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January 19 2016

Romance News: Sweet Connie Brockway & Candace Camp Deals

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. {Did you know you can sign up to receive...
November 11 2015

Get Hooked: 5 Authors That Got Us Totally Hooked on Their Series

Serialization has been around for ages. And it will probably never die out—not as long as humans are curious.  As readers we can both love and hate series books. Hate because sometimes...
September 15 2015

First Look: Connie Brockway’s Highlander Undone (September 15, 2015)

Connie Brockway Highlander Undone Montlake / September 15, 2015 / $6.98 print, $4.99 digital While recovering at his uncle’s estate from wounds sustained in the Sudan, Jack Cameron—a...
March 18 2015

Romance News Roundup: Sleepy Hollow Renewed for Season 3 and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. —Sleepy Hollow has been renewed for a third...
February 2 2015

Romance News Roundup: Elizabeth Hoyt & Connie Brockway Deals, Fifty Shades of Grey Sex Scenes, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. —It's tea time at Downton Abbey AND...
January 15 2015

Throwback Thursday: Connie Brockway’s Promise Me Heaven

Connie Brockway's first book, Promise Me Heaven, was released twenty years ago, in 1994. Since then, Brockway has published some iconic romance novels, including As You Desire, My Dearest Enemy,...
December 29 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of 2014, Part 2

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...
December 11 2014

Top 10 Treasures from the Past from Howard, Brockway, and More!

In Megan Frampton’s blog The Ten Romance Novels You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion), Megan mentions Anne Stuart, Julia Quinn, J.D. Robb, E.L. James, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Laura Kinsale,...
October 13 2014

Talking ’Bout the Next Generation: The Second Generation in Historical Romance Novels

Perhaps it is because I grew up reading the family sagas on my mother’s bookshelves—books like Elswyth Thane’s Williamsburg series, Mazo de la Roche’s Whiteoak Chronicles, and...
September 24 2014

Hitting the Books: Not-Your-Usual Historicals for September 2014

September means back to school time, and what better way to celebrate than with a bit of history that takes you off the beaten Almack’s path. The variety of settings is a welcome sight this month...
September 12 2014

First Look: Connie Brockway’s The Songbird’s Seduction (September 16, 2014)

Connie Brockway The Songbird's Seduction Montlake Romance / September 16, 2014) / $9.99 print, $3.99 digital Effervescent bon vivant Lucy Eastlake is a young operetta singer whose...
September 2 2014

Meant for Each Other: Top 10 Couples in Historical Romance

If I say that I just did a quick tally of the historical romance keepers on one of my eight overflowing bookshelves and counted 180, you will have some idea of how daunting I found the task of selecting...
May 16 2014

“I’m Not Bad, I’m Just Drawn That Way": Top 5 Bad Girls in Romance Novels

I read a lot of comic books when I was a youngster. While I admired Wonder Woman and thought it would be neat to be an Amazon princess and carry a sword, the person I really wanted to be, the one...
November 21 2013

December 2013 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in December. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got...
November 7 2013

Addicted to Love: Anticipating Series Books from Beverley, Kleypas, Roberts, and More!

My name is Janga, and I’m a series addict. The habit goes back to childhood when my favorite fictional characters—Jo March, Anne Shirley, and Betsy Ray—were featured in series that...
October 22 2013

Reading All Through the Night: October 2013’s Digital Reissues

October offers quite a variety of digital reissues. For lovers of historical romance, a classic from Connie Brockway, one of the subgenre’s masters, becomes available, along with her debut novel....
October 17 2013

Up to the Challenge: Romance Heroines with Moxie

I have never understood the appeal of wallflower heroines. Not that I don’t understand the fantasy of a hero who recognizes the innate goodness of the quiet heroine; who doesn’t want to...
September 21 2013

Poll: Who is Your Favorite Historical Hero?

We know Mr. Darcy and Mr. Rochester will always hold a special place in your heart. However, these two historical heroes were actually contemporary heroes at the time of publication, but have gone on...
July 17 2013

Class Differences in Historical Romance, Part 1: The Triumph of Love Over Level

Part One: Marrying the Maid (Or the Governess or . . .) The theme of love powerful enough to overcome the boundaries of class is rooted deeply in the tradition of romance fiction. Whether one views...
June 21 2013

Letters of Love: Epistolary Romance

Reading Jessica Brockmole's July debut, Letters from Skye, reveals that the title of the book is, er, literal! Letters from Skye is an unbashedly romantic epistolary novel following the star-crossed...
March 27 2013

Light and Dark: The Shades of Connie Brockway

It's a rare delight to find an author with a wide tonal range. Frequently, I can pick up a book by a beloved author and know that I'll find something light and fun. When I want something...
December 16 2012

First Look: Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway’s The Lady Most Willing (December 26, 2012)

Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway The Lady Most Willing... Avon / $7.99 print & digital / December 26, 2012 At the behest of three of the most talented historical romance authors...
November 6 2012

December 2012 Upcoming Romance Novel Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in December. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got...
October 26 2012

Trope of the Month: Friends to Lovers

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s]," which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...
April 26 2012

Romance in the Ruins: Archaeology and Adventure Romances

Sun, sand, mysteries from times long past... There’s just something so inherently romantic about archaeology. Sure, it’s a lot of tedious digging, but it’s also a field where each discovery changes...
November 13 2011

Chicks in Pants: Cross-dressing Historical Heroines

Cross-dressing heroines, or chicks-in-pants books as they are popularly known, are among my favorite reads when they are done well. Twelfth Night has long been my favorite Shakespearean comedy. One...
July 21 2011

Older Women in Secondary Romances: Still Sexy After All These Years

Madeleine L’Engle once said, “I am still every age that I have been.” It seems that most romance readers agree with L’Engle, and have chosen the mid-20s as the age they prefer for identifying...
June 11 2011

RITA Wayback Machine: Courtney Milan on Connie Brockway’s My Dearest Enemy

We’ve asked a few Romance Writers of America RITA winners and nominees to discuss their favorite winners from past RITA awards. The first in the series is Courtney Milan, who was nominated for her...
June 1 2011

Fancy Meeting You Here: Historical Meet Cutes

It’s not just contemporary heroes and heroines that get to “meet-cute.” The historical folks have had centuries to perfect this type of encounter. So, without further ado, here are a few of my...
May 23 2011

I Heart Betas!: Beta Heroes in Romance

Quickly now, name your top five heroes from romance novels. I'll wait. Now think about the heroes you’ve named and tally those who are audacious alphas or tormented loners. I suspect that...