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Tue
Jan 5 2016 2:45pm

Double the Secret Babies, Double the Fun!

Everything She Wanted by Jennifer Ryan

We're thrilled to welcome Jennifer Ryan to Heroes and Heartbreakers! Jennifer's fifth book in her Hunted series, Everything She Wanted, came out today, and features a LOT of drama. Jennifer is here today to chat about how a twist—and adding a dash (or a dollop) of drama—can freshen up our favorite tropes! Thanks, Jennifer!

I love writing romance. Even more, I love writing crazy plot twists to those tried and true tropes we all love.

Let’s face it, romance readers know what to expect—a bumpy road that leads to that much anticipated happy-ever-after. We know it’s going to happen for them, but we’re still invested in the journey, devouring up the pages and the, oh so familiar, storylines. Though we’re familiar with all of them, and we’re down for the same story told a different way each time, it’s always surprising and fun when the plot takes an unexpected turn.

I love those trope plot twists so much, in my latest release, Everything She Wanted, orphan Kate becomes the mother of the son she gave birth to as a surrogate for her sister when Margo is murdered. Kate, tortured from her past and not willing to trust until the man who killed her sister targets Kate and her son, turns to Ben, a man who wants to give her everything she wanted, including the home and family she never had growing up. But are all the attempts on her life the work of one man, or does someone else want her dead?

[Baby who? ...]

Tue
Sep 1 2015 1:00pm

You Might Be a Secret Baby If...

Her Lucky Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan

Today we're thrilled to welcome Jennifer Ryan to Heroes and Heartbreakers. As any good romance reader, Jennifer loves tropes, but one of those tropes that is very polarizing is the secret baby—and features in her latest release, Her Lucky Cowboy. When it's done well, it's done really, really well and leads to some of the most memorable books on our shelves. Jennifer is here today to talk about the secret baby trope and gives us a few scenarios in which you might actually be the secret baby. Thanks, Jennifer!

It’s no secret, I love romance tropes. Give me a friends to lovers, opposites attract, falling for a best friend, and even better, falling for my best friend’s sister or brother. Oh yeah! But the one I like best (to read and to write) is a secret baby.

As a mother, I cannot imagine the turmoil, regret, sadness, and disappointment keeping a pregnancy secret must evoke deep down inside the woman who chooses to do so, or has no other choice–or so she thinks.

It’s an outrageous trope, and few things fully encapsulate how absurd the world can get than the fact that a woman would have to hide the existence of the very child she’s working so hard to care for.

[Oh Baby, Baby!]

Wed
Apr 22 2015 11:30am
Original Story

H&H Quickies #9: Jennifer Ryan Presents “A Cowboy Country Wedding”

Jennifer Ryan

 When It's Right by Jennifer Ryan Today we are over the moon to bring you an exclusive Quickie scene from Jennifer Ryan, whose latest Montana Men novel, When It's Right, came out in March.

Earlier this month, we asked you to offer suggestions (“prompts”) as inspiration for a short original scene, and you blew us away with a ton of great prompts.

Earlier this week, newsletter subscribers got advance access to the story (to join the club and get early looks at exclusive content, become an H&H member and check “yes” to get the newsletter here!), and today we are delighted to present the full scene for all users!

Here are the prompts she chose from (with thanks to everyone who left a suggestion, because there were so many fantastic options):

  • A dirt encrusted key (Kareni)
  • Red leather boots (Kareni)
  • Chubby Appaloosa horse (lauralee1912)
  • Sunset ride (HeatherWaters)
  • a tumbledown shack (laughingcarol)
  • tall, dark and gorgeous (laughingcarol)
  • ride a dark trail (dsh) 
  • a tombstone with only one word 'beloved' on it (Tammy Lever)

Without further ado, here is Jennifer Ryan's H&H Quickie, “A Cowboy Country Wedding.”

Thank you for all the wonderful prompts. I had so much fun reading them and imagining the story they’d create. The tumbledown shack, a tall, dark, and gorgeous cowboy on a sunset ride sparked so many great ideas. I hope you like Trace and Skylar’s scene. 

Trace had been looking at the girl next door his whole life, but he’d never seen her look more beautiful than she did standing in the doorway of her grandparents’ old tumbledown shack dressed in a lace wedding gown. The tips of her red leather boots poked out the hem. That was his tried and true country girl. The building wasn’t much to look at with its sagging porch, cracked glass windows, badly patched roof, and the rotted out back wall that was mostly covered by a rambling wild rose bush. But she was a sight to behold with her blonde hair tied at the base of her neck and draped over one shoulder, spiraled into golden curls. A wreath of tiny rose buds from the bush out back crowned her head. Her blue eyes sparkled bright with the happiness that tilted her lips into a soft smile. She took his breath away.

[Read the full scene now...]

Fri
Mar 7 2014 3:00pm

Soap Operas, Romance Novels, and Tropes, Oh My! Why We Love Them All

Today we're joined by author Jennifer Ryan, whose latest release, The Return of Brody McBride, is out now. Brody does indeed return after eight years, only to find there's more waiting for him than he thought—and he's got a lot of work to make it right! Jennifer is here to talk about what makes the well-loved tropes in soap operas and romance novels so, well...well-loved! Thanks, Jennifer.

Let's face it, soap operas, romance novels, and tropes are just good fun. They make you laugh and cry, root for the guy to get the girl, and above all, believe that no matter what happens, love wins out in the end.

Soap operas and romance novels keep us riveted to the emotional intensity. The ups and downs the characters go through to be together. We love that initial spark that builds each time the couple sees each other until it ignites into something more than a flirtation and turns into a relationship. But will it last?

Watchers and readers alike stay tuned because they can't help themselves. They are as drawn to the couple as the two are drawn to each other. They feel the characters' connection and they want to be a part of the romance and drama. They enjoy guessing what will happen next, and get a thrill when the plot twists and something happens they didn't expect. They are invested in the couple, glued to their TV, or turning the page, hungry for more because they have to know: Will it all work out?

[It's gotta, right...]