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Thu
Jan 29 2015 4:43pm

Romance News Roundup: Bull Rider Heroes, The 100 Angst, 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 Family for the Bull Rider by Tina Leonard—Harlequin is partnering with bull-riding organization Professional Bull Riders (PBR) to launch a new series line, Harlequin Pro Bull Riders. First up they'll reissue four romances about bull-riding heroes from author Tina Leonard with new covers featuring real, live bull riders Harve Stewart (pictured in the cover on the right), Matt Triplett, Reese Cates, and Zane Lambert. The books will be available exclusively at Wal-Mart, so be on the lookout in May for A Family for the Bull Rider, Heart of a Bull Rider, One Wild Bull Rider, and The Bull Rider's Twins.

—Deal Alert: Colette Auclair's Thrown is currently $1.99 at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. We ran a First Look review of Thrown in December 2013.

[+The 100 angst—and shirtlessness—ahead...]

Wed
Jan 28 2015 3:41pm

Romance News Roundup: Milly Taiden Deal, Iambic Pentameter, Ghostbusters, and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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.

—An all-female Ghostbusters reboot has been rumored for months, but yesterday the movie's stars were announced: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Are you overwhelmed, underwhelmed, or just whelmed by this casting? (I think you can be just “whelmed” in Europe, wink wink.) Will you watch in any case?

A Mate's Bite by Milly Taiden—Deal Alert: Milly Taiden's A Mate's Bite (Book 2 in the Sassy Mates series) is currently $.99 in e-book at Amazon. For more info before you buy, read Jessie Lane's take on A Mate's Bite as part of her post “Why Are There Love Bites in Paranormal Romance?”

—The track listing for the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack is here! Beyoncé, Sia, Ellie Goulding, and more contribute, so you can be sure the music will be top-notch. Find all our Fifty Shades coverage here.

—Calling all fellow language nerds and Shakespeare devotees: TED-Ed presents a video from David T. Freeman and Gregory Taylor on why iambic pentameter is so powerful.

[+Sam Hueghan workout footage, Sylvia Day news, and more!...]

Tue
Jan 27 2015 3:51pm

Romance News Roundup: Lynsay Sands Deal Alert, Fantastic Four Trailer, 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.

—Deal Alert #1: Lynsay Sands' first Argeneau Vampire novel, A Quick Bite, is listed at just $1.99 in e-book right now at Amazon and $3.99 at Barnes and Noble.* Check out our Argeneau series overview here.

—Deal Alert #2: Kristen Ashley's Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain #2) is currently just $.99 in e-book at Amazon.* Find all our Kristen Ashley posts here.

—The first teaser trailer for superhero movie Fantastic Four is here. What do you think? Love the leads (Michael B. Jordan! Miles Teller! Kate Mara!), though I hadn't realized until I saw them all together what a young cast this is compared to the last take on the franchise. I've only seen one or two episodes of  the dark British superhero TV series Misfits, but I kinda got that vibe in this teaser, and I liked it.

—Urban Fantasy author Jaye Wells has sold television rights to her Prospero's War series, specifically Dirty Magic and Cursed Moon. As Wells says, this is a very early step and doesn't guarantee a show will be made by any means, but obviously we'll keep you updated if we hear the project is moving forward.

*Reminder that we have no idea how long these deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Mon
Jan 26 2015 3:39pm

Romance News Roundup: Laura Kaye Deal, Beauty and the Beast, and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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.

Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye—Deal Alert: Laura Kaye's Hard As It Gets is currently listed at $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Looks like other books in the series, such as Hard to Come By and Hard to Let Go, are also a good bargain right now. (We have no idea how long these prices will last, so get them while you can.) See all of our Kaye coverage here.

—Emma Watson (Hermione in the Harry Potter movies) has been cast as Belle in Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast film. First up, of course, will be live-action Cinderella.

—Starting today, H&H is re-reading J.D. Robb's sixth In Death book, Vengeance in Death, as part of a multi-blog celebration of the approaching publication of Robb's fortieth (!!!) Eve and Roarke book. Read all three posts in our theme-based re-read this week, and then join us February 10 for an Obsession in Death excerpt and sweepstakes you won't want to miss.

—The Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, has been cast as the villain in the upcoming Netflix/Marvel superheroine series A.K.A. Jessica Jones. If you weren't already on board, has this convinced you to give it a shot? Here's everything else we know about the show so far. Stay tuned for more.

Thu
Jan 22 2015 3:14pm

Romance News Roundup: Jennifer Ryan Deal, Cumberbatch, and More!

Romance News Roundup bannerWelcome to H&H's brand-new 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 Return of Brody McBride by Jennifer Ryan—Deal Alert: Jennifer Ryan's contemporary romance The Return of Brody McBride (The McBrides #1) is currently $.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon. (Read a guest post from Ryan on why we love soap opera tropes here.)

—Avenger Chris Evans and Guardian of the Galaxy Chris Pratt made an adorable SuperBowl bet. The stakes? If the Seahawks win, Evans will visit the Seattle Children's Hospital in his Captain America costume, and if the Patriots win, Pratt will fly to Christopher's Haven wearing a Tom Brady jersey. What do you think the odds are they'll both make good, whatever the outcome? (Find out why we love sports and especially sports romance.)

[More news, including a Cumberbatch sighting!...]

Thu
Jan 22 2015 1:01pm

The 100 2x09 Bellarke Heart-to-Heart: “Love Is Weakness”

Clarke and Abby in The 100 Season 2, episode 9, Remember MeShow/Episode: The 100 Season 2, episode 9, “Remember Me“ (SPOILERS for all aired episodes)

Ship(s): Clarke/Bellamy (Bellarke), mentions of Clarke/Finn

Bellamy/Clarke Captain's Log for The 100 2x09The 100 continued its streak of awesomeness with last night's midseason premiere, “Remember Me,” which depicts the immediate aftermath of Finn's death by Clarke's own hand.

PTSD sets in pretty quickly for Clarke, who sees Finn basically everywhere she looks and ends up getting into a terrible fight with her mom, Abby, and also making a brutal decision regarding Bellamy in reaction. But more about the latter in a sec.

The Grounder-Sky People alliance hits a speed bump almost as soon as its made, as at their very first group meal a Grounder keels over from poisoned moonshine.

[Guess who's dying at dinner...]

Tue
Jan 20 2015 3:23pm

Romance News Roundup: Nalini Singh, “Romance to the Rescue,” and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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.

—Nalini Singh has released via Facebook the official description for her next Guild Hunter novel, Archangel's Enigma, out September 1, 2015:

Naasir is the most feral of the powerful group of vampires and angels known as the Seven, his loyalty pledged to the Archangel Raphael. When rumors surface of a plot to murder the former Archangel of Persia, now lost in the Sleep of the Ancients, Naasir is dispatched to find him. For only he possesses the tracking skills required—those more common to predatory animals than to man.

Enlisted to accompany Naasir, Andromeda, a young angelic scholar with dangerous secrets, is fascinated by his nature—at once playful and brilliant, sensual and brutal. As they race to find the Sleeping archangel before it’s too late, Naasir will force her to question all she knows...and tempt her to walk into the magnificent, feral darkness of his world. But first they must survive an enemy vicious enough to shatter the greatest taboo of the angelic race and plunge the world into a screaming nightmare…

Find out why we dig the Guild Hunter series here.

—HBO is set to release a “Day in the Life” documentary about the filming of Game of Thrones Season 5 in February:

—Deal Alert #1: Kristin Harmel's women's fiction novel The Sweetness of Forgetting is currently $2.99 in e-book at e-tailers including iBookstore, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.*

—Deal Alert #2: Kristi Charish's urban fantasy book The Owl and the Japanese Circus is currently marked down to $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Barnes and Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon.*

Outlander stars and writers will sit on a panel at PaleyFest Los Angeles on March 12. The panels usually streamed online for those at home; we'll let you know if/when we hear more!

—The newly released “Romance to the Rescue” box set from authors Bella Andre, Marie Force, Julianne MacLean, JoAnne Ross, Glynnis Campbell, Shelly Thacker, Lauren Royal, Kathryn Shay, Debra Holland, and Eliza Knight features 10 full-length novels starring loveable pets. The best part? Proceeds will benefit the Tails of Joy Animal Rescue!

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

Sun
Jan 18 2015 5:34pm

Shipping Sunday: Battlestar Galactica’s Starbuck/Apollo (a.k.a. Kara/Lee)

Jamie Bamber and Katee Sackhoff as Lee Adama and Kara Thrace

Ten years—ten. years!—since Battlestar Galactica Season 1 premiered and the space opera's most volatile pairing, Lieutenant Kara “Starbuck” Thrace and Captain Lee “Apollo” Adama, are as captivating as ever.

If you haven't given the show a try, do yourself a favor and give the 2003 miniseries a try—you won't be able to tear your eyes from fighter pilots Kara and Lee, the almost in-laws with all sorts of unresolved sexual tension simmering between them.

If you're already a fan of the series, you know they fight viciously, work together beautifully, and love each other completely. They even break your heart by the end, but you can't look away, 'cause, well...he's Lee. And she's Kara. And the rest of it isn't worth a damn.

I love these two. No takebacks!

[+an epic Kara/Lee picspam (you're welcome!)...]

Sat
Jan 17 2015 3:18pm

“Maybe There’s Hope”: More The X-Files, Mulder/Scully on the Way?

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny for Entertainment Weekly's 2013 Reunions Issue“Maybe there's hope,” says Fox Mulder in the final scene of The X-Files television series. And indeed, fans have been holding out hope for years that The X-Files: I Want to Believe would not be the end of Mulder and Scully's story.

Over the past few months, fans have gotten even more vocal thanks to Kumail Nanjiani's popular podcast X-Files Files and encouragement from star Gillian Anderson (Scully), who in a recent Nerdist podcast confirmed yet again that she and David Duchovny (Mulder) would be up for returning to their iconic roles for another movie or even (and this is new for her) a limited-run event TV series, making fans wonder if the show's return was finally in the works.

And sure enough, today at the winter Television Critics Association FOX executive session, heads of the network Dana Walden and Gary Newman told journalists:

“It’s been reported, and it’s true, that we’ve had some conversations about [reviving] X-Files,” ideally with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, Newman shared. “But I have nothing that we can announce at this time.”

TVLine

While “outreach to series creator Chris Carter and stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny has just barely started and there's nothing close to a deal coming together yet,” according to Variety, this is more movement than fans have seen in several years.

Could Mulder and Scully, whose romance ruined us for all others, be back on our screens doing their thing in 2016? Time will tell. But this girl wants to believe. You?

Image via Entertainment Weekly's 2013 Reunions Issue

Fri
Jan 16 2015 3:17pm

Romance News Roundup: Fifty Shades, #1 Book Couple, Sexiest Farmer, and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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 Today show is hosting a sweepstakes for a chance to win tickets to an advance screening of Fifty Shades of Grey in New York City. Read the official rules and register here.

—Speaking of...Fifty Shades of Grey is on track to be Fandango's fastest-selling R-rated film. Have you preordered tickets?  (For all our coverage on the movie and books, stop by our Fifty Shades of Grey Collection.)

—Fellow royal watchers whose interests also include soapy TV, the upcoming E! series The Royals may just be for us. Star Elizabeth Hurley describes her queen of England character as a mixture of Princess Diana had she ascended the throne and...Cruella de Vil?!! This should be interesting...

—Great Britain magazine Farmer's Weekly is holding a competition to find “Britain's Sexiest Farmer 2015.” (H/t BuzzFeed)

—The Merriam-Webster dictionary will soon go out of print—the updated reference book will live only online. Not sure how I feel about this. You? Do you still flip through a dictionary from time to time, or do you do all your spell-checking and research on the computer?

[+Now accepting nominees for #1 book couple OF ALL TIME...]

Thu
Jan 15 2015 4:02pm

Romance News Roundup: Frost and Dahl Deals, Oscar Nods, and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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.

—Oscar nominations were announced this morning. See the full list of Academy Award nominees here. Sound off about any happy surprises or disappointing snubs in the comments (we have some thoughts ourselves). The awards ceremony will air on February 22.

Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost—Deal Alert #1: Jeaniene Frost's Once Burned, the first book in her Night Prince series, is discounted in digital to $1.99 at most e-tailers.

—Deal Alert #2: The first two books in Kat Martin's Raines of Wind Canyon series, Against the Wind and Against the Fire, are marked down in e-book to $1.99 today at retailers including Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

—Deal Alert #3: Victoria Dahl's Looking for Trouble (the librarian and the biker) is discounted to $1.99 in digital at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

—Deal Alert #4: Jane Goodger's historical romance When a Duke Says I Do is currently $.99 in e-book at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

—In TV news, a new teaser for The 100 offers a peek at the deepening relationship between Clarke and Bellamy. Episode 2x09, “Remember Me,” will air next Wednesday. See why we're crazy about Clarke/Bellamy (a.k.a Bellarke) here.

*Daily Deal Alert Disclaimer: We don't know how long these deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Wed
Jan 14 2015 4:03pm

Romance News Roundup: Nora Roberts TV Show, Wet Chris Hemsworth, and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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.

Nora Roberts' Cousins O'Dwyer series has been optioned for television as a series called Blood Magick. The potential showrunner? Lost Girl showrunner Emily Andras. (Keep in mind: TV shows are very very hard to get on the air, so this is far from a sure thing. Stick with us for updates as we hear about them.) For more background info on the series, read our First Look reviews of the books in the trilogy: Dark Witch (#1), Shadow Spell (#2), and Blood Magick (#3).

Hard to Be Good by Laura Kaye—Laura Kaye has announced an upcoming release, male/male novella Hard to Be Good, which will star Hard Ink series fan-favorites Jeremy and Charlie. The novella will be out on April 7, 2015, and is already up for pre-order at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks.

—If you've seen the Arrow midseason finale (no spoilers!), you know MAJOR changes are coming for the show. We'll have a speculation post up on Friday rounding up all the latest spoiler-y tidbits heading into the back half of the season, but until then, sneak a peek at the first episode back with this trailer at E!Online.

—WET CHRIS HEMSWORTH. SET CONDITION ONE THROUGHOUT THE SHIP. Need we say more? Okay, fine: Let's just say Jimmy Fallon's silly Tonight Show game is our gain. Stick around for a VERY sexy dance there at the end. Trust us.

[Watch the clip here...]

Tue
Jan 13 2015 3:11pm

Romance News Roundup: Sabrina Jeffries & Loretta Chase Deals, Sexy Villains, and More

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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.

How the Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries—Deal Alert #1: Sabrina Jeffries' How the Scoundrel Seduces (The Duke's Men #3) is listed at $1.99 in e-book on e-tailer sites such as Amazon, and Barnes and Noble (and $2.99 at iBooks). (Daily warning: We have no idea how long any of the deals we mention will be available.)

—Deal Alert #2: If you haven't read Loretta Chase, here's a golden opportunity: the e-book edition of her beloved historical romance Lord of Scoundrels is currently $1.99 at e-tailers including Barnes and NobleAmazon, and iBooks. (We've talked a lot about Lord of Scoundrelsfind out why here.)

—On the heels of winning its first Golden Globes awards, megastore-turned-studio Amazon has announced that it has ordered a TV series from controversial director Woody Allen (his first TV show ever, in fact).

[+more hot scoop...]

Mon
Jan 12 2015 3:17pm

Romance News Roundup: Golden Globes, New E.L. James?, Robinson Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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.

—Author Sylvain Reynard wrote on his Facebook page that he and Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James have co-written a new “project.” What could it be? Any guesses? We'll keep you updated as we learn more! (In the meantime, if you missed it, be sure to read a special outtake from Reynard's Gabriel's Redemption here.)

—Deal Alert #1: Maggie Robinson's Lord Gray's List is listed at $1.99 today on Amazon. (As always, a reminder that we have no idea how long sales prices will last, so get 'em while they're available.) For more on Robinson, check out H&H's First Look review of her novel The Unsuitable Secretary here.

2015 Golden Globes banner with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler—Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted another entertaining Golden Globes, though honestly, I could've done with more of them and less of awkward exchanges between presenters (Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lopez, David Duchovny and Katherine Heigl, lookin' at you guys). My favorite dress of the night was probably Jessica Chastain's copper gown, but I also really liked the choices of Anna Kendrick, Kate Hudson, Salma Hayek, and Ruth Wilson (I go for simple elegance). Least favorite goes to Keira Knightley (way too much going on). Who was best/worst dressed in your book? Did you just watch the red carpet or did you stay for the ceremony as well? Any standout moments?

[But wait, there's even more!...]

Sat
Jan 10 2015 4:41pm

“I Won’t Give Up on Jamie”: New Trailer Previews Outlander Season 1.5

Outlander fans, guard your hearts—Jamie and Claire are out to steal and break 'em, if they haven't already, in this new trailer for Season 1.5, debuting on April 4, 2015.

Plus, at yesterday's Television Critics Association winter 2015 press tour, showrunner Ronald D. Moore and stars Sam Hueghan and Caitriona Balfe offered some insight into the show and upcoming episodes to TV reporters. Here are some of the juciest tidbits from the panel, rounded up second-hand from Twitter (beware of possible SPOILERS):

—According to Moore, “The show beyond Season 1 is really about Jamie and Claire together.” (Is this every shipper's dream or what?!)

[I like the sound of that...]

Thu
Jan 8 2015 3:19pm

Romance News Roundup: Chris Evans, Bond on Set, and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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.

—Chris Evans escorting Betty White to the stage at last night's People's Choice Awards is the hottest thing we've seen this year.

Gif via eonline.com

—Speaking of beefcake, BuzzFeed's got a compilation of “19 GIFs of Ranveer Singh That Will Make You Extremely Thirsty.” Hello, handsome!

—Did we get you hooked on Pretty Little Liar's last week with our Shipping Sunday, featuring Spencer and Toby (Spoby) from the show? Dive into the books that spawned the hit TV show—the entire series is discounted to $2.99 (digital) and $4.99 (print) with a special promo code on the Harper Collins site.

—James Bond fans prepare yourself. Daniel Craig and his new Bond girl—Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann—are on set in Sölden, Austria for filming of Spectre. See the pictures at JamesBondLifestyle.com, which also gives you a view of their style and where you can find their clothes, so you can be Bond, too!

Wed
Jan 7 2015 4:19pm

Romance News Roundup: H&H E-book, Fifty Shades Rating, Courtney Milan, and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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.

—H&H original short story “The Gentleman and the Lamplighter” by Summer Devon, is now available for purchase as a $.99 e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBookstore. H&H members can also read the story here.

Courtney Milan has posted an excerpt from her first contemporary romance, Trade Me, Book 1 in the Cyclone Series.

A Novel Romance movie banner—Hallmark knows just what we like! This Saturday at 9 p.m. EST will see the premiere of their latest TV movie, A Novel Romance, starring Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black) and Amy Acker (most Joss Whedon projects) as a romance author and reviewer, respectively, who fall in love the hard way, as you do. Will it be any good? We look forward to finding out! You?

Fifty Shades of Grey has been given an R rating by the MPAA to the surprise of no one. What is surprising is the odd reasoning there in the middle: “strong sexual content including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language.” Unusual behavior? Really?

—The latest Television Critics Association press tour (the winter 2015 TCAs) kicked off today, so keep your eyes peeled for lots of cool TV news in the coming days!

Wed
Jan 7 2015 1:32pm

Mystery Date: Who’s Agent Carter’s Future Mr. Carter?

The cast of Marvel's Agent CarterThis post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Agent Carter, including last night's two-part series premiere, “Pilot” (1x01) and “Bridge and Tunnel” (1x02).

Agent Carter, I do believe this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Marvel's latest foray into television is a 1940s-set Captain America: The First Avenger spinoff starring fan-favorite Allied spy Margaret “Peggy” Carter (played by the wonderful Hayley Atwell). And it is GOOD. Described by the showrunners as a sort of “Alias in the 1940s” (!!!), Agent Carter picks up soon after the “death” of Peggy's love, Steve Rogers, at the end of World War II and follows her on her adventures as an officer with the Strategic Scientific Reserve agency. (As Marvel fans know, she'll go on to co-found SHIELD with Tony Stark's father, Howard Stark.)

[Here's to the Peggy Carter show we deserve...]

Sun
Dec 28 2014 2:00pm

Shipping Sunday: Trauma’s Rabbit/Nancy

She lost her fiance. He lost his best friend. They both suffered from guilt and PTSD long after a tragic on-the-job accident. You could say the relationship between fellow EMTs Nancy Carnahan (Anastasia Griffith, sister of Battlestar Galactica's Jamie Bamber) and Reuben “Rabbit” Palchuck (Cliff Curtis, recently cast in an upcoming Walking Dead spinoff) was complicated from the very beginning of NBC's short-lived paramedic drama Trauma. But doesn't that make for some of the very best shipping?

Trauma didn't last long—just long enough for me to grow attached to these two first responders. In the first episode, we learn they ocassionally crawl into bed together for comfort in the wake of their shared loss. On the job, they work together beautifully, when given the chance. But even when they don't have much contact in an episode, if one is in trouble or hurt, the other is immediately on hand to hover and generally be overprotective. Most importantly, as Rabbit realizes in episode 9, “Thank You,” they're each other's home (you can watch this scene for yourself in the video at the top of the post).

The series didn't get the proper closure it deserved (confession: I still haven't watched the last episode, for fear it'd end with an angsty breakup or painful cliffhanger that'd never be resolved), I'm pleased to say that Rabbit and Nancy got a satisfying romantic arc over the course of 17 episodes. If you ever happen to run across the show (it's out on DVD, at least) and are in the mood for some romantic suspense, I recommend giving these guys a go.

[Let the pretty pics persuade you...]

Sun
Nov 30 2014 2:00pm

Shipping Sunday: Keep Falling for Selfie’s Eliza/Henry

John Cho and Karen Gillan as Henry and Eliza in SelfieSelfie is the season's best canceled show you're not watching. 

Wait wait wait. Let me start again. Selfie and I got off to a bit of a rough start (you may have noticed a trend), but a few episodes and some minor creative adjustments later, the show really started to live up to its potential as the modern-day My Fair Lady it aspired to be, largely thanks to the delightful rapport between Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) and Henry Higgs (John Cho). Did I mention their friendly banter can turn into simmering tension on a dime, as we witnessed in episode 6, “Never Block Cookies”? Mmm hmm...

So of course ABC canceled it about a week later. Curses!

But don't worry, I haven't piqued your interest for nothing: Henry and Eliza's story isn't quite over. See, a #SaveSelfie campaign started up immediately, and creator Emily Kapneck's been doing everything possible to get all 13 filmed episodes out there (and, with luck, to convince someone to let her make more). And while ABC hasn't changed its mind (yet?), Hulu Plus will be “airing” the last 6 episodes of the show, starting with episode 8, which they released this past Wednesday (!!!).

What are you waiting for? Go enjoy more of Eliza and Henry helping each other become better people—and most likely falling in love while they're at it. No matter how their story does end, for me, their lovely journey's already worth it.

[Don't take my word for it—let these gorgeous Henry/Eliza graphics sway you...]