Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.
—We know it's only August, but aren't you wanting things to cool down a little? Well, get cooled off...and then heated right back up with the cover for Jennifer Crusie's Hot Toy. Hot Toy was originally published in the Santa Baby holiday anthology and will be available as a standalone e-book on October 13, 2015. Pre-order now from retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.
—Deal Alert #1: Have you always loved the batty and foul-mouthed Valkyries of Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark Series? Add the most violent Valk to your collection with Regin's story in Dreams of a Dark Warrior, which you can pick up at various e-tailers for only $1.99, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.*
—We love Supernatural and Arrow, and we love that the lead actors of both CW shows love to hang out with each other as it gives us lovely gems like this one! Stephen Amell and Jard Padalecki got shirtless for charity, and you can dawn a shirt for charity with the roughly 5 hours (as of this 4:15 p.m. posting) remaining to pick up Padalecki's Always Keep Fighting T-shirt. Can you say “Yaaawwww” (Yum and aaawww, together, natch)
—Deal Alert #3: 'Til death do us part was a real possibility for the couple in Shelly Thacker's Run Wild, until they planned a daring escape. One problem: they're still shackled together...and oh yeah, they hate each other. See how they escape and find love together. You can pick up Run Wild at e-tailers Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore for free!*
—Celebrity breakups seem to come in threes...Ben and Jenn, Gavin and Gwen...and now Kermit and Miss Piggy. Kermit the Frog issued this statement from his official Twitter account. Childhood ruined? Childhood. Ruined.
—We've seen Alexander Skarsgard in many guises—everything from in the buff to rocking an awesome '70s 'stache in the upcoming The Diary of a Teenage Girl. However, at the London premiere of Diary, we saw him in a look we're not accustomed to: drag. Skarsgard rocked a flowing mane of blonde hair, a gold dress and heels that made him tower over the crowd even more than usual. What do you think, should we nominate him as the next actor to take on the role of Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch?
*We don't know how long these deals will last, so get them before they're gone!