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May 19 2016

First Look: Jeffe Kennedy’s The Pages of the Mind (May 31, 2016)

Jeffe Kennedy The Pages of the Mind (The Unchartered Realms #1) Kensington / May 31, 2016 / $9.95 print, $7.99 digital Jeffe Kennedy stunned me with her powerful tale of a magical people...
May 12 2016

Lisa Kleypas’ Next Hero Connects to the Wallflowers!!!: Romance News

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance. {Did you know you can sign up to receive Afternoon Tea as an e-mail? Sign up have your daily cuppa delivered...
April 13 2016

27 Best Romance Novels—Your Ultimate TBR Pile

Choosing only twenty-seven books for this epic post was painful, but cuts had to be made! Below, LucyH and TanyaLK tackle the impossible and give a very opinionated opinion of the twenty-seven...
March 30 2016

April 2016 Romance Novel New 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 week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases....
March 8 2016

First Look: Anne Bishop’s Marked in Flesh (March 8, 2016)

Anne Bishop Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) Roc / March 8, 2016 / $27.00 print, $13.99 digital The escalating war between the Others and the HFL (Humans First and Last) comes to a...
March 6 2016

Put Some Rings on It: The Folley and Mallory Adventures by E. Catherine Tobler

Looking for a different sort of historical romance, where the history actually impacts the romance? Perhaps with a strong fantasy element that flavors both? Some nifty steampunk gadgets, the myth...
February 24 2016

March 2016 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 week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases....
February 17 2016

Fantastic!: From Movies to Books, Fantasy Romance Has Our Hearts!

Today we're thrilled to welcome Kelly Moran to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Kelly recently published a multi-genre boxed set, Love is in the Air. Like many romance readers, Kelly appreciates books...
January 14 2016

Genre-lizations: What Your Favorite Subgenre Says About You!

Everybody loves generalizations. Lol. But seriously, how much fun is it to judge someone based on just a sprinkling of information?  And sometimes it only take a single factoid to completely...
October 18 2015

Not Your Children’s Fairy Tales: Fantasy and Paranormal Romance to Make the Brothers Grimm Proud

What is it that make fairy tales timeless? Is it the difficulty that the heroine or hero must endure before they get their Happily Ever After? Or the social lesson of morality or values that consistently...
July 7 2015

Reluctantly Man and Wife: Forced Marriage in Romance from MacLean, Ashley, and More!

As I finished my post on historical romance stories featuring bachelors making wagers to remain single, it got me thinking about forced marriage and how ubiquitous a theme it is. Taking a...
April 30 2015

Throwback Thursday: Have You Read Mercedes Lackey?

Many readers credit Mercedes Lackey with their interest in romance and fantasy romance (this blogger, included). Just this week many fans were excited to add From a High Tower (available June 2, 2015)...
April 16 2015

Got the Magic in Me: Magical Girls Have It Tough from Sailor Moon, Laurenston, and More!

Source: Re-watching clips of Sailor Moon, I realized that being a magical girl/heroine is pretty difficult. For those not...
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...