<i>Smoke on the Water</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Smoke on the Water: Exclusive Excerpt Lori Handeland "He stilled, gaze on mine, but he didn’t stop me from touching him." <i>Lady Emily's Exotic Journey</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Lady Emily's Exotic Journey: Exclusive Excerpt Lillian Marek “I begin to think that this will be a most interesting voyage." <i>That Night with the CEO</i>: Exclusive Excerpt That Night with the CEO: Exclusive Excerpt Karen Booth “Hey, you’re the one suggesting showers. Not me.” <i>Dragonbane</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Dragonbane: Exclusive Excerpt Sherrilyn Kenyon "Growling in fury, she’d straddled him, fully intending to take his offer..."
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Fri
Jul 31 2015 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Would You Rather—Tom Hiddleston and Sam Heughan

It's a truth universally acknowledged that, for the most part, we all have a type. For some of us that's blond beefcake (Thor, anyone?), for other's it's the classic Tall, Dark, and Handsome, (David Gandy for the win!), still for others, they'll take a fiery fella any day (We all wish Ron Weasley was real, right?). However, it's a rare male creature that can appeal to all these preferences with just some hair dye or a wig. However, today, we're going to make our case for Sam Heughan and Tom Hiddleston—two universally loved celebrity boyfriends who can rock just about any hair color AND share quite a bit in common (a propensity for period clothing, hailing from the UK, general hotness...)!

Share your favorite pictures in the comments and cast your vote for which celebrity wins in your book!

[All the pretty colors...and men!]

Thu
Jul 30 2015 2:00pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive Reveals from Christine Warren and Amelia Grey!

Today Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to reveal covers for Christine Warren and Amelia Grey. First up is the next book in Christine Warren's Gargoyle series that proves a good man is hard to find in Rocked by Love. Then, we love a good wedding! So let's crash this one in Amelia Grey's Wedding Night with the Earl. 

[Learn about the books and check out the amazing covers...]

Thu
Jul 30 2015 12:00pm

Top 10 Quotes from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter Series!

Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon

August 4 sees the release of the nineteenth book in Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter series, Dragonbane. To ring in the next installment, we're celebrating with some of our favorite Dark-Hunter quotes. You know, the ones that make our hearts sing, that make us sigh, laugh, and pant for the next book in the series. These quotes were some of the top-rated lines from Goodreads and definitely earned our vote on the site. By no means do we think this is a complete list of the best quotes, so read what we chose and then share your own favorite Dark-Hunter lines—as well as why they're so memorable for you—in the comments! And then stay tuned for the top quotes from Dragonbane, coming soon!

  • “Life isn't finding shelter in the storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain.”
    ― Acheron
  • “She didn't understand that. “How can anyone be afraid of love?”
    “How can they not?” His face was completely aghast. “When you love someone... truly love them, friend or lover, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a part of yourself that you give to no one else, and you let them inside a part of you that only they can hurt—you literally hand them the razor with a map of where to cut deepest and most painfully on your heart and soul. And when they do strike, it's crippling—like having your heart carved out. It leaves you naked and exposed, wondering what you did to make them want to hurt you so badly when all you did was love them. What is so wrong with you that no one can keep faith with you? That no one can love you? To have it happen once is bad enough... but to have it repeated? Who in their right mind would not be terrified of that?”
    ― Devil May Cry

[These lines are memorable...]

Thu
Jul 30 2015 11:00am

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of July 2015

Playing with Trouble by Chanel Cleeton

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 July 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):

Janet Webb:

My favorite book of July 2015 is Playing with Trouble: Capital Confessions Book 2 by a new-to-me-author, Chanel Cleeton. Will I read her again? Most definitely. The plot, a law student falls in lust and fantasy with her law professor, or is it he who falls into constant mesmerizing about her? Cleeton deftly shows Blair and Gray interacting in class, in a shared pro bono activity and more, through the addictively readable method of alternating first person.

Adults fall in love. They do so in myriad ways and a classroom is not sacrosanct. Did I say adults? Blair and Gray realize that a professor/student relationship is not on, no matter the feelings, during the length of time the class is in session. Do they engage in massive foreplay? Oh yeah. Blair is one of three sisters and her story is the second in the Capital Confessions trilogy. It is to Cleeton’s credit that it’s easy to grasp the story that came before (and still want to read it!). If a preppy princess falling for a brilliant bad boy is a trope that interests you, you’ll love Playing with Trouble.

[Good read recommendations for your TBR...]

Sun
Jul 26 2015 3:00pm

RWA Announces 2015 RITA and Golden Heart Winners!

Run to You by Clara KensieOh, what a 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 2015 Romance Writers of America national conference, held at Times Square's Marriott Marquis in New York City.

In March, we brought you a list of the nominees. Now, read on for a complete list of the 2015 RITA and Golden Heart winners!

2015 RITA Winners

Best First Book
Run to You
by Clara Kensie
Harlequin, TEEN
Natashya Wilson, editor

[See the rest of the RITA and Golden Heart winners...]

Thu
Jul 23 2015 2:00pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive Cover Reveal from Mandy Baxter

Today H&H is thrilled to reveal three covers from Mandy Baxter's Billioniare's Club Series. What's better than one billionaire? A whole three...that are brother! See how the Christensen boys find their happily ever afters in The Billionaire Heartbreaker, The Billionaire Single Dad, and Christmas with the Billionaire Rancher!

[Learn more about the books and check out the amazing covers...]

Thu
Jul 23 2015 8:08am

Team H&H is at RWA!

Last night kicked off the festivities for the annual Romance Writers of America National Conference. While Team H&H is always glad to travel around the country for conference, we're thrilled to welcome all the romance writers, readers, and crew to our city as Heroes and Heartbreakers calls New York City its home base. Team H&H's Heather Waters and Jenn Proffitt will be at RWA this week, so stay tuned for news and tweets from the conference. If you're there, come say hi—we're friendly see, this photo from right before the literacy signing is proof!

In the spirit of the conference, and for those who aren't there this week, do you remember what, if any, RITA winning books you've read (either from this year or years past)? Let us know in the comments!

Wed
Jul 22 2015 12:00pm

August 2015 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 1-7 | August 8-14 | August 15-21 | August 22-31

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

[Check out the complete list!...]

Wed
Jul 22 2015 9:30am

Now Win This!: Ilona Andrews’s Magic Shifts

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We're only about two weeks away from the release of the latest Kate Daniels book by Ilona Andrews, and if you just can't wait to get a copy...we're giving you the chance to win one!* 

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In the latest Kate Daniels novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews, magic is coming and going in waves in post-Shift Atlanta—and each crest leaves danger in its wake…

After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Kate and Curran know that separating from the Pack completely is a process that will take time. 

But when they learn that their friend Eduardo has gone missing, Kate and Curran shift their focus to investigate his disappearance. Eduardo was a fellow member of the Mercenary Guild, so Kate knows the best place to start looking is his most recent jobs. As Kate and Curran dig further into the merc’s business, they discover that the Guild has gone to hell and that Eduardo’s assignments are connected in the most sinister way…

An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece.

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Wed
Jul 22 2015 7:00am

Cover Reveal: Darynda Jones’s Charley Davidson Novella Brighter Than the Sun!

Friday on her Facebook page, Darynda Jones announced the title for a mysterious new novella, Brighter Than the Sun, sparking all sorts of questions, especially “Is it a Charley Davidson book??” Well, today, Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to unveil the cover for that very title, a shiny new Reyes Alexander Farrow story.

Wait, what?!!!

Yes, you read that right: Charley Davidson's beloved, the son of Satan himself, Reyes Alexander Farrow, will be the star of the novella! Which means a certain author was teasing us mercilessly in her comment about more Reyes point of view in a recent Dirt on Ninth Grave reveal Q&A... But I think we can all agree that it. was. worth it.

And now, onto the full cover—not to mention the official description—for Brighter Than the Sun...

[Learn more about the book and check out the amazing cover...]

Tue
Jul 21 2015 3:13pm

Romance News Roundup: Psy-Changeling Reunion, Tina Leonard Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh—Old favorites are set to return for a Psy-Changeling reunion in the as-yet-untitled next book in the series, Nalini Singh told fans last night at a Shards of Hope signing/live chat with Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books in New Jersey. Characters you can expect to see in future include Falcon Changelings, BlackSea, RainFire, and...pupcubs! (Want more? The Berkley Romance live-tweeted the event.) We will of course bring you news about Singh's 2016 release as we get it, and until then we offer up all our Nalini Singh coverage.

—Deal Alert: Tina Leonard's The Rebel Cowboy's Quadruplets is currently $.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.* Check out the covers for more books by Leonard, including her forthcoming rodeo romance Last of the Red-Hot Heroes, due out September 15, 2015.

[+Watch Chris Evans in a new rom-com trailer...]

Tue
Jul 21 2015 1:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Donna Grant, Vanessa North, Heidi Belleau and Sam Schooler, Amelia Grey, Jamie Howard, Sugar Jamison, and Laura Trentham

Today Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to reveal covers for Donna Grant, Vanessa North, Heidi Belleau and Sam Schooler, Amelia Grey, Jamie Howard, Sugar Jamisonand Laura Trentham. Donna Grant gives us a new dragonshifter series to appreciate and a Reaper to boot in Dark Alpha's Claim. Heidi Belleau and Sam Schooler offer a look at a young man's journey to save his family home, and maybe connect with his long-dead grandfather who he looks exactly like when he signs up to be a celebrity lookalike escort service in Dead Ringer. Then, in Vanessa North's Blueberry Boys, two men stand to lose everything or gain a forever with each other. Nothing says the holidays like a fight, but it's the heroine throwing the punches in The Duke and Miss Christmas by Amelia Grey. Disdain turns to passion in Jamie Howard's Until We Break, while old flames reunite—and butt heads—in Laura Trentham's Melting into You. Then we round out our Cover Tuesday with another fiesty heroine of the shotgun toting, half naked variety in Sugar Jamison's The Bad Boy CEO.

[Learn more about the books and check out the amazing covers...]

Thu
Jul 16 2015 2:45pm

Cover Alert: J.R. Ward Reveals the Cover for Next Black Dagger Brotherhood, The Beast

The Beast by J.R. Ward

Earlier today on her Facebook page, J.R. Ward revealed the cover for the 14th book in her Black Dagger Brotherhood series, The Beast. For now, we still only know that it will feature Rhage and his beast...and hopefully more happily ever after and BDB action. Stay tuned for more information as it comes about The Beast, available April 5, 2016. 

For all of those who have already added The Beast to their TBR pile, you can pre-order it on Amazon.

For more BDB discussion, come hang out in our spoilerrific discussion thread for the newly released The Shadows, or read a non-spoilery First Look here

Tue
Jul 14 2015 1:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Lisa Marie Perry and Nicole Helm

Today Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to reveal covers for Lisa Marie Perry and Nicole Helm. First up, he went from the wide open ice to the wide open range when a former NHL star becomes a cowboy in Rebel Cowboy by Nicole Helm. Then, in Lisa Marie Perry's One More Night, our heroine took a bullet for this hero, but it's not the only scar that's been left behind. See how this couple heals old wounds! 

[Learn more about the books and check out the amazing covers...]

Tue
Jul 7 2015 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Lizzy Ford’s Highlander Enchanted Exclusive Cover Reveal

Today Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to reveal the cover for Lizzy Ford's Highlander Enchanted, where the heroine flees from one fiancé and finds love with another man where she least expects it! Thanks, Lizzy!

[Learn more about the book and check out the amazing cover...]

Fri
Jul 3 2015 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: The Men of Turn

The Men of AMC's Turn

Tomorrow is The Fourth of July in America, or Independence Day! While for the most part, it's just used as a day off work, shows like AMC's Turn remind us of the men and women who fought, died, and spied for our country's freedom. There are so many reasons to love the men of this show, but for our purposes, the one we'll be focusing on is because they're pretty.

Have you watched Turn?

[These guys know how to rock a queue...]