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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...
teamhandh
February 5 2014

Trope of the Month: Inexperienced Heroines

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...
January 29 2014

Fact or Fiction: Women in Motorcycle Clubs

Today we're pleased to welcome author Joanna Wylde to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Joanna's newest release, Reaper's Legacy, is about a woman whose only way to protect her young son is to live...
HeatherMassey
January 23 2014

Missing in Action: Alien Heroines

Interspecies science fiction romances aren't new, but those with an alien heroine and human male pairing seem to be fairly uncommon. Today's Big Question: Why is that? By “alien heroine,”...
MFrampton
January 8 2014

Look Like a Woman: The Mindy Project 2x12 and Plus-Size Heroines in Romance

This post contains spoilers for all aired episodes of The Mindy Project, including last night’s 2x12, “Danny Castellano is My Personal Trainer.“ Last night's episode of...
MFrampton
December 14 2013

Waistcoat Ripper: When Heroines Rape the Hero in Romance

Back when calling a romance a “bodice-ripper” was actually accurate, rape was often an element in the unfolding of the romance between the hero and heroine. In those books, the hero—a...
JenniferProffitt
December 2 2013

The Height of Passion: Tall Heroines in Romance

In romance, as in many things, a woman’s appeal is based on her contrasts to her male counterparts. A hero might notice that a heroine’s skin was so soft in comparison to the rough pads...
scarlettleigh
November 18 2013

All is Forgiven?: When Characters Do Bad Things

There are numerous reason why a book doesn’t work for a reader. But one of the most common is that the reader doesn’t have empathy for the character or condone his or her actions. But as...
SarahAnderson
October 24 2013

Waxing Pathetic—Should Heroines Dare to be Bare?

Today we welcome back Sarah M. Anderson, whose Expecting a Bolton Baby comes out in just a few weeks. Sarah is no stranger to getting in-depth and personal at H&H; her past posts have including...
jamieloganbrenner
October 21 2013

Better With Age: The Lusty Delight of the Older Heroine

Today we're pleased to welcome Jamie Brenner to Heroes and Heartbreakers, today in her alter-ego, erotic author Logan Belle. Logan's new release, Now or Never, is the story of an older woman...
scarlettleigh
October 17 2013

Up to the Challenge: Romance Heroines with Moxie

I have never understood the appeal of wallflower heroines. Not that I don’t understand the fantasy of a hero who recognizes the innate goodness of the quiet heroine; who doesn’t want to...
scarlettleigh
September 7 2013

Working-Class Heroines are Something to See: Blue-Collar Heroines

After writing about Blue-Collar Heroes, it was natural to consider the other side of the equation—blue-collar heroines. Marrying up is so common there is a word for it—hypergamy—so...
Janga
August 30 2013

Redeeming the Heroine from Balogh, Phillips, O’Keefe and More!

Romance readers are notoriously tough on heroines. Some have theorized that readers hold heroines to a stricter standard because most romance readers are women who, in significant numbers, cast themselves...
juliabroadbooks
August 28 2013

Growing Up, New Adult Style: Elyssa Patrick’s Stay with Me

When the New Adult genre first took off I was adamant that it wasn’t for me. I mean, my kids are nearly that age and I don’t like to think of them and their friends while I’m reading...