Jul 7 2016 4:09pm

Free Kit Rocha & Cathy Yardley Books, Plus BuzzBook Excerpts: Romance News

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

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Note: The Afternoon Tea will be on hiatus next week while half of Team H&H is at the Romance Writers of America conference. (Expect lots of goodies while we're there and when we get back!) Look for the news roundup again on Monday, July 18!

Top Off Your TBR Pile

Beyond Shame by Kit RochaDeal Alert: Kit Rocha's very first Beyond book, Beyond Shame, is FREE in e-book right now at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* Let's just say that the Beyond series is in our list of 15 must-read erotic romance novels for good reason...

Deal Alert: Tessa Dare's fourth Spindle Cove historical, Any Duchess Will Do, is only $1.99 in e-book right now at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* “...Tessa Dare gives readers an anti-fairy tale romance in which hard work and self-respect are the route to happiness, and love is the only magic anyone needs,” writes Janga in her First Look at Any Duchess Will Do.

Deal Alert: Cathy Yardley's video-game-professionals-discover-love contemporary romance Level Up is FREE in e-book at iBooks | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | etc.* “[Tessa and Adam's] relationship jumps from friends to smooching buddies almost by accident,” Rebekah Weatherspoon writes in her review of the book, and if that isn't our kind of romance, what is?! P.S. If you like fan fiction and/or video games, Suzanne says you definitely want to give this one a shot.

Fresh Outta the Oven

—Christine Feehan spills about her “mafia-inspired paranormal romance,” Shadow Rider, the first book in the new Shadow series, in an interview with BookPage. Fun fact: She spent a lot of time researching in Italy, which sounds incredible!

BuzzBooks 2016: Romance is a FREE sampler of pre-publication excerpts from 20 highly anticipated romance novels by Mary Balogh, Kristan Higgins, Sarina Bowen, and many more. Snag your copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and more.

We gotta laugh or we'll cry about underwritten female characters in pop culture. In a whip-smart sketch from Nuclear Family, Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Mama Bear, Sassy Over-Supportive Black Friend, and Eye Candy team up as the UFC (Underwritten Female Characters) to rewrite women in movies and real life for the last laugh. “Can a bitch get a Target?” indeed. 

Today on H&H

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

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