Category: Author Speak

STEALING FROM MYSELF (A guest post by WHAT NORA KNEW author Linda Yellin!)

I’ve always admired writers who create stories that they clearly made up. We all know they were never Civil War soldiers, never traveled to the rings of Saturn. Chances are sexy pirates haven’t been ripping their bodices lately. They have to use their…what do you call that thing?…oh, yes, their imaginations. Or at the very […]

Be Weirder: Delilah Dawson’s New Year’s Resolution

I’m not big on resolutions, mainly because I’m married to a psychologist and know how much physical, mental, and emotional work goes into making any difficult change. If exercising, dieting, or becoming a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist were easy, I’d already be doing it, right? But this year, I have one small change that’s been […]

Getting real with author JM Darhower!

 SEMPRE: REDEMPTION is the enthralling next chapter in JM Darhower’s bestselling SEMPRE series.  Swearing allegiance to the Mafia in order to save Haven Antonelli—the girl he loves—forces Carmine DeMarco to make the ultimate sacrifice. Sent to Chicago to work for La Cosa Nostra, he refuses to place Haven in harm’s way by taking her with […]

Why J.A. Jance Loves Series Characters

As part of XOXO After Dark’s Thriller Week, we’re delighted to welcome New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance to our pages! J.A. Jance is the author of dozens of bestselling suspense novels, including the Joanna Brady series, the J.P. Beaumont series, and the Ali Reynolds series. So obviously, she’s the perfect author to talk […]

How Karen Robards Became a Writer

New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publishers Weekly bestseller Karen Robards gave us the (somewhat embarrassing) scoop on her first foray into writing. Her latest heart-pounding romantic suspense novel, HUNTED, is out now! ____________________________________________________________ In honor of the publication of HUNTED this month, I want to tell you about how I got started. I became a […]

Sabrina Jeffries combines her two favorite things!

New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries loves the holiday season, but also loves taking the celebration back in time a bit. Do you have any favorite old traditions or wacky games from back in the day? Post in the comments to let us know! ___________________________________ Hi all, I love Christmas, and I adore the Regency, […]

Christmas Wishes with Colette Auclair

It’s Friday, Christmas is less than two weeks away, and we’re so happy to host author Colette Auclair, whose debut novel, THROWN, goes on sale Monday! Set in the high-stakes world of professional show jumping, THROWN features a down-on-her-luck horse trainer who takes a summer job in Aspen teaching the spoiled daughters of a big-shot […]

DEBUT AUTHOR LISA HINSLEY ON THE ORIGIN OF PLAGUE

Lisa Hinsley’s PLAGUE is an enthralling debut thriller written in the vein of Contagion, in which a young couple struggles to save their plague–stricken son as they desperately fight back against a tyrannical government. Read below to get exclusive insight into how Hinsley came up with the idea for this gripping page-turner. Bubonic plague is a […]

Time Traveling with Melissa Mayhue

We’re thrilled to host award-winning author Melissa Mayhue, who joins us this morning to chat about Time Travel romance and her newest novel, WARRIOR UNTAMED. Take that, Monday Blues! I’m so pleased to be here with you today! It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for me because November 26 marked the release of my […]

Just in Time for Holiday Reading… a TUSCAN ROSE Giveaway!

I’m so excited that author Belinda Alexandra has stopped by to chat about her love affair with Italy and her beautiful new novel, Tuscan Rose. And, she’s also introducing an awesome new contest, with details at the bottom of the post! Who can travel to Italy and not fall in love? The art, the food, the […]

Search XOXO After Dark