<i>Perfect Touch</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Perfect Touch: Exclusive Excerpt Elizabeth Lowell "She looked eerily beautiful, like a dream." <i>Stepbrother, Mine</i> #1: Exclusive Excerpt Stepbrother, Mine #1: Exclusive Excerpt Opal Carew "Butterflies fluttered through her stomach as she stepped into his suite." <i>30 Days</i>: Exclusive Excerpt 30 Days: Exclusive Excerpt Christine d'Abo "I have to be honest, some guys would be weirded out by this." <i>Forsaken</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Forsaken: Exclusive Excerpt Lisa Renee Jones "Is love even possible in the midst of heartache?"
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Jul 24 2015 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Men Who Played Writers on Screen

Joseph Fiennes as Shakespeare in Shakespeare In Love

Don't know if I can say that writers are the best lovers, but these characters made us believe in their words, books, and ablities to create a New York Times' Bestseller. Taye Diggs evoked every emotion from betrayl to sympathy as Harper Stewart in The Best Man. Ethan Hawke had us wondering about the one that got away as he played Jesse in Before Sunset.

Not all actors have played love-struck writers. Sean Connery was a writer/mentor in Finding Forrester and Jack Nicholson still scares me as Jack Torrance in The Shining. A round of applause because being a writer isn't easy.

So, in honor of the Romance Writers of America Conference (#RWA) we have rounded up a few of the most desirable actors who have played writers in movies. 

Also, please comment below your favorite actor who has played a writer or your favorite male romance writer in the comments below! 

[Mad, funny, or just plain sexy hot writers...]

Jul 24 2015 2:00pm

Second Chances in a Small Town: Laura Trentham’s Caught Up in the Touch

Caught Up in the Touch by Laura Trentham

“Unlike his cousin, he’d never fought the ties that bound him to Falcon. He’d gone away to college, but his heart ached for home like a tree cut off from its nourishing roots.”

Small town reads are one of my favorite troupes. It’s the sense of community and family in each one that can make this “setting”, into an actual character that lives and breathes. This can be said of the town of Falcon, the setting of Laura Trentham's Caught Up In the Touch.

The premise of Caught Up In the Touch is one of second chances, at love and remaking their lives on their terms, for both characters. Jessica Montgomery heads to Falcon to try to recruit Logan Wilde for her father’s company. When she lands in Falcon, a series of events unfold that forces her to stay longer than expected, and she’s charmed by the magic of the town. Jessica has been struggling under her father’s thumb and the people, especially Logan, fill her with a peace that she has been missing.

[Taking some time away helps to open the heart...]

Jul 24 2015 12:00pm

30 Days: Exclusive Excerpt

Christine d'Abo

30 Days by Christine d'Abo

For years, Alyssa has been going to bed with a memory. Is she ready to wake up with a fantasy?

Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mate, but not Alyssa Barrow. She met Rob at nineteen, and they were set to live happily ever after—until he became ill. In his final days, Rob urged his beautiful, young wife not to abandon happiness—or pleasure. He even left her a special gift, a sexy game plan to help her move on: Thirty cards with instructions for thirty days of passion. You’ll know when the time is right, he’d said. Now it’s two years later, and when Alyssa meets her hot new neighbor, Harrison Kemp, she begins to think the right time is right now…

From his sculpted thighs to his devilish grin, Harrison is the kind of man women want. Before she can lose her nerve, Alyssa tells Harrison about her long-ignored cards…and asks him to help her fulfill them. It’s a favor he’s more than happy to, um, perform. With his skillful touch, and the hot press of his lips against her skin, Alyssa finds herself re-awakening to life—and a host of other sensations. But what began as not-so-innocent fun soon grows into true intimacy, and Alyssa realizes she’s opening herself up not just to sex…but to love. When it comes to a future with Harrison, what’s really in the cards?

Get a sneak peek at Christine d'Abo's 30 Days (available July 28, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

I’d been standing in front of Harrison’s front door for the better part of ten minutes, wondering how much of an ass he thought I was. God, I’d had my moments of being an idiot in the past, but this was the first time I’d embarrassed myself this badly. I had no choice but to apologize—he hadn’t deserved me losing my shit on him like that, and at the very least I owed him a new shirt.

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Jul 22 2015 9:49am
Original Story

H&H Quickie #10: Kerrigan Byrne Presents “Chasing the Storm”

Kerrigan Byrne

The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne

We are honored and thrilled to share with you a brand-new original Quickie by Kerrigan Byrne, who took your prompts and ran with them to craft not just a scene but a short story that's sure to leave you with a smile and happy sigh as we wait for Kerrigan's next full-length novel, The Highwayman, out September 2, 2015. Enjoy!


Last month, we asked you to offer suggestions (“prompts”) as inspiration for a short original scene, and you blew us away with a ton of great prompts.

Here are the prompts she chose for (with thanks to everyone who left a suggestion, because there were so many fantastic options):

  • Cornwall's windswept-moors and a stolen/forbidden kiss (Tiffinie Helmer)
  • Highwayman and ribbon (anitaclenney)
  • Romantic dance at a masquerade ball (Debra Burge)
  • A skeleton key (VR Barkowski)
  • Love letter found tucked between the pages of a book (Yendo)
  • In the bright flash of the fierce lightning storm she sees a dark looming figure (sonia Bissonette)

Without further ado, allow us to present Kerrigan Byrne's H&H Quickie, “Chasing the Storm.”

[Read “Chasing the Storm” here...]

Jul 24 2015 9:30am

Earth, Wind, Fire, and Air...and More: Cassandra Gannon’s The Elemental Phases Series

Queen of the Magnetland by Cassandra Gannon

I took a look on my Amazon recommendations and saw a title called The Queen of Magnetland. Seeing as this was the first book in a series and I was jonesing for something X-Men/fantasy-like I decided to one-click the first book in Cassandra Gannon’s Elemental series, Warrior from the Shadowland. What I didn’t know at the time is that I would spend the next five days reading this cracktackular series.

The Elemental Phases is completely different from any other paranormal/fantasy world out there. The basic idea is that immortal beings called Phases that exist keep the world moving. Each Phase is born into an Elemental house. Where this idea gets really cool is that the Phases aren’t just earth, water, air, fire a la Captain Planet. Instead there are Cloud Phases, Color Phases, Magnet Phases, Electricity Phases, etc. each of which upholds that element on Earth. When the series starts, the Elemental Phase community has been decimated by a plague released by the Air House. Now, literal elements in the universe are falling apart because there are not enough of individual Phases left in some of the Houses to sustain a particular element. One example is Cloud House, the Cloud Phases are extinct so now clouds look flat and have no shape to them.

In addition to the cool array of elements included in the series, you also have a fated mate trope as Phases want to find their Phase-Match, basically their soul mate. At the beginning of the series, Cross, the last of the Shadow Phases finds his soulmate in Nia of the Water House. The two must work together to try and find a cure for the plague that is decimating their people while at the same time falling in love. The sex scenes, known as Phasing, aren’t particularly graphic but still romantic.

[Join the elements of ....]

Jul 23 2015 4:30pm

Love in Sherwood Forest: Romancing Robin Hood

Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn in the movie Robin and Marian

When talk turns to iconic lovers, whose romance has been keeping readers and viewers enthralled for literally centuries, the discussion wouldn’t be complete without giving some serious time to Robin Hood and Maid Marian. Bards of old knew the appeal of an exiled noble turned outlaw with a heart of gold, who robbed from the rich to give to the poor, turned his back on privilege to find something better, and found, in the doing, that the real treasure was the love of a highborn lady who would choose to follow her heart rather than the plans set forth for her by others. No wonder this love story has continued to endure and thrive, reimagined, reinterpreted and given new life with each new telling.

Moviemakers knew this, too. From Errol Flynn’s landmark swashbuckler (Bugs Bunny optional) to Disney’s animalistic take on the legend, Mel Brooks’ humorous take, Keira Knightley’s action-adventure take on Marian, not to mention the BBC series that graced us with Gerard Butler’s presence, up through the heart-rending Robin and Marian, where Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn bring all the feels with the middle aged lovers making one last grab for happily ever after, the story of Robin and Marian is a natural for the romance genre, so no wonder romance writers have found more than one way to make the legend their own.

[A legendary heroic outlaw...]

Jul 23 2015 2:00pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive Cover Reveal from Mandy Baxter

Today H&H is thrilled to reveal three covers from Mandy Baxter's Billioniare's Club Series. What's better than one billionaire? A whole three...that are brother! See how the Christensen boys find their happily ever afters in The Billionaire Heartbreaker, The Billionaire Single Dad, and Christmas with the Billionaire Rancher!

[Learn more about the books and check out the amazing covers...]

Jul 23 2015 12:00pm

Mistaken Beardentity: Penny Reid’s Truth or Beard

Truth or Beard by Penny Reid

In Penny Reid’s Truth or Beard, we encounter the six notorious bearded Winston brothers. The Winstons previously appeared in Penny’s Beauty and the Mustache. These brothers are a delicious fantasy, six super sexy, rugged small town Tennessee men and all of them are single and in need of a woman. Form an orderly line, Ladies!

Did I mention that these sexy brothers all have beards? These aren’t guys with hipster beards either. They’re rocking the super masculine kind of beard. They’re the kind of bearded guys who wear flannel shirts and chop logs and if needed, they’ll take down a grizzly bear with their bare hands. I should admit that I am vehemently pro-beard but regardless of where you might stand on male grooming, it’s impossible not to fall in love with the bearded Winston men.

Truth or Beard stars the amazing Duane. Here we have a hero with red hair. That’s right, he’s a ginger! He’s a ginger beard man! Let’s not forget that hot gingers are definitely having a moment—think Sam Heughan, Prince Harry, Damian Lewis, Eddie Redmayne, Ed Sheeran, and Conan O’Brien.

[Bring on the ginger...]

Jul 23 2015 9:30am

First Look: Rhonda Helms’s Break Your Heart (July 28, 2015)

Rhonda Helms
Break Your Heart
Kensington / July 28, 2015 / $9.95 print & $4.99 digital

Fearless and flirtatious, Megan Porter isn't your typical math major. On the fast track to graduating with honors, a spot in her school's masters program is nearly guaranteed. But her senior year is quickly turned upside-down by her new thesis advisor, cryptography professor Dr. Nick Muramoto. Young, effortlessly good-looking, and intellectual, he's far more intriguing than the immature jocks Megan usually goes for. And as she decodes the hidden messages he leaves in the margins of her assignments and in their emails, she realizes this might be more than a schoolgirl crush—especially after they share a passionate kiss...

Soon Nick and Megan grow closer, and their different worlds begin to merge. But if their relationship is discovered, Nick's career could be over. With Megan's parents close to campus on business, hiding their love becomes an even greater challenge. Yet keeping secrets will lead Megan to discover hers is just one piece in a much larger puzzle—next to her mother's stash of painkillers—that may put her carefully laid plans for the future in jeopardy.

Teacher-student, New Adult, interracial romance. With Break Your Heart, author Rhonda Helms deftly gift-wraps several trope-tastic elements and freshens up a subgenre that's been glutted by a lot of the same stories. In this follow-up to 2014's Scratch, math geek Megan Porter and cryptography professor Nick Muramoto are as far from the standard NA set-up as you can imagine, bonding over their love of puzzles and an instant attraction. Neither of them needs any kind of healing, just a safe place to share their dreams, and the threat of discovery and accusations of impropriety are a big enough conflict to keep things interesting.       

[We're interested...]

Jul 23 2015 8:08am

Team H&H is at RWA!

Last night kicked off the festivities for the annual Romance Writers of America National Conference. While Team H&H is always glad to travel around the country for conference, we're thrilled to welcome all the romance writers, readers, and crew to our city as Heroes and Heartbreakers calls New York City its home base. Team H&H's Heather Waters and Jenn Proffitt will be at RWA this week, so stay tuned for news and tweets from the conference. If you're there, come say hi—we're friendly see, this photo from right before the literacy signing is proof!

In the spirit of the conference, and for those who aren't there this week, do you remember what, if any, RITA winning books you've read (either from this year or years past)? Let us know in the comments!

Jul 22 2015 4:30pm

First Look: Jayne Castle’s Siren’s Call (July 28, 2015)

Siren's Call by Jayne Castle

Jayne Castle
Siren's Call (Rainshadow Series #2)
Jove/ July 28, 2015 / $7.99 print, digital

In the mysterious world of Harmony, there are places filled with unexplored marvels. But Rainshadow Island isn’t about to give up its secrets…

In the alien catacombs of Rainshadow, there are creatures whose compelling songs lure the unwary to their death. That’s why Rafe Coppersmith, hired to clear out the catacombs for exploration, needs a music talent. He’s knows the perfect one, but she probably doesn’t want anything do with him...

Ella Morgan had once fallen hard and fast for Rafe, but then he disappeared for months…and he’s not about to tell her why. Ella, too, has secrets that only her dust bunny knows. She’s not just a music talent, she’s a Siren: a paranormal singer capable of singing men to sleep—or to their deaths.

But once on Rainshadow, Rafe and Ella will learn that surrendering to passion doesn’t come without risks—and fighting fire with fire only adds to the flame…

Siren’s Call is the fourth installment in Jayne Castle’s Rainshadow series. A spin off of her popular Harmony series, Rainshadow is an island that has become a refuge of sorts to those who don’t fit in with Harmony’s upper class society. People with unusual or dangerous psi talents gravitate to the island, knowing the island tends to protect its inhabitants from outsiders. The island, a hot bed of unexplored alien energy areas, keeps the local talent on their toes. Dry witty humor and a suspenseful mystery go hand in hand to create a well developed storyline that tends to revolve around two “misfits” who band together to investigate the island's unusual alien infrastructure. Personable characters, intriguing plot lines, and vivid world building makes each installment a fun engaging read. Though each book can be read as a stand alone, this series does interact with her Harmony and Arcane series as the three series follow specific families through time.

[Two misfits fight fire...]

Jul 22 2015 3:15pm

Romance News Roundup: Sherrilyn Kenyon Excerpt & RWA Update!

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.

Dragonbane by Sherrilyn Kenyon—Sherrilyn Kenyon has shared another peek at her latest Dark-Hunter novel, Dragonbane! And if you haven't already, do read our Chapter 1 excerpt!

—Happy RWA week! Are you in New York City for the Romance Writers of America national conference? We hope everyone attending has a blast and that we see many of you around! If you'll be following along from home, stay tuned to our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook feeds for live updates from the con!

—Deal Alert: Jill Sanders's romantic suspense Secret Seduction is currently free in e-book at e-tailers Amazon and iBookstore, and it's marked down to $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble.*

—The news roundup will be taking a brief hiatus for the rest of the week for RWA craziness, but it'll be back next week!

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

Jul 22 2015 2:30pm

Forsaken: Exclusive Excerpt

Lisa Renee Jones

Forsaken by Lisa Renee Jones

Six years ago, Chad’s hunt for a dangerous treasure turned deadly when his family home was set on fire, his parents killed. Faking his and his sister Amy’s death to protect her from further retaliation, he set her up in a new life with a friend’s help, letting her believe he’d died.

But now the men who hired Chad to find the treasure have found him, imprisoning and torturing him to learn where it’s hidden. A dark-haired beauty named Gia helps him escape, promising him access to his worst enemy. And as he tries to unravel the deep secrets of the past, he starts falling for her…only to discover she’s not what she seems.

Unable to trust anyone, Chad focuses on only two things: protecting his sister Amy and getting revenge. Is love even possible in the midst of heartache?

Get a sneak peek at Lisa Renee Jones's Forsaken (available August 18, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“You need to know that the first chance I have to make it happen, I will you out of this.”

“If I don’t want to go?”

“You’ll go.”

[Read the full excerpt...]

Jul 22 2015 1:30pm

Suits and Swagger: Favorite Legal-Themed Romances from Ally McBeal, James, Long, and More!

Playing with Trouble by Chanel Cleeton

Today we're thrilled to have Chanel Cleeton on Heroes and Heartbreakers. Chanel's most recent release, Playing with Trouble, is the second book in her legal and political-themed series Capital Confessions series. Each of Chanel's books deals with lawyers and the political world of a high-powered family. Chanel is here today to talk about the appeal of the legal-themed romances and share some of her favorites. Thanks, Chanel!

My fascination for legal themes in fiction began at a young age. One of my earliest crushes was inspired by Tom Cruise’s character in A Few Good Men. There was something about his playful attitude turned lethal in a courtroom that spoke to me (not to mention how good he looked in a uniform).

As I grew older, shows like Ally McBeal and Scandal and movies like Legally Blonde only fueled my interest, adding in that romantic element that I craved. While three years of law school dimmed the enthusiasm a bit, once I’d escaped its clutches, I found myself gravitating toward legal-themed romances and the clever banter and crackling chemistry they often provide.

[Put him in a suit and tie...]

Jul 22 2015 12:00pm

August 2015 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in August. We’ve divided them up by week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases. For those who’ve got a very specific obsession, we also divided the list up by subgenre and there are some great books to look forward to, and you can can find them in our printable version. Our shopping list is the biggest yet, so don’t forget to take this printable version with you when it’s time to shop!

Jump to New Releases for the Week of:
August 1-7 | August 8-14 | August 15-21 | August 22-31

Heroes and Heartbreakers August 2015 Shopping List!
Week of August 1 through August 7

[Check out the complete list!...]

Jul 22 2015 9:30am

Now Win This!: Ilona Andrews’s Magic Shifts

Click here to be entered for a chance to win a hardcover copy of Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews*

We're only about two weeks away from the release of the latest Kate Daniels book by Ilona Andrews, and if you just can't wait to get a copy...we're giving you the chance to win one!* 

Learn more about the book:

In the latest Kate Daniels novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews, magic is coming and going in waves in post-Shift Atlanta—and each crest leaves danger in its wake…

After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Kate and Curran know that separating from the Pack completely is a process that will take time. 

But when they learn that their friend Eduardo has gone missing, Kate and Curran shift their focus to investigate his disappearance. Eduardo was a fellow member of the Mercenary Guild, so Kate knows the best place to start looking is his most recent jobs. As Kate and Curran dig further into the merc’s business, they discover that the Guild has gone to hell and that Eduardo’s assignments are connected in the most sinister way…

An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece.

Click here to be entered for a chance to win a hardcover copy of Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews*

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Jul 22 2015 8:19am

Would You Rather...Cowboys vs. Dukes

The Cowboy and the Princess by Lori Wilde

This would you rather has a little more to do with personal preference than an actual tough choice, because in this case, you would win no matter what!

So, if you had to, which of these heroes would you rather marry:

  • A Duke and you would live in the lap of luxury complete with balls, jewels, and a sweeping estate
  • A Cowboy and you would work hard...but play hard, too.

Let us know in the comments!

Jul 22 2015 7:00am

Cover Reveal: Darynda Jones’s Charley Davidson Novella Brighter Than the Sun!

Friday on her Facebook page, Darynda Jones announced the title for a mysterious new novella, Brighter Than the Sun, sparking all sorts of questions, especially “Is it a Charley Davidson book??” Well, today, Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to unveil the cover for that very title, a shiny new Reyes Alexander Farrow story.

Wait, what?!!!

Yes, you read that right: Charley Davidson's beloved, the son of Satan himself, Reyes Alexander Farrow, will be the star of the novella! Which means a certain author was teasing us mercilessly in her comment about more Reyes point of view in a recent Dirt on Ninth Grave reveal Q&A... But I think we can all agree that it. was. worth it.

And now, onto the full cover—not to mention the official description—for Brighter Than the Sun...

[Learn more about the book and check out the amazing cover...]

Jul 21 2015 4:30pm

First Look: Kate Rothwell’s The Detective’s Dilemma (July 24, 2015)

The Detective's Dilemma by Kate Rothwell

Kate Rothwell
The Detective's Dilemma
Kate Rothwell / July 24, 2015 /$2.99 digital

Kidnapped by his own target, this crooked cop is having one bad day. 

Detective Caleb Walker is foiled by his own industriousness. Determined to capture a criminal, he plants evidence—and is discovered by his higher-ups. Now blackmailed into being the strong-arm for a corrupt politician, he visits a poor widow he must convince to surrender her son. Yet something about her stirs his memory, and long-submerged desires. When she pulls a gun on him and demands he switch sides, he’s stunned, annoyed…and intrigued. 

No one will take her son from Julianna. Least of all her sinister ex-father-in-law whose abuse damaged her late husband. With the handsome detective smirking in her sights, Julianna must convince him to help her keep her baby safe from the very people holding Caleb in their powerful grip. In a desperate bid, she kidnaps the cynical Caleb—and struggles to ignore the heat sparking between them. 

As they pursue answers, secrets are uncovered—including Julianna’s and Caleb’s. Two imperfect hearts together may be enough to win the day. If their enemies don’t destroy them first. What happens when a corrupt detective is asked (ahem, forced) to deliver the son of a newly widowed woman to his grandparents without said widow’s consent? You get a pistol wielding, fierce momma who will stop at nothing to protect her child, a serious game of hide and seek, and a man who just might finally meet his match.

In Kate Rothwell's novel, The Detective's Dilemma, the year is 1884 and New York City is bustling. Caleb Walker, once an esteemed cop, is now forced to take corrupt jobs on the side in order to keep his position with the department.  Such a job leads him to the recent widow, Mrs. Julianna Winthrop. Caleb’s new assignment tasks him to take Peter, Juliana’s son, and deliver him to his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop. Yet Juliana will stop at nothing to ensure that Peter stays far away from her father-in-law, especially after she learns of Mr. Winthrop’s treatment toward her late husband. Enter the pistol. When it becomes quite clear that Caleb is there to steal Peter, Juliana turns the tables and kidnaps Caleb instead, leaving Peter with the nanny and her manservant.

[Kidnap my heart...]

Jul 21 2015 3:13pm

Romance News Roundup: Psy-Changeling Reunion, Tina Leonard Deal, 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.

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh—Old favorites are set to return for a Psy-Changeling reunion in the as-yet-untitled next book in the series, Nalini Singh told fans last night at a Shards of Hope signing/live chat with Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books in New Jersey. Characters you can expect to see in future include Falcon Changelings, BlackSea, RainFire, and...pupcubs! (Want more? The Berkley Romance live-tweeted the event.) We will of course bring you news about Singh's 2016 release as we get it, and until then we offer up all our Nalini Singh coverage.

—Deal Alert: Tina Leonard's The Rebel Cowboy's Quadruplets is currently $.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.* Check out the covers for more books by Leonard, including her forthcoming rodeo romance Last of the Red-Hot Heroes, due out September 15, 2015.

[+Watch Chris Evans in a new rom-com trailer...]