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March 1 2017

Where Would You Most Like to See a Book Set?

Romance novels are, for many, read for escapist reasons, especially if we can escape to a place that we've never been before! With so many small towns and big cities as the setting of a romance,...
December 7 2015

Romance News: Elizabeth Boyle Deal and Free K. Bromberg!

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. {Did you know you can sign up to receive...
May 22 2015

Romance News Roundup: Laura Florand and Carolyn Brown Deals!

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 #1: Laura Florand's contemporary The...
March 9 2015

What’s the Weirdest Place Characters Have Said “I Love You?”

Source: This could very easily turn into a romantic version of Green Eggs and Ham—“Would you, could you say I love you in a boat?...
March 4 2015

The Je Ne Sais Quoi of Romance Novels Set in France

Recently, I read two France-set romances back to back: Laura Florand’s Once Upon a Rose and Cole McCade’s A Second Chance at Paris. Those novels got me wondering what it is about France...
August 30 2014

Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Not-Your-Usual Historicals for August 2014

Here in the States, August is the last month of freedom before the kids go back to school and the parents can celebrate a return to normalcy. It’s also the month where we all try to grab that...
July 4 2014

Beyond Borders: Loving Outside Your Country in Romance Novels!

One of the first times I encountered a romance where people from different countries meet and fall in love was Sharon Creech’s Bloomability: Girl goes to awesome international boarding school,...
May 29 2014

Take Me Away: Top Five Romantic Getaways…And The Heroes to Pack with You!

In Lindsay Evans’s contemporary romance, Pleasure Under the Sun, the heroine Bailey Hughes is swept off on a romantic week abroad by her sexy hero, artist Seven Carmichael. The two start their...
April 24 2014

First Look: KJ Charles’s Non-Stop Till Tokyo (April 29, 2014)

KJ Charles Non-Stop Till Tokyo Samhain / April 29, 2014 / $6.50 digital Kerry Ekdahl’s mixed heritage and linguistics skills could have made her a corporate star. Instead, she’s...
February 5 2014

First Look: Suleikha Snyder’s Bollywood and the Beast (February 11, 2014)

Suleikha Snyder Bollywood and the Beast Samhain / February 11, 2014 / $4.50 digital American-born ingénue Rakhee “Rocky” Varma knows a career in Bollywood is no fairy...
November 26 2013

Location, Location, Location: How Setting’s As Important As Character

Today, author Tessa Bailey joins us to talk the importance of location. In her new release, Asking for Trouble, the hero and heroine have to be in the same place because their best friends are getting...
October 22 2013

First Look: Nora Roberts’s Dark Witch (October 29, 2013)

Nora Roberts Dark Witch Berkley / October 29, 2013 / $17.00 print, $9.99 digital With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother,...
October 16 2013

Old But Good: Romance Novels Set in Ancient Times

In the days of our ancestors, when historical romance as we know it was a brash young genre, ancient world romances freely roamed the bookstore shelves. Authors wrote tales of love set before the age...
September 25 2013

Don’t Let Napoleon Win: Not-Your-Usual Historicals for September 2013

September seems to be a thin month in general for historicals, so there are only a few options for Prinny-free historicals this month.  Still, there’s a nice variety here among the offerings...
August 22 2013

Living Book of the Lore: The Worldbuilding of Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark Series

~If you read The Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole, then you know the information I’m about to impart is punishable by death if shared with a human, so of course the logical place to...
August 12 2013

Spiking Almack’s Lemonade: Not-Your-Usual Historicals for August 2013

I love the Regency, you love the Regency, but sometimes we all need a historical romance that doesn’t mention the weak lemonade at Almack's. Without further ado, here are some historical romances...
May 8 2013

Ships Ahoy!: Viking Romance

Long before the History Channel brought us the TV series Vikings, stories of Viking adventure and romance have been making blood race and hearts flutter. When we say “long before,” we mean...
April 20 2013

First Look: Deanna Raybourn’s A Spear of Summer Grass (April 30, 2013)

Deanna Raybourn A Spear of Summer Grass Harlequin MIRA / April 30, 2013 / $15.95 print, $8.69 digital The daughter of a scandalous mother, Delilah Drummond is already notorious, even amongst...
March 26 2013

Author Valerie Bowman on Eloping to Gretna Green!

Today we're pleased to welcome author Valerie Bowman, also an H&H contributor, whose forthcoming novel Secrets of a Runaway Bride is out today! She's here to talk Gretna Green, Scotland,...
February 20 2013

March 2013 Upcoming Romance Novel Releases Shopping List!

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in March. This time around, we’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve...
January 14 2013

Get Outta Here: Exotic Locales in Historical Romance from Joyce, Small, and More!

When the weather outside is cold and bleak, what better way to warm up then falling into a romance located in an exotic location? What do heather-covered fields, wispy cloud-covered mountains, and sun-dappled...
August 25 2012

Poll: Where’s the Best Place for Vacation Sex?

 Summer is winding down in the U.S., but not before one last hurrah: Labor Day Weekend. Which got us wondering: Where's the Best Place for Vacation Sex? Free Blog Poll Image courtesy...
May 10 2012

First Look: Cynthia Justlin’s Edge of Light (May 14, 2012)

Cynthia Justlin Edge of Light Carina Press / $5.99 digital / May 14, 2012 Taken prisoner by a ruthless group of anarchists deep in the Cambodian jungle, anthropologist Jocelyn Hewitt is isolated...
April 1 2012

Hottie Heroes from Around the World: Multicultural Heroes from Bertrice Small, Zoe Archer, Jeannie Lin, and More!

I met my first multicultural romance hero when I was eleven and filched my mother’s copy of  The Kadin by Bertrice Small. Selim was a prince of a guy, literally. A prince of the Ottoman Empire,...
March 20 2012

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!: Top PNR/Urban Fantasy Destinations from Ward, Bennett, Harrison, and More!

Many people read—especially romance novels and other genre fiction—to escape the stresses of daily life. No need to remind you of a bad economy or rising gas prices; all you have to do is...
February 26 2012

Open Vampire World, the Enclave, Downside and More: Top 5 Worst Urban Fantasy Locations to Live

One of the main reasons I read fantasy and paranormal novels is the escape. Not just being drawn into another’s life, but the whole world. Even when it’s a slight shift on our current world, I get...
January 24 2012

Fresh Meat: Anna Randol’s A Secret in Her Kiss (January 31, 2012)

A Secret in Her Kiss Anna Randol Avon (January 31, 2012), $7.99 A rare beauty, raised in the exotic heart of the mysterious East, Mari Sinclair knows it’s time to end her career as a...
November 9 2011

Travel Through Space and Time with Anya Seton

If you think of books as a ticket to other places, then think of Anya Seton, who wrote twelve historical novels in her lifetime, as a time-traveling tour guide. Anya Seton was born into a wealthy...
September 17 2011

Fresh Meat: Jeannie Lin’s The Dragon and the Pearl (September 20, 2011)

The Dragon and the Pearl Jeannie Lin Harlequin, September 20, 2011, $6.25 Former Emperor’s consort Ling Suyin is renowned for her beauty; the ultimate seductress. Now she lives quietly...
July 27 2011

Harlequin Historicals—Anything But Regencies, Please!

Prior to getting accepted into library school, I spent my college undergraduate years studying British history. My studies pretty much ranged from Henry VIII to World War II, and to be honest, the Regency...