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Book Bash! Are You Going?

Have you heard about Book Bash? This massive book-signing event is taking place in Orlando this Saturday, with over fifty authors there to sign books, meet fans, and answer questions. Founded by Maryse’s Book Blog, this event features a ton of indie authors, traditionally published authors, and those who’ve crossed over one way or the […]

Bachelorette Recap: Stronger than the Snore

We’re back! I missed last week, alas, and we’re down to only 13 hopeful bachelors…”the 13 people who Des thinks she could spend her life with.” When did this show turn into a reverse Sister Wives? As we open the show, the Boys learn that they’re being whisked off to Atlantic City to begin the […]

Dudes become Daddies

It seems that love was very clearly in the air about nine months ago, seeing as how half of Hollywood either just gave birth or is about to. Plus there were a ton of first time fathers celebrating on Sunday with a whole new appreciation for a day devoted to them. Some want the world […]

Paranormal Romance Strikes Blow for 1st Amendment

                    How much do we love this article that ran in today’s Salon.com? Prison inmates are not allowed to have “obscene” reading material, apparently, but in the case of Andres Martinez, the book corrections officers confiscated was paranormal erotica–The Silver Crown, a Black Lace title, by […]

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 […]

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