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March 8 2017

Romance Newbie Roshani Chokshi Picks...

A couple of weeks ago, we asked YA author Roshani Chokshi, who is kind of new to the world of romance, to pick a romance novel to read. You guys gave some GREAT suggestions for our...
February 21 2017

The Gateway Experiment: What Romance Should Author Roshani Chokshi Read Next?

It is one of the greatest joys of any reader to recommend beloved books to a person—especially when that person is brand new to the genre we hold so near and dear! It can be a tough call,...
June 21 2016

Romance Reading Virgin: Let’s Travel Through Space Together

Can the second reading of a romance novel be better than the first? I'm back! Hi. How are you? Some of you might remember that I was H&H’s romance virgin who popped his cherry last...
September 14 2015

Romance Reading Virgin: My First Time with D.D. Ayres’s Irresistible Force

About a month or so ago I agreed to read my very first romance novel. Why would someone who has shown no real interest in ever reading a romance novel to do such a thing? Someone who traditionally...
August 28 2015

Help Find Their First!

Source: Yesterday, we asked you to reveal what you remembered about your first romance novel. The question yielded some pretty amazing memories!...
August 27 2015

Throwback Thursday: How Much Do You Remember From Your First Romance Novel?

You never forget your first...but you might forget a lot of the details. Whether it was a year ago or many years ago, a lot of romance readers remember their first official romance—the title,...
June 26 2015

Our Romance Reading Virgin Picks...

Last week, we asked the resident male of Team H&H to read his very first romance! You guys gave some GREAT suggestions for our newest Gateway Experiment, and Teddy has made his pick! Drum...
June 15 2015

The Gateway Experiment: A Romance Reader Virgin Wants Suggestions!

TeddyP. is the resident tech guru on Team H&H—and the lone male on our team! Because he's never read a romance novel and he's on our staff, of course we needed to indoctrinate him...
November 6 2013

Cold Blood, Full Heart: The Romance Virgin Reads The Last Hour of Gann

Stop. Go no further. There is something very important that you must know before continuing on. Something so important, that this one truth is critical to everything that comes after. The Last Hour...
August 13 2012

A Country Boy Can Survive: The Romance Virgin Reads Ilona Andrews

So this time around for the Gateway Experiment I had asked for suggestions for Romance books that cross genre boundaries. You guys did not disappoint. I seriously think the H&H community members...
July 19 2012

SF/F as the Gateway Drug to Romance Novels: McCaffrey, Carey, Lackey, Feehan and More!

Every summer my parents would pack up the family to set off on a family vacation. Each of these trips were preceded by several magical hours spent in the local Waldenbooks acquiring paperbacks to keep...
July 2 2012

Genre Experiment: H&H Blogger Myretta Robens reads Zoe Archer’s Warrior

H&H’s bloggers are all avid readers, of course, and each has their favorite genre. So, of course, we challenged them to read outside of their favorite genre—to read a book, in fact,...
June 28 2012

The Gateway Experiment: And the Winner is...

Thanks to everyone for all the great suggestions for what to read next in the Gateway Experiment. I spent some time thinking about it and looked up the ones that caught my fancy. I finally decided on...
June 15 2012

The Gateway Experiment: What Should Our Romance Novel Virgin Read Next?

HeroesandHeartbreakers’ Christopher Morgan has gamely read his first historical, Loretta Chase’s Mr. Impossible, a paranormal in Meljean Brook’s Demon Moon, Jennifer Crusie’s Welcome to Temptation,...
June 3 2012

In the Kitchen, with The Candlestick: The Romance Virgin Reads Romantic Suspense

Once more into the breach dear friends, once more; or we will clog the walls with…dead women?  It’s been a while, but I’m back, and I’m continuing my Romance education. This time around...
April 23 2012

The Gateway Experiment: Linda Howard’s Mr. Perfect

Last week, we asked you guys to weigh in on what Christopher Morgan should read next in his ongoing Gateway Experiment. In Our Romance Virgin Gets Thrilled: The Next Gateway Experiment Book is Romantic...
April 5 2012

The Shards of Honor Gateway: Author Mary Jo Putney on Romance in the Vorkosiverse

Today we are honored to host Mary Jo Putney at Heroes and Heartbreakers. Mary Jo’s upcoming release is No Longer A Gentleman, a historical romance in her Lost Lords series. Mary Jo has won numerous...
February 1 2012

Felled by Poultry: Christopher Morgan Meets the Black Dagger Brotherhood in Dark Lover

There’s this show that is a total guilty pleasure. I love Spartacus—yes,  the original too, but for the sake of this article I’m referring to the Starz Network TV Show. If you haven’t see...
December 7 2011

The Gateway Experiment: The Temptation of Christopher Morgan

I’m not going to throw out a cliché about what a “long strange trip it’s been,” but it has been a trip nonetheless, folks. I started in the comforting arms of Loretta...
November 12 2011

The Gateway Experiment: The Virgin and the Vampire; or, A Guy Reads His First Paranormal

You know, I thought I was ready for romance. I thought that with my first historical I was ready to take on the Romance world; me against the odds, one man fighting the good fight, and all that. Well,...
October 22 2011

The Gateway Experiment: In Which A Romance Virgin Reads His First Historical

I signed up for this whole ordeal not knowing where it would go. Then they handed me my books and things got suddenly real.  An untold amount of preconceptions ran through my head. All ones I’m...
September 29 2011

The Gateway Experiment: Christopher Morgan Reads Romance

Over the years, romance readers have discussed “gateway” books—the books that got them hooked on romance. And we’ve all bandied about the idea of what the best gateway book is for a theoretical...