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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
July 31 2014

First Look: Grace Burrowes’s The Traitor (August 5, 2014)

Grace Burrowes The Traitor Sourcebooks Casablanca / August 5, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital The...
Blogs
July 31 2014

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs: Reviewing the Black Moment from Balogh, Howard, Phillips, and More!

Ah, despair! We all love a funny romance with rakish pirates, but every now and then we want an author...
Blogs
July 31 2014

Throwback Thursday: What Was Your First Historical?

Historical romance was the top genre in romance for many, many years, and if you found your way to...
Blogs
July 30 2014

Top 10 Tips to Toppling from the Top of the Ton

Today we're joined by author Sophie Jordan, whose A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin is...
Blogs
July 30 2014

What Couple Shouldn’t Have Been Together?

Yesterday we were discussing the couples with the most chemistry, and then this article from...
Original Stories
July 29 2014

H&H Quickies #4: Valerie Bowman Presents a Prequel Scene to The Unlikely Lady

Today we are over the moon to bring you an exclusive Quickie scene from Valerie Bowman, whose brand...
Blogs
July 29 2014

First Impressions of Outlander Episode 1, “Sassenach”: Wait ’n’ See

Last night, major Outlander fan Lizzie Poteet attended an NYC screening of the first episode...
Blogs
July 29 2014

Which Couple Has the Best Chemistry?

              All of us have our...
Blogs
July 28 2014

First Look: Sherry Thomas’s My Beautiful Enemy (August 5, 2014)

Sherry Thomas My Beautiful Enemy Berkley / August 5, 2014 / $7.99, print & digital Hidden...
Blogs
July 28 2014

Sarah MacLean Offers a Peek at Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover!

Sarah MacLean has just released a sneak peek at her forthcoming release, Never Judge a Lady by Her...
Blogs
July 27 2014

First Look: Nicola Cornick’s Claimed by the Laird (July 29, 2014)

Nicola Cornick Claimed by the Laird (Scottish Brides #3) Harlequin HQN / July 29, 2014 / $7.99,...
Blogs
July 27 2014

RWA Announces 2014 RITA and Golden Heart Winners

Tonight, the RWA capped off its 2014 conference with the annual RITA  and Golden Hearts awards...
Excerpts
July 26 2014

My Beautiful Enemy: Exclusive Excerpt

A beautiful and cunning woman meets her match in a man just as dangerous and seductive as...
Blogs
July 26 2014

First Look: Sophie Jordan’s A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin (July 29, 2014)

Sophie Jordan A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin Avon / July 29, 2014 / $7.99, print / $6.99,...
Blogs
July 25 2014

Friday Beefcake: Hero Inspiration from Gandy, Armitage, and More!

Many authors look to real-life celebrities for inspiration when they start writing their books. Some...
Blogs
July 25 2014

First Look: Manda Collins’s Why Lords Lose Their Hearts (July 29, 2014)

Manda Collins Why Lords Lose Their Hearts St. Martin's Press / July 29, 2014 / $7.99 print...
Blogs
July 25 2014

Downton Abbey Cast Teases Season (Series) 5—Plus Premiere Date!

**SPOILER Alert: If you haven't caught up to all four seasons of Downton Abbey look away—fetch...
Blogs
July 24 2014

I Spy the Prince Regent: Historical Spies from Bradley, Galen, Quinn, and More!

Like many readers, historical romances were among the first romances I read, but it wasn’t until...
Blogs
July 24 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of July 2014

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural,...
Blogs
July 24 2014

Throwback Thursday: First Susan Elizabeth Phillips Book?

Susan Elizabeth Phillips (or SEP, for short) will release a new book, Heroes Are My Weakness,...
Blogs
July 23 2014

August 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out...
Blogs
July 23 2014

What’s Your Grittiest Sexiest Read?

With more and more MC, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, nihilistic (and other euphemisms for 'dark')...
Blogs
July 22 2014

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals for Jeannie Moon, Bronwen Evans, and Sarah Title!

On the eve of the annual Romance Writers of America national conference, H&H is delighted to celebrate...
Blogs
July 21 2014

She’s So Unusual: Sandra Schwab’s Historical Romances

What comes to mind at the phrase, “Black Forest?” A dessert rich with dark chocolate,...
Blogs
July 21 2014

What Couples Have Survived the Moonlighting Effect?

Last week, Heather reported on news that Arrow's Olicity (Oliver and Felicity) might actually...
Excerpts
July 20 2014

Read & Win: Daisy Goodwin’s The Fortune Hunter

Get a sneak peek of Daisy Goodwin’s The Fortune Hunter (available July 29, 2014), with an exclusive...
Blogs
July 18 2014

Sherlock and Spock: Brainy is the New Sexy

Today we're joined by author Kara Braden, whose The Longest Night is a contemporary romance with...
Blogs
July 17 2014

Travel the World Without Leaving Your Chair: Non-American Authors

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more...
Excerpts
July 17 2014

A Woman Made for Sin: Exclusive Excerpt

Three best friends are the most eligible ladies in London. But Lady Aimee Wentworth only has...
Blogs
July 17 2014

Throwback Thursday: Your First Harlequin Romance?

It's rare, if not impossible, to find a romance reader who hasn't read at least one romance...