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Fri
Jul 29 2016 2:20pm

Wolf Shifters & Playboys for Sale by Owners: Romance News

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

Spiral of Need by Suzanne WrightDeal Alert: Suzanne Wright's wolf shifter paranormal romance Spiral of Need, Mercury Pack #1, currently costs less than a cup of coffee at $.99 in e-book at Amazon.* Speaking of werewolves, Wright's Phoenix Pack series comes recommended by Sahara Hoshi.

Deal Alert: Jodi Ellen Malpas' This Man, first in the This Man trilogy, is only $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* In an H&H guest post, Malpas offers insight into our collective fascination with playboys, those dangerous men who “ooze confidence and determination, and most certainly immobilise you with lust.”

Deal Alert: Megan Hart's erotic romance Naked is on sale for $.99 in e-book at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Hart knows what she's about, with appearances on several must-read lists to prove it, so if you're the least tempted, you owe it to yourself to check her stuff out.

Fresh Outta the Oven

The Chicago Stars will rise again in Susan Elizabeth Phillips' First Star I See Tonight, a return to the sports romance series that helped launch a subgenre. You don't have to wait until August 23 to dip into Graham and Piper's story, though: See their unconventional meeting in an excerpt from First Star I See Tonight now.

[+La Belle et Le Bete trailer...]

Fri
Jul 29 2016 11:00am

Friday Beefcake: A Love Letter to John Cho

 

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Dear John Cho,

You're currently winning over hearts with your latest turn in Star Trek Beyond as Sulu—not that we're surprised. You're vibrant and charasmatic, you're smoldering and funny. You're really the complete and total package, honestly. (And you're giggly friends with Chris Pine?? Be still my heart.)

[Heart eyes...]

Mon
Jul 25 2016 5:10pm

New J.D. Robb & Anne Rice Sneak Peeks Ahoy!: Romance News

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Curves 'Em Right by Milly TaidenDeal Alert: Milly Taiden's menage paranormal Curves 'Em Right, the fourth standalone book in the Paranormal Dating Agency series, is discounted to $.99 in e-book at Amazon.* Taiden excels at writing relatable curvy heroines that remind us of ourselves, says Lauren Smith in her post on body image and romance novels.

Deal Alert: Christine Hughes' rom-com Operation One Night Stand is only $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble.* We're wondering... Would you like to see the return of the rom-com?

Deal Alert: Dana Marton's romantic suspense Flash Fire, which won the 2016 RITA for Romantic Suspense, is just $.99 in e-book at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* If you like action movies, you should give Marton's books a chance, writes Nichole Severn in her article “Boom Goes the Dynamite: Romance Novels for the Action Movie Fan.”

Deal Alert: M. O'Keefe's erotic contemporary Everything I Left Unsaid is on sale for $.99 in e-book at Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Everything I Left Unsaid is “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,” writes Wendy the Librarian in her First Look review.

Fresh Outta the Oven

J.D. Robb reminds us we're less than two months away from Apprentice in Death hitting the shelves. She's offering an excerpt of Chapter 1 for those who just can't wait!

[+Anne Rice excerpt, movie trailers galore & more...]

Fri
Jul 22 2016 3:25pm

E.L. James on Instagram and a Wonder Woman Poster: Romance News

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Fresh Outta the Oven

Wonder Woman official poster E.L. James is taking over the @fiftyshadesmovie Instagram to reveal pictures from the Fifty Shades movies filming in France. Remember, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed are currently filming back-to-back with director James Foley; the second installment of Christian and Ana's story will hit theaters on February 10, 2017, while the trilogy's conclusion will follow the next year, on February 9, 2018.

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman is ready to save the world in her new official poster, which reads simply: “Power. Grace. Wisdom. Wonder.” Diana Prince was the best part of Batman vs. Superman, so we're pleased as punch her standalone film's coming up.

The first Luke Cage trailer is here! Watch Mike Colter kick a lot of ass and then join us in our breathless anticipation of Luke “just getting started” on September 30. Anyone else hoping we'll see at least a cameo from Jessica Jones? As we've learned, Luke and Jessica make quite the power couple.

If Rami Malek could play another Mr. Robot character, it would be... Angela! Vulture has a theory about why that may be as we head deeper into Season 2 of the show...

[+Sarah Addison Allen & L.J. Shen deals...]

Thu
Jul 21 2016 2:30pm

It’s Alive! Can Frankenstein Be Sexy?

One Night Steined by Daisy Harris

Editor’s Note: Yes, we know technically it should be Frankenstein’s Monster, but the terms have become interchangeable in the modern usage of the creature originated by Mary Shelley and for the purposes of this post, we’ll just use the term Frankenstein.

So let me clarify that we are not talking about zombies in this post, we’re talking about Frankenstein, patchwork people and people generally engineered or put together. The difference between a Frankenstein character and a zombie? The Frankenstein character has full use of his or her mental faculties, he or she does not eat the flesh of the living and finally, he or she has been brought to life or pieced together in some way.

[Not quite monster making...]

Mon
Jul 18 2016 1:30pm

The Top 10 Nora Roberts Novels as Decided Upon By A Very Biased Party

Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts’s novels were amongst some of the first I picked up in the romance genre and I consumed them voraciously. I love the way she draws her characters, I love the way her stories fit so well together, I love the visuals she paints so vividly.

So when I got asked to make a list of my top ten Nora Roberts novels, I said, “heck yeah! Let’s do this!” Then I realized that’s really hard to do. Seriously. I’ve rewritten this list no fewer than ten times and started this ‘Top 10’ post about the amount of times.

I think I’ve finally decided on some things. I think. Maybe. Let’s see how this goes.

[On to the list!]

Fri
Jul 15 2016 9:30am

Waiting on the Beast: 5 Books to Read Until You Can See Emma Watson as Beauty in Beauty and the Beast

Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

With the upcoming release of a live action Beauty and the Beast, a lot of readers, including myself, are thrilled with the casting and the development but not so thrilled about having to wait a little more than half a year for it. As a result, I’ve rounded up some beastly and beautiful reads for readers impatiently waiting for Emma Watson to grace our screens.

1. Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay

A really unique take on who is beautiful and who is beastly set in a domed city of Yuan. The heroine Isra is meant to be a human sacrifice destined to bring prosperity through her death. The hero, Gem is a captive in Yuan who up till now has been fighting to save his people, the Monstrous from complete decimation due to starvation. Not so much of a retelling as it is a take on the fairy tale, Of Beast and Beauty is a dystopian tale that questions what does it really mean to be beautiful?

[To help satisfy your hunger...]

Fri
Jul 1 2016 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: A Love Letter for the Fourth of JulyChrises

It's Fourth of July weekend and we're ready for picnics, sun, and fireworks! What better way to ring in the holiday weekend than with a love letter to the Fourth of Chrises, who we wouldn't mind creating our own fireworks with.

Chris Pine

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Dearest Chris Pine,

Remember when you were in Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Yeah, those were the good ol' days. You were conniving, but charming, and I rooted for you. While you were looking for a crown back in those days, you've taken the helm of a different ship—The U.S.S. Enterprise. I'm always happy to see you back on the big screen. Your eyes are kind, even if your mouth only seems to speak sarcasm on screen. 

Thanks for being you.

P.S. You look real good with a beard. 

[Chrises. So many Chrises.]

Mon
Jun 27 2016 2:00pm

Staying “At Home” Forever: 12 TV Shows and Movies to Watch If You’re Going into Downton Abbey Withdrawals

It's summer and time to start binge-watching period dramas! With so many online options, there’s no shortage of old-fashioned romance to help you escape for a few hours (or days). Here’s my compilation of shows to watch this summer (and yes, I am planning on re-watching all of them!) if you miss Downton Abbey.  A few disclaimers: I’m an Anglophile through and through, so my list is strictly British dramas. I’m also a huge fan of the Early Modern period, the long 18th, and the 19th centuries and I tend to lean more towards period pieces that focus on those particular eras. Third, this is by no means an exhaustive list and some of them might not be as closely related to Downton, but they are all romantic and worth the watch!

[Get ready to binge watch!]

Thu
Jun 23 2016 5:06pm

Get Screwed for $.99: Romance News

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**Breaking News: Lisa Kleypas' Devil in Spring, whose hero is the son of a Wallflower, now has a gorgeous cover! See the cover here...**

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Screwed by Kendall Ryan—Deal Alert: Kendall Ryan's Screwed is only $.99 in e-book at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Ryan talks the power of an un-put-down-able book in her H&H guest post, writing: “I want to lose myself so completely in the pages that the characters, their choices, decisions and actions feel so real they have the power to turn my stomach into a ball of nerves and glue me to the pages despite my obligations. My family wants dinner? Too bad. We're ordering pizza tonight because I. CANNOT. PUT. THIS. BOOK. DOWN.”

—Deal Alert: Molly McClain's single-dad-helps-stranded-driver-heroine Can't Get Enough is discounted to $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Look, there are few things in this world as sexy as hot men who also happen to be terrific fathers. For that reason, I'm 100% game for romances featuring children.

Deal Alert: Annabeth Albert's opposites-attract male/male contemporary Status Update, Book 1 in the #gaymers series, is on sale for $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Book 2 in the series, Beta Test, earned a spot in Lucy_Hargrave's male/male best bets just last month!

[+Romance BuzzBooks & The Devil Wears Prada is 10?!...]

Fri
Jun 17 2016 9:30am

Passengers and the Questionable Promise of Sci-Fi Romance Films

An out of this world romance...

On December 21, 2016, Sony Pictures Entertainment will release a film called Passengers starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. The film was conceived of and written by Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts. Morten Tyldum is the director.

The media has been describing this film as a sci-fi romance. Here’s the premise:

“A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result, a single passenger is awakened 60 years early. Faced with the prospect of growing old and dying alone, he eventually decides to wake up a second passenger.”

Interestingly, Passengers has been garnering positive buzz:

“Earlier this week, Den of Geek was invited to see a presentation of footage from Sony Pictures and its subsidiaries’ upcoming film slate, and while there were a lot of early trailers and footage of lots of cool genre movies they have slated, the standout was clearly the first footage from Passengers, starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence.

Directed by Morten Tyldum, the Norwegian filmmaker whose previous movie The Imitation Game got him nominated for an Oscar, it looks like a fantastic science fiction film in the vein of The Martian and the original Alien, although it offers a romantic angle that those films did not have.”

-(Via Den of Geek!)

[A love that's out of this world...]

Wed
Jun 15 2016 4:55pm

Off the Grid Deals & 2 More His Fair Assassin Books: Romance News

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Radio Silence by Alyssa ColeDeal Alert: Alyssa Cole's Off the Grid trilogy (Radio Silence, Signal Boost, and Mixed Signals) is $2.97, or $.99 each, in e-book at iBooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble.* Get a feel for Book 3, Mixed Signals, with a First Look at the post-apocalyptic romance.

Deal Alert: Leslie Wells' women's fiction novel Come Dancing is marked down to $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Amazon, etc.* Check out Scarlettleigh's latest Best Bets in Women's Fiction column for a curated selection of reads.

Deal Alert: Jessica Scott's man-in-uniform contemporary Because of You is only $.99 in e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, etc.* Who are the top 10 military heroes in romance? Allow Jessica Scott to fill you in.

Fresh Outta the Oven

—“This is all I'm going to see of my wife for the next 12 or so hours,” a resigned husband tweets to Nalini Singh. Good man.

[+new His Fair Assassin books & a Sherrilyn Kenyon exclusive...]

Wed
Jun 15 2016 1:30pm

The Book Was Better: Romance Novels vs. Screen Adaptation Battle Royale!

The epic battle of book vs screen has been raginging since the beginning of time. Okay, that's an overstatement, but for decades at this point, we have seen our favorite books and series adapted for the screen. Many times we have been failed by adaptors simply because books allow us more detail, more time in the “head” of the characters, but sometimes, the movie outshines the book, or does something for us that the book wasn't able to do. So today, we enter the Book Battle Royale—and we need your vote—to finally put to rest the age old question: Was the Movie Better Than the Book? 

I've put together my opinions on the topic, but it'll be up to you to decide and send us your vote!

Necessary spoiler tag is necessary: Before you dive into the voting process, be warned that spoilers will be mentioned for each book and movie!

[Let's get this party started...]

Wed
May 25 2016 4:52pm

It’s Raining Tropes—Plus-Size Heroine Deal & Roommates-to-Lovers Cover: Romance News:

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Big Girls Do It Better by Jasinda Wilder—Deal Alert: Jasinda Wilder's Big Girls Do It: Volumes 1-4 e-book bundle is FREE for the moment in e-book at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, etc.* We are 100% here for plus-size heroines, always. (And heroes, too!)

Deal Alert: Julie Garwood's first Claybourne Brides novel, One Pink Rose, is discounted to $2.99 in e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, etc.* Do you remember your first Julie Garwood? 

Fresh Outta the Oven

Kresley Cole's Arcana Rising cover hints at a tempestuous adventure ahead, though we'd expect no less from the Arcana Chronicles. Go check out the cover and look for the book, which Cole suggests may be “the most spine-tingling and sensual AC story yet,” on August 15. If you haven't taken the plunge yet, I'll just say the series is one of those that puts the “adult” in Young Adult.

Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee's Screwmates sure is an attention-getter! See the cover and get an idea of the story behind the bold title over at GoodReads. The roommates-to-lovers/sex-lessons contemporary will be out October 24. You may have read these two before as Laurelin McGee.

[+Alpha Showdown voting, more book news & Sarah MacLean video...]

Tue
May 24 2016 8:10am

Why Do We Love Beauty and the Beast Tales So Much?

I've always thought, at its core, that the reason I loved the Beauty and the Beast story so much was that Belle is essentially the Patron Saint of Readers (unofficially... I'm sure there's actually patron saints and dieties of readers). However, I think the love of the tale goes deeper than that—it's the same reason we love the reformed rake, the alpha-who-only-has-eyes-for-you, and so on and so forth. It proves that love transforms all—but also that love makes us want to change for ourselves too. 

What do you think it is about the Beauty and the Beast tale that has appealed to so many of us? Let me know in the comments!

Mon
May 23 2016 4:45pm

Kristen Ashley’s The Honey, Beauty and the Beast Trailer & Free Shotgun-Wedding Novella: Romance News

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Summer Chaparral by Genevieve TurnerDeal Alert: Genevieve Turner's shotgun-wedding novella Summer Chaparral, Book 2 in the Las Morenas series, is FREE in e-book at Barnes & NobleAmazon, etc.* The story was first published as part of the One Love anthology from Roxie Rivera, Farrah Rochon, and more.

—Deal Alert: Mandy Baxter's U.S. Marshals novel One Touch More is discounted to $1.99 in e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, etc.* Sneak a peek at the romance brewing between hotel manager Tabitha and “Damien Evans”—who is actually Parker Evans, an undercover U.S. Marshal—in a preview of One Touch More.

Deal Alert: Elizabeth Essex's Mad About the Marquess is only $.99 in e-book at iBooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.* Psst, Elizabeth Essex has a (not-so) secret obsession with royals! But, hey, don't we all?

Fresh Outta the Oven

We're already stuck on Kristen Ashley's new erotic series, The Honey, which she announced today on her Facebook page will launch with The Deep End (out March 7, 2017) and be followed soon after by book 2, The Farthest Edge (out June 6). Here's what we know about The Deep End so far:

[+Read all about the first book in The Honey series...]

Fri
May 20 2016 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Omar Sy

This week I finally got around to watching Jurassic World. It was everything I hoped it would be—mindless action with hot Chris Pratt and cathartic closure on my childhood fear of Velociraptors. However, there is one unsung hero of the film franchise and that is Omar Sy, assistant raptor trainer to Pratt's Owen. I kept finding myself wanting more scenes with him, triple checking Jurassic-wiki to make sure his character didn't die, and rewinding when I realized I missed one of his few lines. Sure, Chris Pratt was hot, and I shipped the crap out of him and the stuffy Claire, played by Bryce Dallas Howard, but my eye found Omar Sy in every scene. 

So, here is my ode to my latest crush—I will be checking out his backlist, though most of it is French (I say that like it's a bad thing). 

Thu
May 12 2016 4:52pm

Lisa Kleypas’ Next Hero Connects to the Wallflowers!!!: Romance News

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Fresh Outta the Oven

Breaking News: Lisa Kleypas has revealed that the hero of her next book is...[highlight for spoilers] Sebastian and Evie's son, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent[/spoilers]!!! He'll fall in love with Lady Pandora Ravenel in their book Devil in Spring, the third Ravenels book (following Marrying Winterbourne), coming in March 2017. Watch Kleypas tease the news in a special videosneak a peek at their story with a sample here, and then take the opportunity to re-read Gabriel's parents' book!

—Writing duo Alexa Riley's next book (their first with Carina Press), Everything for Her, “features an older man so taken with a younger woman, he will do everything in his power to possess her. Preoccupied with her from the first moment he lays eyes on her, he becomes determined to care for her, protect her and give her the life he believes she deserves…if she lets him.” Read the full press release and look for Everything for Her on shelves in January 2017.

Emma Chase has announced a new series, Royal Scoundrels, as well as the titles of the first three books: Royally Screwed, Royally Matched, and Royally Endowed. And while Royally Screwed won't be out until January 2017, you don't have to wait another minute to get your first peek at hero Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crown Prince of Wessco, over at USA Today's HEA blog.

[Harry Potter bars, Sarah J. Maas cover, and 4 tempting deals...]

Fri
May 6 2016 3:15pm

Go Home to a Firefighter, Rock Star, AND MMA Fighter: Romance News

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Cries in the Night by Kathy ClarkDeal Alert: Kathy Clark's firefighter-hero romantic suspense Cries in the Night, Book 2 in the Denver Heroes series, is discounted to $.99 in e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, etc.* We're suckers for men in uniform.

Deal Alert: Emma Hart's rock-star contemporary Dirty Past is on sale for $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Amazon, etc.* Who are your favorite real-life rock stars? 

Deal Alert: Lori Foster's MMA fighter-hero contemporary Holding Strong is only $.99 in e-book at iBooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.* Tattoos, trash talk, camaraderie, and seriously hot men are only a few of the 10 reasons to love MMA, per author Sidney Halston.

[+Free TV episodes & Kit Harrington photo shoot...]

Thu
May 5 2016 3:15pm

$.99 Shelly Laurenston & Mary Balogh’s Westcott Family Series: Romance News

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The Unleashing by Shelly LaurenstonDeal Alert: Shelly Laurenston's The Unleashing, Call of Crows #1, is $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Amazon, etc.* How much do H&H bloggers love Laurenston? Let's just say there's been talk of building altars and preparing sacrifices.

Deal Alert: Bella Jewel's Criminals of the Ocean e-books Enslaved by the Ocean and Where Darkness Lies are $.99 each (or $1.78 for both) at Amazon.* Enslaved by the Ocean earned a place in Brittany Melson's December 2013 New Adult roundup.

Deal Alert: Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys is $1.99 in e-book at iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc.* Stiefvater hero Sam Roth, from her Wolves of Mercy Falls series, is one of Chelsea Mueller's top 5 YA Alpha heroes.

Deal Alert: Susanna Sandlin's paranormal romance series Penton Legacy is on sale  today. All four e-books—Redemption, Absolution, Omega, and Allegiance—are $1.99 each (or $7.96 for the bundle of four) at Amazon. You may know Sandlin better as Suzanne Johnson, an urban fantasy author and H&H contributor who has tackled “Urban Fantasy's Grand Passion,” among many juicy other topics.

Fresh Outta the Oven

Mary Balogh's next series will follow the Westcott family and is “based on the premise of an earl dying without a will.” The title of the first book in the 8-part Westcott series will be Someone to Love. Learn more about new heroine Anna Snow, a.k.a. Lady Anastasia Wescott, over at Balogh's BookPage interview. Reminder, as if you need it: Mary Balogh's books are genius.

[Anna Dressed in Blood movie & Captain America: Civil War review...]