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July 29 2015

What Subgenre Are You Currently Reading the Most?

Over the years, we've learned and observed that people read all over the genre. Very few people are strictly one subgenre category or another. However, we have noticed that many people go through...
July 17 2015

HEA, TSTL: What Romance Terms Do You Have to Explain?

Source: Recently we were reminded that some romance terms are just too inside baseball for the average reader. Sure, in context HEA can be figured...
June 17 2015

Romance News Roundup: Beth Cato’s New Series, Euphemisms, and Deals!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. —Deal Alert #1: Charlene Sands's The...
June 16 2015

Romance News Roundup: Tillie Cole’s Scarred Souls, Jackie Ashenden Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. —Deal Alert: Jackie Ashenden's Talking...
June 5 2015

Are You Into The “Dad Body”?

Today is Friday when we'll be sharing our weekly Friday Beefcake with all of you. However, a new trend in male bodies has been on our minds lately: the Dad Bod. This is a trend that has been...
June 2 2015

Romance News Roundup: Maya Banks Deal & Kresley Cole’s Sweet Ruin Description!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. —Deal Alert #1: Maya Banks's Slow Burn...
May 29 2015

What’s the Funniest Dedication You’ve Ever Read?

Dedications are the chance for the author to call out a person or group that really made their book possible. Personally, I love reading them and seeing who the author thanks—I read the acknowledgements,...
May 18 2015

Romance News Roundup: Lisa Kleypas Cover, Lauren Dane Deal & More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. —Lisa Kleypas's Cold-Hearted Rake has...
May 18 2015

What’s the Sweetest Romance You’ve Ever Read?

So much of the time on Heroes and Heartbreakers we talk about the hottest, sexiest, most melt-our-eyeballs moments in romance, but now I want to hear about those melt-worthy moments of a different kind! What...
May 15 2015

What TV Shows Would You Like to See Influence Romance?

Art imitates life on many an occasion, and sometimes one type of media influences another. Earlier this week we talked about fan fiction, which is one way media permeates the realm of publishing,...
May 6 2015

Gender Swap: Where Are the Lady Billionaires?

What abt lady billionaires with hot PAs? — Sasha Devlin (@SashaDevlin) April 28, 2015   Okay, some of us are sick of billionaires—there are officially...
May 4 2015

A (Brief) Guide to Transgender Terminology in Romance

Romance as a genre wants to become more diverse. Male/male romance’s popularity and the increasing demand for non-normative historical settings have been seen as positive steps towards an...
April 29 2015

Overheard in Romance: Name Those Conversations That Can Only Happen in Romance!

Source: Only in romance can subjects such as BDSM, fate, friends-to-lovers, and spurting all be part of the same conversation....
April 27 2015

They Laughed, They Cried: Standout Moments in Romance Novels

Heroes and Heartbreakers is pleased to welcome author Sara Jane Stone, whose fourth Independence Falls novel, Wild With You, hit shelves on April 14. Shere's here today to discuss what qualities...
April 13 2015

Romance News Roundup: Captive Prince Cover & Cora Carmack and Lara Adrian Deals!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. —Deal Alert #1: Cora Carmack's All...
April 7 2015

What’s the Longest Courtship You Remember in a Romance Novel?

In some of the most iconic romances in the genre, what feels like weeks and months of falling in love, is actually just a few days of intense attraction. In others, the author's pacing is so fast...
April 6 2015

Eff It: Cursing on Covers?

In romance, especially in this day and age, strong language isn't out of the norm within the content of the book. However, it's not always what's on the inside that counts... Sometimes the...
April 3 2015

What’s the Most Risqué Occupation of a Hero or Heroine?

In Gina Gordon's Rush (available May 12, 2015), the hero is the son of a king...of a porn empire. In the book there's a scene where the heroine's uptight parents meet her new boyfriend for...
April 1 2015

Fated Mates: Love Them or Hate Them?

We romance readers love nothing so much as a satisfying HEA. But of course, there are all sorts of paths to true love, both in real life and in our beloved genre. Which raises the question: Fated mates—love...
March 25 2015

What Other Romance Revivals Would You Want to See?

Yesterday came the news that many X-Files fans and especially Mulder/Scully shippers had been longing to hear: The series, which ran for 9 seasons and spawned two feature films, will be returning to...
March 19 2015

Romance News Roundup: Harlequins and Paper Towns!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. —Deal Alert #1: Janice Maynard's Kavanaghs...
February 6 2015

Are You Curious?: Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Screening Thoughts (SPOILERS!)

**We were so happy to be able to see the Fifty Shades of Grey movie a WEEK early, BUT for those who want to go into movie with a completely open mind, don't read ahead. We DO discuss SPOILERS. MAJOR...
February 6 2015

Crossing the Genre Aisles: Why or Why Don’t You?

Today we're joined by author Leanna Renee Hieber, whose The Eterna Files is out next week. The Eterna Files is (as Leanna says below!) a gaslamp fantasy, which means she's got romance, a historical...
January 5 2015

Let’s Talk About (Oral) Sex, Baby, in Historical Romance!

Today we're delighted to be joined by author Jessica Peterson, whose book The Millionaire Rogue, the second book in her Hope Diamond trilogy, is released tomorrow. The titular Rogue in Jessica's...
Kate Nagy
December 7 2014

Happily Never After: Romances Without a HEA

Recently, H&H’s Jennifer Proffitt took some time to speculate upon the likely fate of The Hobbit’s Kili and Tauriel. Although the adorable, mismatched dwarf-and-elf pair are not precisely...
November 15 2014

NSFW (Not Shy for the World): Counting Down the Top Moments of On-Screen Male Nudity

While you won't be seeing Jamie Dornan in the altogether when Fifty Shades of Grey comes out in theaters in February 2015, there are other actors who have agreed to bare their all in film,...
November 7 2014

Feminist Beefcake with Cumberbatch, Radcliffe, Waldau, and More!

Feminism is usually one of those words, in recent history, that you don't want to be labeled with because it's a “dirty word.” However, 2014 might be the year that word gets taken...
November 6 2014

Turgid Rod, Dewy Petals: You’re Invited to the Euphemism Party!

Today we're pleased to welcome author Brighton Walsh to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Brighton's new book, Caged in Winter, is released this week, and includes Cade, a sexy chef, and Winter, an...
October 21 2014

What Do You Want to See More Of?

Romance novels feel like the Wild West, with authors blazing trails all over the place, from criminal heroes with no plans to change, to addicted heroines, to a lizard hero. And there are so many other...
October 8 2014

Alpha Heroines in Contemporary Romance: Stand Back and Watch the Sparks Fly

Today we're joined by author Cara Connelly, whose The Wedding Vow has just been released. The Wedding Vow, the second book in Cara's Save the Date series, has a heroine named Maddie who can...