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Nov 21 2017 5:00pm

From Team H&H, With Love

Dear Readers,

Today is our last day at Heroes and Heartbreakers before we hand things off to the lovely Romance team at Macmillan/St. Martin's Press. We wanted to let you all know what a joy you have been to trade comments with since H&H launched in 2011. These last few years have been filled with conversations on everything from the Year's Swoonworthiest Couples to book-borrowing etiquette to the latest television relationships we loved, and we have enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you for allowing us to discover, share, and obsess with you. 

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Nov 14 2017 2:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Melissa Foster and Julie Moffett

H&H has two great covers from upcoming romances by Melissa Foster and Julie Moffett. Take a look!

Driving Whiskey Wild by Melissa Foster

Driving Whiskey Wild by Melissa Foster

Special Forces veteran and Dark Knights Motorcycle Club member Bullet Whiskey lives to protect his family, their bar, and the residents of his small hometown. He’s rough, unapologetic, and haunted by a secret, painful past. He’s also a master at keeping people away, and when his sister hires gorgeous and sweet Finlay Wilson to help expand their biker bar, he knows just how to get rid of her.

After losing her boyfriend and her father, Finlay moves back to her hometown to be closer to the little family she has left. She needs her temporary job at Whiskey Bro’s to get her catering business off the ground, and she’s determined not to let the gruff, arrogant mountain of a man Bullet Whiskey scare her off.

Finlay is everything Bullet has never wanted. She’s afraid of his dog, afraid of motorcycles, and sweet enough to give him cavities, but as she weaves her way into the hearts of everyone around him, he’s powerless to resist her charms. Passion ignites, but trust doesn’t come easily, and when their pasts collide, Bullet finds out the true meaning of protecting those he loves.

Learn more about or pre-order Driving Whiskey Wild by Melissa Foster, available February 21, 2018:

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Nov 7 2017 2:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Sabrina York, Sherilee Gray, and Cathryn Fox

Team H&H has covers for three upcoming romances from authors Sabrina York, Sherilee Gray, and Cathryn Fox. Check 'em out! 

What a Highlander's Got To Do by Sabrina York

What a Highlander's Got To Do by Sabrina York

Isobel Dounreay Lochlannach is a fierce and independent Scots lass. She has no intention to marry—to submit to a man—especially not an Englishman.

But when she meets a devilish stable lad on the way to London, she can’t help but sneak a kiss with the handsome stranger, sure to never see him again.

Nick Wyeth is not a stable lad. He’s Viscount Stirling, and heir to one of the most powerful dukes in the realm. If their indiscretion is discovered, Isobel will be forced to marry him, to succumb to a fate she has always spurned. Nick wants nothing but to call this wild Scottish lass his own, and is determined to show her how an English Viscount can make her swoon, and be his forever.

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of What a Highlander’s Got To Do by Sabrina York, available March 6, 2018:

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[+2 more covers ahead]

Nov 1 2017 8:30am

H&H Quickie #21: Amelia Grey—Prompt Me!

To the Duke with Love by Amelia Grey

If you can never get enough of your favorite authors (and who can?!?), you are going to love H&H's author writing challenge, H&H Quickies. Not only will you get to read fun, original scenes by awesome romance authors, but said awesome romance authors will be writing those scenes based on YOUR prompts!

Following up on wonderful Quickie scenes by Nicole MichaelsSusan AndersenRebecca ZanettiKerrigan ByrneLora LeighValerie BowmanAnne CalhounTessa Bailey, and more (see all the Quickies here), we are pleased to announce that Amelia Grey will be the twenty-first author to participate in the H & H Quickies challenge! Here are the details:

For the next week, H&H readers are invited to leave comments on this post with writing prompts/ideas for Amelia Grey with a historical romance theme. Once the prompting period is over next week, Amelia will read over all the prompts and pick at least two that she finds inspiring, and use them to write a short original scene. H&H will then post the scene for everyone to read and enjoy (yay!), as well as reveal which prompts Amelia used for the scene (woo-hoo!) for bragging rights. 

[Ready to get prompting??]

Oct 31 2017 2:55pm

Jeaniene Frost Announces Night Rebel Book 1, Shades of Wicked

No tricks this Halloween! Jeaniene Frost is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of her beloved Night Huntress series. Book 1 in the series, Halfway to the Grave, was published 10 years ago and with such a momentous birthday, Jeaniene decided to share some exciting news during a Twitter AMA (Ask Me Anything). It was there that she revealed the title and release date of her new Night Rebel series, which starts with Shades of Wicked!

The book is set to come out October 30, 2018 and will follow Night Prince and Night Huntress series alums, Ian and Veritas. As some commenters have already warned, Ian has been a devisive character—one that Frost wasn't even sure she would keep around:

Even more people are thrilled that Frost decided to keep him, and give him his own series. Frost also teased us with the current first line from Shades of Wicked:

This had better be the right whorehouse.

That's certainly a memorable opening line—one we hope sticks. So what are your thoughts? Are you excited for Ian and Veritas's book? What are your hopes for Shades of Wicked?

Stay tuned to this page! We'll be updating this post as more news becomes available. 


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Oct 31 2017 2:30pm

Alisha Rai on the Forbidden Hearts Series, Writing Complex Characters, and Family Dynamics!

Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai

After a wonderful spring and summer, H&H’s E-Book of the Month Club program is going on a short break. We hope you enjoyed the free e-books and will let you know as soon when the next free e-book is available for download.

In the meantime, we’re happy to say that Book Club continues! We invite you to join us for monthly discussions, author Q&As, and more about books we’re loving, like Alisha Rai's Hate to Want You!

We've had a major author crush on Alisha Rai for a while. Earlier this year she gifted us with another book crush in the form of romance power couple, Livvy and Nicholas. They have had a rocky road to a happy ending—family feuds and loads of unrequited love have kept them apart, but luckily in Hate to Want You we get their happy ending. We grilled Alisha on everything we loved about Hate to Want You, and got the scoop on what's to come in future books. 

Livvy and Nicholas are a kind of modern-day Romeo and Juliet...what most appeals to you about writing (and reading!) a forbidden-love romance?

It's the angst! I love when characters are struggling with internal I WANT TO BUT I CANT. I also like the challenge, as an author, to create a contemporary world where two otherwise consenting adults have a legitimate reason where they can't be together. It's way harder to make someone forbidden nowadays. 

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Oct 31 2017 1:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Megan Hart and Celeste Bradley & Susan Donovan

Team H&H has four great covers for you today from authors Megan Hart and Celeste Bradley & Susan Donovan. Get ready to dive into Hart's Protectors series with a female bodyguard and the man she's sworn to protect. And get whisked away on a romantic saga that spans continents with Bradley & Donovan's Breathless

Dangerous Promise by Megan Hart

Dangerous Promise by Megan Hart

A female bodyguard with enhanced abilities. A billionaire playboy committed to destroying people like her. A romance they didn’t expect…

Nina Bronson used to be all human — until the experimental surgeries and internal technology that saved her life and enhanced her as a soldier also forced her to leave the army for private service. Now she and her peers are facing slow, painful deaths unless their technology is upgraded, and the one man keeping those upgrades illegal and unavailable is an obnoxious billionaire. A man too gorgeous for his own good.

A man she’s supposed to guard with her life.

Ewan Donahue is the public voice speaking out against the enhancement procedures of injured soldiers. But when his lobbying leads to death threats, he needs someone to protect him around the clock. He doesn’t want to rely on an enhanced soldier—Nina’s tech goes against everything he stands for. But he really doesn’t want her to be beautiful like she is. Doesn’t want her to suffer like she will.

Doesn’t want to succumb to the searing desire he feels for her.

As a series of attacks on his life send them to a remote cabin, their close proximity brings them together in ways they never imagined. They know they must prevent the need simmering between them, resist each other at all costs. But when tensions are high and danger is close, passion burns hottest of all…

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Dangerous Promise by Megan Hart, available January 2, 2018:

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Oct 31 2017 12:00pm

9 Romances H&H Reviewers Loved in October 2017

Our reviewers give us the scoop every day on the books they're loving and share their opinions here on Heroes and Heartbreakers. However, each month, we ask them to make a tough decision and recommend the best thing they've read over the last month! It doesn’t have to be a new book, as evidenced below; just something that made the month sparkle a bit more.

Without further ado, here’s the installment for October 2017 (and if you’ve missed any, be sure to check out past recs via the Related Posts section at the bottom of the post):

Take the Lead by Alexis Daria

Robin Lovett:

Alexis Daria’s Take the Lead (Amazon | B&N | Kobo) is by far one of my favorite reads this year. All the hype is totally deserved. It's hot hot hot, with a mountain of a man hero who you can't take your eyes off of. (Or your eyes off the page... or the cover... or whatever.) His name is Stone, yes, for real, and it's... accurate, in the physical sense. (His heart is a real softy, though.) Gina, his heroine, is a go get 'em woman who makes no apologies about her ambitions for a fabulous career as a professional dancer. The setting is an intense heart-pounding read of a reality TV dance show, and the scenes are full of sensual dances where they can't, and aren't supposed to, keep their hands off each other. The prose is detailed and enrapturing. Alexis Daria's writing style pulls you in and won't let you go until the very last page.

Tori Benson:

My best pick for October is Wilde in Love by Eloisa James. (Amazon | B&N | Kobo) The first in a new series centering around an unusual aristocratic family, this lightweight read gives readers a humorous historical outtake on a celebrity of sorts hero and the one woman in the world who isn't a fan. Witty dialogue, flamboyant characters, and multiple storylines keep the reader well entertained. My only qualm was the main romance was slow to build. A secondary romance involving the hero's brother was far more interesting at times. A fabulous start to a new series and I look forward to reading more about the Wilde Family.

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Oct 27 2017 3:00pm

“Will one-click that today”: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give a special shoutout to a few of our favorite comments, and the readers behind them. We love your work!

erborne wants more Lottie!

erborne on Her Fake Engagement: A Heroes and Heartbreakers Original Novella:

OMG! What a great mini novel, written with so much thought and imagination. The characters are so much fun and totally addictive. I just simply loved it. I look forward to more. I couldn't get enough, couldn't put it down until the very end. This should become a series of sorts extending Lottie, Mia and Jane's journey into how their lives progressed with their unexpected significant others. Love it!

lauralee1912 celebrates Christmas in July

lauralee1912 on What Is Your Favorite Holiday to Read About?

I love Christmas romances! In the summer, I celebrate Christmas in July with my favorite holiday mug, the Hallmark Channel, and an e-book or two. Starting Friday, I will be watching Countdown to Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel. Each year, I carefully pick one Christmas novel to read and add to my holiday bookshelf. Then, I read holiday romances on my Kindle from right around Thanksgiving through the first week of January. I'm already have requests in for several Christmas e-books with my local library.

PoppyReadsRomance loves Secret Babies 

PoppyReadsRomance on This Secret Baby Trope is Simply Irresistible

This is one of my favorite tropes! I've read a few of Rachel Gibson's Chinook books, but not Simply Irresistible... Can't believe I missed it, so will one-click that today. Previously mentioned by others are Until Lilly and Nobody's Baby but Mine. I'd like to add one of Kristen Ashley's earlier works to that list: Three Wishes (soon to become a Passionflix movie!). Also one that doesn't quite fit the trope as it's got a twist — can't tell you what it is because of spoilers — but if you love moving stories, check out Katherine Allred's The Sweet Gum Tree (don't let the cover put you off).

Oct 27 2017 12:30pm

Gena Showalter’s Puck Smolders in The Darkest Warrior Cover

The Darkest Warrior by Gena Showalter

Last week we reported on Gena Showalter's the couples that would feature in The Darkest Warrior and The Darkest Captive, the next two books in her Lords of the Underworld series. Today we're thrilled to reveal the cover for at least one of those books: The Darkest Warrior. Gena is here today to introduce the cover and talk a little about what's next:

Hi guys! Gena here and I’m beyond excited to present you with an exclusive cover reveal for…drum roll please… The Darkest Warrior, the next upcoming novel in the Lords of the Underworld series, (book #14,) available June 26, 2018.

It isn’t often that an author gets to stick with a cast of characters as long as I have with the Lords of the Underworld. What started with a simple “what if?” has morphed into a decade-long running series, and I’m so very grateful to my readers—both new and old—that continue to find joy and entertainment with my stories.

Although I’ve gone through this process 13 times already—not counting novellas!—I was a bit nervous to share the next characters who will be in the spotlight. I knew some people would be excited, but others might…not. In the end, I knew of only one way to make everyone happy: give you guys the absolute best story I can, and let my imagination take you on the wildest, sexiest journey possible.

Once the story began to unfold inside in my mind, I was hooked! A desert realm, a deadly maze, a marriage of inconvenience that sends the keeper of the demon of Indifference into a tailspin of obsession and possession he isn’t equipped to handle, and turns a wounded girl into the warrior she was always meant to be. 

In The Darkest Warrior, those characters are Puck & Gillian. I hope this news makes you happy. If it doesn't, I hope you'll give me a chance to change your mind. Love to all!

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Oct 25 2017 12:30pm

Can You Guess What Nora Roberts Book You Are In?

Nora Roberts was the first romance author for many of us, but how well do you know her backlist! See if you can guess what Nora book you've landed in and tell us in the comments how well you did!

[Good luck!]

Oct 25 2017 8:30am

November 2017 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

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

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 December 2017 release!


Jump to New Releases for the Week of:

November 1-7 |  November 8-14 November 15-21November 22-30

Week of November 1 through November 7

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Oct 24 2017 1:00pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Tamsen Parker and Lisa Childs

Team H&H has some great covers for you today from authors Tamsen Parker and Lisa Childs! Tamsen Parker's Snow & Ice Games series grows with 5 new books headed your way just in time for the Winter Olympics—so strap on your skis, skates, or grab your hockey stick and get ready for the action! Lisa Childs's upcoming Legal Seduction from Harlequin's new, super hot imprint Dare. Take a look at all the romances headed your way in 2018!

Seduction on the Slopes by Tamsen Parker

Seduction on the Slopes by Tamsen Parker

Miles Palmer has dominated the downhill slalom in every Snow and Ice Games he’s competed in. Double gold, double gold, double gold, and he’s confident he can round out his career and his trophy case with two more medals in his last appearance at the games. The only thing that could stop him? Crash Delaney.

Crash is a young upstart who came out of nowhere and shocked the downhill world with his swagger and untraditional style. As a kid, Crash didn’t have the resources to learn how to race properly, but he begged, borrowed, and stole equipment, and went to any competition he could thumb a ride to. Now the only thing between him and his dreams coming true is his childhood hero, the man whose posters have graced his walls since before he’d ridden in his first chairlift.

Miles and Crash are technically teammates, but you wouldn’t know it from the way they fight. The veteran and the nobody have both got big things riding on this race, and neither can afford any distractions. Especially not each other.

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[+4 more covers ahead]

Oct 24 2017 12:00pm

Grace Burrowes and Elizabeth Hoyt on Dukes, Series Endings, and More!

Grace Burrowes and Elizabeth Hoyt

Grace Burrowes and Elizabeth Hoyt are two of our go-to historical romance authors, so of course when we had the opportunity to ask them questions, we jumped at the chance! Want to know who their favorite dukes are? What about what they think of the marriage of convenience trope? Learn all this and more—including what it's like to reach the end of a series! Thanks, Elizabeth and Grace!

Dukes are a staple of historical romance, as your upcoming books’ titles (No Other Duke Will Do and Duke of Desire) attest. What draws you to these powerful heroes as readers and authors? Will dukes ever go out of style, or are they an enduring archetype in romance?

Grace: As a both reader and author, I find the high status hero—whether he’s a duke, pack leader, billionaire, or special ops ace—an interesting challenge. He struts onto the page with a lot of high cards, but the author also has to give him enough low cards that his journey through the book is believably challenging. Then there’s the heroine, and no matter what the world thinks of the high status hero, all of his face cards fly out the window if he can’t figure out how to earn her respect. That gives the author a lot of ways to mess with an apparently alpha protagonist, even if he’s the Duke of the Universe, and messing with characters is what authors do best!

Elizabeth: Dukes will never go out of style as long as historical romances are around. They’re at the apex of the historical world—a man both powerful and wealthy—and if he’s at all sexy he’ll be irresistible. I agree with Grace that sometimes the problem in writing dukes is finding a handicap for him so that it isn’t all roses. Fortunately, my heroines often take their duke heroes down a peg or two.

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Oct 20 2017 1:00pm

“That wedding didn’t happen”: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give a special shoutout to a few of our favorite comments, and the readers behind them. We love your work!

Kareni gave us a darling story

Kareni in Have You Ever Thought Something In Real Life Would Make a Good Romance Novel?

In the fifties, New Zealand had such a small population that they were paying ship passage for young people to come out and settle there. First my aunt went and settled there. My mother left the Netherlands and traveled on the same ship that my father was working on as a purser. She was in a crowded cabin and was very seasick. A different young man who she met onboard invited her to stay in his less crowded cabin. Her cabinmates reported her missing and a shipwide search commenced. My father found her ... in the other man's cabin. This was all quite innocent, but she was rebuked.

My mother and aunt saved money to bring their mother to NZ. My grandmother met my father on what was his own last purser voyage before he too settled in NZ. Sometime later, my mother and grandmother encountered my father on the street and invited him to my mother's wedding. She'd become engaged to that other young man in whose cabin she had stayed.

That wedding didn't happen .... (I guess you'll have to read that unwritten book to find out more.)

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Oct 20 2017 9:30am

Gena Showalter Reveals the Next Two Couples in Lords of the Underworld Series

The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter

In an announcement on her Facebook page, Gena Showalter revealed who the next two couples in her Lords of the Underworld series would be. Many readers have long been rooting for William and Gillian to get a happy ending, and with the 2018 releases of her books The Darkest Warrior and The Darkest Captive, Showalter had some decisions to make: 

Before I sat down to write THE DARKEST WARRIOR—because yes, I have now written the first and second draft—I narrowed down my choices to only (1) William and Gillian, (2) William and someone new, (3) Gillian and Puck, (4) Viola (5) Galen and Legion, (6) Hades, or (7) Rathbone. No problem, right? (Snort!)

In the end, Showalter had the books all plotted out for many of these characters, but who would finally be next? Here's what she had to say: 

THE DARKEST WARRIOR features Puck and Gillian. (William has a huge role in this book, the most he's ever been in a book in fact, and I answer all of your questions about his relationship with Gillian.)

THE DARKEST CAPTIVE features Galen and Legion, and it will release from 1001 Dark Nights in December. I haven't written this one yet, but I do have it plotted and SHIVER!!!!! (Preorder goes live in December)

Showalter gave the full explanation for this decision in her announcement post but it still left many fans divided, as some have long shipped Gillian/William (Gilliam) and are disappointed, while others see a lot of potential for Gillian and Puck and/or say they saw this news coming. What are your thoughts? Are you excited for these characters to get together? Tell us about it in the comments!

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Oct 17 2017 11:45am

Nora Roberts Announces Standalone Suspense Novel Shelter in Place!

Shelter in Place by Nora RobertsNeed a little pick-me-up? You're in luck, because Nora Roberts has revealed the title and cover for her next standalone novel, coming May 2018: Shelter in Place!

We don't know much about the plot yet, but here's the spine-tingling official teaser:

Sometimes, there is nowhere safe to hide.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts—a powerful tale of heart, heroism . . . and propulsive suspense.

Ummm, don't know about you, but we're already feeling the suspense of this one!


Watch the full announcement video now:

We'll update this post with more news about Shelter in Place as we get it, but until then, don't miss our reveal of the prophecy from Year One (which publishes on December 5) or our picks for the Top 10 Nora Roberts novels (so far).

Learn more about or pre-order a copy of Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts, available May 29, 2018:

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