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scarlettleigh
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...
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...
willaful
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...
BoxyFrown
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...
VictoriaJanssen
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...
jennyb845
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...
teamhandh
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...
VictoriaJanssen
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...
Brie.Clem
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...
KateNagy
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...
Brie.Clem
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,...
AlizaMann
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,...
Brie.Clem
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...
LaurieGold
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...
StaceyAgdern
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:...
MFrampton
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...
teamhandh
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),...
RobinBradford
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...
redline_
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...
smexybooks
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;...
DonnaCummings
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...
teamhandh
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...
MarisaONeill
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...
DonnaCummings
May 29 2011

My First Romance Boyfriend: Dating Georgette Heyer’s Beauvallet

When I first started reading romance, most of the heroes were dark, brooding, angst-filled men. But there was one out-of-the-ordinary hero who instigated a lifelong love affair, not only with him, but...
VictoriaJanssen
May 7 2011

Sexy Soldiers: Top Five Military Heroes in Contemporary Romance

Having a military man as the hero in a romance novel seems like a no-brainer; what is surprising is that four of my five top choices were category romances. Perhaps that's because a category’s...
DonnaCummings
April 22 2011

Meet-Cutes in Contemporary Romance

Maybe I'm just nosy, but I love to hear how couples meet, especially if they seem mismatched. “Cute meets” are the most fun of all because the characters are going about their business,...
JessicaTripler
March 31 2011

Ladies Do Not Prefer Blonds (as Romance Heroes)

There aren’t many blond romance heroes. Of course, blond is a rare hair color—1-2% worldwide—but in the U.S. and England, where the majority of contemporary, suspense, and historical...
LisaHughey
February 17 2011

I Was Told to Like You: Marriage of Convenience Plots

I have a not-so-secret-anymore love of marriage of convenience plots. (Not so much in historical romances because marriage between strangers was an accepted part of social hierarchy.) I love marriage...