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Sweepstakes! You Don’t Need to be Vegan to be a Skinny Bitch!

Like Zach in Skinny Bitch in Love, I very much consider myself a carnivore. I brag that I eat anything and everything, except somehow turned my nose up at food that could be termed as “vegan.” Well, man, was I wrong. After trying some treats that Kim Barnouin sent over to the office, I was pleasantly […]

The 2013 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

You know what’s great about the Avon Foundation for Women? Not only do they work to increase women’s access to mammograms, help labs get critical supplies they need, and just all-around promote programs that will hopefully one day bring about the end of breast cancer, but sometimes they also do all these things in a […]

Top 5 Reasons You Should Be Watching NASHVILLE

Can we talk about Nashville? Not the city—though I imagine it’s lovely—but the soapy melodrama that sets family secrets and professional feuds against the background of country music’s Hollywood. Y’all, I am from New England and yet this show makes me say things like “y’all.” It is so crazy and over the top, but so […]

SWEEPSTAKES! Fall in Love with XOXO After Dark

Raise your hand if you’re excited it’s fall! (I know you can’t see me, but I’m basically jumping up and down in my office with both arms up.) I know there are some of you who are rolling your eyes at me, whining that it gets too cold and you still want to wear your […]

Sweepstakes! Say ‘I do’ with Jennifer Probst!

To kick off this sweeps, let me show you a little something that my family has heard me recite countless times. Not kidding–anyone who we remotely know and gets engaged–this is the first thing that comes out of my mouth. Princess Bride Wedding Scene on YouTube Hope you smiled a little bit at that. Giggles […]

Philippa Gregory Giveway!

We’re closing out XOXOAD’s historical fiction week by giving away copies of New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory’s THE RED QUEEN, THE WHITE QUEEN, and THE WHITE PRINCESS, which tell the story of one of the most turbulent periods in English history through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women – Elizabeth Woodville, […]

Contest! Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall

In Susan Crandall’s Whistling Past the Graveyard we take an adventure with Starla, a fiesty nine-year-old girl who runs away from her strict grandmother’s home in 1963 down in Mississippi. Starla’s ultimate goal is to get herself to Nashville, to see her momma who is a famous singer. But seeing as how she’s nine, Starla’s […]

Karen Hawkins on BEAUTY & THE BEAST

Many people think Beauty and the Beast is about sacrifice, but to me, it’s more about compromise between two opposites, both in looks, and in temperament. When you think about it, most romances are about opposites … Romeo and Juliet were from opposing houses, Scarlett and Rhett were from opposing sides of a war, and […]

Larissa Ione’s Book Bites Tour, Day 1!

XOXO After Dark is delighted to be participating in Larissa Ione’s exciting reveal of her new novel, BOUND BY NIGHT. We’re the first stop on her Book Bites tour–each day, a different site will feature new exclusive content by Larissa. Visit them all to get every last bit of news and fun! See the map […]

Reading Down Under – S&S Australia

While I was in Australia, I had the chance to pop in to the Simon & Schuster offices in Sydney and talk to the crack publishing team there. Not only are all these ladies (and the lone gent!) tons of fun, but they love books, reading, and most of all, readers! Australians embrace a lot […]

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