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May 9 2017

3 Must-Read Sexy Urban Fantasy Series

Today we're so thrilled to welcome our blogger, Chelsea Mueller, to Heroes and Heartbreakers in her author capacity. Chelsea's recently released Borrowed Souls is sexy urban fantasy. We...
November 15 2016

Sex Doesn’t Sell? Wait...What Now?

Sex doesn’t sell. In books— at least per the bestseller-ometer! Believe it or not? Jodie Archer, ex-research lead on literature at Apple, and Matthew L. Jockers, an associate...
April 22 2016

Head into the Wicked Abyss with Kresley Cole: 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...
September 26 2013

October 2013 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in October. We’ve divided them up by subgenre to make it easier for those who’ve got a...
August 6 2013

First Look: Stacia Kane’s Wrong Ways Down (August 6, 2013)

Stacia Kane Wrong Ways Down 4/13 Publishing / August 6, 2013 / $3.99 digital It’s a thin line between right and wrong. It’s an even thinner one between wrong and dead… Terrible...
August 5 2013

Like Christmas in August: 12 Holiday Novellas Coming Soon! (Exclusive Cover Reveals!)

Last month, we announced that H&H will be publishing two holiday-themed original stories—Stacia Kane's Close to You and Kitty French's Wanderlust—and that they are part of a...
July 27 2013

Poll: What Male POV Would You Like to Read?

Stacia Kane's Terrible-POV novella, Wrong Ways Down, finally has a release date (August 6!). It's always a worry when we see a point of view in a story that we haven't seen before that it...
July 15 2013

H&H Announces Two New Short Stories: Stacia Kane’s “Close to You” and Kitty French’s “Wanderlust”!

I am BEYOND excited to announce that Heroes and Heartbreakers will be publishing two brand-new short stories this fall, just in time for the holiday season: “Close to You” (a Downside...
June 19 2013

Stacia Kane’s Wrong Ways Down Cover and Excerpt!

Stacia Kane has revealed the cover for Wrong Ways Down, a Downside Ghosts story—but told from Terrible's point of view. Here's the blurb: It’s a thin line between right and...
December 7 2012

Character-Worthy Cities: Downside, Bon Temps, Caldwell, The Hollows, and More

Worldbuilding can make or break a book for me. If the setting is strong enough, I’m able to sink into the novel. I’m an escapist reader, so I want to be transported elsewhere. It’s...
December 2 2012

Criminal Heroes from Cole, Kane, Stuart and More!

Everyone loves a good hero, but what about the bad hero? The anti-hero? The criminal hero? A hero who not only walks the dark side, but enjoys the journey. According to Wikipedia, an anti-hero is a...
October 31 2012

Halloween Costuming: Dress Like an Urban Fantasy Chick for Halloween

This blog was supposed to be about how all our favorite kick-ass urban fantasy heroines wear skintight black leather while still managing to wield heavy weaponry, outrun demons, and avoid unsightly...
August 3 2012

Top 5 Paranormal Romance Sex Scenes from Kane, Ward, Moning, Frost and Ione

It’s easy to find plenty of hot scenes within paranormal romance and urban fantasy books. For me, the absolute hottest ones are the ones that both scintillate and change the dynamic between the hero...
July 2 2012

Which Hero is on Your “List"?, Part 2

We are back with Part 2 of our H&H bloggers “List” choices—the list is the fictionalized version of characters you would love to see nekkid if you could, where not even your spouse or partner...
June 29 2012

Which Hero is on Your “List"?, Part 1

Many couples have “The List:” you know, the list of celebrities your significant other has given you a free pass to have sexual relations with them if you somehow run into them? Because chances...
June 21 2012

First Look: Stacia Kane’s Chasing Magic (June 26, 2012)

Stacia Kane Chasing Magic Del Rey / June 26, 2012 / $7.99 print & digital Magic-wielding Churchwitch and secret addict Chess Putnam knows better than anyone just how high a price people...
June 2 2012

It’s a Tough Job, But Someone’s Gotta Do it: Paranormal Detectives from Kalayna Price, Jim Butcher, Darynda Jones, and Stacia Kane

The protagonist of Kalayna Price’s Alex Craft series, Alex Craft, has an interesting job: Craft has the ability to raise the shades of the dead so that they can communicate to the living how they...
April 4 2012

Stacia Kane’s Chess Putnam Is a Noir Private Investigator

“I told her the world was full of nice people. I’d have hated to try to prove it to her, but I said it, anyway.” —A Hell of A Woman by Jim Thompson Many fans of Stacia...
March 13 2012

Fresh Meat: Stacia Kane’s Sacrificial Magic (March 27, 2012)

Stacia Kane Sacrificial Magic Del Rey/Mar. 27, 2012/$7.99 When Chess Putnam is ordered by an infamous crime boss—who also happens to be her drug dealer—to use her powers as a witch to solve...
February 26 2012

Open Vampire World, the Enclave, Downside and More: Top 5 Worst Urban Fantasy Locations to Live

One of the main reasons I read fantasy and paranormal novels is the escape. Not just being drawn into another’s life, but the whole world. Even when it’s a slight shift on our current world, I get...
February 5 2012

Top 5 “Damaged” Heroines from Stacia Kane, J.A. Saare, J.N. Duncan, Diana Rowland, and Carolyn Crane

A heroine with real problems is always more engaging than one who lives in a glass case. Some of my favorite protagonists sink deeper into the dark brush of our world, and judging bythe response to...
January 31 2012

Best of January 2012: Family, Bros, and Faults

At the end of last year, we ran our fabulous bloggers’ lists of top reads of the year. Those posts were so fun that we’ve decided to continue, asking our bloggers to share the best thing they’ve...
January 30 2012

Cover Reveal: Stacia Kane’s Chasing Magic!

The cover for Stacia Kane’s June 26 release, Chasing Magic, was unveiled today. Book 5 in Kane’s addictive Downside Ghosts series, it will follow the highly anticipated Sacrificial Magic, which...
January 6 2012

Rock On: Music in Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy

Retired music business ghoul that I am, you can imagine how music permeates every detail of my life. While I am not always on top of every new music release, I have been known to be Judgy McJudge when...
December 10 2011

Wishful Thinking: Dear Santa

Dear Santa, Hi, Santa. It’s Chelsea. I’m pretty sure you and I are on the same wavelength and agree that reading very sexy books should not put one on the naughty list. In fact, recommending...
December 1 2011

The Moans and the Fury: Our Favorite Angry Sex Scenes

The more romance novels you read, the more you become a connoisseur of sex scenes. And while the romantic ones can be scintillating, more often it’s the knock-down, drag-out sex that borders on a...
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,...
October 19 2011

It’s Hard Out There for a Mage: Professions in Urban Fantasy

Making a living in this economy isn’t easy for anyone, let alone your favorite UF/PNR characters. Getting shot at, bitten, burned, staked or banished are only half their problems. Some of them...
October 11 2011

Alpha Among Alphas: Leader of the Pack

What does it mean to be Alpha? It means to be the baddest mofo in this place, and us women want to be with that! For my definition, the Alpha male does not explain his behavior, is in no need to...
October 4 2011

Paranormal Big Sister Program: Cassandra Clare, Andrea Cremer, Jackie Kessler, Veronica Roth, Julie Kagawa

With more and more must-reads coming from the YA shelves of late, the H&H Team knows you want to dive into YA. But after reading the dark and sexy adult books, it can be hard to know where to start. This...