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January 23 2013

First Look: Marissa Meyer’s Scarlet (February 5, 2013)

Marissa Meyer Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) Feiwel & Friends/ February 5, 2013 / $17.99 print, $9.99 digital Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the Lunar Chronicles....
January 7 2013

Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 10 Recap: See No Evil, Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil

**********SPOILERS********** (Need to catch up? Don't miss H&H's recaps of episode 2.04, episode 2.05, episode 2.06, episode 2.07, episode 2.08, and episode...
January 4 2013

Fairies Cast a Spell in Romance Novels: Moning, Putney, and More!

The fair folk have a long history of entangling themselves in the love lives of mortals. Shakespeare made use of this trope in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Disney gave us a plethora of fairy godmothers,...
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,...
December 13 2012

Scorching Stocking Stuffers: The Essential Erotic Novel Gift List

Have you been naughty, or nice? If the answer is nice, then it’s time to remedy that with something dirtier than a lump of coal in your stocking this Christmas: my essential erotic novel gift...
December 3 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: One-Heart Wonder

**********SPOILERS********** (Need to catch up? Don't miss H&H's recaps of episode 2.04, episode 2.05, episode 2.06, episode 2.07, and episode 2.08.) This...
November 26 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 8 Recap: Zombies, Pricks, and Dreams

*****SPOILERS***** What we already know: Sleeping Beauty (SB) has had a dream of the room of fire and Henry was in it. Emma and Snow were encouraged about going home when they heard this news. This...
November 12 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 7 Recap: Wolves at the Gate

*****SPOILERS***** So this episode was great in theory—but only gave us five minutes of information in an hour-long show. What we know: Emma and Snow are still trapped in Fairytale-land...
November 5 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: Admissions and Entrances

*****SPOILERS***** This very illuminating sixth episode of the new season opens with Emma, Snow, Aurora, Mulan, and Hook surveying the strange-looking beanstalk that must be climbed to reach the...
November 2 2012

Jane Eyre Laid Bare: A Sexual Exposé

Many authors have taken inspiration for their books from classics. The inspiration can range from using a name or a setting, to using entire scenarios from the originals, albeit written in a different...
October 29 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 5: It’s Alive!

********SPOILERS******** I had high hopes for the Halloween episode of OUAT—did it live up to my expectations? Yes! I think this was one of the more interesting episodes, although the...
October 22 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 4 Recap: Hooked on a Time

********SPOILERS******** Special Guests: Captain Hook, Mister Smee While much of this episode was boring and trite, the last 20 minutes were real fun. Not just cute, but “Peter Pan never...
October 15 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: Ogres, Lancelot, and Chaos!

Tonight’s guest stars include Lancelot, Mulan, Sleeping Beauty, and the Queen Mother. Wow, chaotic much? Tonight’s episode jumped from Fairytale Land to Storybrooke and then to flashbacks....
October 11 2012

Why Is The Princess Bride So Wonderfully Romantic?

Based on William Goldman’s novel of the same name, The Princess Bride is staged as a book read by grandfather (Peter Falk) to his ill grandson (Fred Savage). Falk’s character assures a romance-weary...
October 8 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: Don’t Bury Me, ’Cause I’m Not Dead Yet

***********SPOILERS********** I must say, I really liked the episode this week! It wasn't very exciting, but it functioned much like a Greek Chorus does in all those tragedies you read in college....
October 1 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 1 Recap: Badlands, Hats, and Lady Knights

***********SPOILERS********** Once Upon a Time is back for a second season—but the season premiere felt oddly flat. The episode was chaotic and full of small odd vignettes, fraught...
September 27 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 2: A Look at What Was, and What Should Be

Season two of Once Upon a Time premieres on Sept 30th, and we'll be covering it here at H&H.  The show debuted with a bang, and it seemed viewers really took to Storybrook, and its respective...
September 25 2012

Shipping and Shirtlessness: The Fall 2012 Edition, Starring Arrow’s Stephen Amell, Chicago Fire’s Taylor Kinney, and More!

Last year's edition of Shipping and Shirtlessness featured hotties like Ioan Gruffudd (Ringer), Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time), and Nick Wechsler (Revenge). This year we turn our...
September 18 2012

A Real Fairy Tale in Rebecca Paisley’s A Basket of Wishes

Whenever someone mentions which romance novel features “the best grovel,” Rebecca Paisley’s 1995 release, A Basket of Wishes springs to mind. A Basket of Wishes featured a fairy heroine...
September 13 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 2 Photos are Here!

Heroes and Heartbreakers will once again be covering ABC's Once Upon a Time, now heading into its sophomore season. The tagline for the second season is “Magic is Coming!,” and ABC will...
August 6 2012

First Look: Eloisa James’s The Ugly Duchess (August 28, 2012)

Eloisa James The Ugly Duchess Avon / August 28, 2012 /  $7.99 digital and print How can she dare to imagine he loves her...when all London calls her The Ugly Duchess? Theodora...
July 16 2012

Sleeping Beauty: The Comedy?

Sleeping Beauty looks to be Hollywood’s next fairy tale obsession. Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent, which will present the wicked queen’s side of the story, is currently in production. And now,...
July 5 2012

Cover Alert: Details on Marissa Meyer’s Cinder Sequel, Scarlet, Have Been Revealed!

The cover of Marissa Meyer’s Scarlet, the sequel to Cinder and the second book in the Lunar Chronicles quartet, has been revealed by USA Today. They’ve also got some scoop on the book, including...
June 10 2012

The CW Previews Beauty and the Beast and Arrow

The CW has released extended trailers for its new Fall 2012 TV shows, including Beauty and the Beast (a reimagining of the 1980s show starring Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton) and Arrow (as in,...
May 14 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 1, Episode 22: It’s Storming Like a Bitch!

The season finale of Once Upon a Time, “A Land Without Magic,” aired last night, and if you watched, you saw [highlight for spoilers]the return of the Huntsman, that the power of True Love...
May 7 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 1, Episode 21: An Apple a Day Keeps Life Expectancy Away

*******SPOILERS******* I could sum up this entire episode in fewer than two words: APPLES! Alas, you all come here for a recap, so sit back and enjoy. *Yawns* The episode starts out in a dream...
April 30 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 1, Episode 20: Breaking Promises and Sporting Wood

*****SPOILERS***** As the season nears the end, we see Once Upon a Time finally gather enough steam to really be enjoyable. This week’s episode had some really stellar moments. Some of it...
April 23 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 1, Episode 19: Daddy Issues

*******SPOILERS******* After a few weeks without Once Upon a Time, we finally get back to the “who the hell is The Stranger, aka August Booth” storyline. We kick the episode off with August...
April 2 2012

Once Upon a Time Season 1, Episode 18: Mother Knows Best

It figures that when Once Upon a Time finally airs a good episode it airs opposite the premiere of Game of Thrones, standing very little chance of being something watched by the masses. That being said,...
March 26 2012

The Fairy Tale Romances of Teresa Medeiros and Julia Quinn

More than a decade ago, Jennifer Crusie argued that romance is a genre that both depends upon the tradition of fairy tale narratives and demands the revision of the traditional stories (“This Is Not...