If you’d like to know more about the Lovings and their historic case that struck down miscegenation laws, click here.
Interracial romance is a big deal that shouldn’t be. I’ve written quite a few romance novels and novellas in which race wasn’t an issue for the main couple, or if it was, it wasn’t the main issue or people on the periphery were the ones who had to face their issues. I think that’s realistic.
When I wrote my first book, No Commitment Required, I wanted to show that there’s more than skin color that brings people together. Yvonne and Michael were both from upper middle class families. They both own their own businesses. And they both were afraid of loving and losing.But each recognized a kindred spirit in the other. They “got” each other.
Socio-economic status, past losses, upbringing–those are the things in which we find lasting common ground.Sure there can be issues, sure there can be doubts, but the commonalities that are more than skin deep–those are the things that lasting relationships are built on.
My husband and I bonded over Metallica. I’ve always had a thing for guitarists and he’s got quite the collection. We’re both very laid back and we both have messed up families. We “get” each other on a level that I’m thankful for on a daily basis. I’m well aware that a generation ago, our marriage would have been illegal and people used the Bible to justify the whys of it.
That was then, and this is now. Most of the time, if my husband and I get a double-take, it’s probably because he’s a foot taller, has a few tattoos, and likes to wear snarky T-shirts. We’re a normal family with normal family issues. My stepson and I get along great, even when I have to pull the mom card.
The only reason that interracial marriage or even same-sex marriage is a big deal is because humanity is a nosy creature that enjoys getting all up in each other’s business. Especially here in the United States. We’re nuts about who’s sleeping with whom. We love to speculate about other people’s sexuality. We thrilled and scandalized to discover someone has a kink.
Seriously, people: WHY DO YOU GIVE A FLYING F*CK? The Universe won’t stop because of this, or it would have stopped a long time ago. You’ll still have to pay your bills. Nothing in your life will change just because some other folks are doing things you wouldn’t do.
We’re all people, and we all want the same thing: to find someone who gets us enough to want to share forever. That’s the reason I write what I write.
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My latest release is Hunting the Jackal, the second installment in the Sons of Anubis erotic romance series. You can also fine me on Twitter (@seressia) and Facebook.