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August 31 2017

Heroines in STEM: Gamers, Hackers, and Coders Edition

In the latest installment of the Heroines in STEM series, the focus is on women who know their way around a keyboard. You’d think that with computers basically everywhere in our lives that...
July 10 2017

Unsung Heroines: The Forgotten Female Spies of World War I

Today we're thrilled to welcome Kate Quinn (The Alice Network) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Kate's book covers the secret lives of some of World War I's most interesting spies—the...
April 13 2017

First Look: Julie James’s The Thing About Love (April 18, 2017)

Julie James The Thing About Love Berkley / April 18, 2017 / $15.00 print, $8.99 digital  Readers have long embraced small town romances, but reading the same type book over and over...
April 13 2017

Not-So-Contemporary Romance: The Paradox of Disenfranchised Heroines

Today we're thrilled to welcome Kilby Blades (Snapdragon) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. The landscape of female desire, gender politics, and societal expectations of women have changed a lot...
April 12 2017

The 4 Ways Deborah Wilde’s The Unlikeable Demon Hunter Is Exactly Like Buffy

If It Walks Like Buffy and Talks Like Buffy… The age-old story of what happens when a foul-mouthed, romance impaired heroine with no edit button and a predilection for hot sex is...
February 13 2017

3 Things Every Romantic Suspense Must Have!

Today we're thrilled to be joined with Manda Collins (Ready, Set, Rogue) who always infuses an element of mystery into her novels. She's here today to break down all the elements that make...
February 10 2017

4 STEM Heroines in Romance—Tiny Science, Big Love

This month’s Heroines in STEM professions post is all about the miniature. These ladies study things that are very small and all spend much of their lives in the lab. And amongst all of their...
February 9 2017

Survival Skills Are Sexy

We're thrilled to welcome Sandy Vaile (Combatting Fear) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. The heroine of Combatting Fear is ready for any circumstances after her father trained her to survive even...
January 13 2017

Fictional Spy Gadgets I’d Love to Beg, Borrow or Buy

Today we're thrilled to welcome author PM Kavanaugh (Ready or Dead) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Who doesn't love a good spy gadget? We've all found ourselves coveting a thing or two....
Rhyll Biest
December 18 2016

A Murderer and a Thief Get in Bed Together... The Unlikely Pair That Is Good Behavior’s Letty and Javier

I discovered the television series Good Behavior just a couple of weeks back and I’m loving it for many reasons but mostly the oh-so-wrong and yet so-very-right relationship between single...
December 7 2016

40 is the New 30: 10 “Seasoned” Romances Featuring Characters Who Are 35+

Today we're thrilled to have authors from the Facebook group, Seasoned Romance on Heroes and Heartbreakers! These 10 authors and bloggers of Seasoned Romance* pick their favorite “season romance”...
November 11 2016

8 Linda Howard Comfort Reads for Every Situation

What are the best Linda Howard novels? Confession: I’m a serial re-reader. When I’m stressed, tired, overworked, overwhelmed, sad, or just plain lazy, I turn to my old favorite...
November 9 2016

Meet the Most Dashing Widow in Anna Campbell’s Pursuing Lord Pascal

4 Things to Love About Amy Mowbray! There are so many terrific things in Pursuing Lord Pascal, by Anna Campbell, the fourth book in the Dashing Widows series. By now readers will be familiar...
November 3 2016

5 of History’s Most Kickass Women Warriors

Who needs fiction when history offers such incredible women! Okay, that's a lie, we'll always still need fiction, but Asa Maria Bradley (Viking Warrior Rebel) is here today to talk about...
October 23 2016

First Look: Christi Caldwell’s The Rogue’s Wager (October 25, 2016)

Christi Caldwell The Rogue's Wager (Sinful Brides #1) Montlake / October 25, 2016 / $12.95 print, $4.99 digital I love female characters that are not the typical perfect-looking ingenues...
September 29 2016

Mathematician Heroines in Romance—Equations of the Heart

Tamsen Parker (School Ties) asked Twitter to help her find some STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) characters in romance. The response was overwhelming, so this post, covering mathematician...
September 16 2016

Heroines Who Find Their Power: From Jane Eyre to Game of Thrones’s Sansa

Some romantic heroines kick ass from the get-go and that's that. They may have moments of vulnerability, but their essential badassery is never in question. Think Claire from Outlander, for...
September 12 2016

The 7 Pet Peeves Every Reader Has When Reading a Plus-Sized Heroine

Where can the portrayal of a plus-sized heroine go wrong? Today we're thrilled to welcome Amy Andrews (Playing It Cool) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Amy's latest heroine, Harper Nugent,...
September 8 2016

Let’s Hear It for the Girl: 3 Real-Life Heroines Worthy of Admiration!

What Real-Life Heroines Inspire You? Today we're thrilled to welcome Jane Ashford (What the Duke Doesn't Know) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. There are plenty of badass women that inspire...
September 5 2016

I Got This: Damsels Not in Distress and the Importance of Strong Heroines

Today we're thrilled to welcome J.R. Gray (Ever So Madly) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. We're all about strong women here, and romance is a great place to explore that strength. Gray is here...
September 2 2016

We Accept Katee Robert’s Indecent Proposal

We've got more O'Malley's! An Indecent Proposal by Katee Robert, features Cillian O'Malley and Olivia Rashidi, who I can't really describe without spoilers, so this...
August 16 2016

In Chuck Wendig’s Invasive, the Heroine Is the Story

Note: While we love Chuck Wendig's writing, he does not write romance, and while we'll be exploring the kick-ass heroine in his lastest book, Invasive, we can't guarantee an HEA...but...
August 15 2016

The 5 Reasons You Should Always Read Kit Rocha

Maybe you have heard me say this before, but just in case you haven’t, I am going to say it again: If you haven’t been reading the Beyond series by Kit Rocha, I don’t know what...
August 11 2016

Ranking the Women of the Harry Potter Universe, A Potterverse Hotness Scale

Who Are the Hottest Women in the Potterverse? NOTE: The below contains some slight, mostly indirect, spoilers for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Continue at your own risk. Yes, the...
Rhyll Biest
August 10 2016

Roller Derby in Romance—Get Your Skates Ready!

If you’ve watched Whip It more than once, can tell a blocker from a jammer, and know how to fall small, the odds are that you don’t mind a little roller derby in your romance. After...
July 5 2016

A Bad Bitch of a Binge-Read: Bingeing Christina Saunders Gets Dark & Sexy

I don’t binge read. I’m one of those readers that will space out the books in a series, even one by a favorite author, just so I can hold off on the ending. However, I’m always...
Mala Bhattacharjee
April 10 2015

Haters Gonna Hate: Why Game of Thrones’ Sansa is a Total Boss

In any given discussion of Game of Thrones and the badassery of its characters, you'll hear about Arya Stark, the mischievous daughter of Ned Stark of Winterfell, who must find her way alone after...
October 14 2014

In My Next Life I Want to be a Femme Fatale

Today we're joined by author J.D. Mason, whose Crazy Sexy Revenge is out today! Crazy Sexy Revenge is the final book in the Beautiful Dirty Rich trilogy, and includes Desi, a woman who is strong...
July 8 2014

TSTL vs. Kick-Ass Heroines from Frost, Armstrong, Brockmann, and More!

As an avid reader, I come across a lot of heroines. Some of them kick-ass, some of them forgettable, and unfortunately, some of them Too Stupid to Live. What are the characteristics of a TSTL heroine...
March 13 2014

Just Keep Swimming: Empowering Women’s Fiction

Classifying a book by its genre can be both useful and detrimental. If you have a preference for a certain type of book, then this cataloguing easily helps you find it. But it also means that certain...