The best alien romances featuring heroines of color

Who am I?

As a woman of color, impassioned reader, and author to boot, I'm always advocating for inclusion in my romance reads. All of my romances feature a lead or leads of color and I'm particularly drawn to books where I can identify myself in the heroines. I like to provide other readers of color with the same experience through my books, while writing compelling romances that can be enjoyed by anyone. I have published 12 novels, with 4+ coming out in 2022. I've hit the bestseller charts on Amazon in SciFi romances and multicultural romances with every new release. You can expect my Xiveri Mates series in audio, French, and German as early as March 2022.  


I wrote...

Taken to Voraxia

By Elizabeth Stephens,

Book cover of Taken to Voraxia

What is my book about?

Miari, Blue skin. Seven feet. Strapped with corded muscle, the aliens have come again but this time, their king is here and he's watching me with hunger. A hybrid with red alien skin and brown human eyes, I've got no family and am not desired by colony men. I'm an inventor, a mechanic, a tinkerer. The alien king seeks to claim me, but he'll have to find me first. Raku, She is my Xiveri mate, yet she runs from me – straight into the horrors of her savage moon colony. Does she not know that I would slaughter in her defense? My brilliant hybrid thinks herself a slave – my slave – and in place of acceptance, offers me only pacts and bargains. Shamed by her pacts, I still take them all gluttonously, because she is mine.

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The books I picked & why

Book cover of Venomous

Elizabeth Stephens Why did I love this book?

I really enjoyed this book because it challenged my normal reading. I’m not a huge fan of reverse harem but with alien-looking aliens and a really tough heroine of color it was hard to pass up. The book is 700 plus pages and covers some of my favorite sci-fi romance tropes: alien abduction, space opera, and alien gladiator. 

By Penelope Fletcher,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Venomous as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

"She is mine to protect, mine to shelter, mine to feed and mine to cover. When she is weak, I shall be her strength. She was stolen from her world by our captors. Now her survival is my responsibility. It is her duty to endure my lust, respect my nest mates and honour our union with offspring. I revere this giver of life, as is the way."~ Venomous One, formerly of Rök, enslaved gladiator

Abducted from Earth and transported to a slave planet in an unknown galaxy, Lumen finds herself, shackled, naked and put on display before an alien horde.…


Book cover of His to Claim

Elizabeth Stephens Why did I love this book?

His to Claim pushes the reader through a wide spectrum of emotions. One interesting point is that you see a possessive hero in a romance novel work to embrace emotions. A dark romance novel it features a bride hunt trope that lands our main characters into a variety of cultural understandings which give insights into how we handle our own misunderstandings. 

By Taylor Vaughn, Eve Vaughn, Theodora Taylor

Why should I read it?

1 author picked His to Claim as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

My alien overlord is huge, all-powerful, and determined to claim me. Every human girl growing up on New Terrhan knows one thing … that she will be taken by one or several Xalthurian males when she turns twenty-one. The Xalthurians are rough, domineering, and huge all over, but this is the deal our leaders struck so that they would provide our human colony with desperately needed supplies. If the baby born from our taking is a girl, we will be allowed to keep it. If the baby is a boy, it will be taken away, never to be seen again.…


Book cover of I Married A Naga

Elizabeth Stephens Why did I love this book?

All hail the queen of sci-fi romance. Regine Abel is one of the most prolific and well-respected authors in the genre. She’s dozens of dozens of titles and they’re exceptional. This one in particular features an actual alien-looking lizard alien who is obsessed with the heroine. In addition to a truly alien-looking hero, the heroine is well-rounded with drive and skills as a huntress. 

By Regine Abel,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked I Married A Naga as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

She got more than she bargained for.

When Serena comes to Trangor to participate in the First Hunt, the last thing she expects is to find herself forced to marry an Ordosian… or be executed. She knows nothing of his people, nothing of him, except that he’s got fangs, scales, and a crazy long tail. Serena only has to play the part of being a wife for six months, and then she’ll be free to leave. But Szaro seems to have other plans. He’s big, intimidating, and definitely not human. Yet, how can she remain indifferent when he does everything…


Book cover of Fever

Elizabeth Stephens Why did I love this book?

I am obsessed with these books!!! I have read every Alpha Horde book Milana has written (there are over 10 across two different series). There’s a very, very sexy amazingly possessive alpha alien hero who is paired with a strong heroine who wants absolutely nothing to do with him. Slowly, she’s convinced. This recommendation is omegaverse with Alpha males and Omega females thus you’ll see traditional ABO kinks such as knotting. 

By Milana Jacks,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Fever as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

The Fever Hordesman sits outside my house, wailing punny lyrics while beating a rock rhythm on his armor, and I'm late for work. My Omega heat’s coming on early, throwing a monkey wrench into my single-minded plan to ignore his single-minded quest to mate me. I have to admit—privately—his strong jaw, full mouth, and a scent that can send over a dozen Omegas into heat, make my girly bits quiver. Just a little.When the Swarm approaches me with an offer I can’t refuse, keeping Sotay at arm’s length is no longer an option. He’s got something the Swarm wants. If…


Book cover of Broken by the Horde King

Elizabeth Stephens Why did I love this book?

Second chances are hard sells for me however Zoey Draven has written a universe that is compelling and I picked up this book. The heroine is very talented as a healer and doesn’t let rejection from her mate stop her from being herself. The male who rejected her ultimately does come back to claim her. I won’t give anything more away. 

By Zoey Draven,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Broken by the Horde King as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Nine years ago, he broke my heart and never returned. I vowed to forget him…if only I could.

When I was a child, I fell in love with a Dakkari boy. The prince of our clan. Rukkar, we called him. For he was destined to become the greatest horde king of our time.

He was Kiran of Rath Okkili. My friend. My strong, unyielding protector. His mischievous smile and golden eyes made my heart flutter and my soul sing. And just when I began to believe he returned my love…he shattered me so completely and never once looked back to…


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Who am I?

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What is my book about?

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Haunted and hunted. Entwined by fate. Can their passion and power prevail?

By Jennifer Ivy Walker,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Wild Rose and the Sea Raven as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

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