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October 31 2016

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of October 2016

What are the best new romances in October 2016? Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they...
May 30 2016

May 2016’s Best Romance Reads—H&H Bloggers’ Recommendations!

What are the best new romances in May 2016? Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they...
June 26 2015

Romance News Roundup: Barbara Samuel Deal, C.S. Pacat Teaser, and More!

Welcome to H&H's 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. —Deal Alert #1: Barbara Samuel's In...
December 11 2014

Top 10 Treasures from the Past from Howard, Brockway, and More!

In Megan Frampton’s blog The Ten Romance Novels You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion), Megan mentions Anne Stuart, Julia Quinn, J.D. Robb, E.L. James, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Laura Kinsale,...
September 11 2014

Star-Struck and Bewitched: Top 5 Couples from Barbara Samuel

If I described my top five couples from the fiction of Barbara Samuel without giving title and author, you might justifiably conclude that the pairs figured as protagonists in novels by five different...
July 24 2014

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of July 2014

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to...
February 25 2014

Food Is Life: Gastronomique Romance for Our Food-Obsessed Culture

Today we're joined by author Ava Miles, whose Country Heaven has just been released. Country Heaven features a romance between a bad boy country singer and the sassy chef he hires for his next tour....
December 7 2013

Top 10 American Historicals: An Opinionated Opinion

I grew up reading and rereading Elswyth Thane’s Williamsburg series, not exactly romance fiction, but with all the matches from Tibby and Julian in Colonial America through six more books to their...
September 11 2013

Falling for Barbara Samuel’s Realistic Heroes

Barbara Samuel can do it all—contemporary romance, historical romance, single title, category, series, standalone and even women’s fiction. Whether she’s writing as Barbara Samuel,...
August 16 2013

August 2013 Bloggers’s Recommendations: O’Kanes, Musicians, and B Movie Actors

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read (or things, plural, if our bloggers declare a tie ’cause they just can’t choose). It doesn’t have to...
June 19 2013

Old Vey!: Jewish Characters in Historical Romance

Where are all the Jewish characters in historical romance? Old Testament retellings of Biblical stories are readily found in inspirational romance, but isn’t there more? The history of Jewish...
March 15 2013

Book Quests: Adding to Your Digital Shelves

My husband calls them quests. My quest to build a digital library as a replacement for my actual library started five years ago, when I received my first Kindle for Mother's Day. At the time we...
September 10 2012

Weaving Legends and Reclaiming History: A Barbara Samuel Appreciation

On Saturday, July 28, 2012, Barbara Samuel became the thirteenth author inducted into the Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame, an honor reserved for multiple RITA winners who have received...
March 17 2012

Éirinn go Brách: More St. Patrick’s Day Romance Recs

St. Patrick’s Day got you in the mood to read a good Irish romance? In a follow-up to Laurel McKee’s Kiss Me, I’m Irish: St. Patrick’s Day Recs, we’ve gathered more recommendations, including...
January 6 2012

Free Love: Free Romance Books for Your E-Readers!

You survived the holidays, making it to the other side only slightly scathed and clutching a brand-new e-reader. Well done! So…now what? First congratulate yourself on having friends and family...
July 3 2011

Mary Jo Putney on Barbara O’Neal’s The Lost Recipe for Happiness

The 2011 RITA Awards ceremony was held Friday night, but the nominee love continues. RITA award-winning author Mary Jo Putney shares why Barbara O’Neal’s The Lost Recipe for Happiness...
June 2 2011

The “Memory of Her Hair” Scene in Barbara Samuel’s Night of Fire

Basilio, Count Montevarchi, scholar and poet, is the most Romantic hero I’ve ever read. I’m talking Romantic with a capital “R:” extravagant emotion, an emphasis on honor and truth, idealism,...
May 31 2011

Top 10 Greatest Musically Inclined Romance Heroes

From classical composers to rock stars, there’s something extra romantic about a musician. All our preconceptions about genius and brooding and muses are fertile ground for the novelist, and it’s...
May 7 2011

Sexy Soldiers: Top Five Military Heroes in Contemporary Romance

Having a military man as the hero in a romance novel seems like a no-brainer; what is surprising is that four of my five top choices were category romances. Perhaps that's because a category’s...
May 3 2011

Barbara O’Neal Makes Me Hungry

Barbara O'Neal's writing is, to make a groan-inducing pun, delicious. I've loved her books as Ruth Wind and Barbara Samuel (both Historical and Contemporary). And I love her still....
April 8 2011

The True Measure of a Book: Great Characters in Romance

In his recent memoir, celebrated actor Sidney Poitier wrote, “The true measure of a man is how well he provides for his children.” Similarly, as a reader and a writer, the true measure of...
March 19 2011

Rereading: The Comfort of an Old Friend

One of my dear friends (*ahem* Megan *ahem*) does not reread books. Frankly, I don't get it. Of course, I like to read new books. I wait patiently for new releases by favorite authors and I'm...
February 23 2011

The Lament of the Jilted: When Authors Break Up with Their Readers

   I hate being jilted.  The sense of betrayal (“How could fill-in-the-blank do this to me?”), the self-flagellation (“How could I not have seen this coming?”),...