Monday, May 30, 2016

Naz at Read Diverse Books created this meme and we decided to give it a try because it is so frigging amazing. He is also the creator of #DiverseBookBloggers tag and dayum you can go on it on Twitter and find lots of recommendations + new book bloggers to meet!

Naz says:
"The Diverse Books Tag is a bit like a scavenger hunt. I will task you to find a book that fits a specific criteria and you will have to show us a book you have read or want to read. 

If you can’t think of a book that fits the specific category, then I encourage you to go look for one. A quick Google search will provide you with many books that will fit the bill. (Also, Goodreads lists are your friends.) Find one you are genuinely interested in reading and move on to the next category.

Everyone can do this tag, even people who don’t own or haven’t read any books that fit the descriptions below. So there’s no excuse! The purpose of the tag is to promote the kinds of books that may not get a lot of attention in the book blogging community."

So without further ado, we're going to start it!

#1 Find a book starring a lesbian character


After a savage attack drives her from her home, sixteen-year-old Mnemba finds a place in her cousin Tumelo’s successful safari business, where she quickly excels as a guide. Surrounding herself with nature and the mystical animals inhabiting the savannah not only allows Mnemba’s tracking skills to shine, it helps her to hide from the terrible memories that haunt her.

Mnemba is employed to guide Mr. Harving and his daughter, Kara, through the wilderness as they study unicorns. The young women are drawn to each other, despite that fact that Kara is betrothed. During their research, they discover a conspiracy by a group of poachers to capture the Unicorns and exploit their supernatural strength to build a railway. Together, they must find a way to protect the creatures Kara adores while resisting the love they know they can never indulge.

#2 Find a book with a Muslim protagonist

MS.  MARVEL by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona

Marvel Comics presents the new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! 

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she's comin' for you, Jersey!

*Haven't read!

#3 Find a book set in Latin America

EVENFALL: Volume 2 (In the Company of Shadows #1) by Ais and Santino

In a post-apocalyptic future, the Agency works behind the scenes to take down opposition groups that threaten the current government. Their goals justify all means, even when it comes to their own agents.

In the newly revised Director's Cut of Evenfall, the second volume follows Sin and Boyd through a long-term undercover mission in Mexico. They think the hardest part will be maintaining their covers and handling their attraction while living in close quarters, but that's only the beginning of their newest trials.

When hard and fast decisions lead to catastrophic consequences, the two agents realize getting out of Mexico alive may be their biggest challenge yet.

Warnings: Explicit violence, sex, physical and psychological abuse.

#4 Find a book about a person with disability

SECOND POSITION by Katherine Locke

Four years ago, a car accident ended Zedekiah Harrow’s ballet career and sent Philadelphia Ballet principal dancer Alyona Miller spinning toward the breakdown that suspended her own. What they lost on the side of the road that day can never be replaced, and grief is always harshest under a spotlight...

Now twenty-three, Zed teaches music and theatre at a private school in Washington, D.C. and regularly attends AA meetings to keep the pain at bay. Aly has returned to D.C. to live with her mother while trying to recover from the mental and physical breakdown that forced her to take a leave of absence from the ballet world, and her adoring fans.

When Zed and Aly run into each other in a coffee shop, it’s as if no time has passed at all. But without the buffer and escape of dance—and with so much lust, anger and heartbreak hanging between them—their renewed connection will either allow them to build the together they never had... or destroy the fragile recoveries they've only started to make.

Book One of the District Ballet Company


The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else. What now?

She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.

Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league.

Also, he’s taken. Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the “gimp ghetto” of McHerrin Hall. Over tequila, perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else understands.

They’re just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she’s falling. Hard.

But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won’t, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness — one which does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play, or the brown-eyed boy who’s afraid to love her back.

#5 Find a Science-Fiction or Fantasy book with a POC protagonist


For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She’s been a Reckoner trainer-in-training ever since she could walk, raising the genetically-engineered beasts to defend ships as they cross the pirate-infested NeoPacific. But when the pirate queen Santa Elena swoops in on Cas’s first solo mission and snatches her from the bloodstained decks, Cas’s dream of being a full-time trainer seems dead in the water.

There’s no time to mourn. Waiting for her on the pirate ship is an unhatched Reckoner pup. Santa Elena wants to take back the seas with a monster of her own, and she needs a proper trainer to do it. She orders Cas to raise the pup, make sure he imprints on her ship, and, when the time comes, teach him to fight for the pirates. If Cas fails, her blood will be the next to paint the sea.

But Cas has fought pirates her entire life. And she's not about to stop.

#6 Find a book set in (or about) any country in Africa


In a time when men ruled their households with firm hands, can a quiet man tame his rebellious wife with persevering love? 

Angry at being forced to marry a man not of her choosing, Adaku stubbornly shuns her new husband on their wedding night. However, she soon discovers there are worse things than giving into a man whose touch awakens her deep desires. In a land where fruitfulness is celebrated, she could soon be labeled a barren woman.

Obinna knows there are several ways to tame a rebellious woman. Patience and perseverance are two of them. Adaku is his treasure and he will never let her go. When her fears push her into his arms, will he be able to convince her to stay with him forever by unleashing the passion within her?

*Haven't read! 

#7 Find a book written by an Indigenous or Native author 

RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME by Cynthia Leitich Smith

The next day was my fourteenth birthday, and I'd never kissed a boy -- domestic style or French. Right then, I decided to get myself a teen life. 

Cassidy Rain Berghoff didn't know that the very night she decided to get a life would be the night that Galen would lose his.

It's been six months since her best friend died, and up until now Rain has succeeded in shutting herself off from the world. But when controversy arises around her aunt Georgia's Indian Camp in their mostly white midwestern community, Rain decides to face the outside world again -- at least through the lens of her camera.

Hired by her town newspaper to photograph the campers, Rain soon finds that she has to decide how involved She wants to become in Indian Camp. Does she want to keep a professional distance from the intertribal community she belongs to? And just how willing is she to connect with the campers after her great loss?

In a voice that resonates with insight and humor, Cynthia Leitich Smith tells of heartbreak, recovery, and reclaiming one's place in the world.

*Haven't read!

#8 Find a book set in South Asia

A TIME TO DANCE by Padma Venkatraman

Padma Venkatraman’s inspiring story of a young girl’s struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning novel about spiritual awakening, the power of art, and above all, the courage and resilience of the human spirit.

Veda, a classical dance prodigy in India, lives and breathes dance—so when an accident leaves her a below-knee amputee, her dreams are shattered. For a girl who’s grown used to receiving applause for her dance prowess and flexibility, adjusting to a prosthetic leg is painful and humbling. But Veda refuses to let her disability rob her of her dreams, and she starts all over again, taking beginner classes with the youngest dancers. Then Veda meets Govinda, a young man who approaches dance as a spiritual pursuit. As their relationship deepens, Veda reconnects with the world around her, and begins to discover who she is and what dance truly means to her.

#9 Find a book with a biracial protagonist

ON THE EDGE OF GONE by Corinne Duyvis

January 29, 2035. 

That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one. Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter near their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise’s drug-addicted mother is going, they’ll never reach the shelter in time.

Then a last-minute encounter leads them to something better than a temporary shelter: a generation ship that’s scheduled to leave Earth behind and colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But each passenger must have a practical skill to contribute. Denise is autistic and fears that she’ll never be allowed to stay. Can she obtain a spot before the ship takes flight? What about her mother and sister?

When the future of the human race is at stake, whose lives matter most?

#10 Find a book starring a transgender character or about transgender issues

ROLLER GIRL by Vanessa North

Recently divorced Tina Durham is trying to be self-sufficient, but her personal-training career is floundering, her closest friends are swept up in new relationships, and her washing machine has just flooded her kitchen. It’s enough to make a girl cry.

Instead, she calls a plumbing service, and Joanne “Joe Mama” Delario comes to the rescue. Joe is sweet, funny, and good at fixing things. She also sees something special in Tina and invites her to try out for the roller derby team she coaches.

Derby offers Tina an outlet for her frustrations, a chance to excel, and the female friendships she’s never had before. And as Tina starts to thrive at derby, the tension between her and Joe cranks up. Despite their player/coach relationship, they give in to their mutual attraction. Sex in secret is hot, but Tina can’t help but want more.

With work still on the rocks and her relationship in the closet, Tina is forced to reevaluate her life. Can she be content with a secret lover? Or with being dependent on someone else again? It’s time for Tina to tackle her fears, both on and off the track.

We tag:
- Aila @ One Way or an Author
- Olivia @ Olivia Chanel
- Julia Ember
-  Karina @ 24hr YA Book Blog
- But really anyone who wants to do it, DO IT!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Hello, voyagers! This is Sil. Jess from @PrincessicaOB tagged us in this super awesome book tag and I thought it looked fun and it's summer, it's perfect time for book tags! I haven't done one like ever I think, I hope I don't get stuck in one question lmao.

1. The struggle of getting started: a book/book series that you have struggled to begin because of its size.
All the big book series, I'm okay with. I mean - All Souls trilogy is so big, but damn that's the best paranormal/fantasy series ever. Lumatere Chronicles is also pretty big. I've only read Finnikin and haven't yet gotten the chance to read Froi (maybe I am kinda scared because of the size but also because I totally know I'm going to cry like a baby). Maybe the Brandon Sanderson books?

2. Cleaning out the closet: a book and/or book series you want to unhaul. 
I want to unhaul Red Queen. At first I really liked book #1 (but not really because you know) and later with all the problematic stuff happening, I decided not to read book #2. I'm happy with my decision hah.

3. Opening windows and letting fresh air in: a book that was refreshing. 

The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee. This is so such a breezy and refreshing read. A cute YA contemporary with a twist aka the main character is an aromateur , meaning she can smell every single fragance anything gives out. I loved everything about this book and when you guys read it, you'll fly by and would want more and more after beng done.

4. Washing out sheet stains: a book you wish you could rewrite a certain scene in.
 I wanted more cute/romance-y scenes in This Is My Brain on Boys. But I mean it's the author's work so I don't feel comfortable saying I wanted to "rewrite" something. But yeah, that's my only complain for that book. It was nice and all and a great YA contemp but I always want more romance scenes.

5. Throwing out unnecessary knick-knacks: a book in a series that you didn’t feel was necessary.
I'm gonna go and say To All The Boys series. With one book, it would have been perfect this series. But then PS I Still Love You came out and not pleased. It's unecessary and the series could have been done with with just one book and it'd be just great. But no... and then we find out there's a third book coming? *sighs* If it's only about Lara Jean and her family - I'm fine with that and actually really happy. But if it's ANOTHER love triangle, square, whatever ... nah.

6. Polishing the doorknobs: a book that had a clean finish. 

I love The Wrath and the Dawn duology and felt super happy how it ended. Of course I want more of it because who wouldn't want more Shazi and Khalid. But I felt really great with that finish and for the characters' arcs coming to a clean end. *bows to Renee Ahdieh*

7. Reaching to dust the fan: a book that tried too hard to relay a certain message. 
Maybe some of the stories from Summer Days & Summer Nights. And also This Is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang.

8. The tiring yet satisfying finish of spring cleaning: a book series that was tiring yet satisfying to get through.
The Selection series? When I got to the last book it was like *yes finally I can be done with it* It's that kind of series that you started with and continued but only read the final book just because you have read all the last ones and need to know the end. So yup.

9. Looking forward to next spring: tag people you want to do this tag.
Jae @ A Bookish Bluebird
Tamara @ Tamaraniac
Aila @ One Way or An Author
Aentee @ Read at Midnight

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hey guys, it's me, Mana! You're probably thinking, "Who?" well it's probably because I've been semi-absent for a good portion of this year. College takes up a lot of my time, but here I am, back, with a post I wrote on tumblr and I thought to share. So in some preface, please if you have anything to add let me know and if i did get something wrong, tell me!! I will correct it 100%.
In a simple world, I could read books that are about me, about my aspirations, has my culture, and I wouldn’t even have to bat an eyelash because it’s well researched and correct and wonderfully done.
Sadly, that is not the case. 
I recently asked myself (and a group of friends who share my frustrations), “idk what’s worst: token diversity or no rep at all”. Verbatim. And I thought about this question because, no really, which is worse?
Is there even a competition because frankly both kind of fucking suck?
I bring this up because in the span of however many months, over and over, there has been these slight microaggressions, racism, and an absolute disregard of the feelings and understanding of a character of color. 
Adding characters of color to fill a quota is not representation. It does not equate to the seemingly flawless well-rounded white characters and apparently, adding random characters to be flat and one dimensional is how we are using our platform to promote more ~diversity~. I use the term diversity lightly, because it is much more than just adding a person of color to a story and being done with it. 
In understanding what exactly I mean by these recent YA novels, I’ll list out common tropes that seem to never leave.
1. Asian being a the common descriptor for any “Asian” character. I’ve seen it, you’ve seen it, in all your favorite books. Not many are exempt and it’s irritating how authors don’t see the issue on lumping all of Asia together. Saying, “This Asian girl came up to me” gives me nothing. First, it’s lazy and second, still it perpetrates that every single Asian person is the same. We are not, fyi. 
2. We are all exotic! Isn’t that great? Othering is so in right now. No matter what, someone has to say “you are so exotic” thinking it’s a synonym to “sexy” when really, it’s further alienating us and reinforcing that all people of color are these ~strange creatures of the night~. We are not. lmfao. 
3. Stereotypes, stereotypes, stereotypes! There is always going to be stereotypes that many authors will play on because they obviously don’t know how to write their character. Relying on stereotypes to construct your character isn’t “development”, we are supposed to be deconstructing them, actually. We are supposed to take these stereotypes and say, “fuck this, you are so much more than this”. 
4. Poorly done research on a culture outside of your own. I am no expert, but when someone is writing a culture that they are not part of, you immediately start researching extensively. You talk to various people from that culture , you treat the material you are using in an appropriate matter. When you write a story and it’s published, it’s forever. Do not consider writing a story outside your own experiences if you cannot do it appropriately.  (this is not a discouragement on doing it, but please remember you are respectfully writing not appropriating.) But, please, remember that the best way is to read books who are OF that culture: i.e Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed is an example, it’s far more accurate and they need/deserve the support more. 
5. Mocha, caramel, but never white chocolate. It seems that the trend of equating skin color with random foods is only reserved for brown characters. Alternatives: brown, dark skinned. Wow, yeah, it’s that easy. Making it so that our skin color is like a food further implies that we are ~exotic~ and alienates us into “otherism”. Being called a food isn’t quirky or cute.
YA can be wonderful, but when there are constant little things: that is not progression, that’s carelessness. If you truly wanted to dispel all these negative connotations, these microaggressions, you would realize in your writing. You would ask beta readers who are not white or part of that culture you are writing of. You would use your tools, because you care, not because you are filling the token diversity quota.
Maybe no representation means there is no disappointment of having “diversity” issues but I want to say we could all do better, way better than what we have been doing.
#Whitewashedout: a place to read about first hand experiences that many people have dealt with in their entire life (this is from people who are from Asia, specifically)
Writing With Color:  Offers help and resources to help research and understand writing characters of color.
Intentionally vague because my experiences come from as a South Asian and I cannot speak for other cultures at all, as it is not my place!<3

Monday, May 16, 2016

Hi, voyagers! This is Sil bringing you a new list of recommendations. The theme of today's list is going to be RETELLINGS. It could be fairytale retellings, myth retellings, historical retellings, classics retellings, etc. I'm bringing my A+ game for this because I know many people enjoy retellings (like me!) and like me as well, would love a big list with all of them. I'll include ones I haven't read but know of and one's I've read and can't recommend enough.

Let's get started, shall we?


*Hasn't released yet
If the title is in italic - an LGBT+ book

Do you like retellings? What is your FAVORITE retelling? Tell us!!!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Title: Falling For Him
Series: The Karimi Siblings #1
Author: Alisha Rai
Release date: April 28th, 2015
Pages: 94 pages
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Look, but don’t touch… 

Leyla Karimi can’t keep her eyes off the hunky guy living in the house behind her. How couldany woman resist ogling Dr. Mason Barrett, especially when he makes it so easy by parading around in his skin and skivvies? 

If it was only their age difference, she would have made a move a long time ago. Except Mason is more than a neighbor. He’s her baby brother’s oldest friend. It’s not like they can have a casual fling and walk away in the morning. 

Mason’s been doing a little lusting—okay a lot—for quite some time. When he catches Leyla peeking, it’s a sure sign she could finally be ready to heat up his nights with loving. One taste of her lips, though, and he doesn’t want a “little” of anything. He wants it all. 

Unwilling to jeopardize a lifetime of friendship for a one-night stand, Leyla is reluctant to throw caution to the wind. When he’s kissing her senseless, though, it’s hard to remember all the reasons why she should hold back… 

Warning: Contains a hot hero who doesn’t mind baring it all in the name of love, a heroine who doesn’t settle for less, a sweet romance, steamy sex in a car and more good lovin’ in bed.

Dear Romance gods, thank you for creating romance books. And thank you to Alisha Rai for such a sexy and romantic read. Falling For Him was the kind of book you devoured in a second. And even though it's a short novel, you get SO MUCH about these characters and their relationships. I totally want more from it but I'm happy of what I got. If you are searching for a hot, steamy but sweet and cute romance, search no more, Falling For Him is for you.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Title: Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories
 Edited by Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release date: May 17th, 2016
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Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love. 

Featuring stories by Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, and Jennifer E. Smith.

* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *

For me this was an okay anthology. There were some stories that stood out and made me fall hard for the characters and their love stories. Those same stories made me want to pick up (if I hadn't already) the author's other books! I haven't yet gotten the chance to read anything from Nina and Brandy so I'm definitely picking their novels soon.

But some of the other ones were quite... boring and really, I tried so hard to not skip them but eventually I read them all just because it felt wrong to not read them all. These are short stories so you fly by when reading them to be honest so if you are in the mood for some cute summer loves, this anthology is perfect for you. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Title: Night Speed
Author: Chris Howard
Publisher: HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: May 3rd, 2016
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Only those young enough can survive the pulse-pounding rush of tetra, a dangerous and addictive new drug that fuels a nine-minute burst of superhuman strength and speed. Alana West has been trained to use the drug so she can pursue the young criminals who abuse its power—criminals like the breakneck who nearly killed her kid brother. 

On tetra, Alana is unstoppable. The rush makes her an explosive blur as she surges through New York City, battling to bring down breaknecks before they leave more people dead or injured in their wake. But with the clock ticking down to her eighteenth birthday, Alana will soon be too old for the rush...when just one more dose will prove deadly. 

Supported only by her strong and steady handler, Tucker, Alana goes undercover, infiltrating an elite gang of breaknecks to stop the supply of their drug. But when Alana gets trapped on the wrong side of the law, she learns the breaknecks are not quite what they seem—especially Ethan, the artistic boy whose bottomless brown eyes seem to see the truth inside her. With her own dependency on tetra increasing, Alana must decide where her loyalties lie before the rush ends. Forever.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Title: Fly With Me
Series: Wild Aces #1
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Publisher: Penguin/Berkley
Release date: May 3rd, 2016
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From the author of the Capital Confessions Novels comes the first in the steamy Wild Aces Romance series. 

U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Noah Miller—call sign Burn—loves nothing more than flying hard and fast. When he meets a gorgeous and sassy woman while partying in Las Vegas, he immediately locks on to her. 

Jordan Callahan owns a thriving clothing boutique, but her love life is far less successful. Her luck changes when six feet, two inches of sexy swagger asks her to dance and turns her world upside down. 

One scorching weekend becomes an undeniable chemistry that they can’t leave in Vegas. But the long distance relationship and their different lives threaten to ground their romance. And when the dangers of Noah’s job become all too real, Jordan learns being with a fighter pilot means risking it all for a shot at love…
Chanel Cleeton is one of my favorite romance authors. FLY WITH ME has all the hotness that her Capital Confessions series had but this time we're getting fighter pilots in the mix. 

It's always a good thing when the book starts in Vegas. It left me with a good impression and I kept getting to new chapters, and soon enough I found out, I couldn't stop reading. It's filled with the kind of love you wished all the Romance books had. It's true and hard and simply fills you with those butterflies in your stomach.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Hello guys. Sil here! Today I'm bringing you something I'm really excited about. So I don't know if you have noticed but recently (like about two/two and a half) weeks ago I dyed my hair. Only the tips - ombré style. I chose to dye it purple and IT WAS BRIGHT. It has come down a bit in the recent days but it's still bright and colorful (and tbh looks so good on pictures hah!) but yeah. Today I was tweeting my pic and saw that some other bloggers also are wearing their ombre-styled hairs SO GORGEOUSLY (is that even a word lol) and it made me want to create this post about Ombre + Books because why not!

Summer is always great for changes. Be dyeing your hair, changing your wardrobe, reading more contemporaries instead of fantasies, doing amazing stuff, etc. I decided to change my hair for the first time in a while. My brown hair was becoming a bit... boring haha. I always wanted to do an ombre and the guy who did it told me purple would look amazing (and I totally love it!). One day I would want the blonde one because I always have wanted to know how would I look as a blonde lol.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Hey guys. So today I wanted to talk about something pretty important. By the title you can probably imagine what this is about. And maybe you have heard/read many things about whitewashing in the book universe or posts about the current news about Hollywood and their awful movies. But yeah I'm here to talk about that and it's sad to say this happens not only in Hollywood, but also in the book community.

Whitewashing for me is horrible. And mainly because, I don't know if you know, but I'm Mexican and sometimes people in the book community forget about a character who is Mexican/Latinx and when they cast them in their "book edits/graphics" in Tumblr, or do book/character aesthetics, they cast them with white models/actors/etc. I'm sure some of them don't mean it or are unaware of them doing it accidentally. But it happens A LOT.

They're not even that many POC characters in books, and when there are, some suffer horrible transformations in Tumblr graphics like changing their ethnicity.

Example 1. This is a graphic I made for the wanderlust book The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig. And in the book there is a character who goes by the name of Kash. And he is Persian.
"His golden skin shone, flushed with exertion, and I suppose, victory."

Title: Fly With Me
Series: Wild Aces #1
Author: Chanel Cleeton
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Penguin/Berkley
Publishing: May 3rd, 2016
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From the author of the Capital Confessions Novels comes the first in the steamy Wild Aces Romance series. 

U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Noah Miller—call sign Burn—loves nothing more than flying hard and fast. When he meets a gorgeous and sassy woman while partying in Las Vegas, he immediately locks on to her.

Jordan Callahan owns a thriving clothing boutique, but her love life is far less successful. Her luck changes when six feet, two inches of sexy swagger asks her to dance and turns her world upside down.

One scorching weekend becomes an undeniable chemistry that they can’t leave in Vegas. But the long distance relationship and their different lives threaten to ground their romance. And when the dangers of Noah’s job become all too real, Jordan learns being with a fighter pilot means risking it all for a shot at love…

Praise for FLY WITH ME

“Sexy, funny, and heart-wrenching—this book has it all!”
 - Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author 

 “A sexy fighter pilot hero? Yes, please. For anyone who’s ever had a Top Gun fantasy, Fly with Me is for you.”
 - Roni Loren, New York Times bestselling author