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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.

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October 21 2014

What Do You Want to See More Of?

Romance novels feel like the Wild West, with authors blazing trails all over the place, from criminal...
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October 20 2014

Downton Abbey Series 5 (Season 5), Episode 5 Recap: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Marigold?

Welcome back to Downton Abbey and what's sure to be another year of delicious upstairs/downstairs...
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October 20 2014

What’s Your Favorite Revenge Romance?

Earlier this month, we featured J.D. Mason's Crazy, Sexy Revenge, and that book joins legions...
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October 18 2014

The Ties that Bind: Siblings in Romance Novels from Ashley, Roberts, Andre, and More!

Coming from a large family, I always enjoy reading romance books that also feature sibling relationships....
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October 17 2014

H&H Debriefing: Binge Reading—Do You Do It?

Another day, another way to follow H&H—we're now on YouTube! Subscribe to...
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October 17 2014

Because Nothing Says Love Like a Makeover: Top 10 Pygmalion-Style Romances

First performed a century ago this very year, George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion has long captured...
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October 16 2014

First Look: Allison Merritt’s Wystan (October 21, 2014)

Allison Merritt Wystan (Heckmasters) Samhain / October 21, 2014 / $5.50 digital Certain...
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October 16 2014

Brain Candy: Not-Your-Usual Historicals for October 2014

Trick or treat, new historicals cannot be beat! In between watching the leaves turn, unpacking your...
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October 16 2014

Throwback Thursday: What Was Your First Heather Graham?

This month, Heather Graham's medieval-set historical romance The King's Pleasure, first released...
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October 15 2014

Dysfunctional Parents in Romance Novels from Robb, Quick, Walker, and More

Plenty of people joke about how dysfunctional their family is. For others, it is no joke at all, but...
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October 15 2014

What’s Been the Biggest Surprise in Romance?

The Ghost in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series, the Ghost of St. Giles in Elizabeth Hoyt's...
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October 14 2014

A Trip Down Memory Lane for Queer Romance Month

In the not so distance past, there were no LGBT characters in romance novels. Since October is Queer...
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October 14 2014

What Authors Have You Found from Multi-Author Anthologies?

The multi-author anthology for e-readers is now a common offering, with many of the current box sets...
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October 13 2014

Talking ’Bout the Next Generation: The Second Generation in Historical Romance Novels

Perhaps it is because I grew up reading the family sagas on my mother’s bookshelves—books...
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October 13 2014

First Look: Manda Collins’s Once Upon a Christmas Kiss (October 14, 2014)

Manda Collins Once Upon a Christmas Kiss St. Martin's Press / October 14, 2014 / $3.99 digital When...
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October 13 2014

What’s the Scariest Book You’ve Ever Read?

Now that we're firmly entrenched in October, and thoughts of candy corn, costumes, and cold weather...
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October 10 2014

Louisa Completes Ellie MacDonald’s Governess Club Series

The Governess Club: Louisa by Ellie MacDonald (released in e-format now, available in print on November...
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October 9 2014

First Look: Jess Michaels’s A Moment of Passion (October 14, 2014)

Jess Michaels A Moment of Passion (The Ladies Book of Pleasure #2) Samhain Publishing / October...
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October 9 2014

Throwback Thursday: What Book Introduced You to Your First Generous Hero?

We're gonna be honest here (and break the fourth wall for a moment). When it came time to...
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October 8 2014

Improper Love in Jennifer Ashley’s Rules for a Proper Governess

Jennifer Ashley's feisty, independent heroines are distinct and memorable. In her fabulous Mackenzie...
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October 8 2014

Do Quote Me! Quotations About Reading

Readers love to read, of course, but they also love to talk about what they read. And how they...
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October 7 2014

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveal for Sharon Cullen!

James Bond officially made spies sexy, but we're going back even further in time to find...
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October 7 2014

Do You Recognize This Book? Scarred Man and Call Girl

We're looking for another book for an H&H community member; do you recognize the book? Help!...
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October 6 2014

You Could Get Published by Heroes and Heartbreakers!

Submitting to us could have a very pleasurable result. We are currently accepting submissions...
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October 6 2014

Spooky, Sexy, and Mysterious: Top 10 Gothic Romance

Gothic romance is one of the oldest styles of romance novels; the formula of girl meets enigmatic...
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October 6 2014

Downton Abbey Series 5 (Season 5), Episode 3 Recap: Free Will and Weekends Away

Welcome back to Downton Abbey and what's sure to be another year of delicious upstairs/downstairs...
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October 5 2014

Shipping Sunday: The Knick’s Dr. Thackery and Nurse Lucy

First off—no spoiler here!—The Knick, a new show on Cinemax starring Clive Owen,...
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October 4 2014

Meet-Cute (and Not So Cute): First Encounters in Romance from Roberts, James, and More!

Authors have a challenge to come up with creative ways for the heroine and hero to meet. For better...
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October 3 2014

Friday Beefcake: The Royal Treatment with Hiddleston, Cumberbatch, Dallas, and More!

It's been a good week for all those with secret royal obsessions (or not so secret, we're...
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October 3 2014

H&H Debriefing: Second-Generation Romances

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