Category: Author Speak

KELLY MEDING TALKS SUPERPOWERS

24-Hour Superpower In honor of Book 4 in the MetaWars series, Chimera, coming out November 11, as well as a value-priced eBook bundle of all four titles in the MetaWars series coming that same day, we asked urban fantasy writer extraordinaire Kelly Meding to come visit us on XOXO. Learn what she would do if […]

BEHIND THE SCENES OF BLACK AND BLUE WITH GENA SHOWALTER

Writing Black and Blue was not fun.  That’s right.  I said not.  And I totally meant it!  I wrote the book without any problems—and, since I’m being honest, without any real love for it—then turned it in and waited for my editor’s feedback. She wasn’t a fan. When she listed the problems she had with […]

FORBIDDEN SISTER by V.C. Andrews

Who doesn’t remember reading their first V.C. Andrews book, by flashlight, under the covers, feeling like you were stealing some secret knowledge from the universe? For decades the gothic, mysterious, and forbidden worlds of V.C. Andrews have entertained us. So, in honor of that feeling (and the new Flowers in the Attic TV movie coming […]

Two Sides of the Creepy Coin

One of our Pocket Star authors who loves all things creepy is here to talk about Halloween. And for Sophie Littlefield, it’s not just about fear, costumes, and candy corn. Sophie tells us how trick-or-treating with her kids and indulging in slasher films have combined to shape the way she builds her own novels.   […]

Halloween Treats w/Matthew Quinn Martin

Today for XOXO After Dark’s Halloween week, we welcome author and screenwriter Matthew Quinn Martin, whose horror novel NIGHTLIFE is now available from Pocket Star (and currently on sale for a mere $1.99!). We asked Matthew for a guest post on what Halloween means to him, and what we got surprised us. Be sure to […]

Suspense author Christopher Rice talks the fear of the unknown

The shark didn’t work: I repeated these words to myself often when it was time to write one of the scarier scenes in my new supernatural thriller, The Heavens Rise. If you’re anything like me, there was your childhood before you saw the opening sequence of Stephen Spielberg’s Jaws— and then there was your childhood […]

Kresley Cole chats about Immortals After Dark

Author Kresley Cole sat down to talk about her Immortals After Dark audiobook series with us. But she also gave rave reviews of her narrator, Robert Petkoff. Give it a listen in a sneak peek of the audiobook of Macrieve. KC: I couldn’t be more delighted with the audio adaptations of the Immortals After Dark […]

Mirror, mirror on the wall

XOXO is very excited to welcome Carolyn Turgeon, author of Rain Village, Godmother: The Secret Cinderella Story, Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale, and the young adult novel The Next Full Moon. She is the editor of Mermaids, a special-edition annual magazine, and teaches writing in the low-residency MFA program at the University of Alaska […]

Tune in to channel…

XOXO is excited to welcome New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones to our blog! Her INSIDE OUT series is now being made into a cable show and was just optioned by STARZ! Despite not having even a free second to breathe, Lisa was gracious enough to carve out some time to tell us more […]

How do you like my outfit?

Are things a little boring in bed? Tired of the same ol’ same ol’? Author of HOW TO DISCIPLINE YOUR VAMPIRE and guest blogger Mina Vaughn shares her ingenious new way to spice things up in the bedroom. In addition to saving us all a few bucks (because really, who isn’t all for a sale?) […]

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