<i>Can't Hide From Me</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Can't Hide From Me: Exclusive Excerpt Cordelia Kingsbridge "He should have left when Ángel asked him to, but he hadn’t..." <i>The White Spell</i>: Exclusive Excerpt The White Spell: Exclusive Excerpt Lynn Kurland "The unavoidable truth was, he was stunning. " <i>Hero in the Highlands</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Hero in the Highlands: Exclusive Excerpt Suzanne Enoch "Unexpectedly she rose up onto her tiptoes and kissed him on the cheek." <i>So For Real</i>: Exclusive Excerpt So For Real: Exclusive Excerpt Rebekah Weatherspoon "I leaned up on my toes and kissed him some more."
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Fri
Sep 30 2016 4:30pm

For the Love of Books: 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!


lizzie18 has stipulations for book bans

lizzie1i in Is It Ever Okay to Ban a Book?

Yes, in extreme cases, a book should be banned. (though with all that can be found on the internet, is 'banning' at all possible?). A quick list:

A pedophile writing a 'how to' book on how to lure kids.
A convicted murderer/rapist/serial killer writing is memoirs and thus profiting from his crimes.
A book promoting hate and bigotry, openly encouraging violence.
A book on how to make bombs.
A book on encouraging drug use or drug sale, giving info on how to 'get in the business'.
You see what I'm getting at ?

All that being said, I just now checked out on the internet the Ten Most Challenged Titles on Banned Books Week. I was very surprised. I found nothing there that even comes close to what I would deem offensive. Not every book is for everyone, so just don't read it. And I saw some 'unsuitable for age group' reasons in there, so it could be at the parents' discretion what they would, for now, allow their kids to read.

But then again, with the internet…

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Wed
Sep 28 2016 1:30pm

October 2016 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in October.

We’ve divided them up by week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases. For those who’ve got a very specific obsession, we also divided the list up by subgenre and there are some great books to look forward to, and you can can find them in our printable version. Our shopping list is the biggest yet, so don’t forget to take this printable version with you when it’s time to shop!

Jump to New Releases for the Week of:
October 1-9October 10-16October 17-23October 24-31

Week of October 1 through October 9

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Tue
Sep 27 2016 3:30pm

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of September 2016

What are the best new romances in September 2016?

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to be a new book, as evidenced below; just something that made the month sparkle a bit more.

The Hunter by Kerrigan Byrne

Jessica Moro:

My favorite read this month has to be The Hunter by Kerrigan Byrne. The element of a cold blooded assassin falling in love with a passionate actress was so well done. Byrne weaves intense, anti-heroes that you can't help but fall in love with. And the plot! It was twisty and so good! There were so many elements to this story that I loved and I couldn't put it down!

Amy Dittmeier:

Shadow Falling by Rebecca Zanetti

Before I was a romance reader, I was a dystopia reader. Give me a good story about people trying to make it in a post-apocalyptic city and I was there. Zanetti's Scorpius Syndrome series combines my love for ruined cities with well-rounded Alpha Males, and her second book is incredible! I love seeing her version of disease ravaged Los Angeles evolve throughout the books. And the heroes aren't too bad either.

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Tue
Sep 27 2016 1:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Donna Alward, Amelia Grey, Ally Blue, Alyssa Cole, Lena Hart & More

Team H&H is pleased to bring you exclusive cover reveals from authors Donna Alward, Amelia Grey, Ally Blue, and anthology from authors Alyssa Cole, Lena Hart, Kianna Alexander, and Piper Huguley! Head back to Darling, Vermont in Donna Alward's Somebody's Baby where a best-friend's-little-sister romance is brewing. It's got a ladies man, a woman who's totally immune to his charms, kissing bridges, and dog rescuing. How could we resist? Slip into a little holiday magic with Amelia Grey's Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis, with an historical best-friend's-little-sister romance as the Marquis of Wythebury is bowled over by an woman he who he believes is off limits. In Ally Blue's No Small Parts, Nat is living his best life, finding unexpected love and weathering tragedy, but coming out the other side stronger with the help of his friends. Finally in Daughters of a Nation, an anthology about black suffragettes, Alyssa Cole, Lena Hart, Kianna Alexander, and Piper Huguley bring you four novellas spanning years and various locations in the United States full of spirit, determination, and love. 

Somebody's Baby by Donna Alward

Somebody's Baby by Donna Alward

FOREVER BEGINS WITH JUST ONE KISS…

Veterinarian Rory Gallagher chose a different path from his brothers, both of whom became first responders in the lovely little town of Darling, Vermont. Rory’s always had an affinity for animals—and the ladies. Known for his impressive track record in breaking hearts, Rory never meant to hurt anyone; he’s just never been in a hurry to settle down. It’s not as if he needs to pay a visit to the town’s famed Kissing Bridge to magically find love. He’ll know The One when he sees her…right?

Oaklee Collier is the kid sister of Rory’s best friend—and, even now that she’s all grown up, remains immune to the pet-doctor’s charms. When she shows up at Rory’s clinic late one night—devastated after hitting a stray dog with her car—Rory’s so-called “bedroom eyes” are the last thing on her mind. Still, his care and kindness toward the dog, and his concern for her feelings, catches Oaklee by surprise…and soon the two (and rescued dog makes three!) begin to share a deep connection that neither could have ever imagined. Could it be that love has been waiting for them by the bridge all along?

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Somebody's Baby by Donna Alward, available April 4, 2017:

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Fri
Sep 23 2016 4:00pm

Professions & Speculation: 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!


JoMcNally loves an authentic hero.

JoMcNally in What’s Your Favorite Hero Profession?

It's the man more than the job - I love blue-collar, white collar, and first responders as long as they're authentic and sexy. I was waiting for the cable guy last week and jokingly texted a friend that there should be a romance about a cable guy - ha ha ha. Then he arrived - not only gorgeous and nice, but IRISH! Accent and all. Yeah, I'd read that romance!

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Fri
Sep 23 2016 3:00pm

Victoria Creator Daisy Goodwin Dishes on Lord M, Season 2, and More! (+Sweepstakes)

Victoria by Daisy GoodwinQueen Victoria's reign in Great Britain in the 19th century gave rise to one of historical romance's most beloved settings, the Victorian Era. With one of the most epic royal romances as the centerpiece, it's only natural, then, that we Anglophiles on Team H&H should be greatly anticipating the upcoming series Victoria, starring Jenna Coleman, Rufus Sewell, and Tom Hughes. While the show doesn't premiere in the U.S. until January, it's already causing quite a stir in the U.K. (our British recapper Lou Moran has been feeding us juicy weekly updates about the romance in each episode) and was just this morning officially renewed for a second season.

We sat down with Victoria creator and executive producer Daisy Goodwin to talk about the inspiration for the show, the (surprising?) popularity of Victoria and Lord Melbourne in the fandom, and much more.

Can't handle the wait for the show to reach our shores? The good news: Goowin has also written a novelization of the series, Victoria: A Novel of a Young Queen, and it'll be on shelves November 22, 2016. The better news: You can enter for a chance to win 1 of 25 Advance Reader Copies right now!*

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Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
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Fri
Sep 23 2016 2:00pm

Your Romance Novel Soulmate Based on Your Zodiac: Hero Edition

Romance Novel Soulmate Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Do you believe in the power of the stars? Your zodiac can be an insight into who you are as a person—and who completes you! With romance novels on the brain (always), allow us to match you up with The One—at least on the page! Find your sign and discover your romance hero soulmate...*

*Heroine edition coming soon!

Find Your Zodiac Sign!

Aries  |  Taurus  |  Gemini  |  Cancer  |  Leo  |  Virgo  |

Libra  |  Scorpio  |  Sagittarius  |  Capricorn  |  Aquarius  |  Pisces

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Fri
Sep 23 2016 1:00pm

Friday Beefcake: A Love Letter to our favorite Emmy winners!

Sterling Brown

This past Sunday, the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards aired and it gave us an opportunity to ogle some of our favorite TV Beefcakes in well-fitted tuxes. This past year's TV was amazing thanks to the contributions of Sterling K. Brown, Rami Malek, Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang, Keegan Michael Key, and Jordan Peele.

They definitely made our list of beefiest Beefcakes of the Emmys. 

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Thu
Sep 22 2016 11:00am

Kristen Ashley Cover Reveal: The Farthest Edge (Honey #2)!

The anticipation continues to build for Kristen Ashley's Honey Series! We're thrilled to bring you the cover for her second novel in the series—The Farthest Edge. This installment, which will hit shelves in June 2017, will follow hot on the heels of the release of Book 1, The Deep End, which releases on March 7, 2017. Prepare to get drawn into the mysterious world of the Honey Club...

The Farthest Edge by Kristen Ashley

The Farthest Edge by Kristen Ashley

A man without a past. A woman who lost her future. Together they'll push each other to the farthest edge and ignite a passion that's harder and deeper than they ever imagined. But is it strong enough to turn into something real and lasting? In the second highly anticipated book in the Honey series, New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley once again delivers a smoldering hot story that is achingly romantic and populated with intensely raw characters that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

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Wed
Sep 21 2016 1:30pm

Cover Wednesday: Exclusive Reveals from Suzanne Enoch and Anna Bennett!

Today Team H&H is pleased to bring you covers for two upcoming historical romances from authors Suzanne Enoch and Anna Bennett! My One True Highlander by Suzanne Enoch takes us to the rugged highlands where Graeme must battle the English, his kin, and the unexpected, stubborn beauty he can't seem to let go. In I Dared the Duke by Anna Bennett, the ornery, dastardly Duke of Blackshire may meet his match in his grandmother's companion—Beth—who isn't the meek wallflower he assumes her to be. 

My One True Highlander by Suzanne Enoch

My One True Highlander by Suzanne Enoch

Scotland, 1812 – Rugged Highlander Graeme, Lord Maxton’s loyalty to his clan means that their enemies are his own—even when that includes his neighbor, the Duke of Lattimer. It’s a fight he doesn’t relish, but when Graeme’s reckless younger brothers foolishly kidnap Lattimer’s younger sister, all bets are off…

Lady Marjorie Forrester may be aligned with the enemy, but capturing her puts Graeme squarely in the middle of a war. If he turns Marjorie over to his clan chief, she could be killed. If he lets her go, his brothers could face prison. In addition, the woman can’t stop trying to civilize the lot of them! What’s a Highlander to do, then, but keep the stubborn lass close…and explore the unexpected passion that develops between them? But how can Graeme protect both Marjorie and his brothers when both Lattimer and his own clan are on the warpath—and will do whatever it takes to tear these two star-crossed lovers apart?

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of My One True Highlander by Suzanne Enoch, available April 4, 2017:

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Tue
Sep 20 2016 2:00pm

7 Questions with Blood Red Kiss Authors Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, and Gena Showalter

Blood Red Kiss by Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, and Gena Showalter

We're big fans of romance, obviously, at Heroes and Heartbreakers, but nothing gets our blood pumping quite like a expertly crafted paranormal romance. Today marks the publication of not one, but three, favorite authors—all in one book!—with Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, and Gena Showalter's Blood Red Kiss. We got the chance to ask them a few questions about their writing, their world, and most importantly, what's up next. 

Heroes and Heartbreakers: You have all played with the idea of fate and fated mates in some way or another. What do you like about the concept of fate—and especially characters that push against it? 

Kresley Cole: Sometimes the fated-mates trope gets a bad rap as an easy-out shortcut for authors who don’t take the time to craft a plausible love story. When I first started writing the Immortals After Dark, I wanted to make the fated-mate concept just the opposite: an innate conflict that the protagonists have to work around in order to fall in love. Most characters in the IAD are stunned by fate’s choice for them. I love to show the strongest, smartest beings in the universe realize a stronger, smarter force exists. They fight fate, but in the end, they’re eternally grateful that fate wins.

Larissa Ione: Oh, sure, start off with the hard questions. Eek! Okay, well, this might sound weird, but I’m always so conflicted about fate. My stubborn, independent streak hates the concept, but at the same time, the idea that fate might play a role in life kind of takes some pressure off. And fate ties into many reincarnation beliefs, especially the ones in which we ourselves plan out our lives before we’re even born. So while I sometimes would rather avoid fate plots and fated mates, the worlds I create often demand them in order to stay true to the story and characters.

Gena Showalter: I enjoy pairing a sexy alpha male with a woman he would not have chosen for himself—well, not at first, anyway.  I love watching his resistance begin to crumble, his desire for her becoming a force beyond his control.  

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Fri
Sep 16 2016 3:30pm

Everything Old is New Again: 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!


Susan H. keeps coming back for more BDB

Susan H. in Black Dagger Brotherhood Speculation: Will Selena Return?

I don't know how she keeps writing this wonderful world, but hope they keep coming. I thought I read several years ago that she was going to merge the BDB with the Fallen Angels characters, but haven't seen that yet (did I miss it?). I wish she'd reincarnate Jim Heron!

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Fri
Sep 16 2016 11:00am

Friday Beefcake: A FBF Love Letter to David Boreanaz, James Marsters, Joshua Jackson, and Scott Patterson!

It's a Flashback Friday (FBF) Beefcake! We've been thinking about our favorite television shows of decades past, and we got caught up in reminiscing about half of our favorite TV ships, so we thought these Beefcakes deserved their own FBF edition! 

David Boreanaz and James Marsters

Regardless of your status as Team Angel or Team Spike, both of these men added so much to our weekly Buffy the Vampire Slayer viewing. Whether they were fighting one another, fighting over Buffy, conspiring with one another, or just generally being their handsome, devilish selves, they always provided exceptional eye-candy. 

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Wed
Sep 14 2016 11:00am

Will Seth Get His Own Book, and Other Questions for Lisa Renee Jones

Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones

Hard Rules has been out for a month now and the first book in Lisa Renee Jones' Dirty Money series left us with a lot of questions! Jones sat down with us to hash out some of the finer details from the most suspenseful points we needed to know—like what's in the folder?!—to the swooniest—will Seth get his own book!? 

Get the scoop on what to expect and join the conversation!

Team H&H: At the end of the book, Seth hands Shane a folder... what's in it!? 

Lisa Renee Jones: Well, as you see Shane opens it in the end, it’s Seth’s research on Emily. Of course with Seth nothing is done halfway, so he’s provided Shane a detailed report of who Emily says she is and what Seth has really found on her which isn’t much. All of this boils down to Emily has some secrets, and the more you read the bigger they keep getting. Fear not, those secrets are revealed in book two, Damage Control. But the true question is: where will she and Shane stand after her truths are revealed? Well, that you’ll have to read to find out :)

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