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  • Links: Sherlock Adaptations, Gothic Romance, & More
    by Amanda on October 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Happy Hump Day! It’s Wednesday again and that means more links to share with you all. We’re halfway through the month of October and the end of the year is slowly creeping upon us. For me, it’s pretty much all downhill after this month! Are you excited for the upcoming holiday season? … HBO Go and HBO now offers Miss Sherlock, a Japanese retelling of the Sherlock and […]

  • A HaBO Answer, a Thriller, & More
    by Amanda on October 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm


  • Soggy Bottoms: Forbidden Herb Fougasse
    by Amanda on October 17, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Soggy Bottoms is here! This week’s bake snuck up on me, and by that I mean I wasn’t aware I needed to bake anything until about two days ago. Since my last bake was sweet (and very deliciously rich), it was time for something savory! I ended up choosing the herb fougasse. I remember this episode of the Great British Bake Off quite well because no one could figure out where to make the […]

  • HaBO: Hero with an Opera Singer Mistress
    by Amanda on October 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    This HaBO request is from Melissa, who wants to find this historical romance: Literally all I can remember from this book is that the hero is arguing in front of his estate with someone, possibly his opera singer mistress, as the heroine pulls up in her carriage to see him for the first time. At some point during the stay, the hero and heroine are in the courtyard having a moment as said opera […]

  • YA Fantasy, Historical Romance, & More
    by Amanda on October 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm


Heroes and Heartbreakers: Partial Feed All of the blogs and stories offered on Heroes and Heartbreakers with links back to the site for the full content.

  • From Team H&H, With Love
    by Team H & H on November 21, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Dear Readers,Today is our last day at Heroes and Heartbreakers before we hand things off to the lovely Romance team at Macmillan/St. Martin's Press. We wanted to let you all know what a joy you have been to trade comments with since H&H launched in 2011. These last few years have been filled with conversations on everything from the Year's Swoonworthiest Couples to book-borrowing etiquette to […]

  • How to Advocate for Happily Ever Afters
    by FrannieC on November 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    How did a librarian like me fall in love with advocating for all the Happily Ever Afters in Romancelandia?Building excellent, relevant collections for (y)our community, providing access, community engagement, collaboration, innovation, protecting the right to read and protecting the right of *what* to read is at the forefront of all library advocacy.Advocacy is also about influencing others to […]

  • An Ongoing Love Affair With Sylvia Day’s Crossfire Series
    by Robin Lovett on November 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Gideon.Just his name.Gideon.I’ll give you a moment to sigh. (Or sweat…)Intense. That’s the best word for him. Also, obsessive and possessive (a side-effect of his personal struggle). Oh, and sex-crazed, through most of the five books in the Crossfire series—for his heroine, of course.Eva. Stunningly erratic, and yet patiently steadfast. She gets through to Gideon. The way […]

  • 5 Women’s Fiction Best Bets for November 2017
    by Scarlettleigh on November 20, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Life is about making an impact, not making an income—Kevin KruseMost of us will never be rich and famous but that doesn’t diminish our worth. We’re all had people in our lives that made a positive impact. And that is one of the heartwarming themes in this month’s selection of women’s fiction books. One of the most genuine gifts you can give is your time and your […]

  • Jenny Holiday Excerpt: Infamous
    by Jenny Holiday on November 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    All that up-and-coming musician Jesse Jamison has ever wanted is to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. When a gossip website nearly catches him kissing someone who isn’t his famous girlfriend—and also isn’t a girl—he considers the near miss a wake-up call. There’s a lot riding on his image as the super-straight rocker, and if he wants to realize his dreams, […]