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April 24 2017

Historical Romance Heroines with Unconventional Occupations—She Can Bring Home the Bacon!

Today we're thrilled to welcome Lenora Bell (Blame It on the Duke) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Lenora's latest release features a linguist heroine who is very talented at translations....
November 7 2016

First Look: Emily Larkin’s Unmasking Miss Appleby (November 7, 2016)

Emily Larkin Unmasking Miss Appleby (Baleful Godmother Series #1) Emily Larkin / November 7, 2016 / $3.99 digital An interesting facet of historical romance, as a genre, is how we can’t...
November 25 2014

First Look: Sarah MacLean’s Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover (November 25, 2014)

Sarah MacLean Never Judge a Lady by her Cover (Rule of Scoundrels) Avon / November 25, 2014 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her...
June 12 2014

Cover Alert: Sarah MacLean’s Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover!

Sarah MacLean has just revealed the cover for the fourth Rule of Scoundrels books, Never Judge a Lady By Her Cover, and it has one of our favorite tropes—chick-in-pants! **Spoilers ahead for anyone...
July 27 2013

Trope of the Month: Heroines in Disguise (aka Chick-in-Pants)

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s]," which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing. But they’re totally not! Romance...
March 13 2013

Marsha Canham, the Pirate Queen of Romance Novels

Pirates play by their own rules. Maybe that's part of what makes Marsha Canham's pirates both engaging and authentic. This fan-favorite author dropped out of sight years ago when the winds of...
February 27 2013

First Look: Sally MacKenzie’s Surprising Lord Jack (March 5, 2013)

Sally MacKenzie Surprising Lord Jack Zebra / March 5, 2013 / $7.99 print, $5.79 digital Frances Hadley has managed her family’s estate for years. So why can’t she request...
February 22 2013

Heroes in Disguise: Lying Liars and the Romance Novel Heroines Who Love Them

I blame Shakespeare. Oh, the idea certainly predated him—Ancient Mythology, for example, is thoroughly populated with gods who disguise themselves as everything from some woman’s husband...
July 20 2012

First Look: Elizabeth Essex’s Almost a Scandal (July 31, 2012)

Elizabeth Essex Almost a Scandal St. Martin’s Press / July 31, 2012 / $7.99 print & digital For generations, the Kents have served proudly with the British Royal Navy. So when her younger...
November 13 2011

Chicks in Pants: Cross-dressing Historical Heroines

Cross-dressing heroines, or chicks-in-pants books as they are popularly known, are among my favorite reads when they are done well. Twelfth Night has long been my favorite Shakespearean comedy. One...
March 28 2011

Chick-in-Pants Heroines: Historical Hotness

Everyone has a sub-category of romance that makes them sit up and take notice. Maybe it's a vampire, a secret baby, an arranged marriage, or a governess story. Me? I love a chick-in-pants romance. A...