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Wed
Dec 17 2014 1:00pm

Now Win This!: “Mr. Grey Will See You Now” Fifty Shades Poster

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Sat
Dec 6 2014 12:00pm

Too Big for One Book: Erotic Romance Trilogies by Kenner, Tan, and More!

Release Me by J. KennerThe release of E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Gray series helped popularize a trend in romance: BDSM erotic romances where one couple’s happily ever after is told over three books. This trend has both pros and cons; the pros being that a couple’s HEA can be told in more depth and readers can spend more time with the main characters, but the cons being there are often cliffhanger endings, there may be a long wait between books, and the second books often read like filler. Despite the cons, I keep reading them.

One of the most popular of these BDSM series is J. Kenner’s Stark trilogy, which follow the tumultuous relationship between Nikki Fairchild and Damien Stark in Release Me, Claim Me and Complete Me. In Release Me, Damien, a billionaire entrepreneur, offers Nikki a million dollars to pose for a nude painting. She accepts and thus gets swept up in Damien’s swank and kinky lifestyle. In the second book, the author reveals more about Damien’s past and adds more external conflict. While the couple remains together, Damien is in trouble by the end of Claim Me, setting the stage for the storyline in Complete Me. The relationship between Nikki and Damien is compelling and sexy with only light kink and some bondage. For fans of this series, there are several novellas revisiting the couple.

[It's like sitting down with old friends...]

Tue
Dec 2 2014 12:00pm
Excerpt

Schooled: Exclusive Excerpt

Lorelei James

Schooled by Lorelei James

When Amery Hardwick first met martial arts master Ronin Black, she wasn’t ready for the primal urges his sensual rope artistry released in her. As it turned out Amery and Ronin were made for each other. But when they head to Japan for a delayed honeymoon and Ronin’s annual training with his sensei, Amery struggles to adapt to the foreign customs as well as running her burgeoning business from afar.

But culture shock is the least of her worries when faced with the changes in Ronin—it feels as if she’s married a stranger. Caught between his sensei’s demands and pleasing his wife, Ronin is at war with himself over choosing advancement in his jujitsu training, or staying at home with the woman who owns his heart and soul. As the limits of their relationship are tested once again, Ronin and Amery discover that they both have a lot to learn about each other….and what it takes to build a love that’ll pass all life’s little tests.

Get a sneak peek of Lorelei James's Schooled (available December 2, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

For more on this book, read the first look.

 “Holy shit, Ronin. I don’t know what I was expecting—okay, I had zero expectations because I’ve never been on a private plane before, but it certainly wasn’t this.”

“It gets better.” He led her past the conference and lounging areas. He slid open a door, revealing a bathroom with a walk-in tiled shower.

“That is nothing like the tiny, cramped bathrooms on commercial airliners,” she said with awe.

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Mon
Dec 1 2014 11:15am

First Look: Lorelei James’s Schooled (December 2, 2014)

Schooled by Lorelei JamesLorelei James
Schooled (The Mastered Series)
Intermix / December 2, 2014 / $2.99 digital

When Amery Hardwick first met martial arts master Ronin Black, she wasn’t ready for the level of his sensual artistry—or his need for extreme control. Nor was she prepared for the primal urges it released in her. Amery and Ronin were made for each other.

When they married they were certain their future would be a fulfilling journey of love and passion. But happily ever after is never so simple. Six months later, while in Japan, Ronin is training with his sensei, while Amery is consumed by her own burgeoning career—and a culture shock with which she is struggling to adapt.

Now, from the heady pleasures of Tokyo bondage houses to the unyielding family traditions pulsing with every beat of Ronin’s heart, Amery and Ronin find the limits of their relationship tested once again, and shocked to discover what they’re willing to do in order to save it.

The great thing about sequels after fan favorite couples get their HEA is the comfort of knowing they have conquered all and come out together, while still getting to see them learning to navigate the everyday obstacles of life. This is exactly what we find in Lorelei James's Schooled, her follow-up to the Mastered duet featuring Ronin and Amery Black. 

[Getting schooled takes on a whole new meaning!]

Sat
Nov 22 2014 10:30am

3 Things the Fifty Shades of Grey Film MUST Get Right

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Christian and AnaLove it or hate it, E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey is a cultural phenomenon. It's a polarizing work inside and out of romance circles, but its bestseller status many times over and overwhelming penchant as watercooler talk made a transition to the big screen basically inevitable. The thing is, its popularity means that just about everyone has an opinion on the idea of a BDSM romance novel translating to theaters. It's really the first exposure of the genre to blockbuster feature film status. And regardless of the final product, Fifty Shades of Grey struck a chord with people across the globe for a reason, and above all, the film version has to respect that. The Fifty Shades film should make us love it for the same reasons the book resonated with so many. It must reflect the story we've come to know and in order to do that, it has to nail three things: the extreme sex, the proper articulation and balance of the romance, and Christian Grey.

As a film, Fifty Shades of Grey has one objective to accomplish: Walking the tightrope of honoring what fans and readers love about the addictive quality of the work while doing justice to our overactive imaginations as we've devoured the story and know it well. It needs to take itself seriously but not too seriously.

The intensity that should have come across in the first official trailer released this summer at times unfortunately just feels slow, boring, and even cold. So often BDSM is portrayed poorly and inaccurately, and with the visual component of the props and the Red Room of Pain, it cannot be a bunch of cheap thrills. It can't be stereotype and it can't just be an extreme version of Twilight. Execution of the BDSM lifestyle here is a concern, and it's one of the main hit-or-miss elements upon which the film's success hinders, and there will be plenty of fact-checkers in the audience.

[What else will fans be expecting?...]

Wed
Nov 19 2014 10:45am

December 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

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

This month we have a few new features we'd like to introduce. We are giving you two new sections—one that is exclusive for this month, and the other which will be a new monthly staple. Due to popular demand, for those of you looking for strictly Romantic Suspense, we've added a whole subgenre category for the shopping list that you can use to see what Romantic Suspense titles are coming out each month. And if you're in a holiday mood and looking for Holiday Reprints we've been stockpiling them for you, too, just for this month!

Heroes and Heartbreakers December 2014 Shopping List!
 
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/SfR

[Check out the complete list!...]

Thu
Nov 13 2014 1:00pm

Mr. Grey Will See You Tonight: New Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer Debuts During Scandal

We'll be recapping Scandal tomorrow, but there will be a scandalous treat in tonight's episode for those watching—the newest Fifty Shades of Grey trailer! Don't worry if you can't catch it, as part of the #OfficialFifty we'll be sharing it with you as soon as we can!

Mon
Nov 10 2014 12:00pm
Excerpt

The King: Exclusive Excerpt

Tiffany Reisz

The King by Tiffany Reisz

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….

Get a sneak peek of Tiffany Reisz's The King (available November 24, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“You’re planning to build a what?” Søren asked.

“A BDSM club,” Kingsley said. He leaned forward at his desk and held up photographs he’d taken at a dozen different clubs. “I’ve been all over the world the past three weeks looking at what’s out there. I took these pictures in LA. It’s more a nightclub than a kink club, but it has a few dungeons. I went to this club in Germany—it’s as terrifying as it looks. This one was New Orleans. A brothel and a club, probably like your friend’s in Rome. And this is Chicago. Did you know the old Playboy clubs gave a key to every member? We’ll do something like—”

“Kingsley, stop.” Søren met his eyes across the desk.

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Mon
Sep 29 2014 1:00pm

First Look: Lisa Henry’s Sweetwater (September 29, 2014)

Sweetwater by Lisa Henry

Lisa Henry
Sweetwater
Riptide / September 29, 2014 / $6.99, digital / $16.99, print

Elijah Carter is afflicted. Most of the townsfolk of South Pass City treat him as a simpleton because he’s deaf, but that’s not his only problem. Something in Elijah runs contrary to nature and to God. Something that Elijah desperately tries to keep hidden.

Harlan Crane, owner of the Empire saloon, knows Elijah for what he is—and for all the ungodly things he wants. But Crane isn’t the only one. Grady Mullins desires Elijah too, but unlike Crane, he refuses to push the kid.

When violence shatters Elijah’s world, he is caught between two very different men and two devastating urges: revenge, and despair. In a boomtown teetering on the edge of a bust, Elijah must face what it means to be a man in control of his own destiny, and choose a course that might end his life . . . or truly begin it for the very first time.

It's Wyoming, 1870 in Lisa Henry's Sweetwater. Elijah, the adopted son of the town doctor, is seen as mentally handicapped by most people who know him—and they don't even know about his shameful, terrifying feelings. Today he'd be called gay and sexually submissive, but he lives in a time which has no good words for either of those things. And Elijah doesn't trust words anyway. Partially deaf from the scarlet fever that killed his entire family, words for him are a source of struggle to be understood, a tool for others to torment him, and a symbol of a world he can't join.

[There are no safe words]

Tue
Sep 23 2014 3:30pm

I Want To Sex You Up: Erotic Recommendations For September 2014

In 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....

As lovers embark upon new and exciting paths towards sexual and emotional fulfillment, issues of control and submission lend new meaning to the term “letting go.”

Bombshell by Jody Gehrman

Copywriter Ruby Sugars is in a rut. Her life consists of the following: long hours, boring neutral colors and regular fat-shaming from her stick insect-looking boss. But Ruby isn't really a Bland Betty—she's a complete Bettie Page hottie, with an enviable collection of vintage couture and very naughty vixen lingerie. Now if only she could channel that girl into her real life….

Cue Ruby's best friend, whose recent fixation is “fantasy matchmaking.” She's decided that all Ruby needs is one night with a sexy, delectable man—one with a serious thing for curvy pinup girls. And “Lancer” is hot enough to make any girl's fantasy come true.

For one night, it's pure, X-rated hotness. But come the next morning, this brand-spankin'-new bombshell will get the shock of her life when the man she vowed to see only once shows up again…as her new boss.

A one night stand turns into something more when a single night of exquisite no holds barred  passion spills over into the light of day.

[Do we need to call a special meeting about that?]

Wed
Sep 17 2014 2:00pm

Starting Forever in Roni Loren’s Forever Starts Tonight

Forever Starts Tonight by Roni Loren

Roni Loren's novella Forever Starts Tonight is another amazing addition to the Loving on the Edge series. Forever Starts Tonight follows our two swoony heroes and kickass heroine from the second book, Melt Into You, which details when the three fell in love. This novella deals with what happens after the happy trio falls in love and their relationship is put to the test. 

Most romance novels focus on the falling in love aspect, and we rarely get to see much detail about what happens after the fact. Jace, Andre, and Evan learn just how hard they have to work in order to keep their relationship afloat, while figuring out what they truly want out of their current arrangement.

He thought they’d had it all figured out when they’d told each other I love you.

That everything would naturally fall into place. But there was so much more to happily-ever-after than declaring commitment to each other. That was only the beginning.

They were still peeling back layers of each other, laying down bricks of trust, and learning how to show rather than say what love really meant for them.

[Starting tonight!]

Wed
Sep 17 2014 12:30pm

October 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

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

Look for all your favorite Holiday Reprints in our December shopping list!

Ready for more? The November 2014 Shopping List is here!

Heroes and Heartbreakers October 2014 Shopping List!
 
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/SfR

[Check out the complete list!...]

Thu
Sep 11 2014 8:30am

Top 5 Leading Ladies in Kinky Romance

Linger by Lauren JamesonToday H&H is joined by author Lauren Jameson, whose Linger is just out, and super-hot, pairing a female Dom with an Alpha male sub with some explosive results. Linger is unusual in that the Dom is female, although there are more of those pairings than you might think. And Lauren is here to share her five favorite dominant women in erotic fiction. Thanks, Lauren! 

1. Lauren in Holding The Cards by Joey W. Hill

This was the first BDSM story that I read with a dominant heroine. I was hesitant at first, and I know I’ve heard the same thing from many readers about Linger... they just don’t know if they’re going to enjoy that role reversal. But Joey Hill paints such an intensely beautiful, emotional connection between Lauren and Josh in this book that at the end that I absolutely feel in love with them both. And I want to say that by the end I didn’t care WHO was in charge, so long as they were together... but the characters were drawn in such a way that their dominance and submission was integral to who they were.

[And we're submitting to the gloriousness of this list...]

Thu
Sep 4 2014 3:30pm

First Look: Lisa Renee Jones’s My Control (September 8, 2014)

My Control by Lisa Renee JonesLisa Renee Jones
My Control (Inside Out)
Pocket Star / September 8, 2014 / $.99 digital

I have lost the man I once was, letting guilt and heartache define who I am. Darkness has controlled me, and one woman has seen what no one else has seen in me, what I do not wish to exist. I'm consumed with my hunger for her and my need for her has driven me to the edge of sanity, but no more.

She's about to find out that the Master has returned.

My Control is the third novella of Mark Compton's story in the Inside Out series by Lisa Renee Jones. Mark is a dark, enigmatic character with plenty of secrets. He is also the star of Rebecca’s journals, and his guilt over her disappearance has increased tenfold now that his ex-playmate, Ava, has confessed to killing Rebecca. He is also dealing with his mother suffering with cancer and with the police investigation resulting from not only Ava’s impulsive behavior but from Sara investigating Rebecca’s disappearance in the first place. And then, of course, there is Crystal. Crystal, who runs point at Riptide, and who has gone toe-to-toe with Mark. She is no one’s submissive and while she cares about Mark, they have to balance their incredible chemistry with Mark’s needs. Jones takes us through one of the most challenging parts of any romance: the courtship.

[Woo us!...]

Wed
Aug 27 2014 11:00am
Excerpt

Lord Savage: Exclusive Excerpt

Mia Gabriel

Lord Savage by Mia Gabriel (e-book cover)

I’d never felt so vulnerable, at once both lost and found, as I now did sprawled half-naked across Savage in this foolish throne-chair. His strength was my solace, my comfort, and there was nothing better than hearing the beating of his heart beneath my ear.

Once trapped in a loveless, pleasure-less marriage, Evelyn Hart leaves her home in New York for the glittering ballrooms of London. When she arrives, she meets the Earl of Savage, a dark, powerful man who seems to live up to his name. Despite his noble trappings, he’s also a man who can possess her with just one look. Soon Evelyn finds herself pulled into Savage's world - a world of passion and seductive games unlike any she has ever experienced. Evelyn's heart is captured with no hope of escape. But can they overcome the tortures of the past together...?

Savage never imagined someone like Evelyn walking into his life. As soon as he sees her he knows he must have her, no matter the cost, in Lord Savage by Mia Gabriel.

Get a sneak peek of Mia Gabriel's Lord Savage (available September 9, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“You say your husband did not satisfy you. Did you ever love him?”

I hadn’t expected that, especially not so soon after I’d awakened. I considered dissembling, the way I’d always done with Arthur; really, our entire marriage had been a lie. But with Savage I felt drawn to tell the truth, especially about this.

“No,” I said softly. “I never loved him, nor did he love me.”

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Wed
Aug 27 2014 9:45am

First Look: Lauren Jameson’s Linger (September 2, 2014)

Linger by Lauren JamesonLauren Jameson
Linger
Penguin / September 2, 2014 / $15.00, print / $5.99, digital

On her last night in Nevada before embarking on a yearlong veterinary internship, Scarlett Malone is celebrating—and looking for one night of incredible pleasure. But the man who draws her eye is not her usual type: He’s a cowboy whose alpha-male tendencies tempt her beyond belief. Scarlett can’t understand why she wants this man and no one else, but she’s determined to entice him to submit.…

Dr. Logan Brody lives an isolated life in rural Montana, running a ranch and suppressing his submissive tendencies. Only on his occasional trips does he give into his hidden urges. He can’t deny his scorching attraction to Scarlett or that she makes him want more, but he never lets anyone break him down fully. He’s hers for one night and one night only.

But when Scarlett shows up at Logan’s door as his intern for the year, he realizes that the walls around his heart are about to crumble—and that this sexy dominant woman has no intention of letting him keep control.…

Nothing causes pages to burn quite like a submissive alpha male cowboy and a Mistress determined to make him hers.  Lauren Jameson’s Linger is a stunningly sexy concoction that weaves together two souls with a taste for volcanic-hot sex.  Scarlett Malone is just about to leave her home for a veterinary internship.  City life doesn’t teach a veterinarian all of the in’s and out’s of large animal care, and the only way to get the needed hands-on experience is to work under someone who takes care of those big animals on a day-to-day basis.  This means going out into the quiet countryside of Montana and leaving the hustle and bustle of city life behind.

Before Scarlett leaves for a year, she takes one more night to fulfill her sexual desires.  A rich friend of hers owns one of the hottest BDSM clubs in the area; she has trained to be a Mistress and has more than her share of fans.  That final night, Scarlett enters the club to see a man that she has to have.  A tall cowboy with a beautiful body—a cowboy who may very well be a Master himself—immediately catches her attention.  Scarlett is in luck: her cowboy is a submissive, if an alpha one, and the challenge he will provide her is just what she needs. 

[Challenge accepted...]

Tue
Aug 26 2014 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Heidi Cullinan, Lorelei James, and Brighton Walsh!

Covers for Heidi Cullinan, Brighton Walsh, and Lorelei JamesThis week we're thrilled to reveal the covers from Heidi Cullinan, Lorelei James, and Brighton Walsh. Each of these couples has barriers to their relationship—sometimes each other—but somehow, we think they'll work it out!

Take a look at the great covers for Brighton Walsh's Captive, Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan, and Unraveled by Lorelei James, and learn more about the books.

[Peek behind the curtain to see all 3 covers!...]

Thu
Aug 21 2014 12:30pm

First Look: Liz Carlyle’s The Earl’s Mistress (August 26, 2014)

The Earl's Mistress by Liz Carlyle

Liz Carlyle
The Earl's Mistress
Avon / August 26, 2014 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital

Women rarely refuse the wicked Earl of Hepplewood, whose daring exploits are only whispered about. But when his new governess answers his proposition with a slap, then stalks out, references in hand, Hepplewood finds more than his face is burning.

Isabella Aldridge has brains, bravado, and beauty— but the latter is no use to a servant. Her circumstances are desperate, and with Hepplewood's words ringing in her ears, Isabella realizes she must barter her most marketable asset . . . her body.

But when fate sends Isabella back into Hepplewood's arms, the earl must make an impossible choice—draw Isabella down into his sensual darkness, or behave with honor for the first time in his life.

Liz Carlyle's The Earl's Mistress is a bit of a departure for her. Both Hepplewood and Isabella are damaged people who have control issues. Their efforts to work them out through their sexual relationship is a riveting—and at times, disturbing—read.

[A battle for control?...]

Fri
Aug 15 2014 1:00pm

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 8 2014 8:30am

Switching Sides: What it Means to be a Switch in BDSM

Today we welcome author Sidney Bristol to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Sidney's new release, Committed, has a super-sexy romance with a DEA agent hero. The heroine of Committed identifies as a 'switch,' a term Sidney is here to explain. Thanks, Sidney!

BDSM is a big umbrella term that covers a whole range of things—and all the in-betweens. In Romancelandia we’re all very well acquainted with the Dominant and submissive roles—genders aside. We’re even familiar with the ideals behind the Master and slave relationship. 

But what else is there? A lot, actually, but those four role types get the most mileage in our hot and sexy books. They’re easy to define and our traditional relationship roles translate into them. Even for those who don’t quite “get” kink, they can understand the pleasures of giving up control—or taking control—from their partner. One person does stuff to a person, while the other person enjoys having stuff done to them. That’s an overly simplistic explanation, but you get the idea.

Now, let me introduce you to the idea behind…the switch.

[Not a light switch, folks...]