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teamhandh
September 2 2013

Fifty Shades of Grey Casting News: Dakota Johnson Is Anastasia Steele!

After LOTS of speculation and anticipation, the role of Anastasia Steele in the forthcoming film adaptation of E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey has—according to Deadline Hollywood with the...
JenniferPorter
August 21 2013

Turn the Other Cheek: Best Spanking Scenes in Romance, Part 1

Spanking in romance seems to have gotten more attention, or page time, since the release of the Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James. But spanking in romance is not new at al; there are a vast number...
teamhandh
July 27 2013

Poll: What Male POV Would You Like to Read?

Stacia Kane's Terrible-POV novella, Wrong Ways Down, finally has a release date (August 6!). It's always a worry when we see a point of view in a story that we haven't seen before that it...
MFrampton
July 3 2013

The Ten Romance Novels You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion)

Romance readers agree on only one thing: Each romance novel should have a Happily Ever After. For more of what is required, take a look at What Rules are in the Romance Novel Covenant? We've...
teamhandh
June 27 2013

The Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Releases August 1, 2014!

No announcement as to who will play Christian and Ana yet, but we do know—just announced!—that the Fifty Shades of Grey movie will begin release worldwide on August 1, 2014. Producers...
MFrampton
June 19 2013

Just Announced: The Director for Fifty Shades of Grey Will Be Sam Taylor-Johnson

We're now one step closer to seeing Fifty Shades of Grey's Christian and Ana on the big screen—moments ago, the word came down that Sam Taylor-Johnson has been chosen to direct the filmed...
BlitzInk
May 13 2013

Who’s Wright to Direct Fifty Shades of Grey?

Late last week, the internet lit up with another exciting rumor on the potential creative team for the film adaptation of E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey—this time, it was the stunning...
teamhandh
May 2 2013

Wish You Were Here: News and Gossip from RT Booklover’s Convention

With Lora Leigh and Sylvia Day update, look below for more details! Team H&H's Heather Waters (@redline_) is over in Kansas City, Missouri at the Romantic Times Booklover's Convention....
teamhandh
April 27 2013

Poll: What Adaptation Will Make for the Best TV/Movie?

Last week we asked what summer movie you were most excited about but this week it seems to be all about movie adaptations. Earlier this week, we saw the first photo from the Divergent film set...
HeatherWaters
April 23 2013

Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Gossip Heats Up: Alex Pettyfer as Christian Grey?

Fifty Shades movie gossip alert! Alex Pettyfer for Christian Grey? Not exactly. Entertainment news site The Wrap has reported that director Gus Van Sant, who would like to direct the film adaptation...
cmorgan
April 1 2013

Fifty Shades of Vampires: E.L. James Teases New Book

In the latest publishing news, author E.L. James is all set to publish her newest book. Reportedly, the book is to have originally been a fan-fiction story based on the characters of her...
AlizaMann
March 11 2013

Wild Cherry, Please: How Christian, Gideon, and Tony De-vanillafy Their Heroines

I can still remember the day I heard that men, in the old days—I mean, really old days, would bite the ear lobe of their lovers whilst de-flowering them. Sounds...barbaric. But, if you think...
MFrampton
March 11 2013

E.L. James to Release Fifty Shades of Grey: Inner Goddess (A Journal)

Yes, there WILL be another Fifty Shades of Grey book—but it's not what you might think: According to the Boston Herald, Author E.L. James will be releasing Fifty Shades of Grey: Inner Goddess...
teamhandh
March 9 2013

Poll: What Hero Would You Give Up an Hour for?

Today marks the time on the calendar for all of us to spring back an hour. Sure we lose an hour, but it marks the beginning of spring and a chance to brave the great outdoors once again with our...
MFrampton
February 27 2013

Post-Fifty Shades of Grey: E.L. James’s Next Book

E.L. James won't be returning to the Red Room of Pain in her next release, she revealed at a recent event.  Her next book, she says in a New York Post interview, “won’t be nearly...
SageSpelling
February 12 2013

The Heroines in “Damaged Heroes” Romance Novels

It seems readers (including me) have gone head over heels for the rich, sexy, sex-gods with tormented souls. Heroes such as Gideon Cross, Christian Grey, Ethan Blackstone and Gabriel Emerson want...
KateRothwell
January 13 2013

A Perfect Pairing: Drink Suggestions to Go Along with Your Favorite Authors

Restaurants have suggested wine pairings with their food—e.g. this beef dish goes best with a hearty red. I’m thinking bookstores, or maybe even publishers, should pick up the habit....
RachelHyland
December 28 2012

Ring in with Romance!: Best of 2012, Day 2

May old friends be forgot? We don't think so! We're celebrating our favorite reads with five days of the Best of 2012. We asked our bloggers for their favorite recommendations of 2012, with...
Torifl
December 21 2012

On the Wish List for Romance in 2013: Contemporary, Mainstreaming, and More!

This year was an interesting one for romance novel readers. With the astronomical success of E.L. James's Fifty Shades trilogy, we suddenly found ourselves accused of reading “mommy porn”...
TiffanyTyer
December 7 2012

Beyond the Bedroom Door: Most Romantic Love Scenes

For many of us, great romance is a combination of a strong hero and a loving heroine, perfect chemistry, and beautiful writing. But almost as essential, or certainly enhancing, are truly romantic and ...
Dolly_Sickles
November 29 2012

The Ups and Downs of Elevator Sex from Authors Sara Fawkes, E.L. James, and More!

When I worked as a writer and producer for a television station's website, I was great friends with the managing editor. We kept a file of crazy news stories that we called our “re-enactment...
JackieLester
August 16 2012

Same Shades of Effed Up: Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Disaster, Sylvia Day’s Bared to You, and E. L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey

How many times has the suggestion “If you liked that, then you’ll love this” been targeted to the eager readers who devoured E. L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy in...
teamhandh
July 31 2012

Berkley Acquires Sylvain Reynard’s Gabriel’s Inferno

Feed the beast! Publisher Berkley has gotten the rights to publish Sylvain Reynard’s Gabriel’s Inferno Series, which has already been a top release at several e-retailers. The digital release will...
rszalley
July 19 2012

SF/F as the Gateway Drug to Romance Novels: McCaffrey, Carey, Lackey, Feehan and More!

Every summer my parents would pack up the family to set off on a family vacation. Each of these trips were preceded by several magical hours spent in the local Waldenbooks acquiring paperbacks to keep...
MFrampton
July 10 2012

Fifty (50) Shades of Grey Film Official Facebook Page Launches!

The same day it was announced that the producers behind The Social Network, Mike DeLuca and Dana Brunetti, would produce the filmed version of E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey, the company has set...
WickedLilPixie
June 29 2012

Which Hero is on Your “List"?, Part 1

Many couples have “The List:” you know, the list of celebrities your significant other has given you a free pass to have sexual relations with them if you somehow run into them? Because chances...
MFrampton
June 23 2012

Best Hair Color for a Romance Novel Hero?

In the past, Heroes and Heartbreakers has covered why Ladies Do Not Prefer Blonds (as Romance Heroes), as well as The Ginger Hero: Romance’s Redheaded Stepchild. We haven’t done a post on...
teamhandh
June 22 2012

Pass the Serial—the Romance Serial, That Is!

Move over, Charles Dickens—serialized stories are taking a romantic turn! A USA Today article mentions that publisher Berkley (whose Sylvia Day-penned Bared to You just hit the New...
jenniferprobst
June 20 2012

Author Jennifer Probst on Complete Opposites in Romance

Today we welcome Jennifer Probst to Heroes and Heartbreakers to discuss the very real adage that “opposites attract.” Jennifer’s The Marriage Bargain has taken readers by storm, landing...
teamhandh
May 30 2012

June 2012 Upcoming Romance Releases Shopping List!

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