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March 3 2012

Why I’m Team Eric: The Appeal of True Blood’s Eric Northman

I crack jokes about my affinity for all things Alexander Skarsgard, but I’m going to admit something to you: He’s not the reason I love Eric Northman. I’d be falling all over myself for the...
February 24 2012

Stephenie Meyer, Meg Cabot, and Charlaine Harris: Who Does Vampire Fiction Best?

There’s no escaping the fact that people have written an awful lot of novels in a short space of time featuring human-vamp couplings with Montague-Capulet-scale PR problems. But how these inter-species...
February 15 2012

The Books That Broke the Camel’s Back: Hamilton, Neill, Harris, et al.

We’ve talked before about stopping reading a particular series because one of the series’ books has ruined the whole experience for you (for example, Robin Bradford dumped Laurell K. Hamilton),...
January 11 2012

Bad Friend Heroines from Richelle Mead, Charlaine Harris, Karina Cooper and More!

As romance readers, we often joke about book boyfriends—the heroes we get all weak in the knees over. But what about the women? We invest so much time with the heroines in our favorite series,...
December 29 2011

H&H Bloggers Pick the Best of 2011: Dolly Sickles, Aliza Mann, and Marquetta Whitmore

Want to know what books your favorite bloggers most enjoyed in 2011? Be sure to check out each post in the Best of 2011 series! Dolly Sickles I read so many things that I sometimes mix...
October 26 2011

Series-ish Addiction: When to Stick With ’Em, When to Move On

Authors writing series books is now the norm in romance; but what makes a series great, and what makes readers decide not to follow the series through to its end? The draw of any series is the characters....
October 19 2011

A Glamorous Life: The Myth Behind the Fae

My love for all things fae started as a child with my introduction to Tinkerbell; I don’t know why Tink appealed to me so much, maybe it was her small stature (I’ve always been petite),...
October 11 2011

Good-bye, Sookie: Charlaine Harris Announces Her Next Project

USA Today reported recently that Charlaine Harris, best-selling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series (on which HBO’s True Blood is based), has her next project lined up: a graphic novel trilogy...
August 17 2011

Sometimes I Want to Slap Her: Anita Blake, Merit, Rachel Morgan, Kitty Norville, and Sookie Stackhouse

I am all for strong heroines, but sometimes I wish I could reach through the pages of my book and slap the shit out of a character. I have a few, which I am sure all of us do. Here are my top five: Anita...
August 11 2011

Bite Me, Baby: Top 5 (+1!) Vampire Lovers

Powerful men are sexy. Men fighting for control are sexy. Dark and mysterious, yep, sexy again. Now add fangs, super speed and centuries of practice, and you know why vampires consistently...
August 9 2011

Not Another Gosh-Darn Melon-Farming Euphemism!: Sex Talk, Translated

Generally speaking, writers are not a conservative bunch. They’ll try anything, say anything and write about it all in (occasionally excruciating) detail. So why the bizarre shyness that seems to...
August 1 2011

No Hair, But Lots of Hubba-Hubba: Bald-Headed Heroes

When I was asked to start blogging for Heroes and Heartbreakers, the first topic suggested to me was to name my top five hairiest heroes. Is my love for hairy men that well known? Okay, fine;...
July 28 2011

True Blood Ultimatum: Sex and Plot, It’s That Simple

I came into True Blood as a Sookie Stackhouse fan. I’d read the books and was ready to see them adapted to TV. Season One surprised me. (Mostly due to the sex-plosion. Hello, Jason Stackhouse.) After...
June 16 2011

Top 10 (Paranormal Romance) Videos to Spike up Your Viewing

You’ve no doubt noticed music is an integral part of paranormal and urban fantasy heroes and heroines; the Black Dagger Brotherhood has its hip-hop, Laurell K. Hamilton says Tori Amos is “very important...
June 13 2011

True Blood Season Four: A Bloody Mess?

Some of us have been concerned, to say the least, about Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire series. There have been times when some of us have threatened, and carried out our threats, never to return...
June 6 2011

Suzanne Collins Joins the “Kindle Million Club”—Who’s Next?

Suzanne Collins, Amazon announced this morning, has joined the ranks of the “Kindle Million Club,” which means that she is one of what is now a very select few authors who’ve sold more than a...
May 31 2011

Laurell K. Hamilton’s Merry Gentry Series: Merry Gentry, FTW!

The writers I most like to read exhibit strong storytelling abilities, develop their characters and relationships in an engrossing manner, and weave it all together through well-crafted writing. That’s...
May 25 2011

Anticipating True Blood (Waiting Sucks!)

Right around this time of year—for the past three seasons anyway—my blood starts to course rapidly through my veins. Fear of withdrawal symptoms impel me to watch HBO OnDemand (along with...
May 14 2011

Defining Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance: What’s the Difference?

It's a question every paranormal and/or urban fantasy reader encounters in the course of their reading: What's the difference between the two? For me, Urban Fantasy is all about the paranormal...
May 12 2011

Alpha Male Smackdown: Who’s Top Dog?

It took Natasha and Jessica over a month to whittle down a list of alphas they love, never mind the arguments they had trying to change each other’s opinions on the males they disagreed on. Eventually...
May 12 2011

For the Love of...Charlaine Harris (You Go, Girl!)

While the debates rage on as to whether or not people should even continue to read Dead Reckoning, the latest book in Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood series (read Laurie Gold's...
May 11 2011

Charlaine Harris’s Dead Reckoning was a Satisfying Read for This Sookie Fan

I looked forward to May 3, 2011, for a long, long time. That's the day the latest in Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire series was slated for release. (It doesn't hurt that True Blood...
May 6 2011

Where’s the Beef?: Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris Makes Me Ranty

I managed to get my hands on an advance copy of Charlaine Harris's Dead Reckoning and after finishing it all I could say was “WTF?” I can’t say I’m surprised; the...
May 2 2011

This is the End: Why I Won’t be Buying Charlaine Harris’s Dead Reckoning Tomorrow

It’s hard to imagine that after a decade, I’m giving up on a series that I’ve long adored, one that helped open up an entirely new avenue of reading for me. And yet, when Dead...
April 27 2011

Fiction Affliction: Diagnosing May Releases in Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance

The Symptoms: Who said vampires were dead? Well, okay, they might be dead, but they’re not resting in peace. Sookie’s not the only one in Paranormaville with vampire troubles this...
April 19 2011

Aurora vs. Sookie: Charlaine Harris’s Heroines

They inhabit separate universes, live disparate lives, and are completely different people. Or are they? As I was reading Charlaine Harris’s latest, A Bone to Pick (the second in the Aurora...
April 12 2011

You Are What You Like to Read: A Book-Selling Savant’s Recs, Pt. 1

Back in the early days of All About Romance, I never felt comfortable contributing to our If You Like... feature (if you like Author A, try Author B) because of a lack of confidence. I always thought...
March 31 2011

Ladies Do Not Prefer Blonds (as Romance Heroes)

There aren’t many blond romance heroes. Of course, blond is a rare hair color—1-2% worldwide—but in the U.S. and England, where the majority of contemporary, suspense, and historical...
February 17 2011

Bring on the Bloodlust: Top 5 Vampire Romancers

Who was your first? Your first vamp, I mean. My interest was piqued by the cult classic The Lost Boys. My older sister took me to the movie with her—my first R-rated movie. I was...
February 13 2011

To Die For: Gifts For Your Vampire Lover

Whether it's Valentine's Day or any other gift-giving time, what kind of gift would you give to someone who is basically immortal?! You think buying a gift for your mother is hard, try...