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April 6 2015

Eff It: Cursing on Covers?

In romance, especially in this day and age, strong language isn't out of the norm within the content of the book. However, it's not always what's on the inside that counts... Sometimes the...
April 3 2015

What’s the Most Risqué Occupation of a Hero or Heroine?

In Gina Gordon's Rush (available May 12, 2015), the hero is the son of a king...of a porn empire. In the book there's a scene where the heroine's uptight parents meet her new boyfriend for...
April 1 2015

Fated Mates: Love Them or Hate Them?

We romance readers love nothing so much as a satisfying HEA. But of course, there are all sorts of paths to true love, both in real life and in our beloved genre. Which raises the question: Fated mates—love...
March 17 2015

Romance News Roundup: Donna Grant Q&A, Reaper’s Fall Description, and More Vorkosigans!

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. —Have any burning questions for Dark Kings...
March 10 2015

Romance News Roundup: Eloisa James Deal & Shannon Stacey’s Boston Fire Series

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. —Deal Alert #1: Eloisa James's Much...
February 25 2015

Romance News Roundup: Bertrice Small 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're sorry to report that beloved...
February 12 2015

The Reluctant Re-Reader: Returning to the Dark Lover Side

I spend too much time on Twitter. More than my day job would like, I’m sure. I see so many of my Tweeps talking about being in a reading slump and going back to a comfort read. Huh? A comfort...
January 5 2015

What Are Your Reading Resolutions?

Lose weight, eat more vegetables, call your prickly aunt more than once a year—sure, they're great resolutions, but they don't get books read. Do you make reading resolutions? If so,...
December 18 2014

Romance News Roundup: Reader Problems, The Americans, and More

Welcome to H&H's brand-new 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. —A reader's life is tough!...
November 10 2014

What is Your TBR Comfort Level?

We talk about books, and how much we love to read books, and what books we have yet to read, here at H&H quite a lot. And we talk about our TBR pile.  Some people have hundreds of...
November 7 2014

4 Ways Tom Hiddleston (Not Romance Novels) Ruined My Expectations of Men, or What Men Can Learn from Heroes

Hi, my name’s Jenn and I’m a single, romance novel addict. I start this post like an AA meeting, because in a lot of ways, once you get a Visa for Romancelandia, it often seems like...
November 5 2014

We Want You: Heroes and Heartbreakers Looking for Bloggers!

Do you have opinions and thoughts and all the feels about romance novels? Are you a regular visitor to the site, who has been thinking about contributing yourself? Then send us an email! We're...
August 27 2014

10 Signs You’re Addicted to Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter Series

With a series that shows no signs of slowing down, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series has made for some amazing reading. And some Menyons are obsessed. Are you wondering if you’re a Menyon...
June 16 2014

You Never Forget Your First: Rereading Your First Romance Novels

The internet helped me locate the very first genre romance I ever read as an adolescent, a book that made such a strong impression on me, I still can't use the word “chiffon” in a crossword...
March 4 2014

You Know You’re a Romance Reader When...

Today we're joined by Sugar Jamison, whose latest release, Thrown for a Curve, is the newest in her Perfect Fit series, featuring plus-sized heroines whose heroes think they're perfect the way...
December 26 2013

Getting What You Really Want for Christmas: New Books!

We hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful holiday yesterday, and that there were plenty of books under the tree. But you always need more, right? We've learned of a few e-books sales— Cat...
December 6 2013

Friday Beefcake: Reading is Sexy with Cumberbatch, Hiddleston, Gyllenhaal & More!

Recently, we found a guy who likes girls who read. We thought we'd celebrate the boys who read, because let's face it—reading is sexy! Whether it's Benedict Cumberbatch posing with...
December 3 2013

Did the Victorians Ruin Everything?: The Importance of Accuracy in British Historicals

Today we're joined by author Kate Pearce, whose most recent release “My Heart's Desire” is an erotic historical story in the Gift of Desire anthology. Kate's next release, The...
November 17 2013

CE, POV, Stet: Decoding the Author

More and more, authors are engaging with readers online. It’s great to be able to tell a favorite author how much I love her work. Just as fun as the peek behind the scenes as an author is researching...
November 14 2013

Slowing Down, Delightfully, for the Holidays

Today we welcome author Elizabeth Essex to Heroes and Heartbreakers to talk about how important it is to savor the moment—something the hero and heroine have no choice but to do when they're...
November 14 2013

Vote for the Cover Pose for Manda Collins’s Why Lords Lose Their Hearts!

Democracy in action! H&H is excited to offer readers the opportunity to vote on their choice for the cover pose for Manda Collins's forthcoming novel Why Lords Lose Their Hearts, the...
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 31 2013

Short and Tweet: Selling Books in 140 Characters

Have you ever read a short excerpt from a book that intrigued you so much, you ended up buying the book? I’m talking about an extremely short chunk — no more than 140 characters. If...
October 14 2013

Romantic Attractions: The Thrills and Spills of the Reader’s Theme Park

Today we're delighted to have two authors joining us to talk about great romantic fiction. Heidi Cullinan writes primarily m/m romance, and her latest release, Love Lessons, tells the story of a...
October 9 2013

Vote for the Cover Pose for Zoë Archer’s Wicked Temptation!

Romance novel cover connoisseurs, we want YOU! If you've ever wished for the chance to have a say in the cover of a romance novel, this is your moment: H&H is excited to offer readers the...
October 4 2013

Keepers to the Rescue!: Digging Yourself Out of a Reading Slump

Let’s talk about book slumps, when whatever you pick up just seems dull and you aren't interested in anything else. I have found myself deep into them on a regular basis lately, and I've...
September 30 2013

Author Julia London on Home Is Where the Reader Is

Today we welcome author Julia London to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Julia's most recent release, Homecoming Ranch, is the story of a woman who, after being raised as an only child by an irresponsible...
September 24 2013

Where Do You Donate Your Books?

Where do you donate your books? If you're a voracious reader (and we know you are!), you have many books you have read, and no longer wish to keep, but want to help find a new home. We asked our...
September 21 2013

Waiting to Inhale: Series-ish Business

Buying into a series can be a heavy investment, so it's not unreasonable to expect an equally heavy payout. Sounds mercenary, but it’s not. With more and more books crowding the TBR pile,...
August 14 2013

Peanut Butter in My Chocolate?: Non-Romance Books Romance Readers Love

In a Morning Coffee of about a year ago, we asked our readers What's the Last Non-Romance Novel You Read?, and our commenters chimed in with many book and even genre answers. We already know...