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Fri
Apr 28 2017 4:30pm

A Weekend Affair: Romance News & Deals from Courtney Milan, Helen Hardt, and More

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The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan

Deal Alert: Courtney Milan's historical romance The Governess Affair is FREE at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Get a dose of history in the prequel to Milan's Brothers Sinister series. Serena Barton is desperate to find employment and has to win the favor of Hugo Marshall to do so successfully. Their battle of wills is the start to an incredible series. 

Deal Alert: Helen Hardt's erotic romance Craving is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Jade seeks solace in her friend's brother—hot cowboy Talon—after being heartbroken. “Romance meets western with a touch of erotica” in this first book of Hardt's Steel Brothers Saga.

Deal Alert: Mary Kay Andrews' women's fiction novel Beach Town is $2.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* There's never a dull a moment in this delightful, amusing story of Greer and Eb, who are trying their best not to fall in love and failing hilariously. Put this at the top of your beach reads pile.

[+A royal cover reveal and best romance covers ever...]

Thu
Apr 27 2017 4:30pm

Wants & Needs: Romance News & Deals from Caroline Linden, Nana Malone, and More

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What a Woman Wants by Caroline Linden

Deal Alert: Caroline Linden's historical romance What a Woman Needs is $.99 at Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Charlotte has been tasked with protecting her niece from fortune hunters like notorious rake Stuart. Unfortunately, neither one can seem to stay away from the other... Pick your poison: rake or rogue?

Deal Alert: Nana Malone's new adult romance Love Reality is FREE at Kobo | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Rival dating advice bloggers Mia and Ryan end up as contestants on a reality dating show. Try as they might to deny it, the chemistry between these two somewhat disastrous humans makes for good ratings and complicated circumstances. Love in the digital age sure can be tough. 

Deal Alert: Chanel Cleeton's contemporary romance Fly With Me is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | Kobo | etc.* A little bit of Top Gun and a whole lot of smolder await you in the first novel of Cleeton's Wild Aces series. A weekend in Vegas ends up turning into much more for Jordan and Noah who keep coming back for more despite all the obstacles in their way. This one will take you right to the danger zone! 

Deal Alert: Victoria De La O's new adult romance Tell Me How This Ends is $1.99 at iBooks | Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | etc.* This RITA 2017 finalist introduces brothers Jude and Ryan, who've been inseperable since the death of the mother, and Lizzie, the woman who inadvertently comes between them. What are your feelings on love triangles in romance?

[+An excerpt from Sarah J Maas...]

Wed
Apr 26 2017 4:30pm

It Was All a Dream: Romance News & Deals from Lisa Kleypas, Linda Howard, and More

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Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas

Deal Alert: Lisa Kleypas' historical romance Dreaming of You is $2.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Derek Craven has a sordid past and a brusque manner, but watching him fall deeper and deeper in love with novelist Sarah Fielding is heart-wrenchingly delicious. It's no wonder Derek is one of our favorite romance heroes ever. 

Deal Alert: Linda Howard's romantic suspense novel Dying to Please is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Sarah, an expert markswoman and exceptional butler, stops a robbery at the home of her elderly employer. When detective Thomas Cahill arrives at the crime scene, the undeniable passion between the two of them burns up the pages while they fight to stay one step ahead of a killer. There's a Linda Howard comfort read for every situation. 

Deal Alert: Marie Harte's contemporary romance A Sure Thing is $1.99 at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* The first book in Harte's Donnigans series introduces us to ex-Marine Landon and clinical psychologist Ava. Both Ava and Landon's big and hilarious families do everything in their power to help push these two together. Sometimes love just needs a helping hand. 

Deal Alert: Kianna Alexander's women's fiction novel Back to Your Love is $1.99 at KoboBarnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Dr. Imani Grant reunites with the sexy and smoldering Xavier Whitted in this second-chance-at-love story about family in all its forms. 

[+The Handmaid's Tale & Cora Carmack's Roar]

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 4:30pm

Go All In: Romance News & Deals from Simona Ahrnstedt, Christi Barth, and More

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All In by Simona Ahrnstedt

Deal Alert: Simona Ahrnstedt's contemporary romance All In is $2.99 at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* If you're in the mood for a saga reminiscent of the 1980s filled with rich, glamorous people, All In is for you. Set in Sweden among the financial elite, the novel spins an epic romance between David and Natalia. Ante up.

Deal Alert: Christi Barth's contemporary romance Giving It All is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Globetrotter Logan reconnects with his high school love, Brooke, for a no-strings-attached Caribbean escapade. When they meet back home in D.C., Logan has to decide if what they have is worth staying for. You never forget your first love.  

Deal Alert: Jen Doyle's sports romance Calling It is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Baseball player Nathan needs a break from the paparazzi and heads back to his apartment only to discover gorgeous librarian Dorie half-naked and armed with a baseball bat. Their chemistry hits it out of the park! What's your favorite romance novel (not so) meet-cute?

[+ Hockey romance sweepstakes...]

Fri
Apr 21 2017 1:00pm

Mariana Zapata and the Art of the Slow Burn

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As an unrepetant fangirl, there are elements of romance that I tend to gravitate towards more because they appeal to my deep and abiding love of fanficiton. While this concept certainly isn't unique to fanfiction, I first really took to the idea of the slow burn in fanfic form. After all, nothing is as agonizing (and beautiful!) as watching your OTP (One True Pairing) languish through seven seasons of telelvision before they kiss. (I'm looking at you West Wing.) In fanfic, the rules of canon are manipulated and a slow burn story leaves you wanting quicker updates from your favorite writers, and—OMG—just kiss already feelings for your OTP. And my soul, that craves angst down to its very core, can never get enough of a slow burn romance. 

What precisely is a slow burn? Well, the best way I know to describe a slow burn is by what it's not. A slow burn is not insta-love, it's often not even insta-attraction. It's akin to a strong current just beneath the surface of the water. You don't necessarily see it, but the pull is strong and it will most certainly drag you down in the best of ways.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love romances where the initial spark is undeniable and the kissing happens twenty pages in, but for me, I gravitate more to the stories that really make me wait for it and earn that HEA. 

[Wait for it....]

Thu
Apr 20 2017 4:45pm

Don’t You Forget About Me: Romance News & Deals from Sophie Kinsella, Luanne Rice, and More

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Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella

Deal Alert: Sophie Kinsella's women's fiction novel Remember Me? is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* After an accident, Lexi faces a three-year gap in her memory and has absolutely no clue how she ended up with everything she ever wanted...but did she really? Do you love Kinsella? We've got some additional authors for you to try.

Deal Alert: Rose Pressey's paranormal romance A Charmed Life is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Halloween LaVeau's got a full plate as the leader of the Underworld and the owner of a bed-and-breakfast. This quirky and funny paranormal romance will leave you laughing and wanting more of Halloween and crew. 

Deal Alert: Luanne Rice's women's fiction novel Home Fires is $1.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Anne returns to her island hometown as her marriage falls apart and Manhattan loses its luster. A house fire ignites a change in Anne and brings about love she never could've expected. Second chances can be oh, so sweet. 

Deal Alert: Christine d'Abo's erotic romance 30 Nights is $2.99 at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Research assistant Glenna has a major crush on a handsome university professor, Eric, and decides to conduct an experiment they''ll never be able to forget. Don't you forget to check out these erotic Best Bets!

[+Christina Lauren cover & a Maya Banks excerpt...]

Wed
Apr 19 2017 4:30pm

Love, Accidentally: Romance News & Deals from Jill Shalvis, Bella Andre, and More

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Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis

Deal Alert: Jill Shalvis' contemporary romance Accidentally on Purpose is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* The third book in Shalvis' Heartbreaker Bay series is an enemies-to-lovers romance on the surface, but underneath is a complex, rich story that makes the history between Elle and Archer leap right off the page. 

Deal Alert: Bella Andre's new adult romance Tempt Me Like This is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Rock star Drew meets meets totally off-limits Ashley and tries with all his might not to succumb to the magnetic heat between them.  Rocks stars in romance always hit the right notes. 

Deal Alert: Julia London's Scottish historical Sinful Scottish Laird is $1.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Widowed Daisy Bristol is beseiged by fortune hunters, so she leaves London for the Scottish Highlands where she meets the world-weary Cailean, who wants the Sassenach out of his glen. Settle in for this sensual, heartfelt story that will leave you utterly wooed. 

[+A Jeffe Kennedy Cover & Harlequin and LMN meet...]

Tue
Apr 18 2017 4:50pm

Be Infamous: Romance News & Deals from J.D. Robb, Grace Burrowes, and More

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Born in Death by J.D. Robb

Deal Alert: J.D. Robb's romantic suspense novel Born in Death is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Eve Dallas is back, solving a crime involving two young lovers and their mysterious daeth, and husband Roarke is close by to offer his unwavering support and expertise. They make one dynamic team—no wonder they ended up our Swoonworthiest couple of 2017. 

Deal Alert: Elizabeth Michels' Regency romance The Infamous Heir is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* The first book in Michels' Spare Heirs Society series introduces us to prize-fighting hero, Ethan, who takes over his brother's title and has no idea what to do with it. When Lady Roselyn Grey finally debuts, Ethan's new title allows him to pursue her the way he'd always hoped he could. Get a taste of Michels' Spare Heirs with an excerpt from the second book in the series, The Rebel Heir.

Deal Alert: Grace Burrowes' Regency romance The Duke's Disaster is $.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* A marriage of convenience between the Duke of Anselm and Lady Thea Collins is hasty—well out of the Duke's typical nature. The sparks that ignite between the two of them turn this convenience into much more. A duke and a marriage of convenience? What more could we ask for?

[+Sherrilyn Kenyone talks Deadmen Walking, Finn/Poe is real, and more...]

Mon
Apr 17 2017 4:30pm

SEAL With It: Romance News & Deals from Suzanne Brockmann, A.J. Pine, and More

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Identity: Unknown by Suzanne Brockmann

Deal Alert: Suzanne Brockmann's romantic suspense novel Identity: Unknown is $.99 at Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Mitchell wakes up and can't remember who he is, or why he's in possession of a .22-calibre sidearm, but he does know that the beautiful Becca can help him build a future even if he can't remember the past. Don't you forget about me...

Deal Alert: H&H blogger A.J. Pine's new adult romance Three Simple Words is $.99 at iBooks | Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Bookstore owner and blogger Annie won't settle for less than an HEA—and she might just find it with doesn't-believe-in-love author Wes, her brother's best friend. Do you love reading authors as romance novel heroes/heroines?

Deal Alert: Amanda Bouchet's fantasy romance A Promise of Fire is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | Kobo | etc.* Get swept away to the kingdom of Thalryia as Bouchet weaves an intricate and rich tale full of magic, mythology, and epic romance. Also, find out why A Promise of Fire made the best kisses of 2016 in romance list...

[+ Today on H&H...]

Sun
Apr 16 2017 11:00am

Shipping Underground’s Noah and Rosalee: Love in a Hopeless Place

Underground's Noah and Rosalee

This post contains spoilers for season 2 of Underground.

As a tried and true fangirl, I'm often a bit hyperbolic in my shipping—e.g. if Pitch's Ginny and Mike don't get together, I'll just die—so when I talk about shipping as a life or death situation, some leeway is usually given. However, in the case of Underground, shipping Noah and Rosalee actually is a life or death situation. Noah and Rosalee are perhaps the highest stakes couple I've ever shipped—no hyperbole. 

Underground is an intense, heart-wrenching show with a deeply serious undertaking—showing the anguish and the truth of slavery in the United States. The fictional Macon 7 from the very real town of Macon, Georgia, started out their quest for freedom in Underground's first season. To say that this show is heavy is a gross understatement, but what I love so much about Underground is the relationship that developed between Noah and Rosalee reminds us that these resilient people were more than slaves—they were people who loved and lost and felt deeply, though the stakes were extraordinarily high. 

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Fri
Apr 14 2017 4:30pm

Sin-Sational: Romance News & Deals from Christina Lauren, Tessa Bailey, and More

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Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren

Deal Alert: Christina Lauren's new adult romance Wicked Sexy Liar is $1.99 at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* You will definitely be entertained by London and Luke in the fourth book of Lauren's Wild Seasons series. Heat, tension, and the city of sin combine to make this one delicious read. 

Deal Alert: Tessa Bailey's contemporary romance Worked Up, the third book in her Made in Jersery series, is $.99 at Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Bailey is known for her dirty-talking heroes, and Duke Crawford is no exception. Reviewer Tiffany Tyer says that Made in Jersey is Bailey's “best series to date.”

Deal Alert: Dakota Gray's erotic romance Perv is $.99 at Amazon | etc.* This book will absolutely burn up your e-reader with this amazing enemies-to-lovers story full of teasing, revenge, and—OMG—so much hotness. Perv also received an honorable mention on the list of 2016's best kisses in romance novels for kisses...er...not on the mouth.

Deal Alert: Rebecca Zanetti's romantic suspense novel Deadly Silence is $1.99 at Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* Reviewer Dolly Sickles says Zanetti is a “master at weaving together four tension-filled, substantial storylines” in this first book of her Blood Brothers series. 

[+The Last Jedi trailer and Still Star-Crossed get a premiere date...]

Thu
Apr 13 2017 4:30pm

Wicked & Hot: Romance News & Deals from Kresley Cole, Marie Force, and More

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No Rest for the Wicked by Kresley Cole

Deal Alert: Kresley Cole's paranormal romance No Rest for the Wicked, Immortals After Dark #2, is $2.99 at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* Resident IAD expert Jenn Proffitt lists this title fifth overall in her definitive Immortals After Dark series ranking; it's also the first book in the series to introduce the Talisman's Hie arc. 

Deal Alert: Marie Force's small-town romance All You Need is Love is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Head to the family-run Green Moutain country store in snowy Vermont, and fall in love as Will and Cameron do their best not to fall for one another. 

Deal Alert: Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan's historical romance My Rogue, My Ruin is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* After sharing a heated moment with a masked thief, wallflower Lady Briannon discovers the dashing rogue is the Marquess of Hawksfield. Why do we love rogues and rakes so much?

Deal Alert: Brittainy C. Cherry's new adult romance The Silent Waters is $.99 at Amazon | etc.* This emotional story features Maggie and Brooks and explores their relationship from childhood friends to more through trauma, redemption, and hope. 

[+Rachel Bloom gives us something is laugh about...]

Wed
Apr 12 2017 4:30pm

Something Wicked This Way Comes: Romance News & Deals from Lorraine Heath, Laura Kaye, and More

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When the Duke was Wicked by Lorraine Heath

Deal Alert: Lorraine Heath's Regency romance When the Duke was Wicked is $1.99 at Amazon | etc.* This historical best-friends-to-lovers story will leave you enchanted as Grace enlists her best pal, the Duke of Lovingdon, to help her sort through her suitors. We do love a reluctant hero, and Team H&H is thrilled to get the chance to talk with Heath about her heroes during our Holding Our for a Hero panel at RT!

Deal Alert: Laura Kaye's contemporary romance Her Forbidden Hero is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Marco is back from war, struggling to fight his demons and trying to keep his best friend's little sister, Alyssa, from working her way into his heart. We love military men—in or out of uniform!

Deal Alert: Ainsley Booth's erotic romance Hate F*@k is FREE at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Cole and Hailey are two members of the Horus Group—political fixers who ready to take on any client to help them minimize difficult situations—and they definitely don't play by the rules. Need a bit more scandalous intrigue? Don't miss our top 10 political romances from screen, stage, and page.

[+Beauty can get pretty ugly...]

Wed
Apr 12 2017 1:30pm

The Best Nora Roberts Books That Have Been Turned Into Movies... So Far!

Tribute

Seeing a beloved book adapted for film is a rare thrill for readers. Especially in romance, since very few of our books have been turned into movies. But in fact, one of the most adapated authors is one of the Romance genre's most prolific as well—Nora Roberts. Everyone has a different favorite Nora movie, but that's because there are many excellent choices! If you're not in the mood to read, watch an adaptation of some of our favorite Nora titles. 

We've ranked the top ten must-see Nora movies in order of necessary viewing. Don't think it's quite right? Feel free to debate with us down in the comments. Now, on to the list! 

10. Tribute

The late Brittany Murphy stars in this movie as Cilla McGowan, a woman who traded in child-star fame in order to restore old homes. She sets her sights on her grandmother's former home that's in need of rescuing only to end up haunted by memories of her. Throw in a romance with a hunky graphic novel writing hero, and this is one spooky and satisfying ghost story. 

9. Sanctuary

Famous photographer Jo Ellen Hathaway is being stalked, so she returns to the small island town she grew up in only to have her problems follow her back home, but don't worry—there is a wonderful second-chance-at-love story as well. 

[Where will your favorite fall??]

Fri
Apr 7 2017 2:00pm

Ship It So Hard: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give a special shoutout to a few of our favorite comments, and the readers behind them. We love your work!


Jill Q. is relieved for Rick x Michonne

Jill Q. in Do Rick and Michonne Survive The Walking Dead Season 7 Finale?: The State of Our Favorite Apocalyptic Ship

Whew, thank you for recapping this. I don't even watch this show (I have a low gore threshold) and I ship them! I love the idea of two people who have been battered by life letting their guards down, trusting each other, and finding happiness.

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Thu
Apr 6 2017 4:35pm

Turn Up the Heat: Romance News & Deals

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Heat Wave by Karina Halle

Deal Alert: Karina Halle's New Adult romance Heat Wave is $.99 at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Hop aboard Halle's travel romances with Logan and Veronica's enemies-to-lovers, second-chance-at-love story.

Deal Alert: Marquita Valentine's contemporary royal romance Royal Scandal is $.99 at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Kobo | etc.* Crown Prince Colin Sinclair was forced to flee his country after his parents' untimely death and ends up in Charlotte, North Carolina. After 10 years in hiding, Colin's secret is out and he needs to marry—enter best friend Della and a fake marriage that turns all too real. Fake-married and modern-royals tropes?? Sign us up!

—Deal Alert: Judith McNaught's classic Almost Heaven is $1.99 at Amazon.* McNaught is a staple on many old-school romance shelves, and her book Whitney, My Love is one of her most iconic—landing on many Top 10 romance lists, including ours—but is also one of the most polarizing. 

Today on H&H

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Wed
Apr 5 2017 4:30pm

Return of the Mack: Romance News & Deals from Nora Roberts, Gina Lamm, and More

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The Return of Rafe MacKade by Nora Roberts

Deal Alert: Nora Roberts' contemporary romance The Return of Rafe MacKade is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* The dangerously handsome Rafe MacKade has returned home to Antietam, Maryland, and brings trouble right along with him. The MacKade Brothers' stories are definitely in the top ten best Nora Roberts titles. 

Deal Alert: Adriana Anders' dark contemporary romance Under Her Skin is FREE at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* H&H Blogger Suzanne can't get enough of this dark, smart, and full-of-heart series, and named Under Her Skin her best read for March 2017.

Deal Alert: Gina Lamm's time travel Regency romance Kiss the Earl is $1.99 at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* This quirky novel transports Ella back through time and into the arms of the hunky, surly Patrick. Lucky Ella ends up getting her own Mr. Darcy...

[+Master of None official trailer and BTS with Harlequin]

Tue
Apr 4 2017 4:30pm

Crazy Little Thing Called Love: Romance News & Deals from Valerie Bowman, Sarah Morgan, and More

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Crazy Pucking Love by Cindi Madsen

Deal Alert: Cindi Madsen's sports romance Crazy Pucking Love is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* A best-friend's-little-sister story with a bit of a twist—she's the team captain's little sister. Suit up for this too-sexy-to-put-down hockey romance. H&H staffer Jenn Proffitt named Crazy Pucking Love one of her top romances of 2016. 

Deal Alert: Valerie Bowman's Regency romance The Irresistible Rogue is $1.99 at iBooks | AmazonKobo | etc.* The fourth book in Bowman's Playful Brides series is a delightful romp that includes a spy mission, not-so-unrequited love, and forced proximity with lots and lots of pining. Check out our First Look.

Deal Alert: Sarah Morgan's romantic comedy Sunset in Central Park is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* This friends-to-lovers story set against the busy backdrop of Manhattan left reviewer John Jacobson delighted with Morgan's ability to “create a world that allows you to dream of a love that has the perfect aftertaste of sweetness and satisfaction we crave.”

[+Cover for the next Alyssa Cole Loyal League novel & Sarah MacLean Recommends!]

Mon
Apr 3 2017 4:30pm

Where Angels Fear to Tread: Romance News & Deals from J.R. Ward, Shelly Laurenston, and More

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Possession by J.R. Ward

Deal Alert: J.R. Ward's Possession, a paranormal romance from her Fallen Angels series, is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* How easliy could you fall for these fallen angels?

Deal Alert: Shelly Laurenston's paranormal romance The Undoing is $1.99 at Amazon | Kobo | etc.* Laurenston's signature heat and humor are on display in this Call of Crows novel. She also knows how to write a kick-ass heroine. Will paranormal heroes replace the billionaire?

Deal Alert: Ilona Andrews' fantasy romance Clean Sweep in $.99 at Amazon | etc.* The first novel in Andrews' Innkeeper Chronicles introduces us to Dina, who may appear to be ordinary, but runs a magical, intergalactic inn. Reviewer Maggie Boyd says the Innkeeper Chronicles is one of her “favorite fantasy series to come out in recent years.” 

 Deal Alert: Kim Karr's contemporary romance Hollywood Prince is $.99 at Kobo | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Brooklyn James should know better than to contemplate a relationship with his best friend's little sister, and yet he just can't keep away from her. Sometimes there's no escaping this ultimate temptation.

[+Alisha Rai's Forbidden Hearts series and Poldark returns...]