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November 9 2016

Suffragettes! Doctors! Knights!: Unusual Historicals Best Bets for November 2016

What Were the Best Historicals This Month? November is the start of the season when many of us are short on time, so it’s fitting that this month’s historical best bets feature two anthologies....
August 22 2016

Love and Survival in Dark Age Wales

Today we're thrilled to welcome Mark Noce (Between Two Fires) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. When fierce warriors can be found in your backyard, marriage—and love—is an important...
August 17 2016

“There Has Only Been You”: Searching for Home in Lily Blackwood’s The Beast of Clan Kincaid

Note: Because we'll be talking about a scene dripping with delicious despair, this post may contain spoilers for anyone who hasn't read The Beast of Clan Kincaid by Lily Blackwood... but...
May 18 2016

May Days: Not-Your-Usual Historical Best Bets for May 2016

Spring is finally here and with it a new crop of not-your-usual historicals to entice romance readers.  This month’s offerings include new books by two bestselling romance superstars,...
May 17 2016

Reader Seeks... Gypsy!

Today we have another book mystery for you to solve that we hope will make you flex your romance muscles even more! Last week, reader Lizzie wrote in to see if we can help her find a romance...
April 14 2016

Love Is In the Air: Not-Your-Usual Historical Best Bets for April 2016

After the final gasps of wintery weather from Mother Nature, spring has finally sprung here at Heroes & Heartbreakers.  Along with tulips and daffodils, there is a whole new crop of not-your-usual...
September 22 2015

Romance News Roundup: Medieval Deal, JoJo Moyes Excerpt, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now. —Deal Alert #1: Claire DelaCroix's...
May 21 2015

Throwback Thursday: Who Was Your First Knight?

There was a time when knights, squires, and medieval lords graced the pages of many romances. The shining armor, the sword fights, the derring do! There's a lot to love about medieval romances....
September 24 2014

Hitting the Books: Not-Your-Usual Historicals for September 2014

September means back to school time, and what better way to celebrate than with a bit of history that takes you off the beaten Almack’s path. The variety of settings is a welcome sight this month...
September 3 2014

Holding Out for a Hero in the Medieval Era

Today we're joined by author Sarah Hegger, whose Sweet Bea is out this week. Sweet Bea is set during the medieval period, renowned for its knights and chivalric behavior. The realities of that time,...
July 3 2014

I Melt with You: Top 10 ’80s Romances

Ah, the '80s! A decade of big hair, Miami Vice, MTV, Duran Duran, shoulders padded out to there, and an explosion of over-the-top, lush, blooming romances that came to be known as bodice rippers. That...
June 18 2014

July 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in July. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very...
May 21 2014

June 2014 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in June. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very...
December 5 2013

Seeing Your Way to Love: Blind Heroes in Romance

Blind characters feature prominently in Western literature from very early in its history. Tiresias, who received the gift of prophecy from Zeus, was always a favorite of my students, whether they encountered...
August 16 2013

Seduction in Prose: A Jo Beverley Appreciation

English-born Jo Beverley has written medievals, Georgians, Regencies, science fiction and oh-so-au-courant, a trilogy featuring three young men all bearing the royal baby name of the summer of 2013,...
July 1 2013

The White Queen Season 1, Episode 3 Recap: Fool Me Twice, Shame on Me (Where “Me” = “King Edward”)

Note: The White Queen is currently airing in the UK and will air weekly on Starz beginning August 10 in the U.S. We will re-run the recaps then, but until then, American readers,...
June 17 2013

No Prinny in Sight!: Not-Your-Usual-Historicals Shopping List For June 2013

Hey, we love Almack’s, the Season, ballrooms, and Dukes—but sometimes a girl needs a little change of scenery. Without further ado, here are some historical romances hitting the shelves...
May 22 2013

June 2013 Upcoming Romance Novel Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in June. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a very...
February 16 2013

Poll: What Historical Period Would You Want Your Romance Novel to be Set In?

We all have said or know someone who said they were born in the wrong time period. But if you were thrown into a different time, what would it be? Would you choose the roaring '20s, be a housewife...
April 11 2012

H&H Book Club: Karen Marie Moning’s Beyond the Highland Mist: Your Thoughts So Far?

Welcome to the second meeting of the month for the H&H Book Club, which is discussing Karen Marie Moning’s hybrid time travel/medieval, Beyond The Highland Mist. In our first H&H...
April 4 2012

H&H Book Club: Karen Marie Moning’s Beyond the Highland Mist—Discuss!

Welcome to the inaugural meeting of the H&H Book Club! Today we’re talking about the first third of Karen Marie Moning’s Beyond the Highland Mist. If you can’t join the discussion yet,...
November 10 2011

The “I Need Her” Scene in Kris Kennedy’s The Irish Warrior

As much as I love historical romance, medievals are pretty low on my personal food chain. I have been known to go years without reading a story set during that time period. But in the last several years...
October 2 2011

Revisiting Linda Howard’s Son of Morning: Academic Chick Gets Streetwise, and a Hot Medieval Guy

Linda Howard’s Son of the Morning is a lot of things: romantic suspense, time-travel adventure, paranormal. But mostly, it’s the story of one woman’s transformation from innocent academic to street-smart...
August 15 2011

Untamed, Forbidden, and Enchanted: Rereading Elizabeth Lowell’s Medievals

I can’t be the only person who looked at the rock-solid pairing of Catelyn and Ned Stark and thought: “Damn, where did I put those Elizabeth Lowell medievals?” Set in Northern Britain in the...
May 10 2011

The Trial Scene in Carrie Lofty’s Scoundrel’s Kiss

Sometimes, there comes a story that seems to find no way to redeem itself to end in a happily ever after for the hero and heroine. They face insurmountable odds within each other, between them,...
April 19 2011

Why Are Medievals Less Popular Than Regencies?

I adore medievals. I read them. I write them. I consume them. And yet, the honest part of me admits that there are reasons why medievals are not as popular with readers as Regency-set historicals.
April 10 2011

Medieval Times: Garwood and Elliott Bring Historical Hotness

I am a Regency Romance Gal; it's my preferred historical time period and my default comfort-zone reading. But sometimes I just have to have me some medieval brawn: A big ol' hunk o'...
April 4 2011

The “I’ve Come For You, Katrine” Scene in Anya Seton’s Katherine

John looked down at the head on his breast . . . “I’ve come for you, Katrine.” So begins a love affair so grand, so infinitely beautiful it has become legend . . . Crafted by the...
March 27 2011

The “Whey Water Version of Love”: Christina Dodd’s Candle in the Window

Christina Dodd’s RITA-award winner Candle in the Window is a reread, but what keeps me coming back the most is a pivotal scene where the hero’s taken the leap into love but the heroine's...
March 23 2011

Hot for the Scots: Top Three Julie Garwood Medievals

Julie Garwood’s stories were the first medievals I read, which led me to becoming enamored with the medieval sub-genre: Hardy warriors and strong women eking out a living in a harsh environment...