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Thu
Apr 23 2015 1:00pm

Cover Spotlight with A.C. Arthur and Scarlett Cole!

Cover reveal graphic for A.C. Arthur's Primal Heat serial and Scarlett Cole's The Strongest SteelToday we're thrilled to reveal the covers from A.C. Arthur and Scarlett Cole! Last month we showed you the paperback cover for Arthur's Shadow Shifters novel Primal Heat, and now we can share with you the mouthwatering covers for the four-part serial edition of the book! Plus: In the market for a tat? Head on over to Scarlett Cole's Second Circles Tattoos novel The Strongest Steel for some inspiration from hot hero and tattoo artist Trent!

[Take a peek...]

Wed
Apr 22 2015 1:30pm

Cover Spotlight with Kate Baxter, Kate Douglas, A.C. Arthur, and Audra North!

Today we're thrilled to reveal the covers from Kate Baxter, A.C. Arthur, Kate Douglas, and Audra North! First up, we have two paranormal covers. Could Bears be the New Black with Kate Baxter's Stripped Bear? Then, great read to meet your mate...and your other mate. Who says three's a crowd in Kate Douglas and A.C. Arthur's Claimed by the Mate. Then to save her team, a heroine becomes fake-engaged to a man she can't stand! We imagine that won't last for long in Audra North's In the Fast Lane.

[See these covers up close!]

Tue
Apr 21 2015 2:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Madeline Hunter, Lauren Layne, Katie Rose, and Piper Drake!

Today, it's raining men in our weekly roundup of covers from Madeline Hunter, Lauren Layne, Katie Rose, and Piper Drake! First up, meet a very buttoned up barrister with a passionate side in Madeline Hunter's Tall, Dark, and Wicked. Then she's just “one of the guys”—but not for long—in Irresistibly Yours by Lauren Layne. Katie Rose continues her Boys of Summer series with The Heat of the Moment, and finally, take a walk on the suspenseful side with Piper Drake's Hidden Impact.

[See the book behind those abs...]

Sat
Apr 18 2015 12:41pm

Lost Girl 5x01 Discussion Thread: Come Hell or High Water

Kenzi in Lost Girl Season 5, episode 1The first half of the final season of Lost Girl has finally begun in the U.S! Kiersten Hallie Krum's recaps return next week (!!!). Until then, we welcome discussion about the Season 5 premiere, “Like Hell, Part 1,” in which Bo proves she will stop at nothing to find and rescue Kenzi in Valhalla. Except...is the afterlife really so bad?

What did you think of the episode, and what are you hoping to see the rest of the season?

Tue
Apr 14 2015 2:15pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveal from Kyra Davis!

Kyra Davis introduced us to a world of clandestine affairs with Just One Night, and now we're thrilled to reveal two covers, one for an e-original that picks up right after the events in Just One Night, and another that is the new paperback cover for Just One Lie, which introduces us to Kasie's wild sister!

[Learn more about the books and see what's next...]

Tue
Apr 7 2015 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Sawyer Bennett, Chanel Cleeton, Caisey Quinn, and Cassie Mae!

Today we have four amazing covers from authors Sawyer Bennett, Caisey Quinn, Chanel Cleeton, and Cassie Mae! First up, Sawyer Bennett's Ryker is a badass on the ice, but a tender single father off of it. Then, who said “old married couple?!” In Cassie Mae's Doing It for Love, this affianced pair is worried about the spark going out of their relationship, even before the wedding, but the first one to cave in their seductive bet gets to pick the honeymoon! Next, we're approaching Dallas City Limits with Caisey Quinn's Loving Dallas, when a pair of ex-lovers are reunited. Finally, the hero and heroine in Chanel Cleeton's latest are Playing with Trouble.

[See the covers in all their sexy glory...]

Sat
Apr 4 2015 2:29pm

J.R. Ward Announces Next Black Dagger Brotherhood Novel: The Beast!

The Shadows by J.R. WardToday at her annual readers event in Cincinnati, Ohio, J.R. Ward announced the next book in her Black Dagger Brotherhood series, set for a spring 2016 release: The Beast!

More information as we get it, of course, but in the meantime—excited to see what's next for Rhage and company?!

For more BDB discussion, come hang out in our spoilerrific discussion thread for the newly released The Shadows, or read a non-spoilery First Look here.

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Thu
Apr 2 2015 3:45pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive Reveals from Donna Grant, Valerie Bowman, and Olivia Drake!

Today we're thrilled to reveal the covers from Donna Grant, Valerie Bowman, and Olivia Drake! We've been sharing Parts 1-3 of Donna Grant's e-serial Passion Ignites and today we're excited to reveal the covers for Part 4 and the paperback of Passion Ignites! Then things heat up even more when a husband and wife are reunited in Valerie Bowman's The Irresistible Rogue! Finally, looking for a fairy tale ending? Look no further than Bella and the Beast by Olivia Drake!

[These covers are on fire!]

Thu
Apr 2 2015 3:14pm

GUH: Oliver/Felicity Melts Shipper Brains in New Arrow Season 3 Promo!

Oliver/Felicity shippers, make sure you're sitting down! A new preview clip from the final 5 episodes of Arrow's third season hints at a huuuuuuge shift in Olicity's relationship (SPOILERS in the video, below, and in the comments, natch).

AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! We are DED DED DED.

Yet there's so much to discuss! How does the sexytimes happen? Why now? Where will they go from here? So much to speculate about and analyze in the next few weeks! Screen caps and gifs very welcome in the comments, as well as all the screaming and crying you want—this is a safe space.

In conclusion: We will go down with this ship!

P.S. For more Oliver/Felicity, check out our Olicity HQ collection and don't miss our latest romance-focused episode recap.

Tue
Mar 31 2015 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Violetta Rand, Megan Crane, and Samantha Kane!

Today we're thrilled to reveal three very beefcake-y covers from authors Violetta Rand, Megan Crane, and Samantha Kane! First up, we have the first book in the brand-new Leather and Lies series from Violetta Rand, Loving Lucas. Then, get ready to meet the bad boy bikers of Deacon Street in Megan Crane's Make You Burn. Finally, head south where things are heating up with Samantha Kane's Broken Play.

[Now take a peek at these hot-is-an-understatement covers...]

Tue
Mar 31 2015 1:00pm

H&H Quickies #9: Jennifer Ryan—Prompt Me!

 When It's Right by Jennifer Ryan

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 Bowman, Charlotte Stein, and more (see all the Quickies, here), we are pleased to announce today that Jennifer Ryan will be the ninth 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 Jennifer Ryan with a contemporary/mystery-suspense theme. Once the prompting period is over next week, Jennifer 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 Jennifer used for the scene (woo-hoo!) for bragging rights.

The rules

Prompting is open from right now until Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at noon EST.

Prompts can be anything, like a word (saddle!), a setting (a ranch!), a situation (dancing at a Western bar!), 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 contemporary-themed or have mystery/suspense elements.

After you leave some prompts, that's it, your job is done for now! Just be sure to check back on April 24 for an original scene from Jennifer Ryan 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
Mar 30 2015 4:30pm

Now Win This: Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Instinct Premiere Edition!

Click here to enter for a chance to win a collector's edition hardcover copy of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Instinct.*

Instinct by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Learn more about the book and read an excerpt of Chapter 1 from Instinct (available March 31, 2015)!

Chronicles of Nick

Zombies, demons, vampires, shapeshifters—another day in the life of Nick Gautier—and those are just his friends. But now that he's accepted the demon that lives inside him, he must learn to control it and temper the very emotions that threaten the lives of everyone he cares for. Something that's hard to do while trying to stay off the menus of those who want his head on a platter. And no one wants him more than the dark gods who created his race. Now that they know where he is, they will stop at nothing to reclaim him. And without knowing it, Nick has just embraced the one person he should never have trusted. The one person who will hand him over to his enemies to get back the life they lost.

Nick has finally accepted his fate, now he must learn to defy his destiny, and the dark, deadly forces that will stop at nothing to destroy everyone he loves so that they can again return to the world of man and own it, in the next Chronicles of Nick novel, Instinct, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Click here to enter for a chance to win a collector's edition hardcover copy of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Instinct.*

 

*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/instinctsweeps beginning at 4:30 pm Eastern Time (ET) on March 30, 2015. Sweepstakes ends at 4:29 pm ET on April 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.

Fri
Mar 27 2015 2:45pm

Swoonies 2015: Your Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year Is...Outlander’s Jamie/Claire!

Swoonworthiest Couple 2015 banner for Jamie and Claire

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!

Jamie and Claire of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander are Swoonworthiest Couple of the YearAfter six grueling rounds of battles against many beloved pairings, your tough-as-nails victorious couple has emerged from the championship round, where they snagged a whopping 3,400+ votes from the community.

And so today, Heroes and Heartbreakers is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Swoonies...

Outlander's Jamie and Claire Fraser, from Diana Gabaldon, are your 2015 Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year!

Now it's time to celebrate their epic love with some pretty images from a certain show that live-action versions of Jamie and Claire may appear in... Plus, we'd love to hear in the comments what about them you, personally, find swoonworthiest so that we can all sigh and squee right along with you. Pictures and gifs for illustrations very much encouraged, natch.

All hail our King and Queen of the Swoonies! Until next year...!!!

[Jamie and Claire are too busy being in love to pay us any mind, but let's party anyway!...]

Fri
Mar 27 2015 12:25pm

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of March 2015

Radiance by Grace DravenMala Bhattacharjee

My best read of March is Grace Draven's January release, Radiance. I kept seeing it recommended all over the romance Twitter and blogosphere and was a little wary of all the high praise — I tend to be underwhelmed when I finally get around to reading something everybody else loves — but picked it up with an open mind. I was more than rewarded! Draven's first Wraith Kings tale is a delightful fantasy romance where the couple actually *likes* each other. *Gasp*. Brishen is of the Kai, a humanoid race that's somewhat avian and reptilian while his arranged bride, Ildiko, is of the human Gauri. Their journey to love is filled with gentle humor and kindness, grounding a fantastical plot in real, root-worthy emotion. 

TanyaLK

Crushed by Lauren Layne

One of the funniest and quirky heroines I've read in a long time. The story is about an ugly duckling, Chloe, who is being used by the “beefcake” Michael, in order to get closer to meet the father he never knew existed. Because Chloe's sister, Kristin, is dating Michael's half-brother, Devon, whom Chloe has been in love with since...forever. And at first Michael thinks he'll use Kristin, but it's Chloe that begins to infiltrate his hardened exterior.

[+more reading suggestions from H&H's very own!...]

Thu
Mar 26 2015 1:30pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive Reveals from Megan Erickson and Katee Robert!

Today we're thrilled to reveal covers for Megan Erickson and Katee RobertFirst up is Erickson's Dirty Thoughts, which takes us away from her Bowler University series, and gives us a group of men who are very...hands on! Then, it's a modern day marriage-of-convenience in Katee Robert's The Marriage Contract!

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

Wed
Mar 25 2015 12:30pm

April 2015 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in April. 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:
April 1-7 | April 8-14 | April 15-21 | April 22-30

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

[Check out the complete list!...]

Tue
Mar 24 2015 2:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Renita Pizzitola and Kathy Clark!

Today we're thrilled to reveal covers for books by Renita Pizzitola and Kathy Clark. In Renita Pizzitola's Just a Little Kiss, both the hero and heroine are trying to get over heartbreak and aren't looking for anything permanent...until they meet each other! Then, in Deep Night by Kathy Clark, the hero is also trying to recover, after years serving the military, but he must stay strong to help his heroine face her demons too.

[See the full covers and learn about the books!]

Mon
Mar 23 2015 2:05pm

Want to Join the Heroes and Heartbreakers Team? We’re Hiring!

Heroes and Heartbreakers is recruiting! If your interests include digital production, copywriting, and romance novels, we want to hear from you!

Check out the official job listing here to learn more about the position of production associate contractor and to find out how to apply. (Full disclosure: H&H is owned by Macmillan Publishers/St. Martin's Press.)

Mon
Mar 23 2015 1:00pm

The Swoonies 2015, Championship Round: Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Acheron/Tory vs. Diana Gabaldon’s Jamie/Claire

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…

[Vote for your favorite couple...]

Fri
Mar 20 2015 7:30pm

Farewell, Lord and Lady Grantham: Downton Abbey Will End After Season (Series) 6

It's official, this year we'll be saying goodbye to the Crawleys and Downton Abbey for good. According to TVLine, Season 6 will be Downton Abbey's last. Earlier this year, we heard rumors that the end of the show was near, however, it's been made official. We are sad to see the show go, but we're glad that Julian Fellowes, the writers, and actors, will all have a chance to do the final season justice.

What are you hoping will be resolved in the final season?

For more news and recaps, stay tuned to our Downton Abbey Collection.