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Scarlettleigh
August 18 2016

First Look: Linda Howard & Linda Jones’ Frost Line (August 30, 2016)

Linda Howard and Linda Jones  Frost Line  Avon Books / August 30, 2016 / $25.99 print, $6.99 digital Linda Howard and Linda Jones are not new collaborators. They’ve previously...
willaful
May 25 2016

Nothing Between Them: Using—and Not Using—Birth Control in Romance

When it comes to depicting birth control in cis-het romance, readers fall in widely different camps. Some feel the very mention is a buzzkill. Others think leaving it out makes the characters too...
teamhandh
April 27 2016

May 2016 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 week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases....
TanyaLK
April 13 2016

27 Best Romance Novels—Your Ultimate TBR Pile

Choosing only twenty-seven books for this epic post was painful, but cuts had to be made! Below, LucyH and TanyaLK tackle the impossible and give a very opinionated opinion of the twenty-seven...
HeatherWaters
March 21 2016

Linda Howard Deal, Jeaniene Frost Cover &...a “Regard” Ring?!

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...
Rhyll Biest
March 7 2016

Gender Swap: When The Woman Is “The Beast”

Usually in Romancelandia, the heroine is a kind, smart, and emotionally intelligent creature while the hero is a bitter, destructive rage monster. Sure, he has his upside (the smiting of enemies)...
Dolly_Sickles
November 18 2015

Finding the Balance: Types of Romantic Suspense to Get Your Heart Racing

To me, the best romantic suspense offers a fine balance of romance and suspense. Conflict, crisis and resolution are important to romantic suspense. By definition, a romance includes “a central...
HeatherWaters
October 13 2015

Romance News Roundup: Linda Howard & Tracy Solheim Deals, and More!

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. —Deal Alert #1: Linda Howard's romantic...
CarolineLinden
June 15 2015

Heroine Worship: Top Traits a Heroine Must Have

Today we're so excited to have author Caroline Linden on Heroes and Heartbreakers. Last month, we saw the release of Love in the Time of Scandal. The secret to any great romance is giving us...
TessaBailey
March 17 2015

5 Awesomely Unique Heroine Professions in Romance from Cunning, Cole, Roberts, and More!

Today we are pleased to welcome to the site Tessa Bailey, whose first Broke and Beautiful novel, Chase Me, just hit shelves and features a heroine with a very interesting day job. Of course, this just...
teamhandh
February 23 2015

The Swoonies 2015, Round 2: Romantic Suspense Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first couples battle, The Swoonies, where romance’s most popular pairings go head-to-head for the title of H&H’s Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year!...
teamhandh
February 13 2015

The Swoonies 2015, Round 1: Romantic Suspense Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first couples battle, The Swoonies, where romance’s most popular pairings go head-to-head for the title of H&H’s Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year!...
Scarlettleigh
December 11 2014

Top 10 Treasures from the Past from Howard, Brockway, and More!

In Megan Frampton’s blog The Ten Romance Novels You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion), Megan mentions Anne Stuart, Julia Quinn, J.D. Robb, E.L. James, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Laura Kinsale,...
Rhyll Biest
December 3 2014

Inconveniently Yours: Marriage of Conveniences in Contemporary Romance

Usually, when someone slaps a ring on a girl’s finger and proposes marriage everyone gets all dewy-eyed and crushing embraces ensue, but not here, not in this trope, no siree. In the marriage...
HeatherWaters
November 28 2014

Trope of the Month: Just One Bed

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...
maggieboyd66
September 9 2014

Heroines to Die for from Armstrong, Howard, Robb and More!

Framing a love story around characters with a dark past is a challenge. The angst the character deals with internally often causes the story to take a morose twist that makes the believability of a...
DarleneMarshall
July 31 2014

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs: Reviewing the Black Moment from Balogh, Howard, Phillips, and More!

Ah, despair! We all love a funny romance with rakish pirates, but every now and then we want an author to rip out our heart and stomp all over it with pointy little stilettos. When you read any...
teamhandh
July 25 2014

Trope of the Month: Time Travel Romances

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...
LaurieGold
July 10 2014

Justify My Love: The 12 Best ’90s Romance Novels

The ten best romances of the 1990s...who can possibly say? Should I choose one book per year? How about titles with tons of buzz for what now seems just a moment in time (The Lover by Robin...
DarleneMarshall
July 3 2014

I Melt with You: Top 10 ’80s Romances

Ah, the '80s! A decade of big hair, Miami Vice, MTV, Duran Duran, shoulders padded out to there, and an explosion of over-the-top, lush, blooming romances that came to be known as bodice rippers. That...
jennyb845
January 30 2014

Keeping You in...: Top 10 Romantic Suspense Novels You Should Read

Romantic Suspense is a tricky genre, requiring a perfect balance between its two main elements. If the plot is too heavy on the suspense, romance readers are bound to be disappointed because we love...
teamhandh
December 26 2013

January 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in January. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a...
RachelHyland
November 13 2013

Falling Prey to Linda Howard’s Montana

We’re reading our way across America…one romance at a time. Montana: Prey by Linda Howard This 41st state to join the Union is something of a mystery to me. Oh sure, it’s...
Torifl
October 29 2013

Legion of Alpha Jerks: Can Every Hero Be Redeemed?

The alpha jerk appeals to many women because we instinctively love a challenge—can we be the one that thaws the block of ice that surrounds his heart? Will he let go of his issues and let us heal...
Scarlettleigh
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...
CutMyTeethOnKleypas
September 10 2013

Neither Comfy Nor Cozy: Bathrobes in Romance Novels

How often do we have to read a specific detail in our romances before we consider it a cliché, a trend, or a trope? What if it’s a very minor detail that pops up more than once or twice?...
Scarlettleigh
July 25 2013

Kinder Doesn’t Mean Less Sexy: Best Beta Heroes in Romance

Do you think that everyone falls in love with Alpha heroes? I know that when I first starting reading romance, I had a compulsive need for stories featuring heroes who just oozed machismo and dominance....
LaurieGold
June 12 2013

Mooning Over June’s Digital Reissues

This month, readers will find all manner of digital reissues. First up, Heart of the West, a western historical from Penelope Williams, followed by Patricia Gaffney’s Victorian series, the Wyckerly...
HeatherMassey
June 7 2013

Have Tech, Will Travel: Big List of Tech-Based Time Travel Romances

There are two general modes of travel in time travel romances: magic/paranormal (e.g., magic amulet; portal) and scientific devices (e.g., time machine). As a fan of science fiction romance, I gravitate...
HeatherWaters
April 28 2013

Trope of the Month: Boss-Assistant

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...