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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...
Torifl
January 22 2013

Don’t Make Me Slap You!: When Erotica Crosses the Line

I love erotica. I think I have made that pretty clear to everyone. I enjoy reading about it in all forms. M/M, M/F, and sometimes M/F/M. Erotica is nothing more than extremely sexually visual romance....
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....
AlizaMann
January 3 2013

Bridget Jones’s Twitter Feed: Chick Lit for the 21st Century

Eons ago (okay, 2001 or so), there were books that summed up the plight of women who weren't married by age thirty. “Singletons,”’ we were called, and women everywhere united in...
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...
SuperWendy
November 8 2012

Untie Me Already!: Over BDSM

There’s a famous episode of M*A*S*H where Hawkeye Pierce calls a fictional restaurant in Chicago, Adam’s Ribs, and orders take-out to Korea. What prompts this bit of madness is a string...
Torifl
October 22 2012

Tricks and Treats: October’s Erotic Reads

In need of some sexy reading material to fill your e-reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palate—and your credit card.... October...
teamhandh
September 26 2012

Samantha Young’s On Dublin Street Roundtable

Currently perched on top of the e-books bestseller lists, Samantha Young's On Dublin Street has been causing a ruckus among romance readers, particularly those who appreciate the dominating billionaire...
Torifl
September 18 2012

It’s Still Hot in September: Erotic Reads for the Fall

In need of some sexy reading material to fill your e-reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palate—and your credit card.... September...
teamhandh
September 17 2012

Berkley Banks on Maya Banks’s Breathless Trilogy!

Just announced, Berkley has acquired yet another entrant to the post-Fifty Shades group, this time an all-new trilogy of erotic romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks. Banks...
MFrampton
August 27 2012

I Like to Watch: Favorite Erotic Film?

As Fifty Shades continues its stranglehold on popular culture, more people are reading racier books. And now, it seems, more people are watching racier films—maybe biding their time until the...
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...
teamhandh
July 5 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey Penetrates the Non-Fiction Market

It’s not often we get submissions of this nature. Fifty Shades of Grey has been topping the charts, and now it’s stimulating more than just trends in the subgenre of erotic fiction and modernized...
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...
BarbaraDelinsky
May 25 2012

Author Barbara Delinsky on Fifty (50) Shades of Grey

Three top romance blogs, one big idea! Heroes and Heartbreakers, Romance@Random, and USA Today’s Happy Ever After join together to offer exclusive content and giveaways. Watch for our logo...
MFrampton
May 17 2012

Sylvia Day’s Bared to You Now Published by Berkley

Updated 5/18/12: The most recent version of the cover has been added! (Remember, all covers are subject to change before publication.) Romance readers have already heard the buzz about Sylvia Day’s...