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Janga
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...
Scarlettleigh
October 4 2014

Meet-Cute (and Not So Cute): First Encounters in Romance from Roberts, James, and More!

Authors have a challenge to come up with creative ways for the heroine and hero to meet. For better or worse, this encounter sets the tone for the book, since it is pretty much the gotcha scene that...
Janga
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...
teamhandh
August 29 2014

Trope of the Month: Separated Spouses

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...
Janga
August 13 2014

So Romantic: Favorite Grand Gestures in Romance Fiction

I’m a romantic. I can appreciate a sizzling scene, but I confess that, with few exceptions, once I close a book, the scenes that earned it a high sensuality rating tend to blur into memories of...
SJStoneAuthor
July 9 2014

There When You Need It: How Eloisa James’s The Duke is Mine Landed on the Keeper Shelf

Today we're thrilled to welcome Sara Jane Stone, whose Full Exposure was just released. Full Exposure is the first book in the Independence Falls series and focuses on Georgia, a recently-returned...
JenniferProffitt
July 2 2014

Fixer Upper: Manly Makeovers from Fox, Heyer, James, and More!

Sometimes, it is the duty of women to let a man know when his look is just not working. Sometimes, that opinion is even asked for. You would think that “the makeover” would be a device...
teamhandh
June 26 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of June 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...
Miranda Neville
June 18 2014

Separated Spouses in Historicals from Balogh, Haymore, Guhrke, and More!

Today we welcome author Miranda Neville to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Miranda's forthcoming release, Lady Windermere's Lover, has a married couple who've been apart for a year (his choice,...
Janga
April 14 2014

Shakespeare in Love: Romance Novels and the Bard

April 23, 2014, will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, and Shakespeare lovers around the globe will be celebrating the occasion throughout the month of April with lectures,...
Janga
March 18 2014

First Look: Eloisa James’s Three Weeks with Lady X (March 25, 2014)

Eloisa James Three Weeks with Lady X Avon / March 25, 2014 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital Having made a fortune, Thorn Dautry, the powerful bastard son of a duke, decides that he needs...
MeganMulry
February 19 2014

Writers’ Reality Show: Did She or Didn’t She?

Today we're joined by Megan Mulry, whose next release, Bound to be a Groom, details a complicated relationship among four people, two men and two women. It's set in 1808, and is “a series...
teamhandh
February 19 2014

March 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in March. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very...
teamhandh
January 29 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of January 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...
Scarlettleigh
January 22 2014

Love and Laughter: Humor in Romance

Writing a post on the most humorous characters in romance should be easy peasy, right? I thought so, since there is nothing that I love better than a book that makes me laugh. But figuring out what...
Janga
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...
Scarlettleigh
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...
teamhandh
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...
JenniferProffitt
September 13 2013

Love Healed and Lover Redeemed in Eloisa James’s When Beauty Tamed the Beast

Eloisa James's When Beauty Tamed the Beast is in my Personal Top 10 Romance List for many reasons, the least of which are that I’m left feeling like I know these characters, have felt their...
teamhandh
July 27 2013

Trope of the Month: Heroines in Disguise (aka Chick-in-Pants)

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...
teamhandh
July 21 2013

2013 RITA and Golden Heart Winners

Tonight in Atlanta, at the conclusion of the annual Romance Writers of America conference, the winners of the 2013 RITAs and Golden Hearts were awarded, recognizing some of the year’s best works...
JenniferProffitt
May 28 2013

First Look: Eloisa James’s Once Upon a Tower (May 28, 2013)

Eloisa James Once Upon a Tower Avon / May 28, 2013 / $7.99 print, $6.64 digital To win her love. . . As an extremely wealthy laird, Gowan Stoughton, Duke of Kinross, can have any of the...
Scarlettleigh
May 21 2013

In Sickness and in Health: Illness and Hurt/Comfort in Romance Novels

I read romance novels because I love the journey of two people falling in love. There is the encounter and then the attraction which leads to lust and hunger, need and desire. Throw in some conflict—maybe...
Janga
May 20 2013

Short, Delicious, and Oh-So-Sweet: Favorite Historical Novellas

My love affair with the novella began when as an undergrad I discovered I much preferred “Bartleby the Scrivener” to Moby Dick and “The Dead” to Ulysses. Part of the attraction...
teamhandh
April 24 2013

May 2013 Upcoming Romance Novel Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in May. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very...
redline_
March 30 2013

Trope of the Month: Ugly Duckling

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...
Janga
March 25 2013

You Are What You Wear: Clothing in Romance Novels

We all know how important clothing is in real life. It functions as a primary means of nonverbal communication to inform a watching world about who we are. Clothing can reveal—or sometimes conceal—gender,...
EVail
January 10 2013

It’s Not the Size of the Boat, It’s the Motion in the Ocean: Bad Sex in Romance from Balogh, James, and Grant

While romance novels can be written in a variety of ways, with countless combinations of settings, time periods, cultures, and conflicts, the genre is generally bound by two ironclad rules. One,...
redline_
December 30 2012

Ring in with Romance!: Best of 2012, Day 4

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,...
MFrampton
December 27 2012

Ring in with Romance!: Best of 2012, Day 1

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 reads of 2012, with one stipulation,...