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Tue
Jul 7 2015 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Lizzy Ford’s Highlander Enchanted Exclusive Cover Reveal

Today Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to reveal the cover for Lizzy Ford's Highlander Enchanted, where the heroine flees from one fiancé and finds love with another man where she least expects it! Thanks, Lizzy!

[Learn more about the book and check out the amazing cover...]

Fri
Jul 3 2015 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: The Men of Turn

The Men of AMC's Turn

Tomorrow is The Fourth of July in America, or Independence Day! While for the most part, it's just used as a day off work, shows like AMC's Turn remind us of the men and women who fought, died, and spied for our country's freedom. There are so many reasons to love the men of this show, but for our purposes, the one we'll be focusing on is because they're pretty.

Have you watched Turn?

[These guys know how to rock a queue...]

Wed
Jul 1 2015 2:00pm

Cover Wednesday: Exclusive Reveals from Kerrigan Byrne, Laurelin McGee, Mia Gabriel, Dawn Ryder, and Melanie Scott

Today we have cover reveals from Kerrigan Byrne, Laurelin McGee, Mia Gabriel, Dawn Ryder, and Melanie Scott. He's hired to hunt her down, but once the hero lays eyes on his beautiful prey, he only wants to protect her in Kerrigan Byrne's The Hunter. They can't fight this feeling anymore when an online relationship gets real in Laurelin McGee's Love Struck. Lord Savage returns in Mia Gabriel's Savage Nights. She's too good to be bad, and he's bad in all the right ways in Dawn Ryder's Dangerous to Know. Then it's time for these two lovers to put their professional lives on hold and step up to the plate for each other in Melanie Scott's Playing Hard.

[Learn more about these books and view the amazing covers...]

Tue
Jun 30 2015 2:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Jennifer Estep, Shiloh Walker, Tillie Cole, and Santino Hassell

Today we have cover reveals from Jennifer Estep, Shiloh Walker, Tillie Cole, and Santino Hassell. First up, you better stay far away from the assassin on a mission in Jennifer Estep's Bitter Bite. Then, he'd walk through Hell for her, but Hell isn't letting him back out in Shiloh Walker's Grimm's End. It's two books for one in the bindup of the first two books in Tillie Cole's Scarred Souls series, Raze and Reap. Then explore New York City in Santino Hassell's Sutphin Boulevard.

[Learn more about these books and view the amazing covers...]

Tue
Jun 30 2015 9:30am

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of June 2015

The Chocolate Touch by Laura Florand

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.

Without further ado, here’s the installment for June 2015 (and if you’ve missed any, be sure to check out past recs via the Related Posts section at the bottom of the post):

Sahara Hoshi:

All of Cassandra Gannon's The Elementals series, my favorite was The Treasure of the Fire Kingdom.

Laura Florand's The Chocolate Touch - I like a big, clumsy guy trying to win a heroine over!

Megan Mulry's The Royals series, my favorite is the second book If The Shoe Fits.

Jess Moro:

So my favorite read was a bundle. It was $.99 so I decided to snatch it up and it was new adult goodness! C.M. Owens' The Sterling Shore Series is filled with alpha guys, hilarious heroines and various antics that I laughed out loud for. I couldn't put it down and devoured the entire series in a week. 

[More book recommendations from H&H bloggers...]

Mon
Jun 29 2015 5:20pm

H&H Quickies #10: Kerrigan Byrne—Prompt Me!

The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne

If you can never get enough of your favorite authors (and who can?!?), you are going to love H&H's author writing challenge, H&H Quickies. Not only will you get to read fun, original scenes by awesome romance authors, but said awesome romance authors will be writing those scenes based on YOUR prompts!

Following up on wonderful Quickie scenes by Lora Leigh,Valerie BowmanCharlotte Stein,and more (see all the Quickies, here), we are pleased to announce today that Kerrigan Byrne will be the tenth author to participate in the H&H Quickies challenge! Here are the details:

The idea

For the next week, H&H readers are invited to leave comments on this post with writing prompts/ideas for Kerrigan Byrne with a historical theme. Once the prompting period is over next week, Kerrigan will read over all of the prompts and pick at least two that she finds inspiring, and use them to write a short original scene. H&H will then post the scene for everyone to read and enjoy (yay!), as well as reveal which prompts Kerrigan used for the scene (woo-hoo!) for bragging rights.

The rules

Prompting is open from right now until Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at noon EST.

Prompts can be anything, like a word (mask!), a setting (a country road!), a situation (being robbed!), a description (tall, dark, and handsome!)...the sky's the limit! Just one requirement, to keep things interesting: the prompts for this particular challenge should be historically-themed.

After you leave some prompts, that's it, your job is done for now! Just be sure to check back on July 24 for an original scene from Kerrigan Byrne based on your suggestions!

Psst... if you're a newsletter subscriber, you'll get to see the full scene a few days early! Not on the list? Here are three more reasons to join in on the fun. To sign up, register to become an H&H community member here and check “YES” to receive the newsletter. Or, if you're already an H&H member and want to start getting the newlsetter, go into into your profile, click on the red button with the heart that says “Click here to subscribe for the H&H Newsletter,” and voilà! If you have any trouble signing up, always feel free to contact us for troubleshooting.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or email us at info@heroesandheartbreakers.com.

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Sounds like a blast, right? Let's get prompting!

Mon
Jun 29 2015 3:30pm

Donna Grant Spills About Her Love of Dragons and K.M. Moning’s Fever Series!

Back in March, we asked you to send in questions for Donna Grant (thank you, everyone!), whose Dark Kings novel Soul Scorched is out in paperback tomorrow. Now, today, we're excited to bring you her answers. Thanks, Donna!

In the video, you'll find out what inspired her to write about dragons and druids (:05 mark), the last great book she read (:55 mark), and why she loves writing romance (1:07). We hope you enjoy!

For more on Donna Grant's latest release, Soul Scorched:

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Wed
Jun 24 2015 12:00pm

July 2015 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in July. 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:
July 1-7 | July 8-14 | July 15-21 | July 22-31

Heroes and Heartbreakers July 2015 Shopping List!
 
Week of July 1 through July 7

[Check out the complete list!...]

Tue
Jun 23 2015 2:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Jennifer Haymore, Lily Everett, Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, and A.C. Arthur

Today we have cover reveals from Jennifer Haymore, Lily Everett, Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, and A.C. Arthur. First up, the Highlands might be a bitter climate, but we have a feeling that the Scotsman in Jennifer Haymore's Highland Heat has a few ideas to warm you up. Then, searching for your true love gets a little complicated—especially when he has fangs and turns into a wolf once a month. Watch these wolf-shifters find love in unexpected places in the anthology Growl by Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, and A.C. Arthur. Finally, take a break from the summer heat to head to Sanctuary Island in Lily Everett's Three Promises. 

[Learn more about the books and check out the amazing covers...]

Mon
Jun 22 2015 11:00am

Now Win This!: Summer Journeys Sweepstakes

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Check out our Sweepstakes page for more chances to win!

Click here to be entered for a chance to win a copy of Jane Green's Summer Secrets, Patti Callahan Henry's The Idea of Love, and Barbara Delinsky's Blueprints!*

 

Looking for summer reads? Women's Fiction all-stars Jane Green, Patti Callahan Henry, and Barbara Delinsky all have releases coming out this summer. All three books center around women who are starting over—whether it's after a family death, while dealing with sobriety, or in facing career changes. They all go on a journey of discovery! So they seem like the perfect fit to take on a journey with you for all those summer road trips.

Learn more about the books below, and then enter for a chance to win a copy of the books.*

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning.  Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are age 18 as of the date of entry.  To enter, complete entry at www.heroesandheartbreakers.com/summerjourneyssweeps beginning at 11:00 am Eastern Time (ET) on June 22, 2015. Sweepstakes ends at 10:59 am ET on July 6, 2015. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law.  Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Heroes and Heartbreakers, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

[Learn more about the books...]

Tue
Jun 16 2015 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Maisey Yates, Sharon Cullen, Stacey Kennedy, and Jill Sorenson

Cover reveals from Yates, Cullen, Kennedy, and Sorenson

Today we have cover reveals from Maisey Yates, Sharon Cullen, Stacey Kennedy, and Jill Sorenson. First up we have Maisey Yates's Strip You Bare, the finale to the Deacons of Bourbon Street series, co-written with Megan Crane, Rachael Johns, and Jackie Ashenden. Then a wallflower steps out of the shadows when her cousin's killer comes after her—luckily she has her cousin's former betrothed to help her in Sharon Cullen's The Reluctant Duchess.  In Stacey Kennedy's Mine, another man must protect the woman he loves when a dangerous stalker goes after one Master's sub. Last but not least, Jill Sorenson is here today with not one, but two, covers! Get ready to get dirty with the reissued cover for book one in her Dirty Eleven series, Riding Dirty, and the brand-new cover for book two, Shooting Dirty!

[Learn more about the books and see the covers...]

Mon
Jun 15 2015 1:30pm

Exclusive Cover Reveal for Kate Pearce’s Tribute Series

Today we are thrilled to reveal the covers for Kate Pearce's brand-new Tribute series. Kate is known for her hot historical erotic romances, but in her spare time she also writes science fiction romance! We're so thrilled to reveal the covers today, and to also have Kate here to introduce the brand-new series! Thanks, Kate!

The Tribute series evolved out of my desire to push boundaries and write things that don’t really conform to the rules of romancelandia. It’s gritty, it’s filthy and some of my beta readers seriously wanted to kill the hero in book one. But that’s okay—so did the heroine. It’s not for everyone, but if you like unconventional darker themes with an edge of horror, then this trilogy might just be for you

- Kate Pearce

The Tribute Series

Few of the people on Planet Mitan know that their future rests on very precarious  foundations. A terrifying species holds the Mitans in thrall, and only a yearly  tribute—part conscripts, part volunteers—secures the fragile peace with the sinister  Ungrich. Nobody knows exactly what the alien creatures want with the Mitans, but the  Mitan military and the few survivors of the underground ordeal have developed a training  program. It’s brutal, even horrific, but effective.

Commander Rehz Akran is determined that his trainees, willing or otherwise, will learn  everything necessary to survive as Tributes. If he can’t force them through training, no  one can, and he’s prepared to use every filthy, dirty trick in his arsenal to secure complete  obedience...and the survival of his species.

Keep up to date by visiting the series page on Riptide.

[Check out the amazing covers from the series...]

Fri
Jun 12 2015 12:00pm

What the Heart Wants: Summer 2015’s Can’t-Miss Romance Books, Movies, and Shows

Summer Romance 2015 calendar

June | July | August | Printable Version

Even the most avid romance fan has trouble keeping track of all the amazing content released throughout the year. We’ve compiled a must list of some of our most anticipated books, movies, and television shows for June 2015 through August 2015.

What are your most anticipated romance of the season?

June


Unreal (television)
“Bad people make good TV.” With a tagline like that, we’re already in! This drama centered on a team of cutthroat producers for a dating competition show (think The Bachelor) features Shiri Appleby (Roswell) as overworked freelancer Rachel.
       

[See what's up this summer...]

Thu
Jun 11 2015 3:19pm

Karen Marie Moning Shares Cover for Feverborn

Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning

January 19, 2016 is going to be a big date for fans of Jerricho Barrons and MacKayla Lane as they'll get treated to the next Fever series book, Feverborn—not such a long wait, huzzah! Earlier today, Karen Marie Moning shared the cover for Feverborn on her Facebook page. 

So far we know NOTHING but some of the revelations we had during Burned leave us panting for this eighth book in the series. Here's the super brief description so far:

Featuring fan favorites MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons, the sensational Fever series picks up where Burned leaves off in this highly anticipated new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning.

Feverborn will be released on January 19, 2016. Stay tuned for H&H and we'll share more information as it becomes available!

For super fans, we just found this event on Karen Marie Moning's website: a book launch party in New Orleans on release day! Learn more about it here. Can you party like the Fae? We think so!

[Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Feverborn...]

Thu
Jun 11 2015 1:30pm

Do We Need More Fifty Shades?: An H&H Blogger Roundtable on E.L. James’s Grey

Grey by E.L. James

Currently holding multiple places on the bestseller lists (and it's not even out yet!), E.L. James's Grey, like the original Fifty Shades trilogy, has caused quite a ruckus among romance readers. Back in January 2012, we hosted a roundtable when Fifty Shades of Grey was just the hottest e-book around, so it only seemed fair that for the re-telling of Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian's POV that we would offer our bloggers another chance to talk about Ms. James! (Note: Our bloggers are just like you and haven't read the book yet! This is purely speculation. We'll be back on June 18 with a spoiler thread for discussion of the actual book.) 

Let us know in the comments the answers to the same questions we asked our bloggers to ponder:

Do we need Christian's POV?
Do we want Christian's POV?
What are 3 (or more...or fewer...) things that you'd like to see from Christian's POV?

Maggie Boyd:

My initial gut response was “Don't need Christian's POV and don't want it.” BUT...Christian has to have a lot going on in that head of his, his life has been so much more complex than that of most people. It might be interesting to hear some of those internal thoughts, to learn how he felt as he himself was introduced to BDSM. Does he have flashbacks to that when he enters the Red Room? Before Anastasia, did he ever dream of being free of that lifestyle? How was their first weekend (the one without BDSM) for him emotionally? When did it become love for him over sex? Over the course of the books it is Christian who is forced to make some big changes to accommodate what Anastasia wants from him. He lives a high-stress lifestyle. Does he fear falling back into that if something were to go seriously wrong in his life?

[What's your view on the new E.L. James's forthcoming Grey?]

Wed
Jun 10 2015 1:28pm

H&H Announces 30 Nights with a Dirty Boy Serial with Shiloh Walker!

Heroes and Heartbreakers Presents bannerReady for some piping-hot news? HeroesandHeartbreakers.com is thrilled to announce a collaboration with Shiloh Walker for not one new original story but THREE. You read that right—we'll be publishing a three-part erotic romance serial, 30 Nights with a Dirty Boy, coming at you later this year! Let's just say we hope you're prepared for Ella and Sean to steal your heart but good...

Heroes and Heartbreakers newsletter subscribers will get exclusive early access to the stories, which will first be available for members only to read on the site later this year, so be sure to join the community and mailing list now so that you don't miss a thing! And, of course, the stories will also be available for purchase as e-books in early 2016 for those who want keeper copies.

Stay tuned for release dates, covers, sneak peeks, and much more in the next few months. We cannot wait to bring you this exciting new project, the latest in our growing H&H Original Fiction program (read our most recent novella, The Gentleman and the Lamplighter, here)! Until then, we leave you with this sexy tease from Shiloh...

30 Nights with a Dirty Boy graphic by Shiloh Walker

Wed
Jun 10 2015 11:00am

Now Win This!: The Perfect Match Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes has ended! 
Check out our Sweepstakes page for more chances to win!

Click here to be entered for a chance to win an Advanced Reader's Copy of Laurelin McGee's Miss Match!*

Miss Match by Laurelin McGee

We were thrilled to have Laurelin McGee (a.k.a. authors Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee) on our BookCon Panel on May 30 and some lucky winners were able to walk away with advanced copies of Miss Match. If you weren't there (or even if you were and missed a chance to win a copy), we want to give you a second chance to win.

Can't wait until June 30 when Miss Match is released? Kill some time with our Love Lib that we created just for BookCon 2015! 

Learn more about the book:

Welcome to the sexy, crazy, wildly unpredictable world of modern matchmaking, where fixing up strangers is part of the job—but falling in love is an occupational hazard…

HE'S THE PERFECT CATCH.

Blake Donovan is tall, handsome, rich, and successful—so why would a guy like him need a matchmaker? Andrea Dawson has no idea, but a job is a job. After being blackballed from a career in marketing, Andrea agreed to use her unique profiling skills to play matchmaker out of pure desperation. But when she meets her highly eligible—and particular—first client face to face, she wonders what she's gotten herself into…

IS SHE HIS PERFECT MATCH?

Blake knows exactly the kind of woman he's looking for—and it's the total opposite of Andrea. Though smart and undeniably sexy, she is simply too headstrong for a man who's used to being in charge. Still, Blake's blood pressure rises whenever she's near him. How can he explain the smoldering attraction that sizzles between them? And how can Andrea deny she's feeling it, too? Maybe, just maybe, they've finally met their match…

This sweepstakes has ended! 

Check out our Sweepstakes page for more chances to win!

Click here to be entered for a chance to win an Advanced Reader's Copy of Laurelin McGee's Miss Match!*

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning.  Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 18 as of the date of entry.  To enter, complete entry at www.heroesandheartbreakers.com/missmatchsweeps  beginning at 11:00 am Eastern Time (ET) on June 10, 2015. Sweepstakes ends at 10:59 am ET on June 17, 2015. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law.  Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Heroes and Heartbreakers, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.