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Fri
May 26 2017 2:50pm

Dance, Dance: 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!


AlisaKwitney's calling for a new romantic dance movie to love

AlisaKwitney in The Dirty Dancing Remake Is...Fine:

... I was all right until the final two scenes, which ought to go into a masterclass for romance writers about “When More is Less.” The anticlimactic lift was followed by a La La Land like epilogue set in 1975. Please, someone, write a fun romantic dance movie that's as idiosyncratic as Dirty Dancing was when it first came out.

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Thu
May 25 2017 2:00pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive Reveals from Cherrie Lynn, Jessica Linden, Evangeline Anderson, Cathryn Fox, Addison Fox, and Chelsea M. Cameron

We've got 6 exclusive covers for you today with from authors Cherrie LynnJessica Linden, Evangeline Anderson, Cathryn Fox, Addison Fox, and Chelsea M. Cameron. Have your pick of MMA fighters, college athletes, women on the run, billionaire scions, alpha shapeshifters, and family sagas. Your TBR pile will definitely thank you. 

Raw Heat by Cherrie Lynn

Raw Heat by Cherrie Lynn

Youngest Larson brother Damien has the luck of the devil. Fast talking and faster thinking, he owns a successful nightclub in Houston and runs an illegal poker room upstairs. After a troubled childhood, now nothing is out of Damien’s reach—except his accountant, Emma Haskell.

Emma has always been drawn to Damien’s dark intensity and the gleam in his eyes that promises more than she can possibly handle. But when her brother’s gambling threatens to destroy her family, Damien makes her an offer she’d be crazy to accept—but can’t refuse: her brother’s debts will be forgiven, and Emma belongs to him for thirty days.

In Damien’s world, he shows his angelic bookkeeper what it’s like to live with the devil. But Emma brings out a side in Damien he thought didn’t exist. Will the flames of lust scorch them both, or will this beauty tame the beast and give him something to fight for?

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Raw Heat by Cherrie Lynn, available September 5, 2017:

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[+5 more covers ahead]

Tue
May 23 2017 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Anna Bennett, Emma Douglas, L.A. Witt, Bonnie Dee, Zoe York, Kate Willoughby, Cate Dean, and Violet Vaughn

Team H&H has some great covers for you today for upcoming titles to help you keep your TBR pile fully stocked! Check out the reveals from authors Anna Bennett, Emma Douglas, L.A. Witt, Bonnie Dee, and from authors Zoe York, Kate Willoughby, Cate Dean, and Violet Vaughn who are writing in the Camp Firefly Falls universe!

The Rogue is Back in Town by Anna Bennett

The Rogue is Back in Town by Anna Bennett

“Hide your daughters and your maiden aunts…

Lord Samuel Travis is back.” —The London Hearsay, special society edition

Equal parts scoundrel and seducer, he’s returned to London determined to mend the rift with his older brother. All Sam must do is take possession of a tumbledown town house. A seemingly simple task, except the house is occupied—by an infuriating, whip-smart beauty who refuses to do his bidding.

Miss Juliette Lacey’s wallflower days are over. She has a plan to turn her eccentric family into the toast of the ton—but the devilishly handsome rake trying to oust them from their home thwarts her at every turn. How can one man be so vexing and make her simmer with desire?

As her attraction to Sam deepens, Julie’s problems grow—she may have, once upon a time, secretly shared a kiss with his honorable older brother. Suddenly, Julie’s caught between a rogue and a marquess, between passion and respectability. Torn between two brothers, what’s a girl to do?

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of The Rogue is Back in Town by Anna Bennett, available January 2, 2018:

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Mon
May 22 2017 2:00pm

Choose the Cover for Lora Leigh’s Collision Point, Book 1 in the Brute Force Series!

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Should the hero of Lora Leigh's Collision Point, Book 1 in the brand-new Brute Force series, have a beard or should he be clean-shaven? Wear a t-shirt or a tank? Stand with a hand in a pocket or with both arms at his side? All of these small decisions add up to a single big dilemma: Which of these three covers belongs on our bookshelves? Today, you get to decide!

Before we get to the voting, here's what you need to know about the Brute Force series so far: It's a spin-off from the Temping SEALS (Dangerous Games, Hidden Agendas and Killer Secrets) and Elite Ops books. That means you can expect to see some familiar faces—starting with Rory from Wild Card. In fact, we're excited to share that Rory is the hero of Collision Point, so it's his cover you're choosing! Here's the book's official description:

Riordan “Rory” Malone is a force to be reckoned with. A member of the Brute Force Protection Agency and an operative working with the Elite Ops, Rory is the fiercest of warriors and protectors.  Honed from the strong Irish stock of their grandfather and sharpened to a razor’s edge, Malone men live for one single purpose: to protect the women who own them, body and soul. From the moment he saw Amara Resnova, he knew she could be that woman.

But Amara, daughter of an alleged notorious crime lord, is a force in her own right. When she betrays her father, she’s finds herself in the arms of a man who is dangerous for her body and soul.

Can Rory keep Amara safe while protecting his own heart? Can Amara trust Rory not to break hers even as the danger mounts, threatening to take them and their passion to a breaking point?

Now, take a close look at all three cover options below, and then cast your vote for the best cover design anytime between now and Friday, May 26, at noon Eastern Time. Be sure to check back after the poll closes on Friday to see which design won the most votes to appear on the final cover!

 

[Study all 3 covers up close and then vote!...]

Mon
May 22 2017 12:00pm

Now Win This!: Nalini Singh’s Silver Silence ARC Sweepstakes!

Click here to enter for a chance to win an ARC of Nalini Singh's Silver Silence!

Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling world is expands in her upcoming release Silver Silence. We've speculated before about the direction of the Trinity series and what's in store for Silence the Consortium, and the PsyNet.

Read an exclusive excerpt from Silver Silence and join in on the speculation converstation about what's to come from this exciting addition to the Psy-Changeling world! 

Team H&H is thrilled to give you the opportunity to enter for a chance to win an advanced reader copy (ARC) of Singh's Silver Silence! Don't miss out!

Silver Silence by Nalini Singh

Learn more about Silver Silence here:

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her extraordinary Psy-Changeling world with a story of wild passion and darkest betrayal...

Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that’s exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater Bears, brings with him.

Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence—her mind clear of all emotion—Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That’s what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious…and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan.

Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed...

Click here to enter for a chance to win an ARC of Nalini Singh's Silver Silence!

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Mon
May 22 2017 11:05am

Consider Victoria’s Season 2 Christened

It's Victoria Day, a day we in the U.S. are not lucky enough to celebrate, but we're still reaping the benefits thanks to PBS's Masterpiece, who shared a first look at Season 2 on Twitter! Season 1 of Victoria ended with Victoria and Albert firmly our favorite ship (though we'll never forget our Victoria/Melbourne feels) and they welcomed their first born! 

 

The stakes are likely to get even higher for the young monarch. She's convinced some of her initial neighsayers that she's the queen the country needs, but what will happen in Season 2? Well, as history tells us Victoria and Albert had a short time together, but lots of children—so at the very least we'll prepare for even more yummy scenes between them! 

[Just can't get enough...]

Tue
May 16 2017 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Emily March, Laura Trentham, Cathy Yardley, and Liv Rancourt

We've got five exclusive cover reveals for you today from authors Emily March, Laura Trentham, Cathy Yardley, and Liv Rancourt! From Eternity Springs, to Cottonbloom, to the inner workings of fandom life, to a trip back to post World War II America, these upcoming releases are sure to take up a slot on your TBR pile!

The First Kiss of Spring by Emily March

The First Kiss of Spring by Emily March

When Josh Tarkington gets stuck on a gondola with the lovely Caitlin Timberlake, he thinks his consistently bad luck might have changed.

After their blossoming romance is interrupted, Caitlin realizes that her encounter with Josh was a sign that she needed to make a major life change. So she packs up her things and moves to Eternity Springs, opens a day care, and sets her cap for the town’s mechanic—Josh.

But Josh is hiding a well of secrets that would ruin him, and his relationship with everyone in Eternity Springs—especially Caitlin. When tragedy strikes, Josh and Caitlin find themselves, and their relationship, tested beyond imagining. Will they be able to find their way back to each other?

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of The First Kiss of Spring by Emily March, available February 28, 2018:

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Mon
May 15 2017 11:02am

Lecia Cornwall’s Beauty and the Highland Beast Book Club Discussion Thread

Beauty and the Highland Beast by Lecia Cornwall

If you're a fan of fairytales or just love every iteration of the Beauty and the Beast trope, then you're going to love this month's Heroes and Heartbreakers E-Book Club selection, Lecia Cornwall's Beauty and the Highland Beast!

Once you've finished swooning over Fia and Dair's romance, come join us to talk about tropes, magic, and beastly heroes. (If you're not ready just yet, take a look at the non-spoiler-y First Look for Beauty and the Highland Beast.)

Note: The comments for this post will be made up ENTIRELY of SPOILERS and is intended as a place for fans to gather and discuss the book AFTER reading it, so if you have yet to finish, steer clear of anything after the jump. Go finish the book, then come back. (There’s also a non-spoiler-y Q&A with Lecia Cornwall, the author, if you're not yet ready to dive into talking about Beauty and the Highland Beast.)

MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW THE JUMP.

***LAST CHANCE: Seriously, leave this post now if you haven’t finished Beauty and the Highland BeastThis is a post to discuss the entire book.***

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Mon
May 15 2017 11:00am

Lecia Cornwall Dishes on Beauty and the Highland Beast

Beauty and the Highland Beast by Lecia Cornwall

Nothing says “Happily Ever After” quite like a fairy tale romance—especially when it comes with a Highland twist! This month's E-Book of the Month Club pick brings us a little bit of both with Lecia Cornwall's Beauty and the Highland Beast. We were lucky enough to sit down with Lecia to discuss her Highland Fairy Tale series and what it was like to take the Beauty and the Beast tale to the Highlands. 

Need more from Lecia? If you're ready to swoon over Fia and Dair, come join us to talk about tropes, magic, and beastly heroes in our discussion thread of Beauty and the Highland Beast. (If you're not ready just yet, take a look at the non-spoilery First Look for Beauty and the Highland Beast.)

Left saying “Great Scot!?” There’s a whole post related to our favorite Highlanders!

Without further ado, Lecia Cornwall dishes on Beauty and the Highland Beast:

Superstition, witchcraft and folklore play a big part in Beauty and the Highland Beast. What’s the favorite bit of lore you included?

This story was originally planned (many years ago) as a medieval story with Joan of Arc and a Scottish knight. Like Dair, that hero was intended to return home to Scotland broken in body and mind after witnessing Joan’s death. A healer speaks the prophecy the story is based on—that a virgin was the cause of the hero’s ills, and only a virgin can heal him again.

I re-worked the story to move it forward in history, and to set it within the Beauty and The Beast framework. In fact, all the books in the series are a blending of several myths and legends with a bit of history. In Beauty and the Highland Beast, Dair’s young cousin Jeannie replaces Joan of Arc, and Fia is the virgin recruited to save Dair’s life and sanity after other healers have failed. There’s also a taste of Scottish history in the early 1700s to set the story in a real place and time.

[Get the full scoop from Lecia Cornwall...]

Mon
May 15 2017 11:00am

Announcing H&H E-Book Club’s May Selection: Lecia Cornwall’s Beauty and the Highland Beast!

Our book club gives “summer of love” a whole new meaning. Every month this spring and summer, Heroes and Heartbreakers will spotlight a new romance to read and then gather together to discuss in various ways, such as book club discussion threads, author interviews, fantasy casting, and more.

That's not all: Readers in the U.S. and Canada will also have a limited-time chance to download a copy of each month's e-book—for FREE!* 

Our Book Club selection for May is...Lecia Cornwall's Beauty and the Highland Beast!

Beauty and the Highland Beast by Lecia Cornwall

The “Madman of Carraig Brigh” may have a fearsome reputation, but in reality, highlander Dair Sinclair is suffering from horrible memories of captivity and intense guilt at not being able to save his cousin's life. Luckily, the beautiful and kind Fia MacLeod—who has her own demons to fight—sees right through him...

Is there any romance trope more universally beloved than that of Beauty and Beast? If you answered “Nope,” you understand why we simply HAD to make Lecia Cornwall's first fairytale-inspired Scottish historical, Beauty and the Highland Beast, our next romance to spotlight!

So snag a free copy and start reading Dair and Fia's beautiful story now so that you can come fangirl with us! And if you find you need more of this world, take heart in the news that the Highland Fairy Tale series continues with When a Laird Finds a Lass (book 2) and The Lady and the Highlander (book 3).

Join the H&H E-Book of the Month Club now! 

Here's the deal:

  • By signing up to get your free e-book, you will also receive the weekly Heroes and Heartbreakers newsletter and  an alert every month when a new e-book is available for download!
  • Book club members will need to confirm the details of their membership in order to get the next month’s free e-book.**
  • Each book will be offered for 14 days and you MUST download your copy before the offer ends.
  • This offer is only available in the U.S. and Canada due to complex international laws; we sincerely apologize for the geographic restriction.

So sign up for the H&H E-Book of the Month Club here and then be sure to join us in all our Beauty and the Highland Beast discussion thread, an in-depth Q&A with Lecia Cornwall, and more! In fact, just go ahead and Bookmark the link to our Book Club collection to keep up with all of the fun we have planned...

Happy reading!

*Offer to download Lecia Cornwall's Beauty and the Highland Beast ends May 29, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

**Book club program runs until September 4, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET. We reserve the right to end this promotion at any time.

Fri
May 12 2017 4:30pm

14 Authors Recommend Their Favorite Book Right Now

One of our favorite things to do is meet authors and talk about what we're loving in the romance genre these days. When Heather Waters, Heroes and Heartbreakers editorial director, and Jennifer Proffit, H&H's community manager, were at the RT Booklovers Convention in Atlanta last week, they got the chance to do both! See what authors they talked to and what recommendations they got! We know you'll be adding to your TBR just as fast as we did! 

Alisha Rai

Recommendation: An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

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Thu
May 11 2017 2:30pm

2 New Covers from Jackie Ashenden and Charlotte Stein & Cara McKenna!

More steamy reads are on the horizon from Jackie Ashenden and writing duo Charlotte Stein & Cara McKenna, and we're proud to reveal their brand-new covers today! First, take a sneak peek at Jackie Ashenden's The Billionaire's Intern, a new standalone novel in the Billionaire Fairy Tale series. Then, see what Charlotte Stein & Cara McKenna have in store for us in Way Down Deep. And, of course, stay tuned for more on these romances as we get closer to release!

The Billionaire's Intern by Jackie Ashenden

The Billionaire's Intern by Jackie Ashenden (Billionaire Fairy Tales series)

Lorenzo De Santis: Ruthless. Driven. Ambitious.

Lorenzo De Santis is the boss. He's an uncompromising hardass, he doesn’t suffer fools, and he doesn’t have time to deal with witless young interns. But when an old friend asks for a favor, Lorenzo can’t refuse. Even if it means taking on the man’s daughter as a project.

Kira Constantin: Rich. Party girl...Spy.

Kira Constantin feels like she has been half-alive since that one night of partying ended in tragedy. So when her father demands that she go undercover at De Santis Corp as a spy, there’s no way she can refuse. She must redeem herself, even if that means dealing with a boss like of Lorenzo De Santis.

Except neither of them counts on the forbidden heat that flares between them. As Kira and Lorenzo draw closer, spying on him becomes harder and harder. And then Kira discovers that the real villain might be closer to her than she thinks…

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of The Billionaire's Intern by Jackie Ashenden, available August 1, 2017:

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[Now head Way Down Deep...!]

Tue
May 9 2017 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Calista Fox, Nicole McLaughlin, Elizabeth Hayley, Sherilee Gray, and Sophie H. Morgan

Get a jump start on your summer TBR pile and take a look at these upcoming romance titles from authors Calista Fox, Nicole McLaughlin, Elizabeth Hayley, Sherilee Gray, and Sophie H. Morgan. Whatever you're in the mood to read, there's a bit of everything for you to choose from—whether you want sexy billionaires, an MMA fighter, a sports star, an ex-con, or a genie. Dive right in! 

Addiction by Calista Fox

Addiction by Calista Fox

Everyone loves a secret…

Liv Tyner has an ultra-sexy one she’s been keeping all to herself. A sinfully delicious, forbidden secret that has inspired endless fantasy material late into her lonely nights. But when that secret is suddenly staring her in the face—in the form of two fantastically built and wildly successful men—not only does Liv have trouble keeping her one-time-only love triangle under wraps, she also longs for a repeat performance.

Step-brothers Nate Dalton and Tristan Reeves have built a global communications empire that laid the groundwork for their ten-year homecoming to Bayfront. But more important than success is winning the love of the one woman neither has gotten off his mind or out of his system no matter how much time and distance spans between them—sensational and highly addictive Liv Tyner!

As a slow seduction begins and all their juicy secrets are revealed, can these star-crossed lovers find themselves in the right place, at the right time, to make a more permanent love connection?

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Addiction by Calista Fox, available July 3, 2017:

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Mon
May 8 2017 3:30pm

Team H&H is “Holding Out For a Hero” with Kristen Ashley, Sarina Bowen, and Lorraine Heath

Did you miss us at Romantic Times Booklovers Convention? We missed you too! We love the chance to meet authors and readers when we're away at conference and one of our favorite things to do is our panel where we get to talk to the most beloved authors in the genre about their heroes! Check out our Facebook Live video of our panel, “Holding Out For a Hero,” with authors Lorraine Heath, Kristen Ashley, and Sarina Bowen from this year's convention in Atlanta, Georgia! 

And we wouldn't be Heroes and Heartbreakers if we weren't sniffing out news while we were there! On our panel, Sarina Bowen shared that she would be releasing her next book, Hello Forever on July 14, and that she was working on the fourth book in the True North series. If that's not enough, Kristen Ashley shared she would be returning to the Chaos series later this year, but left us with a tease of The Farthest Edge when she revealed the exclusive three chapter excerpt with us! 

So what did you think of the points these authors made about their heroes? What was your favorite thing to learn? 

Tell us about it in the comments!

Fri
May 5 2017 2:00pm

Comfort Reads: 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!


melanieannemarie finds comfort in romance tropes

melanieannemarie in Why Do You Love Your Favorite Trope?

I'm a sucker for Fish out of Water stories, or ones about two misfits who find love and understanding with each other when no one else seems to get them. That sort of “us against the world” situation to me really enhances and intensifies the romance, and it's comforting at times when one might be feeling a bit out of place herself. ;)

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