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July 30 2014

Outlander’s “Just a Bodice-Ripper”? Really, Vanity Fair?!

Earlier this week, Vanity Faira posted an article with the headline “Does the New Outlander Series Have What It Takes to Be More than Just a Bodice-Ripper?b” In the piece itself,...
June 4 2014

True Blood’s Most WTF Sex Moments

The team at Heroes & Heartbreakers fell for the supernatural southern charm of True Blood a long time ago. The final season is coming up, and as we look back on the series, there are a great number...
July 20 2012

Oddest Thing You’ve Seen Someone Read in Public?

Now that everyone, it seems, has purchased E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey, of course they’re reading it. In public. On public transportation, on the beach, in doctors’ offices. People...
June 9 2012

Goodbye, Gossip Girl: I’m Leaving You, and This Time I Mean It

I am so angry with myself. Livid. I should have known it was coming. I should have known it would come to a bad end: all disappointment, depression and outright disgust. I mean, my goodness, I’m talking...
April 9 2012

Read This, It’s Good For You: The Media’s Reaction to E.L. James’s 50 Shades of Grey

On the plate of the media’s coverage of Popular Entertainment, books have always been the vegetables. Everyone knows that books are healthy and good for you, and that everyone really should consume...
April 9 2012

When Awful, Awful Covers Happen to Great Books

We’ve talked the Worst Romance Covers Ever, but what about when a fantastic book is saddled with a horrific cover? Not just a ’wince because there’s a man’s naked chest on there and...
March 8 2012

Katniss Gets Married? Planning Your Hunger Games Wedding

Hunger Games frenzy is causing some very humorous moments—take, for example, TresSugar’s suggestion that people incorporate a Hunger Games theme into their wedding, bachelorette party, or bridal...
March 2 2012

Team H&H Rants! Dr. Drew is Wrong About E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy This morning’s Today show discussed E.L. James’s book Fifty Shades of Grey, and the Fifty Shades trilogy...
February 17 2012

Worst Covers Ever? We Want to Know!

We’ve all had those moments when we’ve looked at the cover of the book we’re reading and groaned—inwardly, at least. Because that whole ’judge a book by its cover’ thing is totally true,...
January 20 2012

Ending With a Whimper: Series Finales That Stunk

You’ve waited for it for what has seemed like forever. You’ve speculated as to how it might end, what might happen, and pre-ordered/set the DVR/bought the tickets way in advance. And then,...
January 11 2012

Lord Byron: An Insatiable Collector

If you’ve read historicals set in the Regency period, no doubt at some point you’ve encountered Lord Byron, first name George, whom his lover Lady Caroline Lamb dubbed, “mad, bad, and dangerous...
January 5 2012

When Always and Forever is Literally That

There’s suspension of disbelief—vampires, werewolves, witches, magic powers, etc.—and there’s an impossibility of suspending such belief. Like when two immortals hook up, and by the end...
December 22 2011

Not On Your Holiday List: Books!

The Huffington Post has a story about People’s Favorite Book Gifts, with suggestions of the best books to buy as gifts. To which we say: NO. Because if you’re a voracious reader,...
December 2 2011

Lamprey In Love; or Why Buying an E-Reader is a Good Idea

Romance novel covers, like them or not, inspire conversation. In this case, the conversation might go something like this: Attacker: What the hell is up with this cover? Defender:...
November 21 2011

Breaking Dawn Part 1 Wishes It Were As Good as a Hot Mess

Words cannot express the sheer awkwardness of the movie Breaking Dawn Part 1, but this is a blog, and this is my post, so I guess I must. For all the die-hard Twilight fans out there, you may not want...
November 2 2011

Bespoke Library! Because It’s So Hard to Make Your Own!

In reviewing what Neiman Marcus offers through its Christmas book, it’s hard not to think they’re just pulling our collective legs. In this year’s edition—the 85th—the luxury retailer...
September 22 2011

Wardrobe Malfunction: When Authors Dress Them Wrong

Recently, I read a book where the protagonist wore a lot of Goth gear: Black leather, lace-up pants, huge boots or stilettos, chokers, etc.. And the protagonist was supposed to be a rebel, someone...
August 9 2011

Clive Owen Breaks Our Hearts with His Unfortunate Facial Hair

Yesterday, our sister site ran a post titled “Where Do You Keep Your Stash (or Stache)?” which showed some fun crime-related Etsy items. But that post triggered thoughts...
July 25 2011

Book Title Fail

The Fresh Meat review of Liz Carlyle’s latest, The Bride Wore Scarlet, notes that the heroine isn’t a bride until the epilogue, and she doesn’t wear red. Therefore, the entire title is a fail. Which...
July 20 2011

Awful Library Books Spotlights The Duck Shack Agreement

The site Awful Library Books is a delightful treasure trove of out-of-date gawdawfulness, from books on disco, to early computer programming, to bizarre self-help books from the ’70s. Today’s...
July 12 2011

“Bloodless Nerds?” Really, Penelope Lively?

What is it with award-winning authors sticking their feet in their mouths? First it was Nobel Prize winner VS Naipaul insisting that no female author could ever be as good as him because of our...
July 7 2011

Holy Linkbait: The Mills & Boon Effect?!

Named for Harlequin’s UK arm. Via the Daily Mail: ...But the ‘rose-tinted’ novels are damaging modern relationships, a leading psychologist claims. The genre may still account for...
July 6 2011

What to Expect When You’re Expecting: The Movie?!

Just when you think Hollywood can’t possibly scrape the barrel any more than it already has... What to Expect When You’re Expecting is going to be a movie? Really? And apparently Cameron Diaz,...
June 17 2011

What’s In A Romance Hero’s Name: Everyone’s Jake?

The synopsis for the upcoming Daniel Craig film, Cowboys And Aliens, reveals that Craig’s character is named Jake. Jake. Like you’ve never encountered a hot, sexy guy with that name before...
June 2 2011

For the Love of...Women Writers

Author VS Naipaul, who’s won the Nobel prize for literature, was interviewed by the Guardian recently and asked if any woman writers could be considered his equal. No, “I don’t think...
May 3 2011

For the Love of...Kafka Kittens!

“One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had been changed into an adorable kitten.” The aptly-named Quirk Books is releasing...
April 21 2011

For the Love of...Your Blood Type?

Perhaps you've taken those quizzes in women's magazines to determine what kind of fragrance you should wear; are you citrusy, floral, woodsy or oriental? And now there's a new way...
April 19 2011

For The Love Of...Jeans Underwear?

Jeans underwear. Underwear that looks like jeans. Let's rearrange those words one more time: Underwear jeans. Nope, still doesn't compute. Oh, wait, apparently they're “pert, durable...
April 13 2011

For the Love of...Parking in Cars with Boys

This instructional film, “Are You Popular?” discusses what makes certain people more popular than others; “Parking in cars with the boys at night” is not the key to popularity,...
April 11 2011

For The Love Of . . . Inappropriate Romance Novel Marketing?

From the FAIL blog:                       Oh, sigh. As though our genre doesn't have enough...