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November 6 2015

NASCAR Country Races into Romancelandia: Race Cars in Romance from North, Knox, and More!

Psst. I have a secret. I don’t like sports. Well that’s not true. It’s not that I don’t like them. It’s just that I never really can bring myself to care who wins....
October 12 2015

5 Things You’ll Always Find in a Reunited Lovers Story (Besides Sex with the Ex)

There is no doubt that as a collective group, romance readers have favorite things—which lead to tropes. Not only does Romance Writers of America (RWA) support authors, but they also...
August 25 2015

Hidden Gems from Old Favorites like Crusie, Donovan, and More!

The world is full of terrifying, gruesome, depressing headlines … often. It’s one of the reasons I love the romance genre. Of course there’s the romance and the sexy time, and...
August 21 2015

The Hardest Thing to Give Away: 5 Things an Author Must Do for Us to Forgive a Character

In novels you can have a variety of conflicts—Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Society, and Man vs. Self.  But in romance novels the conflict is the element that keeps the hero and...
July 30 2015

First Come, First Served: New-to-You Romance Authors and the Age of (Digital) Discoverability

Romance Writers of America (RWA) Conference has just ended and the winners’ books are getting a lot of buzz – which it is as it should be. These authors’ books have given us hours...
July 16 2015

Romance News Roundup: Beverly Jenkins Cover, Grace Burrowes 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. —Beverly Jenkins has shared the gorgeous...
April 29 2015

Art Imitates Life: Romance Author Protagonists from James, Kleypas, Sands, and More!

Supporting the old adage that you should write what you know, it’s interesting to note that there are many romance novels starring romance novelist protagonists. There are many stereotypes...
January 29 2015

Matchmakers of Unusual Kinds from Macomber, Evanovich, and More!

Most of us have heard the song “Matchmaker” from Fiddler on the Roof: Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match/Find me a find/Catch me a catch. In this heartfelt ditty, a young woman is asking...
January 17 2015

First Look: Rachel Gibson’s I Do (January 20, 2015)

Rachel Gibson I Do! Avon /January 20, 2015 / $3.99 print, $1.99 digital In New York Timesbestselling author Rachel Gibson's newest novella, Vince Haven and Sadie Hollowell are headed...
January 8 2015

Happily Ever After...Eventually: 4 Ways Weddings in Romance Can Go Wrong from Gibson, Phillips, and More!

Today we're delighted to be joined by author Maya Rodale, who is one-fourth of the authors contributing to At the Billionaire's Wedding, a contemporary set during a wedding where people end...
December 26 2014

January 2015 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in January. A new year, brings a new format to our monthly shopping list. We know you each have your...
December 26 2014

Trope of the Month: Unrequited 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...
December 9 2014

Riches to Rags: Heroines Who Hit Rock Bottom from Gibson, Phillips, Higgins, and More!

Glory Days—we’ve either lived them or observed other people living them. That magical time where you are the king or queen of the world.  The fame, the power, the influence, the adulation...
December 3 2014

What the Heart Wants: Winter 2014/2015’s Can’t-Miss Romance Books, Movies, and Shows

December | January | February | Printable Version Even the most avid romance fan has trouble keeping track of all the amazing content released throughout the year....
October 14 2014

A Trip Down Memory Lane for Queer Romance Month

In the not so distance past, there were no LGBT characters in romance novels. Since October is Queer Romance Month, let’s take a stroll down memory lane—my memory, at first, but I hope...
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 24 2014

First Look: Rachel Gibson’s What I Love About You (August 26, 2014)

Rachel Gibson What I Love About You (Truly, Idaho) Avon / August 26, 2014 / $7.99 print / $6.99 digital GIMMEE A B-R-E-A-K! Ex-high school cheerleader Natalie Cooper could once shake...
July 23 2014

August 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in August. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a...
June 27 2014

Trope of the Month: Romances at Weddings!

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...
June 21 2014

Game Changers: Top 10 Hottest Jock Heroes

Sports romance books have been growing to include more than just the typical “jocks"; football, baseball, basketball have been pushed to the side for fighters, hockey players, and even race car...
June 12 2014

Awkward! Top Cringe-Worthy Dad Moments in Romance Novels

Father’s Day is coming up, and what better way to celebrate it than by counting down with awkwardly funny dad moments? While dads usually have to enforce the rules, they are oftentimes turned...
June 9 2014

Daddy Dearest: Supportive Fathers in Contemporary Romance from Gibson, Wiggs, and More!

It is an accepted psychological truth that the lack of a positive father figure in a young girl’s life can impact her ability to trust and form healthy relationships. So having a horrid or distant...
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....
April 7 2014

When Love Doesn’t Come First: Pregnancy in Romance Novels, Part 1

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage... Except when it doesn’t! In the tradition of mimicking real life situations sometimes the hero and heroine...
April 6 2014

This Secret Baby Trope is Simply Irresistible

“He wanted the word “Daddy” added to his list of names. He wanted to teach his son to skate, just as he'd been taught by Ernie. Like every other father in the world, he wanted...
March 26 2014

Binding, Broken, or Unraveling: Family Ties in Romance Novels

Family: any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins. For better or worse, we all have families. And this unit influences us for most...
January 22 2014

Love and Laughter: Humor in Romance

Writing a post on the most humorous characters in romance should be easy peasy, right? I thought so, since there is nothing that I love better than a book that makes me laugh. But figuring out what...
January 17 2014

Good As It Gets: Nice Guy Heroes from Carr, Mayberry, Gibson, and More!

Heroes come in all sorts of different varieties from tortured, Alpha, Beta, wild and dangerous, to just all around nice guy. The journey of the tortured hero’s growth as the author peels back...
January 2 2014

I’m Too Sexy for My Words: Erotica Authors as Heroes and Heroines

Erotica is a huge part of the romance genre, so it makes sense that a romance novel's hero or heroine might themselves write a sexy, scandalous novel. Oftentimes, these heroes and heroines lead...
October 7 2013

Build Me Up, Buttercup: The Princess Bride’s Heroine as Romance Type

Several months back, Shelley Ann Clark wrote a post on The Princess Bride at Wonkomance about all the different kinds of love in the relationships in that movie. It was a lovely post reminding me why...