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October 1 2014

Twilight Returns, Sort Of!

It's not truly nighttime yet! The film company that produced Twilight has announced that it is teaming with Facebook to produce five short films based on Twilight characters. According to Entertainment...
September 26 2014

We Laugh Because We Love: Top 10 Romance Parodies

Obviously, we all love Romance as a genre. None of us would be here if we didn’t. (Here, as in at this site obviously, not here as in alive and in the world.) But loving something does not mean...
June 12 2014

Awkward! Top Cringe-Worthy Dad Moments in Romance Novels

Father’s Day is coming up, and what better way to celebrate it than by counting down with awkwardly funny dad moments? While dads usually have to enforce the rules, they are oftentimes turned...
March 6 2013

Author Rainbow Rowell on the Most Satisfying Love Stories Ever

Today we welcome author Rainbow Rowell to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Rainbow’s new release, Eleanor & Park, is an intimate account of two people falling in love for the first time. Rainbow...
February 27 2013

Post-Twilight Speculation: Will Stephenie Meyer’s Vampire Saga Be Continued?

Months have passed since Bella and Edward sparkled forth into the sunset (with their precious half-immortal daughter, Renesemee, cradled beside them, of course). But despite the Cullens' happily...
February 11 2013

First Look: Christina Lauren’s Beautiful Bastard (February 12, 2013)

Christina Lauren Beautiful Bastard Gallery / February 12, 2013 / $15.00 print, $7.59 digital Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss,...
November 20 2012

Coming of Age Coming to the Screen: YA and Romance Series Head to Film and TV

For those who are fans of the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, you obviously know that the first book in the series, City of Bones, will be hitting theaters in 2013. It won't be...
November 16 2012

Twilight’s Epic Twist Ending—Let’s Discuss!

For the past few weeks the actors of the Twilight movies have been teasing a twist to the plot of Breaking Dawn Part 2. They’ve said things like “we hope the fans won’t kill us,”...
November 15 2012

How to Prepare for Breaking Dawn Part 2: A Viewer’s Guide

How do I feel about the release of the final Twilight Saga movie, Breaking Dawn Part 2? To quote Bella Swan, “Happiness expanded like an explosion inside me – so extreme, so violent that...
November 15 2012

An Undying Love: Top 10 Vampire Film Romances

With the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 so tantalizingly close, my thoughts naturally turn to vampires. These fearsome creatures of the night and their varying degrees of sexiness...
September 28 2012

Bored with Bloodsuckers? Or “Fangs Forever!”?

Okay, I’ll admit it. I love vampires. I like them undead, formerly human or a different race altogether, cold and scary, or hot and sexy. They might live the life of the undead in Victorian England,...
July 31 2012

Berkley Acquires Sylvain Reynard’s Gabriel’s Inferno

Feed the beast! Publisher Berkley has gotten the rights to publish Sylvain Reynard’s Gabriel’s Inferno Series, which has already been a top release at several e-retailers. The digital release will...
April 9 2012

Read This, It’s Good For You: The Media’s Reaction to E.L. James’s 50 Shades of Grey

On the plate of the media’s coverage of Popular Entertainment, books have always been the vegetables. Everyone knows that books are healthy and good for you, and that everyone really should consume...
March 16 2012

From Wuthering Heights to Twilight: The Appeal of the Abusive Hero

Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series not only brought us sparkly vampires and sexy werewolves but it also romanticised, what is in reality, an abusive relationship. Edward, Bella, and Jacob are all...
February 24 2012

Stephenie Meyer, Meg Cabot, and Charlaine Harris: Who Does Vampire Fiction Best?

There’s no escaping the fact that people have written an awful lot of novels in a short space of time featuring human-vamp couplings with Montague-Capulet-scale PR problems. But how these inter-species...
January 9 2012

E. L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey Headed to Hollywood? Or Will the Law Intercede?

Following up on our coverage of E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey yesterday, Publishers Weekly mentions that the author and her agent are shopping Hollywood for a potential movie deal. Which begs...
December 23 2011

Robert Pattinson Wants to Be Your “Good Friend” (wink!) in Bel Ami

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November 21 2011

Breaking Dawn Part 1 Wishes It Were As Good as a Hot Mess

Words cannot express the sheer awkwardness of the movie Breaking Dawn Part 1, but this is a blog, and this is my post, so I guess I must. For all the die-hard Twilight fans out there, you may not want...
November 15 2011

Stephenie Meyer, Twilight, and the So-Called Mormon Agenda

I am not a religious person. Oh, I have flirted with one or two over the years, would probably have called myself a Christian as a child and, as an impressionable Australian teen, was even coerced into...
September 27 2011

A New Harry Potter on the Horizon? reported today that HarperCollins has purchased the rights to debut novelist Soman Chainani’s The School for Good and Evil, which will be the first in a new fantasy trilogy about “ordinary...
September 9 2011

Breaking Dawn Posters: Edward and Bella are Still in Love

Yawn. In case you hadn’t had enough of pensive, pasty Edward gazing down at his beloved Bella, here’s one of the first posters for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, out November...
August 12 2011

New Twilight: Breaking Dawn Baby Bump Photos! (and more)

In this week’s fall movie preview issue, Entertainment Weekly reveals more exclusive first images from Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 (in theaters November 18). My favorite of the new batch:                         Can’t...
June 14 2011

Teenage Dream: My Top 10 Romantic Teenage Adaptations

As promised in My Top 10 Romantic Adaptations: my favorite teen adaptations! The big news in movies last week wasn’t the casting of some big name star in a forthcoming comic book flick or...
June 7 2011

For the Love of...Twilight: Breaking Dawn

You might love Twilight, you might hate Twilight; either way, you know you’re going to be deluged with news of its next film release, which is November 18. Here’s the trailer, which if...
May 21 2011

No Prom, Please, I’m A Grown-Up: Why I Don’t Read YA

It started, I think, with Team Edward vs. Team Jacob. Or at least, that’s when the pervasiveness of YA fiction in the adult marketplace began to infringe on my consciousness. Stephenie Meyer's...
May 16 2011

Downton Abbey Inspires Tourism; Visiting Fictional Settings in Real Places

Would you travel to visit a real place peopled by fictional characters? Apparently for a lot of us, the answer is a resounding YES! Seems that one out of ten British people want to head to...
May 16 2011

The Handy-Dandy Survival Guide to Shipping Doomed Couples

You know who you are. You thought that in Little Women, Laurie should have married Jo instead of Amy; and in Romeo and Juliet, Juliet seemed all right but you always wondered why Romeo never worked...
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...
April 10 2011

Breaking D’Oh!: Why I Hate Twilight

I was first talked into buying Twilight by my local bookstore’s friendly clerk. She assured me lots of adults were reading Twilight, and in fact, the bookstore’s whole staff had read it....
March 21 2011

The 100-Year-Old Virgin: Twilight’s Edward & Bella

What would you say if your 12-year-old daughter wanted to read a book about a 16-year-old girl dating a 100-year-old virgin? What the what? Or she wanted to read a highly popular series where there...