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Mon
Oct 9 2017 3:30pm

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 4:30pm

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 4:31pm

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 4:47pm

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 2:58pm

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 4:33pm

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 4:30pm

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 4:34pm

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 4:39pm

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 4:29pm

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 4:32pm

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 4:31pm

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 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...]

Mon
Jun 26 2017 11:31am

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 4:36pm

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

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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 4:30pm

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...]

Thu
Jun 1 2017 3:00pm

Romance Leaps Off the Page and Onto the Screen with The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit

Corey Sevier and Jewel Staite in The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit

In the real world, waking up to find you're handcuffed to a stranger in a hotel room would be downright terrifying. But in new TV movie The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit, which is based on the Harlequin romantic suspense novel Naked Pursuit by Jill Monroe and which airs tomorrow on LMN, heroine Stella quickly realizes her handsome bedmate, firefighter Owen, is just as upset and confused as she is about how they ended up in this situation. Thus begins the central mystery of the story, and the middle (yes, the middle) of an intense romance.

Thanks to an opportunity to screen the movie and to chat with leading man Corey Sevier (who co-stars alongside Jewel Staite of Firefly fame), we've got everything you need to know to before tuning into this book-to-screen adaptation, starting with the teaser trailer for The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit.

Intrigued? Without giving too much away, we can tell you that by slowly piecing together the events of the previous day, Stella and Owen not only figure out how they ended up with memory loss and why they're suddenly in serious danger, but also that they were once well on their way to falling in love...

The movie's mix of mystery, suspense, and romance is certainly part of what drew actor Corey Sevier (whom you may remember from the Cedar Cove television show) to the role of fireman Owen Michaels. In talking about his character, Sevier says that he always looks for a character he can sink his teeth into and that he likes that Owen is a truly good, “solid” guy with a “heartfelt backstory.”

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Tue
May 30 2017 4:55pm

Can’t Hurry Love: Romance Deals from Emily March & Vanessa Kelly!

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Reunion Pass by Emily MarchDeal Alert: Emily March's small-town romance Reunion Pass, the eleventh book in her Eternity Springs series, is $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* High school sweethearts Chase and Lori may have drifted apart, but their love never faded, and now Chase's unexpected return to Eternity Springs after a tragedy may just offer them a second chance at a Happily Ever After. Read a sample from the book now.

Deal Alert: Vanessa Kelly's historical Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom, Book 2 in the Renegade Royals series, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Griffin Steele knows there's only one thing to do when he's left caring for an abandoned infant: Hire a nurse. What he doesn't know is that Justine Brightmore also happens to be a spy's daughter determined to protect the baby, who may just be a secret royal. Of course, neither Griffin nor Justine counts on falling in love. Yes, we're still in the throes of our Royal Obsession.

Deal Alert: Linda Howard's romantic suspense novel Troublemaker is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* After Morgan Yancy and his fellow paramilitary operatives are targeted by an unknown enemy, his boss orders him to get off the grid. Long story short, he ends up at the remote home of Isabeau “Bo” Maran, a part-time police chief in West Virginia, who makes for far too tempting of a housemate... See where Troublemaker falls on the spectrum of Howard's books.

Deal Alert: Nora Roberts' contemporary romance Convincing Alex, a Stanislaski family novel, is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | etc.* Who doesn't dream of meeting the love of her life when he (mistakenly) arrests her for soliciting?! Yet that's exactly what first brings soap star Bess McNee and detective Alex Stanislaski together. Nora Roberts has a romance for every mood.

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Fri
May 26 2017 4:30pm

Historical Heaven: E-Deals from Linda Lael Miller & Laura Kinsale!

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My Outlaw by Linda Lael MillerDeal Alert: Linda Lael Miller's historical-with-paranormal-elements romance My Outlaw is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Since childhood, Keighly alone has seen the ghostly reflection of handsome cowboy Darby Elder, who lived and died a century before. As an adult, she feels hopelessly drawn to him. Can they bend the rules of space and time to be together? Survey says: Time-travel romance always finds a way.

Deal Alert: Laura Kinsale's historical The Shadow and the Star is $2.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* A survivor of childhood abuse, The Shadow has never considered breaking his vow of celibacy—then he meets The Star... Welcome to the brilliance of Laura Kinsale.

Deal Alert: Amanda Scott's historical The Bawdy Bride is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* What starts as a marriage of convenience—she's the third daughter of an earl and he needs help raising his orphaned niece and nephew—becomes a love match even as Anne brings to light the dangerous secrets lurking in Michael's ancestral estate... Scott's one author who got her start writing Traditional Regencies—what Trads have you read and loved?

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Tue
May 23 2017 4:30pm

Sweet Surrender: Romance News & Deals from L.A. Banks & Jayne Ann Krentz

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Surrender the Dark by L.A. BanksDeal Alert: L.A. Banks' urban fantasy Surrender the Dark is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & NobleKobo | iBooks | etc.* Half-human, half-angel Celeste is working to save the world with her protector, the angel Azrael, whose desire for her could imprison him among humans forever... Banks's books are a good example of the sometimes blurry line between urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Deal Alert: Jayne Ann Krentz's contemporary romance Deep Waters is $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Charity and Elias are both high-powered CEOs looking for simpler lives, so any relationship between them would be a bad idea...or so they think until they unite forces to catch a murderer. Krentz ranks as one of H&H readers' favorite prolific authors.

Deal Alert: Leigh Bardugo's YA fantasy novel Six of Crows is $2.99 in e-book at AmazonKobo | iBooks | etc.* Enjoy a good heist story? The first book in a duology, Six of Crows follows a group of six outcasts—Kaz, Inej, Wylan, Jesper, Nina, and Matthias—angling for a better life...even if they have to steal it. There's adventure and romance aplenty, but heads up: HEAs are not guaranteed in this one. Here's 10 other fantasy novels you should read.

Deal Alert: Bella Andre's romantic suspense Wild Heat is $.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | etc.* Arson investigator Maya had one unforgettable night of passion with firefighter Logan—and then he became her number-one suspect in an investigation. Luckily for Logan, we all know there are at least 5 reasons to love firefighters.

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