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Mon
Aug 18 2014 3:30pm

Men in Uniform: Hot or Not?

The Girl He Knows by Kristi RoseToday we're joined by author Kristi Rose, whose The Girl He Knows is out now.

The Girl He Knows is about a man-in-uniform who happens to be the older brother of the heroine's best friend! And then one morning they wake up in the same bed. Oops! Of course they think they're embarking on a “no strings attached” relationship, but it becomes so much more.

Kristi is here to talk about men in uniform, and what makes them so delicious.

Thanks, Kristi! 

When I think of a man in a uniform, I think military and HOTTIE and this is what my mind’s eye sees:

Chris Pratt and more as Navy SEALs in Zero Dark ThirtyI’m certainly biased; I’m the spouse of a service member. I know firsthand what these guys sacrifice and maybe that’s why I think they’re sexy. These guys pictured were SEALs. That’s top of the food chain for me.

[Alpha heroes ftw...]

Mon
Aug 18 2014 12:00pm
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Heroes Are My Weakness: Exclusive Excerpt

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Deepest winter.
An isolated island off the coast of Maine.
A man. A woman.
Puppets. (Yes, puppets . . .)
And . . .
A mysterious house looming over the sea . . .

He's a reclusive writer whose imagination creates chilling horror novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill his characters with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill an audience with laughs. But she's not laughing now.

Annie Hewitt has arrived on Peregrine Island in the middle of a snowstorm and at the end of her resources. She's broke, dispirited, but not quite ready to give up. Her red suitcases hold the puppets she uses to make her living: sensible Dilly, spunky Scamp, and Leo, the baddest of bad guys. Her puppets, the romantic novels she loves, and a little bit of courage are all she has left.

Annie couldn't be more ill prepared for what she finds when she reaches Moonraker Cottage or for the man who dwells in Harp House, the mysterious mansion that hovers above the cottage. When she was a teenager, he betrayed her in a way she can never forget or forgive. Now they're trapped together on a frozen island along with a lonely widow, a mute little girl, and townspeople who don't know how to mind their own business.

Is he the villain she remembers, or has he changed? Her head says no. Her heart says yes.

It's going to be a long, hot winter.

Get a sneak peek of Susan Elizabeth Phillips's Heroes Are My Weakness (available August 26, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Their  gloomy moods didn’t lift until dinner. The weekly supply boat had brought  groceries for Moonraker Cottage, most of which Theo had ordered, and she’d stuck with what she did well—meatballs and homemade spaghetti sauce. It wasn’t haute cuisine, but his enjoyment was obvious. “Why didn’t you make this for me when you were helping Jaycie with dinner?”

“I wanted you to suffer,” she said.

“Mission accomplished.”

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Mon
Aug 18 2014 10:56am

True Blood Season 7, Episode 9 Recap: All Fanged Up!

Eric Northman in True Blood season 7 episode 9Believe it or not, the wait is finally over: True Blood's seventh and final (!!!) season is now under way. Tune in each week as we recap and discuss the last chapter in the story of our favorite Bon Temps residents.

This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of True Blood, including last night’s Season 7, Episode 9, “Love Is to Die.” Enjoy!

When we last checked in on the gang, there was quite a crew at Fangtasia who had come together to get Bill healed from Hep-V. But Bill didn’t want to take Sarah Newlin’s blood. So what does he want?

He wants the true death, apparently. When the scene opens, we are still in Fantasia’s basement dungeon. Bill wishes to meet the true death, but can’t quite articulate why. After a couple of Cher/Moonstruck slaps to try to get the answers out of him, Sookie is held back by Eric. He doesn’t say anything, but we all know that since Eric just went through his own brush with death, he may be empathising with Bill. Jessica, in her grief, asks to be released and Bill grants her wish. He leaves Jess crying into Pam’s couture jacket, Sookie crying into Eric’s couture jacket, and us wondering what the heck is going on.

[The end is nigh...]

Mon
Aug 18 2014 10:30am

Outlander Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: Detained!

Is this real life?! More than two years after it was announced that Outlander just might be headed for the small screen, the day we've been waiting no-so-patiently for is finally (finally!) here. Though Starz has hosted screenings and even released the pilot episode on demand last week, tonight is the officially official series premiere of Outlander, and to celebrate, we present Anna Bowling's recap in the hopes that this week—and every week the show airs—you will read and enjoy and join us to discuss every tiny delicious detail of Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser's epic journey (and, okay, yes, we'll especially be obsessing over every single scene featuring her beloved Scot, one James “Jamie” Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser). And now, let's get this show on the road...

This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Outlander, including last night's Season 1, episode 2, “Castle Leoch.” Enjoy!

Now that Claire knows she’s not in the twentieth century anymore, what is she going to do about that? The journey she, Jamie and the others have taken ends at Castle Leoch, familiar to them, and to Claire, but for different reasons. Claire is a stranger to all that’s familiar to her companions, and of course she sticks out like the proverbial sore thumb. She’s with Jamie, though, so it can’t be all bad, can it?

[Not even a little bad...]

Mon
Aug 18 2014 8:10am

How Many Books Have You Binge-Read?

Concealed in Death by J.D. RobbWe have all binge-read, at one point or another, in our reading careers. The question is, what's the most amount of books by one author you've read consecutively?

How many books have you binge-read in a row?

Wed
Aug 20 2014 12:00pm
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H&H Reads: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones (Part 4 of 6)

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First Grave on the Right by Darynda JonesToday, we're excited to bring back our H&H Reads program, with the book that introduced us to everyone's favorite grim reaper, Charley Davidson—First Grave on the Right.

Every Wednesday and Sunday from now until August 24, we'll be posting First Grave on the Right in six easy-to-read (if not so easy to wait for!) parts. Right before each new part goes up, we'll be taking down the previous one, so make sure you don't miss a single piece of the book. Whether you're a long-time fan of Darynda Jones, or brand new to the Charley Davidson series, we hope you'll read along and then discuss each section of the book with us!

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Don't think you can wait? Catch up on the whole story now. (See the links at the bottom of this post for more info on where you can get your copy of First Grave on the Right.) Then, come back to share your thoughts!

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

First Grave on the Right is the smashing, award-winning debut novel that introduces Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper.

Charley sees dead people. That's right, she sees dead people. And it's her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e., murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she's been having about an Entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely.

This is a thrilling debut novel from Darynda Jones, an exciting newcomer to the world of paranormal romantic suspense.

First Grave on the Right is the winner of the 2012 Rita Award for Best First Book.

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NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys. She can be found at www.daryndajones.com.

Sun
Aug 17 2014 2:00pm

First Look: Melanie Scott’s The Devil in Denim (August 26, 2014)

The Devil in Denim by Melanie ScottMelanie Scott
Devil in Denim (New York Saints #1)
St. Martin's Press / August 26, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital

LIFE JUST THREW HER A CURVEBALL.

As the team-owner’s daughter, Maggie Jameson grew up in the New York Saints’ stadium—glove, cap, hot dogs, and all. Baseball’s in her blood, and she’s always dreamed of the day when she would lead the Saints to victory herself. That was before her dad had to sell the team to Alex Winters. The fast-talking, fiercely attractive businessman has a baseball pedigree that’s distinctly minor league. Maggie wants to hate him but his skills of seduction, however, are off the charts.

WILL LOVE BE A HOME RUN?

Alex could never have imagined how much this team means to Maggie. He needs her to help show the players that they’re still a family…even if he and Maggie are at the verge of exchanging blows. But her fiery determination and gorgeous looks prove irresistible to Alex. And much as he wants to relegate their relationship to the playing field—and get the Saints back in the game—Alex just can’t help himself: What he wants to win most is Maggie’s heart…

Melanie Scott's The Devil in Denim is a different take on the usual baseball novel. It doesn’t focus on a baseball player, but on the players behind the scenes. Tom Jameson has owned the Saints baseball team for years. Maggie, Tom’s daughter, was raised with the Saints. A recent college graduate, Maggie assumed she would work at the owner’s office for the Saints. Unexpectedly, Tom sells the Saints to businessman Alex Winters and his two associates Malachi Coulter (Mal) and Lucas Angelo.

[For love of the Saints...]

Sat
Aug 16 2014 2:00pm
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Ever After: Exclusive Excerpt

Kate SeRine

Ever After by Kate SeRine

To Catch a Thief…

For centuries, Gideon Montrose has served the King of Fairies without question and, often, without mercy. So when the King orders him to apprehend a notorious thief, Gideon obeys. But when he finally gets his hands on the beautiful culprit, Gideon’s in for a shock.

Arabella Locksley is none other than the spirited, unpredictable woman he knew back in Make Believe as Robin Hood—the love of his life whose tragic death destroyed his chance at Happily Ever After.

Now, he has an impossible choice. Betray the woman he once loved, or the king he’s bound to serve?

Get a sneak peek of Kate SeRine's Ever After (available August 21, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

As I slipped out of the rift, I made a grab, my hand closing around her arm before she even realized I was there. I spun her around, snatching the hood from her head in the same movement.

And then I forgot to breathe.

In my shock, I released her, staggering back with a choked cry, stumbling over my own feet and ass-planting in the fallen leaves. For a long moment, I could only stare up at the woman before me, unable to accept what my eyes were seeing.

You,” I finally managed to croak, tears of disbelief blurring my vision. “It’s you.

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Sat
Aug 16 2014 11:00am

First Look: D.D. Ayres’s Irresistible Force (August 26, 2014)

Irresistible Force by D.D. AyresD.D. Ayres
Irresistible Force
St. Martin's Press / August 26, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital

For Shay Appleton, it’s love at first sight when a gorgeous stray dog is brought into the animal shelter where she works. She just knows he’ll make a terrific watch dog—and with an abusive ex who won’t let go, she needs all the protection she can get. But Shay never suspected that her new pet is actually a trained police K-9 named Bogart—until Bogart’s even more gorgeous, human partner shows up on her doorstep.

Officer James Cannon is one tall, strong alpha male who’s convinced that Shay stole his dog. But once he gets closer to the suspect, he realizes that this stubborn, independent woman not only needs a guard dog, she needs James as well. It seems that someone from her past is stalking her, and threatening her life. When danger meets desire, will James risk his career and his best friend…to protect the woman who’s stolen his heart?

You don’t have to be a dog lover to enjoy D.D. Ayres’s new series because she has all the bases covered with menacing antagonists, sizzling chemistry, and flawed, appealing characters.

The threat to the characters is real, and the way that plays out is intriguing, but even more than that, I enjoyed the flawed characters. Characters who have made mistakes—like getting involved with the wrong people. In Shay’s case, she put off doing something because of fear of the past repeating itself— even backing down when she should have stood her ground. But she has good reasons for the way she acts.

[Irresistible reasons?...]

Fri
Aug 15 2014 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Swimsuit Edition with Lochte, Holloway, Swayze

Josh HollowayIt's the dog days of summer and what's better than to spend those hot times by the pool, or at the beach or lake. We gathered together some prime specimens who will hopefully heat you up before you go cool down!

[Go for a dip with these beefcake...]

Fri
Aug 15 2014 2:00pm

Addicted to Love: Erotic Recommendations for August 2014

Beyond Addiction by Kit RochaIn need of some sexy reading material to fill your e-reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palate—and your credit card....

August brings erotic addicions to a whole new level when these couples find the one they want to spend the rest of their lives with.

Beyond Addiction by Kit Rocha

She’s fought like hell to leave the past behind.

Trix changed her name and her life when she got clean four years ago. Now, she has a new family and a job she loves—tending bar and dancing at the Broken Circle. As an O’Kane, she’s happy, untouchable. Until a nightmare from her old life tears her away from her home and drags her back to Hell—also known as Sector Five.

He’s still living—and dying—in it.

Losing Trix was the kick in the head Finn needed to get sober, but working as an enforcer for a man he hates is slowly crushing his soul. The only thing that keeps him going is his determination to destroy Sector Five from the inside. Then Trix comes back into his life—alive, in danger—and nothing else matters.

Getting her home could be a suicide mission. The only thing deadlier is the old spark that flares to life between them. Soon, Finn and Trix are battling the one addiction neither of them ever managed to kick—each other. And it could cost them everything.

The Kit Rocha writing team goes to Defcon 10, and then some, in the fifth installment of their Beyond series. Pure erotic decadence is layered in sex, violence, and freedom as Rocha slowly reunites two former lovers whose addictions forced them apart. An action-packed storyline with an ongoing arc takes this erotic romance from common place to extraordinary in both writing and presentation.

[+More can't-miss erotic reads...]

Fri
Aug 15 2014 12:00pm
Excerpt

A Promise by Daylight: Exclusive Excerpt

Alison DeLaine

A Promise by Daylight by Alison DeLaine

A notorious rake…

In the aftermath of a near-fatal accident, the virile and charming Duke of Winston vowed to reform his ways. But for an infamous rogue, it's easier said than done. Hiring a personal medic, he sets about recovering from his injuries—and avoiding temptation at all costs. Little does Winston know, the one temptation he can't resist might be hiding before his very eyes.
 
A tenacious virgin…

Without a friend or farthing in the world, posing as a man is Miss Millicent Germain's only chance to achieve her dream of becoming a physician. But working for the decadent duke is trickier than no-nonsense Millie anticipated—and his touch threatens to awaken her deepest desires. By daylight, the two are at odds…but by night, their attraction may prove undeniable.

Get a sneak peek of Alison DeLaine's A Promise by Daylight (available August 26, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Millie watched through the most slender crack in her door as the princess silently raised the latch and let herself into Winston’s dressing room without knocking.

Millie shut her door and leaned against it, closing her eyes, trying not to imagine what would come next.

This was what was supposed to happen.

She wanted this to happen.

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Fri
Aug 15 2014 10:33am

Och, Lassie! Outlander Renewed for Season 2!

Claire and Jamie in Outlander Season 1TV Guide is reporting that Starz has renewed Outlander, based on the series by Diana Gabaldon, for a second season. Season 2 will be based on the second book in the series, Dragonfly in Amber, and will have at least 13 episodes.

Only the first episode of Outlander has aired thus far, but thanks to Starz's marketing efforts and the book series' fanbase, that episode has garnered five million views.

And, come on, who doesn't want to see more Jamie and Claire?

Fri
Aug 15 2014 9:58am

Nalini Singh Reveals Cover for Rock Addiction!

Rock Addiction by Nalini SinghNalini Singh has revealed the cover for Rock Addiction, the first book in her Rock Kiss series. It sounds as though it's a sexy New Adult romance (emphasis on the sexy!), and luckily, we won't have long to wait—Rock Addiction releases on September 9. 

Here's the book's official description:

A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…

Stay tuned to the H&H Nalini Singh Collection for more information as we get it.

Fri
Aug 15 2014 9:30am

First Look: Elizabeth Essex’s A Scandal to Remember (August 26, 2014)

A Scandal to Remember by Elizabeth EssexElizabeth Essex
A Scandal to Remember (Reckless Brides)
St. Martin's / August 26, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital

In Elizabeth Essex's A Scandal to Remember, for too long, Miss Jane Burke’s father has taken advantage of her painstaking research. Heading to the South Seas to make her own name as a scientist despite the crew’s insistence that a woman aboard is bad luck, she isn’t prepared to be championed by a handsome ship’s officer who rouses longings inside her as wild as any storm…

For Lieutenant Charles Dance, a post on His Majesty’s survey ship Tenacious is just one more dutiful rung on the ladder of his career. Even a headstrong bluestocking on board is less troubling than the ship’s drunken captain—and the ferocious gales that drive the ship off course. Stranded on a remote island, passion blazes between them as hot as the sun, but it’s Jane’s love that Charles wants forever…

Elizabeth Essex's A Scandal to Remember is a very good Adventure on the High Seas romance. I could almost taste the salt in the air, feel the spray of the waves, and hear the creaking of the masts as they are buffeted by the winds. This is a Naval Story, and in particular, a story about Lieutenant Charles Dance as he struggles to do his duty with what has to be the worst ship and crew in the Royal Navy.

[Scandal ahoy!...]

Fri
Aug 15 2014 8:10am

Chemistry on Film: “It’s Even Better When You Help”

Actress Lauren Bacall passed away this week, and so it seems like a good opportunity to post this clip from Bacall's first movie, To Have and Have Not, made when she was just nineteen years old.

This is how on-screen chemistry works (and yes, the two embarked on an affair during the course of this film that culminated in their getting married).

What are your favorite on-screen moments of chemistry? 

Thu
Aug 14 2014 4:30pm

First Look: Kelley Armstrong’s Visions (August 19, 2014)

Visions by Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong
Visions (A Cainsville Novel)
Dutton Adult / August 19, 2014 / $26.95 print, $12.99 digital

Omens, the first installment in Kelley Armstrong’s exciting new series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially cleared her parents of their horrifying crimes.

Their success, however, is short-lived. While Olivia takes refuge in the old, secluded town of Cainsville, Gabriel’s past mistakes have come to light, creating a rift between the pair just when she needs his help the most.

Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia’s convinced it’s another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman went missing just days ago—the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But why? And what role has her new home played in this disturbing murder?

Olivia’s effort to uncover the truth places her in the crosshairs of old and powerful forces, forces that have their own agenda, and closely guarded secrets they don’t want revealed. 

Olivia Taylor-Jones, also known as Eden Larsen, is riding a very fine line between two markedly different lives. In one, she’s the adopted daughter of a wealthy Chicago family; the other has her reconnecting with her birth parents, both currently serving life sentences for serial murders. Established in Omens, the first book in Kelley Armstrong’s Cainesville series, the rift from her old life saw Liv pushed in a new direction, starting with a move to a small town an hour away from the big city, and then investigating at least one of the supposed crimes committed by Pamela and Todd Larsen.

[What does she discover?]

Thu
Aug 14 2014 2:15pm

Drinking to Numb the Pain: Addicted Heroines in Romance

Before the Storm by Diane ChamberlainIncorporating addiction into a story can be very challenging for an author. Most of us have been around family and friends who've lost control of their life to either drugs or alcohol. And some of us have watched these individuals quit, going months or years without using their drug of choice, only to relapse, or fall off the wagon. We know that there is no cure and that many times addiction goes hand in hand with some type of mental disorder like depression or trauma, like PTSD. We know that people use alcohol and drugs to self-medicate; to feel good, to smother pain, and to escape untenable situations.

By incorporating addiction into a storyline, not only does the author have to convince us that there is a happy-ever-after in the hero’s or heroine’s future, but the author also has to create a relatable flawed character and explain why the character is acting in a non-heroic way. Most authors do this by writing situational addiction—the loss of a child, the trauma of war, the pain from childhood, etc. Many authors show the addiction in the past, making the character immediately worthy of readers’ regard.

While both hero and heroines deal with addiction, it seems to me that the majority are male. Maybe it’s a throwback to the Victorians' beliefs that women are paragons of perfection and purity, or maybe as female readers we would much rather identify with the person doing the saving rather than the person whose life has spiraled out of control. What do you think—is there a readers’ partiality for tortured heroes over heroines?

[What say you?...]

Thu
Aug 14 2014 12:00pm
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Stone Cold Lover: Exclusive Excerpt

Stone Cold Lover by Christine Warren

Art restorer Felicity “Fil” Shaltis can read the magic in auras, but her fascination with a valuable statue her friend Ella Harrow asks her to locate is purely artistic. At least until the fierce stone gargoyle comes to life as a powerful, and powerfully hot, immortal warrior, who promptly saves her life from a cultist set on destroying them both. Suddenly “chiseled good looks” takes on a whole new meaning…

STONE COLD LOVER

Spar expected nothing less than one of the seven demons of the Dark to wake him—and instead finds himself the unlikely savior of a spirited human female who now bears the mark of the demon. As one of seven Guardians created to vanquish the Darkness, Spar has no time for love—but he can’t deny that his destiny is clearly entwined with Fil’s. To battle the looming threat to humanity, first Spar must save the woman who summoned him...

Get a sneak peek of Christine Warren's Stone Cold Lover (available August 26, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of Chapters 1 & 2.

Chapter 1

Orange was so not her color.

Felicity Shaltis knew this, knew it even as she slipped the purloined key into the heavy antique lock and committed her first felony. The knowledge made her hands shake, but it didn’t stop her. She couldn’t stop; all she could do was hope she went to one of those progressive Canadian prisons where they let the inmates wear blue. Or black. She looked decent in black.

If she got lucky, maybe Ella would visit her.

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Thu
Aug 14 2014 11:45am

New Photos for Downton Abbey Season 5!

Mary, Tom Branson, and Lord Gillingham in Downton Abbey Season 5Masterpiece has released new official promotional pictures for Downton Abbey Season 5, giving us hints about what's ahead for our favorite characters. In them, we see Lady Mary hanging out with Tom and maybe-love-interest Lord Gillingham (and their guns!), Anna and Bates looking stiff (but smiling!), Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes possibly more friendly, and a brand-new household portrait (how quickly the babies have grown!). See all 8 of the images at BuzzFeed.

Downton Abbey returns with new episodes in the UK this fall, and in the United States on January 4, 2015. As always, H&H will present weekly recaps, so keep an eye on our Downton Abbey Collection for those and much, much more Downton goodness.

What are you most anticipating in Season 5?

[+Check out 2 more intriguing pics here...]