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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...
lucydosch
April 2 2014

Imprisoned by Love: Convict Heroes in Romance Novels

In a romance, can love exist without trust? What happens when your hero is an ex-convict? Several novels introduce heroes who has spent time in prison. Their crimes range from theft to murder, some...
JulieAnneLong
April 1 2014

Rhett Butler, Colonel Brandon, and More: The Allure of the Older Hero in Romance Novels

Today we're joined by author Julie Anne Long, whose Between the Devil and Ian Eversea has just been released. Julie Anne has written many heroes, including the titular Ian Eversea, but was inspired...
JenniferMcQuiston
March 28 2014

He’s All That: Historical Romance Heroes with Unusual Professions

Today we're joined by author Jennifer McQuiston, whose Moonlight on My Mind is out this week. Moonlight On My Mind's hero is an Earl who's accused of murder—by the heroine, who might...
Janga
March 5 2014

Made in America: American Heroines and Heroes in English-Set Historical Romances

For well over four decades, authors of historical romance novels have found that the conflict between American and British cultures adds interesting layers to the relationship between the hero and the...
BrittanyMelson
February 13 2014

Loyal, Ambitious, and Strong: Winter Athletes as Romance Heroes and Heroines

The athletes currently participating in the 22nd Winter Olympics possess many of the qualities that romance readers are looking for in their favorite fictional heroes and heroines. They're strong,...
SarahAnderson
February 7 2014

Waxing the Undercarriages: Manscaping on Romance Novel Covers

Today we're delighted to welcome author Sarah M. Anderson back to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Sarah's latest release, What a Rancher Wants, has one of our favorite tropes, where the hero falls...
SVining
February 5 2014

What’s Your Damage? Why We Love Damaged Heroes and Heroines

The damaged hero and heroine in romance is gaining momentum with readers for more reasons than we have room to list, particularly in the New Adult genre. Today's guest, author Season Vining, puts...
JodiEllenMalpas
January 23 2014

Shaken and Stirred: Bonding with the Playboy

Today's guest author, Jodi Ellen Malpas, knows all about how compelling a playboy can be—the hero of her This Man trilogy, which finished with This Man Confessed, is a very sexy playboy who...
CharlotteStein
January 21 2014

Hot and Wanting: Taking Control of Beta Heroes

Today we're pleased to welcome author Charlotte Stein to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Charlotte has several new releases, including Control (just released in paperback), and Almost Real, with Telling...
scarlettleigh
January 17 2014

Good As It Gets: Nice Guy Heroes from Carr, Mayberry, Gibson, and More!

Heroes come in all sorts of different varieties from tortured, Alpha, Beta, wild and dangerous, to just all around nice guy. The journey of the tortured hero’s growth as the author peels back...
JenniferPorter
January 9 2014

Final Thrust: Enormously Endowed Romance Heroes, Part 2

Are you ready for more Gigantic Glans? Here is the second part of my look at the phenomenon of Enormously Endowed romance heroes who may make readers cringe and cross their legs. (First, make sure you've...
JenniferPorter
January 3 2014

Too Big for Just One Post: Enormously Endowed Romance Heroes, Part 1

Let’s face it: There is nothing average about romance heroes—least of all their manly appendages. Bigger is better, and apparently we readers like it that way (well, I assume so because...
teamhandh
December 27 2013

Friday Beefcake: Ginger Men from McKidd, Fassbender, and More!

It's the holiday season and along with presents, snow, and decoration, there are a lot of cookies going around—including Gingerbread Cookies. So in honor of the cookie that gets the most love...
SaharaHoshi
December 18 2013

Can Money Buy Love?: Male Escorts in Romance

Heroes and Heartbreakers has covered the topic of male escorts in romance novels before, but since then, there have been more examples of male prostitutes/male escorts as the hero. (Be warned going...