Category: Interviews

Deathmage & Co.

One of the most interesting characters to write in Disenchanted & Co., my new steampunk urban fantasy novel series for Pocket Star, has been Lord Lucien Dredmore.  A master of the dark arts with a mysterious past and a terrifying reputation, Dredmore is a deathmage, which in my universe is a kind of legal magical […]

The Reactions I Get When People Discover I Write Erotica

XOXO After Dark is pleased to welcome author Shoshanna Evers for our final post of Erotica Week! If you haven’t already, be sure to take a look at ENSLAVED, currently available in our Free Reads section…and if that gets your heart racing, we’ve got links to some of Shoshanna’s other books at the bottom of this […]

Enhancing the Senses While Writing (and Reading) with Mina Vaughn

Mina Vaughn, author of the sizzling How to Discipline Your Vampire, dishes on getting into the art of writing with all five senses…and the guilty pleasures that bring out her, um, creative side. Chocolate melting on your tongue. The whiff of a cologne that ignites a firestorm of memories. Satin’s touch against your fingertips. As […]

The Accidental Romance Writer: Julie Hilden on Inspiration

Author Julie Hilden dishes on how she got her start in the romance world, and the real-life inspiration behind her spicy books! I became a romance writer almost accidentally, when I heard a true story that I thought could be the basis for a very interesting novel.  There was a college hockey player, handsome and […]

After ‘I Do’: Jennifer Probst on Marriage

Jennifer Probst is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marriage to a Billionaire series–the final installment to the series, The Marriage Merger, is on sale now! Below, Jennifer dishes on how marriage features in her books, as well as on her own real-life Prince Charming.  On Marriage… I’ve always been […]

The Inspiration Behind the First Ever “Skinny Bitch” Novel!

Kim Barnouin, the New York Times bestselling author of the insanely popular Skinny Bitch cookbooks, gives us the skinny on her inspiration behind her debut novel, Skinny Bitch in Love
 (out now!): In June of 2011 I was on vacation in La Jolla, California with my son and my mom. As my mom and I sat on […]

Why It Took Me Ten Years to Write THE FETISH BOX

Erotica author Nicole Camden chats with XOXO about why it took her a decade to write her huge hit THE FETISH BOX, available now from Pocket Star! The Fetish Box was an actual fetish store near Hollywood, Florida. It’s out of business now, but I saw it when I lived there for a year trying to convert […]

Lindsey Piper: What Brings Out Her Inner Warrior!

We sat down with Lindsey Piper, author of the new Dragon Kings series, for some girl talk on everything from book inspiration to favorite chocolate! Lindsey’s book CAGED WARRIOR, the first installment in the Dragon Kings series, was released on June 25th.  1. What was your inspiration behind the “Dragon Kings” series? I loved the […]


Jennifer Echols is an award-winning author of teen, adult romance, and new adult novels–a fan favorite across multiple genres. To help celebrate the publication of her latest teen novel, DIRTY LITTLE SECRET (on sale July 16th–preorder now!) as well as the red hot ebook sale that’s running until July 7th, Jennifer let us pick her […]

Getting Away with Murder: Questions for Laura Griffin

 Laura Griffin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tracers series, a collection of romantic suspense novels known for their skillful blending of action and forensic detail with passionate love stories. To help celebrate the publication of her newest Tracers novel, EXPOSED (on sale now!), Laura sat down with us to answer a […]

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