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mandacollins
August 11 2014

Not Quite a Duke: In Praise of Younger Sons

Today we're joined by author Manda Collins, whose Why Lords Lose Their Hearts has just been released. Manda's book has a hero who is heroic, certainly (especially in the eyes of the heroine!),...
teamhandh
July 24 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of July 2014

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to...
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...
teamhandh
June 26 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of June 2014

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to...
LorettaChase
June 24 2014

A Flare for Fashion in the Nineteenth Century

Today we're pleased to welcome author Loretta Chase to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Loretta's latest release, Vixen in Velvet, is the third book in her Dressmakers series, and its heroine Leonie...
scarlettleigh
June 19 2014

First Look: Loretta Chase’s Vixen in Velvet (June 24, 2014)

Loretta Chase Vixen in Velvet (The Dressmakers) Avon / June 24, 2014 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital From the Diary of Leonie Noirot: The perfect corset should invite its undoing . . . Lethally...
darlenemarshall
May 16 2014

“I’m Not Bad, I’m Just Drawn That Way": Top 5 Bad Girls in Romance Novels

I read a lot of comic books when I was a youngster. While I admired Wonder Woman and thought it would be neat to be an Amazon princess and carry a sword, the person I really wanted to be, the one...
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....
Myretta
December 13 2013

It’s Impossible Not to Love Him: 6 Reasons Mr. Impossible’s Rupert Carsington Is My Imaginary Boyfriend

Loretta Chase has provided me with many imaginary boyfriends. Surprisingly, Dain from Lord of Scoundrels was not my type, but I did fall in love with his friend Vere Mallory, the Duke of Ainswood, in...
willaful
November 21 2013

“Holding On” and “Not Letting Go”: Favorite Phrases from Romance

Favorite romance couples become favorites because of those moments that are uniquely them, and some of their best moments come from iconic lines that live on in our minds long after the book is done....
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...
teamhandh
September 21 2013

Poll: Who is Your Favorite Historical Hero?

We know Mr. Darcy and Mr. Rochester will always hold a special place in your heart. However, these two historical heroes were actually contemporary heroes at the time of publication, but have gone on...
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...
teamhandh
July 23 2013

It’s a Boy!: A Royal Baby Roundup

We kind of had a thing for The Royal Wedding. Kate and William's romance swept the world—and swept everyone along with them. When the pair got married in April 2011, all eyes turned to the...
Janga
July 17 2013

Class Differences in Historical Romance, Part 1: The Triumph of Love Over Level

Part One: Marrying the Maid (Or the Governess or . . .) The theme of love powerful enough to overcome the boundaries of class is rooted deeply in the tradition of romance fiction. Whether one views...
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...
Myretta
June 20 2013

Top Five Bluestocking Romances from Chase, Ashworth, Ivory, and More!

Let's start right out with the basics. The Oxford English Dictionary defines bluestocking as “Of, belonging, or relating to a series of assemblies or salons held c. 1750 by a group...
Janga
June 14 2013

Pater Familias: Lord Hargate in Loretta Chase’s Carsington Brothers Series

Fathers of the heroes and heroines of historical romance novels come in a variety of flavors. There’s the father who is absent due to death or abandonment, the father who is an ineffective bumbler,...
Janga
June 12 2013

Gentle Giants and Towering Beasts: Big Heroes in Romance Novels

Several months ago, I read Meant to Be, Terri Osburn's debut novel. As with nearly all the romance novels that make up my keepers, I fell in love with the characters, major and minor. One of the...
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...
Janga
March 25 2013

You Are What You Wear: Clothing in Romance Novels

We all know how important clothing is in real life. It functions as a primary means of nonverbal communication to inform a watching world about who we are. Clothing can reveal—or sometimes conceal—gender,...
EVail
March 14 2013

Men are from Mars: The Art of Writing Misogynists

Back in the 1980s, novels like Judith McNaught’s historicals ranked at the top of the charts. They had intrigue, they had excitement, they had heroines in gorgeous (albeit historically-suspect)...
Janga
February 17 2013

Keepers of the Dream: Reading the Classics in Historical Romance

When offered the chance to propose a “core curriculum” for historical romance, I eagerly accepted, knowing full well the problems I would have narrowing the list to a reasonable length....
VictoriaJanssen
January 8 2013

Artistic Liberties: Heroes and Heroines Who are Artists

I love romances with characters who are artists. For me, it’s a way of seeing through the eyes of someone who is special in a way that I’ve never experienced, so I can imagine what it might be like...
EVail
January 6 2013

Rarer Than Hen’s Teeth: Sexually Experienced Heroines in Historical Romance

With Chelsea Mueller’s recent Heroes and Heartbreakers article on sexually experienced contemporary and paranormal romance heroines, she took an excellent look at the slut-shaming that can often...
CutMyTeethOnKleypas
December 10 2012

A Delicious Escape: Light Historicals

Light historical romance is a delicious escape from everyday life, one that offers even more of a holiday from reality than contemporary or dark historical. Here's a rundown of what light historicals...
TiffanyTyer
December 7 2012

Beyond the Bedroom Door: Most Romantic Love Scenes

For many of us, great romance is a combination of a strong hero and a loving heroine, perfect chemistry, and beautiful writing. But almost as essential, or certainly enhancing, are truly romantic and ...
rszalley
November 11 2012

Stitching it All Up: Loretta Chase’s Dressmakers Series

The Dressmakers series is the most recent series offering from veteran author Loretta Chase. The third book, Vixen in Velvet, won’t be available until next June but I am already curious about...
KateRothwell
August 10 2012

If You Like Eloisa James, Then You’ll Like _______ ?

We Eloisa James fans got a nice slew of books from her recently (the Happily Ever After historicals based on fairy tales) so, really, we shouldn’t be greedy. And at the end of the month, we’ll get...