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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...
July 6 2012

Paranormal Alpha Males Get...Alpha-ier!

While reading paranormal romances, I’ve come to notice that the vast majority of heroes in paranormals are alphas—but not just alphas. The alpha males in paranormals seem more alpha. Alpha-ier?...
May 26 2012

I Call Bullshit! Literally Damaged Heroes

The movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail features a swordfight between King Arthur and the Black Knight. First Arthur severs the Knight’s left arm, who shrugs off his injury: “Tis but a...
February 7 2012

Dangerous, Hidden, and Killer: Lora Leigh’s Tempting SEALs Series

My best friend’s married to a military intelligence officer in the Army, and one thing the Major told me years ago when he was still ferrying war criminals to the Hague Tribunals as a pilot, was that...
February 1 2012

Felled by Poultry: Christopher Morgan Meets the Black Dagger Brotherhood in Dark Lover

There’s this show that is a total guilty pleasure. I love Spartacus—yes,  the original too, but for the sake of this article I’m referring to the Starz Network TV Show. If you haven’t see...
December 6 2011

“A” is for “Alpha” and “Aggressive” and “A Lot of Money”

The Alpha Hero; he’s demanding, autocratic, ruthless, often condescending, and for many readers, totally hot. He also makes more money than the Beta guys, science finds. So that old chestnut...
October 13 2011

Loretta Chase’s Dain Does it Right: How Alpha is Too Alpha?

In romance, the dominating and powerful Alpha Male Hero is as beloved to readers as the misogynist and abusive Cave Man Hero is despised. The Alpha Male is overprotective, take-charge, and possessive....
October 11 2011

Alpha Among Alphas: Leader of the Pack

What does it mean to be Alpha? It means to be the baddest mofo in this place, and us women want to be with that! For my definition, the Alpha male does not explain his behavior, is in no need to...
October 3 2011

My First Time on Crahck: Reading Dark Lover

Some people might not find the drug allusions (“My First Time on Crahck”) humorous, but if you’re a Black Dagger Brotherhood aficionado, you’ll understand exactly what I’m talking about. Dark...
September 28 2011

So Scary They’re Sexy: Terrible, Lothaire, Zsadist, and Barrons

Nearly everyone on the H&H team loves a good alpha hero. We like the tough guys, the protectors. That makes sense; instinctually we like the idea of someone who wants to keep us safe. Why, then,...
September 6 2011

Gimme Some Action: The Alpha Hero

Allow me to introduce the Alpha Hero. You, and every other member of the female populace, will notice this man the moment he walks into a room. He’s got confidence. Swagger. He is strong-minded and...