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November 2 2015

Romance News: Remember Georgette Heyer & Read a Regency

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: To celebrate the 80th anniversary...
Rhyll Biest
September 18 2015

Beyond a Grovel: 8 Heroines Who Make Their Heroes Work For It!

Some heroines are so hot for the hero they practically have to shove a bag of frozen peas down their panties to ward off spontaneous combustion whenever he looks their way, while others are slower...
September 9 2015

All Hail the Queen: British Royalty in Fiction and Romance from Twain to Mulry, and in Between!

As of today, Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at approximately 5:30 p.m. local UK time, Queen Elizabeth II will have reigned longer than Queen Victoria. That is, she will surpass Queen Victoria’s...
Rhyll Biest
June 22 2015

The 10 Romance Heroes You’ll Want Between Your Covers

Forget about those articles that tell you what type of guys you should and shouldn’t date, what about the men between your book covers? Here’s a round up of some of the more unusual...
June 22 2015

Romance News Roundup: Georgette Heyer Plaque, Anne Stuart 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 #1: Anne Stuart's Never...
June 12 2015

Uniformly Waterloo: Fictional Veterans Cut a Dashing Figure in Vanity Fair, Sharpe’s Waterloo, and More!

The Battle of Waterloo took place on June 19, 1815, so 2015 marks the two hundredth anniversary. The UK is crammed full of exhibitions and commemorations. The battle and its aftermath changed the...
May 5 2015

Will You Fake Marry Me?: 3 Ways You Might Find Yourself in a Fake Engagement

Today we're thrilled to have Jade Lee on the site. Jade's latest book, 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake starts with a fake engagement—but might end with a real one! Jade is here today to talk about...
April 12 2015

Short, Dark, and Handsome: Average Height Heroes in Romance Novels from Balogh, Bujold, and More!

“Tall, Dark and Handsome.” What a cliché! How boring to always have the same old, same old in our novels and films. How do you recognize the hero? He’s the tall one! The...
March 20 2015

Where Are the Dudes?

Recently we stumbled across an article about Dudes Who Read Romance (not to be confused with the Hot Dudes Reading Instagram or our Reading is Sexy beefcake), in which one male romance reader confessed...
March 19 2015

Throwback Thursday: Have You Read Georgette Heyer?

The Black Moth was Georgette Heyer's first book, published when she was just 19 years old! Since then, Heyer has become synonymous with Regency romance, and considered by many to be the mother of...
December 18 2014

Alive and Well: Living, Happy Parental Pairs in Historical Romance from Beverley, Chase, and More!

Even in historical romance fiction, with its near mandatory promise of happily ever after for the hero and heroine and the new family they create, families that are not split by death, divorce, or abandonment...
November 13 2014

Before The Flame and the Flower: Romance from Back in the Day

It is a truth pretty much universally acknowledged that the modern romance genre as we know it came into its own with the publication of The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss in 1972. The market...
October 17 2014

Because Nothing Says Love Like a Makeover: Top 10 Pygmalion-Style Romances

First performed a century ago this very year, George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion has long captured the public fancy. The tale of ragamuffin flower seller Eliza Doolittle learning to better herself...
September 2 2014

Meant for Each Other: Top 10 Couples in Historical Romance

If I say that I just did a quick tally of the historical romance keepers on one of my eight overflowing bookshelves and counted 180, you will have some idea of how daunting I found the task of selecting...
July 17 2014

Travel the World Without Leaving Your Chair: Non-American Authors

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!” Each...
July 7 2014

You Bet Your Love: Gambling in Historical Romance

Whist. Vingt et un. Hazard and Loo and Faro and Piquet. If you have ever read a historical, and certainly one set in London between, say, the two Queens Elizabeth, then chances are you have come across...
July 2 2014

Fixer Upper: Manly Makeovers from Fox, Heyer, James, and More!

Sometimes, it is the duty of women to let a man know when his look is just not working. Sometimes, that opinion is even asked for. You would think that “the makeover” would be a device...
May 16 2014

Trope of the Month: Childhood Sweethearts!

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s]," which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...
May 16 2014

“I’m Not Bad, I’m Just Drawn That Way": Top 5 Bad Girls in Romance Novels

I read a lot of comic books when I was a youngster. While I admired Wonder Woman and thought it would be neat to be an Amazon princess and carry a sword, the person I really wanted to be, the one...
May 9 2014

These Mothers Will Go Down in History: Moms in Historical Romances by Roberts, Balogh, Heyer and More!

Whether married or widowed, rich or poor, mothers in historical novels are an interesting lot. Most of them wield influence within their family circle but they do not have the external power of a father...
March 17 2014

Getting Your Irish Up: Irish Romance from Roberts, Heyer, and More!

Whether it’s a mystery with romantic elements, a historical, or a contemporary, commonalities persist when the story takes place in Ireland. An exploration of Irish romances shows that there’s...
October 7 2013

Build Me Up, Buttercup: The Princess Bride’s Heroine as Romance Type

Several months back, Shelley Ann Clark wrote a post on The Princess Bride at Wonkomance about all the different kinds of love in the relationships in that movie. It was a lovely post reminding me why...
October 5 2013

Poll: Who is Your Favorite Regency Romance Writer?

Recently, our 10 Regency Romances You Should Read sparked a conversation about what actually defines a Regency. The question would seem pretty straight forward but then you have authors like Jane Austen,...
August 8 2013

Domesticating the Hero and Heroine in Historicals: Beverley, Balogh, Deveraux, and More!

What Would Martha Do? That’s the question that came to mind when I started exploring the Domestic Side of romance novels. Who and what does the name Martha bring to mind? Naturally, topping...
July 23 2013

It’s a Boy!: A Royal Baby Roundup

We kind of had a thing for The Royal Wedding. Kate and William's romance swept the world—and swept everyone along with them. When the pair got married in April 2011, all eyes turned to the...
July 17 2013

Class Differences in Historical Romance, Part 1: The Triumph of Love Over Level

Part One: Marrying the Maid (Or the Governess or . . .) The theme of love powerful enough to overcome the boundaries of class is rooted deeply in the tradition of romance fiction. Whether one views...
June 12 2013

Gentle Giants and Towering Beasts: Big Heroes in Romance Novels

Several months ago, I read Meant to Be, Terri Osburn's debut novel. As with nearly all the romance novels that make up my keepers, I fell in love with the characters, major and minor. One of the...
May 2 2013

Wish You Were Here: News and Gossip from RT Booklover’s Convention

With Lora Leigh and Sylvia Day update, look below for more details! Team H&H's Heather Waters (@redline_) is over in Kansas City, Missouri at the Romantic Times Booklover's Convention....
February 17 2013

Keepers of the Dream: Reading the Classics in Historical Romance

When offered the chance to propose a “core curriculum” for historical romance, I eagerly accepted, knowing full well the problems I would have narrowing the list to a reasonable length....
August 10 2012

If You Like Eloisa James, Then You’ll Like _______ ?

We Eloisa James fans got a nice slew of books from her recently (the Happily Ever After historicals based on fairy tales) so, really, we shouldn’t be greedy. And at the end of the month, we’ll get...