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Love is a battlefield, ft. Kristin Harmel

This week on the XOXO After Darkcast we welcome friend of the podcast Kristin Harmel! Her new book, THE ROOM ON RUE AMELIE, is just about to publish, so we asked her about why WWII is such a fascinating period for fiction writers, how she got her start, and who was the real-life inspiration for […]

My sibling walked in on me having sex!

On this week’s Quickie episode of the XOXO After Darkcast, we’re handing out more advice! This week, someone needs to get new locks on their door, someone thinks cleaning the fridge is really complicated, and someone wants to know if long hair after a certain age looks unprofessional. We want to know what YOU think! […]

We Swoon for The Room on Rue Amelie!

If you’re a fan of historical fiction then hold on to your beret because we’ve got your next favorite read right here! From the bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting comes The Room on Rue Amelié. This heartfelt and hopeful story tells the tale of an American woman, a British RAF pilot, and a young Jewish teenager whose lives […]

Endings are tough–so fake your own death!

The ladies of the podcast are thrilled to welcome historical romance novelist Meredith Duran to the Darkcast this week! Her newest book, The Sins of Lord Lockwood, features a missing-presumed-dead lord who returns to discover that his onetime bride is…not so excited to see him. What happens from there, you’ll have to listen to find out! […]

Julia Kelly takes the Regency Slang Whisper Challenge

You thought the Whisper Challenge was difficult when Christina Lauren did it…but for Julia Kelly, we’ve raised the stakes and tested her on her grasp of Regency-era slang. Play along and see if you know your bollocks from your blue ruin!

Netflix is chillin’

On this week’s XOXO After Darkcast Quickie, the ladies talk about what they’re XOing these days. Plus, you get bonus advice from last week’s guest star, Barbara Poelle. (We loved her so much we kept her around to chime in on this episode!) We cover The Crown, Mindhunter, and all the glories Netflix has to […]

What do you THINK “taking selfies” means?

This is it. It’s the best podcast episode you’ll ever here. And it’s all (or at least mostly) thanks to our A-MAH-ZING in-studio guests, literary agents Barbara Poelle (of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency) and Holly Root (of Root Literary)! We talk about how they met, what they look for in a client, and other […]

Video Review: Fifty Shades Freed

If you’ve heard our podcast, you know that it’s XOXO After Dark tradition to go see each Fifty Shades movie and then review it…but for the climax (hey, they said it right in the advertising!), we knew we had to step up our game. So we’re taking it to video! See who loved it and who still […]

Who would give Jane Austen one star???

The ladies of the Darkcast talk to author Julia Sonneborn about her debut novel, BY THE BOOK, a sparkling retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion! We discuss why so many romance readers love Austen, which are our faves, and which books we have to admit we’ve never read :). Plus, Lauren and Kate face off in an […]

“You may call me Mrs. Gray.”

OMG IT’S HERE YOU GUYS   And of course the XOXO After Darkcast will be there! Our podcast ladies are heading out TODAY (in the middle of work–ssh, don’t tell our boss!) to watch the climactic (yes we went there–so did the posters!) chapter of the erotic series that shook the world. Look for our […]

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