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August 29, 2014
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August 28, 2014
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August 27, 2014
Second Chances in Lori Foster’s No Limits
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Sep 2 2014 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveal from Gwen Jones!

Today we're thrilled to reveal the cover for Gwen Jones's latest French Kiss book, The Laws of Seduction. This hero and heroine are the epitome of opposites attracting, but a man's freedom hangs in the balance, so they'll just have to kiss and makeup!

[Learn more about Laws of Seduction and see the cover...]

Aug 31 2014 11:02pm

Change Is Gonna Come: New Downton Abbey Season 5 (Series 5) Trailer!

ITV has released an intriguing new trailer for Downton Abbey Series 5 (or Season 5 here in the U.S.) and has also announced the U.K. premiere date: September 21, 2014.

Excited for the new season?

Aug 29 2014 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Back to School Edition 2014

Ian Harding as Ezra Fitz in Pretty Little LiarsLast year, we gave you Back to School Beefcake to celebrate all those moms sending their kids back to school. This year we're bringing it back—after all, these TV and movie teachers are part of what makes watching these shows and movies so sexy!

[We don't want school to be out...]

Aug 29 2014 12:20pm

Cover Reveal: Christine Warren’s Hard as a Rock!

Hard as a Rock by Christine WarrenToday we're thrilled to reveal the cover for Christine Warren's latest book in the Gargoyle series, Hard as a Rock. These men are hard to handle, but the women who are tied them are tough enough to handle the job.

[See the cover and learn more about the book...]

Aug 29 2014 9:30am

Trope of the Month: Separated Spouses

When the Duke Returns by Eloisa JamesAcademically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s],“ which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing.

But they’re totally not! Romance novel fans all have their favorite—not to mention least favorite—tropes, from friends to lovers, chick in pants, secret baby, marriage of convenience, opposites attract, May-December, boss-assistant...the list goes on.

Each month, we’ll be picking a romance novel trope and ask you to offer recommendations falling under the trope rubric (again with the academic talk!).

Sometimes you love someone, but you can't be with them—whether it's war, personality differences, or anything in between. However, these are romances, so they won't be separated for long!

Here are a few recommendations for this trope off the top of our heads:

Do you like the separated spouses trope? What do you think are some books that epitomize this trope? How do you think it differs from other “marriage” tropes?

Aug 26 2014 3:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Heidi Cullinan, Lorelei James, and Brighton Walsh!

Covers for Heidi Cullinan, Brighton Walsh, and Lorelei JamesThis week we're thrilled to reveal the covers from Heidi Cullinan, Lorelei James, and Brighton Walsh. Each of these couples has barriers to their relationship—sometimes each other—but somehow, we think they'll work it out!

Take a look at the great covers for Brighton Walsh's Captive, Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan, and Unraveled by Lorelei James, and learn more about the books.

[Peek behind the curtain to see all 3 covers!...]

Aug 25 2014 1:23pm

Lost Girl to End After Season 5

In a video posted to her Twitter minutes ago (and embedded for you to watch here), Lost Girl star Anna Silk announced that the series will end after Season 5. The good news, however, which she also revealed, is that the final season will be 16 episodes long and will be split in two, meaning the end is still a ways off.

What say you, Lost Girl fans? Are you disappointed, or looking forward to seeing the show go out on top, or both? What are your hopes for the conclusion of Bo's journey?

For more, read Entertainment Weekly's just-posted interview with Silk, and keep an eye on H&H's Lost Girl collection for more news as we get it.

*h/t to Kiersten Krum for tweeting about the news

Aug 22 2014 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Emmy Nominees from Elba, Ejiofor, Driver, and More!

Don CheadleThe Emmys are August 25 and some winners have already been announced. Your favorite show might have swept the nominations or been totally snubbed, but these actors really take the (beef)cake when it comes to talent and looks.

Check out all the nominees and winners here.

What favorite shows got snubbed and what ones are you routing for? Let us know in the comments—and as always, share pics of your favorite stars!

[This might be our biggest serving of beefcake yet...]

Aug 22 2014 2:53pm

H&H Debriefing: Gothic Heroes!

Another day, another way to follow H&H—we're now on YouTube! Subscribe to the HeroesnHearts channel to catch weekly Debriefings in which Team H&H's Heather, Megan, and Jenn discuss what's hot in romance.

In this week's episode, we tackle Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Heroes Are My Weakness, which Megan is reading now and for which H&H has a sexy excerpt here, with a guest post from SEP herself to come on Monday. Then the convo turns to our general love of Gothic romances and their delicously brooding heroes.

Missed last week's? Catch up on our chat about identifying as romance fans here; we'd love to hear your experiences too!

*Note: For some reason Heather says our SEP excerpt is from Chapter 3 but she's crazy so just ignore that; it's a selected scene from later on in the book.

Aug 21 2014 11:00am

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of August 2014

My Beautiful Enemy by Sherry ThomasEach 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 August 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):

Myretta Robens

My best of August book is Sherry Thomas's My Beautiful Enemy.
The hero and heroine have Sherry Thomas's trademark depth and vividness, and she does an extraordinary job of developing a relationship across time, cultures, and geography. One of her best, in my opinion.

Willa aka Willaful

My “best of” for August, We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, is absolutely not a romance. It is, however, a love story
about family. An intriguing high-concept plot and clever narrative
structure reveal deeply moving ideas about how love for family shapes our
identity, and about our ability to close our minds to unpleasant truths.

In romance, I loved the wit and tenderness of The Suffragette Scandal by
Courtney Milan, a lovely end to a memorable series.

[Will you be adding these to you TBR pile?]

Aug 20 2014 1:00pm

Now Win This!: Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Son of No One Collector’s Edition!

Click here to enter for a chance to win a collector's edition hardcover copy of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Son of No One.*

Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Read an exclusive excerpt from Son of No One.

In Son of No One, next in the blockbuster The Dark-Hunters series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, it’s not easy being life’s own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast. Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group as a photographer and camerawoman. Yeah, they’re even crazier than she is. The only paranormal thing she believes in is the miracle that keeps her rusted out hoopty running. But when something truly evil is released into the world, they are forced to call in reinforcement.

From the moment Josette meets Cadegan, she knows something about him isn’t quite right. Mysterious and armed with lethal sarcasm, he seems a lot older than his age.

Centuries ago, Cadegan was viciously betrayed into an immortal prison by the only person he’d ever trusted. Forced against his will to do good, he hates everything in life. All he wants is a way out. But for the damned there is only eternal suffering. And yet there is something about Josette that intrigues him. Something he can’t seem to fight and the last time he felt this way about a woman, it cost him everything.

He knows he has to stay away from her, but the unleashed demon is hellbent on consuming her soul. If one more innocent is taken, he will be sent back to an unimaginable prison that makes his current hell look like paradise. But how can he keep her safe when his being with her is the greatest threat of all?

Click here to enter for a chance to win a collector's edition hardcover copy of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Son of No One.*

*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/sonofnoonecollectorssweeps beginning at 1:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on August 20, 2014. Sweepstakes ends at 12:59 pm ET on September 3, 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.

Aug 20 2014 11:00am

September 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

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

Heroes and Heartbreakers September 2014 Shopping List!
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy/SfR
Son of No One by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Burning Desire by Donna Grant, Night's Honor by Thea Harrison, Ghost Layer by Robin D. Owens, Forged by Desire by Bec McMaster, Chained by Night by Larissa Ione, Once Haunted Twice Shy by HP Mallory, Beauty's Beast by Amanda Ashley

[Check out the complete list!...]

Aug 19 2014 3:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals for Donna Grant, Manda Collins, D. D. Ayres, Season Vining, and J.M. Stewart!

We've got rakes, dragon kings, infuriating exes, undercover agents, and more in this week's edition of Cover Tuesday, when we reveal book covers for some exciting upcoming new releases! 

Read on for a special first look at the brand-new covers for Manda Collins' A Good Rake Is Hard to Find, D. D. Ayres' Force of Attraction, Donna Grant's Night's Blaze, Held Against You by Season Vining, and J.M. Stewart's Whatever It Takes.

[Drumroll, please...]

Aug 15 2014 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Swimsuit Edition with Lochte, Holloway, Swayze

Josh HollowayIt's the dog days of summer and what's better than to spend those hot times by the pool, or at the beach or lake. We gathered together some prime specimens who will hopefully heat you up before you go cool down!

[Go for a dip with these beefcake...]

Aug 15 2014 10:33am

Och, Lassie! Outlander Renewed for Season 2!

Claire and Jamie in Outlander Season 1TV Guide is reporting that Starz has renewed Outlander, based on the series by Diana Gabaldon, for a second season. Season 2 will be based on the second book in the series, Dragonfly in Amber, and will have at least 13 episodes.

Only the first episode of Outlander has aired thus far, but thanks to Starz's marketing efforts and the book series' fanbase, that episode has garnered five million views.

And, come on, who doesn't want to see more Jamie and Claire?

Aug 15 2014 9:58am

Nalini Singh Reveals Cover for Rock Addiction!

Rock Addiction by Nalini SinghNalini Singh has revealed the cover for Rock Addiction, the first book in her Rock Kiss series. It sounds as though it's a sexy New Adult romance (emphasis on the sexy!), and luckily, we won't have long to wait—Rock Addiction releases on September 9. 

Here's the book's official description:

A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…

Stay tuned to the H&H Nalini Singh Collection for more information as we get it.

Aug 14 2014 11:45am

New Photos for Downton Abbey Season 5!

Mary, Tom Branson, and Lord Gillingham in Downton Abbey Season 5Masterpiece has released new official promotional pictures for Downton Abbey Season 5, giving us hints about what's ahead for our favorite characters. In them, we see Lady Mary hanging out with Tom and maybe-love-interest Lord Gillingham (and their guns!), Anna and Bates looking stiff (but smiling!), Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes possibly more friendly, and a brand-new household portrait (how quickly the babies have grown!). See all 8 of the images at BuzzFeed.

Downton Abbey returns with new episodes in the UK this fall, and in the United States on January 4, 2015. As always, H&H will present weekly recaps, so keep an eye on our Downton Abbey Collection for those and much, much more Downton goodness.

What are you most anticipating in Season 5?

[+Check out 2 more intriguing pics here...]

Aug 13 2014 11:00am

Now Win This!: Christina Dodd’s Virtue Falls

This sweepstakes has ended.

Click here to enter for a chance to win a copy of your own!*

Read an excerpt or learn more about the book:

Twenty-three years ago, Misty Banner was brutally slashed to death in her home in Virtue Falls, Washington. Her husband was convicted of the murder. Their four year old daughter Elizabeth witnessed the crime, but has no memory of the killing. Now, two decades later, Elizabeth is back in Virtue Falls. She soon discovers her father is innocent. The real killer is still out there. And her investigation has stirred dark and deadly resentments that could provoke in another bloody murder—her own—in this riveting novel from bestselling author Christina Dodd.

Click here to enter for a chance to win a hardcover copy of Virtue Falls by Christina Dodd*

*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/virtuefallssweeps beginning at 11:00 am Eastern Time (ET) on August 13, 2014. Sweepstakes ends at 10:59 am ET on August 8, 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.

Aug 12 2014 12:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Terri Brisbin, Paige Tyler, Cecy Robson, and Patricia Rosemoor

Dangerous by Patricia Rosemoor, Hungry Like the Wolf by Paige Tyler, Rising Fire by Terri Brisbin, Once Loved by Cecy RobsonIt's the dog days of summer and while things are heating up all over the country, we're bringing you some even hotter covers! We're so thrilled to share exclusive reveals from authors Terri Brisbin, Paige Tyler, Cecy Robson, and Patricia Rosemoor!

Read on for a special first look at the covers for Rising Fire (Warriors of Destiny, Book 1) by Terri Brisbin, Hungry Like the Wolf (SWAT, Book 1) by Paige Tyler, Once Loved (Shattered Past, Book 2) by Cecy Robson, and Dangerous by Patricia Rosemoor. Enjoy!

[Continue on to find out more about these great new books and series...]