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February 11 2016

The Definitive Ranking of Sookie Stackhouse Novels, An Opinionated Opinion

Spoiler Warning: This post may contain spoilers for Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire Series (a.k.a. The Sookie Stackhouse Series), and by extension, the HBO show True Blood.  Editor's...
June 17 2013

True Blood Season 6, Episode 1 Recap: Like an Evil, Naked Superman

****SPOILERS**** Last season on True Blood things went a bit off the rails for book readers. The Vampire Authority wasn’t a part of Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series. So Bill’s...
June 16 2013

Shipping Sunday: True Blood’s Sookie/Eric

Given that tonight is the premiere of its sixth season on HBO, how could we not dedicate the second edition of Shipping Sunday to a couple from True Blood? And since we know that many of you are Sookie/Eric...
June 7 2013

A Touch of Fae: Recommendations for Fans of Lost Girl’s Fae

It’s been over a month now since Lost Girl's wacky gang of misfit Fae (as well as an awesome human or two) have delighted us with their banter, fighting bad guys, and just generally entertaining...
May 8 2013

SPOILERY Discussion of Charlaine Harris’s Dead Ever After

Even before the most recent—and final—installment in Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead Ever After, was released, longtime Sookie fans were anticipating (and dreading) what...
April 19 2013

20 Reasons We Can’t Wait for True Blood Season 6

We recap True Blood episodes each season here at Heroes & Heartbreakers. It’s the perfect fit for us. It’s based on great novels. There are alpha males everywhere. The sex is worth talking...
February 7 2013

Urban Fantasy 101: Rice, Hamilton, Rowling and More!

Think urban fantasy is all leather-clad heroines and male sidekicks with big guns? Think again. Urban fantasy has become one of the most varied of the speculative genres. In fact, it’s no longer...
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...
October 31 2012

Halloween Costuming: Dress Like an Urban Fantasy Chick for Halloween

This blog was supposed to be about how all our favorite kick-ass urban fantasy heroines wear skintight black leather while still managing to wield heavy weaponry, outrun demons, and avoid unsightly...
October 28 2012

Beyond the Wolf: Other Shifters in Paranormal Romance

Werewolves such as Elijah Reynolds from Sylvia Day’s Renegade Angels series and Jacob Black from Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga have long intrigued paranormal romance readers, but what about...
October 19 2012

Day #1: Vampires 101

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Check our Sweepstakes page for more offers! We'd like to thank all the authors and publishers that contributed to our 13 Days of Halloween countdown,...
August 16 2012

Ordinary Heroines are Special Too: Romance Heroines from Harris, Bell, and Moning

One of the most common types in romances as of late is the extraordinary heroine. Heck, maybe it’s always been that way, but heroines are either exceptionally smart, incredibly rich, overwhelmingly...
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...
June 26 2012

Reader Vertigo: When Series Authors Don’t Fill Us In Well Enough

In My Fair Lady, Henry Higgins asks, “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” It’s practically sacrilege, but at times I want to ask, “Why can’t paranormal romance,...
June 11 2012

True Blood Recap Season 5, Episode 1: Makers, Siblings, and Sex

Last season on True Blood, Sookie called things off with both Eric and Bill. Jessica dumped Hoyt and got dirty with Jason. Eric and Bill killed Nan. Lafayette went full on medium. Alcide killed the...
May 6 2012

True Blood’s Jessica Improves on Charlaine Harris’s Sookieverse

As readers, we know the book is almost always better than the movie. We get to build the world in our minds, and due to time limitations and the like, both big and small screen adaptations often lose...
April 25 2012

May 2012 Upcoming Romance Releases Shopping List!

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in May. This time around, we’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve...
February 24 2012

Stephenie Meyer, Meg Cabot, and Charlaine Harris: Who Does Vampire Fiction Best?

There’s no escaping the fact that people have written an awful lot of novels in a short space of time featuring human-vamp couplings with Montague-Capulet-scale PR problems. But how these inter-species...
February 15 2012

The Books That Broke the Camel’s Back: Hamilton, Neill, Harris, et al.

We’ve talked before about stopping reading a particular series because one of the series’ books has ruined the whole experience for you (for example, Robin Bradford dumped Laurell K. Hamilton),...
January 11 2012

Bad Friend Heroines from Richelle Mead, Charlaine Harris, Karina Cooper and More!

As romance readers, we often joke about book boyfriends—the heroes we get all weak in the knees over. But what about the women? We invest so much time with the heroines in our favorite series,...
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....
September 13 2011

[Redacted] Isn’t [Redacted]? True Blood Season 5 is Already a Surprise!

The True Blood finale for Season Four just aired, and of course there is already news out about Season Five. Do not click below the fold if you do not wish to be spoiled for the next season of True...
September 12 2011

True Blood Season 4, Episode 12: Don’t Bury Me ’Cause I’m Not Dead Yet

After watching the season finale, I really want to discuss the last scene first. But we don’t do it like that over here, so bear with me. I know you are all frothing to get to that ending, just like...
September 5 2011

True Blood Season Four, Episode 11: Does “Soul of Fire” Translate to “Hot Mess”?

We are winding down to the final episode—next week!—of True Blood, which may or may not be at trainwreck in the making. What we do now is that there are spoilers, more spoilers than Sookie...
August 22 2011

True Blood Season 4, Episode 9: Ch-Ch-Changes

The episode begins with Alcide and Bill trying to save Sookie from the knife wound to the gut she got at the cemetery. She’s not responding, but a couple drops of Bill’s blood must have made it...
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...
August 11 2011

Bite Me, Baby: Top 5 (+1!) Vampire Lovers

Powerful men are sexy. Men fighting for control are sexy. Dark and mysterious, yep, sexy again. Now add fangs, super speed and centuries of practice, and you know why vampires consistently...
August 9 2011

Not Another Gosh-Darn Melon-Farming Euphemism!: Sex Talk, Translated

Generally speaking, writers are not a conservative bunch. They’ll try anything, say anything and write about it all in (occasionally excruciating) detail. So why the bizarre shyness that seems to...
August 8 2011

True Blood Season 4, Episode 7: Breaking the Chains of Love

This episode, titled “Cold Grey Light of Dawn,” really solidifies nearly all the separate storylines into the singular plot that is the necromancer Antonia’s attempt to take down the vampires....
August 4 2011

The Women of True Blood, Round 2: Arlene vs. Pam

              While our focus on the Bon Temps ladies didn’t get quite as much love as the battle between the men did, the matches...