Hi! I'm Nana Malone, creator of the #BrownNippleChallenge!

The challenge came out of my desire to empower women of color in the genre of romance.

When I started reading romance (way earlier than I should have), I’d get to all the good parts and all the nipples were, rosy, pale pink, dusky (whatever the heck color that is).

Basically communicating to me that the women in these books didn’t look like me. Giving me the subliminal messages that women who looked like me weren’t deserving of having their stories told.

When I started writing, it became my mission statement to feature women of color in my books-brown women like me with brown nipples. Lol. Click here to read more

Are you an author who would like to participate in your own
#Brown NippleChallenge? Here's how we do it!

1) Pick a romance written by an author of color that matches your style so your readers will love it.
2) Announce to your readers on social media and newsletter that you are participating in the challenge and what the book is. Be sure to tell the readers ALL the places they can find the goodies.
3) Reach out to the author to join you for a live Q&A on the book and set a date.
4) Remind your readers through the month who you will be reading and how awesome the book is. Basically, pimp it out!
5) Hold the Live Q&A on your social media of choice.
6) Do it again! What? You didn’t think this was a one time thing, did you?

#BrownNipple Challenge
July 2021 Featured Author Theodora Taylor

"His Pretend Baby" by
Theodora Taylor

Do you have a book you would love to see featured? Fabulous CLICK HERE!