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Romance novels and women's fiction set in the modern-day world. No better time than the present, eh?

Original Stories
October 1 2014

H&H Quickies #5: Desiree Holt Presents a Special Scene for Finding Julia

Today we are so excited to bring you an exclusive Quickie scene from Desiree Holt, whose brand new...
Blogs
October 1 2014

Watch & Win: Nicholas Sparks’s The Best of Me!

Get a sneak peek at The Best of Me (in theaters October 17, 2015) with a look at the trailer,...
Blogs
October 1 2014

“I Won’t Because All of Me Wants To": What’s the Ultimate Sacrifice in Romance Novels?

This is not a romance (um, spoiler, he sends her to jail), but the romance between the protagonist...
Blogs
September 30 2014

First Look: R.C. Ryan’s The Maverick of Copper Creek (September 30, 2014)

R.C. Ryan The Maverick of Copper Creek Forever / September 30, 2014 / $8.00 print / $7.99...
Blogs
September 30 2014

September 2014 New Adult Roundup: The Mind is a Battlefield

Turmoil and angst abound in September’s NA Releases. Many of these characters are struggling...
Blogs
September 29 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of September 2014

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural,...
Excerpts
September 29 2014

The Billionaire Cowboy: Exclusive Excerpt

Billionaire Ryder Blackwell has got it all under control. The wealthiest cattle baron this side...
Excerpts
September 28 2014

Christmas at Seashell Cottage: Exclusive Excerpt

It's Christmas in Jewell Cove... And local doctor Charlie Yang finds her quiet, steady...
Blogs
September 27 2014

First Look: Sugar Jamison’s Gentlemen Prefer Curves (September 30, 2014)

Sugar Jamison Gentlemen Prefer Curves St. Martin's Press / September 30, 2014 / $7.99 print...
Blogs
September 27 2014

Trope of the Month: Mistresses and Courtesans!

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s]," which makes them sound...
Blogs
September 26 2014

Friday Beefcake: Falling for Ginger Guys from Heughan, White, and More!

It's officially fall! And with fall comes changing leaves, which, of course makes us think of...
Blogs
September 26 2014

Scandal Season 4 Episode 1: Liv’s Back, Gladiators!

Can't get enough Scandal? Join the club—really. Tune into H&H for weekly recaps from...
Excerpts
September 26 2014

Her Perfect Game: Exclusive Excerpt

Spring break is supposed to be a week of fun in the sun for three childhood friends about to...
Blogs
September 26 2014

We Laugh Because We Love: Top 10 Romance Parodies

Obviously, we all love Romance as a genre. None of us would be here if we didn’t. (Here, as...
Blogs
September 26 2014

How Do You Feel About First Person Point-of-View?

In the past, some romance readers said they were turned off by a book if it was told in the first...
Blogs
September 25 2014

Longing and Courage: September 2014 Women’s Fiction Roundup

Emily Dickinson’s words, “The past is not a package one can lay away,” are very...
Blogs
September 25 2014

First Look: Samantha Young’s Echoes of Scotland Street (September 30, 2014)

Samantha Young Echoes of Scotland Street NAL Trade / September 30, 2014 / $15.00 print / $4.99...
Blogs
September 24 2014

First Look: Desiree Holt’s Finding Julia (September 29, 2014)

Desiree Holt Finding Julia Lyrical Press / September 29, 2014 / $3.99 digital Can a moment...
Blogs
September 24 2014

Love and Laughter, Coming this Fall: The Romantic Possibilities of TV’s Upcoming Sitcoms

From Sam and Diane on Cheers to Ross and Rachel on Friends to last season’s most absorbing comedy...
Blogs
September 24 2014

First Look: Nalini Singh’s Rock Courtship (September 30, 2014)

Nalini Singh Rock Courtship TKA Distribution / September 30, 2014 / $2.99 A drummer for...
Blogs
September 23 2014

First Look: Jaci Burton’s Hope Burns (September 30, 2014)

Jaci Burton Hope Burns Jove / September 30, 2014 / $7.99 print / digital Molly Burnett...
Blogs
September 23 2014

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Valerie Bowman, Jennifer Chance, Elisabeth Barrett, and Candis Terry

Today we're thrilled to reveal the covers from some great authors! Are you looking to celebrate...
Blogs
September 19 2014

Friday Beefcake: Foxy Flannel

Plaid flannel was once a fabric reserved for grunge rockers and lumberjacks. But now, any man can...
Blogs
September 19 2014

H&H Debriefing: Give a ’Ship

Another day, another way to follow H&H—we're now on YouTube! Subscribe to...
Blogs
September 19 2014

LOL! The Top 10 Rom-Coms of the Past 10 Years

I worship at the altar of Nora Ephron, Tom Hanks, and Meg Ryan. I can quote When Harry Met Sally on...
Excerpts
September 19 2014

Gentlemen Prefer Curves: Exclusive Excerpt

SOMETIMES SIZE DOES MATTER Belinda Gordon thought she had it all—a great job,...
Blogs
September 19 2014

Who’s Your Favorite Pirate?

Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day! And in honor of the day, we want to know if your favorite pirate...
Blogs
September 18 2014

A Stranger in a Strange Land: Fish-Out-of-Water Romances from SEP, Morsi and More!

What do you think of when someone describes a novel as having a “fish out of water” trope?...
Blogs
September 18 2014

Exclusive: Donna Alward and Jackie Ashenden Covers Revealed!

Today we're pleased to reveal covers for exciting upcoming releases featuring doctors, dangerous...
Blogs
September 18 2014

Inspiring! Top 10 Inspirational Romances

I’ve been reading romance novels since my middle school years, but it has only been in the last...