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JessicaMoro
December 16 2014

We’re Not So Different, You and I: Heroines in Sarah MacLean and Christina Lauren

Romance readers have a plethora of options to choose from like, billionaires to regular Joes to dukes, all kind of heroes and heroines are found within the pages of your favorite books. These characters...
JessicaMoro
December 10 2014

All About the Geek, No Floppy: Computer Prodigies in Romance from Moon, Yates, and More!

Computer geniuses are a minority in the romance genre. This seldom-explored hero is not one who immediately comes to mind when thinking of the typical Alpha romance character; heroes are less Sheldon...
Scarlettleigh
December 9 2014

Riches to Rags: Heroines Who Hit Rock Bottom from Gibson, Phillips, Higgins, and More!

Glory Days—we’ve either lived them or observed other people living them. That magical time where you are the king or queen of the world.  The fame, the power, the influence, the adulation...
willaful
December 3 2014

Top 5 Good “Other Women” from Mayberry, Beverley, and More!

The Evil Other Woman is a romance staple, although these days we're might be more likely to run into the Superfluous Other Woman—throwaway characters the hero never cared about and only used...
LiaRiley
December 2 2014

The Unconventional Heroine: The Hardest Job in Literature?

Today we're joined by Lia Riley, whose Inside Out is out today! Inside Out is the conclusion to Lia's Off the Map series, where the heroine travels from California to Australia and ends up meeting...
AEJones
November 13 2014

Heroines Discovering Their Inner Alpha from Sarah MacLean and J.R. Ward

Today we're delighted to welcome author A.E. Jones to Heroes and Heartbreakers. A.E.'s Shifter Wars comes out next week, and has a strong heroine who has to stay strong in order to solve another...
AudraNorth
November 2 2014

In a Class All Their Own: Christina Dodd’s Governess Series

The Governess Brides historical romance series by Christina Dodd began nearly twenty years ago with the publication of That Scandalous Evening and now includes ten full-length novels. Although not every...
MasonActual
October 14 2014

In My Next Life I Want to be a Femme Fatale

Today we're joined by author J.D. Mason, whose Crazy Sexy Revenge is out today! Crazy Sexy Revenge is the final book in the Beautiful Dirty Rich trilogy, and includes Desi, a woman who is strong...
CaraConnelly
October 8 2014

Alpha Heroines in Contemporary Romance: Stand Back and Watch the Sparks Fly

Today we're joined by author Cara Connelly, whose The Wedding Vow has just been released. The Wedding Vow, the second book in Cara's Save the Date series, has a heroine named Maddie who can...
ReginaKyle
September 16 2014

The Write Stuff: Authors as Romance Heroines

Today we're joined by author Regina Kyle, whose Triple Threat is out today! Triple Threat's heroine, Holly, is a playwright, and she's finally gotten her chance to write a play that will...
LaurenJameson
September 11 2014

Top 5 Leading Ladies in Kinky Romance

Today H&H is joined by author Lauren Jameson, whose Linger is just out, and super-hot, pairing a female Dom with an Alpha male sub with some explosive results. Linger is unusual in that the Dom...
maggieboyd66
September 9 2014

Heroines to Die for from Armstrong, Howard, Robb and More!

Framing a love story around characters with a dark past is a challenge. The angst the character deals with internally often causes the story to take a morose twist that makes the believability of a...
Scarlettleigh
September 5 2014

Broke, Homeless, and Hated: Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s Most Down-on-Their-Luck Heroines

A down-on-her-luck heroine is a fairly common and an often used plot device. but that said, nobody writes them better than Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Phillips’s forte is melding pathos and humor...
Scarlettleigh
August 14 2014

Drinking to Numb the Pain: Addicted Heroines in Romance

Incorporating addiction into a story can be very challenging for an author. Most of us have been around family and friends who've lost control of their life to either drugs or alcohol. And some...
JackieLester
July 14 2014

Reading Is Sexy: Hot Librarians from Dahl, McKenna, and Dane!

The pairing of a bad boy, tattoos, piercings, and all, with a ‘good girl’ librarian is a perfect blend of popular male and female fantasies, right? But what happens when the “girl”...
BoxyFrown
July 8 2014

TSTL vs. Kick-Ass Heroines from Frost, Armstrong, Brockmann, and More!

As an avid reader, I come across a lot of heroines. Some of them kick-ass, some of them forgettable, and unfortunately, some of them Too Stupid to Live. What are the characteristics of a TSTL heroine...
JessicaMoro
July 1 2014

Strong with a Side of Sass: Feisty New Adult Heroines from Glines, Ashley, Webber, and More!

It’s refreshing to read books where the heroine is a no-holds barred kind of character, and feisty new adult heroines are inspiring in their take-charge attitudes. These ladies are usually armed...
JessicaMoro
June 26 2014

No Boys Allowed: Girls’ Nights Out from Banks, Ashley, and More!

Girls' nights out (GNOs) are usually a night of unrestrained fun, the nights you and your girlfriends get together and just unleash. It usually has three things: good people, good food, and good...
darlenemarshall
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...
JenniferProffitt
May 15 2014

FX’s Louie Takes on the Plus-Sized Heroine

Comedian Louie CK has a talent for presenting issues without really sugar-coating them in his popular FX comedy, Louie. On the Monday night episode of his semi-fictional show, our intrepid main...
rachelkb
May 13 2014

Women’s Sexual Fantasies on Their Terms in S.E.C.R.E.T. Revealed by L. Marie Adeline

The conclusion to L. Marie Adeline’s S.E.C.R.E.T. erotic romance trilogy, about a private women’s group that facilitates women’s sexual fantasies, is just as sexy and dramatic as the...
MFrampton
April 18 2014

Bloodied Relations: Lucrezia, Scarlett, Cersei and More Ruthless Ladies!

Today is Lucrezia Borgia's birthday, born in Italy way back in 1480. Happy Birthday, Lucrezia! Lucrezia has become notorious in history as a woman who will do anything for her family, including...
Scarlettleigh
April 15 2014

What We Do for Love: Sacrificing Heroines from Higgins, Carr, and More

Recently in my post about family ties in romance, I talked about the impact of families, or lack thereof, on the heroine and hero. Basically, they—the hero and heroine—were either the recipient...
SaharaHoshi
April 9 2014

Rock and Roll-hers: The Women of Rock in Romance

Women of rock in romance are not rare like unicorn rare, but they can be hard to find. But they're out there! Let's start off with the aptly titled Rock Chick series by Kristen Ashley. While...
MayaRodale
March 26 2014

The Lovely Bloom of the Wallflower from Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas, and More!

Today we're joined by Maya Rodale, whose Wallflower Gone Wild is out now! The book is the second in Maya's Wallflower series, and features a heroine who is a wallflower—with a dreadful...
Scarlettleigh
March 13 2014

Just Keep Swimming: Empowering Women’s Fiction

Classifying a book by its genre can be both useful and detrimental. If you have a preference for a certain type of book, then this cataloguing easily helps you find it. But it also means that certain...
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,...
KitRocha
February 12 2014

Strong, Sexy, Smart: Romance Heroines FTW!

We've got not one, but three* (*technically four!) authors at H&H today, talking about the heroines they love best. Lauren Dane, Vivian Arend, and Kit Rocha have just released Marked, an erotica...
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...