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teamhandh
May 13 2016

From Unlucky to Hot: 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...
Nicola R. White
May 12 2016

Why Romance is the Perfect Place to Tackle Tough Issues

Like all art, romance novels imitate life to a certain degree. They hold a mirror up to society, reflecting norms and stereotypes back to us. In the 70s, romance often featured aggressive heroes...
MayMcGoldrick
April 23 2016

Sex, Love, and Second Chances for the Eternal in Shakespeare

Today we're thrilled to welcome May McGoldrick to Heroes and Heartbreakers. While a “death day” doesn't typically offer much to celebrate, today we're here to celebrate the life...
Nicola R. White
April 20 2016

First, Find a Hot Vampire: 5 Easy Ways to Save Paranormal Romance

As shown in this awesome infographic from author Kiersten Fay, paranormal romance has been around for a long time—at least since the 1700s! Since then, horror and romance have been blended...
teamhandh
March 25 2016

On Happily Ever Afters & Reading Addictions: 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 a special...
JenniferProffitt
March 24 2016

When Is It a Good Thing the Book Differs from the Movie?

This morning, we have a few spoilers for the most recent Bridget Jones's Diary book in this Morning Coffee, so beware—or you can just throw in your two cents in the comments on examples...
JaneKriel
March 23 2016

Happily Never After, and the Changing Nature of the Romance Novel

Spoiler Warning: To talk about the changing nature of the romance novel and the romance covenant's cardinal rule: The Happy Ever After, we will be discussing spoilers, including The Shadows...
HeatherWaters
March 22 2016

Vampire in Space & Virgin Hero Deals, Plus Norman Reedus: Romance News

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. {Did you know you can sign up to receive...
HeatherWaters
February 23 2016

Romance News: Old School Jude Deveraux on Sale!

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. {Did you know you can sign up to receive...
JenniferProffitt
February 19 2016

What’s Been Your Obsession of 2016?

Source: Pinterest The motto here at Heroes and Heartbreakers is “Discover. Share. Obsess.” We're two months into 2016, so that's plenty...
JenniferProffitt
February 18 2016

What Do You Consider the “First” Romance Novel?

For many, the very first official romance novel would be Kathleen E. Woodiwiss's The Flame and the Flower, published back in 1972 by Avon Romance. However, before that there were Georgette...
JenniferProffitt
February 18 2016

What Do You Consider the “First” Romance Novel?

For many, the very first official romance novel would be Kathleen E. Woodiwiss's The Flame and the Flower, published back in 1972 by Avon Romance. However, before that there were Georgette...
JenniferProffitt
February 11 2016

Who is the Most Prolific Romance Author You Have Ever Read?

A recent discussion at the H&H headquarters brought up prolific authors. Nora Roberts churns out at least two books a year in a career that has spanned 35 years—and even that rough estimate...
JenniferProffitt
February 8 2016

Good Grammar Could Save Your Date?

According to a recent Elite Daily article, good grammar won't guarantee your date goes well, but bad grammar—or use of words like girls instead of women—might certainly derail it.  What...
JenniferProffitt
January 26 2016

Too Soon?

With the snow literally still on the ground and some people not even fully dug out, it seems a little soon to be writing a romance based around Winter Storm Jonas. However, as one fellow reader...
KateJSquires
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...
JenniferProffitt
January 11 2016

What Do You Read When You’re Not Reading Romance?

Team H&H reads almost exclusively romance across the board, however, even the most die-hard romantic reads a different genre when they find themselves in a reading rut.  What do you read...
JenniferProffitt
January 7 2016

Throwback Thursday: How Many Retro Romances Would You Read Today?

Avon is celebrating 75 years of romance. Yes, that's right, we've been reading Avon since 1940! However, a lot has changed in those 75 years in the lives of women and in society, at large....
JenniferProffitt
January 5 2016

Do You Feel Cheated If There’s Not a Sex Scene?

Source: www.goodreads.com Source: www.pinterest.com Okay, no, we don't read romance for the sex. In fact, the sex is just one...
JenniferProffitt
January 4 2016

What Ships Will You Give Up?

Source: wifflegif.com Think of the above gif as you are Pam from The Office and your once-favorite ship is Jim. Sometimes we just have to say goodbye and...
Scarlettleigh
January 2 2016

Close to Home: Can Relatable Characters Lead to a Better Life?

Our lives are filled with little voices inside our head telling us what to do—carpe diem; no, play it safe— a bird in hand is worth two in the bush; no, follow your dreams, etc. Humans are...
JenniferProffitt
December 28 2015

Your Future Reads: 7 Romance Trends You’ll See in 2016

In 2016 there will be a lot of new books for you to feast your eyes on—hundreds! One of the great things about romance is seeing all the new trends and tropes and twists that pop up in the genre....
JenniferProffitt
December 21 2015

Would You Like to See the Return of the Rom-Com?

The romantic comedy is our staple here at Heroes and Heartbreakers. Whether it's on screen or on the page, nothing really beats a good laugh paired with a good romance. However, recently, the...
JenniferProffitt
December 18 2015

Who’s the Most Relatable Character?

Whether the heroine likes all the same things you do, or it's a secondary character that says all the same things we do, it's great to have a character we can relate to! In fact, if romances—which...
JenniferProffitt
November 5 2015

Throwback Thursday: How Long Have You Been Reading Romance?

This week marks the 80th Anniversary of the Regency Romance. Since Historicals were the first romances many of us read, let's take a moment to shout out how long we've been reading romance!...
JenniferProffitt
November 2 2015

What’s the Weirdest Thing You’ve Ever Looked Up?

For many people, they have an unofficial pact with their friends that should they die suddenly, said friend will clean out their house of anything they wouldn't want their family's to find...
HeatherWaters
October 28 2015

Romance News: Read 5 Chapters from Kresley Cole’s Sweet Ruin!

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. —Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark...
KateJSquires
October 26 2015

The Whole She-Bang: Words for the Vagina in Romance

After the Dick-tionary’s explosive success—pun always intended—I’ve been asked to follow-up with a post regarding lady-parts terminology when it comes to romance writing. In...
JenniferProffitt
October 26 2015

We’re Ready for a Full-Figured Superheroine!

No more, are we ready for a full-figured superheroine, we are ready! And we have one! Have you met Faith? The geek girl in all of us who joins a league of superheroes to help stop the bad guys...as...
JenniferProffitt
October 23 2015

To Smut or Not to Smut?

Yesterday on Twitter, we may have eavesdropped on a few conversations discussing the term “smut.” It's a term that has come back into the romance vernacular in the last few weeks...