Category: Author Speak

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?) […]

Sneak peek of Cindy Gerard’s THE WAY HOME!

Blogs, blogs, here a blog, there a blog, everywhere a blog.  Don’t you love all the fun and informative info at your fingertips (literally) with just a few strokes of the keyboard? Here at XOXO After Dark, for instance, we authors are afforded wonderful opportunities to share info about us and about our upcoming books. […]

Alice Clayton chats about author first-times!

So the first book I ever wrote — the first piece of fiction in fact — was relaunched this October 15th by my new family at Simon & Schuster. The pictures started coming in from readers as early as this past weekend, pictures they had snapped at bookstores from Portland OR to Orlando FL. My […]

ReShonda Tate Billingsley: “Inspiration is everywhere!”

As a former television news reporter, I’m observant by nature. I’m always listening, taking in my surroundings (and yes, sometimes, eavesdropping) because you never know when the makings of a good story are in the works. From the coffee shop to the grocery store, no one is immune from inspiring the next, great (or villainous) […]

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