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November 6 2017

The Romantic and Tragic Last Voyage of the Titanic

Today we're thrilled to welcome Karen Harper (The It Girls) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. In April 1912, the Titanic took its first and final voyage. The event was a horrible tragedy, and yet...
September 26 2017

5 Real-Life Historical Icons That Spice Up Fiction

Today we're thrilled to welcome Rue Allyn (The French Duchess) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. One of the greatest thrills of reading historical romance is learning a little bit about history...
September 3 2017

What’s the Difference Between a Regency Romance and a Victorian Romance?

Regency vs Victorian Romance: A Reader’s Guide One look at the romance shelves in any bookstore will show that the nineteenth century is hot, hot, hot when it comes to historical romance....
August 29 2017

Historical Romance Fact Check: How Hard Was It to Get Divorced?

Today we're thrilled to invite Anna Harrington (When the Scoundrel Sins) to Heroes and Heartbreakers! Divorce is a topic we see handled in many contemporary romances, however, it's not...
May 23 2017

Bonnie and Clyde: History’s Most Infamous Couple

Today we're thrilled to welcome author Jenni L. Walsh (Becoming Bonnie) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. May 23 is the fateful day when Bonnie and Clyde's crime spree came to an end, but this...
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....
April 13 2017

5 Fascinating Things I Learned from Jane Austen’s England

Husband and wife team Roy and Lesley Adkins’ Jane Austen’s England is a delightful, fascinating work of non-fiction that will capture the attention of even the most reluctant history...
January 12 2017

Lonely Hearts: Past and Present

We're thrilled to welcome KJ Charles (Wanted, A Gentleman) who knows a thing our two about love advertisements, especially after doing some research. But can you guess when the first “Lonely...
October 25 2016

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Jenni L. Walsh and Kit Brisby!

Team H&H has two great covers for you today from authors Jenni L. Walsh and Kit Brisby! In Jenni L. Walsh's Becoming Bonnie, the Roaring Twenties, juke joints, and The Great Depression...
June 20 2016

Final Thoughts: Submerge Yourself in the History of Julian Fellowes’ Belgravia

We've been through it all and now we're ready to head home after a lovely break at Belgravia. We've had Naz Keynejad and author Gwyn Cready on Heroes and Heartbreakers giving their...
April 23 2016

Sex, Love, and Second Chances for the Eternal in Shakespeare

Today we're thrilled to welcome May McGoldrick to Heroes and Heartbreakers. While a “death day” doesn't typically offer much to celebrate, today we're here to celebrate the life...
March 30 2016

We’re All Mad Here...

Source: Recently an article made the rounds reminding us that it may have been a good thing we were born in this century, rather than...
October 20 2015

Dating, 19th Century Style: Tips from the Past That Still Apply!

Today we're thrilled to give you a “double feature” of sorts as we welcome both Tasha Alexander and Ashley Weaver to Heroes and Heartbreakers! Tasha and Ashley write historical...
June 18 2015

Romance News Roundup: Waterloo, V.K. Sykes Deal, 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 #1: Claire Ashby's When...
May 29 2015

Friday Beefcake: The Age of Aquarius

Last night, we got to see David Duchovny on TV again with the start of the show Aquarius. While it's about the gruesome investigation into cult leader, Charles Manson, we can't help but be entranced...
May 16 2015

Love, History, and Family in Deeanne Gist’s Tiffany Girl

Deeanne Gist delivers a novel that is rich in both love and history in her latest book Tiffany Girl. Flossie Jayne’s story is one that highlights the difficulties that women once faced in...
May 14 2015

And Then I Came to Paris: The True Love Story of Heloise and Abelard

Today we're thrilled to welcome author Cassandra Clark to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Cassandra writes mysteries set in the Medieval era, and her latest book, The Dragon of Handale, features...
March 3 2015

Keeping “It” Clean: Hygiene, Hot Sex, and the Historical Romance Novel

Today we are thrilled to welcome author Hope Tarr to Heroes and Heartbreakers, whose Claimed by the Rogue is out today in paperback! Claimed by the Rogue, like most historicals, required some research...
Lynne Connolly
August 10 2014

Can Family Feuds Work in Romance Novels?

Today we welcome author Lynne Connolly to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Lynne's Rogue in Red Velvet is the first book in the new Georgian-set series the Emperors of London. Rogue in Red Velvet has a...
Deneane Clark
July 7 2014

We Are Family: Sisters in History from the Brontes, the Jeromes, and More!

Today we're joined by author Deneane Clark, whose Mercy has just been released. Mercy is the most recent release in Deneane's historical romance series about sisters, the youngest of whom just...
April 18 2014

Bloodied Relations: Lucrezia, Scarlett, Cersei and More Ruthless Ladies!

Today is Lucrezia Borgia's birthday, born in Italy way back in 1480. Happy Birthday, Lucrezia! Lucrezia has become notorious in history as a woman who will do anything for her family, including...
April 3 2014

Extra Virgin: Historical Virginity Tests

Today we're pleased to welcome author Elizabeth Loupas, whose The Red Lily Crown is out this week! Elizabeth's book is set in 1574 Florence, when the Grand Duke de Medici was dying. So of course...
January 7 2014

19th-Century Jersey Shore: The Royals

Today we're joined by author Vanessa Kelly, whose Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard is out this week. The book launches the Renegade Royals series,  which tells the exploits of the royal...
January 2 2014

Loving Lymond: Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond Chronicles

News about the upcoming TV series based on Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series inspired some thought about potentially filming a series based on Dorothy Dunnett’s six-book Lymond Chronicles....
December 3 2013

Did the Victorians Ruin Everything?: The Importance of Accuracy in British Historicals

Today we're joined by author Kate Pearce, whose most recent release “My Heart's Desire” is an erotic historical story in the Gift of Desire anthology. Kate's next release, The...
November 30 2013

First Look: Lena Dowling’s His Convict Wife (December 1, 2013)

Lena Dowling His Convict Wife Escape / December 1, 2013 / $.99 digital For Irish convict Colleen Malone, being framed, transported to Australia and forced into prostitution seemed like the...
November 21 2013

Don’t Mess With This New Bonnie & Clyde Trailer

Guess who got a special sneak peek at the upcoming A&E networks miniseries Bonnie & Clyde? We did, and we are sharing it with you! Bonnie & Clyde, starring Emile Hirsch and...
November 2 2013

Dancing on the Edge: Love in Black and White

In the BBC/Starz period drama, Dancing on the Edge, screenwriter and director Stephen Poliakoff chronicles the rapid ascent of a black jazz band in early 1930s British society, and the thorny issues...
September 27 2013

First Look: Amanda Carmack’s Murder at Hatfield House (October 1, 2013)

Amanda Carmack Murder at Hatfield House Signet / October 1, 2013 / $7.99 print & digital 1558. Kate Haywood, a simple musician in the employ of a princess, will find herself involved...
September 20 2013

What More Could You Want? The Hollow Crown Has Shakespeare, Hiddleston, and History

This week, PBS will begin showing The Hollow Crown miniseries as part of their Great Performances series. The Hollow Crown premiered on the BBC in Britain last summer but this will be the first television...