XOXO After Darkcast #2: The Short Things In Life

We’re back with our second episode of the XOXO After Darkcast, where three romance editors talk about sex, romance, relationships, pop culture, and did we mention sex? On today’s episode:

Abby, Kate and Lauren discuss the short things in life: novellas and short stories, the not-short-enough Oscars, and classic novella The Awakening.

Then, Abby interviews the duo behind the #1 NYT bestselling author Christina Lauren.

And finally, the ladies wrap with a titillating (and size-themed!) round of Would You Rather.

We rate this episode: 4 Balls of Fire!

 

We’d love your feedback! Tell us in the comments what you liked, what you didn’t, and what you’d like us to talk about in upcoming episodes. Happy listening!

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Beautiful Bastard

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Sweet Filthy Boy

Sweet Filthy Boy

Christina Lauren

Book One of Wild Seasons: One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him.

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Dirty Rowdy Thing

Dirty Rowdy Thing

Christina Lauren

From the New York Times bestselling author of Beatuiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player, Book Two of the brand-new Wild Seasons series that started with Sweet Filthy Boy--a story of friends, love, and lust.

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Skye O’Malley

Skye O’Malley

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Skye O'Malley is a self-made woman in an era where most were expected to be seen and not heard--but our heroine rises from her modest upbringing to head her own empire, matching wits and sharing beds with a host of passionate heroes--all while facing down Queen Elizabeth herself! A must-read for historical romance fans.

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The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin

The Awakening and Selected Stories of Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin

A woman slowly learns that she prefers to choose self over societal strictures, but suffers for feeding her artistic soul rather than subsuming it to her marriage and children. We think it's a vital foremother to the current romance tradition.

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2 comments so far


  1. Stacenator

    Every time I try to pause the recording, it returns to the beginning. What a disappointment, would really like to hear what Christina and Lauren have to say but as I am multi-tasking, I need the ability to pause and return. Please fix this – thank you.

  2. We’re sorry you’re having trouble–we couldn’t replicate this problem on our desktop or mobile interfaces, so could you email us at xoxoafterdark (at) simonandschuster (dot) com? If you’ll tell us what browser, etc. you’re using to listen, we’ll try to help.

    In the meantime, the XOXO After Darkcast is searchable and subscribable on iTunes and similar services like Downcast, if that’s easier.

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