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September 17 2014

October 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out...
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September 17 2014

Pirates Are the New Black: Black Sails

Author Elizabeth Essex, whose latest book is A Scandal to Remember, loves the high seas and piratical...
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September 17 2014

What Are the Biggest Issues Facing Couples in Couplehood?

The Mindy Project returned last night, and the first episode, titled “We're a Couple...
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September 16 2014

5 Classic Secondary Couples from SEP, Kleypas, Brockmann, and More!

Secondary couples are often an opportunity for authors to take interesting risks; consequently, they're...
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September 16 2014

Quick-to-Calm Wives = Happier Marriages?

Confirming a wife's role as caretaker in a marriage, a study discussed in HealthDay says...
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September 15 2014

Outlander Season 1, Episode 6: Black Jack’s Black Soul

Claire Randall's adventure continues in the first season of what is sure to be a long-running...
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September 13 2014

Outlander: Unpacking a Controversial Scene

**Spoiler Alert! If you have yet to read Outlander or are new to the show, do NOT read ahead. This...
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September 12 2014

Drink Up! Boardwalk Empire and Jamie Brenner’s Gin Lovers

**Note: This post contains spoilers of all aired episodes of Boardwalk Empire and Jamie Brenner's...
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September 12 2014

First Look: Connie Brockway’s The Songbird’s Seduction (September 16, 2014)

Connie Brockway The Songbird's Seduction Montlake Romance / September 16, 2014) / $9.99...
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September 12 2014

What’s the Longest You’ve Gone Without Reading a Book?

Home, work, relationships, family, school, a favorite television series or a big movie (or series...
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September 11 2014

Star-Struck and Bewitched: Top 5 Couples from Barbara Samuel

If I described my top five couples from the fiction of Barbara Samuel without giving title and author,...
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September 11 2014

Throwback Thursday: Do You Recall Your First TSTL Heroine?

“How could she DO that?” Maybe you've asked that of a heroine from one (or more)...
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September 10 2014

First Look: Maggie Robinson’s The Unsuitable Secretary (September 16, 2014)

Maggie Robinson The Unsuitable Secretary Penguin / September 16, 2014 / $4.99 digital Harriet...
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September 10 2014

When Good Guys Go Bad

We've covered many instances of when bad guys turn good (the villain in one story who becomes...
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September 9 2014

First Look: Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon’s Mending Him (September 9, 2014)

Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon Mending Him Samhain / September 9, 2014 / $5.50 digital As...
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September 9 2014

Who’s the Most Important Baby in Romance?

News of the royal pregnancy broke yesterday, and naturally we thought about babies in romance novels....
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September 8 2014

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

September | October | November | Printable Version Team H&H...
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September 8 2014

Outlander Season 1, Episode 5: You MUST Pay the Rent!

Claire Randall's adventure continues in the first season of what is sure to be a long-running...
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September 8 2014

Have You Ever Talked to a Stranger About a Book?

Readers know there's nothing like talking about a book you love with someone who loves it as well....
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September 6 2014

First Look: Jennifer Ashley’s Scandal and the Duchess (September 16, 2014)

Jennifer Ashley Scandal and the Duchess (MacKenzies) InterMix / September 16, 2014 / $1.99 digital Scandal...
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September 5 2014

H&H Debriefing: Best Summer Reads!

Another day, another way to follow H&H—we're now on YouTube! Subscribe to...
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September 5 2014

First Look: Mia Gabriel’s Lord Savage (September 9, 2014)

Mia Gabriel Lord Savage St. Martin's Press / September 9, 2014 / $14.99 print / $5.99 digital I’d...
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September 5 2014

What Was the Best Final Book in a Series?

Yesterday, we posted a First Look of the final book in Kim Harrison's Hollows series, The Witch...
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September 4 2014

Book Boyfriend: John Wesley Hawkins from Susan Wiggs’s The Maiden of Ireland

The executioner wondered why so many women had come to watch the priest die. With those words,...
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September 4 2014

Throwback Thursday: Your First Same Sex Romance?

Author Mary Renault (neé Eileen Mary Challans) was born on this day back in 1905....
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September 3 2014

Holding Out for a Hero in the Medieval Era

Today we're joined by author Sarah Hegger, whose Sweet Bea is out this week. Sweet Bea is set...
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September 3 2014

What’s the Best Book You Read This Summer?

It's not officially fall yet (that'd be September 22nd, pedants!), but September's arrival...
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September 2 2014

First Look: Rosanne Bittner’s Desperate Hearts (September 2, 2014)

Rosanne Bittner Desperate Hearts Sourcebooks / September 2, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital SHE'S...
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September 2 2014

Meant for Each Other: Top 10 Couples in Historical Romance

If I say that I just did a quick tally of the historical romance keepers on one of my eight overflowing...
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September 2 2014

What Book Lives Up To the Hype?

As an avid book reader, chances are you're always on the hunt for something new and amazing to...