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Fri
Feb 24 2017 11:00am

February 2017 New Adult Best Bets: Talk Dirty (Books) to Me

February is the perfect month for romance reads, I mean it’s the month of romance. This month was especially hard because I feel like I’m surrounded by it and there were so many good books published this month! The books below range in theme whether it be some downright “dirty loving” or not quite as erotic but, they all have that swoonworthy, ultra-romance, feel-good story that will warm you from the inside out.

Like a Memory by Abbi Glines

Like a Memory by Abbi Glines  (Amazon | B&N) is the book fans have been clamoring for! The next generation of characters from her Rosemary Beach and Seabreeze series come together. Bliss York and Nate Finlay met one day on the beach and years later, more than time has made them grow up. After that fateful summer where they basked under the sun with their young romance, reality swept in like a tornado. Bliss is finally ready to move forward with her life when she bumps into Nate back where they first met. Will their connection still thrive despite the years and secrets behind them? Back to her roots, Abbi delivers a scorching hot romance with a feel-good aspect that will have you hankering for more crossovers!

Lucca by Sarah Brianne  (Amazon | B&N | Kobo) is the fourth book in her Made Man series and features one of the most secretive members, the underboss Lucca. Chloe wasn’t ready for her alpha anti-hero but nonetheless Lucca is ready for her. Chloe and Lucca’s past is more intertwined than they realize and with Lucca’s help Chloe will be able to face her demons.

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Fri
Feb 24 2017 9:30am

First Look: Jeaniene Frost’s Into the Fire (February 28, 2017)

Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost
Into the Fire (Night Prince #4)
Avon / February 28, 2017 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital

In the explosive finale to New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series, Vlad is in danger of losing his bride to an enemy whose powers might prove greater than the Prince of Vampire’s…. 

In the wrong hands, love can be a deadly weapon.

For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad’s new bride against him.

A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she. Magic is forbidden to vampires, so Vlad and Leila enlist an unlikely guide as they search for a way to break the spell. But an ancient enemy lies in wait, capable of turning Vlad and Leila’s closest friends against them…and finally tearing the lovers apart forever.

There are so many elements I look forward to in a Jeaniene Frost novel.

A heroine to be the heartbeat of the book and keep its pace.

A hero who is undeniably devoted and worthy.

A well-rounded ensemble cast that I enjoy butting in instead of grumbling at time away from the OTP.

Into the Fire achieves all of these, but manages to accomplish a few bonuses.

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Fri
Feb 24 2017 8:15am

Do Certain Genres Demand a Physical Book?

I've recently been going through a genre-slump. I have found plenty of books that I love, but realized that my first romance love—historical—had been severely lacking recently. I realized part of that reason might be because I was reading more and more digital books. Which led me to wonder: are certain genres better in phsyical books? 

Do you find this to be the case for you? Do you find that you gravitate towards the physical book format when it comes to certain genres? Or do you find the opposite to be true—that you only read certain genres in digital format? 

Tell me about it in the comments!

Thu
Feb 23 2017 5:00pm

Light & Dark: Romance News & Deals from Sarina Bowen, Chantal Fernando and More!

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

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Rookie Move by Sarina Bowen

Deal Alert: Sarina Bowen's first Brooklyn Bruiser novel Rookie Move is on sale for $2.99 at Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Reviewer Lime Cello declared that hero “Leo Trevi might be the most constant romance hero there is out there” in her First Look. 

Deal Alert: Author and H&H Blogger Lynne Connolly's Georgian-set historical Veiled in Blue is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* The daughter of a deposed king tries to keep her secret from a man who already knows it in the sixth novel of Connolly's Emperors of London series, which is full of “intrigue, politics, and the long lost children of the Stuart line.”

Deal Alert: Abbie Roads' paranormal suspense Race the Darkness is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Roads believes “the world needs dark romances” to help us through difficult times and savor the HEA. 

Deal Alert: Chantal Fernando's MC novella Dirty Ride is $.99 at Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* Blogger Sahara Hoshi describes Fernando's MC series as “more intense than the Kristen Ashley Chaos series but on the lighter side of the kind of events we see in Joanna Wylde’s Reapers series.” Don't miss out on this sexy title!

[+A recipe contest...]

Thu
Feb 23 2017 4:30pm

“No Humans Aboard” Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Deadmen Walking in New Excerpt!

Looking for more Deadmen Walking? Today, Sherrilyn Kenyon shared a brand-new excerpt for the first book in her Dark-Hunters spin-off series, Deadmen Walking, and expands on what we already gleaned last October on Captain Bane and his crew when Kenyon revealed the cover! The excerpt begins with a young woman named Cameron having found her way onto Captain Bane's ship. While the first excerpt gave us a glimpse of a terrified Cameron, this latest look gives us a reason why she should be: monsters! So many monsters. 

However, there's also a glimmer of the romance we first spotted in Deadmen Walking

“Something about Cameron reminded him of his precious sister and this tiny chit touched the last shred of a humanity he’d thought had gone to the grave with his Elf.”

Finding your humanity is the first step to finding love, amiright? If Cameron is touching on Bane's long-buried humanity, are we looking at his heroine and the way to an HEA for this motley crew of pirates? We'll hold out hope—either way this excerpt gave us plenty to mull over between now and the May 9 release of Deadmen Walking. 

What did you think of Deadmen Walking? What was your favorite part? We're definitely looking forward to the monster-hunting that is sure to come in this book!

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Deadmen Walking, available May 9, 2017: 

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Thu
Feb 23 2017 2:00pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive Cover Reveals from authors Calista Fox, Madhuri Pavamani, Chelsea M. Cameron, and Robin Lovett!

Team H&H has four exclusive covers for you today from authors Calista Fox, Madhuri Pavamani, Chelsea M. Cameron, and Robin Lovett. The next story in Fox's Bayfront Billionaires series, Obsession, finds Roxy smack between hunky billionaires Nick and Hunter. In Pavamani's Juma, the next book after Dutch, we find Juma and Dutch battling together against Death. Into Your Arms by Cameron is a new adult tale of secrets and sexy lumberjacks. And in Lovett's Stranger, two people who hate one another, and want to destroy one another, find out that their chemistry may be greater than their hate. 

Obsession by Calista Fox

Obsession by Calista Fox

100 Shades of Sin…

Delicious and hot, the seductive Bayfront Billionaires need one thing, and one thing only: the woman made for them, the one woman on earth who can complete their trio of passion and desire.

When Roxy Shea arrived in Bayfront, she had no idea she would instantly attract the attention of two of the town’s sexiest and most eligible bachelors. She doesn’t want anything to do with them—with a dangerous past in her rearview mirror, a new relationship would be disastrous. But with every smoldering gaze and unspoken promise of pleasure, these billionaire bad boys are determined to make her theirs, to claim her body and soul.

Nick Faulkner and Hunter Valens are forces in their respective entertainment industries, but a past conflict has put a strain on their lifelong friendship—and vying for the mysterious Roxy’s affection doesn’t help matters. Until their craving for her leads to an explosive night with for threesome. But can they show Roxy that she can trust the men responsible for the sizzling pleasure she finds with them—and that their love is soul-deep?

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Obsession by Calista Fox, available June 6, 2017

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Thu
Feb 23 2017 1:00pm

Science Fiction Romance Best Bets for February 2017—Cyborg Sex and More!

Time to talk about more new scifi romance releases! Each month I pick three or four I feel will be of interest to you, our readers.

Hers To Command by Cynthia Sax

Cynthia Sax cyborg sex sizzles. And there is a lot of it in her novels, but particularly in Hers to Command, (Amazon | B&N | Kobo) which is the newest release. After all, the series is entitled “Cyborg Sizzle.” I thoroughly enjoyed the human heroine of this book, Carys, who commands a huge Rebel battle station. She’s curvy, old enough to have silver strands in her hair, and is resigned to her stretch marks. She’s been erasing emotion and human relationships from her life for decades because she believes people die if she doesn’t react with machinelike immediacy. For example, she doesn’t call any of her officers by name, both so she won’t get too attached and so she never gets a name wrong in the heat of battle, thereby causing a moment of confusion, which leads to deaths. She has a tragedy in her past which makes her hate the Cyborgs.

So of course who better to pair her with than not one but two Cyborgs, hiding a few secrets of their own, but convinced she’s the woman they’re ideally matched to? Ace and Thrasher love each other as well, in addition to their devotion to Carys, but believe they have to hide their feelings toward each other because the Cyborg Council doesn’t understand M/M relationships.  Over the course of the book, each of the three characters grows emotionally as an individual and within the strong bond that unites them. Carys is definitely the dominant member of the trio, although the two Cyborgs are alpha male warriors in every other aspect of their lives. Extremely handy to have around in combat and in downtime, as they upgrade the space station’s creaky systems.

[Read more...]

Thu
Feb 23 2017 12:00pm
Excerpt

K.A. Linde Excerpt: The Wright Brother

K.A. Linde

The Wright Brother by K.A. Linde

I'd dated his brother.

He didn’t remember and I wish I could forget.

I may have sworn off the Wright family a long time ago. But when I returned home, Jensen Wright crashed into my life with the confidence of a billionaire CEO and the sex appeal of a god. Even I couldn’t resist our charged chemistry, or the way he fit into my life like a missing puzzle piece.

Too bad he’d forgotten the one thing that could destroy us.

Because Jensen Wright doesn’t share. Not with anyone. And if his brother finds out, this could all go down in flames.

When it all was said and done, was he the Wright brother?

Get a sneak peek at K.A. Linde's The Wright Brother (available February 28, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“That’s true, I suppose. It’s not like many people move back once they’ve seen the big wide world,” he said with a grin.

“Yeah. There’s a reason for that.”

“What would that be?” he asked, genuinely curious.

But he had to know. Lubbock was suffocating. Big enough to have an airport, small enough for the airport to have to reroute you everywhere you really wanted to go. It had improved in every way since I left in high school. Better restaurants, better shopping, better amenities. But it was still Lubbock—dry, dusty, and flat as hell.

[Read the full The Wright Brother excerpt...]

Thu
Feb 23 2017 11:00am

Taking Out the Trash: Arrow 5x14 Olicity Heart-to-Heart

Show/Episode: Arrow,Season 5, Episode 14, “The Sin Eater”
Ship(s): Olicity

Arrow 5x14 Captain's Log

Arrow was back in fine form this week so I believe last week’s lackluster episode was a fluke. We’re back into the main thrust of the season, trying to find out who Prometheus. Oliver travels to Opal City to visit Amanda Westfield, Justin Claybourne’s mistress and Prometheus’ mother. He tries to plead to her sense of morality in order to get a name for Prometheus but the woman actually has none. She’s upset that the Arrow killed Claybourne, but not that her son has killed innocent people. So, basically, she’s not a very nice lady.

Meanwhile, Liza Warner, Carrie Cutter and China White take over a prison transfer buss and kill the guards and head to Star City to cause some mayhem. Back at the bunker, Oliver hands a bit of tech to Felicity. He’d had it with him in Amanda’s house, to “sniff” out any information on any devices there. It worked, but it’ll take her a while to go through it all. Meanwhile, their business is with this girl gang. And Dinah is having her SCPD swearing in ceremony.

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Thu
Feb 23 2017 9:30am

9 Beloved High School Movies for Every Mood

Clueless

Today we're thrilled to welcome Sheryl Scarborough (To Catch a Killer) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Sheryl write Young Adult novels and while many of us are out of our teens, there's still something to love and reminisce over when it comes to beloved high school movies. Sheryl is here today with a few of her favorites—and the lessons we've all learned from them. Thanks, Sheryl!

To fully celebrate the awesomeness of high school movies I made a list of essential high school lessons then filled in movies to fulfill that list. What would high school be without: girlfriends, rebellion, positive self image, embracing differences, sensitivity, higher learning, sensible rules, a do over, and entrepreneurial spirit?

Clueless 
(Girlfriends)

High school is difficult. It’s like being shipped off to another planet where the assignment is to fit in and look cool while learning all about the aliens (called boys!) To complicate matters, these boys aren’t going to give up any information about who they are or how to deal with them. This assignment would totally suck without cool girlfriends to help figure it all out. Cher in Clueless is very definitely the super-cool girlfriend I wished I had in high school. Don’t get me wrong I had girlfriends, and we were cool. But Cher is super-cool, a heroic best friend.

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Thu
Feb 23 2017 8:03am

Do You like Punny Romance Book Titles?

I have yet to meet a romance novel reader who doesn't love the occasional pun. In Romancelandia, it's quite easy for even the most benign word to take on a dirty meaning. Do you like punny romance novel titles? What are some of your favorites?

Unleash the puns down in the comments!

 

Wed
Feb 22 2017 4:30pm

Puck Love: Romance News & Deals from Sawyer Bennett, Paige Tyler, and More!

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

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Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett

Deal Alert: Sawyer Bennett's hockey romance Off Sides is FREE at Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* We pucking love a good hockey romance, don't you?

Deal Alert: Jane Goodger's matchmaking historical The Spinster Bride is $1.99 at Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Charles enlists Marjorie to help him find a bride in this Victorian-era historical. Want to strike out beyond Regency historicals? Don't miss our monthly Unusual Historicals roundup!

Deal Alert: Paige Tyler's paranormal suspense Her Fierce Warrior is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Shifter Minka finds herself trusting Angelo, the far-too-sexy special forces soldier who found her at her most vulnerable. Strap in for this sexy ride, and expand your world of shapeshifters beyond wolves. 

[+Jane Eyre the comic?]

Wed
Feb 22 2017 2:30pm

The (West) End Is Only the Beginning in Lucy Parker’s Pretty Face

Pretty Face by Lucy Parker

Lucy Parker takes readers back to the West End theater scene with Pretty Face. Introducing two new characters, Lily and Luc—the main tropes at play here are the employer-employee relationship as well as the romance between an older man and a younger woman. The “pretty face” the title refers to is Lily Lamprey. At the start of the novel, Lily is best known for her work on Knightsbridge, a campy drama series almost akin to the worst kind of HBO series. Lily has been typecast as a seductress character throughout the entirety of her career on Knightsbridge. Her dream is to make it as a West End actress, but if Luc has his way, her career would be dead in the water.

Unlike Lainie and Richard from Act Like It, the first book in the series, the contention between Luc and Lily is not one of personalities, but of opinion. Luc doesn’t think Lily can hack it in his production and, in no uncensored terms, lets his opinion be known. Unfortunately for Luc, that opinion makes its way back to Lily and the tension builds from there. What’s nice is that we don’t spend the entire novel dwelling over a he said something and she reacts in a negative way. Instead, like it or not, Lily gets the role of Queen Elizabeth I in Luc’s production and the two are forced to coexist.

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Wed
Feb 22 2017 1:30pm

First Look: Meredith Duran’s A Lady’s Code of Misconduct (February 28, 2017)

A Lady's Code of Misconduct by Meredith Duran

Meredith Duran
A Lady’s Code of Misconduct (Rules for the Reckless #5)
Pocket Books / February 28, 2017 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital

Trapped in the countryside, facing an unwanted marriage and the theft of her fortune, Jane Mason is done behaving nicely. To win her freedom, she’ll strike a deal with the most dangerous man she knows—a rising star in politics, whose dark good looks mask an even darker heart.

The bitter past has taught Crispin Burke to trust no one. He’ll gladly help a lovely young heiress, provided she pays a price. Yet when a single mistake shatters his life, it is Jane who holds the key to his salvation. And in a world that no longer makes sense, Crispin slowly realizes that she may be the only thing worth fighting for...

Meredith Duran’s latest is an amnesia story, which is a harder trope to find these days. Amnesia plotlines used to be a dime a dozen, but they became such a romance cliché that they have become rare in the last decade or so. A Lady’s Code of Misconduct is a very good amnesia story and reminds me why these storylines were so popular and should be again when in the hands of a gifted storyteller like Duran.

Crispin Burke is not a nice man. In fact, he’s a horrible man. He has spent years bribing, blackmailing and backstabbing his fellow Members of Parliament in his quest to become Prime Minister, so pressuring a young woman in dire straits to spy for him is child’s play.

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Wed
Feb 22 2017 12:00pm

March 2017 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in March.

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!

Authors: Have we missed your release before? Drop us a line at heroesnhearts@gmail.com with your title, full name, release date, and series name (if you have one) for your upcoming April 2017 release!

Jump to New Releases for the Week of:

March 1-7 March 8-14 March 15-21 March 22-31

Week of March 1 through March 7

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Wed
Feb 22 2017 9:30am

H&H Quickies #19: Donna Alward—Prompt Me!

Someone to Love by Donna Alward

If you can never get enough of your favorite authors (and who can?!?), you are going to love H&H's author writing challenge, H&H Quickies. Not only will you get to read fun, original scenes by awesome romance authors, but said awesome romance authors will be writing those scenes based on YOUR prompts!

Following up on wonderful Quickie scenes by Nicole MichaelsSusan AndersenRebecca ZanettiKerrigan ByrneLora LeighValerie BowmanAnne CalhounTessa Bailey, and more (see all the Quickies here), we are pleased to announce that Donna Alward will be the nineteenth author to participate in the H & H Quickies challenge! Here are the details:

For the next week, H&H readers are invited to leave comments on this post with writing prompts/ideas for Donna Alward with a contemporary romance theme. Once the prompting period is over next week, Donna will read over all the prompts and pick at least two that she finds inspiring, and use them to write a short original scene. H&H will then post the scene for everyone to read and enjoy (yay!), as well as reveal which prompts Donna used for the scene (woo-hoo!) for bragging rights. 

[Ready to get prompting?]

Wed
Feb 22 2017 8:10am

Do You Like Thieves in Romance?

Maybe it's our eternal love of Robin Hood. Maybe it's our love of Matt Bomer in White Collar. Maybe it's something completely different, but lately I've noticed quite a few romances featuring thieves. Whether they're a jewel thief, or a con man about to start an art heist, I've seen 'em all! The heist film is practically its own genre in and of itself, do you think we'll see a trend for heist romances? 

Tell me your thoughts down in the comments!

Tue
Feb 21 2017 4:30pm

Start Your Engines: Romance News & Deals from Gillian Archer, Susan Mallery, and More!

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

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Ruthless by Gillian Archer

Deal Alert: Gillian Archer's motorcycle club romance Ruthless, first in the True Brothers MC series, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* It's hard to beat a wicked man with a heart of gold—they sure rev our engines! 

Deal Alert: Susan Mallery's women's fiction novel The Friends We Keep, Book 2 in the Mischief Bay series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Three friends provide love and comfort to one another as they journey through the stress and turmoil of life's expectations. It's no surprise that romance is the perfect place to tackle tough issues.

Deal Alert: Julianna Keyes' college co-ed romance Undecided is $1.99 in e-book at iBooks | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* This sexy new adult romance features two characters who don't do anything by halves...including the trouble they get themselves into! Don't miss out on these fresh new adult romances from January!

[+Emma Watson sings 'Belle']

Tue
Feb 21 2017 3:00pm

The Gateway Experiment: What Romance Should Author Roshani Chokshi Read Next?

A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

It is one of the greatest joys of any reader to recommend beloved books to a person—especially when that person is brand new to the genre we hold so near and dear! It can be a tough call, however, to find that gateway book that is sure to please. Luckily, making that tough decision just got easier since we'll be matchmaking for author Roshani Chokshi, who is new to the wonderful world of romance!

Since Roshani isn't totally new to the romance genre, we have an idea of what she's looking for in the perfect match. 

Roshani loves Regency romances, having already devoured books from Julia Quinn, Sarah MacLean, and Tessa Dare. 

If a book contains the “fake dating/marriage” trope or feature enemies to lovers, it may be a good fit for what Roshani is looking for in her next read. 

Like any good romance fan, she knows the romance covenant, and hates anything dealing with infidelity. 

We'll be leaving the recommendation period open from now until February 27 when Roshani will pick what book piques her interest. Once Roshani decides on a book, she'll report back on what she thought with a post about her experience!

So—what romance book should Roshani read?

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While Roshani gets to know the romance genre, get to know Roshani. Learn more about or pre-order a copy of A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi, available March 28, 2017:

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Tue
Feb 21 2017 12:15pm

First Look: Lisa Renee Jones’ Damage Control (February 21, 2017)

Damage Control by Lisa Renee Jones

Lisa Renee Jones
Damage Control (Dirty Money #2)
St. Martin's Griffin / February 21, 2017 / $15.99 print, $7.99 digital

The second book in a four-part series is always tricky. Damage Control,  the second in Lisa Renee Jones' Dirty Money series, is no exception. Fans on the hook after reading Hard Rules want reassurance that the couple they took to their hearts is going to make it but the plotline has to maintain suspense and tension so that readers devour the story avidly and wait impatiently for Bad Deeds and End Game to arrive. A hard task, but Jones’s latest Dirty Money tale satisfies on every level. 

Shane Brandon has fallen hard for Emily Stevens, but it turns out that she has as many secrets as him. Deeply hurt, Shane confronts her.

[Uh oh...]