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Bachelorette Recap: The Right Reasons

As connoisseurs (and -seuses) of all things romantic, we here at XOXO After Dark are naturally watching The Bachelorette. Come back every week to see the latest recap of every fight, every tear–and of course, every rose. Welcome, Bachelorette fans or hate-watchers! I skipped recapping the first ep, but the short version is that Desiree, […]

When True Love Isn’t True, or Why I Love the Bachelorette

This site is about books, of course, but even a healthy diet of romance novels needs a little variety. Is it really such a big step to romance of the reality TV sort? That’s why I can’t wait for the new season of “The Bachelorette,” which airs on May 31. We’ll watch Desiree (good romance […]

Welcome to XOXO After Dark!

Come on in, look around! We’re very pleased to be welcoming e-friends both old and new to our shiny new site, where we’ll be discussing all the latest in romance, urban fantasy and women’s fiction. And not just books–publishing news, popular culture, the latest Benedict Cumberbatch tumblr, whatever we’re interested in that might appeal to readers […]

This or That: Covers Edition

Allison Pang, author of A BRUSH OF DARKNESS and A SLIVER OF SHADOW recently blogged about covers over at Reading Between the Lines. She makes many excellent points, such as that publishers try to find a cover that will appeal to the widest audience, but two readers might react completely differently to the same cover. To […]

Books as Movies

So many of my favorite books are being adapted (or readapted) into films this year—The Hunger Games was great and the Catching Fire trailer are out, The Great Gatsby film is in theaters now, an Ender’s Game adaptation is coming soon, and even one of my favorite authors, Edgar Allen Poe, has shown up on the big screen […]

What’s Your Sizzling Holiday Read?

I cannot believe that tomorrow is already the first of December—how are the holidays already upon us? What I love most about this time of year is curling up indoors in a fuzzy blanket with a fantastic book and a hot mug of tea (or settling in by a warm fire for you lucky non-Manhattanites […]

Happy Thanksgiving! The home game

Hello, PADawans! In the spirit of the season, the Pocket After Dark team decided to have a little fun with a kindergarten tradition: The Hand Turkey! In case not all of you remember this modern art (well, refrigerator art) technique, the Hand Turkey is created when you trace your hand, fingers splayed, and then add […]

Guest Blog: What Type of Vampire Are You?

Hi Guys! My name is Cindy a.k.a. Tynga, from Tynga’s Reviews and I was ecstatic when I was invited to stop by for a guest post! I decided to talk to you about an immensely popular mythical creature that is near and dear to my heart and the hearts of my readers at Tynga’s Reviews: […]

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