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Fri
Feb 27 2015 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Eddie Redmayne

This past Sunday, Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Today, he made headlines once more when the first pictures of him as transgender painter Einar Wegener, aka Lili Elbe were released. What are your thoughts on the British actor? Share your favorite pictures of him in the comments!

Fri
Feb 27 2015 8:29am

This Husband Wins the Romance Game

There's a man in New Jersey named Bill Bresnan who has written a love letter to his wife Kirsten every single day for nearly 40 years. The couple say they rarely fight, and the husband advises, “The key to any relationship is that you both have to work at it every day.... And never go to bed mad. Talk about everything. Everything should get resolved before your goodnight kiss.”


 

Thu
Feb 26 2015 2:30pm

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of February 2015

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy NelsonEach 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 February 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):

Willaful:

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson was such an excruciating read, it has to be my best book of the month. :-) The narrative is cleverly and fiendishly designed to cause as much pain and suspense as possible; I won't spoil the ending, but the payoff is worth it. It's also gorgeously written, and would be a great choice to give to anyone who sneers at Young Adult literature.

Chelsea Mueller:

Risking It All  by Tessa Bailey

I've been a fan of Bailey's books for some time, but Risking It All is my favorite. I'm a sucker for the enemies-to-lovers trope, and she's a master. What's best about this particular novel—the first in a new series—is the way she twists the trope in a new and exciting way. Also, she writes some of the best dirty-talkin' alphas out there. Swooning for Bowen Driscol is guaranteed.

[+More delicious blogger recommendations...]

Thu
Feb 26 2015 8:15am

Throwback Thursday: What Was the First Romance Book You Saw On-Screen?

A Novel RomanceFifty Shades of Grey is just the latest version of a book-to-screen adaptation that exposes non-book readers to a popular romance book. As a romance reader, no doubt you've seen some of your favorite (or not favorite) romance books hit screens, either big or small.

What was the first one you remember reading first, and then seeing the movie or television version? What was the first romance book you saw on-screen? 

Wed
Feb 25 2015 12:35pm

March 2015 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in March. We know you each have your favorite subgenre, but we also know many of you read across genre and care more about the release date!

Below, we've separated the new releases out by release week. Within each week, we then separated it by subgenre. We hope you find this more helpful, but let us know your thoughts!

But...Who says you can't have your cake and eat it, too! Don’t forget to take this printable version with you when it’s time to shop (now seperated out by subgenre)!

Jump to New Releases the Week of:

March 1-7 | March 8-14 | March 15-21 | March 22-28 | March 29-31

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

[Check out the complete list!...]

Wed
Feb 25 2015 8:17am

Easy-Peasy: Be Smart, Well-Educated, and Have a Good Job

Owning Violet by Monica MurphyLooking for love? Just be smart, well-educated, and have a good job.

A new survey conducted by Match.com finds that “87 percent of single men would date someone who's more intellectual and more educated than they are—and the same number of guys would have no problem dating a woman who makes more money than they do,” while 44 percent of men say they seek out career-driven women.

Tue
Feb 24 2015 3:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Lily Everett, Charlotte Stein, Lilah Pace, Missy Johnson, and Laura Marie Altom!

Today we're thrilled to reveal covers on Heroes and Heartbreakers that are a whole lot naughty, and just a little bit nice! First we stop off at Sanctuary Island for Home for Christmas by Lily Everett. Then, forbidden romances take center stage when a man falls for his mentor's daughter in Missy Johnson's Code of Honor. Meanwhile, let's introduce you to two heroes who make their living by less-than-legal means in Never Loved by Charlotte Stein and The Escort by Laura Marie Altom. Finally, we'll stop off in the dark world of Lilah Pace's Asking for It and Begging for It.

[Learn more about the books...]

Tue
Feb 24 2015 8:30am

What Has a Hero Said That Warms You the Most?

The Devil in Winter by Lisa KleypasIt's cold in many parts, and the news has been filled with stories of people losing heat, electricity, being snowbound, and the like.

If you're an optimist, perhaps you're thinking it's a great time to snuggled under a blanket with a hot beverage and a hotter hero.

 “I don't share my body heat indiscriminately.”—Lisa Kleypas's Devil in Winter

What type of hero talk heats you up the most? Share your favorite quotes! 

Mon
Feb 23 2015 2:00pm

The Swoonies 2015, Round 2: Paranormal Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first couples battle, The Swoonies, where romance’s most popular pairings go head-to-head for the title of H&H’s Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year!

Schedule of Events:

  • Round 1: February 13-20
  • Round 2: February 23-27
  • Round 3: March 2-6
  • Round 4 (The Wildcard Round): March 9-13
  • Round 5 (The Final Four): March 16-20
  • Round 6 (The Championship!!!): March 23-27
  • Winners Announced: March 27

The Leaderboard

Keep up with who’s currently battling whom and who’s winning in each conference by visiting the full Swoonies bracket:

#Swoonies15

Want to campaign for your favorite couple? Make your cases in the comments and with the hashtag #Swoonies15 on social media to be heard! And if you don’t see your favorite couple in the running, let us know that, too...there may be a wild card round up ahead…

Have another favorite couple? Vote for your favorite couples in:

Historical | Contemporary | Romantic Suspense

[Vote for your favorite couple...]

Mon
Feb 23 2015 2:00pm

The Swoonies 2015, Round 2: Contemporary Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first couples battle, The Swoonies, where romance’s most popular pairings go head-to-head for the title of H&H’s Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year!

Schedule of Events:

  • Round 1: February 13-20
  • Round 2: February 23-27
  • Round 3: March 2-6
  • Round 4 (The Wildcard Round): March 9-13
  • Round 5 (The Final Four): March 16-20
  • Round 6 (The Championship!!!): March 23-27
  • Winners Announced: March 27

The Leaderboard

Keep up with who’s currently battling whom and who’s winning in each conference by visiting the full Swoonies bracket:

 

 

#Swoonies15

Want to campaign for your favorite couple? Make your cases in the comments and with the hashtag #Swoonies15 on social media to be heard! And if you don’t see your favorite couple in the running, let us know that, too...there may be a wild card round up ahead…

Have another favorite couple? Vote for your favorite couples in:

Historical | Paranormal | Romantic Suspense

[Vote for your favorite couple...]

Mon
Feb 23 2015 2:00pm

The Swoonies 2015, Round 2: Historical Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first couples battle, The Swoonies, where romance’s most popular pairings go head-to-head for the title of H&H’s Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year!

Schedule of Events:

  • Round 1: February 13-20
  • Round 2: February 23-27
  • Round 3: March 2-6
  • Round 4 (The Wildcard Round): March 9-13
  • Round 5 (The Final Four): March 16-20
  • Round 6 (The Championship!!!): March 23-27
  • Winners Announced: March 27

The Leaderboard

Keep up with who’s currently battling whom and who’s winning in each conference by visiting the full Swoonies bracket:

 

 

#Swoonies15

Want to campaign for your favorite couple? Make your cases in the comments and with the hashtag #Swoonies15 on social media to be heard! And if you don’t see your favorite couple in the running, let us know that, too...there may be a wild card round up ahead…

Have another favorite couple? Vote for your favorite couples in:

Paranormal | Contemporary | Romantic Suspense

[Vote for your favorite couple...]

Mon
Feb 23 2015 2:00pm

The Swoonies 2015, Round 2: Romantic Suspense Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first couples battle, The Swoonies, where romance’s most popular pairings go head-to-head for the title of H&H’s Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year!

Schedule of Events:

  • Round 1: February 13-20
  • Round 2: February 23-27
  • Round 3: March 2-6
  • Round 4 (The Wildcard Round): March 9-13
  • Round 5 (The Final Four): March 16-20
  • Round 6 (The Championship!!!): March 23-27
  • Winners Announced: March 27

The Leaderboard

Keep up with who’s currently battling whom and who’s winning in each conference by visiting the full Swoonies bracket:

#Swoonies15

Want to campaign for your favorite couple? Make your cases in the comments and with the hashtag #Swoonies15 on social media to be heard! And if you don’t see your favorite couple in the running, let us know that, too...there may be a wild card round up ahead…

Have another favorite couple? Vote for your favorite couples in:

Historical | Contemporary | Paranormal

[Vote for your favorite couple...]

Mon
Feb 23 2015 8:20am

Pucker Up: Kissing is Good for You!

Serpent's Kiss by Thea HarrisonKissing isn't just fun; it has health benefits ranging from immune systems to libido-boosting and more.

It builds immunity: 

10 seconds of French kissing can transfer 80 million germs from one person’s mouth to the other, which helps build immunity.

It could help your libido:

French kissing between heterosexual partners transfers testosterone to the woman, which increases libido.

It increases happiness:

The act of kissing releases endorphins.

Who are you kissing today? 

Fri
Feb 20 2015 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Soap Night with Paevy, James, Scott, and More!

Ryan PaevyAre you a Soap Opera fan? We notice everyday our followers tweeting about General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, and many more! We then asked our followers for recommendations on their hottest and most favorite Soap Opera stars. What are your favorite soaps? What do you love about them?

Without further ado, here is this week's Beefcake: Soap Opera Edition.

[This week on Beefcake...]

Fri
Feb 20 2015 12:00pm

Now Win This!: Fifty Shades of Grey Swag Sweepstakes!

Ana and Christian in Fifty Shades of GreyHow does one become a billionaire? By hoarding all the treasures, of course! But now it's time to give back! Over the course of the last few months, we received many gifts—much like Ana did from Christian—from Fifty Shades of Grey, and now we want to give back!

Do you want to write in a journal like Ana's? Or cuddle up with a nice blanket while drinking out of special Fifty Shades of Grey glasses? This all can be yours—and so much more!

Want more Fifty Shades of Grey news? Check out our series page.

Click here to enter for a chance to win the Fifty Shades of Grey Swag Sweepstakes!*

Here's what's in the prize pack:

  • Fifty Shades of Grey fleece blanket
  • Fifty Shades of Grey journal
  • Fifty Shades of Grey pen in velvet sleeve
  • Two Fifty Shades of Grey stemless wineglasses
  • Fifty Shades of GreyChristmas ornament
  • Fifty Shades of Grey sleep mask
  • Fifty Shades of Grey on Today poster

*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/50shadesswagsweeps beginning at 12:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on February 20, 2014. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59 am ET on February 27, 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.

Tue
Feb 17 2015 1:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Opal Carew’s Stepbrother, Mine!

Stepbrother, Mine by Opal Carew cover reveal bannerStepbrothers are the new black? We've covered stepbrothers-as-heroes in romance before, and now Opal Carew's Stepbrother, Mine, will explore the taboo relationship.

[Learn about the book and see the yummy covers...]

Sun
Feb 15 2015 2:30pm

Shipping Sunday: Fifty Shades of Grey’s Christian/Ana

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of GreyFifty Shades of Grey has taken the movie box office by storm this weekend. Have you seen the film yet? What did you think? How 'bout that ending? Will you see Fifty Shades Darker?

Enjoy our Christian/Ana picspam, and add your own favorites in the comments.

[Shall we dance?...]

Fri
Feb 13 2015 4:45pm

Friday Beefcake: It’s Our Birthday!

Valentine's Day is a very big day in Romancelandia because it's dedicated to our favorite thing: Love! It also happens to be the Heroes and Heartbreakers Birthday—and we're turning 4! We laid out treats for you all throughout the day, but we thought this would be a great opportunity for you to give us a little something, too (it is our birthday after all). In the comments share your favorite beefcake—either someone we've introduced you to, someone you want to introduce to us, your favorite hottie, current celebrity crush, or anything in between!

In the meantime, we'll leave underwear model Pablo Hernandez here for you to enjoy!