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Dec 10 2014 3:43pm

Romance News Roundup: Jennifer McQuiston, Mindy Project, and More!

It's Tea Time Afternoon Tea bannerWelcome to H&H's brand-new daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

TIME has awarded its Person of the Year to Ebola fighters, including romance author Jennifer McQuiston, who took her dayjob experience of working at the CDC to Sierra Leone, where she worked on distributing information on how to prevent the disease.

Mindy Lahiri and Danny Castellano in The Mindy Project Season 3, episode 10The Mindy Project's annual Christmas episode, naturally titled “Christmas,” gifted fans with adorable Mindy/Danny moments AND some pretty great character growth, if not a major, er, question we'd halfway expected. Creator and showrunner Mindy Kaling discusses the episode with Vulture here.

—This week marks the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and there's a new book out called When Books Went to War, which details how publishers produced pocket-sized books (“the size of a smartphone”) that soldiers could carry with them. Especially popular were romance novels such as Lillian Smith's Strange Fruit, because “this book has sex scenes and a lot of them.”

—Popsugar offers the “23 Examples of Outlander's Sam Heughan Looking Very, Very Sexy.”

—Peggy Carter's a cool noir lady in a new poster for Marvel's Agent Carter, which premieres January 6.

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