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March 3 2016

First Look: Patricia Briggs’s Fire Touched (March 8, 2016)

Patricia Briggs Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) Ace / March 8, 2016 / $27.00 print, $13.99 digital Mercy Thompson is a coyote shifter and a currently out of work Volkswagon mechanic in...
February 24 2016

March 2016 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in March. We’ve divided them up by week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases....
June 16 2015

Binge ReadingListening: 12 Audiobook Series Worth a Listen

Time.  Time is the enemy of every dedicated reader.  There is never enough time to read all the books by our favorite authors and then add in those recommended to us by friends or the...
June 1 2015

Why Being an Urban Fantasy Heroine Sucks!

Being the heroine in an Urban Fantasy has to be the worse job in town.   In a paranormal romance, heroines get a hot, furry boyfriend who protects her from all danger.   A historical...
September 25 2014

10 Urban Fantasy Series You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion)

Have you fallen for an urban fantasy series and want more? We’re here to help. These ten book series epitomize things we love about urban fantasy. They may have influenced the subgenre or...
August 28 2014

First Look: Patricia Briggs’s Shifting Shadows (September 2, 2014)

Patricia Briggs Shifting Shadows (Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson) Penguin / September 2, 2014 / $26.95 print, $12.99 digital Mercy Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger… A...
March 20 2014

6 Reasons to Return to (or Try!) Paranormal Romance: Ward, Briggs, KCole, and More!

If you think all paranormal romance is the same, think again. There is a huge difference between the world building of each series and—most importantly, perhaps—how seriously the author...
May 16 2013

More Than a Wolfman: Our Ever-Changing Shapeshifters

Once upon a time, there was a Big Bad Wolf. He ate grandma, remember? Terrorized poor old Red right out of her hood? Then he got all smexied up, became either a were or a shapeshifter (because they’re...
March 18 2013

Alternate Mythologies from Lost Girl, Hearne, Moning, and More!

It’s probably safe to say that vampires and werewolves have had their fair share of literary exposure over the years. Werewolves first appeared around 61 AD, in The Satyricon by Petronius. Vampires,...
February 26 2013

First Look: Patricia Briggs’s Frost Burned (March 5, 2013)

Patricia Briggs Frost Burned Ace / March 5, 2013 / $26.95 print, $12.99 digital Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the...
February 7 2013

Urban Fantasy 101: Rice, Hamilton, Rowling and More!

Think urban fantasy is all leather-clad heroines and male sidekicks with big guns? Think again. Urban fantasy has become one of the most varied of the speculative genres. In fact, it’s no longer...
January 27 2013

The Sad, Lonely Bed of the Hollows’s Rachel Morgan

Urban fantasy heroes and heroines aren’t known for their stable relationships. I mean, once you get past Cat and Bones, Mercy and Adam, and Charles and Anna, the picture gets ugly, fast. (And...
December 13 2012

Author Leigh Evans on Her Favorite Paranormal Authors

Today Heroes and Heartbreakers is pleased to welcome author Leigh Evans, whose The Trouble with Fate will be released December 24, 2012. The Trouble with Fate's heroine is both Fae and Were,...
October 28 2012

Beyond the Wolf: Other Shifters in Paranormal Romance

Werewolves such as Elijah Reynolds from Sylvia Day’s Renegade Angels series and Jacob Black from Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga have long intrigued paranormal romance readers, but what about...
August 14 2012

Finished with Patricia Briggs? Here’s What Other Authors to Read

I am mighty tired of the phrase “kick-ass heroine,” but I’ll tolerate it for this post because it exactly describes what we usually get with a book from Patricia Briggs. Her heroines are not TSTL...
August 7 2012

Cover Alert: Patricia Briggs’s Frost Burned!

Patricia Briggs has revealed the cover for the next book in her Mercy Thompson series, Frost Burned, on her website. Frost Burned will be book 7 in the urban fantasy series that follows Volkswagen...
June 26 2012

Reader Vertigo: When Series Authors Don’t Fill Us In Well Enough

In My Fair Lady, Henry Higgins asks, “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” It’s practically sacrilege, but at times I want to ask, “Why can’t paranormal romance,...
February 22 2012

All They’re Cracked Up To Be: Series Crack

Many of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series readers joke that the books are like crack (or “crahck,” if you’re  spelling BDB style), so we went to Twitter and asked...
November 1 2011

RIMBY: Romance in My Own Backyard

You hear a lot about accuracy when it comes to historical romance, but it’s really rare to hear someone crowing about how accurate a contemporary romance is. That’s something I find puzzling, considering...
October 11 2011

Alpha Among Alphas: Leader of the Pack

What does it mean to be Alpha? It means to be the baddest mofo in this place, and us women want to be with that! For my definition, the Alpha male does not explain his behavior, is in no need to...
October 10 2011

Patricia Briggs’s Fair Game Prologue

Patricia Briggs’s Fair Game, the third book in the Alpha and Omega series, comes out in hardcover next February or March (depending on your sources), and Briggs has just offered the prologue...
August 27 2011

In It for the Plot (No, Really): Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Recs

Every so often, a debate starts among bloggers and authors as to what exactly defines PNR and UF and what are the differences. For me it’s simple: Paranormal Romance (PNR) is a romance novel based...
July 7 2011

Girl Power: Kick-Ass Heroines Coming into Their Own in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

Imagine being forcibly turned into a werewolf. Worse, imagine being treated by your pack as the lowest of the low. Then, in a sorta-kinda Cinderella twist, you meet your mate—a sophisticated,...
April 22 2011

Homosexual Characters in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance

Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance are both known for the overabundance of testosterone and the overpopulation of kick-ass heroines and Alpha heroes. If I’m being honest with myself—and...
April 21 2011

Once the Thrill is Gone: When HEAs Fizzle in Paranormal Romance

There are certain romance series that make you catch your breath and have you counting down the very second until you can buy yourself a copy of the next book and devour it on the spot. And what causes...