Category: Author Speak

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 […]

Kate Meader’s Ice Warriors are Hot!

Sports, Family, and Romance: an Irresistible Combination Kate Meader’s Hot in Chicago series was all about fire… but now it’s all about ice! In this post she shares how her Chicago Rebels series has something for every romance lover (and how it might even indulge some of her own favorite tropes). The first book in […]

9 Travel Hacks to Avoid a Terrible-Horrible-No-Good-Very-Bad Trip

New York Times and USA Today bestseller LAURA GRIFFIN is the author of more than 20 romance books and novellas. Below, she offers tips on how to avoid disaster while traveling. Her work includes the popular Alpha Crew series, featuring aid worker Emma Wright, who faces the ultimate travel disaster when her plane goes down in […]

The Surprising Road to Hockey Fandom for Alicia Hunter Pace

Stephanie Jones and Jean Hovey write contemporary romantic comedy together as Alicia Hunter Pace for Crimson Romance. They are the authors of the USA Today bestselling series Love Gone South, as well as the Beauford Bend and Crossroads series, which take place in the endearingly quirky Southern (fictional) small towns of Merritt, Alabama, and Beauford […]

The Making of A Boy Band

If you’re looking for the next thing to fan-girl over, I have two words for you: Heartthrob brothers. Aka a boy band of brothers all grown up, ready to take on the world again with a reunion concert. Sound hot? USA Today bestselling author LuAnn McLane is here to tell us how she dreamed up her own […]

Summer Cocktails to Help You Cool Off From Those Hot Beach Reads!

Nothing goes better with a sizzling-hot read than an ice-cold drink (preferably of the alcoholic variety). And New York Times bestselling author Jen Probst, master mixologist, is here to give you both! Read on for some of her favorite summertime cocktails, and don’t forget to grab your copy of her most recent romance, ALL OR […]

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