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Five-Minute Nashville: Family Affair

Last night’s Nashville was all about family–where you come from, who knows your darkest secrets, and where you turn when your blood relations let you down. Stirring stuff, but really, I’d rather just more singing. So, we open with the ladies of Clan James standing at the headstone of Rayna and Tandy’s mom (who, as […]

Trailer: Kresley Cole’s ENDLESS KNIGHT of the Arcana Chronicles!

Who said teens can’t do it all? Certainly not New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole–in Endless Knight, the newest installment in her YA series The Arcana Chronicles, heroine Evie is equal parts brains, beauty, and bold. Oh, did we mention she’s an Empress? And tasked with saving the world? And has two delicious guys […]

Enjoying New York Comic Con?

So, how’s #NYCC going for you so far? Simon & Schuster was excited to welcome New York Comic Con attendees to the booth, where fans could pick up free books, news about upcoming publications and discounts, and meet our new best friend:   Cardboard Joe will be at Booth #1828 for the whole con, just […]

Five-Minute Nashville: Singin’ & Swingin’

Things were a little slow in Music City last night, I feel…but we did get closure on a couple of things. Rayna and Sketchy Teddy sign their divorce papers, which seems to send both of them off to cut loose a little. With Rayna, that doesn’t bother me much, because her version of “cutting loose” […]

Update: Sweepstakes Closed: Bestselling author Colleen Hoover tells us how she got started

We’re always telling you about great books here at XOXOAD, but we thought we’d try something different for a change and let Colleen Hoover tell you all about herself. Her new book, LOSING HOPE, is out now from Atria Books. Watch the video to hear all about how she got her start writing. At 33 […]

NASHVILLE – Five Minute Recap, Y’all!

Wednesday night is Nashville night, so that means Thursday is your Nashville-in-a-minute recap! If you don’t watch this delicious slice of TV-melodrama pie, you’re missing out, and here’s why. If you love the show, but haven’t seen last night’s ep yet, stop reading! Spoilers ahead. I will insert a pleasing graphic to give you some space […]

Cheers to Mrs. Poe!

You may remember reading about Mrs. Poe from our post back in May where author Lynn Cullen talked about the sexy Mr. Poe. Well, the book is now on sale! And what better way to celebrate than with a toast? Lynn has graciously contributed to our site again, but this time with a few period drink […]

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 […]

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