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June 20 2017

How Do You Define “Old School Romance”?

“Old School Romance” is having a moment in the genre. Nostalgia is as well in the general zeitgeist of our country right now, so it comes as no surprise that this theme has permeated...
January 19 2017

Are There Certain Books You Wouldn’t Read as a Modern Reader?

It's important to acknowledge where romance started in order to make for a better environment in the future. A lot of times that's going back and reading the books of years gone by. Some you...
October 25 2015

Creepy and Kooky Kinky: Morticia and Gomez Addams as Healthy Portrayal of Kink

With Halloween fast approaching, what better time than now to talk about one of my favorite creepy couples, Gomez and Morticia Addams. From the popular tv and film franchise, and with many other adaptations...
August 5 2015

What’s Your Favorite Euphemism?

Let's face it. Romance novels are full of euphemisms. Out of context they maybe...sometimes...make us roll our eyes—but we love them anyway! What have been some of your favorite or most...
July 30 2015

Throwback Thursday: What ’80s Romance Should I Read?

Source: We're going to break the fourth wall for this morning's Morning Coffee because it's true confession time: My name is...
July 2 2015

Throwback Thursday: What Book Most Influenced Your Adult Reading?

We all have those books that we read and loved as children or young teens that then went on to heavily influence our reading as adults. Sometimes it's that we discover the author was writing...
June 25 2015

Throwback Thursday: Favorite Old School Romance Cover?

Last month, we had a little too much fun with the How Old Robot—a website that used photos to guess the age of whatever was in it. We say “whatever” because it had a little trouble...
June 18 2015

Throwback Thursday: What’s the Oldest Romance Novel on Your Shelf?

We buy new books all the time—whether it's every day, once a week on Fridays or Tuesdays, once a month, every few months, or somewhere in between. While the e-book era has changed what our...
May 28 2015

Throwback Thursday: Did You Ever Read Tanith Lee?

Prolific author Tanith Lee, whose contributions to fiction (particularly science fiction and fantasy) included more than 90 novels and 300 short stories and spanned more than 40 years. Our sister...
May 11 2015

The Flame and the Feminist: The Feminism of Kathleen Woodiwiss?

Today we're thrilled to have Maya Rodale on Heroes and Heartbreakers. Maya's latest book is a little different. Dangerous Books for Girls: The Bad Reputation of Romance Novels, Explained, came...
May 7 2015

Throwback Thursday: What Do You Miss About ’80s/’90s Romance?

We've been thinking a lot about the '80s and '90s romances that were the introduction for many of us to the genre—check out our lists on the Top '80s romance and the best of the...
March 19 2015

Throwback Thursday: Have You Read Georgette Heyer?

The Black Moth was Georgette Heyer's first book, published when she was just 19 years old! Since then, Heyer has become synonymous with Regency romance, and considered by many to be the mother of...
March 5 2015

Throwback Thursday: Who Was the First Cover Model You Remember?

Fabio is the cover model all romances have become associated with, even though it's been quite some time since he graced a cover. However, in a recent Jezebel article, it rapidly became clear that...
March 4 2015

Ray Guns and Relationships: Finding the Balance in Science Fiction Romance

Today we're thrilled to welcome Christie Meierz to the site, whose latest release The Fall, came out on Monday. Christie writes science fiction romance, and love in a galaxy far, far away are no...
February 2 2015

Staying True: Exploring Lesbian Romance Novels

Today we're delighted to welcome author Karelia Stetz-Waters to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Karelia's Something True is a romance about a Portland, OR, barista and a closeted corporate employee...
December 11 2014

Top 10 Treasures from the Past from Howard, Brockway, and More!

In Megan Frampton’s blog The Ten Romance Novels You Should Read (An Opinionated Opinion), Megan mentions Anne Stuart, Julia Quinn, J.D. Robb, E.L. James, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Laura Kinsale,...
Kate Nagy
December 7 2014

Happily Never After: Romances Without a HEA

Recently, H&H’s Jennifer Proffitt took some time to speculate upon the likely fate of The Hobbit’s Kili and Tauriel. Although the adorable, mismatched dwarf-and-elf pair are not precisely...
Miranda Neville
November 19 2014

Favorite Christmas Stories from Dickens, Putney, and More!

Today we're pleased to have four authors joining us at Heroes and Heartbreakers. The four—Grace Burrowes, Shana Galen, Carolyn Jewel, and Miranda Neville—have released a Christmas-themed...
November 13 2014

Before The Flame and the Flower: Romance from Back in the Day

It is a truth pretty much universally acknowledged that the modern romance genre as we know it came into its own with the publication of The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss in 1972. The market...
July 5 2014

Falling in Love with Leslie O’Grady’s The Artist’s Daughter

The Artist’s Daughter may not have been the first romance novel I ever read, but it’s the first one I remember reading. Published when I was a wide-eyed fifth grader in 1979, this engrossing...
July 3 2014

I Melt with You: Top 10 ’80s Romances

Ah, the '80s! A decade of big hair, Miami Vice, MTV, Duran Duran, shoulders padded out to there, and an explosion of over-the-top, lush, blooming romances that came to be known as bodice rippers. That...
June 16 2014

You Never Forget Your First: Rereading Your First Romance Novels

The internet helped me locate the very first genre romance I ever read as an adolescent, a book that made such a strong impression on me, I still can't use the word “chiffon” in a crossword...