<i>A Scot in the Dark</i>: Exclusive Excerpt A Scot in the Dark: Exclusive Excerpt Sarah MacLean "His gaze fell to her waist, where a large gold belt..." <i>Dirty Little Lies</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Dirty Little Lies: Exclusive Excerpt Lora Leigh "Will surrendering to Zack end up being the biggest mistake of Grace’s life?" <i>The Butch and the Beautiful</i>: Exclusive Excerpt The Butch and the Beautiful: Exclusive Excerpt Kris Ripper "I would have expected a shot of arousal, but what hit me instead was..." <i>The Pleasure of the Rose</i>: Exclusive Excerpt The Pleasure of the Rose: Exclusive Excerpt Jane Bonander "His chest was wide and smooth..."
From The Blog
August 23, 2016
Why Ever After is the Best Fairy Tale Adaptation
KC
August 23, 2016
Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Cutler and Witt!
Team H & H
August 22, 2016
Love and Survival in Dark Age Wales
Mark Noce
August 22, 2016
We Want to Be a Part of Kerrigan Byrne’s World
Jen Wattley
August 21, 2016
Our Love of The Magicians Won't Pull a Disappearing Act
Rhyll Biest
Tue
Aug 23 2016 4:31pm

Devilish Deals & The Science of Squick Words: Romance News

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

The Devil's Waltz by Anne Stuart

Deal Alert: Lisa Jackson's medieval historical Kiss of the Moon is on sale for $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks| etc.* Medievals aren't as plentiful as Regencies...why do think that's so?

Deal Alert: Anne Stuart's historical The Devil's Waltz is discounted to $2.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Scoundrels who have a wicked way with words are basically irresistible. 

Deal Alert: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff's Happy Pants Cafe, prequel to Tailored for Trouble, is FREE in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* We did a First Look Review for Tailored for Trouble, and we've gotta say—we've got a thing for grumpy heroes.

Fresh Outta the Oven

Idris Elba: Pro kickboxer? We already knew Idris Elba could kick some serious butt, but now you can follow his path as he learns how to be a real professional kickboxer. We'll be watching the story unfold on Discovery's reality TV show Fighter in 2017. We are, as always, 100% here for sweaty, shirtless Idris Elba.

[+ The science behind squick words & more...]

Tue
Aug 23 2016 4:00pm

Ever After: The Best Fairy Tale Adaptation of All Time?

KC

 

Ever After, starring Drew Barrymore

It was the summer of 1998, and life was just simpler back then. Back then we had dignity! We had respect! We played Pokemon on our Gameboys, not our smart phones! Instead of Clinton and Trump, the names on everyone’s lips were… well, Clinton and Lewinski. We were busy watching Carrie Bradshaw and her cosmopolitan gal pals take on Manhattan in Sex in the City, instead of Hannah Horvath and her band of merry hipsters trying to fumble their way through Brooklyn on Girls. Meanwhile, some kid named Harry Potter was lying in wait, about to take the U.S. by storm.  When you lay it all out like that, it really doesn’t sound like that much has changed. At all.

However, at least one thing is still as true today as it was back then: Our unending love of fairy tales still persists. And never were we more rewarded for our dedication than we were on the day Ever After came out in theaters. Drew Barrymore, a humble brunette and dressed in somber colors, burst into our lives and turned the story of “Cinderella” on its head, and into something that we could all be proud of. It’s been 18 years and it still holds up to this day as one of the, if not THE, best fairy tale film adaptation of all time.

Ever After follows the tale of Danielle De Barbarac, who is forced into servitude by her step-mother after her father suddenly dies. Danielle, played by the luminous Drew Barrymore, is a modern-day version of the character of Cinderella, who happens to live in Renaissance-era France. The thing that Ever After does with the tale of Cinderella that makes it different from your average fairy tale adaptation is that it makes the characters real, it makes Cinderella (Danielle) into a hero in her own right, it makes the prince a person instead of an archetype, and it tells a real love story.

Here are just a few of the reasons it still holds up to this day!:

[More than just Cinderella...]

Tue
Aug 23 2016 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Melissa Cutler and L.A. Witt!

Team H&H has fantastic, exclusive reveals for you today from authors Melissa Cutler and L.A. Witt. In Melissa Culter's One Wild Night, Skye is determined to shake a previous bad girl image in order to takeover the famly business, but one night with Gentry, a country music superstar, may lead to more than either of them bargain for. L.A. Witt's Kinky Sprinkles, Just Drive, and Afraid to Fly, offer up three sizzling romances. In Kinky Sprinkles, Joel and Andre just can't seem to stay away from one another, even though they both have hard lines they're unwilling to cross. Just Drive gives us the cutest of meet-cutes, but there are definite obstacles to overcome for Sean and Paul. And finally, Afraid to Fly holds loss, redemption, and unexpected romance for Travis and Clint.

One Wild Night by Melissa Cutler

One Wild Night by Melissa Cutler

Get ready for the ride of your life…

A cowgirl at heart, Skye Martinez has a rebellious streak she’s determined to shake. Especially since she’s poised to take the reins of her family’s business at Briscoe Ranch Resort. It’s time for her to settle down and get serious about her future…right after one last night of fun with a handsome stranger she meets in the resort’s stable. But when a midnight horseback ride turns into a red-hot weekend with one of country music’s biggest stars, Skye’s world is rocked beyond her wildest dream…

Gentry Wells rode his bad boy image all the way to the top of the country music charts. But churning out hits has dried up his creativity, and he can’t remember the last time his life was his own. Skye is a sexy distraction he can’t resist, especially since she breathes new life into his music. They bring out the wild side in each other, which is great for Gentry’s career—but a major threat to Skye’s. Too bad he’s fallen in love with her. With their hearts and futures on the line, can Gentry convince Skye to turn their joyride into a real chance to ride off into the sunset together?

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of One Wild Night by Melissa Cutler, available March 7, 2017:

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[+Three More Cover Reveals!]

Tue
Aug 23 2016 1:00pm

First Look: Nalini Singh’s Wild Embrace (August 23, 2016)

Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh
Wild Embrace (Psy/Changeling Anothology)
Berkley / August 23, 2016 / $16.00 print, $11.99 digital

The “alpha author of paranormal romance”* presents a stunningly sensual collection of four all-new Psy-Changeling novellas, in which taboos are broken, boundaries are crossed, and instincts prove irresistible...

Echo of Silence

In a deep-sea station, Tazia Nerif has found her life’s work as an engineer, keeping things running smoothly. But she wants nothing more than to break down the barrier of silence between her and her telekinetic Psy station commander...

Dorian

A changeling who can never shift lives a life of quiet frustration—until he learns how to let his leopard come out and play...

Partners in Persuasion

Still raw from being burned by a dominant female, wolf changeling Felix will never again risk being a plaything. But for dominant leopard Dezi, he’s the most fascinating man she’s ever met. She just has to convince this gun-shy wolf that he can trust the dangerous cat who wants to take a slow, sexy bite out of him…

Flirtation of Fate

Seven years ago, Kenji broke Garnet’s heart. Now the wolf packmates have to investigate the shocking murder of one of their own. And the more Kenji sees of the woman Garnet has become, the deeper he begins to fall once more. But even his primal instincts are no match for the dark secret he carries...

​We're back into the Psy/Changeling world! I love the vignettes Nalini Singh sends in her newsletters, and actually, the first Psy/Changeling story I ever read was Nate and Tammy's story—also a novella—so I'm especially fond of these. Some authors do better writing longer stories, and something seems like it's missing if they try to write something shorter. Or vice versa. Not so here—Singh is equally gifted at writing stories of all lengths—she writes what fits for the characters.

I want to be clear—all of these stories can be read as a stand alone. You don't have to have read any of the previous Psy/Changeling books or stories. If you have, you'll know more about the cast of [secondary] characters. If you haven't, you'll definitely be able to figure it out, and everything necessary is laid out.​

[Read more...]

Tue
Aug 23 2016 12:03pm
Excerpt

A Scot in the Dark: Exclusive Excerpt

Sarah MacLean

A Scot in the Dark: Scandal & Scoundrel, Book II by Sarah MacLean

Lonesome Lily turned Scandalous Siren

Miss Lillian Hargrove has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. When an artist offers her pretty promises and begs her to pose for a scandalous portrait, Lily doesn’t hesitate . . . until the lying libertine leaves her in disgrace. With the painting now public, Lily has no choice but to turn to the one man who might save her from ruin.

Highland Devil turned Halfhearted Duke

The Duke of Warnick loathes all things English, none more so than the aristocracy. It does not matter that the imposing Scotsman has inherited one of the most venerable dukedoms in Britain—he wants nothing to do with it, especially when he discovers that the unwanted title comes with a troublesome ward, one who is far too old and far too beautiful to be his problem.

Tartan Comes to Town

Warnick arrives in London with a single goal: get the chit married and see her become someone else’s problem, then return to a normal, quiet life in Scotland. It’s the perfect plan, until Lily declares she’ll only marry for love...and the Scot finds that there is one thing in England he likes far too much...

Get a sneak peek at Lisa Sarah MacLean's A Scot in the Dark (available August 30, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“Lovely” Lily Starts Season with Specious Style

At half-nine that evening, Alec stood at the foot of the main staircase, trying to avoid the gaze of the painting nearby. The bejeweled hound within appeared to see everything from her position and, as she lay in repose on her inane silk pillow, she most certainly mocked him.

[Read the full A Scot in the Dark excerpt...]

Tue
Aug 23 2016 9:30am

First Look: Alexis Hall’s Looking for Group (August 29, 2016)

Looking for Group by Alexis Hall

Alexis Hall
Looking for Group
Riptide Publishing / August 29, 2016 / $17.99 print, $6.99 digital

Looking for Group, by Alexis Hall, is a geek’s dream. (Or at least this geek’s dream.) The story centers around two college (university, since they’re Brits) students who meet and fall in love while playing an MMO. For the uninitiated, MMO stands for Massively Multiplayer Online game. The game in question is called Heroes of Legend, a fictionalized version of World of Warcraft. The story takes place in two phases, first when Drew joins Kit’s guild (that’s a closed community of players) and they become involved, and later when Drew and Kit try to reconcile their real and virtual lives.

Drew has been in a very goal-oriented raiding guild for a long time and quits because he’s fed up with loot system. (Distribution of treasure/equipment). When he joins Kit’s more casual guild, he’s welcomed into a group of people who are… friendly. He’s not used to a social guild, so readers get some excellent dialogue as he opens up, starts making jokes, and bonds with a particularly well-dressed lady elf. After a good bit of one-on-one online hanging out and significant feels, Drew discovers that Solace (Kit) is actually male in real life and has a bit of a freak-out. With some help from Drew’s real-world friends (and time), Drew figures out that maybe he likes Kit regardless of his gender identity. It’s not as big a deal as he thought. Maybe he’s even gay. That’s not made into an issue, though. Labels need not apply.

[Read more...]

Tue
Aug 23 2016 8:23am

What Cover Trend Would You Like to See Come Back?

The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinleyLater today we'll be revealing some covers that we're very excited about, but yesterday I stumbled upon a cover that got me excited too. It reminded me of old school Robin McKinley covers and I'm hoping to see more nods to the “old days” with new covers. 

What cover trend would you like to see come back? What is your favorite old school cover?

Let us know in the comments!

 

Mon
Aug 22 2016 5:32pm

Sweet Deals from Susan Donovan & Jennifer Crusie: Romance News

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

I Want Candy by Susan DonovanDeal Alert: Susan Donovan's charming real-estate-agent-meets-widower-sheriff contemporary I Want Candy is discounted to $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.*

Deal Alert: Jennifer Crusie's rom-com contemporary Trust Me on This is only $1.99 in e-book at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.*

Deal Alert: Alexadra Ivy's paranormal Born in Blood, Book 1 in the Sentinels series, is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.*

Deal Alert: Violet Duke's friends-to-lovers contemporary Jackson's Trust is marked down to $.99 in e-book at Barnes & NobleAmazon | etc.*

Deal Alert: Amanda Weaver's arranged-marriage historical A Duchess in Name is just $.99 in e-book at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.*

[Anne of Green Gables miniseries & Karen Marie Moning tease...]

Mon
Aug 22 2016 3:30pm

Love and Survival in Dark Age Wales

Between Two Fires by Mark Noce

Today we're thrilled to welcome Mark Noce (Between Two Fires) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. When fierce warriors can be found in your backyard, marriage—and love—is an important part of survival. Mark is here to talk about love and survival in the Dark Ages. Thanks, Mark!

During the Dark Ages, the Welsh people must have felt like it was end of the world. Saxon invaders harried their borders, bitter infighting ensued amongst the nobility, and plagues occasionally swept the land with devastating effect. Yet in the midst of all this potential bitterness, the resilient people of Wales showed extreme courage in defending those they loved. Much of the historical record of the time period has been forever erased due to the tumult of the times, but legends have naturally sprung up to fill the gap. One famous example are of course the Arthurian sagas, where knights and ladies battled the Saxons by day and kept their loved ones close at night, never knowing what tomorrow would bring. It must have been a difficult era to live through to say the least, but it doubtlessly added a zest to life knowing that the joys of today had best be enjoyed now for they might not be there tomorrow.

People lived for the moment and this added an almost modern sensibility to an otherwise very medieval era. For instance, St. Gildas noted how kings like Maelgwyn of North Wales was married, divorced, then fought a man in a duel so that he and the other man’s wife could marry. Whether his motives were for love or lust, this definitely wasn’t always an era of carefully planned alliances, but a time and place where people tried to find some genuine happiness in the short span of life allotted to them. Women often took matters into their own hands, seeking husbands as they sought fit, such as the Celtic queen of Dumonia whom clerics simply referred to as the ‘lioness’ due to her reputation for commanding her own fate and her subjects like a man.

[Love & loss in medieval Wales...]

Mon
Aug 22 2016 1:30pm

We Want to Be a Part of Kerrigan Byrne’s World

The Highlander by Kerrigan Byrne

World building is a facet of historical romance that’s often overlooked. Contextually, it’s assumed that even though what you’re reading is fictitious, it’s still happening in a past that doesn’t need much explanation because it’s grounded in something very real and researchable. It’s unlike the structure of world building in paranormal or sci-fi fiction because it’s expected to be easy to grasp.

While this is true, I’ve found through reading historical romances that there are extensive missing elements—like people of color.

It may seem like an inconsequential thing, but if you study the breadth of historical romances and put them all together as your basis of what the past could have actually been like, there’s an enormous chasm between what was and what’s on the page.  

That’s why when I found Kerrigan Byrne’s Victorian Rebels series and began to read, I was so delightfully, pleasantly, and wholly enamored with the world Byrne presented us because it actually mimicked a world full of delightful color. Through her wealth of characters, she brings a sense of completeness to the world of her historicals.

[A world full of color...]

Mon
Aug 22 2016 12:00pm
Excerpt

Dirty Little Lies: Exclusive Excerpt

Dirty Little Lies by Lora Leigh

THE HEART HAS ITS SECRETS

Zack Richards knows he’s asking for trouble. Trying to protect a member of the notorious Maddox family could get a man killed—even a battle-scarred, muscle-ripped alpha like Zack. But the woman who has captured his wildest fantasies is nothing like the rest of her power-hungry clan. She’s innocent, beautiful, and has quickly become the one shining light in his dark, desperate world. The only woman worth fighting for…and dying for...

BUT PASSION NEVER LIES

Her name is Grace Maddox—and everybody knows that she is a marked woman. Targeted for her family’s sins and hunted like a wild animal, Grace has no choice but to accept Zack’s protection. In his arms, she finally feels safe. In his eyes, she sees an insatiable desire that mirrors her own. But the truth is dangerous—and could end up tearing them apart. Will surrendering to Zack end up being the biggest mistake of Grace’s life?

Get a sneak peek at Lora Leigh's Dirty Little Lies (available August 30, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

chapter one

Annapolis, Maryland
Brigham Estate

Damn, he didn’t want to be here.

Pulling into the circular drive of the Brigham Estate, home of the Brigham Security Agency, Zack Richards fought back the coil of rage and betrayal that tensed in his gut every time he was ordered to show up.

The Brighams liked to call themselves his family; he liked to call them a pain in the ass. He would gladly have kept well away from them if only that were possible. Unfortunately, his uncle, the head of the Brigham family, had found a way to get Zack back to D.C. periodically.

[Read the full Dirty Little Lies excerpt...]

Mon
Aug 22 2016 9:30am

First Look: Lauren Layne’s For Better or Worse (August 30, 2016)

For Better or Worse by Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne
For Better or Worse (The Wedding Belles, Volume 2)
Pocket Books / August 30, 2016 / $5.99 print, $2.99 digital

I think I might be one of Lauren Layne’s biggest fans. She’s an automatic buy for me regardless of the topic. I just know that I’ll love whatever she releases. For Better or Worse is a prime example. I saw the book was releasing August 30th, did a little happy dance, and added it to my to-read list.

For Better or Worse is the second in The Wedding Belles series and gives us wedding planner Heather’s happily ever after, which starts off a bit inauspicious. She moves into her dream apartment in NYC only to be woken up by her neighbor’s guitar playing at two in the morning. Not one to simper behind closed doors, she immediately knocks on said man-child’s door to provide the imminent smack-down-hello-neighbor-and shut-the-hell-up-so-I-can-sleep introduction. This goes to plan, and Heather is brilliant (my kind of gal). Except she doesn’t expect the fun she has bantering and definitely does not appreciate how disgustingly good looking said neighbor is. His nickname for her of 4C (her apartment number) isn't winning him any brownie points either.

[The Girl in 4C is a firecracker...]

Mon
Aug 22 2016 8:12am

What Does Ideal “Reading Weather” Look Like?

“Reading Weather” is often associate with dreary days and cool temperatures. However, for some, reading weather looks the most perfect with the sun on your face and a book in your hand. 

What does “reading weather” look like to you? 

Let us know in the comments!

Image via Shutterstock

Sun
Aug 21 2016 12:00pm
Excerpt

The Butch and the Beautiful: Exclusive Excerpt

Kris Ripper

The Butch and the Beautiful by Kris Ripper

Jaq Cummings is a high school teacher who really wants a committed relationship-as long as it doesn't keep her out late on school nights or interrupt Sunday mass with her dad. She is absolutely not about to fall for the hot-mess divorcée she hooks up with even if said hot mess pushes all her buttons. Jaq's white knight days are over.

But one hookup with Hannah becomes two, then coffee, then more incredibly hot sex. And unlike most of Jaq's exes, Hannah's not looking for someone to come on strong. In fact, Hannah comes on plenty strong enough for both of them. But she's just out of a disastrous marriage, she's in the process of moving across the state, and Jaq can't take a chance on yet another relationship where she defaults to being a caregiver instead of a partner.

Just when Jaq decides her relationship with Hannah is far too precarious, a crisis with a student reminds her of her priorities and makes it clear that sometimes, you have to take big risks to get what you really want.

Get a sneak peek at Kris Ripper's The Butch and the Beautiful (available August 22, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

I knew that hair. That tight braid. I knew the curve of her jaw, her neck.

What the hell was Hannah doing at St. Agnes?

I would have expected a shot of arousal, but what hit me instead was a shot of . . . yearning. I wanted to run my fingers through her hair again. I wanted to kiss the divot of her clavicle.

[Read the full The Butch and the Beautiful excerpt...]

Sun
Aug 21 2016 11:00am

Our Love of The Magicians Won’t Pull a Disappearing Act

As anyone who’s watched The Magicianwill know, there’s a boat-load of ‘shipping material in that show. Plus, there’s also enough eye-candy to leave your average viewer in a diabetic coma, and yet the series is so much more than pretty faces. But that’s a whole separate post, this post here be all about the ship and nothing but the ship. (For those who haven’t yet watched season one, beware the spoilers.)

Alice & Penny of The Magicians

At the top of my ship list is Penny and Alice. Penny has been rocking the bad boy ‘tude since day one (hence his hook up with Kady), whereas Alice (daughter of the most sex-crazed parents you’ll ever meet) is dressed to repress and super-uptighty. So when these rode the bus to pound town (a revenge fuck following Quentin’s infidelity to Alice) I was beside myself with shippy joy.

However, if Quentin and Alice get back together, I’d love to see Penny paired with Professor Sunderland. There’s a smoking hot scene when he tries to seduce her, saying there’s things they can ‘teach each other’. Goddamit if I didn’t have to rush my ovaries to the freezer to save them when they caught on fire because those two have chemistry coming out the whazoo. Abracadabra, indeed.

[A shippers sci-fi paradise...]

Sat
Aug 20 2016 11:00am

First Look: Rebecca Zanetti’s Shadow Falling (August 30, 2016)

Shadow Falling by Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti
Shadow Falling (The Scorpius Syndrome #2)
Zebra / August 30, 2016 / $7.99 print, $4.99 digital

When the world as we’ve known it comes to an end, finding safety is the key, but is there really such a thing as “safe” or is it only an illusion, something to tell ourselves so we can go to sleep at night?

“There is no crying after the apocalypse.”

In Shadow Falling, Rebecca Zanetti takes us once again to the shattered world recovering from the aftereffects of the Scorpius bacterium.  The Vanguard territory, outside of what is left of Los Angeles, is being hceld together by Jax Mercury and Dr. Lynn Harmony.  With the rest of the Vanguard residents, they are trying to do more than survivor Scorpius, they are trying to rebuild a life out of the rubble.  Part of that rebuilding is getting Lynn to a secret government laboratory only known as the Bunker.  They only have vague references that it even exists and if it does, it appears to be located somewhere in California.   Lynn is certain that several of her former colleges from the CDC are still working there trying hard to find a way to survive total annihilation because as it stands, no woman who has become pregnant before or after being infected with Scorpius has given birth.  Where Scorpius failed to wipe out humanity, infertility might just finish the job.

“The uninfected might be humanity’s only chance to continue.”

“Everyone is gonna catch Scorpius at some point, so our better bet is to find a way to promote successful pregnancies,” Tace said.  “The bacteria lives both in survivors and on surfaces, so someday there won’t be an uninfected person alive.”

[Read more...]

Fri
Aug 19 2016 6:00pm

Couple Reveal + Sneak Peek for Brighton Walsh’s Our Love Unhinged!

You're invited to a wedding! We are pleased to bring you the couple reveal and teaser for Brighton Walsh's Our Love Unhinged, the final novella in the Reluctant Hearts Series.

Throughout the week, pieces of the cover and snippets from the novella have been revealed on different blogs. A full list is available here at Walsh's website. Check them out! Now, without further ado, allow us to introduce the soon-to-be-married couple from Our Love Unhinged...*drumroll*...Winter and Cade!

Our Love Unhinged by Brighton Walsh

Our Love Unhinged by Brighton Walsh

Despite everything she thought she knew, Winter fell in love, and she fell hard. Living with the security of Cade’s unconditional devotion for the past two years has been a welcome reprieve from the decades of loneliness that came before him.

So when he pops the question, she says yes. Of course she does. But two years isn’t long in the grand scheme of things, and certainly not enough time to erase the memories of the past.

Sometimes, even the greatest love can’t silence fears.

[+Read an exclusive sneak peek!...]

Fri
Aug 19 2016 3:00pm

Seductive Sylvia Day & Courtney Milan Deals: Romance News

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

One with You by Sylvia Day—Deal Alert: Sylvia Day's Crossfire series finale, One with You, is on sale for $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Only once you've turned the final page in the story can you pop into our One with You spoiler-filled discussion thread or share your personal top Eva/Gideon moment...

Deal Alert: Courtney Milan's fortune-teller-meets-skeptical-marquess historical Proof by Seduction, first in the Carhart series, is just $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Is Milan's writing your “flavor of book addiction,” too?!

—Deal Alert: Margaret Mallory's Scottish historical Captured by a Laird, Book 1 in the Douglas Legacy series, is only $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Why are Scottish men so appealing as heroes? Actually, we've given this some thought!

[+Today on H&H...]

Fri
Aug 19 2016 1:10pm

Romances Shines: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give a special shoutout to a few of our favorite comments, and the readers behind them. We love your work!


Edwina understands the power of Romance

Edwina Bailey Brown in Romance: A Light in Dark Places, When All Other Lights Go Out

This article touches on the main reason I am an avid romance reader and that is being emotionally engaged with the characters, the situations they find themselves in, and the satisfaction of a fight well fought with hope kept alive at the end. I love the fact that I have so many romantic sub-genres to choose from; my favorites are historical western romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance. I feel sorry for people who deny themselves a wonderful reading experience based on their genre prejudices.

[Read more...]