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15 Books by Women of Color in Audible Escape

Update November 2020: Sadly, Audible has discontinued the Audible Escape program. But, of course, you can still buy all these amazing audiobooks by Women of Color on Audible or Amazon! Many of them have Whispersync deals so you can pick them up for less than the cost of an Audible credit.

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Alexandria House

Alexandria House writes Contemporary Romance. Her Audible Original “Teach Me” was among the most popular Audible Escape books of 2019!

Add Teach Me** and Let Me Love You** to your library!

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Talia Hibbert

Talia Hibbert is a British author of witty Contemporary Romance. Her novel “Get a Life, Chloe Brown” with a chronically ill heroine is very successful and is one of the best audiobooks of all time!

The Ravenswood series is included in Audible Escape. Add it to your library**!

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Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan is mostly known for her Historical Romance. All of her audiobooks, including her diverse Contemporary Romance, are available in Audible Escape.

Start with The Brothers Sinister series**!

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Alyssa Cole

Alyssa Cole writes Contemporary and Historical M/F and Lesbian Romance. She is also the author of a recent Audible Original, The A.I. Who Loved Me, which was among the most popular Audible Escape books of 2019!

Start the Reluctant Royals series** and listen to 20th Century Historical novellas** in Audible Escape!

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Whitney G.

Whitney G. writes red hot Contemporary Romance and is the author of some of the highest-rated Audible Escape books, including the Steamy Coffee Reads** and Mister Weston (Turbulence)**.

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Kennedy Ryan

With her book Long Shot, Kennedy Ryan became the first Black author to win a RITA Award for Contemporary Romance (Long).

Apart from Long Shot, you can also listen to the Soul Series** in Audible Escape.

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Nyrae Dawn

Nyrae Dawn is an author of Young Adult Romance, both M/F and M/M. In Audible Escape, you can find several stand-alone novels by this author and the Free Fall series** with co-author Christina Lee.

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Dylan Allen

Dylan Allen writes Contemporary Romance. Currently, two of her Second Chance novels are available in Audible Escape: Thicker Than Water** and Remember: Symbols of Love**.

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Nana Malone

Nana Malone writes sexy feel-good Romance. Add her Love Match** and Sexy in Stilettos series** to your library!

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Brittainy Cherry

Brittainy Cherry is an author of Contemporary Romance and has a great selection of very popular audiobooks in Audible Escape.

Check out the Elements series** and her most recent addition, Eleanor & Grey**.

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Nalini Singh

Some of Nalini Singh’s most popular Paranormal and Contemporary series are available for Audible Escape subscribers. You can find her Guild Hunter series** up to book 10, the entire Psy-Changeling series**, and the Rock Kiss series** in AE.

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Stacy Reid

Stacy Reid writes steamy red hot Historical Romance. Start with her Scandalous House of Calydon series** in Audible Escape!

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B.B. Reid

B.B. Reid has added a bunch of her angsty, dark Contemporary Romance novels to Audible Escape. Check out the Broken Love series** and the Stolen Duet**!

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Brenda Jackson

Brenda Jackson is a New York Times bestselling author of Contemporary Romance. You can find her first Bachelors in Demand novel** and several Westmoreland books** in Audible Escape.

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Beverly Jenkins

Last but not least, the iconic Beverly Jenkins! Many of her African-American Historical Romance audiobooks are included in Audible Escape, like Indigo** and Through The Storm**.

One thing I took away from the RWA dumpster fire on Twitter and the ongoing underrepresentation of Authors of Color in traditional publishing (as we just saw again with American Dirt), is that I want to consciously listen to and support #OwnVoices stories and books by Women of Color and Black authors.

Traditional publishing used to be the tastemakers. We’d read what was available. And what was available was what the publishers put into the book stores. These days, thanks to indie- and self-publishing, we as readers can turn that around! We get to decide what we like and who we want to support. And successful indie authors are approached by traditional publishing because we as readers said: “This is what we like and this is what we want to read!”

I honestly love this! And I hope you found some of your future favorite books by Women of Color on this list (in addition to the ones who are already among your favorites).

Thanks to Jess, Lenore, and the wonderful people in Romance Audiobook Binge for helping me put together this list and pointing out new-to-me authors.

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4 thoughts on “15 Books by Women of Color in Audible Escape”

    1. Thank you! It’s not a new post, but I’m so very pleased to see that more people find it now and that it’s useful 🙂 I’ve already been working on an update, I want to add many more authors to this list.

  1. I’m saving this in my favorites. This is all over Facebook! Thank you. Reasonable doubt is really good! So are Alyssa Cole’s books I need to check out the others!

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