Category: Author Speak

4 TV Shows to Binge if You Love Scotland

Critically-acclaimed author Julia Kelly is back with a brand new historical romance series! Matchmaker Moira Sullivan works her magic for three Scottish society ladies who need a little help in the romance department—despite their protests that they know better. This charming first installment, THE LOOK OF LOVE, is on sale today, so make sure to […]

Who Says Lab Coats Aren’t Sexy?

  XOXO is pleased to welcome Micah Persell, author of Uncharted Waters, to the blog today! Micah’s heroine, Bethany Morgan, is a scientist who discovers the schematics to a world-changing recycling system that will help her realize her greatest dream: providing clean water to the world. To celebrate heroines like Bethany, we’ve asked Micah Persell to suggest […]

Three Top Secret Facts About Romance Writers

New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins is spilling her secrets! Well, hers, and other romance authors… Keep reading for an inside look at some habits that your favorite romance author might do while writing—we have a feeling a lot of you might relate! I’ve been writing for, oh, a while now, and during that […]

Art Imitating Life…Imitating Art?

Sometimes, authors’ stories are inspired by real-life events. But in Trinity Scott’s case, it was the opposite! Read on for the freaky coincidence she encountered when writing her first romance book in the Dark Net series, BLOOD AND LACE—coming soon from Pocket Star! When I started researching for The Dark Net novels—originally titled the Wicked […]

Where Are All The Shapeshifters?

Our favorite animal-loving romance author, Larissa Ione, asks the most important question in romance: Where are all the puppies? Unsatisfied with this lack of furry friends, Larissa brings us something a little sexier: shapeshifters. So…I have a new hellhound puppy. Did I need a new hellhound puppy? No. Hell, no. But if you know anything […]

I Quit Criminal Defense for a Much Harder Job: Romance Writer

Talk about a career change! We are so happy that Tracey Livesay left a life of law to come over to the XOXO After Dark side. Read on for her incredible story! I loved working as a criminal defense attorney. Modesty aside, I was quite good at it. Not in a Matlock way–I didn’t win […]

After the Storm

Author Laura Griffin, a Texas native, was shaken by the damage that Hurricane Harvey did to her state. Read on to find out why she’s decided to donate her proceeds from September sales of her newest book, COVER OF NIGHT, to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.  I’ve never seen a week like this. […]

What Is It About a Wedding?

Bestselling author Mariah Stewart says she isn’t one to get all sappy, but but given that she writes beautiful romances, we beg to differ! This New York Times bestseller is a die-hard lover of all things weddings—and even admits here to what brings her to tears. Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the latest […]

Julia Blake’s 5 Best Sports Movies to Get You to Playoffs

It’s that time of year again—baseball is heading into the playoffs, football teams are working out the kinks in pre-season, and fans everywhere are counting down the days until they can throw on their favorite jerseys, get serious about trash talk, and settle in to see if their team can bring home the bragging rights. […]

The Unconventional Romantic Man

Colleen Oakley, author of Close Enough to Touch, loves to write about unconventional romantic leading men: and here’s one of the reasons why. In this essay, Colleen reflects on how her grandfather’s tough love helped her to understand more about her own husband’s way of romancing her. Close Enough to Touch is now available in trade […]

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