Category: Lists

Fifty Shades Not Dark Enough for You? Try These Films.

Still in the grip of 50 Shades madness? Have you seen the movie? Gonna see it again? Flipping out over the rumor that Jamie Dornan isn’t coming back? Wendy Leigh, author of the erotic  “Unraveled” e-book series, has been thinking about the Fifty Phenomenon a lot, and here’s what she has to say…   This […]

6 Books to Read While You Wait For Your Favorite Shows to Return

By Kristin Harmel For many people, the end of the year is a festive time, full of holiday celebrations, family gatherings and days off from work. But for those of us with a bit of a television addiction (ahem… guilty!), the long stretch between late November and January – when shows begin to come back […]

8 Books sure to put you in the family spirit!

Family: sometimes we love them, sometimes we hate them, and relationships can be complicated. But blood is thicker than water, right? In honor of Thanksgiving week, we’re sharing our favorite picks for books with family at their core: the zany, the loving, and the downright weird. Read on for our favorite books that are all […]

11 Hot Books for Those Who Love A Man in Uniform

Admit it, there’s a reason we love Top Gun, An Officer and a Gentleman, and Fleet Week — there’s just something about a man in uniform! If you can’t get enough soldier heroes and the women who fight and love alongside them, this list will take you all the way from basic training to graduating […]

10 Books to Read Lying on the Beach…or if You Just Wish You Were

Winter is coming, and not just on Game of Thrones. There’s a chill in the air, we’ve picked our wool coats up from the dry cleaner’s, and our summer tans have long since faded. But even if we’re stuck in the cold, we can still dream of lazy summer afternoons on the beach, with the help […]

Our Favorite Paranormal Books for Halloween!

Kick-ass heroines. Truly transporting stories. And, oh, those alpha males. We just love sexy paranormal books and have rounded up several of our favorites. Click each book cover for more information! Happy Halloween!   Dark Skye by Kresley Cole A sexy warrior tamed by a beguiling sorceress? Yes, please! No wonder this is a New York […]

15 Great Books for Foodies

This is way better than your average grocery list…it’s a collection of wonderful books, both fiction and non-, perfect for the foodie reader (or anyone who loves to eat!). Bon appetit!   1. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel: Food and rampant emotion are melded together in this magical realist romance in which each […]

The Carniepunk Midway

Stroll down our midway, me lovelies, for some of the most daring, delightful and debauched stories you’ve ever read! But be careful not to lose yer hearts along with yer coins…

7 Great Books from Comedians

With the news that we’d lost both Joan Rivers and Robin Williams within weeks of each other, Team XOXOAD was feeling a bit blue. So to dust ourselves off and pick ourselves up, we amassed a list of some amazing reads from other comedians we loved, and shared it with The Huffington Post HERE. But there were […]

10 Book Bad Boys You’ll Want to Meet! by Karin Tanabe

At XOXOAD, we’re all about the bad boys (and the good boys, and the bad girls, and…OK, we like it all, actually!). So when Karin Tanabe created this list of 10 Bad Boys from Literature with us, we knew it would be perfect to share with our readers. Karin is the author of the novels THE […]

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