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.
—In this week's H&H Debriefing, Megan and Jenn talk about a trope that can divide readers' on a book: The Big Misunderstanding! Do you love this set up, or if you never saw it again, it would be too soon? Let us know in the comments!
—Vanity Fair has an interesting article about the making of Fifty Shades of Grey (h/t to Janet Webb), including this about the sex:
The sex, Taylor-James says, is tastefully handled: “It’s details, flesh and fingers and skin and eyes and looks.” She thinks that if you saw the actual sex “the mystery would be gone. You see a lot, but you don’t have to see anything graphic.”
—The books in Kit Rocha's Beyond series are discounted or free for a very limited time on all e-reading platforms. Find it at Amazon and Barnes and Noble!
—Loretta Chase's iconic romance novel, Lord of Scoundrels, turns twenty years old this month, and fans are celebrating with the #LOSLove hashtag, sharing what they love most about the book. It's on sale for $1.99 right now also at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes!
—Craveonline reports that a psychologist has analyzed over 300,000 books of erotica to find the word used most often. The word? It has four letters—but it's not the word you're probably thinking of. It's “cock.”
—The new Ellie Goulding music video for the song “Love Me Like You Do” features new clips from Fifty Shades of Grey—check out the scenes of Christian and Ana all set to the backdrop of Goulding's beautiful voice. Watch it here!
**Daily reminder that we don't know how long these deals will last, so get it while it's here!**