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Wed
Jul 27 2016 12:00pm

Now Win This!: RWA 2016 Souvenir Sweepstakes!

 

RWA 2016 Souvenir Sweepstakes!*

Enter for a chance to win this prize pack from RWA 2016!

Team H&H attended RWA 2016 in beautiful, sunny, Southern California,  and we returned bearing gifts! We brought a little beach back with us, and we're giving you the opportunity enter now for the chance to win an autographed RWA tote bag, fifteen titles, an audiobook, and an autographed mini-notebook from Susan Elizabeth Phillips! 

Click here to enter for a chance to win!

*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/rwa16souvenirgrabbag beginning at 12:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on July 27, 2016. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59 am ET on August 3, 2016. 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.

You're entering for a chance to win the following items:

  • An RWA 2016 Signed Tote Bag
  • An Autographed mini-notebook from Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Audiobook Cuff Me by Lauren Layne
  • Shadow's End by Thea Harrison**
  • Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh**
  • The Shattered Court by M.J. Scott**
  • Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews**
  • Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast**
  • Family Tree by Susan Wiggs
  • The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne**
  • Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins**
  • Magnate by Joanna Shupe**
  • The Marshal's Justice by Delores Forsen
  • Fortune's Special Delivery by Michelle Major
  • Hell Breaks Loose by Sophie Jordan**
  • True North by Tamsen Parker**
  • Call on Me by Roni Loren**
  • Sugar by Seressia Glass**

**denotes an autographed copy

*sunglasses and beach towel not included

Wed
Jul 27 2016 9:30am

August 2016 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

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

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:
August 1-8August 9-16August 17-24August 25-31

Week of August 1 through August 8

[Shopping List ahoy!]

Tue
Jul 26 2016 1:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveal from Dawn Ryder!

Today Team H&H is thrilled to bring you an exclusive cover reveal for Dawn Ryder's upcoming novel Deep Into Trouble, the third book in her Unbroken Heroes series.  Saxon, is a man on a mission whose path crosses with Ginger, a woman who doesn't usually make rash decisions, and may come to regret letting go this one time...

Deep Into Trouble by Dawn Ryder

Deep Into Trouble by Dawn Ryder

Desire is more dangerous than anything…

Saxon Hale lives for the hunt—taking down the bad guys, stopping them dead in their tracks. His latest mission has him in New Orleans, where people go for the party that never ends. But fun is the last thing on Saxon’s mind now that he’s a breath away from closing in on a vicious overlord known only as the Raven. Until an innocent young woman unknowingly enters the very deadly game…  

Ginger Boyce is a librarian who’s growing tired of being so buttoned-up on the job, and when she attends a conference in the Big Easy, she decides to taste the wild side of life. But when her dance with darkness becomes lethal, she’s in dire need of protection—and ends up in the embrace of a man who radiates danger and desire. Soon Saxon finds himself Ginger’s shield against an enemy whose power they haven’t yet begun to face. But will he be able to keep his mind on his mission while the very woman under his care drives him beyond distraction?  

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Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Deep Into Trouble by Dawn Ryder, available March 7, 2017:

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Fri
Jul 22 2016 4:30pm

Yes, We Really Went There: 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!


We sometimes still feel too young, too, Kareni:

Kareni in Do You Think You Were Too Young When You Read Your First Romance?

I'm another one who started reading romances as a young teen, and I ended up with a 100 plus collection of Barbara Cartland romances. (And I'll admit that I'd be afraid to read any of her books today.) I don't think I was too young for the romances I read. Now ask me about the twisted pornographic book that was being passed around school when I was in 7th grade; I'm stilltoo young for that one as it made Fifty Shades of Grey look tame.

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Fri
Jul 22 2016 11:00am

Friday Beefcake: A Love Letter to Our Potential TV Crushes

This weekend is San Diego Comic Con. It's always the perfect time to let our inner geek shine, but it's also the perfect time to pick our new TV boyfriends—here are a few from upcoming shows this fall who are definitely crushworthy.

Source: Luke Cage for Netflix

Dear Mike Colter,

We know you've graced our screens before, but this time you're going to be on your own, kicking ass and taking names as Luke Cage. Last time we were unprepared, but this time we're ready to be mesmerized by your disarming smile and incredible strength. We're also ready for any scene where you'll appear shirtless. 

At least we think we're ready.

[Fall is gonna be fun...]

Sun
Jul 17 2016 5:45pm

RWA 2016 RITAs and Golden Hearts: Complete List of Winners!

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip DunnWhat an enchanted evening! Last night, romance writers and readers gathered together for the annual RITA awards ceremony honoring the year's best works in romance at the conclusion of the 2016 Romance Writers of America National Conference held at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.

In March, we brought you a list of nominees. Now read on for a complete list of the 2016 RITA and Golden Heart winners!

2016 RITA Winners

Best First Book

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn
Entangled Publishing, Teen
Liz Pelletier, editor

Contemporary Romance: Long

Brokedown Cowboy by Maisey Yates
Harlequin, HQN
Margo Lipschultz, editor

[And the other RITAs went to...]

Fri
Jul 15 2016 4:30pm

You Like Us, You Really Like Us: 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!

 

Claire J Munroe now understands the power of the man bun:

Claire J Munroe in Friday Beefcake: A Love Letter to the Man Bun

First time I heard about man 'hair' buns I scoffed at it. Thought it was a ridiculous trend. Then I stepped out of the work office building, slid my sunglasses in place to shield my eyes from the summer sun and looked up. At the sidewalk where... No shirt. 6'6". Washboard abs that went on for miles. Shoulders in just the right proportion. Olive complexion. Sweaty from basketball. Carrying a basketball. Jet black hair. In man bun. On top of head.
OMG. I was frozen in place. Couldn't have moved if I'd wanted to. Especially not when he turned his head my way and... yes, I'll admit it. I drooled a little. His eyes locked onto me and it was like Jason Momoa had peered into my soul and uncovered every deep dark secret that kept my inner cougar tethered to respectability.
Then he smiled—you know the one where they know exactly what their impact does to a girl's fluttering heart? Oh yeah, he'd mastered it and *snap* went that chain on the cougar.

Of course I was so shocked stupid by the encounter that I couldn't unglue my feet from the spot to sprint down the sidewalk to catch my prey, but... ohmiword, thank you sweet Jesus for that intro into man buns. It was totally worth it.
So yes. Me. Fan. Man buns.

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Fri
Jul 15 2016 12:30pm

Friday Beefcake: A Love Letter to Stock Art Guys

In honor of RWA conference this week, we here at H&H decided to dedicate this Friday Beefcake to the Stock Art Guys who don't get enough love for the very important work they do.

Source: shutterstock.com

We never see your face, Stock Art Guy, but you let us ogle your well-defined abs and errants tattoos. You're always posed to accentuate and titilate. You're sometimes the reason we pick up a book and read the cover copy. We want to know more about your potential bad boy ways.

[Always so sexy...]

Thu
Jul 14 2016 5:00pm

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Calista Fox’s The Billionaires


 

 

The Billionaires by Calista Fox

In this novel perfect for fans of Lora Leigh, Maya Banks, and Shayla Black, Calista Fox delivers a sexy and sensuous friends-to-lovers tale with a delicious love triangle twist.

Jewel Catalano, Rogen Angelini, and Vin D'Angelo had been childhood best friends, spending every possible moment with one another. Rogen became her first love, the first one to show her what pleasure could be. Until a volatile feud erupted between their powerful California wine country families and she and Rogen were torn apart from each other. What she didn't expect was to find comfort and passion like she had never known in Vin's arms and bed. But when that too ended in disaster, Jewel moved to San Francisco to work for the Catalano empire. Years later, a series of daring acquisitions brings Jewel back to River Cross, the hometown where Rogen and Vin have recently returned as well. Jewel has the curves, the smarts, and the success to bring any man to his knees—especially the two men who remained best friends and still burn to possess her.

Mixing family business with erotic pleasure ignites a smoldering love triangle. But in order to pull off the bold deal that will build the trios’ own legacy and to stay in their heady, sensual paradise, they must discover what true love really is—or lose everything their hearts' desire...

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Learn more about or pre-order a copy of The Billionaires by Calista Fox, available April 4, 2017:

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Tue
Jul 12 2016 2:00pm

Exclusive Cover Reveal + Q&A: Darynda Jones’s Eleventh Grave in Moonlight!

Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones

Darynda Jones's adventures of Charley Davidson continue to thrill us as we prepare for the next book in the series, Eleventh Grave in Moonlight which will be out early next year! We are thrilled to share this exclusive cover with you as well as a Q&A from the author herself! 

Take a look back through the series and revel in how Jones builds this unique and captivating world that always leave us wanting more. We've so enjoyed getting to follow Charley on her adventures, and The Curse of Tenth Grave left us wanting much, much more! 

ETA: SPOILER ALERT! 
Don't read the Q&A if you haven't finished The Curse of  Tenth Grave yet—we discuss the book's big twists!

[Spoilers Ahead!]

Fri
Jul 8 2016 5:00pm

Shipping, and Swapping, and Zombies—Oh My!: 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!


We're frightened of zombies, too wsl0612:

wsl0612 in Pride and Prejudice...and Spinoffs?

I loved the Lizzie Bennet diaries!! I wasn't quite as enthralled with their adaptation of Emma, but it was well done.

I also was reluctant to view P&P&Z because I find Zombies too gross. But the casting was really good and the whole movie much more enjoyable than I expected. Still won't see Lincoln and vampires though, ugh!


heynowkc understands the shipper's struggle:

heynowkc in Do You Stop Shipping When You Stop Watching?

I mean... it depends. I'm not calling myself a fair-weather fan, but sometimes a show takes a couple to a place, or neglects a couple so much, that it's hard to keep shipping even if you've quit watching (or after the show ends for that matter). You can't unsee what you saw. I know there are some couples that I'll still ship forever - no matter what happens. Even if things get weird... and possibly homicidal. (Henry and Abby from Harper's Island, I'm looking at you!)

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Tue
Jul 5 2016 12:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Kerrigan Byrne, J.R. Gray & Donna Alward!

 

This Tuesday we have three lovely covers for you from Kerrigan Byrne, J.R. Gray, and Donna Alward. In Byrne's next Victorian Rebels tale, The Duke, we're promised a tale of love and loss as the Duke of Trenwyth fights to overcome a grave injury while battling a passion that could consume him. In Gray's Ever So Madly, Jocelynn fights an attraction she's never felt before when faced with a man she never expected. And Alward's first Darling, VT, novel, Somebody Like You, brings childhood sweethearts back together for a marketing campaign that hinges on fairytale romance...

The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne

The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne

He’s noble. Notorious. And takes no prisoners...

Strong as a Viking. Handsome as Adonis. Rich as Midas. Collin “Cole” Talmage, Duke of Trenwyth, is the stuff that legends are made of. He’s the English Empire’s golden son—until fate has its way with him. Cole’s family is killed and his closest comrade betrays him on the battlefield, leaving him gravely injured. But Cole is not one to dwell on misfortune. He is a man of duty, honor—and desire. And now he’s ready for the fight of his lifetime...

Imogen Pritchard is a beautiful lass who works in a hospital by day and as a serving maid at night. Years ago, when she was young and penniless, she ended up spending a scandalous night with Cole, whose tormented soul was matched only by his earth-shattering passion. Imogen entered a marriage of convenience—one that left her a wealthy widow—but she never forgot Cole. Now that her long-lost lover has turned up in her hospital, injured and with no memory of her, Imogen is torn: Is it a blessing or a curse that their past remains a secret to Cole, even as his new passion for her leaves him wanting to protect and possess her…at all costs?

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Learn more about or pre-order a copy of The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne, available February 7, 2017:

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Fri
Jul 1 2016 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: A Love Letter for the Fourth of JulyChrises

It's Fourth of July weekend and we're ready for picnics, sun, and fireworks! What better way to ring in the holiday weekend than with a love letter to the Fourth of Chrises, who we wouldn't mind creating our own fireworks with.

Chris Pine

Chris Pine / Shutterstock

Dearest Chris Pine,

Remember when you were in Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Yeah, those were the good ol' days. You were conniving, but charming, and I rooted for you. While you were looking for a crown back in those days, you've taken the helm of a different ship—The U.S.S. Enterprise. I'm always happy to see you back on the big screen. Your eyes are kind, even if your mouth only seems to speak sarcasm on screen. 

Thanks for being you.

P.S. You look real good with a beard. 

[Chrises. So many Chrises.]

Fri
Jul 1 2016 3:00pm

Swoonies 2016: TV Edition—Your Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year Is...Outlander’s Jamie & Claire!

Welcome to H&H's Swoonies 2016: TV Edition! We're pitting some of our favorite ships head-to-head to see who wins the award for H&H's Swoonworthiest TV Couple of 2016! 

After three rounds, eight swoony couples,  and over 5,000 of votes in the final round, one couple has come out on top as The Swoonworthiest TV Couple of 2016....

Outlander's Jamie & Claire!

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Take a journey through season two of Outlander as Jamie & Claire's love continues to grow.  Tell us what you're favorite Jamie & Claire moments have been, and what you're still looking forward to with this truly epic pairing! 

All hail The Swoonworthiest TV Couple of 2016!! See ya next year!

Get to know Jamie & Claire a little better:

Their Relationship in Gifs

Jamie & Claire Steal Our Hearts

Beginner's Guide to Outlander

Thu
Jun 30 2016 11:00am

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of June 2016

Manties in a Twist by J.A. Rock

What are the best new romances in June 2016?

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.

Willaful:

Manties in a Twist by J.A. Rock
The “Subs Club” series continues to rock my socks off, this time focusing on the irrepressible and adorable Kamen, as he struggles to balance his close friendships and his first serious “adulting” relationship. I love how all the characters in this series are different and approach their kinkiness is very different ways, which includes some hilarious misadventures for Kamen and his Dom. It may be the sweetest and funniest book about kinky sex ever. 

[More recommendations ahead!]