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Hausfrau: The Lives and Deaths of a Book Cover

Ever wondered how an art team manages to take something as complex and multifaceted as a book and find just one static image that can represent it for the cover? Well you should, because at times it can be mind-blowing. Take the cover Random House did for Jill Alexander Essbaum’s recent hit, Hausfrau–this video shows […]

XOXO After Darkcast #5: Welcome Back Game of Thrones

XOXO discusses the return of Game of Thrones and Mad Men. Will Don Draper make it to the end, how will Game of Thrones the show differ from the book, and how has Kate never seen the show? She is happily binge watching and has devoured 8 episodes in 3 days, so don’t worry! You […]

The Art of Kindness

Do you think artistic ability runs in families? How about a volunteer spirit? After seeing this video of artist Gretta Kruesi, we do! Gretta is not only an amazing L.A. artist, but she’s the inspiration for the character Carson in bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s new book, The Summer’s End. (And not just the inspiration–if she […]

XOXO After Darkcast #4: Spring Break

XOXO discusses Spring Break: The ladies go way back (in some cases wayyyy back, just kidding) and discuss their craziest and foamiest spring break stories–and Abby confesses why she didn’t do spring break. Hint, it includes the bus. Enough said! Plus, we discuss “neurotica” and “choreplay“–are they right for your relationship? Kate interviews New York […]

XOXO After Darkcast #3: Luck of the Irish

The conversation really heats up with our third episode of the XOXO After Darkcast, where three romance editors talk about sex, romance, relationships, pop culture, and did we mention sex? On today’s episode: Abby, Lauren and Kate discuss St. Patrick’s Day in NYC: awesome city-wide party, or just a chance to watch amateurs vomit in […]

XOXO After Darkcast #2: The Short Things In Life

We’re back with our second episode of the XOXO After Darkcast, where three romance editors talk about sex, romance, relationships, pop culture, and did we mention sex? On today’s episode: Abby, Kate and Lauren discuss the short things in life: novellas and short stories, the not-short-enough Oscars, and classic novella The Awakening. Then, Abby interviews […]

XOXO After Darkcast #1: 50 Shades of XOXO

We are so excited to introduce our newest XOXOAD adventure, the XOXO After Darkcast! Recorded in conjunction with CBS Studios’ brand-new “Play It” podcast selection, it’s a twice-monthly conversation led by three romance editors–Lauren, Abby and Kate will talk romance novels, sex, pop culture, relationships, writing…and did we mention sex? We’ll also be interviewing bestselling […]

XOXO Video Channel: Girl Talk with Alice Clayton, Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, & Nicole Edwards

New York Times bestselling authors Alice Clayton, Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, and Nicole Edwards got candid with XOXO when the joined us for some real, no-holds-barred roundtable girl talk! The ladies showcase their sillier and more serious sides, covering everything from loving their fans to what lessons men can learn from their romance novels (really, […]

The Deep: Watch if you Dare!

Have you discovered Nick Cutter yet? His debut horror novel, The Troop, scared the pants off of none other than Stephen King himself, who said it “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down.” Could you ask for a better review? Now Cutter has a new book out, and it’s even scarier (if […]

George Brescia’s Man on the Street

Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life author/fashion guru George Brescia is an icon of style. Today, he talks about his Man-On-The-Street series: One of the things I love most about what I do is the chance to meet new people and talk with them about how they like to express their personalities through their clothes. […]

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