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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
October 2 2014

Throwback Thursday: Old School Romance Book Club Takes on Julie Garwood’s The Bride

Each month, the Old School Romance Book Club is reading a new (old) book together. This month, it's...
Blogs
October 1 2014

Fish Out of (Historical and Fantasy) Water

All of us have been the odd man out at some point in time. Whether it is the memory of our first day...
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: Amanda Scott’s Moonlight Raider (September 30, 2014)

Amanda Scott Moonlight Raider (Border Nights #1) Forever / September 30, 2014 / $8.00 print  /...
Blogs
September 30 2014

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Lavinia Kent and Violetta Rand!

Today we're revealing two covers that only hint at the hotness within—both feature independent...
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,...
Blogs
September 29 2014

First Look: Lisa Henry’s Sweetwater (September 29, 2014)

Lisa Henry Sweetwater Riptide / September 29, 2014 / $6.99, digital / $16.99, print Elijah...
Blogs
September 29 2014

Downton Abbey Series 5 (Season 5), Episode 2 Recap: Uncertain Futures

Welcome back to Downton Abbey and what's sure to be another year of delicious upstairs/downstairs...
Blogs
September 29 2014

Outlander Season 1, Episode 8 Recap: Is it Always Like This?

Claire Randall's adventure continues in the first season of what is sure to be a long-running...
Blogs
September 29 2014

Is Edwardian the New Regency?

We've been featuring Not-Your-Usual-Historicals for awhile now, but it seems as though more readers...
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

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

Outlander’s Midseason Premiere Date Set—When Will Jamie and Claire Return?

Before Outlander was a TV show, we all loved Jamie Fraser. However, after last Saturday's episode,...
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 24 2014

Hitting the Books: Not-Your-Usual Historicals for September 2014

September means back to school time, and what better way to celebrate than with a bit of history that...
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 23 2014

First Look: Carolyn Jewel’s A Notorious Ruin (September 23, 2014)

Carolyn Jewel A Notorious Ruin (Sinclair Sisters #2) cJewel Books / September 23, 2014 / $5.99...
Blogs
September 23 2014

What’s Your Favorite Wedding Gif?

So on Saturday night, Starz's Outlander series showed us what Outlander fans have been picturing...
Blogs
September 22 2014

First Look: Anne Stuart’s Never Marry a Viscount (September 23, 2014)

Anne Stuart Never Marry a Viscount Montlake / September 23, 2014 / $12.95 print, $4.99 digital She’s...
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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...
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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...