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JenniferProffitt
November 8 2017

What Is Your Preferred Protagonist Age?

Matthew McConaughey delivered one of the most creepy lines in the movie Dazed and Confused when he said “I keep getting older, but they stay the same age.” However, that sentiment is...
JenniferProffitt
November 6 2017

Do You Like Books Where the Couple Is Already Married?

They've gone to the chapel, and they've gotten married. And now, readers are expected to pick up their book and read about their happy ending. Much of the romance genre is about finding...
November 3 2017

Auctions—Getting More Than You Bargained For

Today we're thrilled to welcome Andrew Grey (Auction Action) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Everyday events can greatly influence a writer's work, and that's no exception for Andrew's...
JenniferProffitt
November 3 2017

Would You Rename a Subgenre?

Earlier this week while browsing the list of categories on the new Audibile Romance site, we noticed they had some very specific categories that were a little different from what we have come to...
November 2 2017

Romance as Grief Counseling: When Real Life HEAs Are Hard To Come By

Today we welcome author Jen Doyle (Holiday House Call) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Jen, like many of us, turns to romance when life gets rough. She's here today to talk about her experience...
October 30 2017

The 7 Best Opening Lines of Romance from Kenyon, Frost, and More!

Today we're thrilled to welcome Winter Austin (Liar, Liar) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Every author—and reader—knows you need to snag the reader's attention right from the...
teamhandh
October 24 2017

Grace Burrowes and Elizabeth Hoyt on Dukes, Series Endings, and More!

Grace Burrowes and Elizabeth Hoyt are two of our go-to historical romance authors, so of course when we had the opportunity to ask them questions, we jumped at the chance! Want to know who their...
October 23 2017

Our Power, Our Stories: A Survivor on Hope, Healing, and Happily Ever Afters

Today we welcome author Adriana Anders, who is here today to share her personal story about an event that happened to her as a teenager and how that has influenced her as a writer.  Warning:...
teamhandh
October 20 2017

“That wedding didn’t happen”: 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...
RobinLovett
October 19 2017

A How-to Guide for Reviewing Romance for the Inexperienced (and Indifferent) Critic

6 Aspects of Romance You Should Definitely Bring Up When You Review the Genre Being a critic isn’t an easy job. Especially when it comes to reviewing romance. It’s such a complex...
teamhandh
October 13 2017

“Sometimes my eyes hurt”: 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...
willaful
October 11 2017

Love Wins (With a Little Work)—and Romance Teaches Us How

Romances have a happy ending, that's a given—no arguments, dammit!—but those endings in older books can seem pretty whack to someone reading them now. In the early days of Mills...
teamhandh
October 6 2017

“I’m totally in favor of muscles on display”: 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 29 2017

“It shows her growth because it’s a happy dream”: 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...
Liz Maverick
September 27 2017

4 Authors Who Will Make You Laugh Out Loud (No, Really)

Today we're thrilled to welcome Liz Maverick (The Transporter) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Liz is the former site manager of Heroes and Heartbreakers, but today she's wearing her author...
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...