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January 9 2017

Dream of Summer with Romance Deals & News from Julie James and Jo Goodman!

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance. {Did you know you can sign up to receive Afternoon Tea as an e-mail? Sign up to have your daily cuppa delivered...
December 7 2016

Are Romantic Comedies on Their Way Back?

Where Have All the Romantic Comedies Gone? Trends, they happen in everything—clothes, cars, mass media, celebrities, style...romance novels. It’s possible you grew up, or your parents...
November 19 2016

Author Spotlight: Remember the First Romance Novel You Read?

Everyone remembers their first! Their first romance novel, that is. Over the past two years, we've had the honor of hearing from some of the genre's most beloved writers in a special Author...
November 3 2016

All the Things to Love About Julie James + The Thing About Love Early Sneak Peek!

What book is on your nightstand? What's the book of your hear that you're just waiting to write? Coffee or tea? And who exactly was Julie James rooting for in The World Series? These...
August 14 2016

U.S. Authors and Their World Counterparts: “Read If You Like...” International Edition

Imagine that you live in a city with a bakery that makes one of  Best Cheese Cakes in America.  That cheesecake is wonderfully decadent, and it is your weekly treat for all the hours...
March 18 2016

We’re on the Record with These Journalists in Romance

What makes romances with journalist lead character so juicy? For one, journalists can fit any genre, from historical to contemporary to paranormal. For two, there’s built-in conflict,...
October 1 2015

Celebrating Love: An Officer and a Gentleman’s Heroine as Romance Type

There’s a post on Pinterest which shows Hermione Granger, Princess Leia, Katniss Everdeen and Bella Swan. The captions beneath the pictures read “I fought a Dark Lord. I led an...
May 29 2015

First Look: Julie James’s Suddenly One Summer (June 2, 2015)

Julie James Suddenly One Summer (Novel Series) Penguin Publishing Group / June 2, 2015 / $7.99 print, $5.99 digital From the New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One...
April 20 2015

Romance News Roundup: Darynda Jones Re-Read & Julie James Deal Alert!

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. —Darynda Jones is hosting a First Grave...
October 14 2014

A Trip Down Memory Lane for Queer Romance Month

In the not so distance past, there were no LGBT characters in romance novels. Since October is Queer Romance Month, let’s take a stroll down memory lane—my memory, at first, but I hope...
October 4 2014

Meet-Cute (and Not So Cute): First Encounters in Romance from Roberts, James, and More!

Authors have a challenge to come up with creative ways for the heroine and hero to meet. For better or worse, this encounter sets the tone for the book, since it is pretty much the gotcha scene that...
August 13 2014

So Romantic: Favorite Grand Gestures in Romance Fiction

I’m a romantic. I can appreciate a sizzling scene, but I confess that, with few exceptions, once I close a book, the scenes that earned it a high sensuality rating tend to blur into memories of...
May 1 2014

First Look: Julie James’s It Happened One Wedding (May 6, 2014)

Julie James It Happened One Wedding Penguin / May 6, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic...
April 23 2014

May 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in May. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very...
January 22 2014

Love and Laughter: Humor in Romance

Writing a post on the most humorous characters in romance should be easy peasy, right? I thought so, since there is nothing that I love better than a book that makes me laugh. But figuring out what...
September 19 2013

Never Miss Your Best Friend’s Wedding: Julie James’s Something About You

Getting into a new genre can be a challenging because they all come with their own particular signs, signifiers and tropes that can leave a newbie floundering and confused. Alexis Hall invites readers...
September 18 2013

Be in the Now: Top 10 Contemporary Romance Novels You Should Read

Back in July, Megan Frampton wrote about The Ten Romance Novels You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion). Since I read mainly contemporary books, I am weighing in with 10 Contemporary Novels You Should...
August 28 2013

Bearded Romance Heroes from Ward, Jeffries, Rocha and More!

Our Who's Your Favorite Bearded Hero? post erupted into a comments frenzy, with many commenters (including two H&Hers!) posting pix of hirsute hotties. The post originated with a citation...
May 1 2013

About That Julie James: Irresistible!

Julie James’s FBI/US Attorney series gets its fourth installment this month with the release of Love Irresistibly, and the series continues to stay as strong as when I first fell in love with...
March 13 2013

April 2013 Upcoming Romance Novel 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...
May 8 2012

Current Contemporary Romance: Return of the Flawed Hero?

Take away the bondage, and Fifty Shades of Grey is an old school romance between a worldly-wise but emotionally constipated hero and a naïve but emotionally intelligent heroine. Back in the ’70s...
May 3 2012

Beyond Roberts and Phillips: Best Current Contemporary Romance Authors

I like reading about people falling in love and their personal journey towards their happy ending; that’s why I read romance in the first place. I don’t need serial killers, vampires or...
March 31 2012

Fresh Meat: Julie James’s About That Night (April 3, 2012)

Julie James About That Night Berkley / April 3, 2012 / $7.99 print & digital Though Rylann Pierce tried to fight the sparks she felt for billionaire heir Kyle Rhodes the night they...