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Thu
Nov 27 2014 2:00pm

Thanksgiving Beefcake: Men Eating (or Drinking), Feat. Pitt, Ackles, Cho, and More!

Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter
 

Cheers to our American readers this Thanksgiving! Hope you left enough room for more dessert, 'cause we've got a delicious, calorie-free treat for you: Men Eating (or Drinking, or Anticipating Food...), featuring Hannibal Lecter/Mads Mikkelsen, John Cho (with special guest Karen Gillan), Brad Pitt, Paul Newman, Shemar Moore, David Gandy, and Jensen Ackles.

Dig in!

[How do they still look so sexy?!...]

Tue
Nov 25 2014 2:45pm

Mr. Grey, Travis Family, Thor, and More: Gifts for Your Singular Reading Tastes

Captivated by You by Sylvia DayThis time of year, it's not unusual for people to gift and receive self-help books, or to listen to music that they wish was the soundtrack for their lives. Sure, those kinds of things are fine, if that's what you're into, but what if your tastes are a bit more—to quote Mr. Grey—singular? So we've got a holiday gift list that is perfect for the romance fan, depending on your...singular tastes.

You Want a Real-Life Christian Grey:

Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series. Why? Because Gideon Cross and Eva Trammell are just as dangerously addictive and sexy as Christian Grey and Ana Steele.

J. Kenner’s Stark series. Why? Because the hero and heroine in this series are more than just their effed-up personae; Kenner delves into some real issues behind the trauma.

[Need some help putting together a holiday wish list? Let us help...]

Tue
Nov 25 2014 1:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Sabrina Jeffries, Stacey Kennedy, and Alexis Hall!

Cover reveal for new releases by Sabrina Jeffries, Stacey Kennedy, and Alexis HallThursday is Thanksgiving here in the U.S., and today we at Heroes and Heartbreakers find ourselves grateful for not one but THREE more romance gems. We are thrilled to reveal the shiny covers for Sabrina Jeffries' The Art of Sinning (the first book in her new historical series, Sinful Suitors), Stacey Kennedy's Witches Be Burned (the second installment of the paranormal series Magic & Mayhem), and Alexis Hall's There Will Be Phlogiston (a steampunk novella in the Prosperity universe).

[Prepare to oooh and ahhh!...]

Fri
Nov 21 2014 4:45pm

Friday Beefcake: NaNoWriMo Reward

David Tennant in a Library in Doctor WhoIt's the home stretch of National Novel Writing Month, fondly called NaNoWriMo! If you kept at the pace NaNoWriMo sets, then at this point you should have written more than 35,007 words! Woohoo! In order for us to stay well stocked in books, we need someone to write them, so here's to you our intrepid writers, readers, proofreaders, and anyone else involved in the writing process!

Below you'll find some hot beefcake reading and you can pretend they're reading your most recent passages and telling you they're brilliant!

What rewards do you give yourself when you've had a particularly good writing session? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? How many words have you written?

[Who inspires you?]

Fri
Nov 21 2014 4:00pm

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of November 2014

Each 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 November 2014 (and if you’ve missed any, be sure to check out past recs via the Related Posts section at the bottom of the post):

Sahara Hoshi:

My bests of November are Pandora Wild Child by Sunniva Dee and Forbidden by Charlotte Stein. Readers will love the rambunctious and fun take on New Adult in Pandora Wild Child. In Stein's future release Forbidden, a woman with a marred past meets a man with a holy future, will she be his salvation or downfall? Find out.

Rhyll Biest:

If an order of chivalry were to be awarded (let's call it the Order of the Clit) for erotic romance, I would be pinning that medal to Charlotte Stein's chest right now and calling her Dame Charlotte. I'm awarding The Order of the Clit (for meritorious literary service to readers' lady parts) to Intrusion for several reasons: the playful and erotic use of language, fascinating yet believable characters, delicious and moody tension, and the unique writer's voice. I loved this story about two scarred individuals helping one another to move past their fears.

Darlene Marshall:

What a month of great reading! I've got two historicals tied for first place: Rogue Spy by Joanna Bourne and Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh. Both award-winning authors lived up to their deserved reputations for bringing great story, great characters and a completely wonderful romance reading experience. I need to write my reviews for these two books, but I enjoyed them so much I keep putting it off, because I know when I pick them up I'll want to sit down and read them again.

[Let's see what else is up for grabs...]

Wed
Nov 19 2014 10:45am

December 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in December. 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!

This month we have a few new features we'd like to introduce. We are giving you two new sections—one that is exclusive for this month, and the other which will be a new monthly staple. Due to popular demand, for those of you looking for strictly Romantic Suspense, we've added a whole subgenre category for the shopping list that you can use to see what Romantic Suspense titles are coming out each month. And if you're in a holiday mood and looking for Holiday Reprints we've been stockpiling them for you, too, just for this month!

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

[Check out the complete list!...]

Tue
Nov 18 2014 2:45pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Donna Grant, Shannon Richard, Juliette Cross, and Darcy Burke!

Today we're thrilled to reveal the covers from Donna Grant, Shannon Richard, Juliette Cross, and Darcy Burke!

For Donna Grant's Dark Kings fans, Soul Scorched offers you the story of Warrick, a Dragon King, and the woman he'll risk everything to protect. Lorian, a dragon shifter, is torn between his human desire to protect the woman he loves from a stalker, and his beast side wanting to tame her—can he find the balance? But dragons aren't the only thing heating things up. In Shannon Richard's Unforgettable and Undressed, both heroines meet heroes who turn their world upside down and where one night might turn into every night. Meanwhile, the hero of Only in My Dreams by Darcy Burke reconnects with his high school crush and she might have him breaking his own one-night-only policy.

[See the hot covers below and learn more about the books!]

Tue
Nov 18 2014 1:00pm

Sylvia Day’s Captivated by You SPOILER Thread!

Captivated by You by Sylvia DayGideon and Eva continue their tumultuous relationship in the fourth book in Sylvia Day's Crossfire series, out today. 

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…

If you got it today and have already started it (or finished it!), let us know what you think—did you love it? Are you excited to see what will happen in the final book in the series? What surprised you the most about it?

SEE ALSO: Fantasy Casting Sylvia Day's Crossfire Series

Tue
Nov 18 2014 9:30am

Now Win This: Kylie Scott’s Lead!

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

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

Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic New Adult series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.

Can rock n’ roll’s most notorious bad boy be tamed by love?

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it—now he’s caught up in a life of hard partying and fast women. When a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant hired to keep him out of trouble.

Lena's not willing to take any crap from her sexy boss and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far, he just might lose the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Can he convince his stubborn assistant to risk it all and let her heart take the lead?

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

*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/leadpapersweeps beginning at 9:30 am Eastern Time (ET) on November 18, 2014. Sweepstakes ends at 9:29 am ET on November 25, 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.

Mon
Nov 17 2014 11:42am

Lost Boys and Girls in Lost Girl Season 5 Trailer!

What's lost can be found again, especially if there is lots of sexytimes, knife-wielding, shuriken-throwing, and fierce supernatural creatures around.

Here's the trailer for Lost Girl's fifth—and final (sob!)—season. Are you psyched? What are your predictions for where the story'll go this year?

Lost Girl returns to Showcase Canada on December 7, 2014, and to SyFy in 2015. Stay tuned to H&H's Lost Girl Collection for Bo/Dyson-focused recaps when the new season premieres.

Mon
Nov 17 2014 9:30am

H&H Quickies #6: Alexandra Ivy—Prompt Me!

Blood Assassin by Alexandra IvyIf 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, Valerie Bowman, and Desiree Holt we are pleased to announce today that Alexandra Ivy will be the sixth 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 Alexandra Ivy with a paranormal theme. Once the prompting period is over next week, Alexandra 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 Alexandra used for the scene (woo-hoo!) for bragging rights.

The rules

Prompting is open from right now until Monday, November 24, 2014, at noon EST.

Prompts can be anything, like a word (curse), a setting (limbo), a situation (slaying a demon), a description (Alpha hero)...the sky's the limit! Just one requirement, to keep things interesting: the prompts for this particular challenge should be paranormal-themed.

After you leave some prompts, that's it, your job is done for now! Just be sure to check back on December 8 for an original scene from Alexandra Ivy 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!

Fri
Nov 14 2014 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: We Support No-Shave November with Cavill, Ejiofor, Elba, and More!

Idris ElbaNovember might be one of our favorite months, purely because it gives us No-Shave November, or Movember, if you're a fan of moustaches. Facial hair has often been a topic of interest for the team whether it's asking where have all the bearded cover models gone, who your favorite bearded heroes are, or cataloging those memorable bearded heroes and beefcake. What can we say, we love 'em in all their scruffy goodness. What are your thoughts? Do you like facial hair on a man, do you prefer him clean shaven? Or is it a case by case basis?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

[We don't want these guys to ever shave...]

Fri
Nov 14 2014 3:00pm

H&H Debriefing #20: Fifty Shades of Adaptations

It's that time again! In a new edition of the H&H Debriefing, Team H&H's Megan, Jenn, and Heather discuss the new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer and open up the floor to a wider discussion on the best/our favorite book-to-screen adaptations. We talk Pride and Prejudice, Outlander, Nora Roberts, and a whole lot more! What is your favorite adaptation? Do you like them at all, or do you stay as far away from them as possible?

Let us know in the comments!

Thu
Nov 13 2014 10:22pm

“It’s You That’s Changing Me”: Extended Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer Arrives

As promised earlier today, an extended Fifty Shades of Grey trailer premiered during tonight's Scandal (check back in the morning for a Heart-to-Heart recap!). If you missed it, watch it here and now!

The first trailer left a lot to the imagination—what do you make of this one, which delves deeper into the tension between and issues facing Christian Grey and the woman he can feel changing him? Are you buying Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in the roles, or are you reserving judgment? Ready to fall for Christian and Ana all over again? Sound off in the comments!

Revisit all of H&H's Fifty Shades trilogy coverage here, and check back regularly for more news as we get it! As a member of the Official Fifty group, we'll be hosting sweepstakes for some pretty cool swag in the near future, and you won't want to miss that!

Thu
Nov 13 2014 1:00pm

Mr. Grey Will See You Tonight: New Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer Debuts During Scandal

We'll be recapping Scandal tomorrow, but there will be a scandalous treat in tonight's episode for those watching—the newest Fifty Shades of Grey trailer! Don't worry if you can't catch it, as part of the #OfficialFifty we'll be sharing it with you as soon as we can!

Thu
Nov 13 2014 12:09pm

New The Mockingjay, Part 1 Clip Forces Katniss to Choose: Gale or Peeta


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We all know how this story ends, but seeing the Katniss/Gale/Peeta love triangle come to life on the big screen has been a big part of The Hunger Games movie experience. And in the latest clip from The Mockingjay, Part 1—released today as part of a Good Morning America segment with stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson—we see Katniss edging closer to having to make some hard choices (think life-or-death) that'll impact her very different relationships with would-be suitors Gale and Peeta.

Mockingjay, Part 1, opens in theaters soon—November 21, 2014.

Wed
Nov 12 2014 5:45pm

Are You in the Know?: 3 Reasons to Join the H&H Newsletter List

If you read the Heroes and Heartbreakers newsletter weekly, you already know that there are tons of benefits, but if you've been wondering what all the fuss is about, please allow us to present the top 3 reasons to sign up to receive the H&H newsletter:

3. All the posts you care about in one convenient spot: If you're short on time, there's no better way to keep up with your favorite genre than with the newsletter, which rounds up the week's hottest topics for quick and easy browsing.

2. Hot genre news right to your inbox: Want to know when the latest New Releases Shopping List is available? Need the scoop on the latest Fifty Shades of Grey, Sylvia Day, or Sherrilyn Kenyon news? Do you enjoy being the first among your friends to see brand-new covers from your favorites? The newsletter has got your back.

1. Author exclusives you won't find anywhere else—including the site: Starting next week, the H&H newsletter will feature an Author Spotlight with exclusive Q&A tidbits from your favorite authors. Newsletter subscribers also get early access to exclusive content like H&H original stories, Quickies, sweepstakes, and more.

Expect this and so much more from the H&H weekly newsletter. If you're not yet a member, sign up here and check “Yes” to receive the newsletter. If you're a member of the site but don't get the newsletter and want to, drop us a line at info@heroesandheartbreakers.com to request to be added to the list.

Wed
Nov 12 2014 11:00am

Sylvia Day Shares Chapters 1-3 of Crossfire #4, Captivated by You!

Captivated by You by Sylvia DaySylvia Day is sharing all of chapters 1-3 of Captivated by You, the fourth book in the Crossfire series featuring Gideon Cross and Eva Trammell on her site today.

Read the chapters, here, and let us know what you think!

Here's the official description:

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…...

Captivated by You will be released next Tuesday, November 18.

Who would you cast for Gideon and Eva? See what our blogger has to say in our Fantasy Casting of the Crossfire Series. And don't miss out on any Sylvia Day news, check out our Sylvia Day Collection!

Wed
Nov 12 2014 10:45am

Now Win This: Karen Marie Moning’s Darkfever

Have you never tried the Fever series but always wanted to? Burned, the latest book in Karen Marie Moning's Fever series, is coming out on January 20, 2014, so now's your chance to catch up and get to know Mac and Barrons with Darkfever!

Click here to enter for a chance to win Darkfever.*

Darkfever by Karen Marie MoningLearn more about the book:

MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands….

*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/darkfeversweeps beginning at 10:45 am Eastern Time (ET) on November 12, 2014. Sweepstakes ends at 10:44 am ET on November 19, 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.