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Thu
Jul 30 2015 3:16pm

Romance News Roundup: “Gritty” Little Women and a Walking Dead Butt-Grab!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott—Television network The CW has announced that a “gritty” adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel Little Women is being developed for TV. If the project moves forward (far from guaranteed), we will find the March sisters “band[ing] together in order to survive the dystopic streets of Philadelphia.” Horrified? Join the club.

—Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) and Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) get handsy in a new Entertainment Weekly cover shoot with Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier) for The Walking Dead. I repeat, ANDREW LINCOLN AND NORMAN REEDUS GET HANDSY. Do not miss this amazing butt-grab picture.

—I'll be on vacation next week, so look for news roundups by my esteemed colleague Jenn Proffitt!

Wed
Jul 29 2015 3:12pm

Romance News Roundup: NPR’s 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances & Coreene Callahan Deal!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux—NPR has a summer book list of “100 Swoon-Worthy Romances” based on reader votes and then a panel of reviewers Bobbi Dumas and Sarah Wendell as well as authors Sherry Thomas and Michelle Monkou. Do you spot your all-time favorites on the list? If you enjoy roundups like these, don't miss our Top 10 lists in Regency romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and much more. Plus, find out which romance novels former H&Hcommunity manager Megan Frampton considers essential when asked to pick just 10 ('cause we're mean like that).

—Deal Alert: Coreene Callahan's Fury of Obsession is currently $2.00 in e-book at Amazon.* In honor of the book's release, Callahan guest blogged for H&H on “6 Signs You've Become Dragon-Obsessed...

*We don't know how long deals will last, but get 'em while you can!

Tue
Jul 28 2015 3:05pm

Romance News Roundup: Sylvia Day and D.D. Ayres Deals!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Irresistible Force by D.D. Ayres—Deal Alert #1: D.D. Ayres's K-9 Rescue novel Irresistible Force is currently $2.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore. You may recall that our romance virgin TeddyP is reading this right now! Stay tuned for a post with his thoughts in the next few weeks.

—Indie Spotlight: Sabrina York has shared an excerpt from her newly released self-published novel Laird of Her Heart, Book 1 in the Dundragon Time Travel trilogy. Read a scene from the book here.

—BuzzFeed Books has a humorous post imagining the Airbnb reviews you might see for famous houses in literature, including a few romance fans will recognize, like Pemberley and Thornfield Hall.

—Deal Alert #2: Sylvia Day's historical romance Seven Years to Sin, which inspired the characters in her Crossfire series, is currently $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Barnes & NobleiBookstore, and Amazon.* If you're looking for more Day to try, may we recommend reading Sage Spelling's post “Sylvia Day's Writing Is Worthy of Being Bared to You”?

—Diversion Books' EverAfter Romance has announced it will launch a “groundbreaking print program for self-published romance authors” to enable indie authors to “finally have access to the greater print market,” which we assume will make readers happy too!

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Mon
Jul 27 2015 4:09pm

Romance News Roundup: Alma Katsu and Anne Rice Deals!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

The Taker by Alma Katsu—Deal Alert #1: Each book in Alma Katsu's The Taker trilogy—The Taker, The Reckoning, and The Descent—is currently $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers including AmazoniBookstore, and Barnes & Noble.* Thanks to Chelsea Mueller for the heads-up! Can't get enough of this series? Read a guest post from Alma Katsu about why she believes paranormal romance will always be releavant.

—In case you missed it, here is a complete list of the Romance Writers of America's 2015 RITA and Golden Heart winners, who were honored at a ceremony Saturday night in New York City. Stand by for more about H&H's time at RWA, including a sweepstakes opportunity in the next couple weeks.

—Deal Alert #2: Anne Rice's (writing as A.N. Roquelaure) latest Beauty novel, Beauty's Kingdom, is $2.99 right now in e-book at e-tailers such as Barnes & NobleAmazon, and iBookstore.* Jane Kriel wrote “Return to the Kingdom: 20 Years of Anne Rice's Beauty Series” in honor of this new installment.

—Did you know H&H is on Pinterest?! Please do connect with us if you hang out there as well.

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Wed
Jul 22 2015 3:15pm

Romance News Roundup: Sherrilyn Kenyon Excerpt & RWA Update!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Dragonbane by Sherrilyn Kenyon—Sherrilyn Kenyon has shared another peek at her latest Dark-Hunter novel, Dragonbane! And if you haven't already, do read our Chapter 1 excerpt!

—Happy RWA week! Are you in New York City for the Romance Writers of America national conference? We hope everyone attending has a blast and that we see many of you around! If you'll be following along from home, stay tuned to our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook feeds for live updates from the con!

—Deal Alert: Jill Sanders's romantic suspense Secret Seduction is currently free in e-book at e-tailers Amazon and iBookstore, and it's marked down to $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble.*

—The news roundup will be taking a brief hiatus for the rest of the week for RWA craziness, but it'll be back next week!

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Mon
Jul 20 2015 3:08pm

Romance News Roundup: Kresley Cole’s Arcana Chronicles, Sidney Halston Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Below the Belt by Sidney Halston—Deal Alert: Sidney Halston's Below the Belt (Worth the Fight #3) is currently $.99 in e-book at e-tailers including Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon.* Want to know more? (And with that cover, how could you not?!) Be sure to read Nicole Leapheart's First Look at Below the Belt.

—Are you in New York City for the Romance Writers of America's national conference this week? If so, don't forget to add Lady Jane's Salon special RWA event to your schedule! Tomorrow night from 7-9:30 p.m. at Madame X (Loft level), the Salon will host seven author readings and offer the chance to meet up with many more romance writers and readers. Admission is $5 per person and contributes to the Salon's work with Win, which provides shelter for homeless women and children around the city. (If you're not familiar with the RWA conference, you can learn more here.)

Arrow's Stephen Amell tweeted a Season 4 sneak peek picture that will thrill Olicity fans (SPOILERS, natch).

—Kresley Cole has announced via her newsletter that the young adult Arcana Chronicles have been optioned for TV and film, meaning the books could possibly (possibly!) one day be adapted for our screens, woo-hoo! She also confirmed that Book 4 in the series will be out in spring 2016.

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Fri
Jul 17 2015 3:25pm

Romance News Roundup: Maya Rodale Cover, Darynda Jones Title, Deals, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

A Curse Unbroken by Cecy Robson—Deal Alert #1: Cecy Robson's A Curse Unbroken (Weird Girls #5) is currently $.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.* Eager to learn more? Read Lucy Dosch's First Look at A Curse Unbroken.

Darynda Jones has announced a new novella, Brighter Than the Sun, with the cover and official description reveal coming soon right here at H&H! Stay tuned... Need a distraction? There's always Darynda Jones' H&H guest post on preparing for the apocalypse!

—Deal Alert #2: Jennifer L. Armentrout's Fall with Me is $1.99 right now in e-book at e-tailers including Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon.* Get the full story on Armentrout's Wait for You series.

[+Maya Rodale cover and X-Files teaser...]

Thu
Jul 16 2015 3:38pm

Romance News Roundup: Beverly Jenkins Cover, Grace Burrowes Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins—Beverly Jenkins has shared the gorgeous cover for her forthcoming historical romance Forbidden, out January 26, 2016. See the cover here and then head to Facebook to learn more about the book, which Jenkins says is one “readers have been waiting for for over a decade.” Find all our Beverly Jenkins coverage here.

—Deal Alert #1: Grace Burrowes's Lonely Lords historical Gabriel is currently free in e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.* You can read an excerpt from Lonely Lords #1, Darius, here.

—Deal Alert #2: Rachel Gibson's Truly, Idaho contemporary What I Love About You is $1.99 in e-book right now at e-tailers such as Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon.* Don't miss Scarlettleigh's First Look at What I Love About You for more about the book.

—Subscribers to Sourcebooks Casablanca's newsletter will be the first to read Terri L. Austin's sexy serialized novella To Be His starting Monday. Learn more on Austin's Facebook page.

—Deal Alert #3: Elizabeth Thornton's historical romance/romantic suspense You Only Love Twice is $.99 in e-book at the moment at e-tailers including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.* An H&H reader suggested Thornton's books in a comment on Myretta Robens's “Top Five Bluestocking Romances.”

—TV fans, check out which shows/stars made the 2015 Emmy nominations list, announced this morning.

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Wed
Jul 15 2015 3:23pm

Romance News Roundup: Allison Brennan Offer, Molly O’Keefe Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Best Laid Plans by Allison Brennan—Minotaur Books (part of Macmillan, which also owns H&H) is hosting a special pre-order offer for Allison Brennan's next Lucy Kincaid novel, Best Laid Plans (out August 4). Learn more about the pre-order offer here and how you can apply to receive a copy of the first novel in Brennan's Max Revere series, Notorious, when you pre-order Best Laid Plans. Catch up on Allison Brennan on H&H here.

—Deal Alert #1: Melanie Shawn's contemporary romance Tempting Love (Crossroads #5) is currently free in e-book at e-tailers such as iBookstore, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.*

—Deal Alert #2: Molly O'Keefe's Between the Sheets is $.99 in e-book right now at e-tailers including Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iBookstore.* Read Myretta Robens's First Look at Between the Sheets for more.

Emily March's Eternity Springs re-read is now starting on book 3, Heartache Falls, over at GoodReads if you want to drop by to catch up and/or join in on the conversation. All caught up on the series and eager for the next book? Here's our reveal of the cover and description of Heartsong Cottage, out November 3, 2015.

[+Watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Sisters trailer!...]

Tue
Jul 14 2015 3:53pm

Romance News Roundup: Sarah MacLean Cover, Kristen Ashley Teaser, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLeanSarah MacLean's The Rogue Not Taken has a cover and description! Here's the official blurb for Book 1 in the Scandal and Scoundrel series, due out December 29, 2015:

Lady Sophie’s Society Splash

When Sophie, the least interesting of the Talbot sisters, lands her philandering brother-in-law backside-first in a goldfish pond in front of all society, she becomes the target of very public aristocratic scorn. Her only choice is to flee London, vowing to start a new life far from the aristocracy. Unfortunately, the carriage in which she stows away isn’t saving her from ruin . . . it’s filled with it.

Rogue’s Reign of Ravishment!

Kingscote, “King,” the Marquess of Eversley, has never met a woman he couldn’t charm, resulting in a reputation far worse than the truth, a general sense that he’s more pretty face than proper gentleman, and an irate summons home to the Scottish border. When King discovers stowaway Sophie, however, the journey becomes anything but boring.

War? Or More?

He thinks she’s trying to trick him into marriage. She wouldn’t have him if he were the last man on earth. But carriages bring close quarters, dark secrets, and unbearable temptation, making opposites altogether too attractive . . .

—For those who have already blasted through Kristen Ashley's latest Chaos book, it's time to sink your teeth into her next series! On her Facebook page last night, Ashley teased fans of her self-published series, The 'Burg, with an excerpt from Chapter 1 of Hold On, which will be available September 1, 2015. Find all of our Kristen Ashley coverage here.

—Deal Alert #1: Marian Keyes's This Charming Man is $1.99 in e-book right now at e-tailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.* Keyes got some very nice shoutouts from readers in comments on the post “Romantic Literature for Chicks,” if you're in the mood for more women's fiction suggestions.

[+Barack/Michelle Obama movie & another deal alert...]

Mon
Jul 13 2015 3:15pm

Romance News Roundup: Outlander Panel & Bloopers, Gina Maxwell Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Outlander's Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, a.k.a Claire and Jamie Fraser, charmed San Diego Comic Con 2015 attendees on Saturday with charming banter at their panel and lots of laughs in the Season 1 bloopers reel. Watch the panel below and then enjoy the bloopers here. If you can't get enough, visit our Outlander collection for even more Jamie/Claire, including episode recaps.

—Comic-Con Catchup: Other H&H favorite shows and movies in San Diego this past weekend included Arrow, Star Wars, The 100, Mockingjay Part 2, The Vampire Diaries, X-Men: Apocalypse, Sherlock, and more. Entertainment Weekly, Variety, IGN, and others have great roundups of news and panels out of the con. What was your favorite event, whether you were there or keeping up at home?

—Deal Alert #1: Gina Maxwell's What Happens in Vegas story Tempting Her Best Friend is also $.99 in e-book at the moment at Barnes & Noble, iBookstoreAmazon, and more.* Marilyn Porter sees a lot of Arrow parallels in Tempting Her Best Friend, so Olicity shippers may find this relevant to their interests!

[+ 4 more book deals...]

Fri
Jul 10 2015 3:20pm

Romance News Roundup: Laura Kaye Wedding Contest, Kristen Callihan Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

—Which Hard Ink series couple should get married in the novella Hard Ever After this January? That is completely up to you! Laura Kaye is asking for readers' help in deciding which deserving pair will get to walk down the aisle: Nick/Becca, Shane/Sara, Easy/Jenna, Derek/Emilie, Jeremy/Charlie, or Beckett/Kat. Vote for your choice here and then let us know which couple you picked and why! And then make sure you're all caught up on H&H's Hard Ink posts...

—The first trailer for Saoirse Ronan's movie Brooklyn (which also co-stars Arrow favorite Emily Bett Rickards!) is here to win you over. The fish-out-of-water movie follows a young Irish woman attending school—and falling in love—in 1950s New York. Give the trailer a watch:

—Deal Alert #1: Kristen Callihan's Evernight is currently $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.* For a more in-depth look at the book, read our First Look at Evernight!

—Deal Alert #2: Jane Graves's Baby, It's You is $1.99 in e-book right now at e-tailers such as Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon.* By the bye, Graves has written one of the 10 Types of Heroes You'll Want Between Your Covers.

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Thu
Jul 9 2015 3:37pm

Romance News Roundup: Kieran Kramer Book Trailer, Sherlock Pic, Deals, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

—Kieran Kramer has released a book trailer for her upcoming contemporary, Trouble When You Walked In, out August 4 (see the cover reveal and read the description here). Watch the video below, check out Kieran Kramer's Facebook page for sweepstakes opportunities, and stay tuned for an excerpt and more in the next few weeks!

—Deal Alert #1: B.J. Daniels's contemporary Beartooth, Montana #5, Mercy is currently $.99 in e-book at e-tailers including iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.* Read excerpts from Daniels' Cardwell Ranch books here.

—San Diego Comic Con 2015 officially kicks off today, so expect to see a lot of entertainment news coming your way from now through the weekend! Outlander's panel on Saturday at 4 p.m. (Pacific Time) will be must-see for romance fans, naturally (anyone going to be there in person?), so we'll be sure to let you know about any livestreams we hear about and report on the goings-on here on Monday.

—If you're in the market for another rom-com TV show (and honestly, this romance fan can't get enough, ever), British series Dates (from the creator of Skins) premieres in the U.S. tonight on The CW. Have you watched it yet? What did you think?

[+Lauren Blakely and Dara Joy deals & new Sherlock pic...]

Wed
Jul 8 2015 4:11pm

Romance News Roundup: Larissa Ione Novella, Betina Krahn Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

The Husband Test by Betina Krahn—Deal Alert #1: Betina Krahn's historical romance The Husband Test is $.99 in e-book right now at e-tailers such as Barnes & NobleiBookstore, and Amazon.*

Larissa Ione's male/male Demonica novella, Base Instincts, has an official description! The book, due out September 14, 2015, features Raze and Slake. More information, including the cover, as we get it! Get briefed on the Demonica series here.

—Author Madeline Hunter tackles “When secondary characters demand their own stories” in a newly published USA Today HEA guest post that features discussion of books by Sabrina Jeffries, Jo Beverley, Mary Jo Putney, Sarah MacLean, and more. Don't we all love to see our favorite supporting characters get their own time in the sun?

—Lorelei James has shared an excerpt for Caged with RT Magazine. Read the steamy scene from the next Mastered novel here. Want more? You've got it in the H&H Lorelie James tag.

—Deal Alert #2: Melissa Foster's Bradens novel Destined for Love is currently $.99 in e-book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.* Read an excerpt for Foster's latest release, Discovering Delilah.

*We don't know how long deals will last, so grab 'em while you can!

Tue
Jul 7 2015 3:37pm

Romance News Roundup: New Outlander Pics, Dawson’s Creek Read, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Dawson's Creek Season 1 cast—Love Dawson's Creek and Parenthood's Mae Whitman? Then run, don't walk, over to this video of Whitman reading the role of Dawson in a live table read of the show's pilot episode. Afterwards, rediscover Tara Gelsomino's ode to The Power of Pacey.

Entertainment Weekly offers a preview of Outlander Season 2 with new pictures and an interview with showrunner Ronald D. Moore on what's ahead for Jamie and Claire Fraser. Is it 2016 yet? No? Until then, you can distract yourself with all the many posts in our Outlander collection.

—Deal Alert: Jill Myles's Time Travel Romance novel The Beast's Bride is currently $.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.* H&H blogger Sahara Hoshi chose this series as one of her best reads in May.

Sudsy drama UnREAL has been renewed for a second season by Lifetime. Set behind the scenes of a fictional reality show, UnREAL is surprisingly addictive even if (especially if?) you're not a fan of the reality genre. I'm low-key shipping producer Rachel and suitor (read: bachelor) Adam, even though logically I know they'd be terrible together. Anyone else seeing any romance potential now or in future with this show?

—Harlequin is teaming with Wattpad this year to put on its annual So You Think You Can Write competition. If you're an aspiring author interested in submitting a manuscript, you can learn more at soyouthinkyoucanwrite.com and/or wattpad.com/HarlequinSYTYCW.

[Glass Sword cover + New X-Files footage...]

Mon
Jul 6 2015 3:37pm

Romance News Roundup: Time Hump Chronicles, Edie Harris Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Orange Is the New Black's Suzanne and PousseyRomance author Alyssa Cole (Off the Grid series) has written a chapter of Orange Is the New Black fan fiction! Kinda sorta. Here's the full story: In the TV series, Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren develops a following among her fellow Litchfield inmates with her erotic serial novel Time Hump Chronicles. And now, thanks to Vulture and Alyssa Cole, you can get an idea of what that serial might look like in real life. Read Cole's Time Hump Chronicles, Chapter 3: “Vaseline Dude” at Vulture now.

—Deal Alert #1: Edie Harris's Blood Money #1, Blamed, is currently $.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon.* Want to see if it's right for you? Read our First Look at Blamed and check out sneak peeks from upcoming Blood Money books.

—Deal Alert #2: Julie Kagawa's YA fantasy novel The Iron King (Iron Fey #1) is $.99 right now in e-book at iBookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more.* You may be interested to know the novel's Prince Ash made Chelsea Mueller's list of Top 5 YA Alpha Heroes.

—Deal Alert #3: Shirlee McCoy's small-town Apple Valley romance The Cottage on the Corner is currently listed at $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.* Want more? You're in luck! We've got an excerpt from The Cottage on the Corner here.

—Cover Alert: Tara Wyatt offered up the cover for her debut romantic suspense novel, Necessary Risk, on social today. See the smoldery goodness on her Twitter. 

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Orange Is the New Black pic via kaleighwhiskeyhands.tumblr.com

Thu
Jul 2 2015 3:14pm

Romance News Roundup: Jenny’s Wedding & Independence Day Recs!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

—Happy Independence Day weekend to my fellow Americans! Team H&H will be taking a long holiday weekend, so the Romance News Roundup will be taking a brief hiatus, back on Monday.

—Katherine Heigl's Jenny is looking forward to marrying Alexis Bledel's Kitty in the film Jenny's Wedding, which looks lovely:

—BookBub offers up book recommendations for your Fourth of July weekend whether you're in the mood for Revolutionary War/Independence Day reads or lighter fare for sunbathing at the beach.

—Deal Alert #1: Nothing says summer lovin' like a road trip, seduction, and Miami, and that's exactly what you'll find in Rachel Gibson's Run to You. It's currently on sale in e-only at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Get a taste of the action in our First Look of Run to You. *

*We don't know how long these deals will last so get them before they're gone!

Wed
Jul 1 2015 3:33pm

Romance News Roundup: Tiffany Reisz Teaser, Nora Roberts Deal, and J.R. Ward Fantasy Cast!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts—Deal Alert #1: Nora Roberts's Whiskey Beach is currently $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iBookstore.* You can find all things Nora at H&H here.

Tiffany Reisz has just released a teaser for The Queen from her series The Original Sinners: The White Years. Are you psyched? If you're new to the world, head over to Jennifer Porter's post on the compelling Original Sinners world.

Bitten, the TV series based on Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld books, has been renewed for a third season. Have you been keeping up with Elena, Clay, and the gang? Looking forward to a new season? If you need to catch up, our Bitten Seasons 1 and 2 episode recaps are here.

—“We're making a movie about male strippers here. Make no mistake, I came to play.” Joe Manganiello's Vulture interview for Magic Mike XXL is worth a read for those lines and more. See what Mala Bhattacharjee thought of Magic Mike XXL in her movie review for H&H.

—Deal Alert #2: Abbi Glines's The Vincent Boys is $1.99 in e-book right now Amazon and more.*

[+J.R. Ward fantasy casting & a Cynthia Eden deal...]

Tue
Jun 30 2015 3:43pm

Romance News Roundup: Jane Green, Katharine Ashe, and KCole Deals!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Mr. Maybe by Jane Green—Deal Alert #1: Jane Green's Mr. Maybe is $1.99 at the moment in e-book at e-tailers such as iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.* Get to know Jane Green's writing with excerpts from Summer Secrets and Another Piece of My Heart.

—Deal Alert #2: Katharine Ashe's I Adored a Lord is $1.99 in e-book right now at e-tailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.*

—Deal Alert #3: Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter's holiday anthology Deep Kiss of Winter is currently $1.99 at Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon.*

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Mon
Jun 29 2015 5:43pm

Romance News Roundup: #AskELJames, JoJo Moyes Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes—Deal Alert #1: Jojo Moyes's Me Before You is currently $2.99 in e-book at Amazon.* Preview the Me Before You Delicious Despair scene we just had to write about.

Grey author E.L. James is answering questions on Twitter with the hashtag #AskELJames. We've learned that she's “written a new book and [is] halfway through another.” James says they're both romances and she's not sure when they'll be finished. In answer to a question about whether she's ever wanted to change anything in Fifty Shades, she answered: “Yes. I would have liked to split them up for longer at the end of FSoG.” When asked if she would be writing more from Christian's perspective, her answer was maybe. Read more of her responses here. And if you haven't already weighed in with your reactions to Grey, please do join the conversation.

—Deal Alert #2: M.Q. Barber's Healing the Wounds is $.99 right now in e-book at Amazon.* Looking to dive into the Neighborly Affection series? Get the scoop with our First in the Series primer.

—While Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury's former house was demolished earlier this year, the good news is that pieces of Bradbury's house were turned into bookends, according to io9. How fitting, right?

—Deal Alert #3: Cat Johnson's One Night with a Cowboy is $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as iBookstore and Amazon.* Catch up on all our Cat Johnson coverage here.

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!