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LauraKaye
November 26 2014

Why Do We Love Dirty Talking in Romance?

Today we're thrilled to have author Laura Kaye joining us at Heroes and Heartbreakers. Laura's latest in her Hard Ink series, Hard to Come By, is just out, and has a hero—Derek DiMarzio—with...
November 14 2014

Two Angry Men: Pistols at Dawn

Today we're joined by author Lauren Smith, whose new League of Rogues novel, His Wicked Seduction, stars a best friend's little sister and a rakehell. Sounds like an awesome combination!...
JenniferProffitt
October 31 2014

Trope of the Month: Villains to Heroes

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...
CathyMaxwell
October 22 2014

Sex, Food, and More: What Do Men Need to Be Happy?

Today we're thrilled to welcome author Cathy Maxwell to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Cathy's latest release, The Groom Says Yes, is a delicious historical romance with an earl who's also a...
MFrampton
October 21 2014

What Do You Want to See More Of?

Romance novels feel like the Wild West, with authors blazing trails all over the place, from criminal heroes with no plans to change, to addicted heroines, to a lizard hero. And there are so many other...
AudraNorth
October 9 2014

Unsung Heroes: Charlie Bennett from Molly Harper’s Snow Falling on Bluegrass

I have a thing for heroes in romance novels whose only claim to heroism is being good to a woman. And by that, I mean that I love heroes like that with an unbridled passion. That’s not to say...
teamhandh
October 8 2014

6 Reasons to Love Arrow’s Stephen Amell (Besides His 6-Pack)

There is a lot to love about the CW superhero series Arrow. The fight scenes, the tension between hero and sidekick, Oliver and Felicity (fondly known in fandom as Olicity), and, of course, star Stephen...
AmyPine
September 15 2014

Beta Heroes: Ten Contemporary Romance Heroes Who Show Us That Good = Hot.

**Spoilers! This post may cause a minor to severe reaction to spoilers from books featuring the top contemporary beta heroes—but don't worry, these guys will nurse you back to health.** I...
DDAyresAuthor
September 10 2014

Hot Guys and Cool Dogs Have a Lot in Common

Today we're pleased to welcome author D.D. Ayres to Heroes and Heartbreakers. D.D.'s new release, Irresistible Force, offers not only a hero and heroine, but a canine best friend to both of...
MelScott
September 5 2014

The Boys of Summer: Baseball’s True Appeal

Today we're joined by author Melanie Scott, whose The Devil in Denim is out now, and is set in the world of the All-American pasttime—baseball. Melanie knows just why so many of us like to...
Scarlettleigh
September 3 2014

Sweet Sacrifice: Heroic Sacrifices from Kleypas, O’Keefe, Phillips, and More!

This past spring, I talked about heroines that made sacrifices for their family in What We Do for Love: Sacrificing Heroines from Higgins, Carr, and More so it only seemed fair that I chat about the...
willaful
August 28 2014

A Journey, Not a Destination: Alcoholic and Addicted Heroes in Recovery

Even with the modern disease model, there's so much societal shame around addiction that romance authors probably approach it cautiously as a potential conflict. As Leigh Davis pointed out in her...
MeganErickson
August 27 2014

Sweatpants Are the New Wranglers: Hot Heroes in Cotton

Today we've asked author Megan Erickson to come talk about a very serious topic: Men wearing sweatpants. Megan's upcoming release, Make it Right, is a companion book to Make it Count. Both books...
ShannonStacey
August 26 2014

Action! Adventure! Larger-than-Life Heroes in Romantic Suspense

Today Heroes and Heartbreakers is delighted to welcome author Shannon Stacey. Shannon's No Place to Hide, the fourth book of her Devlin Group series, is a thrilling romantic ride with the hero having...
teamhandh
July 25 2014

Friday Beefcake: Hero Inspiration from Gandy, Armitage, and More!

Many authors look to real-life celebrities for inspiration when they start writing their books. Some authors even have Tumblrs and Pinterest Boards devoted to their inspiration. Since so many authors...
JenniferProffitt
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...
LorraineHeath
June 26 2014

Cowboys vs. Dukes: Comparing Western and Historical Heroes

Today we're pleased to welcome author Lorraine Heath to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Lorraine's latest release, The Gunslinger, is a Western historical featuring a gunslinger who doesn't...
JessicaMoro
June 21 2014

Game Changers: Top 10 Hottest Jock Heroes

Sports romance books have been growing to include more than just the typical “jocks"; football, baseball, basketball have been pushed to the side for fighters, hockey players, and even race car...
ChelseaFine
June 17 2014

5 New Adult Heroes You’d Want to Be Handcuffed to for a Day

Today we're pleased to welcome author Chelsea Fine to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Chelsea's latest release, Perfect Kind of Trouble, has a hero and heroine who have to get shackled together—literally,...
OpalCarew
June 16 2014

Top 10 Hottest Things About Rock Stars

Today we're pleased to welcome author Opal Carew to Heroes and Heartbreakers! Opal's definitely got a thing about rock stars—her His to Possess serial featured a sexy guy named Storm,...
Sidneyhalston
May 26 2014

Tattoos, Randy Couture, Warrior, and More: 10 Reasons to Love MMA!

Today we welcome author Sidney Halston to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Sidney's Against the Cage comes out May 27, and the hero is a cage fighter who meets a bookworm and teaches her a thing or two....
JenniferProffitt
May 19 2014

What is the Most Underrated Hero Profession?

With so many athletes, rock stars, lawyers, and CEOs populating the shelves, it's easy to forget about the little guy! Last week we talked about the least romantic jobs that romance heroes have...
JenniferProffitt
May 16 2014

Who are the Best Cooks in Romance?

The trifecta for a lot of women when it comes to their perfect match is a good-looking man who likes to dance and cook. Who wouldn't love a person who is willing—and more importantly—able...
KateRothwell
May 15 2014

Your Hero Does What for a Living? Five of the Least Romantic Professions

Once long ago, an editor at a conference said she couldn’t picture a day care provider as a hero. Her off-hand remark is part of the reason my next book (out in July) features a hero who works...
TeraShanley
May 13 2014

Where Have All the Bearded Cover Models Gone?

Today we're delighted to welcome author Tera Shanley to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Tera's latest release, An Unwilling Husband, is a western historical with a proper Bostonian lady heroine—and...
CoraCarmack
May 12 2014

Spandex, Lint Rollers, and Sonnets: The Pros and Cons of Our Favorite Romance Novel Heroes

Today we welcome author Cora Carmack to Heroes and Heartbreakers to talk about the reality of falling for your favorite type of hero. Cora's latest, All Lined Up, launches the Rusk University series,...
Myretta
May 8 2014

Jane Eyre’s Edward Rochester: Hero or Not?

Edward Rochester is nothing if not divisive. I spent last weekend harassing Megan Frampton about whether Edward Rochester (the ostensible hero of Jane Eyre) is actually heroic. We disagree. However,...
JAWalkerAuthor
May 8 2014

Reader Male: To Alpha or Not to Alpha?

Today we're pleased to have author Julie Ann Walker at Heroes and Heartbreakers. Julie Ann is no stranger to alpha males, since she's the author of the Black Knights, Inc. series, with heroes...
JAshenden
April 18 2014

For Love of an Alpha: The 6 Types of Alpha Heroes

Jackie Ashenden, author of the just-released Billionaire's Club story The Billionaire Biker, is our latest guest on the blog. If you couldn't tell from her wickedly sexy books, she's a big...
Janga
April 7 2014

Not Remotely Beautiful: Edith Layton’s Homely Heroes

The best authors of romance fiction know how to use the conventions of the genre. They are skilled not only at storytelling and prose style but also at tweaking and twisting familiar tropes— sometimes...