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H&H Debriefing: Give a 'Ship
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Fri
Sep 19 2014 5:00pm

Friday Beefcake: Foxy Flannel

Adrien BrodyPlaid flannel was once a fabric reserved for grunge rockers and lumberjacks. But now, any man can rock the fall trend—and we're especially glad if they rock it with some facial hair and twinkle in their eye!

This week we're ready to snuggle up in some flannel, maybe grab a cup of coffee with the guys from last week, and settle in for some nice fall weather.

Does a bundled up (fall) guy or a stripped down (summer) guy appeal to you more?

[Let's get this flannel party started...]

Fri
Sep 19 2014 4:30pm

H&H Debriefing: Give a ’Ship

Another day, another way to follow H&H—we're now on YouTube! Subscribe to the HeroesnHearts channel to catch weekly Debriefings in which Team H&H's Heather, Megan, and Jenn discuss what's hot in romance.

Note: This post contains SPOILERS for Sleepy Hollow Season 1 and How I Met Your Mother Seasons 1-9.

This week, we address a topic especially near and dear to Heather's heart: shipping. We attempt to define the term, share some of our favorite ships (right now we're all about debating whether or not we 'ship Ichabbie in Sleepy Hollow), and ask readers to weigh in on the question of whether or not everyone is a shipper. Last but not least, we list some of the shows we'll be covering this Fall TV season—if there's anything you've been watching or are looking forward to watching this year that we don't already cover that you think should be, let us know! We'll do our best to make that happen.

Editor's note: And if you want a more in-depth background on shipping, I highly recommend checking out this crowd-sourced history of shipping in (Internet) fandom. Fascinating stuff. —Heather

Thu
Sep 18 2014 2:00pm

Exclusive: Donna Alward and Jackie Ashenden Covers Revealed!

Cover reveals for Donna Alward's Summer on Lovers' Island and Jackie Ashenden's Make You Mine and Billionaire's Club booksToday we're pleased to reveal covers for exciting upcoming releases featuring doctors, dangerous pasts, and past mistakes, and chances for redemption through the power of love, of course. Click through to see the cover for Jackie Ashenden's Make You Mine (scruff!), Donna Alward's Summer on Lovers' Island (sunset hug!), and Ashenden's Billionaire's Club Box Set (clinch!)

[All will be revealed...]

Wed
Sep 17 2014 1:30pm

October 2014 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 subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very specific obsession and there are some great books to look forward to. Our shopping list is the biggest yet, so don’t forget to take this printable version with you when it’s time to shop!

Look for all your favorite Holiday Reprints in our December shopping list!

Heroes and Heartbreakers October 2014 Shopping List!
 
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/SfR

[Check out the complete list!...]

Tue
Sep 16 2014 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Jaci Burton and Suzanne Rock!

Today's Cover Tuesday offers two authors and eight covers (you do the math—we're busy gawking!). Both of today's spotlighted reveals have worlds colliding, as hotel magnates hook up with housekeeping managers and motorcycle dudes run into sexy socialites. Check out the covers for Suzanne Rock's At His Service serial, parts 1-4, and the brand-new covers for Jaci Burton's soon-to-be-reissued Wild Riders series.

[See all EIGHT (!!!) sexy new covers...]

Mon
Sep 15 2014 3:59pm

Karen Marie Moning Shares Cover Copy for Burned!

Burned by Karen Marie Moning

Today on her Facebook page, Karen Marie Moning shared the cover copy for Burned, the seventh book set in the Fever series. Moning says that both Dani and Mac are protagonists in Burned. Here's the blurb:

It’s easy to walk away from lies. Power is another thing.

MacKayla Lane would do anything to save the home she loves. A gifted sidhe-seer, she’s already fought and defeated the deadly Sinsar Dubh—an ancient book of terrible evil—yet its hold on her has never been stronger.

When the wall that protected humans from the seductive, insatiable Fae was destroyed on Halloween, long-imprisoned immortals ravaged the planet. Now Dublin is a war zone with factions battling for control. As the city heats up and the ice left by the Hoar Frost King melts, tempers flare, passions run red-hot, and dangerous lines get crossed. Seelie and Unseelie vie for power against nine ancient immortals who have governed Dublin for millennia; a rival band of sidhe-seers invades the city, determined to claim it for their own; Mac’s former protégé and best friend, Dani “Mega” O’Malley, is now her fierce enemy; and even more urgent, Highland druid Christian MacKeltar has been captured by the Crimson Hag and is being driven deeper into Unseelie madness with each passing day. The only one Mac can depend on is the powerful, dangerous immortal Jericho Barrons, but even their fiery bond is tested by betrayal.

It’s a world where staying alive is a constant struggle, the line between good and evil gets blurred, and every alliance comes at a price. In an epic battle against dark forces, Mac must decide who she can trust, and what her survival is ultimately worth.

Learn more or pre-order a copy of Burned by Karen Marie Moning, out January 20, 2015:

Buy at AmazonBuy at Barnes & NobleBuy at Indiebound

Mon
Sep 15 2014 3:39pm

Sylvia Day Releases New Excerpt from Captivated by You (Crossfire #4)!

Captivated by You by Sylvia DayGetting ready for the November 18th release, Sylvia Day has just posted a new excerpt from Captivated by You, the fourth book in the Crossfire series.

Gideon hadn’t called. Hadn’t sent me a text after the flirtatious one promising me a steamy night. Hadn’t come to me, even if only to sleep next door. Gideon didn’t like being away from me.

Except when he was hurting. And ashamed.

The elevator doors slid open and pounding, screaming heavy metal music poured in. I cringed and covered my ears, the volume of the ceiling-mounted speakers so loud it hurt to hear them.

Pain. Fury. The raging violence of the music crashed over me. I ached deep in my chest. I knew. I understood. The song was an audible manifestation of what Gideon felt inside himself and couldn’t let out.

He was too controlled. Contained. His emotions so tightly leashed, along with his memories.

Read the rest at Sylvia Day's website.

Learn more or pre-order a copy of Captivated by You, out November 18, 2014:

Buy at AmazonBuy at Barnes & Noble

 

Mon
Sep 15 2014 12:18pm

Trailer for Mockingjay Part 1 Released!

A new trailer for Mockingjay Part 1, the third movie in the Hunger Games quartet of films, has just been released. The trailer shows just what Katniss is up against, even though she's an unwilling heroine (“I just wanted to save my sister”).

Mockingjay Part 1 will be release November 21, 2014.

Fri
Sep 12 2014 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: A Venti Hottie, Please!

David GandyT'is the season of Pumpkin Spice Latte's and colder weather clothing. Well, what's a cold day without a cup of joe to warm you up—and a side of beefcake to get you even hotter.

We scoured the interwebs for hot men drinking hot coffee and found some other pretty sexy contenders, including David Gandy, Patrick Dempsey, Lenny Kravitz, and so many more!

[Would you like whipped cream on that...]

Fri
Sep 12 2014 10:53am

Nalini Singh Shares Rock Courtship Cover, Excerpt, and Release Date!

Rock Courtship by Nalini SinghJust a few weeks after releasing Rock Addiction, Nalini Singh will be publishing the next book in her Rock Kiss contemporary romance series, Rock Courtship. Here's the blurb:

What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?

A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.

Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients—or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.

What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman man...and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea’s about to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play. 

And Singh is sharing an excerpt at her website:

Since he’d sacked out for so long, he didn’t have much time before he had to head to a downstairs conference room for the interviews. He’d steeled himself for the inevitability of coming face-to-face with Thea, but the sight of her still threatened to gut him.

Scowling, she strode over on sky-high red heels worn with a sleeveless and tailored black dress that ended just above her knees. “Did you put ice on that eye?”

He made himself speak, act normal—he’d become pretty good at that after the length of time he’d loved her. “Yeah, past few hours.”

“What about last night?”

He shrugged.

Her glare could’ve cut steel.

Read the rest at Nalini Singh's website. Rock Courtship will be released September 30, 2014.

Tue
Sep 9 2014 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Opal Carew and Christina Lee!

Today we've got two covers to show you—both contemporaries featuring sexy men who know, and like, being in charge, and the women who won't let their vulnerability get in the way of taking what they want. Opal Carew's Riding Steele has danger, excitement, and the leader of a motorcycle club, while Christina Lee's Two of Hearts is all about second chances with a first love.

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

Mon
Sep 8 2014 4:30pm

What the Heart Wants: Fall 2014’s Can’t-Miss Romance Books, Movies, and Shows


September | October | November | Printable Version

Team H&H eats, breathes, and sleeps romance, but even we have trouble keeping track of all the amazing content released throughout the year. To make life a little easier for all of us, we’ve compiled a must list of some of our most anticipated books, movies, and television shows for September through November. Let us know what you think, whether it’s showering us with praise or educating us about what we’ve missed (or both)!

September



Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon (book) 
Two words: Dark. Hunter. Cadegan and Jo’s story comes to life in the latest installment of Kenyon’s hugely popular Dark-Hunter series.
 
Dark Blood by Christine Feehan (book)
He’s a warrior reborn, she’s the mage who’s waking him up. That’s bound to generate a lot of chemistry, and we can’t wait to see it unfold!
 
Shatter by Erin McCarthy (book)
She’s hot for tutor! ’Nough said.


Linger by Lauren Jameson (book)
Our reviewer loved Linger, and we don’t blame him. Sexy, tropey, and kinky, we’re all over this release!
 
Night’s Honor by Thea Harrison (book)
Harrison has cemented herself as a staple on any urban fantasy shelf, and Night’s Honor seems to be another great addition.
   

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

Mon
Sep 8 2014 2:00pm

H&H Quickies #5: Desiree Holt—Prompt Me!

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 Manda Collins, Kristina Matthews, Lora Leigh, and Valerie Bowman we are pleased to announce today that Desiree Holt will be the fifth 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 Desiree Holt with a Contemporary theme. Once the prompting period is over next week, Desiree 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 Desiree used for the scene (woo-hoo!) for bragging rights.

The rules

Prompting is open from right now until Monday, September 15, 2014, at 2 p.m. EST.

Prompts can be anything, like a word (blackmail), a setting (New York), a situation (lovers-reunited), a description (Alpha hero)...the sky's the limit! Just one requirement, to keep things interesting: the prompts for this particular challenge should be Contemporary-themed.

After you leave some prompts, that's it, your job is done for now! Just be sure to check back on October 1 for an original scene from Desiree Holt based on your suggestions!

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
Sep 8 2014 12:00pm

Now Win This: Kylie Scott’s Play!

Play by Kylie ScottClick here to enter for a chance to win a paperback copy of Kylie Scott's Play*

In honor of the recent paperback release of Kylie Scott's rocker romance, Play, we're giving away five copies! See what's up for Stage Dive next:

Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller LICK

Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast—at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl.

Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls—especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?

Click here to enter for a chance to win Play!*

*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 http://www.heroesandheartbreakers.com/playpapersweeps beginning at 12:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on September 8, 2014. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59 am ET on September 15, 2014. 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.

Sat
Sep 6 2014 2:10pm

Sylvia Day’s Captivated by You (Crossfire #4) Has a Release Date!

Captivated by You by Sylvia DayThe fourth installment in Sylvia Day's Crossfire quintet, Captivated by You, finally has a release date: November 18, 2014. 

Captivated by You continues the tumultuous and passionate relationship between Gideon and Eva. Here's the blurb:

Gideon calls me his angel, but he’s the miracle in my life. My gorgeous, wounded warrior, so determined to slay my demons while refusing to face his own.

The vows we’d exchanged should have bound us tighter than blood and flesh. Instead they opened old wounds, exposed pain and insecurities, and lured bitter enemies out of the shadows. I felt him slipping from my grasp, my greatest fears becoming my reality, my love tested in ways I wasn’t sure I was strong enough to bear.

At the brightest time in our lives, the darkness of his past encroached and threatened everything we’d worked so hard for. We faced a terrible choice: the familiar safety of the lives we’d had before each other or the fight for a future that suddenly seemed an impossible and hopeless dream...

The Crossfire quintet began with Bared to You, then Reflected in You, and Entwined with You. There will be a fifth and final book in the quintet after Captivated by You.

Fri
Sep 5 2014 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: 2014 Fantasy Football Picks

Dez Bryant

Football season has begun! There are lots of amazingly talented people drafted, and many favorite return players. We asked our Twitter followers for some of their favorite, and foxiest, football players, and they sure delivered!

Would you add these guys to your fantasy football team (see what we did there...)? Who would be your draft picks? Let us know in the comments!

[But wait, there's more...]

Fri
Sep 5 2014 2:00pm

H&H Debriefing: Best Summer Reads!

Another day, another way to follow H&H—we're now on YouTube! Subscribe to the HeroesnHearts channel to catch weekly Debriefings in which Team H&H's Heather, Megan, and Jenn discuss what's hot in romance.

Today it's just Jenn and Megan talking about a Morning Coffee item from earlier in the week which asked, “What's the Best Book You Read this Summer?

Both of us share what made our list, then talked about some of the books mentioned in the post. So tell us what YOU think, and we'll see you next Friday!

Wed
Sep 3 2014 2:00pm

Cover Reveal: Hot Alphas Anthology

Reveal for Hot Alphas anthology by Lora Leigh, Laurelin McGee, Shiloh Walker, and Kate DouglasToday we're thrilled to reveal the cover for a super hot anthology featuring some super hot alphas! Hot Alphas contains stories from Lora Leigh, Laurelin McGee, Shiloh Walker, and Kate Douglas. These men are all-male, but their women can handle them...and then some!

[Learn more about each story, and check out the cover...]

Tue
Sep 2 2014 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveal from Gwen Jones!

Today we're thrilled to reveal the cover for Gwen Jones's latest French Kiss book, The Laws of Seduction. This hero and heroine are the epitome of opposites attracting, but a man's freedom hangs in the balance, so they'll just have to kiss and makeup!

[Learn more about Laws of Seduction and see the cover...]