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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...
November 3 2015

Under the Mistletoe: 12 Signs You May Be the Heroine in a Holiday Romance

Today we're thrilled to welcome Jessica Lemmon to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Halloween is behind us, and now we have the holidays—and holiday romance novels—to look forward to! Jessica's...
October 7 2015

Going Goth: 5 Signs You Might Be a Gothic Romance Heroine

My first experiences of romance novels were the terrific tales of Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart and Phyllis A. Whitney. I was disappointed when I realized that the delicious men who made me shiver...
September 11 2015

Every Woman Needs an Everywoman: In Defense of the Mary Sue

What is a Mary Sue heroine? You know her; you actually like to read about her and pretty much know she walks on water. Mary Sue heroines tend to be the extremely likable, friendly and often having...
August 17 2015

Girl Power: Authentic Female Friendships in Romance Novels

Today we're thrilled to welcome Chloe T. Barlow to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Chloe's latest release in her Gateway to Love series, Shanghai Wind, came out earlier this summer. Romances...
August 7 2015

3 Tips from Romance for Surviving in a Male Dominated Field

Today we're thrilled to have Paige Tyler on Heroes and Heartbreakers. Paige's latest release in her SWAT series, Wolf Trouble, features a female werewolf who's the very first female...
May 6 2015

Gender Swap: Where Are the Lady Billionaires?

What abt lady billionaires with hot PAs? — Sasha Devlin (@SashaDevlin) April 28, 2015   Okay, some of us are sick of billionaires—there are officially...
April 1 2015

Falling for You: Fallen Women in Romance Novels from Chase, Burrowes, and More!

Today we're thrilled to welcome Julie Anne Long, whose latest release, It Started with a Scandal, came out yesterday. The heroine of It Started with a Scandal has a, well...scandalous...past and...
March 27 2015

Who’s the Handiest Hero/Heroine?

The weekend approaches, and while we prepare to take a few days off from our day-jobs, the call of home improvement beckons—especially with the nice weather just around the corner!  What...
March 17 2015

5 Awesomely Unique Heroine Professions in Romance from Cunning, Cole, Roberts, and More!

Today we are pleased to welcome to the site Tessa Bailey, whose first Broke and Beautiful novel, Chase Me, just hit shelves and features a heroine with a very interesting day job. Of course, this just...
January 21 2015

Love, Loss, Sisterhood, and Motherhood in Kristin Hannah’s Novels

Stephen King once said, “Life turns on a dime. Sometimes towards us, but more often it spins away, flirting and flashing as it goes: so long, honey, it was good while it lasted, wasn’t it?”...
December 31 2014

If a Bad Girl Goes to a New Year’s Eve Party

Today we have a special treat—author Codi Gary, whose Return of the Bad Girl was released yesterday, is here with a delightful New Year's Eve poem lauding the bad girl and the distinct way...
December 27 2014

She’s Just Not That Into Him from Carr and Sumners

The holidays are almost over and against all odds you've survived the stress—of  attempting to buy everyone the perfect gift; of spring cleaning in the winter because of ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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”...
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...
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...