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Tue
Dec 6 2016 4:44pm

Christmas Kisses & Goodreads Awards: Romance News & Deals

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

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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...]

Mon
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.

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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...]

Fri
Dec 2 2016 4:36pm

Just Dance: Romance News & Deals from Katherine Locke and S.C. Stephens!

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Turning Pointe by Katherine LockeDeal Alert: Katherine Locke's ballet romance Turning Pointe is FREE in e-book at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Have an affinity for ballerinas in romance? You may also enjoy books by Fiona Harper, Sarah Mayberry, and more.

Deal Alert: S.C. Stephens' emotional New Adult romance Thoughtless is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Thoughtless was chosen by H&H bloggers LucyH and TanyaLK as one of the 27 romance novels deserving a spot on your ultimate TBR pile.

Deal Alert: Jennifer Ryan, Lia Riley, and Maisey Yates' Snowbound at Christmas anthology is $2.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Stock up on more holiday romances with the help of an oldie but a goodie: PhoebeChase and Jennifer Proffitt's 25 Romances of Christmas recommendations.

[+Today on H&H...]

Fri
Dec 2 2016 1:28pm

Kiss, Marry...Trade?!: Pitch 1x09 Ginny/Mike (Bawson) Heart-to-Heart

Ginny and Mike in the dugout in Pitch episode 9
Source: Ray Mickshaw / FOX

Show/EpisodePitch, Season 1, Episode 9, “Scratched”
Ship: Ginny/Mike (Bawson)

I'd be remiss if I didn't kick things off with the evening's biggest development... Evelyn caught onto Will's scamming ways!!!!

Just kidding.

GINNY AND MIKE ALMOST KISSED!!1!!!!!!!!!!!!1!1!!!!

Did Jen pick a bad week to go on vacation or what?! Sorry, Jen. But let's get down to business discussing a truly epic episode of Pitch.

The Highlight Reel:

The team stresses about Mike leaving

While Mike tries to keep his possible trade to the Chicago Cubs on the downlow, the media is going berserk and his teammates are starting to worry, including Ginny, who tries to convince him to stay and win a world series with the Padres.

But when another teammate, Butch, comes looking for the scoop about Mike from Ginny, explaining that he thought maybe Mike would open up to her, Ginny gets pretty defensive, rolling her eyes and asking, “Because I'm a girl?” Butch, though, just responds with an exasperated, “No, because you two are so close. It's a compliment, Baker. Lighten up!” You maaaay want to examine your reaction and its root cause, Ginny!

[We'll give you three guesses, Ginny...]

Wed
Nov 30 2016 4:27pm

Wicked Romance News & Deals from Elizabeth Hoyt, J.D. Robb, and More

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Wicked Intentions by Elizabeth HoytDeal Alert: Elizabeth Hoyt's Maiden Lane historical Wicked Intentions is FREE in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Catch up or refresh your memory on the series before jumping into the newly released eleventh installment of the series, a chick-in-pants tale, Duke of Pleasure—this steamy excerpt will hook you.

Deal Alert: Elle Wright's first Edge of Scandal contemporary, The Forbidden Man, is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Waiting in the wings for you will be our First Look at The Forbidden Man, the third and final book in the series.

Deal Alert: Contemporary holiday romance anthology Baby, It's Cold Outside—featuring stories by Jennifer Probst, Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, Melody Anne, and Kate Meader—is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Use our Holiday Romance Shopping List to find more must-reads.

Deal Alert: Historical holiday romance anthology What Happens Under the Mistletoe—featuring stories by Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Hawkins, Candace Camp, and Meredith Duran—is only $1.99 in e-book at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Want some holiday movies to complement your reading choices? The #12RomComsofXMas holiday binge-watch guide is just what you need.

Fresh Outta the Oven

J.D. Robb's Echoes in Death is nearly within grasp thanks to an exclusive early excerpt from Chapter 1 over at Entertainment Weekly. You got Eve's first glimpse of her husband, Roarke, in the book at H&H a few weeks back; now read the rest of their scene and then some!

[+Jaci Burton holiday video & more...]

Tue
Nov 29 2016 4:37pm

Bad-Boy Dukes Desired: Romance News & Deals

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A Duke But No Gentleman by Alexandra HawkinsDeal Alert: Alexandra Hawkins' historical A Duke But No Gentleman is discounted to $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* “I am always on the lookout for a new series to latch on to! And with A Duke but no Gentleman, I believe I found one,” writes BizJaust in her First Look review.

Deal Alert: Jay Crownover's second Saints of Denver contemporary romance, Charged, is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* “While the Marked Men series dealt with redefining family—and coming to terms with the one you have—the theme of the Saints of Denver seems to be one of redemption,” writes H&H community manager Jennifer Proffitt in her First Look at the book.

Deal Alert: Grace Burrowes' historical Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish is $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Looking for more winter romances? Scroll through all your newest options with our 2016 holiday romance shopping list.

Fresh Outta the Oven

Lisa Kleypas' historical Christmas novella “I Will,” first published as part of the Wish List anthology, will be reissued as a standalone e-book on December 13. RT Book Reviews has the scoop. Love all things Lisa Kleypas? We have a collection for that...

[+Today on H&H...]

Fri
Nov 25 2016 1:00pm

Rogue One’s Jyn/Cassian: Love on the Run?

Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor

The Rogue One trailers aren't even trying to be subtle about it: Sergeant Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) are going to be A Thing. And shippers have not only picked that up; they've run with it. The Star Wars movie may not hit theaters until December 16, but you can already watch fanvids, read fanfic, and reblog gifsets dedicated to the pair of rebel spies also known as “rebelcaptain.”

What's the draw?

[Read more...]

Tue
Nov 22 2016 4:24pm

The Devil’s in the Details: Romance News & Deals

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Note: The Afternoon Tea is going on hiatus for the Thanksgiving holiday; We'll be recovered from our food coma and back at it on Tuesday, November 29. In the meantime, we have some amazing posts lined up for you, so be sure to check in at H&H every day!

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Deal Alert: Christy English's naval officer-meets-widow Much Ado About Jack is $1.99 at e-tailers like Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc. If you love a war hero as much as we do, you'll have something to say about the top 5 Napoleonic war heroes and heroines. 

Deal Alert: Hazel Gaynor's 1920s-London-set historical novel The Girl from The Savoy is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks. And if you're cool with zipping across the pond, we've got plenty to say about Jazz Age American historicals too.

Deal Alert: M.Q. Barber's contemporary erotic romance An Accidental Gentleman is $.99 in e-book at Amazon.* Barber's also known for the menage series Neighborly Affection—get the scoop on the series and read an excerpt from Playing the Game here.

Today on H&H

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Have a tip about hot romance news? Drop Heather, Jenn & Jen a line at heroesnhearts@gmail.com!


Mon
Nov 21 2016 4:30pm

Duke of Sin Sale & Alisha Rai’s Next Series: Romance News & Deals

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Note: The Afternoon Tea will be on hiatus Wednesday through Monday for the Thanksgiving holiday; We'll be recovered from our food coma and back at it on Tuesday, November 29. In the meantime, we have some amazing posts lined up for you, so be sure to check in at H&H every day!

Top Off Your TBR Pile

Duke of Sin by Elizabeth HoytDeal Alert: Elizabeth Hoyt's Maiden Lane historical Duke of Sin is on sale for $2.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* “Duke of Sin is a darkly humorous and lushly sensual historical romance that attempts to redeem of one of the series most diabolical and debauched secondary characters to date—Valentine (Val) Napier, the Duke of Montgomery,” writes Tori Benson in her First Look at the book.

Deal Alert: Kristan Higgins' contemporary romance My One and Only is on sale for $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* “My One and Only combines several of my favorite romance tropes: a reunion of past lovers, a road trip, a possible love triangle, a small town environment, and a bit with a dog,” says Myretta Robens in her First Look review.

Deal Alert: Nancy Naigle's Boot Creek contemporary Every Yesterday is discounted to $2.00 in e-book at Amazon.* New to Naigle's work? Sample her writing with an excerpt from her book Barbecue and Bad News.

Deal Alert: Former H&H community manager Megan Frampton's holiday novella No Groom at the Inn, a Dukes Behaving Badly romance, is $.99 in e-book at iBooks | Amazon | etc.* The book will check all your boxes for a proper holiday read—including a holiday-themed cover and mistletoe—according to PhoebeChase.

[+Alisha Rai's new series & Pitch casting news...]

Thu
Nov 17 2016 4:41pm

Tempting Tales from Lori Foster, Jane Ashford & More: Romance News & Deals

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Don't Tempt Me by Lori Foster—Deal Alert: Lori Foster's contemporary Don't Tempt Me is $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Big fan of Foster's? Don't miss the first glimpse at her next release, Hard Justice.

Deal Alert: Shannon Stacey's Boston Fire romance Controlled Burn is only $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Stacey's on Brie Clementine's list of the best current contemporary authors.

Deal Alert: Kit Rocha's Beyond series box set, “Before the End,” is $9.99 at AmazonBarnes & Noble | etc.* The collection contains eight full-length novels, three novellas, two short stories, and an outtake, though it won't include the final book, Beyond Surrender. Speaking of the series finale, we've got an early sample from Beyond Surrender!

Fresh Outta the Oven

Jane Ashford says there's Nothing Like a Duke. Take a look at the cover for her fourth Duke's Sons historical, due out in May 2017, and get an idea of what's ahead for Robert and Flora... Missed Heir to the Duke earlier this year? Read our First Look at the book.

[+Next stop: Angstville...]

Wed
Nov 16 2016 4:33pm

Wishing Makes It So with Lauren Layne & Amy Poehler: Romance News & Deals

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I Wish You Were Mine by Lauren LayneDeal Alert: Lauren Layne's in-love-with-her-sister's-ex contemporary romance I Wish You Were Mine is on sale for $.99 in e-book at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Which begs the question... How taboo are you willing to go?

Deal Alert: Abbie Roads' dark romance Race the Darkness is $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Dark romance feels real, always has a happy ending, and can help you process serious problems, says Roads in her H&H post “Why the World Needs Dark Romance.”

Deal Alert: Christy English's historical How to Wed a Warrior is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.* In January, English shared her 2016 reading resolutions for the year, including “I resolve to take Sandra Brown's novels to the gym so I can work out while reading about her steamy intrigues” and “I resolve to drink champagne whenever reading Nora Roberts.” How are you doing with your reading goals?

Deal Alert: Amy Poehler's collection of humorous essays Yes Please is discounted to $3.99 in e-book at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* In other funny business, have you learned “How to Talk to a Woman Who is Reading a Romance Novel”?

Fresh Outta the Oven

Will Pitch return to set Ginny/Mike shippers' hearts aflutter in a second season? “I'm not even entertaining the thought that we won't come back,” says Mark-Paul Gosselaar, our team captain, in an interview with TVLine. But even as we wait for news, we've got more Bawson moments to dig into.

In other TV news... The CW has announced the premiere dates for several returning shows, including The 100 (February 1), iZombie (April 4), and Reign (February 10). The series finale of The Vampire Diaries will air March 10, while Archie Comics series Riverdale will debut January 26. Already done with waiting? At least there's new Gilmore Girls cast pictures to cheer us up!

Today on H&H

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Have a tip about hot romance news? Drop Heather, Jenn & Jen a line at heroesnhearts@gmail.com!


Tue
Nov 15 2016 4:29pm

A Snowy-Night Read & The Sexiest Man Alive: Romance News & Deals

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One Snowy Night by Jill ShalvisDeal Alert: Jill Shalvis's Christmas-Eve-road-trip-in-a-blizzard One Snowy Night holiday novella, part of the Heartbreaker Bay universe, is $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* If you're in the mood for more holiday reads, allow author Emily March to suggest a few of her Christmas favorites.

Deal Alert: Jennifer L. Armentrout's fling-to-real-thing New Adult contemporary romance Forever with You is only $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Hero Nick is a player who meets his match in Stephanie, says AubreyGross in her First Look at Forever with You.

Fresh Outta the Oven

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the Sexiest Man of the Year, because yeah he is! We here at H&H have certainly been known to wax poetic about his smile, voice, how willing he is to poke fun at himself, and, okay, how he looks as handsome at the gym after a workout as he does all spiffed up in a well-cut suit.

[+Vote in the final round of the GoodReads Choice Awards...]

Mon
Nov 14 2016 4:34pm

Magic & Mayhem from Ilona Andrews, Beauty & the Beast, and More: Romance News & Deals

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Magic Bites by Ilona AndrewsDeal Alert: Ilona Andrews' first Kate Daniels novel, Magic Bites, is on sale for $1.99 in a special-edition e-book at Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.* The books are on our list of the 10 Urban Fantasy Series You Should Read, so welcome to Kate and Curran's world: Apocalytic Atlanta.

Deal Alert: Katy Evans' New Adult romance Ladies Man is only $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Want to dirve further into the Manwhore series? Evans dropped by H&H to consider the rise and popularity of the billionaire in romance novels.

Fresh Outta the Oven

“The Master's not as terrible as he appears.” Watch the first full-length trailer for the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie starring Harry Potter's Emma Watson as Belle and Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens as the Beast. Beauty and the Beast tales are among the most popular in romance—why do you think that is?

[+Brynn Kelly excerpt & more...]

Fri
Nov 11 2016 4:16pm

Worth the Wait with Laurelin Paige, Jamie Beck, and More: Romance News & Deals

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First Touch by Laurelin PaigeDeal Alert: Laurelin Paige's contemporary-romances-with-a-thriller-edge First Touch and Last Kiss books 1 and 2 in the First and Last duology, are discounted to $2.99 each at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Get a running start on the books with an excerpt from First Touch and an excerpt from its sequel, Last Kiss, now on H&H.

Deal Alert: Jamie Beck's first St. James contemporary romance, Worth the Wait, is marked down to $2.00 in e-book at Amazon.* Loading up your e-reader for the weekend? Allow us to lead you to more options with the top 10 contemporary romance novels you should read.

Fresh Outta the Oven

Heidi Cullinan's Santa Baby is a gift we didn't even know to expect! The best kind. Get the scoop on the surprise release of Santa Baby, Minnesota Christmas #4, with an excerpt and a note from Cullinan about how it all came about.

[+Loretta Chase interview & more...]

Thu
Nov 10 2016 4:49pm

Sweet Read: Romance News & Deals

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Romancing the Duke by Tessa DareDeal Alert: Tessa Dare's Castles Ever After novel Romancing the Duke is on sale in e-book for $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Dare brings sparkle and substance to historicals.

Deal Alert: Brenda Novak's contemporary romance A Baby of Her Own is on sale for $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Novak is a master of small town romances where everyone knows your name...

Deal Alert: Miranda Kenneally's young adult sports romance Catching Jordan, in which heroine Jordan is the star of her football team, is discounted to $2.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Kenneally has written a fine friends-to-lovers romance in Catching Jordan as well as Stealing Parker, and she shares a few of her personal favorite examples of the trope.

Deal Alert: Cambria Hebert's New Adult male/male romance #Junkie is $.99 in e-book at Amazon.* Hebert's books first caught our eye in 2013, when Brittany Melson named Text one of the month's best bets.

Fresh Outta the Oven

Brace for impact, Jamie/Claire shippers: Geneva Dunsany, as well as her sister, Isobel, have been cast for Outlander season 3. Actresses Hannah James and Tayna Reynolds will play the Dunsany sisters, whom Jamie Fraser meets while serving parole from prison after he survives the Battle of Culloden only to find himself in a Claire-less world. If you've read the books, you already know that [HIGHLIGHT FOR SPOILERS] Geneva blackmails Jamie into having sex with her before her arranged marriage to a much older man she doesn't desire, and she becomes pregnant with Jamie's son, William Ransom. After Geneva dies in childbirth, Isobel marries Lord John Grey and the two raise William together. [/SPOILERS]

[+Shayla Black's Dirty Wicked...]

Wed
Nov 9 2016 3:57pm

For Your Eyes Only: Romance Deals

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Idol by Kristen CallihanDeal Alert: Kristen Callihan's rock-star romance Idol is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* There's something about a rock star hero that keeps us coming back for more.

Deal Alert: Elizabeth Chadwick's historical fiction novel The Winter Crown, Book 2 in the Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy, is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* We're always keen to get real history in our beloved historical romances.

Deal Alert: Fern Michaels' contemporary romance Eyes Only, twenty-fourth in the Sisterhood series, is $1.99 at Amazon.* Speaking of sisterhoods, here's why we enjoy strong, sexy, smart women and when they band together as friends.

Today on H&H

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Have a tip about hot romance news? Drop Heather & Jenn a line at heroesnhearts@gmail.com!


Tue
Nov 8 2016 3:49pm

The Suspense Is Killer: Romance News & Deals from Piper J. Drake and Marliss Melton

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Extreme Honor by Piper J. DrakeDeal Alert: Piper J. Drake's first True Heroes romantic suspense novel, Extreme Honor, is discounted to $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* About the second book in the series, H&H blogger KC says: “If you’re looking for something sexy, strong, yet sweet at the same time, then Ultimate Courage will not disappoint.”

Deal Alert: Marliss Melton's Navy SEAL-starring romantic suspense Forget Me Not is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Who's your favorite Navy SEAL hero in romance?

Fresh Outta the Oven

Looking for another way to make your voice heard today? As we wait (and wait) for results in the U.S. election to come in (be sure to cast a ballot if you can!), go on and vote in the Goodreads Choice Awards semifinals. Categories include Romance, Debut Goodreads Author, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, and Mystery and Thriller.

[+More voting & today on the site...]

Mon
Nov 7 2016 3:37pm

Pucker Up for a Blood Kiss: Romance News & Deals

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Blood Kiss by J.R. WardDeal Alert: J.R. Ward's first Black Dagger Legacy novel, Blood Kiss, is only $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | iBooks | etc.* “Blood Kiss will certainly sate fans of the early Black Dagger Brotherhood novels, but it also splits plot time with ongoing threads with Butch and Marissa and vampire societal issues that work whether you’re up-to-date on the series or not,” writes ChelseaMueller in her First Look at Blood Kiss. There's still time to catch up before Blood Vow drops on December 6.

Deal Alert: Tara Wyatt's Bodyguard romance Necessary Risk is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* In her book Primal Instinct, Wyatt not only tells a strong romantic suspense tale, but also calls out our society's double standards regarding sex, says Stacey Agdern in her spotlight on Primal Instinct.

[+Opal Carew turns up the Heat...]

Fri
Nov 4 2016 3:33pm

Romance News & Deals Everywhere and Every Way

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Everywhere and Every Way by Jennifer ProbstDeal Alert: Jennifer Probst's contemporary romance Everywhere and Every Way, the first Billionaire Builders book, is discounted to $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* “Men who can transform a woman’s surroundings by giving her the walk-in closet and in-house spa of her dreams never go out of style,” Janet Webb writes about Everywhere and Every Way's sexy contractor hero, Cal Pierce.

Deal Alert: Liz Carlyle's historical My False Heart is $1.99 in e-book at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* A certain heartwrenching “falling to his knees” scene in My False Heart has been immortalized in our Delicious Despair collection.

Deal Alert: Lynn Povich's non-fiction The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Speaking of real-life heroines, you gotta learn about 5 of history's most kickass women warriors, including Trieu Thi Trinh, Princess Sela of Norway, and Nakano Takeko.

[+Dragons & bears, oh my!...]

Thu
Nov 3 2016 3:46pm

Judith McNaught’s Whitney, My Love Is Now in E-Book (Among Others!): Romance Deals & News

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

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Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaughtDeal Alert: Judith McNaught's controversial classic historical romance Whitney, My Love, a Westmoreland Dynasty saga novel, is available for the first time in e-book for $2.99 in e-book at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Other McNaughts newly available in e include A Kingdom of Dreams, Until You, Miracles, Double Standards, Remember When, Paradise, Perfect, and Once and Always.

Deal Alert: Abbi Glines' football New Adult romance Until Friday Night, Book 1 in the Field Party series, is $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Beau Vincent of Glines' The Vincent Boys made our list of the Top 10 Hottest Jock Heroes.

Deal Alert: Eve Langlais's humorous paranormal Bunny and the Bear, Book 1 in the Furry United Coalition series, is FREE in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Before you jump in, here's 10 things you should know about Eve Langlais.

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