Spotlight on Rogue Acts - Anthology of Resistance Romances


Rogue Acts is the third book in a series of anthologies (which will continue to be released in the future) where romance authors come together with love stories about resistance and politics. 

It was released over the weekend and I'm very happy to welcome today on my blog some of the authors included in this edition of the anthology. They were kind enough to share some of their favourite resistance/political romances. 

Recommended resistance romances

Zoe York writing as Ainsley Booth:
Emma Barry's Private Politics (book 2 in a series, but can be read alone) was a resistance romance ahead of its time. A whistleblower, the blogger who helps her, and a sweet, heady connection that unfurls between them--this is a story that resonates strongly in 2018, with themes of hope and fearlessness in the face of corruption. (Emma was a contributor to the first two Rogue anthologies as well, and in some ways, my fangirl status is how we ended up working together.)

Stacey Agdern:

My favorite resistance romances involve extensive gloms of long (but completed series).
Both Nalini Singh and the writing team of Kit Rocha have managed to meld romance and the subtle build towards revolution. In Nalini Singh’s Psy Changeling series and Kit Rocha’s Beyond Series, a reader is able to follow the spark of resistance, the slowly evolving alliances and the belief that change is necessary…and the characters involved are the ones to create it. Each book takes one step further in the journey, and they are a joy to those who love political science, and romance novels. 

Ruby Lang:

Yours Forever by Farrah Rochon Attorney Matthew Gauthier, scion of the family for which the small town of Gauthier, Louisiana, is named, has just filed to run for state senate in District 12. Tamryn West is a history and women’s studies professor chasing down information on the town’s status as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Yours Forever does offer glimpses of Matt’s campaign, but Rochon also infuses the book with a sense of place and history—specifically black history. The book serves as a reminder of the deep roots of African American political resistance, while also being a smart, generous, and witty portrayal of two people who love their community, and believe in the importance of civic participation.

Molly O’Keefe:

Alyssa Cole’s The Loyal League series (An Extraordinary Union and A Hope Divided) set during the American Civil War with characters risking their lives to end slavery as soldiers and spies for the North. Every character is complicated and brave, the plots are heart-stopping and the causes are righteous. This is an amazing series telling stories we don’t often hear. I love every word.
Another series that I love that - that isn’t exactly political but does in every book tell the stories of characters we don’t often hear from is Santino Hassell’s Five Buroughs series. Each story, rich in gritty real-life detail makes me feel hopeful and passionate about change and people.


When resistance turns to action, love always wins. Seven new romances for readers who love as hard as they believe.

Make You Mine by Molly O’Keefe
Jay Schulman has come to his breaking point and he has a choice to make: walk away from his best friend and love of his life. Or take a chance and make her his.

Personal Audition by Ainsley Booth
Camilla’s living on her ex’s couch, working a few more weeks on a contract before she can leave the city and head west to pursue her comedy dreams. Elizabeth is the last woman she’d expect to get tangled up over—so what harm is a one-night stand? Or a second date?

Brand New Bike by Andie J. Christopher
Jake Lieberman is incensed that billionaire Michael Garcia is going to join the president's council on technology. But when the tech mogul unexpectedly agrees to defend himself on Jake's podcast, sparks fly and the two men decide to team up inside the bedroom--and possibly out.

Cover Me by Olivia Dade
Elizabeth Stone has no health insurance. No savings. No one to turn to when she finds a lump on her breast…except James Magnusson. Even during his doomed first marriage, James considered Elizabeth a special friend—one he had to keep at a safe distance. Now he’s free, and she needs him...but will they finally have the chance to be together, only to have everything torn apart?

The Long Run by Ruby Lang
A Harlem stalwart is reluctantly drawn to the cheeky gentrifier who moves in across the hall, but can she forgive his opposition to her bid for a space in the building?

Never Again by Stacey Agdern
Actor Sam Moskowitz has an overdeveloped sense of social justice and strong feelings for preschool teacher Deb Taubman. Deb adores Sam but doesn't trust him (or their chemistry) enough to let him into her life. In the wake of anti-Semitic attacks, they're drawn closer together, but will their newfound closeness be shattered when the secret he’s been keeping is revealed?

His Neighbor’s Education by Jane Lee Blair
1 rookie charter school teacher + 1 veteran public school teacher + an unexpected attraction and a shared alley: can it equal true love?

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