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September 13 2017

How to Turn Your Comic-Reading Friends into Romance Readers

Romance and comics hit similar buttons for me: an easy to read format, genre conventions/tropes, over-the-top characters, high stakes conflicts, and… stigma for readers that has lead to...
May 16 2014

X-Tra Special: What to Read if You Love the X-Men

X-Men is a defining Marvel work and spans multiverses, literally. The premise however, of a rag-tag group of genetically different individuals fighting crime while facing oppression from the outside...
March 3 2014

Love Under the Big Top: Circus-Themed Romances

Circus-themed romances are few and far between, but a few stand out as literary gems—and then there are some that would make the Ringling Brothers blush. The first book that stands out in...
February 27 2013

Love This Pain: Romance Novels That Twist the Knife

During one of the earlier episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, young surgeon Meredith Grey asks herself, “Why do I keep hitting myself in the hand with a hammer? Because it feels so good when I stop.” You...
October 19 2012

Day #1: Vampires 101

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Check our Sweepstakes page for more offers! We'd like to thank all the authors and publishers that contributed to our 13 Days of Halloween countdown,...
July 6 2012

Paranormal Alpha Males Get...Alpha-ier!

While reading paranormal romances, I’ve come to notice that the vast majority of heroes in paranormals are alphas—but not just alphas. The alpha males in paranormals seem more alpha. Alpha-ier?...
December 28 2011

H&H Bloggers Pick the Best of 2011: Pamela Webb-Elliott, Victoria Janssen, and Evangeline Holland

Want to know what books your favorite bloggers most enjoyed in 2011? Be sure to check out each post in the Best of 2011 series! Pamela Webb-Elliott Spellcast by Barbara Ashford I knew...
December 25 2011

Marjorie Liu’s Dirk and Steele, or Why I’m a Dirk and Steele Fangirl

Everybody has their own can’t-live-without-it series, don’t they? You know—the one which makes you squee when you hear a new book is coming out (in eighteen months or so…); the one whose new...
November 6 2011

If You Like Urban Fantasy, Try These Paranormal Titles: Ward, Kenyon, Moning

Huge pecs, flowing hair, anger issues, and odd endowments...What do all these things have in common? They frequently appear in Paranormal Romance, not the Urban Fantasy that I normally read. In fact,...
April 13 2011

You Are What You Like to Read: A Book-Selling Savant’s Recs, Pt. 2

In the first section of this post, I discussed how I discovered my true calling—that of a book-selling savant—and offered recommendations for non-romance. Now I move to another section of...
April 6 2011

If You Build It, They Will Come: Worldbuilding in Urban Fantasy

I came to reading romance after already being a longtime reader of science fiction/fantasy and mystery, which meant that my tastes in matters fantastical and suspenseful were already pretty well formed....