Make a Date with History on the Historical Heartthrobs Blog Tour

No date for Valentine's Day? No worries—check out the HISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS Timeless Crushes Blog Tour happening January 24 - February 14, 2014, and make a date with history! 

This Blog Tour is celebration of timeless passion inspired by the release of HISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS: 50 Timeless Crushes—from Cleopatra to Camus, a new book by Kelly Murphy with Hallie Fryd (published by Zest Books, distributed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; ISBN 978-1-936976-10-2; $17.99 Hardcover; Ages 14+), which showcases 50 heartthrobs from the ages and asks the question: Would you really want to date them?

HISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS describes the life stories and key contributions of a sampling of charismatic men and women from history; readers can daydream about whether they would want to wine and dine any of these icons. Spotlighted hotties include Pablo Picasso, a smoldering Spanish artist who broke the rules—he might have painted your portrait in the cubist style, but he wasn't one for commitment. On the other hand, strolling along the Champs-Elysées with the glamorous Josephine Baker would have been a thrill, especially if she brought her pet cheetah along!

Check out all of the posts on the Historical Heartthrobs Timeless Crushes Blog Tour happening during the 21 days before Valentine's Day and discover which heartthrob from history makes you swoon. More than 30 bloggers from around the world are sharing their own crushes from history, creating heartthrob-inspired commentary, as well as holding giveaway contests for lots of free stuff. Visit the tour hub at

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