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September 21 2017

What Piece of Clothing from a Book or Movie Would You Add to Your Closet?

In The Incredibles, Edna Mode had one hard and fast rule: No Capes. Luckily we are not superheroes, and Edna Mode isn't here to critique us because when we found out that we could buy the cape...
August 9 2017

4 Beloved On-Screen Romantic Suspense Couples

Today we're thrilled to welcome Layla Reyne (Barrel Proof) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. We all had relationships (of the fictional variety) that influenced the couples we love to read and watch...
September 1 2016

The Fandom is Strong in This One: Game of Thrones Edition

We're thrilled to welcome Danika Stone (All the Feels) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Danika is no stranger to fandom and one fandom that certainly has a strangle-hold on her heart is Game of...
July 6 2016

Romance and Fan Fiction Readers Have More in Common Than You Think

Do you like fan fic? Are you still recovering from the ending of the Harry Potter or Twilight series? Do you like to read fun, sometimes wacky stories? Me, too. I don’t spend nearly as much...
July 6 2016

Do You Like Gender Swapping in Hollywood?

Since Ghostbusters—with an all-female cast—is coming out this week, we've had the idea of gender swapping on our minds lately. In fandom—fan fiction, in particular—gender...
March 15 2016

“I Wouldn’t Stop for Red Lights”: 10 Iconic Josh/Donna Moments from The West Wing

While everyone may be obsessing over real life politics, I prefer thinking about The West Wing, specifically the shiptastic romance between White House Deputy Chief of Staff Joshua Lyman (Bradley Whitford)...
March 10 2016

A Cuppa Dar-tea

H&H is all about “for the fans, by the fans.” Recently a friend was gifted a set of tea that is perfect for any romance reader—fan-made Pride and Prejudice tea! At right is...
March 1 2016

Have You Ever Written a Fan Letter?

When I was 10 years old, I was tasked with a school assignment to write to a favorite author of mine. At the time I was obsessed with the magical world of Bruce Coville, and had the added benefit...
February 9 2016

What’s Your Favorite Head Canon?

Source: Sometimes a show or book doesn't go the way you want it to, and you just have to pretend like what you just saw or...
January 15 2016

Love Made Visible: Fan Art for Our Favorite Authors

Note: This post may contain some light spoilers for various series, especially for fans of Rainbow Rowell, KJ Charles, and Cassandra Clare, read with caution! One of the most enjoyable aspects...
December 4 2015

In What Alternate Universe Would You Put Your Favorite Characters?

This Morning Coffee requires a little explanation! What is an alternate universe? That's pretty self-explanatory—think Twilight Zone and parallel universes. In fan fiction, it is common...
October 7 2015

What Romance Would You Like to See Gender Bent?

Yesterday, the Twilight fandom was rocked—in a good way! Stephenie Meyer released a special edition of Twilight to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its initial publication. It's been...
October 6 2015

Meet Beau and Edythe: Stephenie Meyer Writes Gender-Bent Twilight, Life and Death

On this day in book history, Twilight was released! 10 years, 5 movies, 4 books, 1 reimagined BDSM fan-fic (plus countless others), and millions (if not billions) of fans, and Bella and Edward...
June 30 2015

When Was the Last Time Your Fangirl (or Boy) Was Unleashed?

Sometimes you love a book/TV show/movie, but you don't know anyone else who loves it as much as you. Sometimes you become obsessive about it and you create fan art, fan videos, join the fandom...
June 3 2015

Bigtime Fangirl: Jennifer Estep’s Superfan Heroine is Super-Awesome in Fandemic

I’ve seen “fangirl” defined as “a woman who is an extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something.” Well, I am an unabashed fangirl. I fangirl over a lot...
May 20 2015

Romance News Roundup: Damon Suede Deal, Rainbow Rowell on Fandom, 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: Damon Suede's Hot...
May 12 2015

Do You Read Fan Fiction?

Fan fiction has come even more into the average romance readers vernacular as publishers have bought up fan fiction for publication. Do you read fan fiction? What fandoms do you read most prevalently...
September 17 2014

Hearts Flutter as Benedict Cumberbatch Recreates Wet Darcy Scene for Charity!

He's doing this for good, people! Benedict Cumberbatch recently recreated the stepping out of the water scene from the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth. The charity,...
August 29 2014

Everyone’s Got One: One True Pairing

Today we're pleased to be joined by author Sandy Hall, whose A Little Something Different tells the story of an unfolding romance through fourteen different viewpoints (including a squirrel and...
July 22 2014

Driven to Distraction: An Argument for Adam Driver’s Sex Appeal

The French have a word, jolie laide, for “good-looking ugly women,” women such as Anjelica Huston, Bette Davis, and Tilda Swinton. There isn't such a term for good-lucking ugly men,...
October 6 2013

Shipping Sunday: Star Trek’s Kirk/Spock

On very rare occasions you will find two characters who exist solely to be shipped together. Mulder and Scully, David and Maddie, Castle and Beckett, Kirk and Spock. Possibly the poster men for the...
September 5 2013

First Look: Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl (September 10, 2013)

Rainbow Rowell Fangirl St. Martin's Press / September 10, 2013 / $18.99 print, $9.99 digital Cath doesn’t think she’s good at life—but she’s really good at being...
August 15 2013

Welcome to Shipper Nation: Why Romance Fans Read Fan Fiction

I read romance novels for a lot of different reasons. Escapism. A chance to live vicariously in dream-like situations. Just plain fun. They introduce me to new characters, new people to invest in and...
May 20 2013

Darkness (and Fandom) Never Dies: Unofficial Trailer for Siege and Storm

One of the great things about the internet is that it gives some pretty creative folks an outlet for their talent. We here at Team H&H devoured the first book in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha...
May 4 2013

Poll: May the Fourth be with You...What Star Wars Character is Your Ideal Hero?

Star Wars has defined a generation and it keeps doing it as new generations are introduced to Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and the evil Darth Vader. While Darth was pretty scarred underneath all that...
April 19 2013

20 Reasons We Can’t Wait for True Blood Season 6

We recap True Blood episodes each season here at Heroes & Heartbreakers. It’s the perfect fit for us. It’s based on great novels. There are alpha males everywhere. The sex is worth talking...
April 17 2013

A Batch of Cumberbunnies: An Explanation of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sex Appeal

Although you’ve likely heard of Benedict Cumberbatch, you likely hadn’t until a few years ago when he blew up on the scene in Sherlock, BBC’s modernization of Sherlock Holmes. As many...