Category: Author Speak

Why Charleston is the best wedding destination

In honor of today’s A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING’s mass market release, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe stopped by XOXO to gush over the beauty of wedding season in the enchanting Lowcountry. Mary Alice, who calls the Lowcountry home, knows a thing or two about the breathtaking charm of this delightfully quaint coastal region.  Charleston, South […]

Crazy Things Happen Under A Full Moon

Linda Howard, the New York Times bestselling “queen of romantic suspense,” is back. BLUE MOON, her latest ebook (out today!) will take you out to the steamy bayou, where sexy Sheriff Jackson Brody finds his murder mystery isn’t the only thing getting crazy under the full moon, as he falls under the spell of a sultry […]

Tough Women by Lisa Unger

Lisa Unger knows a thing or two about strong women, In her new book, THE RED HUNTER, these women are fighters, warriors, and survivors. They’ve been knocked down and pick themselves up again and persevere. So in honor of Women’s History Month this March, Lisa discusses below how these charters came to be and how everyday […]

Candace Camp Brings A Perfect Gentleman to Hollywood

New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp is back with a new historical romance, and A PERFECT GENTLEMAN is as sexy as it is thrilling! After fleeing for home years before, Abigail Price returns to her arranged husband Graeme as a different woman. She is no longer the dull girl Graeme refused on their wedding night, but a charming and audacious woman […]

Teri Wilson’s Top 6 Royal Movies

Contemporary romance author Teri Wilson stopped XOXO to share her favorite overseas romance movies with us because let’s face it, we all need a binge-watching day! Though she writes contemporary romance, Wilson pens wonderfully charming romances that nod to the past, but take place in exotic, romantic locations. Take for instance her first book in […]

Excerpt! Grace Notes by Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal has captured audiences for years. An actress, singer, wife, and mother, she has experienced much in her life, from singing backup for Bette Midler and Etta James to earning a Golden Globe and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In her rich and telling new memoir Grace Notes, she explores how […]

Necessary Deserted Island Supplies With Mariah Stewart

New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart pops by to share with us what she absolutely must have if she were stranded on an island. One of those items: her new book THE LAST CHANCE MATINEE, the first of the Hudson Sisters Series, in which three sisters, who only just found out about each other, attempt […]

R.S. Kovach and her Unexpected Journey to Publication

We’re so excited to announce that The Last Resort from our winner of the 2015 XOXO Connects Flash Fiction Contest is on sale today! Download your copy now and read R.S. Kovach’s story below! Most writers go through a fairly laborious and time intensive process to land them their first book deal. They take months (some even […]

5 Things That May Surprise You About Romance Writers! By L.D. Crichton

We love this new debut author! L.D. Crichton, author of THE ENCHANTMENT OF EMMA FLETCHER, gives you a glance into the brain of a romance writer– and you might be surprised by what you learn! And don’t forget to check out THE ENCHANTMENT OF EMMA FLETCHER. It’s out today! Writers are a different kind of people […]

Sabrina Jeffries: Quit Your Day Job (Eventually)

We love to celebrate pub days, whether it’s an author’s very first book, or in the case of Sabrina Jeffries, her gazillionth (it’s a technical publishing term, we swear!). To mark the occasion of her newest release, which is a revised and updated version of one of her classic novels, we asked Sabrina to tell […]

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