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November 6 2014

Turgid Rod, Dewy Petals: You’re Invited to the Euphemism Party!

Today we're pleased to welcome author Brighton Walsh to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Brighton's new book, Caged in Winter, is released this week, and includes Cade, a sexy chef, and Winter, an...
December 4 2013

Fun with Spurts and Squirts in Erotic Romance

In the world of romance, I am known as a spurt expert. And by spurt, I mean the use of the word in any format, although I’m most keen on actual love spurts. I count them when I read romances and...
May 2 2013

Wish You Were Here: News and Gossip from RT Booklover’s Convention

With Lora Leigh and Sylvia Day update, look below for more details! Team H&H's Heather Waters (@redline_) is over in Kansas City, Missouri at the Romantic Times Booklover's Convention....
December 5 2012

Squick Me Out, Part 3: Revenge of the Moist

As you all know, I absolutely detest the word “moist.” Since my first post on Squick Words, I’ve been known to get “moist bombed” on Twitter. That’s when a random...
August 8 2012

When Romance Novels Go TMI: Drenched in Squick-Inducing Seed

So I was enjoying Mary Balogh’s newest RegencyinDisguise, The Proposal (which kicks off her new Survivor’s Club series as well as being a Bedwyn prequel), when a bit of dialogue stopped...
February 16 2012

Cleaning Up His Act: Heroic “Don’ts"

Romance readers generally know what they want in a hero. Me, I know what I don’t want. What I really, really don’t want. Most of them involve personal hygiene—you know, the kind that gets glossed...
November 13 2011

Squick Me Out: UnPassionate Words, Part 2

The first Squick Word post just won’t die (Squick Me Out! Words Not to Use in Moments of Passion) comments keep being posted, and some evil beings continue to email me passages of books with...
August 2 2011

What Word Grosses You Out?

Now, we’re not saying Huffington Post is biting our style, but all’s we can say is, we had Natasha Carty writing about this very thing awhile ago, albeit in a romance novel context, when she wrote...
June 5 2011

We Have A Winner!: Soup of The Day

A little over a month ago, we ran a post that Natasha Carty wrote titled “Squick Me Out!: Words Not To Use In Moments of Passion,” and there’s been a lively discussion in the comments. But...