Inter-Racial Marriages Are Increasing in America. But is the American Small Town Ready for a Heady Multi-Racial Affair?

About "The Carny" by Brooke Moss - a contemporary romance novel set in the small town of Astoria that not only tells you a heady love story but explores the issue of inter-racial prejudices and varied level of acceptance in small towns of America. While the inter-racial marriages are on a rise in America, how penetrating is this change in small towns is a different story. "The Carny" wrapped in light-hearted romance is a small attempt to stir a moment of reflection in our lives.

Ridgefield Park, NJ, June 20, 2012 --( According to a new report from Pew Research Center, 1 in 12 married couples in America is an inter-racial couple. An approximate 5.3% jump from 1980, America seems poised to erode racial boundaries through simple acts of love. But how much has this infiltrated the American small town?

Brooke Moss, author of contemporary romance novel, “The What “If” Guy” explores the inter-racial dynamics of small town in her new romance novel, “The Carny” published by Inkspell Publishing. Featuring Charlotte Davenport, a Caucasian who falls in love with Vincent Youngblood, a Native American, “The Carny” is a light-hearted, toe-curling romance set in the small town of Astoria. The author traces the difficulties Charlotte faces in gaining acceptance for her well educated, and handsome Native American boyfriend while at the same time weaving a heady affair that warms the heart.

“When I sat down to write The Carny, I knew that I wanted to not only tell a light, romantic story about finding and keeping love; but I also wanted to inspire readers to open their minds and become more accepting towards people of other races. Love is love, no matter what someone's ethnicity is,” says author, Brooke Moss.

Mirroring the author’s sentiments, Shilpa Mudiganti, Acquisition Editor at Inkspell Publishing says the inter-racial angle in the love story played a big role in their decision to sign the author. “We were apprehensive at first but the heart-warming love between Charlotte and Vincent won us over. There is no way someone reads this book and does not love it.”

Author Brooke Moss embarks upon a month long virtual blog tour from June 22nd promoting “The Carny” to be released on July 7th. More details of the tour can be found on the publisher’s website. The contemporary romance novel, “The Carny” releases in print and digital from July 7th and will be available on the Inkspell Publishing’s website (, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and All Romance eBooks.

About The Author: Brooke Moss lives in beautiful eastern Washington State with her husband and four children. A small town girl at heart, she loves to base her stories in the charming towns that dot the northwest, and lives to capture a portrait of small town living that is both accurate and compelling. When she isn't spinning tales, Brooke spends her time driving carpool and reading as many books as she can get her hands on. Brooke hopes to inspire romance, humor, and even a little bit of introspection in her readers; and lives for that moment when her stories touch someone's life. Find Brooke elsewhere on the web, at

About Inkspell Publishing: Founded in 2012, independent publishing house, Inkspell Publishing publishes enchanting romance and fantasy fiction in digital and print. A fast growing company, Inkspell Publishing has only one goal in mind – produce quality every page while providing fair service to authors. For more information, please visit the publisher’s website:
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