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teamhandh
September 22 2017

“I am an angstbunny par excellence”: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
teamhandh
September 15 2017

“I love romance novels and I work in a comic book store”: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
TaraLeigh
September 15 2017

4 Authors That Will Have You Planning A Trip to the Big City

City life has it all for some people, but even if you prefer to experience the city at a fictional distance it can still be a fun place to visit! Tara Leigh (Penthouse Player) definitely has a...
September 14 2017

You Might Be Reading an Edwardian Romance If…

Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between various historical periods. Regency and Victorian and Edwardian can sometimes be indistinguishable if a date isn't given. Last week we...
JenniferProffitt
September 13 2017

Love on the Run: Love It or Hate It?

If you read enough romantic suspense—or romances with suspenseful elements—you may have noticed a few commons trends. One of which is the “love on the run” premise. The main...
RobinLovett
September 11 2017

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures... Even in Romance

Today we're thrilled to welcome Robin Lovett (Keeper) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Robin wears two hats on H&H—one as one of our bloggers and one as an author. Today Robin is wearing...
teamhandh
September 8 2017

“Will I be Flowers in the Attic or Ewww”: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
TraceyLivesay
September 5 2017

Twists on the Amnesia Trope That Will Make You Love It Again!

Today we're thrilled to host Tracey Livesay (Love Will Always Remember) on Heroes and Heartbreakers. The amnesia trope has been around in romance for a long time, and the trope is even more...
AnnaBowling
September 3 2017

What’s the Difference Between a Regency Romance and a Victorian Romance?

Regency vs Victorian Romance: A Reader’s Guide One look at the romance shelves in any bookstore will show that the nineteenth century is hot, hot, hot when it comes to historical romance....
teamhandh
September 1 2017

“I like book thongs best of all:” Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
August 29 2017

Historical Romance Fact Check: How Hard Was It to Get Divorced?

Today we're thrilled to invite Anna Harrington (When the Scoundrel Sins) to Heroes and Heartbreakers! Divorce is a topic we see handled in many contemporary romances, however, it's not...
August 28 2017

A Baby Carriage Doesn’t Have to Be Part of the Happy Ending

Today we're happy to host A.E. Ash (Temporary Duty Assignment) on Heroes and Heartbreakers. Once upon a time, the happy ending of a romance novel meant the hero and heroine rode off into the...
teamhandh
August 25 2017

“In time, another book will slip into that space”: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
KristenProby
August 22 2017

Dating Is Hard... Even in Romance Novels!

Today we're thrilled to welcome Kristen Proby (The Beauty of Us) to Heroes and Heartbreakers). In romance, there are plenty of good dates to help us escape the bad dates we face in reality......
teamhandh
August 18 2017

“Now THAT’S what I’m talking about!”: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
teamhandh
August 11 2017

“What I love is browsing and coming across unexpected treasures”: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
Cerestheories
August 11 2017

6 Steps to Rock a Book Sale!

I don’t need to tell you that books are the best, especially those with kissing. But sometimes? Sometimes my budget tells me that I need to slow my book-buying roll. For those of us who like...
HeatherWaters
August 8 2017

Raw Power: Romance Deals & News from Cherrie Lynn and G.A. Aiken!

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance. {Did you know you can sign up to receive Afternoon Tea as an e-mail? Sign up to have your daily cuppa delivered...
JenniferProffitt
August 8 2017

What Are Your Least Favorite Ways to See a Heroine Described?

We've talked about our nope tropes and our squick words. We've talked about the types of heroines we love... but what about when a heroine we'd otherwise love is described in a way...
JenniferProffitt
August 7 2017

Do You Find Mistaken Identity Plots Believable?

The mistaken identity is always a tricky plot device to pull off. When it's done well, however, it's done marvelously! What needs to happen for you to believe in a mistaken identity? Does...
teamhandh
August 4 2017

“I want to feel like I’m dying”: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JohnJacobson
August 3 2017

Sex and Liberation, or Why Sex Scenes in Romance Can Matter

Sex scenes in romance are a (excuse the pun) sticky business. They’re variant depending on the subgenre, they often rely on politics of beauty, and they’re mostly between two straight,...
JenniferProffitt
August 3 2017

Is Love Better in the Past, Present... or Future?

The past is often romanticized—sweet gestures, letter writing, longing and all that yearning. The present has its appeal with love in the digital age, moderns views on love and romance, and...
JenniferProffitt
July 31 2017

What Is the Most Annoying Misconception About Romance?

We've all been there. We're talking to people who are maybe fellow readers... but they're not romance readers. As with many things, they've come to the conversation with a few misconceptions...
teamhandh
July 28 2017

“I’m constantly looking to learn new things”: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JeffeKennedy
July 27 2017

The Language of Praise and How We Talk About the Books We Love

We all love to gush over the books we love, right? We have our squeeing, our fangirl meltdowns, our all-caps commentary, fights over book boyfriends, and all of that love to express. But...
TamsenParker
July 27 2017

Romance as Resistance: The Important Role Romance Plays in Our Lives

Today we're thrilled to have Tamsen Parker (Rogue Desire) on Heroes and Heartbreakers in her role as an author. In an eight-book anthology, Tamsen and her fellow authors tackle politics in...
JenniferProffitt
July 27 2017

Do You Like Your Reading to be Edutaining?

Author Beverly Jenkins has long discussed how she wants her books to be edutaining—educational entertainment. We can learn a lot from romance—not just how to love and form relationships,...
teamhandh
July 21 2017

“It has so many quirky situations”: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
JenniferProffitt
July 21 2017

What Is Your Palate Cleanser Romance?

Earlier this week we talked about reading binges, and many of you said you could read two or three books from the same author or series before it was too much. That calls for a palate cleanser!...