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May 31 2017 1:30pm

Announcing a New H&H Original Novella: Gigi Garrett’s Her Fake Engagement!

Her Fake Engagement by Gigi Garrett

We're lucky enough to get to sigh and coo over beautiful new covers often here at Heroes and Heartbreakers, but today's reveal is particularly near and dear to our hearts, because it's for an H&H Original! Indeed, we are thrilled to announce that the next novella H&H will publish is the rom-com Her Fake Engagement by Gigi Garrett!

Last month we teased you with information about a Hallmark movie in production that's based on a novella by Gigi Garrett, and now we're pleased to share that Gigi has written a story for H&H, too—and it's positively delightful!

So come get a glimpse of the heroine and hero of Her Fake Engagement and learn why we were hooked on their story from the very beginning:

No artists, no smokers, no men with beards… Manhattan real estate broker Lottie Langerman feels confident that if she follows her long list of dating rules, she’ll meet The One and her life will unfold exactly as planned. Everything changes when her best friend decides to throw a fake bachelorette party—just to see what all the fuss is about—and Lottie reluctantly agrees to play the role of bride-to-be for a night.

Faking an engagement turns out to be more fun—and trouble—than Lottie could have imagined. Not only does her dream man think she’s taken, but Lottie keeps running into bearded Brooklyn jewelry designer Tyler, who breaks every single one of her rules...yet manages to get under her skin like no one else. Soon, Lottie finds herself at a crossroads where she must decide: Play it safe—or ditch the rules and follow her heart?

A HeroesandHeartbreakers.com Original Novella!

But wait, it gets better! HeroesandHeartbreakers.com members will be the first to be able to read the story, which will be published on the site on July 18—more than a month before it's available for sale as an e-book!

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Jan 18 2017 2:30pm

Ex-Con: Part 1 Exclusive Limited-Time Release!

Katana Collins

Ex-Con: Part 1 by Katana Collins

Worse than bad. Hotter than hot. These are the bad boys of the Harrison Street Crew, and they answer to no one. They take what they want. And what they want is you.

Ex-convict Shane McGill is as rugged and wild as they come. Bad to the bone and back on the streets, he’ll do anything and say anything to survive. Even if that something means joining the one car club he had worked so hard to avoid. But there’s one person out there who can match him toe-to-toe...if the hot mechanic pin-up doll of a woman with the body of a goddess and tomboy attitude would even give him a chance.

Ex-Con: Part 1 is no longer available to read on Heroes & Hearbreakers. Look for Part 1, out January 31st from major retailers, and be sure to follow up with parts 2 & 3. 

Pre-order a copy of Ex-Con: Part 1 by Katana Collins, available January 31, 2017:

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Continue the story and pre-order a copy of Ex-Con: Part 2 by Katana Collins, available February 7, 2017:

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Complete the series and pre-order a copy of Ex-Con: Part 3 by Katana Collins, available February 14, 2017:

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Katana Collins is lucky enough to love her day job almost as much as she loves writing. She splits her time evenly between photographing boudoir and newborn portraits and writing steamy romances in a variety of genres — paranormal, contemporary, new adult and suspense.

Dec 24 2016 4:00pm

We Say I Do to Lisa Kleypas’ I Will

I WIll by Lisa Kleypas

Miss Caroline Hargreaves is just the sort of respectable spinster that rakish Andrew, Lord Drake, is looking for in a sham engagement! She is perfectly content to take care of her mother and brother in the family’s lovely London town home, however, when she learns that her brother is squandering the family bank, Andrew seizes the opportunity to propose: If she can pretend to fall in love with Andrew, enough to convince his father to re-include Andrew in the will, then Andrew will stop gambling and partying with Caroline’s brother.  As soon as the town sees their faux-love, and Andrew is back in the will, then Caroline’s brother will be fine, and everything will go back to normal.

Don’t call her a blue-stocking just yet; she might be sweet and innocent with her glasses, but Caroline is not afraid to call out Lord Drake on his awful rakehell behavior.  Die-hard Lisa Kleypas fans might recognize Andrew, Lord Drake, as the villainous brother of Logan Scott from Because Your Mine.  Andrew only knows Caroline or “Caro,” as his friend’s sister. She only knows him as a Super Rake that her brother parties with too much. 

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Nov 15 2016 1:00pm

First Look: Theresa Romain’s My Scandalous Duke (November 15, 2016)

My Scandalous Duke by Theresa Romain

Theresa Romain
My Scandalous Duke
Theresa Romain / November 15, 2016 / $2.99 digital

After three years of widowhood, Eleanor Palmer is ready for a second marriage. The first time she married the younger son of an earl, “the most flashy, dashing rogue in London,” after three season of vainly hoping Nicholas Bradford, heir to the Duke of Hampshire, would look at her with something other than friendship. This time Eleanor is ready for respectability, stability, and children. She has no illusions that Nicholas, now the Duke of Hampshire, will be more than a good friend. The man she is looking for will be “the most proper, the stolidest, the most staid man possible,” the very opposite of the scandalous duke.

Theresa Romain uses color throughout her novella to contrast the life Eleanor has been living and the life she thinks she wants with the vibrant life that love can offer. The prodigality of her husband forced her to give up the fashionable wardrobe of her girlhood and make do with refurbished gowns during her eight years of marriage. After her husband’s death Eleanor dyed her worn gowns the black of deep mourning. Nicholas thinks of them as “Plain and jetty, they bled the color from her face and made her look wan.” More recently, she has worn half-mourning: “Some were dyed again in grays and lavenders—wan colors for a widow’s half-life.”

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Oct 6 2016 1:00pm

First Look: Jennifer Probst’s Searching for Disaster (October 10, 2016)

Searching for Disaster by Jennifer Probst

Jennifer Probst
Searching For Disaster (Searching For... #5)
Pocket Star / October 10, 2016 / $2.99 digital

Jennifer Probst closes out her Searching For series with this lovely novella. Searching for Disaster is everything that we’ve come to love about this series, while tying everything up in a neat bow. I’m just saying this for the record, my romance-addicted-self grieved a little…okay…a lot, when I learned this is the last of the Kinnections love matches.

Isabella MacKenzie is a walking disaster in her teens and early twenties. Always in the shadow of her siblings, and especially her twin sister, Genevieve (Searching for Beautiful), Izzy loses herself in the addictive clutches of sex, drugs, and alcohol.

Because the demons had come for her again. Tickling her skin, whispering in her ear. That empty ache in her gut urged her forward, to do something to forget and take away the restlessness consistently taunting her. A night of forgetful, rowdy sex would help. And this time, she wouldn’t take the drugs. She didn’t need them.

[Read more...]

Jul 6 2016 12:00pm

It’s All About the (Perfect) Timing in Mia Hopkins’ Cowboy Player

Cowboy Player by Mia Hopkins

Mia Hopkins’s Cowboy Player is the third in the Cowboy Cocktail series following the MacKinnon brothers, hot cowboys who need to leak the whereabouts of their closest hunky male relative because I want one. Friends since childhood, Melody and Clark work together, selling the best of the Mackinnon Family beef product. Just out of a long term relationship and after losing both theirparents, Melody has been focused on getting her younger sister off to her next phase in life. And now that Harmony seems to be old enough to stand on her own Clark takes the opportunity to make his move on big sister. No spoilers, but Hopkins sets up the lifelong friends-to-lovers situation perfectly. It's all about timing, people.

[Giddy up...]

Jun 27 2016 4:30pm

First Look: Eloisa James’ A Gentleman Never Tells (June 28, 2016)

A Gentleman Never Tells by Eloisa James

Eloisa James
A Gentleman Never Tells: A Novella
Avon / (July 26, 2016) / $3.99 print, $.99 digital

Eighteen months ago, Lizzie Troutt’s husband died in his mistress’s bed, leaving her determined to never marry again….and unfortunately virginal.

Eighteen years ago (give or take a few) the Honorable Oliver Berwick blackened his own soul, leaving him hardened and resolutely single.

When the chance for redemption in the form of a country house party invitation comes his way, Oliver is determined to prove himself a gentleman.

Until he breaks all the codes of gentlemanly behavior…once again.

It is said that laughter is the best medicine, and laughter is central to Eloisa James’s A Gentleman Never Tells.

[Laughter and romance...]

May 15 2016 10:00am

Once Upon a Dream by Mary Balogh & Grace Burrowes: A Regency Vacation Read

Once Upon a Dream by Mary Balogh and Grace BurrowesMary Balogh and Grace Burrowes clearly enjoyed creating these charming summer sojourns.

Some of Balogh’s most beloved novellas feature children who have lost a parent, and “Another Dream” likewise introduces a sister and a brother who want a new mother.

Burrowes is famous for plots that careen between hysteria (often animal induced) and pathos. Anne Faraday, the heroine of “The Duke of My Dreams” is a complex, capable woman who is desperate for the warmth and relaxation that a magical house party—and a special man—could provide.

While traveling to visit her sister Christine, the beloved Duchess of Bewcastle from Slightly Dangerous, Eleanor Thompson’s trip is interrupted by a storm. At the inn where she takes shelter, she meets two children, Georgie and her younger brother Robbie. As an experienced educator and loving aunt, Eleanor is innately respectful of children’s individual personalities. When precocious, talkative Georgette invades her tea parlor, Eleanor invites her to stay. Shy Robert also feels comfortable whispering a few words to Eleanor.


Mar 13 2016 3:00pm

We Can’t Forget About Valerie Bowman’s The Unforgettable Hero

The Unforgettable Hero by Valerie Bowman

Valerie Bowman’s novella, The Unforgettable Hero, takes the amnesia trope and adds a fun spin. Lady Cecilia Harcourt is desperate to escape an almost inevitable forced marriage to her less than enticing cousin. You see, her Aunt and Uncle have taken over guardianship after her parents’ most unexpected demise. In order to live independently from her wretched Aunt and Uncle and evade a terrible marriage, while securing enough financial independence to ensure her younger sister has medicine for her condition, Cecilia writes a romance novel. This is her ticket out of purgatory.

After failing to convince an aging publisher to take a chance on her story, because he is sure no one wants to read romance (what?), Cecilia leaves feeling most defeated–only to be hit by a carriage. Fortunately Lieutenant Adam Hunt is there to witness the accident and brings the lady to the home of his brother, the Duke of Claringdon and his Duchess, Lucy. And here is where the fun begins.

[No one wants to read romance. WHAT? ...]

Mar 12 2016 1:00pm

First Look: Lilah Pace’s Asking for More (March 15, 2016)

Asking For More by Lilah Pace

Lilah Pace
Asking for More (Asking for It #2.5)
InterMix / March 15, 2016 / $1.99 digital

The incendiary author of Begging for It and Asking for It again plunges readers into the shadowy depths of love, pain, pleasure and peril...

How far is too far?

Finally sure of each other's strength and love, Jonah and Vivienne continue to explore their darkest fantasies together. However, what should be a night of ecstasy takes a dangerous turn, injuring Vivienne. She shrugs off the incident, but Jonah is haunted by it, particularly by the fear that others may believe he abuses her, or even glimpse the truth of their erotic obsession.

Then Jonah receives a call from his younger sister, Rebecca, who's dealing with trouble of her own in South America. When Vivienne travels with him to aid Rebecca, she learns yet more about his tortured history—and Jonah opens up to Vivienne as never before.  

Can Vivienne help Jonah cast off the shadows of his past forever?

The great thing about Lilah Pace’s ground-breaking rape fantasy series, besides the visceral language and the way she makes every word hold meaning, is how thoughtful she’s been along the way, in expressing the desires hero and heroine Jonah and Vivienne share, in the honesty of what they need in fantasy as well as the harder reasons why, and how it all works for them. And with such a complex story, it’s no surprise, to our thrill, that it requires another chapter, one where Jonah and Vivienne are hit head-on with still more issues, internally and externally, that challenge them individually and as a couple. And if you’re as big a fan as we are, the only danger with Asking for More is that it’s not enough.

He’s already begun the transformation into the figure from my darkest longings. He will become forbidding. Commanding. Even dangerous. And I will turn into the victim in his own forbidden daydreams — weak and pliant, vulnerable to his schemes and to brute force.

We do not love the desire we share. But we love each other, and together we’re learning how to own this — our rape fantasies — so that they will never again own us.

[Will it ever be enough? ...]

Feb 19 2016 12:30pm

Stepping Outside the Box: Erotic Romance Best Bets for February 2016

The SEAL's Rebel Librarian by Anne Calhoun

In need of some sexy reading material to fill your e reader? I’m here for you. Each month I will bring you an assortment of erotic pleasure reads to tempt your palette and your credit card.

Not everyone thinks February is all hearts and flowers. Sometimes it’s ugly and heartbreaking. But as the old saying goes...whatever doesn't break you, only makes you stronger. As some of couples below find out, sometimes you have to break in order to see the love right in front of you.

The SEAL's Rebel Librarian by Anne Calhoun

Jack Powell never planned on leaving the Navy, but his final mission as a SEAL left him with a tremor and a bad case of nerves. He's home, taking some college classes and trying to figure out what comes next when he meets Erin Kent, a divorced college librarian with an adventurous bucket list and a mission to get her ex-husband's voice out of her head. Jack guides Erin through skydiving and buying the motorcycle of her dreams, blithely accepting Erin's promise that their relationship is purely temporary. But when Jack gets the chance to go back into the shadowy world of security contracting, can he convince Erin to break her word and join him on the adventure of a lifetime?

Anne Calhoun’s voice shines bright in the second installment of her Alpha Ops novella series. A divorced librarian with a hefty bucket list and a recently discharged soldier suffering from PTSD indulge in a sexy, erotic, extraordinary adventure that gives them both what they never knew they needed. A full bodied novella that will leave you panting for more.

[Sex outside the box ...]

Dec 24 2015 5:30pm

Holiday Romance: A Case Study with Megan Frampton’s No Groom at the Inn

No Groom at the Inn by Megan Frampton

Frequently when I’m talking or writing about holiday romance novels I’ll say something along the lines of “it has everything I could ask for in a holiday story.” So, I got to thinking. Just what is it that I’m looking for in holiday romances? I took one for the H&H team and went to my local bookstore to browse and see what I would put in that category. Tough job, I know, but someone had to do it. Then I applied those criteria to the story up next in my holiday romance To-Be-Read pile: No Groom at the Inn by Megan Frampton.

In this Dukes Behaving Badly holiday novella, a young lady entertains a sudden proposal of marriage—to a man she’s only just met

What does a lady do when a man she’s never seen before offers his hand in marriage? Lady Sophronia Bettesford doesn’t scream and run away. Instead, she accepts the shocking proposition. After all, what’s her other choice? To live with her cousin, caring for six children and a barnyard full of chickens?

James Archer has roamed the world, determined never to settle down. He’s faced danger and disaster…he fears nothing and no one—except his mother and her matchmaking ways. So when ordered to attend a Christmastime house party filled with holiday cheer and simpering young misses, he produces—a fiancée!

Sophronia and James vow to pretend to be in love for one month. But when they promise to give each other a Christmas kiss, it becomes clear that this pact made out of necessity might just be turning into love.

1. The cover has to pull me in with a holiday theme. Check. Our heroine, Sophronia, is decked out in a gorgeous red gown as she’s about to kiss our hero, James Archer; and there’s a decorated Christmas tree in the background. Perfect.

[Checked our box too...]

Dec 14 2015 4:40pm

Romance News: Thank the Stars for a New Kate Daniels Novella

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.

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Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews

Deal Alerts

Julia Quinn's Bridgerton novel An Offer from a Gentleman (now containing a second epilogue) is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and more today (via ReadCheaply).*

Susanna Kearsley's epic historical The Winter Sea is currently discounted to $2.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iBookstore (via BookBub).* If you were intrigued by Kearsley's books as mentioned in Maggie Boyd's Epic Romances spotlight this past weekend, this is perfect timing indeed!

Lauren Weisberger's classic fashion industry cautionary tale The Devil Wears Prada is marked down to $1.99 in e-book for the moment at iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon (via BookBub).* If you've always wanted to read this one, now's your chance...

Tasty Morsels

Ilona Andrews has released a new Kate Daniels novella, Magic Stars, which spotlights two fan favorites: Lone wolf Derek Gaunt, and Kate and Curran's head-strong ward, Julie Lennart-Olsen. Magic Stars is $1.99 at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.

[+Alice Clayton cover and Star Trek Beyond trailer...]

Dec 11 2015 3:00pm

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Christina Lauren’s Beautiful Boss

Christina Lauren's Beautiful Boss cover behind a curtainLegend has it that a true love story never ends, and we believe that more than anything, which is one of the many reasons Heroes and Heartbreakers is pleased to reveal the cover for Christina Lauren's novella Beautiful Boss, the next chapter in Will and Hanna's romance, which began in Beautiful Player not so very long ago...

[Duck behind the curtain for your first look at the cover and more...]

Dec 8 2015 1:00pm

Three’s Company: Sharing is Caring in Lauren Smith’s The Bite of Winter

The Bite of Winter by Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith (also an H&H blogger) packs a whole lot into 113 pages of sexy paranormal novella in The Bite of Winter. All alone in the world, homeless and left for dead in an alley, Zoey has definitely had better days. Tall, dark and sexy vampire Ian is known for taking in strays but they are usually of the cat variety. One look at Zoey, and the portfolio of pictures and drawings she’s clutching as her life blood seeps out onto the dank sidewalk and he knows he can’t let this angel die.

“I want to keep you, little one. Keep you and never let you go.”

…he’d needed to protect her. It was as though in her moments of terror and her dying breaths, she’d called to him…

Something inside his chest stung and he gasped. That was odd. He’d never needed to breath before, still didn’t, but his body had reacted as thought it had.

[Connor is hard to swallow, but he's hot as hell ...]

Nov 19 2015 5:03pm

Romance News: Never-Before-Published Edith Layton & Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Deals

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.

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Peaches and the Queen by Edith Layton

Edith Layton was a historical romance powerhouse. Sadly, she passed away in 2009, and many of her works went unpublished. Edith's daughter, Susie Felber, has been working to get some of those unpublished treats into fans' hands, and today we're happy to share the cover and synopsis for Edith Layton's never-before-published Peaches and the Queen, a holiday novella featuring a much-loved cat and, of course, Queen Victoria:

Presenting a never-before-published, holiday short story from Regency author Edith Layton! 

Christmas is coming to Victorian London. A poor boy living with his milliner sister in a marginal part of town discovers his cat is missing. His old dog can’t live without the cat, so he searches—and hears that the Queen has kidnapped his cat! Queen Victoria’s favorite moggie strayed, and her minions scooped up the wrong cat—or so the boy and his sister think. 

This Christmas novella tells how an earnest young Beefeater, his world-weary superior, and one of the wiliest criminals in London each try to find the right cat without disturbing the old queen, win the boy’s cat back—and woo the pretty sister—before the Queen leaves London for her Christmas holiday. 

From the servants at the palace and the Queen’s own chambers, to Billingsgate and the mudlarks’ favorite taverns, the adventures are many among the high- and low-life of Victorian London.

Pre-order Peaches and the Queen today at Amazon before its November 30 release.

[+Sweet, sweet deals...]

Nov 18 2015 10:30am

First Look: Joanna Chambers’ Unnatural (November 24, 2015)

Unnatural by Joanna Chambers

Joanna Chambers
Unnatural (Enlightenment #3.5)
Samhain Publishing / November 24, 2015 / $15.99 print, $5.50 digital

The heart breaks but does not change.

An Enlightenment Story

Captain Iain Sinclair. Perfect son, perfect soldier, hero of Waterloo. A man living a lie. The only person who really knows him is his childhood friend, scientist James Hart. But they’ve been estranged since Iain brutally destroyed their friendship following a passionate encounter.

Iain is poised to leave the King’s service to become an undercover agent in India. Before he leaves his old life behind, he’s determined to reconcile with James. An invitation to a country house party from James’s sister provides the perfect opportunity to pin the man down.

James has loved Iain all his life, but his years of accepting crumbs from Iain’s table are over. Forgiving Iain is one thing—restoring their friendship is quite another.

In the face of James’s determined resistance, Iain is forced to confront his reasons for mending the wounds between them. And accept the possibility that James holds the key to his heart’s desire—if only he has the courage to reach for it.

Warning: Contains a dashing military hero with one weakness—a scientist who feels their chemistry in every cell of his body. Kissing in the rain, skinny dipping, and emotional flashbacks. Huzzah!

I adored Joanna Chambers' Enlightenment series so when I heard she had written a novel set in the same universe, I was immediately intrigued. After reading the blurb of Unnatural I knew I had to read this book. A story about forbidden, potentially unrequited, first love from one of my favorite historical male/male romance authors is something I just couldn't resist! Also for any fans of the Enlightenment series, you’ll be pleased to know that David and Murdo make a cameo appearance in Unnatural. They might even have helped push one of our heroes in the right direction...

“Balfour and Lauriston were so utterly at ease with one another, every glance they shared was warm with easy intimacy and affection. Iain couldn’t help but reflect that he’d never had this with anyone—expect James Hart.”

[From childhood to the perfect HEA ..]

Nov 8 2015 11:00am

Leveled By Jay Crownover as a Reader Reads Her First Male/Male

Leveled by Jay Crownover

Leveled by Jay Crownover has popped my male/male cherry! As my first book in this realm, I had a few pre-conceived notions going in but, they were blown them out of the water. Leveled is a bridge between the Marked Men series and the new spin-off, Saints of Denver. Lando and Dom are characters that have had small story lines in the background of the Marked Men series and that are now getting a very well-deserved story. I especially wanted Lando to have an HEA after his heartbreaking past. For those of you that don’t remember, Lando is the ex-boyfriend of Remy (Rule’s twin) and Dom is Royal’s best friend. 

I had a picture in my mind of what both of these characters were like going into the story. Lando is the physical therapist who agrees to take on Dom’s case. Dom is still recovering from the injuries he acquired while on the force. His rehabilitation isn’t going as well as it should and Lando swoops in to the rescue. I was pleasantly surprised with the characters, Lando is a tough, smart, quietly assertive man, who knows what he wants and has a plan. Dom is aggressive and more of a wears his heart on his sleeve kind of person. Right from the beginning, sexual tension oozed between the two. It was like being caught in a hurricane of lust.

“There was more than a spark when our palms touched. There was an electrical current that blazed a fiery trail all the way up my injured arm and made my spine tingle at the contact. I held his pale gaze and searched openly for any sign that he felt it, felt something.”

[Let this one pop your male/male cherry ...]

Oct 6 2015 8:25am

Do You Have a Minimum Length Requirement?

As readers, we typically don't have a maximum length requirement (although the double entendre of that just popped into my head). However, since we're, many of us, book buyers too, we may have a length requirement at the other end. Even timewise, length might be a factor—even if a book is free, do we want to “waste” a purchase on 35 pages?

What's worth it to you? Does it depend on authors? Especially with the season of the holiday novella fully in swing, shorter lengths are more of what's out there.

What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!

Jul 17 2015 3:25pm

Romance News Roundup: Maya Rodale Cover, Darynda Jones Title, Deals, 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.

A Curse Unbroken by Cecy Robson—Deal Alert #1: Cecy Robson's A Curse Unbroken (Weird Girls #5) is currently $.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.* Eager to learn more? Read Lucy Dosch's First Look at A Curse Unbroken.

Darynda Jones has announced a new novella, Brighter Than the Sun, with the cover and official description reveal coming soon right here at H&H! Stay tuned... Need a distraction? There's always Darynda Jones' H&H guest post on preparing for the apocalypse!

—Deal Alert #2: Jennifer L. Armentrout's Fall with Me is $1.99 right now in e-book at e-tailers including Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Amazon.* Get the full story on Armentrout's Wait for You series.

[+Maya Rodale cover and X-Files teaser...]