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February 25 2015

Telling the Truth in Blood: Anne Bishop’s Others Series

Warning: This post contains SPOILERS for Anne Bishop's Others series. Written in Red, the first book in Anne Bishop's urban fantasy series, starts off almost like many a romantic suspense...
October 24 2014

First Look: Ilona Andrews’s Burn For Me (October 28, 2014)

Ilona Andrews Burn for Me Avon / October 28, 2014 / $5.99 print, $4.99 digital Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission...
September 25 2014

10 Urban Fantasy Series You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion)

Have you fallen for an urban fantasy series and want more? We’re here to help. These ten book series epitomize things we love about urban fantasy. They may have influenced the subgenre or...
September 19 2014

Strung Out and Written Down: Addicted Authors and Characters

Today we're joined by author Ciar Cullen, whose heroine, Lillian Holmes is an heiress-turned-detective-turned-vampire, and is also an addict. Ciar's latest release, The Devil and Lillian Holmes,...
July 20 2014

First Look: Jennifer Estep’s Poison Promise (July 29, 2014)

Jennifer Estep Poison Promise (Elemental Assassin #11) Pocket Books / July 29, 2014 / $7.99 print & digital In book eleven of her New York Times bestselling Elemental Assassin series,...
June 10 2014

The Give and Take of Vicki Pettersson’s Celestial Blues Trilogy

Instead of a dame walking into the office of a rumpled, cynical P.I., the rumpled, cynical P.I. drops from heaven and into the life of the dame—Kit Craig, rockabilly and Girl Friday—one...
Amanda Bonilla
May 28 2014

You Know You’re an Urban Fantasy Fan When...

Today we're joined by author Amanda Bonilla, whose Against the Dawn is the fourth book in her Shaede Assassin series. The Shaede assassin in question, Darian, is partnered with, and works for, a...
May 14 2014

Everything’s Not as it Seems in Charlaine Harris’s Midnight Crossroad

With the release of Midnight Crossroad, the Southern Vampires' creator Charlaine Harris begins a new series set in another very small town, this time in Texas, not Louisiana. Midnight, Texas is...
March 7 2014

First Look: Patricia Briggs’s Night Broken (March 11, 2014)

Patricia Briggs Night Broken Ace Hardcover / March 11, 2014 / $26.95 print / $12.99 digital An unexpected phone call heralds a new challenge for Mercy. Her mate Adam’s ex-wife is in...
February 20 2014

First Look: Kim Harrison’s The Undead Pool (February 25, 2014)

Kim Harrison The Undead Pool Harper Voyager / February 25, 2014 / $27.99 print / $13.99 digital Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever after from...
December 23 2013

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best of 2013, Day 3

May old friends be forgot? We don't think so! We're celebrating our favorite reads with four days of the Best of 2013. We asked our bloggers for their favorite books of 2013, with one stipulation,...
December 19 2013

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Amanda Bonilla’s Against the Dawn!

Todal we're thrilled to exclusively reveal the cover of Amanda Bonilla's fourth Shaede Assassin novel, Against the Dawn, as well as to host a Shaede Assassin sweepstakes. So what's Darian...
December 18 2013

First Look: Jennifer Estep’s The Spider (December 24, 2013)

Jennifer Estep The Spider Pocket / December 24, 2013 / $7.99 print, $7.59 digital How did I end up in a career where I always have blood on my hands? Well, let me tell you a story about...
August 13 2013

First Look: Suzanne Johnson’s Elysian Fields (August 13, 2013)

Suzanne Johnson Elysian Fields (Sentinels of New Orleans #3) Tor / August 13, 2013 / $25.99 print, $12.99 digital The mer feud has been settled, but life in South Louisiana still has more...
August 13 2013

Author Suzanne Johnson on Urban Fantasy’s Grand Passion

As someone who writes urban fantasy with plenty of romance flung in, author Suzanne Johnson is distinctly qualified to talk about the careful blend of romance in urban fantasy. Elysian Fields, the third...
July 26 2013

First Look: Ilona Andrews’s Magic Rises (July 30, 2013)

Ilona Andrews Magic Rises Ace / July 30, 2013 / $7.99 print, $7.59 digital Atlanta is a city plagued  by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them—no matter the cost. Mercenary...
July 2 2013

Playing for Love: Sports in Romance Novels

Sports-themed romances are making a comeback—and I for one am thrilled. But in order for a sports romance to work, it needs a healthy balance of romance and plot, and not just a card-carrying...
June 6 2013

Good Writing, Great Stories: Literary Fiction Meets Paranormal Romance

Like the vampire on the prowl for fresh prey, it seems that the paranormal element is on a search for new territory. The hunt is closing in on the Literary Fiction Genre. Is this shift a result of fiction...
May 13 2013

Exclusive Cover Reveal: J.C. Daniels’s Broken Blade!

Today, Heroes and Heartbreakers is delighted to be the first to reveal the cover for J.C. Daniels's (Shiloh Walker's other author persona) Broken Blade, the the third book in her urban fantasy...
April 23 2013

Urbanized: New Entrants to Urban Fantasy from Bishop, Robson, and Daniels

Urban Fantasy is a tricky genre; many series begin with a book that offers hope it will be the start to something wonderful. In order to achieve that promise, the characters have to be strong and full...
April 22 2013

A “Scrumptious” Peek at Ilona Andrews’s Magic Rises

Ilona Andrews's Kate Daniels novel Magic Rises won't be released until July 30, but Andrews's website offers a tiny peek entitled “Scrumptious": I stood on the deck of...
April 16 2013

Speculatin’ and Shapeshiftin’: Where’s the Romance in Ilona Andrews’s Magic Rises?

Magic Rises, the sixth book in Ilona Andrews's Kate Daniels series, is out in July. Here’s a description: Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling...
March 18 2013

First Look: Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Rocks the House (March 26, 2013)

Carrie Vaughn Kitty Rocks the House Tor / March 26, 2013 / $7.99 print & digital On the heels of Kitty’s return from London, a new werewolf shows up in Denver, one who threatens...
March 13 2013

April 2013 Upcoming Romance Novel Releases Shopping List!

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in April. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very...
February 14 2013

Hell’s (Wedding) Bells, Harry: The Romance of The Dresden Files

There is this wizard, you may have heard of him. I mean, he is in the book and all, AND he is the only professional wizard in Chicago, so you shouldn't have that hard of a time finding him. ...
February 7 2013

Urban Fantasy 101: Rice, Hamilton, Rowling and More!

Think urban fantasy is all leather-clad heroines and male sidekicks with big guns? Think again. Urban fantasy has become one of the most varied of the speculative genres. In fact, it’s no longer...
January 30 2013

Cover Alert: Ilona Andrews’s Magic Rises!

Ilona Andrews has just posted the cover for the next book in the urban fantasy Kate Daniels series, Magic Rises, on Facebook.  Magic Rises will be released July 30, 2013, and there are snippets...
January 19 2013

Unusual Urban Fantasy: Painter, Bennett, and Bonilla

The trend tides are changing. It happens constantly. Right now headlines proclaim the birth of New Adult, the death of vampires (heh) and the love/hate relationship readers have with bossy billionaires. What...
January 5 2013

Poll: What Are You Looking for in 2013 Romance?

We talked about what we loved in 2012, but now the new year is here and we're looking forward to some new trends. Are you happy with what's out there in your bookstore's romance shelves...
December 21 2012

On the Wish List for Romance in 2013: Contemporary, Mainstreaming, and More!

This year was an interesting one for romance novel readers. With the astronomical success of E.L. James's Fifty Shades trilogy, we suddenly found ourselves accused of reading “mommy porn”...