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In partnership with Simon & Schuster, the online book club will be hosted via social media and will feature romance novels written by Black authors.

Simon and Schuster has partnered with dating app, BLK to celebrate Black Love Summer! Spend this summer traversing the pages of three Black, romance novels along with exclusive author chats with each of the respective authors, special BLK in-app discounts and more!

Simon & Schuster is celebrating Black Love Summer and we are excited to bring you stories that feature Black Love at its best—dreamy, angsty, and real. It was important for us to show a full scope of love that isn't solely centered on trauma but gives a relatable view of young and adult Black love.

BLK is the #1 dating and lifestyle app for Gen Z and young millennials in the Black community to celebrate the beauty of Black relationships—in all its forms. With over 7.3 Million downloads since Match Group introduced the app in August 2017, BLK has built a vibrant and lively community that effortlessly shows the diversity of Black life across all Black diasporas. The BLK app focuses on being the destination of Black culture as unapologetically as possible. BLK advocates for its own community and users. BLK is the new state of Black love!

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

A Novel

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by The Washington Post, Oprah Daily, Vulture, Harper’s Bazaar, Thrillist, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, Marie Claire, Parade, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, Business Insider, The Guardian, Financial Times, PopSugar, Book Riot, LitHub, Bookish, LGBTQ Reads, and more! “A deeply heartfelt romance novel.” —Marie Claire “Riveting...emotional.” —Book Riot A New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and “one of our greatest living writers” (Shondaland) reimagines the love story in this fresh and seductive novel about a young woman seeking joy while healing from loss.

Love Radio

Hitch meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this witty and romantic teen novel about a self-professed teen love doctor with a popular radio segment who believes he can get a girl who hates all things romance to fall in love with him in only three dates.

Good Morning, Love

For fans of My (Not So) Perfect Life and Jasmine Guillory’s While We Were Dating, a disarmingly fun debut novel follows Carlisa Henton as her life comes undone after a chance meeting with a rising pop star.




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