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Feb 11 2016 2:00pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive Reveals from Piper J. Drake and Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, and A.C. Arthur

Today we're thrilled to reveal covers from Piper J. Drake and Eve Langlais, Kate Douglas, and A.C. Arthur. In Drake's Deadly Testimony badass sniper Lizzy has been given the task of protecting a hot witness until the stakes get higher and they find safety wrapped in each other’s arms. Wild is a collection of stories about werewolf shifters and their willingness to protect and pleasure those close to them. 

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Feb 9 2016 4:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Terry Spear and Chanel Cleeton

Today we're thrilled to reveal covers from Terry Spear and Chanel Cleeton. Spear's Billionaire in Wolf's Clothing introduces readers to a hot werewolf shifter who saves the life of a sexy she-wolf with a child, but she must learn how to trust him. Into the Blue by Cleeton has readers asking if a heated Vegas romance can mature into a healthy long distance relationship between hot fighter pilot Noah and boutique owner Jordan? We'll all have to wait and find out. 

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Feb 5 2016 5:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Hot Dudes Coloring Book!

Football Player from Hot Dudes Coloring Book

It's Friday and while adult coloring books are all the rage, we're happy to take a break today and share with you our own adventures with the Hot Dude Coloring Book. Like a proud parent, we're here to post our coloring exploits! We hope you like the pages, and have fun coloring in your own hot dudes! 

[Let the coloring begin...]

Feb 5 2016 2:30pm

Cover Friday: Exclusive Reveals from Lora Leigh and Susan Donovan

Today we're thrilled to reveal covers from Lora Leigh and Susan Donovan. Leigh is giving us another hot novel from her Men of Summer series.

In Dirty Little Lies, Grace is Zack's wildest fantasy that has just become his reality, but the relationship may be a dangerous choice. 

Susan Donovan is ending her Bigler, North Carolina trilogy with Stealing Taffy. Tanyalee “Taffy” Newberry is out of rehab and before she knows it, she's having a smoking night with Special Agent Dante. In honor of the trilogy's conclusion, I Want Candy and Cheri on Top are being reissued.

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Feb 4 2016 2:00pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive Reveals from Melanie Scott and Jessica Lemmon

Today we're thrilled to reveal covers from Melanie Scott and Jessica Lemmon. In Scott's Playing Fast, hot baseball star Finn and Eva are trying to decide if they should strike out on their no strings attached relationship or make it a home run. Things are also getting steamy with Lemmon's The Billionaire Next Door. Rachael is losing hope with the various dead-end jobs she keeps landing when suddenly she lucks up on a Billionaire with a proposition he hopes will save his own investments. 

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Feb 3 2016 11:00am

Announcing the Porthkennack Stories from Beecroft, Chambers, Cochrane, Leigh, and Merrow

The Porthkennack Stories by Alex Beecroft, Joanna Chambers, Charlie Cochrane, Garrett Leigh, and JL Merrow

Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to share an exciting new series coming from Riptide Publishing and featuring some much-loved and very talented authors: Alex Beecroft, Joanna Chambers, Charlie Cochrane, Garrett Leigh, and JL Merrow.

Learn more about the exciting, century-spanning series:

Welcome to Porthkennack, a charming Cornish seaside town with a long and sometimes sinister history. Legend says King Arthur's Black Knight built the fort on the headland here, and it’s a certainty that the town was founded on the proceeds of smuggling, piracy on the high seas, and the deliberate wrecking of cargo ships on the rocky shore. Nowadays it draws in the tourists with sunshine and surfing, but locals know that the ghosts of its Gothic past are never far below the surface.

This collaborative story world is brought to you by five award-winning, best-selling British LGBTQ romance authors: Alex BeecroftJoanna ChambersCharlie CochraneGarrett Leigh, and JL Merrow. Follow Porthkennack and its inhabitants through the centuries and through the full rainbow spectrum with historical and contemporary stand-alone titles.

Coming in 2017!

2017 may be a long way off, but we can't wait! Stay tuned to Heroes and Heartbreakers for more information—including the stores from these amazing authors!—as it becomes available.
To Learn more about The Porthkennack series, visit Riptide

Feb 2 2016 1:30pm

Happy E-Book Birthday to Shiloh Walker’s H&H Serial Thirty Nights with a Dirty Boy!

Thirty Nights with a Dirty Boy by Shiloh Walker

Today is a big release day across the genre, but we're especially excited here at H&H, because today we're celebrating the publication of Shiloh Walker's three-part serial Thirty Nights with a Dirty Boy, part of the Heroes and Heartbreakers Original Fiction program, in e-book!

H&H community members were the first to read our delectable three-part serial, featuring lady billionaire Ella and her (not so) temporary lover Sean, back in December, and while registered members still can read the serial on the H&H site, today you can also snag copies for your keeper shelf!

Learn more about or order a copy of Thirty Nights with a Dirty Boy, Part 1, by Shiloh Walker:

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Learn more about or order a copy of Thirty Nights with a Dirty Boy, Part 2, by Shiloh Walker:

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Learn more about or order a copy of Thirty Nights with a Dirty Boy, Part 3, by Shiloh Walker:

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Jan 28 2016 6:16pm

Fifty Shades Darker Movie Adds Kim Basinger as Elena Lincoln

Kim Basinger in the movie The 11th HourChristian Grey's former lover and business partner, Elena Lincoln, will be played by Kim Basinger in the forthcoming Fifty Shades of Darker (the sequel to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, based on E.L. James' Fifty Shades book series). Variety first reported the news.

From the Fifty Shades book series we know that Christian (Jamie Dornan) met his mother's friend Elena as a teenager, when she seduced him and introduced him to BDSM. Christian still counts Elena as a business partner, though, which leads to some friction in his relationship with Ana (Dakota Johnson). 

Are you looking forward to seeing this triangle play out on screen? Can you see Basinger in the role, or will you reserve judgment until seeing the movie?

The Fifty Shades Darker movie will hit theaters on February 10, 2017.

Jan 28 2016 4:30pm

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of January 2016

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

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 January 2016 (and if you’ve missed any, be sure to check out past recs via the Related Posts section at the bottom of the post):

Maggie Boyd:

My best read of January 2016 was released in October of 2015. Better late than never, right? It is A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston. This is a retelling of the story of Scheherazade, who spent 1,001 nights as the bride of a murderous king.

In this rendition Lo-Mehlkiin was a good king - until the day he went hunting and a jinn took over his body. 

But the men put up with his demanding a new bride every night since he has brought peace and prosperity to a war torn, impoverished land. When he comes to the heroine's village she is certain he will choose her beautiful sister but she refuses to let him have her. Dressing in fine purple cloth and gold jewelry, she is a bride fit for a king and when the king comes he does hesitate to choose her. But he gets more than he bargained for as this quiet girl not only tells tales, she makes them come true. Lovely language, a brave heroine and a wonderful tribute to the sisterhood and artistry of women made me fall in love with this tale.

[Our bloggers have the best books to add to your TBR 2016 list ...]

Jan 27 2016 1:00pm

February 2016 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:
February 1-6 | February 7-13 | February 14-20 | February 21-29

Heroes and Heartbreakers February 2016 Shopping List!
Week of February 1 through February 6
Feb 2 Shopping List Image

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Jan 26 2016 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Amanda Heger and Christine d’Abo

Today we're thrilled to reveal covers from Amanda Heger and Christine d'Abo. In Heger's Without Borders, Annie finds out quickly her friend's older brother is hotter than she remembers and for the next month of her volunteer trip in Central America, she'll learn just how hot he is. Then, Christine d'Abo offers up not one, but three, covers in her series delivering three galaxy men with three different rescue missions. All three have the opportunity to also have their heart restored...if they're willing. 

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Jan 22 2016 2:00pm

Cover Friday: Exclusive Reveals from Dawn Ryder and Maggie McGinnis

Today we're thrilled to reveal covers from Dawn Ryder and Maggie McGinnis. In Dawn Ryder's second book Dare You to Run from her Unbroken Heroes series, we meet Vitus Hale, who is has fallen into bed with the victim. McGinnis gives us an uptight heroine, who is stuck supervising girls at a remote summer camp, but it isn't long before Gabriela meets the sexy instructor in She's Got a Way

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Jan 20 2016 1:00pm

The Swoonies 2016: The Nominations!


Check back on February 14 to see who made it into the first round!

Last year, Outlander's Jamie and Claire were crowned king and queen of all the Epic Couples in Romancelandia! This year, we're doing things a little different, including the addition of a nominations period, so here's the lowdown: 

Love has no rules, but The Swoonies must have a few:

1. Any couple can be nominated, even if they've never had their own book, but we've seen their romance play out as secondary characters. If there's an excessive number of nominations, the Heroes and Heartbreakers editorial team will determine which pairings make the final cut for the tourney.

2. The couple must appear in a book that was published between January 21, 2015, and today, January 20, 2016 (i.e. Mac and Barrons of Feverborn is fair game, but Jamie and Claire are not eligible for 2015).

3. Feel free to nominate as many couples as your heart desires, and share the love on social media, but please play nice in the comment section. Love lifts us all—even during a competition!

4. Have fun! 

So hurry up and fill the comment section below with your nominations. The official launch of Heroes and Heartbreakers 2016 Epic Couples Battle will be Sunday, February 14—our fifth birthday!—so check back then to see if your nominees snagged a spot in Round 1!

Let the nominating begin!

ETA: Nominations close at End of Day January 26, so tag your favorite authors and make sure you get in your votes for the most Swoonworthiest Couples!

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Check back on February 14 to see who made it into the first round!


Jan 19 2016 2:30pm

Karen Marie Moning’s Feverborn Spoiler Thread (MAJOR SPOILERS) + Best Twitter Reaction!

Feverborn by Karen Marie Moning

Here you have it: It's FINALLY HERE! Karen Marie Moning's Feverborn (Fever #8) is out today. This post is made up ENTIRELY of SPOILERS and Twitter reactions to Feverborn and is intended only 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! (Check out our Burned Q&A with KMM, plus all our Karen Marie Moning content).




***LAST CHANCE: Seriously, leave this post now if you haven’t finished FeverbornThis is a post to discuss the entire book. There’s other Karen Marie Moning content here for you to explore if you're just not ready!***

[Seriously, you've been warned...]

Jan 19 2016 12:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Amanda K. Byrne’s Broken Down

Today we're thrilled to reveal the cover of Amanda K. Byrne's Broken Down. Byrne reminds us in her Hidden Scars series that old flames come knocking just when you think you're over it. Krista helped Shane put all the pieces back together and afterwards decided she needed to get herself together. Now she's found stability and Shane is back with another tradegy. Will she follow her heart or ignore the knock? 

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