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May 29, 2015
Friday Beefcake: The Age of Aquarius
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May 28, 2015
Best Reads of May 2015
Team H & H
May 27, 2015
A Recommendation, A Vacation Spot, and a Cocktail...Oh, My!
Jennifer Probst
May 27, 2015
Love Libs: BookCon Edition #1
Team H & H
May 25, 2015
3 Types of Series for Every Reader
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Fri
May 29 2015 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: The Age of Aquarius

Grey Damon and David Duchovny in AquariusLast night, we got to see David Duchovny on TV again with the start of the show Aquarius. While it's about the gruesome investigation into cult leader, Charles Manson, we can't help but be entranced by the men of the show.

You might recognize the two other leading men—Gethin Anthony as Charlie Manson, and Grey Damon as undercover cop Shafe—from TV shows like Game of Thrones and Friday Night Lights (respectively).

Did you watch the show? What were your thoughts?

[So-bad-they're-good beefcake...]

Thu
May 28 2015 2:30pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive Reveals from Sabrina York, Donna Grant, and Kate Douglas

Today we're thrilled to reveal the covers for books from Sabrina York, Donna Grant, and Kate Douglas. First up, we have a naughty Scotsman on our hands who has found himself banished to the farmlands after participating in a kissing contest in Sabrina York's Susana and the Scot. In Donna Grant's Smoldering Hunger, Dragon King Darius is back in Edinburgh and he's about to rekindle some passion with his heroine (bonus, there are covers for the 4-part serial that Smoldering Hunger will be released in prior to the publication of the full book). Finally, the hero of Kate Douglas's Redemption is looking to reconcile with his family and is ready to move on from his past, but can his sister-in-law's rommate be part of his future? 

[Check out the exclusive cover reveals...]

Thu
May 28 2015 11:00am

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of May 2015

Sweet Agony by Charlotte Stein

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 May 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):

Rhyll Biest

The best read of May for me was Sweet Agony by Charlotte Stein. I just loved the hero so much, the way he's so snarky and desperate to push others away but can't resist the heroine's love of books and whimsical conversation.

Chelsea Mueller

The romance genre knows how to push boundaries, and Lilah Pace's Asking for It definitely does so. Instead of leveraging a taboo subject to sensationalize the novel, Pace has carefully crafted and elegant, emotional novel with will keep you talking for weeks. Brilliant book. It's the heady, boundary pushing big sister of Cara McKenna's Willing Victim. And that's saying quite a bit. 

[Book comparison's speak louder than...words...wait, we're mixing our sayings...]

Wed
May 27 2015 12:00pm

June 2015 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in June. 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:
June 1-6 | June 7-13 | June 14-20 | June 21-27 | June 28-30

Heroes and Heartbreakers June 2015 Shopping List!
 
Week of June 1 through June 6

[Check out the complete list!...]

Wed
May 27 2015 9:30am

Love Libs: BookCon Edition #1

Hello, H&Hers! In honor of the BookCon festivities ahead this weekend, we have a special treat we hope you'll enjoy: a Mad Libs-inspired word game we've dubbed Love Libs!

Come play with us in the comments today, and if you'll be in New York City this weekend, please do join us for what we're calling a “live-action blog post,” our BookCon panel “Heroes and Heartbreakers: We <3 Romance,” featuring authors Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee (a.k.a. the writing team Laurelin McGee), and St. Martin's Press Executive Editor Monique Patterson, with Team H&H's Heather Waters and Jennifer Proffitt to moderate and generally gab about romance. 

Here's more about the panel:

“Heroes and Heartbreakers: We <3 Romance”
Javits Center in New York City
Saturday, May 30
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Macmillan Meeting Room 3139 on the Show Floor

(Note: This is a ticketed event, head to booth 3056, starting at 10:00 a.m. for a free ticket!)

Can't make it to the panel? Worry not! We'll do our best to tweet and Facebook all about it that day, and in the days after, we'll be hosting a post-BookCon sweepstakes for a chance to win goodies here on the site!

Now, onto the Love Lib!*

Here's how to play: Fill out the list below with the appropriate (or totally inappropriate) noun, verb, adjective, name, or body part. Complete the Love Lib by selecting the word from your list that corresponds with the bolded direction in the parentheses, and let hilarity ensue! Share your results by copying and pasting the list/Love Lib—that might make filling it out a little easier, too!—down in the comments, and/or tag us on Twitter with the funniest snippets at @heroesnhearts and @bookbrag, and follow all the fun with the hashtag #bookbrag.

*With many, many thanks to St. Martin's Press's Lizzie Poteet, the romance genius behind this particular Love Lib

[Let the shenanigans begin...]

Tue
May 26 2015 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Kate SeRine, Calista Fox, Claire Kent, Tracy Wolff, Cecy Robson, and Laura Drewry!

Today we're thrilled to reveal the covers for books from Kate SeRine, Calista Fox, Claire Kent, Tracy Wolff, Cecy Robson, and Laura Drewry. Tracy Wolff gives us the next installment in her Ethan Frost series with Flawed. Then, you'll get burned by desire in Calista Fox's Flash Burned. One alpha agent is about to get his broken heart mended when he returns home in Stop at Nothing by Kate SeRine. Next, one playboy is about to turn in his player card in Darker the Release by Claire Kent. Cecy Robson welcomes you to the O'Brien Family in Once Kissed. Finally, see what happily-ever-after looks like Laura Drewery's How Forever Feels. 

[See the full covers and learn more about the books...]

Fri
May 22 2015 12:00pm

Now Win This!: Tatiana de Rosnay’s A Paris Affair

Click here to be entered for a chance to win an Advanced Reader's Copy of Tatiana de Rosnay's A Paris Affair!*

A Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay

Learn more about the book:

From the internationally best-selling author of Sarah's Key comes an irreverent yet heartfelt collection that examines our most intimate and forbidden desires

Does a fruit taste its sweetest when it is forbidden? Is that which is prohibited always the most pleasurable? In this passionate and perceptive collection, Tatiana de Rosnay paints a portrait of the most forbidden of loves, in many different shades—sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous, sometimes heartfelt, always with a dry wit and an unflinching authenticity. A Paris Affair is an enjoyable “undressing” of intimate delights, where laughter mingles with compassion and the heartbeats of illicit desire.

Click here to enter for a chance to win an Advanced Reader's Copy of A Paris Affair by Tatiana de Rosnay!

*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/aparisaffairsweeps  beginning at 12:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on May 22, 2015. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59 apm ET on May 29, 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.

Thu
May 21 2015 1:30pm

Exclusive Edie Harris Cover Reveal + Snippet from Crazed!

Today we're thrilled to have Edie Harris on Hereos and Heartbreakers! Edie is the author of the much-loved Blood Money series, a thrilling romantic suspense series featuring heroes and heroines who flirt with the dark side—in all the best ways! We're so excited to be revealing the covers for books four and book five, Thrilled and Locked. Edie also gave us a first look at book three in the series, Crazed (available October 19, 2015) with an exclusive snippet. See below for the full covers and to get reading!

[Keep going to see both covers and read a snippet from Crazed...]

Tue
May 19 2015 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Piper J. Drake, Jackie Ashenden, and Claudia Connor!

Today we're thrilled to reveal the covers for books from Piper J. Drake, Claudia Connor, and Jackie Ashenden.  These ladies are bringing the feels with their tough and brooding heroes (and heroines)! First up is Piper J. Drake's romantic suspense novel, Extreme Honor. Then, Jackie Ashenden makes her heroine pick between passion with a biker or duty to her new family in Hold Me Down. Finally, a man and a woman find strength—and love—with each other in Claudia Connor's Worth It All. 

[Take a Peek Inside for the Covers...]

Tue
May 12 2015 3:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Jacquelyn Frank, Rachael Johns, and Sarah Robinson

Today we're thrilled to reveal the covers for books from Jacquelyn Frank, Rachael Johns, and Sarah Robinson. First up is the final chapter in Frank's Nighwalker series, Nightwalker. Then get ready to meet the bohemian and the biker in Rachael John's Fire Me Up, then last but not least, the toughest battle these fighters will face is not to lose their hearts to their heroines in Sarah Robinson's Kavanagh Legends #1, Breaking a Legend.

[Check out the covers and learn more about the books...]

Mon
May 11 2015 5:15pm

Meet Team H&H at RT and BookCon 2015!

Heroes and Heartbreakers heart iconWill you be attending either the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Dallas this week or BookCon later this month? If so, we hope to see you there!

Here are your opportunities to meet Heroes and Heartbreakers' site manager, Heather Waters, and associate community manager, Jennifer Proffitt, IN REAL LIFE! There may also be some pretty neat special guests and cool swag, if you need another reason to drop by our reader panels:

Romantic Times Booklovers Convention 2015 (Dallas, TX)

  • The Panel: “Conscious Coupling: Authors Spill About Their Fan-Favorite Couples”
  • Special Guests: Authors Sylvia Day, Eloisa James, and Darynda Jones
  • The When & Where: Thursday, May 14, at 4 p.m. ET in the Dallas Hyatt Regency's Reunion E (Lobby Level)
  • The Deal: Gideon and Eva, Piers and Linnet, Charley and Reyes — a good hero and heroine can achieve greatness through coupledom. In a roundtable moderated by Heroes and Heartbreakers’ Heather Waters, authors Sylvia Day, Eloisa James, and Darynda Jones share the story behind their fan-favorite couples, and talk about the ingredients needed to make a memorable romance pairing.
  • Read the official listing here.
  • Note: Heather will also be a panelist at “Being Heard: How Bloggers Can Start and Maintain a Publisher Relationship”

BookCon 2015 (New York, NY)

  • The Panel: “Heroes and Heartbreakers: We <3 Romance”
  • Special Guests: Authors Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee (a.k.a. Laurelin McGee), as well as St. Martin's Press Editorial Director Monique Patterson
  • The When & Where: Saturday, May 30, at 3 p.m. ET in the Javits Center's Meeting Room 3139 (on the Show Floor)
  • The Deal: Laurelin McGee is the combined pen name of Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee. The two authors will join St. Martin's Press Editorial Director Monique Patterson and Heather Waters from HeroesandHeartbreakers.com for a fun panel that will dish on all things romance, including epic couples, favorite heroes, must-read books. Trivia with prizes, too! Join the authors in Booth 3056 after the panel at 4pm as they sign HOT ALPHAS, which will be available for purchase.
  • Ticketed Event: go to booth 3056 starting at 10 AM for a free ticket. Free tote bag for ticket holders at the event while supplies last.
  • Read the official listing here.

Can't make it to these events? We'll be tweeting via @heroesnhearts as much as possible to keep you in the loop!

Mon
May 11 2015 12:00pm

Read & Win: Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Born of Defiance

Get a sneak peek at Sherrilyn Kenyon's Born of Defiance (available May 12, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Then, enter for a chance to win a copy of the book!*

Click here to enter for a chance to win a copy.

Click here to read an excerpt of a selected scene.

Learn more about Born of Defiance:

Born an Outcast, Talyn Batur has spent the whole of his life fighting against the prejudice of his people. An Andarion without a father is not something anyone wants to be.

But when his companion's brother draws him into a plot against the Andarion crown, he finds himself torn between the loyalty to their planetary government that his mother has beaten into him and his own beliefs of justice and right.

Now, he must decide for himself to remain a pawn of their government or to defy everything and everyone he's ever known to stand up to tyranny. It's a gamble that will either save his life or end it. And when old enemies align with new ones, it's more than just his own life at risk. And more than just his homeworld that will end should he fail, in Born of Defiance, the next League novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Get a sneak peek at Sherrilyn Kenyon's Born of Defiance (available May 12, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Click here to be entered for a chance to win one of five hardcover copies of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Born of Defiance!*

*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/bornofdefiancesweeps beginning at 12:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on May 11, 2015. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59 am ET on May 18, 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
May 8 2015 4:45pm

Friday Beefcake: The Men of iZombie

Rahul KohliYou wouldn't ever think that zombies could be hot...but we've been obsessed with the iZombie (and all the potential love interests). With the show just getting picked up for a second season, we thought we'd take the opportunity to give the leading men some love.

Who's your favorite guy on iZombie?

[We'll give you a few reasons to make them your favorite guys on TV...]

Tue
May 5 2015 3:07pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Paige Tyler, Kay Hooper, Heidi Belleau, and Maureen Child!

This week, many old favorites are getting new looks with covers from Paige Tyler, Kay Hooper, Heidi Belleau, and Maureen Child. First up is a brand-new book from Paige Tyler set in her SWAT series, In the Company of Wolves. Then two vintage Kay Hooper books get a newer, hotter cover with Aces High and It Takes a Thief. Next, Heidi Belleau's get the artistic treatment with reissued covers of her books: Wallflower, Straight Shooter, and Apple Polisher. Finally, we're going to ride off into the sunset with the new covers for Maureen Child's Loving You, Knowing You, and Finding You.

[Let's walk down memory lane...]

Fri
May 1 2015 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Hot Guys Grilling and Picnicking!

Zac Efron in NeighborsThe weather is getting warmer and warmer and with the warmer weather comes invitations to backyard barbecues and picnics! Those barbecuing beefcake are always made better shirtless! So we've compiled a few of our favorite beefcake who are out lounging at the grill and on picnic blankets.

What beefcake would you want at your summer barbecues?

[+2 more hotties to add to your invite list...]

Thu
Apr 30 2015 5:00pm

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of April 2015

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

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 April 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):

Jessica Moro

My best read of April has to be The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. A unique viewpoint to WW2, it weaves through years of despair, horrifying events and heartbreak. But through it all, the two sisters find strength in each other and their family. There is some romance but it's secondary to the two sister's journey. It's eye-opening and gripping and yes I ugly cried but I loved every second of it. It's a story I'll always remember.

ScarlettLeigh

These days, it seems that I’m reading more women’s fiction books than romance.  And in doing that I am discovering some wonderful new to me authors. The Second Sister by Marie Bostwick is my first book by this author, but it won’t’ be my last. While the premise of a career woman returning to her small town and re-evaluating her life’s goals is not new, the characters are extremely appealing—especially the backstory of the main character’s sister. There was enough romance to satisfy the romance reader in me, and a hint of a mystery that lead to a sweet- poignant ending.  

[More Best Reads from H&H Bloggers...]

Thu
Apr 30 2015 3:10pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive Reveals from Kate Baxter, Lucy March, Suzanne Rock, and Kate Douglas!

Thursday Cover Reveal: Kate Baxter, Lucy March, and Suzanne Rock

Today we're thrilled to reveal covers from Kate Baxter, Lucy March, Suzanne Rock and Kate Douglas! First up is the latest book in Kate Baxter's The Warrior Vampire in which love really is a battlefield! Then love is making us see fireworks in Lucy March's For Love or Magic. This heroine had the wrong tattoo in the wrong place at the wrong time, but luckily she's about to be in the right place at the right time in Kate Douglas's Intimate. Finally, it's our pleasure to introduce For His Pleasure by Suzanne Rock.

[Check out the exclusive covers...]

Wed
Apr 29 2015 1:15pm

May 2015 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in May. 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:
May 1-7 | May 8-14 | May 15-21 | May 22-31

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

[Check out the complete list!...]