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November 15 2017

The Return to Mystral in C.L. Wilson’s The Sea King

The Sea King is the latest in C. L. Wilson’s romantic fantasy series the Weather Mages of Mystral.  In book one, The Winter King, Khamsin Coruscate, princess of Summerlea married King...
Nicola R. White
October 28 2017

Rooting for Queen Kalinda and Her Palace Guard’s Happy Ending in Emily R. King’s The Fire Queen

The Fire Queen opens with the heroine, Kalinda, searching for the heir to the Tarachand Empire after the death of the tyrannical Rajah Tarek, who also happened to be Kalinda’s husband. Kalinda...
September 7 2017

The Shift of the Tide and the 4 Key Factors of Fantastic Fantasy

A good fantasy romance relies on four key factors: A kickass hero and heroine, an intriguing world, a fantastic adventure and a fabulous romance. Jeffe Kennedy’s The Shift of the Tide is...
July 21 2017

The Summer’s 10 Best Fantasy Romances

J.R.R. Tolkien once said, “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind...
July 10 2017

Mercedes Lackey’s Elemental Masters Tells a Different Kind of Fairy Tale

Fairy tales are the foremothers of fantasy. It is in these stories that humanity first imagined a world of magic. Fairy tales are also the origins of romance; it is in these fables that the idea...
July 5 2017

Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time: Where’s the Love?

Epic Fantasy is full of romance. From Arwen and Aragorn to Jon Snow and Ygritte, these magical, Medieval lands are full to their fantastical brim of courtly, angsty, often doomed, love. Ever...
June 23 2017

A Definitive Ranking of Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson Books, Based on Swoonworthiness

Which Mercy Thompson book is the most romantic? Romantic fantasy has more than its share of super couples.  Ilona Andrews has three of them: Kate and Curran from The Kate Daniels series,...
May 23 2017

First look: Graceley Knox’s Mark of Truth (May 23, 2017)

Graceley Knox Mark of Truth (Wicked Kingdoms #1) Graceley Knox / May 23, 2017 / $5.99 digital If you like your heroine strong, sassy, and sarcastic, then Ever is your girl and Graceley...
May 15 2017

First Look: Ilona Andrews’ White Hot (May 30, 2017)

Ilona Andrews White Hot (Hidden Legacy #2) Avon / May 30, 2017 / $7.99 print, $6.99 digital When I heard that the release date for this book had been pushed back until May 2017, I was sure...
April 6 2017

10 Fantasy Romance Novels You’ll Want to Read This Spring

Inclusiveness is the name of the game in this column’s fantasy novels. As Michael Scott once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know...
Mala Bhattacharjee
March 26 2017

First Look: Roshani Chokshi’s A Crown of Wishes (March 28, 2017)

Roshani Chokshi A Crown of Wishes St. Martin’s Griffin / March 28, 2017 / $18.99 print, $9.99 digital You don't need to have read Roshani Chokshi's lyrical debut, The...
March 8 2017

Anne Bishop’s Etched In Bone Ends Lakeside Courtyard Arc in Others Series

After a human uprising was brutally put down by the Elders—a primitive and lethal form of the Others—the few cities left under human control are far-flung. And the people within them...
January 31 2017

H&H Bloggers Recommend: Best Reads of January 2017

Each month, we ask our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve read over the last month. It doesn’t have to be a new book, as evidenced below; just something that made the month sparkle...
January 11 2017

11 Memorable Moments from Unforgettable Fantasy This Winter

Albert Einstein tells us that “Imagination is everything.” The fantasy novels of winter 2016/2017 contain heart, love, and plenty of imagination. Contemporary Fantasy: Indelible...
December 8 2016

First Look: Thea Harrison’s Moonshadow (December 13, 2016)

Thea Harrison Moonshadow (Moonshadow #1) Thea Harrison / December 13, 2016 / $16.00 print, $4.99 digital In her first spinoff novel, Thea Harrison takes us halfway around the world from...
August 24 2016

Blending Mythology and Magic in Amanda Bouchet’s Promise of Fire

Welcome to the kingdom of Thalryia, whose residents fall into one of two categories: the Magoi, who wield various types of magic, and the Hoi Polloi, those people without that advantage. The magoi...
August 18 2016

First Look: Linda Howard & Linda Jones’ Frost Line (August 30, 2016)

Linda Howard and Linda Jones  Frost Line  Avon Books / August 30, 2016 / $25.99 print, $6.99 digital Linda Howard and Linda Jones are not new collaborators. They’ve previously...
August 11 2016

Ranking the Women of the Harry Potter Universe, A Potterverse Hotness Scale

Who Are the Hottest Women in the Potterverse? NOTE: The below contains some slight, mostly indirect, spoilers for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Continue at your own risk. Yes, the...
August 4 2016

Ranking the Men of the Harry Potter Universe, A Potterverse Hotness Scale

  Who's your hottest Harry Potter character? Who are the best Harry Potter male characters? One of the great joys of reading is falling...
August 1 2016

A History of How Ron and Hermione Got Together—Hogwarts, A Love Story

WARNING: Spoilers for The Cursed Child Ron and Hermione’s relationship can be described in many ways, but I believe the best word for it is tumultuous. Throughout JK Rowling’s...
May 19 2016

First Look: Jeffe Kennedy’s The Pages of the Mind (May 31, 2016)

Jeffe Kennedy The Pages of the Mind (The Unchartered Realms #1) Kensington / May 31, 2016 / $9.95 print, $7.99 digital Jeffe Kennedy stunned me with her powerful tale of a magical people...
May 12 2016

Lisa Kleypas’ Next Hero Connects to the Wallflowers!!!: Romance News

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance. {Did you know you can sign up to receive Afternoon Tea as an e-mail? Sign up have your daily cuppa delivered...
April 13 2016

27 Best Romance Novels—Your Ultimate TBR Pile

Choosing only twenty-seven books for this epic post was painful, but cuts had to be made! Below, LucyH and TanyaLK tackle the impossible and give a very opinionated opinion of the twenty-seven...
March 30 2016

April 2016 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in June. We’ve divided them up by week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases....
March 8 2016

First Look: Anne Bishop’s Marked in Flesh (March 8, 2016)

Anne Bishop Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) Roc / March 8, 2016 / $27.00 print, $13.99 digital The escalating war between the Others and the HFL (Humans First and Last) comes to a...
March 6 2016

Put Some Rings on It: The Folley and Mallory Adventures by E. Catherine Tobler

Looking for a different sort of historical romance, where the history actually impacts the romance? Perhaps with a strong fantasy element that flavors both? Some nifty steampunk gadgets, the myth...
February 24 2016

March 2016 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in March. We’ve divided them up by week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases....
February 17 2016

Fantastic!: From Movies to Books, Fantasy Romance Has Our Hearts!

Today we're thrilled to welcome Kelly Moran to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Kelly recently published a multi-genre boxed set, Love is in the Air. Like many romance readers, Kelly appreciates books...
January 14 2016

Genre-lizations: What Your Favorite Subgenre Says About You!

Everybody loves generalizations. Lol. But seriously, how much fun is it to judge someone based on just a sprinkling of information?  And sometimes it only take a single factoid to completely...
October 18 2015

Not Your Children’s Fairy Tales: Fantasy and Paranormal Romance to Make the Brothers Grimm Proud

What is it that make fairy tales timeless? Is it the difficulty that the heroine or hero must endure before they get their Happily Ever After? Or the social lesson of morality or values that consistently...