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teamhandh
March 24 2017

Romance for Every Single Day: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
March 23 2017

Study Shows It’s Hard to Be Pretty

As Queen Beyoncé says, “Pretty Hurts” and two recent studies, that very concept might have been confirmed. In a world of romance, stories are filled with pretty people falling...
JenniferProffitt
March 22 2017

When Do You Need Romance Most?

This delightful video from Harlequin is about a year old now but the message still applies! Romance is there when you need it. No matter what!  What romance was there for you when you...
teamhandh
March 17 2017

Modern Love Stories: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
March 15 2017

Do You Like “Unlikable” Characters?

In Katee Robert's Fool Me Once, the author prefaces the story by saying the heroine was unlikable. She said she hoped that once we got to know her, however, that we would enjoy her just...
LorraineHeath
March 13 2017

When the HEA Isn’t Quite What We Expect: Unusual Happily-Ever-Afters!

Today we're thrilled to welcome Lorraine Heath (When the Marquess Falls) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. In romance, we know we get a Happily Ever After, but sometimes that HEA is a little more...
teamhandh
March 10 2017

Character Development: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
March 7 2017

If You Could Have Any Paranormal Power for 24 Hours, What Would It Be?

We've all sat there wanting a magical ability at some point or another—maybe more often than the average Joe if you read paranormal romance! If you could have a power from any book for...
teamhandh
March 3 2017

Inappropriate Sex: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
February 28 2017

What Did the “Scorched Corset” Get Right and Wrong About Romance?

Back in December, SNL recorded a skit in which customers and employees of a bookstore interacted. The one thing that made it unique is that it was a romance bookstore, “The Scorched Corset”—for...
teamhandh
February 24 2017

Reading is Fun(damental)! : Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
February 22 2017

Do You Like Thieves in Romance?

Maybe it's our eternal love of Robin Hood. Maybe it's our love of Matt Bomer in White Collar. Maybe it's something completely different, but lately I've noticed quite a few romances...
teamhandh
February 17 2017

Charmed We’re Sure: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
teamhandh
February 10 2017

Diverse Reads & Snowy Days: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
kwanawrites
February 6 2017

Making the Case for the Carefree Black Girl: Why We Still Need Diverse Romance

I often, tongue in cheek, tell people I’ve never felt really Black until I became a Black writer. For me to properly explain my statement, please take a little trip back in time with me,,...
teamhandh
February 3 2017

Feast on Romance: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
January 30 2017

If You Could Only Read One Subgenre, What Would It Be?

We've asked you about your desert island reads before but this week, I wanted to ask you about your desert island subgenre. Let's say you're trapped in an island, but lucky you, you...
teamhandh
January 27 2017

HEAs & Scruffy Men: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
teamhandh
January 20 2017

The Great Debate: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JessicaMoro
January 19 2017

Romances That Began as Texting Relationships—You’ve Got Text!

New adult is one of my favorite genres and one of the reasons for that is because that it’s constantly evolving and growing. It can give you twisted stories to just some feel-good plots....
teamhandh
January 13 2017

We Learned Some Things: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
teamhandh
January 6 2017

Love in All Its Forms: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
January 6 2017

Romantic Comedy Needs Flawed Characters…

Imperfect. Damaged. Messed Up. These are all words I associated with characters in the early days of New Adult. It wasn’t until a recent conversation that I realized these characteristics...
teamhandh
December 16 2016

It Gets a Little Meta: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
teamhandh
December 9 2016

Spots and All: Comments that Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
HeatherWaters
December 6 2016

Christmas Kisses & Goodreads Awards: Romance News & Deals

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance. {Did you know you can sign up to receive Afternoon Tea as an e-mail? Sign up to have your daily cuppa delivered...
JamieBeck
November 21 2016

Realism in Romance—Do We Need It?

Today Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to welcome Jamie Beck (Worth the Risk). Many people read to escape life, but there's something to be said for injecting a bit of realism into fiction....
teamhandh
November 19 2016

Author Spotlight: Remember the First Romance Novel You Read?

Everyone remembers their first! Their first romance novel, that is. Over the past two years, we've had the honor of hearing from some of the genre's most beloved writers in a special Author...
teamhandh
November 18 2016

We Regret Nothing: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
Scarlettleigh
November 15 2016

Sex Doesn’t Sell? Wait...What Now?

Sex doesn’t sell. In books— at least per the bestseller-ometer! Believe it or not? Jodie Archer, ex-research lead on literature at Apple, and Matthew L. Jockers, an associate...