What's so interesting about 'romance of color'?
Romance novels—particularly those by women of color—are not just stereotyped tales about supermodel women and well-built men. At least, not always. According to Bowdoin English Professor Guy Mark Foster, these books can explore interesting issues of race, class, and ethnicity, and can confound the usual boundaries of romance and love.
VG has a number of different biographies and critical information about women romance writers of color.