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Jul 18 2017 12:07pm

Sherrilyn Kenyon Excerpt: Dragonsworn

 Dragonsworn by Sherrilyn Kenyon

In this second book in the “Dragons Rising” trilogy, set in the Dark-Hunters universe that has pushed Kenyon to the top of the New York Times best sellers list many, many times, the dragon Falcyn hates Greeks for having destroyed all that he loved. Now the god Apollo is sending an army of demons to destroy the people of his granddaughter, Medea, who is not content to sit back idly. Testy Falcyn has a weapon that could save them all.

Get a sneak peek at Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dragonsworn (available August 1, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene from Chapter 1!

Medea screwed her face up at all the humans in the dark, noisy bar as they swayed to the music of the house band of shapeshifters they’d ironically named The Howlers. Gah, how she hated them all. Though to be honest, it would be quite a feast for her should she choose to indulge, not that she needed their blood to feed— unlike the others of her kind.

For her, it was just fun payback. . . .

More tempted than she ought to be, she forced herself to ignore all the throats that would be so easy to rip open and searched for her half brother’s familiar face. Though she and Urian were technically enemies who fought on opposite sides of this war, he was still one of the few people she considered her friend.

Right now, she had dire news he needed to hear.

“Hey, baby! You looking for me?”

[Keep reading...]

Jun 26 2017 5:00pm

Paranormal Activity: E-Deals from Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.D. Robb & More

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Ice Wolf by Jane GodmanDeal Alert: Jane Godman's shapeshifter romance Ice Wolf, Book 1 in the Arctic Brotherhood series, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* An Alaskan college professor by day, Elliott Walder is a revenge-seeking Siberian werewolf by night, and he can't afford the distraction that is new recruit Jenny... (Pssst: Shadow Wolf, Book 2 in the series, is also on sale at $1.99.) Read Chapter 1 from Ice Wolf.

Deal Alert: Sherrilyn Kenyon's paranormal Born of Legend, Book 9 in The League series, is $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* When outlaw Dagger saves her son's life, Ushara must choose between the man she owes everything and her own people. Sample a scene from Born of Legend.

Deal Alert: J.D. Robb, Mary Blayney, Elaine Fox, Mary Kay McComas, and R.C. Ryan's Down the Rabbit Hole anthology is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Five Alice in Wodnerland-inspired stories, including an Eve Dallas adventure? What's not to like?! Discover the 10 things you'll learn from J.D. Robb's In Death series.

Deal Alert: Nalini Singh's shapeshifter romance Tangle of Need, Book 11 in the Psy-Changeling series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Wolf changeling Adria and SnowDancer Riaz try hard to deny the magnetic pull between them, but resistance is futile... Get to know the Psy-Changeling books.

[+Now's the time to meet the Bourbon Kings...]

Jun 15 2017 4:30pm

Warm Bodies: Romance News & Deals from Kylie Scott, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and More

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Flesh by Kylie Scott

Deal Alert: Kylie Scott's paranormal romance Flesh is $2.99 at Amazon | iBooks | etc.*  “Zombies may not seem like a logical choice for romance...but there’s something about peril that sets a tone for convincing, light-speed romance.” Daniel, Finn, and Ali band together to survive and end up succumbing to the passion that's between the three of them. 

Deal Alert: Sherrilyn Kenyon's paranormal romance Dragonmark is $2.99 at Kobo | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* In this Dark-Hunter series novel, hero Illarion, a dragon made human against his will who has been forced to serve humanity, may get the chance to free himself—for a cost.

Deal Alert: Bethany-Kris' romantic suspense novel The Arrangement is $.99 at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | Kobo | etc.* Viviana and Anton's marriage was a deal made between their two leading mafia families. However, when Anton's family is killed and Viviana is left vulnerable, Anton steps up to save the only woman he's ever loved. Sometimes marriages of business have a way of becoming much more. 

Deal Alert: Synithia Williams' contemporary romance From One Night to Forever is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Aaron craves the freedom of the open road, but when he gets a business opportunity too good to pass up, he decides to settle down in a small-town in Tennessee. Things get complicated when he has a one-night stand with the beautiful and resilient Kacey, who turns out to be his new business partner's little sister. Don't you just love a best friends' sibling romance?

[+Anne Bishop cover reveal]

May 11 2017 3:30pm

Genies: The Myth, the Men and the Magnetism

Her Wish by Sophie H. Morgan

Today we're thrilled to welcome Sophie H. Morgan (Her Wish) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Sophie loves genies and she's here to convince us why we should too. Thanks, Sophie! 

Okay, so I’m just going to come out and say it: I’ve always found genies sexy.

There. It’s out. My name is Sophie, and I’m a genie addict.

Why, I hear you ask? Genies are evil. They’re tricky. And very rarely good-looking.

On the whole, genies are still thought of as wrapped in lore—too often associated with Disney—and in most accounts, as evil as the person who takes the last brownie when you’ve been waiting in the queue for ten minutes.

In almost all of the supernatural TV shows I can think of, they are devious beings that want your soul, your blood, your everything. Charmed, Once Upon a Time, and even Buffy the Vampire Slayer have their own versions where genies and their wishes bring disaster. (I love the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode where Cordelia gets sent to a world where Buffy never came to Sunnydale. Love me some Xander-vampire action! Ahem. But that’s not what we’re here to talk about…)

[Another time...]

May 8 2017 4:30pm

Hot as Fire, Cold as Ice: Romance News & Deals Sherrilyn Kenyon, Katee Robert, and More

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Dragonmark by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Deal Alert: Sherrilyn Kenyon's paranormal romance Dragonmark is $2.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* In this Dark-Hunter series novel, hero Illarion, a dragon made human against his will who has been forced to serve humanity, may get the chance to free himself—for a cost. Edilyn, the woman who saved his life, is back to keep him from fulfilling his destiny at the risk of humanity.

Deal Alert: Katee Robert's romantic suspense novel The Marriage Contract is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* A mob twist on the marriage of convenience trope finds a reluctant Teague O'Malley in an arranged marriage to Callista Sheridan, a woman whose past may put them both in grave danger. 

Deal Alert: Former H&H community manager Megan Frampton's historical romance Why Do Dukes Fall in Love? is $1.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* It is not instant attraction between the widowed Edwina and Michael, the Duke of Hadlow, but their reluctant, burgeoning friendship that becomes love makes this romance a truly wonderful read. 

Deal Alert: Marquita Valentine's contemporary romance Love So Hot is FREE at Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Sydney is in love with her best friend Brody, but can't seem to find a way to tell him. Luckily she's got a foolproof plan to change the nature of their relationship... Gotta love those “aha!” moments in friends-to-lovers stories.

[+Emma Swan leaves OUAT, Sarina Bowen book news & the final Wonder Woman trailer...]

Apr 19 2017 2:03pm

Sexy or Not?: The Great Debate of the Vampire Bite in Paranormal Romance

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“There was a deliberate voluptuousness which was both thrilling and repulsive, and as she arched her neck she actually licked her lips like an animal, till I could see in the moonlight the moisture shining on the scarlet lips and on the red tongue as it lapped the white sharp teeth. Lower and lower went her head as the lips went below the range of my mouth and chin and seemed to fasten on my throat. I could feel the soft, shivering touch of the lips on the supersensitive skin of my throat, and the hard dents of two sharp teeth, just touching and pausing there. I closed my eyes in a languorous ecstasy and waited - waited with beating heart.” —Dracula by Bram Stoker

The so-called love bite, a temporary red mark that is more often than not caused by a lover sucking or biting on the skin,  has been a main element in supernatural romances since the beginning. Bram Stoker’s Dracula wrote the bite of a vampire for blood (food) as a way to sexualize his novel during the Victorian era, effectively creating a “requirement” that has appeared in almost every vampire (and other supernatural beings) novel since. Vampires sucking the blood of their victims is almost always written as a symbolic gesture that mimics the taking of one's virginity and/or the exchange of bodily fluids during sex. More often than not, the vampire bite is likened to a quick pinch of pain (the breaking of a woman’s hymen), that leads to a feeling of ecstasy until the feeding ends in a climatic, dare I say orgasmic, finish.

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Apr 18 2017 4:50pm

Be Infamous: Romance News & Deals from J.D. Robb, Grace Burrowes, and More

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Born in Death by J.D. Robb

Deal Alert: J.D. Robb's romantic suspense novel Born in Death is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Eve Dallas is back, solving a crime involving two young lovers and their mysterious daeth, and husband Roarke is close by to offer his unwavering support and expertise. They make one dynamic team—no wonder they ended up our Swoonworthiest couple of 2017. 

Deal Alert: Elizabeth Michels' Regency romance The Infamous Heir is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* The first book in Michels' Spare Heirs Society series introduces us to prize-fighting hero, Ethan, who takes over his brother's title and has no idea what to do with it. When Lady Roselyn Grey finally debuts, Ethan's new title allows him to pursue her the way he'd always hoped he could. Get a taste of Michels' Spare Heirs with an excerpt from the second book in the series, The Rebel Heir.

Deal Alert: Grace Burrowes' Regency romance The Duke's Disaster is $.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* A marriage of convenience between the Duke of Anselm and Lady Thea Collins is hasty—well out of the Duke's typical nature. The sparks that ignite between the two of them turn this convenience into much more. A duke and a marriage of convenience? What more could we ask for?

[+Sherrilyn Kenyone talks Deadmen Walking, Finn/Poe is real, and more...]

Mar 27 2017 4:36pm

To Love a Scoundrel: Romance News & Deals from Loretta Chase and Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta ChaseDeal Alert: Loretta Chase's Regency romance Lord of Scoundrels is $1.99 at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Find out why the Marquess of Dain's enthralling courtship of Miss Jessica Trent is not only on our roundup of the best Regency romances but is also one of 10 novels you must read out of the entire genre.

Deal Alert: Delores Fossen's contemporary romance Blame It on the Cowboy is $.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Mistakenly thinking she has mere weeks to live, chef Reese throws caution to the wind and indulges in an unforgettable one-night-stand with sexy rancher Logan. Now she must ask herself: Could theirs be a love for the long haul? You'll have to let us know if this read follows author Damon Suede's recipe for a perfect cowboy romance.

Deal Alert: Maya Rodale's study of the romance genre Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels Explained is $2.99 at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Let us never doubt the inherent feminism of romance novels.

Fresh Outta the Oven

Sherrilyn Kenyon's next Dark-Hunter novel is Dragonsworn! See the fiery cover and read an excerpt over at Kenyon's official website. You can bet we'll be talking about the book more and more in our Sherrilyn Kenyon collection as the August 1 release date of Falcyn and Medea's story approaches!

[+After 12 years, Booth and Bones get their HEA...]

Mar 14 2017 4:30pm

Fool Me Again: Romance News & Deals from Katee Robert, Grace Burrowes, and More

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Fool Me Once by Katee Robert

Deal Alert: Katee Robert's enemies-to-lovers romance Fool Me Once is $.99 at Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Quinn needs a date to his sister's wedding, and Aubry needs help at a gamer convention. They may not be able to stand one another at the start, but the best part of enemies-to-lovers is all that unresolved sexual tension finally boiling over...

Deal Alert: Authors Grace Burrowes, Emily Greenwood, and Susanna Ives's Regency novella anthology, Dukes in Disguise is $.99 at Barnes & Nobles | iBooks | Amazon | Kobo | etc.* A good disguise plot always adds a bit of complication, but aren't they oh so fun?

[+Sherrilyn Kenyon's Deadman's Cross gets a release date...]

Feb 7 2017 10:30am

Sherrilyn Kenyon Excerpt: Born of Vengeance

Born of Vengeance by Sherrilyn Kenyon

A fate worse than death . . .

Bastien Cabarro survived the brutal slaughter of his entire family only to have his wife pin their murders on him. Made Ravin by The League, he is now a target for their assassins-in-training to hunt and kill. The average life expectancy for such beings is six weeks. But defying the odds is what this Gyron Force officer does best, and Bastien won’t rest until he lays his betrayers in their graves.

Ten years later, he has one chance to balance the scales of justice, provided he relies on his former wingman— the very sister of the woman who testified against him.

Major Ember Wyldestarrin joined the outlaw Tavali the day Kirovar fell into the hands of a tyrant, and she and her sister-team were left on an outpost to die under the barrage of enemy fire. The last thing she wants is to be involved in politics again. But the one thing she wants more than anything is revenge on the tyrant who murdered her parents and forced her and her sisters into exile. Carrying a secret she knows Bastien will annihilate her over, she must find some way to trust her former wingman before he catches on and kills her. Even so, treachery doesn’t come easy to a woman who took a loyalty oath to protect her homeworld and comrades-in-arms, especially when Bastien is much more to her than just a former wingman.

Yet as she tries to do right for her family, she learns that Bastien doesn’t just hold the key to the fate of Kirovar, he is vital to The Sentella-League war, and to The Tavali. If she doesn’t ensure he survives this mission, three nations fall, and time for all of them is quickly running out.

Get a sneak peek at Sherrilyn Kenyon's Born of Vengeance (available February 7, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Crossing her arms over her chest, she watched the men running around to rig the explosives. Bastien was a little too cavalier with it for her tastes. As was Badger. “Are you sure you know what your doing?”

“Not at all,” Bastien said with a laugh. He scowled at Badger. “Is it the red and green wires you’re not supposed to cross?”

“Yeah. So please don’t forget that.”

Bastien nodded. “I guess this would be a bad time to tell you I’m color blind?”

Badger turned stark white. “Are you effing kidding?”

[Read the full Born of Vengeance excerpt...]

Jan 25 2017 1:00pm

February 2017 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in February.

We’ve divided them up by week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases. For those who’ve got a very specific obsession, we also divided the list up by subgenre and there are some great books to look forward to, and you can can find them in our printable version. Our shopping list is the biggest yet, so don’t forget to take this printable version with you when it’s time to shop!

Authors: Have we missed your release before? Drop us a line at heroesnhearts@gmail.com with your title, full name, release date, and series name (if you have one) for your upcoming March 2017 release!

Jump to New Releases for the Week of:

February 1-7 February 8-14 February 15-21 February 22-28

Week of February 1 through February 7


[New Releases Ahead!]

Jan 10 2017 5:39pm

Major-League Deals & News from Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, and More

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Born of Night by Sherrilyn KenyonDeal Alert: Sherrilyn Kenyon's first League novel, Born of Night, is $1.99 in e-book at Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Newcomer to the series? Learn everything you need to get started with our League primer, including an introduction, a list of the books in reading order, and an excerpt from Born of Night.

Deal Alert: Hannah Howell's Scottish historical Highland Chieftain, twenty-first in the Murrays series, is $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* The Murrays get a shout-out in H&H blogger Anna Bowling's spotlight on family sagas in romance novels.

Deal Alert: Christine Feehan's first Sea Haven paranormal romance, Water Bound, is $1.99 in e-book at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* In her First Look at the fourth book in the series, Earth Bound, H&H blogger PhoebeChase notes that the larger them of the series is “reclaiming life through bonds with people who understand what you have been through.”

[+YA fantasy deal and pretty covers...]

Dec 12 2016 5:45pm

Best Romances of 2016: 32 of the Love Stories We Couldn’t Shut Up About

What were the best romance novels of 2016?

The staff of Heroes and Heartbreakers is lucky that romance is our day job. From covers to TV and movie couples, to our favorite bew books and comfort reads, 2016 introduced some romances that will find their way onto our keeper shelves!

Jennifer Proffitt's Top Romances of 2016

Never Sweeter by Charlotte Stein

Stein tells a beautiful story that will challenges your perceptions of what is forgivable and how to forgive—both yourself and those who have wronged you. You wouldn't think the story of a bully and the bullied would have so much lightness and heart to it, but Stein tackles the subject in a meaningful, sweet, and sexy way with her signature style. 

From Sanctum with Love by Lexi Blake

It was around this time last year that I was first recommended Lexi Blake's Masters and Mercenaries, and it quickly became apparent that I would NEED Kai's story at some point. From Sanctum with Love delivers in spades a story that is everything this sadist deserves and everything my little reading heart could want: office romance, thrilling suspense, and melt-you-eyeballs sensuality. Read the whole series if you haven't, because you'll be panting for Kai's story too!

Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen

I’m from farm country but live in the city, so day dreaming of farm life isn’t something I think I’d be naturally drawn to. However like many Sarina Bowen books, she changes everything for me. The men in Bowen's Bittersweet are built for hard work, they’re dedicated to their land and to their women, and they know it takes a lot of work to make something grow—just what you want in a romance hero. We know happy-ever-afters are guaranteed in romance, but nonetheless, Bowen managed to keep me on the edge of my seat whether they would really make it work. Spoiler alert: there are no bittersweet endings here. 

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Dec 6 2016 5:44pm

Christmas Kisses & Goodreads Awards: Romance News & Deals

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Once Upon a Christmas Kiss by Manda CollinsDeal Alert: Manda Collins' holiday historical Once Upon a Christmas Kiss is on sale for $.99 in e-book at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* And if you haven't already, do yourself a favor and check out Manda Collins' short story “Miss Easterling's Highland Fling,” a free read right here on H&H!

Deal Alert: Sylvia Day's second Crossfire series novel (and the sequel to Bared to You), Reflected in You, is discounted to $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* “The drama of Gideon and Eva’s relationship reaches new heights in this book,” writes Marquetta Whitmore in her First Look at Reflected in You. “It was tiring, entertaining, frustrating, and annoying. I loved it.”

Deal Alert: Jeaniene Frost's first Broken Destiny novel, The Beautiful Ashes, is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* Cat and Bones fans, this could be a sign that it's time to try Frost's New Adult series.

Fresh Outta the Oven

And the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award goes to... Colleen Hoover's It Ends With Us was voted best romance of the year! Also among the winners for best books in their categories are Alwyn Hamilton's Rebel of the Sands (Debut Goodreads Author) and Sarah J. Maas's A Court of Mist and Fury (YA Fantasy). See the full list of winners at Goodreads.

[+Sherrilyn Kenyon & J.R. Ward excerpts...]

Oct 19 2016 4:05pm

Books in a League of Their Own: Romance News and Deals

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Fresh Outta the Oven

Born of Vengeance by Sherrilyn Kenyon

—Sherrilyn Kenyon is in a league of her own! Start reading an excerpt for Born of Vengeance and find out why Ember is so bent out of shape before the book hits shelves February 7, 2017. 

—What authors would you want to sit down and talk to? If Rainbow Rowell and Stephenie Meyer are on your list and you're in the Phoenix area on November 18, you'll want to take note! Changing Hands Bookstore in Arizona will host a conversation between Stephenie Meyer and author Rainbow Rowell on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7PM MT. The event will be held at the Mesa Arts Center in Phoenix. Sharpen your fangs and get your inner fangirl under control!

—H&H's own Chelsea Mueller has a book coming out April 4,2017, Borrowed Souls where a young woman, Callie, would do anything for her family—unfortunately her no-good brother knows it! See the cover and learn more about the book. 

—“You just need to find a woman who is as pathetic as you.” Words of wisdom from Drax the Destroyer in the first official sneak peek  at Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2. And if that's not enough, ogle the motley crew in the first poster. 

Top Off Your TBR Pile

—Deal Alert: Get ready to dust off your gilding kits because Joanna Shupe's Gilded Age New York City set book Magnate is $1.99 at e-tailers like Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Ready to go onto the next? Anna Bowling takes a first look at Baron, out at the end of this month. 

Deal Alert: Susanna Ives' friends-to-lovers Wicked Little Secrets  is just $.99 at e-tailers like Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Try before you buy with an excerpt from the book!

Deal Alert: Megan Crane's Project Virgin is a steamy read when Scottie decides to divest herself of her virginity, too bad her boss is the only one she wants to lose it to. Get it for yourself for $.99 at e-tailers like Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.*  Would you like to make yours a virgin 

Today on H&H

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

Have a tip about hot romance news? Drop Heather, Jenn & Jen a line at heroesnhearts@gmail.com!

Oct 6 2016 4:33pm

Historical Fantasy Is Having a Moment: Romance News & Deals

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Grave Mercy by Robin LaFeversDeal Alert: Robin LaFevers' YA fantasy/historical romance Grave Mercy, Book 1 in the His Fair Assassins series about girls raised in a convent to become assassins in medieval Franceis only $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Yours truly may be a tad obsessed with this series—I named Dark Triumph's couple, Sybella/Beast, one of my favorite pairings of the year in 2013.

Deal Alert: Helena Hunting's Clipped Wings sequel, Inked Armor—which continues the story of tattoo artist Hayden and his client Tenleyis on sale for $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Are you a fan of book series that follow the same couple through multiple books, or are they in danger of lingering too long for your tastes?

Deal Alert: Larissa Brown's futuristic Viking romance Beautiful Wreck is discounted to $2.99 in e-book at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* H&H commenter VanesGirl describes Beautiful Wreck as “a time-travel romance that takes place in the wonderful landscape of rural Iceland” and named it one of her best reads of the month in July.

Fresh Outta the Oven

Sherrilyn Kenyon's Deadmen Walking makes a splash! In a detour from her Dark-Hunters series (there is a connection), Kenyon today revealed the cover for Deadmen Walking, the first book in a historical fantasy series called Deadmen's Cross. Find out what we know so far and then head over to Entertainment Weekly for the full-size cover and an exclusive excerpt! Kenyon has also announced the next two titles in the series over at her Facebook Page.

[+Karen Marie Moning sweepstakes...]

Oct 6 2016 4:10pm

Sherrilyn Kenyon Cover Alert: Deadmen Walking (+Excerpt)

Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon

New York Comic Con is full of big reveals, and for romance fans, the fun has already started. In April 2015, news swept the high seas (a.k.a. the internet) that Sherrilyn Kenyon would be writing a new historical fantasy series, Deadman's Cross. Earlier today, Sherrilyn Kenyon revealed the cover for the first book, Deadmen Walking (May 2017)!

Entertainment Weekly had the exclusive reveal, where you can learn more about the book:

This initial installment follows Devyl Bane, an ancient dark warlord who has returned to the human realm as an infamous pirate. He makes a pact with an immortal called Thorn—who’s tasked with keeping the very worst of the ancient gods’ former creations at bay. But the enchanted gates he’s kept them behind are breaking, and it’s up to Bane and his crew of Deadmen to keep these evil creatures from getting out.

—Entertainment Weekly

Intrigued? Read an excerpt from the book before its May 2017 release over at EW!

ETA: Sherrilyn Kenyon has released information about the entire trilogy and what fans can expect over on her Facebook page. We have learned this series is also connected to the Dark-Hunters/Hellchaser series that has come to be known and loved by romance readers, as well as the Sea Wolves series, which was written under Kenyon's pseudonym, Kinley McGregor. The next two books in the series will be called Death Doesn't Bargain and At Death's Door. 

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Deadmen Walking, available May 9, 2017: 

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Sep 22 2016 4:27pm

Go Off-World with Sherrilyn Kenyon & More: Romance News & Deals

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Top Off Your TBR Pile

In Other Worlds by Sherrilyn Kenyon—Deal Alert: Sherrilyn Kenyon's paranormal short-story anthology In Other Worlds—which contains “Fire and Ice,” “Knightly Dreams,” and “Dragonswan”—is only $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* If we were teaching Paranormal Romance 101, Kenyon's influential works would be quiz material.

—Deal Alert: Tia Louise's contemporary The Prince and the Player, Book 1 in the Dirty Players Duet, is on sale for $.99 in e-book at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* “From the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, the story continues,” as the tagline goes, in our excerpt from Book 2, A Player for a Princess.

Deal Alert: Lorraine Heath's Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James historical Once More, My Darling Rogue is discounted to $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.* “Emotionally resonant, Once More My Darling Rogue is not a light romance, but hits all the right notes,” writes blogger Erin Moore in her First Look at the novel.

[+Bachelorette cast members turn cover models...]

Sep 22 2016 2:30pm

One Hell of a Lover: Demons in Romance Novels from Kenyon, Brook, Langlais, Cole, and More!

One Silent Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

“O what a black, dark hill is yon,

”That looks so dark to me?“

”O it is the hill of hell,“ he said,

”Where you and I shall be.”

—From The Daemon Lover, a Scottish ballad.

Ballads, poetry and fiction are rich with demon lovers, and even Fox Television is getting in on the act with Lucifer, a series which Geek Speak Magazine delightfully describes as full of ‘implied orgies’. But the orgies are important, folks, because the thing about demons is that their grace, danger and beauty enthralls whether they’re good, bad or a bit of both. Yes, the truly compelling demon lover ensures that the biggest burning (yes, I went there) question on a reader’s mind is when the demon sexy times are going to show.

Luckily, readers are blessed when it comes to infernal dalliance as there are more demons in romance than you can poke a pitchfork at, and when not frolicking around Hell, they can generally be found booty grazing or roasting the broomstick.

[Read more...]

Aug 2 2016 12:00pm

Dragonmark: Exclusive Excerpt

Dragonmark by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Centuries ago, Illarion was betrayed—a dragon made human against his will, then forced to serve humanity as a dragonmount in their army, and to fight for them in barbaric wars, even while he hated everything about them. Enslaved and separated from everyone he knew and from his own dragon brothers, he was forced into exile in a fey realm where he lost the only thing he ever really loved.

Now he has a chance to regain what’s been lost—to have the one thing he covets most. But only if he gives up his brothers and forsakes the oaths he holds most dear. Yet what terrifies him most isn’t the cost his happiness might incur, it’s the fact that there is just enough human in his dragon’s heart that he might actually be willing to pay it and betray everything and everyone– to see the entire world burn and the Were-Hunter clans fall–to sacrifice his own brothers–for his own selfish desire.

Long ago, Edilyn saved Illarion’s life and almost tamed the feral beast. Now she must stop him from fulfilling the Dragonmark prophecy or do what she was trained to do. Slay the dragon who spared her life to save the rest of humanity. Something that should be easy for a dragonslayer of her skills, yet nothing is ever as simple as it seems. And sometimes, just sometimes, the key to salvation lies not in the hands of your most trusted friends, but in those of your worst enemies.

Get a sneak peek at Sherrilyn Kenyon's newest Dark-Hunter tale, Dragonmark (out today!!!), with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Breathless, Illarion pulled back to stare down at Edilyn in utter disbelief of her innocently sweet kiss. One so inept that it drove home just how inexperienced she was. More touched than he wanted to admit, he smiled at her. He placed a tender kiss to her forehead, then started away.

Once again, she stopped him.

[Read the full Dragonmark excerpt...]