Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Introducing Sylvia Sinclair, Marissa Monteilh's IR alter ego

Marissa Monteilh here, with a quick post about my 8/7/15 release, To Each Her Own, my first IR title under my pen name, Sylvia Sinclair. I am very excited about delving into the topic of interracial, as I learned a lot through my research, but also, this is my first shot at romance. This Swirl series is about love, dating, racism, liberation, friendships, family, and generational curses. Please wish me luck as I release my baby into the world. This has been a whole lot of fun, and I hope my current and new readers will enjoy it. Below you'll find a synopsis. Write on!! 

Shasta Ann Gibson is a liberated, educated, successful executive at a broadcasting company. At 39 years old, she's never been married nor has she had kids, and her biological clock is ticking. Born and raised in the south by a conservative single father, she grew up with certain rules impressed upon her about race. While she has a very long list of what she wants in a man, being with a man who is a minority is not one of them. That is until Ramon Vaz, a charming, younger coworker who runs the mailroom charms her into just one date. But her boss, her friend named Maya, and her father, cause problems that will either force her to run from, or run to this black man named Ramon, who might not fit the bill as far as her list, but she just might have more in common with him than she bargained for. 


Jewel Amethyst said...

Now that sounds like something I would read. I've always wondered why there are so few black/white interracial romance novels available.Once I pitched IR to a few agents and they all said it did not fit into the "mold" that they are looking for. It couldn't be classified as AA because the female was Caucasian and it could not be classified as contemporary or mainstream because the male was African American.

Good luck and I hope it sells through the roof!

Jewel Amethyst said...

Just pre-ordered my copy

Charles Gramlich said...

Luck with the book!

Liane Spicer said...

Best of luck with the new release, Marissa! IR is really coming into its own, and it's about time there was an alternative to the white male / black female romance novels that are everywhere now.


Is really interesting but is not a book for me

Marissa Monteilh said...

Thank you Jewel for your comment. I agree, and that's one reason why I self-pubbed it. We'll see. And thanks for ordering it. I'm proud of this title, as it speaks to racism and assumptions, as well as love. Much love to you!!

Charles, your are so kind. Many thanks!!

Liane, I do think IR is coming into its own. I can't wait to see how TEHO is received. Time will tell. I appreciate you!

RECOMENZAR, I understand. Best!