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January 28 2015

Romance News Roundup: Milly Taiden Deal, Iambic Pentameter, Ghostbusters, 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. —An all-female Ghostbusters reboot...
April 14 2014

Shakespeare in Love: Romance Novels and the Bard

April 23, 2014, will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, and Shakespeare lovers around the globe will be celebrating the occasion throughout the month of April with lectures,...
February 3 2014

First Look: Rachel Caine’s Prince of Shadows (February 4, 2014)

Rachel Caine Prince of Shadows: A Novel of Romeo and Juliet NAL / February 4, 2014 / $17.99 print, $10.99 digital In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power. The...
January 24 2014

As You Like It: Shakespeare’s Still the King of Pop Culture

Today we're joined by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes, authors of the Twisted Lit series of Shakespeare-inspired YA novels. Their latest release, Anyone But You, is a modern twist on Romeo and Juliet....
January 8 2014

Trading Places: Switching It Up in Romance

My very first experience with The Switch as a plot device was with Tamora Pierce's Song of the Lioness Series. I was all of 12 years old and I absolutely fell in love with the androgynous Alanna...
September 20 2013

What More Could You Want? The Hollow Crown Has Shakespeare, Hiddleston, and History

This week, PBS will begin showing The Hollow Crown miniseries as part of their Great Performances series. The Hollow Crown premiered on the BBC in Britain last summer but this will be the first television...
June 12 2013

Gentle Giants and Towering Beasts: Big Heroes in Romance Novels

Several months ago, I read Meant to Be, Terri Osburn's debut novel. As with nearly all the romance novels that make up my keepers, I fell in love with the characters, major and minor. One of the...
April 12 2013

All the Downton Abbey Season 4 News (+Fellowes’s Romeo and Juliet Trailer)!

Thanks to our friends at Wet Paint, we've rounded up some Downton Abbey Season 4 news, which is being filmed right now. —Downton Abbey Season 4 will premiere January 5, 2014 on PBS in...
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,...
March 7 2013

A First Look at Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing Trailer

We've been waiting for Joss Whedon's modern retelling of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, and while the release date is still ambiguous, the first trailer has been released. It...
February 22 2013

Heroes in Disguise: Lying Liars and the Romance Novel Heroines Who Love Them

I blame Shakespeare. Oh, the idea certainly predated him—Ancient Mythology, for example, is thoroughly populated with gods who disguise themselves as everything from some woman’s husband...
May 24 2011

For the Love of...Romeo and Juliet?

Word from Hollywood is that another remake is in the works for Romeo and Juliet, this time starring True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet, Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick as Tybalt, and—Romeo...
May 15 2011

What’s in a Name?: The Importance of Names in Romance Novels

William Shakespeare famously wrote: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet.” But while it’s true that a rose would...
February 25 2011

Romeo and Juliet: Spoiled Brats or Supercouple?

At 13 years old, Juliet’s got it all figured out. Yup, at the ripe old age of 13. At 13, I had New Kids on The Block and Bon Jovi posters hanging on my walls. Not to mention zits, braces, and...