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June 15 2016

The Book Was Better: Romance Novels vs. Screen Adaptation Battle Royale!

The epic battle of book vs screen has been raginging since the beginning of time. Okay, that's an overstatement, but for decades at this point, we have seen our favorite books and series adapted...
December 10 2014

Scientific Theory: Science Fiction Plus Love = The Best Books

Today we're pleased to welcome author Shawntelle Madison to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Shawntelle's latest release, Under My Skin, is the first book in her new Immortality Strain series, one...
November 23 2014

6 Reasons Why Mockingjay: Part 1 Belongs to Team Gale

This post contains SPOILERS for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. Enjoy! This is the darkest of the Hunger Games films yet, which is saying something when you consider this is a series...
November 17 2014

“I Like You Better Sober”: Shipping Haymitch/Effie (Hayffie) in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 Clip

Earlier today, Yahoo shared a clip from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 in which Haymitch asked the group for a time Katniss Everdeen genuinely moved them. Effie, in a much more reserved...
September 26 2014

We Laugh Because We Love: Top 10 Romance Parodies

Obviously, we all love Romance as a genre. None of us would be here if we didn’t. (Here, as in at this site obviously, not here as in alive and in the world.) But loving something does not mean...
July 28 2014

New The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer!

“No one else can do this but her.” The latest trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is out, and shows the ramifications of what happened in Catching Fire, when...
June 18 2014

July 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in July. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very...
November 22 2013

Friday Beefcake: Catching Fire’s Hemsworth, Hutcherson, & Claflin

Fans of Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games series have been waiting for more than a year for the next installment in the series, Catching Fire. Today, it opened nationwide so in honor of the premiere...
August 14 2013

Peanut Butter in My Chocolate?: Non-Romance Books Romance Readers Love

In a Morning Coffee of about a year ago, we asked our readers What's the Last Non-Romance Novel You Read?, and our commenters chimed in with many book and even genre answers. We already know...
April 15 2013

Team Gale is Catching Fire in the First Trailer

Team H&H is a bit divided when it comes to the Team Gale and Team Peeta debate. That being said, the first teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire debuted last night during...
March 15 2013

Book Quests: Adding to Your Digital Shelves

My husband calls them quests. My quest to build a digital library as a replacement for my actual library started five years ago, when I received my first Kindle for Mother's Day. At the time we...
October 30 2012

Author Miranda Kenneally on When Friends Fall in Love

Today Heroes and Heartbreakers welcomes author Miranda Kenneally, whose Catching Jordan and new release, Stealing Parker, out now, both feature strong friendships that just might lead to more......
October 17 2012

Author Sarah Fine on Plausible Heroines in Action-Driven YA

We're pleased to welcome author Sarah Fine to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Sarah's Sanctum is the first book in her Guards of the Shadowlands series, and features a seventeen year-old heroine who...
October 8 2012

Author Tina Connolly on Fantasy in Romance

Today, H&H welcomes author Tina Connolly to the site. Tina's new book, Ironskin, is a fey/steampunk twist on Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Ironskin's Edward Rochart is just as autocratic...
July 24 2012

Best YA of All Time?

We have a bit of a YA Crush here at H&H, so we were delighted to learn that NPR is putting together a list of the Top 100 YA Novels OF ALL TIME.  The epic nomination list includes novels...
June 29 2012

Fantasy Casting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

As previous winners of the nationally televised battle to the death known as the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark should be permanently excused from further participation. But this year...
June 21 2012

Who Should Play Catching Fire’s Finnick Odair?

While we’ve got a fantasy-casting post for every character in the filmed version of Suzanne Collins’s Catching Fire coming up in a future post, we wanted to start the conversation now, since...
March 29 2012

Who’s the Teen Queen of Kick-Ass?: Strong YA Heroines

Too often when I read a YA (young adult) book I am struck by how remarkably similar they are in plot and setup: The heroine is usually a quiet, socially lacking, economically poor but stunningly beautiful...
March 23 2012

After the Games: What to Read After Watching The Hunger Games

Hooray, hooray, The Hunger Games movie is finally here! Fellow staffer Christopher Morgan and I saw it this morning, and I have to say, we were pretty impressed. In fact, I think we both came out of...
March 22 2012

The Hunger Games Film Review: What Was, What Is, and What Might Have Been (Spoilers!)

You know how, when you see a movie made out of a beloved novel—if you can bring yourself to do it, that is; oh, who am I kidding? We all do it—you have in your head at least one or two favorite...
March 21 2012

The Hunger Games Roundtable: Peeta’s Pathetic (and Gale’s a Big Damn Hero)

Stop now if you haven’t read all three books in The Hunger Games series. No, seriously. Go no further! *** Look, I’m not here to convince you that Gale should have gotten the girl in...
March 21 2012

The Hunger Games Roundtable: Gale’s a Sociopath

OK, by now we’ve all seen the opening salvos. There is the obviously superior Peeta Mellark, and then there is that other guy, his name escapes me at the moment and I don’t feel I should...
March 19 2012

The Hunger Games Roundtable: Peeta Power

Any conversation about The Hunger Games invariably leads to a discussion of the love interests. Like almost all other YA out there, there’s a triangle. In this book, young Katniss Everdeen must choose...
March 19 2012

The Hunger Games Roundtable: Gale is THE BEST

When I first read The Hunger Games a few years back on a recommendation from a friend (thanks, Tara!), I was all about the triangle: Who was Katniss going to pick, Peeta or Gale? (Warning: Beware...
January 25 2012

Who’s Brooding Now? The YA Heroine Has a Sulk

It used to be the hero who brooded. There he stood, in a corner, warily keeping his back to the wall, moodily gazing off into the middle distance, holding the heroine at arm’s length—until she got...
September 26 2011

Banned Books Week: Which Book(s) Will You Celebrate?

This Saturday began Banned Books Week, and readers are celebrating the freedom to read what they want. There’s a YouTube channel that allows people to post themselves reading from their Banned...
September 15 2011

The Hunger Games Finishes Filming—Out March 23, 2012

Earlier today, Lionsgate announced the filming was complete for the film version  of Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games. The movie is scheduled to release March 23, 2012, so in the meantime,...
August 18 2011

Hunger Games Companion Book Coming in November

The Hunger Games trilogy seems poised to become the Twilight of the next few years, with the first movie based on the series arriving on March 23, 2012. And for people who want to know even more...
July 25 2011

Romantic Heroes as Superheroes: Jane Eyre’s Rochester at X-Mansion

When the endlessly inventive Rachel Hyland told me about her piece on superheroes as romantic heroes, and suggested that I wax eloquent on the opposite topic, romantic heroes as superheroes, I was intrigued. Indeed,...
June 6 2011

Suzanne Collins Joins the “Kindle Million Club”—Who’s Next?

Suzanne Collins, Amazon announced this morning, has joined the ranks of the “Kindle Million Club,” which means that she is one of what is now a very select few authors who’ve sold more than a...