Category: Author Speak


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 […]

HIS STORY: Remington Riptide Tate

Welcome to XOXO, Katy Evans! And Happy Pub Day, REMY! (I’m sorry, but how hot is that cover?!) Talk to us, girl!   Thank you so much to XOXOAfterDark for having me over today, when we’re celebrating the release of REMY, the third installment of the REAL series and my personal favorite. I absolutely love […]

Does Reading Romance Make You a Better Person?

The lovely Adrianne Wood is joining XOXO today to chat about the romance genre, or what she calls, “relationship wisdom.” (Love it!) A few year ago, I was seated next to an older gentleman on a plane. He looked at the book I was reading—a romance novel, naturally. I looked at the book he was […]

Jennifer Echols on the Best Kinds of Friends, and what makes her writing work!

Jennifer Echols dishes on the release of her new book, her writing process, and the invaluable friendships she’s formed in the publishing industry. Read on, and be sure to check out Playing Dirty, now available from Pocket Books!  Playing Dirty is my lucky number thirteen. That’s how many romances I’ve written for Simon & Schuster. […]

Tangled Author Emma Chase, on what makes a sex scene really sing!

After my debut romantic comedy, Tangled, was released in May of this year, I had life-long friends call and ask me if I had a secret double life. Perhaps I was hiding a “red room of pain” in my basement? They couldn’t reconcile the “me” they knew with the sizzling, explicit voice of Drew Evans. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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