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Jan 25 2015 10:00am

Shipping Sunday: Jane the Virgin’s Jane and Rafael

Jane the Virgin caught our eye from Episode 1—after all, when the premise of the show is that a girl who has been saving herself for marriage but suddenly finds herself accidentally artificially enseminated, we knew that hijinx (and love) would ensue! However, the ship we boarded isn't the original relationship that Jane was in at the beginning of the show; rather, we've fallen for Jane and her former-almost-lover-turned-baby-daddy-and-oh-yeah-boss, Rafael.

Now that Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez has won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy Series (!!!!), the show has a few people sitting up and taking notice. Are you one of them? Have you tried this show?

What's been your favorite Jane and Rafael moment? Share gifs and pictures in the comments!

[Do you ship this couple?...]

Jan 23 2015 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: It’s Sweater Weather with Common, Felton, and More!

Joe ManganielloOkay, we know that beefcake is supposed to be filled with shirtless guys—and we deliver!—but with the cold weather making us all hunker down into our jackets and scarves, it does make us appreciate a man who looks good in his winter clothes! Today, we've gathered up the men who look defined and yummy even in bulky sweaters!

Do you think some men look even better in clothes? Share your favorite beefcake down in the comments!

[Let's get bundled up...]

Jan 20 2015 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Laura Trentham, Stacey Kennedy, and Maggie McGinnis!

Today we're thrilled to reveal the covers for books from Laura Trentham, Stacey Kennedy, and Maggie McGinnis. The heroine of Laura Trentham's Caught Up in the Touch needs to stay in control, stay calm, and stay professional, but all of that gets thrown out the window when she meets a sexy restraunteur. Speaking of control, the hero of Commanded by Stacey Kennedy certainly likes it, but he might be willing to give it all up for the private investigator who catches his eye—and his heart. Meanwhile, Maggie McGinnis has us saying “Make Mine a Cowboy,” in Once Upon a Cowboy, but the heroine might not agree with us.

Learn about these hot reads and see the covers while they're hot off the presses!

[Sneak a peek...]

Jan 19 2015 1:00pm

H&H Quickies #7: Charlotte Stein—Prompt Me!

If you can never get enough of your favorite authors (and who can?!?), you are going to love H&H's author writing challenge, H&H Quickies. Not only will you get to read fun, original scenes by awesome romance authors, but said awesome romance authors will be writing those scenes based on YOUR prompts!

Following up on wonderful Quickie scenes by Lora Leigh, Valerie Bowman, and more (see all the Quickies, here), we are pleased to announce today that Charlotte Stein will be the seventh author to participate in the H&H Quickies challenge! Here are the details:

The idea

For the next week, H&H readers are invited to leave comments on this post with writing prompts/ideas for Charlotte Stein with an contemporary theme. Once the prompting period is over next week, Charlotte will read over all of the prompts and pick at least two that she finds inspiring, and use them to write a short original scene. H&H will then post the scene for everyone to read and enjoy (yay!), as well as reveal which prompts Charlotte used for the scene (woo-hoo!) for bragging rights.

The rules

Prompting is open from right now until Friday, January 23, 2014, at noon EST.

Prompts can be anything, like a word (Zamboni!), a setting (a bedroom!), a situation (their clothes have disappeared!), a description (criminal heroine!)...the sky's the limit! Just one requirement, to keep things interesting: the prompts for this particular challenge should be contemporary-themed.

After you leave some prompts, that's it, your job is done for now! Just be sure to check back on February 13 for an original scene from Charlotte Stein based on your suggestions!

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below or email us at  info@heroesandheartbreakers.com.


Sounds like a blast, right? Let's get prompting!

Jan 16 2015 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Guys with Long Hair from Leto, O’Hurn, and More!

Brock O'HurnJared Leto seems to be the arbiter of taste for indie-guy hairstyles. Last year he spawned the man-bun (okay, we won't really credit him with it, but he certainly had people talking about it), and this past Sunday, he again sported a new long-haired style with...the man-braid!

Romance is full of long-haired heroes—whether they're in historicals and have their hair perfectly pulled back in a queue, expertly braided for battle, or if they're the bad boy of their small town and have a shaggy mane to go with their don't-care-what-you-think attitude!

[Do you like long haired beefcake? Maybe you will after this post!]

Jan 15 2015 2:15pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive Reveals from Amelia Grey, A.C. Arthur, and Paige Tyler!

Today we're thrilled to reveal the covers from books by Amelia Grey, A.C. Arthur, and Paige Tyler! The newest member of the Heirs' Club of Scoundrels is captivated by a beauty—and she's having none of it!—in Amelia Grey's The Earl Claims a Bride. Then, things are starting to look a little hairy when two men who are sworn to protect and serve find women who challenge everything they know in Primal Heat by A.C. Arthur and Wolf Trouble by Paige Tyler.

[Take a peak and see the covers!]

Jan 13 2015 1:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Season Vining and Liz Maverick

Today we're thrilled to reveal covers for Season Vining's Perfect Betrayal, and former Heroes and Heartbreaker's site manager, Liz Maverick's Hot and Bothered. Both books bring the hotness in their pages and their covers, so take a peek behind the curtain, and check them out for yourselves!

[Let's take a look...]

Jan 9 2015 3:48pm

Romance News Roundup: Readathon, Game of Thrones, and More!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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.

New Jamie and Claire Outlander Season 1.5 picture from People—People has an exclusive photo of Outlander's Jamie and Claire in bed (visit their site for the full-size image). 

—Penguin Random House, Goodreads, Mashable, and other sponsors are promoting National Readathon Day, which will be January 24. Just join “readers across America in a marathon reading session on Saturday, January 24. From Noon – 4 PM in our respective time zones, we will sit and read a book in our own home, library, school or bookstore.” The Readathon is accompanied by fundraising and a hashtag #timetoread. 

Winter is Game of Thrones is coming: Game of Thrones Season 5 will debut April 12. (You can find all our GoT coverage archived here—stay tuned for more!)

Fifty Shades of Grey movie tickets are now available for pre-order. Check it out on Fandango!

Jan 7 2015 12:00pm

The New Year, New (Adult) You Sweepstakes!

We resolve to read more books! And give more books, too! Nothing says rebirth and new beginnings like New Adult romance and we have some of the powerhouse ladies of the genre to give to you—and bonus: they're signed copies from Atria! And of course, how are you going to carry these books around, well, we have you covered there, too, because we're giving you a tote bag so you can carry these books with no problem!

Add these books to your own shelf by entering for a chance to win signed copies of your own,* then come back and comment to let us know who you'd want to partner up with to fulfill your resolutions!

Enter for a chance to win 12 signed books and a tote bag in the New Year, New Adult Sweepstakes.*

*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/newyearnewadultsweeps beginning at 12:00 pm Eastern Time (ET) on January 7, 2015. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59 pm ET on January 14, 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.

[Learn more about the books on offer!]

Jan 6 2015 3:37pm

Romance News Roundup: Free KJ Charles Book, Gambit, and Game of Thrones!

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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.

K.J. Charles and her publisher, Samhain, are offering a free book set in the Charm of Magpies world. Titled A Case of Spirits, it takes place between books 2 and 3 in the series.

—We will get to see Channing Tatum on film as Gambit from the X-Men Universe in October 2016 in Gambit's standalone movie. Gambit is a mutant who can mentally create and control pure kinetic energy. He often throws a card imbued with that energy. 

—Game of Thrones will also be hitting the big screen—but as a special IMAX event, not its own movie. HBO is releasing the final two episodes of the show’s fourth season in theaters, and the screening will also include an exclusive trailer for the upcoming season. 

Jan 6 2015 2:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Kieran Kramer, Lori Handeland, Lauren Smith, Amber Hart, Gail Hamilton, and Candy Caine!

What's a better way to ring in the new year than to reveal our first batch of covers for 2015? Today we're thrilled to reveal covers from seven great books coming to you this year from must-read authors!

See what happens when the small-town librarian and the town's favorite son get together—after a healthy competition to be the town's mayor—in Trouble When You Walked In by Kieran Kramer. Fellow bookworm (we assume) and novelist must rush into the arms of her hero—both literally and figuratively—when she lands in the sights of a dangerous Navajo skinwalker in Lori Handeland's Red Moon Rising. Lori has a second cover up for offer too with yet another protector in the works, this time it's the FBI agent heroine who needs to do the protecting when she goes after a supernatural serial killer—and falls in love with her main suspect—in Voodoo Moon.

Things start to heat up in two anthologies. In Gail Hamilton's Magical Love, three couples find some real magic mixed in with the power of love, and pick your fantasy in Candy Caine's More Heated Pleasure—do you like a little boss/secretary deliciousness, voyeurism, or maybe the postman rings twice for you? If that's not hot enough, take a trip to a luxurious BDSM club in Lauren Smith's The Gilded Cuff. Finally, if the winter blues have you down, fly over to Cameroon and see how family loyalties in a foreign land play a part in the happily-ever-after in Captured by You by Amber Hart.

[Take a peek behind the curtain...]

Jan 5 2015 3:48pm

Romance News Roundup: Brighton Walsh, Friends, and Jenny Han

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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.

Happy New Year! Thanks so much for joining us.

Downton Abbey Season 5 premiered last night on PBS in the U.S.—read our recap of the goings-on here, peruse the comments, and let us know what you thought of the episode.

—The evil geniuses behind Outlander marketing have released a teaser of an upcoming teaser, introduced by Sam Heughan, in advance of the show's April 2015 return:

Brighton Walsh's second Captive novel, Exposed, has a cover! Take a look, and then stick around to read the book's official description. Exposed will be out on July 21.

—Jenny Han has revealed that To All the Boys I've Loved Before will have not just one sequel, but two! We knew about P.S. I Still Love You, but it sounds like Lara Jean's story will have at least one more installment after that, if this “Dear Peter” tease is anything to go by (and we think that it is—beware of minor spoilers in the teaser image).

All 10 seasons of Friends are now up on Netflix Instant. Let the debate about whether Ross and Rachel were really on “a break” begin again...

—Karen Marie Moning's Fever series has a brand-new site

Kresley Cole is taking questions for an Arcana Chronicles Q&A that'll be posted on January 14.

Jan 2 2015 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Calendar Guys

From Hunks and Hounds 2015It's the first Friday of the new year and it's time to crack open those calendars! If you didn't get that calendar for the holidays you were hoping for, these calendar guys might be just what you're looking for! Which of these calendars will you be adding to your wall?

[A hunk for all your tastes...]

Dec 31 2014 12:45pm

Team H&H Recommends: Best of 2014

Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLeanEvery month we ask our bloggers for their best book recommendations. With the end of the year approaching, it was time to ask for the Best of 2014. You've seen Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of the Bloggers' Best Reads of 2014. Now it's Team H&H's turns and we're giving you our top 10 books and couples of the year—and we can't wait to see what awaits us in 2015!

Heather Waters (Site Manager):

Like last year, I'm here with my top couples of 2014!

Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover’s Georgiana/Duncan

Sarah MacLean knocks it out of the park again in the conclusion to her Rules of Scoundrels series with one of the most beloved tropes in romance: chick in pants! After weaving the legend of powerful club owner Chase for YEARS, MacLean revealed the mysterious character to be none other than fallen Lady Georgianna, and paired her with the only man who could match her in power and in wits, newspaper tycoon Duncan West. All their interactions are delightful, but especially outstanding is a particular pool scene... Let's just say you'll know it when you see it!

Selfie’s Henry/Eliza

The first few episodes of this modern-day My Fair Lady television series were rough, but the show has become a must-see for the heat between Karen Gillan's Eliza Dooley and John Cho's Henry Higgs. If fake dance parties, business retreats, and office-themed birthday celebrations don't sound all that exciting, it's only because you haven't seen how these two tackle them. One only hopes they get some sort of happy-ish ending, since the show has been canceled by ABC (and Hulu is just releasing the final unaired episodes).

[That's what's nice about the age we live in...]

Dec 30 2014 3:30pm

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of 2014, Part 3

The Iron Duke by Meljean BrookEach 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.

It's the end of the year now, and so we've asked them for their top three books that made the year in reading so memorable. Without further ado, here's Part 3 (of three parts) of our bloggers best reads of 2014—and don't forget to check out Part 1 and Part 2:

Phoebe Chase:

Iron Seas series by Meljean Brook — I know, I know, I should have been reading these all along, but better late than never, right? This series and this author went to auto-buy status after my first taste of the Iron Seas.

Grim Shadows by Jenn Bennett — We've all heard how paranormal romance is dead and the internet is full of cries of “We need something new and fresh or it won't sell!” Enter Jenn Bennett and her Roaring Twenties series.

[Let's change into our flapper costumes and get our read on...]

Dec 29 2014 2:00pm

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of 2014, Part 2

The Lotus Palace by Jeannie LinEach 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.

It's the end of the year now, and so we've asked them for their top three books that made the year in reading so memorable. Without further ado, here's Part 2 (of three parts) of our bloggers best reads of 2014—and don't forget to check out Part 1 and stay tuned for Part 3:


I'm so pleased to have an opportunity to highlight great books that weren't necessarily published this year — especially since it allows me to choose The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin. Although I greatly admired both books in this series for their beautifully realized settings and intricate themes, The Lotus Palace was also achingly romantic in a way I cherish.

I read three older books by Carla Kelly in 2014 and could choose any one of them as a best read. I'll go with Libby's London Merchant, for its freshness and surprises.

To make a break from historicals, Fire by Kristin Cashore was the fantasy romance I wish every young adult reader would try. Not only does it seriously explore the moral dilemmas caused by unusual powers, but the heroine completely owns her own sexuality, and understands the difference between sex, affectionate love, and romantic love. She rejects possessiveness and chooses unconditional love.

[+More bloggers weigh in...]

Dec 26 2014 4:30pm

Friday Beefcake: Favorites of ’14 with Pratt, Mison, DeKay, and More!

Nick BatemanWe like to ask our bloggers the tough questions. So when the end of the year rolled around we thought we'd ask them the toughest question of all: Who was their favorite, hottest, new-to-them, on-their-“List” beefcake? They didn't disappoint! See some of the picks (and pics) and reasons behind their choices. You may be surprised!

Who was on your list this year? Let us know in the comments and share a picture of your own favorite beefcake of the year!

[Let's dig in...]

Dec 26 2014 3:00pm

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of 2014, Part 1

Rock Courtship by Nalini SinghEach 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.

It's the end of the year now, and so we've asked them for their top three books that made the year in reading so memorable. Without further ado, here's Part 1 (of three parts) of our bloggers best reads of 2014—and don't forget to stay tuned for Part 2 and Part 3:

Sahara Hoshi:

2014 was a year for New Zealand and Australian authors. It was also a great year for realistic New Adult, and of course, MC novels. Every one of my picks has a strong female voice and a unique take on their respective genre.

[That's quite a list...what's next!?]

Dec 26 2014 10:45am

January 2015 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in January. A new year, brings a new format to our monthly shopping list. We know you each have your favorite subgenre, but we also know many of you read across genre and care more about the release date! Below, instead of being separated by subgenre, we've separated the new releases out by release week. Within each week, we then separated it by subgenre. We hope you find this more helpful, and we've attached a poll at the bottom of the shopping list so you can let us know your thoughts!

Don’t forget to take this printable version with you when it’s time to shop!

Jump to New Releases Week of:
Jan. 1-Jan. 6 | Jan. 7-Jan. 13 | Jan. 14-Jan. 20 | Jan. 21-Jan. 31

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

[Check out the complete list!...]