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Scandal
December 7 2016

40 is the New 30: 10 “Seasoned” Romances Featuring Characters Who Are 35+

Today we're thrilled to have authors from the Facebook group, Seasoned Romance on Heroes and Heartbreakers! These 10 authors and bloggers of Seasoned Romance* pick their favorite “season romance”...
ElizabethPoteet
November 11 2016

8 Linda Howard Comfort Reads for Every Situation

What are the best Linda Howard novels? Confession: I’m a serial re-reader. When I’m stressed, tired, overworked, overwhelmed, sad, or just plain lazy, I turn to my old favorite...
iamziggystardust
November 9 2016

Meet the Most Dashing Widow in Anna Campbell’s Pursuing Lord Pascal

4 Things to Love About Amy Mowbray! There are so many terrific things in Pursuing Lord Pascal, by Anna Campbell, the fourth book in the Dashing Widows series. By now readers will be familiar...
AsaMariaBradley
November 3 2016

5 of History’s Most Kickass Women Warriors

Who needs fiction when history offers such incredible women! Okay, that's a lie, we'll always still need fiction, but Asa Maria Bradley (Viking Warrior Rebel) is here today to talk about...
BizJaust
October 23 2016

First Look: Christi Caldwell’s The Rogue’s Wager (October 25, 2016)

Christi Caldwell The Rogue's Wager (Sinful Brides #1) Montlake / October 25, 2016 / $12.95 print, $4.99 digital I love female characters that are not the typical perfect-looking ingenues...
TamsenParker
September 29 2016

Mathematician Heroines in Romance—Equations of the Heart

Tamsen Parker (School Ties) asked Twitter to help her find some STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) characters in romance. The response was overwhelming, so this post, covering mathematician...
KateNagy
September 16 2016

Heroines Who Find Their Power: From Jane Eyre to Game of Thrones’s Sansa

Some romantic heroines kick ass from the get-go and that's that. They may have moments of vulnerability, but their essential badassery is never in question. Think Claire from Outlander, for...
September 12 2016

The 7 Pet Peeves Every Reader Has When Reading a Plus-Sized Heroine

Where can the portrayal of a plus-sized heroine go wrong? Today we're thrilled to welcome Amy Andrews (Playing It Cool) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Amy's latest heroine, Harper Nugent,...
September 8 2016

Let’s Hear It for the Girl: 3 Real-Life Heroines Worthy of Admiration!

What Real-Life Heroines Inspire You? Today we're thrilled to welcome Jane Ashford (What the Duke Doesn't Know) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. There are plenty of badass women that inspire...
JRGray
September 5 2016

I Got This: Damsels Not in Distress and the Importance of Strong Heroines

Today we're thrilled to welcome J.R. Gray (Ever So Madly) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. We're all about strong women here, and romance is a great place to explore that strength. Gray is here...
Limecello
September 2 2016

We Accept Katee Robert’s Indecent Proposal

We've got more O'Malley's! An Indecent Proposal by Katee Robert, features Cillian O'Malley and Olivia Rashidi, who I can't really describe without spoilers, so this...
CorrinaLawson
August 16 2016

In Chuck Wendig’s Invasive, the Heroine Is the Story

Note: While we love Chuck Wendig's writing, he does not write romance, and while we'll be exploring the kick-ass heroine in his lastest book, Invasive, we can't guarantee an HEA...but...
BoxyFrown
August 15 2016

The 5 Reasons You Should Always Read Kit Rocha

Maybe you have heard me say this before, but just in case you haven’t, I am going to say it again: If you haven’t been reading the Beyond series by Kit Rocha, I don’t know what...
RachelHyland
August 11 2016

Ranking the Women of the Harry Potter Universe, A Potterverse Hotness Scale

Who Are the Hottest Women in the Potterverse? NOTE: The below contains some slight, mostly indirect, spoilers for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Continue at your own risk. Yes, the...
Rhyll Biest
August 10 2016

Roller Derby in Romance—Get Your Skates Ready!

If you’ve watched Whip It more than once, can tell a blocker from a jammer, and know how to fall small, the odds are that you don’t mind a little roller derby in your romance. After...
JohnJacobson
July 5 2016

A Bad Bitch of a Binge-Read: Bingeing Christina Saunders Gets Dark & Sexy

I don’t binge read. I’m one of those readers that will space out the books in a series, even one by a favorite author, just so I can hold off on the ending. However, I’m always...
Mala Bhattacharjee
April 10 2015

Haters Gonna Hate: Why Game of Thrones’ Sansa is a Total Boss

In any given discussion of Game of Thrones and the badassery of its characters, you'll hear about Arya Stark, the mischievous daughter of Ned Stark of Winterfell, who must find her way alone after...
MasonActual
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...
BoxyFrown
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...
Scarlettleigh
March 13 2014

Just Keep Swimming: Empowering Women’s Fiction

Classifying a book by its genre can be both useful and detrimental. If you have a preference for a certain type of book, then this cataloguing easily helps you find it. But it also means that certain...
Torifl
May 13 2013

Exclusive Cover Reveal: J.C. Daniels’s Broken Blade!

Today, Heroes and Heartbreakers is delighted to be the first to reveal the cover for J.C. Daniels's (Shiloh Walker's other author persona) Broken Blade, the the third book in her urban fantasy...
cmorgan
April 6 2013

I Don’t Need a Hero: The Kick-Ass Heroines of Gaming

Recently, game writer Ann Lemay wrote about how creating engaging female characters really shouldn't be an issue in regards to video games. (Her argument was covered pretty well by Jezebel.) As...
teamhandh
January 19 2013

Poll: What Quality is Most Important to You in a Heroine?

We love our heroines here at Heroes and Heartbreakers, even when we think they make horrible mistakes, or might just be TSTL (Too Stupid To Live). A few weeks ago we asked you what quality you admire...
HeatherMassey
December 10 2012

Extraordinary Heroines—and the Heroes Who Love Them—in Sci-Fi Romance

There are many, many romance stories wherein the hero is a creature of the paranormal world and he’s paired with a human heroine. But what about the reverse scenario? That is our $64,000 question...
KateRothwell
December 6 2012

Paranormal Heroines Wanted: What Comes After the Kick-Ass Heroine?

There is an army of uber-powerful women who can kick any ass, any time. The paranormal heroine faces and conquers greater and stronger challenges with every book. Don’t get me wrong—I love...
SarahFine
October 17 2012

Author Sarah Fine on Plausible Heroines in Action-Driven YA

We're pleased to welcome author Sarah Fine to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Sarah's Sanctum is the first book in her Guards of the Shadowlands series, and features a seventeen year-old heroine who...
rszalley
September 6 2012

Ann Aguirre’s Grimspace Series, Featuring the “Go in the Basement” Heroine Sirantha Jax

Within the first few pages of Ann Aguirre's Grimspace series, I found a heroine in Sirantha Jax I couldn’t quite shake from my mind. The series begins with Jax in a rough equivalent of...
ChelseaMueller
August 31 2012

Kicking Ass and Taking Names: Action Heroines from Vincent, Brook, Moning, and More

Hollywood movies have figured out what romance and fantasy readers have known for years: Women kick ass. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games) told moviegoers women can lead a rebellion. Black...
Amanda Bonilla
July 26 2012

Author Amanda Bonilla: You Sort of Look Like an Assassin

Today we welcome a long-time friend of Heroes and Heartbreakers as well as a fantastic author. Amanda Bonilla’s Shaede Assassin series features Darian, who is the titular Shaede Assassin. The second...
Allison_Brennan
May 31 2012

Smart Women—And the NCIS Men Who Love Them

A few years ago, my author friend Toni McGee Causey presented a workshop at the Romance Writers of America’s national convention called, “Smart Women, Short Skirts,” with a nod to the musical...