Three romance novels that Democratic activist Stacey Abrams wrote and published decades ago will be re-issued next year, the same year as the 2022 Georgia gubernatorial election.
Abrams published the three romance novels — “The Rules of Engagement,” “The Art of Desire” and “Power of Persuasion” — in the 2000s under the pen name Selena Montgomery. According to The New York Times, she wrote the first novel while attending law school and subsequently published seven more, all under the pseudonym.
“As my first novels, they remain incredibly special to me,” Abrams said in a statement Tuesday, reports the Associated Press. “The characters and their adventures are what I’d wished to read as a young Black woman — stories that showcase women of color as nuanced, determined, and exciting. As Selena and as Stacey, I am proud to be a part of the romance writing community and excited that Berkley is reintroducing these stories for new readers and faithful fans.”
The book’s publisher,