all about romance and the harmonious blending of races and cultures. These are MULTI-RACIAL romances, not simply interracial romances, and race issues should NOT hang over the storyline like a dark thundercloud."
I'm excited about this line, and it's many possibilities. I also love the idea of celebrating our differences, embracing our many different cultures and backgrounds. I'll stop before I step up on a soapbox, lol, but I really do believe this.
So, my main question for you, the reader is, What races/cultures do you wish to see represented more in romance novels (of novels in general)?
Thanks for the imput!
Michelle M Pillow