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Janga
September 2 2014

Meant for Each Other: Top 10 Couples in Historical Romance

If I say that I just did a quick tally of the historical romance keepers on one of my eight overflowing bookshelves and counted 180, you will have some idea of how daunting I found the task of selecting...
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...
RachelHyland
July 7 2014

You Bet Your Love: Gambling in Historical Romance

Whist. Vingt et un. Hazard and Loo and Faro and Piquet. If you have ever read a historical, and certainly one set in London between, say, the two Queens Elizabeth, then chances are you have come across...
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 make your heart rejoice. Sometimes they are the appetizer and sometimes they are the dessert....
JenniferProffitt
May 16 2014

Trope of the Month: Childhood Sweethearts!

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...
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...
teamhandh
May 7 2014

Lisa Kleypas Announces Return to Historical Romance with New Series!

Lisa Kleypas announced on her Faceboook page today that she will be writing a new historical romance series for Avon books, followed by new contemporary novels. Kleypas rose to romance fame...
MayaRodale
March 26 2014

The Lovely Bloom of the Wallflower from Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas, and More!

Today we're joined by Maya Rodale, whose Wallflower Gone Wild is out now! The book is the second in Maya's Wallflower series, and features a heroine who is a wallflower—with a dreadful...
Janga
March 5 2014

Made in America: American Heroines and Heroes in English-Set Historical Romances

For well over four decades, authors of historical romance novels have found that the conflict between American and British cultures adds interesting layers to the relationship between the hero and the...
teamhandh
February 14 2014

Now Win This: The H&H Birthday Bash!

We love our birthday, but we're not getting the gifts this year, we're passing them on to you! Today is our third birthday, and we're celebrating with a prize pack to ring in the occassion....
teamhandh
February 5 2014

Trope of the Month: Inexperienced Heroines

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...
LilyEverett
January 31 2014

Conveniently Married: Marriage of Convenience Romance Novels

Today we're pleased to welcome author Lily Everett to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Lily's new release, Shoreline Drive, is a modern-day marriage of convenience story, with a handsome, guarded veterinarian...
Janga
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...
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...
Janga
October 29 2013

Ghost Writing: Favorite Fictional Ghosts

I wrote a post a couple of years ago about my favorite ghostly romances, but there are other ghosts who have delighted this reader’s heart who are either not protagonists or not characters in...
teamhandh
October 5 2013

Poll: Who is Your Favorite Regency Romance Writer?

Recently, our 10 Regency Romances You Should Read sparked a conversation about what actually defines a Regency. The question would seem pretty straight forward but then you have authors like Jane Austen,...
Myretta
October 1 2013

10 Regency Romances You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion)

To follow Megan's example, I have chosen ten seminal Regency Romances for you. These are not my top ten best Regencies but books that have had an impact on the genre. In fact, if I were trying to...
Janga
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...
JenniferProffitt
August 29 2013

Trope of the Month: Plus-Sized Heroines

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
August 10 2013

Poll: Which Hero Has the Sexiest Voice?

Last week Megan Frampton asked in her Morning Coffee: Which Hero Has the Sexiest Voice? You guys gave some pretty awesome answers and so we want to make it official in this week's poll: Which Hero...
jennyb845
July 11 2013

Villain to Hero: Kleypas, KCole, Singh, and More!

Converting a villain to a hero, can it really be done? My knee jerk answer is 'heck, no!' Why would we want to love the bad guy when there are so many good guys out there? Would you ever trust...
MFrampton
July 3 2013

The Ten Romance Novels You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion)

Romance readers agree on only one thing: Each romance novel should have a Happily Ever After. For more of what is required, take a look at What Rules are in the Romance Novel Covenant? We've...
MFrampton
June 25 2013

Lisa Kleypas Offers a Peek at Joe Travis’s Story!

Last week, we heard that Lisa Kleypas's next book would feature Joe Travis, and now we've got a synopsis—and a peek at Joe's story! Down-on-her-luck fashion designer Avery...
redline_
June 19 2013

Lisa Kleypas’s Next Book Will Star Joe Travis!

Twitter is buzzing with the report from @ChristineA that Lisa Kleypas has announced through a Lisa's Divas newsletter that her next book will feature Joe Travis! Joe is the youngest Travis sibling...
teamhandh
June 19 2013

July 2013 Romance New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in July. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very...
CutMyTeethOnKleypas
May 27 2013

Holding Out for a Hero: Military Romances and the Veteran Hero

“In answer, she’d looked hungrily at his mouth, released a shallow breath, then leaned forward and kissed him. Tentatively, at first, almost reverently, as though she’d been waiting a lifetime...
Janga
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...
redline_
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...
TiffanyTyer
March 16 2013

If at First You Don’t Succeed—Series That Improve After the First Book

Larissa Ione's epic Demonica series. Lisa Kleypas's delightful Hathaways. Meljean Brook's swashbuckling Iron Seas series. These series that pull from every genre imaginable have one very...
teamhandh
March 9 2013

Poll: What Hero Would You Give Up an Hour for?

Today marks the time on the calendar for all of us to spring back an hour. Sure we lose an hour, but it marks the beginning of spring and a chance to brave the great outdoors once again with our...