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teamhandh
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...
teamhandh
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...
teamhandh
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
teamhandh
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...
teamhandh
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,...
teamhandh
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...
teamhandh
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
MFrampton
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...
EVail
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?...
LaurieGold
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...
Dolly_Sickles
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...
cmorgan
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...
MFrampton
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...
EVail
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....
Spaz
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...
KinseyHolley
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...
ChelseaMueller
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,...
LauraGriffin
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...
LaurieGold
August 7 2011

Anne Stuart and My Fair Lady

At the end of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady, Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) is shocked that Eliza (Audrey Hepburn) is such an ungrateful guttersnipe as to leave him after all he’s done for her....
MFrampton
July 21 2011

Karen Marie Moning Releases Barrons’s Point-of-View Scene

Today, author Karen Marie Moning released a scene told from Barrons’s point-of-view in her Fever series: She’s chiffon and satin ribbons. I’m raw meat and razor blades. I have never...
MarisaONeill
June 28 2011

“A” is for “Alpha”: Would You Date One of Lora Leigh’s Heroes?

The other day I got to wondering, would I date one of Lora Leigh’s heroes? (Before you answer that, be sure you have all the facts: Read about Lora Leigh’s newest hero, Abram el Hamid Mustafa,...
CherylSneed
June 28 2011

For Love of the Glove: Lord of Scoundrels

Loretta Chase’s Lord of Scoundrels is on everybody’s list of favorite Historical Romances. In an All About Romance interview, Ms. Chase professed surprise at its long-term popularity. “I...
CToohey
May 20 2011

Modern Women in Jeopardy: What Gives?

Romantic suspense comes in many different flavors, and its taste has changed over the years. While we’re not here to tell you what is the Best, one of the most popular styles of mass-market/e-book...
VictoriaJanssen
May 7 2011

Sexy Soldiers: Top Five Military Heroes in Contemporary Romance

Having a military man as the hero in a romance novel seems like a no-brainer; what is surprising is that four of my five top choices were category romances. Perhaps that's because a category’s...
CherylSneed
April 26 2011

Craving Derek Craven: Lisa Kleypas’s Dreaming of You Hero

I do an annual reread of Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas. Derek Craven, for the uninitiated, was literally born in the gutter and raised in a brothel. His sordid climb to the top has seen him working...
CherylSneed
April 22 2011

Light My Fire!: Top 3 Neanderthal Heroes in Romance

Neanderthals. Forehead-sloping, knuckle-dragging, grunt-expelling Neanderthals. We were taught in school that they died out 25,000 years ago (Women know that Neanderthals are still with us today, but...
CherylSneed
April 10 2011

Medieval Times: Garwood and Elliott Bring Historical Hotness

I am a Regency Romance Gal; it's my preferred historical time period and my default comfort-zone reading. But sometimes I just have to have me some medieval brawn: A big ol' hunk o'...
larissa_sarah
April 2 2011

Easy as Alpha, Bite, Curran: Cliches in Paranormal Romance

Kick-ass heroines in leather, the old-as-dust vampire that’s still sexy and captures the heart of the young protagonist, the tortured hero that needs the heroine’s love to heal...these are...
teamhandh
March 29 2011

KhageMatchh: Final KhageMatchh!

It has come to this: the Final KhageMatchh, the Winner-Takes-All Event, the Time when Muscular Bros face off against Muscular Bros. Wrath, Vishous, Rhage, or Zsadist; which one reigns supreme...