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Tue
May 23 2017 4:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

[+tk...]

Mon
May 22 2017 4:34pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thu
May 11 2017 4:43pm

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

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

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

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

[+Today on H&H...]

Tue
Apr 25 2017 4:38pm

Spring Reading: Romance News & Deals from Kristan Higgins & Lexi Blake!

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Until There Was You by Kristan HigginsDeal Alert: Kristan Higgins' contemporary Until There Was You is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Long ago, bad-boy Liam broke Posey's heart, but now he's back in town and looking to make things right. Second-chance romance coming right up in this reissue first published in 2011.

Deal Alert: Lexi Blake's contemporary Ruthless, first in the Lawless family series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Riley Lawless is consumed by plans for vengeance against his parents' killer and anyone involved—but then he meets Ellie Stratton, who's not at all what he expected... Welcome to the Lawless books, where “revenge and espionage grip readers tight in a world of corporate greed.”

Deal Alert: Lorelei James' Blacktop Cowboys contemporary Hillbilly Rockstar is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Country singer Devin's surprise at being protected by a woman is quickly replaced by an intense desire for that new bodyguard, former soldier Liberty. Hillbilly Rockstar's an “erotic western/rockstar romance hybrid that features the best of both genres.”

[+What's new on H&H...]

Mon
Apr 24 2017 4:43pm

O Yeah: Romance News & Deals from Lauren Blakely & Kit Rocha

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Mister O by Lauren BlakelyDeal Alert: Lauren Blakely's contemporary romance Mister O is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Teaching his best friend's little sister how to seduce another guy ends up bringing ladies' man Nick to his knees in this contemporary that landed a spot on our Erotic Romance Best Bets list last May.

Deal Alert: Shayla Black's first erotic Wicked Lovers novel, Wicked Ties, is $1.99 in e-book at Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Black knows how to leave us wanting more.

Deal Alert: Toni Anderson's romantic suspense novel Cold Hearted is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* If you're looking for heart-racing, heat-packed adventure, you'll find it with Detective Erin Donovan and FBI agent Darsh Singh in this captivating story.

Deal Alert: Ann Christopher's contemporary romance Trouble, book 1 in the It's Complicated series, is FREE in e-book at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* Rising-star defense attorney Mike Baldwin can't stop thinking about the totally off-limits Dara—but neither can his brother... We've set a strong precedent in favor of legal-themed romances.

[+Regency romance deal & Kit Rocha's new series...]

Fri
Apr 21 2017 1:56pm

What Does The X-Files Season 11 Mean for Mulder and Scully’s Relationship?

The X-Files Season 11 teaser posterMulder and Scully are back on the case! The X-Files has been renewed for a second event series, or Season 11, Fox confirmed last night via the show's official Twitter account. Better yet, stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will reunite for TEN episodes this time, rather than last year's six, with filming expected to begin in Vancouver this August, meaning the duo may return to our TV screens as early as January 2018. All of which begs the question: What's next for special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully and especially their relationship?

When last we saw them in the Season 10 finale, “My Struggle II,” Mulder was dying of an alien virus while stuck in traffic on a bridge, Scully was practically running people over in her SUV trying to reach Mulder, and—oh yeah—the long-prophesied alien invasion had maybe possibly finally begun. Though Scully'd moved out of their house sometime before the revival and they were technically “broken up,” the two made it clear at every opportunity that they were still in love...and also still in deep mourning over giving up their son, William, for adpotion for his own protection years before. We also got hints that William will prove to be the key to protecting the world from aliens, and that his bone marrow could save his father's life.

Now, as an MSR shipper, a.k.a someone who's ride-or-die for Mulder and Scully's romantic relationship, I saw last year's revival as a mixed bag. On the one hand, The X-Files has always been an uneven show, and nothing showcased that like the Season 10 scripts—“Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster” was genius, while “Babylon” is one of the worst episodes of TV I've ever seen. On the other hand, Mulder and Scully are ICONIC, and my love for them has survived some spectacularly dumb storylines in the past. But that doesn't mean I don't have hopes for a much-improved new season.

[Onto my new wish list...]

Tue
Apr 11 2017 4:35pm

Puppy Love: Romance News & Deals from Jill Shalvis and Pamela Cayne!

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Animal Magnetism by Jill ShalvisDeal Alert: Jill Shalvis' pilot-meets-kennel-owner contemporary romance Animal Magnetism is on sale for $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Happy National Pet Day, indeed! Yet adorable, cuddly puppies are only one reason to love the Animal Magnetism series...

Deal Alert: Pamela Cayne's historical The Fighter and the Fallen Woman is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* The sexual tension between King and Lady, both of whom (reluctantly) work for the same crime lord, “hits a boiling point before the reader is out of the first chapter.” 

Deal Alert: Anita Clenney's time-traveling paranormal Awaken the Highland Warrior, first in the Connor Clan series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Kobo | etc.* This may be one to read if you're missing Outlander...

Deal Alert: R.C. Ryan's cowboy contemporary Luke, Book 2 in the Mallorys of Montana series, is discounted to $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* If we had you at “cowboy,” you're in good company.

[+New Christmas movies are in the works...]

Mon
Apr 10 2017 4:44pm

Simply Extraordinary: Romance News & Deals from Alyssa Cole and Nancy Thayer

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An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa ColeDeal Alert: Alyssa Cole's Civil War–era historical An Extraordinary Union is $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Already one of Team H&H's top romances of 2017, this first novel in the Loyal League series may just introduce you to your new favorite heroine...

Deal Alert: Rachel Hauck's modern-day inspirational romance How to Catch a Prince is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* What's better than royals? Probably only royals IN SPACE!

Deal Alert: Nancy Thayer's Nantucket-set women's fiction novel The Guest Cottage is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* And if you're looking for new releases, don't miss our most recent selections for best bets in women's fiction.

[+Let's all stare for a while at Thor's new look...]

Fri
Apr 7 2017 4:13pm

Splendour in the Stacks: Romance News & Deals from Julie Garwood & Diana Palmer

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Honor's Splendour by Julie GarwoodDeal Alert: Julie Garwood's beloved historical Honor's Splendour is discounted to $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Think you know your favorite author's first book? See if you can guess Julie Garwood's in our trivia game!

Deal Alert: Diana Palmer's contemporary western Wyoming Brave, a member of the Wyoming Men series, is on sale for $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* If you're a Diana Palmer superfan, then you might be familiar with these signs you're in a Diana Palmer novel. 

Deal Alert: Sarah Robinson's New Adult contemporary romance Not a Hero is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Home to help take care of his ill father, miltary veteran Miles finds himself falling fast for his dad's nurse, Zoe. If military romance heroes are your catnip, then peruse fellow vets from Romancelandia. 

[+Books & booze time...]

Mon
Mar 27 2017 4:36pm

To Love a Scoundrel: Romance News & Deals from Loretta Chase and Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta ChaseDeal Alert: Loretta Chase's Regency romance Lord of Scoundrels is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Find out why the Marquess of Dain's enthralling courtship of Miss Jessica Trent is not only on our roundup of the best Regency romances but is also one of 10 novels you must read out of the entire genre.

Deal Alert: Delores Fossen's contemporary romance Blame It on the Cowboy is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Mistakenly thinking she has mere weeks to live, chef Reese throws caution to the wind and indulges in an unforgettable one-night-stand with sexy rancher Logan. Now she must ask herself: Could theirs be a love for the long haul? You'll have to let us know if this read follows author Damon Suede's recipe for a perfect cowboy romance.

Deal Alert: Maya Rodale's study of the romance genre Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels Explained is $2.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Let us never doubt the inherent feminism of romance novels.

Fresh Outta the Oven

Sherrilyn Kenyon's next Dark-Hunter novel is Dragonsworn! See the fiery cover and read an excerpt over at Kenyon's official website. You can bet we'll be talking about the book more and more in our Sherrilyn Kenyon collection as the August 1 release date of Falcyn and Medea's story approaches!

[+After 12 years, Booth and Bones get their HEA...]

Tue
Feb 21 2017 5:30pm

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

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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']

Fri
Feb 17 2017 5:29pm

Lessons in Scandal: Romance Deals & News from Meredith Duran, Anne Stuart, and More

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A Lady's Lesson in Scandal by Meredith DuranDeal Alert: Meredith Duran's historical romance A Lady's Lesson in Scandal is $1.99 on Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* “No one portrays the agony of divided loyalties and the grace of their reconciliation better than Meredith Duran,” says H&H reviewer Miss Bates, who adds that her HEAs promise “in the heroine and hero’s union, a new world, a better, more hopeful, more just, more joyful one.”

Deal Alert: Anne Stuart's romantic suspense Consumed by Fire, first in the Fire series, is $2.00 in e-book at Amazon.* Heroine Evangeline may have been fooled once by the man who stole her grandmother's earrings and then abandoned her on their honeymoon, but she won't be fooled a second time. Except...what if it turns out that was all an act and he's actually a covert operative?! Hero James may start to win you over in this very sexy excerpt from Consumed by Fire.

Deal Alert: Marie Harte's contemporary romance Roadside Assistance is $2.99 on Amazon | B&N | Kobo | etc.* “The pages of Roadside Assistance are populated with macho, mouthy, straight-forward guys,” according to H&H reviewer Janet Webb. “They don’t pussy-foot around.” Yum!

Deal Alert: Lauren Dane's Ink & Chrome erotic romance novel Opening Up is $2.99 at Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* “Lauren Dane is bold,” writes H&H reviewer Tiffany Tyer. “She writes really confident, take-no-prisoners women, and that makes for a fun heroine we can look up to, comfortable in her own skin but vulnerable enough to have layers. That’s what we have in PJ, a smart, gorgeous pin-up type with mad skills in custom painting.” Read the rest of our First Look at Opening Up.

[+Jeaniene Frost video Q&A and more...]

Mon
Feb 6 2017 5:37pm

SEALed with a Kiss: Romance News & Deals from Suzanne Brockmann, Ruby Lang, and More

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Prince Joe by Suzanne BrockmannDeal Alert: Suzanne Brockmann's Tall, Dark and Dangerous SEAL-hero category romance Prince Joe is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Nowadays, Brockmann is well known for her SEAL heroes, but Lt. Joe Catalanotto is her first!

Deal Alert: Ruby Lang's contemporary romance Hard Knocks, part of the Practice Perfect series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Considering that neurologist Helen Chang Frobisher is working to ban hockey in Portland, her relationship with hockey player Adam Magnus doesn't get off to the smoothest start—yet the sparks are hard to ignore. Read an excerpt from Hard Knocks now.

Deal Alert: Elizabeth Boyle's Rhymes with Love historical romance The Knave of Hearts is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Boyle has a wild theory that we've come to realize is 100% true, when you think about it: “We love our cats just like we love our romance heroes because they are, simply put, one and the same.” Discover 5 qualities cats and romance novel heroes share.

Fresh Outta the Oven

—When Lady Pandora met Lord St. Vincent... Lisa Kleypas has offered up a new excerpt from Devil in Spring teasing the first time Pandora sets eyes on a hero we also don't know but already love: Gabriel, the son of Wallflower series heroine Evie and her husband, Sebastian. Is it February 21 yet?

[+Downton Abbey coloring book & Galentine's Day party...]

Fri
Feb 3 2017 5:43pm

Read Dangerously: Romance News & Deals from Cindy Gerard, HelenKay Dimon, and More

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Take No Prisoners by Cindy GerardDeal Alert: Cindy Gerard's Black Ops romantic suspense Take No Prisoners is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* Fellow Black Ops novel Last Man Standing is one of our picks for 10 Romantic Suspense Novels You Should Read.

Deal Alert: HelenKay Dimon's contemporary The Talented Mr. Rivers is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* “With The Talented Mr. Rivers you'll find action, humor, love, enthralling suspense, and non-stop action... it's the total package,” writes LimeCello. Read the full book review.

Deal Alert: Former H&H community manager Megan Frampton's Regency romance A Singular Lady is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Still not exactly sure what a pelisse or a curricle looks like? Longtime Regency romance reader Cheryl Sneed offers up “The Almack's Almanac: Regency Historical Terminology.”

Deal Alert: Megan Erickson's contemporary romance Leveling the Field is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* “What happens when you introduce a grumpy, irritable, reclusive former You Tube star to a gorgeous, vivacious, foul mouth photographer? You get the fourth and final book in Erickson’s adorable and oh-so-sexy Gamer series.” See why H&H reviewer Tori Benson chose Leveling the Field as one of her erotic romance best bets last May.

[Today on H&H...]

Thu
Feb 2 2017 5:34pm

Hot Stuff: Romance News & Deals from Melissa Cutler, Christi Caldwell & More

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One Hot Summer by Melissa CutlerDeal Alert: Melissa Cutler's contemporary western One Hot Summer, a One and Only Texas novel, is $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Hero Micah Garrity, a small-town fire marshal, gets major kudos from H&H reviewer Stacey Agdern for being a stand-up guy who shows how much he respects his heroine as a woman and an equal. Read the full review of One Hot Summer.

Deal Alert: Christi Caldwell's historical romance The Rogue's Wager, Book 1 in the Sinful Brides series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon.* “I was rooting for these two the second they saw one another,” H&H reviewer BizJaust says of numbers-minded bluestocking Helena and her Lord Robert. “They seemed the perfect mate for each other.” Read our full First Look at The Rogue's Wager.

Deal Alert: Julia London's historical The Devil Takes a Bride, Book 2 in the Cabot Sisters series, is $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* “To a reader, home is more than where her heart is,” London writes in a guest post. See why the concept of home is important to her as a reader and writer.

[+Fantasy excerpt & Underground posters...]

Wed
Feb 1 2017 5:56pm

Star-Touched Reads: Romance News & Deals

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The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani ChokshiDeal Alert: Roshani Chokshi's YA fantasy romance The Star-Touched Queen is $2.99 in e-book at Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Have you been bitten by the fantasy romance bug? Here are 20+ other fantasy romances you should read.

Deal Alert: KJ Charles' historical romance A Gentleman's Position, A Society of Gentlemen Novel, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* H&H contributer Lucy Hargrave named A Gentleman's Position one of her top male/male romances of 2016, writing: “K.J. Charles proves how love can conquer all. Even our own preconceptions.”

Deal Alert: Donna Grant's paranormal dragonshifter romance The Darkest Flame, Book 1 in the Dark Kings series, is $2.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* For a preview of Denae and Kellan's story, read Chapters 1-2 from The Darkest Flame here at H&H.

Fresh Outta the Oven

Fancy a blind date with a book?! Publisher Flatiron books is hosting a Valentine's Day sweepstakes in which you can enter for a chance to win a mysterious, soon-to-be-released novel and a box of chocolates! We agree wholeheartedly that “there is no love affair quite like the one you share with a good book.”

[+Jamie Dornan on Kimmel, ClexaCon, and more...]

Tue
Jan 31 2017 6:02pm

Bad Boys and Playboys: Romance Deals & News

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Edge of Control by Megan CraneDeal Alert: Megan Crane's Viking dystopian romance Edge of Control is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* New to the series? Read Chapter 1 from Book 1, Edge of Obsession, here on H&H.

Deal Alert: Nico Rosso's first Black Ops: Automatik romantic suspense novel, Countdown to Zero Hour, is $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* The romantic suspense subgenre is experiencing a revival, suggests Wendy the Super Librarian, and Countdown to Zero Hour “throw[s] a rope to readers mired in the Serial Killer Rabbit Hole and pull us out into action movie territory.” Read her full review.

Deal Alert: Lotchie Burton's contemporary category romance Nothing's Sweeter Than Candy, in which a playboy meets his match in a woman who no longer believes in happy endings, is $1.99 in e-book at Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Making Galentine's Day plans? Hallmark movies are like watching a good category romance novel, and could be perfect group viewing.

Fresh Outta the Oven

—Watch the final Beauty and the Beast trailer! The live-action adaptation of the Disney classic will be in theaters in March, so get your early fix of the wonder that awaits!

[+Sidney Halston cover and more!...]

Mon
Jan 30 2017 5:32pm

Want, Need, Love Romance News & Deals from Niobia Bryan, J.R. Ward, and More!

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

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Want, Need, Love by Niobia BryantDeal Alert: Niobia Bryant's matchmaker-torn-between-brothers contemporary romance Want, Need, Love, Book 9 in the Hot in Holtsville series, is $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* “What is it about the love triangle that rouses such passion, both in the fictional characters embroiled in them, and in us, the readers?” muses author and H&H contributer Jamie Brenner in her post on The Timeless Thrill of Love Triangles.

Deal Alert: Sonali Dev's contemporary romance A Change of Heart, in which a widowed doctor meets the single mother who received his wife's heart and together they help finish the work she couldn't, is $2.99 in e-book at Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* H&H contributer Mala Bhattacharjee says the book was one of her favorite reads of 2016.

Deal Alert: Alison Goodman's historical paranormal The Dark Days Club, Book 1 in the Lady Helen series about a demon-hunting Regency lady, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* In her brand-new First Look at the book's sequel, The Dark Days Pact, H&H reviewer Jessica Avery says: “If you thought you loved the Lady Helen novels after their premiere with The Dark Days Club last year, brace yourselves friends. Because love is about to become obsession.”

[+YA fantasy deal, J.R. Ward virtual signing & more...]

Fri
Jan 27 2017 5:50pm

Bloody Good Fun: Romance News & Deals from Patricia Briggs and Julie Garwood

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Blood Bound by Patricia BriggsDeal Alert: Patricia Briggs' urban fantasy novel Blood Bound, Book 2 in the series about shapeshifter mechanic Mercy Thompson, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* H&H contributer and author ChelseaMueller considers the Mercy Thompson books one of the 10 Urban Fantasy Series You Should Read.

Deal Alert: Hazel Gaynor's Titanic-set historical novel The Girl Who Came Home is $1.99 in e-book at Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Looking for more not-your-usual historicals to choose from? Wendy the Super Librarian has your recommended reading for January.

Fresh Outta the Oven

Julie Garwood is Wired... and so are we after see the book's newly revealed cover! Does FBI agent Liam Scott rock a suit or what?! We are IN. Here's the official description for Wired, slated for release on July 4:

[More about Wired this way...]

Thu
Jan 26 2017 5:36pm

Single Fathers, TV Chefs & Fake Fiancés: 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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Taming Natasha by Nora RobertsDeal Alert: Nora Roberts' Stanislaskis contemporary romance Taming Natasha, featuring a single-father hero, is $1.99 in e-book at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble.* We've gone on the record about our 10 all-time favorite Nora Roberts novels—are they the same as yours?

Deal Alert: Mary Kay Andrews's battle-of-the-TV-chefs novel Deep Dish is $2.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* H&H contributer Lisa Hughey delves into “the deep emotional connection we, especially as women, have with food” in her post “The Food-Love Connection,” in which she spotlights novels from Kristan Higgins and Barbara O'Neal, and also shares her mac 'n' chesse recipe (yum).

Deal Alert: Eve Silver's Dark Gothic historical His Dark Kiss is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | iBooksBarnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* Haunted by the sense that you were meant to live in another century? Maggie Boyd offers “5 Signs You Might Be a Gothic Heroine.”

[+Shannon Stacey deal and more...]