Thu
Jun 16 2016 4:45pm

Up, Up, and Away—Supergirl Finds Its Superman: Romance News


Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

A Kiss of Fate by Mary Jo Putney

—Deal Alert: Mary Jo Putney's Scottish-set fantasy novel, A Kiss of Fate, is $.99 at e-tailers such as AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks, etc. To this day, I clearly remember a love scene in which bagpipes drown out the (good) screams of the heroine.  You could say it made an impression. Myretta Robens says A Kiss of Fate will leave even more of a mark on readers who are looking for a touch of magic to their reads, but don't want a vampire, saying: “The unfolding of Gwynne's magic melds seamlessly with the unfolding of the relationship between the two. The story hinges on the magic and yet does not use it as a shortcut to a resolution, which happens all too frequently when magic is a part of the world...” 

—Deal Alert: Anne A. Wilson's Hover had us at “helicopter pilot heroine” and is on sale for $2.99 at online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks, etc. Fellow romantic suspense writer Mary Burton dropped by H&H to discuss the portrayal of women in law enforcement, citing Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli and Isles and J.D. Robb's Eve Dallas as examples of badass ladies with badges. 

Deal Alert: A.M. Arthur's third book in her Restoration series, Taking a Chance, is $.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and more. The theme of “restoration” takes on so many meanings in this book as one hero deals with rebuilding a life after death, addiction, and infidelity take heavy hits while the other hero is a carpenter working to restore a kitchen, and his own life—you'll love to see how these two lives intersect. “This plot screamed “read me,” and the set-up is very fun” said Willaful when she named Taking a Chance one of her male/male romance best bets in September. 

Fresh Outta the Oven

Tyler Hoechlin fans get excited! If you've wanted more of Tyler Hoechlin on TV—outside of his role as Derek on Teen Wolf (one half of the Diles ship), then look for him this fall as... drumroll please... Superman! Yes, that's right. Supergirl has finally cast its Superman, the man of steel, who up 'til now has remained faceless. Learn more about it at E! Online. Catch up on Supergirl with our James/Kara-centric recaps from Pen Singleton. 

We're only a week out until Born of Legend by Sherrilyn Kenyon hits shelves, and she's giving us one last taste before it's here with a final book trailer. Feast your eyes (and what piercing eyes there are in it) on Born of Legend. Don't miss a chance to sneak another peek—we have an exclusive excerpt for you. 

—Until Fifty Shades Darker hits theaters, we have another way of seeing Jamie Dornan in all his glory, World War II-era glory at that. Dornan, along with Peaky Blinders' alum Killian Murphy (who should just never be in anything but a three-piece period-appropriate suits, don't you agree?), who are part of the Czech resistance against Nazi Germany and are tasked with killing one of Hitler's right hand men. While the trailer doesn't look particularly... romantic—as one character says “war is not romantic”—it has Jamie Dornan and Killian Murphy and that's enough for us for now!

Wicked is a classic—the story, the soundtrack, the award-winning Broadway musical—and it's about to become a classic of the film variety too. Wicked is finally coming to theaters as Universal announces the film is to come out in 2019—yes, that's a long way off but: It's. Finally. Happening. 

Today on H&H

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1. wsl0612
Ooh, I am so excited for Tyler Hoechlin as Superman! I'm going to assume they'll give him contacts so can't wait to see him with blue eyes :-) I loved the short role he had in Castle a few seasons ago as a tutor to Alex, it was fun to see him be less "alpha".
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