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October 25 2017

How Does “Fate” Feel in Paranormal Romance vs. Contemporary?

It's that time of year when many of us pick up paranormal romance when maybe we avoid it other times of the year. One of the favorite tropes of the subgenre is fated mates. While it may not be a...
October 17 2017

How Do Your Top Tropes Compare to the Industry’s Top Tropes?

According to RWA, the top ten romance tropes are as follows:  friends to lovers soul mate/fate second chance at love   secret romance first love strong...
September 5 2017

Twists on the Amnesia Trope That Will Make You Love It Again!

Today we're thrilled to host Tracey Livesay (Love Will Always Remember) on Heroes and Heartbreakers. The amnesia trope has been around in romance for a long time, and the trope is even more...
August 17 2017

What Are Your Favorite “Forced Proximity” Circumstances in Romance?

Forced proximity... it sounds super bad. When you're talking about it in the case of a romance though, it can be delicious! A fake relationship between two people who don't necessarily...
August 8 2017

Why the Fish-Out-of-Water Story Will Always Be a Favorite

What is it about the fish-out-water trope that readers love so much? Today we're thrilled to have Shelly Stratton (Between Lost and Found) on Heroes and Heartbreakers. One time or another...
June 26 2017

5 Reasons to Say “I Do” When You Really Want to Say “I Don’t”

Marriages of convenience: Super common in romance novels, not so common in real life. Ann Marie Walker (Black Tie Optional) is here at Heroes and Heartbreakers today to give us a few reasons that we...
June 22 2017

Jenna Bayley-Burke’s Just Married: First Comes LoveFriends with Benefits, Then Comes Marriage

June’s book club pick is Just Married by Jenna Bayley-Burke. This book ticks all the romance trope boxes. For any romance reader, it’s like a big hug with all of the elements of a romance...
June 19 2017

What Is Your Squick Trope?

We talk about squick words all the time—words that gross us out in romance novels (I'm looking at you, moist). However, squick can apply to many things, so today I want to hear about...
May 15 2017

Lecia Cornwall Dishes on Beauty and the Highland Beast

Nothing says “Happily Ever After” quite like a fairy tale romance—especially when it comes with a Highland twist! This month's E-Book of the Month Club pick brings us a little...
April 28 2017

Why Do You Love Your Favorite Trope?

We all love certain tropes in the genre. We know this. But why do you love them? For some, enemies-to-lovers is the best trope in the genre, for others it's an automatic DNF. So what makes...
Rhyll Biest
April 13 2017

First Look: Viola Carr’s The Dastardly Miss Lizzie (April 18, 2017)

Viola Carr The Dastardly Miss Lizzie (Electric Empire #3) Harper Voyager / April 18, 2017 / $15.99 print, $9.99 digital  Viola Carr has written another dastardly good read with her...
March 10 2017

Modern-Day Arranged Marriage Aren’t Just for Romance Novels

Today we're thrilled to welcome Sienna Snow (Rule Master) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Arranged marriages are one of the most beloved tropes in romance, and today Sienna is here to prove they...
February 7 2017

Do You Think Certain Tropes Only Work in Certain Subgenres?

Recently at H&H, we pondered some of our favorite tropes—a pretty frequent occurence—and realized that many of our favorite tropes don't always translate into other subgenres....
December 2 2016

So Conflicted: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give...
December 1 2016

First Look: Brenda Rothert’s Hooked (December 6, 2016)

Brenda Rothert Hooked Loveswept / December 6, 2016 / $3.99 digital I love everything about Hooked. But what in particular do I love? Cinderella trope with a strong heroine? Check. Witty...
November 30 2016

How Many Books of the Same Trope Have You Read in a Row?

I have a confession to make. I realized this week that I've read 5 “fake relationship” books in a row over the last few weeks. This may be a new record and I think I may have a...
October 31 2016

In Defense of the Love Triangle

What's to love (and hate) about love triangles? Love triangles are a staple in Romancelandia... but they're not always everyone's cup of tea. Especially when they're not done...
October 28 2016

Romeo and Juliet Romances... with 100% More Paranormal Activity!

Today we're thrilled to welcome A.E. Jones (From This Fae Forward)! A.E. is no stranger to the Romeo and Juliet plot since her latest book features two fae clans that are mortal enemies! We...
October 17 2016

What Book Introduced You to Your Favorite Trope?

We all have our favorite tropes that we gravitate towards, and while many of us can like the same trope, it's rare that the same book would have been the one to introduce you to it.  What...
October 12 2016

We Need to Talk About the Almack’s Scene in Pam Rosenthals’s Almost a Gentleman

Recently Heroes and Heartbreakers asked readers, can a trope be your favorite and least favorite at the same time? It's a strange alchemy that makes a trope that's tiresome in one writer's...
Nichole Severn
October 12 2016

Three Favorite Romance Tropes—It’s Tropalicious!

Today we're thrilled to welcome Nichole Severn (His Seductive Target) to Heroes and Heartbreakers in her capacity as an author—Nichole is also one of our bloggers! Romance readers love...
October 11 2016

James Rollins Wrote... Romance Novels?! (And He Didn’t Even Know It)

James Rollins would probably be surprised to hear this but for much of his early career he wrote romance novels. Sure, the books were filled with action and adventure, mysterious discoveries and...
October 4 2016

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Kate Baxter, Victoria James, and Sara Richardson!

Today, Team H&H has three fantastic covers for you from authors Kate Baxter, Victoria James, and Sara Richardson! First up, Kate Baxter's Last True Vampire Series gets a fourth book with...
September 27 2016

First Look: Holiday Temptations Anthology (September 27, 2016)

Donna Hill, Farrah Rochon, and K.M. Jackson Holiday Temptations Dafina / September 27, 2016 / $7.99 print, $5.99 digital Holiday romances are a special sort of addiction for me. Along with...
Rhyll Biest
September 22 2016

One Hell of a Lover: Demons in Romance Novels from Kenyon, Brook, Langlais, Cole, and More!

“O what a black, dark hill is yon, ”That looks so dark to me?“ ”O it is the hill of hell,“ he said, ”Where you and I shall be.” —From...
September 9 2016

Dr. Lovinkind’s Guide Part 2: Take Two Secret Babies and Call Me In the Morning

  Are you lovesick? Dr. Lovinkind has your romance affliction diagnosed! Greetings, and welcome to the second edition of Dr. Lovinkind’s Guide to Common Romance Medicine. I studied...
September 8 2016

4 Reasons Why a Romance Hero Stays a Virgin

Half the fun of the romance is how subversive the genre can be when it turns societal conventions on its ear. Romance is a safe place where women can explore, and embrace, their desires in a world...
September 7 2016

Out of This World: Dystopian Erotic Romance from Dane, Rocha, and More!

Dystopian romance is kind of like the misunderstood, forgotten cousin or red-headed stepchild in the vast world of romantic fiction. Not quite paranormal, maybe sci-fi futuristic or alternatively...
September 4 2016

Fiction for the Fashionista: 6 Romances That Take Place in the Fashion World

Ahhh, September. That first breath of crisp air brings me back to the excitement of pulling out the back-to-school corduroy pants, sweaters, and the giant September issues of fashion magazines....
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...