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Oct 9 2015 5:00pm

Friday Beefcake: Rugby Boys with James Haskell, Ben Cohen, and More...

While we in the U.S. prepare for the MLB playoffs, the Rugby World Cup is taking place. It never ceases to amaze us at Team H&H at just how attractive rugby players are. If it isn't enough to know how hard they play, sweat, and compete to take home the trophy, we must discuss how sexy they make rugby look.

The Rugby World Cup ends on October 31, so don't miss out on your chance to see their hotness in action.

Thanks for the Friday beefcake inspiration H&H Community Manager Jennifer Proffitt. For more ruby action to squee over, check out what these men look like in their uniforms in this Buzzfeed rugby players article.

These men will make you grasp at the screen to touch them in all the right places and perhaps learn a little bit about the sport too. 

[Tune in below ...]

Oct 9 2015 3:40pm

Romance News Roundup: Kresley Cole’s Sweet Ruin, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Trailer, and More!

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.

Kresley Cole shared 7 Facts about Sweet Ruin in her newsletter today. I won't take away ALL the fun facts, however I did gleam some juicy tidbits that I just had to share. First, I know many of us fans were bummed when it wasn't Munro or Furie's book, however as we know, we must trust in Kresley! She said this book will set up future conflicts for Munro, Furie, Cara, and Thad's books! I get two things from this: one, yay we are definitely getting their stories, and two, will that be the order?! Start speculating! Kresley also said she'll be introducing Orion, a male who will play “a huge role in Nïx's future.” Are we about to meet Nïx's mate?! Who knows! Finally, speaking of Nïx, apparently she has some bad bad, very bad, things planned for Møriør. We've seen what she does to her friends, can't wait to see what she does to her enemies!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies...not a combination you would have thought to combine, but of all the reimaginings of Pride and Prejudice I've seen over the years, I'm pretty this is the most unique one. While I didn't care for the book, and I'm not exactly a zombie fan, seeing Lizzy Bennet being a badass? Priceless! What do you think of the trailer?

[Plus deals and Authors Love Cats...]

Oct 9 2015 2:15pm

J.R. Ward Shares Excerpt from The Beast

Moments ago J.R. Ward shared a snippet of The Beast on her Facebook page. While the book is still months away—slotted for an April 2016 release—this excerpt is just enough to whet our appetites for more. What about you?

Check out the full scene of Rhage wondering at his luck in finding Mary on Ward's Facebook page, but in the meantime, here's a taste:

But that would be like touching up the Mona Lisa or hitting a rose bush with some Febreeze.

There were a hundred thousand ways to detail his mate's physical attributes and not one single sentence, or indeed an entire book, that could come close to describing her presence.

She was the watch on his wrist, the roast beef when he was starving, and the pitcher of lemonade when he was thirsty. She was his chapel and his choir, the mountain range to his wanderlust, the library for his curiosity and every sunrise and sunset that ever was or would ever be. With one look or the mere syllable of a word, she had the power to transform his mood, giving him flight even as his feet stayed on the ground. With a single touch, she could chain his inner dragon, or make him come before he was even hard. She was all the power in the universe coalesced into a living, breathing thing, the miracle that he had been granted in spite of the fact that he had long been undeserving.

Quite simply, Mary was his life.

Are you excited for Rhage's second book? What do you think of his sweet musings on his mate, Mary?

For more BDB discussion, come hang out in our spoilerrific discussion thread for the newly released The Shadows, or read a non-spoilery First Look here

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of The Beast by J.R. Ward, available April 5, 2015:

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Oct 9 2015 2:00pm

First Look: Donna Alward’s Christmas at Evergreen Inn (October 13, 2015)

Christmas at Evergreen Inn by Donna Alward

Donna Alward
Christmas at Evergreen Inn (Jewell Cover #3.5)
St. Martin's Press / October 13, 2015 / $2.99 digital

Welcome back to Jewell Cove with this heartwarming novella, where this holiday season, there happens to be no room at the inn...

When a December Nor'easter roars up the eastern seaboard, Jewell Cove cop Todd Ricker spends his day off being a Good Samaritan to stranded holiday travelers. But when the roads close and Todd can't make his way home, he discovers that the Evergreen Inn is full up. Until another Good Samaritan opens her doors and offers him a place to stay...

Lainey Price is not looking forward to Christmas, but just because she's not filled with the holiday spirit doesn't mean she's going to turn Todd out into the stormy night. Even if it means offering the handsome police officer the couch in her tiny cottage. But when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the two are snowed in for a wintry evening by the fire. With Christmas only a few days away, can Todd convince Lainey to open her heart to the season...and love?

While I wouldn’t say all of us have spent the holidays trying to get over a romance gone bad, I suspect a good majority have. If you’re one of them, you remember how miserable it was. It sort of went like this: Everyone around you is full of good cheer. One friend is excited about the wonderful presents—a soft-as-butter leather jacket, and tool box for his truck—that she has bought for her significant other; another is full of excitement because it is her baby’s first Christmas and the third can’t wait to show you the new outfit she bought for the special-meet-the-parents-holiday-visit. She won’t say anything to you, because she knows you’re still hurting, but you’ve heard from other friends that she’s hoping for a ring.

[Love heals painful memories ...]

Oct 9 2015 1:00pm

Sugar Baby in Love: Rebekah Weatherspoon’s So Sweet

So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon

So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon is just so cute. It's a fun story that will leave you feeling good after you've finished it. Although So Sweet is a novella, Weatherspoon balances things nicely—there's just enough realism to let you believe this totally unbelievable situation maybe might could happen. Really. There's a refreshing frankness to Kayla, and the tone of the story that makes it almost—almost—tongue-in-cheek. It's just a grand jaunt and you'll want to be along for the ride.

I really enjoyed So Sweet, and I still like it even upon discovering that this story is a continuation. (I am firmly entrenched in team “give me a stand alone story.”) The will satisfy, and it could work, but I'm glad there will be more. Kayla and Michael are honest from the start and don't play games. What also helps is Michael is … basically perfect. It might seem a tad skeevy he's dating someone so young, but that's taken care of with the whole sugar baby aspect—you expect it and that helps the reader move on. Also because he's actually not at all creepy.

[It's sweet with the right bedroom temperature ...]

Oct 9 2015 12:00pm

Blueberry Boys: Exclusive Excerpt

Vanessa North

Blueberry Boys by Vanessa North

Connor Graham is a city boy-a celebrated fashion photographer in New York. When his uncle's death drags him back to the family blueberry farm, all he wants to do is sell it as quickly as he can. Until he meets his uncle's tenant farmer.

Jed Jones, shy and stammering, devout and dedicated, has always yearned for land of his own and a man to share it with. Kept in the closet by his church, family, and disastrous first love, he longs to be accepted for who he is. But now, with his farm and his future in Connor's careless hands, he stands to lose even the little he has.

Neither man expects the connection between them. Jed sees Connor-appreciates his art and passion like no one else in this godforsaken town ever has. Connor hears Jed-looks past his stutter to listen to the man inside. The time they share is idyllic, but with the farm sale pending, even their sanctuary is a source of tension. As work, family, and their town's old-fashioned attitudes pull them apart, they must find a way to reconcile commitments to their careers and to each other.

Get a sneak peek at Vanessa North's Blueberry Boys (available November 30, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

His good mood lasted until he pulled up in front of the farmhouse, where Jed stood on the porch watching someone from the broker’s office hanging a For Sale sign at the edge of the property.

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Oct 9 2015 11:00am

Sleepy Hollow 3x02 Ichabbie Heart-to-Heart: Good Neighbor Policy

TV Recap: Sleepy Hollow 3x02 Ichabod/Abbie and Joe/Jenny

Show/Episode: Sleepy Hollow Season 3, Episode 2, “Whispers in the Dark”
Ship(s): Ichabod/Abbie (Ichabbie), Joe/Jenny

TV Recap: Captain's Log Sleepy Hollow 3x02

Ichabbie returned in last week’s season premiere sporting dazzling new hairstyles and having put their pasts behind. With one tribulation down, the countdown toward seven began anew when Pandora, who looks to be this season’s baddie, captured Death by putting Headless in her box. Wow … that sounds strange, and in so many ways.

By the end of last week’s episode, Abbie agreed that evil had returned to Sleepy Hollow. An even bigger deal: The ancient tablet Crane discovered back in England depicts a duo that looks like Ichabbie, so now they know their job as witnesses is literally written in stone.

Their tasks this week … First, how about thrilling shippers? Take the opening scene, for instance, which begins with Crane tidying up Abbie’s home to thank her for taking him in as a roomie, and continues with his being flummoxed when confronted by one of her unmentionables as he sets about doing laundry. And when his specially prepared meal is left too long in the oven, they order take-out and talk about Abbie’s “good fences make good neighbors” policy for being good roommates. Crane is utterly delicious here, but the takeaway is that Ichabbie is back. And they’re sweeter than ever.

[It's like they never left ...]

Oct 9 2015 8:03am

Do You Believe in Love at First Sight?

Romance gives us lots of expectations. Most people in the “outside” think they're bad, but believe in love is never a bad thing, in my opinion. In an artistic experiment, Jordan Oram asked several pairs of strangers to meet (briefly) and kiss...and I mean, K-I-S-S, kiss!...then meet and get to know some of them. Most couples you could see enjoyed the kiss, and it was fascinating to see the reaction of kissers after the reveal, but the whole video has had the interneting scratching its collective head for more than a year now, because it does beg the question of attraction, love, and lust at first sight. 

In modern romance, the idea of love at first sight isn't used all that often, though maybe in subtler ways it's still implemented. 

Do you believe in love at first sight? What about in fiction—insta-love has its haters, we know. 

Let us know in the comments!

Oct 8 2015 5:00pm

First Look: Amelia Grey’s The Duke and Miss Christmas (October 13, 2015)

The Duke and Miss Christmas by Amelia Grey

Amelia Grey
The Duke and Miss Christmas (The Heirs’ Club #2.5)
St Martin’s / October 13, 2015 / $1.99 digital

Crispin, the Duke of Hurst, has never met a woman he couldn't handle—until he's hit over the head with a basketful of mistletoe by a young lady who mistakes his intentions. When he gets into a tussle with her—and she can hold her own—Crispin knows he has finally met his match.

Miss Gwen Prim is mortified that she attacked a duke, but even more concerning is the way her resolve melts when she's near him. She's never felt this way about a London gentleman in her life. And with the magic of Christmas in the air, she may end up with a proposal she didn't expect...in this delightful Regency gem, The Duke and Miss Christmas by New York Times bestselling author Amelia Grey

The Duke and Miss Christmas felt like a nostalgic throwback to the old Traditional Regency Christmas Anthologies that I loved so dearly - until our hero and heroine get very busy while gathering the greens, that is (not quite so Trad-y). But there are those lovely elements of a Christmas house party, decorating, a Christmas Ball and children. While the romance between Crispin and Gwen was sweet, I really appreciated the relationship between Crispin and Gwen’s young sister, Sybil. It can be very hard not to make children annoying in a romance, but Amelia Grey manages it.

[Just what the holidays ordered ...]

Oct 8 2015 4:19pm

Romance News Roundup: Kylie Scott & Lisa Renee Jones Covers Plus a Felicity Reunion

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.

Dirty by Kylie ScottKylie Scott's Dirty cover sure is a tall drink of water—or, more accurately, a perfect martini. (Anyone else thirsty? It's five o'clock somewhere, yeah?) Dirty, the first book in Scott's Dive Bar series, will be out on April 5, 2016. Here's the lowdown:

When Vaughn returned to his childhood home, the last thing he expected was to find a brokenhearted bride in his shower. Or the complete drama and chaos that came with her.

Lydia doesn't know what to do. Finding out the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man, is another all together. Trying to escape it all, she runs...and finds herself in the arms of a handsome ex-musician turned bartender. But can a broke musician with a dubious future really be the Mr Perfect Lydia was looking for?

Deal Alert: Christina Lee's male/male romance The Darkest Flame is $.99 in e-book right now at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iBookstore (via BookBub).* For more, visit our Christina Lee tag.

Pacific Northwest readers, this one's for you! The Emerald City Writers' Conference is hosting a free reader appreciation event, Passport to Romance, in Bellevue, Washington, on Saturday, October 17, from 6-8 p.m. Head to the event's Facebook page to RSVP and learn more. Here's what the organizers say you can expect: “Meet, mingle and have your picture taken with 40+ of your favorite—and soon to be favorite—authors, and male cover models. Plus win awesome prizes in the raffle, vote in the book cover contest, and much, much more. The first 100 people also get a special goodie bag.” (Want to follow along on social media? The event hashtags are #passport2romance and #ECWC2015)

[+Lisa Renee Jones cover & Felicity reunion!...]

Oct 8 2015 2:00pm

The Sound of Kindness: Kindness Counts in Romancelandia, Especially Towards Children

Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music

Earlier this month Julie Andrews celebrated her eightieth birthday. And of course you can’t think of Julie Andrews without thinking of The Sound of Music, and Mary Poppins. What a wonderful governess she made. Not only did she dance and sing her way into their lives, she changed them for the better.

There is something so innately humanitarian about altering or impacting another person’s life, especially when it is unexpected. But then again, there is something truly touching about reading about kindness in all forms.

[For the love of the little ones ...]

Oct 8 2015 12:30pm

HEAs for BBW in YA: A Dictionary of Romance Acronyms

Acronyms Meme

Amazon is filled with acronyms—sometimes, it feels like reading a credit card application when you don’t understand the terms and there isn’t a glossary.

I have this working theory about acronyms—they’re not actually designed to make our lives easier.  For example, LOL.  How many stories do we know about people using these three letters as lots of love rather than laughing out loud?  Sure, the urban legends are hilarious – Heard you had to put your dog down, LOL – but would it be that much harder to type that’s funny, or even haha?

I believe acronyms are culturally a way of being connected.  Teens use them to communicate with each other and irritate their parents.  Corporate types use them to sound important, as if they don’t possibly have the time to speak sentences in full and if you can’t understand what’s being said, you don’t deserve to be in the conversation. 

Meanwhile, for romance readers, we like to get a feel for a book immediately, and a few letters on a book profile can give you gist of things in a single glance – without our SO (significant other) necessarily knowing what we’re browsing.  It also make conversations in public with your fellow readers way less awks.  “So, I was reading this amazing ménage the other day about a marriage of convenience between a step-brother and his big, beautiful woman and their inter-racial bestie.  Oh, hello, waiter…”

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[The Romance acronym guide ...]

Oct 8 2015 10:30am

Arrow 4x01 Olicity Heart-to-Heart: You Have Failed This Omelet

TV Recap: Arrow 4x1 Olicity in bed

Show/Episode: Arrow Season 4, Episode 1, “Green Arrow”
Ship(s): Oliver/Felicity (Olicity)

TV Recap: Arrow 4x01 Captain's Log Olicity

It’s a rare and special thing to have a fan ‘ship go canon. It happened on Arrow, though. Felicity and Oliver’s chemistry was so off-the-charts that the writers decided to give in. At the end of Season 3, Ollie and Felicity rode off into the sunset together. Literally. Having handled the Ra’s al Ghul issue, they snuck away, out of Starling City.

The Season 4 premiere opens with another juicy bit of Olicity candy. This time with Ollie and Felicity living together in a suburb. We see framed photos of the two together and Felicity is attempting to make breakfast—and failing “this omelet”—and then getting all smoochy in bed. Ollie has had his back shoulder tattoo removed because he “no longer needs it.” She’s still working to get control of Ray’s company and jokingly offers it to Oliver as an early Christmas present.

[HEA feels so good ...]

Oct 8 2015 9:30am

First Look: M. O’Keefe’s Everything I Left Unsaid (October 13, 2015)

Everything I Left Unsaid by M. O'Keefe

M. O’Keefe
Everything I Left Unsaid 
Bantam / October 13, 2015 / $15.00 print & $7.99 digital

Fans of Jodi Ellen Malpas, K. Bromberg, and Joanna Wylde will be unable to resist this sexy, deeply intimate tale of a woman running from her past, and the darkly mysterious man who sets her free.

I didn’t think answering someone else’s cellphone would change my life. But the stranger with the low, deep voice on the other end of the line tempted me, awakened my body, set me on fire. He was looking for someone else. Instead he found me.

And I found a hot, secret world where I felt alive for the first time.

His name was Dylan, and, strangely, he made me feel safe. Desired. Compelled. Every dark thing he asked me to do, I did. Without question. I longed to meet him, but we were both keeping secrets. And mine were dangerous. If I took the first step, if I got closer to Dylan—emotionally, physically—then I wouldn’t be hiding anymore. I would be exposed, with nothing left to surrender but the truth. And my truth could hurt us both.

I have yet to meet a romance reader who, upon reading a really good book, doesn’t then want to run out and press that book into the hands of other readers.  Librarians do a slight variation of this practice in our professional lives, which we call reader’s advisory.  That practice of matching up the right books with the right readers. Molly O’Keefe’s latest endeavor as M.O’Keefe is the stuff reader’s advisory interviews are made of. It’s a crossover book. It’s an amalgam of romance, women’s fiction and suspense. It’s the kind of book I want to buy a million copies of and give it to every reader who claims they don’t like romance. Buckle your seatbelts kids and prepare to have your mind blown, because you’ll like this one.

[Everyone has a past, but sometimes you can't hide it ...]

Oct 8 2015 8:09am

Throwback Thursday: What Was the First Book That Truly Shocked You?

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There are some books that truly shock you. Either they have not-safe-for...anyone...content that surprised you when you first encountered it, or they gave you such a good twist that you simply had to walk away and take a break for a moment because it was that intense—or it's somplace in between!

What was the first book you remember that truly shocked you, and what was the latest?

Let me know in the comments!

Oct 7 2015 5:00pm

First Look: Alexandra Brown’s The Great Christmas Knit-Off (October 13, 2015)

The Great Christmas Knit-Off  by Alexandra Brown

Alexandra Brown
The Great Christmas Knit-Off (Tindendale #1)
William Morrow / October 13, 2015 / $14.99 print, $9.99 digital

In the tradition of Trisha Ashley and Jenny Colgan, this first book in a new series by Alexandra Brown—author of the popular Cupcakes at Carrington’s series—tells the hilarious, heartwarming story of a jilted bride who anticipates a lonely Christmas but instead finds herself in the tiny village of Tindledale, where the residents share her obsession with knitting.

When life unravels, it’s time to knit…

Sybil has always taken comfort in her passion for knitting, creating beautiful knits stitch by stitch. But her world suddenly unravels when her fiancé ditches her for her identical twin sister at her Star Wars-themed wedding, leaving her sporting a Princess Leia do. Then things go from bad to worse when an incident at work jeopardizes her job.

Hoping to escape her woes and forget that she’ll be alone for Christmas this year, she visits her friend in Tindledale—a winter wonderland of quaint shops and snowy rooftops. When she arrives in the idyllic town, she can’t help feeling like she’s in a Hallmark greeting card. She’s embraced by welcoming—if eccentric—locals wearing handmade knits that remind Sybil of her own creations as well as her unrealized ambitions of selling them. So when the vintage boutique asks her to make an assortment of knits for their display window, she’s thrilled. The hot town doctor has even taken an interest in Sybil, hoping to heal her broken heart.

But just when Sybil thinks she’s going to have her fairytale Christmas after all, an unexpected turn of events threatens to unspool her happily ever after.

Long ago, O. Henry’s Gift of the Magi raised the bar on my expectations of what is truly a wonderful Christmas story. Of course I don’t expect the same scenario to be repeated over and over, but I do want to read about the good will of men and women. People who help others get their own little miracle. Alexandra Brown's The Great Christmas Knit-Off  illustrates this in a charming way.

[Knitting can help you find romance ...]

Oct 7 2015 3:39pm

Romance News Roundup: Kristen Proby & H.M. Ward Deals, and More

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.

Easy Love by Kristen Proby—Deal Alert #1: Kristen Proby's contemporary romance Easy Love is currently $.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon (via BookBub).* For a taste of Proby's other work, read TanyaLK's First Look a her Under the Big Sky novel Falling for Jillian.

—Day 1 in this post-Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined world finds us pondering other YA books we'd like to see genderbent, not to mention romance novels that might be cool to see flipped, and also finds us listening to Meyer's interview with NPR on the twist as well as (re?)reading a 2010 article about how the original Twilight cover's hand model has tried to cash in on her apple-holding hands' fame. (Missed the news yesterday? In honor of the 10th anniversary of Twilight, Stephenie Meyer released a gender-swapped version called Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, in which Bella is the human male Beau and Edward is the female vampire Edythe.)

—Deal Alert #2: H.M. Ward's contemporary romance Scandalous is $.99 in e-book right now at e-tailers including Amazon and Barnes & Noble (via ReadCheaply).*

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Oct 7 2015 2:30pm

Going Goth: 5 Signs You Might Be a Gothic Romance Heroine

My first experiences of romance novels were the terrific tales of Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart and Phyllis A. Whitney. I was disappointed when I realized that the delicious men who made me shiver in the most delightful way while reading these ladies books were not likely to play any part in my real life. Then again, I lacked all the most crucial traits of a gothic heroine. If I see a dark alley I tend to keep walking rather than run towards it. Brooders make me want to shake them and yell “Spit it out already!” My parents are happily retired and living in a cheerful suburban home. And I love the sun.

Still, I love to get caught up in a story where I can pretend to be another kind of woman entirely. One with a dark past and a mysterious present.  The kind of girl who finds herself looking at her beloved not just with desire but trepidation. Read on to find out what else it takes to be a lady of the (dark & stormy) night.

You might be a gothic heroine if:

You’re in Dire Straits

Any kind of gothic heroine worth her salt finds herself in a bad situation. Such is the case for Sybil Ingram from Amanda DeWees’s Nocturne for a Widow. As an aging actress Sybill knows her days are numbered but she is still taken by surprise when her theater troupe manager tells her she is facing unemployment:

“I could not think of a way to tell you without wounding you. And my dear nymph, I could never bear to cause you pain.” Unfortunately, this was just what his words were doing. How long had he been planning to replace me?

[Gothic heroines do this ...]

Oct 7 2015 12:00pm

Born of Betrayal: Exclusive Excerpt

Born of Betrayal by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Years ago, family loyalty caused Fain Hauk to give up everything he loved: His military career. His planet. His fiancée. Even his name.

Now decades later, everything has changed. He’s built a new life out of the ashes of his old, and he’s vowed to never let anything threaten his loved ones again.

But when old enemies align themselves with new ones, he’s caught in the middle of a brutal war. And when fate throws his former fiancée back into his world and she has her own agenda that includes taking his head for what he did to her years ago, more than just his life is at stake. The fate of the Ichidian universe and that of his brothers-in-arms hangs in the balance. Winner take all.

It’s killed or be killed, and never has the battle been more fierce...

Or more fun.

Get a sneak peek at Sherrilyn Kenyon's Born of Betrayal (available November 3, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Galene brushed her hand through his dark and bleached braids, straightening them over his chest. “I want to claw out your eyes and stab you until you’re dead at my feet.”

He turned his head away.

She caught his chin and forced him to look at her. “I have always loved you, Fain Hauk. From the first moment I met you and you offered me a drink of your malt. You were the only thing in this life that I’ve ever wanted. Why did you never once come find me?”

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Oct 7 2015 9:30am

Two Writing as One: Co-Authors on Writing Duos

The Shepherd and The Solicitor by Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee

Today we're thrilled to welcome two authors—writing as one—to Heroes and Heartbreakers: Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee. Summer and Bonnie's latest release, The Shepherd and the Solicitor, came out on September 29, and these ladies have had quite a career together! Bonnie and Summer are here today to talk about other Co-Authors and writing duos they love...and can you tell the difference between who is writing what? The answer will be down at the bottom of the post. Thanks, Summer and Bonnie!

Full Disclosure: Summer Devon is the author of the Heroes and Heartbreakers' Original Story, “The Gentleman and the Lamplighter.” Thanks for stopping by, Summer!

Quiz: what do these things have in common? 1. Siegfried and Roy. 2. Toast and Butter. 3. Andrew and Ilona Gordon

They’re all teams that worked well together. Some of them are breakfast food, and some are entertainers. Put them together and they create a good show.

[Toast to perfect duo writing pairs ...]