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April 6 2017

Turn Up the Heat: Romance News & Deals

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 to have your daily cuppa delivered...
November 24 2016

Trivia: Can You Remember These Romance Novelists’ First Novel?

It's H&H Trivia Night, and what could make trivia more fun!?—make it about romance novels! Flex your brain muscles and see if you can recall your favorite romance author's very...
November 3 2016

Judith McNaught’s Whitney, My Love Is Now in E-Book (Among Others!): Romance Deals & 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 to have your daily cuppa delivered...
January 22 2015

Trope of the Month: Held Captive!

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...
July 10 2014

Justify My Love: The 12 Best ’90s Romance Novels

The ten best romances of the 1990s...who can possibly say? Should I choose one book per year? How about titles with tons of buzz for what now seems just a moment in time (The Lover by Robin...
December 5 2013

It’s Beginning to Read A Lot Like Christmas: The Lure of the Holiday Novel

Today we welcome Heidi Cullinan to Heroes and Heartbreakers to share her nominations for favorite holiday novellas. Heidi's own holiday book, Let It Snow, has just been released, and is the story...
October 5 2013

Poll: Who is Your Favorite Regency Romance Writer?

Recently, our 10 Regency Romances You Should Read sparked a conversation about what actually defines a Regency. The question would seem pretty straight forward but then you have authors like Jane Austen,...
March 14 2013

Men are from Mars: The Art of Writing Misogynists

Back in the 1980s, novels like Judith McNaught’s historicals ranked at the top of the charts. They had intrigue, they had excitement, they had heroines in gorgeous (albeit historically-suspect)...
February 17 2013

Keepers of the Dream: Reading the Classics in Historical Romance

When offered the chance to propose a “core curriculum” for historical romance, I eagerly accepted, knowing full well the problems I would have narrowing the list to a reasonable length....
November 1 2012

Wealthy Women in Love: Lady Grantham, Lacey, and More!

What do TV's Downton Abbey and Anne Calhoun's Liberating Lacey have in common? Leading ladies with more wealth than their leading men. In historical settings,  heroes...
September 12 2012

Many Different Points of View on...Point of View in Romance Novels

Point of view (POV). When you get a bunch of writers together, those three letters can start a good, old-fashioned donnybrook. These days it seems everyone’s got an opinion on the subject. I’ve...
August 23 2012

Pouring Your Heart Out: The Angstiest Scene in Judith McNaught’s Whitney, My Love

Settle in. Today we’re talking angst. You know the scene that knocks your heart into your throat and solidly lodges it there? The scene that makes your eyes scour the page faster as you worry...
November 4 2011

Romance and Rape Culture: A Modern Reader Reads Whitney, My Love

My encounter with Judith McNaught’s polarizing classic Whitney, My Love began in a way quite familiar with many plucky Regency heroines: one of my blogger friends told me never to read it, as...
September 3 2011

Maya Banks, Eileen Dreyer, et al.: When Contemporary Authors Go Historical

Historical romance writers switching over to contemporary romance is nothing new to most readers—just ask fans of Julie Garwood or Judith McNaught, to name only two. But the other way around? That’s...
July 9 2011

Changing the Lightbulb, and Other Adorably Mundane Rescues

Romances are full of heroes who bail their lady-loves out of unimaginably tough situations: kidnapping, evil guardians, villainous fiancés, dire financial straights. But while a SEAL rescue is...