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JenniferProffitt
May 23 2017

What Romance Trend Do You Wish You Understood?

So many books coming out every week means so many different trends for people to try! Not all books are for all readers, however. There are some trends we just... don't get.  What...
JenniferProffitt
May 22 2017

Romance Used to Mean Something Very Different

Last week, Merriam-Webster reminded us that “romance” didn't exactly have a romantic origin—and dates back to the fifth century. We know the word has many different meanings,...
JenWattley
May 19 2017

New Old Loves: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
May 18 2017

What Sort of Relationship Dynamic Do You Find Most Compelling?

Dominant; slow-burn; sweet; fun. These are just a few ways in which the relationship dynamic can manifest itself in a romance. When it comes to your own preferences, what sort of dynamic do you...
MeganHartAuthor
May 17 2017

What’s the Line Between Forbidden and Too Forbidden?

Today we're thrilled to welcome Megan Hart (All The Lies We Tell) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. The line of what's taboo is constantly moving—what was forbidden 20 years ago, is mainstream...
May 15 2017

Romance Isn’t the Reason for Singledom

Today we're thrilled to welcome Andie J. Christopher (Dusk Until Dawn) to Heroes and Hearbreakers. When you openly read or write romance, sometimes many of our peers make assumptions about...
JenniferProffitt
May 4 2017

How Would You Define a Romance To Someone Who’s Never Read One?

When someone overhears you talking about romance who isn't that big of a reader, or maybe someone who never realized that romance was a subgenre, they probably look at you like you're an...
JenniferProffitt
April 26 2017

Do You Like Hearing About an Author’s Creative Process?

Spring brings a lot of creation—flowers blossom, baby animals are born... and apparently author's share their creative process! Many times this week, we've seen authors sharing how...
JenniferProffitt
April 24 2017

Two Sides to Every “Nice” Guy: A Case Study

As the adage goes, “nice guys finish last.” Out in the real world this may not be the case. I always like the nice guy—I think a lot of us do! However, for every nice guy in real...
teamhandh
April 21 2017

Books! The Greatest Weapons of All: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenWattley
April 21 2017

Mariana Zapata and the Art of the Slow Burn

As an unrepetant fangirl, there are elements of romance that I tend to gravitate towards more because they appeal to my deep and abiding love of fanficiton. While this concept certainly isn't...
teamhandh
April 14 2017

This One’s Mine: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
April 12 2017

Who Are The Best Romance Authors Right Now?

We know many of the kings and queens of romance, the one that shaped the genre into what it is today. They are the trailblazers who gave us the romance genre—Nora Roberts, Kathleen Woodiwiss,...
JenWattley
April 7 2017

Ship It So Hard: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
teamhandh
March 31 2017

Beware of Bugs: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
teamhandh
March 24 2017

Romance for Every Single Day: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
March 23 2017

Study Shows It’s Hard to Be Pretty

As Queen Beyoncé says, “Pretty Hurts” and two recent studies, that very concept might have been confirmed. In a world of romance, stories are filled with pretty people falling...
JenniferProffitt
March 22 2017

When Do You Need Romance Most?

This delightful video from Harlequin is about a year old now but the message still applies! Romance is there when you need it. No matter what!  What romance was there for you when you...
teamhandh
March 17 2017

Modern Love Stories: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
March 15 2017

Do You Like “Unlikable” Characters?

In Katee Robert's Fool Me Once, the author prefaces the story by saying the heroine was unlikable. She said she hoped that once we got to know her, however, that we would enjoy her just...
LorraineHeath
March 13 2017

When the HEA Isn’t Quite What We Expect: Unusual Happily-Ever-Afters!

Today we're thrilled to welcome Lorraine Heath (When the Marquess Falls) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. In romance, we know we get a Happily Ever After, but sometimes that HEA is a little more...
teamhandh
March 10 2017

Character Development: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
March 7 2017

If You Could Have Any Paranormal Power for 24 Hours, What Would It Be?

We've all sat there wanting a magical ability at some point or another—maybe more often than the average Joe if you read paranormal romance! If you could have a power from any book for...
teamhandh
March 3 2017

Inappropriate Sex: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
February 28 2017

What Did the “Scorched Corset” Get Right and Wrong About Romance?

Back in December, SNL recorded a skit in which customers and employees of a bookstore interacted. The one thing that made it unique is that it was a romance bookstore, “The Scorched Corset”—for...
teamhandh
February 24 2017

Reading is Fun(damental)! : Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
February 22 2017

Do You Like Thieves in Romance?

Maybe it's our eternal love of Robin Hood. Maybe it's our love of Matt Bomer in White Collar. Maybe it's something completely different, but lately I've noticed quite a few romances...
teamhandh
February 17 2017

Charmed We’re Sure: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
teamhandh
February 10 2017

Diverse Reads & Snowy Days: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
kwanawrites
February 6 2017

Making the Case for the Carefree Black Girl: Why We Still Need Diverse Romance

I often, tongue in cheek, tell people I’ve never felt really Black until I became a Black writer. For me to properly explain my statement, please take a little trip back in time with me,,...