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November 19 2015

Romance News: Never-Before-Published Edith Layton & Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Deals

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. {Did you know you can sign up to receive...
September 9 2015

All Hail the Queen: British Royalty in Fiction and Romance from Twain to Mulry, and in Between!

As of today, Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at approximately 5:30 p.m. local UK time, Queen Elizabeth II will have reigned longer than Queen Victoria. That is, she will surpass Queen Victoria’s...
August 19 2015

September 2015 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in September. We’ve divided them up by week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases....
August 6 2015

Now Win This!: RWA 2015 Prize Pack

This sweepstakes has ended!  Check out our Sweepstakes page for more chances to win! Enter for a chance to win the RWA 2015 Prize Pack!*   This past...
April 12 2015

Short, Dark, and Handsome: Average Height Heroes in Romance Novels from Balogh, Bujold, and More!

“Tall, Dark and Handsome.” What a cliché! How boring to always have the same old, same old in our novels and films. How do you recognize the hero? He’s the tall one! The...
April 7 2015

First Look: Jo Beverley’s Too Dangerous for a Lady (April 7, 2015)

Jo Beverley Too Dangerous For a Lady (Company of Rogues #16)  Penguin / April 7, 2015 / $7.99 print & digital Lady Hermione Merryhew, daughter of an impoverished marquess,...
March 25 2015

April 2015 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in April. We’ve divided them up by week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases....
March 12 2015

5 Favorite Families in Historical Romance from James, Chase, Quinn, and More!

When Julia Quinn announced that her next book will be a return to the Bridgertons, much discussion ensued among a group of online friends with some cheering for more Bridgerton books and speculating...
February 18 2015

Trope of the Month: Secretly Married!

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...
December 18 2014

Alive and Well: Living, Happy Parental Pairs in Historical Romance from Beverley, Chase, and More!

Even in historical romance fiction, with its near mandatory promise of happily ever after for the hero and heroine and the new family they create, families that are not split by death, divorce, or abandonment...
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...
June 11 2014

Happy Father’s Day, Rothgar: Fathers in Jo Beverley’s Novels

Lord Wraybourne’s Betrothed, Jo Beverley’s first novel, was published in 1988. A Shocking Delight, her most recent novel was published in 2014. In the first, Beverley gives her heroine a...
May 19 2014

The Man Who Wasn’t There: Memorable Offscreen Characters from Beverley, Balogh, Eagle, and More!

One of the fascinating aspects of Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca is how alive and present the title character is, even though she's dead and the story's narrator never met her. Her remembered...
March 28 2014

First Look: Jo Beverley’s A Shocking Delight (April 1, 2014)

Jo Beverley A Shocking Delight Signet Select / April 1, 2014 / $7.99 print / digital David Kerslake, smuggling master from The Dragon's Bride, is now Earl of Wyvern and must survive...
March 19 2014

April 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in April. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very...
March 17 2014

Getting Your Irish Up: Irish Romance from Roberts, Heyer, and More!

Whether it’s a mystery with romantic elements, a historical, or a contemporary, commonalities persist when the story takes place in Ireland. An exploration of Irish romances shows that there’s...
February 26 2014

Delighted by Jo Beverley’s Rogues: Anticipating A Shocking Delight

Remember that feeling of anticipation and delight that you felt for the holidays when you were a child? That’s how I feel about finally getting to read the April 1st release of A Shocking Delight,...
February 21 2014

What’s the Longest You’ve Waited for a Book?

We'll be covering the next release in Jo Beverley's Rogues series, A Shocking Delight, which comes out seven years after the last Rogues book. That's a long time to wait! What's...
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...
December 13 2013

Five Lords a Loving: The Top Christmas Historical Romances of 2013

Each year I eagerly await the release of the new Christmas romances and always find at least a handful to add to my Christmas collection that will be brought out for rereading during Christmases yet...
November 7 2013

Addicted to Love: Anticipating Series Books from Beverley, Kleypas, Roberts, and More!

My name is Janga, and I’m a series addict. The habit goes back to childhood when my favorite fictional characters—Jo March, Anne Shirley, and Betsy Ray—were featured in series that...
September 4 2013

Class Differences in Historical Romance, Part 2: She Stoops to Conquer and to Fall (in Love)

While tales of the gentleman ignoring the strictures of society to marry a heroine of humble status is a long-established tradition in romance fiction, tales of the lady marrying the groom or even the...
August 16 2013

Seduction in Prose: A Jo Beverley Appreciation

English-born Jo Beverley has written medievals, Georgians, Regencies, science fiction and oh-so-au-courant, a trilogy featuring three young men all bearing the royal baby name of the summer of 2013,...
August 14 2013

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Jo Beverley’s A Shocking Delight!

Today we're pleased to reveal, for the first time anywhere, the cover to Jo Beverley's A Shocking Delight, coming in spring 2014. Let's see—there's an earl, a marriage of necessity,...
August 8 2013

Domesticating the Hero and Heroine in Historicals: Beverley, Balogh, Deveraux, and More!

What Would Martha Do? That’s the question that came to mind when I started exploring the Domestic Side of romance novels. Who and what does the name Martha bring to mind? Naturally, topping...
July 23 2013

It’s a Boy!: A Royal Baby Roundup

We kind of had a thing for The Royal Wedding. Kate and William's romance swept the world—and swept everyone along with them. When the pair got married in April 2011, all eyes turned to the...
July 17 2013

Class Differences in Historical Romance, Part 1: The Triumph of Love Over Level

Part One: Marrying the Maid (Or the Governess or . . .) The theme of love powerful enough to overcome the boundaries of class is rooted deeply in the tradition of romance fiction. Whether one views...
May 20 2013

Short, Delicious, and Oh-So-Sweet: Favorite Historical Novellas

My love affair with the novella began when as an undergrad I discovered I much preferred “Bartleby the Scrivener” to Moby Dick and “The Dead” to Ulysses. Part of the attraction...
March 21 2013

All in the Family: Family Sagas in Romance Novels

It takes one generation to make it, One generation to lose it, One generation to talk about it, And one to make it again —Valerie Sherwood These days, a historical romance series usually...
January 4 2013

Fairies Cast a Spell in Romance Novels: Moning, Putney, and More!

The fair folk have a long history of entangling themselves in the love lives of mortals. Shakespeare made use of this trope in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Disney gave us a plethora of fairy godmothers,...