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February 21 2014

Safe Words to Read: Five Books to Read After E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey

We’ve talked quite a bit about Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequels here at Heroes & Heartbreakers. We’re now getting tastes of the upcoming film, and it’s fueling a need...
February 20 2014

Seducing, One Punch at a Time: Gina L. Maxwell’s Fighting for Love Series

I was born to have a boy. When I was pregnant sixteen years ago I thought, “I hope I have a girl,” because I’d been a girl for 25 years. How did I know what to do with a boy? But...
December 6 2013

Exclusive Cover Reveal!: Tall, Dark & Alpha Anthology

Today we're thrilled to reveal the cover for the über-alpha anthology, Tall, Dark & Alpha, featuring 10 authors who love alphas as much as their heroines do. Here's the blurb: He...
November 13 2013

Falling Prey to Linda Howard’s Montana

We’re reading our way across America…one romance at a time. Montana: Prey by Linda Howard This 41st state to join the Union is something of a mystery to me. Oh sure, it’s...
October 29 2013

Legion of Alpha Jerks: Can Every Hero Be Redeemed?

The alpha jerk appeals to many women because we instinctively love a challenge—can we be the one that thaws the block of ice that surrounds his heart? Will he let go of his issues and let us heal...
August 21 2013

First Look: Kit Rocha’s Beyond Pain (August 26, 2013)

Kit Rocha Beyond Pain (Beyond #3) August 26, 2013 / $4.99 digital / $16 print A woman with no future… Live fast, die young–anything else is a fantasy for Six. She’s...
June 5 2013

Tell Me What to Do: Top 5 Bossiest Romance Heroes

Alpha heroes in romance novels have major appeal to readers. They are often overprotective, in total control and as a result, bossy. It is their way or the highway. One doesn’t have to look hard...
March 14 2013

Men are from Mars: The Art of Writing Misogynists

Back in the 1980s, novels like Judith McNaught’s historicals ranked at the top of the charts. They had intrigue, they had excitement, they had heroines in gorgeous (albeit historically-suspect)...
February 4 2013

Prior to Living On Dublin Street: Samantha Young’s Other Writing

Samantha Young is a 26-year-old Scottish writer whose self-published contemporary romance On Dublin Street recently became a bestseller, with the announcement of the follow-up, Down London Road, generating...
January 22 2013

Don’t Make Me Slap You!: When Erotica Crosses the Line

I love erotica. I think I have made that pretty clear to everyone. I enjoy reading about it in all forms. M/M, M/F, and sometimes M/F/M. Erotica is nothing more than extremely sexually visual romance....
January 3 2013

Playing with a Joystick: Bioware, Mass Effect, and the Romance of Video Games

I've been thinking about this article for a very long time. Whether or not my fan-boyish squeeing would fall upon ears that just don't understand. Then something wonderful happened. In my Bromance...
December 15 2012

Poll: What’s the Quality You Most Admire in a Hero?

There's nothing like cozying up to the fire with your favorite book, but what makes you love the hero? Is it his brains, his brawn, or something else? Let us know! Free Blog Poll
December 12 2012

Sifting for Gold: Bad Guys We Love

After a year and a half of recapping Once Upon a Time for Heroes and Heartbreakers, I find that the real attraction for me isn't the love story of Snow White and Prince Charming. Instead, the reason...
December 3 2012

Hell is Not For Children: Julie Ann Walker’s Hell On Wheels

So, two things happened when I read the prologue to Julie Ann Walker’s Hell on Wheels. First, I guessed the secret that was tormenting Nate—our stoic hero. Walker telegraphed that punch...
December 2 2012

Criminal Heroes from Cole, Kane, Stuart and More!

Everyone loves a good hero, but what about the bad hero? The anti-hero? The criminal hero? A hero who not only walks the dark side, but enjoys the journey. According to Wikipedia, an anti-hero is a...
November 25 2012

Lora Leigh’s Hot Short Stories

One of the most enduring tropes in romance is when an Alpha male is brought to his knees (often literally!) by a sexy female. And when the Alpha male is a member, either past or present, of a military...
November 22 2012

Thanksgiving Beefcake: A Manly Menu

Happy Thanksgiving! In honor of the holiday, we've compiled the manliest menu we could dream up. Like any holiday dinner, this one was a family affair so we threw out the question to our bloggers,...
November 20 2012

First Look: Sara Fawkes’s Anything He Wants (November 27, 2012)

Sara Fawkes Anything He Wants St. Martin's Griffin / November 27, 2012 / $14.99 print, $9.99 digital Lucy Delacourt's temp position isn't quite her dream job but it...
November 17 2012

Poll: Sexiest Man Alive?

It seems like we've been drooling over Channing Tatum all year as we prepped for Magic Mike (and then when Team H&H took a field trip to see it!). Between his work as a male stripper and...
November 14 2012

Dark ’n’ Gritty Heroes Times Two: Putting the M/M in “Mmmm”

The phrase “double feature” is usually applied to films. You know, like when drive-in theaters used to show two movies together like Them! and I Married a Monster from Outer Space (Well,...
November 10 2012

Poll: Men in Power

It's easy to appreciate a man in power no matter where he is, but with Election Day just having come and gone, we're especially in the spirit. So, will the man in uniform reign supreme...
November 2 2012

Friday Beefcake: Sexy TV Politicians

Rob Lowe plays an overly positive, health-nut of a city official in the show Parks and Recreation and in this shoot for Men's Fitness, he looks the part. In the spirit of Election Day next...
October 26 2012

Friday Beefcake: First Vampire Loves

Earlier this week, we asked who your first vampire loves were—lots of people weighed in with Spike and Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Louis and Lestat from Interview with a Vampire, so...
October 20 2012

Poll: What’s Your Favorite Type of Paranormal Hero?

Yesterday, we kicked off our 13 Days of Halloween and since we're getting in the ghoulish spirit at work, we want to know: What's Your Favorite Type of Paranormal Hero? Free Blog Poll
October 16 2012

October 2012 Bloggers’s Recommendations: Kinky Sex, Werewolves, and Zombie Slayers

At the end of last year, we ran our fabulous bloggers’ lists of top reads of the year. Those posts were so fun that we’ve decided to continue, asking our bloggers to share the best thing...
October 13 2012

Poll: Who is your favorite Bond?

Last week James Bond turned 50. The world celebrated it several different ways—creating International James Bond Day on October 5, releasing a box set of all 22 films in BluRay, and, we hope,...
October 12 2012

Friday Beefcake: Mindy’s Men and a Sexy Beast

Fall TV is turning up the heat between it's line-up of dramas like the reboot of Beauty and the Beast on CW or the funny girl's answer to Grey's Anatomy with The Mindy Project on Fox. No...
September 29 2012

Poll: What’s Your Favorite Type of Bad Boy?

Everyone love's a bad boy—whether it's to reform him or to tap into your inner bad girl. With that in mind, we want to know: What's your favorite type of bad boy? Free Blog Poll
September 5 2012

Why Do Readers Like Reading About Doormats?

Beyond any specific opinion (as in, it's not my taste), the fact remains that the current hot trend in romance fiction is women dominated by powerful men who dictate what the women do in all...
Amanda Bonilla
July 26 2012

Author Amanda Bonilla: You Sort of Look Like an Assassin

Today we welcome a long-time friend of Heroes and Heartbreakers as well as a fantastic author. Amanda Bonilla’s Shaede Assassin series features Darian, who is the titular Shaede Assassin. The second...