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Thu
May 25 2017 4:30pm

Your Wicked Ways: Romance News & Deals from Carolyn Brown, Sabrina Jeffries and More

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Wicked Cowboy Charm by Carolyn Brown

Deal Alert: Carolyn Brown's contemporary romance Wicked Cowboy Charm is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Josie isn't fooled by Deke's all-too-slick ways, but when a blizzard leaves them stuck in a tiny cabin together, she finds herself unable to resist his charm. Build your own smoking hot cowboy with a few simple ingredients...

Deal Alert: Sabrina Jeffries' historical romance The Danger of Desire is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* In order to find the man responsible for her brother's death, Delia Trevor spends her nights disguised as a man, gambling her way through London's notorious gaming hells. When Warren, the Marquess of Knightford, recognizes her and threatens to reveal her secret, Delia falls into a whirlwind game with the notorious rakehell. Think you know all about Regency men? Here are 4 birzarre facts from Jeffries about rakes. 

Deal Alert: Lorelei James' contemporary romance What You Need is $1.99 at iBooks | Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Brady Lund may seem like the stereotypical alpha-male tycoon on the surface, but underneath it all “he's rather awkward, conscious of the fact, and self-conscious about it.” The romance between Brady and Lennox takes center stage in What You Need.

[+Red Nose Day and Game of Thrones photos...]

Wed
May 24 2017 4:30pm

Kiss a Wicked Prince: Romance News & Deals from Juliette Cross, Kristan Higgins, and More

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The Black Lily by Juliette Cross

Deal Alert: Juliette Cross' paranormal romance The Black Lily is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Rebel leader Arabelle manages to leave her dagger behind after the assassination attempt on vampire Prince Marius goes wrong. Now Marius is more determined than ever to find the enigmatic woman who kissed him, even though she's out for his blood. Read an excerpt from this steamy Cinderella retelling. 

Deal Alert: Liana LeFey's Georgian romance Once a Courtesan is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* “LeFey mixes romance, mystery and plenty of secrets in this second book in her Once Wicked series,” says Wendy the Super Librarian about Once a Courtesan after naming the book one of her Unusual Historical Best Bets for April 2017. If you're looking for more non-Regenecy historicals, don't miss out on these 5 Unusual Historical Best Bets for May. 

Deal Alert: Angela Benson's women's fiction novel The Summer of Me is $1.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* One of our Best Bet picks of last April, The Summer of Me balances faith and religion with an exploration of many types of relationships—mother and daughter, female friendships, and new romantic interests. 

Deal Alert: Kristan Higgins' contemporary romance The Next Best Thing is $1.99 at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Young widower Lucy isn't looking for someone who will stir her heart (or anything else) again—too bad Ethan's got other plans. This one's too sweet to miss!

[+The new Game of Thrones trailer]

Tue
May 23 2017 4:30pm

Sweet Surrender: Romance News & Deals from L.A. Banks & Jayne Ann Krentz

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Surrender the Dark by L.A. BanksDeal Alert: L.A. Banks' urban fantasy Surrender the Dark is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & NobleKobo | iBooks | etc.* Half-human, half-angel Celeste is working to save the world with her protector, the angel Azrael, whose desire for her could imprison him among humans forever... Banks's books are a good example of the sometimes blurry line between urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Deal Alert: Jayne Ann Krentz's contemporary romance Deep Waters is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Charity and Elias are both high-powered CEOs looking for simpler lives, so any relationship between them would be a bad idea...or so they think until they unite forces to catch a murderer. Krentz ranks as one of H&H readers' favorite prolific authors.

Deal Alert: Leigh Bardugo's YA fantasy novel Six of Crows is $2.99 in e-book at AmazonKobo | iBooks | etc.* Enjoy a good heist story? The first book in a duology, Six of Crows follows a group of six outcasts—Kaz, Inej, Wylan, Jesper, Nina, and Matthias—angling for a better life...even if they have to steal it. There's adventure and romance aplenty, but heads up: HEAs are not guaranteed in this one. Here's 10 other fantasy novels you should read.

Deal Alert: Bella Andre's romantic suspense Wild Heat is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Arson investigator Maya had one unforgettable night of passion with firefighter Logan—and then he became her number-one suspect in an investigation. Luckily for Logan, we all know there are at least 5 reasons to love firefighters.

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Mon
May 22 2017 4:34pm

Fools for Love: Romance News & Deals from Brynn Kelly & Jay Crownover

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Deception Island by Brynn KellyDeal Alert: Brynn Kelly's romantic suspense Deception Island is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Rafe will do anything to get his kidnapped son back—even abduct an American heiress at the behest of his blackmailers. But when he captures a lookalike con artist, Holly, instead, Rafe realizes he's in way, way over his head...in more ways than one. Read a scene now.

Deal Alert: Jay Crownover's contemporary Riveted, a Saints of Denver novel, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Dash “Church” Churchill wasn't planning to settle down in Denver, but the irresistible Dixie tempts him like no one else. When a Saint falls, he falls hard.

Deal Alert: Kate Pearce's contemporary Western The Maverick Cowboy, Book 2 in the Morgan Ranch series, is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Drawn back to his family's cattle ranch after serving as a Marine, Blue Morgan is immediately captivated by the new veterinarian, Jenna. Trouble is, she's got enough on her plate without adding a tempting cowboy. (Sure, Jenna.) Never underestimate the appeal of a cowboy hero.

Deal Alert: Jesse Petersen's paranormal romance Married with Zombies is $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* A zombie apocalypse can do wonders for a marriage! Or so it turns out for Sarah and David, who are on the brink of divorce and seeing a counselor when zombies attack and they suddenly find themselves fighting not only for their love but their very survival. There's always time for romance—even at the end of the world.

[+Passionflix, Orphan Black trailer, and more...]

Fri
May 19 2017 4:30pm

It’s Hot, Stay in and Read: Romance News & Deals from Jacquelyn Frank, Mia Marlowe and More

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Thirst by Jacquelyn Frank

Deal Alert: Jacquelyn Frank's paranormal romance Thirst is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Rafe DaSilva is an energy vampire who relies on the sun for sustenance and avoids human interaction whenever possible. But Rafe’s fascination with a beautiful blonde police detective may put everything at risk.

Deal Alert: Mia Marlowe's historical romance Never Resist a Rake is $.99 at Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | etc.* John Barrett learns he's heir to a marquessate and is determined not to lose his freedom to marriage-minded mamas. Enter widowed Rebecca and all of John's best laid plans go awry. Get a peek of John and Rebecca's banter in an excerpt from the book. 

Deal Alert: Addison Fox's contemporary romance At Last is $1.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* The first book in Fox's Brooklyn Brotherhood series brings Emma back home to Brooklyn and to her family-run brewery. Nick Kelley finds his way back home after his NFL career is cut short and wants to purchase the Brooklyn mainstay. Emma and Nick reconnect only to find themselves on opposing sides even as their attraction grows deeper. 

Deal Alert: Tillie Cole's dark romance Reap is $1.99 at Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Go on a journey with 221—a Georgian mob prisoner given an obedience drug—and Talia, a woman desperate to break free from that life. Don't you just love a mobster redemption story?

[+Erotic anthology cover]

Thu
May 18 2017 4:30pm

Deal or Die: Romance News & Deals from Suzanne Brockmann, Sarah Title, and More

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Do or Die by Suzanne Brockmann

Deal Alert: Suzanne Brockmann's romantic suspense novel Do or Die is $1.99 at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Former Navy SEAL Ian Dunn gets tapped for a job that no one else in the US government is brave enough to take on. Throw in smart, beautiful attorney Phoebe Kruger and his mission suddenly gets a whole lot more interesting. Take a look at our definitive ranking of Brockmann's 19 book Troubleshooters series. 

Deal Alert: Sarah Title's contemporary romance The Undateable is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Librarian Melissa “Bernie” Bernard becomes notorious after a viral video of a proposal in her library catches her rolling her eyes. Enter dating advice columnist Colin Rodriguez, desperate to attract new readers by finding dates for the undateable....starting with Bernie. There's no doubt that reading is incredibly sexy. 

Deal Alert: RC Matthews' contemporary romance Little White Lies is $.99 at Kobo | Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Attorney Madelyn Russell dumps her fiancé at the altar and takes off on her honeymoon cruise, where she runs into a dilemma—she's scheduled to eat the “newlywed” table. Luckily for her, the handsome Royce Spencer offers to play the part of her husband in exchange for companionship during their trip. Sometimes weddings that go wrong lead to the best HEAs.

Deal Alert: Megan Crane's dystopian romance novel Edge of Obsession is $1.99 at Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* A beautiful prisoner snags Tyr's attention and he can't rest until he makes Helena his. Try out the first chapter of Crane's gritty, dystopic romance.

[+Today on H&H]

Wed
May 17 2017 4:30pm

This Signal Won’t Fade: Romance News & Deals from Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell, Nora Roberts, and More

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Strong Signal by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell

Deal Alert: Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell's contemporary male/male romance Strong Signal is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* In the first book of the duo's Cyberlove series, gamers Kai and Garrett get off to a rough start when their online personalities clash in a serious way. Their first meeting may be unconventional, but it does lead them to a deep and powerful connection. 

Deal Alert: Jenny Colgan's women's fiction novel The Bookshop on the Corner is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Librarian Nina possesses the gift for finding the perfect book for her readers while also trying to find her own HEA. This lighthearted read is sure to please.

Deal Alert: Nora Roberts' contemporary romance Hidden Star is $1.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Cade Parris comes to Bailey James' rescue—even though she can't remember who she is and she's armed with a satchel full of cash. Need help deciding what Nora to read next? You're in luck, 'cause all roads lead to Nora.

[+Cover for Lauren Blakely's next romance...]

Tue
May 16 2017 4:30pm

Hero For Hire: Romance News & Deals from Donna Grant, Linda Howard, and More

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The Hero by Donna Grant

Deal Alert: Donna Grant's romantic suspense novel The Hero is $1.99 at Amazon | Kobo | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Navy SEAL Owen returns to his hometown in Texas and walks right into a conspiracy involving his former high school sweetheart, Natalie. Owen vows to protect her, the one woman he's never been able to get over. You can get a taste of Grant's The Hero with a look at the first 6 chapters on H&H.

Deal Alert: Vivienne Lorret's historical romance This Earl Is on Fire is $.99 at Kobo | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* The rakish Earl of Wolford winds up battered and bloody on the doorstep of country girl Adeline Pimm. She doesn't have any idea who he is, but as she nurses him back to health, they can't help but slowly fall for one another. Meet (not-so) cutes are so irresistible. 

Deal Alert: Linda Howard's contemporary romance After The Night is $1.99 at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Kobo | etc.* The reckless and charming Gray sets his sights on Faith, a woman from his childhood, who has come into her own and isn't likely to give into him too easily. In need of more Linda Howard reads? Check out these recommendations.

[+Megan Erickson & Santino Hassell cover reveal and Pitch gets a finale?]

Mon
May 15 2017 4:30pm

Pull at My Heartstrings: Romance News & Deals from Gena Showalter, Carly Phillips, and More

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Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter

Deal Alert: Gena Showalter's paranormal romance Heart of the Dragon is $.99 at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Dragon-shifter Darius is charged with protecting the gates of Atlantis and killing all travelers who stray too near it. Darius takes his vow very seriously...until Grace comes along. Try some shapeshifters that break out of the (wolf) pack!

Deal Alert: Carly Phillips' contemporary romance Dare to Touch is FREE at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Business mixes with pleasure as Miami Thunder travel director Dylan sets his sights on the Thunder's executive director, Olivia Dare. Don't miss out on more sexy office romances.

Deal Alert: B.J. Daniels' romantic suspense novel Renegade's Pride is $.99 at Kobo | Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.* An unsolved murder brings cowboy Trask back to Gilt Edge, Montana, and back into the the path of Lillian, the one woman he could never forget. Giddy on up for sexy cowboys!

Deal Alert: Lauren Layne's contemporary romance Someone Like You is $.99 at Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* Lincoln Mathis just might end up being your next book boyfriend even though he's a major player unable to committ until he meets Daisy. Both of them have their demons to contend with—and do so in a realistic way—before they reach their HEA. 

[+Will & Grace and Prison Break info...]

Fri
May 12 2017 5:00pm

Easy Weekend Love: Romance News & Deals from May McGoldrick, Rebecca Zanetti, and More

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The Promise by May McGoldrick

Deal Alert: May McGoldrick's historical romance The Promise is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Rebecca made a promise to her dying friend to protect her son, the Earl of Stanmore's heir. When the earl learns of the boy, he sends for him from the Colonies, and Rebecca goes along as well, insistent on maintaining her vow to protect him. Neither Rebecca nor the earl could've predicted how thoroughly they'd fall in love. You can fall in love with more Unusual Historicals this spring. 

Deal Alert: Rebecca Zanetti's contemporary romance Against the Wall is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Landscape architect and born-and-bred city girl Sophie literally gets swept off her feet by cowboy Jake. The pair find themselves on opposite sides of a major issue, and giving into the heat between them may have dire consequences. Contentious first meetings are always a delight to read! 

Deal Alert: Kristen Proby's contemporary romance Easy Love is FREE at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* The first book in her Boudreaux series introduces hardworking family man Eli Boudreaux. When someone is out to steal his family legacy, he hires Kate O'Shaughnessy to investigate—watch the sparks fly between the two as family business mixes with pleasure. 

Deal Alert: Elley Arden's sports romance Running Interference is FREE at iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Offensive linewoman Tanya Martin has been in love with her best friend, Cam, for a long time. When Cam comes back to town to help out his father's failing gym, their undeniable chemistry surfaces in the best of ways. Ready, set, hike for sports romance!

[+Kristen Proby cover & an upcoming release from Lauren Blakely...]

Thu
May 11 2017 4:43pm

Brazen Pays Off: Romance Deals from Avery Flynn & Susan Mallery!

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Deal Alert: Avery Flynn's romantic suspense Brazen, a standalone B-Squad novel, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* The co-leaders of B-Squad Security and Investigations, Bianca and Taz are also a rock-solid power couple. Or they were until Bianca learned Taz may still be married to an ex. Will posing as a newlywed couple for a mission give them the chance to uncover their HEA? (Spoiler alert: Yep.) We'll allow a breakup only when followed by hot makeup sex.

Deal Alert: Susan Mallery's contemporary beach read The Best of Friends is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Best friends since high school, Jayne and Rebecca's deep bond is tested by Jayne's relationship with David, Rebecca's brother... No one explores the theme of “finding family” quite like Susan Mallery.

Deal Alert: Megan Whalen Turner's fantasy novel The Queen of Attolia, Book 2 in the Queen's Thief series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Celebrated—or vilified, depending on who you ask—as a master thief, Eugenides nevertheless finds himself captured and imprisoned by the Queen of Attolia. Rest assured, there's more going on between them than first meets the eye, and Eugenides will all but certainly steal your heart along with the queen's.

[+Today on H&H...]

Wed
May 10 2017 4:30pm

A Case of Mistaken Love: Romance News & Deals from Sophie Jordan, Cynthia Eden, and More

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While the Duke Was Sleeping by Sophie Jordan

Deal Alert: Sophie Jordan's historical romance While the Duke Was Sleeping is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* After Poppy saves a duke from a runaway carriage and gets mistaken for his fiancée, second brother Struan is determined to prove that the simple shop girl couldn't have turned his haughty brother's head...even if she does turn his. Try out an excerpt from this trope-y, historical take on the classic romantic comedy While You Were Sleeping.

 Deal Alert: Cynthia Eden's paranormal romance Once Bitten, Twice Burned is $2.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* If you're “experiencing VFS, otherwise known as Vampire Fatigue Syndrome, this series will be a breath of fresh air.” Ryder and Sabine's happy, but complicated relationship takes shape in this scorching romance. 

Deal Alert: Jennifer Probst's contemporary romance All the Way in $.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Food critic Miranda serves up revenge in the form of a scathing review to restaurateur Gavin, the man who broke her heart and left without a backwards glance. Now he's determined to win her back and prove himself in the kitchen...and the bedroom. Food and romance—what a delicious combo!

[+Harlequin dating tips, a book for a good cause, and the end of Scandal]

Tue
May 9 2017 4:30pm

A Stunning Attraction: Romance News & Deals from K.J. Charles, Emily March and More

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An Unseen Attraction by K.J. Charles

Deal Alert: K.J. Charles' male/male historical romance An Unseen Attraction is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Kobo | etc.* This Victorian-set innkeeper romance made our list of Unusual Historical Best Bets for February 2017. The romance between Clem and Rowley unfolds against the backdrop of a boardinghouse mystery...

Deal Alert: Emily March's contemporary romance Luke is FREE at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* The first book in March's Callahan Brothers series introduces broken DEA agent Luke, who is in need of R&R and ends up harboring Maddie, a woman keeping dangerous secrets. Get to know the Callahan family ahead of Brick Callahan's story in A Stardance Summer, out on June 27. Do you love family sagas in romance?

Deal Alert: Rina Gray's contemporary romance Fool for You is $.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Sports journalist Melanie has almost all of her goals checked off her list except for one—convincing her bff Damien that they're meant to be forever. Friends-to-lovers can be tricky, but the reward is often worth the risk.

[+New books form Megan Erickson and Kylie Scott...]

Mon
May 8 2017 4:30pm

Hot as Fire, Cold as Ice: Romance News & Deals Sherrilyn Kenyon, Katee Robert, and More

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Dragonmark by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Deal Alert: Sherrilyn Kenyon's paranormal romance Dragonmark is $2.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* In this Dark-Hunter series novel, hero Illarion, a dragon made human against his will who has been forced to serve humanity, may get the chance to free himself—for a cost. Edilyn, the woman who saved his life, is back to keep him from fulfilling his destiny at the risk of humanity.

Deal Alert: Katee Robert's romantic suspense novel The Marriage Contract is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* A mob twist on the marriage of convenience trope finds a reluctant Teague O'Malley in an arranged marriage to Callista Sheridan, a woman whose past may put them both in grave danger. 

Deal Alert: Former H&H community manager Megan Frampton's historical romance Why Do Dukes Fall in Love? is $1.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* It is not instant attraction between the widowed Edwina and Michael, the Duke of Hadlow, but their reluctant, burgeoning friendship that becomes love makes this romance a truly wonderful read. 

Deal Alert: Marquita Valentine's contemporary romance Love So Hot is FREE at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Sydney is in love with her best friend Brody, but can't seem to find a way to tell him. Luckily she's got a foolproof plan to change the nature of their relationship... Gotta love those “aha!” moments in friends-to-lovers stories.

[+Emma Swan leaves OUAT, Sarina Bowen book news & the final Wonder Woman trailer...]

Wed
May 3 2017 4:30pm

Wild & Reckless: Romance News & Deals from Amanda Quick, Lena Hart, and More

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Reckless by Amanda Quick

Deal Alert: Amanda Quick's historical romance Reckless is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Quick delivers top-notch banter and sparkling humor in the story of bibliophile Phoebe, and the Earl of Wylde. Who knows, Phoebe just might make your list of favorite historical heroines ever.

Deal Alert: Lena Hart's contemporary romance Because This is Forever is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Nate and Mia get an oh, so sweet do-over in this heartwarming title. If you love second chance romances, add this to your TBR pile! 

Deal Alert: Alissa Johnson's historical romance A Talent for Trickery is $.99 at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* The first book in Johnson's Thief-Takers series offers up “smart heroines, intelligent heroes, witty dialogue and clever mystery plots” all set against the backdrop of Victorian England. If you're in a Regency slump, don't forget to check out more Unusual Historical Best Bets...

[+The next book from Helena Hunting & The Fortune Teller book trailer...]

Tue
May 2 2017 4:00pm

Shoot Your Shot: Romance News & Deals from Toni Aleo, Rainbow Rowell, and More

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Taking Shots by Toni Aleo

Deal Alert: Toni Aleo's sports romance Taking Shots is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* The skeptical Eleanor has been burned in the past and doesn't intend to give in to the very charming and handsome Shea, but she'll find out that hockey and romance make the best bedfellows.

Deal Alert: Katharine Ashe's historical romance The Earl is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Opposites attract in this novel full of shrouded identities as former friends battle their way to happily ever after. 

Deal Alert: Rainbow Rowell's YA novel Fangirl is $2.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* This heart-warming love letter to all things fandom is a coming-of-age story of Cath, who is obsessed with all things Simon Snow. We know all about that fangirl life at H&H!

[+H&H live from RT!]

Mon
May 1 2017 4:30pm

May Flowers Bloom: Romance News & Deals from Sarah J. Maas, Brenda Jackson, and More

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Deal Alert: Sarah J. Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* The start to Maas' A Court of Thorns and Roses series is “a perfect read for those after a dark and sensual fairy tale.” The third book in the series, A Court of Wings and Ruin, will be out May 2.

Deal Alert: Brenda Jackson's contemporary romance Forged in Desire is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | Kobo | etc.* If “short-tempered, but actually kind, sort of a jerk” is your favorite type of hero, then Striker Jennings is your man. Hired to protect Margo, Striker is gruff, reticent, and downright sexy. Jump into this fast-paced, action-packed story!

Deal Alert: Cat Sebastian's historical male/male romance The Lawrence Browne Affair is $.99 at iBooks | Amazon | etc.* This Regency novel has echoes of The Thomas Crown Affair as well as Beauty and the Beast as Lawrence and Georgie grow to love and cherish one another. 

Deal Alert: Maya Banks' romantic suspense novel The Darkest Hour is $2.99 at Kobo | Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Hit the ground running with the first novel in Banks' KGI series. You'll definitely fall headlong into this intense series, but don't worry—you'll have 15 amazing books to love. 

Deal Alert: Charlotte Stein's erotic romance Addicted is $.99 at Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Awkward librarian and writer Kit finds her kinky stories lacking the depth she wants—lucky for her, playboy Dillon is willing to help her out. 

[+Catch Team H&H live at RT & sale from author Olivia Dade...]

Fri
Apr 28 2017 4:30pm

A Weekend Affair: Romance News & Deals from Courtney Milan, Helen Hardt, and More

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The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan

Deal Alert: Courtney Milan's historical romance The Governess Affair is FREE at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Get a dose of history in the prequel to Milan's Brothers Sinister series. Serena Barton is desperate to find employment and has to win the favor of Hugo Marshall to do so successfully. Their battle of wills is the start to an incredible series. 

Deal Alert: Helen Hardt's erotic romance Craving is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Jade seeks solace in her friend's brother—hot cowboy Talon—after being heartbroken. “Romance meets western with a touch of erotica” in this first book of Hardt's Steel Brothers Saga.

Deal Alert: Mary Kay Andrews' women's fiction novel Beach Town is $2.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* There's never a dull a moment in this delightful, amusing story of Greer and Eb, who are trying their best not to fall in love and failing hilariously. Put this at the top of your beach reads pile.

[+A royal cover reveal and best romance covers ever...]

Thu
Apr 27 2017 4:30pm

Wants & Needs: Romance News & Deals from Caroline Linden, Nana Malone, and More

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What a Woman Wants by Caroline Linden

Deal Alert: Caroline Linden's historical romance What a Woman Needs is $.99 at Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Charlotte has been tasked with protecting her niece from fortune hunters like notorious rake Stuart. Unfortunately, neither one can seem to stay away from the other... Pick your poison: rake or rogue?

Deal Alert: Nana Malone's new adult romance Love Reality is FREE at Kobo | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Rival dating advice bloggers Mia and Ryan end up as contestants on a reality dating show. Try as they might to deny it, the chemistry between these two somewhat disastrous humans makes for good ratings and complicated circumstances. Love in the digital age sure can be tough. 

Deal Alert: Chanel Cleeton's contemporary romance Fly With Me is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | Kobo | etc.* A little bit of Top Gun and a whole lot of smolder await you in the first novel of Cleeton's Wild Aces series. A weekend in Vegas ends up turning into much more for Jordan and Noah who keep coming back for more despite all the obstacles in their way. This one will take you right to the danger zone! 

Deal Alert: Victoria De La O's new adult romance Tell Me How This Ends is $1.99 at iBooks | Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | etc.* This RITA 2017 finalist introduces brothers Jude and Ryan, who've been inseperable since the death of the mother, and Lizzie, the woman who inadvertently comes between them. What are your feelings on love triangles in romance?

[+An excerpt from Sarah J Maas...]

Wed
Apr 26 2017 4:30pm

It Was All a Dream: Romance News & Deals from Lisa Kleypas, Linda Howard, and More

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

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Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas

Deal Alert: Lisa Kleypas' historical romance Dreaming of You is $2.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Derek Craven has a sordid past and a brusque manner, but watching him fall deeper and deeper in love with novelist Sarah Fielding is heart-wrenchingly delicious. It's no wonder Derek is one of our favorite romance heroes ever. 

Deal Alert: Linda Howard's romantic suspense novel Dying to Please is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Sarah, an expert markswoman and exceptional butler, stops a robbery at the home of her elderly employer. When detective Thomas Cahill arrives at the crime scene, the undeniable passion between the two of them burns up the pages while they fight to stay one step ahead of a killer. There's a Linda Howard comfort read for every situation. 

Deal Alert: Marie Harte's contemporary romance A Sure Thing is $1.99 at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* The first book in Harte's Donnigans series introduces us to ex-Marine Landon and clinical psychologist Ava. Both Ava and Landon's big and hilarious families do everything in their power to help push these two together. Sometimes love just needs a helping hand. 

Deal Alert: Kianna Alexander's women's fiction novel Back to Your Love is $1.99 at KoboBarnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Dr. Imani Grant reunites with the sexy and smoldering Xavier Whitted in this second-chance-at-love story about family in all its forms. 

[+The Handmaid's Tale & Cora Carmack's Roar]