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June 15 2016

The Book Was Better: Romance Novels vs. Screen Adaptation Battle Royale!

The epic battle of book vs screen has been raginging since the beginning of time. Okay, that's an overstatement, but for decades at this point, we have seen our favorite books and series adapted...
March 25 2016

Celebrate Arwen and Aragorn with Tolkien Reading Day!

The theme of this year's Tolkien Reading Day is Life, Death and Immortality—a theme often explored in Tolkien's novels. No couple faced this issue more than Aragorn and Arwen—everyone...
December 18 2014

Saying Goodbye to The Hobbit: Thorin and Bilbo, Kili and Tauriel

I feel as though I could provide a hundred different quotes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s works that all convey the same message, the one of letting go. Which, as true to Tolkien as can be, itself is...
Kate Nagy
December 7 2014

Happily Never After: Romances Without a HEA

Recently, H&H’s Jennifer Proffitt took some time to speculate upon the likely fate of The Hobbit’s Kili and Tauriel. Although the adorable, mismatched dwarf-and-elf pair are not precisely...
November 6 2014

The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies Trailer: Dissecting Kili and Tauriel

There's this little movie coming out this season, you may have heard of it. The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies? Yeah, we're obsessed. The action looks amazing, the cinematography breathtaking—Lee...
October 30 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of October 2014

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to...
December 16 2013

Concerning Dwarves…and Elves: The State of The Hobbit’s Kili and Tauriel

I am a huge Tolkien fan, and The Hobbit is the one book to rule them all. In this book, Tolkien poured all his love, devotion to his children, and obsession with English folklore. But Peter Jackson's...
October 9 2013

Top 10 Fantasy Novels You Must Read: An Opinionated Opinion

For a while here at Heroes and Heartbreakers I was the romance virgin—someone who hadn't ever picked up a romance book, nor knew just how disturbing words like “quivering” or “throbbing"...
October 10 2012

Charmed, I’m Sure: Witches and Wizards from Butcher, Moning, King and More!

Like many of us, I've always been fascinated by magic and those who could wield it. I grew up watching Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie; I adored the comical situations these magical woman managed...
September 13 2012

Come at Me, Bro!: Top Bromances

There exists a very special bond. You know the one. That particular kind of friendship that emerges from men that go through especially trying times together. That point where the only way to get over...
March 28 2012

The Romance of J.R.R. Tolkien: Love in the Time of Hobbits!

I love The Hobbit. I love everything about it. I love the rambunctious beginning, in which our reluctant titular hero, Bilbo Baggins, is inveigled into joining a bunch of irascible dwarves and their...
February 22 2012

J.R.R. Tolkien and the First Paranormal Romance: The Women of Middle-Earth

OK. Broad, sweeping generalizations and grandiose titling aside, I have this idea. It may sound crazy, but stick with me. To this day, I recall precisely where in my elementary school library Tolkien’s...