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March 3 2015

Keeping “It” Clean: Hygiene, Hot Sex, and the Historical Romance Novel

Today we are thrilled to welcome author Hope Tarr to Heroes and Heartbreakers, whose Claimed by the Rogue is out today in paperback! Claimed by the Rogue, like most historicals, required some research...
Lynne Connolly
August 10 2014

Can Family Feuds Work in Romance Novels?

Today we welcome author Lynne Connolly to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Lynne's Rogue in Red Velvet is the first book in the new Georgian-set series the Emperors of London. Rogue in Red Velvet has a...
Deneane Clark
July 7 2014

We Are Family: Sisters in History from the Brontes, the Jeromes, and More!

Today we're joined by author Deneane Clark, whose Mercy has just been released. Mercy is the most recent release in Deneane's historical romance series about sisters, the youngest of whom just...
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...
April 3 2014

Extra Virgin: Historical Virginity Tests

Today we're pleased to welcome author Elizabeth Loupas, whose The Red Lily Crown is out this week! Elizabeth's book is set in 1574 Florence, when the Grand Duke de Medici was dying. So of course...
January 7 2014

19th-Century Jersey Shore: The Royals

Today we're joined by author Vanessa Kelly, whose Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard is out this week. The book launches the Renegade Royals series,  which tells the exploits of the royal...
January 2 2014

Loving Lymond: Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond Chronicles

News about the upcoming TV series based on Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series inspired some thought about potentially filming a series based on Dorothy Dunnett’s six-book Lymond Chronicles....
December 3 2013

Did the Victorians Ruin Everything?: The Importance of Accuracy in British Historicals

Today we're joined by author Kate Pearce, whose most recent release “My Heart's Desire” is an erotic historical story in the Gift of Desire anthology. Kate's next release, The...
November 30 2013

First Look: Lena Dowling’s His Convict Wife (December 1, 2013)

Lena Dowling His Convict Wife Escape / December 1, 2013 / $.99 digital For Irish convict Colleen Malone, being framed, transported to Australia and forced into prostitution seemed like the...
November 21 2013

Don’t Mess With This New Bonnie & Clyde Trailer

Guess who got a special sneak peek at the upcoming A&E networks miniseries Bonnie & Clyde? We did, and we are sharing it with you! Bonnie & Clyde, starring Emile Hirsch and...
November 2 2013

Dancing on the Edge: Love in Black and White

In the BBC/Starz period drama, Dancing on the Edge, screenwriter and director Stephen Poliakoff chronicles the rapid ascent of a black jazz band in early 1930s British society, and the thorny issues...
September 27 2013

First Look: Amanda Carmack’s Murder at Hatfield House (October 1, 2013)

Amanda Carmack Murder at Hatfield House Signet / October 1, 2013 / $7.99 print & digital 1558. Kate Haywood, a simple musician in the employ of a princess, will find herself involved...
September 20 2013

What More Could You Want? The Hollow Crown Has Shakespeare, Hiddleston, and History

This week, PBS will begin showing The Hollow Crown miniseries as part of their Great Performances series. The Hollow Crown premiered on the BBC in Britain last summer but this will be the first television...
August 19 2013

The White Queen Season 1, Episode 10 Recap: With Both a Bang and a Whimper

****SPOILERS FOR THE WHITE QUEEN EPISODE 10**** Are you freaking kidding me, The White Queen? You are, right? You are joking, and jesting, and making with the japes. That is the only explanation...
August 12 2013

The White Queen Season 1, Episode 9 Recap: Who Framed Richard III?

****SPOILERS FOR THE WHITE QUEEN EPISODE 9**** Seriously, who would ever want to be a king? Or a queen? Or the mother, sibling, child or spouse of either? Horrible jobs, the lot of them, taking...
August 5 2013

The White Queen Season 1, Episode 8 Recap: Trust is a Four-Letter Word

***SPOILERS*** Dread. That is the overwhelming feeling that seizes me as this episode runs through its Previouslies... First, we are reminded that our Queen Elizabeth (Rebecca Ferguson) already...
July 29 2013

The White Queen Season 1, Episode 7 Recap: Sex, Lies, and Drowning in Wine (But What a Way to Go)

Damn it, History, why must you be so upsetting? You know what it is? Everything has gone to hell since Lady Jacquetta (Janet McTeer) died last episode. Missing you already, awesome witchy mother of...
July 22 2013

The White Queen Season 1, Episode 6: Kill All the Mothers

(Need to catch up? Don't miss Rachel Hyland's recaps of The White Queen episode 1, episode 2, episode 3, episode 4, and episode 5.) As last week’s installment of...
July 18 2013

Author C.W. Gortner on Mary and Elizabeth, Sisters and Rivals

Today we're pleased to welcome author C.W. Gortner to Heroes and Heartbreakers. C.W's latest novel, The Tudor Conspiracy, is a historical mystery set during the Renaissance, and features some...
June 26 2013

Love Isn’t Prohibited: 1920s Historical Romance

Believe it or not, the 1920s are nearly a century in our past. With Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby splashed across the big screen, and Downton Abbey getting ready for Season 4, is this the time...
June 24 2013

The White Queen Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: The Brothers’ War, and Kids Getting Married

Earlier today we presented you with a recap of the first episode of The White Queen, a new historical show based on the novel by Philippa Gregory, and now we're following that up with a recap of...
June 24 2013

The White Queen Season 1, Episode 1 Recap: Love is a Medieval Battlefield

Note: This recap originally ran in June following the show's debut in the U.K. We are re-posting it today after The White Queen's premiere in the U.S. on Starz. We hope you enjoy! Today...
June 20 2013

Top Five Bluestocking Romances from Chase, Ashworth, Ivory, and More!

Let's start right out with the basics. The Oxford English Dictionary defines bluestocking as “Of, belonging, or relating to a series of assemblies or salons held c. 1750 by a group...
June 17 2013

The White Queen: Strong Women, War, and Romance

The White Queen (BBC One), an adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s best-selling trilogy of novels set around the Wars of the Roses, had a strong debut in the UK on BBC One over the weekend, a...
June 10 2013

Wishlisting on a Historical Star: A Historical Romance Starter Kit

One thing I love about the romance genre is the amount of variety. I can literally go from reading a book featuring a shape-shifting vampire angel to a contemporary action-adventure story featuring...
May 8 2013

Ships Ahoy!: Viking Romance

Long before the History Channel brought us the TV series Vikings, stories of Viking adventure and romance have been making blood race and hearts flutter. When we say “long before,” we mean...
April 20 2013

First Look: Deanna Raybourn’s A Spear of Summer Grass (April 30, 2013)

Deanna Raybourn A Spear of Summer Grass Harlequin MIRA / April 30, 2013 / $15.95 print, $8.69 digital The daughter of a scandalous mother, Delilah Drummond is already notorious, even amongst...
April 17 2013

First Look: Bee Ridgway’s The River of No Return (April 23, 2013)

Bee Ridgway The River of No Return Dutton / April 23, 2013 / $27.95 print, $14.99 digital “You are now a member of the Guild. There is no return.” Two hundred years after...
March 26 2013

Author Valerie Bowman on Eloping to Gretna Green!

Today we're pleased to welcome author Valerie Bowman, also an H&H contributor, whose forthcoming novel Secrets of a Runaway Bride is out today! She's here to talk Gretna Green, Scotland,...
March 25 2013

Romance in the Elizabethan Age: Heroines Who Know What They Want

Dubbed “The Virgin Queen,” Elizabeth I held the English throne on her own from 1558 to 1601. Not to say she didn’t have chances to marry, because she definitely did, but romance readers...