Category: Press Play

Quickie: XOXO XXL

Got time for a quickie? The ladies of the XOXO After Darkcast watched Magic Mike XXL and dashed back to the studio to tell you what they thought! (Hint: it was something like this) (Or this) (Or maybe this) Click below to listen! Have you seen it yet? Did you love it or hate it? […]

XOXO After Darkcast #10: Born On The Fourth Of July

The ladies of XOXO talk about all things Independence Day related, parties, barbecues and boats. As Lauren said, if you want a little more XXL Grey in your life, read Wendy Leigh’s Unraveled By Her!   Abby interviews romance authors at RT and the ladies play Game On: Sophie’s Triplets XXL.   Doesn’t Jennifer Estep have […]

Quickie: Here Comes The Bridezilla!

The ladies of XOXO chat about their favorite wedding reality shows.  Whether you love them or hate them, we’ve all got a favorite! Let us know which wedding reality show you like to binge watch in the comments!    

XOXO After Darkcast #9: I Thee Wed

The ladies of XOXO talk about weddings, the highs and lows of being a bridesmaids and their own proposal stories. Lauren interviews New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst and her new book Searching For Beautiful and Searching For Always.                     Finally, the ladies wrap up […]

Quickie: Romance Conventions

Welcome to our first “quickie”! We love our longer podcast chats, but we know sometimes you don’t have time for the whole shebang. Now you can get your XOXO After Darkcast fix in shot-glass portions as well as our usual tall drink o’water. Here, the ladies of XOXOAD chatted about romance conferences, their most recent […]

XOXO After Darkcast #8: Men in Uniform

Just in time for Memorial Day, the ladies of the XOXO After Darkcast are talking about military heroes, those daring young men in their dress uniforms (or out of them!). Kate, Lauren and Abby talk about Fleet Week in New York, reflect on past encounters with servicemen, and recommend some military romances. Abby interviews New […]

XOXO After Darkcast #7: Call Your Mom

The ladies of XOXO talk mothers and daughters and explain why moms are the one thing we can’t live without. Don’t forget to check out our Free Reads: right now we’re featuring Stefanie Wilder-Taylor’s Nap Time Is The New Happy Hour and Cindy Gerard’s Show No Mercy, and several other great books that you can read for free in […]

Amy Schumer

Take It Off! Ooh, no, put it back on again.

At XOXOAD headquarters, Amy Schumer is basically our goddess, so we’re psyched that her show is back for a new season on Comedy Central! She’s part of a rising tide of comedians like Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome of Garfunkel & Oates, Iliza Schlesinger, and Abby Jacobson & Ilana Glazer of Broad City who are introducing […]

XOXO After Darkcast #6: Romancing The Tome

The ladies of XOXO discuss their introduction to Romance and the books that started it all.  After much searching, we found Abby’s first romance, Surrender To Ecstasy but unfortunately it’s only in paperback.  Look at those covers!   Read Lauren, from Christina Lauren’s Bustle piece “Romance Novels Are Primed To Make An Impact On Society, So […]

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 […]

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