Category: What We’re XOing

Get Your Romance Published!

  It’s NaNoWriMo…that’s National Novel-Writing Month, if you didn’t already know. And if you DID know, you’re probably working on a novel yourself–or at least have thought about doing so. Well, now’s your chance, because we are hosting a writing contest, in conjunction with Archway Publishing, and we want to publish a great romance novel! […]

Baby It’s Cold Out There

Ah, the holiday season. It’s a wonderfully magical time, especially if you’re in love! Sharing warm drinks, snuggling up by the fire, exchanging meaningful gifts; there are hundreds of ways to spend time with your significant other in celebration of the season. If, however, you find yourself single during the holidays, this time of year […]

Eat Your Words!

We all love to devour a good book, but sometimes we reallllllly devour them: in cake! Check out these amazing cakes inspired by beloved books and lovely libraries*. Which of them do you want to dig into first? We don’t know if we’d rather display these books or eat them.   This golden beauty might be too […]

Join Lisi Harrison’s Dirty Book Club!

Obviously, dirty books are right up XOXO’s alley. Especially when they have amazing stories to go with the naughty bits! So of course we can’t wait for everyone to read The Dirty Book Club, the new book from Lisi Harrison (yes, that Lisi Harrison), in which four women come together to form a “dirty book” book […]

The Most Adorable Cosplayer in the World

Sure, babies in costume are cute, but none of them are cuter than sweet, sleepy Joey of Laura Izumikawa’s NAPTIME WITH JOEY! (Except YOUR baby, of course.) The Instagram sensation now has a book filled with some of Joey’s classic looks, plus tons of new ones! We defy you to look at these pictures without […]

EMBRACE YOUR COSPLAY HAPPINESS

Ever wondered how to get into cosplay? Read below to hear about what makes it great, from one of our XOXO colleagues! And if you’re attending NYCC this week, don’t forget to visit us at the Simon & Schuster booth for fun prizes, giveaways, and free books! More information can be found here. This post […]

Celebrate Your Book Boyfriend

It’s National Book Boyfriend Day! Which of course is practically a religious holiday for XOXO. To observe this most hallowed of days, we’ve prepared a list of our favorite book boyfriends worthy of their own holiday. Think of it as our Book Boyfriend Day gift to you! Bennett Ryan. He’s exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. […]

Our 5 Favorite Urban Fantasies

Superheroes and comic books rule the movie screens – yeah, superpowers have always been cool, but now even the smaller heroes are household names. It has always amazed me that our caped crusaders don’t have more of a place in novels. Every now and then a comic-y book will take off, but that happens about […]

Fall is for (Book) Lovers

Summer’s over, but don’t mourn those long sunny days at the beach just yet–we’re here to convince you that fall is the best season of all for romance! Why, you wonder? Glad you asked… No sweat (unless you want to). via GIPHY No more 90-degree days! No more having to peel off your bra when […]

With Love, XOXO

The news has been pretty bleak of late, and today feels like a time to reflect. So, to all the people beginning to face the destruction of Hurricane Harvey, we send you love. To everyone facing the brutality of Hurricane Irma, we send you love. To all the people in the path of wildfires, we send […]

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