Category: Author Speak

Teri Wilson’s Top 6 Royal Movies

Contemporary romance author Teri Wilson stopped XOXO to share her favorite overseas romance movies with us because let’s face it, we all need a binge-watching day! Though she writes contemporary romance, Wilson pens wonderfully charming romances that nod to the past, but take place in exotic, romantic locations. Take for instance her first book in […]

Excerpt! Grace Notes by Katey Sagal

Katey Sagal has captured audiences for years. An actress, singer, wife, and mother, she has experienced much in her life, from singing backup for Bette Midler and Etta James to earning a Golden Globe and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In her rich and telling new memoir Grace Notes, she explores how […]

Necessary Deserted Island Supplies With Mariah Stewart

New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart pops by to share with us what she absolutely must have if she were stranded on an island. One of those items: her new book THE LAST CHANCE MATINEE, the first of the Hudson Sisters Series, in which three sisters, who only just found out about each other, attempt […]

R.S. Kovach and her Unexpected Journey to Publication

We’re so excited to announce that The Last Resort from our winner of the 2015 XOXO Connects Flash Fiction Contest is on sale today! Download your copy now and read R.S. Kovach’s story below! Most writers go through a fairly laborious and time intensive process to land them their first book deal. They take months (some even […]

5 Things That May Surprise You About Romance Writers! By L.D. Crichton

We love this new debut author! L.D. Crichton, author of THE ENCHANTMENT OF EMMA FLETCHER, gives you a glance into the brain of a romance writer– and you might be surprised by what you learn! And don’t forget to check out THE ENCHANTMENT OF EMMA FLETCHER. It’s out today! Writers are a different kind of people […]

Sabrina Jeffries: Quit Your Day Job (Eventually)

We love to celebrate pub days, whether it’s an author’s very first book, or in the case of Sabrina Jeffries, her gazillionth (it’s a technical publishing term, we swear!). To mark the occasion of her newest release, which is a revised and updated version of one of her classic novels, we asked Sabrina to tell […]

Five Women We Grew Up With Who Were In No Mood To Deal With The Nonsense

Debut author Jessie L. Star knows what’s up when we’re talking about those ladies that don’t put up with the bullsh*t. We all knew them: those damsels who took care of their business and were very far from helpless. Sure, they didn’t say no to love, but they sure didn’t let these men sweep them […]

Juliet’s Answers: Love Advice from Juliet Herself

We had so many great entries in our JULIET’S ANSWER sweepstakes! While not everybody could win, we wanted to spread the love by asking author Glenn Dixon–who worked as one of “Juliet’s secretaries” in Verona, Italy–to use his expertise to answer some of the best questions we received. Take it away, Glenn! I would first […]

Seeking Mr. Wrong: When Good Girls Go Bad

We can’t wait to introduce you to the most adorable “dirty book” you’ll read this month! Natalie Charles’s new romance, SEEKING MR. WRONG, stars Lettie, a kindergarten teacher and children’s book writer whose publisher decides to switch to the erotica market…which means that Lettie’s got some homework to do! She needs some help to get her […]

Hockey Players make the best Valentines! by Sara Rider

Are you already bingeing on chocolates and conversation hearts? Or perhaps you’re just over the cold weather and looking for a good way to warm up? We have all your mid-February solutions right here! (Just take a peek at those pictures, you know we wouldn’t lie to you.) Sara Rider, author of the Perfect Play series, […]

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