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Romance novels and women's fiction set in the Regency, Victorian, Medieval eras and more. Past times are our pastime, here.

Blogs
September 22 2014

Past Perfect: 5 Erotic Historicals from Day, Page, and More!

Today we're pleased to welcome author Mia Gabriel to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Mia's Lord...
Blogs
September 22 2014

Outlander Season 1, Episode 7 Recap: Was it Good for You?

Claire Randall's adventure continues in the first season of what is sure to be a long-running...
Blogs
September 22 2014

Downton Abbey Series 5 (Season 5), Episode 1 Recap: Live the Truth

Welcome back to Downton Abbey and what's sure to be another year of delicious upstairs/downstairs...
Excerpts
September 21 2014

Christmas Brides: Exclusive Excerpt from “Once Upon a Christmas Scandal”

Relax on a silent night and dive into Christmas Brides, a lush historical holiday anthology featuring...
Blogs
September 20 2014

“Even If It Were Just Days": Love Between Mortals and Immortals in Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters Series

Note: contains major spoilers for “The Mortal Instruments” and “The Infernal Devices”...
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

Ahoy, Maties: Top 10 Pirate Romances from Hoyt, Lindsey, London and More!

Talk Like A Pirate Day is today, and what better way to observe the holiday than talking pirate romance?...
Blogs
September 19 2014

Strung Out and Written Down: Addicted Authors and Characters

Today we're joined by author Ciar Cullen, whose heroine, Lillian Holmes is an heiress-turned-detective-turned-vampire,...
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

Seven Steamy Steampunk Couples from Priest, Carriger, Connolly and More!

Today we're pleased to welcome author Beth Cato to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Beth's Clockwork...
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...
Blogs
September 18 2014

Throwback Thursday: What Was Your First Erotic Romance?

It might not have been the smuttiest thing you ever read—but it was your first. The first time...
Blogs
September 17 2014

Hearts Flutter as Benedict Cumberbatch Recreates Wet Darcy Scene for Charity!

He's doing this for good, people! Benedict Cumberbatch recently recreated the stepping out of...
Blogs
September 17 2014

October 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out...
Blogs
September 17 2014

Pirates Are the New Black: Black Sails

Author Elizabeth Essex, whose latest book is A Scandal to Remember, loves the high seas and piratical...
Blogs
September 17 2014

What Are the Biggest Issues Facing Couples in Couplehood?

The Mindy Project returned last night, and the first episode, titled “We're a Couple...
Blogs
September 16 2014

5 Classic Secondary Couples from SEP, Kleypas, Brockmann, and More!

Secondary couples are often an opportunity for authors to take interesting risks; consequently, they're...
Blogs
September 16 2014

Quick-to-Calm Wives = Happier Marriages?

Confirming a wife's role as caretaker in a marriage, a study discussed in HealthDay says...
Blogs
September 15 2014

Outlander Season 1, Episode 6: Black Jack’s Black Soul

Claire Randall's adventure continues in the first season of what is sure to be a long-running...
Blogs
September 13 2014

Outlander: Unpacking a Controversial Scene

**Spoiler Alert! If you have yet to read Outlander or are new to the show, do NOT read ahead. This...
Blogs
September 12 2014

Drink Up! Boardwalk Empire and Jamie Brenner’s Gin Lovers

**Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Boardwalk Empire and Jamie Brenner's...
Blogs
September 12 2014

First Look: Connie Brockway’s The Songbird’s Seduction (September 16, 2014)

Connie Brockway The Songbird's Seduction Montlake Romance / September 16, 2014) / $9.99...
Blogs
September 12 2014

What’s the Longest You’ve Gone Without Reading a Book?

Home, work, relationships, family, school, a favorite television series or a big movie (or series...
Blogs
September 11 2014

Star-Struck and Bewitched: Top 5 Couples from Barbara Samuel

If I described my top five couples from the fiction of Barbara Samuel without giving title and author,...
Blogs
September 11 2014

Throwback Thursday: Do You Recall Your First TSTL Heroine?

“How could she DO that?” Maybe you've asked that of a heroine from one (or more)...
Blogs
September 10 2014

First Look: Maggie Robinson’s The Unsuitable Secretary (September 16, 2014)

Maggie Robinson The Unsuitable Secretary Penguin / September 16, 2014 / $4.99 digital Harriet...
Blogs
September 10 2014

When Good Guys Go Bad

We've covered many instances of when bad guys turn good (the villain in one story who becomes...
Blogs
September 9 2014

First Look: Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon’s Mending Him (September 9, 2014)

Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon Mending Him Samhain / September 9, 2014 / $5.50 digital As...
Blogs
September 9 2014

Who’s the Most Important Baby in Romance?

News of the royal pregnancy broke yesterday, and naturally we thought about babies in romance novels....
Blogs
September 8 2014

What the Heart Wants: Fall 2014’s Can’t-Miss Romance Books, Movies, and Shows

September | October | November | Printable Version Team H&H...