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willaful
August 28 2014

A Journey, Not a Destination: Alcoholic and Addicted Heroes in Recovery

Even with the modern disease model, there's so much societal shame around addiction that romance authors probably approach it cautiously as a potential conflict. As Leigh Davis pointed out in her...
SaharaHoshi
August 1 2014

First Look: Cara McKenna’s Lay It Down (August 5, 2014)

Cara McKenna Lay It Down (The Desert Dogs) Signet / August 5, 2014 / $7.99 print / digital Backbreaking days, wild nights, and the hard hum of steel between your thighs... That’s...
teamhandh
July 24 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of July 2014

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to...
teamhandh
July 23 2014

August 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in August. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a...
JackieLester
July 14 2014

Reading Is Sexy: Hot Librarians from Dahl, McKenna, and Dane!

The pairing of a bad boy, tattoos, piercings, and all, with a ‘good girl’ librarian is a perfect blend of popular male and female fantasies, right? But what happens when the “girl”...
teamhandh
July 12 2014

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

Team H&H eats, breathes, and sleeps romance, but even we have trouble keeping track of all the amazing content released throughout the year. To make life a little easier for all of us, we’ve...
SaharaHoshi
June 13 2014

I’m a Lumberjack and I’m…a Romance Hero? Lumberjack Heroes from McKenna, Kelley, Harper and More!

Love the beards, the smell of evergreens or just the outdoors? Then it’s likely you’ve come across or should read a book with a lumberjack hero. Some people might have a problem with the...
RebekahWeatherspoon
May 29 2014

Take Me Away: Top Five Romantic Getaways…And The Heroes to Pack with You!

In Lindsay Evans’s contemporary romance, Pleasure Under the Sun, the heroine Bailey Hughes is swept off on a romantic week abroad by her sexy hero, artist Seven Carmichael. The two start their...
AlisaKwitney
May 14 2014

Contemperotica? Erotimance?: A New Breed of Contemporary Erotica

There’s a new kind of contemporary erotic romance in town, and it’s breaking all the rules. The heroes aren’t billionaires, the heroines aren’t virgins, there’s no specialized...
teamhandh
April 23 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of April 2014

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to...
JenniferProffitt
April 19 2014

5 Reasons Eric Collier from Cara McKenna’s Hard Time Would Make An Awesome Boyfriend

**Note: This post contains spoilers for Cara McKenna’s Hard Time…you’ve been warned!** Usually an ex-con would not make it onto anyone’s list of Most-Desirables, but since...
Limecello
April 15 2014

First Look: Cara McKenna’s Her Best Laid Plans (April 15, 2014)

Cara McKenna Her Best Laid Plans Harlequin's Cosmo Red Hot Reads / April 15, 2014 / $3.99 digital Experience Ireland—the dramatic beauty, the warm hospitality…and the smoking...
TiffanyTyer
April 12 2014

First Look: Cara McKenna’s Hard Time (April 15, 2014)

Cara McKenna Hard Time Intermix / April 15, 2014 /$3.99 digital Annie Goodhouse doesn’t need to be warned about bad boys; good sense and an abusive ex have given her plenty of reasons...
lucydosch
April 2 2014

Imprisoned by Love: Convict Heroes in Romance Novels

In a romance, can love exist without trust? What happens when your hero is an ex-convict? Several novels introduce heroes who has spent time in prison. Their crimes range from theft to murder, some...
RobinCovington
March 25 2014

Six Anti-Heroes That Would Make Anybody’s Daddy Cry

Today we're welcoming Robin Covington to H&H. Robin's Sex and the Single Vamp is out today, featuring a vampire heroine who runs a dating agency and the centuries-old vampire who broke her...
ChelseaMueller
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...
teamhandh
January 15 2014

Exclusive Cover Reveal!: Cara McKenna’s Lay It Down

Today we're thrilled to reveal the cover of Lay It Down, the first release in Cara McKenna's Desert Dogs series. Lay It Down's hero and heroine are an outlaw biker and a photographer,...
teamhandh
December 31 2013

Team H&H Recommends: Best of 2013

Last week we asked our bloggers to give you their top picks for 2013 and now it's Team H&H's turn! Our resident shipper, Heather Waters, gives you her favorite couples; Megan Frampton shows...
SaharaHoshi
December 20 2013

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best of 2013, Day 2

May old friends be forgot? We don't think so! We're celebrating our favorite reads with four days of the Best of 2013. We asked our bloggers for their favorite books of 2013, with one stipulation,...
jennyb845
December 18 2013

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best of 2013, Day 1

May old friends be forgot? We don't think so! We're celebrating our favorite reads with four days of the Best of 2013. We asked our bloggers for their favorite books of 2013, with one stipulation,...
SaharaHoshi
December 18 2013

Can Money Buy Love?: Male Escorts in Romance

Heroes and Heartbreakers has covered the topic of male escorts in romance novels before, but since then, there have been more examples of male prostitutes/male escorts as the hero. (Be warned going...
willaful
November 13 2013

The Elegance of the S’more: Romantic Meals from Florand, McKenna, and Ward

Envision the Platonic Ideal of a romantic meal and it will probably bring to mind an elegant restaurant, gourmet food, candlelight; perhaps even a tasteful proposal. But romance is unpredictable and...
JenniferPorter
November 5 2013

10 Erotic Romance Novels You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion)

Everyone has an opinion about essential romance reads, books that they believe fans of the genre must have read. Ideally, these are stories that define the genre or the subgenre. They may not be the...
Torifl
October 19 2013

Cocktoberfest: Erotic Recommendations for October 2013

In need of some sexy reading material to fill your e-reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palate—and your credit card.... October...
jennyb845
October 3 2013

First Look: Cara McKenna’s Unbound (October 15, 2013)

Cara McKenna Unbound InterMix / October 15, 2013 / $3.79 She set out to find herself, and discovered the darker side of desire. Merry’s lost a lot recently—first her mother,...
teamhandh
August 31 2013

Poll: Who’s Your Favorite Blue Collar Hero?

Recently, we ran an article about Blue Collar Heroes. We think it shows that while billionaires are still going strong, the working man still very much has the appeal. You all gave some great examples...
teamhandh
June 18 2013

June 2013 Bloggers’s Recommendations: Psy-Changelings, Avengers, Wedding Photographers, and More!

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to...
JenniferPorter
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...
TiffanyTyer
May 8 2013

To the Extreme: Extreme Sex in Romance Novels

Writing extreme sex in romance novels is a tricky business. To push the boundaries almost beyond comfort, to stretch the limits of traditional convention, and not veer into straight erotica, requires...
smexybooks
April 17 2013

Straight to the Heart: Fighter Heroes Pack a Punch

There is something so appealing to me about a man, fighting and sweating in a ring: if a book blurb says that the hero is a UFC or MMA fighter, there is a 100% chance I will pick up the book. No question...