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teamhandh
July 23 2014

August 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in August. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a...
Myretta
July 6 2014

Going to the Dogs in Kristan Higgins’s Romance Novels

**Spoiler Alert: This post may contain some spoilers about Kristan Higgins's books and some of the very cute companions within.** Sometimes you pick up a book with a dog on the cover and think,...
scarlettleigh
May 27 2014

Second Chances at First Loves from Higgins, Andersen, Dahl and More!

Over the next couple of weeks, the skies will be filled with mortarboards as millions of students graduate from high school and college. After years of hard work and dedication (for most), their dreams...
scarlettleigh
May 22 2014

Melting, Branding, Toe-Curling: The Top 10 Kisses in Contemporary Romance Novels

Kisses—kisses that make your toes curl, and your body hum. They can turn your bones turn to water, and made your heart rejoice. Sometimes they are the appetizer and sometimes they are the dessert....
KateRothwell
May 12 2014

Not Rarer Than Hen’s Teeth: Happy Families in Romance Novels

Q: What do a bunch of Disney movies and a slew of romances have in common? A: Dozens of main characters who are orphans or who experienced unhappy childhoods. Cold mothers and/or absent fathers...
scarlettleigh
April 15 2014

What We Do for Love: Sacrificing Heroines from Higgins, Carr, and More

Recently in my post about family ties in romance, I talked about the impact of families, or lack thereof, on the heroine and hero. Basically, they—the hero and heroine—were either the recipient...
Myretta
March 17 2014

Behind Closed Doors: The Romance of Kristan Higgins’s Fade-to-Black Scenes

Sexy doesn't necessarily have to include explicit sex. In my opinion, some of the sexiest writing in modern romance occurs before and after the actual act. No one does this better than Kristan...
scarlettleigh
March 12 2014

First Look: Kristan Higgins’s Waiting on You (March 25, 2014)

Kristan Higgins Waiting on You (Blue Heron) Harlequin HQN / March 25, 2014 / $7.99 print / digital Colleen O'Rourke is in love with love…just not when it comes to herself....
teamhandh
February 27 2014

Trope of the Month: Fake It ’Til You Make Out (or, Faux Lovers)

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...
teamhandh
February 19 2014

March 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

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

February 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

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

Good As It Gets: Nice Guy Heroes from Carr, Mayberry, Gibson, and More!

Heroes come in all sorts of different varieties from tortured, Alpha, Beta, wild and dangerous, to just all around nice guy. The journey of the tortured hero’s growth as the author peels back...
scarlettleigh
January 9 2014

Must Love Dogs (and Cats): Animals in Romance Novels

While Heroes and Heartbreakers have covered tropes in many forms, there's one that hasn't yet been covered—and also one I find irresistible—which is incorporating animals into the...
JenniferProffitt
December 2 2013

The Height of Passion: Tall Heroines in Romance

In romance, as in many things, a woman’s appeal is based on her contrasts to her male counterparts. A hero might notice that a heroine’s skin was so soft in comparison to the rough pads...
Myretta
October 29 2013

First Look: Kristan Higgins’s The Perfect Match (October 29, 2013)

Kristan Higgins The Perfect Match  Harlequin HQN / October 29, 2013 / $4.79 print, $6.15 digital What if the perfect match is a perfect surprise? Honor Holland has just been...
scarlettleigh
September 7 2013

Working-Class Heroines are Something to See: Blue-Collar Heroines

After writing about Blue-Collar Heroes, it was natural to consider the other side of the equation—blue-collar heroines. Marrying up is so common there is a word for it—hypergamy—so...
teamhandh
August 31 2013

Poll: Who’s Your Favorite Blue Collar Hero?

Recently, we ran an article about Blue Collar Heroes. We think it shows that while billionaires are still going strong, the working man still very much has the appeal. You all gave some great examples...
scarlettleigh
August 29 2013

Blue Collar Heroes from Seidel, Higgins, Carr, and More!

No one grows up dreaming of living on the edge of poverty and worrying about bills. That's likely why romance novels are filled with wealthy, well-to-do heroes like business owners, attorneys, pro...
scarlettleigh
May 3 2013

Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Small Town Romance

Until some friends commented on my book choices, I didn't realize I could be seen as an expert on “small town romances.” Up to this point I had never thought of the books I read as so...
scarlettleigh
April 30 2013

Too Good to Be True: Finding Authors Like Kristan Higgins

You know the feeling—you've been waiting forever for Kristan Higgins's new book. You buy it on the release date, read it immediately, and then find it impossible to move on to another...
Myretta
February 17 2013

First Look: Kristan Higgins’s The Best Man (February 26, 2013)

Kristan Higgins The Best Man Harlequin HQN / February 26, 2013 / $7.99 print, $6.71 digital Faith Holland left her hometown after being jilted at the altar. Now a little older and wiser,...
teamhandh
January 9 2013

February 2013 Romance Novel Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in February. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got...
redline_
October 26 2012

Trope of the Month: Friends to Lovers

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...
Torifl
September 5 2012

Package Deals: The Appeal of Ready-Made Families in Romance

Romances always feature people falling in love; sometimes the romantic love also has a familial component, with the main characters introducing their families to each other. Lately I've been reading...
KateRothwell
August 20 2012

Swimming in Fictional Ocean Coves with Higgins, Force, and More!

Summer’s nearly gone, but we can still dream of beaches: Saltwater, sand, the scent of coconut oil and slightly rotted seaweed. When writers add in the bit about the rotted seaweed or the...
teamhandh
July 5 2012

August 2012 Upcoming Romance Novel Releases Shopping List!

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in August. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a...
Myretta
May 13 2012

Epilogues: Yea or Nay?

Megan: Epilogues, authors tell us, are a way for us to glimpse what happens after the Happy Ever After. In the epilogue, all is right with the world, the hero and heroine have adorable children being...
TawnaFenske
March 21 2012

Author Tawna Fenske Talks Building Characters with Career Research—and Sequined G-Strings

Those unfamiliar with the romance genre may assume selecting careers for one’s characters is a simple task. He’s either a duke, a pirate, or a kilt-clad Scotsman, while she occupies her time stamping...
teamhandh
December 30 2011

H&H Bloggers Pick the Best of 2011: Laurie Gold, Ashley March, and Jackie Lester

Want to know what books your favorite bloggers most enjoyed in 2011? Be sure to check out each post in the Best of 2011 series! Laurie Gold This is the first year...I think...that I had...