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March 11 2016

Romance News: Nalini Singh’s Allegiance of Honor Cover 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. {Did you know you can sign up to receive...
July 30 2015

First Come, First Served: New-to-You Romance Authors and the Age of (Digital) Discoverability

Romance Writers of America (RWA) Conference has just ended and the winners’ books are getting a lot of buzz – which it is as it should be. These authors’ books have given us hours...
September 25 2014

10 Urban Fantasy Series You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion)

Have you fallen for an urban fantasy series and want more? We’re here to help. These ten book series epitomize things we love about urban fantasy. They may have influenced the subgenre or...
September 4 2014

First Look: Kim Harrison’s The Witch With No Name (September 9, 2014)

Kim Harrison The Witch with No Name (Hollows series) Harper Voyager / September 9, 2014 / $26.99 print, $16.99 digital Rachel Morgan’s come a long way from the clutzy runner of Dead...
April 22 2014

They Did WHAT??: When Authors Mess with the HEA

When a romance author advances her hero and heroine towards a serious relationship, readers expect romance, physical scenes, conflict, and eventually a happily ever after. We are pleased that our couple...
February 20 2014

First Look: Kim Harrison’s The Undead Pool (February 25, 2014)

Kim Harrison The Undead Pool Harper Voyager / February 25, 2014 / $27.99 print / $13.99 digital Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever after from...
May 21 2013

Witch Will You Choose?: What to Read and Watch If You Like the Witches of Lost Girl

Towards the end of season three, Gabrielle Miller (an actress well known in Canada) guest starred on Lost Girl as the ringleader for a small coven of witches. She had enough power to cause a bit of...
January 27 2013

The Sad, Lonely Bed of the Hollows’s Rachel Morgan

Urban fantasy heroes and heroines aren’t known for their stable relationships. I mean, once you get past Cat and Bones, Mercy and Adam, and Charles and Anna, the picture gets ugly, fast. (And...
December 7 2012

Character-Worthy Cities: Downside, Bon Temps, Caldwell, The Hollows, and More

Worldbuilding can make or break a book for me. If the setting is strong enough, I’m able to sink into the novel. I’m an escapist reader, so I want to be transported elsewhere. It’s...
December 6 2012

Paranormal Heroines Wanted: What Comes After the Kick-Ass Heroine?

There is an army of uber-powerful women who can kick any ass, any time. The paranormal heroine faces and conquers greater and stronger challenges with every book. Don’t get me wrong—I love...
November 7 2012

Surprising Reads: Kresley Cole, Kevin Hearne, Kim Harrison

This might sound a little crazy, but I don’t go into every book expecting it to be a home run. This is especially true of the first books in new series. I get pulled in by pretty covers and recommendations,...
August 21 2012

Cover Alert: Kim Harrison’s Ever After!

Kim Harrison has revealed the cover for book 11 in the Hollows/Rachel Morgan series, Ever After, on her Facebook page. Rachel has come a long way from being just a witch living in Cincinnati; she's...
August 14 2012

Finished with Patricia Briggs? Here’s What Other Authors to Read

I am mighty tired of the phrase “kick-ass heroine,” but I’ll tolerate it for this post because it exactly describes what we usually get with a book from Patricia Briggs. Her heroines are not TSTL...
March 20 2012

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!: Top PNR/Urban Fantasy Destinations from Ward, Bennett, Harrison, and More!

Many people read—especially romance novels and other genre fiction—to escape the stresses of daily life. No need to remind you of a bad economy or rising gas prices; all you have to do is...
March 9 2012

Falling in Love a Second Time: Heroes from Allison Pang, Charlaine Harris, and Kim Harrison

Read the comments on any of our Black Dagger Brotherhood Re-Read posts, and it’s clear we, as romance readers, latch on to one guy. We have a favorite. It’s even more pronounced with a series. I...
February 21 2012

Fresh Meat: Kim Harrison’s A Perfect Blood (Feb. 21, 2012)

A Perfect Blood (Rachel Morgan series #10) Kim Harrison HarperCollins, February 21, 2012, $26.99 hardcover/$12.99 digital Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying...
January 6 2012

Rock On: Music in Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy

Retired music business ghoul that I am, you can imagine how music permeates every detail of my life. While I am not always on top of every new music release, I have been known to be Judgy McJudge when...
January 6 2012

Kim Harrison Offers Excerpt of A Perfect Blood

Kim Harrison’s A Perfect Blood, the tenth book in her Hollows series, is out February 21, but Harper Voyager has released an excerpt now to whip us all into a frenzy. What’s remarkable about this...
December 28 2011

H&H Bloggers Pick the Best of 2011: Pamela Webb-Elliott, Victoria Janssen, and Evangeline Holland

Want to know what books your favorite bloggers most enjoyed in 2011? Be sure to check out each post in the Best of 2011 series! Pamela Webb-Elliott Spellcast by Barbara Ashford I knew...
December 10 2011

Wishful Thinking: Dear Santa

Dear Santa, Hi, Santa. It’s Chelsea. I’m pretty sure you and I are on the same wavelength and agree that reading very sexy books should not put one on the naughty list. In fact, recommending...
October 25 2011

An Imperfect World: Kim Harrison’s The Hollows, and The Hollows Insider, out Today!

He sighed. “You want to live in your church, going about your life as if you’re like everyone else.” “So?” “You aren’t. And because of that,...
October 25 2011

Kim Harrison’s The Hollows Optioned by the CW?

[ETA: It’s on! Both are in fact in development. Check out the deal report at Deadline.] ...And yet another paranormal romance/urban fantasy series is taking to the small screen: It hasn’t...
October 19 2011

A Glamorous Life: The Myth Behind the Fae

My love for all things fae started as a child with my introduction to Tinkerbell; I don’t know why Tink appealed to me so much, maybe it was her small stature (I’ve always been petite),...
October 18 2011

Not Just Man’s Best Friend: Pets in Paranormal and Urban Fantasy

Weapons? Check. Magic? Check. Animal sidekicks? Check and Check! In attempting to discover just what we love about urban fantasy and paranormal romance, we have dissected the hero and the heroine...
September 29 2011

Fiction Affliction: Diagnosing October Releases in Urban Fantasy, Horror, and Paranormal Romance

The Symptoms: Despite rumors to the contrary, vampires just keep rising from the dead. And so do zombies. Werewolves are dwindling in numbers, angels have all but disappeared — but there...
September 21 2011

Harry Potter’s Wand Doesn’t Have as Much of a Spark Anymore: Magic in Urban Fantasy

I’ve just finished reading a spate of urban fantasy books where magic was a crucial element to the plot. Not just a causal casting of a love spell, but a more esoteric kind of magic where summonings...
August 17 2011

Sometimes I Want to Slap Her: Anita Blake, Merit, Rachel Morgan, Kitty Norville, and Sookie Stackhouse

I am all for strong heroines, but sometimes I wish I could reach through the pages of my book and slap the shit out of a character. I have a few, which I am sure all of us do. Here are my top five: Anita...
June 23 2011

Ugly Cries: When Authors Bring the Sob-worthy Goodness

**SPOILER ALERTS LIKE WHOA!** I started out thinking this post would be a Delicious Despair post; then it morphed into “damn it, that author made me ugly cry!” Be warned, this post is going...
June 16 2011

Top 10 (Paranormal Romance) Videos to Spike up Your Viewing

You’ve no doubt noticed music is an integral part of paranormal and urban fantasy heroes and heroines; the Black Dagger Brotherhood has its hip-hop, Laurell K. Hamilton says Tori Amos is “very important...
May 14 2011

Defining Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance: What’s the Difference?

It's a question every paranormal and/or urban fantasy reader encounters in the course of their reading: What's the difference between the two? For me, Urban Fantasy is all about the paranormal...