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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...
teamhandh
June 24 2016

We Literally LOL’d: 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
June 23 2016

Can You Name Romance Novels that “Start” After the Marriage?

We love Outlander—we love the show, the books, and especially Jamie and Claire. However, it is no secret that while Diana Gabaldon has created one of the greatest couple in the history of...
teamhandh
June 17 2016

Knucklehead Couples & Book 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...
TiffanyTyer
June 14 2016

Totally Unrelated: 3 Books to Make You Fall in Love with the Stepbrother Trend

I’ll be honest, the stepbrother theme is my jam. To me it’s always been a little like the Brother’s Best Friend/Little Sister trope, but more forbidden, more tingly and sexy...
Scarlettleigh
June 12 2016

Why Do Readers Like Tropes So Much?

Tropes—we talk about them a lot. In fact, Jennifer Proffitt, in her Morning Coffee blog “Do You Like Tropes?”, said almost exact same thing. If you do a search on the site, 51...
slowlyfallingsnowflake
June 6 2016

The Controversy of an HEA: Why I Like It When A Court of Mist and Fury Flipped The Script

Necessary spoiler tag is necessary. We're talking about the HEA (Happily Ever After) of A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas, which of course comes at the end of the book so be warned,...
EVail
May 31 2016

How to Ruin a Romance in 5 Easy Steps

Are you tired of nobody reading your high falutin articles? Frustrated because people aren’t taking your Important Literary Opinions seriously? Have you tried Ruining Romance? Ruining...
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....