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March 2 2017

Swoonies 2017: Your Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year Is ...Apprentice in Death’s Eve and Roarke!

Welcome to H&H’s third annual couples battle, The Swoonies, where romance’s most popular pairings go head-to-head for the title of H&H’s Swoonworthiest Couple of the Year! Four...
February 1 2017

In Death, In Depth: Fun Facts About J.D. Robb’s In Death Series

Ever wonder how many days it would take you to read the In Death series? Can you remember how tall Roarke is? How about how many cups of coffee Eve averages per book? Eve isn't the only one doing...
October 31 2016

Cover Alert: J.D. Robb’s Secrets in Death

Earlier today as a special Halloween treat, J.D. Robb shared the cover for the 45th Eve Dallas novel, Secrets in Death! Can you believe we've been on 45 adventures with Eve Dallas?...
April 21 2015

Eve+Roarke 4Ever: Fantasy Casting J.D. Robb’s In Death Series

Every few years talk starts up that J.D. Robb’s In Death series will be optioned for the big screen. With this year’s release of the 40th book in the series, Obsession in Death, this...
April 2 2015

Time Love Heals All Wounds: Why We Love Wounded Heroes Like Dean Winchester and Roarke

Today we're thrilled to host Rebecca Zanetti, whose latest release, Total Surrender, just published on Tuesday on Heroes and Heartbreakers. The hero of Total Surrender has decided to set aside...
February 10 2015

First Look: J.D. Robb’s Obsession in Death (February 10, 2015)

J.D. Robb Obsession in Death Putnam Adult / February 10, 2015 / $27.95 print, $14.99 digital Eve Dallas has solved a lot of high-profile murders for the NYPSD and gotten a lot of media....
February 9 2015

Twenty Years and Still Alive: J.D. Robb’s In Death Series

It has been 20 years since Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, first created a futuristic world where guns are banned but man still finds a way to kill man. To balance the scales in this futuristic...
January 28 2015

Vengeance Is Roarke: Roarke’s Dark Past in Vengeance in Death

This week, H&H celebrates the forthcoming release of the fortieth (!!!) book in J.D. Robb's In Death series, Obsession in Death. As part of the celebration, we're taking an in-depth...
January 26 2015

Trust Issues: Eve and Roarke in J.D. Robb’s Vengeance in Death

This week, H&H celebrates the forthcoming release of the fortieth (!!!) book in J.D. Robb's In Death series, Obsession in Death. As part of the celebration, we're taking an in-depth look...
October 15 2014

Dysfunctional Parents in Romance Novels from Robb, Quick, Walker, and More

Plenty of people joke about how dysfunctional their family is. For others, it is no joke at all, but a sad reality. Romance novels examine this issue by looking at how coming from a tough home situation...
June 25 2014

J.D. Robb’s In Death Series Optioned for Film!

Ready for some big news, In Death fans? Amber Entertainment announced on Monday that it has acquired the film rights to the series! Here's their tweet, which links to an announcement on J.D....
April 17 2014

10 Things I’ve Learned from J.D. Robb’s In Death Series

When I first started reading J.D. Robb's In Death series, there were maybe just six books written in the series, and I had happened to pick up the second book. I loved it and went back the following...
March 17 2014

Getting Your Irish Up: Irish Romance from Roberts, Heyer, and More!

Whether it’s a mystery with romantic elements, a historical, or a contemporary, commonalities persist when the story takes place in Ireland. An exploration of Irish romances shows that there’s...
February 17 2014

First Look: J.D. Robb’s Concealed in Death (February 18, 2014)

J.D. Robb Concealed in Death Putnam Adult / February 18, 2014 / $27.95 print, $11.99 digital In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas’s husband begins the...
November 4 2013

Power Couples: Eve and Roarke, Mac and Barrons, and More!

Romance readers are in the age of the billionaire and young, virginal, innocent heroine—many of the books being published now have a power imbalance between the hero and heroine. It is common...
September 13 2013

First Look: J.D. Robb’s Thankless in Death (September 17, 2013)

J.D. Robb Thankless in Death Putnam Adult / September 17, 2013 / $27.95 print, $14.99 digital Lieutenant Eve Dallas has plenty to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke’s big...
February 23 2013

First Look: J.D. Robb’s Calculated in Death (February 26, 2013)

J. D. Robb Calculated in Death Putnam / February 26, 2013 / $27.95 print, $14.99 digital On Manhattan's Upper East Side a woman lies dead at the bottom of the stairs, stripped...
September 12 2012

Top 10 Reasons In Death’s Roarke is the Billionaire Who Dominates the Competition

On August 7, H&H asked Which Romance Billionaire Dominates the Competition?  and the overwhelming response was J.D. Robb's Roarke (no first name—it's part of his mystique)...
September 2 2012

First Look: J.D. Robb’s Delusion in Death (Sept. 11, 2012)

J.D. Robb Delusion in Death (In Death #35) Penguin Group / Sept. 11, 2012 / $27.95 print, $14.99 digital It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals...
July 2 2012

Which Hero is on Your “List"?, Part 2

We are back with Part 2 of our H&H bloggers “List” choices—the list is the fictionalized version of characters you would love to see nekkid if you could, where not even your spouse or partner...
April 29 2012

Dear Ms. Nora Roberts: Please Give In Death’s Eve and Roarke the Holidays Off

I look forward to a new In Death novel from J.D. Robb twice a year. Early on I felt the same about her holiday offerings (“Midnight in Death,” “Interlude in Death”), but if I...
February 18 2012

Fresh Meat: J.D. Robb’s Celebrity in Death (Feb. 21, 2012) (Spoilers)

J.D. Robb Celebrity in Death (In Death #34) G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $27.95/digital $14.99, Feb. 21, 2012 Lieutenant Eve Dallas is no party girl, but she’s managing to have a reasonably good...
October 26 2011

Series-ish Addiction: When to Stick With ’Em, When to Move On

Authors writing series books is now the norm in romance; but what makes a series great, and what makes readers decide not to follow the series through to its end? The draw of any series is the characters....
April 27 2011

Tokens of Affection: Romance Hero Keepsakes

If the love of your life were to be taken from you, what would you keep, save, or do to have a piece of them with you…always? We sappy ladies keep all kinds of things from the great loves...
April 23 2011

Please Turn to Page 99: Romance and the Page 99 Test

Can romance survive the Page 99 Test? I first encountered the Page 99 Test in one of those airline mags on a flight where I'd forgotten to bring enough reading material (I know!), and my literary...
March 14 2011

Can Great Characters Save a Bad Plot?

Can great characters save a bad or flawed plot? A flawed or bad plot is like fleeing a blind date and then getting a flat tire on the way home on the side of a deserted road. But when you finally see...
March 6 2011

Eve and Roarke Are DOA and So Not a Supercouple

Great crime fighting duos are timeless. Batman & Robin, Starsky & Hutch, Holmes & Watson, and the list goes on. But they’re not very romantic. Not to me anyway. So, who are the couples...
February 16 2011

When Historical Romance Readers Go Rogue (or Robb), Pt. 2

Cheryl, You asked about secondary characters in your last letter; I think the depth of the secondary characters is one of the things that has allowed J. D. Robb to continue this series as long...
February 15 2011

When Historical Romance Readers Go Rogue (or Robb), Pt. 1

Dear Cheryl, When you sent me Naked in Death and told me to read it, I was stunned.  We had both been reading solely historical romance for years and eschewed anything that was remotely...