Category: Author Speak

When it’s Better Than Happily-Ever-After

Liliana Hart is a hopeless romantic—and a fearless traveler. She took off on a wild ride with her husband and met a couple that may well prove to be inspiration for her next book. Read on for the couple’s adorable story, and don’t forget to pick up SAY NO MORE, Liliana’s final Gravediggers installment, out […]

Candace Camp’s Phantom Characters

Have you ever gotten the feeling that someone was lurking in a book? A shadowy presence drifting through the scenes, felt but never seen? Well, in Candace Camp’s novels, you’d be right: There is! The New York Times bestselling author, whose latest book, A MOMENTARY MARRIAGE, is out July 25, shares with us some of […]

Four Things You Didn’t Know About the Grand Duchess Anastasia

Have you ever wanted to spend a day as a princess? Roll around in the crown jewels and explore a maze of palace rooms that you have all to yourself? Critically acclaimed Pocket Star author Teri Wilson gives us an inside peek at what life may have been like as a royal in her wonderful […]

Hollywood (and book) darlings!

At XOXO, we love a good romance, especially one that stands the tests of time. That’s why when we found out that we were reissuing PERFECT by Judith McNaught, we couldn’t help but start daydreaming about it. Who could we see as the spitfire—but still sweet—Julie? The daredevil, ruggedly handsome Zack? As our daydreams took […]

Not goodbye, just see you later!

Tif Marcelo, author of the Journey to the Heart series, is often inspired by her own life experiences when it comes to writing her books. In this post, Tif talks about some of the hard realities of what it’s like being an army wife: and why she always says “see you later,” and never “goodbye.” […]

Write Drunk, Edit Sober!

Writers get inspired in all different kinds of ways. Some need to do a certain kind of ritual before they can start churning out pages, others need to listen to music to get in the groove, and still others need to find just the right… pairing… to go with their laptop. Read on to find […]

This is How Sabrina Jeffries Became a Romance Writer

Ever wondered how your favorite romance author became a romance author? One of our favorites Sabrina Jeffries shares a little about the process that took her from a down-trodden English Literature student to a tried-and-true romance master storyteller. Sabrina’s next novel, THE PLEASURES OF PASSION, goes on sale June 20th! If you want to become […]

Tif Marcelo: Musings of an Early Bird

Tif Marcelo, the author of NORTH TO YOU, shares how she makes time for writing in the midst of her busy life.  Hint: it’s not for the faint of heart! NORTH TO YOU is now available wherever eBooks are sold. _____________________________________________________________________________ I’m writing this post while there is but a sliver of pink in the […]

When VC Met Corliss

V.C. Andrews’ new novella Corliss, on sale June 12, shows us the origin story of Corliss, one of the many genius girls at Spindrift Academy, and who was first introduced to us in Bittersweet Dreams. Read about what it’s like as an author to delve deeper into the life of a side character!

Five Best Ways to Drink Rosé

Rosé by any other name would still get us tipsy on something sweet, pink, and fabulous. Listen to Babe Walker, author of Thirsty, tell you how and when to enjoy your chilled bevvy.  From Babe:   Hi, Psychos. It’s your long lost best friend, Babe Walker.   I decided last week that I wanted to write […]

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