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teamhandh
September 23 2016

Professions & Speculation: 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...
September 20 2016

The Double Standard of the Virgin and the Vixen, The Scoundrel and the Saint

Today we're joined by Sarah Maclean (A Scot in the Dark) on Heroes and Heartbreakers. For both the characters in Sarah's A Scot in the Dark, they're faced with the double standards...
teamhandh
September 16 2016

Everything Old is New Again: 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...
Scarlettleigh
September 15 2016

Are Your Keepers Still Keepers?

Keepers—we all have them. It's a book that speaks to us —makes us rejoice in the marvel of the hero and heroine finding the one person that completes them and...
KateNagy
September 14 2016

When Your Favorite Ship Sinks: Friends Forever (Gosh Darn It)

Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers for fans who are not caught up on (or have never read) Once Upon a Time (especially FrankenWolf shippers), Little Women, Avengers: Age of Ultron,...
teamhandh
September 13 2016

A Song of Icing and Fire: Romance Deals & 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 to have your daily cuppa delivered...
teamhandh
September 9 2016

You Like What You Like: 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...
EVail
September 9 2016

Dr. Lovinkind’s Guide Part 2: Take Two Secret Babies and Call Me In the Morning

  Are you lovesick? Dr. Lovinkind has your romance affliction diagnosed! Greetings, and welcome to the second edition of Dr. Lovinkind’s Guide to Common Romance Medicine. I studied...
EVail
September 7 2016

How to Talk to a Woman Who is Reading a Romance Novel

Editor's Note: An article has been making the rounds—“How to Talk to a Woman Who is Wearing Headphones.” The simple answer: don't. However, just in case a man is thinking...
teamhandh
September 2 2016

Lovers of Love: 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
August 26 2016

You Don’t Say: 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...
Torifl
August 25 2016

Sosie Frost Makes Secret Babies Fun Again

There aren’t many tropes in romance that annoy me. Second chance, insta-love, best friend’s little sister, May/December, etc...they all have their moments in the sun. When paired with...
JenWattley
August 22 2016

We Want to Be a Part of Kerrigan Byrne’s World

World building is a facet of historical romance that’s often overlooked. Contextually, it’s assumed that even though what you’re reading is fictitious, it’s still happening...
teamhandh
August 19 2016

Romances Shines: 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
August 17 2016

The Fifty Shades Revolution... Or Why I’m Thankful for E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey

It's hard to believe that Fifty Shades of Grey was only published back in 2011, but here we are five years later... and I am grateful. Yes, you read that correctly: Grateful. Am I a fan of Fifty...
Scarlettleigh
August 17 2016

Romance: A Light in Dark Places, When All Other Lights Go Out

A year ago, in her hard hitting article, Never Read a Romance Novel? Grow Up, Kristan Higgins talked about romance novels and the insidious lack of respect that is prevalent still, even though...
teamhandh
August 12 2016

Opinionated Opinions: 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....
RachelHyland
August 7 2016

A Formula for Love–Hallmark Movies as Category Romances

  Source: Straight From the Heart screencap There was a time when I would devour category romance novels as enthusiastically, as mindlessly, as...
teamhandh
August 5 2016

What’s Another Word For...: 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...
willaful
August 4 2016

Trope-Flippers: 5 Category Romances that “Mess” with the Formula

Note: These are all older books, but be aware that spoilers abound! As I wrote recently, many category readers both enjoy their standard tropes and like to mix it up a bit. Here are some category...
teamhandh
July 29 2016

You Got Us Thinking: 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....
JenniferProffitt
July 25 2016

Are Labels Helpful or Harmful?

What's in a label? We've discussed this many times with our reader friends—both on the site and in person—many of whom are against labeling books, whether those labels be for...
teamhandh
July 22 2016

Yes, We Really Went There: 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
July 15 2016

You Like Us, You Really Like Us: 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...
LaurieGold
July 13 2016

How to Organize Your Kindle: Collections, The Cloud, and GoodReads are Your Friend

  Source: A. Aleksandravicius/Shuterstock Do you make mental listicles for your books? Do you organize or categorize them physically, digitally,...
AubreyGross
July 13 2016

BBW vs. Plus-Sized: What Does BBW Mean, and Is It Changing the Genre?

Is Plus-Sized No Longer the Preferred Term? Many moons ago when I was finishing grad school, I wrote a research paper on plus size characters in romance. Well, to be fair, the paper was more...
JenniferProffitt
July 12 2016

Have You Experienced a Bait-and-Switch?

You've bought a book based on the cover copy—as one does—and you're innocently reading along when BAM, you've realized the cover copy has lied to you and the book isn't...
teamhandh
July 8 2016

Shipping, and Swapping, and Zombies—Oh My!: 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...
HeatherMassey
July 6 2016

Sci-fi Romance’s Discoverability Challenge

Why Is Sci-Fi Romance So Difficult To Find? Full disclosure: Heather Massey runs the site The Galaxy Express.  Though sci-fi romance has been around for decades, it has a history of...
JenniferProffitt
June 29 2016

What is the Book that Turned You onto a New Subgenre?

Many of us readers read several different subgenres even in our own niche world of romance. However, it only takes one book to turn us onto a new genre, and make us never look back.  What...