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teamhandh
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...
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...
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...
rszalley
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,...
Janga
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...
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...
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...
CutMyTeethOnKleypas
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...
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...
teamhandh
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...
Janga
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...
rszalley
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...
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...
AnnaBowling
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,...
VictoriaJanssen
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...
Janga
December 8 2012

Joyful Holiday Stories from Putney, Beverley, Elliott, Gracie, and More!

One of the first new Christmas books I read this year was Mischief and Mistletoe, an anthology that includes stories by eight romance authors who blog together as the Word Wenches. They are (in the...
November 19 2012

Author Cara Elliott on Second Chances in Love

Today we welcome author Cara Elliot, whose upcoming release Too Dangerous to Desire is the final installment in her Lords of Midnight trilogy. We are delighted to have Cara here to talk about second...
MaryJoPutney
August 1 2012

Author Mary Jo Putney on the Joy of Boarding School Books

Today, we are thrilled to welcome author Mary Jo Putney back to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Previously, Mary Jo wrote about authors Lois McMasterBujold and Barbara Samuel; today, she dons her YA hat and...
Torifl
July 20 2012

Wherever You Will Go: Beloved Romance Authors with Awesome YA Series

It’s called crossing genre lines when mainstay adult authors start writing youth adult stories. Some like it, but some feel that these authors are doing nothing more then jumping on the bandwagon,...
CherylSneed
April 13 2012

Fresh Meat: Mary Jo Putney’s No Longer a Gentleman (April 24, 2012)

Mary Jo Putney No Longer a Gentleman Zebra, April 24, 2012, $7.99 Grey Sommers, Lord Wyndham, never met a predicament he couldn’t charm his way out of. Then a tryst with a government official’s...
MaryJoPutney
April 5 2012

The Shards of Honor Gateway: Author Mary Jo Putney on Romance in the Vorkosiverse

Today we are honored to host Mary Jo Putney at Heroes and Heartbreakers. Mary Jo’s upcoming release is No Longer A Gentleman, a historical romance in her Lost Lords series. Mary Jo has won numerous...
VictoriaJanssen
February 22 2012

The Mortal Anguish in Mary Jo Putney’s One Perfect Rose

One of the first romance novels I ever read was Mary Jo Putney’s One Perfect Rose.  The hero, Stephen, is a duke.  When the novel opens he’s just discovered that he’s dying from an unusual...
Janga
February 14 2012

Love and Kisses: 10 Swoonworthy Kisses in Romance

Happy Valentine’s Day! Cynicism about this holiday has become common, and many see February 14 as just another excuse to empty the pockets of consumers, who will spend more than $16 billion on cards,...
Janga
November 29 2011

A Fine Tradition: Signet Regency Christmas Anthologies

There’s been no dearth of Christmas romances this season. New York publishing houses, small presses, e-publishers, and self-publishers have offered something for every taste from stories as wholesome...
Janga
November 13 2011

Chicks in Pants: Cross-dressing Historical Heroines

Cross-dressing heroines, or chicks-in-pants books as they are popularly known, are among my favorite reads when they are done well. Twelfth Night has long been my favorite Shakespearean comedy. One...
Myretta
November 3 2011

Learning the (T)ropes of Historical Romance: Putney, Carlyle, and Chase

There is no new thing under the sun. This is probably especially true of Historical Romance. It’s hard to find a Historical Romance that is not built around one trope or another. Just recently, Miranda...
MFrampton
October 25 2011

A Working-Class Hero Raises the Stakes in Historicals

Too Wicked to Wed, out today, is the first book in Cara Elliott’s new series, the Lords of Midnight. Its hero is the owner of a gambling den and brothel, which got us to thinking about our recent...
AnnaBowling
October 15 2011

He’s Gotta Have It: Addiction in Historical Romance

"Hello, my name is Nicholas, and I am an alcoholic.” Let’s file this one under phrases that will probably never be read in historical romances, at least those set prior to the formation of Alcoholics...
Janga
September 2 2011

Tall, Dark, and Exotic: Gypsy Romance Heroes

I’m not generally a fan of pirates or Vikings or bare-chested Celts, although of course there are exceptions. But I have a real weakness for Gypsy heroes, a strange affection for someone whose favorite...