Diverse Romance

By Candice Chaplin | July 1 2021 | FictionDiversity

Multicultural and LGBTQ Romance online searches are on the rise. According to our metadata experts, search traffic for the overall Romance category was up 17% in Q1 of 2021. Multicultural Romance and LGBTQ Romance share of traffic has increased considerably in the same time frame. Online search data gives us insight into what consumers are interested in buying.

PRH has increased its share of appearances in search over the past few years in diverse romance
categories, and the same is true for LGBTQ titles in spite of our title count being small. Booksellers should be aware of this trend and stock their romance sections more heavily with these titles.

To see the Multicultural Romance title list:

  • On Edelweiss, click here
  • On the Backlist Vault, click here

To see the LGBTQ Romance title list:

  • On Edelweiss, click here
  • On the Backlist Vault, click here

 

The Proposal
Reese's Book Club
978-0-399-58768-9
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"There is so much to relate to and throughout the novel, there is a sharp feminist edge. Loved this one, and you will too."--New York Times bestselling author Roxane GayThe author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn't turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her own...
$16.00 US
Oct 30, 2018
Paperback
Berkley
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Ties That Tether
978-0-593-10194-0
When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother's heart, she must choose between love and her family.
$16.00 US
Sep 29, 2020
Paperback
Berkley
World

Captive Prince
978-0-425-27426-2
From global phenomenon C. S. Pacat comes the first novel in her critically acclaimed Captive Prince romance trilogy.“A special, unforgettable series…Lush. Brutal. Unparalleled.”—Sarah J. Maas, #1 New York Times bestselling authorDamen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos. But when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.Beautiful, manipulative, and deadly, his new master, Prince Laurent, epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else...Includes a bonus short story!
$19.00 US
Apr 07, 2015
Paperback
Berkley
World

The Married Man
A Novel (Triangle Awards)
978-0-679-78144-8
In Edmund White's most moving novel yet, an American living in Paris finds his life transformed by an unexpected love affair. Austin Smith is pushing fifty, loveless and drifting, until one day he meets Julien, a much younger, married Frenchman. In the beginning, the lovers' only impediments are the comic clashes of culture, age, and temperament. Before long, however, the past begins to catch up with them. In a desperate quest to save health and happiness, they move from Venice to Key West, from Montreal in the snow to Providence in the rain. But it is amid the bleak, baking sands of the Sahara that their love is pushed to its ultimate crisis.
$16.95 US
Sep 11, 2001
Paperback
Vintage
US, Canada, Open Mkt

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