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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
August 20 2014

First Look: Pam Jenoff’s The Winter Guest (August 26, 2014)

Pam Jenoff The Winter Guest Harlequin MIRA / August 26, 2014 / $14.95 print & digital Life...
Blogs
August 20 2014

Outlander IS a Bodice Ripper

Bodice ripper*: A controversial term for the earliest of romance novels with a certain formula. Sure,...
Blogs
August 20 2014

September 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out...
Blogs
August 20 2014

Who’s Your Favorite Bad Girl?

Sometimes some characters are so dastardly, and yet so charismatic that even when they're...
Blogs
August 19 2014

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals for Donna Grant, Manda Collins, D. D. Ayres, Season Vining, and J.M. Stewart!

We've got rakes, dragon kings, infuriating exes, undercover agents, and more in this week's...
Blogs
August 19 2014

First Look: Sabrina Jeffries’s How the Scoundrel Seduces (August 19, 2014)

Sabrina Jeffries How the Scoundrel Seduces (Duke's Men) Pocket / August 19, 2014 / $7.99 print...
Blogs
August 18 2014

Outlander Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: Detained!

Is this real life?! More than two years after it was announced that Outlander just might be headed...
Blogs
August 18 2014

How Many Books Have You Binge-Read?

We have all binge-read, at one point or another, in our reading careers. The question is, what's...
Excerpts
August 15 2014

A Promise by Daylight: Exclusive Excerpt

A notorious rake… In the aftermath of a near-fatal accident, the virile and charming...
Blogs
August 15 2014

First Look: Elizabeth Essex’s A Scandal to Remember (August 26, 2014)

Elizabeth Essex A Scandal to Remember (Reckless Brides) St. Martin's / August 26, 2014 / $7.99...
Blogs
August 15 2014

Chemistry on Film: “It’s Even Better When You Help”

Actress Lauren Bacall passed away this week, and so it seems like a good opportunity to post...
Blogs
August 14 2014

New Photos for Downton Abbey Season 5!

Masterpiece has released new official promotional pictures for Downton Abbey Season 5, giving...
Blogs
August 14 2014

Going Both Ways: Best Bi Short Stories Anthology

Funded via Kickstarter, the Best Bi Short Stories anthology was edited by Sheela Lambert, a civil...
Blogs
August 14 2014

Throwback Thursday: When Did You First Identify as a “Romance” Fan?

Maybe you knew as soon as you stole one of your mother's paperbacks. Maybe it took you longer,...
Blogs
August 13 2014

First Look: Maggie Robinson’s The Reluctant Governess (August 19, 2014)

Maggie Robinson The Reluctant Governess  (Ladies Unlaced #3) Intermix / August 19, 2014...
Blogs
August 13 2014

Byronic Baby Daddy: Three Reasons I Adore Mr. Rochester

Today we're joined by author Lia Riley, whose Upside Down is just out this month. Upside...
Blogs
August 13 2014

So Romantic: Favorite Grand Gestures in Romance Fiction

I’m a romantic. I can appreciate a sizzling scene, but I confess that, with few exceptions,...
Blogs
August 13 2014

What’s Your Favorite Genre Right Now?

As a regular visitor to Heroes and Heartbreakers, you probably read a variety of genres under the...
Blogs
August 12 2014

Happy Birthday, George IV!

The man who lent his era to the most popular period in historical romance, the Regency, was born...
Blogs
August 11 2014

Not Quite a Duke: In Praise of Younger Sons

Today we're joined by author Manda Collins, whose Why Lords Lose Their Hearts has just been...
Blogs
August 11 2014

Do You Recognize This Book? Reader Searching for Regency Romance!

In our ongoing quest to unite readers with books they read (but have since lost), we are asking...
Blogs
August 10 2014

Can Family Feuds Work in Romance Novels?

Today we welcome author Lynne Connolly to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Lynne's Rogue in Red Velvet...
Blogs
August 8 2014

H&H Is on YouTube!

Another day, another way to follow H&H—we're now on YouTube! Subscribe to the HeroesnHearts...
Blogs
August 8 2014

Drug-Addicted and Brilliant: Clive Owen Stars in The Knick

It's a Friday in August, so it's time to break the fourth wall and talk about something...
Blogs
August 7 2014

Dear Old Mum Taught You Better Than That: Outlander and Gender Politics

As pretty much everyone knows by now, Vanity Fair recently ran a short piece by one Joanna Robinson...
Blogs
August 7 2014

What Would You Say to an Arranged Marriage?

Today we're joined by author Lydia Netzer, whose  How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky has...
Blogs
August 7 2014

Throwback Thursday: What Was Your First Julie Garwood Book?

In her post on spies in romance, Shana Galen mentioned Julie Garwood's Lion's Lady, which...
Reprints
August 6 2014

A Beginner’s Guide to Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander

If you're just jumping into the fandom, welcome! Let us be your guide to the series with an intro...
Blogs
August 6 2014

How Important is the Secondary Relationship?

As attention spans shorten, and more and more books get written and released, books themselves...
Blogs
August 5 2014

Like Peanut Butter and Jelly: Spies and Romance

Today we're joined by author Shana Galen, whose Love and Let Spy is out today! Love and Let Spy...