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Mon
Nov 6 2017 4:30pm

If You Want it To Be Good...Get Yourself a Bad Boy: Romance News & Deals from Megan Frampton, Alice Walker, and More

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Lady Be Bad by Megan FramptonDeal Alert: Megan Frampton's historical romance Lady Be Bad is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Lady Eleanor, eldest daughter of the Duke of Marymount knows that because of her sister's scandalous marriage, it's on her shoulders to marry well and restore the family name. When the loveless-match is made, Lady Eleanor resigns herself to her fate...until her intended's rakish brother, Lord Alexander Raybourn, comes along and is too tempting to ignore. Got time for a Quickie?

Deal Alert: Alice Walker's short story collection In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon.* Get 13 stories from the author of the iconic The Color Purple. These stories are Southern tales of women that don't shy away from the political or the personal, from feminism or racial politics. 

[+A Stephanie Laurens classic & Today on H&H]

Fri
Oct 27 2017 3:33pm

Remembering Miranda Neville: Romance News & More

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Editor's Note: We're very sorry to report that historical romance author Miranda Neville passed away earlier this week. She was beloved by the genre and everyone at Heroes and Heartbreakers, and she will be greatly missed. Many of her fellow authors and readers have begun to share their favorite memories of Miranda.

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Knowing the Score by Kat LathamDeal Alert: Kat Latham's contemporary sports romance Knowing the Score is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* In the first book of the London Legends series, rugby player Spencer is only looking for a short-term relationship when he meets Caitlyn, an American disaster relief worker with a temporary visa. So why does he find himself dreading the end of their arrangement? You can't hurry love!

Deal Alert: Jade Lee's historical romance Her Wicked Surrender, Book 1 in the Regency Hearts Redeemed series, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* The daughter of an actress, Scher's greatest desire is to marry a respectable man and start a family, so she doesn't hesitate to accept a marriage proposal from the fourth son of a titled family. Then she meets his cousin, Viscount Blackstone, who steals her heart but belongs to another... If Regency romance is your jam, you'll appreciate these 4 bizarre Regency facts.

Deal Alert: Thea Harrison's Elder Races fantasy novel Shadow's End is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Beluviel and Graydon are forbidden to love each other, yet 200 years has done nothing to diminish the desire they feel. Now they must work together to save their souls while trying not to lose their hearts. What do you make of our fantasy cast picks for the Elder Races series?

[+Miranda Neville and more...]

Fri
Oct 27 2017 2:01pm

7 Reasons The Mountain Between Us Is Basically a Romance Novel

Ben gazes at Alex in The Mountain Between us

If you had doubts that you could enjoy The Mountain Between Us as a romance reader, let me dispel those for you now: The Mountain Between Us, a new survival movie starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, basically is a romance novel and you should definitely go see it in theaters.

Spoiler Warning: This post contains major, potentially plot-ruining spoilers for The Mountain Between Us. Read at your own risk.

Now, yes, we're talking about a disaster movie here, and yes, bad things happen. Won't deny that. But if you like your romance with a healthy dose of angst, you've come to the right place. The Mountain Between Us is about two strangers, Ben and Alex, who, in their desperation to travel from Idaho to the east coast—for an emergency surgery and a wedding, respectively—decide to charter a small plane to take them around a snowstorm. What at first seems like a clever solution turns out to be anything but when not only does the storm shift course right into their path, but also their pilot suffers a heart attack mid-flight. The resulting plane crash strands our heroes and the (deceased) pilot's dog, setting up the rest of the book movie.

If you're thinking to yourself, “Who has time to fall in love while trying to survive a plane crash?” well...you might not be in the right place, mate. However, if you're thinking, “Awww yeahhh, can't wait to see two hot people mash faces out of pure joy that they're somehow still alive and kicking and TOGETHER,” then pull up a chair, friend, and settle in to hear about the 7 ways The Mountain Between Us resembles nothing so much as a romantic suspense novel (like, say, Sandra Brown's Two Alone or Linda Howard's Up Close and Dangerous, to name only two!).

[First of all...]

Thu
Oct 26 2017 3:33pm

Romancing the Goblin King: E-Deals & News from Shona Husk and Mariana Zapata!

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The Goblin King by Shona Husk—Deal Alert: Shona Husk's paranormal romance Goblin King, Book 1 in the Shadowlands series, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Roan is cursed to roam the Shadowlands, avoiding the goblin horde, forever. Or so he thinks until a beautiful human summons him and begs a wish, making him wonder if she might join him as his queen... From movies to books, fantasy romance owns our hearts.

—Deal Alert: Mariana Zapata's contemporary romance Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin e-book is $1.99 at Amazon and $2.99 at Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* Out of a job and short on prospects, Gaby takes her twin brother up on the offer to join his band's world tour as the merch girl. She never counted on being so drawn to the headlining band's lead singer, Sacha Malykhin. Zapata's a slow-burn romance pro.

[+Outlander preview clip & FIT news...]

Mon
Oct 9 2017 2:30pm

Are Mulder and Scully Handcuffed Together in The X-Files Season 11 Trailer?!

The X-Files Season 11 trailer released at New York Comic Con yesterday has a lot for Mulder and Scully shippers to love: Scully cupping Mulder's face from her hospital bed, Mulder yelling “My son is none of your business” to some generic baddie, Scully shooting from behind the kitchen table in the Unremarkable House she and Mulder once shared, Scully whispering “William” before turning around, and, oh, yeah, a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot of what looks like Mulder and Scully running while handcuffed together, a concept heretofore reserved for X-Files fanfic! Watch the trailer above, and then watch it again to soak in the magnificence of new Mulder/Scully content.

[You've gotta see this...]

Tue
Oct 3 2017 3:30pm

Legends Only: Romance News & Deals from Valerie Bowman, Chelsea Mueller, and More

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The Legendary Lord by Valerie BowmanDeal Alert: Valerie Bowman's Regency romance The Legendary Lord, Book 6 in the Playful Brides series, is $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* If at first Christian Forester, Viscount Berkeley, can't imagine why the beautiful Sarah Highgate would be sitting before a fire in his Scottish hunting lodge, he soon learns she's run away from an unwanted engagement. Naturally, the two strike a bargain: In return for protecting her reputation with the ton, she'll turn him into a suitor worthy of a proper wife.

Deal Alert: Chelsea Mueller's debut urban fantasy, Borrowed Souls, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* The first novel in the Soul Charmer series finds Callie Delgado faced with an impossible choice—carry out tasks for the mob or sign her brother's death warrant. She knows there's only one option for her, however, so she goes in search of a soul she can borrow that'll allow her to sin without consequence. But even with the help of the enigmatic Derek, Callie's borrowed soul may cost her everything...

Deal Alert: Amanda Quick's historical Otherwise Engaged is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Amity Doncaster cannot win lately. When she helps a wounded fellow passenger on the Northern Star, she is rewarded with a tarnished reputation. Then, while traveling in broad daylight, she gets abducted by a serial killer known as the Bridegroom and barely escapes with her life. Luckily, the man she helped, Benedict Stanbridge, has a plan to fix everything...

Deal Alert: Debbie Burns's contemporary A New Leash on Love, the first book in the Rescue Me series, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Shelter owner Megan Anderson will do anything to protect the animals under her protection, even guilt-trip handsome Craig Williams, who—as it turns out—could use some rescuing of his own...

[+Read romance and help Puerto Rico...]

Tue
Sep 26 2017 3:31pm

The Beast Is Hers: Romance E-Deals from Olivia Drake & Sarah Morgan!

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Bella and the Beast by Olivia DrakeDeal Alert: Olivia Drake's historical romance Bella and the Beast, a Cinderella Sisterhood novel, is $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Intrepid heroine Bella will do anything to provide for her family, and that includes braving the den of the beastly, but handsome, Duke of Aylwin in search of a treasure map. You can't go wrong with a Beauty and the Beast retelling.

Deal Alert: Sarah Morgan's contemporary holiday romance Maybe This Christmas is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Former ski champ and single dad Tyler wants to give his daughter the best Christmas ever. Luckily, his best friend and temporary roommate, ski pro Brenna, is happy to help, not least because she's secretly been in love with Tyler for years. Remember: Friends to lovers are the best...unless they're also roommates!

Deal Alert: Katie Reus's paranormal romance Darkness Awakened, Book 1 in the Darkness series, is FREE in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Werewolf leader Finn is shocked when his long-lost love, vampire Lyra, comes to him asking for help, unaware that the daughter she needs help rescuing is his child, too... (You might be a secret baby if...)

Deal Alert: Carolyn Brown's contemporary western Toughest Cowboy in Texas is $1.99  in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Her wild-child days behind her, Lila is back in Happy, Texas, to run her mom's cafe for the summer. But one thing hasn't changed: The red-hot passion between her and her old partner in crime, golden boy Brody. Is it time to settle down? Sometimes, second time's the charm.

[+Nalini Singh interview & Leigh Bardugo's next book...]

Mon
Sep 25 2017 3:47pm

Only Time: Romance E-Deals from Sharon Sala & Georgette Heyer!

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Race Against Time by Sharon SalaDeal Alert: Sharon Sala's romantic suspense Race Against Time is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Detective Nick Saldano hasn't seen Quinn O'Meara since they shared a foster home as children. Now she's all grown up and he can't take his eyes off her—not just 'cause she's gorgeous, but also 'cause she's disrupted a human-trafficking ring and is in serious danger. The tension gets our hearts pounding, but the payoff is so sweet. 

Deal Alert: Nana Malone's contemporary Seductive in Stilettos, the complete collection, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Free of her security detail for the first time in years, Tristia Munroe is more than ready to let loose and dive into dating—with some help from Shane Atkins. What she doesn't know is that Shane is an undercover security consultant who has been hired to protect her... There's nothing more alpha than a man willing to do anything to protect the woman he loves. Do you spot your favorite type of alpha on this list?

Deal Alert: Georgette Heyer's old-school historical Devil's Club is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Rather than get trapped into marriage by a spoiled aristocratic woman, Dominic Alistair, Marquis of Vidal, decides to kidnap the scheming woman and make her his mistress instead. Too bad it's actually her sister, the fascinating Mary Challoner, that he ends up capturing... Our reviewer Scarlettleigh put Devil's Club on her keeper shelf when she first read it, but years later, does it hold up?

Deal Alert: Faith Hunter's paranormal Blood of the Earth, Book 1 in the Soulwood series, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.*  In our review of the book, Tori Benson said “action, suspense, dark magic, and a wisp of romance engages from the first page” in this Jane Yellowrock spinoff series.

[+Today on H&H...]

Fri
Sep 15 2017 1:58pm

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Movie Kickstarter Roars Onto the Scene!

Phyrne and Jack in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Ahead-of-her-time private detective Miss Phryne Fisher and her partner/admirer Detective Inspector Jack Robinson are headed to the big screen in Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears! Maybe. With a little help from their fans. Because the crew and cast behind the 1920s-set Australian TV series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries have launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowd-fund a feature film!

Watch this short video featuring star Nathan Page (Jack) with a cameo from star Essie Davis (Phryne) for more details about the one-month campaign to finance the movie:

Backer rewards include packages for behind-the-scenes updates on production, a limited-edition tote bag, a video message from Jack, tickets to the cast and crew screening of the movie, an accessory from Phryne's film wardrobe, and more! See all the rewards and back the Miss Fisher movie at the official Kickstarter page.

[Take all our money!...]

Tue
Aug 29 2017 3:33pm

Here Comes Trouble: Romance Deals from Julie Klassen & Joanna Shupe

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The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie KlassenDeal Alert: Julie Klassen's inspirational historical romance The Maid of Fairbourne Hall is $.99 in e-book at iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Margaret Macy will do whatever she must to avoid marriage to an untrustworthy man, even if that means posing as a maid in the home of Nathaniel, a suitor she once rejected. Did she make a mistake? And will she have time to figure that out when someone's out to kill her new employer's family? Margaret checks a few boxes on our “you might be a Gothic heroine if...” checklist.

Deal Alert: Joanna Shupe's historical romance The Lady Hellion is $1.99 at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* In this chick-in-pants story, Lady Sophia is on a mission to fight for the rights of the poor and wretched, but in order to do so, she needs instruction on how to shoot. The only person who can help her is the man who broke her heart years ago: Damien, Viscount Quint.

Deal Alert: Tina Gabrielle's historical romance Real Earls Break the Rules is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Amazon | etc.* Brandon St. Clair has inherited a mountain of debt along with his title and needs to marry a wealthy heiress. The only problem? He can't stop thinking of Amelia Somerton, the daughter of a forger who's wrong for him in every possible way. So Brandon makes her an offer only a true rake would make...

[+Today on H&H...]

Fri
Aug 11 2017 3:30pm

Tick-Tock: Romance Deals & News from J.D. Robb and Debbie Macomber

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Time of Death by J.D. RobbDeal Alert: J.D. Robb's In Death anthology Time of Death is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Three short stories—“Eternity in Death,” “Ritual in Death, and ”Missing in Death"—in which Lt. Eve Dallas does what she does best. Need we say more?! After all, you chose Eve and her husband Roarke as the Swoonowrthiest Couple of 2017.

Deal Alert: Debbie Macomber's contemporary romance Always Dakota, Book 3 in the Dakota series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Buffalo Valley rancher Margaret Clemens is taking advantage of her town's economic recovery by tackling a new venture and going after the man she wants: Cowboy Matt Eilers. Even if her friends and family disapprove... Macomber's books are sweet, cozy, comfortable—and hot(-selling).

Deal Alert: Katie Ruggle's romantic suspense Hold Your Breath, Book 1 in the Search and Rescue series, is $1.99 in  e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Joining the Rockies search-and-rescue team in part to ditch a scary ex, Lou wants to start fresh and become a valuable member of the brotherhood. Not even her tempting new ice dive captain Callum nor a murder mystery that gets personal will change her mind... Jump into Hold Your Breath with an extended preview of the first 7 chapters.

[+Christmas romance movies and more...]

Tue
Aug 8 2017 3:34pm

Raw Power: Romance Deals & News from Cherrie Lynn and G.A. Aiken!

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Raw Deal by Cherrie LynnDeal Alert: Cherrie Lynn's first Larson Brothers contemporary, Raw Deal, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* MMA fighter Mike “Red Reaper” is guilt-ridden after a brutal punch in a cage match leaves his opponent dead, and he's desperate for the forgiveness of the man's family, including his beautiful sister, Savannah. Neither expects the pain between them to turn to pleasure... Read Chapter 1 now.

Deal Alert: G.A. Aiken's paranormal romance Dragon Actually, first in the Dragon Kin series, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or $1.99 at Kobo and iBooks.* Annwyl the Bloody spends her days training with a sexy knight and her nights confiding in the fiersome dragon Fearghus the Destroyer, and finds herself yearning for both. Could they be one and the same? Shapeshifters will keep you on your toes!

Deal Alert: CF Rose's contemporary The Whole Man is $.99 in e-book at Amazon.* Evan never knew why a steamy weekend with baseball star Jesse ended so abruptly back in college, but when they meet again a decade later, she finds she's as drawn to him as ever. Sports romances are a home run for us.

[+“Stop dissing romance novels already”...]

Mon
Aug 7 2017 3:39pm

Mysteries of the Heart: Romance Deals & News from Manda Collins, Nora Roberts & More

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Ready Set Rogue by Manda CollinsDeal Alert: Manda Collins' historical Ready Set Rogue, the first book in the Studies in Scandal series, is $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Determined to get to the bottom of his aunt's suspicious death and to learn why she left her estate to four bluestockings, Quill Beauchamp, Marquess of Kerr, does not make the best first impression with the scholarly Miss Ivy Wareham. But in working together to solve the mystery of Lady Celeste's demise, they find themselves bound by passion... Find out why our reviewer TanyaLK saysReady Set Rogue has it all. Mystery, chemistry, witty banter, friendship, and murder.”

Deal Alert: Nora Roberts' Stanislaski family contemporary romance Falling for Rachel, first released in 1992, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* At first, Zack Muldoon desperately needs Rachel Stanislaski to help keep his kid brother out of jail. Later on, he just desperately needs her... (P.S. If you're in the mood for a Nora binge, her romantic suspense novel The Witness is also discounted to $3.99 at the moment. H&H reader KristaH once commented: "If I was going to make a list [of top Nora Roberts novels], The Witness would definitely be in my top 2 or 3.)

Deal Alert: Jessica Park's contemporary new adult romance 180 Seconds is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon.* Bonded by an intense, 180-second social experiment, college junior Allison and social media star Esben want to believe the spark between them could grow into an enduring flame. Trust doesn't come easy for Allison, though, after a childhood spent in and out of foster homes, and risking her heart may be more than she can bear... Discover more new adult romances in our monthly New Adult Best Bets column.

[+Official Dark Hunter t-shirts?!...]

Mon
Jul 24 2017 3:29pm

Doggone: Romance Deals & News from Casey Griffin, Lisa Renee Jones & More

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The Beauty and the Wiener by Casey GriffinDeal Alert: Casey Griffin's contemporary romance Beauty and the Wiener is $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* When doggie fashion designer Addison and bartender Felix are forced to team up to solve the case of the missing prize-winning show dogs, they begin to realize that their irritation with each other may indicate more love than hate... Dog lovers, this series is for you.

Deal Alert: Lisa Renee Jones' contemporary romance Damage Control, Book 2 in the Dirty Money series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* (Need to catch up? Book 1, Hard Rules, is on sale for $.99 this week as well.) “Shane Brandon has fallen hard for Emily Stevens, but it turns out that she has as many secrets as him,” reviewer Janet Webb writes in her First Look at Damage Control. But don't worry, she also says the book “satisfies on every level” and sets the stage for the final two installments of the series, Bad Deeds and End Game.

Deal Alert: Brenda Jackson's contemporary romance Seized by Seduction, the second novel in the Protectors series, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Introduced at a crime scene, bodyguard Quasar and psychic investigator Randi quickly realize their connection goes far beyond work and may even be destiny... “The romance in this book starts from page one,” promises reviewer AndreaC in her First Look at Seized by Seduction.

Deal Alert: Susanna Kearsley's historical/contemporary time-slip romance A Desperate Fortune is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* Amateur codebreaker Sara Thomas embarks on a quest to decipher the 300-year-old diary of Jacobite exile Mary Dundas, whose own thirst for adventure put her on a thrilling but dangerous path. Get a taste of the story with an excerpt from A Desperate Fortune.

[+Amanda Bouchet's new trilogy and more...]

Fri
Jul 21 2017 3:32pm

Time Is Running Out: Romance Deals from Bella Jewel & Christine Feehan

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72 Hours by Bella JewelDeal Alert: Bella Jewel's romantic suspense novel 72 Hours is $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* When a serial killer targets exes Lara and Noah as his next victims and dumps them in the woods as part of a sick game, the two join forces to survive and discover the love between them isn't lost after all...  If you're a romantic suspense reader, don't miss your chance to download a free copy of Lora Leigh's Wild Card!

Deal Alert: Christine Feehan's Carpathian paranormal romance novel Dark Blood is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* After being reborn and opening his eyes to find the Dragonseeker woman he's dreamed of for centuries caring for him, warrior Zev starts to question everything... Curious? Read an excerpt from Dark Blood.

Deal Alert: Barbara Samuel's historical romance Lucien's Fall is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Madeline doesn't have time for the renowned London rake Lord Lucien Escher; she's focused on saving her family's home. But even she can't resist him for long... To read Barbara Samuel is to appreciate her...

Deal Alert: Emma Hart's contemporary romance Dirty Secret, Book 1 in the Burke Brothers series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* (Psst: The next three books in the series—Dirty Past, Dirty Lies, and Dirty Tricks—are also on sale for $1.99 right now.) Sofie broke Conner Burke's heart when she left town, but now she's back—and she's not alone...

[+Today on H&H...]

Tue
Jun 27 2017 3:31pm

Make or Break: Romance Deals & News from Tessa Bailey, JR Ward & More

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Make Me by Tessa BaileyDeal Alert: Tessa Bailey's contemporary romance Make Me, Book 3 in the Broke and Beautiful series, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Construction worker Russell has been in love with Abby since he met her, but she's way out of his league. Or is she? P.S. You can also read Tessa Bailey's H&H Quickie scene “Penalty Kiss” for free on H&H anytime.

Deal Alert: J.R. Ward's contemporary family saga The Bourbon Kings, first in the Bourbon Kings trilogy about the Bradford family, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* The return of prodigal son Tulane Bradford to his family's estate, where his one-time love Lizzie King is the head gardener, leads to all sorts of delicious complications. Picture all the characters with help from our Bourbon Kings fantasy cast.

Deal Alert: Sabrina Sol's contemporary romance Delicious Temptation, first in the Delicious Desires series, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Good-girl Amara wants to save her family's Mexican bakery, if only they'd let her, but she also wants to do very bad things with her brother's ex-best friend, Eric. Bad boys are a romance staple for good reason.

Deal Alert: Joanna Bourne's French Revolution-set historical romance The Forbidden Rose, Book 3 in the Spymaster series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* She's a French aristocrat living in secret as a British governess, and he's a spy out for revenge on her family. It shouldn't end well, but it totally does. Enjoy out-of-the-ordinary historicals? Here are 5 more worth checking out this month.

Deal Alert: May McGoldrick's historical romance Taming the Highlander, a RITA finalist and the second book in the Scottish Relic trilogy, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Conall Sinclair, the Earl of Caithness and a wounded warrior, can't stand to be around anyone...except Innes Munro, who can sense his past with a touch and who makes him burn with want. McGoldrick fans will be happy to hear about a new story in the Say Yes to the Scot anthology also featuring Lecia Cornwall, Anna Harington, and Sabrina York—read samples from the book.

[+Jeaniene Frost excerpt, Ilona Andrews interview & more...]

Mon
Jun 26 2017 4:00pm

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...]

Mon
Jun 26 2017 10:31am

Veep’s Amy and Dan Are WHAT?! (Season Finale Spoilers)

Dan and Amy in Veep

WARNING: Major spoilers for the Veep Season 6 finale.

Veep's Amy Brookheimer and Dan Egan have been locked in a will-they-or-won't-they love/hate relationship for so long now that you could be forgiven for thinking it would never happen, especially given that the scales have long seemed tipped toward “hate” and the two hardly interacted at all in Season 6. But patience comes to those who wait...and wait...and wait, apparently, because shippers got the shock of a lifetime in last night's season finale, when Amy revealed that she's pregnant—and that Dan's the father.

[We've gotta discuss this...]

Fri
Jun 23 2017 3:36pm

A Race Against the Clock: Romance News & Deals from Catherine Coulter and More

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

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Hemlock Bay by Catherine CoulterDeal Alert: Catherine Coulter's sixth Savich and Sherlock suspense novel, Hemlock Bay, is #1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* FBI agents Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock's latest case hits close to home as they race to uncover the truth about Savich's sister's car accident. Was it a suicide attempt or sabotage? Here's what you need to know about the (too?) long-running series...

Deal Alert: Iris Johansen's retro romance The Lady and the Unicorn, first published in 1983, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Billionaire Rafe is confined to his home as he recovers from a nasty bout of pneumonia and he's going stir-crazy until lovely game warden Janna sneaks onto his property. She's determined to convince him to give her the land she needs to save endangered animals, and he's determined to have her... Strike it rich with more billionaire heroes recommended by fellow readers.

Deal Alert: Marina Adair's contemporary romance Chasing I Do, first in The Eastons series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon.* After learning her fiance is cheating, Darcy runs out of the wedding while carrying a big secret: She's pregnant. When she runs into her ex's brother, Gage, a couple years later, she can't help but be drawn to him, and he to her... How do you feel about the secret baby trope?

[+Tiffany Reisz cover & Pride Month deals!...]

Fri
Jun 9 2017 3:30pm

Mission Accomplished: Romance News & Deals

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Deal Alert: Tawny Weber's romantic suspense Call to Honor, Team Poseidon #1, is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Navy SEAL Lt. Diego Torres is on the hunt for a traitor, and his new neighbor, single mom Harper, may be the key to his mission... In Call to Honor, “Diego Torres ticks off all of the boxes, he’s tall, dark, handsome, brave, smart, has a conscience and he’s good with kids.” But following orders puts him in a tough spot with his heroine...

Deal Alert: Jeannie Moon's contemporary romance Daring the Pilot, Men of Marietta #3, is FREE in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | etc.* Who better than a search-and-rescue pilot to help you when your car breaks down on the side of the road? Especially when he's your brother's “big, bad, and gorgeous” best friend... Fresh takes on classic tropes are win/win.

[+The first Black Panther poster...]