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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...
July 19 2016

Magic Hinges to a Magical World: Fantasy Romances You Should Be Reading

“The Bookshop has a thousand books, All colors, hues, and tinges, And every cover is a door That turns on magic hinges.” ― Nancy Byrd Turner Magic hinges to a magical...
June 16 2016

Up, Up, and Away—Supergirl Finds Its Superman: 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 16 2015

Got the Magic in Me: Magical Girls Have It Tough from Sailor Moon, Laurenston, and More!

Source: Re-watching clips of Sailor Moon, I realized that being a magical girl/heroine is pretty difficult. For those not...
October 14 2014

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Sarah Castille and Cecy Robson

Today we're thrilled to reveal two very hot covers for two very different books—but both feature rule-breakers and secrets! In Cecy Robson's most recent Weird Girls book, A Curse Unbroken,...
August 26 2014

First Look: Elizabeth Vail’s The Duke of Snow and Apples (August 26, 2014)

Elizabeth Vail The Duke of Snow and Apples Entangled / August 26, 2014 / $0.99 digital Frederick Snow, first footman, is the perfect servant: efficient, hardworking, and completely bereft...
March 3 2014

Love Under the Big Top: Circus-Themed Romances

Circus-themed romances are few and far between, but a few stand out as literary gems—and then there are some that would make the Ringling Brothers blush. The first book that stands out in...
January 12 2014

First Look: Sarah Addison Allen’s Lost Lake (January 21, 2014)

Sarah Addison Allen Lost Lake St. Martin's Press / January 21, 2014 / $25.99 print, $12.99 digital The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. Just an old photo...
November 18 2013

First Look: Kathryne Kennedy’s Everlasting Enchantment (December 3, 2013)

Kathryne Kennedy Everlasting Enchantment Sourcebooks Casablanca / December 3, 2013 / $7.99 print & digital Sir Gareth Solimere, knight of King Arthur's Round Table, has been trapped...
November 11 2013

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Jenn Bennett’s Grim Shadows!

Today we're pleased to reveal the cover of Jenn Bennett's Grim Shadows, another book set in her Roaring Twenties world. A Swedish archaelogist meets a spirit-hearing curator? Sounds fun! Here's...
October 22 2013

First Look: Nora Roberts’s Dark Witch (October 29, 2013)

Nora Roberts Dark Witch Berkley / October 29, 2013 / $17.00 print, $9.99 digital With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother,...
August 24 2013

First Look: Lisa Van Allen’s The Wishing Thread (August 27, 2013)

Lisa Van Allen The Wishing Thread Ballantine / August 27, 2013 / $15.00 print, $9.99 digital The Van Ripper women have been the talk of Tarrytown, New York, for centuries. Some say they’re...
June 26 2013

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Lucy March’s That Touch of Magic!

Today we're delighted to reveal the cover for Lucy March's That Touch of Magic, and it is indeed magical—what could be more wonderful than a librarian with special powers? (Not the kind...
March 12 2013

First Look: Saskia Walker’s The Jezebel (March 26, 2013)

Saskia Walker The Jezebel Harlequin / March 26, 2013 / $10.17 print, $8.49 digital On the run from her powerful benefactor whose unscrupulous interest in her magic has forced her to flee,...
February 20 2013

The Beautiful Perspective in Beautiful Creatures

Released in theaters on Valentine’s Day (because the kids need date movies, too) was Beautiful Creatures, the latest—though assuredly not the last—paranormal YA adaptation to hit our...
February 20 2013

March 2013 Upcoming Romance Novel Releases Shopping List!

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in March. This time around, we’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve...
November 27 2012

First Look: Donna Grant’s Midnight’s Warrior (November 27, 2012)

Donna Grant Midnight's Warrior St. Martin's Press / November 27, 2012 / $7.99 print & digital For ten long years, Tara has been a woman on the run, hiding from the magic-wielding...
November 12 2012

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Jenn Bennett’s Binding the Shadows!

Today Heroes and Heartbreakers is pleased to exclusively reveal the cover of the third book in Jenn Bennett's Arcadia Bell series, Binding the Shadows. Here's what it's all about: Demons...
July 25 2012

The Magic in Lisa Kleypas’s Magical Realism

Reading an online discussion of Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas recently, I was struck by how many readers insisted that the book would have been better had Kleypas omitted the magical realism....
June 29 2012

First Look: Kalayna Price’s Grave Memory (July 3, 2012)

Kalayna Price Grave Memory Roc / July 3, 2012 / $7.99 print & digital As a Grave Witch, Alex solves murders by raising the dead—an ability that comes at a cost, and after her last few...
June 25 2012

Author Donna Grant on Druids

Donna Grant’s Midnight’s Lover is released tomorrow, and combines time-traveling, sexy Highlanders, and druids! We’ve asked Donna to join us here at H&H to explain just what her fascination...
January 27 2012

Fresh Meat: Lucy March’s A Little Night Magic (Jan. 31, 2012)

Lucy March A Little Night Magic St. Martin’s Press, $14.99 trade paperback/$9.99 digital, Jan. 31, 2012 Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York,...
December 19 2011

Kevin Hearne’s Tricked Cover Revealed!

A few minutes ago, urban fantasy author Kevin Hearne posted the cover for his upcoming release, Tricked, due out April 2012. Here’s a bit more about the book, fourth in the Iron Druid Chronicles: Druid...
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...
April 21 2011

What to Read When You Hate Vampires

I've hated vampires ever since a friend gave me Stephen King's Salem's Lot for my birthday in 1976 and I spent the next month waking up every night from a vampire-related nightmare....