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From The Blog
December 7, 2016
Colleen Hoover's It Ends With Us Is a GoodReads Choice Winner for a Reason
December 7, 2016
Are Romantic Comedies on Their Way Back?
December 7, 2016
10 Romances Featuring Characters Who Are 35+
Scandal, Natasha Moore, Karen Booth, Patricia Kiyono, Alexa Rowan, Linda Rettstatt, Shana Gray, Morgan Malone, Josie Kerr and Sela Carsen
December 6, 2016
9 Signs Your Romance Is About to Become a Horror Story
KJ Charles, Roan Parrish, Steve Berman, Avon Gale, Kris Ripper and J.A. Rock
December 6, 2016
Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Fox, Wayne, Howard, De La O, and McLaughlin!
Team H & H
Dec 7 2016 4:30pm

The Vampire’s Bride for a Night: Romance News & Deals from Gena Showalter and Kristen Ashley

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

The Vampire's Bride by Gena ShowalterDeal Alert: Gena Showalter's paranormal romance The Vampire's Bride is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* If you enjoy Gena Showalter, might we also suggest you try Lora Leigh's Breeds, Angela Knight's Mageverse, and/or Rhyannon Byrd's Primal books?

Deal Alert: Kristen Ashley's Magdalene contemporary romance The Will is downpriced to $1.99 in e-book at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* We've long appreciated and admired “The Cracktacular Appeal of Kristen Ashley and Her Anti-Heroes.”

Deal Alert: Megan Crane's motorcycle romance Make You Burn, first in the Deacons of Bourbon Street series, is $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* “[Crane's] characters are gritty, unapologetic, and led by their animal instincts, whether in war or love,” writes H&H blogger Nicole Leapheart in her First Look at Make You Burn.

[+Pitch scoop & a Zelda Fitzgerald TV show trailer...]

Dec 7 2016 4:00pm

Colleen Hoover’s It Ends With Us Is a GoodReads Choice Winner for a Reason

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

I had my dukes up and I was ready to rumble. For me, there is no other book this year that came close to the complete package that this story is all about. I came prepared, practiced, focused and ready to defend this epic book. Colleen Hoover's It Ends With Us ends the year with the Best Romance Book Award! And it was!

Need convincing?

First off -> This book has every component of a perfect romance. The main plot centers around at least two people, there’s several sub plots, the main characters struggle with love and injustice, and the story is extremely sweet and extremely hot at some points of the book. Yes, it has all that stuff and much, much more. What makes it a romance book of the year is that it doesn’t just make the grade, or is just a “good” book; it goes above and beyond.

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Dec 7 2016 3:00pm

Are Romantic Comedies on Their Way Back?

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Where Have All the Romantic Comedies Gone?

Trends, they happen in everything—clothes, cars, mass media, celebrities, style...romance novels. It’s possible you grew up, or your parents grew up, in a house with a gold refrigerator, or an avocado-green bathtub or a paneled den. It's what was “in.” So while we see them often enough in culture, we can't forget there are trends in romance.

Most all of you know about the historical  romance revolution of the 1970s and 1980s that gave us books from Kathleen Woodiwiss and Judith McNaught. Contemporary books had their smaller one, too—with authors like Sidney Shelton, Judith Krantz, and Danielle Steel. These two genres battled it out like the Today Show and Good Morning America –one leading for a couple of years only to then fall behind and the other taking the lead until what seemed like a mass exodus of contemporary romance authors in the early-mid 1990s to write romantic suspense. Regency and historical books with settings in England reign supreme, but readers were lucky enough to experience a variety that hasn’t been duplicate since—with plenty of westerns, and medieval stories too. Romantic fantasy made its own little niche with angel and futuristic books in mid-1990’s and then genre imploded in the early 2000 with shift changers and vampire books. Around 2007 small-town romances boosted contemporary sales. Some mid-list fantasy authors saw the writing on the wall and start changing genres. Then in 2010 or so LGBTQ romances and erotica became more mainstream.

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Dec 7 2016 1:17pm

“Take ’Em Off”: Christian and Ana Get Hotter in the New Fifty Shades Darker Trailer

An extended trailer for Fifty Shades Darker is here and it's hotter than the first! In an attempt to win Anastasia back, Christian is pulling out all the stops, and we get more of  a glimpse of all the drama that's to come. 

Former paramours, a visit from Christian's mother, and Ana's boss all culminate in a heart-racing, nail-biting ride. Can't wait to see what's in store of these two.

[See the trailer now!]

Dec 7 2016 12:00pm

Jeffe Kennedy Excerpt: The Edge of the Blade

Jeffe Kennedy

The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy

The Twelve Kingdoms rest uneasy under their new High Queen, reeling from civil war and unchecked magics. Few remember that other powers once tested their borders—until a troop of foreign warriors emerges with a challenge...

Jepp has been the heart of the queen’s elite guard, her Hawks, since long before war split her homeland. But the ease and grace that come to her naturally in fighting leathers disappears when battles turn to politics. When a scouting party arrives from far-away Dasnaria, bearing veiled threats and subtle bluffs, Jepp is happy to let her queen puzzle them out while she samples the pleasures of their prince’s bed.

But the cultural norms allow that a Dasnarian woman may be wife or bed-slave, never her own leader—and Jepp’s light use of Prince Kral has sparked a diplomatic crisis. Banished from court, she soon becomes the only envoy to Kral’s strange and dangerous country, with little to rely on but her wits, her knives—and the smolder of anger and attraction that burns between her and him...

Get a sneak peek at Jeffe Kennedy's The Edge of the Blade (available December 27, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“Done,” Trond pronounced, then—Danu bless him—covered Kral with a blanket. An opulent one, embroidered in metallic threads with intricate designs on the burgundy silk that matched pillows mounded behind him, all similar shades to the Hákyrling’s sails. Kral’s signature color. “Being quiet until those creatures disperse will do you good, General. If you don’t reopen the wounds, they ought to heal clean quite quickly. All right, Ambassador Rekjabrel, let’s see those hands.”

“Don’t you have an office or somewhere we can go?”

“I am a moving medic. Dasnarians have no leisure to sit in offices and be tended to.”

[Read the full The Edge of the Blade excerpt...]

Dec 7 2016 9:30am

40 is the New 30: 10 “Seasoned” Romances Featuring Characters Who Are 35+

Today we're thrilled to have authors from the Facebook group, Seasoned Romance on Heroes and Heartbreakers! These 10 authors and bloggers of Seasoned Romance* pick their favorite “season romance” books. Do you see an old favorite or a new-to-you find? Thanks for stopping by, ladies!

Seasoned Romance is a Facebook group composed of authors, readers, and bloggers who write and appreciate romance with older characters. They all feature characters in their mid 30s and well beyond—after all, love and romance don't stop once characters hit the big 3-0!

Choose Me by Natasha Moore

Choose Me by Natasha Moore

This is silver fox romance at its best. Rick and Eve are an easily relatable couple that are mature enough to see past the distractions and insecurities life throws at you and smart enough to fully embrace the explosive, sultry burn of new love. Regardless of the reader’s age, I am confident you will enjoy the journey these two take; a journey of independence and trust…and some completely scandalicious sex!

(reviewed by Scandal, Scandalicious Book Reviews)

Smooth Sailing by Linda Rettstatt

Smooth Sailing by Linda Resttatt is an emotional story of a widowed man and a newly-divorced woman dipping their toes into the dating waters. They have to steer a new course to love around not only their own fears and insecurities, but their families and past histories. An Alaskan cruise ship was an appealing setting for this lovely romance and Ms, Resttatt made me feel as if I was right there. I liked both characters and was cheering for them throughout the book.

(reviewed by Natasha Moore, author of Choose Me)

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Dec 7 2016 8:13am

Have You Ever Read Rosemary Rogers?

Bound by Love by Rosemary Rogers

Rosemary Rogers, for many, is a first of the genre for them—if she's not one of the first romances you read, her books certainly stand out to the readers who read her. 

Today is Rosemary's birthday, so to commemorate that, we want to know: have you ever read her? What do you remember about her books? What one is your favorite? As a modern reader with a different viewpoint than when you first read the books, can you go back and re-read some of her earlier works?

Tell me about it in the comments!

Dec 6 2016 4:44pm

Christmas Kisses & Goodreads Awards: Romance News & Deals

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Once Upon a Christmas Kiss by Manda CollinsDeal Alert: Manda Collins' holiday historical Once Upon a Christmas Kiss is on sale for $.99 in e-book at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* And if you haven't already, do yourself a favor and check out Manda Collins' short story “Miss Easterling's Highland Fling,” a free read right here on H&H!

Deal Alert: Sylvia Day's second Crossfire series novel (and the sequel to Bared to You), Reflected in You, is discounted to $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* “The drama of Gideon and Eva’s relationship reaches new heights in this book,” writes Marquetta Whitmore in her First Look at Reflected in You. “It was tiring, entertaining, frustrating, and annoying. I loved it.”

Deal Alert: Jeaniene Frost's first Broken Destiny novel, The Beautiful Ashes, is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Cat and Bones fans, this could be a sign that it's time to try Frost's New Adult series.

Fresh Outta the Oven

And the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award goes to... Colleen Hoover's It Ends With Us was voted best romance of the year! Also among the winners for best books in their categories are Alwyn Hamilton's Rebel of the Sands (Debut Goodreads Author) and Sarah J. Maas's A Court of Mist and Fury (YA Fantasy). See the full list of winners at Goodreads.

[+Sherrilyn Kenyon & J.R. Ward excerpts...]

Dec 6 2016 4:00pm

You’ll Be Back: Eleanor Forgives Jasper in The Royals 3x01

The Royals 3x01

Show/Episode: The Royals Season 3, Episode 1, “Together with Remembrance of Ourselves”
Ship(s): Jasper and Eleanor (Jaspenor)

“This place is weird.” This is the repeated tagline of the Season3 premiere of The Royals, and although it does seem as though all the characters have taken a collective breath of relief after the anxiety and tragedy of where they left off last season, happily they’re all up to their usual quirky antics. Everything does feel lighter, more fun. And the Eleanor/Jasper relationship, besides being give the significant screen time it deserves, has definitely taken a shift.

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Dec 6 2016 3:00pm

9 Signs Your Romance Is About to Become a Horror Story

All in Fear by Steve Berman, KJ Charles, Avon Gale, Roan Parrish, Kris Ripper, and J.A. Rock

You might be writing a horror romance if...

Today we're thrilled to welcome the authors of the All in Fear anthology to Heroes and Heartbreakers: Steve Berman, KJ Charles, Avon Gale, Roan Parrish, Kris Ripper, and J.A. Rock! These authors know a thing or two about shiver-inducing scenes and they're here today to offer up a few signs your romance... is about to become a horror story. Thanks!

Steve Berman:

...For me, the clue I like to offer readers is often body horror-related; after all, romance is often very tied to appearances, and sex is a matter of the body landscape. So some mention of an unhealthy physical attribute, something amiss, is terrific way to begin the horror. In “His Mouth Will Taste of Chernobyl” one of the characters has a fondness for a horrible tasting alcoholic beverage and it seems to turn the inside of his mouth into a wasteland.

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Dec 6 2016 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Calista Fox, Aidan Wayne, Jamie Howard, Victoria De La O, and Nicole McLaughlin!

This Cover Tuesday, Team H&H brings you five great covers from authors Calista Fox, Aidan Wayne, Jamie Howard, Victoria De La O, and Nicole McLaughlin! First up, Calista Fox's Confession promises steamy, seductive Bayfront Billionaires and a love triangle that could turn into much more. Aidan Wayne's Making Love features a faulty cupid attempting to find true love for a succubus while trying to better understand the chemistry of love. In Jamie Howard's The Feeling of Forever, Juliet and Felix have secrets and pasts that may keep them from finding their happily ever after. In Victoria De La O's Tell Me Not to Go, Jeff meets his sister's best friend Samantha, and even though neither of them are in the market for romance, they can't deny the attraction between them. And in Nicole McLaughlin's All I Ask, a man who's always down for a good time meets a woman who's tried of always playing it safe. 

Confession by Calista Fox

Confession 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.

Billionaire business partners Devon McMillan and Morgan Presley have spent the past two years on opposite coasts after nearly crossing a forbidden line during one of their steamier ménages. But when a tempting business offer brings them back to their hometown, something even more tempting will distract them both—their childhood best friend, Fallon Carteris. The years apart have done nothing to temper their scorching desire for her, and these billionaires will do whatever they can to bring her to their bed.

Fallon has never been able to decide which man she desires more, nor could she ever choose between them—and quickly learns she doesn’t have to. When Fallon confesses she’s always wanted the two men, they both pursue her. As the love triangle heats up, their emotions become as entangled as their bodies. But is their love strong enough to keep their threesome together?

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Confession by Calista Fox, available February 7, 2017:

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Dec 6 2016 12:00pm

May McGoldrick Excerpt: Tempest in the Highlands

May McGoldrick

Tempest in the Highlands by May McGoldrick

Miranda MacDonnell is on the run. When she inherited a mysterious relic from her mother, she had no idea the dangers it would bring. Now hunted by a relentless foe who will stop at nothing to find her, she has one choice: stow away on the ship of the notorious privateer, Black Hawk.

Rob Hawkins, the half-English privateer known as Black Hawk, has a mission from the Tudor king to find and kill the rogue commander, Sir Ralph Evers. To complete his quest, Hawk must find Miranda, a young woman Evers is pursuing. Caught in a tempest, he is shipwrecked with a “boy” who demonstrates an uncanny ability for saving him. Cast away on the mysterious Isle of the Dead, Hawk realizes that the “boy” traveling with him is actually Miranda MacDonnell and having her means that Evers will come to him. What begins as a ploy —using her as bait—soon changes, however, as he falls in love with her.

Get a sneak peek at May McGoldrick's Tempest in the Highlands (available December 6, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Chapter 1

Tarbert Castle

Kintyre, Western Scotland

Four months later

Though the fires in the tower were nearly out, the acrid smell of smoke hung thick in the air, burning the English ship captain’s lungs. Rob Hawkins glanced down the hill at the village and the harbor. Tarbert Castle would survive, he thought, but too many of its inhabitants had not.

Frowning, he turned his attention back to the cleric.

“Aye, his name was Evers.” The old priest was upset and growing more agitated with each question.

[Read the full Tempest in the Highlands excerpt...]

Dec 6 2016 11:00am

First Look: J.R. Ward’s Blood Vow (December 6, 2016)

Blood Vow by J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward
Blood Vow (Black Dagger Legacy #2)
Ballantine / December 6, 2016 / $28.00 print, $11.99 digital

Today marks the release of Blood Vow, the second in the Black Dagger Legacy series, which if you have been living under a rock, is the spin-off series of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. The BDB continues to train only the elite fighters to help them in their continuing battle with the Lessening Society. Yet, no BDB book is without drama, and the BDL series is no exception. Rhage and Mary’s newly minted family is thrown a curveball, which could destroy them.

In that moment, as he sought to relieve any and all of her anxiety—-and his own, for that matter—he nearly came out with the one thing Bitty didn’t know about her adopted parents. Yes, her new old man had a dragon living under his skin, but her new mom had an even fancier secret.

—“You’re never going to be alone, Bitty,” he repeated. “I swear to you.”

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Dec 6 2016 9:30am

First Look: Christy English’s How to Train Your Highlander (December 6, 2016)

How to Train Your Highlander by Christy English

Christy English
How to Train Your Highlander (Broadswords and Ballrooms #3)
Sourcebooks / December 6, 2016 / $7.99 print & digital

How to Train Your Highlander might just as easily have been named How to Train Your Duke—it’s both a “Taming of the Shrew” and an “Enticing of the Recluse.” This is the third in Christy English’s “Broadswords and Ballrooms” series and what an apt title. Wild young Highlander Mary Elizabeth Waters carries at all times—knives and a small flask of Highland whiskey is just two objects always to be found on her person. And she travels with a personal broadsword as well.

The ballroom is the room that Harry Percy, the reclusive, unmarried Duke of Northumberland most wants to avoid for it is there a few day’s hence his forceful grande dame of a mother has arranged for him to choose from one of the marriageable young ladies of the ton. At thirty, with no spare to take the weight off his wide shoulders, it is time for the ducal heir to step up and do his duty.

Is it fate or the machinations of two manipulative mothers that has Mary Elizabeth arriving at the Northumberland estate a few days before the festivities are to commence? When she exits the duchess’s carriage with her brother Robbie and her companion in tow, she says hello to an unusually attractive stable boy who speaks in the “posh tones of the English gentry.”

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Dec 6 2016 8:28am

Has BDSM Romance Been Safe Worded Out of the Genre?

Geoffrey Rush as the Marquis de Sade in Quills

The Marquis de Sade was a polarizing figure in the BDSM world long before Christian Grey was, and December marks the 202nd anniversary of his death. BDSM and erotic romance has certainly had its day, but many think erotic romance is on its way out. Every few years, each subgenre has been told it's “dead”—paranormal, historical... and now erotic. However, BDSM romance as we know it today is the relative new kid on the block. Do you think it's time to safe word out of erotic romance? If not erotic romance altogether, will something spring up in BDSM's place to intrigue those same readers?

Tell me your theories down in the comments!


Hat tip to Megan Frampton

Dec 5 2016 5:20pm

Breaking News: Nalini Singh Shares Silver Silence Cover!

Earlier this year, with the release of Allegiance of Honor, we saw the end of the first arc of Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series with the hope that phase two would begin soon with Psy-Changeling Trinity series. Now, just moments ago, Nalini Singh revealed the cover for the much anticipated book, Silver Silence, on her Facebook page.

We've been looking forward to this release for a while now and we have a lot of questions before the June 13, 2017 release of Silver Silence: Will we see much loved characters again? Where are the bears? What are you most looking forward to?

Learn more about Silver Silence here:

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her extraordinary Psy-Changeling world with a story of wild passion and darkest betrayal...

Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that’s exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater Bears, brings with him.

Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence—her mind clear of all emotion—Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That’s what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious…and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.

Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed...

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Silver Silence by Nalini Singh, available June 13, 2017:

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Dec 5 2016 4:31pm

It’s the Thrill of the Chase with Fifty Shades Darker and More: Romance News & Deals

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Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

Fresh Outta the Oven

E.L. James' Fifty Shades Darker has a seductive new cover! The movie tie-in edition, featuring a dressed-to-kill Christian (Jamie Dornan) and Ana (Dakota Johnson) dancing at a masquerade, is due out in January, according to a Facebook post from James. The Fify Shades Darker movie, a follow-up to the Fifty Shades of Grey film, will hit theaters on February 10, 2017. Watch the trailer for hints at what's next for Christian and Ana.

Top Off Your TBR Pile

Deal Alert: Sidney Bristol's erotic romantic suspense Committed is on sale for $.99 in e-book at Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.* In Committed, DEA agent Damien quickly falls for a woman he meets at a private retreat, Poppy, who identifies as a switch. Not sure what that is? In an H&H guest post, Bristol explains what it means to be a switch in BDSM.

Deal Alert: Karen Rose's romantic thriller Closer Than You Think is discounted to $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Chase that scared-in-an-exhilarated-way felling with author Susannah Sandlin's choices for the top 5 romantic thriller movie heroes.

[+Today on H&H...]

Dec 5 2016 3:00pm

A Dark Past Leads to a Happy Future in Cynthia Eden’s Taken

Taken by Cynthia Eden

Bailey Jones survived a serial killer against all odds, but the nightmare isn’t over. However, with the help of LOST’s (Last Option Search Team) very own Asher Young, she’s not alone this time. Bailey is tired of being seen as a victim who can’t move on from the past and Asher is more than willing to help her in that regard as a victim of violent crime himself. But is Bailey hallucinating the victim she helped get away from a deadly killer?

As a master of romantic suspense, Cynthia Eden winds a mesmerizing tale of mystery and romance in the fifth installment of the LOST series. Not only does the main plot of tracking another of the Death Angel’s victims keep readers guessing to the end but the personal mysteries of each character actually drive the hero and heroine closer together. Asher and Bailey, both victims of bloody crimes, aren’t interested in hiding their past. That would be impossible with the media following their every move. Instead, they’ve embraced it and they’re taking control of their lives. Together.

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Dec 5 2016 2:00pm

Michelle Diener’s Class 5 Series Explores Politics, Love, and Outer Space

Dark Minds by Michelle Diener

Our Romance Reading Virgin Teddy Pierson took a look at Michelle Diener’s novel Dark Horse (Class 5 Series) back in June 2016. Now that the three book, award winning series is complete, we thought it’d be fun to do a retrospective look on the entire series. I live, breathe, and write science fiction romance all day, every day, so I can’t capture Teddy’s wide-eyed approach to the books, but I will tell you this is one of my favorite and most recommended SFR series.

Warning: There will be spoilers!

The three books are Dark Horse, Dark Deeds and Dark Minds and there’s much solid science fiction story telling involved.

Each book features a plucky, smart human woman who’s been abducted from Earth by an alien race in direct contravention of the interstellar treaties on such things and finds herself in a dire situation as a result. Each woman forms a bond with a different Artificial Intelligence (the Class 5 of the series title) and their alliance drives and informs the resulting stories, as well as the larger series arc.

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Dec 5 2016 12:00pm

Reading the Rainbow at the Holidays: LGBTQ Holiday Romance Recommendations

Glass Tidings by Amy Jo Cousins

Today we're thrilled to welcome Amy Jo Cousins (author of Glass Tidings) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. The end of the year brings lots of seasonal festivities, and that's the case more than ever in Romancelandia. Amy Jo is here today to discuss some of her favorite LGBTQ holiday romances. Thanks, Amy J

I looooooove holiday romance season! I’m a huge fan of letting my smushy and sappy emotional heart run free when I write ‘em and when I read ‘em. Every year I do a massive glom of holiday books, both rereading old favorites and snapping up new reads as soon as I spot them.

Wrapped Together by Annabeth Albert is exactly what you want in a holiday romance. It’s a smushy and sweet friends-to-lovers tale, with plenty of family warmth and totally bangin’ sex for two local shop owners who’ve known each other since they were kids. This book is a pure delight and it comes out on December 6. I might read it again two or three more times before Christmas.

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