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willaful
September 16 2014

5 Classic Secondary Couples from SEP, Kleypas, Brockmann, and More!

Secondary couples are often an opportunity for authors to take interesting risks; consequently, they're sometimes more memorable than the primary couple. Here are five secondary couples that have...
scarlettleigh
September 5 2014

Broke, Homeless, and Hated: Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s Most Down-on-Their-Luck Heroines

A down-on-her-luck heroine is a fairly common and an often used plot device. but that said, nobody writes them better than Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Phillips’s forte is melding pathos and humor...
scarlettleigh
September 3 2014

Sweet Sacrifice: Heroic Sacrifices from Kleypas, O’Keefe, Phillips, and More!

This past spring, I talked about heroines that made sacrifices for their family in What We Do for Love: Sacrificing Heroines from Higgins, Carr, and More so it only seemed fair that I chat about the...
scarlettleigh
August 26 2014

First Look: Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s Heroes Are My Weakness (August 26, 2014)

Susan Elizabeth Phillips Heroes Are My Weakness William Morrow / August 26, 2014 / $26.99 print / $15.99 digital Deepest winter. An isolated island off the coast of Maine. A man. A...
SEPAuthor
August 25 2014

Gothics Are My Weakness: Favorite Gothic Romance Authors

Today we're joined by author Susan Elizabeth Phillips, whose Heroes Are My Weakness is released tomorrow (you can read a special selected scene from the book now!) Like many of us, Susan read romance,...
teamhandh
August 22 2014

H&H Debriefing: Gothic Heroes!

Another day, another way to follow H&H—we're now on YouTube! Subscribe to the HeroesnHearts channel to catch weekly Debriefings in which Team H&H's Heather, Megan,...
scarlettleigh
August 14 2014

Drinking to Numb the Pain: Addicted Heroines in Romance

Incorporating addiction into a story can be very challenging for an author. Most of us have been around family and friends who've lost control of their life to either drugs or alcohol. And some...
scarlettleigh
August 6 2014

Dog Daze: Working Dogs in Romance Novels from Ayres, Kantra, and More!

I am no stranger to perusing books because of dogs on the cover, or because canines are mentioned in the blurb. I discussed it in an H&H post, Must Love Dogs (and Cats): Animals in Romance...
darlenemarshall
July 31 2014

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs: Reviewing the Black Moment from Balogh, Howard, Phillips, and More!

Ah, despair! We all love a funny romance with rakish pirates, but every now and then we want an author to rip out our heart and stomp all over it with pointy little stilettos. When you read any...
teamhandh
July 12 2014

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

Team H&H eats, breathes, and sleeps romance, but even we have trouble keeping track of all the amazing content released throughout the year. To make life a little easier for all of us, we’ve...
LaurieGold
July 10 2014

Justify My Love: The 12 Best ’90s Romance Novels

The ten best romances of the 1990s...who can possibly say? Should I choose one book per year? How about titles with tons of buzz for what now seems just a moment in time (The Lover by Robin...
darlenemarshall
July 3 2014

I Melt with You: Top 10 ’80s Romances

Ah, the '80s! A decade of big hair, Miami Vice, MTV, Duran Duran, shoulders padded out to there, and an explosion of over-the-top, lush, blooming romances that came to be known as bodice rippers. That...
lwillig
July 3 2014

Welcome! Come Into the Best House Books in Romance Novels

Today we're delighted to welcome author Lauren Willig to Heroes and Heartbreakers. The heroine of Lauren's latest novel, That Summer, inherits a house in England, and it's through sorting...
teamhandh
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...
scarlettleigh
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....
scarlettleigh
April 15 2014

What We Do for Love: Sacrificing Heroines from Higgins, Carr, and More

Recently in my post about family ties in romance, I talked about the impact of families, or lack thereof, on the heroine and hero. Basically, they—the hero and heroine—were either the recipient...
scarlettleigh
April 10 2014

Oh, Baby!: Pregnancy in Romance Novels, Part 2

In the first pregnancy in romance novels post, I talked a little bit about unplanned pregnancy in romance, but there are so many different scenarios evolving pregnancy, such as an already pregnant by...
LilyEverett
January 31 2014

Conveniently Married: Marriage of Convenience Romance Novels

Today we're pleased to welcome author Lily Everett to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Lily's new release, Shoreline Drive, is a modern-day marriage of convenience story, with a handsome, guarded veterinarian...
scarlettleigh
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...
MFrampton
December 14 2013

Waistcoat Ripper: When Heroines Rape the Hero in Romance

Back when calling a romance a “bodice-ripper” was actually accurate, rape was often an element in the unfolding of the romance between the hero and heroine. In those books, the hero—a...
willaful
November 21 2013

“Holding On” and “Not Letting Go”: Favorite Phrases from Romance

Favorite romance couples become favorites because of those moments that are uniquely them, and some of their best moments come from iconic lines that live on in our minds long after the book is done....
JeannieMoon
November 20 2013

Feels Like the First Time: First Loves in Romance

Today we welcome author Jeannie Moon to Heroes and Heartbreakers to talk first loves. Jeannie's new release, Unexpectedly Yours, pairs a geotechnical engineer with a millionaire, and each has something...
scarlettleigh
November 18 2013

All is Forgiven?: When Characters Do Bad Things

There are numerous reason why a book doesn’t work for a reader. But one of the most common is that the reader doesn’t have empathy for the character or condone his or her actions. But as...
Torifl
October 29 2013

Legion of Alpha Jerks: Can Every Hero Be Redeemed?

The alpha jerk appeals to many women because we instinctively love a challenge—can we be the one that thaws the block of ice that surrounds his heart? Will he let go of his issues and let us heal...
scarlettleigh
October 17 2013

Up to the Challenge: Romance Heroines with Moxie

I have never understood the appeal of wallflower heroines. Not that I don’t understand the fantasy of a hero who recognizes the innate goodness of the quiet heroine; who doesn’t want to...
scarlettleigh
September 18 2013

Be in the Now: Top 10 Contemporary Romance Novels You Should Read

Back in July, Megan Frampton wrote about The Ten Romance Novels You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion). Since I read mainly contemporary books, I am weighing in with 10 Contemporary Novels You Should...
Janga
August 30 2013

Redeeming the Heroine from Balogh, Phillips, O’Keefe and More!

Romance readers are notoriously tough on heroines. Some have theorized that readers hold heroines to a stricter standard because most romance readers are women who, in significant numbers, cast themselves...
teamhandh
July 27 2013

Trope of the Month: Heroines in Disguise (aka Chick-in-Pants)

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...
scarlettleigh
July 25 2013

Kinder Doesn’t Mean Less Sexy: Best Beta Heroes in Romance

Do you think that everyone falls in love with Alpha heroes? I know that when I first starting reading romance, I had a compulsive need for stories featuring heroes who just oozed machismo and dominance....
MFrampton
July 3 2013

The Ten Romance Novels You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion)

Romance readers agree on only one thing: Each romance novel should have a Happily Ever After. For more of what is required, take a look at What Rules are in the Romance Novel Covenant? We've...