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From The Blog
November 26, 2014
5 Reasons You Need to See Beyond the Lights
Rebekah Weatherspoon
November 26, 2014
Dirty Talking in Romance
Laura Kaye
November 25, 2014
The Busybodies of Romance
Marina Adair
November 25, 2014
Gifts for Your Singular Reading Tastes
Team H & H
November 23, 2014
Mockingjay: Part 1 Belongs to Team Gale
Maggie Boyd
Nov 26 2014 12:00pm

Full Throttle: Exclusive Excerpt

Julie Ann Walker

Full Throttle by Julie Ann Walker

Steady Hands, Cool Head...

Carlos “Steady” Soto's nerves of steel have served him well at the covert government defense firm Black Knights Inc. But nothing has prepared him for the emotional roller coaster of guarding the woman he once loved and lost.

Will All He's Got Be Enough?

Abby Thomson is content to leave politics and international intrigue to her father-the President of the United States-until she's taken hostage half a world away, and she fears her father's policy of not negotiating with terrorists will be her death sentence. There's one glimmer of hope: the man whose heart she broke, but she can ever tell him why...

As they race through the jungle in a bid for safety, the heat simmering between Steady and Abby could be a second chance for them-if they make it out alive.

Get a sneak peek of Julie Ann Walker's Full Throttle (available December 2, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Abby twisted her lips and looked down to rearrange her tunic top around the skirt material bunched up around thighs. When she glanced back up, it was to discover a strange look plastered over Carlos’s face. Then to her utter consternation, he jumped back and started flailing around like one of those plastic, inflatable air—puppets that dances in front of used car dealerships.

“What’s that? What are you doing?” she demanded. “Why are you hopping around like you have ants in your pants?”

“Ants!” he yelped, whacking at his legs as he simultaneously unfastened the holster tied around his thigh. “In my pants!”

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Nov 26 2014 11:00am

5 Reasons You Need to See Beyond the Lights

Beyond the Lights movie posterI usually save my movie watching for Sunday mornings; fewer people, slightly cheaper movie tickets, and I like to pretend that popcorn, soda, and mozzarella sticks make up a perfectly reasonable brunch menu. But I couldn’t make it around to Sunday to see Beyond the Lights.

I had to see it IMMEDIATELY so dragged my butt to the theater, mid-week, and boy-howdy am I glad I did. I’m probably going to see it again in theaters this week. Here are 5 reasons I think YOU should go see Beyond The Lights too:

1. Pure, concentrated romance.

There is no way to stress this enough, Beyond the Lights is a one hundred percent, by the book romance. All the beats are there; the meet-cute, which happens to be a wee on the traumatic side, the magical first kiss followed by the pretty righteous first sex. You’ve got your troubled heroine looking for a way out.

[Intense romance, you say? We are in...]

Nov 26 2014 9:30am

Why Do We Love Dirty Talking in Romance?

Hard To Come By by Laura KayeToday we're thrilled to have author Laura Kaye joining us at Heroes and Heartbreakers. Laura's latest in her Hard Ink series, Hard to Come By, is just out, and has a hero—Derek DiMarzio—with a prosthetic leg and an enormous heart. He doesn't know what to do when an asset, the sister of a guy he and his friends are investigating, turns out to be so much more. Neither Marz nor Emilie have been with anyone for a while, which means that when they get together, they have a lot to talk about. Laura's here to discuss why we love dirty talk so much. Thanks, Laura!

When reading a book, I’ve always found that nothing makes my heart race more than some well-done dirty talk. The dirtier, bolder, and more raw, the better—especially out of the mouth of the hero.

So I was really excited to be in the midst of writing Hard to Come By and learn that my sexy amputee hero, Derek “Marz” DiMarzio, had a crazy hot mouth on him! Derek is someone who’s never really had a place to belong. So, for him, his growing attraction to and feelings for Emilie Garza are very tied up in a deep yearning to belong to someone…for once in his life. That comes out in his dialogue whenever things flash hot between them. And OMG!

I got to thinking about why I enjoy dirty talk in romance novels so much, and I think it comes down to intensity. Dirty talk reflects the intensity of the talker’s emotions and desire, and its purpose is in part to elicit an intense reaction—lust, need, desire, anticipation, and more. Dirty talk makes me feel what the characters are feeling more than anything else. It makes me feel present in the story.

[Now that you mention it...how true!...]

Nov 26 2014 8:36am

Happy Thanksgiving from H&H!

As Americans gear up for the Thanksgiving holiday, Downton Abbey is here to show us all how we should be entertaining (hint: a gong and white tie are apparently crucial).

H&H wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving, and asks you, what are you grateful for?

Nov 25 2014 6:30pm

First Look: G.A. Aiken’s Light My Fire (November 25, 2014)

Light My Fire by G.A. AikenG.A. Aiken
Light My Fire (Dragon Kin #7)
Kensington / November 25, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital

The trouble with humans is that they're far too sensitive. Forget you put a woman in the local jail for a few months—and she takes it so personally! And yet she is the one trying to assassinate the queen. And now I'm trapped with Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight…gods! That endless name!

But what am I to do? I am Celyn the Charming with direct orders from my queen to protect this unforgiving female.

Even more shocking, this unforgiving female is completely unimpressed by me. How is that even possible? But I know what I want and, for the moment, I want her. And I'm sure that she, like all females, will learn to adore me. How could she not when I am just so damn charming?

How do you keep a series relevant after so many books? G.A. Aiken seems to have the answer. Her Dragon Kin series has gone through the primary family members introduced in the series opener as well as touching on some cousins and other relatives. Light My Fire sort of brings the series home with the story of Celyn the Charming and Elina Shestakova. The romance between Celyn and Elina is hilarious, from the moment the pair meets to the time Celyn throws Elina in prison and leaves her there…for months.

[More like quench my fire, amirite?...]

Nov 25 2014 5:30pm

Sleepy Hollow 2x10 Ichabbie Heart-to-Heart: Knowledge Is Power

Ichabod Crane and Abbie Miss in Sleepy Hollow Season 2 episode 10Show/Episode: Sleepy Hollow Season 2, Episode 10, “Magnum Opus”
Ships: Ichabod/Abbie (Ichabbie), Crane/Katrina/Abraham, Katrina/Abraham (Katless)

**Reader Beware: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Sleepy Hollow, including last night's 2x10, “Magnum Opus.”**

Ichabbie Captain's Log for Sleepy Hollow 2x10We start off with some good old Ichabbie banter as a game of liar’s poker played on their phones should jumpstart Abbie and Crane’s problem solving abilities, but then (of course) Katrina summons Crane via magic mirror. If their demon spawn, Henry, finds out mommy is talking to daddy, there will be hell to pay, but Katrina had to take the chance. In two days, Moloch could take over the world. She’s a powerful witch again, how, exactly? Eh, no matter. Crane knows of a weapon that could solve everything, the sword of Methuselah, but he’ll need Katrina’s insights…except that she has to go. Big help there, Katrina. Never fear, Abbie will help Crane crack the code in Grace’s journal, and witty banter ensues. These true partners smolder in wordplay and work together like a well oiled machine.

[We ship it like FedEx...]

Nov 25 2014 5:00pm

The Busybodies of Romance from Mallery, Shalvis and More!

Sugar's Twice as Sweet by Marina AdairToday we're joined by author Marina Adair, whose latest release, Sugar's Twice as Sweet is the first book in her new Sugar, Georgia series. Sugar's Twice as Sweet's heroine, Josephina Harrington,  is coming off a bad relationship, and sees the opportunity to turn her life around by turning her great-aunt's plantation house into a destination getaway. Of course, now that Josephina's back—and finding time to hang out with golf champion Brett McGraw—the town gossips are having a field day. Marina's here to talk about the best busybodies in romance, and how they make the hero and heroine's business their business, too. Thanks, Marina!

I may have been raised just south of San Francisco, but with a Southern father and a live-in-grannie, sometimes my childhood was closer to the Clampetts then the Cleavers. In fact, Grannie Stowell was stubborn, always carried a velvet stick, and was one of the biggest influences in my life. She never missed Sunday service or Wheel of Fortune, and made a business out of knowing everyone else’s business—bless her heart. So, it is no surprise that every book I write has a nosy old biddy who lives to “acquaint” herself with the goings-on of every character in town. 

[Bless your heart...]

Nov 25 2014 4:20pm

First Look: Tiffany Reisz’s The King (November 25, 2014)

The King by Tiffany ReiszTiffany Reisz
The King (Original Sinners)
Harlequin MIRA / November 25, 2014 / $14.95 print, $9.99 digital

Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this potent threesome can raise him to his rightful place as ruler of Manhattan's kink kingdom. 

Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side—handsomely paid in both bills and blackmail fodder—Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive apathy—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin. He plans to open the ultimate BDSM club­: a dungeon playground for New York's A-list that'll change the scene forever. 

The club becomes Kingsley's obsession—and he's enlisted some tough-as-nails help. His new assistant Sam is smart, secretive and totally immune to seduction (by men, at least). She and Kingsley make a wicked team. Still, their combined—and considerable—expertise in domination can't subdue the man who would kill their dream. The enigmatic Reverend Fuller won't rest until King's dream is destroyed. It's one man's sacred mission against another's….

The King is the second book in the second quartet of Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners series, the quartet that revisits the early years of Soren, Nora and Kingsley’s relationships. In The Saint, Reisz told us the story of Soren and Eleanor’s formative years from when they met, up until when they consummated their relationship, all from Nora’s point of view. 

[There are three sides to every story...]

Nov 25 2014 2:45pm

Mr. Grey, Travis Family, Thor, and More: Gifts for Your Singular Reading Tastes

Captivated by You by Sylvia DayThis time of year, it's not unusual for people to gift and receive self-help books, or to listen to music that they wish was the soundtrack for their lives. Sure, those kinds of things are fine, if that's what you're into, but what if your tastes are a bit more—to quote Mr. Grey—singular? So we've got a holiday gift list that is perfect for the romance fan, depending on your...singular tastes.

You Want a Real-Life Christian Grey:

Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series. Why? Because Gideon Cross and Eva Trammell are just as dangerously addictive and sexy as Christian Grey and Ana Steele.

J. Kenner’s Stark series. Why? Because the hero and heroine in this series are more than just their effed-up personae; Kenner delves into some real issues behind the trauma.

[Need some help putting together a holiday wish list? Let us help...]

Nov 25 2014 1:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Sabrina Jeffries, Stacey Kennedy, and Alexis Hall!

Cover reveal for new releases by Sabrina Jeffries, Stacey Kennedy, and Alexis HallThursday is Thanksgiving here in the U.S., and today we at Heroes and Heartbreakers find ourselves grateful for not one but THREE more romance gems. We are thrilled to reveal the shiny covers for Sabrina Jeffries' The Art of Sinning (the first book in her new historical series, Sinful Suitors), Stacey Kennedy's Witches Be Burned (the second installment of the paranormal series Magic & Mayhem), and Alexis Hall's There Will Be Phlogiston (a steampunk novella in the Prosperity universe).

[Prepare to oooh and ahhh!...]

Nov 25 2014 9:30am

First Look: Sarah MacLean’s Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover (November 25, 2014)

Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLeanSarah MacLean
Never Judge a Lady by her Cover (Rule of Scoundrels)
Avon / November 25, 2014 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital

By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking—in London's darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city's most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered . . . until now.

Brilliant, driven, handsome-as-sin Duncan West is intrigued by the beautiful, ruined woman who is somehow connected to a world of darkness and sin. He knows she is more than she seems, and he vows to uncover all of Georgiana's secrets, laying bare her past, threatening her present, and risking all she holds dear . . . including her heart.

And so, the legend of Chase comes to an end. Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover is the final novel in Sarah MacLean's Rules of Scoundrels series and the identity of the ever-elusive Chase has been revealed. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this book for what seems like forever. The build up behind MacLean’s latest novel has been growing to a fever pitch. Let me tell you, this book smashed my preconceived theories out of the park. This is a gripping tale of a woman who has been ostracized by society and fights tooth and nail for revenge.

[Covering up her own secrets?]

Nov 25 2014 8:03am

What’s the First Book You’re Diving Into Today?

Books from Evan Bench's FlickrToday is a huge release day, and includes some very big authors—Jennifer Estep, Sarah MacLean, Laura Kaye, Gena Showalter, Tiffany Reisz—and if you're an avid reader (and we know you are!), chances are you've got at least one, if not more, books headed your way today.

What November 25 release are you reading first? How did you make your decision? 

Photo courtesy of Evan Bench's Flickr.

Nov 24 2014 4:30pm

First Look: Lauren Dane’s Broken Open (November 25, 2014)

Broken Open by Lauren DaneLauren Dane
Broken Open (Hurley Brothers)
Harlequin HQN / November 25, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital

Five years ago, Tuesday Eastwood’s life collapsed and left her devastated. After an empty, nomadic existence, she’s finally pieced her life back together in the small Oregon town of Hood River. Now Tuesday has everything sorted out. Just so long as men are kept for sex, and only sex….

Then she met him.

Musician and rancher Ezra Hurley isn’t the man of Tuesday’s dreams. He’s a verboten fantasy—a man tortured by past addictions, whose dark charisma and long, lean body promise delicious carnality. But this craving goes far beyond chemistry. It’s primal. It’s insatiable. And it won’t be satisfied until they’re both consumed, body and soul…

I have two words for you, readers: Beard action!

What I liked best about Lauren Dane's Broken Open is that it’s actually a love story with three main characters: Tuesday, Ezra and Ezra’s beard. (If beard ménage is not a trope, it should be.) Hipsterish bearded men with tats are, in the immortal words of Paris Hilton, so hot right now, and whole Pinterest boards dedicated to sexy bearded dudes have sprouted like daisies of late. Dane cleverly capitalizes on this growing beard-fetish movement by paying homage to the beard throughout Broken Open.

[Worship at the beard temple!...]

Nov 24 2014 2:30pm

First Look: Megan Hart’s Lovely Wild (November 25, 2014)

Lovely Wild by Megan HartMegan Hart
Lovely Wild
MIRA / November 25, 2014 (print), December 1,2014 (digital) / $14.95 print, $9.99 digital

Brought up in the savage captivity of her unstable grandmother's rural Pennsylvania home, Mari Calder once yearned for rescue. Now she struggles every day to function as an adult in the confines of normal society. Left with only a foggy recollection of her childhood, she's consumed with being a dutiful wife to her husband, Ryan, and mother to their two children.

But an unexpected twist of events returns her to that long-forgotten house in the woods. Soon, Mari is greeted with reminders of a past life, the clarified memories only inviting a new level of strangeness into her fragile world. To protect her family, she must find the beautiful, powerful strength hidden in her inner chaos. Because someone is bent on exploiting Mari's trauma, and as normal and wild begin to blend, a string of devastating truths force Mari to question all she thought she knew. 

Megan Hart has done it again, writing a book that gave me chills and kept me turning the page. One of the things I love about Hart’s books is that she writes strong female characters, and Lovely Wild is no exception. 


Nov 24 2014 1:15pm

The State of The Affair: We Need to Talk About Cole

Joshua Jackson and Ruth Wilson as Cole and Alison in The Affair 1x07It’s Episode 7 of The Affair and the Lockhart Ranch manure has officially hit the fan. The affair is revealed to the spouses, the Solloways leave the island, and the drug trafficking problems get worse. But before we get to that…

—Did Joshua Jackson not absolutely knock it out of the park tonight or what? My interest in this show began with his casting, and I’ve been waiting for them to really give him something to chew on and oh boy, did he deliver tonight: anger, tears, confessions, chivalry, punching out the villain…whoo boy. Romance fans, is Cole Lockhart not the quintessential strong-but-silent alpha hero with a tender heart that we all swoon over? His confession about the pain he felt over Gabriel was just heartbreaking. I ask again, how could Alison cheat on this man? HOW!? He finds out he was cuckolded and still cares enough to make sure she doesn’t get her dress dirty sitting on a Manhattan curb (a total Pacey Witter move, by the way). Damn lady! You crazy!

[You deserve better, buddy...]

Nov 24 2014 12:00pm

Mine to Take: Exclusive Excerpt

Jackie Ashenden

Mine to Take by Jackie Ashenden

First in a brand new series by Jackie Ashenden featuring the members of the Nine Circles Club—friends bound together by power, secrets, need…and the love they will find and stop at nothing to keep.

Passion always comes at a price.

Gabriel Woolf is unstoppable. A ruthless businessman, he has perfected the art of revenge. Ever since his mother’s death, Gabriel has harbored only one wish: To take down the man who ruined their lives. But all bets are off when he meets his father’s step daughter, Honor St. James. Beautiful and innocent, she is everything Gabriel never knew he wanted—and now there’s no turning back...

Is her desire worth the risk?

Honor wasn’t born yesterday. She knows that Gabriel is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, willing to cross any line to get what he wants…herself included. But Gabriel’s passion for Honor—in spite of her connection to the man he hates the most—cannot be denied…and the feeling is utterly mutual. Can Gabriel be trusted? The only thing she knows for sure is how he makes her feel. And she can’t keep herself from coming back to him, over and over again…in Mine to Take.

Get a sneak peek of Jackie Ashenden's Mine to Take (available November 25, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of Chapters 1 & 2.

Chapter 1

Gabriel Woolf walked into the quiet of St. Sebastian’s, his mother’s favorite church, and stopped, stamping the snow from his motorcycle boots. He hadn’t been inside the church for over twenty years but he still remembered the smell, of old stone and incense. Candle wax and piety. And guilt. Lots and lots of guilt.

Yet it wasn’t guilt that brought him here. It was a promise of the worst kind. The kind you make to someone on their deathbed. His mother’s deathbed to be exact. And there was no getting out of a promise like that. No fucking way.

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Nov 24 2014 11:30am

First Look: Night Shift Anthology (November 25, 2014)

Night Shift by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, and Milla VaneNight Shift Anthology
Penguin / November 25, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital

Four masters of urban fantasy and paranormal romance plunge readers into the dangerous, captivating world unearthed beyond the dark...

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh delivers a smoldering story with Secrets at Midnight, as the scent of Bastien Smith’s elusive lover ignites a possessiveness in him that’s as feral as it is ecstatic. And now that he’s found his mate, he’ll do anything to keep her.

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews’ novella, Magic Steals, when people start going missing, shapeshifting tigress Dali Harimau and jaguar shifter Jim Shrapshire must uncover the truth about the mysterious creatures responsible.

From Milla Vane—a warrior princess must tame The Beast of Blackmoor to earn a place among her people. But she quickly discovers that the beast isn't a monster, but a barbarian warrior who intends to do some taming himself. 

It’s seer Makenna Frazier's first day on the job at Supernatural Protection and Investigations, and her first assignment is more than she bargained for when bodyguard duty for a leprechaun prince’s bachelor party goes every which way but right in national bestselling author Lisa Shearin ’s Lucky Charms.

Night Shift is an anthology by authors Nalini Singh, Illona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, and Milla Vane with stories that straddle two genres, Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. All of these stories stand alone, but also are set in long-standing series, making Night Shift for fans of the respective authors’ work and new fans alike.

[Come one, come all...]

Nov 24 2014 9:30am

First Look: Megan Frampton’s The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior (November 25, 2014)

The Duke's Guide to Correct Behavior by Megan FramptonMegan Frampton
The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior (Dukes Behaving Badly)
Avon / November 25, 2014 / $5.99 print & digital

All of London knows the Duke of Rutherford has position and wealth. They also whisper that he’s dissolute, devilish, and determinedly unwed. So why, everyone is asking, has he hired a governess?
When Miss Lily Russell crosses the threshold of the Duke of Rutherford’s stylish townhouse, she knows she has come face to face with sensual danger. For this is no doting papa. Rather, his behavior is scandalous, and his reputation rightly earned. And his pursuit of her is nearly irresistible—but resist she must for the sake of her pupil.

As for the duke himself, it was bad enough when his unknown child landed on his doorstep. Now Lily, with her unassuming beauty, has aroused his most wicked fantasies—and, shockingly, his desire to change his wanton ways. He’s determined to become worthy of her, and so he asks for her help in correcting his behavior.

But Lily has a secret, one that, if it becomes known, could change everything.

Full Disclosure: Megan Frampton is the community manager for Heroes and Heartbreakers.

There’s no easy way to transition from being an ordinary man to becoming a duke, or so it seems to Marcus, the new Duke of Rutherford in Megan Frampton's The Duke's Guide to Correct Behavior. When Marcus’s new friend Smithfield asks him, in the face of Marcus’s bellyaching about his new ducal status, “…what did you do six months ago, before you inherited? Or better yet, what would you rather be doing?” Marcus, relaxed after imbibing brandy, has a ready answer.

Disappearing. Leaving. Being free of all responsibilities and cares. Never having to answer to anyone. “I used to walk a lot, just walk. That made me almost happy.”

[It's the simple things...]

Nov 24 2014 8:00am

Best Family Romance Novels?

A Small Town Thanksgiving by Marie FerrarellaThis week, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, which is a time to return to family and reconnect with friends. It can be awesome (pumpkin pie! post-turkey naptime! seeing people you haven't seen in years!) or difficult (creamed onions! having to help wash up! seeing people you haven't seen in years!), and it's a natural time for some romances to begin—seeing that person you never quite got over at a high school reunion, or while picking up some cranberries at the grocery store.

Since it there is such a focus on family during this time, we wanted to ask you what your favorite family-based romance novels are. What warms you up during this time of year?

Nov 23 2014 3:00pm

Shipping Sunday: Have an Alien Blast with Roswell’s Max/Liz

Jason Behr and Shiri Appleby in Roswell 1x01, PilotAs the couple that first inspired me to seek out fandom, Roswell's Max and Liz will always hold a special place in my heart. I mean, I. Was. Obsessed. I had a GeoCities site devoted to them (R.I.P.). Made my parents stop in Roswell, N.M., on our trek to the Grand Canyon. Had every episode of the series recorded on VHS. Can still to this day quote most of the pilot episode. THAT kind of obsessed. Why?

Their story grabbed me from that very first scene, in which Liz is accidentally shot in her parents' diner and Max uses his secret magical alien healing powers to heal her, all set to Sarah McLachlan's “Fear,” of course, because this was 1999. Now, can is that the most romantic thing ever, or is it the most romantic thing ever? Their lives are changed forever, and then their bond gets EVEN deeper when Max lets Liz see inside of his mind (as he'd uninentionally gotten into hers while he healed her) and she discovers that he's loved her from afar since they were kids. SWOON! I was a goner. Thirteen-year-old me wanted to be Liz Parker and marry Max Evans, let's just say that.

Unfortunately, the show got REALLY weird in late Season 1 and never recovered, in my eyes (I'm sure others would beg to differ), but it still had its moments (like Season 2's “The End of the World,” in which Liz learns Max's love for her could DESTROY THE WORLD, oh the ANGST!) and I stuck with it until the very end and was very very pleased with my beloved pairing's HEA in 2002.

Did you watch the show? Did you ship Max/Liz, or were you a Michael/Maria fan? What are your favorite episodes? Now I want to go rewatch a few, like the solid-gold “Pilot,” “Leaving Normal,” “Heat Wave,” and “Blind Date.”

[Max/Liz picspam, here we come...]