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CarolMalcolm
May 14 2014

Everything’s Not as it Seems in Charlaine Harris’s Midnight Crossroad

With the release of Midnight Crossroad, the Southern Vampires' creator Charlaine Harris begins a new series set in another very small town, this time in Texas, not Louisiana. Midnight, Texas is...
Torifl
April 22 2014

They Did WHAT??: When Authors Mess with the HEA

When a romance author advances her hero and heroine towards a serious relationship, readers expect romance, physical scenes, conflict, and eventually a happily ever after. We are pleased that our couple...
ChelseaMueller
September 4 2013

True Blood Season 6 Post-Mortem (Because Vampires Love Word Play)

We survived another season of the madcap supernaturals-in-the-South series True Blood. There was a time when I proclaimed if the show didn’t provide certain things I’d call it quits (mostly...
ChelseaMueller
June 17 2013

True Blood Season 6, Episode 1 Recap: Like an Evil, Naked Superman

****SPOILERS**** Last season on True Blood things went a bit off the rails for book readers. The Vampire Authority wasn’t a part of Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series. So Bill’s...
redline_
June 16 2013

Shipping Sunday: True Blood’s Sookie/Eric

Given that tonight is the premiere of its sixth season on HBO, how could we not dedicate the second edition of Shipping Sunday to a couple from True Blood? And since we know that many of you are Sookie/Eric...
JackieLester
June 7 2013

A Touch of Fae: Recommendations for Fans of Lost Girl’s Fae

It’s been over a month now since Lost Girl's wacky gang of misfit Fae (as well as an awesome human or two) have delighted us with their banter, fighting bad guys, and just generally entertaining...
suzannej3523
May 16 2013

More Than a Wolfman: Our Ever-Changing Shapeshifters

Once upon a time, there was a Big Bad Wolf. He ate grandma, remember? Terrorized poor old Red right out of her hood? Then he got all smexied up, became either a were or a shapeshifter (because they’re...
teamhandh
May 8 2013

SPOILERY Discussion of Charlaine Harris’s Dead Ever After

Even before the most recent—and final—installment in Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead Ever After, was released, longtime Sookie fans were anticipating (and dreading) what...
ChelseaMueller
April 19 2013

20 Reasons We Can’t Wait for True Blood Season 6

We recap True Blood episodes each season here at Heroes & Heartbreakers. It’s the perfect fit for us. It’s based on great novels. There are alpha males everywhere. The sex is worth talking...
suzannej3523
February 7 2013

Urban Fantasy 101: Rice, Hamilton, Rowling and More!

Think urban fantasy is all leather-clad heroines and male sidekicks with big guns? Think again. Urban fantasy has become one of the most varied of the speculative genres. In fact, it’s no longer...
December 13 2012

Author Leigh Evans on Her Favorite Paranormal Authors

Today Heroes and Heartbreakers is pleased to welcome author Leigh Evans, whose The Trouble with Fate will be released December 24, 2012. The Trouble with Fate's heroine is both Fae and Were,...
ChelseaMueller
December 7 2012

Character-Worthy Cities: Downside, Bon Temps, Caldwell, The Hollows, and More

Worldbuilding can make or break a book for me. If the setting is strong enough, I’m able to sink into the novel. I’m an escapist reader, so I want to be transported elsewhere. It’s...
KateRothwell
December 6 2012

Paranormal Heroines Wanted: What Comes After the Kick-Ass Heroine?

There is an army of uber-powerful women who can kick any ass, any time. The paranormal heroine faces and conquers greater and stronger challenges with every book. Don’t get me wrong—I love...
suzannej3523
October 31 2012

Halloween Costuming: Dress Like an Urban Fantasy Chick for Halloween

This blog was supposed to be about how all our favorite kick-ass urban fantasy heroines wear skintight black leather while still managing to wield heavy weaponry, outrun demons, and avoid unsightly...
SageSpelling
October 28 2012

Beyond the Wolf: Other Shifters in Paranormal Romance

Werewolves such as Elijah Reynolds from Sylvia Day’s Renegade Angels series and Jacob Black from Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga have long intrigued paranormal romance readers, but what about...
teamhandh
October 19 2012

Day #1: Vampires 101

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Check our Sweepstakes page for more offers! We'd like to thank all the authors and publishers that contributed to our 13 Days of Halloween countdown,...
AlizaMann
August 16 2012

Ordinary Heroines are Special Too: Romance Heroines from Harris, Bell, and Moning

One of the most common types in romances as of late is the extraordinary heroine. Heck, maybe it’s always been that way, but heroines are either exceptionally smart, incredibly rich, overwhelmingly...
KateRothwell
August 14 2012

Finished with Patricia Briggs? Here’s What Other Authors to Read

I am mighty tired of the phrase “kick-ass heroine,” but I’ll tolerate it for this post because it exactly describes what we usually get with a book from Patricia Briggs. Her heroines are not TSTL...
LaurieGold
June 26 2012

Reader Vertigo: When Series Authors Don’t Fill Us In Well Enough

In My Fair Lady, Henry Higgins asks, “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” It’s practically sacrilege, but at times I want to ask, “Why can’t paranormal romance,...
ChelseaMueller
May 6 2012

True Blood’s Jessica Improves on Charlaine Harris’s Sookieverse

As readers, we know the book is almost always better than the movie. We get to build the world in our minds, and due to time limitations and the like, both big and small screen adaptations often lose...
teamhandh
April 25 2012

May 2012 Upcoming Romance Releases Shopping List!

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in May. This time around, we’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve...
ChelseaMueller
March 9 2012

Falling in Love a Second Time: Heroes from Allison Pang, Charlaine Harris, and Kim Harrison

Read the comments on any of our Black Dagger Brotherhood Re-Read posts, and it’s clear we, as romance readers, latch on to one guy. We have a favorite. It’s even more pronounced with a series. I...
ChelseaMueller
March 6 2012

Breather Books: Lover Enshrined, Dead in the Family, Drink Deep, and More!

I was late to the party with the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Six of the books had already been released when I started the series. This was in the days when a title like Dark Lover would have me going...
ChelseaMueller
March 3 2012

Why I’m Team Eric: The Appeal of True Blood’s Eric Northman

I crack jokes about my affinity for all things Alexander Skarsgard, but I’m going to admit something to you: He’s not the reason I love Eric Northman. I’d be falling all over myself for the...
AnikoEvaNagy
February 24 2012

Stephenie Meyer, Meg Cabot, and Charlaine Harris: Who Does Vampire Fiction Best?

There’s no escaping the fact that people have written an awful lot of novels in a short space of time featuring human-vamp couplings with Montague-Capulet-scale PR problems. But how these inter-species...
teamhandh
February 15 2012

The Books That Broke the Camel’s Back: Hamilton, Neill, Harris, et al.

We’ve talked before about stopping reading a particular series because one of the series’ books has ruined the whole experience for you (for example, Robin Bradford dumped Laurell K. Hamilton),...
ChelseaMueller
January 11 2012

Bad Friend Heroines from Richelle Mead, Charlaine Harris, Karina Cooper and More!

As romance readers, we often joke about book boyfriends—the heroes we get all weak in the knees over. But what about the women? We invest so much time with the heroines in our favorite series,...
teamhandh
December 29 2011

H&H Bloggers Pick the Best of 2011: Dolly Sickles, Aliza Mann, and Marquetta Whitmore

Want to know what books your favorite bloggers most enjoyed in 2011? Be sure to check out each post in the Best of 2011 series! Dolly Sickles I read so many things that I sometimes mix...
ldosch
October 26 2011

Series-ish Addiction: When to Stick With ’Em, When to Move On

Authors writing series books is now the norm in romance; but what makes a series great, and what makes readers decide not to follow the series through to its end? The draw of any series is the characters....
WickedLilPixie
October 19 2011

A Glamorous Life: The Myth Behind the Fae

My love for all things fae started as a child with my introduction to Tinkerbell; I don’t know why Tink appealed to me so much, maybe it was her small stature (I’ve always been petite),...