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JenWattley
October 18 2016

Ross Poldark, Problematic Fave: We Love Him Even When We Want to Kick Him

Ross Poldark is a good man. And he's also not a good man. He's caring and passionate. He's also stubborn and willful. He's a fully rounded and explored character, and in the Poldark TV...
teamhandh
August 10 2016

Quiz: What Romance Novel Cover Are You?

Does one type of romance novel cover catch your eye? Are you tried and true to swoony couples or are you interested in a bit of mystery and a ripped torso? Think you know? Take our quiz and tell us...
TiffanyTyer
August 2 2016

When Plus Really Is More: Alice Clayton’s Cream of the Crop

When it comes to romance, you could say a good romance novel has done its job if it gives the feels, if it indulges a fantasy, or provides an escape. And of course the combination of richly layered...
teamhandh
July 26 2016

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveal from Dawn Ryder!

Today Team H&H is thrilled to bring you an exclusive cover reveal for Dawn Ryder's upcoming novel Deep Into Trouble, the third book in her Unbroken Heroes series.  Saxon,...
July 18 2016

I Need a Hero: Arrow’s Oliver Queen

Today we're thrilled to welcome Amy E. Reichert (Luck, Love, & Lemon Pie) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Amy may write women's fiction, but at night she has a secret identity—as...
JenWattley
July 18 2016

The Top 10 Nora Roberts Novels as Decided Upon By A Very Biased Party

Nora Roberts’s novels were amongst some of the first I picked up in the romance genre and I consumed them voraciously. I love the way she draws her characters, I love the way her stories...
July 11 2016

5 Lessons Readers Can Learn from Romance Novels

We're thrilled to welcome Christie Craig (Divorced, Desperate, and Daring) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Christie is here to offer five lessons every woman should learn from those steamy, emotional...
JenniferProffitt
June 28 2016

Do You Have a Preference on Who “Falls” First?

When it comes to romance, we know that a couple is going to fall in love, but when it comes to who falls in love first, well that can be fun!  Many times, especially when it comes to an...
JenniferProffitt
June 17 2016

Trend Alert: Farmers?

Earlier this week in our Afternoon Tea Facebook video, editor Lizzie Poteet and I sat down and talked about hero professions. Lizzie, after coming back from vacation and discovering her love of...
Cerestheories
June 16 2016

Is the First Hero the Most Accessible?: How The introduction to a Series Can Make a Difference

If you binge-read series like I do, you may have noticed a trend that I like to call the Vanilla First Syndrome. Let’s assume that men are like ice cream and we readers enjoy different flavors....
JenniferProffitt
June 9 2016

What Do You Think is the Next “Alpha” Profession?

Rakish dukes, billionaire CEOs, charming (or not) cowboys, rough-and-tumble bikers. What do they all have in common? Why they're the professions of some of the most alpha of alphas in romance!  Romance...
May 11 2016

Have Your Heathcliff…and Keep Him, Too—Finding the Balance Between Historical Accuracy and Modernly Lovable Heroes and Heroines

Historically accurate but still lovable heroes in historical romance is a tricky line to walk, but the ones who do it well land on Lenora Bell's (author of How the Duke was Won) keeper shelf....
JenniferProffitt
May 9 2016

Reader Seeks... Tattoo Artist!

We love tattoo artists in romance! Recently we got a request from a reader who's looking for a book series featuring a family of tattoo artists. Do you recognize this book? The first...
Dolly_Sickles
May 4 2016

An Intimate Look at First Person with J.C. Cliff’s Undaunted Men

Most of the time, I find books written in first-person to be a little unnerving. It’s almost too intimate to bear, for one thing, but I find it can also be limiting in my experience as a...
JenniferProffitt
April 20 2016

Are You More Willing to Forgive a Hero Than a Heroine?

Many times books, TV shows, and movies get the conflict going with the Big Unforgivable Thing. Just off the top of our heads we've seen cheating (not usually on the other half of the couple,...
JenniferProffitt
April 19 2016

What Type of Romance Hero Would You Want to... Clean Your House!?

Last week, one of our bloggers sent me a link about the “Men in Kilts” cleaning service. I've heard of similarly fetishized services being offered through women—a “real”...
ElizabethBoyle
February 15 2016

Cats Are Romance Heroes?

Today we're thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Boyle to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Elizabeth's latest release, The Knave of Hearts, came out last week, and features the return of one of our favorite...
JenniferProffitt
February 12 2016

Who Are Your Top 5 Heroes of All Time?

This Sunday, H&H is launching our second annual Swoonworthiest Couple Battle, The Swoonies! Sunday is a pretty big day for us—it's both Valentine's Day, and our 5th birthday—so...
JenniferProffitt
January 25 2016

What Real Celebrity Would Make a Great Romance Character?

It is no secret on the Twitterverse that I love Tom Hiddleston, and I think he'd make a great romance hero. There are a ton celebrities—David Gandy, Blake Lively, Chris Evans to name...
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
December 3 2015

Throwback Thursday: Older Heroes—How Do You Like ’Em?

We've talked about older heroes and heroines a lot—not so much the older hero since his is practially a staple in Romancelandia. The ages of main characters typically range from 18 in...
JenniferProffitt
November 30 2015

What Is Your Favorite New Name in Romance?

Back in July, Nicole Leapheart shared some name trends she had noticed in romance. Like many trends—in the book world and beyond—names can come in phases and what was old is new again,...
KateJSquires
November 23 2015

And What Do You Do...: The Pros and Cons of Hero Professions

It’s unfair but true–some jobs are simply sexier than others.  You never generally hear men boasting at parties, “Oh yeah, I’m a bad-ass burger flipper,” or “I...
JenniferProffitt
November 23 2015

What Sort of Hero Are You Looking for Right Now?

We all go through phases of what we want in a romance hero as the genre changes and as our own reading habits change. Perhaps with the influx of billionaire heroes and biker bosses, you're looking...
DawnRyderAuthor
November 11 2015

A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock’n’Roll: Favorite Real-Life Rock Stars

Today we're thrilled to welcome Dawn Ryder to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Dawn's first book in her Rock Band series, Rock Me Two Times, came out November 3. We still consider ourselves total...
JaneKriel
November 4 2015

Stepping Back: In Defense of the Romance Novel Cover

Romance readers are blessed with the best book covers of any genre in my humble opinion. These images are familiar to all.  Pirates, maidens, rakes, lords and cowboys all gloriously posed, their...
J.Patrick
October 16 2015

Friday Beefcake: Dark Vampires with Alexander Skarsgard, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Dracula, and More ...

Bloody fangs and black leather arenormally the attire for a bloodthirsty nocturnal predator. We have come a long way since the cape wearing Bela Lugosi as Dracula. Since then,...
suzannej3523
October 6 2015

Noir Heroes: Dry, Shaken, Stirred

Today we are thrilled to be joined by Suzanne Johnson on Heroes and Heartbreakers. Suzanne has blogged for H&H in the past but today she's here with her author hat on—and she's...
J.Patrick
September 18 2015

Friday Beefcake: New Men of Fall TV include Raza Jaffrey, Mehcad Brooks, and More

via greggdelman Every heroine needs a hot love interest, tech-savy guy, or kick-ass side kick to play their role while she takes on the world and everyday life matters. These men are normally...
nazkey
September 15 2015

A Desire of Suitors: The Men of Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary

As we’re getting closer to Downton Abbey season premiere, one of the main questions on our minds is, “what will happen to Lady Mary?” The eldest, oftentimes haughty, daughter...