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September 1 2015

What the Heart Wants: Fall 2015’s Can’t-Miss Romance Books, Movies, and Shows

September | October | November | Printable Version Even the most avid romance fan has trouble keeping track of all the amazing content released throughout the...
May 22 2015

Literary Scents, or What Happiness Smells Like

via As book people, we like booky gifts. We've thought or taken snapshots of everything type of literary gifts—come on,...
May 21 2015

Romance News Roundup: Shelly Laurenston & Cynthia Eden Deal and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. —Deal Alert #2: Looking for a paranormal...
May 8 2015

Romance News Roundup: Mobile Site Update, Janet Evanovich Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. —We've updated the H&H mobile experience...
May 7 2015

Romance News Roundup: The Mindy Project, Mary Jo Putney, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. —The Mindy Project has been canceled by...
August 29 2014

Everyone’s Got One: One True Pairing

Today we're pleased to be joined by author Sandy Hall, whose A Little Something Different tells the story of an unfolding romance through fourteen different viewpoints (including a squirrel and...
August 21 2014

You’ve Got Text: Love in the Digital Age

Today we're pleased to have author Shelley K. Wall join us to talk about the next iteration of romance communication, this time in the digital age! Shelley's latest release, Text Me, has...
July 12 2014

What the Heart Wants: Summer 2014’s Can’t-Miss Romance Books, Movies, and Shows

Team H&H eats, breathes, and sleeps romance, but even we have trouble keeping track of all the amazing content released throughout the year. To make life a little easier for all of us, we’ve...
July 8 2014

Catch Up with Harry/Ginny and Hermione/Ron in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Update!

It comes as no surprise that the youngest Seeker that Hogwarts has seen in a century made an appearance at the 2014 Quidditch World Cup with his family and friends. Harry Potter, now 34, attended the...
April 3 2014

Man Meddle Not with Me: Onscreen Cheating

Cheating—is it ever excusable? Many romance readers have reading dealbreakers, and one of the most mentioned dealbreaker is cheating in romance novels. But (and you knew there was...
January 24 2014

As You Like It: Shakespeare’s Still the King of Pop Culture

Today we're joined by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes, authors of the Twisted Lit series of Shakespeare-inspired YA novels. Their latest release, Anyone But You, is a modern twist on Romeo and Juliet....
August 15 2013

Welcome to Shipper Nation: Why Romance Fans Read Fan Fiction

I read romance novels for a lot of different reasons. Escapism. A chance to live vicariously in dream-like situations. Just plain fun. They introduce me to new characters, new people to invest in and...
July 18 2013

Pop Culture Geeks Unite!: San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Is Here

Brace yourselves—San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2013 is now under way, and the entertainment news will be coming fast and furious, with panels and signings and events announced for popular H&H...
July 1 2013

Romance 101: What New Adult “Girls” Don’t Know About Love

~In the new novel Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess, twenty-two year old Pia Keller says, “I hate romance. And love doesn’t last!” In the HBO show Girls, Hannah Horvath finally gets...
June 7 2013

Have Tech, Will Travel: Big List of Tech-Based Time Travel Romances

There are two general modes of travel in time travel romances: magic/paranormal (e.g., magic amulet; portal) and scientific devices (e.g., time machine). As a fan of science fiction romance, I gravitate...
May 18 2013

Art is Love: On Books and Music

Entertainment—whether it's books, music, TV, movies, or art—is a way for people to connect to those around them, escape from those around them, find an emotional touchstone, or simply...
May 7 2013

Wolf Out!: What to Do While Waiting for Lost Girl’s Dyson to Return

Lost Girl’s Dyson has had his fair share of ups and downs over the duration of the last three seasons. Now, with his love for Bo returned and Lauren seemingly out of the way, it looks like our...
May 2 2013

Fantastic Voyage: Discovering New Authors

No matter how many books you own or the size of your to be read pile, most of you continue to look for new books to read. Before online publishing and retail, chances are you browsed bookstore shelves...
April 3 2013

The Things They Read for Love: Recommended Reading for the Characters in Game of Thrones

Our reading matter says a lot about who we are, which is why recommending books to friends is such a nervewracking process. What if my friends hate my favorite characters or think I'm a weirdo for...
March 22 2013

Ex-Ray Vision: Meeting Past Loves in Romance Novels

What's more awkward and anxiety-inducing than running into an ex-lover? It’s never going to be pleasant, and depending on who-dumped-whom, it can be downright painful. If it hits you like...
March 6 2013

Author Rainbow Rowell on the Most Satisfying Love Stories Ever

Today we welcome author Rainbow Rowell to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Rainbow’s new release, Eleanor & Park, is an intimate account of two people falling in love for the first time. Rainbow...
February 25 2013

Dancing Towards Love: Ballerinas in Romance Novels

I never danced seriously myself and didn't watch ballet; it was too slow, and there are no words. Then my kids started to take ballet. It very quickly turned into something serious. My elder daughter...
February 22 2013

Heroes in Disguise: Lying Liars and the Romance Novel Heroines Who Love Them

I blame Shakespeare. Oh, the idea certainly predated him—Ancient Mythology, for example, is thoroughly populated with gods who disguise themselves as everything from some woman’s husband...
February 20 2013

The Beautiful Perspective in Beautiful Creatures

Released in theaters on Valentine’s Day (because the kids need date movies, too) was Beautiful Creatures, the latest—though assuredly not the last—paranormal YA adaptation to hit our...
January 21 2013

“Swearing In” on Inauguration Day!: Cursing in Romance Novels

Happy Inauguration Day for our U.S. readers! (and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, too). Washington, D.C., is completely abuzz this a.m. with President Obama Inauguration 2.0. Speaking of swearing-in......
December 21 2012

The Mainstreaming of Female Geek Culture in 2012

It started with the release of Lauren Willig’s Garden Intrigue, an amazing book that switched back and forth between historical and contemporary—perhaps the very last place to find a Star...
November 1 2012

Wealthy Women in Love: Lady Grantham, Lacey, and More!

What do TV's Downton Abbey and Anne Calhoun's Liberating Lacey have in common? Leading ladies with more wealth than their leading men. In historical settings,  heroes...
October 10 2012

Charmed, I’m Sure: Witches and Wizards from Butcher, Moning, King and More!

Like many of us, I've always been fascinated by magic and those who could wield it. I grew up watching Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie; I adored the comical situations these magical woman managed...
September 28 2012

“As You Wish”: Great Lines in Movies and Romance Novels

When I was a kid, my mother and I had the regular habit of going to Sunday matinees after church. Then when I was in college, I worked at a video store during summer and holiday breaks, as did my husband....
September 10 2012

Intellectuals are Hot!: Author Elisabeth Barrett on Tall, Smart, and Handsome Heroes

We've asked author Elisabeth Barrett to join us today to talk about why she thinks the smartest guys are also the sexiest. Elisabeth's new release, Blaze of Winter, features a tall, smart, and...