Jul 26 2016 4:05pm

Dark-Hunter Emojis and a Chicagoland Spinoff Series?!: Romance News

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

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Fresh Outta the Oven

Dragonmark by Sherrilyn KenyonWhat's a text conversation without emojis these days? Now you can communicate via one of your favorite book series with the brand-new Dark-Hunter Emoji keyboard in honor of Dragonmark's release next Tuesday! Already looking ahead to the second book in the Dark-Hunter: Dragons Rising series? Discover the identities of Dragonsworn's hero and heroine...

Journey to Chicagoland...again! Chloe Neill has been keeping a BIG announcement under her hat, and today on her Twitter, she revealed the news that her beloved Chicagoland series is getting a spin-off series. This comes on the heels of news that January will see a new Ethan/Merit novella! If you're looking to start from the beginning, don't miss “Merit Is Awesome: A Chicagoland Series Primer.”

Monica Murphy's newly unveiled Just Friends cover hints at tumultous teen romance, and sure enough, in an interview with USA Today's HEA blog, Murphy describes the book as being about “young teenage love. Angsty love. Smash your heart to bits and end up super confused over everything love.” Yes, there's a love triangle, and it sounds like a doozy...

BookRiot Live 2016, a.k.a. “two days of exclusive events celebrating books and the reading life,” will be held November 12 & 13 in New York City. The schedule of events is still in the works, and we hope they'll be adding romance speakers and panels, but you can learn more and register now over at bookriotlive.com.

Top Off Your TBR Pile

Deal Alert: Lois McMaster Bujold's The Curse of Chalion is discounted to $1.99 in e-book at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Bujold's a longtime favorite of readers and authors alike; just read Mary Jo Putney's guest piece on how her Vorkosigans book Shards of Honor is a gateway to romantic sci-fi/fantasy...

Deal Alert: Shelly Ellis' sugar baby/P.I. contemporary romance The Player and The Game is only $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* If you're looking for more sugar-baby-in-love romances, you'll want to try Rebekah Weatherspoon's So Sweet as well.

Deal Alert: HelenKay Dimon's Playing Dirty, the first Bad Boys Undercover novels, is on sale for $1.99 each at Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Amazon | etc.* As Dimon herself wrote in an H&H guest post, you've gotta love a good mix of danger and brotherhood in romantic suspense.

Deal Alert: Maya Banks' unrequited-love-is-finally-returned contemporary Seducing Simon is a $.99 steal in e-book at Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.* Unrequited loves that become epic romances are a thing of beauty.

Today on H&H

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

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