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October 18 2017

Enter if You Dare: 8 Spooky Historical Houses for Your Halloween

It’s that ghostly time of year again, bats and ghouls! The air is crisp (at least up here in New England), the days are shorter, and everything is just a little spookier. Even my romance...
June 21 2016

First Look: Tiffany Reisz’s The Bourbon Thief (June 28, 2016)

Tiffany Reisz The Bourbon Thief MIRA / June 28, 2016 / $15.99 print, $8.99 digital Rarely does a title so completely describe a plot and yet disguise the complex tale that lies behind....
May 31 2016

First Look: Sabrina York’s Lana and the Laird (May 31, 2016)

Sabrina York Lana and the Laird (Untamed Highlanders #3) St. Martin's Press / May 31, 2016 / $7.99 print & digital Lachlan Sinclair, Duke of Caithness, has had quite enough of being...
April 19 2016

First Look: Amanda Quick’s Til Death Do Us Part (April 19, 2016)

Amanda Quick  'Til Death Do Us Part  Berkley / April 19, 2016 / $27.00 print, $13.99 digital Amanda Quick is my crack. Jayne Ann Krentz has a lot of commendable work under...
April 8 2016

Kylie Scott’s Twist & an E-Mail Order Bride: Romance News

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 have your daily cuppa delivered...
February 22 2016

Anatomy of a Gothic Romance: Valley of Nightmares by Jane Godman

It's 1938, and war is looming as Lilly Divine leaves London for life as a governess in a crumbling mansion. Her employer, Gethin Taran, a man as remote and compelling as the mountains encircling...
November 21 2015

Gothic Romance Movie Night: 3 Movies to Add to Your Queue Tonight

Every fall I get lost in the turning colors of the leaves, the whisper of them as they scuttling along the streets like spiders. The deep orange hue of pumpkins lit by candlelight and the eerie...
Rhyll Biest
November 13 2015

Crimson Peak: Come for the Hiddleston...Stay for the Hiddleston

Note: This post contains spoilers! If you haven't seen Crimson Peak yet...go do it, it's been out for two weeks and has Tom Hiddleston in it... What's your excuse! Do you like to...
October 16 2015

Will Crimson Peak Really Be a Gothic Romance?

Of all the trailers of Crimson Peak, this one certainly plays up the romance angle the most. After all, the clip between seconds 20 and 52, is the set up of a traditional historical romance novel—blue-stocking...
October 7 2015

Going Goth: 5 Signs You Might Be a Gothic Romance Heroine

My first experiences of romance novels were the terrific tales of Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart and Phyllis A. Whitney. I was disappointed when I realized that the delicious men who made me shiver...
July 18 2015

First Look: Bonnie Dee’s The Tutor (July 21, 2015)

Bonnie Dee The Tutor Bonnie Dee / July 21, 2015 / $3.99 digital Gothic romance with a twist.  Elements of The Sound of Music, The Enchanted Garden, Jane Eyre, and “true”...
November 21 2014

First Look: Julie Klassen’s The Secret of Pembrooke Park (November 25, 2014)

Julie Klassen The Secret of Pembrooke Park Bethany House / November 25, 2014 / $14.99 print, $14.99 digital Abigail Foster is the practical daughter. She fears she will end up a spinster,...
November 13 2014

Before The Flame and the Flower: Romance from Back in the Day

It is a truth pretty much universally acknowledged that the modern romance genre as we know it came into its own with the publication of The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss in 1972. The market...
October 6 2014

Spooky, Sexy, and Mysterious: Top 10 Gothic Romance

Gothic romance is one of the oldest styles of romance novels; the formula of girl meets enigmatic boy in spooky location equals love has been around since the 1800s, but had its heyday during the 1960s...
September 5 2014

Broke, Homeless, and Hated: Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s Most Down-on-Their-Luck Heroines

A down-on-her-luck heroine is a fairly common and an often used plot device. but that said, nobody writes them better than Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Phillips’s forte is melding pathos and humor...
August 26 2014

First Look: Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s Heroes Are My Weakness (August 26, 2014)

Susan Elizabeth Phillips Heroes Are My Weakness William Morrow / August 26, 2014 / $26.99 print / $15.99 digital Deepest winter. An isolated island off the coast of Maine. A man. A...
August 25 2014

Gothics Are My Weakness: Favorite Gothic Romance Authors

Today we're joined by author Susan Elizabeth Phillips, whose Heroes Are My Weakness is released tomorrow (you can read a special selected scene from the book now!) Like many of us, Susan read romance,...
August 22 2014

H&H Debriefing: Gothic Heroes!

Another day, another way to follow H&H—we're now on YouTube! Subscribe to the HeroesnHearts channel to catch weekly Debriefings in which Team H&H's Heather, Megan,...
July 15 2014

First Look: Amy M. Reade’s Secrets of Hallstead House (July 17, 2014)

Amy M. Reade Secrets of Hallstead House Kensington / July 17, 2014 / $15.00 print, $3.99 digital Macy Stoddard had hoped to ease the grief of losing her parents in a fiery car crash...
March 20 2014

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Mia Gabriel’s Lord Savage!

Today we're delighted to reveal the cover for Mia Gabriel's Lord Savage, an intense, erotic historical with a hero as dangerous as his name. Here's the official description: I’d...
June 27 2013

First Look: Jude Deveraux’s True Love (July 2, 2013)

Jude Deveraux True Love Random House / July 9, 2013 / $27.00 print, $12.99 digital Just as Alix Madsen is finishing up architectural school, Adelaide Kingsley dies and wills her, for one...
April 30 2013

First Look: Nancy Ohlin’s Thorn Abbey (May 7, 2013)

Nancy Ohlin Thorn Abbey Simon Pulse / May 7, 2013 / $16.99 print, $9.99 digital Becca was the perfect girlfriend: smart, gorgeous, and loved by everyone at New England’s premier boarding...
June 6 2011

In Praise of the Heroine’s Journey

One of the elements that draws me to the romance genre is the heroine’s story. When catch my first glimpse of a new release, my interest sharpens if the cover features a woman—or if the heroine...
April 11 2011

Dark and Dangerous: The Lure of Gothic Romances

The first Gothic romance I encountered was by Mary Stewart, and what an introduction! I was a suburban high-schooler, and had never even come close to a dark, broody man, let alone one with an exotic...