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November 14 2014

First Look: Jeffe Kennedy’s The Tears of the Rose (November 25, 2014)

Jeffe Kennedy Tears of the Rose (The Twelve Kingdoms #2) Kensington / November 25, 2014 / $15.00 print, $13.50 digital Three sisters. Motherless daughters of the high king. The eldest is...
November 6 2014

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies Trailer: Dissecting Kili and Tauriel

There's this little movie coming out this season, you may have heard of it. The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies? Yeah, we're obsessed. The action looks amazing, the cinematography breathtaking—Lee...
August 21 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of August 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...
July 25 2014

First Look: C.L. Wilson’s The Winter King (July 29, 2014)

C.L. Wilson The Winter King Avon / July 29, 2014 / $7.99 print / $6.99 digital After three long years of war, starkly handsome Wynter Atrialan will have his vengeance on Summerlea's...
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...
December 17 2013

Outlander Roundtable: Thoughts on Diana Gabaldon’s Epic Novel

Team H&H was thrilled to hear that Starz had picked up Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series for production. The idea of this epic romantic couple coming not only to life, but into our homes, was...
December 16 2013

Concerning Dwarves…and Elves: The State of The Hobbit’s Kili and Tauriel

I am a huge Tolkien fan, and The Hobbit is the one book to rule them all. In this book, Tolkien poured all his love, devotion to his children, and obsession with English folklore. But Peter Jackson's...
October 9 2013

Top 10 Fantasy Novels You Must Read: An Opinionated Opinion

For a while here at Heroes and Heartbreakers I was the romance virgin—someone who hadn't ever picked up a romance book, nor knew just how disturbing words like “quivering” or “throbbing"...
August 7 2013

He Really DOES Like Me: Trailer for Thor: the Dark World

One of my biggest complaints about Marvel's first movie featuring their Fantasy Superhero was that we didn't get enough Fantasy. We got glimpses a plenty of the wonderful, vibrant world...
March 7 2013

Bewitching! Yasmine Galenorn’s Otherworld Series

Yasmine Galenorn was one of the first authors whose work pulled me into the realm of paranormal/fantasy fiction. I was a fantasy fiction purist who, occasionally, ventured into science fiction. The...
November 9 2012

Bearded Beefcake: Levi Jackson, Joe Manganiello, and Gerard Butler!

The month of November may be known to some as the month of preparing for the holidays, packing away Halloween costumes and whipping out the turkey. For others it's a time to embrace shear laziness...
September 12 2012

Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone Gets Movie Deal

This morning, Entertainment Weekly broke the news that Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone, the first in her young adult series featuring an orphan girl who has powers that could save her world, was...
July 14 2012

Top 5 Hot Sex Scenes in SF/F

Everyone loves a good sex scene—right? The challenge was made to select the top 5 hot sex scenes in a variety of genres. I chose SF/F, and as you might imagine, it was tricky settling on five memorable...
May 7 2012

First May Meeting of H&H Book Club: Teresa Medeiros’s The Bride and the Beast

For May’s H&H Book Club, we chose Teresa Medeiros’s The Bride and the Beast, featuring an overweight heroine. If you’ve read any of the book thus far, you also know the heroine is...
July 25 2011

Romantic Heroes as Superheroes: Jane Eyre’s Rochester at X-Mansion

When the endlessly inventive Rachel Hyland told me about her piece on superheroes as romantic heroes, and suggested that I wax eloquent on the opposite topic, romantic heroes as superheroes, I was intrigued. Indeed,...
April 17 2011

In Praise of the Fantastical: Game of Thrones’s Appeal to Both Genders

Early last week, MSNBC “discovered” that “geek girls” provide a growing audience for science fiction and fantasy, only to be countered a day later by Ginia Bellafante in the...
April 5 2011

Nebula Romances: Mary Robinette Kowal’s Shades of Milk and Honey

I have a confession to make: Although I've seen several of the film adaptations, I've never actually read a Jane Austen novel (hey, Ron, check out our Jane's World series and try an Austen...
March 30 2011

Nebula Romances: N.K. Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

I started looking at this year's nominees for the Best Novel Nebula through a romance reader's perspective with M.K. Hobson's The Native Star, which turned out to be a classic “opposites...
March 23 2011

For The Love Of . . . Paying Outrageous Sums For Books?

Yesterday, Team H & H announced the formation of the Harry Potter Virgin Club, where redline_ and lizmaverick have agreed to read the Harry Potter series—all of it—for the first...
March 22 2011

Harry Potter Virgin Club Announcement

We have a confession. Two of us here at H&H (lizmaverick and myself, redline_) missed the Harry Potter boat. Big time. As in, we’ve never even made it through the first book. When we were...
March 22 2011

Nebula Romances: M.K. Hobson’s The Native Star

The first thing I noticed about the “Best Novel” finalists for this year's Nebula Awards was that five of the six nominees were women writers—and I wasn't seeing any hint of...
February 28 2011

Fated to Be Mated: Then, What’s The Point?

Fate as the unseen, driving force bringing two people together is not an idea that is unique to the romance genre. In fact, you’re just as, if not more, likely to find it in fantasy writing....