Category: Author Speak

Five Things To Know About THE TURN

Are you a fan of Kim Harrison’s bestselling urban fantasy series, The Hollows ? If so, you’re in luck! THE TURN, the prequel to the series, is out February 7th (and we’re so excited)! To prep for the release, here are five details about THE TURN to tide you over until the book goes on sale. It’s anything […]

Going Behind the Book with The Tumbling Turner Sisters Author Juliette Fay

Ever wonder about an author’s inspiration behind a certain book, how he or she landed on a particular character, time period, theme? In this piece author Juliette Fay discusses what inspired her to write The Tumbling Turner Sisters, a historical fiction novel following one family’s romp through the vaudeville circuit in the early twentieth century; […]

Six Shades of Marriage: 6 Suspenseful Novels About the Dark Side of Marriage

We’re excited to welcome bestselling author A.J. Banner to the blog today! Her new novel, THE TWILIGHT WIFE, is a twisty thriller about a woman who loses her memory, only to discover that her life may not be as idyllic as it seems. So when we asked her for a post, it’s no surprise that she’s giving […]

Pepper Harding’s Last-Minute Christmas (and Hanukah and Kwanza) Gift Advice!

Hi.  My character Henry Quantum, star of THE HEART OF HENRY QUANTUM, waited till the very last minute to buy his wife a Christmas gift – and all he could think of was perfume.  Now, he did come up with a good one, but he was aware it was a rather perfunctory gift.  Happily there […]

The True Reason for the Holiday Season, by Mary Alice Monroe

We’ve been pretty on the gift-giving part of the holidays, and of course, it’s a part we love. But today’s post reminds us of the real point of the season–peace and goodwill toward our fellow men and women. Read on to discover the inspiration behind Mary Alice Monroe’s A Lowcountry Christmas. This is a story I’d […]

Last Minute Gift Ideas from Mary Alice Monroe

You’ve made your list, and checked it twice–but wait! Your next-door neighbor shows up with a wrapped package…were you exchanging gifts this year? Never fear, because Mary Alice Monroe has some gorgeous Lowcountry gift suggestions that will be perfect for any stocking. And for more Christmas cheer, make sure you pick up a copy of […]

Don’t Deny It: You Want to Surrender to Lisa Renee Jones!

The heart-stopping, pulse-racing series that began with DENIAL and continued through DEMAND now culminates in SURRENDER! Ella enchanted… In DENIAL, Ella awakens, unaware of where she is–or who. With no memory of her past, she has to trust the darkly compelling man who claims to have found her unconscious in an alley. But as she follows him […]

5 Creative Ways to Bring More Mistletoe Into Your Life

It’s holiday season! Which means decorations abound. And if you’re like us and feeling a little DIY this month, you’re in luck! New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries stopped by XOXOAD to share her top five tips on the best ways to use mistletoe, other than, you know, standing under it and waiting for […]

Author Candace Camp on Steamy Non-Chick Flicks

New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp knows that we all love chick flicks, chances are our guys/friends/family probably get a little sick of them. So if your movie date groans at even the idea of a rom com, not to worry! She’s sharing her favorite non-chick flicks that are still chock full of some […]

Mary Alice Monroe Brings Lowcountry Christmas Cheer!

‘Tis the season for gifts, family and good cheer, but it’s also the season to be thankful, and Mary Alice Monroe has begun a wonderful campaign that we’re proud to share. She’s partnering with Operation Gratitude to encourage her fans to send letters to the men and women serving our country all around the world–and […]

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