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Mar 20 2017 12:00pm

Join the H&H E-Book Club and Get Kylie Scott’s Dirty for FREE!

Forget what you think you know about book clubs... If what you really want is a few hours to kick back, drink a glass of wine, and chat with fellow romance bookworms about our genre’s kickass feminist novels, you're in the right place, 'cause in H&H’s book club, we’re all romance, all the time!

Announcing the H&H E-Book of the Month Club!

Our book club gives “summer of love” a whole new meaning. Every month this spring and summer, Heroes and Heartbreakers will spotlight a new romance to read and then gather together to discuss in various ways, such as book club discussion threads, author interviews, fantasy casting, and more.

That's not all: Readers in the U.S. and Canada will also have a limited-time chance to download a copy of each month's e-book—for FREE!* 

Join the H&H E-Book of the Month Club now! 

But wait, there's even more! Bookmark the link to our Book Club collection to keep up with all of the hijinks we have planned...

Dirty by Kylie ScottOur First Book Club Selection Is...Kylie Scott's Dirty!

Kylie Scott's Twist is right around the corner, so what better time to jump into the first book in her Dive Bar series?!

Featuring a hot and totally naked guitarist (Vaughan) who pulls back his shower curtain only to discover a bride (Lydia) crying in his bathtub, Dirty hooked us right away, and we have a feeling you'll feel the same!

Here's the deal:

  • By signing up to get your free e-book, you will also receive the weekly Heroes and Heartbreakers newsletter and  an alert every month when a new e-book is available for download!
  • Book club members will need to confirm the details of their membership in order to get the next month’s free e-book**
  • Each book will be offered for 14 days and you MUST download your copy before the offer ends
  • This offer is only available in the U.S. and Canada due to complex international laws; we sincerely apologize for the geographic restriction

So sign up for the H&H E-Book of the Month Club here and then be sure to join us in all our Dirty discussion posts, chats with the author and more! Happy reading!

*Offer to download Kylie Scott's Dirty ends April 3, 2017, at 11:59 a.m. ET.
**Book club program runs until September 4, 2017, at 11:59 a.m. ET. We reserve the right to end this promotion at any time.

Apr 20 2016 4:54pm

Lauren Layne & Terry Spear Deals + H&H Is Hiring!: Romance News

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 have your daily cuppa delivered straight to your inbox.}

Top Off Your TBR Pile

Blurred Lines by Lauren LayneDeal Alert: Lauren Layne's roommates-to-lovers contemporary Blurred Lines is a bargain at $.99 in e-book today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.* The book brings back lots of lovely memories for TanyaLK, who reveals in her First Look at Blurred Lines that she and her husband were also roommates first. Awww!

Deal Alert: Tessa Dare's Castles Ever After historical Say Yes to the Marquess is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, etc.* Heads-up that a certain happening in the book inspired a “Swoonoworthiest Scenes” post from Jenn Proffitt.

Deal Alert: Rachel Grant's romantic suspense Incriminating Evidence is marked down to $.99 in e-book at iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc.* Dolly Sickles calls Grant a “fabulous storyteller” in her First Look at Cold Evidence, Book 6 in the evidence series.

Deal Alert: FIVE of Terry Spear's Silver Town Wolf books (Destiny of the Wolf, Wolf Fever, Dreaming of the Wolf, Silence of the Wolf, and Silver Wolf Christmas) are only $.99 each in e-book right now at AmazonBarnes & Noble, etc. ahead of Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply's release in May. Love shapeshifters? Suzanne Johnson has a terrific roundup of authors who write wolves, big cats, dragons, and more.

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Fresh Outta the Oven

Heroes and Heartbreakers is hiring! If you're in the New York City area and looking to get your foot in the door in publishing and/or blogging, check out our job listing here.

[Today on H&H...]

Mar 9 2016 6:10pm

H&H Redesign Update #4

H&H under construction

We know many of you have been wondering about our site relaunch. No, it hasn’t happened yet! The Heroes and Heartbreakers site is still under construction. To be more accurate: We have wrapped up the design phase and are preparing to move on to the development stage. Once everyone involved is ready to start the next stage, we'll be donning our hard hats and starting construction. That is when the real magic happens!

Going through all the steps involved with a relaunch has been a learning experience for us, as it's our first redesign since the site launched back in 2011, but we are still excited about all the new improvements that will make the site more user friendly. We hope you'll hang in there with us!

Team H&H is committed to keeping all of you informed on the progress as we move closer to a site that encompasses everything that we stand for and the fan girl or guy in all of us. Look forward to more updates in our upcoming newsletters (so be sure to subscribe!). If you didn’t know about the redesign, here’s more information: Announcing the Heroes and Heartbreakers Redesign!

- Team H&H


Nov 17 2015 1:00pm

H&H Redesign Update #3

H&H under construction

Hey guys,

We hope you all haven’t forgotten that the H&H site is under construction! No changes are visible yet, but we can tell you we’re finally able to breathe again after an intense design phase. No one said getting a makeover would be easy. Whew!

As we wrap up the design phase, we’re excited to tell you that the look and feel of the new site is shaping up to be more in sync with H&H's plans for the future. Next up is actually moving all of our posts, comments, images, etc. into the new site, which will take a few more months.

We'll keep you in the loop about what some of those changes will entail before the new site launches in spring 2016, but until then we'd love to know more about how you use the H&H New Releases Romance Novel Shopping List, which is our pride and joy and something we think (hope!) you enjoy too.

Can you tell us the top reasons you use the shopping list from month to month? For instance, do you skim it to see what's out from specific authors, or do you like to see what's out across the whole genre? Do you look at the page on a desktop or phone, or do you prefer to print it out and take it to a store? Do you look at the list every week, or only once a month? Basically, how is the list most useful to you, and what improvements, if any, would you like to see in future?

Thanks for your input and stay tuned for what's next!


Oct 1 2015 1:00pm

H&H Redesign Update #2

H&H under constructionHey, everyone! We want to give you a super quick update on the Heroes and Heartbreakers redesign project...

Wow, the past few weeks have been intense and we are only about halfway through the design phase! We've had so much fun, and the design and overall feel of the new site is starting to take shape. We have been doing our best to ensure that every pixel is perfectly placed and that the design will be user-friendly. We are very excited and can't wait to show you.

With all of that said, we are hoping you can take a moment to participate by answering the poll below.

picture polls

If you have specific questions, Team H&H is happy to answer as best as we can; send your questions, concerns, and/or hopes for the future to info@heroesandheartbreakers.com.

Aug 20 2015 2:00pm

Announcing the Heroes and Heartbreakers Redesign!

H&H under constructionWe have a very exciting announcement—Heroes and Heartbreakers is getting a makeover! We here at H&H HQ have been proud to be a part of the romance community since 2011, and we're not going anywhere. After almost five years, however, we think it's high time the site was treated to some TLC in the form of an updated look and feel, plus better features for YOU, our users! We hope you'll agree.

Why redesign the site?
As much as we love the site the way it is now, we're planning to make it even easier for you to find exactly what you're looking for (like quick access to the latest shopping list!), discuss your favorite topics with fellow readers, and generally get your daily romance fix, whether you're on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone. 

When will the new site launch?
This announcement is very early days, as the new site won't launch until late this year or spring 2016, but we wanted to let you know what's in the works!

Will old blog posts and comments disappear?
No. We will be migrating all our content over to the new site, including blog posts, user profiles, and comments. All of H&H’s existing content will be searchable and available on the new site.

What’s next? 
Our main priority today is to let you know a redesign is on the horizon. We will be keeping you updated about timing and changes throughout this process, so expect more information in the coming days, weeks, and months as we get it. Your feedback is ALWAYS welcome, so feel free to chime in.

If you have specific questions, Team H&H is happy to answer as best as we can; send your questions, concerns, and/or hopes for the future to info@heroesandheartbreakers.com.

Heather, Jenn, Teddy, and Jarondakie
Team H&H


Jun 10 2015 1:28pm

H&H Announces 30 Nights with a Dirty Boy Serial with Shiloh Walker!

Heroes and Heartbreakers Presents bannerReady for some piping-hot news? HeroesandHeartbreakers.com is thrilled to announce a collaboration with Shiloh Walker for not one new original story but THREE. You read that right—we'll be publishing a three-part erotic romance serial, 30 Nights with a Dirty Boy, coming at you later this year! Let's just say we hope you're prepared for Ella and Sean to steal your heart but good...

Heroes and Heartbreakers newsletter subscribers will get exclusive early access to the stories, which will first be available for members only to read on the site later this year, so be sure to join the community and mailing list now so that you don't miss a thing! And, of course, the stories will also be available for purchase as e-books in early 2016 for those who want keeper copies.

Stay tuned for release dates, covers, sneak peeks, and much more in the next few months. We cannot wait to bring you this exciting new project, the latest in our growing H&H Original Fiction program (read our most recent novella, The Gentleman and the Lamplighter, here)! Until then, we leave you with this sexy tease from Shiloh...

30 Nights with a Dirty Boy graphic by Shiloh Walker

May 11 2015 5:15pm

Meet Team H&H at RT and BookCon 2015!

Heroes and Heartbreakers heart iconWill you be attending either the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Dallas this week or BookCon later this month? If so, we hope to see you there!

Here are your opportunities to meet Heroes and Heartbreakers' site manager, Heather Waters, and associate community manager, Jennifer Proffitt, IN REAL LIFE! There may also be some pretty neat special guests and cool swag, if you need another reason to drop by our reader panels:

Romantic Times Booklovers Convention 2015 (Dallas, TX)

  • The Panel: “Conscious Coupling: Authors Spill About Their Fan-Favorite Couples”
  • Special Guests: Authors Sylvia Day, Eloisa James, and Darynda Jones
  • The When & Where: Thursday, May 14, at 4 p.m. ET in the Dallas Hyatt Regency's Reunion E (Lobby Level)
  • The Deal: Gideon and Eva, Piers and Linnet, Charley and Reyes — a good hero and heroine can achieve greatness through coupledom. In a roundtable moderated by Heroes and Heartbreakers’ Heather Waters, authors Sylvia Day, Eloisa James, and Darynda Jones share the story behind their fan-favorite couples, and talk about the ingredients needed to make a memorable romance pairing.
  • Read the official listing here.
  • Note: Heather will also be a panelist at “Being Heard: How Bloggers Can Start and Maintain a Publisher Relationship”

BookCon 2015 (New York, NY)

  • The Panel: “Heroes and Heartbreakers: We <3 Romance”
  • Special Guests: Authors Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee (a.k.a. Laurelin McGee), as well as St. Martin's Press Editorial Director Monique Patterson
  • The When & Where: Saturday, May 30, at 3 p.m. ET in the Javits Center's Meeting Room 3139 (on the Show Floor)
  • The Deal: Laurelin McGee is the combined pen name of Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee. The two authors will join St. Martin's Press Editorial Director Monique Patterson and Heather Waters from HeroesandHeartbreakers.com for a fun panel that will dish on all things romance, including epic couples, favorite heroes, must-read books. Trivia with prizes, too! Join the authors in Booth 3056 after the panel at 4pm as they sign HOT ALPHAS, which will be available for purchase.
  • Ticketed Event: go to booth 3056 starting at 10 AM for a free ticket. Free tote bag for ticket holders at the event while supplies last.
  • Read the official listing here.

Can't make it to these events? We'll be tweeting via @heroesnhearts as much as possible to keep you in the loop!

May 8 2015 4:02pm

Romance News Roundup: Mobile Site Update, Janet Evanovich Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich—We've updated the H&H mobile experience for those of you visiting on your phones or tablets! We hope you like it and that it makes life a little easier for reading posts on the go. If not, we don't worry: You can still access the full version of the site on your mobile device by scrolling to the bottom of the home page and clicking “Full Site.”

—Deal Alert #1: Janet Evanovich's Wicked Business is currently downpriced to $1.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Barnes & NobleAmazon, and iBookstore.*

—Don't forget, if you'll be at the Romantic Times Convention (#RT15) in Dallas next week, keep an eye out for Jenn and Heather (that's me!). If you spot us, please do come say “hi”—we may just be carrying some H&H swag to hand out. And then there's our reader panel on Thursday, “Conscious Coupling: Authors Spill About Their Fan-Favorite Couples,” featuring—are you ready for this?!—Sylvia Day, Eloisa James, and Darynda Jones. And if you can't get enough of us (and honestly, who could blame you! ;) ), Heather will also be a panelist for “Being Heard: How Bloggers Can Start and Maintain a Publisher Relationship” with Berkley/NAL's Erin Galloway, Penguin Random's Sue Grimshaw, and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books' Sarah Wendell.

—Booth/Brennan shippers, fear not: Bones has been renewed by FOX for a Season 11! Want more? You can find all our Bones love here.

[+Delilah Marvelle and Heather Dixon deal alerts...]

Mar 27 2015 3:32pm

Romance News Roundup: H&H at BookCon & Julia Kent Deal!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Shopping for a Billionaire by Julia KentHeroes and Heartbreakers will be hosting a one-hour reader panel at BookCon in New York City the weekend of May 30, 2015! More details to come in the next few weeks, but if you'll be attending, we hope to see you there! (If not there, maybe Dallas for the Romantic Times national convention or NYC for the Romance Writers of America national convention? It's gonna be a wild summer!)

—Deal Alert: Julia Kent's Shopping for a Billionaire, Parts 1-5, is currently $.99 as an e-bundle from e-tailers such as iBookstore, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.*

*Remember we don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Feb 9 2015 11:58am

Are You on The List?: 2 Hot Exclusives Coming to This Week’s H&H Newsletter!

H&H logo Every week, Heroes and Heartbreakers delivers a roundup of the hottest romance news straight to the inboxes of the genre's biggest fans. And this week, as we approach the site's 4th birthday, we've got some extra-special newsletter exclusives coming your way.

Be on the lookout this Wednesday for a jam-packed send that'll include an author spotlight on Sabrina Jeffries (who gives us some insight into If the Viscount Falls couple Dom and Jane via music) as well as an advance sneak peek of Charlotte Stein's highly anticipated H&H Quickie scene, whose title is... *drumroll, please* “Elevator to Hell.”

If you're not already on the H&H weekly newsletter list, here are three more reasons to join in on the fun. To sign up, register to become an H&H community member here and check “YES” to receive the newsletter. Or, if you're already an H&H member and want to start getting the newlsetter, go into into your profile, click on the red button with the heart that says “Click here to subscribe for the H&H Newsletter,” and voilà! If you have any trouble signing up, always feel free to contact us for troubleshooting.

Oct 29 2014 1:59pm

Announcing New H&H Story “The Gentleman and the Lamplighter” by Summer Devon!

The Gentleman and the Lamplighter by Summer DevonExciting news this afternoon! Heroes and Heartbreakers is positively giddy to announce the upcoming publication of a brand-new original short story, Summer Devon's “The Gentleman and the Lamplighter,” which already has a cover! Get a load of the gorgeous art and read on for all the details:

“The Gentleman and the Lamplighter”
by Summer Devon

You Can’t Walk Away from Love

Destroyed by the death of his former schoolmate yet unable to show it publicly, Giles Fullerton has taken to walking the streets of London in the middle of the night, the only time he can safely mourn the only person he’s ever loved—until one chance meeting with a lamplighter changes everything…

But You Can Walk Toward It

Widower John Banks knows a thing or two about grief, and immediately recognizes a kindred spirit when he finally meets the handsome, haunted gentleman he’s admired from afar. And in fact, the two men discover shared passions and the possibility of a forever love—if they can overcome social taboos, and their own fears…

HeroesandHeartbreakers.com members will be the first to be able to read the story, which will be posted to the site on December 3 (mark your calendars!), so be sure to join up now so that you won't miss a thing. (And don't forget to check the box to subscribe to the newsletter for early access to this and future stories, as well as other exclusive content.)

As usual, the story will also be available as an e-book, due out in January 2015.

We cannot wait to share this wonderful new addition to the H&H short story program with you, and we hope you'll join us on Wednesday, December 3, to read and discuss!

Team H&H

To pre-order or to learn more about Summer Devon's “The Gentleman and the Lamplighter” e-book edition, available on January 6, 2015:

Buy at Amazon

Buy at B&N

Oct 6 2014 4:08pm

You Could Get Published by Heroes and Heartbreakers!

Submitting to us could have a very pleasurable result.

We are currently accepting submissions to our original romance story program. Please take a moment to review our submissions guidelines, and send us your romance stories for consideration!

As you'll see in the guidelines, we are looking for great stories in all romance subgenres (erotica, paranormal, historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, etc.) as well as the New Adult genre.

Look for an announcement soon about H&H's next short story, which will be published on the site in December (!!!). And in the meantime, you can always check out our past stories, including Darynda Jones' For I Have Sinned, Kitty French's Wanderlust, and Stacia Kane's Home and Close to You, which are all for sale as e-books at stores like Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

Aug 8 2014 2:11pm

H&H Is on YouTube!

Another day, another way to follow H&H—we're now on YouTube! Subscribe to the HeroesnHearts channel to catch weekly Debriefings in which Team H&H's Heather, Megan, and/or Jenn discuss what's hot in romance.

Today we chatted roundtable-style about our latest favorite topic: Outlander. Each of us has a slightly different take on the first episode, but all of us are really psyched about the show and have Strong Opinions about some recent articles in the mainstream media about it.

We know you're passionate too, so please do share your Outlander thoughts in the comments!

Dec 18 2013 2:17pm

H&H Is Hiring!

Heroes and Heartbreakers and sister crime/mystery site Criminal Element are recruiting! If your interests include content management systems, analytics, HTML, troubleshooting, advertising, digital production, and genre fiction (especially romance and/or mystery), we want to hear from you!

Check out the official job listing here to learn more about the position and to apply. (Full disclosure: H&H and Criminal Element are owned by Macmillan/St. Martin's Press.)

Nov 25 2013 4:30pm

Holiday E-Novellas Sparkle Up the Holiday Season!

One Hot Scot by Suzanne EnochNo matter what kind of gift you want under your tree—a hot Scot, a vampire demon hunter, a Dark Warrior, or any other type of holiday hunk—we've got ya covered!

Today we're delighted to announce that all twelve stories in the Heroes and Heartbreakers/St. Martin's Press holiday e-novella program (including 2 H&H originals: Stacia Kane's “Close to You” and Kitty French's “Wanderlust”) are now available at your favorite e-book store.

To learn more, take your sleigh on over to check out the full roster of stories, which range from warmly sweet to all-out hotness, now!

Sep 18 2013 2:38pm

Crushing Hard: A Sneak Peek at Swoon Reads

Heroes and Heartbreakers will soon be welcoming a new sister site, Swoon Reads, which is a YA romance community (check out the blog here) AND publishing imprint. But first, H&H readers have the chance to check out the site while it's in beta—before its official launch!

Here's more about Swoon:

Swoon Reads is a teen romance imprint publishing under Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan.

Swoon Reads is dedicated to publishing books that capture the intensity of teen love. More than an imprint, Swoon Reads is a community – one whose members are included in every step of the publishing process. We open the doors for writers and readers to discover the best, most Swoon-worthy teen romance novels and make their voices heard. Together, we publish love stories you will want to read over and over again.

Swoon has something for both YA readers and authors: registered site members can upload manuscripts as well as read and rate manuscripts. The highest-rated stories will be reviewed by Swoon's editorial board for possible publication.

Sounds cool, right? To learn more, visit SwoonReads.com, and be sure to send the Swoon team any feedback you have to help with launch!

Aug 5 2013 2:45pm

Like Christmas in August: 12 Holiday Novellas Coming Soon! (Exclusive Cover Reveals!)

One Hot Scot by Suzanne EnochLast month, we announced that H&H will be publishing two holiday-themed original stories—Stacia Kane's Close to You and Kitty French's Wanderlust—and that they are part of a larger holiday program. Well, now we can officially reveal that between Heroes and Heartbreakers and St. Martin's Press, there are actually TWELVE original e-books (including a previously published fan-favorite story from Francis Ray) coming out this fall from authors you love!

It's true: Suzanne Enoch, Sugar Jamison, Stacia Kane, Elizabeth Essex, Cat Devon, Zoë Archer, Beth Ciotta, Diane Kelly, Valerie Bowman, Donna Grant, and Kitty French have all written the most delightful holiday novellas for the program, and we can't wait for you to fall in love with them just as we have.

Today, Heroes and Heartbreakers is pleased to share the covers and descriptions for all 12 of these very special stories:

Suzanne Enoch's One Hot Scot: A Scandalous Highlanders Story (October 1, 2013)

“One Hot Scot” is a special holiday story from Suzanne Enoch!

While attending her aunt's wedding in Inverness, Julia Prentiss is literally swept off her feet by a man who kidnaps her for her fortune. Julia manages to escape from his estate in the Highlands, only to find herself alone, lost, and hunted in a strange land. When she stumbles across a naked man in a lake, she thinks her luck has gone from bad to worse…or has it?

Duncan Lenox lives surrounded by enemies, a MacLawry in a land of Campbells. With three sisters at home who rely on him, he's become a very cautious man. But when an auburn-haired English beauty has nowhere else to turn, he feels obligated to help. When the two are forced to spend the night in an abandoned cottage while a storm rages and enemies circle, they find a mutual passion that could save — or doom — them both.

[+ More gifts to unwrap!...]

Jun 18 2013 3:21pm

Meet Maya Banks and Team H&H in NYC Tomorrow!

Burn by Maya BanksMaya Banks will be meeting and greeting readers tomorrow evening at a special event in New York City—and you're invited! The Heroes and Heartbreakers staff will also be there, and we'd love to see you!

The event is being held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Opal Bar in Manhattan. Here are the details:

Meet Maya Banks for an evening of romance and conversation! Maya will mix and mingle with readers and answer questions about her popular books. There will also be a book signing with books available onsite for purchase.

Food and refreshments will be served.

Readers will also have the opportunity to meet the great team from the romance site Heroes and Heartbreakers, who will be offering fun door prizes to readers.

This event is FREE.

Please do RSVP to let the Love Always Team know if you’ll be attending!