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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...
JenniferProffitt
July 8 2014

Catch Up with Harry/Ginny and Hermione/Ron in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Update!

It comes as no surprise that the youngest Seeker that Hogwarts has seen in a century made an appearance at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup with his family and friends. Harry Potter, now 34, attended the...
MFrampton
April 3 2014

Man Meddle Not with Me: Onscreen Cheating

Cheating—is it ever excusable? Many romance readers have reading dealbreakers, and one of the most mentioned dealbreaker is cheating in romance novels. But (and you knew there was...
January 24 2014

As You Like It: Shakespeare’s Still the King of Pop Culture

Today we're joined by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes, authors of the Twisted Lit series of Shakespeare-inspired YA novels. Their latest release, Anyone But You, is a modern twist on Romeo and Juliet....
IzzyF
August 15 2013

Welcome to Shipper Nation: Why Romance Fans Read Fan Fiction

I read romance novels for a lot of different reasons. Escapism. A chance to live vicariously in dream-like situations. Just plain fun. They introduce me to new characters, new people to invest in and...
redline_
July 18 2013

Pop Culture Geeks Unite!: San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Is Here

Brace yourselves—San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2013 is now under way, and the entertainment news will be coming fast and furious, with panels and signings and events announced for popular H&H...
jamieloganbrenner
July 1 2013

Romance 101: What New Adult “Girls” Don’t Know About Love

~In the new novel Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess, twenty-two year old Pia Keller says, “I hate romance. And love doesn’t last!” In the HBO show Girls, Hannah Horvath finally gets...
HeatherMassey
June 7 2013

Have Tech, Will Travel: Big List of Tech-Based Time Travel Romances

There are two general modes of travel in time travel romances: magic/paranormal (e.g., magic amulet; portal) and scientific devices (e.g., time machine). As a fan of science fiction romance, I gravitate...
MFrampton
May 18 2013

Art is Love: On Books and Music

Entertainment—whether it's books, music, TV, movies, or art—is a way for people to connect to those around them, escape from those around them, find an emotional touchstone, or simply...
JackieLester
May 7 2013

Wolf Out!: What to Do While Waiting for Lost Girl’s Dyson to Return

Lost Girl’s Dyson has had his fair share of ups and downs over the duration of the last three seasons. Now, with his love for Bo returned and Lauren seemingly out of the way, it looks like our...
JenniferPorter
May 2 2013

Fantastic Voyage: Discovering New Authors

No matter how many books you own or the size of your to be read pile, most of you continue to look for new books to read. Before online publishing and retail, chances are you browsed bookstore shelves...
reginathorn
April 3 2013

The Things They Read for Love: Recommended Reading for the Characters in Game of Thrones

Our reading matter says a lot about who we are, which is why recommending books to friends is such a nervewracking process. What if my friends hate my favorite characters or think I'm a weirdo for...
CutMyTeethOnKleypas
March 22 2013

Ex-Ray Vision: Meeting Past Loves in Romance Novels

What's more awkward and anxiety-inducing than running into an ex-lover? It’s never going to be pleasant, and depending on who-dumped-whom, it can be downright painful. If it hits you like...
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...
juliabroadbooks
February 25 2013

Dancing Towards Love: Ballerinas in Romance Novels

I never danced seriously myself and didn't watch ballet; it was too slow, and there are no words. Then my kids started to take ballet. It very quickly turned into something serious. My elder daughter...
RachelHyland
February 22 2013

Heroes in Disguise: Lying Liars and the Romance Novel Heroines Who Love Them

I blame Shakespeare. Oh, the idea certainly predated him—Ancient Mythology, for example, is thoroughly populated with gods who disguise themselves as everything from some woman’s husband...
RachelHyland
February 20 2013

The Beautiful Perspective in Beautiful Creatures

Released in theaters on Valentine’s Day (because the kids need date movies, too) was Beautiful Creatures, the latest—though assuredly not the last—paranormal YA adaptation to hit our...
CutMyTeethOnKleypas
January 21 2013

“Swearing In” on Inauguration Day!: Cursing in Romance Novels

Happy Inauguration Day for our U.S. readers! (and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, too). Washington, D.C., is completely abuzz this a.m. with President Obama Inauguration 2.0. Speaking of swearing-in......
StaceyAgdern
December 21 2012

The Mainstreaming of Female Geek Culture in 2012

It started with the release of Lauren Willig’s Garden Intrigue, an amazing book that switched back and forth between historical and contemporary—perhaps the very last place to find a Star...
LaurieGold
November 1 2012

Wealthy Women in Love: Lady Grantham, Lacey, and More!

What do TV's Downton Abbey and Anne Calhoun's Liberating Lacey have in common? Leading ladies with more wealth than their leading men. In historical settings,  heroes...
Torifl
October 10 2012

Charmed, I’m Sure: Witches and Wizards from Butcher, Moning, King and More!

Like many of us, I've always been fascinated by magic and those who could wield it. I grew up watching Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie; I adored the comical situations these magical woman managed...
Dolly_Sickles
September 28 2012

“As You Wish”: Great Lines in Movies and Romance Novels

When I was a kid, my mother and I had the regular habit of going to Sunday matinees after church. Then when I was in college, I worked at a video store during summer and holiday breaks, as did my husband....
ElisabethBarrett
September 10 2012

Intellectuals are Hot!: Author Elisabeth Barrett on Tall, Smart, and Handsome Heroes

We've asked author Elisabeth Barrett to join us today to talk about why she thinks the smartest guys are also the sexiest. Elisabeth's new release, Blaze of Winter, features a tall, smart, and...
darlenemarshall
July 19 2012

Author Darlene Marshall on Admirable Castaways

Today we welcome author Darlene Marshall, whose new novel Castaway Dreams is now available, to talk about the enduring appeal of castaway stories, and some of her favorites. Welcome, Darlene! We’ve...
RobinBradford
May 30 2012

Nothing Personal: Adding Books to a Library Collection

We asked H&H blogger Robin Bradford to share secrets from her day job as a librarian, where she’s the one deciding what books are bought for her library. When asked to do a column on how I...
RachelHyland
April 10 2012

Hey, I Know That Guy!: Historical Figures in Historical Romance

Just a couple of years ago, I first read one of Georgette Heyer’s lesser known—indeed, often thought Lost—works, The Great Roxhythe (of which, read much more here). Set in the latter days of Charles...
JoannaNovins
January 18 2012

Imperfect Heroes, and Why We Love Them

I confess, despite its popularity, I’ve never seen the American version of The Office. The reason is this—I’m a huge Ricky Gervais fan. What I appreciate about his comedy is that he’s not afraid...
teamhandh
January 4 2012

Our Bloggers Are Authors Too!

Happy New Year, everyone! We thought we’d take a moment to step behind the curtain and show in more detail some of what our bloggers are capable of—many of them are not only writing about romance,...
redline_
December 19 2011

Swoonworthiest Lines of 2011

On Twitter today, Huffington Post television critic Mo Ryan started the hashtag #BestTVLines2011 and asked readers to tweet their favorite lines of the year. There have been some pretty romantic...