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October 25 2016

Books and Movies That Feature Breakups—and Makeups!

In romance, it's all about the journey, not the destination. However, Satino Hassell (Interborough) makes the argument that, even after the “I love yous”are said, the journey still...
October 17 2016

What is Your Small Town Romance?

Today we're thrilled to welcome to Laura Trentham (Candy Cane Christmas) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Laura writes some of our favorite small town romances—whether we're spending...
Nichole Severn
October 12 2016

Three Favorite Romance Tropes—It’s Tropalicious!

Today we're thrilled to welcome Nichole Severn (His Seductive Target) to Heroes and Heartbreakers in her capacity as an author—Nichole is also one of our bloggers! Romance readers love...
October 11 2016

What Does Your Favorite YA Romance Say About You?

Today we're thrilled to host author Kami Garcia (The Lovely Reckless) on Heroes and Heartbreakers. You could say she knows how to tell a great love story, so it's no surprise her newest...
October 10 2016

Top 10 Hottest Scientists Ranked in Descending Order of Scientific Accuracy

... Because It’s Been Scientifically Proven That Accuracy Makes Hotties Even Hotter Today we welcome Roan Parrish (Where We Left Off) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Leo Ware is a physics...
October 4 2016

Why the World Needs Dark Romance

Today we're happy to welcome Abbie Roads (Race the Darkness) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Abbie isn't afraid to embrace the dark in her books—and has some real-life experience that...
September 29 2016

Mathematician Heroines in Romance—Equations of the Heart

Tamsen Parker (School Ties) asked Twitter to help her find some STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) characters in romance. The response was overwhelming, so this post, covering mathematician...
September 28 2016

A Lady’s Guide to Historical Dress: What Went into Getting Ready for a Ball

Julia Kelly (The Governess Was Wicked) has put a lot of research into historical dress and is here today to share a little of her knowledge with us—and give you some insight into how those...
September 27 2016

My Cowboy Addiction: Rancher Rehab Edition

You could say Jennifer Ryan (Her Renegade Rancher) is addicted to cowboys. Today she comes to Heroes and Heartbreakers to help fellow addicts through the process to ranching recovery (who are we...
September 23 2016

The Types of Guys You’ll Meet While on Vacation: Romance Novel Edition

We're thrilled to welcome Nina Bocci (Roman Crazy) to Heroes and Heartbreakers! Nina and Alice Clayton, her writing partner, love to travel and so they know a thing or two about the types of...
September 22 2016

Best Friends Forever... Or Not

Maintaining childhood friendships into adulthood is a hard task, one that Monica Murphy (Just Friends) is familiar with—aren't we all? She's here today to discuss those troublesome...
September 20 2016

The Double Standard of the Virgin and the Vixen, The Scoundrel and the Saint

Today we're joined by Sarah Maclean (A Scot in the Dark) on Heroes and Heartbreakers. For both the characters in Sarah's A Scot in the Dark, they're faced with the double standards...
September 19 2016

How Did Women Make a Living in the Regency Era?

Today we're thrilled to welcome Madeline Hunter (Dressed to Kiss) to the site. Dressed to Kiss is an anthology centered on a dressmaker’s shop in Regency London. All of the main female...
September 14 2016

Love, Gamified: Video Games That Are Essentially Romance Novels, Part 1

In a brand new series of posts, Alexis Hall (author of Looking for Group) will be giving us nerds an introduction to all things gaming. What could make it even better? Well... for us, if the games...
September 12 2016

The 7 Pet Peeves Every Reader Has When Reading a Plus-Sized Heroine

Where can the portrayal of a plus-sized heroine go wrong? Today we're thrilled to welcome Amy Andrews (Playing It Cool) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Amy's latest heroine, Harper Nugent,...
September 8 2016

Let’s Hear It for the Girl: 3 Real-Life Heroines Worthy of Admiration!

What Real-Life Heroines Inspire You? Today we're thrilled to welcome Jane Ashford (What the Duke Doesn't Know) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. There are plenty of badass women that inspire...
September 6 2016

Emotionally Satisfying Ménage Romance: Beyond Hot Guy #2, Enter Stage Left

Today we're absolutely excited to welcome Roni Loren (Loving You Easy) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Roni has written not one... not two... but three (we see the irony in that number) polyamorous...
September 5 2016

I Got This: Damsels Not in Distress and the Importance of Strong Heroines

Today we're thrilled to welcome J.R. Gray (Ever So Madly) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. We're all about strong women here, and romance is a great place to explore that strength. Gray is here...
September 1 2016

The Fandom is Strong in This One: Game of Thrones Edition

We're thrilled to welcome Danika Stone (All the Feels) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Danika is no stranger to fandom and one fandom that certainly has a strangle-hold on her heart is Game of...
August 31 2016

10 Things I Love About Regency Heroes

Today we're thrilled to welcome Ella Quinn (When a Marquis Chooses a Bride) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Like many of us, Ella loves Regency heroes. Let's count the reasons, shall we? Thanks,...
August 29 2016

Just How Naughty Were Those Regency Balls, Anyway?

Today we're thrilled to welcome Vanessa Kelly (My Fair Princess) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Ballrooms are the backdrops to many naughty historical romance moments, but just how naughty did...
August 22 2016

Love and Survival in Dark Age Wales

Today we're thrilled to welcome Mark Noce (Between Two Fires) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. When fierce warriors can be found in your backyard, marriage—and love—is an important...
August 5 2016

How a Murder Plot Spices Up a Romance

What are the Best Elements of a Great Romance Novel? Murder, mayhem… love? It all goes hand-in-hand. Jane Heller (Three Blonde Mice) has combined the three when she puts together...
August 3 2016

The Duality of Exploring Faith and Sexuality in Romance Novels

Living and writing in a world filled with both religion and sex can make finding the balance between both difficult. Rebecca Grace Allen (The Theory of Deviance) explored this concept when she...
July 27 2016

An Embarrassment of Riches: Humiliation Kink in Erotic Romance

Today we're thrilled to welcome Tamsen Parker (True North) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Tamsen's hero Slade has... particular tastes (as do many of the characters in her books), while they're...
July 26 2016

Love is a Battlefield: The Pros and Cons of Falling in Love with a Fellow Soldier

Today we're thrilled to welcome Nico Rosso (One Minute to Midnight) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Nico's book sees two soldiers falling in love...a feat that is difficult in real-life, especially...
July 25 2016

Dream Destinations... Only a Page Away!

Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to welcome Anita Hughes (Santorini Sunsets) to the site. Luckily for readers, many vacation spots are only a page away even when they can't actually get...
July 23 2016

“The Bisexual Dilemma”: When Writing Becomes True to Life

Today we're thrilled to welcome Deidre Knight (Butterfuly Tattoo). Deidre is well known in the industry as a literary agent, but has worn many hats, including the one she wears today as an...
July 21 2016

The Essentials of Being a “Bad Bitch”

Today we're thrilled to welcome author Christina Saunders (Bad Bitch) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Christina's Bad Bitch features a kick ass lawyer who isn't afraid to ask for what...
July 11 2016

5 Lessons Readers Can Learn from Romance Novels

We're thrilled to welcome Christie Craig (Divorced, Desperate, and Daring) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Christie is here to offer five lessons every woman should learn from those steamy, emotional...