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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 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...
Blogs
July 16 2014

With a Bang! Not Your Usual Historicals for July 2014

Here in the States, July means summer vacations, barbeques, July 4th fireworks and soaking up the...
Blogs
July 16 2014

First Look: Kate Pearce’s Tempting a Sinner (July 29, 2014)

Kate Pearce Tempting a Sinner (Sinners Club #2) Kensington / July 29, 2014 / $15.00 print, $13.50...
Blogs
July 16 2014

Anticipating Starz’s Outlander: 5 Things the Series Shouldn’t Change

In just a few short weeks, the long-awaited televised version of Diana Gabaldon’s genre classic...
Excerpts
July 15 2014

Why Lords Lose Their Hearts: Exclusive Excerpt

Perdita, the widowed Duchess of Ormonde, keeps a dangerous secret—the truth of how...
Blogs
July 15 2014

Hot Male Librarians?

Yesterday, Jackie Lester's post on Hot Librarians focused on three female librarians. But what...
Blogs
July 14 2014

What is a “Weekend"?: Sherrilyn Kenyon and Starz Share Some News!

Over the weekend, while many were relaxing at barbecues and fireworks festivities, our favorite authors...
Blogs
July 14 2014

First Look: Jess Michaels’s A Matter of Sin (July 15, 2014)

Jess Michaels A Matter of Sin (Ladies Book of Pleasures #1) Samhain / July 15, 2014 / $5.50 digital The...
Blogs
July 14 2014

Who’s Your Ideal Fictional Road Trip Companion?

It's road trip season and while many families and friends are piling into their cars for some...
Excerpts
July 13 2014

Like Sitting Down with Old Friends: Tasha Alexander’s Lady Emily Series

Today we're thrilled to host Tasha Alexander on the site. Tasha is the author of the Lady Emily...
Blogs
July 12 2014

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

Team H&H eats, breathes, and sleeps romance, but even we have trouble keeping track of all the...
Blogs
July 11 2014

Friday Beefcake: Claire’s Choice—Jamie Fraser and Frank Randall

Between the Top 10 Scottish Historicals list and the Outlander featurette that were posted this week,...
Blogs
July 11 2014

When Second Is the Best: Memorable Secondary Relationships in Romance Novels

Sometimes the trickiest thing in romance isn’t finding a compelling, well-composed main love...
Blogs
July 11 2014

First Look: Lavinia Kent’s Mastering the Marquess (July 29, 2014)

Lavinia Kent Mastering the Marquess Loveswept / July 29, 2014 / $2.99 digital The time...
Blogs
July 11 2014

Censorship Is Born: Thomas Bowdler’s Birthday!

Thomas Bowdler, born on this day in 1754, has achieved literary notoriety for his publication...
Blogs
July 10 2014

Love’s Journey: Road Trip Romances with Jeffries, Knox, Cole and More!

Everyone knows that road trips can make or break a relationship. You’re in close quarters, you...
Blogs
July 10 2014

Throwback Thursday: Family Sagas?

Back in the '70s, romance novels were disguised as family sagas, spanning generations, and...
Blogs
July 9 2014

There When You Need It: How Eloisa James’s The Duke is Mine Landed on the Keeper Shelf

Today we're thrilled to welcome Sara Jane Stone, whose Full Exposure was just released. Full Exposure...
Blogs
July 9 2014

First Look: Suzanne Enoch’s Rogue with a Brogue (July 29, 2014)

Suzanne Enoch Rogue with a Brogue (Scandalous Highlanders #2) St. Martin's Press / July...
Blogs
July 9 2014

Top 10 Scottish Historicals: A Verra Opinionated Opinion

Is it really true that if you’ve read one Scottish romance, you’ve read them all? Not...
Blogs
July 9 2014

Didn’t See THAT Coming: What’s the Most Unexpected Turn a Romance Novel Has Taken?

Romances always have a HEA; but the path the two (or more, depending on the genre) characters...
Blogs
July 8 2014

Feels Like the First Time: My First Romance Novel—Diana Palmer’s Rogue Stallion

Romance has this thing about first times. Everyone has their first time with a romance novel....
Blogs
July 8 2014

TSTL vs. Kick-Ass Heroines from Frost, Armstrong, Brockmann, and More!

As an avid reader, I come across a lot of heroines. Some of them kick-ass, some of them forgettable,...