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Fri
Aug 28 2015 3:57pm

Romance News Roundup: Sam Heughan’s New Movie 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.

Sam Heughan's Next Role Will Be...Outlander's Sam Heughan and Supergirl's Melissa Benoist are set to play lovers in the romantic drama film Oxford, according to Deadline Hollywood. Will it be tough to see Jamie Fraser romancing someone other than Claire, or are you just happy to see Heughan getting lots of work? For more on these rising stars, see our latest Outlander coverage (the search for Brianna Randall is on!) and watch the trailer for TV series Supergirl.

Shana Galen has shared the cover of her next novel, an anthology with Vanessa Kelly, Kate Noble, and Theresa Romain titled A Gentleman for All Seasons. If you're hankering for something to read right now, our Shana Galen tag can help you out.

Thu
Aug 27 2015 3:39pm

Romance News Roundup: Madeline Hunter Deal & Lawrence-Schumer Comedy!

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.

His Wicked Reputation by Madeline Hunter—Deal Alert: Speaking of Madeline Hunter, her “classic handsome rake/spinster virgin story” His Wicked Reputation is currently $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers including Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon (via BookBub).*

—In Hollywood news almost too good, too pure for this world, Oscar winner/superstar Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook) and rising star comedian Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck) have been secretly writing a comedy screenplay in which they'll play sisters. Forget Team Peeta and Team Gale, we are now Team JenAmy.

—The first official pic of Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch in Assassin's Creed has sent the internet into a frenzy, and for Good Reason, we think you'll agree. Yowza.

—In yet more cool movie news, two new Mad Max: Fury Road featurettes have been released ahead of the Blu-ray hitting stores that rightly put the spotlight on Charlize Theron's show-stealer Imperator Furiosa, action heroine of our hearts. I also happen to think Mad Max set up a wonderful Max/Furiosa romance for shippers to latch onto, but that's another story...

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

Wed
Aug 26 2015 3:47pm

Romance News Roundup: K.M. Moning’s Feverborn Details & 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.

Feverborn by Karen Marie MoningKaren Marie Moning released the official description for her next Dani O'Malley/Fever novel, Feverborn, due out on January 19, 2016, on her Facebook page:

In Karen Marie Moning’s latest installment of the epic #1 New York Times bestselling Fever series, the stakes have never been higher and the chemistry has never been hotter. Hurtling us into a realm of labyrinthine intrigue and consummate seduction, FEVERBORN is a riveting tale of ancient evil, lust, betrayal, forgiveness and the redemptive power of love.

When the immortal race of the Fae destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery, the very fabric of the universe was damaged and now Earth is vanishing bit by bit. Only the long-lost Song of Making—a haunting, dangerous melody that is the source of all life itself—can save the planet.

But those who seek the mythic Song—Mac, Barrons, Ryodan and Jada—must contend with old wounds and new enemies, passions that burn hot and hunger for vengeance that runs deep. The challenges are many: The Keltar at war with nine immortals who’ve secretly ruled Dublin for eons, Mac and Jada hunted by the masses, the Seelie queen nowhere to be found, and the most powerful Unseelie prince in all creation determined to rule both Fae and Man. Now the task of solving the ancient riddle of the Song of Making falls to a band of deadly warriors divided among—and within—themselves.

Once a normal city possessing a touch of ancient magic, Dublin is now a treacherously magical city with only a touch of normal. And in those war-torn streets, Mac will come face to face with her most savage enemy yet: herself.

[+Scoop on a Barbara O'Neal deal...]

Tue
Aug 25 2015 3:24pm

Romance News Roundup: Tiffany Snow & Vanessa Kelly 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.

Power Play by Tiffany Snow—Deal Alert #1: Tiffany Snow's Risky Business novel Power Play is $1.99 right now in e-book at e-tailers such as iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon (via ReadCheaply).* To get the scoop, read TanyaLK's First Look at Power Play.

—Deal Alert #2: Mary McNear's Moonlight on Butternut Lake is currently $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble (via BookBub).* If you enjoy small-town romances and heroines taking care of injured heroes, you'll definitely want to learn more with Janga's First Look at Moonlight on Butternut Lake.

—Deal Alert #3: Vanessa Kelly's Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard is $2.51 right now in e-book at Amazon (via ReadCheaply).* New to this author? Learn more about Vanessa Kelly's books here.

[+Good news for Arrow's Olicity fans...]

Mon
Aug 24 2015 3:38pm

Romance News Roundup: Victoria Dahl’s Harlot, Phyllis Bourne 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.

Harlot by Victoria Dahl—Victoria Dahl has announced her first historical in two years, and a Western, at that: Harlot. The erotic e-book will be “edgier” than most of her books, according to Dahl, who goes on to say: “Be prepared for a little wrongness. Just the right amount of wrong, hopefully.” Intrigued? Same! See the cover here and read the book's official description at Dahl's site. Harlot will be released in October 2015. Visit our Victoria Dahl archive for more on her books.

—Deal Alert: Phyllis Bourne's A Moment on the Lips is currently $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon (via @FarrahRochon).* And if you're craving more from Bourne, may I recommend this cover reveal post for Taste for Temptation?

USA Today's HEA blog has an excerpt from Lori Foster's Ultimate novel Tough Love, an MMA romance out tomorrow, August 25. Bonus: The book will include a free Buckhorn novella, Back to Buckhorn. New to the Ultimate series? Here's some background to get you started—a binge session may be in order!

—ICYMI: Friday evening, Deadline Hollywood revealed that J.R. Ward's The Bourbon Kings is being adapted as a television pilot for NBC. Will we see it on our TV screens one day? Only time will tell... What do you think about it's chances?

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

Fri
Aug 21 2015 8:44pm

NBC Developing J.R. Ward’s The Bourbon Kings as TV Series!

The Bourbon Kings by J.R. WardRomance readers have known for years and years that the genre's books could make for primo movies and TV, but now it seems Hollywood is finally catching on. Following the recent massive successes of E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey on the big screen and Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, Deadline Hollywood* reports that NBC has bought a drama project based on J.R. Ward's The Bourbon Kings, first in the Bourbon Kings series of novels revolving around the wealthy Bradfords, a family whose empire and incredible wealth was hard-won in the Kentucky bourbon industry.

While this TV pilot is in the earliest of stages (many, many pilots are developed in pilot season, and far less make it all the way to a series pickup for a season's worth of episodes) and NO casting has been announced so far, here's what we do know:

According to Deadline Hollywood, a co-executive producer of Empire (!!!), David Rambo, will be writing the script for the pilot episode as an adaptation of Ward's book (!!!). Other executive producers attached are Daniel Rappaport, Ben Forkner, and Marcus Blakely. This is actually the second project acquired this pilot season based on a Kentucky bourbon dynasty's family drama, likely a trend forming due to the smash-hit of Empire, whose music royalty Lyon family sucked us in last season (especially the complicated Lucious/Cookie relationship).

[Let's all knock on wood!...]

Fri
Aug 21 2015 3:11pm

Romance News Roundup: Katie Reus & Amanda Ashley 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.

Targeted by Katie Reus—Deal Alert #1: Katie Reus' Deadly Ops novel Targeted is currently $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore (via BookBub).* See if this is the book for you with Lucy Dosch's First Look at Targeted and find out why Nichole Severn thinks that if you enjoy action flicks, you should give Reus (and other authors) a shot.

—Deal Alert #2: Amanda Ashley's paranormal romance Night's Touch is $1.99 right now in e-book at e-tailers including Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon (via BookBub).*

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

Thu
Aug 20 2015 3:36pm

Romance News Roundup: The Great Bra Debate & Nadia Lee 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.

Vengeful in Love by Nadia Lee—Deal Alert #1: Nadia Lee's billionaire romance Vengeful in Love is currently FREE at e-tailers including Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iBookstore (via BookBub).*

—You may have heard there's been a bit of a debate going on on social media about the “right” way to put on a bra. Well, BuzzFeed polled more than 500,000 bra-wearers and found that 55% of respondants said they fasten their bra in the front and then turn it around, while only 39% said they fasten it in the back. As a back-clasper myself (TMI?), I admit the results surprised me. Do you have thoughts, or are you sick of this whole discussion?

—Deal Alert #2: Marsha Canham's historical The Pride of Lions is $.99 right now in e-book at e-tailers including iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.*

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

Wed
Aug 19 2015 3:27pm

Romance News Roundup: Teresa Medeiros and Emma Holly 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.

Nobody's Darling by Teresa Medeiros—Deal Alert #1: Teresa Medeiros's historical Nobody's Darling is currently on sale for $.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore (via BookBub).* Author and H&H guest blogger Ashley March chose a Medeiros hero as one of her 5 favorite heroes, while Janga thought to pair “The Fairy Tale Romances of Teresa Medeiros and Julia Quinn.” Cue a happy sigh.

—Deal Alert #2: Emma Holly's erotic romance Ménage is $.99 right now in e-book at e-tailers including Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon (via BookBub).* Holly's books have been included in posts like “Extreme Sex in Romance Novels” from Tiffany Tyer and “Three's Company, Too: Manageable Ménage à Trois” by Dolly Sickles.

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

Tue
Aug 18 2015 3:35pm

Romance News Roundup: Hot Historical Deals, Victor Frankenstein 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.

The Unexpected Duchess by Valerie Bowman—Deal Alert #1: Valerie Bowman's The Unexpected Duchess is currently $2.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore (via ReadCheaply).* If you haven't already, you HAVE to read Bowman's companion scene to The Unexpected Duchess involving Jane and Garrett's memorable bath house trip, which you can only find here at H&H.

Tessa Bailey's next two Crossing the Line novels—Boiling Point, out January 26, 2016, and Raw Redemption, releasing June 28, 2016—have covers! Spoiler: There's neck biting and tie pulling, people!

—Deal Alert #2: Suzanne Enoch's Rogue with a Brogue is $2.99 right now at e-tailers including iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon (via ReadCheaply).* Learn more about the book with Cheryl Sneed's First Look review of Rogue with a Brogue.

—Deal Alert #3: Karen Hawkins's The Prince Who Loved Me is marked down to $1.99 at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iBookstore (via ReadCheaply).*

[James McAvoy as Victor Frankenstein, oh my...]

Mon
Aug 17 2015 3:15pm

Romance News Roundup: Sherrilyn Kenyon Cover, Kristan Higgins in PW, 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.

Winter's Night by Sherrilyn KenyonSherrilyn Kenyon has shared the cover for Winter's Night, a collection of two previously published novellas, “A Dark-Hunter Christmas” and “Santa Wears Spurs.” The 2-in-1 will be released on October 13, 2015. Lose yourself in all our Sherrilyn Kenyon coverage here.

—Deal Alert: Richelle Mead's Succubus Blues, Georgina Kincaid #1, is currently $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon (via BookBub).* Looking for similar books? Synde Korman's post “It's Hard Out There for a Mage: Professions in Urban Fantasy” is a good place to start.

—Kristan Higgins has penned a brilliant article for Publishers Weekly (PW), “Never Read a Romance? Grow Up,” in which she says she's tired of having to defend romance, because she shouldn't have to in the first place. Higgins writes: “The categorical dismissal of the most-read genre in the world reveals ignorance, not intellectual superiority. This is a billion-dollar industry, and it’s not built on vapidity and cliché.” Read the whole article (and you really must) here and then come back and fist-pump with us!

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

Fri
Aug 14 2015 3:19pm

Romance News Roundup: Downton Abbey Season 6 Pics, Outlander Song, 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 cast of Downton Abbey Season 6—We're only about a month out from the premiere of the final season of Downton Abbey in the U.K. and it's starting to get real: The first official photos of Season 6 (or Series 6 for our British readers) are here! You're seeing the group portrait (above) and the Dowager Countess (below the jump); visit Mashable for a good look at all 9 photos.

—If you've always dreamed of being a Harlequin author, there's still time to submit your manuscript in their annual So You Think You Can Write (SYTYCW) contest, in which the grand prize is a 2-book publishing contract with Harlequin! Learn everything you need to know about the contest here. The deadline to enter your story is September 21.

—Ahead of the release of Volume 2 of the Outlander soundtrack on September 25, Entertainment Weekly has the extended version of the show's main theme, “The Skye Boat Song,” from composer Bear McCreary and vocalist Raya Yarbrough (fun fact: The duo, who are married, also made beautiful music together for Battlestar Galactica.).

—Deal Alert: Monica McCarty's The Recruit is currently $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers including Amazon, iBookstore, and Barnes & Noble (via BookBub).*

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

[+Your first look at Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey Season 6...]

Thu
Aug 13 2015 5:01pm

We’ll Take It from Here: How Mad Max: Fury Road Sets Up a Grand Max/Furiosa Romance

Max Rockatansky and Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury RoadNote: This post contains MAJOR SPOILERS for the film Mad Max: Fury Road.

Max Max: Fury Road is widely considered one of the best movies of the year and one of the best action movies, period. Critics have praised it for its feminist ideals and applauded it for not shoehorning in a romance between its two haunted, redemption-driven leads, Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy).

And, believe it or not, I agree with all of that. There's just one little thing I'd add: Above and beyond taking audiences on a rip-roaring ride, telling a damn good story, and prioritizing organic character development, Mad Max: Fury Road lays the foundation for an epic Furiosa/Max romance, and shippers are happy to take it from here.

If that sounds contradictory, I can explain.

Many of us shippers—those who root for a certain pairing to end up together romantically, whether that happen in canon or just in fan works—don't enjoy forced, inauthentic love stories any more than the next intelligent consumer. And in the case of Mad Max: Fury Road, a non-stop action piece that spans only a few days, any overt romance subplot between the guarded Max and Furiosa—who start off as strangers, launch into a brutal fight at their first meeting, and generally spend 99% of the movie quite literally fighting for their lives—would absolutely have been exactly that: forced and inauthentic.

During the course of the film, however, this concern becomes less and less applicable as the pair naturally get closer and closer—so close, in fact, a viewer might be forgiven for thinking that even if romance doesn't make sense for them in these 120 minutes, it just might down the road (pardon the pun). As in, post-movie. And this is where fandom and shipping come into play, should you dare to continue on this lesser-traveled-but-absolutely-worthwhile road.

[Click if you're here for Max/Furiosa feels...]

Thu
Aug 13 2015 3:47pm

Romance News Roundup: Tom Hiddleston Goes Cowboy, Jaci Burton Cover, 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.

Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light—If you've been wondering “Where have all the cowboys gone?" Tom Hiddleston is your answer! Sony Pictures Classic has released a promotional image by Alan Markfield of Hiddleston in a 10-gallon hat as Hank Williams in the biopic I Saw the Light, opening in limited release on November 27.

—Jaci Burton has revealed the cover for her contemporary Play-by-Play novella Hot Holiday Nights. Here's your beefcake fix for the day, kids!

—In more cover news, former H&H community manager Megan Frampton revealed the cover of her next novella, No Groom at the Inn, on Twitter.

—Deal Alert: Karina Halle's romantic suspense Dirty Angels is currently free at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iBookstore (via ReadCheaply).*

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

Wed
Aug 12 2015 3:15pm

Romance News Roundup: Karen Ranney Deal and a Downton Abbey Reunion!

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.

Tapestry by Karen Ranney—Deal Alert: Karen Ranney's historical romance Tapestry is currently $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon (via Riffle).*

Downton Abbey's Mary and Matthew reunited—kinda sorta—in this cute Instagram pic of actors Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens. Keep up with our coverage of all things Downton Abbey here, especially as we near the final season, for which we'll feature weekly episode recaps.

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

Tue
Aug 11 2015 4:50pm

Romance News Roundup: The Notebook TV Series, Two Scot to Handle, 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.

Noah and Allie kiss in The Notebook—Whether you push “stop” on the remote as soon as Allie has gotten out of the car at Noah's with her suitcases in hand (so sue me) or watch all the way to the bitter(sweet) end, most of us here probably have Feelings about The Notebook, a 2004 film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel by the same name starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. The two were perfect as star-crossed lovers torn apart by family and then World War II before reuniting years later. So naturally there's a TV reboot of The Notebook in the works! (Yeah. We know. Sigh...) Entertainment Weekly broke the news that the CW is developing (so keep in mind, this is very early stages and could very well come to nothing) a series that, from the sounds of it, would not spend much time retelling the movie but would actually take place around when Allie reunites with Noah in post-World War II North Carolina. Thoughts? Can anyone recreate this heat (see illustration above)?

—Jeaniene Frost's first Broken Destiny novel, New Adult romance The Beautiful Ashes, has gotten a cover makeover for the mass market edition. What do you think? Have you read it yet, or do you plan to? Preview the story with our First Look at The Beautiful Ashes. How does this new cover compare to the original for you?

—Sweepstakes Heads-Up: Macmillan/St. Martin's Press (H&H's parent company) is hosting a “Two Scot to Handle” sweepstakes involving Sabrina York's Hannah and the Highlander and Suzanne Enoch's Some Like It Scot. Learn more about the sweepstakes and how to enter here.

[+hockey romance deal & Game of Thrones love!...]

Mon
Aug 10 2015 3:10pm

Romance News Roundup: Sherry Thomas Deal & Roommates-to-Lovers Tale!

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 Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas—Deal Alert #1: Sherry Thomas's YA fantasy The Burning Sky, Elemental Trilogy #1, is $1.99 in e-book right now at Amazon (via Riffle).* Kiersten Hallie Krum's 5 Reasons Sherry Thomas Is Bloody Brilliant seems pertinent here.

—Deal Alert #2: Heather Graham's '90s Viking romance Golden Surrender is currently $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers including Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iBookstore (via BookBub).*

—If this story doesn't sound like a romance novel come to life, I don't know what does: The New York Times' “She Answered His Ad for a Roommate, Moved In and Never Left” chronicles how Irish immigrant Kerry Ryan and native New Yorker John Juback met and fell in love thanks to a “Roommate Wanted” classified ad in The Village Voice in 1991, awwww.

[+more Anna Zabo books & a new sneak peek at Supergirl...]

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!