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Hunger Games Name Generator

Who’s excited for the release of Catching Fire, the second Hunger Games movie? I am! And happily, Vulture.com has given us something to celebrate with: a Hunger Games Name Generator! You can see it here…and they also include a link to The Capitol site that will tell you what district you’re from (with lots of other […]

“Cozy Up” with this Exciting Contest: Create-Your-Own Cozy Mystery!

Ah, these magical few weeks between fall and winter (finter? wall? fallinter?). Leaves crackling on the ground instead of mounds of slushy snow (and, if you live in New York or any other metropolitan area, very, very, dirty snow). Cute belted jackets soon to turn into heavy coats resembling giant puffer fish. High fashion boots […]

Five-Minute Nashville: The Ties that Bind

If last week was love and marriage, this week is its inevitable successor: family. In the House of James, Sketchy Teddy is on the brink of marrying Fake-Pregnant Peggy, who wants the two little Jameses to sing at the wedding. (FPP, like Mellie on the equally soapy-delicious Scandal, is a political animal who understands the importance […]

RT Reviewers’ Choice Nominees!

Congratulations to all the nominees for Romantic Times’ Reviewers’ Choice and Career Achievement awards! Nominees were announced today, and the winners will be announced in the June 2014 issue of RT Book Reviews. There are a ton of great books and authors on RT’s list, and you can see the whole thing here. But we’re […]

Yeehaw! Gallery Indie Authors at 2013 Houston BookRave!

They say everything’s bigger in Texas… even author conventions! Indie phenoms Marata Eros and Katy Evans represented Gallery last weekend at the 2013 Houston BookRave, an opportunity for avid fans to meet, greet, mingle, and fawn over an assortment of YA, New Adult, and Adult authors! With hundreds of attendees and featuring book giveaways, signings, […]

Five-Minute Nashville: Sexxxy Edition

Last night on Nashville…everybody canoodled with everybody else. OK, there was some minor plot advancement, but seriously, it was mostly banging. Here are the couples who got frisky this week: Deacon & Lady Lawyer: She takes him to a charity polo match, where he feels out of place but hangs with her Lady Lawyer Colleagues […]

An Editor talks about getting hooked on horror

To continue the week’s Halloween festivities, XOXOAD is pleased to share this guest post from Pocket & Gallery Senior Editor Ed Schlesinger, about the horror writer who got him hooked on a lifetime of scary reads. Take it away, Ed!   I had to be honest with myself: I just didn’t know what the hell […]

Halloween Treats w/Matthew Quinn Martin

Today for XOXO After Dark’s Halloween week, we welcome author and screenwriter Matthew Quinn Martin, whose horror novel NIGHTLIFE is now available from Pocket Star (and currently on sale for a mere $1.99!). We asked Matthew for a guest post on what Halloween means to him, and what we got surprised us. Be sure to […]

Five-Minute Nashville: Can She Sing?

This is coming very late, so will genuinely be short, as I don’t remember all the details. (Getting older, don’tcha know…) But I remember the most important thing, which is that RAYNA CAN SING, Y’ALL!!!! Hallelujah and great day in the morning, her throat is healed.  But we don’t know that right away. As we […]

Excuse me, where do you shelve the babies?

  We’ve all heard the talk that bookstores need to diversify if they’re going to survive amidst the pressure of online book sales. It’s not enough to have shelves and shelves of books; now stores have to have toys, games, cafes, wifi…but is it time to add “birthing centers” to that list? Maybe, in the […]

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