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November 2 2015

Romance News: Remember Georgette Heyer & Read a Regency

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: To celebrate the 80th anniversary...
February 13 2015

The Swoonies 2015, Round 1: Romantic Suspense Couples

Welcome to H&H’s very first couples battle, The Swoonies, where romance’s most popular pairings go head-to-head for the title of H&H’s Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year!...
December 17 2014

The Best Kind of Trouble: The Top Books in Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters Series

It has been fourteen years since Suzanne Brockmann's first Troubleshooters novel, The Unsung Hero, was published and I can still pick up almost any of the sixteen full-length novels and enjoy every...
November 25 2014

Mr. Grey, Travis Family, Thor, and More: Gifts for Your Singular Reading Tastes

This time of year, it's not unusual for people to gift and receive self-help books, or to listen to music that they wish was the soundtrack for their lives. Sure, those kinds of things are fine,...
November 11 2014

Attention! Top 10 Military Heroes in Romance

Today we're joined by author Jessica Scott, whose All I Want for Christmas is You is released today. Jessica's Christmas novella is also a military romance, as it features a hero and heroine...
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...
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...
August 28 2014

A Journey, Not a Destination: Alcoholic and Addicted Heroes in Recovery

Even with the modern disease model, there's so much societal shame around addiction that romance authors probably approach it cautiously as a potential conflict. As Leigh Davis pointed out in her...
July 8 2014

TSTL vs. Kick-Ass Heroines from Frost, Armstrong, Brockmann, and More!

As an avid reader, I come across a lot of heroines. Some of them kick-ass, some of them forgettable, and unfortunately, some of them Too Stupid to Live. What are the characteristics of a TSTL heroine...
February 2 2014

First Look: Suzanne Brockmann’s Do or Die (February 4, 2014)

Suzanne Brockmann Do or Die Ballantine / February 4, 2014 / $26.00 print, $12.99 digital Navy SEAL Ian Dunn went rogue in a big way when he turned his talents to a lawless life of jewel...
January 30 2014

Keeping You in...: Top 10 Romantic Suspense Novels You Should Read

Romantic Suspense is a tricky genre, requiring a perfect balance between its two main elements. If the plot is too heavy on the suspense, romance readers are bound to be disappointed because we love...
October 23 2013

November 2013 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in November. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got...
April 10 2013

First Look: Suzanne Brockmann’s Headed for Trouble (April 30, 2013)

Suzanne Brockmann Headed for Trouble Ballantine / April 30, 2013 / $7.99 print, digital • Tough-as-nails Troubleshooters operative Sam Starrett learns the agony of loving someone in...
Donna Cummings
February 11 2013

“Don’t Do It in Animal Masks”: Advice from the Wingman

Guys have such an intriguing way of interacting with their buddies, giving each other advice and expressing emotions in ways that sometime seem utterly foreign to women. From dealing with high-pressure...
September 25 2012

Play with Me!: Romance Novel Heroines and Their Sex Toys

I read Romance because I like love stories, exploring different relationships and meeting new people. I also like sex and reading about it. I particularly enjoy reading about women who revel in their...
September 4 2012

Qhuay: M/Mainstreaming M/Man-Love in J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood

It’s just possible that you’ve already heard: Qhuay is on the way. J.R. Ward has announced that the next installment of her mega-popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Lover At Last, will...
August 2 2012

Top 5 Sex Scenes in Contemporary Romance from Howard, Hart, Crusie, and More!

When I think of contemporary romance, sex isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. To me, this is a genre filled with passion, but its sex scenes tend to blend together. Don’t get me wrong,...
July 18 2012

Genre Experiment: H&H Blogger Aliza Mann on Suzanne Brockmann’s The Unsung Hero

H&H’s bloggers are all avid readers, of course, and each has their favorite genre. So, of course, we challenged them to read outside of their favorite genre—to read a book,...
June 18 2012

You Just Keep Me Hanging On: Cliffhangers in Romance Novels

*****Note: since we’re talking about cliffhangers, there will be spoilers.***** Endings are tricky things. They can make or break a book. A reader may forgive a weak beginning, but never a...
May 17 2012

Too Much of the Same: Why M/M (and F/F) Romance Doesn’t Float My Boat

Readers of erotic romance, it seems, like to read about men getting it on. With each other. A decade ago, more women than men tuned in to watch Queer as Folk, Showtime’s hour-long sexually explicit...
March 16 2012

Fresh Meat: Suzanne Brockmann’s Born to Darkness (Mar. 20, 2012)

Suzanne Brockmann Born to Darkness  Random House/Mar. 20, 2012/$26.00 HC, $12.99 digital In the not-too-distant future, the Obermeyer Institute (OI) has made a revolutionary discovery:...
February 22 2012

All They’re Cracked Up To Be: Series Crack

Many of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series readers joke that the books are like crack (or “crahck,” if you’re  spelling BDB style), so we went to Twitter and asked...
February 15 2012

The Books That Broke the Camel’s Back: Hamilton, Neill, Harris, et al.

We’ve talked before about stopping reading a particular series because one of the series’ books has ruined the whole experience for you (for example, Robin Bradford dumped Laurell K. Hamilton),...
February 3 2012

Dying to Love You: Bad Boys in Romantic Suspense

I like bad boys. I know lots of people say that, and it can mean many different things. The term “bad boy” is almost used so much as to make the boys in question more ordinary than bad. I’ve talked...
November 4 2011

Suzanne Brockmann’s Born to Darkness Has a Cover!

Minutes ago, Suzanne Brockmann, author of the best-selling romantic suspense Troubleshooters series, posted new details about her March 2012 release, Born to Darkness, the first in her new Fighting...
Donna Cummings
October 24 2011

“This Changes Everything”: The Morning After

The “moment after,” when the hero and heroine have finally done it, is one of the most pivotal moments in a romance. There has typically been a lot of buildup and tension before they get to this...
August 1 2011

No Hair, But Lots of Hubba-Hubba: Bald-Headed Heroes

When I was asked to start blogging for Heroes and Heartbreakers, the first topic suggested to me was to name my top five hairiest heroes. Is my love for hairy men that well known? Okay, fine;...
July 8 2011

Who’s on Your Romance Hero All-Star Team?

Baseball is celebrating its All Stars right now, and it made me think we should do the same with romance heroes. I’ll toss out the first pitch, with a few of my favorites that deserve to be on the...
July 4 2011

2011 Romance Writers of America (RWA) Conference Roundup

If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you already know that Team H&H attended the annual Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference this past week (June 28-July 1, 2011). Below is a roundup...
June 18 2011

Help Wanted: Now Accepting Applications for New Ward, Brockmann, and Singh Heroes

It’s not easy being a hero. You’ve got to want it bad. At first glance, it may seem like a glamorous undertaking, but upon closer inspection, the job requirements are not for the faint of heart. The...