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November 24 2015

Holiday 2015 Romance Novel Shopping List

It's the most wonderful time of year... to be buying books! Whether you're looking for a specific Christmas-themed book or just like to have a little ice and snow with your romances, we have...
October 16 2015

Count Down to Christmas with The Last Chance Christmas Ball Anthology

The Word Wenches, comprised of historical authors Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, Joanna Bourne, Patricia Rice, Anne Gracie, Susan King, Cara Elliott, and Nicola Cornick, invite you to a Christmas...
May 19 2015

Romance News Roundup: Poldark, Jessica Clare Deal, 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. —We have a premiere date for Poldark in...
May 7 2015

Romance News Roundup: The Mindy Project, Mary Jo Putney, 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. —The Mindy Project has been canceled by...
April 8 2015

The Sisterhood of Spinsterhood: 8 Firmly On-the-Shelf Romance Heroines from Austen, Hoyt, Kleypas, and More!

Spinster (noun): A woman beyond the typical age of marrying with little likelihood to do so. A crueler name disguised in polite society could not have been created for our historical romance heroines....
April 6 2015

Romance News Roundup: Jasinda Wilder Series & Mary Jo Putney Deal!

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. —Jasinda Wilder (Falling Into You) has...
March 3 2015

Keeping “It” Clean: Hygiene, Hot Sex, and the Historical Romance Novel

Today we are thrilled to welcome author Hope Tarr to Heroes and Heartbreakers, whose Claimed by the Rogue is out today in paperback! Claimed by the Rogue, like most historicals, required some research...
Miranda Neville
November 19 2014

Favorite Christmas Stories from Dickens, Putney, and More!

Today we're pleased to have four authors joining us at Heroes and Heartbreakers. The four—Grace Burrowes, Shana Galen, Carolyn Jewel, and Miranda Neville—have released a Christmas-themed...
November 11 2014

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Mary Jo Putney, Paige Tyler, Annabeth Albert, and Laura Trentham!

Today we're thrilled to reveal the covers for seven great new books we're sure you'll be adding to your TBR pile. First up is the latest book in Mary Jo Putney's Lost Lords series...
October 13 2014

Talking ’Bout the Next Generation: The Second Generation in Historical Romance Novels

Perhaps it is because I grew up reading the family sagas on my mother’s bookshelves—books like Elswyth Thane’s Williamsburg series, Mazo de la Roche’s Whiteoak Chronicles, and...
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...
August 29 2014

Trope of the Month: Separated Spouses

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...
August 22 2014

First Look: Mary Jo Putney’s Not Quite a Wife (August 26, 2014)

Mary Jo Putney Not Quite a Wife Zebra / August 26, 2014 / $7.99 print, $7.59 digital James, Lord Kirkland, owns a shipping fleet, half a London gaming house, and is a ruthlessly effective...
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...
July 12 2014

What the Heart Wants: Summer 2014’s Can’t-Miss Romance Books, Movies, and Shows

Team H&H eats, breathes, and sleeps romance, but even we have trouble keeping track of all the amazing content released throughout the year. To make life a little easier for all of us, we’ve...
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...
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...
December 23 2013

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best of 2013, Day 3

May old friends be forgot? We don't think so! We're celebrating our favorite reads with four days of the Best of 2013. We asked our bloggers for their favorite books of 2013, with one stipulation,...
December 5 2013

Seeing Your Way to Love: Blind Heroes in Romance

Blind characters feature prominently in Western literature from very early in its history. Tiresias, who received the gift of prophecy from Zeus, was always a favorite of my students, whether they encountered...
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...
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,...
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...
August 24 2013

First Look: Mary Jo Putney’s Sometimes a Rogue (August 27, 2013)

Mary Jo Putney Sometimes a Rogue Zebra / August 27, 2013 / $7.99 print / $6.99 digital Even the most proper young lady yearns for adventure. But when the very well bred Miss Sarah Clarke-Townsend...
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...
June 28 2013

Trope of the Month: Deadline Love

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...
May 11 2013

Silky, Perfect, and Uncommon: Mary Jo Putney’s Wonderful Writing

On July 20, 2013, at the Awards Ceremony of the 33rd annual conference of the Romance Writers of America, Mary Jo Putney will receive the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of a...
January 25 2013

All the Novel’s a Stage: Theater Settings in Romance Novels

~I once picked up a mystery novel solely based on the fact that it happened in a theater that may have been haunted. I was between productions and wanted a small taste of the world I wasn't...
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...
January 4 2013

Fairies Cast a Spell in Romance Novels: Moning, Putney, and More!

The fair folk have a long history of entangling themselves in the love lives of mortals. Shakespeare made use of this trope in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Disney gave us a plethora of fairy godmothers,...
January 2 2013

Fantasy Casting Mary Jo Putney’s Fallen Angels Series

Mary Jo Putney’s “Fallen Angels” trilogy (that happens to be seven books long) was among the very first romance novels I ever read. It’s also one of the historical series I’ve...