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Oct 21 2016 11:00am

Friday Beefcake: A Love Letter to Jane the Virgin’s Justin Baldoni & Brett Dier

Source: screencap Jane the Virgin

Dear Justin and Brett,

Some of us are clearly #TeamRafael, and some of us are #TeamMichael, but the bromance between the two of you is probably one of the best things on the planet. Jane the Virgin brought your incerdible talent into our lives, and while some of our hearts are hurting a lot from Jane's choice, watching the camraderie of the two of you off screen, makes so many of us incredibly happy.

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Oct 20 2016 1:30pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive reveals from Valerie Bowman, Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, and A.C. Arthur

Team H&H is thrilled to present two covers for upcoming titles from authors Valerie Bowman, and a compilation from Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, and A.C. Arthur! In Never Trust a Pirate, the next book in Valerie Bowman's Playful Brides series, a case of mistaken identity, leads a renegade pirate and penniless orphan into a romance that's more than they expect. And Hunger brings together three authors with three delicious tales of Alphas, damsels in distress, and finding a mate.

Never Trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman

Never Trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman

The rules of engagement were never so scandalous. . .

A rumored pirate and the scurrilous black sheep of his well-to- do family, Cade Cavendish relishes his world of rebellion, deception, and seduction. Nothing and no one can hold him to be the duty-bound, honorable man he is expected to be. But when an unexpected run-in at his twin brother’s estate with a ravishing, raven-haired maid leads her to believe he’s actually a viscount, Cade’s renegade life is thrown wildly off-kilter. And even though a case of mistaken identity can be quickly set to rights, matters of the heart are quite different…

Miss Danielle LaCrosse is startled to learn that the handsome gentleman who radiates sin and has the devil in his eyes is not her employer the Viscount, but rather his infamous brother. A former heiress, orphaned and left penniless, Danielle has more than a few secrets of her own. Cade may be skilled at coaxing even the most hidden desires out of Danielle but can he earn her trust—and win her heart—as they embark on an adventure to confront a dangerous enemy from both of their pasts . . . and uncover the identity of the so-called Black Fox along the way?

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Never Trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman, available May 2, 2017:

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Oct 19 2016 1:00pm

Madame TBR’s Romance Novel Recommendations Roundup!

Madame TBR fulfilled so many of your romance novel requests to help you find your next, best future read, so Team H&H decided to round up all her recommendations into one place to help you continue to fulfill your book desires. 

We've broken them down by subgenre to make it easier for you to continue to seek exactly what you're looking for!


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Oct 18 2016 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Skye Warren and Debbie Mason!

Team H&H is pleased to present two exclusive cover reveals from authors Skye Warren and Debbie Mason! First up, in Skye Warren's The Pawn, Gabriel Miller is a man used to getting what he wants, ruthless and cunning, he makes an offer that can't be refused. And in Debbie Mason's Primrose Lane, a hunky doctor has to battle off a hoard of single women, while trying desperately to get the one he wants for their happily ever after.

The Pawn by Skye Warren

The Pawn by Skye Warren

The price of survival…

Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl’s college to take care of the only family I have left.

There’s one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value.

My virginity.

A forbidden desire…

I’m determined to face the auction with dignity, but Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he’s the only kindness in a brutal underworld.

One month. One million dollars.

Except he's playing a deeper game than I knew. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing.

THE PAWN is a full-length contemporary novel about revenge and seduction in the game of love. The next book in the series, THE KNIGHT, comes out in January 2017.

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of The Pawn by Skye Warren available December 6, 2016:

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Oct 17 2016 12:00pm

Naughty and Nice: 2016 Holiday Romance Novel Sampler

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We’re serving up a bit of naughty and nice this holiday season with eleven excerpts from titles that are sure to make your season bright! These romances will make you want to get cozy, grab a mug of hot cocoa, and start getting out those decorations. Get into the spirit with a sampling of these holiday romances:

In Opal Carew’s Big Package—a missed connection, plus a former high school football star, plus a blizzard equals a raging inferno!

A bad boy looking to reform his ways meets a woman who needs his help in Laura Trentham's Candy Cane Christmas.

Emily March’s Christmas in Eternity Springs will lift your spirits with a story of healing past hurts, finding a second chance at love, and embracing Christmas cheer. 

A woman who’s all work and no play finds herself home for holidays to help out her family, and gets more than she bargained for in Nancy Naigle’s Christmas Joy.

An old high school crush, a wayward disaster, and a chance to fix past wrongs are in store in Melissa Cutler's If Santa Were A Cowboy, a story that’s more naughty than nice.

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 a woman he believes is off limits.

Mary Connealy, Ruth Logan Herne, and Margaret Brownley are giving us three magnificent stories from the Second Chance at Star Inn Series about loss, love, redemption, and finding home for the holidays. 

Tara Wyatt's When Snowflakes Fall and Like Fresh Fallen Snow take us from Christmas to New Year's Eve and put us in the mood for the wonder of the holidays!

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Oct 14 2016 3:00pm

Words, Words!: 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!

Suze in CO needs a word for this trope...

Suze in CO in Three Favorite Romance Tropes—It's Tropalicious!

I'm not sure what the exact name of my all-time favorite trope is. It's when one character (usually the hero, but not always) is pretending to be someone he's not, usually for some sort of somewhat nefarious purpose, and the other character (again, usually the heroine) is either targeted by the charade or just happens to get wrapped up in it. They fall in love and then the first person is left scrambling to do what he came to do while still managing to keep the other person from hating his guts after she figures out the deception. In a well-written version of this trope, the lies always come to light, so there's usually a good grovel scene in there somewhere.

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Oct 14 2016 2:00pm

Friday Beefcake: A Love Letter to Diego Luna

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

Dear Diego Luna,

With Rogue One on the horizon, we can't help but look back over the oeuvre of your filmography. You first captured a number of our hearts (and our attention) in the incredibly sexy Y Tu Mamá También, but Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights is where so many of us fell head-over-heels.

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Oct 13 2016 2:00pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive Reveals from Christine d’Abo, Amalie Howard & Angie Morgan, and Janna MacGregor

Team H&H is thrilled to bring you three exclusive covers from authors Christine d'Abo, Amalie Howard & Angie Morgan, and Janna MacGregor! First up, in Christine d'Abo's Working It, Nolan is determined to get his life back on track, and Zack wants to find an assistant he can't scare away—neither of them are prepared to fall for the other or the consquences it could bring. Amalie Howard & Angie Morgan's My Rogue, My Ruin features a Marquess who steals from the rich to give to the poor. He meets his match in a lady whose intelligence and wit completely bowls him over, but they're going to have to overcome a devious plot together in order to find their happily ever after. And in Janna MacGregor's The Bad Luck Bride, the first in a new series, Claire believes herself to be cursed, so she's shocked at the engagement announcement from Lord Pembrooke. Alexander had plans to use this engaement to seek revenge, but finds himself falling headlong into their fiery passion.

Working It by Christine d'Abo

Working It by Christine d'Abo

Nolan Carmichael is getting a fresh start—new career, new company, new life. The only problem is, he liked his old life just fine . . . until an accident robbed him of his health, his job, his self-confidence, and his ability to go out in public without having anxiety attacks.

Zack Anderson has scared away his last four administrative assistants. So when he hires Nolan on a whim, he’s not too worried, since Nolan will be gone within the week anyway. Two weeks later, Nolan has made himself indispensable, completely reforming Zack’s schedule, life . . . and libido.

But in a company already torn by internal politics, one wrong step could ruin both their careers. And not only are they working to reopen Ringside Gym, Zack’s retreat when he was a troubled teen, but they also can’t help themselves falling for each other. If only the rest of their lives could go as smoothly as things do when they’re alone together.

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Working It by Christine d'Abo, available February 6, 2017 from Riptide Publishing.

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Oct 10 2016 2:00pm

Julie Ann Walker Reveals Black Knight Inc. Cover + Wild Ride Q&A

Wild Ride by Julie Ann Walker

Today we're thrilled to sit down with Julie Ann Walker as we help her reveal the cover for Wild Ride—the story of one of our favorite covert ops characters, Ozzie of Black Knight Inc.! If you're as ready for Ozzie's story as we are, sit back and relax and drool at this cover... and then stick around because Julie Ann answered five burning questions we have about what to expect in Ozzie's book! Thanks, Julie Ann!

Wild Ride by Julie Ann Walker, available April 4, 2017: 

The hero we've all been waiting for…

Ethan “Ozzie” Sykes

Former Navy SEAL

Underground operator for Black Knights Inc., the covert government defense firm disguised as a custom motorcycle shop

In a black-on-black international mission that went seriously sideways, Ozzie was badly injured—now he's stuck at BKI headquarters in Chicago, champing at the bit to get out into the field again. To his disgust, he's tasked with distracting Chicago Tribune ace reporter Samantha Tate, who's been trying to dig up the dirt on BKI for years. Turns out Samantha's beauty, intelligence and sense of humor are a seriously big distraction, and Ozzie's losing his desire to keep her at bay.

Ozzie's tired of hiding, and Samantha may be the best—and worst—person to share his secrets with...

Ozzie's book is one we have been waiting for for a very long time, so Julie Ann Walker was nice enough to give us the scoop on what's to come for Ozzie in Wild Ride (available April 4, 2017). Thanks, Julie Anne!

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Oct 7 2016 4:00pm

Romance Rocks!!: 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!

Krissieo found help in dark romance

Krissieo in Why the World Needs Dark Romance

Abbie - interesting post. I don't know if I'd suggest a dark romance to someone who's had a troubled past — I think any romance would be helpful. My BFF, a therapist, used to recommend them to her women clients. But in fact, the dark romances I write help me work through my own extremely traumatic history. What provides a great couple of afternoons for a reader provides needed catharsis for me.

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Oct 7 2016 9:30am

New Megan Erickson Paranormal Series Reveal: Silver Tip Pack + Daring Fate Excerpt

Daring Fate by Megan Erickson

Today we're thrilled to reveal a brand-new series from Megan Erickson. Megan has become one of our favorite authors—whether it's her work with Santino Hassell in the Cyberlove series, or her In Focus or Mechanics of Love series (and so much more). Megan's new male/male series will be coming to us in November with the release of the first book, Daring Fate. Today, Megan is here to give us the scoop on the series—and give us the taste of book 1! 

Thank you so much for having me on Heroes and Heartbreakers to announce my new series! Reese and Dare hit me as characters quickly, and wouldn’t leave me alone until I wrote down their story. This series is set in a world where humans are extinct and undead nine-foot werewolves roam the earth in packs. So it’s kind of like The Walking Dead but with shifters. And no Carl! (Ha! Sorry, just a Walking Dead joke…) 

Learn more about Daring Fate, available November 14, 2016:

We all have tragic backstories in today’s world…

I wake up chained to the wall of a dark cell aware of two things: I failed my sister, and I smell my enemy.

When I’m taken to meet Dare, the alpha of the Silver Tip pack, I’m sure I’m about to lose my throat. The last thing I expect is for the Alpha to recognize me as his fated mate. No way is he going to let me go now, and I still have to find a way to rescue my sister.

As I plot my escape to save her, I find that if I leave, Dare could be killed by power-hungry members of his pack. And now he’s more to me than my fated mate—my heart is involved. With time ticking by on my sister’s life, I have to make a choice I never thought I’d face—my sister’s life or my mate’s? That’s if I can survive the undead shifters intent on killing me first...

Get your first sneak peek at Megan Erickson's Daring Fate (available November 14, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene!

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Oct 6 2016 4:10pm

Sherrilyn Kenyon Cover Alert: Deadmen Walking (+Excerpt)

Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon

New York Comic Con is full of big reveals, and for romance fans, the fun has already started. In April 2015, news swept the high seas (a.k.a. the internet) that Sherrilyn Kenyon would be writing a new historical fantasy series, Deadman's Cross. Earlier today, Sherrilyn Kenyon revealed the cover for the first book, Deadmen Walking (May 2017)!

Entertainment Weekly had the exclusive reveal, where you can learn more about the book:

This initial installment follows Devyl Bane, an ancient dark warlord who has returned to the human realm as an infamous pirate. He makes a pact with an immortal called Thorn—who’s tasked with keeping the very worst of the ancient gods’ former creations at bay. But the enchanted gates he’s kept them behind are breaking, and it’s up to Bane and his crew of Deadmen to keep these evil creatures from getting out.

—Entertainment Weekly

Intrigued? Read an excerpt from the book before its May 2017 release over at EW!

ETA: Sherrilyn Kenyon has released information about the entire trilogy and what fans can expect over on her Facebook page. We have learned this series is also connected to the Dark-Hunters/Hellchaser series that has come to be known and loved by romance readers, as well as the Sea Wolves series, which was written under Kenyon's pseudonym, Kinley McGregor. The next two books in the series will be called Death Doesn't Bargain and At Death's Door. 

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Deadmen Walking, available May 9, 2017: 

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Oct 5 2016 9:30am

Now Win This!: D.D. Ayres’s Signed K-9 Rescue Series Sweepstakes!


This sweepstakes is now closed. Check out our Sweepstakes page for more chances to win.

Click here to enter for a chance to win D.D. Ayres's signed K-9 Rescue Series*

Hot, alpha men with a soft spot for dogs? Sign us up! D.D. Ayres is an expert at giving us hunky, capable men and their faithful K-9 companions in stories that make our hearts both race and melt. Now, we're giving you the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a complete, autographed set of Ayres's K-9 Rescue Series. And yes, that includes an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) of the fifth book in the series, Explosive Forces, before it's out on November 1!*

Explosive Forces by D.D. Ayres

Explosive Forces (K-9 Rescue #5) by D.D. Ayres

Danger is heating up…

When Carly Reese’s beloved fashion boutique catches fire, she sees her dreams go up in smoke. The good news is that Carly was saved from the flames by a barking dog nearby. She soon discovers the heroic pooch is a trained K-9 who’s guarding his unconscious partner …a gorgeous firefighter who ends up in Carly’s arms.

Noah Glover and his K-9 are a fearless duo, and Noah has clearly met his match with the brave, beautiful Carly. Soon they team up to track down the arsonist behind the blast – a psychotic criminal who’s intent on framing Noah. Meanwhile, the sparks between Noah and and Carly could ignite a five-alarm fire. Should they smother their feelings in the name of justice…or fan the flames of passion? Find out in Explosive Forces!

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Oct 4 2016 1:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Kate Baxter, Victoria James, and Sara Richardson!

Today, Team H&H has three fantastic covers for you from authors Kate Baxter, Victoria James, and Sara Richardson! First up, Kate Baxter's Last True Vampire Series gets a fourth book with The Untamed Vampire. Chelle and Gunnar can't seem to keep away from one another even with the taboo of their relationship and their clans on the verge of war. In Victoria James's Christmas with the Sheriff, Julia returns to the small town she thought she'd left well behind, finding a little Christmas magic, and a second chance at love. And finally, Sara Richardson's Comeback Cowboy has a woman whose sworn off romance only to fall head-over-heels for a rough riding rodeo star.

The Untamed Vampire by Kate Baxter

The Untamed Vampire by Kate Baxter


Chelle is not your typical vampire. Turned not with a bite but an age-old magic, she’s the only one of her kind—and more powerful than most. Still adjusting to her endless thirst and lethal fangs, she’s desperate to discover what sets her apart. When she encounters a brutally virile alpha werewolf, she soon learns that she’s not immune to the mating call—and her own primal longing…

The leader of the ancient Forkbeard pack, Gunnar is stunned by Chelle’s lush beauty. The wild wolf inside him howls for her, but unions between vampire and werewolf are strictly taboo—even if their clans weren’t on the verge of war. Desire has never been so dangerous…but, as a malevolent new power rises, Chelle and Gunnar face an even more frightening threat. Together, they might find a way to save their clans. But can they claim their passion?

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Oct 4 2016 12:00pm

A Colorful Christmas: Emily March’s Christmas in Eternity Springs

Emily March's Eternity Springs Series is filled with adorable dogs and their sometimes wayward humans, and now you have the opportunity to relax and color in the paw print above, creating a little magic of your own.

So grab a cup of hot chocolate from the Mocha Moose Coffeehouse and break out your colored penicls, and then get cozy with March's newest installment in the Eternity Springs Series, Christmas in Eternity Springs. This book will lift your spirits with a story of healing past hurts, finding a second chance at love, and embracing Christmas cheer. 

Click on the image above or click here for a full-page printable PDF to color in this page from March's Eternity Springs adult coloring book

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Oct 3 2016 10:15am

Kresley Cole Cover Alert: Shadow’s Seduction

Shadow's Seduction by Kresley Cole

Back in August, we reported that Kresley Cole would be self-publishing the next adventure in her Immortals After Dark series, Shadow's Seduction, that would tell the story of Dacian Prince Mirceo and demon Caspion the Tracker. Cole gave us an update during a Blood Red Kiss interview, but today, we have the cover! 

See what's ahead for Mirceo and Caspion in Shadow's Seduction: 

A night of debauchery
Prince Mirceo Daciano and his new friend Caspion the Tracker comb the streets of Dacia, drunkenly seeking out pleasures of the flesh. In what should have been a typical night, they coax a bevy of nymphs to bed. To impress their females, the demon and the vampire kiss on a dare.

Changes them forever
Once they finally break away from their soul-searing kiss, they find themselves alone—and shaken. Had they imagined their explosive chemistry? Obstacles—ranging from a death sentence, to exile on a war-torn dimension—threaten to destroy their lives, much less the vulnerable promise in that one kiss.

How long can they resist the fire that blazes between them?
Even if Mirceo can accept Caspion as his fated mate, the sensual vampire still must convince the stubborn demon that their bond is forever. And any royal Dacian union must receive the blessing of King Lothaire, an unpredictable and savage killer...

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Shadow's Seduction, available January 30, 2017: 

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