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  • Stuff We Like: Being Warm
    by SB Sarah on February 20, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Time for another collection of Stuff We Like, and this month, well, I’m getting a heckin’ big winter storm with snow and freezing rain and ice (?!) so all I can think about is Not Being Cold. First, a few suggestions for when you have to go outside (UGH). Base layers! I wear them when I snowboard, but I also wear them when I’m going to walk the dogs. One extra thin layer can […]

  • March Advertisement Opportunities are Here!
    by SB Sarah on February 20, 2019 at 8:00 am

    March is here, and a new cycle of advertisement opportunities, too! So I want to post a reminder that, as always, if you want to promote your book, your backlist, your fine crafting patterns, or all the messages formed by the shape of your pets’ tails while they sleep (mine are usually a variation of ‘moar fud pls’), we have options to help you out. The site survives in part […]

  • HaBO: Family Drama with Three Sisters
    by Amanda on February 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    This HaBO request is from M.B. and they’re looking for a family-centric contemporary romance: It’s a contemporary romance with family drama involving I believe 3 sisters. The heroine is the middle child, who has been estranged from her family because of something that happened when she was a teen ( sexual abuse?), and her family didn’t believe her (NOT ELISE ALDEN’S BOOK). […]

  • Romantic Suspense, Scandalous Brides, & More
    by Amanda on February 19, 2019 at 4:30 pm


  • HaBO: Indiana Jones Contemporary Romance
    by Amanda on February 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    This HaBO is from Ren, who is either looking for a contemporary romance or a book with strong romantic elements: I’m looking for a contemporary romance about archaeologists that I read in 2000-2003. Full disclaimer, I’m only 90% sure that it was a romance. Someone donated the book to my middle school library and I checked it out thinking it was an adventure story, only to be […]

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  • 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, […]